In The Mean Time...
Arvada, CO - Angela Martin, a Colorado mother, has been charged for allegedly handcuffing her 14-year-old daughter after an early morning fight last Sunday about Facebook.
The dispute reportedly began after the teen’s parents arrived home at about 2AM. Police reports document Martin’s claim that her daughter posted the words “vagina, vagina, vagina” as her Facebook status. When her daughter’s status displayed in her news feed – presumably, on her phone – she asked her daughter to remove the status.
Martin claims her daughter refused to delete the status or hand over her account password. Judging on this alone, Martin’s daughter’s position in the teenager’s union appears secure.
“I tried to take her computer, we got in a scuffle. I realized that there was no way that I was going to be able to control her. I handcuffed her and I came back upstairs to call the police. And when I went downstairs she was gone, she had ran to a neighbors in her handcuffs. But no, I don’t beat my children, so hopefully that doesn’t come out that way,” Martin reportedly said.…Continue Reading
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Police have arrested a woman after they say she struck a girl riding her bicycle and then fled the scene.
Police say 47-year-old Andrea D. Miller hit a little girl riding her bike shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses say the impact was so strong, Miller’s rear driver’s side tire blew out and the girl “was thrown from the bicycle and suffered multiple injuries.”
Since this story is posted here, and you’ve already read the title, you already know that Miller did not stop and render aid to the girl she just hit. Even with witnesses yelling at her to stop, Miller fled the scene, “showing complete indifference to the value of [the] human life of [the] victim.”.
Luckily, one of the witnesses was able to give police a description of Miller, her vehicle and the vehicle’s registration number.
Police would arrest her after she’s located a few hours later and charge her with wanton endangerment, driving without an operator’s license, failure to render aid and leaving the scene of an accident.…Continue Reading
Police say 29-year-old Nicole Ottaiano was at her boyfriend’s home when he noticed that she was putting hair bands around the snout of one of his dogs. He told her to remove the ties from his Shepherd mix named Jackpot, and then left her alone for about 20 minutes.
When he came back he found Ottaiano “on top of a blanket on the bed and his other dog, Little, an 11-year-old Staffordshire terrier, under the blanket with two hair ties around its snout.”
He was unable to revive Little, and then called the cops.
Nassau County police charged Ottaiano, who reportedly has a history of doing this type of thing, with aggravated cruelty to animals. Her bond was set at $5000.
I spent about three minutes trying to find any further details about her history of hurting animals, but couldn’t find much aside from people claiming to know her saying she’s “seriously deranged” or that the story is exaggerated and she’s never done anything like this before.…Continue Reading
Lufkin, TX -- Almost immediately after being released following an arrest for public intoxication and disorderly conduct, a Texas man was arrested again for threatening the deputy that confiscated his drugs.
A little after noon on Monday, August 31st, police received reports of a man sitting on the side of the road and decided to do a welfare check. When they found him, 48 year-old Douglas Paul McCoy did what any sane, stable individual would do in his situation: he got completely naked.
Police have dealt with McCoy in the past for stalking his ex-wife and say he’s ”…very anti-social, anti-government, anti-law enforcement.” McCoy allegedly began swearing at officers and threatening to take away their guns and tazers. I get super powers when I’m naked, too.
“It’s a little awkward just because when he’s naked you don’t have anything to grab hold of,” said Lt. Bryan Holley. Sure you do, you’re just a little shy, it’s okay.
McCoy, believed to be high on the drug K-2, was arrested and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.…Continue Reading
According to court documents, Sheldon, who lives in a converted Greyhound bus on the premises of the scrap yard, grabbed the girl by the arm and told her that unless she “did something for him,” he was going to call the police and have her arrested for theft.
The girl told police Sheldon began fumbling at her buttons, but she resisted. Sooo, opportunistic gentleman that he is, Sheldon then reportedly offered her another option – oral sex. The girl said she complied and left the scrap yard afterwards.
A short time later, the girl returned with her mother. Armed with some kind of tools, the teen and her mother went after Sheldon, who promptly locked himself inside his bus/trailer and called 911. The girl and her mother can be heard screaming and beating the bus in the background of that 911 call, police said.
