Articles Tagged with Christmas

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When a man and woman got into an argument regarding Christmas dinner plans he allegedly assaulted both the woman and the ham intended for the meal after he reportedly threw the meat at her.

On Sunday night a disagreement between a man and woman started when they didn’t see eye to eye over which day the family should have their Christmas dinner.

The man, 21-year-old David Brannon, allegedly got very upset and picked up the ham that was to be served and threw it, in addition to other dinner items, at the woman.

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On Christmas day, a high school soccer coach was placed under arrest for suspicion of human trafficking two teenage girls when he was found in the company of the young women after one of them called the authorities for help.

At nearly 3am on Monday, 911 received a call from a 17-year-old girl who reported that she was hiding from a man in a nearby vehicle who was waiting for her. She claimed that the man, identified as 34-year-old Elan Seagraves, had sexually assaulted her and forced her into prostitution.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department dispatched deputies to the scene where they located the girl in the yard, and they found Seagraves parked in a car nearby. They discovered a second teenage girl, also 17, sitting in the vehicle with Seagraves. Authorities posit they are both victims of human trafficking.

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A single mother of four in North Carolina is facing charges after locking the door to her house with while she attended a Christmas gathering while her 10-year-old son was unable to get into the home. The boy had allegedly spent near five hours outside in the time she was away.

43-year-old Susan Dowless was taking her family to a Christmas party to celebrate the holiday when one of her children who was playing at a friend’s house did not come home at the time she requested. After she waited an hour she concluded that the boy was staying with his friend and she left for the dinner with her three other children.

When the child came home he found that the door was locked and his family was not there. A neighbor notified the authorities when they spotted the boy roaming around the area by himself while he waited for them to return.

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A Clearlake Oaks, California, couple driving across the country to deliver Christmas presents to family members are now facing felony charges, when the gifts they were planning to hand out were allegedly identified by police as packages collectively containing 60 pounds of marijuana.

80-year-old Patrick Jiron accompanied by his wife, 70-year-old Barbara Jiron, left California in their Toyota Tacoma with the intent of driving to Vermont and Boston to visit relatives for the holiday.

On December 19 as the couple drove through York, Nebraska, the York County Sheriff’s Department reportedly spotted the Jirons’ vehicle changing lanes and the driver failed to use the turn signal.

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An Oklahoma man who was left to care for his girlfriend’s child as she ran errands on Saturday is suspected of causing injuries to the boy by striking him as punishment for opening a Christmas present early without permission.

Bridgette Payne enlisted her boyfriend, Wesley McCollum, to babysit her 5-year-old son Ayrian while she finished her holiday errands. At some point during the time she was out shopping McCollum allegedly used physical disciplinary measures when he noticed Ayrian had gone under the Christmas tree and opened one of the wrapped gifts.

When Payne returned home McCollum informed her that he had sent Ayrian to bed early because of his misbehavior, and she went into the bedroom to check on her son. She became highly distraught when she noticed bruises covering his body and the impression of a hand on his face as if he had been slapped. When Payne asked the child what happened she reported that he told her, “Wesley hurt me bad mama.”

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Last Wednesday, a California man was accused of using the chimney of a local Citrus Heights pub and grill in an attempted burglary. On his way down the flue he became stuck and unable to proceed with his alleged plan.

Jesse Berube, a regular customer at Loree’s Little Shack on Greenback bar and grill, allegedly tried to use the building’s chimney in order to enter the building after hours. Though the opening was less than 18 inches wide he managed to slide down the flue until he met with an unexpected 90-degree angle where he became lodged in the structure.

32-year-old Berube, having no way to free himself, managed to access his cellphone and called 911 for assistance. Citrus Heights police and the Sacramento Metro Fire Department dispatched to the scene to investigate the reported incident where they discovered Berube stuck down the chimney.