Police have charged 43-year-old Paula Barker with fraudulent use of personal identification information after they say she waited until her son had been deployed overseas to steal $4000 from his bank account.
When he returned home several months later and found his funds had depreciated without his participation, he contacted police and told them he suspected his mother was the culprit. Investigators asked Barker about the missing money and she said she wasn’t responsible and didn’t even know the account existed.
But police would end up arresting Barker after determining that she’d used her son’s account to buy an airplane ticket and to send herself some cash through Western Union. Probably to buy the remaining hydrogen peroxide needed to get her hair to that “Boo Radley” color she seems to be after.
She is currently behind bars on $5000 bond.…Continue Reading
Baltimore City, MD - Manuel Loja, 35, reportedly sent texts to the owner of a pair of stolen red thong underwear that included photos of that very same pair of stolen red thong underwear. Oddly, this did not work out well for Loja.
According to reports, on February 2, an unidentified female victim’s rear kitchen door was pried open to gain entry and cash, jewelry, and a pair of red thong underwear were taken. The victim told police that she had received the jewelry from a man she knew as “Luis,” and that “Luis” began sending her “taunting” text messages after the break-in that included a photos of her stolen panties.
Police say the man agreed to meet her to return her items. At the time of their meeting, he brought the items and she brought the police.
“Luis,” subsequently identified as Loja, was arrested on charges of burglary, destruction of property, and theft.
Please watch the following video for sage advice from one of the victim’s neighbors on how to keep your panties from being used against you.…Continue Reading
“The car was seen on Craigslist by the victim. [He] made a meet with the suspects and looked at the vehicle and decided to buy it,” said Deputy Thomas Gilliland with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said that, on January 16, the victim took the car for a test drive and then handed over $5,940 in cash to buy the car. According to deputies, he was given a title for the vehicle and left.
When the buyer tried to obtain license plates for his new vehicle, he was told that the title he received from seller “Marcus Hertz” was forged and that the car was actually a stolen Hertz rental car. A subsequent investigation would reportedly establish that the men who sold the car were, in fact, Brandon Wilson (pictured) and Bradley Eugene Rhodes, both 26.
It turns out that the Altima had been rented by Wilson back in November.…Continue Reading
Bakersfield, CA - Sgt. Mary DeGeare of the Bakersfield Police Department says that on December 10, a man removed security cameras from a business on Bakerfield’s San Dimas Street. Police know this because – coincidentally – security cameras strategically located close-by recorded the thefts as they occurred.
The placement of security cameras is often a huge logistical problem for businesses. “How many do I need?” and “Where do I put them?” are common questions asked of trained surveillance professionals or criminologists.
Thankfully, it turns out that if you are interested in recording the theft of the security cameras themselves, the problem is greatly simplified. Experts say that, in that case, you can mount the security cameras virtually anywhere with effective results.
Please take a close look at the photos of the suspect in the Bakersfield case. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect is encouraged to call Detective Scott Miller at (661) 326-3947.…Continue Reading
Police said two men were driving in Lyndhurst when Patel, who was driving a Honda Civic, ‘pulled them over’ and identified himself as a police officer. Patel reportedly told the driver and passenger that they had been speeding. Police reports said that Patel then instructed the men to get out of the car at which point he conducted a pat-down search.
During the search, Patel reportedly took a cell phone and a wallet from the pair. Police said that Patel informed the victims that he was going to run a ‘computer search’ on the vehicle. The victims reported that Patel then went back to his car and fled.
The report did not describe the circumstances by which Patel was able to allegedly pull the victims’ car over. According to police, the victims said Patel never showed any form of identification. So, we are left to conclude that the official look of Patel’s vehicle combined with his steely gaze was enough to quell any suspicions.…Continue Reading
Westlake police are trying to locate the man who approached the 16-year-old girl on the evening of Jan. 6 in a stairwell of the parking garage at Crocker Park Shopping Center. After confronting her, the man reportedly demanded her panty hose for his emergency car repair. The girl told authorities that he turned his back as she removed her panty hose. She added that, when she handed them to him, he ‘took off.’
