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  • Gun charges filed against man who got out of jail during massive COVID release ( Catch and releasing felons )

    08/23/2020 10:56:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    CWB Chicago ^ | August 23, 2020
    Another Cook County jail detainee who was freed during a mass release of prisoners as the COVID-19 outbreak began in March is now charged with committing a new felony. He is at least the fourth benefactor of the COVID release program to be charged with a new felony in recent days. Zyan Damper, age 19, was initially arrested on August 21 last year after he and another man allegedly got out of a stolen car and committed a robbery near the Magnificent Mile, ... then got arrested again in October on charges of felony theft. He posted bail again and...
  • Texas Man Charged With Assaulting Deputy U.S. Marshal With Hammer During Weekend Protests in Portland (Photo)

    07/13/2020 4:14:39 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 25 replies ^ | July 13, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon
    PORTLAND, Ore.—U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced today that a Texas man has been charged with assaulting a U.S. Marshals Service deputy with a construction hammer during weekend protests at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in downtown Portland.Jacob Michael Gaines, 23, a Texas man currently residing in a recreational vehicle in Portland, has been charged by criminal complaint with one count of assaulting a federal officer.According to court documents, at approximately 1:00am on July 11, 2020, Gaines was observed using a hammer to damage a barricaded entrance at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse. At the time, federal law enforcement...
  • Hennepin County Medical Examiner Declares George Floyd Death Homicide

    06/01/2020 4:19:54 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 339 replies
    FOX 21 ^ | 1 June 2020 | Site Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Fox 9 reports that the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s report released Monday ruled the death of George Floyd a homicide. The updated report states that on May 25, George Floyd experienced a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by a law enforcement officer(s). Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is now charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in connection to Floyd’s death.Earlier Monday, the attorneys for the family of George Floyd shared the findings of their separate autopsy, which determined that Floyd died of “asphyxia from sustained pressure” on his neck and back.The new Medical Examiner’s report also notes other significant conditions...
  • Thomas Fire Evacuees Had Vehicles Broken Into While Staying in Oxnard; 5 Arrested

    12/20/2017 10:57:57 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/20/2017 | Cynthia Quednow
    The incidents occurred sometime during the night of Dec. 5 as the massive Thomas Fire raged through Ventura County. Oxnard police said two black Suburbans parked in the 3700 block Dunkfirk Drive were broken into and personal belongings were stolen. The victims, a family who drove to the location, spent the night with friends when jewelry, a guitar, clothing, electronics and personal papers were stolen from their vehicles. About $75,000 worth of property was taken, Oxnard police estimated. About $10,000 in charges were made on a credit card, leading police to the suspects, authorities said.
  • Explosives stolen from French army base

    07/07/2015 8:19:57 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 16 replies
    AP / The Guardian (UK) ^ | July 7 | Staff
    French authorities are investigating the theft of roughly 200 detonators plus grenades and plastic explosives from a military site in southern France. The thefts at the Miramas site, which is operated by a combination of military services west of Marseille, appeared to have taken place overnight from Sunday to Monday. The break-in came with France on its highest level of alert for terrorism following deadly attacks in January and June.
  • Cops: Woman claiming she needed 'spinal transplant' scams $1.2 million from man, 86

    06/04/2015 7:27:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 04, 2015 | Liam Ford
    Cops: Woman claiming she needed 'spinal transplant' scams $1.2 million from man, 86 Candy Ely, 35, lured an 86-year-old Chicago man into a romantic relationship and stole more than $1.2 million in cash and items from him, including a car, police said. (Cook County Sheriff's Office) By Liam Ford Chicago Tribune contact the reporter Crime Theft A 35-year-old woman is accused of luring an 86-year-old man into a romantic relationship and then stealing more than $1.2 million in cash after claiming she had cancer and needed a "spinal transplant," police said. Candy Ely “baited” the man “into a false relationship...
  • Police: Men stole IDs to buy cars, breast implants

    01/10/2015 8:59:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    KPRC (Houston) ^ | January 8, 2015 | Robert Arnold
    HOUSTON - Houston police and U.S. Postal Inspectors worked together on a case involving numerous luxury cars being purchased with stolen identities. Police said the case began with a tip about a single car purchase that seemed "irregular." Police said five men used other people's identities to rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars in car purchases. Police said the men bought Porsches, Audis, Land Rovers, BMWs and a Chevy Camaro. "Most of the dealerships didn't know they had been a victim yet, before we were calling them saying, 'Hey, there's a problem with this deal, you might want to...
  • Are you stealing cars without knowing it?

