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St. Louis County Police say they have arrested a suspect connected to the theft of a Salvation Army Red Kettle.

The bucket was stolen from a Fenton grocery store on December 12. The suspect used bolt cutters to cut the padlock off the bucket while the bell-ringer volunteer was on break. Police also say that the suspect confessed to stealing a second Salvation Army bucket from Crystal City.

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 15:40

Police release photos of bank robbery suspect

Police have released pictures of the suspect in a bank robbery Wednesday morning.

The man  robbed the US Bank inside the Butler Hill Schnucks around 11am. The robber handed the teller a note implying he had a weapon and demanding money.  He then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.  No one was injured in the incident.

Witnesses describe the suspect as a white male in his 30′s with a thin build and a scruffy beard.  He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black hat.

If you recognize the robber call Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS or the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-889-2341.

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 16:59

Suspect charged in deaths of 3 Miss. relatives

HAZLEHURST, Miss. (AP) - A man suspected in the slaying of three family members from Mississippi has been charged with murder and arson.

Authorities found the family's wrecked and burned vehicle Saturday in a remote area southwest of Jackson. Authorities say after questioning Timothy Lydell Burns, he led them to the bodies of a couple and a 7-year-old boy. They were in an abandoned house about a mile from the vehicle.

Burns was ordered held without bond Wednesday and attorney M.A. Bass was appointed to represent Burns. Bass could not immediately be reached for comment.

Burns was charged with two counts of murder and vehicle arson. Authorities say the third murder charge will likely come out of nearby Hinds County, where authorities think Laterry Smith, the boy's stepfather, was killed.

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A suspect is in custody after police say he carjacked a visitor at a local hospital and then robbed a bank.

Around 1 PM the suspect stole a car at St. Anthony Medical Center. A short time later, a car matching the description of a the stolen one was used during a bank robbery.

Police say the suspect drove from the hospital and robbed the Arsenal Credit Union. Police managed to stop the suspect in the stolen car on Interstate 55 in south county.

The suspect is in custody, but he has not been identified. 

 
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Police believe they have one captured one of two suspects who were involved in a series of car break-ins.

The crimes occurred overnight. Police say the two men entered six cars that were parked in the 5800 block of Walsh and Delor. Investigators say all of the cars were unlocked. Police chased the suspects from the scene, but caught only one. Officers used a stun gun to subdue the suspect.

The search continues for the second suspect.

 

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Authorities are asking for help to find a man who is facing charges connected to a double shooting late Wednesday night.

Around 11:30PM, Rico Combs allegedly entered the apartment where his three children lived with their mother, and opened fire. Police say he killed one man and shot another--leaving him in critical condition. Court documents say Combs hit the mother with his gun in front of the kids, who are 3, 5 and 7 years old.

Police ask anyone with information on Combs' whereabouts to call the CrimeStoppers at 866.371.TIPS.

 

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St. Louis County police have identified the teenager shot and killed during a disturbance at a home Monday morning.

The resident was home in the 57-hundred block of Eagle Drive with his fiance when he answered a knock at the door.  Nineteen year old Akeem Mayes of St. Louis city, and an unidentified man, then became involved in an argument with the resident. In an exchange of gunfire, Mayes was killed.

A search for the second subject is ongoing. 

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Police have released surveillance images of a man accused of robbing a bank inside a Brentwood grocery store. Investigators hope the public can help identify the man.

The robbery happened at the First Bank inside the Dierbergs located in the 8400 block of Eager Road just before 2 p.m. Saturday.

The suspect is a white man between 30 and 40-years-old. He is about 6'2" tall. He was last seen wearing a black Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap, black sunglasses, blue jeans, and brown shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

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A Steelville man faces charges for allegedly shooting and killing a man during an argument.

Witnesses say James Crocker was arguing with Paul Dart Jr over whether Dart was standing on private or public property. The argument escalated and that is when police say Crocker fired several shots at Dart--one bullet hit him in the head. Dart was pronounced dead just a short time later.

Crocker faces second-degree murder charges and is held on a $650,000 bond.

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 17:52

Police seek car used in fatal shooting

Police are asking for help finding the car used by suspects in a fatal shooting on Tuesday.

Police say the suspect exited a dark green Audi A-6 near a North St. Louis halfway house, produced an assault rifle, and shot a victim in another car several times. The car is a dark green, 4-door, Audi A6 with heavily tinted windows. It has a .S. Government license plate #G122335K that was stolen from St. Louis City.

Anyone with information is asked to call the CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

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