Remorseful Burglar, Traffic Ticket Litter and a Bottle Battle
A round-up of odd, unusual and head-scratching crime reports in and around the area.
This is Never a Good Idea
A wayward driver from Imperial was stopped by Arnold police June 22 and given several tickets. After the traffic stop, the 30-year-old driver threw the tickets out of the car window as he drove off. Police stopped him again and wrote a new ticket, this one for littering the roadway.
He Should Have Used Club Soda
A man tried to rob a Shop N’ Save grocery store in Ellisville June 24, at one point wielding a liquor bottle like a club before he fled. The man tried to stuff four bottles of liquor under his shirt and exited the store. When confronted by security and two other employees in the parking lot, the man raised one bottle (in a toast?) and said "You want a piece of me?" Not waiting for an answer, the man dropped the bottles and fled.
The Things We Steal
Police arrested a thief who stole a snow cone making machine from a Maplewood Commons business on June 14.
Irony in Chesterfield
Someone stole a security camera June 24 that was mounted on a tree next to a home on Chesterfield Lakes Road.
A homeowner on Sulphur Springs Road in Manchester reported that the garage door to the home was open and that a mountain bike valued at $700 was missing. Later that same day, the bike was returned to the same resident's driveway.
It Probably Wasn't Goldilocks
A mother living on Lake Drive in Arnold called police on June 23 to report a 36-year-old woman sleeping in her son’s bed. The mother had told the woman in the past that she was not welcome in the home. Police arrested sleepy suspect.
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