Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Michael Anthony Glatz ran through a wooden fence to get away after his stepfather arrived home. He told police he was high on Xanax at the time.
A man admitted disabling his stepfather’s video surveillance system during a March 20 burglary and stealing jewelry from his home in St. Peters. Michael Anthony Glatz pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and felony theft and was placed on five years probation by St. Charles County Circuit Court Judge Jon A. Cunningham. Glatz ran through a wooden fence, dropping some stolen jewelry, when his stepfather arrived at his home in the 1400 block of Ticonderoga Drive, according to St. Peters Police. Glatz told police he was high on Xanax when he ran through the fence, according to a court document. The stepfather had been monitoring the surveillance system and saw that it had been disabled. He called police and went home. He was able to …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A St. Charles County Sheriff's deputy said Jacob Shearer had stolen items and left evidence behind in the home.
Deputy Finds Suspect Near Burglarized Harvester Home, Officials Say
St. Charles County deputies responding to a call found a Harvester man near a burglarized home Monday with items stolen from the home. Jacob Shearer, 28, of the 4000 block of Cambridge Crossing Drive, was charged with second-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft. A St. Charles County Sheriff’s deputy said Shearer also left evidence behind in the home in the first block of Cambridge Crossing Court. He had taken $51.97 in change from the home, the deputy said. Join St. Peters Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. According to a court document, another person who had been with Shearer told police Shearer told him he burglarized the residence and returned to the house with his accomplice a second time. Shearer is …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Shannon M. Zeiss is charged with stealing two televisions and a Wii game system.
A St. Peters man is accused of kicking in his neighbor’s apartment door and stealing several items on Friday. Shannon Zeiss, 33, of the 700 block of Highlands Hill Court in St. Peters, was charged Monday with second-degree burglary and felony stealing. St. Peters Police said Zeiss stole two televisions and a Wii game system from his neighbor’s apartment. The items are valued at a total of $1,054. Zeiss was arrested for the crime Saturday. He is being held in St. Charles County jail. Bail was set at $15,000. For more crime information on St. Peters Patch, see the following articles:
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A couple of readers debate whether victims bear any responsibility for crime. What do you think?
In Des Peres last week, a handful of cars and homes were burglarized in a residential neighborhood—a serious enough "spree" that the city blasted an email and text alert to the neighborhoods. As it happens, the burglar got into some unlocked cars, used the garage door opener and walked into a pair of houses in which the inside door was not locked. The report brought on this comment from a reader: "A person would not lock their car outside overnight (or anytime) because? And with a home garage door opener and valuables inside? Is this laziness or stupidity?" Another reader who said she was was one of the victims took offense: "I hope you are never a victim. You are acting like it was our fault." What do you think? Do we bear any …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A St. Charles County Sheriff's deputy said Damarco Allah stole an Xbox from a St. Charles County home.
A Harvester area man is accused of burglarizing a St. Charles County home in October. Damarco A. Allah, 19, of the 1400 block of Park Ashwood Court in the Harvester area, was charged April 2 with second-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft. A St. Charles County Sheriff’s deputy said Allah entered a home in the first block of Fern Drive in St. Charles County Oct. 25 and stole an Xbox 360 game console. The deputy reported that Allah sold the gaming system for $20. Allah is being held in St. Charles County jail. Bail was set at $25,000. He had pleaded guilty July 9 to two counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer, two counts of resisting arrest and one count of first-degree trespassing. He served 30 days in jail on those charges. For …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
St. Peters Police said Middleton researched reposessed homes in the area and then broke into the vacant houses to steal copper pipes, wiring and other fixtures.
A man previously charged with burglarizing four vacant homes for copper pipes and wiring now faces 26 such charges in St. Peters. Joshua Middleton, 23, of the 400 block of Briscoe Lane in O’Fallon, is being charged with 25 counts of second-degree burglary and one count of felony theft. Most of the burglaries are said to have taken place between December 2011 and January 2012. St. Peters Police said Middleton researched reposessed homes in the area and then broke into the vacant houses to steal copper pipes, wiring and other fixtures. The burglaries including the following dates and places: Police said Middleton also stole a power distribution block, copper pipe, electric wire and a marine battery between Dec. 1 and Jan. 8. Middleton is …
Monday, April 1, 2013
St. Peters Police said the man's stepfather was monitoring his home on his cell phone and came home when the camera disconnected. He installed the camera to keep his stepson out.
A man accused of burglarizing his stepfather’s house told police he ripped wiring for a surveillance system out of the wall “because he was mad at the victim for installing video cameras,” according to St. Peters Police. The man ran through a wooden fence to escape the home as the homeowner arrived, according to a court document. Michael Anthony Glatz, 18, was charged Monday with second-degree burglary and felony theft. He also was charged March 21 with four counts of passing a bad check. Glatz’ stepfather called police and told them he was watching his home surveillance system on his cell phone while at work. He saw a shadow on his living room wall, and a few minutes later the camera was disconnected, he told police. He immediately went …
Friday, January 11, 2013
O’Fallon Police ask that anyone witnessing suspicious activity near a vacant home in O’Fallon contact the department, at (636) 240-3200.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The man, in jail on a burglary and theft charge, never was out of sight of corrections officer, police said.
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Monday, November 12, 2012
A prisoner in St. Peters municipal jail briefly escaped from the St. Peters jail Oct. 30 after pushing a corrections officer and grabbing his keys, making it a short distance outside the St. Peters Justice Center at 1020 Grand Teton. “He was never out of sight of our officers,” said St. Peters Police Media Relations Officer Melissa Doss. Doss said that Zachary Mills, 21, of Wright City, allowed to make a phone call, but instead he pushed a corrections officer back several feet and grabbed his keys. Mills made it outside the center and ran between apartment buildings in a nearby complex. An officer got close enough to him to point a Taser at Mills, who then stopped running and surrendered. Mills was charged Oct. 31 with assaulting a law …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The man stole the chalice and other items from Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church in June.
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Friday, October 12, 2012
A man who stole a gold chalice from Sts. Ann and Joachim Catholic Church in June pleaded guilty Oct. 4 to second-degree burglary and felony stealing. Sean McDonald, 20, of the 900 block of Cottontail Lane in St. Charles County, was given a suspended sentence and five years probation. If he violates probation, McDonald can be sentenced for the burglary and theft. As a condition of his probation, McDonald must complete a court-sponsored mental health program and cannot possess or use alcohol. The chalice, gold-plated over silver, is valued at $6,000. McDonald also took money from collection boxes at Sts. Joachim and Ann, 4112 McClay Road, and a set of golf clubs from the rectory garage, according to police reports. Afterwards, McDonald …