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Police: Stolen Gun Found in Storm Drain

The following information was supplied by the St. Peters Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Recovered Stolen Property

  • A pistol, reported stolen in 2010 in St. Charles County, was discovered near a basin in the 100 block of South Willow Grove after a heavy rainfall. Police believed the stolen gun was hidden in the storm drain and was pushed out. The gun was heavily damaged from weather conditions.

Felony Stealing

  • A demo Smartphone was stolen from a store in the  9000 block of Mid Rivers Mall by an unknown person.

Fatal Accident 

  • Ruth Thimmig, a 91-year-old St. Peters resident at Oak Tree Village Retirement Living, was pronounced dead at an area hospital following a car crash. On Tuesday morning a second person, Donald Gemienhart, 90, of St. Charles, died at SSM St. Joseph Health Center from injuries sustained in the crash.  According to a release from the St. Peters Police, the initial investigation reveals a 42-year-old female in a 2009 Honda Civic crossed the center lane of traffic and struck a 2012 Chevy Sonic head on. Police said Thimmig was the passenger in the vehicle and Gemienhart was the driver.

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For questions about this blotter, email joe.barker@patch.com.

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