Saturday, July 7

Warson Woods Crime Report

Wednesday, June 20 
Warson Woods police arrested a 44-year-old St. Louis County man at the Des Peres Police Department after receiving several reports of the man hugging female shoppers at a business in the 9900 block of Manchester Rd. over the past several months. One victim reported being kissed on the lips by the man.
KSDK-TV reported that the Des Peres Police Department also has received complaints about the man from women in Des Peres, St. Peters, High Ridge, near Ballwin and in Fairview Heights, IL.
Formal charges of third-degree assault are pending with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. .
Friday, June 22
Police arrested a 52-year-old Florissant man at the Florissant Police Department and charged him with failure to appear in court on multiple traffic charges. He was released after posting a $600 bond.
Saturday, June 23
Someone struck a parked vehicle in the lot of a business in the 9900 block of Manchester Rd. and left the scene of the accident between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Police are continuing to investigate.
Thursday, June 28
  • Warson Woods Police were dispatched to a business in the 10000 block of Manchester Rd. at 10:48 a.m. for a report of a man asking customers for money. After a record check returned negative results, the man was sent on his way.
  • An officer checking on an illegally parked vehicle on Warson Oaks Court near Flanders Drive arrested a 48-year-old St. Louis woman at 9:45 a.m. and charged her in municipal court with failure to appear on traffic charges. She was released after posting a $300 bond. 
  • A 46-year-old Clayton man was arrested and charged with failure to appear in court on an outstanding traffic ticket at the Glendale Police Department at 12:30 p.m. He was released after posting a $150 bond.
Friday, June 29/Saturday, June 30 
Fraudulent credit card activity was reported twice during the past week.  A Rock Hill man said his credit card was not returned to him at a restaurant in the 10000 block of Manchester Rd. on June 26 after going through the drive-thru. He came back the next morning and retrieved his card. However, he said someone made unauthorized purchases in Virginia with his information during the time the card was out of his possession.  
Additionally, a Glendale man reported his debit card was not returned to him after going through the drive-thru on Saturday, June 30 at the same business and a large payment to a local utility company was charged to his card. His card was not recovered. Police are continuing to investigate both cases

Thursday, July 5

Political Buttons 2012

As you already know, I love promoting our local businesses and entrepreneurs. Here is a message from my good friends and Warson Woods residents, Judy & Jim Griffith:

Check out created by Jim and Judy Griffith. Jim is the designer of these unique Presidential Buttons, Car Stickers, T-Shirts and Flags.

His buttons are sold nationwide at events. Jim lives right here in Warson Woods. You may email an order to avoid shipping charges.

These buttons make wonderful keepsake souvenirs of this epic election.

You may contact Jim via email with questions.

Wednesday, July 4

4th of July - East Side Parade

 Georges and Brian - Winners of the Water Balloon Toss

 Mark didn't catch the egg on time!

 A Tie for 1st Place in the Egg Toss Contest

Sean Huss won the Bubble Gum Contest for the second year in a row

Tuesday, July 3

4th of July Fun Facts

Courtesy of my friend Michael Bratton from The Padawer Bratton Financial Group.

Happy 4th of July! To honor the 236th anniversary of American independence, we
have gathered a few interesting facts for you to sprinkle into conversations during the holiday.
  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national animal but was outvoted when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson chose the bald eagle.
  • Over an estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on July 4th. That's roughly one dog for every two people in the United States.
  • Calvin Coolidge is the only U.S. president born on the 4th of July. He was born in 1872.
  • $190.7 million-- The value of fireworks imported from China in 2010, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($197.3 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $37.0 million in 2010, with Japan purchasing more than any other country ($6.3 million).
  • John Hancock was the only person to actually sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The other 55 signers did not sign it until August 2nd or even later.
  • 125,000 -- The number of U.S. flags flown over the U.S. Capitol during 2010 at the request of House and Senate members. On July 4 alone, 1,200 were flown.
  • "Nothing important happened today." — Diary entry by King George III on July 4, 1776.
  • $3.2 million -- The dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags in 2010. The vast majority of this amount ($2.8 million) was for U.S. flags made in China. While $486,026 is the value of U.S. flags exported in 2010. Mexico was the leading customer, purchasing $256,407 worth.
  • The national anthem is set to the tune of an old English drinking song called, “To Anacreon in Heaven”.
  • Five places have “America” in their names. The most populous is American Fork, Utah (26,263). Eleven places have “Independence” in their names. The most populous one is Independence, Mo. (116,830).