Dispatchers, firefighters, EMS recognized after woman is saved

Brentwood Fire Chief Terry Kurten, at the Dec. 4 Brentwood Board of Aldermen meeting, recognized firefighters, dispatchers, and St. Mary’s Hospital employees whose efforts saved a Brentwood woman in cardiac arrest on September 6. According to Kurten, from the meeting minutes:

Catherine Hamer had collapsed and was unresponsive. Her husband called 911 and dispatchers Melissa Stites and and Amanda Lerch dispatched emergency personnel, obtained information and gave instruction.

Fire at Brentwood Forest condos

The city of Brentwood said in a news release on Tuesday that a fire occurred in Brentwood Forest Condominiums that morning. According to the city the fire was in a single-family residence at the condominiums and was confined to the kitchen area. The homeowner was not home at the time; there were no injuries. No cause has been determined. An investigation will be conducted.

‘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.

Police detective named Brentwood Citizen of the Year

Brentwood Police Detective Craig Eisenbeis was named Citizen of the Year by the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s holiday party Thursday night. Eisenbeis is devoted to many causes, according to the Brentwood city website, including Missouri Special Olympics, National Night Out and BBQ for Backstoppers. He is the DARE officer and school resource officer for Brentwood schools. Brentwood Chamber board member, Dr. Kyle Kuhlman of Complete Care St. Louis, presented the award.

Thefts at Home Depot, Target

Derrick Sanders Jr., 21, of St. Louis, was charged with stealing various items from the Brentwood Home Depot. On Oct. 10, Sanders put various items of merchandise in a shopping cart at Home Depot and hid some items in his clothing and walked out of the store without making any attempt to pay, according to court and police records. Sanders and a female companion drove away in a gold SUV with no license plates.

Theft in Maplewood, property damage in Brentwood

Robinette Patrice Chandler, 35, and James Edward Gordon, 55, both of St. Louis, were charged with stealing eyeglass frames at Crown Vision Center in Maplewood Commons on September 3. According to court and police records, while Chandler distracted an employee, Gordon hid two sets of eyeglass frames in his pocket. The two then left the store without making any purchase. When an employee realized the frames were missing she called Maplewood police.

3 arrested after fleeing from accident

Following an accident on highway 64-40 Sunday night, three suspects fled on foot into Brentwood and Ladue, where all were arrested, according to Brentwood Chief of Police Dan Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald said on Facebook Sunday night that all suspects are in custody. One was arrested in 9300 block of Sonora Avenue and two were arrested in Ladue, he said. Lieutenant McClure, with the Ladue Police Department, said the driver was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and a passenger had outstanding warrants from other departments. No one was seriously injured.

Brentwood man secretly filmed woman under dress at Target: police

According to court and police records, at the Brentwood Target, on August 31, Joseph Mansker Jr., of Brentwood, used a hidden camera to secretly record a woman under or through her clothing without her consent. A similar incident occurred at the Target store in May 2015, when Matthew Foerstel, of O’Fallon, Missouri, was charged with secretly filming a woman under a dressing room door as she tried on a swimsuit. Foerstel’s case has been in the county court system since then. In Foerstel’s case, a settlement conference is scheduled for Nov. 11.

Woman runs from Famous Footwear, apparently barefoot, with stolen shoes in her purse

According to court and police records, Arlene Veronica Kirn, 34, of St. Louis, at Famous Footwear in Brentwood, on September 7,  selected a pair of shoes and put them on her feet. A store employee saw her walking around the store wearing the shoes and told her she needed to return them. Kirn set down her purse and removed the shoes from her feet. The employee could see there were two other pairs of shoes inside Kirn’s purse.