Man Busted by Dog, Stolen Underwear and Identity Theft
Here a look at July's top stories on the police beat.
Leighton S. Cade was busted by his own dog. Police were called when the dog was left in a car at Walmart. It ended in the arrest the dog’s owner, who had failed to appear in court for a domestic assault charge, according to the Manchester Police. The dog, by the way, was released to Cade's girlfriend who was also at the store.
If you're wanted by police, Manchester may not be the city you want to drive through. Two July traffic stops ended in fugitive arrests.
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A few Manchester residents found themselves victim to fraud or identity theft. One woman contacted police after a credit collection agency sent her a letter claiming she owed for unpaid auto insurance—on a car she doesn’t own.
Another resident brought a billing statement to police showing purchases that she said she had not made. A Manchester man found someone had opened five different accounts at a Texas bank with credit cards using his stolen identity.
Despite these crimes, the St. Louis County Police is please to report that overall, crime is down. 12 homicides were reported in 2011 compared to two homicides this year, resulting in a decrease in murder of 83.3 percent. Other types of crime are down by as much as 28 percent.