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  • Suspect leaves baby on the side of the road after stealing car

    01/02/2018 12:30:54 PM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 2, 2018 | Calily Bien
    On Jan. 1, a woman told the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Office she left her car running with her 7-month-old child inside as she went into the Shell gas station located in the 21500 block of Aldine Westfield — which is northeast Harris County. While inside the store, an unknown man got into her car and took off with the baby inside. Deputies began immediately searching for the suspect and were able to find the baby left on the side of the road a few miles away from the gas station. The baby had no injuries and was reunited...
  • Proposition 47 makes stealing a car worth $950 or less a misdemeanor offense, court rules

    12/01/2017 1:42:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/1/17 | Maura Dolan
    A person convicted of a felony for stealing a car may have that conviction reduced to a misdemeanor if the vehicle was worth no more than $950, the California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday. The decision came in a case interpreting Proposition 47, a 2014 ballot measure that reduced felonies for certain drug and theft crimes to misdemeanors.
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    02/10/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2015 | RONEN BERGMAN
    1. Ahmad Abu Adass In 2005, the last year of his life, Ahmad Abu Adass was 22 and still living with his parents in Beirut, Lebanon. He was kind and liked people, his friends later told investigators, but none of them thought he was very sophisticated. The best way to describe him was simple, one said. He was generous and a little naďve. He was very weak, physically. A Sunni Muslim of Palestinian descent, Adass had become interested in religion and now spent many hours at the Arab University Mosque near his home. It was there, after a prayer session,...
  • Judge denies bail to hate crime suspects as new details of kidnapping are revealed

    01/06/2017 6:45:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 6, 2017 | John Sexton
    When hate crime charges were brought against four suspects accused of kidnapping and torturing a schizophrenic 18-year-old man yesterday, it was not immediately clear if the charges stemmed from the victim’s race or from the fact that he was mentally-challenged. The AP reports today that the four suspects were charged with two separate hate crimes, one based on the victim’s race and the other based on his disability. Lawyers for the four suspects portrayed them as responsible adults and asked a judge to grant them bail so they could return home while they await trial. The Associated Press reports the...
  • 10 Places With the Highest Rates of Car Theft in the U.S.

    12/29/2016 8:01:37 PM PST · by george76 · 77 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | Devon Thorsby
    U.S. News compiled data on car thefts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2014 – the most recent year for complete data from the bureau – to determine which of the 100 largest metro areas in the country had the highest rate of car theft. Albuquerque, New Mexico, takes the top spot for highest rate of car theft, with a total of 6,131 thefts in 2014 and 676.9 thefts per 100,000 people. The City of Albuquerque acknowledges its high rate of auto theft on its website, noting New Mexico’s shared border with Mexico gives car thieves added incentive because...
  • Islamic group: Muslim man beaten outside Florida mosque

    07/03/2016 6:49:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2016 6:01 PM EDT | Kelli Kennedy
    Authorities said they have arrested a suspect in the early Saturday beating of a man outside a Florida mosque that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended, and an Islamic group said the victim was a Muslim. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said racial slurs were made by the attacker, though authorities said they had no immediate indication of any racially motivated comments. Authorities said, however, that they were continuing to investigate. St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara said deputies were called to the Fort Pierce Islamic Center at 4:11 a.m. Saturday by a caller who said someone was...
  • Keyless system cars easy to steal, German car club finds

    03/18/2016 7:14:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies ^ | 17 Mar 2016 12:33 GMT+01:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    The German Automotive Club (ADAC) tested 24 different cars with the new Keyless Go technology for safety. The result: all of the cars could be stolen with one easy trick. […] In a report released Thursday, the ADAC tested 24 car models from 2015 from 19 different manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, VW, Toyota, Renault, and Ford. The results were damning. They managed to illegally open every single car and drive it away within a few seconds. “All you need to do is extend the transmission range of the key from two or three meters to a few hundred meters. The...
  • Police: 13, 14 year old boys fatally stabbed Lee's Summit woman (Missouri)

