Crime Log Update

Vehicle Break-Ins are a common crime throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Even the most quiet suburban communities are affected. The weekly incident report only includes incidents where items were stolen and reported by the victim. In some cases, cars were opened and rifled through but no report was initiated by the victim. These generally are not included in our weekly report. Please be aware that these crimes can and do occur.

It is important to remove any item of value from your vehicle and lock it when you are parked. In the vast majority of cases, this will prevent you from becoming a victim of a vehicle break-in or theft.

The below links are citizen videos from recent Kirkwood attempts and actual break-ins. They demonstrate the methods of the criminals, the difficulty in apprehension by police and the effectiveness of locking your vehicle to prevent these crimes.

https://www.facebook.com/KirkwoodPD/videos/591558744705815/
https://www.facebook.com/KirkwoodPD/videos/615296135656317/
https://www.facebook.com/KirkwoodPD/videos/869228803452251/

WEBSTER GROVES WEEKLY INCIDENT REPORT
On 08-05-2019 at 10:38 AM a larceny was reported at a business in the 400 block of E. Lockwood Ave.  The victim stated sometime between 10:00 AM and 10:20 AM someone entered their office and stole their purse.  The suspect was taken into custody and formal charges are pending.

On 08-06-2019 at 8:06 AM a destruction of property was reported at a business in the 8000 block of Watson Rd.  The victim stated sometime between 10:00 PM on 08-05-2019 and 6:30 AM on 08-06-2019 someone intentionally damaged the front window of the business.

On 08-08-2019 at 8:39 AM a larceny was reported in the area of N. Laclede Station Rd. and I-44.  The reporting party stated someone stole building materials from the construction site.

On 08-09-2019 at 7:20 AM a larceny was reported in the 300 block of Oak Manor Ln.  The victim stated sometime between 9:00 PM on 08-08-2019 and 7:00 AM on 08-09-2019 someone entered their unlocked vehicles and stole several gift cards.

On 08-09-2019 at 8:32 AM a fraud was reported in the first block of Jefferson Rd.  The victim stated on 07-30-2019 someone had used their debit card information to purchase items at a business located in Arnold.

On 08-09-2019 at 1:01 PM an identity theft was reported in the 600 block of Locksley Pl.  The victim stated they were notified that someone had attempted to open several credit cards using their personal information.

During the week of 08-05-2019 through 08-11-2019, the Police Department responded to 682 calls for service, 14 auto accidents, 25 alarms and assisted the Fire Department 46 times.

For further information, contact Lt. Andy Miller at millera@webstergroves.org or Det. Fred Bell at bellf@webstergroves.org