When questioned, Sheldon reportedly admitted to the allegations and was booked on charges of felony rape.…Continue Reading
Orangeburg, SC — Police responded to an Orangeburg County home Saturday afternoon after a homeowner called to report that a naked stranger had attempted to break into his home – that same stranger reportedly hinted that he would maybe like to have sex with the homeowner’s wife.
The homeowner told deputies the unidentified nekkid man appeared at his back door at about 2:00 that afternoon, and with the aid of a stick, attempted to gain entry through the man’s back door.
At that point, the nekkid stranger reportedly pointed at the woman of the house and “started moving in a hunching motion.” Hunching. Heh.
The nekkid man then “crudely” informed the homeowner that he wanted to have sex with the woman, armed himself a bigger stick and threatened to “ram the door.”
While deputies were speaking with the homeowner, the still unidentified nekkid man approached from behind the house – after a bit of a struggle, the man was handcuffed and transported to the hospital for an examination.
Police believe the 33-year-old man may have been under the influence of drugs.…Continue Reading
Longmont, CO — A 17-year-old Colorado State University student’s legs were severed at the knees early Monday afternoon after the girl fell while she and three male companions – ranging in age from 17 to 25 – were attempting to jump aboard the moving northbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train, officials say.
Two made it and two did not. The male companion that did not make it sustained minor injuries, said Cmdr. Jeff Satur, Longmont police spokesman. The unidentified young woman, though, lost both legs.
The incident happened in downtown Longmont, Colorado. The train’s speed limit through Longmont is 25 mph. News reports have put the trains speed at 18mph at the time.
One of the two companions who made it onto the train jumped back off to help. The other went on his merry way.
It was reported that a nurse was in a car waiting for the train to pass, and immediately administered first aid to the injured girl. The girl was reportedly taken to Longmont United Hospital by ambulance and then flown by helicopter to Denver Health Medical Center.…Continue Reading
Greenlawn, NY – Michael Baldwin II, a New York television personality, came home Thursday to find his babysitter on the couch ‘unresponsive.’ After searching his home for his 1-month-old son, Michael III, the father found the baby – blue and lifeless on the couch underneath the babysitter.
The situation reportedly began with Baldwin being called unexpectedly into work Thursday. Teresa Coffey, 39, was an acquaintance of his wife and had been asking for an opportunity to watch the infant. Baldwin asked Coffey to babysit.
At about 6PM, Baldwin received a voicemail message from Coffey saying the baby was crying and fussy. He tried to call her back, but there reportedly was no answer. Baldwin went to the home and found Coffey on the couch. Assuming she was asleep, he looked for his son but could not find him.
“I searched every room,” Baldwin said. “I was saying his name, ‘Michael! Michael!’”
Returning to the living room, he said he “just had this funny feeling she was on top of him.”
“I lifted her and he was underneath,” Baldwin said.…Continue Reading
According to police, Sotelo was awakened by a commotion inside the residence in the early morning hours of August 25. Upon awakening, Sotelo saw a man in a ski mask dragging a female resident toward the front door at knifepoint. The woman, Elizabeth Navarette, had been bound at the wrists with flex-cuffs.
Sotelo armed himself with a 3-foot long machete and started swingin’, making contact with the masked man’s head several times.
The burglar reportedly yelled out that Sotelo owed him money. When that didn’t stop the whackin’, he released Navarette and fled the home. It didn’t take a whole lotta police work to catch up with the dude – he left behind a prescription pill bottle with a name and address on it.
“We didn’t know if it was going to be the suspect or not. We had a name and address in De Queen.…Continue Reading
Astoria, NY — Two questions: Do you resemble the fella in the sketch to the left? Do you frequent public libraries and have a thing for little feet? If so, the police would like to have a word with you, ya sicko.
Police are looking for an alleged foot fetishist after a 7-year-old girl reported being accosted and sniffed in the children’s section of the Queens Library in Astoria last month.
According to the kiddo, she was just sitting there on the floor minding her own business when a strange man approached her and attempted to make small talk before yanking off her shoes and fondling her feet, rubbing them on his face.
“I didn’t know what to do. I was so petrified,” the girl said. “[He] Sniffed them, rubbed them against his beard, and kissed them. Did it to each foot. And then he did the same and just sniffed my flip flops.”
