Friday, May 17, 2013
Melinda Tucker also has to make restitution to her former employer, Motor Vehicle Solutions of St. Peters.
A woman who stole $232,000 from her St. Peters-based employer was placed on five years probation after pleading guilty May 6. Melinda Tucker, of the 1900 block of Prairie Point Road in O’Fallon, credited her personal credit cards with refunds from Motor Vehicle Solutions, her employer, 128 times between March 2011 and May 2012. Tucker also is ordered to pay restitution at a rate of $200 per month until she is employed. When she is employed, the rate will go up at an amount determined by her probation officer. Motor Vehicle Solutions sells extended vehicle warranties. Join St. Peters Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. On May 3, the company’s credit card processor notified Motor Vehicle Solutions that they …
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 15, 2013
Jeramie Michael Conner also has a pending charge of selling drugs to an undercover officer.
A Harvester man faces theft charges after police said he was caught on videotape stealing two gold bracelets from a St. Peters jewelry store. Jeramie Michael Conner, 23, of the 3700 block of Nottingham Court in Harvester, was charged Friday with felony stealing. St. Peters Police said Conner went into Smith Jewelry and Coins at 4213 S Old Highway 94 on May 1. Police said while the store owner’s back was turned, Conner took two men’s gold bracelets from a display case. A side door to the case had been left open. The bracelets are valued at $800 and $700. Join St. Peters Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. At closing time, the owner noticed the display case’s side door was open and saw two bracelets were missing…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
O'Fallon Police said Alex Stigall and Jermel Higgins worked together to identify an older person getting a prescription they wanted, and Stigall grabbed the medication in the O'Fallon Walmart parking lot.
Two teens worked together to grab a prescription from a 69-year-old woman after she left the Walmart pharmacy in O’Fallon. Patch reported earlier that Alex Michael Stigall, 18, of the 4000 block of Southridge Drive in St. Peters, and Jermel Higgins, 18, of the 300 block of San Juan Drive in St. Charles, were charged Thursday for physically taking property from a victim. O’Fallon Police said Stigall and Higgins sat in the Walmart pharmacy at 1307 Highway K, and Higgins pointed out a woman who was getting a prescription they wanted. Stigall followed her out to the parking lot, came up behind her, ripped the bag out of the 69-year-old woman’s hands and ran off towards his car, police said. He later hid the prescription in a bush near his car…
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:
Friday, April 5, 2013
St. Peters Police said Jovanna Davis used a fake ID to buy items at Home Depot and Weekends Only stores.
A St. Charles County woman faces a felony theft charge after using a fake ID at several stores in St. Louis County. Jovanna Davis, 35, of the 3300 block of Arlington Avenue in the Harvester area in St. Charles County, was charged with identity theft March 22. St. Peters Police said Davis told them a man approached her and asked if she wanted to work for him “since she was unemployed and needed money to support her five children.” Davis told police she agreed, and the man told her to get a passport photo and to give it to him. Soon, an Illinois driver’s license arrived in the mail with another person’s information and Davis’ photo. Davis said she met the man at Home Depot stores in Overland, Bridgeton and Ferguson and a Weekends Only store …
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 …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Anthony Cissi is charged with theft and receiving stolen property. Cissi told police he's a heroin addict and steals for cash, according to a court document.
A Harvester man is accused of receiving stolen property and theft, and may be charged with more crimes, according to a court document. Anthony Cissi, 19, of the 3900 block of Cambridge Crossing in the Harvester-area, was charged March 11 with stealing, a Class A misdemeanor. He also was charged March 8 with receiving stolen property, a class C felony. A St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department detective said Cissi stole a backpack Jan. 24 from a car on the street where he lives. The backpack contained a calculator and textbooks. Cissi admitted stealing items from three vehicles. Some of the items were found in his bedroom. A court document also said he possessed several other stolen items, including two iPhones, a Samsung cell phone, an MP3…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The woman told police she was checking on her funds in the bank and simply made a mistake. She was arrested at a Ferguson Walmart for stealing in 2011, St. Peters Police said.
A North St. Louis County woman was arrested for shoplifting and trespassing at the St. Peters Walmart with her 10-year-old daughter. Kimyette M. Williams, 33, of the 500 block of Dornoch Drive in Glasgow Village, was charged with felony theft, first-degree trespassing and possession of drug-related items. St. Peters Police said Williams walked outside, passing all check-out lanes at the Walmart store, 1661 Jungermann Road, with a grocery cart full of items. Williams told police she was on the phone with a friend, trying to find out if she had enough money in the bank for the items. Williams said she was “moving too fast and made a mistake.” St. Peters Police said that at times, Williams’ daughter was with her and at other times she was …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The crime wasn't discovered until the other woman was arrested two years later, St. Peters Police say.
A woman arrested for stealing at Mid Rivers Mall used fake identification in an attempt to pass herself off as another person. Latasha S. Frazier, 39, of the 2200 block of Collett Drive in Moline Acres, was charged Jan. 28 with two counts of forgery and one count of possessing a controlled substance. St. Peters Police said Frazier was arrested May 7, 2010 at Mid Rivers Mall for possessing buprenorphine and naloxone, both controlled substances. Police said she gave officers an Illinois driver’s license with someone else’s identity information. Frazier had been arrested for stealing items valued at $320 from Marshall’s at Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters, and officers also found she had items stolen from TJ Maxx. She also filled out a …