Friday, May 24, 2013
St. Louis County Police said Connie Sue Dewrock thought the couple would be gone for the evening, but the man met her at the top of the stairs with a firearm.
A last-minute change of plans helped a Lemay resident catch an acquaintance who broke into his home, police said. St. Louis County Police said Connie Sue Dewrock, 41, knew residents in the 900 block of Dammert Avenue in the Lemay area. She knew they planned to go out of town for the evening on Christmas Eve, police said. But the man decided not to go at the last minute. Police said Dewrock broke glass in a basement door at about 5:45 p.m. Dec. 24, entered the home and went upstairs. The man confronted her, holding a gun. Dewrock, of the 700 block of Reed Avenue was charged Wednesday with first-degree burglary. Dewrock had been on probation after pleading guilty in June 2012 to theft and possession of a controlled substance. Her probation …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A couple of readers debate whether victims bear any responsibility for crime. What do you think?
In Des Peres last week, a handful of cars and homes were burglarized in a residential neighborhood—a serious enough "spree" that the city blasted an email and text alert to the neighborhoods. As it happens, the burglar got into some unlocked cars, used the garage door opener and walked into a pair of houses in which the inside door was not locked. The report brought on this comment from a reader: "A person would not lock their car outside overnight (or anytime) because? And with a home garage door opener and valuables inside? Is this laziness or stupidity?" Another reader who said she was was one of the victims took offense: "I hope you are never a victim. You are acting like it was our fault." What do you think? Do we bear any …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
St. Louis County Police said Omer Kordic and another man broke into the home and broke a TV and other furnishings. They were arrested a short distance away, according to a report.
A man is charged with kicking in a door to a Mehlville-area home while the resident was in the house and damaging the residence and furnishings. Omer Kordic, 26, of the 200 block of Kayser Avenue in the Lemay area, was charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree property damage. St. Louis County Police said Kordic and another man kicked in a door to a home in the 500 block of Ruthland Drive at about 10:07 p.m. on Jan. 25. A woman was home at the time. The men punched a hole in the door, shattered a TV screen, broke a coffee table and a ping pong table, according to a court document. Police said Kordic and the second man were arrested a short distance away. The second man has not yet been charged in the incident. Kordic is being …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Some of the stolen jewelry came from Samuels Jewelers in South County Center, police said.
A confidential tip helped St. Charles Police nab two men now being investigated in jewelry thefts in multiple states. Police said officers found a cache of more than $200,000 in stolen jewelry. Police found the stolen jewelry when they searched the men and their rental car Thursday. Some of the recovered jewelry was reported stolen from Samuels Jewelers in South County Center. Quinton Garrus, 52, of Baltimore, was charged Friday with receiving stolen property. A second man who was arrested has not yet been charged in St. Charles County. Garrus had warrants for felony stealing conspiracy and failure to appear in Maryland. Police said he also matched a description from a surveillance video in a burglary at Samuels Jewelers at South County …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
St. Louis County Police said officers arrived as Buddy L. Ferguson jumped off the roof.
A man chopped through the roof of an Oakville business on Telegraph Road to get inside and burglarize the building, police said. St. Louis County Police responding to a report of a burglary in progress Sunday saw a man jump off a roof at Telegraph Laundry, 4320 Telegraph Road. The man fled from officers, but was caught a short time later. Buddy L. Ferguson, 49, of Barnhart MO, was charged Sunday with second-degree burglary, misdemeanor stealing, first-degree property damage and resisting arrest. Police said Ferguson chopped a hole in the roof to get inside the building and took cash from the business. Ferguson is being held in the St. Louis County Justice Center. Bail was set at $25,000, cash only. For more crime information on Mehlville-…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
St. Louis County Police said Kyle Koblitz broke into a home in the 1200 block of Mangrove Lane in January and stole a revolver.
A Mehlville man is accused of breaking into an Oakville home and stealing a handgun. Kyle B. Koblitz, 29, of the 1200 block of Mangrove Lane in Mehlville, was charged Friday with second-degree burglary and stealing a firearm. St. Louis County Police said Koblitz entered a home between 5 and 11:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the 4300 block of Bristol View Court in Oakville and stole a .38 cal Taurus revolver. Koblitz told city of St. Louis Police that he sold the gun to a man on the street. Koblitz is being held in the St. Louis County Justice Center. Bail was set at $30,000. For more crime information on Mehlville-Oakville Patch, see the following articles:
Monday, January 28, 2013
Three others sprayed the two victims with pepper spray, beat and robbed them on Christmas Eve, St. Louis County Police said.
Three men broke into an Oakville home Christmas Eve morning, sprayed the occupants with pepper spray, beat the man with a baton and tied the couple up, police said. They then took the man’s wallet and the woman’s purse, which contained $14,000 in cash from the couple’s businesses. Two other men mostly waited outside during the incident, according to St. Louis County Police. Ronald M. Hargis, 38, of the 600 block of Granda Drive in Mehlville, was charged Tuesday with first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary in connection with the incident. According to court documents, Hargis told police he drove four men to the residence at about 7:28 a.m. Dec. 24. One man told him to go back outside and continue waiting. When the men came outside …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
St. Louis County Police said the two men stole a wedding ring set, other jewelry and two iPods.
Two men are accused of stealing items valued at $10,800 from a South County home Thursday in the Lakeshire area. St. Louis County Police said Andrew Von Feldt, 23, drove Jeffrey Putney, 24, around the neighborhood knocking on doors in attempt to break into unoccupied homes. Police said the two men entered a home in the 9900 block of Knollshire Drive and stole a diamond wedding ring set, two iPods and jewelry. Putney, of the 10600 block of Meath Drive in South County, and Von Feldt, of Pevely, each were charged Friday with second-degree burglary and felony theft. Bail was set at $15,000 each for Putney and Von Feldt. Von Feldt also was charged Friday for receiving stolen property in a separate incident. St. Louis County Police said he …
Friday, December 14, 2012
St. Charles Police said the Oakville woman and her child's father intended to assault a person caring for their daughter; the Division of Family Services advised the family to keep the girl pending an investigation.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
A South County couple accused of breaking into a home last April in attempt to retrieve their daughter was indicted by a St. Charles grand jury Nov. 30 of being accessories to burglary. St. Charles Police said the mother, Jennifer Temm, 34, had asked Andrew R. Wilson, 31, the daughter’s father, and Matthew Wakeman to help her get her daughter from a relative’s home. St. Charles Police said the family, who are relatives, had been advised by the Division of Family Services to keep the child pending an investigation. Temm and Wakeman are active heroin users, according to court documents. Temm is from the 2800 block of Owendale in Oakville; Wilson is from the 5500 block of Seth Avenue in Affton. Police said that Wilson and Wakeman broke into …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The cashier told the man he was on camera, and "it was not worth it." The man left without the cash, but is charged with first-degree robbery.
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- Joe Scott
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A cashier talked an armed robber out of holding up the Mobil gas station at 8501 Morgan Ford Road Oct. 13. St. Louis County Police said the man, a former store employee, hid a folding tactical knife under his sweatshirt, pointed it at the cashier and demanded she give him money from the register. The clerk refused to give him the money and said he should just walk away because he was being recorded on a security camera, and “it was not worth it.” He left the convenience store without the money. The man, Joseph Tolcou, 22, of the 4600 block of Hannover Avenue in South County, was charged with first-degree robbery. Police said he was identified on the security video. Bail was set at $25,000. Tolcou also was charged Friday with second-degree …