Ballwin resident accused of public disturbance arrested on DUI charges
By: Jim Erickson
A group of Ballwin residents has asked the Ballwin Board of Aldermen for more police help in dealing with inappropriate activities and traffic-related problems they say are tied to a neighbor in the White Tree subdivision.
Among the problems cited were increased vehicular traffic, speeding and an alleged case of assault on one of the residents by a friend of the neighbor. In addition, nearby yards have been littered with liquor and beer containers, vomit, human excrement and condoms.
Ballwin Police Chief Steve Schicker advised the Board and representatives of the complaining residents that he wants to meet with the subdivision group to review the issue and what officers are doing to monitor the situation.
Schicker later noted that Ballwin Police coincidentally had charged the neighbor – a young man – for driving under the influence on the same night (Sept. 10) the problems were aired at the Board of Aldermen’s meeting. The man was taken to the municipal lockup after his arrest. Currently on probation on earlier charges, the man now faces revocation of his probation in addition to the driving violation.