Manchester Road is closed, both directions, between Cecelia Avenue and Dorothy Avenue.
Early this morning, a vehicle traveling west on Manchester Road, near Helen Avenue, left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver was not injured. The utility pole was heavily damaged, and needs to be replaced. An Ameren crew is on the scene, and they state it may be later this afternoon before the road is re-opened.
UPDATE: Manchester Road is open. (8:00pm)
Last night, over 30 residents attended a Community Forum sponsored by the Brentwood Police Department. The purpose was to address concerns of residents with regard to recent car break-in’s in our community.
The Police Department stated this is a crime of opportunity and has been a problem for several years. Residents are frustrated with the recurrence of this problem and feel violated when their property is compromised.
How will the Police Department respond to this problem? We have increased our patrols in the neighborhoods, especially overnight. We will use alternative methods of patrol and surveillance in the neighborhoods. We will continue to educate and inform the public regarding prevention. We will notify the public when this problem occurs through social media.
How can the residents help to prevent these crimes? Remove items from your car that are worth stealing. Do not leave your keys in the car. Lock your car. Increase the lighting on your property and notify the City if your street lights are out. Call the police (644-7100) when you believe suspicious activity is happening. Be a good witness.
Those in attendance used the opportunity to ask questions and offer ideas for safety in the Brentwood community. We appreciate hearing your comments. Your input will help our Department to focus on the needs of our residents.
In the last few weeks, we have received several reports regarding vehicles entered overnight. Many citizens are concerned about their safety and are frustrated by the recurrence of this type of activity in our neighborhoods.
On Tuesday May 17th, the Brentwood Police will host a “Community Forum” to discuss the issue of neighborhood crime; specifically vehicle break-in’s. We will discuss this trend and offer some ideas for prevention. We are interested in listening to your concerns and questions from the Brentwood community.
This event will be held at the Brentwood Rec Center, 2505 Brentwood Boulevard, at 7:00pm.
On Saturday, Lt. Walter Koehler retired from the Brentwood Police Department. Walter worked in law enforcement for almost 40 years; 30 years with our department.
Although police work has changed over the last 40 years, Walter never changed. He worked hard for the citizens of our community and for the members of our department.
Enjoy your well deserved rest and relaxation, Walter.