Thefts increase in St. Louis

Thursday, March 19, 2009 | 9:49 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Thefts are on the rise in St. Louis, and the city's police chief suspects the recession may be partly to blame.

Police say downtown larcenies are up 75 percent from a year ago. Many of the crimes involve teenagers breaking into cars to steal whatever they see.

Police Chief Dan Isom says detectives are working aggressively to curtail the break-ins. Extra officers are being added to cruise parking areas of major events.

The latest crime report released Wednesday also shows robberies up 22 percent in parts of north St. Louis.

Murders are down 35 percent.


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Bill Monroe March 20, 2009 | 8:46 a.m.

click on for the answer to the crime problem in the city of st. louis
I am Bill Monroe, former St. Louis Police Officer and now Candidate for the April 2009 Election to the St. Louis School Board. Many of our children do not graduate from High School, Many of our Children do not go to college. We as responsible adults must provide adequate education and vocational/technical Career training as an option to keep their interest away from the mean streets of the City.
This is only one solution. Please Vote-April Election 2009

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Charles Dudley Jr March 20, 2009 | 10:12 a.m.

Hey Bill Monroe why don't you first start with those irresponsible parents of those children first before you work on the other projects.

That is the base root of your issue.

Oh wait it is too easy to ignore the base issue and blame the system instead isn't it?

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Ayn Rand March 20, 2009 | 1:26 p.m.

Bill, Columbia taxpayers already provide $7,000-$15,000 per student (depending on the school). The last thing we need or deserve is someone telling us that we're not paying enough.

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