Berne, NY – A 50-year-old New York man died the other day after a booby trap he’d placed to protect some pot plants turned his ass into a human Pez dispenser.
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said Daniel Ricketts was driving an ATV in the backyard of his property around 2:30 p.m. Saturday when he ran into a heavy gauge wire that had been placed at neck height.
The heavy gauge wire was one of several booby traps Ricketts had set up to protect four marijuana plants he planted on his property. Ricketts was nearly decapitated by the wire and died after being thrown from his ATV. Apple says alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.
Police found several other traps Ricketts had placed to protect his sweat leaf, including a barbed wire trap and a leg trap similar to those used to trap coyotes. The marijuana plants were removed from the property on Saturday, but so far there have been no arrests.
Sheriff Apple said it’s common for people to use the rural hills in the area to grow pot.…
ASHLAND, WV – Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested a pair of McDowell County parents after they found the couples’ young children living in filth, being held in a room where they were handling and eating human excrement. Yum.
According to WVVA, Michael Paul Perry, 28, and Crystal Sidney Perry, 19, were arrested and charged with child abuse creating substantial risk of injury. Not to mention bad breath.
Martin West, the McDowell County Sheriff, told WVVA TV that detectives responded to a call from Child Protective Services employees who were trying to remove the kids from the home in the Ashland area on Thursday afternoon. Not surprisingly, the parents weren’t eager to cooperate and the employees told police they felt threatened.
Officers say that when they entered the residence, they found two toddlers, ages 1 and 2, being kept in a room where they were eating human waste. A criminal complaint filed in McDowell County Magistrate Court said the children were ‘filthy’, and worse.
“The room in which the children were being held had human excrement on the floor and that the children had been eating the excrement,” the complaint said.…
Police say 23-year-old Sean Carnell’s reign of bath salt terror started around 9:30 a.m. at Tully Park when he fed a 15-year-old boy several knuckle sandwiches before stealing the kid’s skateboard.
Carnell is then believed to have knocked a nearby cyclist unconscious before kicking a 10-year-old boy’s dog in the ribs. From there, Carnell made his way to 8th Street where he beat the shit out of a construction worker with a shovel.
Trevor McMillan told reporters the victim’s name is Mike Rice that he’d been working in a ditch when Carnell came up behind him, “took the shovel sideways” and hit Rice across the face several times. Rice ended up in the hospital with several bones broken in his face, along with a spinal injury.
But Carnell wasn’t done. After re-arranging Rice’s face with a shovel, he forced his way into an apartment and tried to strangle a 36-year-old woman.…
Lauderhill, FL - Two police officers turned themselves in last week amid allegations that they pressured two female DUI suspects into giving them sexual favors in return for not arresting them. One officer allegedly ordered one of the women to punch him in the nuts because it turned him on.
Police officer Thomas Merenda, 34, and his partner, Franklin Hartley, 33, pulled over two intoxicated women around 4 am at a Taco Bell. The women allege that Hartley told them he could arrest them, but then told them to drive behind a strip mall where Merenda was waiting.
Hartley followed them and once there, began to “kiss and touch” the passenger’s breasts “while reminding her she could be arrested.” Then he reportedly ordered her to have sex with him, which she did.
At the same time, Merenda gave the other female a very thorough “pat down” and then asked her to punch him in the “nuts” and “reassured her that this was ok and this turned him on.” His ever-helpful partner encouraged the woman to do so by saying that he “really enjoys this” and the woman kicked Merenda in the balls.…
WASHINGTON, D.C. Police have charged a 33-year-old man with punching his girlfriend’s 4-year-old several times in the abdomen with enough force to lacerate his liver.
According to police, Peter Hendy was watching Kamari Taylor on Monday when the boy rode his scooter into the street. When Hendy reprimanded the boy, Kamari allegedly told Hendy, “I don’t have to listen to you…you’re not my daddy.”
