The St. Peters Police Department arrested three people involved in a burglary and stealing of motor vehicles at CarMax, 4990 I-70 Service Road North, on the morning of Sept. 24.
The suspects have been identified as Matthew O. Quiles, 19, of University City; Derrick Hudson, 17, of St. Louis; and an unnamed juvenile male, 14.
According to a press statement, St. Peters Police Officers responded to CarMax at approximately 3:25 a.m. after a security monitoring company noticed a burglary in progress involving three male subjects. Within minutes, officers arrived on scene, taking the juvenile suspect into custody. The adult suspects fled the scene on foot but within 20 minutes, Quiles was located and arrested; Derrick Hudson was arrested a few hours later.
While inside the building, the subjects stole a 2016 Lexus IS 300 and a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. One subject used the Jeep to ram through a glass showroom window, striking a vehicle on the showroom floor causing damage to the interior of the building. The Jeep became lodged in the window frame and was unable to move any further. Another subject stole a 2015 Mercedes Benz C300, but while attempting to drive the vehicle off the lot, it became stuck on a concrete parking barrier.
In total, three vehicles were stolen and two separate vehicles were damaged. All stolen vehicles were recovered at the scene. The approximate damage to the building and vehicles is $175,000.
Quiles and Hudson are being held at St. Charles County Jail on a $50,000 bond, no 10% authorized. The juvenile male was transported to St. Charles County Family Court.