Police are investigating break-ins in both cities.
Police are alerting University City and Clayton residents to keep the doors to their homes locked and alarms activated. Clayton Police officers caught Rodney Dunlap loading his vehicle with $4,600 worth of property from a home in the 8100 block of Westmoreland Avenue in Clayton. Dunlap is charged with stealing and second degree burglary. University City Police officers told KMOV Dunlap is also being investigated for a similar crime in U City. U City resident Francine Attoun told KMOV she didn't feel safe anymore. “We really don’t leave our house at night much even though we have an alarm system,” Attoun said. Police officers say there are a few easy ways to keep your home from becoming a target, especially during this holiday traveling …
The defendant recently was charged with a burglary in University City, and was on probation after pleading guilty to eight burglary charges and one count of stealing a vehicle.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A man smashed a car through a closed garage door after the homeowner confronted him Sept. 29, police said. Clayton Police said Charles M. Finley, 20, of University City, entered an attached garage in about 12:30 a.m. Sept. 29 in the 200 block of Gay Avenue. He began going through a car, stealing a cell phone and Cardinals baseball tickets, according to the police report. When the homeowner entered the garage and confronted him, Finley started the 2012 GMC Arcadia and backed through the garage door, causing $2,200 in damages, according to the report. The cell phone and Cardinals tickets were recovered from Finley when he was arrested, police said. Finley, of the 1200 block of North and South Road, was charged with first-degree burglary, …