At times during the two-hour hearing, Dotson admitted the obvious – that the crime rate in St. Louis has outpaced the ability of the existing police force to keep up.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says car thieves are going shopping for free cars on these cold mornings.
Phillip Goodwin, 37, of University City, turned himself into Florissant Police Wednesday night.
Warren Gladders robbed banks over a two-month period ending in September of 2013, and when pulled over, he shot a trooper in the chest, hitting his bullet-proof vest.
A spike in murders highlights the latest monthly crime report in the city of St. Louis.
Police say that so far this year, there have been 20 more burglaries and five more robberies in the neighborhood.
Police reported four armed robberies—all with the gunmen getting away in a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox stolen in Washington Park.
As many as five suspects took cell phones from victims in two cases.
20-year old Darien Babbitt is charged with three counts of robbery, five counts of armed criminal action and two counts of attempted robbery.
South St. Louis White Castle, Caseyville Hucks hit in separate incidents