Maplewood police are continuing to search for a Maplewood woman who has been missing since last week. Barbara Johnson, 62, was last seen on May 16 around 3 p.m. in the 7200 block of Manchester Road. According to the Search and Rescue Facebook page, Johnson is about 4-foot-10, she is suffering from osteoarthritis, anxiety, bipolar, and severe alcoholism. She does not have her house keys, wallet, ID, bus pass, metro pass, money or cell phone on her. She hasn’t been seen or heard from for about nine days.
Maplewood business Pie Oh My was hit by vandals, they posted on Twitter on Monday. They say they’ll be closed Tuesday for cleaning up and back in business on Wednesday. The suspect, 22-year-old Michael Brooker, broke into Pie Oh My, took off his clothes down to his boxer shorts, and then spread either blackberry or blueberry jam all over the inside of the shop, KMOV reported. Maplewood Police said a person in the area called the police about a man in his boxer shorts, covered in blood, standing outside near the art gallery. After police contacted Brooker, investigation showed him to be responsible for the damage to the two businesses.
Via Maplewood Police on social media on Suynday: This morning, a suspect was arrested in the area of Laclede Station and Comfort. The suspect was in possession of stolen property from a vehicle on Comfort. If you live in the area and your vehicle has been rummaged through please contact us at 314-645-3000. #Maplewood #stlcrime
This morning, a suspect was arrested in the area of Laclede Station and Comfort. The suspect was in possession of stolen property from a vehicle on Comfort. If you live in the area and your vehicle has been rummaged through please contact us at 314-645-3000.#Maplewood #stlcrime pic.twitter.com/ycNeXBWHG9
— Maplewood Police (@MaplewoodMOPD) April 8, 2018
A reminder that National Drug Take Back Day sponsored by the DEA is on April 28, 2018. We will be here from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to take these unwanted drugs off your hands. #Maplewood @DEASTLOUISDiv #DrugTakeBack #dontbethedealer pic.twitter.com/nHbcXOx95T
— Maplewood Police (@MaplewoodMOPD) April 9, 2018
The Maplewood Police Department now has a, "Submit a Tip," section on our website. People submitting tips may do so anonymously or may leave their contact information. Click the link to utilize this service. https://t.co/RHiQ6E5NrM . Bookmark and share. #Maplewood
— Maplewood Police (@MaplewoodMOPD) February 16, 2018
With a photo from last year, Maplewood Police advise calling Missouri Wildlife Rescue or Missouri Department of Conservation for help with a found wild animal in need. https://twitter.com/MaplewoodMOPD/status/981867840339922945
Maplewood Police arrested three juveniles who they say broke into unlocked cars on March 26, according to a Tweet from the department. The post included aerial photos of the areas of Manchester Road and Yale Avenue, and of Lyle and Margarette avenues. In another Tweet the department said in a routine traffic stop on March 25, an officer found a felon in possession of handguns and marijuana. Charges are pending. https://twitter.com/MaplewoodMOPD/status/979402939428155392
In a different incident:
On 03/25/2018 a Maplewood Patrol Officer conducted a "routine" traffic stop. Goes to show, no traffic stop is routine. Felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana, and possession of a stolen firearm charges are pending. #offthestreets pic.twitter.com/uZYflW4dMx
— Maplewood Police (@MaplewoodMOPD) March 29, 2018
Time for nominations for award for police officer who has shown compassion; Maplewood officer won last year
Last year the Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri awarded Maplewood Police Officer Levonston Hall the John J. McAtee Award, which recognizes officers who have shown compassion, concern and understanding when interacting with a person who has mental illness. It’s time for this year’s nominations. The award has been given since 1987 to a police department, sheriff’s office, National Park Service, campus police department or a Missouri State Trooper assigned to or located in the City of St. Louis or the counties of St. Louis, St.
Maplewood firefighters will host the public on Saturday, April 14 from noon to 5 p.m. in an open house for the new firehouse. The city is asking visitors to park behind the firehouse (north side) and enter through the main lower level doors. The building is designed for energy savings, with LED lighting throughout. The firefighters’ mattresses are from Mattress Wholesale and the closets from Saint Louis Closet Co., both Maplewood companies. See also: Maplewood’s new firehouse: Maplewood-made closets, Swiss-made garage doors
Maplewood police say a man and woman in a dark colored pick up have been seen in area parking lots trying to scam people to steal their cars. Police say the couple tells drivers their wheel is broken but it’s an attempt to steal their car. Police also think a white car is involved. Police warn not to speak with these people and to call the department immediately at (314) 645-3000. https://twitter.com/MaplewoodMOPD/status/974763266827268099
Maplewood resident, Treneshia R. Raven, 25, of the 7200 block of Lyndover (according to St. Louis County records) was charged with first-degree assault, causing serious physical injury, and armed criminal action, on March 4. She is being held on a $100,000 bond. https://twitter.com/MaplewoodMOPD/status/972203297976315905
Maplewood Police reported on Facebook and Twitter that Shareka Mosby, 33, was arrested and subsequently charged with ‘fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance’ after an investigation by Maplewood Police revealed that she illegally obtained 120 tablets of oxycodone with acetaminophen (Percocet) from Sam’s Club pharmacy. Also from Maplewood Police:
Had a great #NEIGHBORHOODWATCH meeting tonight with the residents from the 7300 block of Flora Ave. Nice to see so many residents ready to work with us as community partners. We even talked about the #9pmroutine and several other preventative measures. #maplewood @9PMRoutine1 pic.twitter.com/7Sr1mbfSid
— Maplewood Police (@MaplewoodMOPD) February 21, 2018
Artists First artist Danny Speck wanted to honor the Maplewood Police Department, so he painted a picture of a Maplewood police car. Maplewood Police Corporal Steve Jamerson liked it so much he surprised Speck and bought it. This is a correction. Previously it was said that the department bought the painting. Artists First is a non-profit art studio in Maplewood that provides a nurturing environment for people with a variety of disabilities including pervasive psychiatric illness, cognitive challenges, acquired brain injury, and post traumatic stress disorder.
A resident of the 3500 block of Cambridge Avenue in Maplewood reported to 40 South that his car was stolen from his driveway Friday morning. He said that at about 7:30 a.m. he left it running, unlocked, like he’s always done, while he went inside for 10 minutes. When he went back out it was gone. He said the car, a 2015 Toyota Rav4, was a work car and loaded with expensive work-related equipment. When he reported the theft to police they told him he should have locked it.
An Ellendale neighborhood resident who lives near the Greenwood-Canterbury intersection in Maplewood said at the Maplewood City Council meeting on Jan. 9 that drivers often make rolling stops there, and asked for Maplewood Police to patrol the spot. He also said cars can hit speeds of up to 50 mph on Greenwood. The speed limit on Greenwood and Canterbury is 25. It’s also 25 on Ellendale Avenue.