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Mehlville Residents Upset Over Police Precinct Move

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MEHLVILLE, MO (KPLR)-- Mehlville residents are upset about St. Louis County’s plans to build a new police precinct in their neighborhood.

Residents made it clear they're not against the proposed police station but rather the proposed location. Why? The park where St. Louis County wants to put the new precinct is surrounded by an apartment building and homes.

The house Tony Flieg bought 49 years ago, backs up to the park at J.B. Boys and Girls Club on Sappington Barracks Road. He's not happy about St. Louis County's plans to put a police precinct there.

The county wants to consolidate the police station on Telegraph Road and two substations in an effort to save money, but the idea has left residents frustrated.

Some residents became even more frustrated after Joe Zewiski attached a flyer stating what could happen to their neighborhood if the project becomes a reality.

At this point, the county's proposal is just that, a proposal. No details have been determined.

That's of little comfort to Flieg who thinks the county should find another location for the precinct and take the park out of consideration.