A St. Charles police officer responding to a domestic dispute also finds a meth lab in a Arch Budget Motel room.
A couple in a domestic dispute also were cooking methamphetamine in their St. Charles motel room on Sunday, St. Charles Police said. James Carver, 34, of the 400 block of South Cadillac in St. Charles, and Marijon Dawn Ludwig, 34, each were charged Monday with accessory to manufacturing a controlled substance within 2,000 feet of a school and producing a controlled substance with intent to distribute. An officer responded to a violent domestic disturbance call at the Arch Budget Motel at 3717 Veterans Memorial Parkway in St. Charles. The room is within 800 feet of Willie Harris Elementary School, 2800 Old Muegge Road. St. Charles Police said the officer separated the couple and the woman asked him to retrieve cash from some of her clothing…
The Arch Budget Motel caught fire Tuesday after a burglar damaged a gas line, a St. Charles Police said in a report.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Saturday, June 2, 2012
A homeless man stealing copper pipes may have caused Tuesday afternoon’s fire at the Arch Budget Motel in St. Charles, according to a police report. The fire damaged four rooms at the motel, according to a St. Louis Post Dispatch article. No one was injured. Thomas Gilley, 23, was charged Thursday with first-degree burglary. St. Charles Police said in a report that Gilley broke into a storage area at the rear of the Arch Budget Motel, 3717 Veterans Memorial Parkway, damaging a door and doorframe with a shovel. He was trying to steal copper pipes, he told police. According to the report, as Gilley was breaking off copper pipes, he damaged a gas line, but continued his attempt to steal the pipes. A fireball filled the room, igniting a fire …