Articles Tagged with firearms

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A woman who was reportedly less than happy with her meal at McDonald’s is facing several felony charges after she allegedly shot a bullet into the floor in the lobby of the establishment before forcing police to chase her.

When a customer went to a Garden City, Georgia, McDonald’s and placed an order for a meal she left the restaurant after she was given the bag containing her food. The woman reportedly became angry when she realized she was not given fresh french fries with her order.

After returning to the store and confronting the manager about the cold fries, the woman allegedly engaged in a verbal altercation that caused an employee to come to the manager’s assistance. The three continued to dispute when the customer, identified as Lillian Tarver, allegedly threw the contents of her drink cup at the staff members and let herself behind the counter without permission.

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A man and his wife who live in a home where they provide licensed daycare have been jailed after the police reportedly found drugs and weapons inside of the residence.

Herbert Wayne Hartley and his wife Barbara own a home in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and when a friend of Herbert’s became alarmed that the 62-year-old man had not been answering his telephone he alerted the authorities.

When the police went to check on the situation to ensure Herbert’s well-being, they went inside the house and allegedly came across 13 plants that they suspect are marijuana that had recently been harvested. In addition, they reportedly found two pounds of marijuana flower, over $30,000 cash, several firearms, and just over two-and-a-half ounces of kratom.

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When the police went to a residence the day after a domestic violence event was reported they had their attention turned to an alleged stash of illegal items inside of the home.

Kennett County Police Department officers arrived at the residence of 23-year-old Taja Rena Welton on Thursday afternoon regarding a domestic dispute claim reported on Wednesday. Welton answered the door to speak with them, and the police reported detecting a strong smell resembling marijuana.

The officers asked Welton if they could come inside and look around and she allegedly consented and escorted them through her home, where a 4-year-old child was also residing. While walking through as the police performed their inspected Welton was allegedly caught trying to hide a sizeable bag containing what they purported was synthetic marijuana. They also allegedly found a tray covered with what they believed was the same substance inside of the bag.

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After the authorities received information that a felon residing in Agua Dulce had a sizeable amount of ammunition and weapons in his possession they uncovered what they identified as a large arsenal in the suspect’s residence.

Manuel Fernandez, a 60-year-old man, lives in Agua Dulce, California, where he allegedly keeps several hundreds of firearms and pieces of ammunition despite the fact that he has a prior felony conviction disallowing him from owning the weaponry.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station located in Palmdale was provided with a report about Fernandez regarding the suspicion of what he keeps stored inside of his dwelling.

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A Long Island man is facing several weapons charges after police found a large stash of illegal firearms and military gear in his residence when his former high school reported that he had been leaving threatening voicemails.

32-year-old Robert Csak attended the Summit School in Nyack as a teen in 2002. The school specializes in working with children who have emotional and behavior problems and they provide a residential program.

On April 14 police received a call alerting them that the voicemail at the school contained six messages from a person, who was later suspected to be Csak, making alarming threats toward a staff member who had reportedly experienced an unpleasant encounter between himself and the Csak in 2002.

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Four children were taken into custody by the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services on Tuesday when a child abuse investigation at their home uncovered illegal firearms and ammunition stored in the open and unsecured.

Paul Anthony Cruz, a father and convicted felon, was being interviewed by South Pasadena police at his home on January 23, due to suspicions that his children were being abused. A social worker from the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services was also present.

While inside the home and speaking to the father, officers allegedly discovered a semi-automatic assault-style rifle that was fully loaded inside of the bedroom of one of the children. The social worker took custody of the four children residing with Cruz; three youngsters and one 11-year-old boy.

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In an email exchange that turned sour, a former student of Soka University allegedly sent an instructor links to a menacing vlog he had recorded. In the video the man spoke of his desire to execute a mass shooting. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced that he was apprehended on Monday.

David Kenneth Smith attended Soka University, a private college in Aliso Viejo, nearly a decade ago. In 2008 he was accused of smoking marijuana and he was handed down disciplinary actions for his alleged infraction.

The instructor on the receiving end of the email exchange with Smith was involved in assigning the consequences for the marijuana use. Orange County Sherriff’s Department deputies reported that when the accused became discontented with the correspondence he sent a link to a YouTube video containing footage of himself laying in a bathtub while holding a semiautomatic pistol against his chest as he spoke about the university. In the video Smith discussed the way university staff was regularly unkind to him, and he claims during his enrollment there he was wrongfully fined for and accused of violations he did not commit.

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In nearly twenty years of practice as an Orange County criminal defense attorney, I have seen the following too many times to recall:

He has been served with a temporary restraining order and wants to fight it. The says there’s no reason for it. They simply had a breakup and he said some mean things. There was no violence, no harassment and no threats. Imposition of the restraining order can have consequences- he could lose his job and his ex-wife could use the restraining order against him if she ever decides to take him back to court to get more child support. Shortly before the restraining order hearing he calls and says his ex-girlfriend wants to “drop” the restraining order. I ask how he knows this and he says “she called me”.

He should never have taken that call. Unless there is some specifically carved out exception such as “the parties may have electronic communication solely for the purposes of discussing continuing financial obligations,” a restraining order prohibits contact for ALL  purposes.