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Convicted Felon Responsible for Rash of Car Break-Ins in Kirkwood

Anthony M. Johnson, 18, previously pleaded guilty to a Webster Groves burglary and was charged in January with child endangerment.

A man faces eight stealing charges in Kirkwood a couple of months after pleading guilty to burglary and other theft charges.

Anthony Michael Johnson, 18, of the 400 block of South Holmes in Kirkwood, was charged April 25 with three counts of felony stealing, four counts of stealing a credit card and one count of stealing a car.

Kirkwood Police said Johnson and others broke into cars in Kirkwood between June 26 and July 6.

A Kirkwood man caught two men stealing from his car and chased them on foot briefly before calling police. Officers arrested Johnson a few blocks away with the keys to a stolen 2003 Mercury Marquis.

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Police said Johnson was involved in the following crimes:

  • Between 5:37 and 7:30 pm. June 26, stole a Dell laptop from a car in the 100 block of East Madison Avenue
  • Between 11:15 p.m. June 29 and 7:10 a.m. June 30, stole an Apple iPad from a car in the 100 block of North Woodlawn Avenue
  • Between 7 p.m. July 2 and 7 a.m. July 3, stole two credit cards from a car in the 1100 block of North Harrison Avenue
  • Between 9:45 p.m. July 2 and 6:30 a.m. July 3, stole a credit car from a car in the 1200 block of Avery Court
  • Between 11 p.m. July 4 and 6 a.m. July 5, stole a debit and credit card from a car in the 1200 block of North Geyer Road
  • Between 11:40 p.m. July 5 and 6:50 a.m. July 6, stole a wallet from a car in the 600 block of Evans Avenue
  • Between 9 p.m.  July 5 and 6:38 a.m. July 6, stole a 2003 Mercury Marquis from the 900 block of Evans Avenue
  • Between 10:30 p.m. July 5 and 9 a.m. July 6, stole cash and a money order from a car in the 400 block of New York Street.

Previously, Johnson pleaded guilty Feb. 14 to a burglary in the first block of Reasnor Avenue in Webster Groves, along with two counts of stealing a firearm and felony stealing. Johnson admitted stealing an AR-15 assault rifle and a semi-automatic handgun, a laptop computer and a safe.

He was given a suspended sentence and placed on five years probation, given 90 days shock jail time and ordered to maintain full-time employment or education.

Johnson also was charged Jan. 7 with child endangerment after police said he left a 2-1/2-month old baby at home alone when he was supposed to be babysitting.

For more crime information on Kirkwood Patch, see the following articles:

  • Kirkwood Officer Chases Down Man Wanted on Statutory Rape Charge
  • Rock Hill Man Charged With Receiving Stolen Cars At Salvage Business

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