Community Interest

Suspects Arrested West of New Melle - 3rd Suspect now in custody

UPDATED 8:50 p.m.

St. Charles County has now confirmed that the suspect who was arrested this evening in connection with today’s home invasion case was shot and injured by officers. He has been transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. Following the pursuit from northbound Hwy 61, the suspect opened fire on officers at W. Meyer Rd. Officers returned fire and the suspect was injured.

UPDATED: 8:20 p.m.  July 29, 2019
About 50 minutes ago, St. Charles County Scanner Traffic reported that Wentzville Police were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle from New Melle with the driver being the suspect from the standoff earlier today. The chase appears to have included Hwy. 61 North, Deitrich Road, and Hwy. W. At 8:10 p.m. a St. Charles County Police spokesperson confirmed that a suspect has been apprehended. They would not confirm if the person was shot or injured, and said they would issue an official statement tomorrow morning. St. Charles County Scanner is reporting that Hwy. W from Dietrich Road to I-70 is reported closed as Officers investigate the scene.

Below  is an earlier report from the St. Charles County Police Department issued about 4 p.m. this afternoon:

Around 9:30 a.m. today, July 29, 2019, St. Charles County police officers arrested two suspected at a residence in the 700 block of West Highway D for their involvement in an early morning home invasion in Warren County and an assault on a Wright City police officer. Upon further investigation, officers had reason to believe that other suspects remained inside of the residence.

The St. Charles County Regional SWAT Team responded to the scene in an effort to take custody of other unknown suspects. Approximately four hours later, and after a thorough search of the property and nearby area, it was determined that the residence was empty. The investigation continues as officers are working to gather information relative to other possible suspect(s) connected to these crimes.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the St. Charles County Police Department at 636-949-3000.