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Dec 10, 2018

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Round Up! -Officers responded to the Manchester Police Department in regards to an investigation. Manchester Police arrested a suspect for stealing and while talking to him, the suspect advised that he left his young child at home in Ballwin unattended, prior to committing the offense. Ballwin Officers responded to the suspect’s address, where they found the child left in a crib. Arrangements were made for the child to be placed into the care of another relative. The suspect was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. The incident was also forwarded to the department of family services. -An officer responded to Enterprise rental car in regards to failure to return rental property. The suspect rented a car, stopped answering phone calls and emails, and did not return the vehicle. The car has been entered as stolen in law enforcement databases. We will temporarily adopt Enterprise’s slogan of “We’ll pick you up” during this incident, as the suspect will likely have a similar experience with us when located. -Officers responded to a vehicle stuck in a ditch on the side of a road in the northern part of Ballwin. It became evident that the driver was impaired when his response to why he was in a ditch resembled “slkda;jfoafjiieoji;aflkdsja;fjdka;ljfdlkca;lkjfdasjfdalkfjieowjioejfoia;wefioa;jfiewoja;eoiafjoiejafioa;fjeio;jandsa” if it was spelled out. The driver was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Failure to Drive in a Single Lane. And finally, -Officers responded to a non-injury motor vehicle accident on Ries Road outside of Lowe’s. A vehicle was discovered on its side, wedged in-between trees and a retaining wall. It was determined that an occupant of the vehicle recently stole a nail gun from Lowe’s and the vehicle crashed during an attempt to flee the area. In cooperation with the Karma police, this suspect was arrested and charged with stealing. As always, if you need us, we will be there. -BPD
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Dec 9, 2018

106.5 The Arch Holiday Card Drive

LISTEN TO 106.5 THE ARCH @ 3:30 PM ON MONDAY TO HEAR A SPECIAL HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM THE BPD EXPLORERS. The Ballwin Police Explorers Christmas card creation event for 106.5 The Arch 10,000 cards for Kids promotion was a big success. We were able to make and collect a lot of awesome Christmas cards. A great time was had by all. We even got a surprise visit from Stacey and Jonah, hosts of the Arch’s afternoon radio show. We are already thinking about how we can make next year’s event bigger! Here are a few pics from the event Happy Holidays!
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Nov 26, 2018

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Round Up!-Officers attempted to stop a wrong way driver on Manchester Road. After a short pursuit, with a median speed of approximately 14 miles per hour, the driver was apprehended. The driver was charged with felony DWI, fleeing a police officer, resisting arrest, and improper lane use.-Officers responded to a disturbance between two individuals at a local golf course. Upon arrival, officers were confronted by an uncooperative and intoxicated subject who had been part of the incident. Investigation led to the arrest of the uncooperative subject for domestic assault, resisting arrest, and failure to comply with a police order. Approximately two hours later, the other person involved in the disturbance came to BPD demanding the release of the previously arrested suspect, which eventually led to her arrest for failure to comply with a police order and resisting arrest.-An officer stopped a vehicle for only having one working headlight. Further investigation led to the discovery of a smorgasbord of illegal drugs. The driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of a firearm. The case has been forwarded to the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Officer for review.And finally,-Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the rear of Claymont Elementary in the early hours of the morning. Through investigation, it was determined that mutually agreeing occupants of the vehicle could not find anywhere else for some “adult alone time.” Our professional advice to them was that if you are seeking “adult alone time” in the public, you should probably turn off the illegal neon blue florescent lights all over your vehicle that likely draw more attention than the Batlight from Batman.As always, if you need us, we will be there.-BPD
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Nov 9, 2018

Gary Sinise Foundation Visit

We had a very special guest today from the Gary Sinise Foundation! Thank you for everything you have done for our brother.
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Nov 5, 2018

Weekly Roundup

We responded to a report of stealing from a local grocery store. The subject was able to steal over $500 worth of merchandise consisting solely of alcohol. This report is under investigation and will hopefully be resolved soon. Halloween night and the days around it did not provide us with much content for the weekly roundup. This is a good thing. The biggest problems we received were for people stealing all of the candy out of bowls left on porches or unfortunately the destruction of those cool inflatables in yards. We did have a great time getting to see all of the costumes (see attached photo). An officer was dispatched in reference to an electric medical scooter parked in front of an address unattended. The officer responded to the area and recognized the scooter as belonging to a gentleman from the area who normally walks his dog. The officer was able to locate the address of the gentleman and checked his residence, while another officer stayed with the scooter. They discovered the battery had died on the scooter and that several friends of the man had picked him up and were in the process of returning for the scooter. This is one of those calls that officers are glad they can help with and when others are already helping reminds us all why we love being in Ballwin. And finally, Officers responded to a call for a suspicious person in a neighborhood south of Manchester. The report was of a male in his mid 20s riding a skateboard. The caller was concerned not only because the individual was having difficulty staying upright on the skateboard, but also because he was carrying a box of bananas. We were unable to locate the subject, but have not received any reports of slips due to banana peels.
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Nov 2, 2018

Explorer Post Seeking Volunteer Opportunity

Ballwin Police Explorer Post 9220 is looking to lend a helping hand this Holiday Season. One reason the Ballwin Police Department started an Explorer Post was to get area youth involved in the community. Starting this Holiday Season, we want to volunteer our time at events designed to help those in need at local churches or non-profit organizations in the Ballwin area. If your church or non-profit has an event this November or December, that benefits a great cause, and you could use a little extra help, please reach out to us. Check our availability for your event by contacting Officer Derek Loeffel by email at: dloeffel@ballwin.mo.us or phone at: 636-227-9636.
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Nov 1, 2018

Warners' Warm-Up

We are proud to be a drop off location for the 18th annual Warners' Warm-up Coat Drive! Please bring your donation of new or gently-used winter coats of all shapes and sizes to the Ballwin Police Station lobby for Bi-State residents in need. For more information visit http://www.kurtwarner.org/warmup.html
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