St. Louis Police Amp Up Patrol in Forest Park

Kevin Killeen (@KMOXKilleen)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis Police are boosting their patrols in Forest Park to prevent car break-ins and other possible crimes.

Anyone who parks a car in Forest Park seems happy to hear about the increased police patrols.

“I think if the thieves or the perpetrators see the police in the park more, it’ll probably deter them from thinking they have time to get into one of the vehicles,” says one resident.

And it’s not just the cars that are vulnerable.

In this case, a group of golfers at the foot of Art Hill complained that they can’t leave any valuables in their golf cart.

“People are loitering around and kind of scouting it out,” says a local golfer. “Once you’re 50 yards away, all of a sudden your phone’s gone.”

He says that he now takes his cell phone out of the golf cart when he goes to put for the fear of it being stolen. He adds that he has seen people roaming around as well.

Police are adding five more officers and four more park rangers. The extra patrols will be in the park from 7 p.m to midnight through Sept. 1.

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