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 …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Jeremy Henderson is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson after a local father was found dead in the recent Villa Rosa apartments fire. He told police he was watching the door for several others as they committed the crimes.
After Hazelwood resident Mike Mansfield was found dead following the apartments fire on Villa Rosa, 20-year-old Jeremy Henderson was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson. Read More: Beldt’s Aquarium Owner Remembered on Facebook After Tragic Death in Apartment Fire According to the recently released probable cause statement, Henderson told police he served as a lookout at the front of the building while others poured gasoline in the hallways of the building. He claimed he saw another person throw a match inside the building onto the gasoline-soaked carpet, igniting the fire. Read More: Murder May Have Been Motive for Arson in Villa Rosa Apartments Fire The case is still under investigation. The probable cause statement…
Monday, August 13, 2012
One man was found dead after the fire. New information uncovered by police led to the arrest of a suspect who is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson.
New developments have arisen in the investigation being conducted on the recent tragic multi-apartment fire on Villa Rosa that resulted in the death of one resident. Hazelwood Police report that they have arrested Jeremy Henderson, 20, of the 5300 block of Ville Angela in Hazelwood. Henderson has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, according to a press release. A $250,000 cash bond has been set. According to conversations Hazelwood Patch had with Christi Fieselmann, the victim’s children’s mother and several others on Facebook, the victim was 48-year-old Mike Mansfield. Mansfield was one of the owners of the former Beldt’s Aquarium in Hazelwood.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Thanks to a conversation with our Hazelwood Patch Facebook fans, we learned that the man who was killed in a tragic fire last week was Mike Mansfield, a father, business owner and genuinely nice guy.
As you might know, Hazelwood Patch has an active and community-friendly Facebook page where we share news, tips, laughs and information with our fans. But we also have amazing conversations and make great connections with our Facebook community, and sometimes, we can even offer support and learn something about ourselves and the community. A recent conversation that happened on Facebook touched me profoundly, and I felt that I needed to share it with our readers who might not already be connected to us there. A Father, Remembered After last week’s breaking news about the fire in an apartment complex on Villa Rosa, we were very sad to learn that a resident had been killed in the blaze. A few days later, I posted on our Facebook wall asking …