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The driver who led police on a bi-state pursuit yesterday, had turned himself in to police.

The chase started near Trenton, Illinois. During the pursuit, police say the suspect tried to ram an officer's car. The chase ended when the suspect abandoned his vehicle in a parking garage in downtown St. Louis. Drugs were found in the car.

A passenger jumped out of the car earlier in the pursuit and was captured Tuesday night.

Published in Local News
Monday, 25 November 2013 15:38

Police: Yale campus safe, no gunman found

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - New Haven authorities say they have not found a gunman on Yale's campus and are leaning toward a call warning of an armed man heading to shoot up the school being a hoax.

New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman said at a news conference Monday afternoon that New Haven and the Yale campus are both safe.

A lockdown remains in effect on the Old Campus as police search rooms to confirm that no gunman is on campus.

There have been no reports of shots fired or anyone injured and no arrests have been made.

New Haven police Officer David Hartman says an anonymous caller from a pay phone nearby told them his roommate had a gun and was heading to the campus.

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Police have released a picture of the suspects connected to a series of car break-ins.

The break-ins happened in Kirkwood last Wednesday and the thieves targeted 14 cars. Police say some cars had been left unlocked, but in other cases the thieves smashed windows or broke locks on doors. The suspects stole electronics, cash, and credit cards--one of the cards was used to make three purchases at a Wal Mart in Jefferson County.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kirkwood Police Department at (314) 984-6902.

 

 

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A would-be robber is dead after starting a shoot out with police in North County.

Around 9:30 AM, Sunday, a woman called police after a man tried to force his way into her home. The victim knew the suspect and directed police to his home. When police arrived at the house in the 10000 block on Winkler, the man started shooting at officers. The Florissant police officers returned fire and killed the suspect.

No officers were injured. The suspect's identity has not been released.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are investigating whether an officer's actions during a homicide investigation jeopardized murder charges against the mother of a 1-year-old whose body was found in a trash bin.

City prosecutors dropped murder and child abuse charges against Melissa Shawneece Jackson on Monday, a week before she was set to go to trial for the death of her 18-month-old son, Marquell.  The infant's body was found behind their Jefferson Avenue apartment building in May 2011.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that an unidentified patrol officer was placed on administrative duty Wednesday as police conduct an internal investigation into his role.

Defense attorney Scott Rosenblum says the case collapsed after the officer testified in a deposition that he didn't alert detectives about incriminating statements made by Jackson's ex-boyfriend.

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 17:14

Police: Olivette home invasion not random

Police say that a home invasion in Olivette on Monday, was not random.

Around 10:30 Monday morning, a woman in her 40's and her mother were attacked as they left a house. A neighbor heard the women screaming and called 911. Three suspects drove off, the fourth ran away. Police captured that suspect, who is now identified as Devontez Talley.

He is held on a $1 million bond and faces felony charges. Police say that they learned the identities of two more of the suspects. Investigators also say the victims were specifically targeted.

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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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A north county man is facing 10 charges for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl.

Prosecutors say that over a two-year period starting in July of 2011, Derrick Lowery molested a 12-year-old girl. Lowery faces sodomy and child molestation charges. The St. Louis County Police Department fears there may be additional victims and are asking any to come forward.

Information can be called in to the police or CrimeStoppers at 866.371.TIPS (8477).

 

Published in Local News
Friday, 13 September 2013 15:18

Shooting victims not cooperating with police

Police are expressing frustration after victims of a Thursday night shooting are not cooperating with investigators.

Police say a 29-year-old man started arguing with a 40-year-old man over motorcycle parts. The 40-year-old man left and returned a shot time later with a gun. That is when officers believe the suspect started shooting. The 29-year-old man and a second person ran from the scene. One of the men was shot, the other was uninjured.

Police say neither of the men is cooperating with police.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former Velda City police officer faces federal charges of excessive force and lying to FBI agents.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 47-year-old Stan Lee Stanback is accused in a federal indictment of using unreasonable force by hitting and injuring two juveniles and an adult with a police baton on Sept. 17, 2008.

He's also accused of telling federal agents he was surrounded by 15 men in the parking lot of the small St. Louis County town's police station. The FBI says he was actually approached by three juveniles and an adult.

Stanback faces up to 10 years in prison on each of the excessive force charges and five years on the false statements charge.

The newspaper was unable to reach Stanback for comment Thursday.

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