Friday, December 14, 2012
The move comes in the wake of a deadly shooting rampage in Newtown, Connecticut which has left dozens dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School, many of them young children.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch announced via Twitter Friday afternoon that officers will provide extra patrols at elementary schools until further notice. "We hope our presence will calm fears," he tweeted. Those fears come in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Newtown, CT, friday where authorities say a man went to an elementary school and killed at least 26 people, including his mother, according to Newtown Patch. At least 18 children have been killed in the Newtown shooting, according to authorities. Update: 3:45 p.m. Friday: County Police spokesman Randy Vaughn told Patch Friday afternoon that the move makes elementary schools "a first priority" for patrols, and applies only to the areas in unincorporated St. Louis County…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The case is now set for the Grand Jury at which time the additional information will be presented and upgraded charges will be considered.
Updated 2:43 pm with additional information from St. Louis County prosecuting attorney's office. St. Louis County Police have requested upgraded charges against Rachel Armstrong after her grandmother died following Armstrong's attack. Armstrong, 37, of the 10000 block of Golf Crest in South County, was previously charged with first-degree elder abuse after throwing down her grandmother and stomping on her, breaking both her arms and eight ribs on Nov. 12. Armstrong told police she believed her grandmother was a demon and confessed to the attack. The police presented additional information to the county prosecuting attorney on Tuesday after Armstrong’s 92-year-old grandmother died of her injuries. The prosecuting attorney is waiting for the…
The 37-year-old granddaughter told police she thought her grandmother was a demon.
A 92-year-old woman, who was allegedly stomped by her granddaughter Rachel Armstrong in November, died from her injuries on Monday at an area hospital, according to a report from KSDK. Armstrong, of the 10000 block of Golf Crest in South County's Sappington area, is accused of throwing down her elderly grandmother and stomping on her, breaking both her arms and eight ribs on Nov. 12. Armstrong confessed to the attack and told police she believed her grandmother was a demon, according to a report from KMOV. Prosecutors had originally charged her with first-degree elder abuse. Media Relations Officer Randy Vaughn of the St. Louis County Police told Patch prosecutors are considering changing the charges against Armstrong now that the victim …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The 92-year-old woman suffered two broken arms and eight broken ribs, according to a St. Louis County Police report.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A South St. Louis County woman is accused of throwing down her 92-year-old grandmother and stomping on her, breaking both her arms and eight ribs Nov. 12. Rachel Armstrong, 37, of the 10000 block of Golf Crest in South County's Sappington area, was charged Thursday with first-degree elder abuse. St. Louis County Police said Armstrong admitted to throwing down her grandmother and stomping on the woman Nov. 12, also in the 10000 block of Golf Crest. Armstrong told police she believed her grandmother was a demon, according to a report from KMOV. Armstrong was being held Tuesday in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $75,000, cash only. For more crime information on Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch, see the following articles:
Friday, November 23, 2012
St. Louis Cardinals' player and 2011 World Series MVP David Freese was not injured when his SUV struck a tree in Wildwood Thursday, but his vehicle had to be towed from the accident scene.
St. Louis Cardinal third baseman David Freese was involved in a one-vehicle traffic accident on Thursday at 2:31 p.m. when he lost control of his 2011 black Range Rover to avoid deer on the roadway, according to St. Louis County Police. Freese then struck a tree at the intersection of Wildhorse Creek and Rieger roads in Wildwood. Freese, 29, was not injured during the incident, according to authorities. St. Louis County Police Department officers responded to the incident where a supervisor on the scene spoke to Freese, and confirmed the information. The vehicle was towed from the scene. St. Louis County Police spokesperson Randy Vaughn tells Patch no other investigations are under way.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
This man is on St. Louis County's Most Wanted list. To report a sighting of any of the following Most Wanted Fugitives, call 314-615-4692 or contact St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477 (TIPS).
Officers for the St. Louis County Police Department website update the Most Wanted list as fugitives are apprehended. The list currently includes suspects wanted for child abuse, assaulting and injuring officers, unlawful uses of weapons, burglary, attempted child enticement, robbery, child kidnapping, stealing, forgery, statutory rape and domestic assault. Among current suspects is Jimmy H. Nguyen, whose photo accompanies this article. He is wanted for statutory rape and statutory sodomy. His last known address was in St. Louis. He is 37 years old. Click here to see photos and details about the other top eight suspects wanted in St. Louis County. To provide information on the whereabouts of anyone on the Most Wanted list for St. Louis …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Check here for a list of safety centers to be hosted by St. Louis County Police, school resource officers and DARE officers on Halloween evening. Children in costumes are desired to stop by for free glow necklaces, balloons and candy.
To provide special protection and attention to young children participating in the traditional costumed Halloween observance on Oct. 31, St. Louis County Police officers once again will host safety centers in the precincts. All of the locations can be identified by the presence of a St. Louis County Police Officer and volunteers. Precinct beat officers, supervisors, neighborhood policing officers, school resource and DARE officers will be assigned to the various locations. Parents are encouraged to take their trick or treaters to the safety center most convenient to them between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Halloween night. Those safety centers include the following locations: South County Precinct at South County Mall. West County …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Runners are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes; prizes will be awarded. Participants are limited to 200. Save on the registration fee for this run until Oct. 19.
Recruits of St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy Class 178 will sponsor a first-ever Zombie 5K Run on Friday, Oct. 26, at Queeny Park. Registration will begin at 7 p.m. and the race will start at 8 p.m. at the park, 550 Weidman Road. Registration is limited to those ages 12 and older. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes, as prizes will be given for the best costumes. The run will benefit the St. Louis BackStoppers. The registration fee is $30 until Oct. 19, and $35 afterward. Every participant will receive a Zombie Run shirt and Energizer headlamp. The race is limited to the first 200 applicants. To register, contact Brad Kelling at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 889-8618.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Officers from the department's Highway Safety Unit will handle the checkpoints throughout October.
The St. Louis County Police Highway Safety Unit and officers from the Division of Patrol will be conducting sobriety checkpoints throughout the month of October. Specially trained officers will be checking motorists in an effort to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers on streets and highways. Inconvenience to motorists will be minimal, according to a news release from the department. The officers participating in the enforcement have had additional training in the recognition of motorists who have had too much to drink or are under the influence of illegal drugs, according to the release. Officers will also issue citations for seat belt and other violations. "Removing intoxicated drivers from our roadways is a high priority for the St…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
St. Louis County Police said he provided alcohol to 12-year-old Christopher Marks before his drowning death as well as six other children.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Todd Combs, stepfather of Christopher Marks—the 12-year-old who drowned in the Meramec River eariler this summer—was charged for providing alcohol to his stepson and six other minors during an Aug. 5 outing on the Meramec River. The disappearance of 12-year-old Christopher touched off an intensive search that included dive teams. Combs, 42, of the 7800 block of LaBelle Street in Affton, was charged Wednesday with seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child. St. Louis County Police said he provided alcohol to seven children under the age of 17 during the outing at Pacific Palisades Conservation Area. Some children on the outing, which was supervised only by Combs, were younger than Christopher Marks. St. Louis County prosecuting …