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More security is visible as St. Louis Blues returns to the scene of many crimes

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NS. LOUIS – Some fans of St. Louis Blues arrived at the game on Thursday hoping their car would be intact after the game was over. Parking lots near the Business Center have been targeted in recent weeks.

The most recent crimes have prompted a number of security changes. Police cameras, patrols and security presence are all visible in the most recently targeted area.

Conner Kurrle works downtown. After the game at St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, he walked to the property just south of the Business Center with some colleagues. One of his colleagues had a destroyed window. Several other cars also had broken windows.

“Nobody wants this to happen to them,” Kurrle said. He had second thoughts about parking in the same lot on Thursday. I saw a spot on the street so I was going out into the street. ”

Some fans said they had seen a security presence around the Enterprise Center during games but felt more needed to be done in the parking lots.

“I just wish the city would do more to keep us all safe and when we get down here,” said Kelley Shapiro, St. Louis Blues, said.

Earlier this week, the Corporate Center and the St. Louis has issued statements regarding recent crimes.

Wednesday’s statement from the Business Center states: “The safety of our guests and their property is paramount. We will be working with the St. Louis and the City of St. Louis to assist in any way possible to keep fans and their vehicles safe and protected. ”

Treasurer of the City of St. Louis, Adam Layne, the city’s parking supervisor, issued this statement:

Today, the City of St. Louis is among more than 10 other regional city governments called to address the rise in vehicle break-ins, motor vehicle theft and catalytic converter theft across the metropolitan area. . On November 16, the City of St. Louis received a tip about about 30 reported break-ins in both the Greyhound Bus and Union Station parking lots after the St. Louis Blues. Four of those incidents reportedly occurred just south of the Business Center on a lot owned by the City of St. Louis manager (GTC) near the bus station. Understanding the process involved to pursue a formal complaint, the Treasurer’s Office reiterated the importance of victims to filing a formal police report.

We are concerned about an increase in break-ins in the metro area, as it is a common point of discussion for all of us. That said, it’s important for St. Louis should note that there are many options for event attendees to park their cars downtown with security on-site during events. This includes our garages and parking lots at Kiel, Justice, Williams, and City Hall,’ said Parking Manager, Leonard Freeman of the City of St.Louis.

Although many people in St. Louis can select metered lots without full-time security in place, the claim reporting process is the same no matter where you park your car in the city. Call the City of St. Louis to file a formal report. While the experience is understandably upsetting, it is still a necessary first step in supporting a vehicle break-in claim that has occurred, as this formal process undertakes a review of any incident. Any potential surveillance cameras are available. For privacy reasons, it is the policy of the Parking Department to release footage directly to SLMPD via thumb drive, and any additional sharing is at the discretion of the detective assigned to the service. judgment. Recently made available for backup parking through the online ParkMobile app, residents can also secure parking prior to events at all city-owned garages and parking lots available. full-time protection. (This does not include the Williams lot as it is a cash-only establishment).

With an increase of nearly 300% in St. Louis for the last year, authorities are re-evaluating how to improve security across the region. Most recently last month, 16 Ward Alderman Tom Oldenburg sponsored (BB61) effective mid-October to prohibit individuals from lifting door handles or trying the locks of successive vehicles to enter. Individuals found in violation will be fined up to $500 and imprisoned for up to 90 days. Other improvements include the City of St. Treasurer’s Office. Louis contacts security vendors to review the costs associated with increased on-site patrols as well as recommendations to increase patrol areas to ensure mobile security on unregulated lots. Full-time protection – Location. Mobile security monitors the 6 garages/lots downtown from 6pm to 6am daily and is now scheduled to increase their patrol area on event nights.

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Huynh Nguyen

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