ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV) – Historic Main Street in St. Charles is a hot spot for tourists, but police say businesses in the area are concerned about a spike in crime.
From January 1 to July 31, there were dozens of reports of fights in progress, stealing and property damage.
More specifically, officials said there were 125 reports of a “disturbance,” which turned out to be everything from a peace disturbance to a fight.
St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith said it’s a problem local business are concerned about, so much so city leaders have started a task force to tackle the problem.
But Faith said people should not be worried enough to stop visiting.
“Our police department is aware, our police department is working on Main Street and I think there are some pieces to add to it,” Faith said.
The city task force has been meeting every month since January.
Meanwhile, while police are doing everything they can to curb crime, they say there are still some incidents like fighting or public drunkenness that are too tough to do anything about.