The alleged perv then took off while the child ran to her mother in another part of the library.…Continue Reading
Louisville, KY – Around midnight on August 3rd, Louisville Metro Police made a traffic stop. According to the arrest citation, when officers approached a car, and saw that the passenger – Danielle N. Miller, 23 – had an unrestrained infant girl in her lap.
Officers said that they could smell marijuana coming from the car. The driver reportedly admitted that there was marijuana and Xanax pills in the car. The report stated that a subsequent police search of the car yielded a baggy of marijuana and four Xanax pills hidden inside a desktop PC. Police said they also found an orange pill in Miller’s purse and a straw that looked like it was used for snorting drugs.
Police reported that Miller admitted she smoked marijuana and took the pills. Police said she was clearly under the influence of the drugs to the point that it endangered her child. This was supported by the fact that – according to the arrest citation – the driver stated that the baby had fallen out of Miller’s lap before the car was stopped.…Continue Reading
Alpharetta, GA — Dirk LaPaglia, 53, is facing child pornography charges after authorities say he snapped hundreds of photos of a couple dozen neighborhood children, then superimposed their faces over pornographic images.
LaPaglia apparently collected the photos over the course of several years by acting as the neighborhood photographer and volunteering to photograph neighborhood functions such as swim meets, baseball games, school dances, etc. After that, it was all about the cuttin’ and pastin’.
“LaPaglia would crop the head, the upper torso of these girls and paste them onto pornographic images, creating his own pornographic images,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Mcburney. “We have evidence the images moved between his work computer and home computer but no evidence of distribution.”
The images, according to investigators, were pasted onto adult pornography and child pornography.
Police first made contact with LaPaglia back in April, when they arrested him on suspicion of stalking. Police say he mailed several anonymous packages containing suggestive letters and explicit photos to residents and at least one minor child in the area.…Continue Reading
Bakersfield, CA — Alberto Castaneda, 51, and Maria Banuelos, 59, were arrested late Wednesday night after animal control officers visited their home on Weedpatch Highway (yee haw!). The officers were called with a report of an animal in distress and they did, indeed, find a 1-year-old black lab mix in bad condition.
The county animal control veterinarian believes the dog was severely injured in a car crash. Both sides of his pelvis are fractured and his hip is dislocated. To make matters worse, though, the Kern County Animal Control Veterinarian believes that Jethro and Ellie May tried to treat the dog on their own by cutting off part of the dog’s left hind leg.
The dog’s injuries are severe.
“This person did not have the proper equipment and drugs to treat this animal,” said Dr. Cynthia Martinez. “Just imagine a 70 pound dog getting hit with the force to be able to break both sides of his pelvis that’s very painful and not getting the care, just horrendous to think about the pain.”
According to a news release, Castaneda and Banuelos were immediately arrested on felony charges of suspicion of severing the leg and failing to provide veterinary care.…Continue Reading
Not to be upstaged by the Arizona dad who refereed an unfair fight between his sons and another teen while threatening the crowd with a handgun, 35-year-old Gary Johnson has been charged with refereeing a fight between his son and another teen, then beating the teen after his son loses the fight.
Police say Johnson’s son and a 16-year-old were involved in a dispute and he had agreed to referee a fight between the two to make sure it was a fair fight. Video shows Johnson’s son eventually quitting the fight and walking away.
Johnson and the winning teen then go face-to-face with Johnson asking the boy if he wants to get knocked the f*ck out. The teen doesn’t back down and tells Johnson he would like to see that, right before Johnson punches him in the face and knocks him to the ground.
While the teen lies in the fetal position and covers his head, Johnson moves the boy’s hands and rains down a series of hammer blows to the teen’s face.…Continue Reading
Gilbert, AZ – Police have arrested a man after they say he refereed a fight between his two sons and another boy while using a handgun to keep the crowd from stopping the fight.
Police say Gabriel Alberto Conde, 33, went with his two sons, ages 14 and 17, to a local park so that the younger boy could fight another 14-year-old boy.
When Conde’s son began to lose the fight, he instructed the older sibling to help his brother. While the two teens held the other boy on the ground, repeatedly kicking him in the head and breaking his jaw, Conde allegedly kept the crowd at bay by threatening them with a .45 handgun.
When police arrived at Conde’s home later, he refused to come outside until after police surrounded his residence and ordered him out using a loudspeaker.
