Man Serves Jail Sentence For Stealing Police Car

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn a scene likely to be reenacted in Grand Theft Auto, a Palm Springs man stole a police car from the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy where recruits were being trained. Two men were arrested in January after investigators found the squad car missing and several other police cars burglarized.

The vehicle was found abandoned in Garden Grove the next day. The alleged perpetrator and his cohort were found in possession of stolen police items and were booked on charges of burglary, vehicle theft, and possession of stolen property.

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Sweeping Reform to Affect Californians with Theft or Drug Convictions

Californians have just enacted the biggest change to the criminal justice system in a generation. Voters have approved Proposition 47, which will reduce most drug and many theft crimes from felonies to mere misdemeanors. This will reduce or eliminate thousands of jail sentences across the state.

Anyone who is currently serving a prison sentence that qualifies under this reclassification is eligible to petition for a new, lighter sentence, even if currently incarcerated under Californias “three strikes” law. Someone serving a 25-to-life sentence may, for example, be allowed to leave prison now with credit for time that has been served.

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Burglar’s DNA Leads To His Arrest

An Albuquerque man is accused of breaking into a home and stealing $250,000 worth of jewelry from the home while the owners were on vacation. Police investigating the crime found an opened can of soda and an unflushed toilet where he allegedly relieved himself, but forgot to flush.

Investigators were reportedly able to use the DNA left on the toilet and the soda can to identify the man and arrest him for residential burglary and larceny. He is currently in custody and has pled not guilty to the charges.

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Overweight Suspect Challenges Cops To Arrest Him

Domestic violence calls to police often result in arrests, but when the suspect is a 500 pound man, the challenge is put upon police to even move, let alone make an arrest. That’s what happened when the man’s girlfriend called police and allegedly told the police that her boyfriend had slapped and spit on her.

Police arrived to find the man freshly showered, speaking with slurred speech, and naked. When informed he was under arrest, he allegedly sat down on the floor and told officers to try to move him. He also reportedly kicked an officer, according to police documents.

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Woman Held At Gunpoint By Police During Childbirth

A woman went into labor on Tuesday morning and was given an emergency ride to the hospital by her husband. Because she had already given birth to three other children, the woman felt like the baby was going to come out immediately. They sped off toward the hospital with the woman screaming in pain with powerful contractions.

She attempted to contact 911 to notify authorities of the situation as her husband sped down the freeway at 85 MPH, but the dispatcher was unable to decipher her language since she was screaming in pain. That’s when a police officer spotted the vehicle speeding in a 55 MPH zone and gave chase with lights and sirens blaring.

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Jury Weighs Threat of Castrated Child Molester

Kevin Reilly has served his prison sentences, has paid $6,000 to voluntarily be castrated, and spent more than 10 years in treatment at state mental hospitals. He claims he is no longer a threat to society.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Carroll said that Reilly was charged with molesting six girls between the ages of 4 to 8. He served three prison sentences and was incarcerated at a state mental hospital 14 years ago. Carroll added that “despite the castration, he still has sexual thoughts about prepubescent girls.”

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Cop Faces Charges For Accepting Oral Sex In Exchange For Release

A Florida cop was arrested Monday for the alleged incident, that all started at a gas station. The deputy was speaking with a woman and learned that she reportedly did not have a valid driver’s license, was in possession of marijuana, and had prescription medication that did not belong to her. She was also on probation.

The woman allegedly offered money to the officer in exchange for him not arresting her, but he refused the bribe. Instead, he followed her back to her home, where the woman let him inside the home and offered oral sex. The officer was reported to say that he had never done anything like that before, but let it happen. When he left, he told her not to tell anybody what happened.

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State Police Raid Retiree’s Okra Crop

Okra_GrowingA helicopter crew working for the Georgia state police found what appeared to be highly suspicious plants growing on a man’s backyard garden in the state. The state mobilized the Governor’s Task Force For Drug Suppression and a squad of police complete with K9 drug-sniffing dogs arrived at the property, prepared to make arrests for drug cultivation.

The suspicious-looking plants turned out to be okra, a common plant that produces edible seedpods common in southern cooking.

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Grandma Charged For Leaving Baby At Home Alone While Partying

A mom dropped off her one-year old child at her grandmother’s house at 8 a.m. on a Wednesday morning. She later attempted to contact the grandmother by phone at about 10 p.m. the same night but was unable to reach her. Fearing for the woman’s safety, the concerned daughter called police, who entered the apartment at about 1 a.m. to allegedly find the house empty, with the small child unsupervised, sleeping on the couch.

About fifteen minutes later, the grandmother returned home and reportedly told police she was “sitting on a wall drinking with a friend.” She supposedly returned to her apartment because she saw police and flashing lights around her apartment and thought, “they must be here for me.”

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Cop Fired For Ignoring Woman Screaming About Her Kidnapped Kids

On August 25, an assailant rammed into a woman’s car and kidnapped her two children at gunpoint. As the kidnapper left the scene, the woman sought immediate help from authorities. She spotted a police vehicle approaching and flagged it down. “That’s him, that’s him, right there!” she shouted to the police officer who had stopped the car with the window down.

But instead of helping, the officer, who was on his way to a burglary call, yelled back at the woman, “Right here what, baby? I’m on a call!” and promptly drove away.

