Friday, May 17, 2013
St. Louis County Police said Linda Dupree, of Ferguson, took the man's cash and cell phone, and pulled a knife and pepper spray when the man confronted her.
A Ferguson woman robbed a North County man using a knife and pepper spray after a sexual encounter. Linda Dupree, 27, of the 1300 block of Ferguson Avenue in Ferguson, was charged Tuesday with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. St. Louis County Police said the man and Dupree had sex at a home March 21 in the 4200 block of North Hanley Road near the North Hanley Metrolink Station. Between 8 p.m. and 8:40 p.m., Dupree then took $65 from the man’s pants pockets and took his cell phone from the dresser and put it in her coat, police reported. When the man confronted her, she pulled out pepper spray and a small knife, according to a court document. During a struggle, Dupree bit the man’s finger and cut his finger with the knife, …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Morris McDonald , who lives in North St. Louis County, is being held in St. Louis County jail after police said he choked his girlfriend with a belt.
A North County man faces abuse charges after police said he choked his girlfriend with a belt. Morris Antonio McDonald, 27, of the 3600 block of Av de Paris in unincorporated North County near Vaile Avenue and Old Halls Ferry Road, was charged Thursday with second-degree domestic assault. St. Louis County Police said McDonald wrapped a belt around his girlfriend’s neck and choked her May 8 in the 6800 block of Chesapeake Drive in North County just east of Black Jack. McDonald pleaded guilty in 2008 to third-degree domestic assault, assaulting a law enforcement officer and distributing a controlled substance. He was on probation after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance in 2010. McDonald is being held in St. Louis County…
Detective Sgt. Joe Eagan, who was shot in the line of duty in 2010 and serves as a Florissant City Councilman, talks about police week and the update on his current condition.
National Police Week always holds a special place in the heart of police officers and other law enforcement individuals across the country, but for Joe Eagan, a Maryland Heights Police Officer and Florissant City Councilman, it’s a truly special time. “There is nothing like this week, to see artifacts and notes people left at the [National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial] wall,” Eagan said. “It’s a very moving week.” The memorial sits in Washington D.C. and lists the names of federal, state and local officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Eagan said he visited the memorial 10 years ago. Eagan hails from a law enforcement family with his brother, brother-in-law, daughter and cousin all working police officers and knows the …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Mach Nguyen, of Florissant, was found dead by a coworker at their office in unincorporated North St. Louis County.
A Florissant man died early Wednesday morning after being found unconscious at his workplace, according to a St. Louis County Police press release. A co-worker found Mach Nguyen, 55, of Florissant, unconscious and not breathing on top of an electrical box at their workplace, St. Louis Cold Drawn Inc. in unincorporated North St. Louis County. Nguyen was taken to Christian Northeast Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. The case has been called an accidental death based on the evidence, the release said.
Jabori Dixon, 17, was charged with second-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft after police say he stole a TV from a home in Florissant.
Neighbors called police after they spotted a man carrying a flat-screen television down the street in Florissant. Florissant Police officers arrested Jabori Terron Dixon, 17, of the 700 block of St. Anthony Lane in Florissant, and he was charged April 26 with second-degree burglary and misdemeanor stealing. Florissant Police said Dixon broke a window April 25 to get into a home in the 1100 block of South Waterford Drive. Witnesses said they saw Dixon carry a TV down a dead-end street and hide it in some bushes. Officers then saw Dixon, who matched a description provided by witnesses, enter his home in the 700 block of St. Anthony. Dixon is being held in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $15,000. For more crime information on …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Derrick Wilson was sentenced to prison Friday on two counts of statutory sodomy and one count of child molestation.
A Florissant man was sentenced Friday to 17 years in prison for sexually assaulting his then girlfriend’s daughter. Derrick Wilson, 30, of Florissant, was sentenced to 17 years in prison for each of two counts of statutory sodomy and to 10 years in prison for child molestation. The sentences will run concurrently. Judge Michael D. Burton sentenced Wilson Friday in St. Louis County Circuit Court. A jury on Feb. 27 found Wilson guilty on all three charges. St. Louis County prosecutors said Wilson sexually touched a girl, who was 11 years old at the time, on three occasions between April 13, 2010 and Sept. 19, 2010. Wilson will be subject to lifetime supervision as a sex offender. On Sept. 19, 2010, the girl’s older sister witnessed Wilson …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Firefighters said they think carbon monoxide began leaking into the house because the attic fan was running and the windows were closed, which caused the exhaust from the furnace to be pulled back into the house.
A mom was given the ultimate gift Sunday. She saved her family from a fatal situation. Florissant Police said a woman called for help upon finding family members unresponsive in their beds, according to STLtoday.com. She said she too was feeling nauseous. The call came through dispatch just before 8 a.m. Police responded to the 3500 block of Stonehaven Dr., and said the mother and six people in the home, were exposed to elevated levels of carbon monoxide, according to KMOV. The police department, along with Florissant Valley Fire Protection District, found the woman carrying children out of the home. The victims ranged in age from less than 1 years old to 44, police said. All were conscious and responsive before being taken to area …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The following mug shots were taken from various St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County Patch crime reports between May 4 and May 10.
Information for Mugs in the News is provided by the Jefferson County, St. Charles County and St. Louis County law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome. Questions about this feature? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to see more mugs that made headlines? Check out our Mugs in the News pages.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Patch recaps the week that was in Hazelwood and Florissant police and fire news.
Regions Bank Robbed at Gunpoint Florissant police responded to a bank robbery Thursday afternoon at Regions Bank on Shackelford Road. A man in his 20s entered the bank and displayed a semiautomatic gun. Girlfriend Prompts Wife to Stab Husband, Police Say Ferguson Police said the man needed surgery after being stabbed with a broken bottle by his wife, who was upset when the man's girlfriend showed up at their home. Girlfriend Turns Man In After Finding Ski Mask, Gun in Car, Police Say Mark Porter Reynolds was charged with first-degree robbery after police said he held up a woman on Greenway Manor Drive in North County. Blame the Victim? Do We Encourage Burglaries? A couple of readers debate whether victims bear any responsibility for …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Paul Tripp, who is serving sentences for dealing drugs and dumping a woman's body after she overdosed on heroin, is accused of DWI after leading police on a high-speed chase.
A Florissant man, who is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase while driving drunk Jan. 10, not only was on parole at the time but was driving with a revoked license. Paul Allen Tripp, 28, of the 1300 block of Flicker Drive, pleaded guilty April 30 to driving while revoked. At the time, Tripp was on parole after being sentenced in February 2012 to two years in prison for abandoning a woman’s body after she died from a heroin overdose. Tripp dumped a woman, Valerie Butler, near Prouhet Farm Road in Bridgeton. Her body was found several weeks later. The medical examiner said Butler died of acute heroin intoxication. He also was sentenced in 2011 to five years in prison for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance…