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Friday, July 25, 2014

Man Taunts Police On Facebook, Arrested Next Day

BALTIMORE – A suspect is arrested after taunting Anne Arundel County Police on social media.

The department profiled 28-year-old Roger Ireland during its “#WantedWednesday” feature on Facebook.

Ireland himself then commented on the thread, saying “Ya’all will never catch me.”

Following up on some tips Thursday, detectives were able to locate Ireland in South Baltimore near the Anne Arundel County line. More

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Roommate arrested after woman’s body parts found all over Long Island

A Brooklyn woman has been arrested in the gruesome death and dismemberment of her roommate, whose body parts were found strewn all over Long Island, law enforcement sources confirmed early Thursday.

The apartment the two roommates shared in BrooklynPhoto: Gabriella Bass

Leah Cuevas (right), 42, was charged in Chinelle LaToya Thompson Browne’s death.

Browne’s body parts were discovered scattered across Bay Shore and Hempstead from July 8 through July 17.

Cuevas was Browne’s roommate before Browne, 27, was last scene on July 5, according to cops. More

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Double murderer's execution: he took one hour and 57 minutes to die

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ordered a review of the state's execution process after a convicted double murderer gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before his death Wednesday.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m. local time, one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started.

Wood's lawyers had filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court while the execution was underway, demanding that it be stopped. The appeal said Wood was "gasping and snorting for more than an hour."

In ordering the review, Brewer said she was concerned by the length of time the administered drug protocol took to kill Wood. More  ‘Gasping’ inmate’s execution lasted 2 hours

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Robber wore shirt with his name on it, drove his own car to bank hold-up

DENVER - Police and FBI agents cracked a Denver bank robbery case in five hours -- but they had lots of help from the suspect.

According to court records, 68-year-old John David Martinez was wearing a black T-shirt with his first name on it when he entered the Wells Fargo bank at 1777 W. 38th Ave. just after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The man's next mistake was driving a silver Honda sedan that was registered in his name. Investigators soon identified Martinez as the suspect through the license plate, according to a police probable cause statement supporting the man's arrest.

After being greeted by a female teller, the suspect, an older man with white hair and a salt-and-pepper beard, said, "This is a robbery, give me the money," the statement read. More

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Police: Grandmother, grandson sold heroin, narcotics

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police say they broke up a drug-dealing family.

A grandmother and her grandson are charged with heroin-related offenses, and another woman is charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Elaine Coffey, 65, the grandmother, is charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, failure to keep narcotics in a proper container and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Nicholas Coffey, 24, is charged with conspiracy to commit possession of heroin, conspiracy to commit possession of heroin with intent to sell, operating under suspension and traveling unreasonably fast.

Jody Read, 34, is charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. More

Suspect Sought In Theft Of Revere Firefighter’s Wallet During 2-Alarm Fire

REVERE (CBS) – Police are looking for a brazen female thief who wandered into a Revere fire station and lifted the wallet left behind by one of the city’s firefighters who was out battling a blaze.

According to police, the woman was captured on surveillance video walking around the station with two children July 7 after firefighters at the Revere Central Fire Station on Broadway had responded to a two-alarm fire in a building on Revere Beach.

The firefighter whose wallet was stolen, Jamie Nadworny, was stunned. He told WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith he had just come back from a fire soaking wet and put his wallet down on a window sill when his company rushed out to another two-alarm fire down the street.

“It’s sad,” Nadworny said. “I feel really bad for the kids to be honest with you. That’s really sad.” More

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

California Man Posed As Cop To Rape Central American Immigrants, Authorities Say

A San Francisco man is under arrest after allegedly posing as a police officer and forcing undocumented immigrants in the Bay Area to perform sexual acts under threat of deportation, authorities said earlier this week.

Jeffrey Bugai, 35, was arrested for kidnapping with the intent to commit sexual assaults while impersonating a police officer. He is being held in custody in the San Francisco County Jail pending criminal proceedings on those charges.

“Bugai targeted recently arriving Central American immigrants with limited English speaking ability,” the San Francisco Police Department said in a press release. “Bugai would mislead his victims to believe he was a police officer and bring his victims to his home where he would administer intoxicants, coerce them, and/or force them into committing sexual acts.” More

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Leaders Of Philly Mosque Tried To Cut Off Man’s Hand With Machete

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two leaders of a mosque tried to cut off the hand of a man they allege stole jars of money from the house of worship, Philadelphia police said.

The bizarre incident happened July 14th at the Masjid located in the 1100 block of North 63rd Street in the city’s Overbrook section.

According to investigators, the 46-year-old arrived at the mosque at about 4:00 a.m. for Morning Prayer services.

At about 5:30 a.m., after the prayer service concluded, police say the victim was approached by the mosque’s Imam and the Amir. Suspect Merv Mitchell, aka Mabul Shoatz (picture). More

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Maryland parents accused of keeping autistic sons locked in basement

A Rockville, Maryland couple has been arrested and charged with locking their 22-year-old autistic twin sons in the basement of their home.

Montgomery County police told WTTG-TV that the room had no lights, a strong smell of urine, and only a single comforter was provided for the men to sleep on. Police also said the room only had one window, which was far too small for either man to climb through in case of an emergency,

The Washington Post reported that police arrested 57-year-old John Land and 59-year-old Janice Land this past Thursday after showing up at the couple’s home to serve a search warrant on an unrelated matter. Once inside, police discovered that one of the doors in the basement was secured from the outside with a deadbolt. When they opened it, they discovered the room and the two men inside. More

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Woman Tries To Hide Stolen Vibrator In Child's Stroller

Misty Ann Lee, 38, was busted after allegedly trying to steal a vibrator from a Spencer's gift shop in Spartanburg, South Carolina by hiding the sex toy behind her child in a stroller, according toGoUpstate.com.

Lee went into Sepncer's Friday afternoon, stroller in tow, and picked up "a vibrator from the love unit," according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun.

The store manager told police that she watched Lee "slide the vibrator behind a young child in the stroller."

When the manager confronted Lee, Lee allegedly claimed she had no idea what she was talking about. More

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Pregnant Woman Claims Nearly A Dozen Thieves Wearing Bathing Suits Attacked Her At Bus Stop

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – A group of thieves wearing bathing suits allegedly attacked a pregnant woman.

Jayla Morant, who is six months pregnant with her first child, said she was walking to a bus stop near Washington Road and Laurel Ridge Drive in East Point when she was attacked by nearly a dozen robbers on Wednesday at 5:30 a.m. The woman estimates that they were between the ages of 17 and 20.

“I personally counted three girls and seven boys,” Morant told WSB-TV.

Morant explained that she was surrounded by the robbers who tried to steal her purse and that they were all wearing bathing suits. More

Teens bludgeon sleeping homeless men to death: cops

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them before leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable, Albuquerque police said Sunday.

Alex Rios, 18, and two boys, ages 16 and 15, are being held in Bernalillo County detention facilities a day after allegedly killing the victims in an open field, police spokesman Simon Drobik said.

A criminal complaint filed by police says Rios has been charged with two counts each of murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree felony and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He also faces three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count each of tampering with evidence and robbery. More

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Women arrested for shoplifting after posting Facebook selfie while wearing stolen dress

WEST FRANKFORT , Ill. - An Illinois woman who allegedly stole a dress from a West Frankfort store was arrested after she posted a selfie of herself wearing the pilfered garment on Facebook.

Danielle Saxton allegedly swiped a leopard-print dress from Mortie's Boutique and then posted four photos of herself wearing the ill-gotten garb just hours later. Saxton even made one of the snaps her profile picture.

People who had also seen the store post about the theft were able to connect the dots and alert police. "Not two hours and our stolen dress has shown up on Facebook," Mortie's posted. "Gotta love it." More

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Man caught in affair at nude beach a suspect in wife’s death

Florida – The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says a woman has died after a domestic dispute occurred with her husband, who is now a suspect in her death.

Deputies say Pamela Doster and her husband Michael Doster were at Passage Key last weekend when Pamela witnessed Michael having a sexual encounter with another man, leading to the dispute.

According to the affidavit, Pamela attempted to get onto a jet ski but her husband reached around, grabbed her by the hair, and pulled her into the water.

She returned to the jet ski, and he pulled her off the same way again. In all, Pamela told deputies this happened four times. More

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Burglary suspect busted after returning to scene of the crime for lunch

COSTA MESA , California – A California man was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary charges after he returned to a fast-food chicken restaurant for lunch only hours after he had allegedly burglarized it.

El Pollo Loco workers recognized Daniel Lee Warn from security camera footage of the burglary because he apparently didn’t even change clothes prior to returning to the restaurant.

He was especially recognizable in the footage from the drive-thru because he was wearing a hat with a cartoonish neon-pink face on it.

While Warn waited in line at the eatery, police were called to come arrest him, the Daily Pilot reported. More

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Maryland man killed while testing bulletproof vest

A Maryland man faced murder charges after accidentally shooting his friend while testing out a bulletproof vest, a shooting reportedly recorded on a video camera.

Baltimore police arrested Mark Ramiro (picture), 30, after he fatally shot Darnell Mitchell, 28.

The Baltimore Sun reported on Friday the shooting was recorded on a video camera by a third person.

In that video, Mitchell brags that he is about to take a “deuce deuce in the chest” – a shot from a .22-caliber bullet – before Ramiro, who is seen standing in front of Mitchell, fired the handgun once. More

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Judge Tells Detroit Teen Charged In Mob Attack He Needed A Dad To ‘Beat The Hell’ Out Of Him

DETROIT (AP) - A young man who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist needed a father to “beat the hell” out of him as a kid to discourage him from committing such a crime, a judge said Thursday.

The stunning remarks by Wayne County Judge James Callahan came as he sentenced Latrez Cummings to six months in jail.

In response to the judge’s question, Cummings, 19, said his father wasn’t around when he was growing up.

Callahan said Cummings needed a dad, “someone to discipline you. Someone to beat the hell out of you when you made a mistake, as opposed to allowing you or encouraging you to do it to somebody else.” More

Kentucky man charged with pizza prank at police station

Kentucky – A man already charged with shoplifting beer added to his troubles when he made a prank call from the police station to order five pizzas, police said.

Michael Harp, 29, had been arrested after shoplifting $36 worth of beer from a convenience store, said Corbin Police Major Rob Jones.

Harp and other suspects had stolen beer from the same store more than once that day and were caught drinking it in public, Jones said.

At the police station, Harp asked if he could call a family member on his cellphone. But he instead called a Domino’s pizza restaurant and placed an order in the name of Captain Coy Wilson, his arresting officer, Jones said. More

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Man linked to electronics theft after being caught with stolen ice cream cone

LEWES, Delaware – A Delaware man with a sweet tooth was linked to an electronics theft after he was caught red-handed with a stolen ice cream cone.

Lewes police officers observed Richard Walls backing out of a parking spot in the Taramino Place Apartments with a flat-screen television, cable box and other electronics in his vehicle.

However, it was his “frozen vanilla fudge drumstick ice cream treat” that caught their attention, CBS Philly reported.

A previous burglary victim had already told police that a frozen ice cream treat had been taken from his freezer, in addition to the TV and cable box, Master Cpl. Gary Fournier told the Cape Gazette. More

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Man Who Dragged Dog Behind Truck For 2 Miles Sentenced

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after admitting he dragged a dog for at least 2 miles behind his pickup truck.

Circuit Judge Letitia Verdin told Roger Owens of Greenville that what he did was one of the cruelest things she had ever seen before sentencing him Tuesday. Rogers was given the maximum of five years on the ill treatment of animals charge and additional time for traffic violations.

Prosecutors say Owens tied the dog's front legs to the pickup's tailgate in December and sped off, forcing the dog to run on its hind legs on the pavement. More

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