Conde was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, threatening and intimidating, disorderly conduct with a deadly weapon and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His two sons are facing charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.…Continue Reading
According to the arrest report, an unnamed individual was sitting on a barstool on the sidewalk nearby when it happened. Police say that person had to leap from the stool and “barely escaped being struck.” Lee then, allegedly, drove away.
“Barely” appears to be the correct word. According to police, they later located Lee with a stool embedded into the grill of his truck.
According to the arrest report, Lee’s license was expired, he couldn’t show proof of insurance and smelled strongly of alcohol. In what appears to be an admission of guilt, police say that Lee also told them this was his fourth DUI. Police confirmed this through computer records.
Lee, in fact, was out on a $5,000 cash bail from a past charge when this incident occured.
Lee was charged with wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to maintain insurance, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle without proper registration plates and violating the conditions of his release.…Continue Reading
Flint, MI – The mother of 4-year-old Dominick Calhoun, the boy who was tortured to death over the course of four days, will spend the next 13 to 30 years in prison after she pleads guilty to second-degree murder.
I know a lot of you are familiar with this case, but for those of you who are not and don’t feel like reading our original article, let me ruin your morning a bit.
Last April, 4-year-old Dominick was sitting on a couch eating cereal when he accidentally wet his pants. His mother’s boyfriend, 24-year old Brandon Hayes, became enraged and began beating the boy. Over the course of four days Hayes would punch, kick, and burn Dominick. He would even stick his thumbs in the little boy’s eyes.
Dominick’s mother, Corrine Baker, would also become the recipient of some of Hayes’ abuse, but at no time did she ever alert anyone that Dominick was being severely beaten even though she had multiple chances to do so and her friends were urging her to call police.…Continue Reading
Albuquerque, NM — The she-beast to the left is 35-year-old Marisa Tso – both she and her man, 27-year-old Christopher Richards, are behind bars after their 10-month-old son drowned in the bathtub.
Tso and Richards apparently had better things to do than to hang out with their offspring Friday evening, so they plopped the baby in the tub with his 2-year-old brother, locked themselves in a bedroom and proceeded to get their drink and nookie on.
Two hours had passed – yes, I said two hours – when their toddler, concerned about his little brother, knocked on the bedroom door and said, “Baby.” Oops, baby was dead. And, really…can you believe the nerve of that kid? Getting all dead and stuff, ruining mommy and daddy’s buzz? Damn brat…
Anyway, Richards reportedly tried to resuscitate the child while Tso coached and prayed to the Lord Jesus above to make her baby all better. Just kidding…Tso started picking up all the empties around the apartment. Wouldn’t want police and paramedics to think she was a slob now, would she?…Continue Reading
Uniontown, PA – Elaine Weimer, 50, is heading to jail after being convicted of using her 8-year-old granddaughter to help steal items from a Walmart store June of last year. Police said Weimer walked through the aisles of the Pennsylvania Walmart and took things off the shelves – making her granddaughter carry them.
When the two left the store, they were stopped by an employee. That’s when, according to investigators, Weimer told the employee that she did not know the girl. She then reportedly got in her car and left. Nice.
“She compounded the retail theft charge. By leaving the child at the location, she’s now facing additional criminal charges,” Trooper Scott Krofcheck said at the time of the arrest.
Police said the child identified her grandmother who was captured in surveillance video stuffing a Jeff Gordon hat and hair products into the granddaughter’s bags. According to police, Weimer also stole new clothes, a toothbrush, teeth whitening strips and anti-aging cream – all of which appeared sorely needed from video interviews.…Continue Reading
The roommate, 18-year-old Alexandrea Kingsley told azfamily.com she had been rooming with Callaway and baby Laura for a couple of weeks. During that time, Kingsley compiled a pretty substantial list of “terrible things’ Callaway had done to the child.
“She would leave the baby in dirty diapers until they were so heavy they were falling off her,” said Kingsley. “There’s times she yelled ‘I wish I never had you, maybe I should just give you away, you’re such a mistake I hate you, you piece of….”
Kingsley went on to say that she had witnessed Callaway hitting the child, blowing marijuana smoke in her mouth and feeding her cold medicine to make her sleep.
Finally, on Friday, as Callaway stomped around the house in a snit, Kingsley decided she’d had enough and out came the cell phone. While pretending she was texting, Kingsley began filming the Mother of the Year at work.…Continue Reading