In The Mean Time...
There’s a lot of details with this case, so I’m going to start at the beginning.
Back in July, 41-year-old Sara Packer went to police to report her adopted daughter, 14-year-old Grace Packer, had run away from home after an argument. She explained she had done this before and that on this occasion, she had taken $300 from the home.
Over the next several months, the Abington Township Police Department investigated Grace’s disappearance, but without the help of Sara. They say Sara ignored them, didn’t let Grace’s family know she was missing and continued to collect a Social Security check in the girl’s name – spending over $3000 of the funds.
In November, Packer was charged with hindering attempts to find her daughter and later released on bail.
On October 31, hunters would find a head and torso in the woods and called police.…
According to reports, a 16-year-old girl was babysitting a two week old infant when she accidentally burned her.
While giving the infant a bath in the sink under running water, she accidentally turned off the cold water instead of the hot water.
The girl’s mother called the infant’s parents, 25-year-old Patric Eddy and 26-year-old Candace Mercedes, to inform them of what happened.
The couple arrived and took the child home, telling them they were too high on meth to take the child to the hospital right away.
The mother of the babysitter visited the couple’s home the following day to check on the baby and found the infant crying in the bed next to her sleeping parents.
The woman told police the baby was suffering from an “awful” burn on her abdomen and had a diaper full of urine and feces.
The woman woke up Matthews who agreed to let her take the baby to the hospital.…
According to reports, Ian Sevostjanov was getting ready for school Thursday morning when his mother disciplined him for a “behavioral issue.”
After arguing with his mother, he was sent to his room where he used a gun to fatally shoot himself.
Ian was pronounced dead at the scene despite first responders doing “everything they could” to save him, said Clearwater Police Chief Dan Slaughter during a news conference Thursday morning.
Authorities were initially vague about what transpired in the apartment Ian shared with his parents and brother, but now say the boy’s death is being investigated as an apparent suicide.
Police are still investigating Ian’s death and determining how he got his hands on the family’s gun.
“We’re trying to definitely approach this taking care of all our responsibilities, while also being respectful that there’s an emotional trauma that’s occurred,” said Slaughter.
He went on to add that this should serve as a lesson to gun owners that they need to ensure firearms are not within easy reach of children.…
The assault took place during a visit to the vacation rental home of Tina Thomas after the victim agreed to accompany Thomas to the store to buy milk.
Afterwards, Thomas insisted that they needed to make another pit stop on the way back home. That pit stop ended up being in front of a port-a-potty on Woodlawn Beach Boat Ramp. It was here Thomas is accused of blackmailing the kid into having sex with her.
According to the victim, when he declined her offer. Thomas told him that if he didn’t nail her in the portable shit-house that she would, “tell everyone that he raped her.” Fearing that he had no recourse, he complied.
He stated that Thomas was intoxicated and got angry with him after he had sex with her for only a minute before walking away.
Reports state that this is not the first-time Thomas has tried to convince him to have sex with her.…
Police responding to an assault call arrived at a home where they found a 58-year-old man in his driveway suffering from multiple stab wounds.
He told police that his daughter-in-law, 24-year-old Krystle Villanueve, had attacked him with a knife and that she was still inside the home with her 5-year-old daughter.
The man told police he had been making lunch in the kitchen when he saw Villanueve walk into a back bedroom with a knife and then heard her daughter, Giovanna Hernandez, start crying.
She then walked out of the bedroom and started stabbing him in the back and forehead. He managed to wrestle the knife away from her and run outside. Neighbors told police that after the man exited the home, Villanueve also came out brandishing a shotgun before returning inside the home.
A SWAT team was called and entered the home to find Villanueve naked after having just taken a shower.…
Last November, police got a call from a woman who said she was shopping in a Walmart when a “creepy” man, later identified as 26-year-old Timothy Blake, was stalking her.
She said the man eventually got within inches of her when she felt something wet on her lower back and foot. She rushed to the bathroom and discovered the substance was sticky.
Police reviewed surveillance footage and could see Blake walking up to the woman and using a syringe to squirt her with some kind of liquid, later identified as Blake’s semen.
On Dec 28, a second woman called to report a similar incident and surveillance video would reveal the then unidentified Blake driving away from the store in a pickup truck. That truck was spotted two days later and stopped by Marietta police.
When Blake was questioned, he told police that he had simply thrown egg yolk at the women.…
According to police, Crystal Herrera waited three hours after giving the child a bath and noticing blood before calling 911 to report the girl had been mauled by a dog.
