Weekly E-mail Update, August 29th
Police Department Information
Police Department Information
- Trash delay due to Labor Day
Hall Closed for Labor Day
of Frontenac upcoming meetings
and area West County cities have experienced some burglaries within
the past three weeks. We have had two, and in each case the subjects
entered from the rear of the residence. As our investigations are
underway, we wanted to ask everyone to keep an eye out for anyone, or
any vehicle, that may not belong in your neighborhood.
Please call us if you do observe something ot of the ordinary, and set
your home alarm even if you leave for a short time. Our 24/7 Dispatch
Center phone number is 314-737-4600, or 9-1-1 if urgent.
Labor Day approaches your Police Department begins receiving complaint
calls from residents
about neighbors who are draining their pools into the street, or onto
another’s yard. Pool water, with the chemicals it holds, can damage
grasses and plants. It is also against City ordinance to drain a pool
anywhere except a sanitary sewer system, where
that water can be treated. City code, Section
225.020 states that “ . . .the discharge of swimming pool water or backwash other than into
a sanitary sewer system” is prohibited.
pool vendor may not tell you this, because it is easier and cheaper for
them to discharge the
water where ever they can do so quickly. Please keep an eye on your
pool vendor this Fall, so that police are not called to issue a
Lock your car doors, especially at home ! There are two things a thief who wants to steal things
out of your car cannot afford: Time, and Noise.
that, we can do a few things to make it more difficult for them, and
help prevent you from becoming a victim. First, either take with you –
or hide from plain sight – any valuables that you may keep in your car.
This includes electronic devices like
cellphones, iPods, GPS units, etc., and wallets, jewelry, cash, coins,
and other valuables. If you have to leave things in your car, your
chances of a thief not getting your stuff are better if
you find yourself a good hiding spot within the car that would take time
to find. They’ll hopefully move on if they don’t spot something
quickly. Firearms should never be left unattended in a car, unless you
have a secure safe to lock them in. Examples of
in-car safes can be found here: http://safelelo.com/
you are out shopping or at the gym, use the trunk to hide valuables,
but don’t wait until you’re
on the parking lot to hide your stuff because a crook may be watching.
The trunk can be a difficult place for a thief to find something
valuable that you have hidden, especially when a would-be thief doesn’t
know if anything is in there in the first place.
remember that we all feel safe in our homes, but that does not mean we
should let our guard
down there. When you park your car and it will not be within your
sight, lock it up. Since warm weather is here there is a lot more
pedestrian traffic out late at night, and thieves on foot will look for
easy targets in home driveways. Don’t make it easy
for them, and don’t allow them easy access to your home by letting them
get into your unlocked car so they also have access to your garage door
If you see suspicious pedestrians in your neighborhood, especially late at night, please call your
Police Department at 314-737-4600, or 9-1-1 if urgent.
delay due to holiday
yard waste, trash and recycling pickups will be delayed by one day next
week due to the Labor
Day holiday on Monday. All yard waste will be picked up on Tuesday, and
trash and recycling will be picked up Wednesday through Saturday. For
example if your normal trash and recycle pickup day is on Tuesday, it
will be picked up on Wednesday. If you have
any questions, please contact City Hall at 314-994-3200 or call Meridian
Waste Services at 314-291-3131.
Recall Date: August 26, 2014
Recall Number: 14-262
Hewlett-Packard Recalls Notebook Computer AC Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal
to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computer AC power cords.
Hazard: The AC power cord can overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazard.
Consumer Contact: Hewlett-Packard toll-free at (877) 219-6676 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through
Friday or online at www.hp.com and select “Recalls”
at the bottom of the page, then select Power Cord Recall.
Units: 5,577,000 in the U.S. and 446,700 in Canada
This recall involves Hewlett-Packard’s LS-15 AC power cord. The power
cords were distributed
with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and with AC
adapter-powered accessories such as docking stations. The power cords
are black in color and have an “LS-15” molded mark on the AC adapter end
of the power cord.
Incidents/Injuries: HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring
resulting in two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage.
Remedy: Customers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled power cords and contact Hewlett-Packard
to order a free replacement. Consumers can continue to use the computer on battery power.
Sold at: Notebook and mini notebook computers and accessories were sold with the AC power cords at
computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at www.hp.com
worldwide from September 2010 through June 2012 for about $500 to $1500.
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), of Palo Alto, Calif.
Manufactured in: China
Hall Closed for Labor Day
Frontenac City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 due to the Labor Day Holiday.
City of Frontenac Meetings
There are no scheduled City of Frontenac, meetings the week of September 2
– September 5, 2014.
2014 FRONTENAC FESTIVAL
The City of Frontenac would like to thank everyone for making our
2014 Frontenac Festival a success.
If you would like to preview pictures of our 2013 festival please
Select Part 1
or Select Part 2.
Photos are compliments of David Bentley, Bentley Studios
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