Burglary, Robbery & Assault in the University City Crime Blotter

Here is the crime report for Feb. 14-20.

Summary of Crime Report for the week of Feb. 14-20, 2011




 I.               Robbery-1

II.              Burglary-3

                        To Residence

III.            Attempted Burglary-1

 IV.           Auto Theft-3

 V.             Assault-1








District 1





1080 Roth Ave

02/14/2011 07:00 AM

The victim stated person(s) unknown gained entry into her apartment by cutting a screen on an unsecured window.  The suspect(s) stole a DVD player and checks. Police have a suspect in the case.



District 1


Auto Theft

6709 Julian Ave

02/16/2011 05:15 PM

The victim stated person(s) unknown stole her vehicle, a 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass.



District 2



6691 Delmar Blvd

02/18/2011 11:56 PM

The victim stated he was at Cicero's when two subjects started creating a disturbance.  One of the suspects threw a glass at the victim, who was cut by the glass. A second victim was cut by the glass as well. 


Two suspects arrested


District 3


Auto Theft

6600 Washington Ave

02/13/2011 10:00 PM

The victim stated person(s) stole her vehicle. 


The vehicle was located and a juvenile taken into custody in St. Louis.


District 4



7051 Delmar Blvd

02/15/2011 09:25 PM

The victim stated four youth approached him with a pellet gun and demanded his belongings. The victim stated the suspects patted him down and stole his watch, cell phone and wallet. 


Todd Simmons, 18; Gregory Flaggs, 18; David Lambus, 17 and John Williams, 18 were arrested for Robbery and Stealing over $500. The victim's items were recovered.


District 5



1126 Midland Blvd

02/17/2011 07:45 AM

The victim stated person(s) unknown gained entry into her residence by damaging a window. The suspect(s) stole two video game systems and a pair of tennis shoes. 



District 6


Auto Theft

1456 Sheridan Ave

02/14/2011 12:15 AM

The victim stated person(s) unknown stole her vehicle. 


The vehicle, a 2006, Chrysler 300, was recovered in Collinsville, IL. 

District 6


Attempted Burglary

8318 Richard Ave

02/16/2011 07:23 PM

Person(s) unknown damaged a window on the victim's residence. A neighbor stated he observed two males approach the victim's residence. The neighbor stated one suspect tried to open the front door and then walked to the rear of the residence.  The second suspect stood in the driveway and then fled from the area. A piece of concrete was located inside the residence, under the broken window.



District 7



7622 Balson Ave

02/19/2011 05:00 PM

Person(s) unknown gained entry into the victim's residence through an unsecured garage door.  The suspect(s) rummaged through various rooms in the residence and damaged a briefcase. However, nothing appeared to be missing.


Earl Higgins February 25, 2011 at 02:18 PM
I'm actually a bit surprised the University City Patch would release the name of a minor who was arrested (not convicted). Is that normal?
Sebastian Serra February 25, 2011 at 03:55 PM
The distinction is actually juvenile vs minor. Under the age of 17 is considered a juvenile in Missouri. In the United States as of 1995, minor is legally defined as a person under the age of 18. However, not all minors are considered "juveniles" in terms of criminal responsibility. As is frequently the case in the United States, the laws vary widely by state. In eleven states, including Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, South Carolina, and Texas, a "juvenile" is legally defined as a person under seventeen. In two states, New York and North Carolina, "juvenile" refers to a person under sixteen.[1] In other states a juvenile is legally defined as a person under eighteen. Under this distinction, those considered juveniles are usually tried in juvenile court, and they may be afforded other special protections. For example, in some states a parent or guardian must be present during police questioning, or their names may be kept confidential when they are accused of a crime.--via Wikipedia
Earl Higgins February 25, 2011 at 04:20 PM
Thanks, Consultant, for looking that up. I guess Patch policy would have been to withhold the name if he were a juvenile, which he isn't (in Missouri). Interesting.
Nick Frederiksen February 26, 2011 at 02:01 AM
It was a good question and a very well researched explanation from the consultant. I was aware of the difference from my line of work but this is confusing to a wide range of people. I believe that there is a further distinction when it comes to age and the level of charge applied to someone who is not reached the age of 18 in the Federal System as opposed to the State. If this is not correct please clarify the issue for me.


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