    10/10/2014 6:57:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    The Street ^ | 10-8-2014
    Are you stealing cars without knowing it? 10/08/14 - Here's another reason to protect your identity -- car thieves are stealing personal information to buy new vehicles directly from dealerships, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The bureau says crooks have been frustrated by late-model cars with advanced safeguards that make hot-wiring difficult. But resourceful thieves are now using stolen IDs and fake driver's licenses to purchase or lease vehicles, which they then sell after changing vehicle identification numbers (VINs). "It's comparable to a hacker stealing IDs," explains Joe Wehrle, the NICB president and CEO, in a written...
  • Thieves in NC are Targeting Cars With Gun Related Stickers and Cars Parked near Gun Free Zones

    05/20/2014 5:44:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | May 19, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    Thieves in NC are Targeting Cars With Gun Related Stickers and Cars Parked near Gun Free Zones May 19 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post looks like gun thieves in North Carolina are getting smart in their search to illegally acquire guns. According to a local report today, police have managed to bust several thieves they say are targeting cars that have gun related stickers on the bumper or windows. They are also targeting cars that are parked near gun free zones. These areas force law abiding concealed carriers to leave their firearms in their vehicles where they are...
  • 13 assault rifles stolen from Chicago rail yard

    05/11/2014 4:52:33 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | May 10, 2014
    13 assault rifles stolen from Chicago rail yard Posted: May 09, 2014 4:16 PM CST Updated: May 10, 2014 3:09 AM CST CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Authorities are investigating the theft of 13 semi-automatic assault rifles from a freight train container at a South Side rail yard, the Sun-Times is reporting. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was notified about the theft of Smith & Wesson AR-15 Sport rifles in the early morning hours of May 4th, said ATF Special Agent Thomas Ahern on Friday. Thieves had broken into a freight train car operated by Norfolk...
  • Airbags, Tailgates Are Targets Du Jour for Thieves

    04/30/2013 8:48:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies ^ | Apr 30, 2013
    Airbags, Tailgates Are Targets Du Jour for Thieves Targets of car-component thieves can be as fleeting as Ed Hardy T-shirts and lower-back tattoos; they shift with cultural fixations and advancing technology. So, what car parts are trending for car thieves now? Of course, there are the classics, like hubcaps and car stereos. A few years back, high intensity discharge headlights enjoyed their day in the sun among street-car enthusiasts and, more recently, marijuana growers. Lately, Honda Fit wheels have become a popular target, as one of's own senior editors learned. Airbags and pickup trucks' tailgates are currently making headlines...
  • Exclusive: The Stunning JFK Airport Baggage Scandal; 200 Thefts Per Day

    03/28/2012 6:10:06 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    CBS New York ^ | March 26, 2012 | CBS New York staff
    Think twice before you check your luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Cash, jewelry, electronics and other valuables are being stolen from passengers’ baggage at a staggering rate. It’s happening as a result of inside jobs that aren’t being stopped, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reports exclusively
  • Senior Hamas Official Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    01/21/2012 3:46:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/12
    Senior Hamas Official Arrested on Terrorism Charges Islamic Jihad's Jenin Commander Arrested IDF Base: 1,500 Tank Shells Stolen
  • Occupy SF accused of Ferry Building thefts, filth

