A round-up of odd and unusual and off-the-wall crimes in the St. Louis area.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Dan Barger
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Tools, Motorcycle Stolen While Owner is in Jail An air compressor, generator and Honda motorcycle were among the items stolen from the home of an Imperial man who was locked up in jail when it happened. The thefts reportedly occurred between Sept. 8-10 on Meadow Drive in Imperial. A burglar broke into an unlocked storage building and also nabbed some tools. A burglar kicked in a garage door and broke into a home Sept. 12 in Imperial and ransacked the homeowner's sock drawer, finding $150 in cash. Man Tries to Sell Live Hand Grenade Kirkwood Police Department received an odd surprise when a man turned up with a military issue hand grenade last week. Police said the man, from High Ridge, didn't realize the WWII grenade posed a danger Burglar…
A roundup of odd, unusual and head-scratching crime reports in and around the area.
What the Well-Dressed Bad Guy Wears A woman in Arnold reported that a man dressed like a ninja entered her home, went into the bedroom, stole a computer, iPhone, iPad and $1,000 in cash. He then fled. St. Peters police officers were asked to keep an eye on car washes on patrol routes after a string of burglaries at the businesses when a man showed up at a car wash July 18 wearing a ski mask and carrying a crowbar. Wearing a ski mask in the middle of a heat wave didn't add up. A police officer on a stakeout across the street from the car wash thought so, too. He called in other police officers and all converged on the man as he was prying open the door to the car wash office. He was arrested. Some Crime Involves Heavy Lifting A Jeffco …