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Rekor Systems Announces Selection of Waycare Technologies by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Pilot Program to Reduce State Traffic Congestion and Crashes
California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation
Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025
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Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval
Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night
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Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights
Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior
Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center
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Rekor Systems Announces Selection of Waycare Technologies by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Pilot Program to Reduce State Traffic Congestion and Crashes California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025 The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road! Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center
Aug
2021
28

Probe after P’burg traffic stop finds vehicle stolen and heroin, meth are recovered, prosecutor says

Phillipsburg police are searching for a 35-year-old town man who was driving a stolen car on Aug. 17 that held more than a half-ounce of heroin and more than an ounce of methamphetamine, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office reports.

Jonathon Hornbaker, of the first block of Bullman Street, was pulled over Aug. 17 on a traffic violation, Prosecutor Jim Pfeiffer said in a news release. Further investigation revealed the status of the vehicle and the drugs, Pfeiffer said.

Two sets of charges were filed against Hornbaker, who is not in custody, Pfeiffer said.

On Aug. 17, Hornbaker was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, one count of receiving stolen property and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, Pfeiffer said.

On Friday, Hornbaker was charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute narcotics, one charge each for the heroin and the meth, Pfeiffer said.

Police also recovered 21 suspected ecstasy pills, a quarter pound of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $1,520 in cash, Pfeiffer said.

A warrant was issued for Hornbaker’s arrest, Pfeiffer said.

It was not clear if Hornbaker has an attorney. A phone number tied to his current address wasn’t immediately available.

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Aug
2021
26

Macy man sentenced for interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle | News

A man convicted of stealing a vehicle last December will spend the next year in prison.

Acting U.S. Attorney Jan Sharp announced that 20-year-old Lonnie Woodhull of Macy was sentenced Friday in federal court in Omaha for interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle in violation of the Dyer Act.

Chief U.S. District Judge Robert Rossiter Jr. sentenced Woodhull to an incarceration term of 12 months and one day. After his release from prison, he will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

On Dec. 18, 2020, Woodhull stole a black 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe in Sioux City, Iowa, and drove across the state line to South Sioux City, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop the Tahoe, which at times was traveling more than 100 mph.

Woodhull drove through Winnebago and arrived at the entrance to Macy on the Omaha Reservation before crashing through a COVID checkpoint barricade, almost striking two tribal workers manning the roadblock.

He was arrested by tribal police and later confessed to stealing the vehicle in Iowa and driving to Nebraska.

The case was primarily investigated by Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services and the FBI.

Jun
2021
30

Trio caught on camera ditching a stolen car at a Greene County storage business

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) –

In this week’s Catch a Crook, detectives are looking for two men and a woman seen on security video at Sun West Storage in western Greene County. Investigators say the trio is connected to a car theft out of Joplin.

Surveillance video on October 10, 2020 shows a white Ford F-150 with a “Show Me the Shine” logo printed on the door, and a beige Chevrolet Silverado with a black hood enter the parking lot at the same time. A heavy-set man exits the Ford truck, shortly after a woman with brown hair gets out of the stolen Nissan. She leaves with the man in the Chevy Silverado. The guy in the Ford F-150 then drives into the storage area. They leave the stolen Nissan in a parking space.

Later that evening, a black or dark green Cadillac Escalade truck with large aftermarket wheels pulls into the Sun West Storage parking lot. The same heavy-set man gets out of the passenger side and gets into the stolen Nissan. He drives it into the storage area, where deputies say the property owner found it abandoned. The Cadillac is seen leaving the parking lot shortly after 9:00 p.m.

If you recognize any of the people in the video or the vehicles, call the Greene County Tip Line at 417-829-6230.

To report a correction or typo, please email digitalnews@ky3.com

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Jun
2021
25

Hamilton County sheriff’s vehicle, gun stolen from driveway

Investigators are continuing to search for Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey’s service weapon after it was stolen along with her cruiser Saturday.The car was reported stolen Saturday morning in Columbia Tusculum.McGuffey said she was out in Symmes Township responding to a barricaded person and when she got home she says she locked the cruiser with the gun inside The cruiser was found a few hours later in Winton Terrace, but her 9-millimeter service weapon was missing from the car. The sheriff says the car was locked and the alarm set when it was stolen outside her home. “I hope the person who did this, whoever it was or whoever they are, will come to realize that this is not the way you should live,” McGuffey said.The sheriff is now in Arizona at a conference.She said there will likely be policy changes as a result of this incident.

Investigators are continuing to search for Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey’s service weapon after it was stolen along with her cruiser Saturday.

The car was reported stolen Saturday morning in Columbia Tusculum.

McGuffey said she was out in Symmes Township responding to a barricaded person and when she got home she says she locked the cruiser with the gun inside

The cruiser was found a few hours later in Winton Terrace, but her 9-millimeter service weapon was missing from the car.

The sheriff says the car was locked and the alarm set when it was stolen outside her home.

“I hope the person who did this, whoever it was or whoever they are, will come to realize that this is not the way you should live,” McGuffey said.

The sheriff is now in Arizona at a conference.

She said there will likely be policy changes as a result of this incident.

