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Police: St. Charles Man Stole Catcher's Mitt from Walmart

Matthew Lee Perrey, 24, of the 100 block of McDonough in St. Charles, was charged on Dec. 13 with stealing and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

A St. Charles man was arrested after St. Peters Police say the man took sporting goods from Walmart. 

Matthew Lee Perrey, 24, of the 100 block of McDonough in St. Charles, was charged on Dec. 13 with stealing and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. The stealing charge is a felony charge because it's Perrey's third stealing related offense since 2010.

St. Peters Police said that on Dec. 12, Perrey took a catcher's mitt and a pair of batting gloves from Walmart. Police said Perrey is an admitted drug user and found him with two used syringes, a tourniquet and burnt bottom of a soda can in his jacket pocket.

Perrey pled guilty to stealing on July 27, 2012, and on Jan. 10, 2011. According to the probable cause statement, perry has been convicted of stealing seven times in the past five years. 

Bond in the case was set at $25,000, case only. 

Geri Greene December 18, 2012 at 04:58 PM
With the scourge of heroin in our country, here is a local resource for those looking for support to get out of the heroin addiction: http://www.not-even-once.com
Geri Greene December 18, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Stealing is highly linked to drug addiction. Stealing to buy drugs and support the habit. In this case, it sounds like a misguided attempt to acquire presents for some children he may care about. Please get help with your issues. There are many groups waiting to assist you become clean. http://www.not-even-once.com
Geri Greene December 18, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Can Patch do an article on the heroin epidemic and some of it's resources to recovery? I'd gladly contribute links.
Mary rosebrough December 18, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Thanks for putting up that link Geri. Unfortunately, he is a heroin addict and has been out there bad for quite awhile. The sad thing is you cant help those who arent willing to help themselves. But bringing more awareness to this problem is a great start to getting the word out there that there is help.
Mike McKnight December 22, 2012 at 07:29 PM
I checked out his Facebook page and he doesn't come off as such a bad guy but you never know. If he has an addiction then he should get some help and try to clean up, look for a job and make money the right way to support his kid.

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