Crime Log Update

The entire metropolitan area is experiencing increased auto thefts and thefts from vehicles and garages.  Many of the vehicle thefts occur when keys are left inside the car.  The vast majority of thefts are occurring from unlocked vehicles.  Keep your property safe and assist the police department by securing your vehicle and removing all valuable items.  A key should never be left in any vehicle - locked or unlocked.

On 12-02-2019 at 2:37 AM a Burglary was reported in the first block of Webster Acres. The victim reported seeing a white male subject with a medium build inside one of their three unlocked vehicles. The male subject fled the area on foot. It was determined that entry to the garage of the residence had been made through the use of a garage door opener in one of the vehicles. Nothing is known to have been taken. Further investigation is pending.

On 12-02-2019 at 7:37 AM the Theft of two vehicles was reported in the 600 block of Fairview Ave. The victim reported that two vehicles had been stolen from their driveway overnight - a silver 2017 Toyota Rav 4 and a gray 2015 Ford Flex. The owner believed the vehicles were locked, but a wallet containing keys to both were inside one of them. The victim reported being awakened by the sound of vehicles accelerating at approximately 12:45 AM. The Ford Flex was recovered later that day in the City of St. Louis and further investigation is pending.

On 12-02-2019 at 10:57 AM a theft was reported in the first block of W. Glendale Ave. The victim reported that two unlocked vehicles parked in the driveway had been rummaged through overnight. Stolen were some Christmas gifts, a pair of sunglasses and 3 older GPS units.

On 12-02-2019 at 9:07 PM a theft was reported in the 1200 block of S. Laclede Station Rd. While the clerk was away from the service counter, an unknown black male wearing a gray hoodie and black pants entered the store at 7:07 PM, walked behind the counter and took over $500 in cash from the register. The subject left the area in a maroon 4 door passenger vehicle.

On 12-02-2019 at 9:13 PM a theft occurred was reported in the 1400 block of Drayton Ave. The victim said someone had broken the rear driver side window of their vehicle and taken a backpack from inside.

On 12-03-2019 at 4:34 AM a vehicle was reported stolen in the first block of Mason Ave. The victim reported that at 3:47 AM an unknown black male wearing a black jacket and blue jeans entered their unlocked garage and stole their 2004 Toyota Landcruiser, which had approximately valuable medical equipment inside. The Toyota was unlocked and the key was in the center console.
 
On 12-03-2019 at 4:33 PM a theft was reported in the first block of W. Glendale Ave. The victim stated that a laptop computer had been stolen from a purse located inside their unlocked vehicle while they were inside a store in the 8500 block of Watson Rd.

On 12-04-2019 at 5:19 AM a call for police was received in the 300 block of Atalanta Ave. A resident was detaining a subject he observed rummaging through their vehicle. On arrival police located a second subject hiding inside the resident's shed.  It is believed the two subjects had also entered several other vehicles in the area. Both subjects were taken into custody. Warrants were issued for the adult suspect for burglary and stealing with a $100,000 cash bond. 

On 12-07-2019 at 12:35 AM a theft was reported in the 8600 block of Big Bend Blvd. The manager reported that an unknown black male subject wearing a black cap, dark blue hoodie and blue jeans had stolen 4 bottles of liquor. The subject left the area in a black Toyota Scion.

On 12-07-2019 at 3:48 PM a theft was reported in the 8000 block of Watson Rd. The manager reported that two unknown black male subjects stole 3 cartons of cigarettes and were last seen in a dark colored sedan with no license plates traveling westbound on Watson Rd. Attempts are being made to obtain surveillance video and further investigation is pending.

On 12-08-2019 at 8:09 AM a Stealing was reported in the 600 block of Bonita Ave. The victim reported that a black Dell laptop computer had been stolen from their unlocked vehicle some time overnight.

On 12-08-2019 at 5:54 PM a Stealing was reported in the first block of W. Rose Ave. The victim reported that their wallet containing approximately $50 in cash, a Visa card and their debit card had been stolen from their unlocked vehicle overnight. There was no activity on the cards at the time of the report.
 
During the week of 12-02-2019 through 12-08-2019, the Police Department responded to 594 calls for service, 15 auto accidents, 14 alarms and 36 assists to the Fire Department. 

For further information, please contact Lt. Andy Miller at millera@webstergroves.org