Crown Loft resident autos vandalized

Theresa Smith, WPLNA member and President of the Crown Lofts Condo Association, brought this matter to our attention: Two cars parked in the Crown Lofts Visitor Parking Lot were vandalized on Sunday afternoon (July 16, 2023). The damage was smashed windows on cars in the process of unloading groceries.

Fatal shooting in neighborhood

We are very sorry to report that there was a fatal shooting at Laclede and Taylor yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, May 3).  The shooting was the direct result of a domestic dispute where the victim ran from a building on Forest Park Boulevard before being gunned down at Laclede and Taylor.  Two suspects have been arrested and are in police custody.

Live Stream the Crime-Safety Forum on Wed. evening

Posted today by Nicki Dwyer’s CENTRAL WEST END GUIDE: Update: More info on Wednesday’s Crime & Public Safety Forum at Schlafly Library Posted on March 13, 2023 by nickisbuzz Please note additions to the Crime and Public Safety Panel at the Community Meeting Wednesday at Schlafly Library. For those  unable to attend in person, the event will be live streamed on my Facebook page starting at 6 pm (here is the link). You do NOT Read More…


We have two unfortunate incidents to report: Armed robbery : an Uber-Eats driver was robbed on Thanksgiving Eve at about 11:30 pm in front of 4265 West Pine (just east of Boyle). Jim Whyte of the CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative is awaiting a full report from the STLPD but it is known that the two suspects are young males and images were caught on camera.  As of this writing the suspects are at large. Smash Read More…

Bicycles found / Safety and Registration tips

Today two very nice stolen mens bicycles were found in our neighborhood today and have been turned into Jim Whyte’s Neighborhood Security Initiative office. If you think these might be your bikes, please call the Central West End Neighborhood Security initiative at  314-454-5808 to give a description. Thank you! Lorraine Simpson For information on the NSI bicycle safety program, please go to:


The West Pine Laclede Neighborhood Association will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 11th at 7 pm at Northwest Coffee, 4251 Laclede (at Boyle).  All are welcome! Jim Whyte, the Executive Director of the CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative, has been invited to give us a short update on crime in the neighborhood and the work of The City’s Finest, our supplemental security contractor. The minutes from our September meeting and copied below and will be presented for Read More…