The suspect, Joel T. Hughes of Union, MO, is being held in Franklin County.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
The suspect was caught on surveillance cameras on March 30.
Wentzville Police are looking for a man who is thought to have stolen prescription medicine from a Wentzville Walgreen's store, KMOV reports. On March 30, the man was caught behind the counter of the pharmacy of a Walgreen's in Washington, MO. He was later caught by surveillance cameras at a Wentzville Walgreen's, where he fled in a silver or tan Nissan Pathfinder. Both departments are searching for the suspect and asking for the public's help. Anyone with information can call the Wentzville Police Department at 636-327-5105.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The robbery occurred at 9:27 a.m.
The Wentzville Police Department issued a press release with the description of a suspect in this morning's robbery of the First Bank in Wentzville. The department released the following description of the suspect, who gave a note to one of the bank's tellers and announced a robbery: The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, 6’ to 6’3”, weighing 180 to 200 pounds. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a black stocking hat, black gloves, long sleeve white t-shirt, grey sweatpants, black tennis shoes and brown framed glasses. The police are also looking for a vehicle seen in the area at the time of the robber. It is described as a 1990s model yellow, two-door Chevrolet Cavalier with yellow rims. If anyone has…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
“I thought he had a gun,” Ron Rico Patton told his co-defendant when asked why he shot the victim. Patton pleaded guilty to the murder and was sentenced last week.
A recorded jailhouse conversation was part of the evidence that would have been used against a man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last week. Ron Rico Patton, 19, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action last week. Patton pleaded guilty to the charges in a deal with St. Charles County prosecutors, who recommended a 24-year sentence in return. Patton would be eligible for parole in 20 years. Police had recorded part of a three-way conversation between Patton, his co-defendant Harvion L. Cameron, of St. Louis, and Cameron’s girlfriend, who was talking to Patton on a cell phone. Cameron was in custody in St. Louis County jail at the time. Harvey asked why Patton, also known as “Tweety…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
UPDATE: Six Von Maur Robbery Suspects Charged with Felony Stealing, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer
More information has bee released on the six suspects who led police on two separate car chases, one of which ended with a crash in West St. Louis County.
Six suspects have been charged with felony stealing, strong armed robbery, assault on a law enforcement officer, assault and property damage after an incident Friday at the Von Maur store in the Meadows. UPDATE: The six suspects arrested were: The Lake Saint Louis Police Department issued a press release stating that they received a report Friday afternoon that six suspects in a series of ongoing stealing cases in the City of Lake Saint Louis were recognized at Von Maur. UPDATE: Police said in the report that Barnes assaulted two Von Maur employees who tried to prevent the theft. One employee's ankle was broken. When police arrived at the business, the six subjects fled the store. The suspects then fled the scene in two vehicles, one of …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Joseph French, 18, of St. Peters, was arrested for robbery.
Three residents of a home in the 400 block of Wilson Street in Wentzville were robbed Monday by two suspects ushered into their home by an overnight houseguest. Joseph S. French, 18, of Elm Court in St. Peters, had been a guest in the house overnight. The victims reported to police that French had met two additional suspects at the door and directed them to the basement, where the suspects displayed a silver pistol and demanded money. One of the victims was "struck on the head a number of times with the butt of the gun," police said, when he refused to comply with the demands. French and the other two suspects fled the scene. French was located by Wentzville police, arrested and charged with one count of first degree robbery and two counts…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Two of the accused blamed the victim for getting them arrested in an earlier drug bust, according to a police report.
Three teenagers were charged Friday with robbing and assaulting another teen who came to sell them marijuana at Golden Gate Parkway and West Meyer Road in Wentzville Wednesday. Charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action were: Megan Lunte, 17, of O’Fallon, was charged Friday with tampering with evidence in connection with the robbery. Wentzville Police said that the victim called Robles-LaFontaine and asked him if he wanted to buy marijuana. Robles-LaFontaine was with Sutton and Massey, who blamed the victim for getting them arrested in an earlier drug bust because he did not claim his drugs, police said. Robles-LaFontaine arranged to meet the victim, and the three planned to beat and rob him …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The St. Charles County Sheriff's Department will test the stolen bath salts to see if they contain illegal synthetic drugs.
A man some are calling the “Bath Salt Bandit” was charged Tuesday with robbing the South 94 Bait Tackle & Smoke Shop. St. Charles County Sheriff’s deputies said that Ryan Anderson, 35, of Hawk Point, stole packages marked “Blitz” and “Go Go.” Previously, bath salts sold at the shop had been purported to mimic the effects of cocaine, methamphetamine or ecstasy. Deputies said Anderson grabbed two boxes of bath salt and pushed a store clerk at the shop out of the way. He then fled from deputies, who said he created a substantial risk to others by driving at speeds over 85 mph and weaving through traffic. He cut across the median on Highway 40 at Highway N and Prospect Road, according to a report. He then fled on foot, eluding law enforcement …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The suspect allegedly stole "bath salts" from a bait shop in St. Charles County.
A robbery suspect who led officers on a chase, ditched his car in Flint Hill and fled from officers, was finally apprehended at about 2 p.m. Monday in the Bedford Falls subdivision off Hwy. 61 north of Wentzville. A Fox2 video shows the man, who eluded police for seven hours, blaming the economy for his actions. "It makes a good man do bad things," he said. An off-camera reporter asked, "So you don't use it?" "No comment," the suspect said. The suspect was taken into custody by officers from the Wentzville Police Department and the St. Charles County Sheriff's depatment. His name has not yet been released. The owner of the store where the bath salts were taken is scheduled for a trial this fall for selling illegal drugs. The bath salts …
Monday, June 25, 2012
KMOX's Airborne One helicopter followed the chase.
KMOX reported this morning that a high-speed chase in the Wentzville area this morning has ended with a manhunt through woods and farm fields in the Flint Hill area. The chase to catch a suspect in a robbery started around 6:30 this morning, KMOX said, and nearly caused a head-on crash on Hwy. A. The suspect abandoned his car in a farm field near Flint Hill. KMOX's helicopter followed the chase. Wentzville Patch has contact both the Wentzville Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, but both agencies said that they were not involved in the chase or manhunt. Patch is waiting for an update from the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department, and will bring you that information as soon as it becomes available.