Warson Woods Police Get Call for Kids Claiming to be Orphans
The following information was supplied by the Warson Woods Police Department for the period ending April 22. Arrests or charges mentioned in this report do not indicate convictions.
Wednesday, April 11
Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Beauford Dr. for a report of a suspicious noise at 10:04 p.m. It was determined that a neighbor’s malfunctioning lawn irrigation system was causing the noise.
Friday, April 13
Police received a complaint at 8:15 p.m. of five or six juveniles going door-to-door claiming to be “orphans” and asking for money in the 700 block of Garland Place. The juveniles fled the area prior to police arrival.
Saturday, April 14
A cell phone was reported stolen in the 1400 block of Reauville Dr. The reporting party advised she had several people over at her house the previous evening. She said one of her guests was a “shady” character and possibly took the phone.
Thursday, April 19
- A 30-year-old Webster Groves man was arrested at the St. Louis County Justice Center at 12:55 p.m. for defaulting on payment of court fines and costs from traffic related issues. The man advised he could not pay the fines and was sentenced to confinement in the city jail.
- A resident of the 400 block of Gascony Way reported a missing person at 10:54 a.m. The reporting party advised he hadn’t seen or heard from his brother-in-law, who resides with him, in several days. On Friday, the reporting party called back to cancel the report, advising the missing subject called him. The man had gone out of town but had lost his cell phone.
Friday, April 20
Police were dispatched to a home in the 500 block of Monaco Drive at 12 p.m. when the resident, who was home alone, heard a noise in her basement. Officers checked the house and all was in order.
Saturday, April 20
A suspicious phone call was reported at 6:30 p.m. A resident of the 1600 block of Andrew Dr. reported receiving a phone call from someone telling her she had won a lottery prize. But in order to claim the prize, she would have to send a Western Union money order for $225 to Nevada. The caller knew the call was bogus and wished area residents to be aware of the scam.