‘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.

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 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.  


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.

Rape, DWI charges in Brentwood, Maplewood

Charges were made for rape, and driving while intoxicated recently, according to court and police records. Davion Howard, 19, of St. Louis city, was charged with second degree rape in Brentwood on April 13. According to records, Howard had sexual intercourse with the victim without her consent on February 15. Howard admitted to police that the victim told him ‘no’ multiple times.

Brentwood Chief of Police Fitzgerald to retire

According to the city of Brentwood, Chief of Police Dan Fitzgerald has decided to retire from the city. He has accepted a position as associate director of CYC sports with the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Fitzgerald is been a life-long Brentwood resident. Mayor Chris Thornton and the board of aldermen thank Fitzgerald for his dedicated service to the city and his leadership of the Brentwood Police Department, according to the release.

Puppy stolen at adoption event

A puppy was stolen at an adoption event at the Brentwood PetSmart store on Saturday, KSDK reported. The animal rescue group, All New Hope Rescue, is looking for three men accused of stealing a beagle-mix puppy from the Brentwood store. The group posted notice of the theft, with a photo of the puppy, on Facebook. According to the report, a man ran out of the store with the dog under his coat after being turned down for an adoption then jumped into a white or silver Impala and took off. If you have information in this case, you can send an email to allnewhope@yahoo.com.

Woman charged with leaving the scene, said she smoked pot every day

Erin B. Johnson, 28, of St. Louis was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, and combined alcohol/drug intoxication on October 30, 2016, near Musick Memorial Drive and Eager Road, according to court and police records. Johnson crashed her car into another car and left the scene. She was charged with being party to an accident that caused another person to sustain property damage in excess of $1,000 and leaving the scene. Her two children were in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Man steals vodka, drives off in brother’s Cadillac: police

According to court and police records, Gregory Hickman, 42, of St. Louis, was charged with a third stealing offense. On Nov. 21, 2016, at the Brentwood Schnucks, Hickman selected six bottles of vodka and placed them in a shopping basket. He carried the basket out of the store without making any attempt to pay for the vodka, and drove away in a gold Cadillac.