The man is described as a white male in his 20s . At the time of the incident, he was reported to be wearing a camouflage baseball cap with writing on the front, jeans, and a dark color Northface-style coat. If you know of an individual fitting this description, please check also to see if he is relying on a wadded nylon ‘breathing apparatus’ while sporting an erection and a far-away look.…Continue Reading
Joliet, IL — Michael Noll, 31, reportedly pimps his wife, Koren F. Noll, 23, to support their heroin addiction. Police allege that he recently decided increase his return-on-investment by robbing one of her prospective clients after she arranged a liaison with him through Craigslist. As clever as all of this sounds, what could possibly go wrong? Let’s see…
According to police, last Thursday night, James E. Wenberg, 35, contacted Korin Noll through the “back room” area of Craigslist and exchanged text messages to have her come to his house. Koren Noll arrived and “began negotiating a price for a sexual favor,” police said.
After Wenberg paid her the agreed amount, Noll reportedly used Wenberg’s cell phone to contact “a girlfriend” waiting in her car, but the “girlfriend” did not answer. Noll then allegedly told Wenberg that she was going to go outside to “speak with her ‘girlfriend’ and retrieve an outfit.”
Wenberg reportedly became suspicious and demanded she return his money before leaving. Police said that Wenberg first kept her from leaving but, after Korin Noll tried to give him a shot of pepper spray, Wenberg let her keep the money and told her to leave.…Continue Reading
According to court documents, five horses and an aluminum trailer were stolen from the SAU stables on November 3. Three of the horses were worth more than $25,000 each. The other two — and the trailer — were worth somewhere between $5,000 and $25,000 each. Jaci Rae Jackson, a student rodeo team member who turned 19 yesterday, has been charged as an accomplice to the crime.
As investigators began working the case, they were reportedly told by one of Jackson’s fellow rodeo students that Jackson had asked her who owned the horses that were later stolen. Court documents described another student saying that Jackson took notes about the locations of the stalls where the stolen horses were housed.
Then, on Nov. 7, an informant reported to authorities that Jackson had asked for help moving the stolen horses. According to the affidavit, Jackson told the informant that her mother’s boyfriend had “screwed it up.”
It is hard to know what, exactly, the mother’s boyfriend ‘screwed up’ but, apparently, it wasn’t the killing of one of the horses.…Continue Reading
Sweetwater, FL – Guadalupe Valdes and an unnamed accomplice have been charged with stealing Christmas decorations from a neighbor and them placing them in their own yard less than one block away.
The lawn ornaments were rather distinctive. They included Mickey Mouse on a horse, some hugging penguins, and Snoopy on a dog house. Owner Ingrid Alemendarez reportedly saw her ornaments less than a block away from her home, in the suspects’ front yard. She then called police.
Alemendarez, as it turns out, has a surveillance camera mounted on the front of her house. So, if possession were not enough, the video of the suspects actually stealing the ornaments should be. A news report showing the surveillance footage and the suspects arrest can be seen here.
The women have reportedly been charged with grand theft.…Continue Reading
Cincinnati, OH – Police have charged Frank Pence, 47, in an Ocean’s Eleven-esque scheme to extort money from a local potato chip company. Thankfully, the elaborate heist was foiled by equally brilliant countermeasures.
Court documents say that, on Wednesday, Pence broke into Grippo’s Potato Chip Factory in suburban Cincinnati. Stolen were a computer disk, titles of company vehicles, random business papers and a book of payroll checks. A note was also left at the scene addressed to the company president.
In the note, the perpetrator or perpetrators demanded that – unless $22,000 cash was paid in accordance with specific methods of delivery – personal matters of Grippo employees would be disclosed and the stolen items would be destroyed. The letter dictated that the $22,000 was to be left – in a bucket – behind a nearby abandoned IGA grocery store for collection. Company officials, realizing that they must have somehow become the unwitting targets of a sophisticated and sinister crime syndicate, called police.
Responding officers – thankfully trained to deal with this level of criminal element – filled a bucket with fake money, put it behind the abandoned grocery store, and set up surveillance.…Continue Reading
Lagrange Township, OH — Larry Moore, 18, reportedly admitted to Grafton police Monday that he is the responsible for a string of recent area burglaries. This after his father found jewelry in his son’s bedroom and notified police.
Under questioning from deputies, Moore admitted to a single burglary where the jewelry was taken. A search of the suspect’s room in his father’s home yielded no other items of interest.
According to reports, deputies then went to check his room at his mother’s home. It was then that Moore reportedly admitted to breaking into two other homes.
