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Pumpkin Patch Theft, Fraudulent Prize Letter Reported in Glendale

The thief claimed to have snatched the pumpkin as part of a dare.

The following information was provided by the Glendale Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Thursday, Oct. 3:
  • A resident of the 1100 block of Glenway Drive reported receiving a $3 million dollar prize winning letter from Waterhouse Financial Services and was suspicious of its nature. The letter was determined to be fraudulent and was destroyed.
  • Workers at the Webster Hills United Methodist Church’s Pumpkin Patchat 1333 West Lockwood reported the theft of a pumpkin by a male in his late teens who left the area in a blue Jeep. Officers located the Jeep and the 19-year-old male suspect in the 300 block of South Elm in Webster Groves, who admitted to stealing the pumpkin as part of a dare. The suspect, accompanied by his mother, returned to the pumpkin patch to apologize and make restitution. The church declined prosecution.
  • A 40-year-old Rock Hill man was arrested in the 700 block of Bismark as a fugitive of the St. Louis County Police Department. He was released to St. Louis County authorities.
Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to contact the Glendale Police Department at 314-965-0000.

Anonymous tips can be made to the St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477). 

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