Maplewood Police Cpl. Steven R. Jamerson was honored with the department’s Award of Excellence at last week’s city council meeting for thwarting the theft of several cars from Dean Team Volvo on Christmas morning, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Jamerson was on patrol around 4 a.m. when he saw three occupied cars, each with a Dean Team license plate holder, parked near the dealership, Police Chief Stephen Kruse said.
Jamerson radioed for help as they sped off. He and other officers caught one of the suspects in Sunnen Business Park.
Police believe the suspects stole about 30 key fobs earlier in the night. They determined the suspects had stolen six cars valued at $65,000 each and meant to steal more. Police recovered four of the stolen vehicles, caught a second suspect and are seeking a third, Kruse said.
Read the full post in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.