Latest Burglary Stories

2009-07-21 14:59:35

A Canadian man who admitted to a home burglary might have avoided jail time if he had crossed a street in Edmonton, Alberta, legally. A two-year sentence for housebreaking and burglary was handed down earlier this month after Michael Larsh, 30, entered a guilty plea to burglary, the Edmonton Journal reported Tuesday. A police officer witnessed Larsh jaywalking before 5 a.m.

2009-07-16 20:47:24

Former Detroit Police Chief James Barren's house was hit by burglars on the day he ended his 31-year career with the department, police said. Barren, forced out by Mayor Dave Bing, told the Detroit Free Press the burglars took a television, camcorder, computer and jewelry. They got me pretty good, he said. The burglary occurred July 9 while Barren was at work.

2009-07-16 07:10:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the middle of summer, a time when many people are heading off for vacations, hoping to leave behind their cares and worries.

2009-07-14 14:34:47

An Atlantic City, N.J., man who pleaded guilty to stealing 91 lobster tails from a casino was sentenced to four years in prison. Anthony Jones, 38, confessed in May to concealing the frozen lobster tails, valued at a total $1,275, in his backpack and jacket at the Bally's Atlantic City kitchen in February,

2009-07-01 17:30:00

Authorities in Virginia say a man used a cell phone to record himself stealing iPods and charity money from a Sears store.

2009-06-30 15:38:22

Police in Ohio said a 19-year-old man is accused of breaking into a home and staying for about a week while the resident family was on vacation. Hamilton County court documents accuse Nicholas Truesdell of Anderson Township of breaking into a home in the township June 15 and spending about a week living in the house before his arrest, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Tuesday. Police said Truesdell slept in the home's master bedroom, used the family's TV and computer and even drove the...

2009-06-27 23:59:41

A young Ohio man allegedly broke into a Cincinnati-area house while the owners were on vacation and stayed there for a week. Nicholas Truesdell not only slept in the master bedroom of the four-bedroom house in Anderson, he watched television and spent time on the computer, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said.

2009-06-24 15:24:08

A Connecticut man said three burglars who scattered from his home when he arrived were arrested when they returned for a left-behind bike. Dan Haar, business editor for the Hartfort Courant, said he returned to his West Hartford home Monday night and saw a bicycle he did not recognize on his stoop and screen doors left open, the Courant reported Wednesday. Haar said he saw three people run out of the house through a window screen they had smashed, but they left the bike behind. He said the...

2009-06-23 18:10:45

British police said a burglar who stole a cab driver's phone from his house made the mistake of using the pilfered phone to call the cabbie's company. Police in Torquay, England, said the phone operator for the cab company recognized the incoming call as coming from the phone of a cabbie named Don Smith, whose house had been burgled the night before, and sent cops instead of a cab to pick the man up, The Sun reported Tuesday. Jake Ormerod, 18, pleaded guilty to burglary as well as theft and...

2009-06-18 13:17:42

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf, wanted in Texas on burglary and drug charges, was arrested Wednesday as he entered the country from Vancouver, Canada. Lear, 33, was indicted in May on nine felony charges related to a burglary last October at the apartment of an injured player on the West Texas A&M football team, where Leaf was the quarterbacks coach. Authorities accused him of trying to obtain painkillers from the player. Earlier this week, the Amarillo Globe News reported that Randall...

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]