    11/04/2015 2:59:40 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 81 replies ^ | Posted: Nov 04, 2015 10:32 AM CST Updated: Nov 04, 2015 12:10 PM CST | By Chris Oberholtz, Multimedia Producer
    LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) - Two teenagers have been arrested in the brutal stabbing death of a 43-year-old Lee’s Summit woman. This comes after police released surveillance video on Tuesday of the 13- and 14-year-old suspects. Formal charges are pending with Jackson County Family Court. The victim has been identified as Tanya L. Chamberlain. Police said they are not releasing whether or how the suspects knew Chamberlain. The discovery of her body came after Lee's Summit police attempted to stop a vehicle about 1:15 a.m. Sunday for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The driver of the vehicle pulled into a...
  • TPD: Suspect shot after fighting with officer, trying to drown police K9 dies

    10/26/2015 3:43:25 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 77 replies
    Bay News 9 (Tampa) ^ | 10/26/15 | Jason Lanning/Erin Maloney
    TAMPA -- A suspect shot this morning after Tampa police said he attempted to drown an officer and a police K-9 has died of his injuries. Kobvey Igbuhay, 18, died at the hospital where he was taken after being shot during the altercation with an officer. Police said the altercation occurred after four suspects in a stolen car fled into a swampy area to elude police. Two other teens police said were in the stolen car and taken into custody were identified as Dominic Robles, 18, and Shakira Rodriguez, 18. Rodriguez was apprehended after hiding in the woods for more...
  • Retired Tosa detective thwarts attempted car thieves, one of whom was 12

    09/03/2015 7:53:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Wauwatosa NOW ^ | 9-1-15 | Rachel Minske
    After an early morning brush with crime, a Wauwatosa city official is giving thanks to the officers who halted a potentially dangerous situation. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sept. 1, Alderman John Dubinski awoke to strange noises coming from outside his home in the 7900 block of Milwaukee Avenue. Dubinski said he looked out his window to see five individuals outside on his driveway, near his family's two vans. Suspects were inside each of the family's vehicles, two females were standing in the driveway "acting as lookouts" and a third was "holding a handgun in the ready position," Dubinski said. "He...
  • Five King City police officers arrested [UPDATE: see post #18]

    02/25/2014 10:43:43 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The Monterey County Herald ^ | February 25, 2014 | Virginia Hennessey
    Prosecutors confirmed Tuesday that five King City police officers, including the former and acting chiefs of police, were arrested early this morning. Chief Assistant District Attorney Terry Spitz said details of the arrests and charges against the officers would be announced at a press conference at 2 p.m. in Salinas. The officers arrested were longtime Chief Nick Baldiviez, who retired in September, Acting Chief Bruce Miller, Sgt. Bobby Carrillo and officers Mario Mottu Sr. and Jaime Andrade.
  • Top 10 cities for car thefts

    06/28/2013 4:52:45 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    yahoo autos ^ | Jun 26, 2013 | Matt Schmitz
    In 1964, California crooners the Beach Boys sang about having "fun, fun, fun, 'til her daddy takes the T-bird away." Well, nearly 50 years later, Golden State residents still have to worry about someone snatching their ride from them — but it's not their daddy. The Des Plaines, Ill.-based National Insurance Crime Bureau has released its "Hot Spots" vehicle-theft report for 2012, and California once again dominates as a "hotbed for hot cars." Of the top 10 hot spots for per-capita vehicle theft, California lays claim to eight, and the state of Washington to the balance. The NICB's list reviews...
  • Florida Files: Rental Camaro Theft Thwarted by Four Flat Tires

    05/12/2013 12:18:43 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Chevy Hardcore ^ | 5/9/13 | Rick Seitz
    We’ve all seen Gone in 60 Seconds. The remake film from 2000 features an all-star cast and an elusive Mustang that always gets Nicolas Cage’s character in trouble. It’s a unicorn car – no matter how hard he tries to steal it, something always goes wrong. Joshua Nadelhoffer, 29, is not a professional car thief. If he was, he wouldn’t have been foolish enough to (allegedly) try to steal a 2013 Camaro SS from a Hertz Rent-A-Car parking lot at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Not only that, but he surely would have had the foresight to know that leaving...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • Cities with the worst car theft rates

