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May
11

Judge sets $500,000 bail for four charged in Bozeman-area vehicle break-in cases

BOZEMAN — Elmer Edison, Xavier Taylor, Joshua Blair, and Andrea Monroe are in police custody after what officials are calling felony lane gang after a series of car break ins and other thefts.

“They’d already booked reservations in Billings at an AirBNB. So, after they were done with this area, they were in route to Billings to conduct a crime spree there,” said prosecutor Jaydan Johnson.

All four co-defendants made an appearance in court Monday morning after they were arrested by Bozeman police last Friday at an AirBNB home.

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PICTURED TOP LEFT: ELMER EDISON, BOTTOM LEFT: JOSHUA BLAIR, TOP RIGHT: XAVIER TAYLOR, NOT PICTURED ANDREA MONROE.

“These vehicle break ins and thefts started last week, primarily at trailheads within the county, local parks within the city of Bozeman,” explained Detective Sergeant Joseph Swanson with the Bozeman Police Department.

Unoccupied vehicles in public places, and it didn’t matter whether the vehicles were locked or unlocked.

“Primarily what we were seeing is unlocked vehicles were being entered and property was being taken such as: driver’s licenses, checkbooks, financial instruments, and the vehicles that were locked unfortunately, their windows were broken out,” Sergeant Swanson said.

Sergeant Swanson says these four people were identified after a series of tips and sightings from witnesses.

“It’s very unusual for law enforcement to intercept an entire crew. But they were staying at an AirBNB. They had license plates. They had wigs. They had items from the stolen vehicles,” Johnson explained.

Bond was set at $500,000 for each person, which came as a surprise to a couple of them.

“My bond is set at $500,000 due to the circumstances that’s going on in the world right now?” asked Taylor.

“Sir, I have a baby on the way. I have a baby on the way,” pleaded Blair.

All four co-defendants will have their preliminary hearings in district court on May 22nd.

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May
10

Police: Ship Bottom Beach Patrol vehicle hits two Pennsylvania girls; driver charged with reckless driving

A Ship Bottom Beach Patrol vehicle struck a pair of teenage girls from Pennsylvania who were laying on the New Jersey beach a little after 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, local authorities said on Facebook. The incident occurred at the 26th Street Beach of the Ocean County town, which is located on Long Beach Island.

The girls’ names were not provided, but Ship Bottom police said that the victims were a 14-year-old female from Fleetwood, Berks County and a 15-year-old female from Leestwood. The two girls were taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune City, Monmouth County where they were treated and eventually released from the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old John Purdon of Barnegat, Ocean County, was charged with reckless driving pending a court date.

The town also issued a statement on its Facebook page on Saturday to send well wishes to the two female victims and their families.

Ship Bottom’s beaches are only open to residents and property owners of the town for walking or jogging purposes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many other Jersey Shore towns have taken similar measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 across the region.

Residents and property owners of the town were given “disaster reentry” placards that must be shown to local authorities when asked, according to the Associated Press. It’s unclear if the girls had a placard with them while on the beach.

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May
3

Kansas City woman charged with running man over with vehicle multiple times

Kansas City woman charged with running man over with vehicle multiple times


A Kansas City, Missouri, woman has been charged with attacking two people on Saturday with a vehicle, killing one man after running him over multiple times and injuring another person.Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Sasha A. Waloke faces second-degree murder charges, first-degree assault charges and two counts of armed criminal action.According to court records filed Monday, Kansas City police responded to the area of 30th and York in Kansas City on a disturbance call on April 25. When police arrived at the scene, they found a man, identified by police as Larry A. Green, in the road dead and another woman said she had been struck by a vehicle.Witnesses told police that Waloke had been in a disturbance. Police said Waloke and others were observed beating Green with a shovel. Police said Waloke then got into a Cadillac and ran into and over Green. One witness told police Waloke hit Green 21 times.

A Kansas City, Missouri, woman has been charged with attacking two people on Saturday with a vehicle, killing one man after running him over multiple times and injuring another person.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Sasha A. Waloke faces second-degree murder charges, first-degree assault charges and two counts of armed criminal action.

According to court records filed Monday, Kansas City police responded to the area of 30th and York in Kansas City on a disturbance call on April 25.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a man, identified by police as Larry A. Green, in the road dead and another woman said she had been struck by a vehicle.

Witnesses told police that Waloke had been in a disturbance. Police said Waloke and others were observed beating Green with a shovel. Police said Waloke then got into a Cadillac and ran into and over Green. One witness told police Waloke hit Green 21 times.

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Apr
9

Charleroi officer charged, accused of stealing pills and cash from a stolen vehicle

THE WEEK COMING UP IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. ANDREW: THANK YOU. BREAKING TONIGHT, A CHARLEROI POLICE OFFICER IS CHARGED AFTER STATE POLICE SAY HE TOOK OXYCOTIN PILLS AND $47 FROM A STOLEN VEHICLE. THEY SAY ON MARCH 30, HE ADMITTED TO TAKING THE EVIDENCE AFTER RESPONDING TO A CALL ABOUT THAT VEHICLE THREE DAYS EARLIE TROOPERS ADD THAT THEY STARTED LOOKING INTO GARDNER AFTER THEY SAY THEY RECEIVED INFORMATION ABOUT HIM FROM A DEADLY DRUG OVERDOSE IN PERRYOPOLIS IN JANUARY. THEY SAY HE THEN SUBMITTED FALSIFIED REPORTS ON THAT INCIDENT. GARDNER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED WITH PAY BY CHARLEROI COUNCIL PENDING FURTHER INVESTIGATION. GARDNER IS ALSO THE POLICE C

Charleroi officer charged, accused of stealing pills and cash from a stolen vehicle

Officer William Gardner has also been suspended


A Charleroi police officer is facing charges after being accused of stealing Oxycontin pills and $47 in cash from a stolen vehicle.The alleged incident happened on March 27 when, according to state police, officer William Garden was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle that was reported to be stolen.Police said after taking the pills and cash, Gardner allegedly falsified reports on the incident.State police said they interviewed Gardner and he allegedly admitted to the theft.Gardner, who works with the Charleroi Regional Police Department, has been placed on administrative leave and, according to the department, will remain on leave as the investigation and potential filing of criminal charges progresses.Charleroi police said as this is a pending criminal and personnel matter, no further comment will be made at this time.

A Charleroi police officer is facing charges after being accused of stealing Oxycontin pills and $47 in cash from a stolen vehicle.

The alleged incident happened on March 27 when, according to state police, officer William Garden was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle that was reported to be stolen.

Police said after taking the pills and cash, Gardner allegedly falsified reports on the incident.

State police said they interviewed Gardner and he allegedly admitted to the theft.

Gardner, who works with the Charleroi Regional Police Department, has been placed on administrative leave and, according to the department, will remain on leave as the investigation and potential filing of criminal charges progresses.

Charleroi police said as this is a pending criminal and personnel matter, no further comment will be made at this time.

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