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Man Charged For Breaking Into Home, Following Woman Onto Roof

1411617110109_wps_16_Sleeping_in_safety_of_homA man with a criminal history of carrying an unregistered, loaded gun, and corporal injury to a spouse has been arrested again in Venice, CA. This time, the man is accused of breaking into a woman’s house.

When the man reportedly entered the woman’s house, she sought escape, crawling out a window onto the roof of her two story home. Fortunately, she brought a cell phone with her and hid under an eave, frantically calling 911.

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Woman Allegedly Assaults Neighbor Charged With Child Porn

A Massachusetts man was arrested on September 19 for charges of possession of child pornography. After posting $30,000 bond and returning to his home, his upstairs neighbor allegedly entered his condo illegally through an unlocked door, walked into his bedroom where he was sleeping, and punched him in the face.

The attacker called 911 and not only reportedly admitted to the attack, but stated that she wanted to kill the man. She was described as “crying and visibly upset” with blood on her arm and hands. She was arrested and is charged with felony assault and battery, along with breaking and entering.

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Woman Gives IV To Drunk Teen Instead of Calling 911

An Idaho woman recently purchased alcohol for a teenage boy living in her house who was having a birthday, according to investigators. One of the guests at the party was a 14 year old girl who ended up drinking multiple shots of the alcohol and lost consciousness.

Some of the other teens at the party notified the woman of the young girl’s condition. According to reports, instead of calling 911 to report the incident, the woman instead hooked the girl up to an IV drip, administering approximately half a liter of fluid into her veins. She allegedly did not only fail to contact paramedics, but also failed to notify the girl’s parents of the incident as well.

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Woman Starts Wildfire To Help Bored Firefighters

WildfireAn Oregon woman recently pled guilty in Federal court to starting a massive fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. She allegedly told police that she tossed a lit firework out of a car window because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work. She told officials that she thought it would be a small fire that would take only a few days to put out.

The firework ignited brush alongside the road that quickly spread northwest. Two days later, she reportedly posted a message on Facebook: “Like my fire?”

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Morgue Employee Admits to Having Sex With 100 Corpses

A 60 year old Ohio resident has admitted in a deposition to having sex with up to 100 corpses of dead women in the Hamilton County morgue between 1976 and 1992.

The deposition is part of a civil lawsuit between families of three of the victims against Hamilton County, who said that the morgue director failed “recklessly and wantonly” to supervise the employee.

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Drone Carrying Contraband Crashes Outside Prison

droneOur last blog focused on a man who was arrested for flying a drone too close to a hospital and then posting the footage on YouTube. As these model aircraft become more popular and cheaper, we expect more people to be arrested for using them for illegal purposes.

This week, a man was arrested in South Carolina for allegedly operating a drone loaded with marijuana, tobacco, and cell phones. He reportedly attempted to fly and land the drone within the boundaries of Lee Correctional Institute, a maximum security prison, presumably to deliver the contraband to a person or people within. The craft apparently malfunctioned or was intentionally crashed outside the razor wire fence that bordered the prison.

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Man Charged With Felony For Flying Drone Near Hospital

droneDrones are often thought of as airplane-sized, unmanned aircraft intended to get surveillance video of remote areas or bomb distant targets. But they do exist on a much smaller scale, within the purchasing power of the average American hobbyist, one of whom learned last week that doing so can land him in a New York court with felony charges.

The man was flying a model drone, a DJI Phantom 2, with a remote control. According to the police report, a video camera was attached to the craft and he allegedly flew the drone within 15 feet of a hospital window, where patients were undergoing medical examinations. Patients and staff had reported seeing the drone, but the man says the tinted hospital windows prevented the video footage from showing anybody inside.

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Woman To Serve Prison Sentence For Having Sex With Friend’s 12-Year-Old Son

woman-imageA woman was just sentenced to state prison for admitting to having sex with her adult friend’s 12-year old son. She had pled to two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child in a Florida court.

The incident allegedly began when the woman began contacting the boy on Facebook and through text messages. She had him a picture of herself in underwear and had arranged to meet the boy at a mall, where they instead had sex in the back seat of her car. They had met on at least two more occasions, in a secluded wooded area, also to have sex in her car.

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Men Arrested For Using Heroin At Chuck E. Cheese

BongPolice were called to a Costa Mesa Chuck E Cheese on Tuesday night on a tip that men might be using drugs in its bathroom. When they arrived, they found two men in a bathroom stall smoking heroin.

One of the men was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia and is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail. The other man was arrested for suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and was later released on $1,000 bail.

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Avoiding a DUI this Independence Day Weekend

blurryThe Orange County Sheriff’s Department has issued a bulletin that their task force will be in full effect on July 4 to combat the increased number of individuals potentially driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The task force will be deploying deputies and officers to numerous checkpoints throughout Orange County in anticipation of people getting behind the wheel after having too many drinks. The CHP also plans on having additional officers in the field.

Planning ahead is always the best idea. If you are planning on drinking, always designate a sober driver. If you have been drinking and think you may be under the influence, always arrange for an alternate method of getting home. Likewise, if you see someone who is drunk and is attempting to get into their car, take away their keys and help them make other arrangements to getting where they are going safely. Calling a friend, family member, or a taxi is always a better choice than getting behind the wheel.

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