This afternoon, at about 4:45 pm, we received a call for a burglary in progress at a home in the 9400 block of Pine Avenue. The homeowner pulled into his driveway as the burglar was leaving his home. The burglars vehicle was in the driveway also. The suspect left the scene. No one was injured. Witnesses gave a detailed description of the suspect and his car.
A short time later, after our department had put out a description provided by witnesses, the vehicle was observed in north St Louis County. The suspect was arrested and is now in custody at the Brentwood Police Department. Items taken from the home were found inside the suspects vehicle. Charges will be filed with the St Louis County Prosecuting Attorneys office.
UPDATE: Sunday afternoon the St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office charged Farland Gillehan, 52 years old, of St Louis County with Burglary 2nd and Stealing over $500 in connection with yesterdays burglary on Pine Avenue. He is being held at St Louis County jail on $25,000 bond.