July 21, 2018
There are very few recreational activities I can think of which are Whiter than racquetball.
Central West End’s St. Louis Racquet Club is looking a little different these days. The domed arch over the side doorway is just a wooden skeleton. Its copper cover was stripped away and the copper on the awning to its right was cut away and curled.
The suspects, Fredrick Townsend and Meiah Marshall, were each charged with stealing $25,000 or more of copper.
According to charging documents filed in St. Louis, police responded to a suspicious persons call at the closed down Marshall School where they found Townsend and Marshall with a U-Haul matching the description of prior thefts. Court documents show that inside the U-Haul, police found a large piece of copper that was taken from the St. Louis Racquet Club along with tools used to commit metal thefts.
Meiah Marshall and Frederick Townsend.