After the admission, deputies searching the room at Moore’s mother’s house found a duffel bag containing 66 pairs of filched panties.
The panties were traced back to two victims of the burglaries – both 17-year-old girls. One burglary victim said 32 of the pairs were hers, while the other victim claimed the remaining 34 pairs.
Moore was charged with three counts of burglary, three counts of theft and two counts of criminal damaging.
The point of all of this is obvious… Just how many damn pairs of underwear does the average 17-year-old girl own?!?…Continue Reading
Brownhelm Township, OH - Around 2 a.m. Monday morning, a man crashed a stolen semi into an adult store to swipe a $800 sex toy.
After the smash-and-grab, the perpetrator was found by police, still in the truck. The man successfully eluded capture after jumping out and fleeing the scene. He has likely had an awesome week seeing as the toy was no where to be found.
The toy itself is described as a ‘life-size masturbator’ with ‘legs, buttocks and female genitalia.’ Other selling points not included on the box are ‘will not make you go apple-picking on Sunday’ and ‘will not make discouraging comments about the size of your wallet and/or penis.’
It’s also not the first time this store has went through this. Last year, a man drove a car into their store and stole a similar, yet less expensive toy.
The following news report is easily one of the most unprofessional pieces of ‘journalism’ I have ever witnessed in my life. Aside from the hysterical and witty ‘sex drive’ graphic that looks like it was made by a Saved by the Bell fan, you’ll notice that bloated douche, Harry Boomer, stoops to name-calling almost immediately and continues relentlessly throughout the story.…Continue Reading
Belfast, ME — You thought the purse snatcher who accidentally sent his picture to one of his victims was dumb? Check out 22-year-old Jesse Grinnell.
He was arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack from a vehicle parked at a restaurant in Camden, Maine. Among the booty was a credit card which he reportedly began making purchases on.
His crime spree ended, though, when police say he called the issuing bank of the stolen credit card to ask how much credit remained.
Bad idea? Yes. Especially when you call from your own phone…
Grinnell appeared to be well on his way to getting away with the crime. The original theft did not appear to have been witnessed. The two purchases that he made at a store in Belfast, Maine totaling $165 were videotaped – but he was not recognized. The caller ID log was his undoing.
Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham checked the phone number from the banks call logs against police records and discovered that the number belonged to Grinnell. A police mug shot of Grinnell from a prior arrest was compared to the store video footage to link him to those purchases, police said.…Continue Reading
BOISE, Idaho — I was contacted by a fan of the site whose favorite author recently posted on their Facebook that their grandmother had been the victim of a woman targeting elderly women for their prescription medication. There were a couple news articles about it, so I decided to check it out.
At face value, it wasn’t really much to post about. Not to say the crime wasn’t serious, but for D’D standards it wasn’t anything I would squash between a decapitated handicapped boy and a Peace Corp volunteer giving African children candy in exchange for blowjobs.
But before I go any further, let me tell you what happened, according to one of the news articles.
Parvin Adili, 37, was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary, unlawful entry and abuse or exploitation of a vulnerable adult after police say that on two occasions Adili gained access into the homes of two house-ridden women over the age of 65 and stole their medications.
The article states the first victim told police that Adili, who is an acquaintance, had knocked on her door and began asking for prescription pain pills.…Continue Reading
SALINAS, Calif - I had to post this story simply because the person featured is such an idiot. The crime he is suspected of committing isn’t anything too major. He’s just a common thief police suspect is involved in a couple of purse snatchings.
What makes the story funny to me is that the picture cops are using to find his identity was indirectly supplied to them by the suspect himself. See, he found an iPhone in one of the purses he stole and decided to use it to take a picture of his handsome mug.
Not being very knowledgeable about today’s technology and the fact that some people have their phones synced with their various different social networks, this moron never suspected the pictures he was taking were being automatically uploaded to his victim’s Photobucket account.
When the woman saw this particular picture she did not take, she recognized the person in the picture as the man who stole her purse. She supplied the police with the picture and now they are using it to try and track down his identity while I use it to laugh at him.…Continue Reading
THOMASVILLE, N.C. – A waitress in North Carolina got busted taking part in what is probably one of the most unpunished, widespread types of thefts; the altering of a tip amount on a receipt.