When police arrived at the scene, Herrera’s boyfriend, 23-year-old Isaac Cardenas, told them the girl had wandered out of the house in the middle of the night and had been mauled by dogs.
However, once at the hospital it was clear that the injuries the child was suffering from did not come from dogs, as she had multiple stab wounds to her genitals
Police say the girl had life threatening injuries consistent with sexual assault, including stab wounds on her upper body and private parts that were “non-accidental.”
She also suffered ‘acute respiratory failure’ and will have to undergo re-constructive surgery to repair her injuries. The injuries were so bad that seasoned officers are calling it one of the worst cases they’ve ever seen.…
According to police, the victim is a special-needs person who is an acquaintance of one of the suspects. He was reported missing from a suburb after he met with the suspects.
“Apparently, they met out in the suburbs,” said Chicago Police Cmdr. Kevin Duffin. “These subjects then stole a van out in the suburbs and then brought him into Chicago.”
The group then went to an apartment on Chicago’s West Side were a young woman begins live-streaming on Facebook,
In the video, the white victim is shown to be duct-taped and assaulted by a couple of African American men. His clothes are cut, he’s slapped, kicked, and his hair is cut with a knife until his scalp bleeds.
The suspects can be seen laughing, drinking and eating snacks during the assault, and can be heard yelling, “Fuck Donald Trump! Fuck white people!”
Police would later find the victim wandering the neighborhood in an obvious state of trauma.…
According to police, Jones was with a friend inside the Walmart at around 1 a.m. when he got into a verbal confrontation with Jemison.
The two men reportedly knew each other and had been engaged in a long-standing feud of some sort.
That’s when Jemison allegedly bashed Jones in the head with a motorcycle helmet, knocking the man unconscious. Jones was rushed to the hospital where the father of two sons would be pronounced dead from severe head trauma.
Police quickly identified Jemison after releasing surveillance footage of him leaving the Walmart while carrying the helmet. Investigators say Jemison is still at large after he failed to turn himself in on Tuesday afternoon.
Jemison has previous convictions of marijuana possession, assaulting a family member, evading arrest and felony theft. He’s now looking at a murder charge.
Anyone who may know where Jemison is hiding out is being asked to call the Tomball Police Department at 281-351-5451.…
Peter Balderas was trying to get rid of mice when he placed pellets known as Weevil-Cide under the house. This pesticide contains aluminum phosphide is to be placed by two fully trained professionals at a time.
This product is normally used industrially in ship hulls or other large areas, and is strictly prohibited on single and multi-family residential properties. When neighbors began to complain about the smell of the pesticide, Peter used a water hose to spray the pellets in hopes of dampening the smell.
While I’m not sure if that worked, what is known is that when the water mixed with the pellets, phosphine gas was created and slowly leaked into the home that the family breathed in over the course of two days. On Monday, police were called after someone who stopped by to see the family saw that everyone was sick.
When responders arrived, one child was already dead.…
Initial news reports stated Katelyn’s body was discovered with self-inflicted wounds outside her home at around 6 p.m. on Dec 30, 2016. Despite attempts to save her life, she was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.
Turns out, Katelyn used the Live.me application to live-stream her suicide, and the 42-minute video details her hanging herself from a tree. I am including the video below, but be warned, it’s a child committing suicide.
For those of you who don’t want to watch it, the first half of the video is Katelyn positioning the camera, measuring the rope she attaches to a tree and makes adjustments. During this section, the sun is shining and the ambient neighborhood noises of passing cars, birds and barking dogs can be heard in the background.
She then climbs on top of a bucket and fastens the noose around her neck.…
According to police, 52-year-old Brenda Guerrero was in the backyard of her home trying to put a sweater on a dog named Scarface when the dog began attacking her.
Brenda’s husband heard the attack and ran out to try pulling Scarface off his wife when the dog began attacking him.
The couple’s son, 22-year-old Antoine Harris, then joined the fray and began stabbing Scarface in the head and neck.
All three managed to get inside the house, leaving Scarface in the backyard. When Animal control and police arrived at the home, Scarface was shot with a tranquilizer dart.
“You think you kill me with darts? I take your fucking darts!” screamed Scarface before making his way into the house where two children were in a back room.
Scarface was finally subdued after police shot him with a bean bag gun, a stun gun, and a “catch pole.”
“Officers responding said the dog was pretty aggressive,” said Eddy Durkin with the Tampa Bay police.…
According to the Elite Edge Transformation Center, the accident happened in their gym Monday morning as 22-year-old Kyle Thomson was bench pressing.
