Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Joint Session of City Council and Park Board To Discuss $25.7 million Bond Issue for Acquatic Centers

On Tuesday, July 13, 2014 there will be a joint meeting of the St. Charles City Council and the St. Charles Parks and Recreation Board. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss a request from the Park Board that the City Council prove a $25.7 million Bond Issue for renovation of the Waplehorst Aquatic Facility, replacement of the Blanchette Aquatic Facility with indoor and outdoor components and allow the McNair Aquatic Facility to remain open until the end of its useful life.

The Park Board is calling for the Bond Issue election be placed on the ballot for the November 2016 election.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Vehicle Overturns On Arpent Drive In New Town When Driver Looses Control


The vehicle pictured above overturned Saturday evening on Arpent Drive in New Town. According to bystanders, the driver of the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed on the narrow residential street when it apparently struck the rear bumper of the truck and overturned.

There were no injuries reported and it appears that the driver was the only passenger in the vehicle.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Advance America  Cash Store On West Clay Robbed

On Wednesday morning the Advance America Cash store located in the 2600 block of West Clay in St. Charles was robbed.

The suspect walked in and jumped over the counter and demanded money from an employee of the store. He forced the employee to open a safe and escaped in a silver Nissan Altima that had been parked near a Subway around the corner.

The suspect is described as a black male, mid 20's. He was wearing a maroon Virginia Tech hat along with a Nike Shirt and jeans.

First Capitol News Photos by TONY BROCKMEYER

Historic Landmark Gate at Lindenwood University Damaged By Tractor Trailer

The Historic Landmark Gate at Lindenwood University, facing Madison Street, was damaged by a tractor trailer on Wednesday.

According to the University PR Department the driver that caused the damage initially left the scene but later returned and spoke with police.

The iconic structure, which was built in 1921, using donations from the institution's alumnae, suffered severe damage. The Lindenwood administration has already contacted stone restoration experts to seek proposals on repairing the structure.

Lindenwood President Michael Shonrock said he appreciated the alums and residents of the community who expressed their concern almost immediately.

Burglary at 519 South Main Street

A burglary was reported at 519 South Main Street. It occurred sometime overnight on Monday. Taken was an Ipad and cash.

Entry was gained by breaking a window in the back door.

Gun Stolen From Car 100 Block of College

a Mac Book Air and a smith & Wesson 380 Body Guard pistol were taken sometime Tuesday evening from a unlocked vehicle parked in the 100 block of College.

Friday, May 29, 2015

BB Gun Suspects arrested and Charged

Matthew Baniak

Joseph McLaughlin

Christian Polk

St. Peters, Mo, May 29, 2015– St. Peters Police Department arrested three male subjects believed to be responsible for causing thousands of dollars in property damage over Memorial Day weekend.
On Friday May 22nd to the morning of Monday May 25th, our department took numerous reports for damaged vehicles, primarily broken windows and damage to a handful of homes, all caused by BB pellets. Our department worked various leads received from multiple sources which led to the arrest of the suspects.
The suspects were identified as:
McLaughlin, Joseph
W/M 17 years old
St. Peters resident
Polk, Christian 
B/M 18 years old
St. Peters resident
Baniak, Matthew
W/M 18 years old
O’Fallon resident
St. Peters Detectives contacted the subjects at McLaughlin’s residence on South Gatty Drive in St. Peters. It is believed the subjects intended on targeting a few homes, but it quickly turned into randomly damaging homes and cars in the St. Peters area by using BB guns being fired from the rear of their vehicle. 
All subjects were taken into custody without incident. St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged all subjects with 3 felony counts of Property Damage 1st and 2 misdemeanor counts of Property Damage 2nd. More property damage charges are expected at a later date. McLaughlin, Polk and Baniak are currently being held on a $75,000 bond and will be transferred to St. Charles County Jail.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Kite Festival, Family Bike Ride and Health & Wellness Event PostponedDue to Weather

Due to muddy conditions and the threat of more storms, the City of St.
Peters has decided to postpone the Kite Festival, Family Bike Ride and
St. Peters Health & Wellness Committee special event planned for
Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 370 Lakeside Park.

The event is now scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 6, in
conjunction with the Rangers 370 Lakeside Fishing Derby. Learn more and
get updates at www.stpetersmo.net.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Update: Missing/Endangered Woman

Update from St. Peters Police Department

St. Peters, Mo, April 24, 2015– In reference to the Silver Alert issued on Wednesday April 22, the St. Peters Police Department is still looking for Mary Buckley, who has not been seen or heard from for over a week.  

On Tuesday April 21, 2015 our department was asked to assist St. Charles Police Department by responding to the 700 block of Sugar Glen Drive and contact Mary Buckley to notify her that her son, Gary Buckley, was found deceased in St. Charles City in an apparent suicide.  While trying to make the notification to Mary, our officers discovered she was missing from her residence. Due to Mary's medical ailments and limited mobility, it was unusual for her to be away from her residence. Her son was her only caregiver and he was living at her residence just prior to his death. It was at this point our department launched a missing/endangered person’s investigation. (Refer Press Release issued April 22, 2015). 

The St. Peters Criminal investigations Division searched a section of the Missouri River in St. Charles for the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe due to this being the location Gary’s body was discovered.  During our search on the riverfront, we received information from a train conductor who indicated he saw a silver SUV, matching the description of Mary's vehicle in a wooded area in Bridgeton, off the railroad tracks, just south of Highway 370.  

The vehicle was confirmed to belong to Mary Buckley, though we have found no signs of her whereabouts. Our department believes Mary did not put the vehicle at this location and that it was left by her son, Gary just prior to his death.
 St. Peters Detectives are continuing to follow-up on leads, but is asking for further assistance from the public that could lead us to Mary's location or any other pertinent information.  Mary is unable to survive without oxygen.   She is also in a very frail state and is not mobile.  We believe that if Mary is still living that she would be in a health care facility.

Anyone with information is asked to call St. Peters Police Department at 636-278-2222 or they can provide information anonymously at 636-278-1000 on our Crime Solvers Hotline.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


After receiving information that the vehicle belonging to the missing woman from St. Peters, police from St. Peters, St. Charles and the Missouri Highway Patrol discovered and pulled four vehicles from the Missouri River at Blanchette Landing in St. Charles. All the vehicles were unoccupied and none was the vehicle belonging to the missing woman.

Later a Train Conductor notified police that he had seen the car belonging to the missing woman by some railroad tracks in Bridgeton south of Highway 370. The car was located in a wooded area off
the road.

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