SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA – Police in Sacramento are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who grabbed a 7-year-old girl walking with her mother and threw her in the trunk of a car before driving off.
According to reports, the girl was walking with her mother Saturday afternoon when a man pulled up to them in a dark green or blue four-door Sedan with tinted windows. He got out of his car, snatched the girl in broad daylight, then tossed her in the trunk before speeding off. Luckily, the girl was able to escape because when the man tried shutting the trunk, her foot kept the lid from closing all the way.
Christina Covey said she heard tires screeching and ran out of her house to see what was going on. She saw the girl laying on the ground after she had tumbled out of the trunk of the suspect’s car, which was still nearby. The girl got up and ran to Covey and her husband telling them, “he stole me; he stole me.”
By this time, the man had already taken off in his car and rounded a corner.…Continue Reading
Lawndale, CA - Surveillance cameras at a California high school captured 60-year-old Juan Gutierrez, a teacher’s aid, molesting a 16-year-old mentally challenged student, police say.
The incident reportedly took place on May 7th at Leuzinger High school when Gutierrez allegedly led the female victim into a stairwell where he touched her inappropriately over her clothing on her private parts.
The idiot had the foresight to do this in apparent plain view of other students who described the incident to the school principal. The principal alerted authorities and a formal investigation was launched resulting in Gutierrez’s arrest on Friday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department.
Sgt. Dan Scott of the Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Unit claims that a student who witnessed the event actually recorded it on his or her cell phone but then deleted it before it could be recovered by authorities. Regardless, the sick bastard’s deed was still captured by the school’s surveillance cameras.
The bold manner in which this vile perv went about molesting this girl, who reportedly has the mental capacity of an elementary school child, means there’s a high probability this is not the first time Gutierrez has touched a student inappropriately at the school.…Continue Reading
Last October we reported on 62-year-old Jose Melena, the Bumble Bee Food employee who was cooked to death after being trapped inside an industrial pressure cooker. Now the company has been fined nearly $74,000 and cited for six safety violations.
State regulators investigated the accidental death of Melena for seven months before handing over their report, which included the details behind the man’s horrible death.
Melena, a father of six, had been employed with the company for five years. One of his responsibilities was loading 54-inch by 36-foot ovens with 12 rolling metal baskets full of tuna cans. These ovens then sterilize the cans while also processing the tuna.
When I first reported on this, I was curious about the oven and did a little Googling and found some images of an industrial tuna steamer sold by JBT. Seeing what one looks like makes the following details a little easier to understand.
On Oct. 11, 2012, Melena was ordered by his supervisor to load one particular oven. According to the report, Melena entered the oven to make a repair or to adjust a chain, leaving a pallet jack outside the oven.…Continue Reading
Los Angeles, CA – Last Thursday morning, 63-year-old Pamela Devitt was brutally mauled to death by several pit bulls while out jogging. Now police are investigating Devitt’s death as a possible homicide.
A passing motorist saw Devitt laying face down on the ground while several of the dogs were attacking her. She tried honking her horn to scare the dogs away, but they attacked her car, biting its tires. The driver called 911 and the responding officer tried to chase the dogs away, but was also attacked. The deputy fired a round at the dog which ran off into the desert.
But it was too late for Devitt. The poor woman had been dragged 50 yards, scalped, and had one of her arms ripped off. She would die in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Devitt, a married mother of two, often went jogging in the morning.
Police would seize six pit bulls and two mixed-breed dogs at the home of 29-year-old Alex Jackson after receiving information from Animal Control that he owned pit bulls that have been aggressive in the past.…Continue Reading
WATSONVILLE, CA – Police have arrested 18-year-old Barbara Garcia on suspicion of child abuse after police obtained cell phone video of her hitting her boyfriend’s 15-month-old girl.
While her boyfriend is at work, Garcia takes care of the man’s daughter from a previous relationship. Police were called to the couple’s home Thursday afternoon after a neighbor called to report hearing a woman hitting a child.
When police arrived, they found the girl unresponsive with bruises around her eyes. She was taken to a hospital with a traumatic head injury. During their investigation, they were shown a video taken by another neighbor showing Garcia striking the 15-month-old on Wednesday.
“The previous day, a neighbor heard the child crying and the sound of a disturbance coming from the residence and went to investigate. Through an open window, a neighbor saw and took video from their cell phone,” said police in a statement.
The video shows Garcia seated on the floor when, “Without provocation, Garcia violently swung her hand and slapped the child on the head, knocking the child off her feet as she flew several feet away and lay motionless on the ground,” Watsonville police Sgt.…Continue Reading
Petaluma, CA - Patrons at a Petaluma Denny’s Restaurant learned that not everyone wants to hear your table talk after a man displeased with their discussion brandished a firearm.
