Megan Boken

Hotspot policing
5:49 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Department Calls 'Hotspot Policing' A Success

The logo of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department as displayed on the side of a patrol vehicle.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says a month of intensive patrols in "hot spots" throughout the city was a major success.

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Morning round-up
9:27 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Isaac could bring rain to Missouri

As people on the gulf seek shelter from Hurricane Isaac, weather officials say the storm could bring some welcome relief to drought-stricken Missouri farmers.

The National Weather Service is calling for 2 to 6 inches of rain to fall the Mississippi River Valley, including Arkansas, Missouri and southern Illinois.

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Crime
5:26 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Street cameras being considered in wake of increases in gun-related crime

Crime camera being used in 21st Ward
Adam Allington St. Louis Public Radio

A network of street cameras designed to curb crime is getting some attention in St. Louis City Hall.

21st Ward alderman Antonio French claims the cameras have reduced violent crime in his north city ward by 80 percent.

“When we had 14 homicides in 2010, what had happened was that this was an area where criminals felt they could operate without fear of being arrested or being held to account,” French said. “The cameras changed that.”

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Developing: Megan Boken
4:04 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Two charged with murder, attempted robbery of Megan Boken

Keith Esters (left) and Johnathan Perkins (right) have been charged with the murder and attempted robbery of former Saint Louis University student Megan Boken.
(via St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)

Will be updated.

Updated 4:04 p.m. with breakdown of alleged course of events in case.

Updated 3:18 p.m. with information from CrimeStoppers

Original Story posted 3:12 p.m. Aug. 24:

Two men, both 18, have been charged with the murder and attempted robbery of Megan Boken.

The names of the men and charges are as follows, according to the office of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce:

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Morning round-up
9:45 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Morning headlines: Friday, August 24, 2012

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St. Louis police change procedure in light of uptick in violent crime

Responding to a recent spate of violent crime in some parts of the city that have been thought of as safe, St. Louis police are changing some of their officers' procedures and duties.

Twenty-three-year-old Megan Boken was fatally shot on Saturday in the Central West End,  and several women were robbed at gunpoint near Busch Stadium this week.

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Megan Boken
6:43 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Two suspects in custody in CWE killing

Megan Boken.
(via St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department flyer)

Two 18-year-olds are in custody and are expected to be charged Friday with the murder of a former St. Louis University volleyball player.

Twenty-three year Megan Boken was shot and killed Saturday afternoon while sitting in her car in the Central West End.

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom says robbery was the motive.

The crime attracted a lot of attention, especially because it occurred in broad daylight in a busy neighborhood.

Mayor Francis Slay expressed his sympathy to the Boken family and said making St. Louis safer is a priority.

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Megan Boken
10:58 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Services set for former SLU volleyball standout Megan Boken

Megan Boken.
(via St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department flyer)

Services are planned in suburban Chicago for a former volleyball standout killed in St. Louis during what police say was a robbery attempt.

Investigators say 23-year-old Megan Boken was shot in the neck and chest in her car Saturday while she was in St. Louis for an alumni volleyball game at the university she'd attended there.

As of Tuesday, police had made no arrests, and no charges have been filed.

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