Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Release of the peace disturbance report involved five hours of legal research by the city attorney.
A request by Wentzville Patch for a police report on a peace disturbance involving Wentzville Alderman Rick Stokes may have cost the city nearly $1,000 in attorney's fees, according to city officials. The cost appeared out of line with the cost for similar reports requested by Patch—including one from the same department in August. The police report was in regards to an Aug. 8 incident at Wentzville's Buffalo Wild Wings, where another Buffalo Wild Wings customer, Jason Johns, accused Stokes of not washing his hands in the bathroom. When Johns confronted Stokes in the parking lot of the restaurant, Stokes tried to pull out of his parking space before calling police. The incident had already been reported as part of the regular police …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Lisa Harrison, head of Wentzville Police for three months, tells aldermen to keep pace with growing city’s crime trends, they need to grow and upgrade the police department.
When new Wentzville Police Chief Lisa Harrison interviewed for the position almost three months ago, she told the Board of Aldermen that with a rapidly increasing population the city soon would face big city problems. In a March 14 meeting, Harrison said she was wrong. “They’re here now,” Harrison told aldermen. Harrison gave aldermen a police department assessment with a PowerPoint presentation that laid out needs for increased personnel, technology and decrease the city’s liability. Wentzville Patch readers can see Harrison's presentation on a PDF file accompanying the article. After the presentation, Ward 3 Alderman Rick Stokes said Harrison had done a great job in assessing needs. “I agree with you, there’s no easy answers. Now we …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Marathon Board of Aldermen meeting winds up dog and red light camera issues, while Ranken Technical College remains up in the air.
A marathon meeting that went past 11:30 p.m. left dog owners happy, red light cameras operating until 2013 and aldermen, staff and the mayor doing a lot of explaining on Ranken Technical College. Doggy Smile Aldermen voted 5-1 to approve new animal control regulations that eliminate breed specific legislation. The legislation allows dog owners to use electric fences in their back yards to control their pets. Afterwards, happy pit bull and other dog owners gathered outside and traded stories. “I’m allowed to tell people I own a pit bull again,” said Nicole Genz, as she walked out of city hall. She said her family owned the 5-year-old pit bull, Reesy, for five years, but didn’t know about the city’s policy to leash and muzzle pit …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Free vouchers for the test kit are available at the Wentzville Police Department.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Wentzville Police Department is offering parents the ability to test their children for drug use. “For years, police have been the first to know and parents the last to know when local kids used drugs,” said Wentzville Police Chief Lisa Harrison, according to a news release. “With this program, we can work with parents and turn this thing around.” A police department news release calls the program “the strongest deterrent kids have for staying off drugs.” Harrison learned about the program through a letter from the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation (MPCCF). The program allows parents to download a voucher for one free, home drug-test kit by clicking on a link on Wentzville Police Department’s website. www.wentzvillemo.org. …