Early Sunday morning, a group of friends were minding their own business just having some greasy diner fare and engaging in what was purportedly a “disrespectful” conversation. That is, according to one Thomas Hart, a 35-year-old Sunnyale man.
No details as to what was being discussed at said table, but it apparently wasn’t sitting right with Thomas who walked up to the group and laid down a gun and large knife on their table. He reportedly then told the diners their gab was disrespectful, picked up his weapons, and then took off like a prom dress.
Police responded to the call and with the help of a K9 unit, found Hart in a nearby motel parking lot in possession of a gun and large knife. The perpetrators of the mysterious conversation positively identified Hart and he was subsequently booked in the Sonoma County jail on suspicion of exhibition of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.…Continue Reading
Valley Springs, CA – Police arrested 12-year-old Isaiah Fowler on Saturday and will be charging him with the death of his 8-year-old sister, Leila Fowler, who was murdered last month.
On April 27, the Isaiah and Leila were home alone when Leila was stabbed more than twenty times inside their home. The brother told police he saw a man with long grey hair leaving their home and found his sister suffering from multiple stab wounds. A neighbor also told police they’d also seen the man running from the scene.
Police began an intensive search for the suspect while residents were told he was considered armed and dangerous and instructed to lock their doors as deputies searched the area. Authorities searched the home and neighborhood, while dive teams searched two reservoirs near the house.
Aside from possible fingerprints and DNA found in the home, and a possible link to an abduction attempt in a nearby town, police didn’t seem to be getting any closer to finding the person responsible. But in a statement issued Saturday, Sheriff Gary Kuntz informed the public they could sleep safely as they’d found the person responsible – Isaiah Fowler.…Continue Reading
Sacramento, CA – A 31-year-old woman wants to quit smoking so badly, she allegedly bitch-slapped a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy earlier this week so she could go to jail, where smoking isn’t allowed. Makes perfect fucking sense.
According to the deputy involved, Matt Campoy, he was just minding his own business when he exited the main entrance of the main jail at the end of his watch Tuesday. The area outside the jail is apparently populated with people waiting around to see jailbirds and inmates recently released from custody, so Campoy didn’t think much of it when a woman stepped into his path.
“I stepped the left, she stepped to my left,” said Campoy. “I stepped to the right, she stepped to my right. I stepped to the left again and she suddenly stepped into me and slapped my face.”
Stunned, Campoy grabbed the woman’s hands and put her into a control hold and led her into the jail lobby. When he released the hold and placed her on a bench, she slapped his arm, he said.…Continue Reading
Ocenaside, CA – Tim Lambesis, the 32-year-old lead singer for the
jumbo shrimp Christian metal band As I Lay Dying, has been arrested and accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife.
Police received information last Thursday that Lambesis was “soliciting another individual” to kill his wife, Meggan, who filed for divorce last September. She currently lives in Encinitas with three Ethiopian children the couple had adopted.
According to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, “The Encinitas Detectives, The San Diego Fugitive Task Force and the Sheriff’s Special Investigation Division investigators immediately initiated an investigation. The investigation culminated this afternoon [Tuesday], when Lambesis solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife.”
In his defense, while the Bible is pretty clear that you should not kill anyone, it’s a bit hazy when it comes to hiring someone else to do it for you. Lambesis was arrested without incident, then booked into the Vista Detention Facility. His next court appearance should be today or tomorrow.
I’ve never listened to As I Lay Dying, or any religious themed band that doesn’t worship the devil, so I have no idea if they are any good or not.…Continue Reading
Santa Monica, CA – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they believe is responsible for disfiguring a young Marine on February, 22, 2013, at the Zanzibar nightclub in Santa Monica.
Just before midnight, the Marine was on a crowded dance floor when he was sucker punched in the face by a man who has yet to be identified. The assault was reportedly unprovoked and left the man unconscious for ten to fifteen minutes.
According to police, the blow was so brutal that it moved his nose across his face. He would end up having titanium plates inserted into his face, as well as permanent nerve damage.
The Marine’s attacker was able to leave the club before police arrived, but the doorman described a “mountain of a man” leaving the club in a hurry with his girlfriend. No one in the club knew who the man was, describing him as Caucasian or Hispanic, at least 6 feet tall, 230 to 270 lbs, with a shaved head, a mustache and goatee, and wearing a black and white striped shirt.…Continue Reading
Ramineh Behbehanian Accused Of Tainting Starbucks Orange Juice With Lethal Amounts Of Rubbing AlcoholMay 1, 2013 at 8:19 am by Morbid
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Ramineh Behbehanian is facing attempted murder charges after the 50-year-old got caught sneaking bottles of orange juice mixed with lethal amounts rubbing alcohol into a Starbucks refrigerator.
A customer inside the coffee shop watched as Behbehanian removed two bottles of orange juice from her bag and place them inside a refrigerator inside the coffee shop. When the customer alerted staff what they had seen, Behbehanian fled the scene, but not before an employee snagged her license plate number as she drove away.
After checking the bottles of orange juice she had left in the refrigerator, and noticing they had a toxic smell, employees called 911. Firefighters tested the bottles of orange juice and found the bottles contained a lethal quantity of isopropyl rubbing alcohol.
Ramineh Behbehanian was arrested at her home on suspicion of attempted murder and felony poisoning. Investigators do not have a motive, but say the believe this was an isolated incident.
“We don’t know if she has done this before or if she had plans to do this again,” Sgt.…Continue Reading
Garden Grove, CA – Back in 2011, we reported on 51-year-old Catherine Kieu, the woman who cut off her husband’s penis with a kitchen knife, then ran the thing through a garbage disposal.
Now that she is on trial , more details have been released on what happened that day. The couple had filed for divorce but were still living together, and the prosecution told the court that Kieu was jealous that her husband had started seeing an ex-girlfriend. So, on July 11 2011, Kieu decided to get back at her husband.
First she laced his dinner Ambien. After eating the meal, the man felt groggy and went to bed. When he woke up, still feeling groggy, he found that Kieu had tied him up with rope. Unable to do anything, he watched in helpless horror as Kieu pulled down his shorts and used a 10-inch kitchen knife to slice off his penis with on swipe.
“I felt a very sharp pain and she had cut my penis off and then threw it on the carpet next to the bed,” the man testified in court.…Continue Reading
Long Beach, CA - Raymond Clark, 38, has been arrested after being accused of setting a 63-year-old man on fire in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven.
According to reports, Clark is known in the neighborhood and was seen begging for change in the parking lot of the convenience store moments before he allegedly doused the victim, who was sitting in his vehicle, with a flammable liquid and setting him on fire.
“He’s always outside the 7-Eleven asking for money and smoking cigarettes,” said an unidentified man.
A customer inside the store said that he happened to look up and see Clark ”walking on a mission” toward the Toyota 4-Runner the victim was sitting in, and throw what looked like a bottle into the vehicle.
“It was crazy,” he said. “The vehicle went up in flames immediately, just totally engulfed. It was all flames. It became so hot in 7-Eleven that I moved towards the back of the store because I thought the windows were going to blow.”
The victim stumbled out of his vehicle while witnesses tried using fire extinguishers to put out the flames that had engulfed the victim’s vehicle and had spread to the car parked beside it. The man suffered severe burns to his upper torso and was transported to the hospital where he is listed in critical condition.…Continue Reading
Santa Clara, CA – Police in California have arrested three 16-year-old boys, accusing them of sexually assaulting 15-year-old Audrie Pott at a party last year. Days later, Audrie would kill herself after photos of the attack began circulating online.
Audrie Pott was attending a house party at a friend’s house in September 2012 with about eight or ten high school students. Alcohol was being consumed and Audrie got so drunk she ended up unconscious in a bedroom. That’s where at least three male teens performed various sexual acts on her.
“Based on what we know, she was unconscious, there were multiple boys in the room with her,” attorney Robert Allard said. “They did unimaginable things to her while she was unconscious.”
During the assault, someone took photos of Audrie which were first spread via cell phones but ultimately ended up on Facebook. Shortly after the incident, Audrie wrote on her Facebook page: “The whole school knows…My life is ruined.” A week later, Audrie took her own life after learning that photos of the sexual assault were being distributed online.…Continue Reading
West Covina, CA — An unidentified man with a helluva DIY project in mind, apparently walked into a West Covina Home Depot Wednesday evening and proceeded to saw through both of his arms as horrified customers looked on.
Police and witnesses say the man calmly walked into the store’s tool section just before 1:00 p.m., grabbed several small handsaws, including one meant to cut sheet rock, and got busy.
“He cut both arms with hand saws down to the bone,” said West Covina police Cpl. Rudy Lopez. ”He was pretty much intent on doing what he did.”
An off-duty paramedic from the Pasadena Fire Department had been shopping nearby and rushed to help.
“The officers had already found the man down, face down, blood all over the store, multiple aisles, and the whole store is in chaos,” the paramedic, Art Hurtado, said.
Hurtado told reporters he thought the man was dead, but when he checked he found breath and a slight pulse and said he thought to himself, “I can save this guy.”
