Tuesday, April 30, 2013
John C. Bates blew a .109 percent on a Breathalyzer test, according to police.
A man faces his fourth driving while intoxicated charge after police pulled him over last Friday on Interstate 270 in Sunset Hills. John C. Bates, 39, of Warrenton, was charged with DWI as an aggravated offender, a class C felony. Bates has three previous DWI convictions. Sunset Hills Police said an officer pulled Bates over on southbound I-270 near Gravois Road because he was driving a vehicle with the license plates of another vehicle. The officer smelled alcohol on Bates, who subsequently failed a sobriety test, according to police. When Bates took a Breathalyzer test, his blood-alcohol level registered at 0.109 percent. Bates was convicted of DWI three times: in 2008 in Jefferson County, in 1999 in Potosi, and in 1997 in Herculaneum…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Curtis Hines was charged with felony theft. The coins were valued at $1,796.
A man is accused of stealing two gold American Eagle coins, valued at $1,796, from his girlfriend’s mother in Sunset Hills. Curtis Adam Hines, 23, of the 7100 block of Ivanhoe Street in Affton, was charged March 20 with felony theft. Sunset Hills Police said the woman reported the two coins stolen from a safe in her residence in the 12400 block of Maret Drive in Sunset Hills between 6:30 a.m. Jan. 18 and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19. The owner told police she suspected Hines, her daughter’s boyfriend, who had been staying at her home at the time the coins disappeared. Police said an investigation revealed Hines sold the coins to a coin shop on Gravois Road within three days of the theft being discovered. Hines told police he stole the coins because …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Sunset Hills Police said the woman cleaned the home the same day the rings went missing. Police found she also pawned earrings belonging to the victim, according to court documents.
A house cleaner is accused of stealing a wedding ring set valued at $14,800 from a Sunset Hills home. Tara Thomas, 37, of the 100 block of Margaux Court in St. Charles County, was charged by the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office Feb. 21 with felony stealing. Sunset Hills Police said Thomas cleaned the home Dec. 12, the same day the rings went missing. An investigation showed Thomas pawned some earrings belonging to the woman who owned the wedding ring set. Police said Thomas also pawned the rings for $325. Bail was set at $10,000 for Thomas. For more crime information on Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch, see the following articles:
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Ballwin man became a suspect after officers discovered his sister sold a large amount of scrap metal, according to Sunset Hills Police.
A Ballwin man was indicted by a St. Louis County grand jury Jan. 30 on charges that he stole items valued at $12,720 from a construction site on Grandview Lake Drive in Sunset Hills. Eric Steck, faces four counts of felony stealing in St. Louis County Circuit Court. Sunset Hills Police said Steck broke into trailers on construction sites where homes are being built four times between Sept. 17 and Sept. 27. Police said he stole aluminum window bucks, aluminum fractions and other construction material. Steck was developed as a suspect after his sister, Stephanie Craig, sold a large amount of scrap metal, according to a report. Craig has not been charged. Steck posted 10 percent of a $5,000 bond and was released from jail Jan. 14. For more …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Sunset Hills Police Department reports on law enforcement and criminal activity, Jan. 9-21.
Possession of a controlled substance Theft Fraud Assault Domestic assault, civil matters Recovered property Drunkenness Fugitive arrests Destruction of property Accidental injury Sick case Peace disturbance Suspicious incident Animal incident
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Sunset Hills Police reports on law enforcement and criminal activity, Dec. 4-11.
Theft Fighting Driving while intoxicated Fugitive arrest Destruction of property Trespassing Peace disturbance Suspicious incident Animal incident
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Police said the man planned to use the ingredients to make methamphetamine at Econo Lodge on Lindbergh Boulevard.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012
A Sunset Hills hotel resident faces methamphetamine-related crimes after police searched his room on South Lindbergh Nov. 29. Martin W. Goetz, 56, was charged Monday with possessing pseudoephedrine with the intent to make meth and possession of a controlled substance. Sunset Hills Police said Goetz had finished methamphetamine and ingredients and supplies used to make methn the hotel room at the Econo Lodge, 3730 South Lindbergh Blvd. The supplies included pseudoephedrine. Goetz was being held in St. Louis County jail on Friday. Bail was set at $20,000. For more crime information on Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch, see the following articles:
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sunset Hills Police reports on law enforcement and criminal activity, Oct. 18-Nov. 7.
Theft Oct. 21: Old Navy, 1:34 p.m. Oct. 22: Two rings, which the resident said were family heirlooms, were taken from a home on the 200 block of Floralea. They were valued under $100. Oct. 23: Phillips 66, 4466 Lindbergh, 11:19 a.m. Oct. 23: Smugla’s, 10150 Watson Road, 6:35 p.m. Oct. 23: A customer walked out without paying their tab at Mile 277 around 8:59 p.m. Oct. 23: Phillips 66, 10743 Watson, 9:39 p.m. Oct. 24: Phillips 66, 4466 Lindbergh, 8:28 a.m. Oct. 25: Ruby Tuesday, 10797 Sunset Hills Plaza, 7:31 p.m. Oct. 27: Rehnquist Design and Building, 1:03 p.m. Oct. 27: Old Navy, 10940 Sunset Hills Plaza, 3:29 p.m. Oct. 28: Circle K, 1435 Lindbergh, 11:45 a.m. Oct. 29: Old Navy, 10940 Sunset Hills Plaza, 1:34 p.m. Oct. 29: Phillips 66, …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Thieves are punching car windows and locks to gain access, according to Sunset Hills Police. The department advises residents not to leave personal items in plain view.
Thieves searching for personal items in cars are no longer hindered by locked doors, according to recent Sunset Hills police reports. Several break-ins reported to vehicles in the Sunset Hills area throughout August and September were often the product of unlocked doors. Now thieves are targeting items of value left out in the open whether or not the car is locked. Sunset Hills Police said assailants are gaining access to cars by breaking windows or punching door locks. The following thefts were reported in the past few weeks: Two vehicles were also reported stolen in the past few weeks, including a Jeep from the East Commuter lot on Oct. 24 and a Ford F-250 from Gravois Road on Nov. 1. Sunset Hills police officers recovered a stolen …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Honorees include Sunset Hills Detective Sgt. Robert C. Siscel. The award ceremony is sponsored by the Crusade Against Crime of America.
Twenty-five local law enforcement officers, including one fromr Sunset Hills, are scheduled to receive the prestigious Medal of Valor Award at a noon luncheon Tuesday at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. The keynote speaker at the 43rd annual Medal of Valor awards luncheon will be Duane Benton, U.S. Circuit Judge, 8th District Court of Appeals. The master of ceremonies for the event is Sandy Miller from FOX2 News. The ceremony is sponsored by the Crusade Against Crime of America. Among the honorees are Officer Rajah Johnson, Sgt. Michael Stoehner, Sgt. Tyler Edgecombe, Officer David Porter, Officer Michael Moore and Officer Michael Cavanaugh, of the from the St. Louis County Police Department, Officer Michael Vernon, of the the …