The Kirkwood Call

Police Beat 10/7-10/13

On Monday, Oct. 7 , a retail department store in the 1200 block of South Kirkwood Road reported the theft of items from an outside storage container. The theft occurred on September 29th . Detectives are investigating.

TKC Staff

October 18, 2019

Police beat from 10/7-10/13.

VOK: Kirkwood Police

Cynthia Casserly, Police Officer

“I’ve always wanted to be a police officer ever since I was a kid. I finally realized that I need to make my dream come true, and that’s when I got hired at Kirkwood. [I like] the diversity of Kirkwood. We have a little bit of everything from all walks of life. That’s what makes it so interesting.” 

TKC: What is your proudest moment or accomplishment you’ve had with your job? 
“My proudest moment was [when] I had a young lady involved in heroine. Her parents were having a lot of trouble and she was obviously having a lot of trouble. I talked to [the young lady] at length. Then not until about a month later I saw the mother on the street and she actually hugged me and thanked me. Her daughter had gone to treatment. She was getting a job and starting to turn her life around. That’s why I do what I do. But a lot of times, we don’t get the closure. With the calls like that, we don’t always know what happens [in the end]. We don’t [always] know if we’ve had any impact.” 

TKC: Do you have any advice for anyone interested in law enforcement? 
“[My advice] is to finish schooling and get a college degree. More doors are open that way. Have a love for it, be able to talk to people, and don’t have any criminal history at all.”

Anna Poe, photographer

January 25, 2017


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Photo by Hannah Cohen

Hannah Cohen, social media editor

October 4, 2016

Update: Dr. Michael Havener, principal, made an announcement at 1:36 p.m Oct. 4, stating that a picture with a clown on the Dougherty Ferry parking lot is photoshopped. After reviewing security footage with the Kirkwood Police Department, Havener confirmed the photo was fake and that no clowns have...

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TKC Staff

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TKC Staff

February 19, 2016

Kirkwood Police Pancake Dinner   Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 The Kirkwood Police Department would like to openly invite all residents and business employees to attend the annual Kirkwood Police Department Pancake Dinner at Kirkwood High School, 801 West Essex Avenue, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.  The pa...

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