News : Crime

Thousands freed from L.A. gang injunctions that controlled their movements, friendships, even dress choices

Tuesday  22:36,   12 december 2017
Tribune News Service

Thousands of Angelenos whose movements, clothing and even relationships were tightly restricted under gang injunctions were released from those court orders this year, marking a dramatic reduction in the use of a crime fighting tool once hailed as[...]

3 arrested after man thrown off Conn. bridge

Tuesday  19:51,   12 december 2017
Connecticut Post

SHELTON — Police arrested two men and a woman Tuesday in connection with an incident Nov. 23 in which a man was thrown off the Derby-Shelton Bridge in Connecticut, according to a press release. Gregory Rottjer, 25, of Derby, was charged[...]

Arrest in notorious 1980 slaying of California teen Suzanne Bombardier

Tuesday  19:51,   12 december 2017
SF Gate

Antioch, California police announced Monday that they have arrested a suspect in the 1980 kidnapping and killing of a teenager whose story briefly jolted the nation and roiled a quiet East Bay suburb. Mitchell Lynn Bacom, 63, of Antioch was [...]

Plumber found guilty in slaughter of San Francisco family

Tuesday  16:35,   12 december 2017
SF Gate

A 41-year-old San Francisco plumber who was on a losing streak at local casinos and faced eviction for not paying his rent was found guilty Monday of slaughtering a family of five inside their Ingleside neighborhood home after targeting them for[...]

Handyman accused of serial rape sentenced to 60 to 120 years

Tuesday  16:35,   12 december 2017
Associated Press

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — A suburban Philadelphia handyman accused of serial child rape, and who prosecutors said kept a "perverse shrine" and images and writings related to his crimes in his trailer home, has been sentenced to 60 to 120 years in[...]

Dance Teacher Charged with Rape After Teen's Parents Allegedly Uncovered 'Disturbing Information'

Tuesday  07:36,   12 december 2017

A former dance teacher is facing multiple charges of statutory rape after a 14-year-old girl’s parents went to the police. On Oct. 24, the parents of the teen notified Franklin Police officials with “disturbing information” about their daughter and[...]

Public defenders say they're overworked and underfunded

Monday  23:51,   11 december 2017
NBC News

The system that provides indigent defendants with lawyers has been understaffed, underfunded and overwhelmed with cases since the 1980s, experts say. Michael Barrett, director of the Missouri public defender's office, received an odd summons late[...]

Man Arrested in 1995 Kidnapping of 9-Year-Old Girl

Monday  23:51,   11 december 2017
Inside Edition

Kevin Lin was taken into custody in Southern California by the U.S. State Department on Friday after applying for a passport with his real name, authorities said. Lin's photo was matched to one that appeared on a wanted poster issued by[...]

Self-propelled vessel intercepted smuggling more than 3,800 pounds of cocaine near Texas

Monday  23:25,   11 december 2017
FOX News

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter intercepted a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel engaged in smuggling more than 3,800 pounds of cocaine, authorities said.According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), on November 13, CBP and Marine[...]

Police search Detroit highway for clues in linked shootings

Monday  23:25,   11 december 2017
Associated Press

<p>DETROIT (AP) — Authorities temporarily closed a stretch of highway in Detroit on Monday to search for shell casings or other clues in the apparently random shooting of four vehicles last week.</p>DETROIT (AP) — Authorities temporarily[...]

North Dakota woman, 38, pleads guilty to brutal 'womb raider' murder of pregnant woman, 22, to steal baby

Monday  23:24,   11 december 2017
FOX News

A North Dakota woman dubbed "womb raider" pleaded guilty Monday to murdering her pregnant neighbor so she and her boyfriend could steal and keep the baby. Brooke Crews, 38, faces life in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit [...]

Louisiana man admits using Trump's Social Security number

Monday  19:50,   11 december 2017
Associated Press

A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the candidate's federal tax information during the presidential campaign. Jordan Hamlett, 32, faces a[...]

Man Holds Alleged Home Burglar At Gunpoint While Streaming on Facebook Live

Monday  18:53,   11 december 2017
Inside Edition

The man was later[...]

Rival gang members facing charges in woman's shooting death

Monday  18:52,   11 december 2017
WCVB Boston

Two rival gang members accused in the murder of a beloved Boston city worker are headed to court Monday.&nbsp;Dawnn Jaffier, a 26-year-old youth mentor, was killed three years ago in[...]

Teacher brutally murdered while moonlighting at Hawaii vacation home, police say

Monday  16:42,   11 december 2017
FOX News

Hawaii police announced charges Saturday in the brutal murder a 51-year-old woman who was killed as she was cleaning a vacation home with her young daughter.A woman cleaning a Hawaii vacation home Wednesday with her 8-year-old daughter was brutally[...]