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After an FBI investigation into what they believe is a fraudulent operation targeting homeowners facing foreclosure by offering low interest loan modifications, three men from Southern California are facing federal charges as suspects in the alleged hoax.

At the start of 2014 under the name Hope Services, homeowners in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure were offered deals for modifying their loans in order to assist them and stop the seizure of their properties. The potential clients were told they were preapproved for the process and they were asked to submit three payments, which would be held in an account, in order to complete the new loan agreements.

Toward the end of 2014 many complaints were received about Hope Services from people who had submitted payments and did not receive their modified loans as promised. The alleged scam operation then changed their name to HAMP Services, which has the same acronym as an existing government program for home loan modification, and they continued to solicit services to new victims until April 2015.

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On December 21, a Florida man who worked as an auxiliary police officer for the Starke Police Department was placed under arrest for driving under the influence after being reported for allegedly drawing a gun on a pedestrian.

When 47-year-old reserve officer Brian Davis was walking across the street near a local establishment called the Whiskey River Bar he slapped the hand of a man who was walking near him. Upon reporting the incident to a Bradford County Sheriff’s Office deputy nearby the man claimed that the encounter led to an argument, and Davis pulled out a gun while making threats toward him. The man was also able to show the officer the GMC truck that Davis was driving.

Davis was inside his truck when the deputy approached him to perform a traffic stop. He was in the driver’s seat, and he had a passenger with him who was identified as his son. Upon inspection it was noticed that the vehicle allegedly contained two cans of open beer and a half full bottle of alcohol. A handgun fitting the description of the weapon used to threaten the man who reported the event was located next to the driver seat.

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On Wednesday morning a Sioux City man allegedly locked himself inside of the front porch at a stranger’s home, and began sexually pleasuring himself while simultaneously smoking methamphetamine.

The woman occupant of a house containing a front porch noticed an unfamiliar man in the enclosure on January 10 around 8:20 AM.

30-year-old Leland Purgett arrived at the home and allegedly entered the structure. He was able to locate the keys to the house, and he secured himself inside the porch area. With the female occupant of the home in view Purgett reportedly began masturbating in front of her while he was concurrently smoking methamphetamine.

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A Pennsylvania woman was arrested on Wednesday as the suspected owner of a backpack with bricks of heroin inside, after school employees found the bag in a middle school parking lot in December.

At approximately 9:30 am on December 20, an abandoned backpack was observed in the parking lot in the back of Cecilia Snyder Middle School. Bensalem School District personnel contacted the authorities, and on inspection of the bag’s contents police found four bricks of heroin comprised of 10,000 individually packaged doses. The estimated value of the narcotics is $100,000.

Investigators watched the footage captured on surveillance cameras on the school campus in an attempt to locate the owner of the backpack. A New Jersey registered tan Toyota Corolla was seen on the video in the vicinity of where the bag was found.

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On Saturday night a teenager reported to authorities that he was robbed at gunpoint when an interested purchaser showed up at his home to pick up and pay for a purse he had listed for sale through an online application.

The 16-year-old boy created a listing on a third party online sales application known as “Let Go” in an attempt to find a buyer for a Louis Vuitton designer purse. He priced the bag at $300, though its actual worth was approximately $20 as it was an imitation of the original.

Soon after posting it the teen was contacted by a man interested in the handbag. After haggling on the asking price the prospective buyer and the boy agreed on $250 and the two made arrangements to carry out the transaction. They decided that the man would come to the boy’s home to pay for and pick up the purse.

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A frustrated wife reportedly shot two rounds from a gun at the wall above her husband’s head while he was sitting on the commode in their home.

Linda Jean Fahn and her husband Charles have been married for 32 years, and they share a home in Goodyear, Arizona. The couple had been in the midst of a two-days-long argument that came to a boiling point on December 30 while Charles was sitting on the toilet.

Linda, who communicated to law enforcement that she felt as if her husband was not listening to her, entered the bathroom abruptly and discharged two rounds of a firearm into the wall above him in a rather unorthodox attempt to get him to pay attention.

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A man who won a gold medal for boxing in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles has been arrested and charged for allegations that he molested a young girl who was receiving instruction at a boxing club where he worked as a head coach.

Light flyweight division boxer Paul Gonzales, the first gold medal winning Mexican-American who was locally dubbed “prince of the barrio,” has been employed at the LA County Parks and Recreation Department’s Eddie Heredia Boxing Club as a head coach for youngsters for the past 10 years. Gonzales has worked with children age 8 and above who were enrolled in the programs. The 53-year-old has also been awarded with a community service award from the World Boxing Council for his personal contributions.

At some point in the last year Gonzales reportedly met a 13-year-old girl who was enrolled at the club in an after school program. It is believed that he cultivated a relationship with her that led to molestation said to have taken place over a three month period beginning in early May.

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Three suspects have been arrested for alleged theft when they were discovered taking luggage that did not belong to them at the Miami International Airport. The bags in question were taken during a three month period in the middle of the holiday travel season.

On December 15 a passenger on board a flight arrived at the Miami International Airport and learned that her luggage was not on the conveyor belt at her designated baggage claim area. The woman called Miami-Dade police and told them of the incident three days later on December 18, which led to the authorities viewing the video surveillance camera footage from the time period in which the event took place.

The video displayed a man, later identified as Wilbert Cabrera-Valdes, removing two bags from the belt, one of which was recognized as the woman caller’s possessions.

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A Florida man is suspected of constructing a contraption meant to cause injury by delivering a shock, and attaching it to the front door in an attempt to electrocute his wife who is currently with child.

On Tuesday, 32-year-old Michael Wilson, who is separated from his wife, allegedly told her that she should not use the garage door to enter her home because it was malfunctioning. He was also said to have made comments that involved keeping children from touching the front door. This alarmed his father-in-law and the authorities were notified about the questionable proclamation.

Flagler County Sheriff’s Department dispatched deputies to the house in order to investigate the situation, and they noticed charring near the handle of the door, and the door looked as if it was blocked off. They decided to enter the premises by kicking the door which reportedly threw a spark upon impact.

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A man sitting between his wife and a female passenger on board a Spirit Airlines flight is facing charges for allegedly touching the woman sitting next to him in a sexual manner while she was asleep.

On January 3, Prabhu Ramamoorthy and his wife were passengers of a flight between Las Vegas and Detroit. Ramamoorthy was situated in between his wife and a woman on the other side of him who was occupying the window seat. The woman reportedly fell asleep, and when she woke from her nap she found her clothing was undone and Ramamoorthy had his hand inside of her pants. She stated that when he realized she was awake he ceased touching her.

According to the official complaint, the 22-year-old woman then located flight attendants to alert them about what had happened. When she approached them she was crying and her clothing was still undone. The woman was kept in the back of the plane until a seat away from Ramamoorthy was located, and she switched to the new spot for the remainder of the flight.