Shot fired at University Tower

Employees on the 16th floor of University Tower in Richmond Heights discovered a fragment of a bullet fired sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning KSDK  reported. 

Richmond Heights police did not receive any calls for shots fired overnight, according to KSDK. They’re now trying to find out if there is any surveillance video, and so far, no suspects. It’s the same floor as First Rule Firm and Broadcast, according to the office directory.

Richmond Heights passes fire command consolidation: a resident reports

Richmond Heights city officials Monday night passed a bill to consolidate the command structure for the fire departments of  Richmond Heights, Brentwood, Maplewood, Rock Hill and Clayton. It was the first of the five cities to approve it. Richmond Heights resident Peggy Terrell spoke against the idea at the meeting, and also wrote a report, which she gave permission to be used in 40 South:
I have lived in Richmond Heights, Missouri for over 18 years and I have loved living here.  Tonight was the first time I felt that the Richmond Heights Mayor and Council let down their constituents by voting for the 5 municipality fire department consolidation, known as East Central Fire Command Participation Agreement (Bill 5503/ECFC).  The administrative staff of Richmond Heights, Brentwood, Maplewood, Rock Hill and Clayton will consolidate IF the 4 other municipalities’ council agree upon it. Tonight Councilman Dan Sebban of District 4 abstained from voting because he was unaware they were voting tonight and he wasn’t fully informed of the Bill because he has been out of town. Councilman Danny Hebenstreit of District 4 hadn’t spoken to his constituents but voted yes anyway.

Arrests for shorts theft, DWI

Terry T. Nebbitt Sr., 67, of St. Louis was charged with his third stealing-related offense, after stealing 22 pairs of Polo brand boxer shorts from Macy’s on December 27, 2016, according to court and police records. Nebbitt hid the shorts in a bag and walked out of the store without making an attempt to pay. He was caught outside the store and the items were recovered. He had previously pleaded guilty to stealing in Brentwood and St.

Pulaski Bank robber charged

According to a Richmond Heights police report, Pawel Rynkiewicz, 36, of Olivette, robbed the Pulaski Bank (6510 Clayton Road) at gunpoint on February 29, 2016. He was charged with the felony in St. Louis County on July 6, 2017. Rynkiewicz was previously charged June 2 with two felony counts of first degree robbery in Creve Coeur, where he implied he had a gun, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

RH police: coffee with residents, DWI enforcement, softball report

The Richmond Heights Police Department held a ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Stonecrest at Clayton View on Thursday, and reported on Facebook it was a great success. The department also reports that June 30 through July 4 is the Fourth of July DWI Enforcement. Also on the department’s Facebook feed, a report of the team’s recent softball game:
The Richmond Heights Pounders took the field Monday night in the opening round of the softball playoffs. The Pounders crushed their first round opponent 20 something to very few. It was a beautiful hitting display by the Pounders and prompted an immediate double header game against the rascally top seeded Logan Chiropractic team.

AB Green fire: Chief says arson is likely

Richmond Heights firefighters doused a fire in the second floor of the AB Green building Monday around 6 p.m., which Richmond Heights Fire Chief Steve Carman said was probably arson. He said there is no electric or gas to the building, so those options are out. He said the fire seemed to have started around an old book case. He said it looked like someone might have piled a bunch of stuff together to start the fire. The building is being demolished in preparation for a multi-story apartment building development.

Helicopter drone stolen, pawned, sold on eBay

Brett J. Stubblefield II, 28, of Fulton, MO, was charged with stealing a Mavic Pro helicopter drone valued at $1,000 at the Apple Store in the Galleria on April 10, according to court and police records. The theft was captured on surveillance video and Stubblefield was identified from the video He confessed to stealing the drone and then pawning it in St. Charles. He later claimed the drone out of pawn and sold it on eBay.

Richmond Heights police investigating pellet gun shots

On May 21 at about 7:30 p.m., Richmond Heights Police offers responded to a report of shots fired at Andy’s Frozen Custard, 1604 South Hanley Road, the department reported on Facebook. Police reported there were five to six shots that likely came from a pellet or ‘air soft’ style gun. The shots damaged two windows in the front of the business. One person suffered a minor injury to a leg that did not require medical treatment. The shots apparently came from a moving vehicle on Hanley Road.

Richmond Heights officers rescue dog hit on highway

Richmond Heights Police officers Amy Loftus and Jeremy Matlock on Tuesday responded to Inerstate-64 for a dog hit by a car, according to the department’s Facebook page. Several lanes were closed while the officers, with the help of a citizen, put the dog in a police car and took him to a nearby animal protective facility where he is being treated for scrapes and a hip injury. The latest report is that ‘Duke’ is doing very well. Officer Matlock is Richmond Heights’ newest officer. He was sworn in at a city council meeting in February.

Man steals video surveillance system, woman breaks sprinkler head at police department

A man was charged with having heroin and another with stealing a video surveillance system — identified from surveillance video, according to court and police records. Nathanial Garrett Babcock, 28, of Florissant, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Richmond Heights police responded to a call of an intoxicated person on November 25, 2016, at South Hanley Road and Dale Avenue. The officer pat-down revealed a bulge in Babcock’s pants that the officer recognized to be a spoon and syringe. Babcock admitted he had a syringe in his pants.

Schnucks customer tells on thief — results in arrest

Michael Lee Hurst, 49, of St. Louis, was caught in the parking lot of the Richmond Heights Schnucks with four bottles of tequila he hadn’t paid for, and was subsequently charged with stealing, according to court and police records. On March 25, Hurst selected the bottles and hid them in his clothing. A customer saw him do this and told a store employee. By this time Hurst had walked past all points of sale without paying; he was apprehended outside the store and the stolen property was retrieved.