Hendy didn’t like that response, so he punched the boy twice in the abdomen, then let Kamari ride away on his scooter. He then called the boy’s mother several times to say he had to discipline her son for being a smart mouth kid. When the little boy returned home 45 minutes later, he was sweating profusely and shaking with severe bruising to his midsection.
Instead of getting him any help, Hendy put the boy to bed and gave him some water. He then went outside to sell marijuana. When he came back inside an hour later, he found Kamari’s condition had worsened and he now had a “blank look” on his face.…
CALDWELL COUNTY, NC – Three men have been arrested for making meth after one of them called 911 claiming he got lost in the woods while searching for paranormal activity.
Police say they received a call Monday night from 39-year-old Sonny Clay Hyatt. He told them he and his friends had been out investigating ghost stories in the woods when they got separated. Hyatt told the dispatch that he was now lost in the woods and needed help getting out.
Deputies ended up using Hyatt’s cell phone signal to track him down, but his story just didn’t sound right. After further questioning, Hyatt admitted that he and his two friends, 38-year-old Thomas Glenn Imler Jr. and 31-year-old Eric John Schmidt, weren’t in the woods looking for spooky ghosts – they were in the woods to make sweet, sweet meth.
Wyatt told them that they had gone into the woods to make meth because they were too afraid to do it in their apartment. The three got into an argument when their cook failed, and his two friends left him in the woods and made it safely back to their apartment.…
GULFPORT, FL — The driver of the school bus accused by some of not doing enough to protect a 13-year-old kid who was getting his ass kicked by three teens will not face any charges.
According to Gulfport police, the bus had left Lealman Intermediate School when three 15-year-olds — Lloyd Khemradj, Julian McKnight and Joshua Reddin — punched and kicked the 13-year-old victim dozens of times, fracturing his hand and robbing him before leaving via the rear emergency door.
The motive behind the beating stems from the victim telling school officials that one of the attackers had tried to sell him pot in the school bathroom two weeks earlier. The three boys are now facing charges of aggravated battery with one of them facing an additional charge of robbery for taking the victim’s cash.
Police initially wanted charges filed against the bus driver, 64-year-old John Moody, for failing to properly help the victim. “There was clearly an opportunity for him to intervene and or check on the welfare of the children or the child in this case and he didn’t make any effort to do so,” said Chief Robert Vincent of Gulfport Police Department.…
Moab, UT – Think you are having a bad day? Well a cop in Utah has been accused of trying to kill his father after he caught him having sex with his wife.
According to reports, 33-year-old Timothy John “TJ” Brewer, a deputy with the sheriff’s department in Grand County, invited his father, Moab fire chief Wesley “Corky” Brewer, to his home for dinner and drinks.
Sometime in the early morning hours, TJ’s wife, Logan Brewer, said she was going to take one of their children to bed. When that kid came back downstairs, TJ realized he was alone and went upstairs to find the door to his 4-year-old son’s bedroom was locked. When he made entry, he found his wife on top of his father, with “his dad’s dick” inside her.
As you can imagine, poor TJ lost it. He “beat the fuck” out of his old man before leaving the room and coming back with a handgun. Logan told investigators that she heard her husband “rack a round” into the gun’s chamber before he started smacking her around a bit.…
Baltimore, MD – A grandmother’s attempt to get her grandson to go to sleep by applying methadone to his gums worked a bit too well and now she’s in jail facing murder charges.
On July 4, Towanda Reaves was watching her two grandchildren and put them to bed at around 8pm. She called 911 at 4am the following morning when she found one of the children unresponsive. Despite attempts to revive 17-month-old Aadyn Overton, he was pronounced dead at the hospital an hour later.
Police initially thought the death was accidental until they received a call from the hospital. Turns out the dead infant’s younger sister was admitted to the hospital later that same day and tested positive for methadone. When questioned, Reaves admitted she’d rubbed methadone on both of the infants’ gums to help them go to sleep.
Reaves was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death, first- and second-degree assault, first-degree child abuse and reckless endangerment.
