Two St. Peters men broke into homes to steal sodas and alcohol to drink because they were thirsty due to their heroin use, police said.
A Missouri Highway Patrol report indicated Timothy Allen Williams drove away from an accident scene and abandoned his car in the 100 block of Kindred Hill Road in St. Peters Oct. 3. Matthew David Walker, 23, was a passenger in the car.
Williams and Walker then took part in a crime spree, breaking into homes and stealing soda, alcohol and change, according to a Highway Patrol report.
A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper arrested Williams at his home in the first block of Lost Dutchmen Drive for fleeing the accident scene. Williams told an investigator he and Walker burglarized homes to steal something to drink because they were thirsty due to their heroin use, according to a court document.
Williams told investigators he acted as a lookout as Walker entered or attempted to enter three homes. Williams told police:
- On Oct. 4 in the first block of Dogwood Drive in St. Peters, Williams acted as a lookout as Walker broke a window and attempted to enter an attached garage
- On Oct. 4 in the first block of Heather Drive in St. Charles County, Williams acted as lookout as Walker entered a home through an unlocked door and stole a bottle of alcohol and two sodas from the refrigerator.
Walker denied participating in any burglaries. No charges related to the burglaries have been filed against him as of Thursday afternoon.
Walker, of the first block of Jill Marie Court in St. Peters, previously was charged with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Police said on Oct. 6 Walker possessed eight syringes and 72 decorative spoons, which were intended to be used to inject heroin.
Earlier in 2013, Walker was charged with resisting arrest, first-degree trespassing and marijuana possession.
Williams, of the first block of Lost Dutchmen Drive, was charged with being an accessory to burglary and as an accessory to misdemeanor theft. Bail was set at $20,000.