Tag: St. Louis County Police

St. Louis County Police Department rolls out Special Response Unit

A new police force tasked with assisting communities all over St. Louis County is officially on patrol. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, along with St. Louis County Police Chief Colonel Jon Belmar, announced Tuesday that the St. Louis County Police Special Response Unit (SRU) is beginning operations in Northwoods. The new unit, funded by the public safety sales tax Proposition P, will emphasize community policing and feature two-officer patrol cars going out on the […]

Two firearms stolen from parked STL County Police vehicle

A St. Louis County Police Department vehicle was broken into on Friday in a St. Louis area subdivision with two police firearms being stolen from the vehicle. On Jan. 26, a marked St. Louis County Police car was broken into in the Oakbriar Woods subdivision in St. Louis. The incident happened between 12 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. when the police vehicle was locked and parked in front of a residence. According to police, two department-issued […]

UPDATED: STL County Police pursue robbery suspect vehicle into Illinois

Updated at 9:00 a.m. on Friday with the names of the defendants St. Louis County Police officers on Wednesday initiated a pursuit of a suspect’s vehicle which ended on the Illinois side of the river. Police officers from the North County Precinct observed a suspect vehicle fleeing the area from a business robbery at Conoco gas station within Moline Acres around 4:00 p.m. After observing the suspect vehicle near Lewis and Clark Boulevard and Comet […]

Man arrested, charged after police chase and armed robbery in Jennings

One man was arrested Tuesday night after a police chase and armed robbery in Jennings, St. Louis County police said. Donte Mann, 20, of the 200 block of South Harvey Avenue in Ferguson was charged for one count of robbery, one count of armed criminal action, and one count of resisting arrest on Wednesday, police said. The chase for Mann ended with a crash in an alley at Hodiamont Avenue and Delmar Boulevard in St. […]

Baptist church pastor charged with molestation in St. Louis County

A St. Louis-based Baptist church pastor was charged with child molestation, county police said Wednesday. Jesse Claybon, 47, faces four counts of fourth-degree child molestation involving a victim under age 17, according to police. He was ordered held with bail set at $75,000. According to the report, Claybon touched the victim over her clothing and had her rub his penis over his clothing. The crime took place between Aug. 1 and Sept. 29, police said. […]

Bellefontaine Neighbors man charged with shooting two officers hires lawyer

The man accused of shooting two Bellefontaine Neighbors police officers last month has an attorney as of Wednesday, according to St. Louis County records. Jason Cook, 37, was charged with four felonies, including first-degree assault, a day after ducking into his home and shooting the two officers at 7:15 a.m. on Dec. 14. He then held police at bay for more than seven hours before he was finally taken into custody, police said. Cook was set […]

Family Dollar store in North County held up at gunpoint

An armed man robbed a Family Dollar store over the weekend in north St. Louis County, police said Saturday. The robbery happened around 6:20 p.m. at the Family Dollar at 11314 West Florissant Avenue. The investigation thus far has revealed that a suspect entered the business and eventually approached the front cash register. The suspect displayed a firearm and demanded money. He took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled the Family […]

Charges filed in deadly shooting on New Year’s Eve caused by man playing with a gun in north St. Louis County

Charges were filed Monday morning against a man who police said shot and killed another man on New Year’s Eve in north St. Louis County. The shooting occurred when one man was playing with a semi-automatic handgun in a parked car, according to police. Devin Booker, 23, of the 4400 block of Paddock Point Drive in Black Jack, was charged Monday with first-degree involuntary manslaughter. His bond is set at $25,000. Booker was playing with […]

Shooting in North County downgraded to fatal leaving the scene of an accident

After the completion of an autopsy on a man who was shot last week near Spanish Lake, it has been determined the victim died of other physical injury, not by gunshot wounds as initially believed by first responders and medical professionals, St. Louis County Police said Thursday. The incident is now being investigated as a Fatal Leaving the Scene of an Accident, police said in a written statement. At around 8 p.m. on Dec. 20, […]

Teenager arrested for Jennings carjacking

A teenager has been accused of carjacking a person at gunpoint in Jennings last July, police said Thursday. Teryon Weeden, 18, of Berkeley, was charged with one count of robbery and one count of armed criminal action after allegedly taking a victim’s vehicle in the 6400 block of West Florissant Avenue around 10 a.m. on July 16. According to the probable cause statement, the defendant was identified as the person who stole the victim’s vehicle […]