Paul Tripp, who is serving sentences for dealing drugs and dumping a woman's body after she overdosed on heroin, is accused of DWI after leading police on a high-speed chase.
A Florissant man, who is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase while driving drunk Jan. 10, not only was on parole at the time but was driving with a revoked license. Paul Allen Tripp, 28, of the 1300 block of Flicker Drive, pleaded guilty April 30 to driving while revoked. At the time, Tripp was on parole after being sentenced in February 2012 to two years in prison for abandoning a Maryland Heights woman’s body after she died from a heroin overdose. Tripp dumped a woman, Valerie Butler, near Prouhet Farm Road in Bridgeton. Her body was found several weeks later. The medical examiner said Butler died of acute heroin intoxication. He also was sentenced in 2011 to five years in prison for possession with intent to distribute a …
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Someone "binked the lock" to open the car and steal the weapon and its ammunition.
Someone stole an assault rifle and ammunition from a car parked at a Maryland Heights hotel Monday evening, according to a KMOV report. Public relations officer Steve Osterloh said a Bushmaster AR-15 and 100 rounds of .223-caliber ammunition were stolen from a locked car that was parked at the Drury Inn Hotel. He said the person “binked the lock,” which uses an ice pick or small screwdriver to poke a hole beneath the lock and open the car, to enter the car. It is unknown whether the weapon was registered, but Osterloh said this is the same kind of weapon used by most police departments. The police have no suspects at this time, he said, and the investigation continues. For other crime coverage, check out: