Police say that early Saturday morning, 33-year-old Benjamin Batterham found 34-year-old Ricky Slater had broken into the home he shares with his young family.
The confrontation turned physical and spilled out into the street as Batterham and a friend fought with Slater and detained him at the scene until police arrived.
Slater was found unconscious at the scene and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. His family says Slater suffered a broken neck. Batterham was also taken to the hospital suffering from facial injuries, and later charged with recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm.
That charge was upgraded to a charge of murder after Slater’s life support was turned off on Sunday morning. Batterham turned himself in to police and is still in jail after being refused bail. Under New South Wales law, a person is not responsible for an offense if a “reasonable response” was used while acting in self-defense.…
I had a draft of this story written up yesterday, but was waiting to see if any more details came out regarding a motive behind the killing. But as of this morning, not much else is known and the entire incident is just as bizarre as it is tragic.
According to the initial reports, 32-year-old Ronald Exantus was 200 miles from his home in Indiana when he broke into the house where 6-year-old Logan Tipton lived with his parents and three siblings.
After grabbing a large kitchen knife, Exantus wandered around the home before making his way to Tipton’s upstairs bedroom. For reasons unknown, Exantus then used the knife to fatally stab the sleeping boy multiple times in the head.
Tipton’s sisters woke up during the attack and began screaming, prompting their father to run into the room and hold Exantus at the scene until police arrived. …
Riggins was reported missing on November 13, one day after calling his girlfriend to inform her he and another man were breaking into homes in Barefoot Bay and were now hiding from police.
Deputies, K-9 units and a sheriff’s helicopter where in the area looking for Riggins and his accomplice after alert neighbors called to report two men dressed in black lurking behind their homes. The search was called off after they were unable to locate the two men.
Ten days later, a part of Riggins’ body was found floating in the neighborhood pond. When the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office dive team went to recover the body part, they encountered an 11-foot alligator they believed was responsible for Riggins’ demise.
After trapping and killing the animal, the county medical examiner would find the rest of Riggins in the gator’s stomach.
“He probably went into the lake to hide from the officers and the dog, and came across that gator,” Maj.…
The homeowner called police after he started the fire and heard someone yelling inside his chimney. The man said he desperately tried putting out the fire as his home filled with smoke.
Ten minutes after starting the fire, the man was still alive and kicking inside the chimney. But by time rescuers began dismantling the chimney to pull him out, he was dead.
The dead man’s identity has not been released at this time. Investigators say it looks as if he’d gotten stuck after climbing down the chimney the day before in an attempt to rob the home.
“I’ve been a deputy for almost 17 years now, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Fresno County sheriff’s Deputy Jake Jensen. Readers of DD have – sort of.
Earlier this year, the body of Joshua Maddox was discovered in the chimney of an abandoned cabin.…
On July 19 at around 11 p.m., Reggie Bishop, Roynell Taylor and Deondre Bishop broke into a home while armed and wearing masks. The only ones home at the time were a woman and her 14-year-old daughter.
When the teen walked into the kitchen for a late night snack, she was grabbed by the men who asked her who else was in the house. After she told them it was just her and her mother, the men bound them both and put pillowcases over their heads.
The men then threatened to burn them or kill them if they didn’t tell them where the money was in the house was located. When the victims told them they did not know, the men ransacked the house before one of them took the teen upstairs and raped her.
According to the complaint, the “crying and screaming” girl was told that “it will all stop if you tell [us] where the money is.”
Not satisfied, the men then took the mother upstairs where she was raped by the same man who raped her daughter.…
Kristopher Koebel Arrested For Burglary, Attempted Theft Of Police Cruiser, And Fleeing To Avoid ArrestJune 15, 2015 at 7:39 am by Lizard
LINCOLN, NB – 32-year-old Kristopher Koebel–who is said to be a “transient”–kept police hopping and jumping late Friday-early Saturday, resulting in him winding up arrested for burglary, attempted theft of a police cruiser, and fleeing authorities.
It started at 11:19 p.m. Friday, when police responded to a burglar alarm at Muscle Car Memories. When officers arrived, they saw that the front door was destroyed and the overheard garage door had been left open. Further, a 1974 Pontiac Firebird valued at $100,000 had been stolen.
Just a few minutes later, a witness saw someone breaking into a Verizon Wireless store from which about $380 worth of cell phone accessories were stolen.
Around 12:30 a.m., a man was observed inside a police cruiser parked outside a Lincoln Police Department substation. When approached by an off-duty sergeant, the man asked for a key to the cruiser. Not surprisingly, the sergeant refused, at which point the man fled in a white 1974 Pontiac Firebird.
A short car chase ended back at Muscle Car Memories, where it’s said Koebel tried to steal the business owner’s truck.…
Apparently it all started when a female resident of the home was wakened early on Tuesday by noise in her kitchen. When she went to discover the source of the noise, she found the 45-year-old Waits wiping down a counter and cooking a potato in her microwave.
According to a police report, “She asked him what he was doing there, and he told her he was making a potato.”
Alas, the potato snack was not to be, as the resident instructed Waits to leave. And he did. Once out of the house, he began raking leaves in the front yard.
It seems that “[t]he female resident convinced Waits to stay by saying she wanted to pay him for his service” to ensure he was still at the residence when police arrived, who noted that he was stumbling and slurring his words.…
DECATUR, GA – Anthony Stokes received a life-saving heart transplant two years ago despite the teen initially being denied because of his behavior. On Tuesday afternoon he was killed during a high-speed car chase with police.
Stokes suffered from a dilated cardiomyopathy and was given less than a year to live. The condition causes his heart to pump blood insufficiently, and can lead to irregular heartbeats, blood clots or heart failure.
Doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta removed him off the heart recipient list because of “non-compliance.” At the time, doctors stated this was because he did not take his medication regularly and felt he would not follow the post transplant medication regimen.
His mother went to the media claiming the hospital took her son off the list because they were stereotyping him as a troubled teen. Despite the fact that Stokes had low grades at school, had brushes with the law, and wore a court-ordered monitoring device, his mother said he was a good kid.
National media coverage and pressure from civil rights groups lead to the hospital giving the kid a new heart in August 2013.…
Earlier this month, a woman returned home to find someone had broke into her home and made off with a smart TV, a Wi-Fi Blu-ray, laptop computer, and a surround sound system.
A few days later the woman noticed someone was watching movies using her Netflix account. She contacted police who were able to trace the IP address to the home of Alexander.
Aside from finding Alexander inside the home, police also located all of the woman’s stolen electronics. Alexander was subsequently arrested and charged with with burglary. He’s currently being held on $75,000 bail.
Alexander isn’t the first thief whose own stupidity was largely responsible for them getting busted. Hell, he’s not even the dumbest.
We had one idiot who who posted a picture on Facebook of himself holding the name plate he pried off the door of a judge. Another moron, and one of favorites, used his own phone to call the issuing bank of a stolen credit card to ask how much credit remained.…
COLUMBUS, GA- Police arrested 26-year-old Domonique Smith after they say he broke into a funeral home to crack open a cold one, and to steal a bike.
Police responded to Hills Watson Peoples Funeral Service after receiving a call that the facility had been broken into. Police would identify Smith on surveillance video in the building at the time of the burglary.
Initially, the only thing amiss was the disappearance of a bicycle. But things got a lot creepier when it was determined that the corpse of a woman at the funeral home had been disturbed.
“The results of our investigation and the forensic examination gave us probable cause to believe that this individual had indeed sexually assaulted a dead body,” said Columbus Police Maj. Gil Slouchick.
Smith, who is homeless on top of being a corpse fucker, was located inside an abandoned building with the bicycle from the funeral home, stolen TVs and firearms.
He has been arrested and pleaded guilty to burglary, entering an unoccupied dwelling, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and theft by receiving stolen property.…
PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP, OH – Three teens are facing murder charges after their friend was shot and killed by a woman inside the home he was attempting to rob.
According to police, 17-year-old Reb Barbee and three friends planned to break into the home of a childhood friend he’d had a falling out with.
Barbee entered the home early Sunday morning through an upstairs window wearing an Insane Clown Posse mask and armed with a knife. His accomplices, Tyler Blazer and Brandon Hamilton, both 17, and Adam Pickens, 18, stayed outside as lookouts.
Heather Tackett woke up when she heard noises inside her home so she grabbed her boyfriend’s .38-caliber revolver and went to investigate. When she checked in her son’s room, she found a masked Barbee standing over her son holding a knife.
Tackett, unaware that the masked intruder was her son’s childhood friend who used to sleepover, screamed and fired one shot at Barbee, who then fled the home suffering from a single gunshot wound to the back.
His accomplices, being the geniuses they are, used a computer chair to wheel Barbee back to his home a half mile away.…
San Jose, CA — Victor Manzanares, 39, is facing multiple charges after allegedly entering a family’s home and inappropriately touching their two young daughters before attempting to burn their house down.
Officers responded to the home Monday, after receiving several reports of a naked man running rampant through the neighborhood.
While cops were combing the neighborhood, a butt nekkid Manzanares reportedly entered the home through an unlocked door. Once inside, police say, he walked into the bedroom of a 10-year-old girl and got all touchy-feely.
“He came into my room… he kissed my cheek, I thought it was my dad, and then he lied next to my bed and tried to touch my bum,” the girl said.
Not sure what caused Manzaneres to exit the room, but he soon wandered into the living room where a 12-year-old girl was napping.
“I was on the couch taking a nap,” the girl said. “I was in deep sleep when the man licked my face and I freaked out.”
The two girls rounded up their little brother and beat feet out of the house. …
Little Falls, MN – Back in 2012 we reported on 64-year-old Byron Smith, the man who shot two teenagers to death on Thanksgiving Day as they broke into his home.
He was convicted of their murder the other day and now the courts have released the tapes jurors heard that helped them send Smith to prison for the rest of his life.
For those of you who may have missed this story, Nicholas Schaeffel and Haile Kifer were both shot to death when they broke into the home of Byron Smith.
While Minnesota does allow for someone to use deadly force to prevent a felony from taking place in one’s home or dwelling, Byron was charged with a crime because of the things he did before shooting the teens.
Aside from moving his truck to make it look as if he wasn’t home, he setup a hiding spot in his basement and waited for the teens to show up. He even had a tarp ready that he used to wrap up their bullet-ridden bodies.…
GUILTY! OFF WITH HER HEAD!
It all started when Cameo Crispi’s ex called police on March 14 to complain that he had received numerous texts and phone calls from her within the range of one hour, and he really wanted her to knock it the fuck off already. He also told police he didn’t want Crispi at his home. Crispi. Heh.
An officer was dispatched to the man’s home and found smoke pouring out the front door. Inside, an “impaired” Crispi.
When the officer stepped inside the man’s home, he noticed a wood stove left open with a fire burning inside and hot coals on the floor around the stove. And on the kitchen stove, claimed the officer, there was a cookie sheet with about a pound of bacon on it. Now, bear with me, people….. this part of the story is extremely difficult for me.…
Authorities claim 18-year-old Brandon Davis, apparently high on some sort of synthetic drug, attacked his neighbor early Sunday morning, biting the man on his face, hands and neck while yelling something about eating the man’s eyeballs.
The victim, 54-year-old Nick Sorace, told police he heard a commotion at about 2:00 a.m. Sunday, and when he looked out the window to see what all the fuss was about, he witnessed Davis beating a dog.
“He thought the dog was the devil,” Sorace said. “And then the next thing he sees is me, illuminated — and all of a sudden, I’m the devil.”
Davis apparently kicked in Sorace’s front door, chased a woman through the house and out the back door, then returned. He started beating and biting Sorace, continuing with his “You’re the Devil” spiel.
“He broke a flower pot over my head, he was sticking me in the neck with pieces…he stuck his thumb all the way in my eye socket and he just ripped my mouth and he bit my face.…
PORTLAND, OR – A man armed with a shotgun got a bit more than he bargained for after he broke into an apartment during an attempt to rob the people inside.
After 38-year-old Joshua McCoy successfully broke down the front door of the residence, while wielding a pistol-grip shotgun , he demanded money from the residents.
But a quick thinking 20-year-old foiled McCoy’s robbery attempt after he grabbed the shotgun from McCoy and then pushed his ass down a flight of stairs. McCoy ended up hitting his head on the way down and was knocked unconscious.
The 20-year-old and his mother’s boyfriend called police and stood watch over McCoy until law enforcement arrived and took McCoy into custody. After a quick trip to the hospital, McCoy was taken to jail and charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.…
Santa Maria, CA — Look at that mug, people. Does that look like the face of crazy? The kind of crazy that would break into your home, steal your shit and kill your cat after a breakup? Meet 43-year-old Nellie Palacios — from what police are saying, yes, she is that kind of crazy.
According to police, on the afternoon of January 2, Palacios, accompanied by her new boyfriend, entered her ex-boyfriend’s home and started grabbing paintings from the walls and stashed ’em in her car. She also apparently choked the man’s cat a bit before stabbing it with a kitchen knife.
The new boyfriend, who apparently believed he was at a home of one of the woman’s cousins, called police to report the woman’s erratic behavior. I’m assuming he got a little wigged out once the stabbing commenced….
When police arrived on scene, the new boyfriend informed them he had primarily been outside while Palacios was robbing the place, but did admit to seeing Palacios stab the cat and stash the body in an igloo type doghouse in the yard.…
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – A 20-year-old suspected serial burglar has been accused of murdering a 99-year-old woman in her home.
Late Friday night, police charged Javon Tyrek Rogers with the murder of Fannie Gumbinger. A home aid worker found Gumbinger dead inside her home early Wednesday.
Police have not released exactly how Gumbinger died, aside from saying that she suffered multiple injuries.
Investigators were on the scene for two days collecting evidence before finally homing in on Rogers. Turns out that Rogers may be connected to a string of burglaries in the area, including one that happened just hours after Gumbinger’s murder, a half-mile from her home.
Rogers has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary. He is being held without bond in the Dutchess County Jail.
Friends of Gumbinger called her “sharp as a tack”, whose only ailments were a bad leg and hip that kept her confined to her home and in need of home healthcare workers.
“I can’t imagine why people would have gone into that house, other than the fact that she was a defenseless old lady,” said Gumbinger’s niece.…