Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Today is set aside to honor our peace officers, including local police officers.
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website, May 15 was proclaimed National Peace Officers Memorial Day by President John F. Kennedy. It takes place during National Police Week, which was reported established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962. It's a time meant to recognize police who have lost their lives in the line of duty. In University City, the wounds from the last officer killed in the line of duty are still fresh. Sgt. Michael King was killed Oct. 31, 2008, while on patrol in the Delmar Loop and his killer wasn't sentenced until 2011. Last year, the STL Crane Project honored the 133 area first responders killed in the line of duty over the past 53 years with 1,000 paper cranes. Susan King, the …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
University City Police reports from the week of April 22-28.
Each week, University City Patch features a look at reports from the University City Police Department. Here is a look at the blotter from the week of April 22-28, 2013. The department arrested 61 adults and four juveniles. There were four burglaries and one car theft. Join University City Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. The reporting party reported a suspicious subject walking from a vacant residence carrying items. Upon Officer's arrival, a broken basement window was discovered. The suspect(s) stole an unknown amount of copper. The reporting party stated person(s) unknown forced open a side door to the residence and stole copper piping. A possible suspect is being sought. Officers responded to an open …
Friday, May 10, 2013
University City Police said Daryel L. Mueller also fired a shot in the couple's apartment April 24.
A University City woman faces criminal charges for stabbing her husband in the neck and firing a handgun in their apartment in the 800 block of Lepere Avenue in U City. Daryel A. Mueller, 31, was charged Thursday with first-degree domestic assault and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon. University City Police said Mueller was arguing with her husband April 24 when she pulled out a Taurus 9 mm handgun, threatened him and fired a shot during the argument. When her husband started to leave, she stabbed him in the neck with a knife, police said. Police said the man got nine stitches in his neck at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. On Thursday, he returned home to retrieve some items, but Mueller pulled out the handgun and refused to allow him in, …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
University City Police said Timothy K. Brison fled from officers on Wednesday and threw the handgun away during a chase. Officers said they found the weapon after catching Brison.
A University City man faces several criminal charges after flashing a handgun in Eastgate Park, police said. University City Police said an officer, who was responding to a call that a man flourished a firearm on Monday, spotted Timothy K. Brison, who fit the description of the man for whom he was looking. When the officer approached Brison, he began running away, police said. The officer chased him into the 700 block of Rosedale Avenue. Another officer reported that he saw Brison throw away a weapon. After officers caught Brison, they retrieved the firearm, which had been reported stolen, according to a court document. Brison told police he bought the gun on the street, according to a court document. Brison, 44, of the 8300 block of …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Milton L. Smith told University City Police gave him the stolen purse, and led them to stashed credit cards and a dumpster where he discarded stolen items.
A witness prevented a man from stealing a car after the owner had her purse, keys, cell phone and other items stolen from it. Milton L. Smith, 42, of the 5900 block of Page Avenue in Wellston, was charged Wednesday with receiving stolen property and attempted motor vehicle theft. University City Police said a woman reported her purse was stolen from her unlocked 2008 Toyota Highlander parked in the garage of her apartment building at about 6 p.m. April 29. The purse contained her keys, several credit cards and a BlackBerry cell phone. Police said a witness later saw Smith get into the Highlander and start it. The witness confronted Smith, who fled on foot. Smith later was arrested on the Washington University campus and police found he had…
Friday, May 3, 2013
The infant was dropped by his father, according to University City Police.
The University City man charged with first-degree assault for dropping his infant son has previously been charged with injuring one of his children. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jeremy M. Giles was charged in Jefferson County with endangering the welfare of a child. The Post reports that Giles' one-month-old son was hospitalized on Oct. 9, 2011, after suffering two black eyes and extensive bruising. See previous story: U City Man Accused of Dropping, Injuring Infant Son The University City Police were called to St. Louis Children's Hospital on April 24 in regard to a suspected abuse case. The child had skull fractures and brain swelling, the Post reports. Giles is being held on a cash-only $200,000 bond.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Jeremy Giles, 25, is charged with assault.
A 4-month-old baby was dropped at home, causing serious injuries to the baby's head and torso. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the child's father, Jeremy M. Giles, 25, has been charged with assault in connection with his son's injuries. Giles lives on Balson Ave. in University City. The Post reports that the child was taken to St. Louis Children's Hospital April 24. University City Police were called when doctors suspected child abuse. He is being held on a cash-only $200,000 bond. To read the full Post story, click here. See more on Patch:
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Check out the round up of stories related to crime in University City during the month of April 2013.
Lots of crime involving University City residents took place outside of U City in April 2013. A U City man was charged in a murder in Jennings and another was charged with murder in Overland. Another man pled guilty to a 2009 murder. The University City Police Department also had a lot to contend with inside city limits. In case you missed them, these are the University City crime stories published in April 2013. Police Blotters
Monday, April 29, 2013
Brandon L. Moore is being charged with first-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft after police say he was found inside a University Home by a homeowner.
A man is accused of burglary after a University City resident found him in his home on April 18. Brandon L. Moore, 31, of the 1100 block of Backer Street in University City, was charged April 19 with first-degree burglary, misdemeanor stealing and stealing a credit card. University City Police said the resident heard a noise at his front door about 6:40 a.m. on April 18 and went inside to find Moore standing in his home. The resident confronted Moore and told him to leave, police said. Minutes later, he realized he was missing a credit card and $45 from his wallet and his front door had been pried open. Moore is being held in the St. Louis County Justice Center. Bail was set at $45,000, cash only. For more crime information on University …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
University City Police reports from the week of April 8-14.
Each week, University City Patch features a look at reports from the University City Police Department. Here is a look at the blotter from the week of April 8-14, 2013. The department arrested 55 adults and seven juveniles. There were two burglaries and one car theft. The reporting party stated person(s) unknown stole parked vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered by St. John Police Department with the driver's side door keyhole punched and the ignition on the floor. The reporting party stated person(s) unknown attempted to gain entry into the residence. The suspect(s) stole the exterior A/C unit. The reporting party stated person(s) unknown forced open a door to the residence and stole electronics. A suspect has been identified and the …