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CRIME LOG: Home Burglaries in Kirkwood

Weekly incidents from the Kirkwood Police Department.

The Kirkwood police blotter Oct. 15-21. The following information was provided by the Kirkwood Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Monday, Oct. 15

  • At 3:03 p.m., police were contacted by a resident from St. Charles regarding the fraudulent use of a credit card. The victim reported finding three fraudulent charges, each for $200, from August 2012 on her credit card account. The victim was still in possession of the credit card. The fraudulent charges were made at a retail business in the 1200 block of South Kirkwood Road.
  • At 8:17 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of East Clinton for a report of fraud. The resident discovered a credit card stolen and two fraudulent charges made online during the month of October. The charges were to pay a Sprint cell phone bill. Combined, the two charges totaled nearly $1,000. 

Tuesday, Oct. 16

  • Beginning at 9:33 a.m., police received two separate reports of thefts from vehicles. The first was reported at a residence in the 500 block of Mistletoe and the second was at a residence in the 800 block of Poinsetta. Both incidents occurred during the overnight hours. Archery equipment was stolen from both vehicles which were left unlocked.    

Wednesday, Oct. 17

  • At 9:15 a.m., officers on patrol in the area of 800 South Holmes in Oakland recognized an adult walking as having multiple outstanding warrants. Police attempted to arrest the adult who then fled from officers. He was caught a short distance away and arrested. He later admitted to stealing a bicycle in a previously reported theft from the 200 block of Pullman during the week of Oct. 1.
  • At 12:20 p.m., a resident from the 500 block of North Crescent arrived home to find the residence burglarized. The burglar damaged a rear door and made entry to the home.  A jar full of loose change was stolen.
  • At 8:15 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident on South Kirkwood Road near the Union Pacific Railroad. One vehicle left the roadway and became stuck on the railroad tracks. Investigation led to the arrest of the adult driver after she was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. The vehicle was moved from the railroad prior to any trains passing through the area.     

Thursday, Oct. 18

  • At 2:14 p.m., officers were notified of a residential burglary in the 100 block of North Harrison. The resident left for thirty minutes and returned home to find someone entered through an unlocked door and stole numerous electronics. 
  • At 10:08 p.m., a resident from the 100 block of East Clinton notified police she had fallen victim to a phone scam. The victim received a phone call from a person identifying themselves as one of her co-workers. The co-worker stated they were in jail and needed bond money to be released from jail. The resident wired $1800 to Colorado only to find out later the person was not in jail. 

Friday, Oct. 19

Saturday, Oct. 20

  • At 12:18 p.m., a resident from the 300 block of East Adams called police to report property damage. A window on a relative’s vehicle was broken out sometime during the previous overnight hours.
  • At 4:19 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Timberbrook for a report of theft. The resident reported a credit card stolen from his unlocked vehicle during the previous overnight hours.  The credit card was then used at three different businesses during the early morning hours.  The three purchases combined totaled less than $100. 

Sunday, Oct. 21

  • At 5:17 p.m., police were summoned to a retail business in the 1000 block of South Kirkwood Road for a report of shoplifting.  Employees witnessed an adult attempt to leave the business without paying for merchandise in his possession. He was arrested for felony stealing due to having at least two prior theft-related convictions. The case will be referred to the St. Louis County Prosecuting attorney’s Office for review.

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