Friday, April 19, 2013
A school resource officer identified three suspects in the vandalism affecting six cars in Affton this week.
Police arrested three males on suspicion of damaging cars off of Heege Road last week. See previous story: Vandals Damage Affton Cars with Rocks The St. Louis County Police Department Affton Precinct says three males were arrested after a school resource officer identified them as suspects. The males were arrested on April 17. Dawn Chase, who lives near Fortel's Pizza in the neighborhood near Heege and Mackenzie roads, said her brand new (to her) car had a dented hood, door and a broken windshield. "I was so mad," Chase said. "What did this car ever do to anybody?" Chase even recognized the rock they used. It came from her yard and still bore the pink paint she spilled there a year ago. "It was pure damage," Chase said. "I don't know what …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
St. Louis County said Nicholas Baldrick drove close to a pedestrian so a passenger could punch him and grab his cell phone at Wachtel and Horn avenues.
A man faces criminal charges stemming from a drive-by robbery in the Lemay area. Nicholas Baldrick, 21, of the 800 block of Karon Street in Pevely, was charged March 20 with second-degree robbery. St. Louis County Police said Baldrick was driving and pulled next to a man who was walking 2:40 a.m. Aug. 27 at Wachtel and Horn avenues. The passenger in Baldrick’s car grabbed the victim, punched him in the face and forced the man’s cell phone out of his pocket, police said. The passenger got out and picked up the cell phone, got back in the car and Baldrick drove away, according to the probable cause statement prepared by police. Bail was set at $15,000, but Baldrick was released on his own personal recognizance Wednesday. For more crime …
Saturday, November 24, 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 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.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The auto service contract companies are at it again, this time using a phony "review" site to persuade customers to call about the contracts, often marketed as "extended warranties" for their vehicles, the Better Business Bureau warns.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Men's Health Magazine ranked St. Louis drivers the most dangerous out of 100 American cities.
Buckle up and hold on tight! St. Louis is the most dangerous city to drive in, according to Men's Health Magazine. The magazine used a formula tabulating the rate of fatal crashes, the average number of years between accidents, rates of seat belt use and laws about cellphone use while driving to come to their semi-scientific findings. "The result? Don't meet me in St. Louis," the article quipped. St. Paul, MN, is the safest city for driving, according to the article. St. Louis doesn't usually fare well in Men's Health Magazine's lists. A recent story named the city No. 5 on a list of worst cities for men. Click the link to read Car Crash Hotbeds.