‘Hatchet’ used in Great Clips robbery

Jacob K. Clover, 30, of St. Louis, has been charged with first degree robbery and armed criminal action, after threatening a hair stylist at the Promenade Great Clips in Brentwood on June 7. According to court and police records Clover went into the Great Clips and demanded money from the stylist while holding a ‘hatchet-like tool’ and threatened to kill the stylist if he didn’t comply. Clover confessed to the crime.

Yoga studio moving to Brentwood

An established yoga studio, Joy of Yoga, is moving to 8981 Manchester Road from its current location at 3525 Watson Road, the studio announced to its clients. The new space, on the corner of Manchester Road and Brentwood Boulevard, will have two yoga studios and additional rooms for massage, reiki, diet and nutrition consultations, meditation, breathwork, energy work, sound healing, maternity consultations, card readings, specialty classes and more. They say the move will happen in the next couple of months. Theie current space, on Watson, will continue to be used as a yoga studio under a new name — Blue Sky Yoga. Joy of Yoga is on Facebook.

BHS coding winner leads coding camp at library

Brentwood High School junior (at the time) Emma Stoverink, who was on the winning team at a coding competition at Chaifetz Arena in October 2016, led a coding camp for middle school- girls at the Brentwood Library recently. The library posted a photo on Facebook. Brentwood junior again wins coding contest
Senator Sifton honors Brentwood student

Adderall prescription altered, woman arrested

Sara Mae Guerin, 24, of Ballwin, was charged with fraudulently trying to obtain a controlled substance in Brentwood. On May 2, she altered a prescription date for Adderall, an amphetamine at the Brentwood Dierbergs, according to court records. Guerin presented a prescription for Adderall at the Dierbergs pharmacy. The prescription had obviously been altered or forged, and store employees called Brentwood police. Guerin confessed to police that she had altered a prescription she had received earlier that day from her doctor.

Felony theft at Target

Allen Dwain Johnson Jr., 35, of St. Louis, was charged with stealing clothing, jewelry and other merchandise from the Brentwood Target store, according to court and police records. On May 19 at around 8 a.m., Johnson selected the items at the Target store and hid them in a shopping bag. He then walked out of the store without making an attempt to pay. He was caught at the Brentwood Metrolink station and the stolen items were recovered.

Brentwood, MRH high schools ranked in top 10 in area for math

Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights high schools have been recognized as two of the top ten high schools in the St. Louis area for math proficiency, the Post-Dispatch reports. The rankings are the results of the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP test), which the state uses to assess student progress in public schools. The test determines the proficiency rate of students who score at a level considered proficient or advanced. The statewide average for math proficiency is 48.6 percent.

Brentwood schools superintendent honored

St. Louis County proclaimed Tuesday “Mr. Faulkner Day” in recognition of Brentwood School District’s retiring superintendent, David Faulkner, according to Brentwood Schools on Twitter (@BrentwoodMoSD). Faulkner was superintendent since 2012. He is being replaced by Dr. Brian Lane, former deputy superintendent for the Mehlville School District.

Brentwood police officers honored for saving man’s life

Brentwood Police officers Thomas “Nick” Lang and Benjamin Drexl were honored recently  for their part in saving the life a man who was threatening suicide from an upper level of a parking garage in Brentwood, according to the city of Brentwood. They were recognized at the annual John J. McAtee Police Recognition Luncheon on June 7 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.  

 

HomeGoods moving to Brentwood

The discount home furnishings retailer, HomeGoods, is taking over the 17,800-square-foot space at Brentwood Pointe on Eager Road, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. It’s moving to Brentwood from a Ballwin location. OfficeMax left the location on Eager Road in May 2015. HomeGoods will open this year, the Business Journal says.

Mark Twain Elementary named a Gold Star School

Brentwood School District’s Mark Twain Elementary has been named one of this year’s Gold Star Schools, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on Wednesday. The program recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels, or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students. Eight schools were named statewide. In the St. Louis area, Chesterfield Elementary in the Rockwood R-VI School District and Mallinckrodt A.B.I. Elementary in the St.

Brentwood interim police chief named

The city of Brentwood announced on Tuesday that Mayor Chris Thornton has announced that Brentwood Police Major James McIntyre will be the interim chief of police, following Chief Dan Fitzgerald’s retirement, on May 5. McIntyre has been with the Brentwood Police since 1991, as a patrol officer, then a detective sergeant for five years, and most recently as the assistant chief, since 2014. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is an avid runner and a supporter of several non-profits, including the Special Olympics.