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2008-12-11 13:53:39

Authorities in St. Louis said an alleged burglar's Santa-style mode of entry left him trapped for more than seven hours in the flue of a pawn shop's chimney. Police said Charles Bryant, 35, was foiled in his alleged burglary attempt when he found the base of the chimney at St. Louis Jewelry and Loan had been sealed with concrete, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday. Firefighters said they spent more than two hours Wednesday morning using power chisels and hammers to free the trapped...

2008-11-18 15:13:41

A New York woman said a burglar stole so many large items from her house that he would have needed a moving truck to remain inconspicuous. Tammy Gould, 45, said she returned in May to her apartment in Brooklyn after two days of visiting her ill mother and found her home had been trashed and looted, the New York Post reported Tuesday. Everything was gone. It was awful, Gould said. She said the stolen items included her refrigerator, the kitchen stove, the box-spring mattress and headboard from...

2008-11-18 14:49:21

Several people who said they couldn't be impartial hearing actor Lillo Brancato's second-degree murder trial were eliminated as potential jurors in New York. The 32-year-old actor, who starred in the film A Bronx Tale and who had a supporting role on TV's The Sopranos, is accused of killing an off-duty police officer in 2005. He has been charged with second-degree murder and burglary. Brancato reportedly was unarmed at the time of the incident, however, prosecutors say he was part of a...

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...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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