Police say they arrested 26-year-old Judy Michelle Proffitt (ha!) after she got busted altering tip amounts left to her by customers at East Coast Wings where she waitressed. Unfortunately for Proffitt, her income was neutered after one couple she scammed did something most of us don’t and reconciled their receipts against their credit card statements.
When they found the disreprency, they contacted the manager at the restaraunt who analyzed all of Proffitt’s tickets and found that numerous tips had been altered. She was fired and police arrested her on seven counts of obtaining property by false pretense. She was held with bail set at $5,000.
Police are asking anyone who ate at the restaurant between February and June to review bank statements to check for any discrepancies. Those who feel they were scammed are asked to call 336-475-5540.…Continue Reading
Houston, TX – Three suspected members of the Aryan Brotherhood have been charged with aggravated robbery and engaging in organized activity after cutting off a man’s finger during a home invasion.
Jason Skolaski, 34, Shannon Michael Kasper, 20, Ned Allen Smith, 42, and Smith’s 15-year-old son, got into an argument with some people at a home they were visiting on Monday and were asked to leave.
The group did so but returned to the apartment later that night with a shotgun and some bolt cutters. They encountered the residents outside and forced them into the apartment where one of the victims was able to escape out a back window and get help.
The men stole $300 and a cell phone from the homeowner but before leaving, one of the men stated he wanted something else; the homeowner’s finger. So the bolt cutters were used to cut off the man’s right index finger at the second knuckle.
Witnesses were able to give police a description of the vehicle the group left in and police were able to pull them over and place them in jail, charging all four with aggravated robbery and engaging in organized activity.…Continue Reading
St. Petersburg, Florida – I’ve lost a lot of things while drunk, but I can honestly say I never misplaced my infant. My car, my mind and sometimes my dignity, but never my kid. That’s not the case for one dad in Florida who did just that, and now he’s facing child abuse charges.
Robert Deforest, 25, and his girlfriend, Rosie Bullock, got plastered at a Fourth of July party when they got into an argument over who was sober enough to drive. Bullock took the car keys away from Deforest, who in turn took their 7-week-old son and walked downstairs.
When Bullocks followed a little later at around 9:30 p.m., she could not find Deforest or their child. She was eventually able to contact Deforest via cell phone who informed her he had lost their baby. Bullock called police before riding around looking for her son with her sister.
Shortly after midnight, a man walking downtown heard a baby crying and found Deforest’s baby lying in the rain outside a vacant apartment.…Continue Reading
Wampum, PA – Police said that a man stealing scrap metal from a neighbor led to a fight during which a bulldozer was used.
Police said the incident began after Joseph Franer, 52, learned that some of the scrap metal and machine parts he had been accumulating behind his mother’s Wampum home were missing. A ‘trail of scraps’ led him to the house of neighbor Leslie Dallas, 59 (pictured).
According to police, Franer saw his stolen items in Dallas’ yard. Dallas was reportedly in the process of dismantling some of those items with a power saw.
The subsequent confrontation included Franer throwing both a hammer and the power saw at Dallas with the saw hitting Dallas on the foot. The white Franer reportedly yelled racial slurs at Dallas, who is black. Franer then broke the windshield and front passenger window of Dallas’ conversion van with a pipe.
“I thought he had gone through his rage. Oh, no! Then he went over and got the bulldozer.” said Dallas.
Interestingly, before returning with the dozer, Franer called police and yelled that he was going to shoot someone.…Continue Reading
Bristol, NY – Todd Blauvelt Jr., 18, was arrested for trying to move into a multimillion-dollar lake house after convincing his underage girlfriend and her family that he had inherited it, police said.
Police say Blauvelt said he inherited the 6,000 square-foot mansion from his deceased grandfather. Blauvelt invited them to move in with him, investigator Mark Eifert said.
The family was skeptical until one day in May when Blauvelt brought the family to the house and entered with a key. Once inside, Blauvelt provided his four guests with beer and soda from the refrigerator. His facade crumbled within the hour, though, when the real homeowners showed up and called 911.
Police said Blauvelt stuck to his story during the interrogation process describing the fictitious inheritance story in a signed deposition, said Eifert. They would later learn that both of his grandfathers are still alive and kicking, and he he found a key to they home after burglarizing it and finding it, along with a bag of additional keys.
He was charged with second-degree burglary and writing a false written statement and was jailed in lieu of bail or bond, Eifert said.…Continue Reading