Those who knew Reaves say they are shocked at the allegations, saying that the woman seemed like a doting grandmother.…
STONINGTON, CT – A 10-year-old boy in the backseat of his father’s car called 911 to report his dad was driving drunk moments before his father crashed.
Rhode Island State Police received a 911 call from the boy who said he and his 12-year-old sister were passengers in a Mercedes driven by their father, Owen Gilman. The boy said he was in fear for his life because his old man was drunk and driving erratically.
The boy told them he was so scared that he was contemplating jumping from the moving vehicle because that would be better than crashing at the speeds his father was currently driving. The boy didn’t have time to test his theory, because moments later his father rear-ended a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Gilman hit the Jeep so hard that he sent it 50 feet off the shoulder of the interstate and down an embankment where it overturned. The driver of the Jeep was taken to the hospital to be treated for blunt force trauma and lacerations and was last listed in fair condition. …
Anaconda, MT - Jeremy Brent Cramer, 38, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to stabbing and beating his 3 year old son to death and leaving his body in a field in southwestern Montana.
On July 8th, Cramer’s wife, Nataliya, called police in their hometown of Lacey, WA to report that her husband had left with their son and now she could not get a hold of him. She was alarmed to discover that he had used his gas card to fill up in Moses Lake, about 3 1/2 hours away from their home, but she did not think her son was in danger, so no Amber Alert was issued. There was a missing person report and a “be on the lookout” for Cramer and his son.
Later that same day in Montana, Cramer was discovered in a bathroom by a convenience store clerk, washing blood from his clothes and minus a son. Apparently, he had hitched a short ride there and the man who gave Cramer a ride asked him about the blood on his clothes, to which Cramer responded, “I had a traumatic experience and no one is dead.” Liar. …
SAN DIEGO, CA – A man is in the hospital after driving his car off a cliff in the Sunset Cliffs neighborhood of San Diego.
According to San Diego police, the driver of a sedan sped through a locked gate and off a 40-foot tall cliff, slamming into the beach below, in the early morning of July 29th.
The vehicle, shown suspended from tow cables in this photo, has extensive damage to both the front and the rear. The driver was able to walk away from the vehicle and ignored onlookers shouting at him from the top of the bluffs. “He was pretty unresponsive,” said a witness. “He didn’t look up at us.”
When rescuers arrived the man resisted rescue efforts, preventing them from placing him inside a rescue helicopter. Maurice Luque, of the San Diego Fire Rescue Department said, “He was combative, he wanted to fight with our crews, he wanted to be left alone.”
The fire rescue captain stated, “We put him in a bag called a Bowman bag which pretty much just wraps him up like a burrito.” The human burrito was then transported to the hospital via helicopter with “serious but not life-threatening” injuries.…
Huntsville, TN – A woman arriving at a Tennessee prison to marry her inmate fiancee was arrested after the bride-to-be was caught trying to smuggle meth under her dentures.
The Scott County Sheriff’s department reported that on Sunday, Brita West arrived at the detention center where the groom, Willard Tinch, was being held. During a search, West asked an officer how she would be able to kiss Tinch when the ceremony ended.
During this conversation, the officer noticed that West’s dental work was a little sloppy, as her dentures kept falling down. That’s when the deputy figured out that having teeth like an Englishwoman wasn’t the only problem with West.
She’d apparently concealed a package behind her choppers which, when searched, turned out to contain methamphetamine and two suboxone strips. West, clearly not the sharpest knife in the drawer, then granted officers permission to search her purse and car.
This time, prison officials say they came away with more meth, several syringes, and a folded dollar bill which contained a crushed pill which has not yet been identified but which you can bet isn’t going to be an Alka Seltzer.…
WHEATON, IL – Police have arrested a man who they say stabbed his wife to death during a domestic dispute that began when the man’s wife refused to have sex with him.
On Friday, 33-year-old Kurtis Worley asked his wife, Martha, to have sex with him one last time after she told him she wanted a divorce. When she refused, a drunken Kurtis began stabbing her in the head with a knife.
