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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
Curtis Hill, 72, of St. Louis, cashed a check for $2,884 on Oct. 13 at the US Bank branch inside Schnucks in Brentwood; he was charged with forgery. According to court and police records, Hill told Brentwood police he was approached in St. Louis by a man who identified himself only has Jacque.
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.
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.
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.