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2008-11-06 18:00:09

Four New Jersey residents were charged Thursday with stealing money and musical instruments from churches, including the one three of them attended. A Morris County grand jury handed up an indictment naming Kathleen Cahill, 21, her brother, Sean, 20, and Andrew Mascari, 19, all of Kinnelon, and Peter Picariello, 48, of Pompton Plains, The Star-Ledger of Newark reported. The charges in the 23-count indictment include burglary, theft and conspiracy. Investigators said that the four hit at...

2008-10-10 03:00:13

PASADENA - The Police Department has added a new feature to its Web site that will allow residents to report crimes online. Crimes that can be reported online are harassing phone calls, minor hit-and-run car collisions, lost property, theft if the value is under $5,000, vandalism, vehicle burglary, and vehicle tampering. The Police Department's Web site can be found at http:// www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/police/home.asp. - From staff reports (c) 2008 Pasadena Star-News. Provided by...

2008-10-02 18:00:12

BRAINTREE - A laptop computer was stolen during a burglary at a Weston Avenue apartment, police said. The resident told police that she believed the theft occurred between 8 and 11 p.m. Friday. The thief is believed to have entered the apartment through an unlocked bathroom window. The laptop was described as a black Hewlett-Packard valued at $700. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-12 15:00:11

By Donna M. Perry FARMINGTON - Judges on Thursday revised pre-trial release conditions for two of four men charged in connection with June burglaries and vandalism at 27 camps on Porter Lake in Strong and New Vineyard. Justice Michaela Murphy revoked bail for Zachary Heath, 19, who faces 27 counts of burglary in the June 16 and 17 break-ins, because Farmington police arrested him Wednesday night on a charge of violation of bail. A police affidavit filed with the court states that...

2008-09-07 00:00:16

A Swansea man suffered serious injuries to his head and abdomen when he was attacked with a sword in the city's Penlan area. The incident happened at a flat in Bluebell Way, Swansea Crown Court heard yesterday. Simon Paul Hopkins attacked victim Darren Andrew Steel during an aggravated burglary on June 7. Hopkins, aged 28, of Tudno Place, Penlan, pleaded guilty during a short video-link appearance before Judge Michael Burr. He admitted that, after entering the flat as a trespasser, he...

2008-09-01 09:00:15

Call it an open and shut-eye case. After stealing a wallet from a Holladay apartment, a burglar was caught sleeping in the hallway of the building recently, according to charges filed in 3rd District Court. On Aug. 22, the 33-year-old West Jordan man took a wallet containing $300 from an apartment, near 4300 South and Highland Drive, and then fell asleep inside the building, court documents state. He faces charges of burglary, a second-degree felony, and theft, a third-degree felony....

2008-08-20 21:00:10

POINT MARION, Pa. - An 85-year-old woman went for her gun and captured a would-be burglar inside her home, then forced him to call police while she kept him in her sights. "I just walked right on past him to the bedroom and got my gun," Leda Smith said. Smith heard someone break into her home Sunday afternoon and grabbed the .22-caliber revolver she keeps by her bed since a neighbor's home was burglarized a few weeks ago. "I said 'What are you doing in my house?' He just kept saying he...

2008-07-15 15:00:40

By Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 15--Cars, golf clubs and jewelry are among the items a career criminal alleged took during a recent crime spree that ended Friday when authorities caught up with him in Roseville. Richard Allen Blair, 44, was arrested after a Ramsey County Sheriff's Office deputy spotted him driving a stolen white Subaru with Washington plates around 11 p.m. near Rice St. and Larpenteur Avenue. He was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, according to a...

2008-07-14 18:00:08

n Winnsboro, Texas An apparently intoxicated suspect chatted with a burglary victim long enough for officers to arrive and arrest him, authorities said. John Michael Baker, 25, of Winnsboro was jailed Friday on bond totaling $59,500, the Wood County Sheriff's Office said. Baker was charged with burglary of a habitation and burglary of a vehicle. He was also wanted and charged in Franklin County with being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana and burglary of...

2008-07-13 21:00:17

By Barry Porterfield, Pauls Valley Daily Democrat, Okla. Jul. 13--Bond was posted Friday allowing a Pauls Valley man to leave county jail one week after being arrested on the very same burglary related charge that put him behind bars for a time last year. The lone charge now facing Michael Dean McCarty, 38, is having possession of burglary tools. It was in early 2007 when McCarty was hit with that same criminal count and four theft allegations after a local building was burglarized....


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