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Aug
2021
23

Two arrested in Santa Rosa bicycle sting operation

Santa Rosa police arrested two people during a “bait bicycle” operation Thursday that was prompted after numerous complaints of bicycle theft throughout the city.

The operation, held over a five-hour period, was conducted in various parts of the city, including Bennett Valley, Roseland, downtown Santa Rosa and Rincon Valley, police said in a news release.

Eric Radford, who police described as a 32-year-old Santa Rosa transient, was arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft and felony possession of stolen property, as well as violating probation. Police said Radford was on parole for a robbery conviction.

Anthony Brumley, who police said was a 37-year-old Santa Rosa transient, was arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft and possession of stolen property. Brumley also had a felony warrant for grand theft auto, police said.

The arrests were both made downtown, said Police Sgt. Christopher Mahurin.

The sting, using bikes left unlocked, was conducted with the assistance of The Bike Peddler in Santa Rosa. Mahurin said the bikes were worth more than $1,000 each.

He said the arrest of two people should not give residents the impression that bicycle theft has been eliminated in the community.

“This is something we’ve seen for a long time,” Mahurin said, adding that it is very important owners keep their bikes secure and maintain proper ownership records, such as purchase receipts, serial numbers and identifying photos of the property.

“Unless we can 100% prove that that bike belongs to someone else there’s nothing we can do,” he said.

You can reach Staff Writer Martin Espinoza at 707-521-5213 or martin.espinoza@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @pressreno.

Jul
2021
19

Woman arrested after infant was found dead in bicycle basket in 7th Ward

Officers first got a call about the crime shortly before 6:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found the boy’s body in the basket, covered in multiple stab wounds.

NEW ORLEANS — NOPD arrested a woman allegedly responsible for the stabbing death of a baby in the 7th Ward Saturday evening, according to our partners at NOLA.com.

According to the article,  NOPD arrested 35-year-old Angelyc Seely, from Detroit, after a witness saw her dragging the baby’s body in a bike trailer down Columbus and North Broad streets.

Police determined Seely is the mother of the child.

Officers first got a call about the crime shortly before 6:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found Seely with the boy’s body in the basket.

Police also found a bag with the bike Seely had and in it was a railroad spike that was made into a blade and was covered in dried blood. Paramedics said the baby had deep cuts to his stomach, neck and chest and had been cleaned off and wrapped in blankets said NOLA.com.

According to police, paramedics took Seely to University Medical Center after seeing she had small cuts on her neck. Allegedly police said that at the hospital, Seely said she cut herself with scissors because she wanted to — and was supposed to — “go” with her son but “it went wrong and she failed.” Seely was placed on suicide watch, according to NOLA.com.

NOLA.com said NOPD received a warrant to book Seely on a count of Second-degree murder and was transferred from the hospital to New Orleans jail at 4:40 Sunday morning. Seely’s bail was set at $500,000 and will receive a mandatory life sentence if convicted of murder. 

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Jul
2021
13

28-year-old man arrested after police chase ends in vehicle crashing into a building

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – A dramatic scene unfolded directly across from the WAFB studio in downtown Baton Rouge after a driver reportedly jumped from a moving vehicle during a police chase, causing a major crash.

According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Dedrick Weatherspoon, 28, was arrested and later charged.

Weatherspoon is facing a list of charges including aggravated flight from an officer, aggravated criminal damage to property, equipment violation, display of license plate, driving with suspended drivers license and failure to register vehicle.

An officer at the scene says the chase began as a routine traffic stop. Weatherspoon allegedly refused to stop and eventually bailed from the vehicle.

The vehicle then continued moving and crashed into the Rabenhorst Funeral Home located directly across from WAFB.

Along with damage to the building, the vehicle also hit a power pole, causing a temporary disruption to power service.

A footage from a security camera in the Channel 9 parking lot, watch now as a 28-year-old jumps from a moving vehicle as police chased him next to the television station late Thursday night. “I just seen him coming up the street. You know, it was about eight cop cars just following him. Next thing you knew, he ended up hitting the pole and run into the building,” says Darian Thomas who was incident last night.

