Saturday, May 4, 2013
Patch recaps the week that was in Maryland Heights police and fire news.
Burglar Attacked Woman With Hammer Before Trying to Rape Her, Police Say Police say Daniel W. Lee, of St. Louis, broke into a Bridgeton home and beat a woman with a hammer before attempting to rape her. Then, when police tried to arrest him, he attempted to grab an officer's gun from their holster. Bomb Threat Made By 38-Year-Old Student Hoping to Ditch Class Lori Knight called Lindenwood University Wednesday and told an operator her brother planned to bomb the campus that evening, but did not give her name or her brother's name, St. Charles Police said. Pattonville Juniors, Seniors Witness Dramatic Crash Re-Creation Administrators, officials give students something serious to think about for Friday's prom. Mugs in the News: The Faces that…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Lori Knight called Lindenwood University Wednesday and told an operator her brother planned to bomb the campus that evening, but did not give her name or her brother's name, St. Charles Police said.
A Lindenwood University student phoned in a bomb threat because she wasn’t ready for class that evening, St. Charles Police said. Lori Knight, 38, of the 5500 block of Lansdowne Avenue in South St. Louis, was charged Thursday with making a terrorist threat. St. Charles Police said Knight called Lindenwood University’s St. Charles campus Wednesday with a blocked telephone number and told an operator that her brother planned to bomb the university that evening. St. Charles Police determined there was no credible threat to students. The university’s telecommunications department contacted Charter Phone Company and retrieved the blocked telephone number, according to court records. The number matched Knight’s telephone number on her student …
Administrators, officials give students something serious to think about for Friday's prom.
Pattonville High School juniors and seniors looked onto a car accident on the school’s lot Thursday morning as firefighters and police attempted to secure and clear the scene. But the accident was all for show. The school, Pattonville Fire District, SSM-Depaul Health Center and Maryland Heights Police Department organized a “docudrama” for students as a part of Operation Safe Prom. Pattonville’s prom will be held Friday night at Westport Sheraton. “We want you to have a safe prom,” Pattonville physical education teacher and docudrama coordinator Rich Beckmann announced to students prior to the start of the event. “You have to make responsible decisions on a night that should be exciting and filled with many memories.” Operation Safe Prom …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Police say Daniel W. Lee, of St. Louis, broke into a Bridgeton home and beat a woman with a hammer before attempting to rape her. Then, when police tried to arrest him, he attempted to grab an officer's gun from their holster.
A St. Louis man is accused of breaking into a Bridgeton home April 21, beating the resident with a hammer and attempting to rape her. Daniel W. Lee, 34, of the 6900 block of Natural Bridge Road, was charged Friday with attempted forcible rape, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, felonious restraint, first-degree burglary and stealing a car. Bridgeton Police said Lee broke into the home and struck the resident in the face and head with a hammer. He then removed the woman’s clothes and attempted to rape her, police said. The woman had facial and head injuries. Police said the man took some coins from the home and stole the woman’s 2007 Buick LaCrosse, police said. When police came to arrest Lee on Friday, he struggled with an …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
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Saturday, April 27, 2013
Patch recaps the week that was in Maryland Heights police and fire news.
Man Punched, Choked Girlfriend Before Zip-Tying Her to Kitchen Chair, Police Say Bryan A. Hale was charged with second- and third-degree domestic assault after St. Louis County Police said he punched his girlfriend in the face at their home just south of Maryland Heights. Roof Repair Scammer From Maryland Heights Arrested The owner of a Maryland Heights-based roofing company that has been in hot water with the Better Business Bureau is now in police custody for scamming a handful of customers in Missouri and Illinois. Teens Burglarized Maryland Heights Home, Police Say Maryland Heights Police said Donovan Hemsath and Luke Lyell broke into a home and stole a video game system. Mugs in the News: The Faces that Made This Week's Crime …
Friday, April 26, 2013
An officer said he smelled a strong odor of marijuana as he approached Rodney Lucien Tate's room.
A Los Angeles man was caught in a Maryland Heights hotel with about 6-1/2 pounds of marijuana, according to a police statement. Rodney Lucien Tate, 47, of Los Angeles, was charged April 19 with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Maryland Heights Police said officers responded to a call at the Red Roof Inn - Westport, at 11837 Lackland Ave., regarding a suspicious room renter on Jan. 10, 2011. An officer saw Tate entering his room and asked to speak with him. As the officer got closer to the room, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana, according to a police report. During a room search, the officer found several bags of marijuana and a large amount of cash, police said. Lab analysis confirmed there was nearly 6-1/2 pounds of …
Maryland Heights Police will host the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at the Maryland Heights Government Center, located at 11911 Dorsett Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Maryland Heights Police said Donovan Hemsath and Luke Lyell broke into a home and stole a video game system.
Two teenagers face burglary and theft charges in a break-in on Breezemont Drive in Maryland Heights. Donovan Hemsath, 18, of the 11000 block of St. Pius Lane in St. Ann, and Luke B. Lyell, 17, of the 3200 block of Bridgeport Place in Bridgeton, each were charged with second-degree burglary and felony stealing. Maryland Heights Police said Hemsath and Lyell broke into a home in the 11900 block of Breezemont Drive sometime between Oct. 15 and Oct. 24 and stole a Wii game system, six controllers, nine Wii games and a portable DVD player. Value of the stolen items was about $800. Bail was set at $15,000 each for Hemsath and Lyell. For more crime information on Maryland Heights Patch, see the following articles:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The owner of a Maryland Heights-based roofing company that has been in hot water with the Better Business Bureau is now in police custody for scamming a handful of customers in Missouri and Illinois.
A man that police believe scammed several St. Louis-area residents into paying for roof repairs that were never made during the last several months is now in police custody and could face jail time. Steven Robert Anderson, 35, who owns Griffin Roofing and Construction in Maryland Heights, is being charged with unlawful merchandise practice, a Class D felony, after police say he deposited a check worth $3,900 meant to serve as a downpayment for a roofing repair project and then never performed any work on the home. According a a St. Louis County Police release, a Florissant man contracted with Anderson's company to replace a roof on his house. After giving Anderson the downpayment, no work was ever performed and the man called Anderson's …