Monday, December 10, 2012
The FBI says Special Agent Jarrod M. Petrelli led “Operation Scorpion King” in dismantling a St. Louis area heroin trafficking ring.
According to the St. Louis division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent Jarrod M. Petrelli passed away unexpectedly while working on Dec. 6. He died just three days before his 35th birthday of natural causes, according to the FBI. Petrelli was reportedly assigned to the St. Louis area after joining the FBI in 2008. He had lived here with his family since 2009. The FBI stated in a news release that the special agent led “Operation Scorpion King” in dismantling a St. Louis area heroin trafficking ring. Following is the news release issued by the FBI Monday afternoon. FBI Special Agent (SA) Jarrod M. Petrelli was attending a law enforcement conference on gangs in Boca Raton, Florida on December 6, 2012 when he unexpectedly…
Monday, November 19, 2012
The FBI is searching for this unidentified man who agents say may have information regarding the sexual exploitation of a child. Have you seen him?
The following information was provided by the St. Louis office of the FBI. The FBI is asking for help identifying the man in these photos. Agents want to locate and speak with him regarding the sexual exploitation of a child. Authorities believe the man may have visited a QT gas station, possibly one in the St. Louis area. More details can be located here on the FBI's website. The following information was provided Monday in a news release issued by the FBI. The individual of interest first came to the FBI’s attention in November of 2005, after a series of photographs surfaced on the internet depicting a prepubescent female, approximately 10 years old, posing naked in sexually explicit positions. The unknown male is pictured on a nearby …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Authorities are still searching for the man pictured here who allegedly robbed the U.S. Bank inside the Schnucks in Des Peres.
Updated Thursday: The FBI released four photos Thursday of a man wearing a wig who reportedly robbed the U.S. Bank inside the Schnucks in Des Peres Wednesday afternoon. According to bandittrackerstlouis.com, around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, a man entered the U.S. Bank in the Schnucks store at 12223 Manchester Road in Des Peres. Authorities said he gave a note to a teller demanding money. The man reportedly implied he had a weapon, but never showed one. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money. According to the FBI, investigators are still searching for the man described as approximately 160 pounds, wearing a shoulder-length female wig and a black and blue windbreaker. According to KSDK.com, the search for the suspect was concentrated near …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
UPDATE 7:05 P.M.: The U.S. Senate candidate has been under fire since his weekend comments on "forcible rape", despite an apology for the remarks. His spokesperson confirms the threats are real.
KTVI-TV is reporting that Todd Akin, the Wildwood Republican who has been under intense pressure since his weekend comments on "forcible rape" threatened to derail his U.S. Senate bid against Claire McCaskill, is now fending off more than calls to quit the race. At 6:34 p.m. Thursday, Patch received the following confirmation from Steve Taylor, Akin's district communication director: “I can verify that the Capitol police are working with an outside law enforcement agency regarding threatening contact with our official office. The office of Congressman Akin has received threats of rape of his official staff, family and the Congressman himself along with suggestions that individuals should die.” KTVI and other outlets say the U.S. …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
St. Louis area religious leaders are asking residents to stand up against hate and discrimination of Muslims in America. Watch a clip from Wednesday's press conference led by Kirkwood resident Faizan Syed from West County's Dar-Ul Islam Mosque.
In light of what some believe was an arson attack that burned down a Mosque in the outskirts of Joplin on Aug. 6, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in St. Louis held a press conference Wednesday to offer support to the Muslim community there and throughout America. Kirkwood resident Faizan Syed, executive director for CAIR-St. Louis, led the press conference at West County's Dar-Ul Islam Mosque, located near Manchester and Weidman roads. He said the Muslim community in Joplin has been attacked several times in the past by a minority of outer Joplin residents. This most recent attack comes after a gunman opened fire on a Milwaukee, WI area Sikh temple, killing six people. Although a motive has not yet been released, many …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The agency says Bank of America was the sixth robbery committed by the suspect. The same man may be responsible for bank robberies in Clayton, Crestwood, Des Peres and Kirkwood.
The FBI believes this morning's robbery at the Bank of America in Warson Woods is the sixth robbery committed by the so-called LOGO Bandit. Rebecca Wu, a public affairs specialist with the FBI's St. Louis Office, confirmed the information in an email to Patch this afternoon. Wu forwarded Patch a link to BanditTrackerStLouis.com. The site shows surveillance photos from six robberies committed by the LOGO Bandit. In addition to today's bank robbery in Warson Woods, the suspect may be shown in photos from five other recent bank robberies, including: Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest. Tips must be submitted to CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS for the reward. Anyone with information on today's …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Bradley Cook will serve 20 years in federal prison without parole for torturing a woman who was coerced as a sex slave.
Bradley Cook, of Kirkwood, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to commercial sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion, for his involvement in the sexual torture of a mentally deficient woman in Lebanon, MO. Cook will serve 20 years in federal prison without parole. The plea agreement does not provide him any credit for cooperating with the government, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Western District of Missouri. Cook is the third defendant to plead guilty in the human trafficking case. More details about the case can be found in a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Authorities believe a possible serial bank robber dubbed the "Logo Bandit" is behind hold-ups in the St. Louis area, including Kirkwood and Des Peres.
A possible serial bank robber may be responsible for the latest hold-up in the St. Louis area, according to the FBI. Authorities believe the same person robbed four banks within three months, including a bank in Kirkwood and a bank in Des Peres. The robber has been dubbed the “Logo Bandit.” In all four cases, he wore clothing or a baseball cap with some type of brand name logo, according to a statement from the St. Louis division of the FBI. The suspect is wanted in connection with the following robberies: In all four instances, the suspect used a demand note but no weapons. The suspect is described as a white male, 30-40 years old, approximately 180 pounds and between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall. The FBI asks readers with information …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Amount stolen is the largest in the history of Ponzi schemes in the Eastern District of Missouri, FBI says.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
A Webster Groves man who had a law office in Clayton has been indicted in connection with a $52 million Ponzi scheme, a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri stated. Martin T. Sigillito, 62, was charged April 28 along with James Scott Brown, 66, of Leawood and Derek J. Smith, 67, of Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. The indictment includes 22 counts and became public Wednesday. "When it comes to Ponzi schemes, the amount of money stolen in this case is the largest in the history of the Eastern District of Missouri," stated Dennis Baker, special agent in charge of the FBI's St. Louis Division, in the release. "No matter how elaborate the schemes, they all eventually collapse." Between 2000 and …