    11/11/2011 9:24:45 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | November 10, 2011 | Mike Aldax
    Ferry Building merchants and managers are fed up with the mayhem that has come with the nearby Occupy SF encampment. A spike in shoplifting, break-ins and reports of abandoned human waste — and a reported drop in foot traffic — has management fuming about the Justin Herman Plaza encampment. There even are reports of occupiers using the building’s restrooms as washrooms — with folks taking sponge baths from toilets. And last Monday, eight men were allegedly escorted out of the building after they attempted to use the bathrooms wearing nothing but their boxer shorts. Property manager Jane Connors has written...
  • PG&E Hit Hard By Antioch Copper Thefts

    06/17/2011 11:10:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    CBS Local ^ | June 14, 2011
    Copper wire continues to be snatched from the East Bay city of Antioch this year, and that’s translating into a big problem for Pacific Gas and Electric – considering how much the utility relies on the material. Since the first of the year, 300 power poles have been knocked down in Antioch. The wiring contained on and within the poles was subsequently ripped off. Stealing copper wire is nothing new, but Antioch police describe the recent spate of incidents unusual. PG&E, meanwhile, maintains it takes $500 to repair a pole containing just dollars worth of copper. Copper went for $1.25/lb...
  • Metaphysics of Contemporary Theft

    06/22/2011 4:49:51 AM PDT · by GJ15 · 6 replies
    pajamasmedia ^ | June 21, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    . . . left my chainsaw in the driveway to use the restroom inside the house. Someone driving buy saw it. He slammed on the brakes, stole it, and drove off. Neat, quick, easy. Mind you there was only a 5-minute hiatus in between my cutting. And the driver was a random passer-by. That suggests to me that a high number of rural Fresno County motorists can prove to be opportunistic thieves at any given moment. The saw was new; I liked it — an off-the-shelf $400 Echo that ran well. I assume it will be sold off at a...
  • Breaking News & LIVE THREAD- Egypt and Middle East

    01/28/2011 9:14:48 AM PST · by SE Mom · 3,237 replies · 1+ views
    Various on the internet | 28 January 2011
    From FOX: DEVELOPING: Loud explosions and gunfire were heard in the Egyptian capital of Cairo Friday, as protesters demanding the removal of President Hosni Mubarak defied a curfew, Al Jazeera reported. Egyptian television reports the ruling party headquarters in Cairo are on fire. From TWITTER: WashingtonPost: Clinton: We urge #Egypt authorities to allow peaceful protest, reverse unprecedented steps it has taken to cut off communications less than 20 seconds ago
  • Video of TSA Assaults

    11/18/2010 3:54:28 PM PST · by FS11 · 111 replies ^ | 11-18-10 | Linda Anselmi
    The recordings of the TSA Assaults on this video are shocking. One woman had her arm broken and was knocked unconscious by TSA Agents.
  • Ex-cop given probation in string of thefts(unbelievable)

    05/07/2009 5:14:39 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies · 1,391+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | May 07, 2009 | Benjamin Alexander-Blochand Jeff Adelson
    He admits ripping off Hispanic motoristsA former Slidell police officer was put on probation for five years after pleading guilty to pulling over Hispanic motorists and stealing money from them while on duty. Jonathan Lutman, 26, of Slidell, admitted to 12 counts of malfeasance in office in state court in Covington, the district attorney's office reported Wednesday. Lutman became the target of an investigation last summer after a pair of men came forward with allegations that he had stolen cash from them during traffic stops. He was arrested by members of his own department July 11 after an internal investigation...
  • Copper thieves die trying ( Darwin Award winner ? )

    07/16/2007 3:35:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies · 5,819+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 16, 2007 | KRISTEN WYATT
    Firefighters weren't sure what was causing the smoke rising from a former discount store in this Baltimore suburb. The place had been abandoned for years, the interior stripped to the walls. When they got inside July 2, they found only one thing burning: a 41-year-old man who became engulfed in flames and died after cutting through a high-voltage line. Sean Phelps became another ghastly casualty of what authorities say is a deadly national trend: copper wiring thefts. High copper prices in recent years have thieves breaking into power plants and abandoned factories to rip out the wiring. Vandals are even...