    08/14/2012 4:15:21 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 86 replies
    Insurance.Com ^ | 3 August 2012 | Mark C. Smith
    The odds of having your car stolen are higher in these 10 metropolitan areas. But you can take steps to protect your ride, and they might even earn an insurance discount. The bad news for California drivers? Your state had the greatest number of hot spots in the country for auto thefts in 2011, according to a National Insurance Crime Bureau report released recently.
  • Texas Man Finds Stolen Car 42 Years Later (1967 Austin-Healey on eBay)

    Texas Man Finds Stolen Car 42 Years LaterBy ALON HARISH | Good Morning America – 13 hrs ago Bob Russell could not be blamed for losing hope that he would reunite with his 1967 Austin-Healey. Stolen outside his Philadelphia apartment 42 years ago, the British roadster seemed a lost cause. But thanks to the Internet and some creative police work, Russell has his pride and joy back. When Russell, then a graduate student at Temple University, returned home the morning after a date with his future wife, his car was nowhere to be found. For decades since, he searched for...
  • N. Korea: Military Drivers Involved in Car Theft(heavy maintenance cost for status symbol)

    03/08/2011 7:44:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 03/08/11 | Im Jeong Jin
    Military Drivers Involved in Car Theft By Im Jeong Jin [2011-03-08 17:39 ] A spate of car thefts over the last few months in Chongjin, North Hamkyung Province is said to have been done by military drivers trying to cling onto their posts, according to a source. The source said some of the thieves were apprehended in an intensive crackdown on car theft carried out from late January to early February by the People’s Safety Ministry (PSM), and subsequently revealed the details. According to the source, the drivers, in collusion with civilians, stole “servi-cha”, or service cars, and sold the...
  • Best Defense Against Car Theft: Drive a Prius

    08/08/2010 4:26:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Fast Company ^ | Aug 5, 2010 | Ariel Schwartz
    You hardly need a car alarm if you drive a Prius. That's the conclusion of a new vehicle theft study from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). According to the report, thieves are after "chrome, horsepower, and HEMIs," but not "sedate family cars and fuel-sippers." HLDI's report calculates the vehicles with the highest insurance claims for theft by taking into account the rate at which insurance claims are filed as well as the size of the payments. Unsurprisingly, the rap-song-worthy Escalade is the most stolen car--one out of every 100 are swiped by thieves. Other popular targets include the Hummer,...
  • Dude There's My Car! Owner Spots His Ride, Wrestles Woman Out

    05/04/2010 6:04:21 PM PDT · by fatnotlazy · 39 replies · 1,358+ views
    WTAE-TV Channel 4 ^ | May 4, 2010 | Unknown
    PITTSBURGH -- A man ran up to the scene of a three-car crash, opened one of the vehicles' doors, took the female driver into a headlock and manhandled her to the ground -- but it was the woman who was eventually taken away in handcuffs, not him. (snip) Valentino Amaro told Channel 4 Action News reporter Ari Hait that he met the woman in the same area last night and let her spend the night at his home because she needed a place to stay. But when he woke up to go downtown to his job at the Omni William...
  • 81-Vehicle Theft Looks Like An Inside Job

    03/12/2009 7:06:08 AM PDT · by Netizen · 50 replies · 1,882+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | March 12, 2009 | MAUNETTE LOEKS
    SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — Three Scottsbluff auto dealership executives are expected to be under arrest by this morning after they packed up their belongings, loaded 81 new vehicles onto trucks and left town. Scottsbluff police, with help from federal authorities, tracked the trio across the southwestern United States on Wednesday as many of the vehicles were sold at auctions. Felony theft charges were filed in Scotts Bluff County Court on Wednesday against Legacy Auto Sales owner Allen Patch and two of his senior managers: comptroller Rachel Fait, 37, and general manager Rick Covello, 53. Detectives located Patch, 52, at his attorney's...