Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Police/courts

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Police/courts

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The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: UPDATE

Lake Saint Louis: Police continued Thursday to search for a rapist who attacked a woman in her home Tuesday morning and stole jewelry valued at $2,000. Several people reported seeing a man who fit the rapist's description Monday in Lake Saint Louis. Authorities believe the man isn't from the area. Police say the attack isn't linked to a series of rapes in south St. Louis and elsewhere by a man known as the South Side rapist, who remains at large. A man with a knife attacked the Lake Saint Louis woman, who is in her mid-40s. MURDER CHARGES

Pine Lawn: John Whitney, 38, of the 2800 block of Colonial Avenue in north St. Louis County, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Nov. 17 stabbing death of Turley Smith, 35. Smith was killed at a home in the 3700 block of Sylvan Place in Pine Lawn. After the two men quarreled, police allege that Whitney stabbed Smith once in the heart. MISCELLANEOUS

Arnold: Steve Moore, 36, and Juan Martinez, 34, who escaped from an Illinois prison Wednesday were arrested after a police chase Thursday morning in Arnold. Police responding to an attempted burglary on Hollywood Beach Road noticed two men speed away in a car. Police chased them to the intersection of Jeffco Boulevard and Highway 141, where the men abandoned the car. Police caught the men, who will be charged in Jefferson County with attempted burglary, resisting arrest, tampering and possessing burglary tools. The two - both from Chicago - escaped Wednesday from a work camp near Peoria, Ill. They were serving time for burglary at the Illinois River Correctional Center near Canton. ROBBERY

Pagedale: Two men invaded the home of a 69-year-old woman about 9 a. …

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