Kirkwood Teens Broke Into Home, Police Say

Kirkwood Police said the two men stole a laptop, a DVD player and a jewelry box.

Two Kirkwood teens face criminal charges after police said they broke into a home on Lamertin Lane in October.

Joseph Taylor, 18, of the 400 block of Saratoga Street, and Dorian S. Foster, 17, of the 500 block of Creek Field Walk, were charged Thursday with second-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft.

Kirkwood Police said Taylor and Foster, acting with others, broke into the home on the first block of Lamertin Lane in Oakland at about 7:52 p.m. Oct. 29. They stole a laptop computer, a DVD player and a jewelry box, police said. Burglars broke into the home by removing a screen to an unlocked window, according to police.

They were being held in St. Louis County jail on Monday. Bail was set at $15,000 each.

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Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect that the incident occurred in Oakland, not Kirkwood.

Joe Scott December 05, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Unfortunately, I do not yet have any information on how they were caught by police.
DPB December 05, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Let's not tell how they were caught. That way future miscreants do not figure out a way to elude the cops in the future. I, for one, would like the media, television, and Utube to stop aiding and abetting these thugs from committing crimes!
Joe Scott December 05, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Good Point, DPB, but really they haven't caught on so far and the mediat has been reporting crime a long time. And if the laptop thing works, then maybe they'll stop stealing laptops? But then GPS hasn't stopped them from stealing cars or cell phones.
DPB December 06, 2012 at 06:58 PM
No disrespect Joe, but have you talked to the ones that haven't been caught to confirm they did not learn anything from any of the sources mentioned? Having been in law enforcement going on 37 years I can reasonably say you are mistaken on this. The public has a right to know they are being victimized and whom is doing it. It is also in everyone's best interest to know when the bad guy has been caught so they can rest a little easier. But, it is nobody's business how the suspect was caught (except for the Constitutional aspects that protect everyone's rights), that is between the cops, the lawyers, and the judge. I will repeat myself, the job is hard enough to do and getting harder, let us not help the bad guys to victimize us more! Thank you for your response to my comment, but I respectfully agree to disagree with you!
Joe Scott December 06, 2012 at 07:10 PM
No offense taken, DPB. Actually, I've wondered the same thing and I do sometimes leave out info that indicates how someone was caught if it would help criminals, especially after I consult with police. I do try NOT to help criminals figure out how avoid getting caught. And I'd agree that although GPS aspects of cell phones and even cars have not deterred some people from stealing them anyway. And someone who knows a little bit about IT could potentially get around it. I'll keep that in mind as I report. Good comment.


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