A 31-year-old Arnold man who allegedly fled from police was arrested after he was found at a home in the 1200 block of Los Olas Boulevard. Officers tried to stop the man at about 8:58 p.m. Jan. 20, when he was seen near a commercial construction site on Intagliata Drive that was the site of recent thefts, but when the man saw the police approaching, he quickly fled the area on a 2015 Yamaha VMAX, Arnold Police reported.
The motorcycle was reported stolen by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the man was wanted by St. Louis County Police for driving with a suspended license and failing to appear for a scheduled court date, the report said.
Later the same day, the man was arrested and taken to the Arnold Police Station, where he was booked and held for St. Louis County Police. Arnold Police will seek charges against the man through the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for first-degree tampering and failure to yield to a police vehicle, Capt. Rich Shular said.
Arnold Police believe the man may have played a role in three incidents that occurred at the construction between Dec. 24 and Jan. 16, Capt. Rich Shular said.
In the first incident, between Dec. 24 and 26, a tool box was damaged and a 1998 Polaris 500 four-wheel ATV that had been reported stolen by St. Louis County Police was recovered at the site, police reported.
Then, between Dec. 28 and 30, another tool box was damaged, and $825 worth of tools were stolen at the construction site, the report said.
Another theft was reported from the construction site on Jan. 16. That time, tools worth $1,680 were stolen from the building under construction. The tools belonged to RJP Electric, according to a report.