St. Charles Police said Melvi Rodgriguez-Barrientos held a knife with a six-inch blade while threatening a woman Saturday.
A man held a knife and threatened to kill a woman April 6 in the first block of Gary Court in St. Charles. Melvi Rodgriguez-Barrientos, 30, of the first block of Gary Court, was charged Monday with unlawful use of a weapon. St. Charles Police said Rodriguez-Barrientos took out knife with a six-inch blade and said several times he was going to kill the woman. The two live together at the residence. Rodriguez-Barrientos is being held in St. Charles County jail. Bail was set at $25,000. If you have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence, find resources through the Bridgeway Women’s Center by calling 877-946-6854; or call the Safe Connections 24-hour crisis hotline at 314-531-2003. For more crime …
Police said the man, who was recently released from prison, also threatened to burn the woman's house down. The woman found him using the coins to buy liquor and notified police.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Monday, November 26, 2012
A man robbed a woman by holding a knife to her throat, threatening to kill her and burn down her house Nov. 4 in the 900 block of North Second Street, St. Charles Police said. The man, John R. Walker, 42, stole a large amount of coins, the woman’s cell phone and her purse, police said. Walker had worked for the woman around her St. Charles home for about a week while staying at her house, according to the police report. The woman located him shortly afterwards at Phillips 66, 2240 North Third Street, using the stolen coins to buy liquor. She called police, who arrested him a short time later. Walker had been released from prison three weeks before, and had left an honors program to which he had been assigned, St. Charles Police said. He …