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.…
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.…
Authorities began investigating 28-year-old Kaitlin Plascjak after receiving a cyber-tip in August that led them to her mobile home where she lives with her mother.
According to the criminal complaint, Skype reported someone with the username kaleidoscopickittie was uploading suspected child pornography and provided them with the user’s IP address.
This led investigators to the mobile home Plascjak shared with her mother. A search of her computer and cellphone yielded hundreds of images and videos depicting “infants, toddlers and preteens exposing themselves” as well as “infants being sexually assaulted.”
Police said Plascjak admitted to owning the child porn and that she once had more than they found. She said she deleted it before she underwent surgery because she didn’t want anyone to find it if something went wrong.
Plascjak told police “she has no children and viewing child pornography is a coping mechanism for her because she was molested when she was younger.”
Police arrested Plascjak and charged her with disseminating child pornography, possessing child pornography and criminal use of a communications facility.…
According to state police, Jacob Remaley woke up retrieved his father’s Ruger LCP .380 Auto handgun from the kitchen after his father left for work.
After loading the gun, he went into his mother’s bedroom and, at close range, shot her in the forehead as she slept. He then went into his younger brother’s bedroom and shot him in the head, also at close range.
Afterwards, he tossed the gun in his bed and called 911 to report his father had killed his mother and brother.
“Why didn’t he kill me? I need help,” he told the operator before hanging up. The operator called him back and he told them he didn’t know why his father put the gun in his bed.
When emergency services arrived at his home, Jacob told them that the firearm was still inside. Citing safety concerns, they gave the kid a blanket and moved down the street to wait for police to arrive.…
Allegheny County police say 21-year-old Christian Clark was arguing with the boy’s father Tuesday night over his alleged infidelities.
Over a three hour period, she sent a series of disturbing video and texts including, “Ya kids ain’t safe here I don’t want them here” and “I’m killing them”
She then smothered their son by pushing him face-down into the bedding of an air mattress. She also attempted to do the same with the boy’s 2-year-old sister.
At 10:14 p.m., Clark sent him pictures of the boy face down on the bed and a video showing the girl lying face down on a bed before panning to their son in the same position.
“Ahh, look, Angel is still alive and sweating your son on the other hand is not even breathing,” Clark says in the video. “I wish I could keep the camera still.”
The father replied that she should send the video to the cops because he didn’t care anymore and she’d ruined his life.…
Theophilous Washington, 20, was with his pregnant girlfriend Friday morning when he suggested she take some water from his fridge as she was leaving.
When she returned to her on-campus room and drank from the water bottle, she felt a burning sensation in her throat, vomited, and then called 911. Police eventually interviewed her and Washington, who admitted he’d put bleach in the water his girlfriend drank.
He explained that he did not want his girlfriend to have the baby, and hoped to kill it by having his girlfriend drink bleach.
In response to his surprise abortion attempt, Washington was charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder of an unborn child as well as reckless endangering. He is being held in jail on $1 million bail. Dayum!
“The charges are twisted and the intended result nothing short of horrifying,” said District Attorney Craig Stedman. Washington’s girlfriend and her 2-month-old fetus appeared unharmed, according to the doctor who examined her.…
The incident happened last year after the boy’s mother left him in the care of Kernechel while she went out with friends. The next morning, she found her son sleeping on his bedroom floor with his face beaten, lips swollen and missing three teeth.
The boy told his mother that Kernechel was responsible for his injuries and that he was not nice.
She rushed the boy to the hospital and brought along a bag containing the boy’s teeth. “The teeth were bloody but intact, from the tooth through the top of the root,” authorities said in a statement. A medical examination indicated that his “teeth were pulled out.”
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said the teeth were “physically extracted, removed from his mouth, forcefully” and that afterward, Kernechel left the boy “to suffer overnight until the morning when his mother found him and saw what had been done.”
When interviewed, Kernechel first told officers he had no idea how the boy was injured.…
The incident happened on Sunday when Hockenberry broke into a neighbor’s home and stabbed Bobbi Jo Sinoracki in the back as she was vacuuming the living room.
When David Sinoracki heard his wife’s screams for help, he ran to her aid only to have Hockenberry stab him multiple times in the chest. The couple’s 17-year-old daughter tried to intervene and was also stabbed in the chest.
The couple’s 14-year-old daughter ran to a neighbor for help while their 11-year-old son and his friend locked themselves inside a bedroom. By this time, Hockenberr’s father had arrived at the home and restrained his son. He was still restraining his son when police arrived.
All three stabbing victims were taken to the hospital. Despite attempts to save him, David would die from his injuries. Bobbi Jo was being treated for multiple stab wounds to her back while their eldest daughter was treated and released.…
According to reports, 21-year-old Joshua Rose accidentally overdosed while doing drugs at the home where 20-year-old Amanda Wayda and 19-year-old Preston Layfield were present.
Instead of calling 911, Wayda called 22-year-old Tyler Mirabelli and asked him to come over and take Rose to the hospital. So far, so good right?
But while in the car the three came up with a different plan. Driving past the hospital, Wayda allegedly put a plastic bag over Rose’s head before Layfield strangled Rose to death with a set of jumper cables.
It took around four minutes for Rose to finally die, but once he did the trio stopped for gas – but not before putting glasses and a hat on Rose to make him look alive. Afterwards, the three are accused of dumping Rose’s body in the woods near some railroad tracks.…
Hunter Reeser got into an argument with his grandmother, 60-year-old Sandra Orton, because he did not want to go to an unspecified school meeting.
So Reeser grabbed a .22-caliber rifle and shot his grandma in the head as she sat in a car outside of her home.
The teen then called his grandfather to tell him he had found his grandmother wounded in the car, but would later admit to 911 that he was the one who shot her.
“We brought the suspect in for questioning, subsequently he confessed to the crime. He was charged with one count of general homicide, one count of aggravated assault, and one count of a firearms violation,” said Lieutenant Kline.
Since the kid is in Pennsylvania, he will be charged as an adult under the Fisher Bill. His future defense attorney can try to move the charges to juvenile court at a later date, but Erie County prosecutors say they plan to oppose that.…
Bettig was reported missing on Aug 15 after Danelle Geier and George Ishler Jr., both 39, said he and his car had not been seen in three days.
According to court documents, the pair said they believed he had gone to California. Two days later police would find that not to be true when the missing man’s body was found at the bottom of Blackhawk Quarry.
It appeared as if Bettig had died after falling 80 feet off of a cliff. However, during their investigation, police would learn Bettig had been pushed.
Turns out that Bettig had taken Geier and her child into his home because they were homeless. Geier’s sister said the two were in love and that Bettig was planning on proposing in the near future.
But police say they have texts between Geier and Ishler in which Geier says “So ready I am pissed off,” and to which she later admitted to police was in reference to killing Bettig.…
According to reports, police were called to the Mehoopany Dandy Mart Thursday afternoon where two women had gotten into an altercation.
Once at the scene, Tami Donovan told them that she was pumping gas when she noticed Kimberly Brinton pumping gas while smoking a cigarette. Donovan confronted Brinton and an argument broke out.
Donovan admitted she threw windshield cleaner in an attempt to put out the cigarette before getting into her car to leave. That’s when Brinton started screaming she was going to “light her ass on fire” and sprayed Donovan with gasoline from the gas pump. Twice.
When Donovan got out of her car, she slipped on the spilled gas and broke her arm. Brinton had already left the scene before police arrived, but was identified via surveillance footage and taken into custody.
Brinton was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault.…
According to the homeowner, two masked men crept inside his home through a cellar door and fired several shots from a BB gun after discovering his son, 28-year-old Troy Imbody, was sleeping in the basement.
“They attacked him,” his father said. “They got the short end of the stick. … My son wasn’t playing. He was fighting for his life. They just wanted to rough him up. My kid wasn’t going for it. They got more brutal, my son ended it.”
Imbody ended the assault by grabbing a machete and using it to chop off one of the intruder’s hands. That man was dumped at the emergency ward at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg with a severed hand and multiple lacerations.
Imbody was also taken to the hospital to treat several head wounds and to have some BBs removed from his head and chest, said his father.…
According to reports, Schmidt lives in a home with a man and his four children. Police say she was physically abusive towards one of the children, a 6-year-old girl, and once placed the girl’s hands on a hot stove.
But that’s not all. The girl told police that Schmidt has been abusing her since she was 3-years-old, describing how she was hit with a big spoon, forced to hold full gallon jugs of water, and placing her head underwater in the bathtub on multiple occasions.
The girl said the abuse makes “her body feel sad.”
Investigators say the child never came forward before now because Schmidt threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone about the abuse. The girl has since been placed in a foster home.
Schmidt was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children. The charges come as no surprise to the grandmother of one of the other children who lives in the home with Schmidt.…
According to police, Havelow lives with his grandmother, mother and sister. He reportedly is not happy with the situation because, according to him, the women keep him from having a normal social life.
This resentment boiled over when he returned home at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday after taking his mommy’s car out to smoke weed with a friend. When he asked his mommy if his friend could spend the night, she said no, and Havelow lost it.
He began arguing with his mother and grandmother about them keeping him from having a girlfriend and not allowing him to smoke pot in the house. Now keep in mind, this man is twenty-fucking-four, unemployed, lives with his mother, and has no car. Yet he’s blaming them for being a loser.
Havelow ended up dragging his mother to the ground and attempted to rape her.…
The victim told police that she had invited 33-year-old Anthony Prestopine over to her house for a drink and watch a movie.
Several hours later, she went to bed and told Prestopine he could sleep on the couch. Despite having told him she was not interested in any sexual activity, she woke up an hour later to Prestopine in the middle of raping her.
She fought him off and instructed him to get out of her house. When Prestopine refused, the woman motivated Prestopine by smashing his face in with a frying pan. As evident by his mugshot, the woman has one hell of a swing.
Prestopine was eventually arrested on a charges of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and sexual assault. Last reports stated he was still in jail after failing to post his bond.…
The girl said she woke up at around 4 a.m. when she felt Herrera crawled into her top bunk and get behind her. She said that Herrera told her to shut up or he would hurt her and her family before he allegedly began sexually assaulting her.
The girl’s 11-year-old brother, who was sleeping in the bunk below, woke up to his sister saying “No” and “Why are you doing this?” He sprinted out of the bedroom and alerted his parents to what was going on.
Her mother yanked her daughter out of the bed while her step-father held Herrera on the ground until police arrived. When police interviewed Herrera, he admitted he broke into the apartment but says he did not target the girl and had no idea she was in the bed he crawled into. However, officials have a hard time believing that last part.…