Here are the highlights from the St. Louis Police Department’s complaint log from Tuesday, Aug. 28 through Monday, Sept. 3.
Flee, Elude, Domestic
St. Louis police arrested a juvenile after a “domestic assault” was reported on Eden between Olive and Prospect. The incident took place in the road and was reported at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28. The juvenile took off in a car but stopped just outside the city limits, according to Police Chief Richard J. Ramereiz, Jr. The juvenile was arrested there and taken to a juvenile detention facility.
Selling Tobacco to a Minor
While conducting an annual compliance check on sales of tobacco to minors on Thursday, Aug. 30, St. Louis police cited clerks at the 7-Eleven on the corner of M-46 and Main Street and at the Riverside Market on Michigan Avenue. Working with a high school student volunteer, police sent the student into various stores that sell cigarettes to see who would make a sale. The clerks who sold the cigarettes to the high school student were cited, Ramereiz said. The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs was notified, as well, and may take action against the merchants.
Multiple Larcenies Solved
Responding to the report of a stolen lawn mower in the 200 block of North Main, police apprehended two juveniles. The mower was recovered along with multiple tools and yard equipment that the juveniles had stolen from other homes around town. All of the recovered items had been left out in the open and unattended by homeowners. Chief Ramereiz said this is a cautionary tale for all homeowners and urged them to keep their tools and lawn equipment locked up when not in use.
Drunk Driving Arrest
St. Louis police arrested a 27-year-old Gratiot County man at 2:27 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, for drunken driving, driving with a suspended license and having no proof of insurance near the corner of M-46 and Mill Street. Chief Ramereiz said the arresting officer stopped the motorist because one of his headlights was out. The driver already had one citation for driving with a suspended license on his record.