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ARNOLD: Police investigating string of car break-ins

There are 129 comments on the Wentzville Journal story from Oct 11, 2008, titled ARNOLD: Police investigating string of car break-ins. In it, Wentzville Journal reports that:

A rash of vehicle break-ins in Arnold led to a police chase and the arrest of three juveniles.

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get a clue

Cape Girardeau, MO

#148 Nov 25, 2008
Look at the dif in population, seems to me that we may have ALOT more businesses than the ST. LOUIS COUNTY municipalities you just compared us to. Do me a favor take some time and also compare the pay and benifits for those departments with ours. You will see that we are not above those you compare us to.

10,000 and 20,000 dif in population

United States

#149 Nov 25, 2008
Looking at the numbers from 2007 in Larceny-theft

Population/Theft ratio
20,831/1,206 17.2:1

St. Louis
348,197/20,331 17.1:1

does anyone see that there is a problem in Arnold now!!!

These number can be found at the FBI web site above.

2008 numbers will look just as bad, but the real crime is in how many of these crimes an arrest will not be made. I won't talk about the two murders in Arnold this year, because one is still under investigation with no arrests.


#150 Nov 25, 2008
If the crime rate is so high, why isn't this being covered by the Media? Sounds like one of the news channels might want to do an investigative report.
Doris Borgelt

Fenton, MO

#151 Nov 25, 2008
I am willing to bet that Seth Farrell hasn't figured out what JCS stands for....Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. C'mon Seth, tell me you didn't actually pass the test, did you?
Now let me explain further...if the population in Ballwin is 10,000 more and the property crimes are approximately 900 less incidents...Florissant has about 30,000 more people for virtually the same property crimes. Do you get it now?????
my thoughts

Saint Louis, MO

#152 Nov 25, 2008
Ask yourself which of those places have a major interstate highway running through them. These petty thefts such as the car break ins and the gas drive off's which really skyrocket our reports are not done by Arnold residents for the most part.
Doris Borgelt

Fenton, MO

#153 Nov 25, 2008
Have you not been to Ballwin or Florissant? Just look at the frickin map, is it that hard? Florissant has on/off ramps every mile along Interstate 270 from 67 up to 70. Don't forget about Manchester and 141.....that's Ballwin.

United States

#154 Nov 26, 2008
my thoughts

You missed the point, but I would like you to look at another fun fact.

Arnold Police department has 48 officers,

1 Chief
1 Major
6 Lieutenents
5 Sergeants
5 Corporals
30 Patrolmen

Supervisor to Patrolmen ratio 1:1.6

I have never seen any management model like that.

I could tell you why it is set up like that but I would be SLAPPED with a law suit. The other fact is that 16 supervisor of the 17 where promoted and by the chief in the last five years. The only reason why the one supervisor wasn't fired or forced to retire like the rest is because he is smart and willing to put up with being forced into the basement.

A word out to him, Hang in there

Since: Nov 08

United States

#155 Dec 1, 2008
Am familiar with the abbreviation, and am quite clear who JCS is. He has made it painfully obvious.
stop breaking in

United States

#156 Dec 5, 2008
me and two friends stopped our memberships at 24Hour Fitness. Each of us had our cars broke into between midnight and 130am while we were working out. A couple of years ago they had some good front desk help overnight and they paid attention to what was going on. Now they watch dvds or play video games. Even saw one lady paiting her toenails.

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