Police Crime Report 05/06/24 To 05/12/24

Shrewsbury Police Crime Report May 6th through 12th:

  • On May 10th, in the early morning hours, officers were dispatched to the 7400 block of Lansdowne Avenue for a report of subjects tampering with parked vehicles, and at least one subject was armed with a firearm. Officers located the subjects in a vehicle nearby. They fled from officers in such a reckless manner that officers ended their attempts to stop them. Officers discovered the fleeing suspect vehicle had been stolen in Saint Louis City. Officers found a couple other vehicles tampered with around town and suspect the same suspects in those incidents. The investigation is ongoing. Please keep in mind that the days of neighborhood “kids” roaming around checking car handles have ended. These are typically armed and violent criminals who have zero regard for your life, our lives, or even their own lives. Please continue to call us and let us confront them so as not to put yourselves in danger.
  • On May 10th, an officer responded to an apartment complex in the 7600 block of Watson Road for a report of a stolen Kia that occurred sometime overnight.  The vehicle was recovered unoccupied in south Saint Louis City on 5/12. The investigation is ongoing.
  • On May 10th, officers responded to one of the week’s several shoplifting calls and arrested a couple stealing while on their way to an apparent trip to one of Missouri’s beautiful scenic waterways, as their stolen loot included swimwear, umbrellas, and sub sandwiches. Unfortunately for ol dude, he had some no-bond felony warrants out of Saint Louis City to take care of first. His float trip was put on hold.
  • On May 11th, officers responded to another one of the week’s several shoplifting calls and arrested an woman for stealing office supplies. Security personnel told officers the woman had been in the company of a man who did not steal anything, but had walked out a couple minutes before she did and was in a vehicle on the parking lot. Officers located him on the parking lot waiting in his improperly registered vehicle and quickly learned about his felony gun charge warrant out of Saint Louis City, which is probably why he tried to distance himself from the woman as she prepared to leave the store with her stolen merchandise.

During the week of May 6th – May 12th, along with regular calls for service and traffic enforcement, the Shrewsbury Police Department responded to 14 shoplifting incidents along the Watson Road business corridor, 17 motor vehicle accidents, 4 residential and commercial alarms, and assisted the Fire / EMS Department on 15 calls.