The barbell slipped from his grasp and, despite there being spotters present, the barbell fell and crushed his neck. Thomson was taken to the hospital where he later died from severe internal injuries.
Joe Brammer, owner of Elite Edge Transformation Center, said Thompson was working out as part of their Warriors advanced training program when the accident happened. He also said there was spotter assisting Thompson at the time.
“This is a difficult and painful time, and our thoughts are with the member’s family. Grief counselors are meeting with staff and gym members over the next couple of days. We would ask that you keep his family in your prayers,” said Brammer.
Thompson was a student at Iowa State University, and a former student at East High School where he was captain of the football team and selected as MVP during the baseball season of his senior year.…
Last Friday, police found 30-year-old David Gorski dead inside his car that was stopped on the center median of Milwaukee Avenue near Hollister Drive.
Gorski had been killed by a bullet that went through his right arm and into his chest.
Investigators learned that Gorski had been on a date with an unnamed woman earlier that evening, and that the couple had visited the AMC Hawthorn 12 theater half a mile away in Vernon Hills.
During their interview with the woman, she told police about 37-year-old Kenneth Seplak. She claimed Seplak was a prior acquaintance of hers who has been stalking her and had shown up uninvited to her home on a previous occasion.
Police found Seplak at his home on Saturday and checked his mobile phone’s GPS records. They discovered he was at the Vernon Hills theater at the same time as Gorski and his date, and near the location where Gorski had been shot.…
According to police, 27-year-old Matthew Bergstedt kicked in the back door of his former girlfriend’s apartment for reasons not currently being reported.
Unfortunately for Bergstedt, his face met a piece of firewood swung by a 20-year-old man who was inside the apartment.
After being turned into a panda, Bergstedt fled the apartment and broke into an empty apartment in the same complex.
Police responding to a burglary call at the apartment complex apprehended Bergstedt and booked him into the Wake County Jail on charges of breaking and entering and attempted breaking and entering.
He has since been released after posting a $3,000 bond.
Bergstedt should count himself lucky. Sure he looks hilarious, but as we have reported numerous times before, he could have gotten his ass shot. Or, like what happened with another intruder earlier this year, had his hand chopped off with a machete.…
The incident happened the day after Christmas in a subdivision that is still in the process of being built. An unmanned truck that was being loaded with dirt “became loose and rolled down the hill,” said Hillsborough spokeswoman Catherine Wright.
The truck rolled down a hill, snapped overhead power lines, and through several yards before crashing into the side of a house.
Several children were playing soccer in the driveway of the home before it was hit, and 5-year-old William Copeland was unable to get out of the way. He was struck by the truck and died from his injuries.
Police determined Alejandro Suarez was responsible for the truck and ensuring it was properly secured, and charged him with misdemeanor death by vehicle. He was booked into the Orange County Jail on a $10,000 secured bond.
“We will also be following up the investigation, looking at the mechanical condition of the vehicle and confirming all of the working relationships, regarding specifically which company the crew was working for,” said Hillsborough Police Chief Duane Hampton.…
Police were making a welfare check at a home Monday afternoon after 40-year-old Sheri Shermeyer made a disturbing post on Facebook to her husband.
The entire post can be read below (it is scathing), but in the message she expresses her unhappiness with the way her husband, John, treated her and their son, as well as his drinking.
In the message she flat out tells him he would never see his son again and that he doesn’t deserve a son to carry on his name. She also tells him she hopes he drinks himself to death thinking about all he had lost.
“Hope I don’t see you in Hell,” she tells him near the end of the message. This message, as you can imagine, is what had someone call police to check on her and her son.…
Police were called to the home of a couple after someone went inside to check on the family that had not been seen or heard from in a week.
Once inside, they found 27-year-old Jason Chambers and 19-year-old Chelsea Cardaro dead from heroin overdoses. Chambers was on the first floor while Cardaro was found in a second-floor bathroom.
But they got off lucky compared to their 5-month-old daughter, Summer Chambers. She was found dead in a bassinet after suffering “three to four days” of dehydration and starvation.
Officials believe the family has been dead for a week. Neighbors last saw the family Dec. 11, and thought they had taken a planned trip to New York.
“It’s an unfortunate incident where they both possibly overdosed at the same time – and being from out of town, not having anybody in town,” said Johnstown police Capt. Chad Miller. “It was too long for anybody to notice that they were missing.”
This isn’t the first time police had been to the home on an overdose call.…