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 01/06/2020 at 8:25 AM a destruction of property was reported in the 100 block of Lithia Ave. The victim stated sometime overnight someone had slashed the rear passenger side tire on their vehicle. There were no apparent witnesses.
 
On 01/07/2020 at 9:04 AM a fraud was reported in the 100 block of St. Georges Pl.  The victim reported they received a phone call from an unknown person telling them they had outstanding arrest warrants.  The victim stated the suspect then instructed them to purchase and send gift cards to avoid being arrested.  The victim acted as instructed.  An investigation is ongoing.
 
On 01/07/2020 at 2:10 PM an identity theft was reported in the 300 block of Calvert Ave.  The victim reported someone used their personal information to fraudulently obtain a loan.
 
On 01/10/2020 at 12:07 PM a burglary was reported in the 100 block of Willis Ave.  The caller stated sometime between 01/08/2020 at 6:00 PM and 01/10/2020 at 12:00 PM someone forced entry into the vacant residence and stole paint cans, tools and ceiling fans.
 
During the week of 01-06-2020 through 01-12-2020, the Police Department responded to 693 calls for service, 19 auto accidents, 16 alarms and 46 assists to the Fire Department.

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