Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Richmond Heights Police said the man placed a false ad for an iPhone online and met the victim Dec. 7 in the Saint Louis Galleria parking lot.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A Hazelwood man robbed a man in the Saint Louis Galleria parking lot Dec. 7 after placing a false Craigslist ad for an iPhone, according to Richmond Heights Police. Kerron Cowan, 26, of the 300 block of Chapel Hill Road in Hazelwood, was charged Wednesday with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. Richmond Heights Police said the man and victim agreed to meet in the Saint Louis Galleria parking lot in Richmond Heights after the victim responded to a Craigslist ad for an iPhone 5. Police said Cowan got into the victim’s car, pulled out a knife with an eight-inch blade and demanded his money. The victim gave him $900 in cash. Cowan got out of the car and threw the victim’s keys as he left, according to the police report. Cowan was …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Don't worry, your Internet isn't running slow. Some of your favorite websites like Craigslist and Wikipedia have gone black for the next 24 hours in protest of anti-piracy legislation.
If you have been trying to find the most accurate answer on Wikipedia's English site about who won the Oscar for "Best Leading Lady" at the 1980 Academy Award this morning, nine times out of 10 you have realized the site isn't currently working. How about how many Harry S. Truman parks there are in the United States? Looking for an apartment for rent in the City of Hazelwood on Craigslist today? You will also find that the site isn't working, and this is all because of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and Protect I-P Act (PIPA). The bills would help in reduction of the illegal sharing of music and movies and provide protections for movie studios and record labels if passed, according to an ABC News article. But many in the online world …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The St. Louis BBB is warning fans who are traveling to Texas for the World Series about suspicious hotel offers.
Earlier in the week, the St. Louis Better Business Bureau warned Cardinal nation about World Series ticket scams. Now an alert is spreading about hotel ads targetting fans who may be scrambling to find accommodations in the Dallas area. The BBB said the ads are popping up on Craigslist. The alert A release from the BBB reads in part: Several ads for World Series hotel packages on a classified ad site claimed to offer tickets for a Rams-Cowboys game along with the hotel, a tip-off that the person who placed the ad may not be familiar with the teams in the World Series, the Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. Some ads are full of misspellings, which also can be a characteristic of fraudulent ads. “Sports fans may be anxious to get a hotel room …