With help from others, Hurtado rounded up some rags and rope and, poof!…Continue Reading
Daly City, CA – Back in 2011, we reported on 39-year-old Jesusa Tatad, the woman who poured boiling water on her sleeping ex-husband and then whacked him with a baseball bat. On Wednesday, Tatad pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after the man died from his injuries.
Tatad and her ex-husband, 36-year-old Ronnie Tatad, were still living together in 2011 after their divorce three years prior. Tatad said Ronnie had promised to re-marry her and bring their two daughters, aged 9 and 14, back from the Philippines to live with them.
But the years passed and Ronnie never re-married her and he never brought their children home. To add insult to injury, Ronnie had gotten himself a girlfriend. In retaliation, Tatad waited for Ronnie to fall asleep, then dumped a pot of boiling water on him. When Ronnie jumped up and ran to the bathroom, Tatad whacked him in the head with a baseball bat.
Ronnie ran from the apartment half-naked, and was found hiding behind a car by a maintenance worker who called 911.…Continue Reading
HEMET, CA - After a three-week investigation, Tahquitz High School Assistant Principal Erin Henton, 45, was arrested by Hemet police on multiple counts of sexual misconduct with three boys who attend the school.
Henton allegedly had sexual relations with the boys over a period of several months, according to the Hemet Police Department. She has been placed on administrative leave since March, after the first allegation was made by a parent of one of the students involved.
Erin Henton is one horny broad, facing 12 felony counts: 7 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with minor, 4 counts oral copulation with minor, and 1 count of distributing harmful matter to a minor. If convicted, she could face up to 10 years in prison. None of the alleged sex acts occurred on school campus, police said in a statement.
The Hemet Unified School District issued a statement Wednesday afternoon:
“The investigation involving an employee of Tahquitz High School for alleged crimes committed against a minor has resulted in an arrest. We take these situations very seriously and have taken appropriate personnel actions in response to this arrest to ensure the safety of our students and staff.”
Henton is being held on a $1 million bail.…Continue Reading
Sacramento, CA - Craig Fugate, a 30-year-old graffiti artist, accidentally asphyxiated himself while allegedly attempting to graffiti a Sacramento high-rise.
Apparently, Fugate entered the 1201 K Tower on Sunday, got onto the roof, and then used rope left by window washers to crudely fashion a harness to lower himself off a 17th floor landing on the east side of the office building. The rope ended up looped around his chest and legs, squeezing him into a fetal position as the rope cinched around him.
Police and fire responded to a call for help at 7:44 am Monday morning, when Fugate’s body was discovered dangling from the building. Emergency crews rappelled down the building and confirmed Fugate was dead and, since is body wasn’t retrieved until around 9 am, a lot of people got to see a dead body hanging 160 feet in the air. Markers, glass etching tools, spray paint and a stencil were also found at the scene.
Fugate’s uncle, Joseph Fugate, stated, “I have never known for him to do that before. He is an artist. I know that.” Craig Fugate had been living in Vancouver, WA and had told his uncle he was planning on moving to Sacramento.…Continue Reading
Los Angeles, CA – A fight at a downtown Los Angeles strip club ended with two men losing some legs after they were pinned between two cars.
Police are investigating a fight that broke out between 40-year-old Terrence Conrad Meeks and two other men inside Sam’s Hofbrau at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
The fight spilled out into the club’s parking lot where, according to police, Meeks got behind the wheel of his white BMW and rammed his vehicle into the two men, pinning them both against their Mini Cooper.
Meeks continued accelerating, pushing the Mini Cooper into the side of the building. An act that police say was no accident. “He rammed his vehicle into them with malicious intent,” Lt. Lee McMillion said.
Both victims – ages 24 and 57 – were taken to the hospital, where one had both of his legs amputated above the knee, and the other had his right leg amputated above the knee. They are both listed in critical but stable condition. Luckily, they will live to enjoy future lap dances.…Continue Reading
San Francisco, CA - An unidentified homeless man was crushed to death after he decided to take residence on top of a San Francisco subway elevator.
The man was found Sunday morning after someone taking the elevator up to the top level of the Montgomery Station called to say the elevator had stalled after he heard a crunching noise followed by a scream.
Rescuers would find the body of a man wedged between the elevator and the wall of the shaft. Personal belongings and bedding were also found on top of the car, according to transit spokeswoman Luna Salaver. The man was not carrying any identification.
Salaver added that there are only two ways for someone to get on top of the elevator; ventilation shafts or the hatch door in the roof of the elevator. The ventilation shafts were found to be secure, but to get through the hatch, someone would have had to help the man.
“We don’t understand why anyone would seek refuge in an elevator shaft. It is disturbing, upsetting and highly unusual,” Salaver said.…Continue Reading