Jun
2021
24

Girard transportation company forced to stop all rides after parts stolen from entire fleet

GIRARD, Ohio (WKBN) – A company that provides transportation to people with special needs had to halt operations Monday morning after their fleet was targeted by destructive thieves.

The catalytic converters were stolen from an entire fleet of PCS (Person Centered Services) Transportation/Active Day’s vehicles at some point over the weekend, according to Trumbull Director Sherry Christner.

The company is located in the 500 block of Rush Blvd., which is where the large vans and buses were parked.

Christner noticed the problem around 6 a.m. Monday when she went out to start one of the vehicles.

On the lot, there were cables dangling from underneath the buses PCS provides and coordinates rides for people with disabilities and serve about 100 people per day at the Girard locations.

She told police this is not the first time catalytic converters have been stolen from them.

“This is the second time that this has happened to us. First time was back in Thanksgiving time when we were off for break. We came back and they had hit us,” Christner said.

The company is working to set up a transportation solution moving forward for the rest of the week.

PCS/Active Day provides and coordinates integrated vocational, recreational, leisure, social, volunteer and educational activities for individuals with disabilities to enhance career opportunities.

May
2020
5

Arrest made after Boston nurse’s vehicle stolen from driveway while she was sleeping

An arrest has been made after a Boston nurse’s vehicle was stolen from her driveway while she was sleeping.Molly MacKay, a nurse practitioner, has been working at the Boston Hope COVID-19 field hospital inside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center during the coronavirus pandemic.MacKay said she parked her 2019 Mazda CX-5 at about 5 p.m. Saturday in the driveway of her home near the Neighborhood House Charter School in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood.She noticed that her vehicle was missing from the driveway at about 10 a.m. Sunday, and reported it stolen to the Boston Police Department just over an hour later.Police confirmed Monday that an arrest was made, identifying the suspect as 31-year-old Troy Handy, of Boston. The vehicle was found in the Grove Hall neighborhood of Roxbury, police said.MacKay said her N95 masks, respirators and other personal protective equipment were inside the vehicle when it was stolen. “You think at a time that we should be coming together, to think people are still doing things like this to each other is really disheartening; you feel really violated.” MacKay said. “This is a neighborhood and we know everyone around us, so for this to happen, it’s really hard to see.”MacKay believes the thief broke into her roommate’s vehicle first, where a spare key to MacKay’s vehicle was located. She thinks the thief then used that spare key to steal her car. Handy has been charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, receiving stolen property and operating a vehicle after a license suspension.

An arrest has been made after a Boston nurse’s vehicle was stolen from her driveway while she was sleeping.

Molly MacKay, a nurse practitioner, has been working at the Boston Hope COVID-19 field hospital inside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center during the coronavirus pandemic.

MacKay said she parked her 2019 Mazda CX-5 at about 5 p.m. Saturday in the driveway of her home near the Neighborhood House Charter School in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood.

She noticed that her vehicle was missing from the driveway at about 10 a.m. Sunday, and reported it stolen to the Boston Police Department just over an hour later.

Police confirmed Monday that an arrest was made, identifying the suspect as 31-year-old Troy Handy, of Boston. The vehicle was found in the Grove Hall neighborhood of Roxbury, police said.

MacKay said her N95 masks, respirators and other personal protective equipment were inside the vehicle when it was stolen.

“You think at a time that we should be coming together, to think people are still doing things like this to each other is really disheartening; you feel really violated.” MacKay said. “This is a neighborhood and we know everyone around us, so for this to happen, it’s really hard to see.”

MacKay believes the thief broke into her roommate’s vehicle first, where a spare key to MacKay’s vehicle was located. She thinks the thief then used that spare key to steal her car.

Handy has been charged

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
26

Birmingham Police officer injured in pursuit with stolen vehicle

A Birmingham Police officer suffered minor injuries in a crash during a pursuit with a stolen vehicle.Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin of the BPD says officers were behind the stolen vehicle this evening on Highway 78 and Dugan Avenue, when the officer was involved in a crash.The suspects ran away after the crash and all three suspects were taken in custody a short time later.The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was called in to assist in the search for the suspects.Highway 78 in that area was closed, while officers were in the area searching for the suspects.

A Birmingham Police officer suffered minor injuries in a crash during a pursuit with a stolen vehicle.

Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin of the BPD says officers were behind the stolen vehicle this evening on Highway 78 and Dugan Avenue, when the officer was involved in a crash.

The suspects ran away after the crash and all three suspects were taken in custody a short time later.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was called in to assist in the search for the suspects.

Highway 78 in that area was closed, while officers were in the area searching for the suspects.

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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
15

Chicago crime: 4 injured, including 2 police officers, after squad car hit by stolen vehicle in Englewood

CHICAGO (WLS) — Two Chicago police officers and two other people were injured after a squad car was hit by a stolen car Friday morning in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

The officers were traveling eastbound in the 400-block of West 63rd Street in the squad car with lights and siren activated at about 2:51 a.m. when police said they were hit by a Nissan sedan with its headlights off.

The two officers were hospitalized in good condition. Two people inside the Nissan were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition with head injuries. A third person in the vehicle was not injured.

Police said the Nissan was stolen out of Calumet Park. Charges against all three people in the Nissan are pending.

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