The man, in jail on a burglary and theft charge, never was out of sight of corrections officer, police said.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
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 …
St. Peters Police said the local business sold gold before a 15-day window was closed.
The St. Peters Police Department issued a summons on Friday, in lieu of arrest, to the owner Gold Stop, located at 1600 Mid Rivers Mall, for violating a St. Peters City Ordinance. The precious medal ordinance states businesses buying precious metals are required to maintain the metals for 15 days. The purpose of the ordinance is to allow victims the time to discover and report the missing/stolen items to their local police department. It also allows the time for investigators to find stolen items before they are irretrievable. The case came to the attention of police in late May. Officers took a report from a person who was the victim of a robbery. Multiples pieces of jewelry, valued at approximately $1,500, were taken from her residence…