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St. Peters Man Charged With Stealing After Taking Credit Cards from YMCA Locker

The man, Nicholas Lindsay was arrested for stealing from two lockers at the YMCA in March.

A trip to a restaurant ended up in an arrest for a St. Peters man.

After weeks avoiding St. Peters Police, 26-year-old Nicholas Lindsay, of the 10th block of Spencer Valley, was charged with felony stealing and three other charges after police arrested him at El Agave restaurant. 

According to police, Lindsay stole items out of two lockers at the St. Charles County YMCA in St. Peters. Police said that on March 27, 2012, Lindsay used a guest pass to gain access to the YMCA and took two wallets from two lockers. One wallet contained $21 in cash, the other, however had several credit cards. Police said Lindsay admitted to using the cards to make purchases a Kay Jewelers, Champs and The Buckle with the credit cards. The total of the purchased items was $1,668.

According to a probable cause statement, Lindsay told police he later pawned the jewelry to get money to purchase drugs. 

On Oct. 13, 2012, police spotted Lindsay's girlfriend's vehicle and noticed Lindsay was driving, despite not having a valid Missouri driver's license. Lindsay pulled over, however, when police approached the car he yelled an expletive and drove away. He ran a stop sign before eventually ditching the car and hiding out in a creek until nightfall. Lindsay told police he ran because he was scared. 

He was charged on four counts: Theft of a credit card (a felony), theft less than $500 (misdemeanor), resisting arrest (misdemeanor) and driving with an invalid license (misdemeanor). 

Bond is set at $30,000, 10 percent is not authorized.

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