Hearing his mother’s screams, Kurtis’ 15-year-old stepson tried to get into the bedroom only to be met by a naked Kurtis “looking like … a psychopath” who stabbed the teen in the neck.
When police arrived at the home, they found the couple’s three children, ages 15, 12 and 9, outside. Inside they found Martha lying face down in a pool of blood, with “significant wounds to her head.” Kurtis was on the floor suffering from self-inflicted cuts to his throat and wrists.
His attempt to do the world a favor was obviously done with no gusto whatsoever, as he was released from the hospital on Sunday and placed in jail on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated domestic battery.…
LOUISVILLE, KY – I know times are tough for some, but come on. Police have arrested two people who used a 3-year-old to steal a wallet at a local church.
On June 23, 26-year-old Allen Scott Hamilton drove 26-year-old Kimberly Mills and her 3-year-old daughter to the Faith Community Church while a religious service was taking place. According to the arrest warrant, Mills used this opportunity to enter an “employees only” area of the church.
Once inside, Mills allegedly instructed her 3-year-old to take a wallet from one of the church offices. Luckily, the church’s pastor, Richard Pearson, walked into the office and caught them red-handed. Mills tried telling the pastor that her daughter had found the wallet, but that didn’t explain why Mills was holding the victim’s credit cards in her hand.
Not too happy having the roles reversed, Mills and her daughter were escorted out of the church where they got into a car driven by Hamilton. Before they drove off, the victim was able to get their license plate number. …
Deland, FL – Police have arrested a man in Florida after they say he sat on his infant’s head because it would not go to sleep.
According to reports, 24-year-old Jonathan Savas showed up at the home of Irene Hossain at the Sha-De-Land mobile home last Thursday night. Hossain told police that he arrived with his 10-month-old son who was wearing no clothes,
When Savas was unable to get his son to go to sleep, Savas placed the child on a couch face-down, then sat on the child’s head while holding him down.
Of course this did not do much aside from have the kid scream and cry hysterically. Hossain told Savas to stop, but Savas replied, “It’s my baby I can do whatever I want.” He did end up stopping and the child was unhurt.
Hossain said she was afraid of Savas and that’s why she did not call police immediately after the incident occurred. Police later found Savas, who is homeless, with a hypodermic needle, baggies and a pill container in his backpack.…
LINN COUNTY, OR – A woman wanted for a DUI related death in 1997 was found in Canada after she bragged about getting away with murder inside a bar.
Police said in 1997, a then 38-year-old Jean Keating was driving drunk when she sideswiped a car driven by 65-year-old Jewel Anderson, causing her cross the center median and collide with another vehicle. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene. Keating, as is usually the case with drunks, was not hurt.
Keating was charged with manslaughter, DUII, reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person. But while awaiting trial in March 1998, Keating’s attorney informed authorities he was concerned his client had “flown the coop.”. The Linn County Circuit Court issued a bench warrant for Keating’s arrest and she hasn’t been heard from since. Well, until now.
In early 2013 a police officer in Manitoba, Canada had followed up on a tip about a woman telling people in a bar how she had gotten away with the deadly crash in the United States.…
Las Vegas, NV — A 36-year-old meth addict has been officially charged with the murder of his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son.
Cassandra Hamilton knew Bransen Locks for a couple of months and had been dating for two weeks when she allowed him to babysit her 5-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son at his mother’s house on May 19.
In the early morning hours, after Locks had picked up the children from daycare, Locks’ mother called 911 when her son frantically pounded on her bedroom door yelling, “Mom, Mom, get up. Help me. The baby’s not breathing.”
Medical personnel noted that Bently Olsen was suffering from severe head injuries, including bleeding on the brain and a “noticeable mid-line shift of the brain.” There was also a red abrasion on the top of his head that looked recent.
When police tried to question Locks about the boy’s condition, he could not be found at the hospital. He had taken off and was found a couple hours later hiding in a crawlspace beneath his house like a sniveling coward. …