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ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) - Police in the St. Louis suburb of St. Peters say a burglary suspect was so brazen he tiptoed into bedrooms and stole items as the residents slept.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 23-year-old Benjamin Lee Lillard is charged with several crimes related to burglaries that occurred Saturday and Monday. Both crimes happened while homeowners were sleeping.

A GPS app on a stolen iPhone from the Monday burglary led police to a home where police say Lillard was found hiding in the attic. Authorities say he was covered in insulation material when he surrendered.

Lillard was released from prison in February after serving 15 months for burglary and other crimes.

He is jailed on $50,000 cash-only bond.

 

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 14:24

Police need help to ID robbery suspect

Police are still working on an open robbery case from earlier this month.

Authorities are now asking for help to ID the suspect after he was found on surveillance tape. The incident happened on July 13 in South St. Louis. A group of four men say they were robbed by two other men. The suspect's made off with cell phones and wallets. Police say that one of the suspects was captured by a surveillance camera at an area gas station. 

Anyone with information regarding the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

 

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- A southeast Missouri woman is facing manslaughter charges for allegedly running over her lover.

The Southeast Missourian reports that 29-year-old Angelia Hanson of Cape Girardeau was charged Friday with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the death of 43-year-old Jody Lane.

Police say Hanson backed a Dodge Durango over Lane Friday morning outside their home. Hanson told police she accidentally ran over Lane after an argument. Lane was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

Hanson does not yet have an attorney. She is jailed on $100,000 bond.

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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.

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East St. Louis Police are holding a man for allegedly attacking two officers at a crime scene.

Police say Darryl Robinson drove his car into a crime scene area on July 5. When officers with the East St. Louis Police Department and Illinois State Police tried to remove Robinson from his vehicle, they say he tried to drive off and hit two officers. The officers suffered only minor injuries, but Robinson was able to drive away. He was arrested earlier this week.

He now faces three charges connected to the incident.

 

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Charges are filed against a St. Louis County woman for allegedly stabbing her husband to death.

Police say they were called to the couple's home around 1 AM Thursday for an apparent homicide. That is where they found 76-year-old Ivan Mullenix Sr. dead from an apparent stabbing. Officers also found 69-year-old Mary Mullenix in the house and she was taking into custody.

Town and Country Police say they were called to same house earlier for a domestic disturbance.

Mary Mullenix is held on a half-million dollar bond.

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People affiliated with a number of social justice groups held a rally in response to George Zimmerman's acquittal.

Zaki Baruti with the Universal African Peoples Organization believes the Zimmerman verdict says something about the US. "America is not qhat it says it is, it is full of hypocrisy. It is not freedom and justice and equality here in this country." says Baruti.

Protesters gathered outside of the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis. Organizers say this is just the first activity planned to draw attention to was they say are injustices.

City Police were aware of the event and were happy to announce that there were no arrests made. 

Published in Local News
Thursday, 18 July 2013 15:05

Man shot after answering his front door

A south St. Louis man is in serious condition after he was shot while standing in his front door last night.

Police say that just before midnight the 32-year-old man heard a knock on the front door of his house in the 3900 block of Chippewa. After he opened the door, a suspect shot the man twice in the neck.

Police have not released any information on the suspect.

 

Published in Local News
Thursday, 18 July 2013 13:25

St. Louis amnesty program expands

The St. Louis amnesty program is expanding this year.

The program allows people with certain types of arrest warrants to avoid jail time by appearing at certain events. Thousands of people have already participated and now people who have outstanding child support payments will be eligible.

 

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Charges are filed against a man for allegedly shooting his friend after an argument over spilled beer.

Steven Rozier Jr faces charges including murder for allegedly shooting Mario Shackelford several times in the chest.

The incident started when three men, including Rozier and Shackelford, were drinking beer in a car. Rozier spilled his beer and an argument followed. During the argument, police say Rozier got a gun and started shooting.

Shackelford was pronounced dead at the scene.

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