Holiday decorative inflatables were stolen from yards on Elm and Flora avenues Friday night, a resident said. They said one disappeared off Elm, and a yard on Flora lost three. They told the police, who said there had been no other reports of stolen inflatables.
Henry Robinson, 48, of the 7200 block of Anna Avenue (per county records), received multiple charges after allegedly stabbing a neighbor in a dispute on Saturday morning.Maplewood Police shared the charging information and his photo on social media. https://twitter.com/MaplewoodMOPD/status/942932324324438016
Also from Maplewood Police on Twitter, a new hire:
We are happy to introduce the newest member of the Maplewood Police Department. Officer Courtney Olson is a recent graduate of the Eastern Missouri Police Academy and will be assigned to the Patrol Division. pic.twitter.com/tAV5iovXrt
Maplewood Police posted on Twitter and Facebook on Sunday that a proactive officer seized a handgun and what appears (from their photo) to be marijuana (at least). They made two arrests. https://twitter.com/MaplewoodMOPD/status/942557541871030272
Maplewood Police have arrested a suspect accused of stealing items off a front porch in Maplewood, and charges are pending, the department posted on Twitter. The department shared a video and photo of the theft on Facebook and Twitter on Dec. 14, and thanked all who shared it. https://twitter.com/MaplewoodMOPD/status/941827057784197120
Maplewood police have arrested a man in connection with a van that clipped a Metro bus last week. The department posted videos of the van hitting the bus on social media; an anonymous tipster called the department. The tipster told police that the van was possibly located at Home Depot in Brentwood, also supplied license plate information. Officers went to the Brentwood man’s home and inspected the van in question. They determined it was the van involved in the crash.
Maplewood Police posted on Twitter (@MaplewoodMOPD) and Facebook on Saturday that they had solved a traffic collision from earlier in the week. The department posted a video of a van clipping a Metro bus on social media, asking for tips as to who might be driving it. On Saturday they said an anonymous tipster came through. Watch 40 South for charges. https://twitter.com/MaplewoodMOPD/status/939646114168557568
We need your help! @MaplewoodMOPD are attempting to locate the driver or owner of this van. The driver clipped a Metro bus on 12/01/2017 and fled the scene. The Please contact Officer Justin Cosma #341 with any information. firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-645-3000 pic.twitter.com/5VPbrNI5l1
Cars taking Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center students to school were blocking the intersection at Manchester and Laclede Station on Monday, Maplewood Police posted on Facebook and Twitter. The department has seen an increase in vehicles blocking Manchester Road at Laclede Station due to the traffic overflow from the ECC. Maplewood Police are urging parents/motorists to use caution and have patience, and also, that blocking an intersection is a violation of city ordinance and state law. Last week the police department posted that cars dropping off students have been blocking driveways on Burgess.
Maplewood Police reported on Twitter Tuesday that they had received a complaint of cars blocking drives in the 2800 block of Burgess Avenue. The department Tweeted: “If you drop off or pick up your children @mrh_ecc be mindful of no parking areas and please do not block private driveways.” In August some parents parked in no parking areas, including blocking driveways, as section of Burgess was closed to finish grading and landscaping by the MRH Early Childhood Center.
Maplewood city officials on Tuesday approved new police cars, car video cameras, and also a new AirBnb. According to Mayor Barry Greenberg, the council passed, among others:
A resolution to provide $7,000 in overtime reimbursement for ‘enforcement activities involving occupant protection, hazardous moving violations and vulnerable roadway user enforcement activities.’ The grant, through Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Blueprint for Safer Roadways Program, also provides $3,060 for a new radar unit. A resolution to buy three police vehicles from Bommarito Ford for $56,178, including a trade-in. Ten Panasonic cameras for installation in 10 police patrol vehicles at a cost of $99,707.
Maplewood Police on Saturday reported to a vehicle accident in the 7300 block of Marietta Avenue after a delivery truck hit a car parked on the street. The contact apparently broke two windows and caused other damage. The driver of the truck stayed in the area and cooperated with police, the department reports.