A Michigan teenager is no longer missing, and the man who allegedly took her out of state is in custody.
Police had notified the media that 13-year-old Rachel Marie Baker might be in danger, after the Hamilton girl apparently took off overnight with a 34-year-old California man she had met on the Internet. Police were keeping an eye out for a burnt-orange 1999 Ford Mustang with an expired California license plate that they believed Joseph Arpin was driving.
Allegan County Sheriff’s Captain Frank Baker explains to WRJW radio how they found the pair, "They were working with the Crestwood Police Department after receiving information that the suspect may be in that area."
"As a result, with the assistance of the Crestwood Police Department, the suspect was stopped and a convenience store and he was arrested," said Baker
Arpin will be extradited to Michigan to face charges for taking the girl out of state without parental permission.
The Crestwood Court Mall will soon be shuttering its doors for good. The 55-year-old mall, the oldest in St. Louis County, now has a sign on the door telling patrons that it will be closed for good on Thursday. Lens Crafters is the only store that will remain open. They have a separate entrance to the mall. Centrum Partners is the Chicago-based developer that owns Crestwood Court. Last year they proposed a $100-million plan to convert the area into an entertainment district, but the city Crestwood says the asking price of $34 million in tax increment financing is too steep a price.
A Lemay family is reeling from news that a Crestwood man is accused of molesting a 4-year-old girl.
33-year-old Andrew Bullard is accused of trying to have sex with the toddler sometime between June of 2011 and October of 2012. Bullard is held on a $50,000 bond.