The St. Peters Police recently unveiled the 2011 police report.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Calls went up in 2011, but incident reports went down.
St. Peters Police fielded more calls in 2011 than it had in the previous nine years, however the number of crimes in the city is not on the rise. During the June 28 meeting of the Board of Aldermen, St. Peters Police Major Jeff Finkelstein presented the 2011 Police Annual Report. The report, a collection of facts and statistics from the previous years, showed the police responded to 32,181 calls in 2011—up from 30,519 in 2010. Finkelstein said that, despite the increase in calls, the number of incidents reported actually went down from 3,072 in 2010 to 2,817 in 2011. He said that a big reason the increase in calls was an increase in public trust. He said more people were relying on police to provide services like wellness checks. The …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Kansas-based church held signs and sang songs for nearly 45 minutes during a peaceful protest at the St. Peters high school.
This time the Westboro Baptist Church decided to show up. Armed with signs, flags and portable stereo blaring parody cover songs, five members of the controversial church descending on Fort Zumwalt East on Wednesday afternoon. Flanked by a heavy police presence, the church members stood outside the high school from 1:53 p.m. until 2:36 p.m. and protested. "It’s a school that’s a microcosm of America,” Westboro church member Cary Fritz said. “These students here actually wrote to us and told us that this school was totally overrun with fag-agenda type stuff. So we’re out here in response to that—students requested us out here.” Westboro had announced on its website that church members would be coming to picket Fort Zumwalt East on Feb. 6. …