Top 12 Crime Stories in 2012 on Wentzville Patch

Here are the stories that made the headlines in 2012.

  1. Drug Task Force detectives said they were going to trade pseudoephedrine tablets from the transaction in Wentzville for more finished meth.
  2. Man Who Grew 89 Marijuana Plants in Basement Refuses to Turn Himself In
    The accused man told sheriff's deputies he would not turn himself in, but was moving back to Colorado.
  3. Wentzville Teen Charged with Molesting Child
    Wentzville Police said he twice had sexual contact with an 8-year-old.
  4. Lake Saint Louis Man Convicted of Knowingly Exposing 18-Year-Old to HIV
    Kerry Lynn Hanson knew he was HIV-positive when he attended a 2010 Mardi Gras party, prosecutors say.
  5. Lake Saint Louis Man Charged with Selling Marijuana in Mid Rivers Mall Parking Lot
    The man sold pot to a Drug Task Force detective three times over a six-week period, police said.
  6. Wentzville Teen Indicted on Child Molestation Charges
    The 17-year-old faces six criminal charges, including statutory sodomy, child molestation and statutory rape.
  7. Wentzville Woman Charged With Selling Heroin to Undercover Officer
    St. Peters Police pulled the woman over after the transaction, detectives said.
  8. Drug Task Force Busts Two Brothers and Girlfriend In Wentzville
    Detectives said the two brothers had been subjects in a narcotics investigation.

  9. Two men were charged with making meth and first-degree arson for the fire.
  10. Shots Fired at Wentzville Barber Shop; Suspect in Custody; an accompanying article, Police Say Barbershop Shooting Started with Discussion of Newtown Killings, was also among the most-viewed stories.
  11. Wentzville Man Accidentally Shot at Church Fundraiser
    Aaron Dwan, 23, in serious but stable condition, according to reports.
  12. Two Men Broke Into Wentzville House With Children Home
    Wentzville Police said the two men live near the home; they kicked in a door to enter the house.


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