Police Crime Report 03/06/23 - 03/12/23

Shrewsbury Crime Report 03/06/23 through 03/12/23:

  • On March 6th, an officer located an unoccupied vehicle blocking traffic near Laclede Station Road and Archbishop May. He was unable to contact the registered owner or any driver, so the vehicle was towed.
  • On March 6th, a Shrewsbury resident reported online fraud involving her bank accounts.
  • On March 7th, a business in the 7400 block of Watson Road reported falling victim to a quick-change artist on two occasions. The suspect has been identified and is suspected of similar crimes all over the country. The investigation is ongoing.
  • On March 7th, an occupant of a black Dodge Durango broke out a vehicle window at a business in the 7300 block of Watson Road. The same vehicle, a stolen vehicle, is suspected of numerous similar crimes all over the region to include previous cases in Shrewsbury. The investigation is ongoing.
  • On March 8th, a Shrewsbury business reported a theft of a check somewhere along its journey in the US mail system. The check was stolen, altered, and fraudulently cashed. The investigation is ongoing.
  • On March 9th, a burglary to the Shrewsbury Aquatic Center Pool house was reported. Entry was forced into the building and several pieces of evidence were seized to be sent to the St. Louis Crime Lab to hopefully identify the suspect(s). The investigation is ongoing.
  • On March 9th, an officer conducted a traffic stop near Murdoch Ave and St. Charles Place. While speaking with the driver, he recklessly fled from the stop. The driver later crashed in St. Louis City and fled from that as well. The driver provided a fake name to the officer but provided his real social security number. As the driver wasn’t even able to lie well, he was identified. The officer learned the driver was wanted for major violent crimes, was a parole absconder, and is being sought.  The investigation is ongoing.
  • On March 11th, officers responded to a business in the 7000 block of Chippewa for a report of a vehicle window broken out. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle. An officer canvassing the area observed the vehicle, believed to be a stolen vehicle, in the Mackenzie Pointe Plaza, which recklessly fled. No other damaged vehicles were located. The investigation is ongoing.

During the week of March 6th  - March 12th, along with regular calls for service and traffic enforcement, the Shrewsbury Police Department responded to no shoplifting incidents along the Watson Road business corridor, 9 motor vehicle accidents, 3 residential and commercial alarms, and assisted the Fire / EMS Department on 28 calls.