The man was parked outside a Bridgeton hotel that is closed for renovation.
Bridgeton police officers found a man loading an air compressor onto his truck Jan. 22 outside a hotel on Lindbergh Boulevard that was closed for renovation. Jacob A. Dawson, 29, of the 100 block of St. John Avenue in Webster Groves, was charged Wednesday with second-degree burglary and felony stealing. Bridgeton Police said the man was loading the air compressor, valued at about $2,500, onto his truck at about 1:45 p.m. Jan. 22 outside the building at 4545 Lindbergh Blvd. The owner told police he removed the air compressor from the closed hotel building. Dawson was released from custody Thursday. Bond was set at $20,000, cash only. For more crime information on Maryland Heights Patch, see the following articles:
Aquaport is undergoing a little spring cleaning before the water park opens on Memorial Day weekend.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jeff Brandt
Monday, April 11, 2011
Gearing up a public water park for visitors requires a lot more than just starting the hoses and turning on the lights. For Eilien Ramirez, pool season begins well before Memorial Day and well after Labor Day. The Parks and Recreation Department's recreation facility manager has begun the renovation and hiring process in anticipation of Aquaport's opening on May 28. "People think, 'What do you do in the off-season?'" Ramirez said. "But it never really stops." Located at 2344 McKelvey Rd., the facility includes a variety of water slides, a lazy river, a kids' area and, of course, the massive, 8,000-square-foot pool. Each year, Ramirez and other staff members conduct a fall walk-through once the season ends to determine what areas could use …