Sunday, May 5, 2013
A couple of readers debate whether victims bear any responsibility for crime. What do you think?
In Des Peres last week, a handful of cars and homes were burglarized in a residential neighborhood—a serious enough "spree" that the city blasted an email and text alert to the neighborhoods. As it happens, the burglar got into some unlocked cars, used the garage door opener and walked into a pair of houses in which the inside door was not locked. The report brought on this comment from a reader: "A person would not lock their car outside overnight (or anytime) because? And with a home garage door opener and valuables inside? Is this laziness or stupidity?" Another reader who said she was was one of the victims took offense: "I hope you are never a victim. You are acting like it was our fault." What do you think? Do we bear any …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Wiley and Iakeem Williams, along with another man were found with the stolen items next door to the home they burglarized, police say.
Three men, including two Hazelwood residents, are accused of breaking into a Spanish Lake home on Friday. Wiley Williams Jr, 21, Ramses Williams, 20, and Iakeem Williams, 19, were charged Saturday with second-degree burglary and felony theft. Wiley and Iakeem Williams are from the 7400 block of Hazelcrest Drive in Hazelwood. Ramses Williams is from the 9200 block of Hopedale Drive in Bellefontaine Neighbors. St. Louis County Police said the three men broke out a rear window at a home in the 12100 block of Barcelona Drive in Spanish Lake. They then stole a flat-screen television, two laptops, jewelry and a Canadian coin, police said. While canvassing the neighborhood, officers found the three men in a house next door to the burglarized home…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Two women already inside the home as guests were part of the set up for the robbery, St. Louis County Police said.
Four people now have been charged with invading a North County home at about 7 p.m. Monday. A teenager was at his home in the 15600 block of 94th Avenue in North County with several friends, playing video games when two masked men burst into the house. Remember you can get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, or signup for the Hazelwood Patch newsletter here. One of the men was armed with a collapsible baton, forced five teens onto the floor and demanded money. The masked men ran from the residence after robbing the victims of items including money, cell phones, car keys, jewelry and video game equipment. During the incident, the suspects struck two of the victims with fists and the baton causing…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Two men initially refused to give the men their possessions and were hit with the baton, St. Louis County said.
Two men burst into a North County residence with a metal baton and robbed five people inside the home on Monday, St. Louis County Police said. Police said Jonathan Q. Phillips, 24, and another man broke into the home in the 15600 block of 94th Ave. near Vaile Avenue and Old Halls Ferry Road. They forced five people inside to get down on the floor. Remember you can get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, or signup for the Hazelwood Patch newsletter here. The men then took items from the victims. Two people initially refused and were hit with the baton, St. Louis County Police said. They took three cell phones, a PlayStation and controllers, two sets of car keys, a gold dental grill, a pair of …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Hazelwood Police said the man burglarized St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church and Hazelwood Baptist Church two times each.
A man broke into two Hazelwood churches two times each and stole items, police said. Nelson Thomas, 18, of the 600 block of Holiday Avenue, was charged Thursday with four counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of felony stealing, one count of misdemeanor stealing and first-degree property damage. (Get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.) Hazelwood Police said Thomas broke into St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church at 615 Dunn Road on Jan. 1 and stole five Hershey bars and soda. Officers said Thomas also broke into St. Martin de Porres on Dec. 30 and stole a laptop computer and an iPod Touch. He also is charged with breaking into Hazelwood Baptist Church at 6161 Howdershell Road twice …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Hazelwood Police said an officer responding to a burglary call saw the defendant smashing aquariums in Beldt’s Aquarium on Howdershell Road.
A Florissant man broke into a closed Hazelwood pet store and broke aquariums Dec. 31, police said. A witness reported seeing Joseph Lombardo, 38, shatter a rear, glass door at Beldt’s Aquarium at 7025 Howdershell Road and go inside, Hazelwood Police said. A Hazelwood officer responding to the call said he saw Lombardo inside the store throwing the aquariums on the floor. Lombardo, 38, of the 300 block of DeSmet Drive in Florissant, was charged Jan. 1 with second-degree burglary and second-degree property damage. He was being held in St. Louis County jail Friday. Bail was set at $15,000. The owner of the former Beldt’s Aquarium, Mike Mansfield, was killed in an apartment fire last August. The store had been closed for several months before …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The man broke into the Pasta House restaurant at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and raided the bar.
A man was arrested by Lambert-St. Louis International Airport security agents after he broke into a closed Pasta House restaurant, leaving his cell phone and alcohol-soaked underwear behind. David M. LaPrade, 24 of Southampton, MA, was charged with second-degree burglary and property damage. (Get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.) Airport Police said LaPrade was caught on security cameras as he tore a security gate off its hinges to get into the closed restaurant about Sunday evening. An airport official said it was late at night and the area was deserted. Airport Police said they discovered LaPrade’s alcohol-soaked underwear, T-shirt and cell phone behind the restaurant’s bar. Airport Police …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The man entered the home, took the car keys and stole a 2003 Dodge Durango, Hazelwood Police said.
A man snuck into a neighbor’s home on Hazelcrest Drive Dec. 10 and then stole an SUV belonging to the neighbor, Hazelwood Police said. Shawon Jones, 18, of the 7500 block of Hazelcrest Drive in Hazelwood, was charged Wednesday with first-degree burglary and stealing a vehicle. Hazelwood Police said Jones entered a neighbor’s home, also in the 7500 block of Hazelcrest and took the car keys while the owner was in the house. He then stole the neighbor’s 2003 Dodge Durango SUV, polic said. Jones was being held in St. Louis County jail on Friday. Bail was set at $60,000, cash only. For more crime information on Hazelwood Patch, see the following articles:
Monday, December 17, 2012
Hazelwood Police said the man attacked the woman after kicking in her door; the two have a child together.
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Monday, December 17, 2012
A man is accused of breaking into a Hazelwood home Thursday, attacking a woman and endangering a child during the assault. Michael Sean Jones, 23, of the 700 block of Beardsley in Ferguson, was charged Friday with first-degree burglary, third-degree domestic assault and endangering a child’s welfare. (Get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.) Hazelwood Police said Jones kicked in a door to a residence in the 200 block of Becker Drive in Hazelwood and began to beat a woman. During the assault, the woman’s 2-year-old child was knocked into a wall. Police said Jones and the woman have another child together. Jones was being held Friday in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $50,000. For more …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Hazelwood Police said the man was yelling that he would slash her throat.
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Friday, November 2, 2012
A man chased his ex-girlfriend with a box cutter, screaming that he would slash her throat Tuesday outside apartments in the 7400 block of Olian Drive in Hazelwood. Hazelwood Police said Phillip Washington, 27, of St. Louis, confronted his former girlfriend outside the apartment building, hit her and then chased her with the box cutter. The woman ran inside her daughter’s apartment, and the daughter told him he could not come in. The man forced his way inside and began fighting with the woman’s daughter, according to a police report. Police arrived and arrested Washington. He had a box cutter when he was arrested, according to the report. Washington was charged Tuesday with first-degree domestic assault, first-degree burglary and armed …