Multiple power crews spent hours trying to get things repaired—even having to cut off power to many businesses in the area for a while. Those power interruptions might even last until tomorrow as more repairs are made. “You have a number of commercial businesses and other businesses out there and the impact of these facilities that’s why the repairs are going to take a lot longer into tomorrow because of the way the impact and the damage occurred as well as the type of equipment that was impact,” says David Freese who is a Spokesperson with Entergy Louisiana.

For crews to safely complete the repairs to electric equipment near the intersection of St. Joseph and Government, an outage has been scheduled for Saturday, July 10 around 8 a.m. It will last 4-5 hours and affect approximately 100 customers in the immediate area of the damaged equipment.

Again, we appreciate our customers’ patience as we work to make the repairs quickly and, above all, safely.

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Jun
2021
17

Denver officer’s vehicle hit on I-25, suspect arrested

The officer was blocking traffic for an unrelated crash when his vehicle was hit, and he was taken to a hospital as a precaution, police said.

DENVER — A Denver Police Department (DPD) officer suffered minor injuries when a car hit his vehicle as he was blocking traffic for a crash early Sunday on Interstate 25, according to police.

The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. on I-25 southbound near the exit to 6th Avenue, according to DPD. The officer was in his vehicle blocking traffic for the unrelated crash when the suspect vehicle sideswiped his vehicle, a DPD spokesperson said.

The suspect vehicle continued south I-25 for a short distance before the driver pulled over, got out of the vehicle and ran, the spokesperson said.

The suspect was located in the area of South Kalamath Street and West Bayaud Avenue. Officers smelled alcohol on his breath, and his eyes were bloodshot and watery, and his speech was slurred, according to a probable cause (PC) statement in the case.

The suspect, identified as Raul Barragan, 22, was taken into custody and was held on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to DPD.

The officer suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital as a precaution, police said.

I-25 southbound was closed at 6th Avenue for a couple of hours for the investigation and reopened about 5:20 a.m., according to police.

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May
2020
11

Juveniles arrested for vehicle theft in Barstow

BARSTOW, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A couple of Barstow juveniles were arrested for vehicle theft after attempting to run from officers, officials said.

At about noon on Thursday, March 26, 2020, deputies from the Barstow Police Department observed a male juvenile run out of the QMart store on May Avenue with a bottle of liquor.

When the officers attempted to stop him he fled. The officers eventually caught the male and arrested him, officials said.

According to a news release, “they confirmed that the male stole the liquor and returned it to the store. The male was issued a citation for the theft and released to his parent.”

At 3:50 pm Barstow Police Dispatch Center received a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim reported that she left her Ford Focus running for a few minutes as she went into her home and in that time someone stole it.

Detective Lewis located the vehicle in the 700 block of East Virginia Way occupied by a driver and passenger. Upon seeing the officers the male driver and male passenger fled on foot, officials said.

Officers were able to catch the male driver and place him under arrest. The officers recognized the male as the same one who had stolen the liquor earlier in the day at QMart.

The officers continued to search for the passenger and located him at Lillian Drive and Kelly Street. He was also placed under arrest.

Both male juveniles were booked at the Juvenile Hall in San Bernardino for VC 10851 – Theft of a Vehicle.

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May
2020
1

Byron man injured in crash, Rochester man arrested in stolen vehicle

A 37-year-old Byron man was hospitalized Wednesday morning after his vehicle went airborne during a single vehicle crash on Olmsted County Road 3 Northwest in Kalmar Township. The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash just before 8 a.m. Wednesday in the 5500 block of County Road 3 Northwest. Capt. Scott Behrns said the pickup was northbound when it drifted into the southbound lanes, went into the west ditch, struck a field drive and went airborne before coming to a rest on its wheels. The driver, Samuel Carlson, was the only person in the vehicle. Deputies noticed signs of impairment when he was taken out of the truck. Carlson was taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys for suspected minor injuries. Deputies reportedly found 4.28 grams of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle. The incident is still under investigation.

A 24-year-old Rochester man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing a Jeep in Preston. Drew Douglas Wiskow Davis was charged Thursday in Olmsted County District Court with felony theft of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor attempted theft. Rochester police were called about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of Eighth Avenue Southeast after a resident of that area called to report someone had tried to steal his vehicle’s license plates. The man confronted the suspect, who then returned the vehicle’s plates and left. The suspect, later identified as Davis, was found at Casey’s General Store, 1600 Eastwood Road SE and arrested.

