St. Charles authorities see spike in home burglaries


by Elizabeth Eisele/

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 18 at 10:12 AM

( -- Authorities in St. Charles County say an ever increasing number of home break-ins are happening even during the middle of the day.

Police said over the last two weeks, they’ve seen a spike in burglaries in neighborhoods with large, expensive homes.

Bob Pelley’s said his St. Peters home was broken into while they were home.

“He came through the door here, broke the glass, came in the door, came up to our bedroom,” Pelley said, “When he came into the door, one of our dogs started growling.”

Police in St. Peters are warning residents these bad guys will strike at any time of the day.

“We’ve lived her for 15 years and we don’t worry about this kind of stuff in St. Peters,” said Pelley, “So it’s scary stuff.”

Authorities said three houses in the Country Crossing Subdivision have been burglarized and other reports of car break-ins. Police said they arrested one suspect they believe to be involved in these cases, but warn others are likely involved.

“They just took CDs or something out of my brother’s car, nothing major,” said resident Kim Dagley, “But I don’t know exactly what they were looking for.”

St. Charles County Sheriff’s Office said two houses were also broken into in the Whitmoor Country Club Subdivision. Authorities said in most of these cases, the suspects are looking for cash and jewelry that can be used to buy drugs.

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