Crime update

“Last night there were two more robbery events however the police made several arrests. The first event occurred at 4050 West Pine just before 6pm. A man and woman were assaulted and property was taken. The next event happened at Laclede and Newstead at approximately 5:15pm. The victim was assaulted and property was taken. Police chased the suspects and eventually took 3 of the 4 juvenile suspects into custody. The ongoing investigation is trying to Read More…

Crime alert

This just in from the Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative: “Last night there were 4 robbery incidents that happened in approximately the same area and very close to the same time frame. Here is a summary of those events. 8:50pm, 3720 Laclede, a female SLU student, while walking in the alley, was the victim of an armed robbery and her purse was taken. 8:55pm, 3853 Forest Park, a female SLU student, while walking in Read More…

WPLNA crime update

There have been several break-ins/burglaries in the neighborhood in recent weeks. Early in September a burglar was discovered in a residence in the 4300 block of West Pine. The offender escaped with some belongings but no one was hurt and the police responded quickly. In late September a burglar was discovered in a residence of the 4300 block of Forest Park and escaped with a purse. No injuries. Last week, the Elite detail shop, the Read More…

Backyard theft and attempted garage break-in

Last week Terry Werner reported a miter saw was stolen from his back yard and the next night an attempted break-in in their garage/study.  The police were brought in but there are no suspects at this time.  Be advised that these kinds of activities are still going on (although the frequency has dropped) and be vigilant about suspicious characters in the alleys.

Garage Burglary on 4/5

On Sunday afternoon, the neighborhood ATV patrol interrupted a garage burglary in the 4100 block of West Pine(my house).  The burglars accessed the backyard by cutting off a padlock on the fence gate and entered the garage through a side door.  Officer Mataya was patrolling the alley and noticed their suspicious behavior.  He chased down and arrested one of the two suspects who is now in custody.  The other fled the scene in a green Read More…

Burglary on 3/27

There was a burglary on the night of the 27th at 4312 Laclede. The break-in at the took place via a basement window around 9:30 at night which tripped the alarm.  Taken was an iPhone from the night stand of the victim. The victim awoke to the intruder near her bed. This is obviously a very frightening experience and concerning crime trend considering similar instances. Additional patrols in the area have been implemented by the Read More…

Burglary spike

From: Jim Whyte Sent: Monday, March 16, 2015 8:50 AM Subject: Burglary spike Commissioners; We have been experiencing a recent spike in burglary events.  These are mainly occurring in the Gas Light Square area, Southeast SBD in the area of the Laclede, West Pine, Boyle and Newstead and the North SBD area of McPherson and Walton.  I met with Captain Hayden on Friday, March 13th, along with his Burglary Squad consisting of a sergeant and 4 officers.  Determining Read More…

Crime alert – vehicle break-ins

Dear neighbors, There have been numerous reports of vehicle break-ins in our area over the past couple of months.  The most recent one happened in the owner’s driveway in the 4100 block of West Pine, where not only was the car broken into, but a bag from St. Joseph Academy was left in the truck by the thief.   Break-ins have been reported for vehicles parked on the street, in driveways and even in secured parking lots. Read More…

NSI Sale Offers Auto Clubs at a Big Discount

Photo Credit – Flickr user umami The last NSI auto club sale was such a huge success (they sold out of everything in just 1 hour!) that they are doing it again. Given the huge response last time, plan to be there when the sale opens if you want to pick up these anti-theft items at a big discount. NSI Sale Details: Where:     NSI Office at 447 N. Euclid When:      Tuesday, December 10th Read More…

NSI Security Update

The Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative (CWE NSI) sent out their monthly update for September by email. Here’s what was included in the email… September 2013 NSI Report: Don’t forget to register your bicycle with the NSI! Unfortunately there has been a handful of bicycle thefts this month. Many lost or stolen bicycles that are recovered by the Police Department cannot be returned to their owner because the serial number is not recorded or Read More…