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Apr
2020
19

Whitehall: Man arrested after being found in stolen vehicle – News – ThisWeek Community News

Whitehall Division of Police officers arrested a 33-year-old Columbus man for receiving stolen property at 1:05 a.m. April 5 at South Hamilton Road and Melroy Avenue.

He was found in a vehicle that had been reported stolen, police said.

In other recent Whitehall police reports:

* Five juveniles from ages 11 to 17 were charged with curfew violations at 1:55 a.m. April 7 on the 100 block of Ross Road.

* Three juveniles, two 13-year-olds and one 16-year-old, were arrested for curfew violations and failure to comply with public orders at 12:30 a.m. April 8 on the 700 block of Lamby Lane.

* Burglaries were reported at 10 a.m. April 2 on the 4200 block of East Main Street; at 7:15 a.m. April 4 on the 400 block of North Hamilton Road; at 11:45 p.m. April 6 on the 1100 block of Fairway Boulevard; at 7:05 a.m. April 7 on the 800 block of South Hamilton Road; at 11:15 a.m. April 8 on the 900 block of Westphal Avenue; and at 9:30 p.m. April 8 on the 4000 block of Beechbank Road.

* A vehicle was reported stolen at 12:20 p.m. April 3 on the 4300 block of East Main Street.

* Property damage was reported at 3:45 p.m. April 6 on the 900 block of Colgate Road.

* Thefts were reported at 8:25 p.m. April 2 on the 700 block of Lamby Lane; at 9:15 p.m. April 4 on the 400 block of Beechtree Road; at 4:40 p.m. April 5 and at 1 p.m. April 7 on the 3900 block of East Broad Street; and at 1:55 p.m. April 6 on the 900 block of Karl Street.

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Apr
2020
5

Fayetteville man arrested for trying to blow up vehicle at Pentagon

A 19-year-old Fayetteville man appeared in federal court on Tuesday for charges relating to his alleged attempt at blowing up a vehicle at the Pentagon on February 24.A press release from the Department of Justice shows, a Pentagon Police Officer on patrol allegedly saw Matthew Dmitri Richardson of Fayetteville standing next to a vehicle striking a cigarette lighter to a piece of fabric that was inserted into the vehicle’s gas tank. Richardson allegedly told the officer he was going to “blow this vehicle up” and “himself”. When the officer attempted to detain him, Richardson pulled away and ran across the parking lot towards Virginia State Route 110 and onto Virginia State Route 27. Surveillance camera footage showed that Richardson jumped over a fence into Arlington National Cemetery. Richardson was later found by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency Police Emergency Response Team near Arlington House.According to court documents, after a search of Richardson, officers allegedly discovered a cigarette lighter, gloves, and court documents related to Richardson’s arrest on or about February 22 for two counts of felony assault on a law enforcement officer in Arlington County.The owner of the vehicle is an active duty service member and does not know Richardson, according to court documents. Richardson is charged with maliciously attempting to damage and destroy by means of fire, a vehicle used in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

A 19-year-old Fayetteville man appeared in federal court on Tuesday for charges relating to his alleged attempt at blowing up a vehicle at the Pentagon on February 24.

A press release from the Department of Justice shows, a Pentagon Police Officer on patrol allegedly saw Matthew Dmitri Richardson of Fayetteville standing next to a vehicle striking a cigarette lighter to a piece of fabric that was inserted into the vehicle’s gas tank.

Richardson allegedly told the officer he was going to “blow this vehicle up” and “himself”. When the officer attempted to detain him, Richardson pulled away and ran across the parking lot towards Virginia State Route 110 and onto Virginia State Route 27. Surveillance camera footage showed that Richardson jumped over a fence into Arlington National Cemetery. Richardson was later found by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency Police Emergency Response Team near Arlington House.

According to court documents, after a search of Richardson, officers allegedly discovered a cigarette lighter, gloves, and court documents related to Richardson’s arrest on or about February 22 for two counts of felony assault on a law enforcement officer in Arlington County.

The owner of the vehicle is an active duty service member and does not know Richardson, according to court documents.

Richardson is charged with maliciously attempting to damage and destroy by means of fire, a vehicle used in and affecting