Police Beat: 1/22-1/28

Police Beat: 1/22-1/28

TKC Staff

Des Peres Police Department


On Monday, January 22, 2018, a homeowner on Kendon Drive went to the door after a subject woke her up while she was sleeping. The homeowner said she was not going to answer the door because she was scared because the knocking was so loud. She decides to go to the door. As she was walking into the foyer, she saw the suspect standing in the doorway. He had just forced the door open. The suspect said, “Sorry” when he saw her and ran to a green Ford Ranger facing west on Kendon. He left the area at a high rate of speed. The suspect is described as a male with a large build.

On Monday, January 22, 2018, the front door frame at a home on Bopp Road was cracked and the door was ajar. The caretaker found it that way when he arrived to take care of an elderly male that lives in the house. It is believed that nothing was taken. The suspect may have been scared off because a TV was on and there was an elderly male in the house. The elderly male did not know anything had occurred as he is hard of hearing.

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, three females took merchandise from Victoria’s Secret at West County Center.

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, a counterfeit $20 bill was passed at Walgreens on Manchester Road.

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, a male subject was seen loading a large wall clock from the Habitat for Humanity store on Manchester Road and he did not pay for it. Store employee identified the suspect in a photo lineup. Officers contacted the male suspect identified in the lineup. Suspect admitted to taking the clock and not paying for it. Suspect was later arrested for petty larceny and had a traffic warrant from St. Louis County.

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, a male stole merchandise in a grab-n-run from Macy’s at West County Center.

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, a subject reported that she had her phone in her jacket pocket when she entered the movie theater at Des Peres Cinemas. Shortly after she left the movies, she noticed that her phone was missing.

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, a wallet was stolen from a purse at the Lodge on Des Peres Road. The purse was left under a bench, unsecured. Video surveillance shows when incident occurred. Based on description and actions of the suspect, suspect is not a member of the Lodge and paid a one-day pass. ID was required while suspect was using the facilities. ID was a Valley Park High School student. Suspect appeared to be older than the ID. Investigation continues.

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, a male subject stole 17 items from the Victoria’s Secret store at West County Center. Total value was $968.28.

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, a smash-n-grab occurred at the North Face store in West County Center. The incident occurred at 4:26 a.m. It appears that a rock was used to smash open the front glass door. Video surveillance at the time shows three vehicles entered the mall and entered restaurant village entrance of the mall via the lower level of the Manchester Road garage. Investigation continues.

On Friday, January 26, 2018, a female was seen stealing belts and putting them in her purse at TJ Maxx on Manchester Road. When Loss Prevention approached the subject, subject fled on foot across the parking lot.

On Friday, January 26, 2018, a victim’s debit cards were stolen from her purse while she was watching a movie at Des Peres Cinema on Manchester Road.

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, police received a call from Dierbergs that a male and female were eating food inside the store. Upon arrival, Dierbergs asked that they be escorted out with no charges. Female was arrested for fugitive and the male had no warrants but is on parole.

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, fugitive arrest, subject was originally stopped for soliciting without a license, subject has been banned from the mall.

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, several gift cards were stolen from a wallet at Forever 21 in West County Center.

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, a female was arrested and issued a summons for stealing from Macy’s at West County Center. Suspect had an active warrant.  

On Sunday, January 28, 2018, a male subject stole Adidas items from Nordstrom’s at West County Center. Subject fled on foot and merchandise was recovered.


Glendale Police Department


On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, a resident of the unit block of Winnetka Lane reported she was the victim of a scam. A person claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearinghouse contacted the resident by phone and advised she won one million dollars, but would have to send them a $2,500 Cashier’s Check for the prize to be dispersed. When the person called back the next day asking for additional funds, the resident became suspicious and contacted police and her bank. With the assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspector’s, police were able to intercept the Cashier’s Check while it was still in transit and return it to the resident before she suffered any monetary loss. Police remind residents, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!” If you are ever unsure of the validity of these types of contacts, please do not hesitate to contact your local police department.

On Sunday, January 28, 2018, a cell phone was found on Glenway Drive near Alexandra Avenue. The owner was located on Alexandra Avenue and the phone was returned. The phone fell from the residents pocket while she was walking in the area.


Kirkwood Police Department


On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, a resident on the 500 block of Dougherty Ferry reported several valuable items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle on the night of January 19.

On Friday, January 26, 2018, a resident on the 1700 block of Kimkirk Court reported they were the victim of a telephone scam. The victim was advised by the caller they owed $3,000.00 in fines for missing jury duty. The victim purchased money cards, as the suspect remained on the telephone and retrieved the numbers attached to each money card, which directly transferred the funds to the suspect.

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, at approximately 7:40 am, Officers responded to South Geyer and Rose Hill in response to a report of a suspicious person sleeping in their vehicle. Upon making contact with the individual, Officers learned the subject had an active warrant with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The subject was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and prescription pills. The subject was charged with multiple drug violations and was transported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for their warrant.    

During the week of January 22 through January 28, seven shoplifting cases were reported and investigated from businesses in the 1000-1200 blocks of South Kirkwood Road.

During the week of January 22 through January 28, along with regular calls for service and traffic enforcement, the Kirkwood Police Department responded to 29 residential/business alarms, 26 motor vehicle accidents and assisted the Fire/EMS Department on 54 calls.