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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.

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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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Apr
2020
12

Community raises money to replace stolen bicycle for man

PHOENIX — Countless Americans are not working after layoffs, closures, and cancellations as the country battles to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases. 

One industry where people are still working and even still hiring workers is grocery stores.

In fact, a 33-year-old man with cerebral palsy, who is legally blind and has a cognitive disability, recently started a new job at the Fry’s on 40th Street in Chandler.

Travis Faust gets to and from his new job on an adult three-wheeled bicycle. When he walked outside on his lunch break Monday, he found his beloved bicycle was stolen.  Faust said his bicycle was locked up with his helmet when he started his shift.

Stolen Bike

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When he called home to tell his family about his missing bicycle, his sister, Brooke Henry, decided to post about the theft in an Ahwatukee Facebook page in hopes someone could help police recover it for her brother.

Stolen Bicycle post

Brooke Henry

“He was really upset so I decided to get on to post asking if anyone saw his bike to watch out for it. It’s his only means of transportation,” said Henry. “It’s gut-wrenching to think someone took this from him.”

Henry said she was surprised by the response to her post. Several people asked her to create a Gofundme because they wanted to contribute towards replacing the stolen bicycle, helmet, and lock.

“The outreach from the community just made me cry. It just blows your mind that people we’ve never even met share such generosity,” said Henry. “There are kind people still out there regardless of all the COVID 19 stuff going on. It was just amazing so we are so thankful for that.”

The money was raised to replace the stolen items within hours of the Gofundme being created.

“I don’t know how to stop the funds from coming but I had to tell people to stop giving. I mean it was incredible,” said Henry.  

Henry said thanks to the help from the community, not only will her brother not go without his beloved bicycle but the family is also going to attach a tracking device to the new bicycle.

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Apr
2020
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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