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2008-07-01 15:00:23

ROCKLAND - Police have arrested a 15-year-old girl and charged her in connection with three burglaries that took place between April 30 and May 10, according to Detective Sgt. Christopher J. Young of the Rockland Police Department. The burglaries being investigated occurred on Rankin Street, Talbot Avenue and Orchard Street. As a result of the investigation, police recovered two stolen computer modems. The investigation also led to the recovery of a stolen laptop computer, which was...

2008-06-24 06:02:47

By Tim Elfrink, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jun. 24--An Omaha-area Army Reserve officer apologized Monday for hanging a noose in an office he shared with an African-American sergeant and Iraq war veteran. He said an investigation into the incident led to months of sensitivity training and a six-month separation from his unit. First Lt. Harold Hessig, who also works as a detective on the Bellevue Police Department, said he fashioned the noose with another soldier in their Reserve unit's...

2008-06-19 09:00:19

By Patti Dozier, Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Ga. Jun. 19--THOMASVILLE -- The Thomas County teen charged Tuesday with aggravated child molestation will have to petition Thomas County Superior Court for a bond hearing. The suspect, John Duncan McCormick, 17, was denied bond in Thomas County Magistrate Court. He remains in the Thomas County Jail. McCormick, a Thomas County Central High School student, is charged with having sex with a girl under the age of 14. An act of sodomy is...

2008-06-17 18:00:00

WOBURN -- A Medford detective testified today that a computer taken from Neil Entwistle's home was used for a Google search on "how to kill with a knife" four days before the brainy Brit's wife and child were found murdered. Det. Lawrence James, the 40th witness called in the double-murder trial of the electrical engineer, said six key words were tapped into a Toshiba computer on Jan. 16, 2006. The words "how to kill with a knife" were uncovered by an analysis of the computer's hard drive,...

2007-07-08 09:16:28

By Elise Ackerman, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 8--Veteran San Jose detective Mike Niehoff's dogged persistence has been the undoing of criminal street gangs and Internet frauds. It was an out-of-place detail in an out-of-town theft that tipped San Jose police detective Mike Niehoff to a massive Internet fraud. The case involved a small criminal crew that took advantage of three of the Silicon Valley's most trusted brands -- Craigslist, eBay and PayPal -- to steal tens of...

2006-06-28 14:45:47

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Reuters) - A Rhode Island man who killed a detective in a police station and tried to escape by jumping out a window and hailing a taxi could face life in prison with no parole after a jury rejected his insanity plea. Esteban Carpio, 27, will be sentenced in a week after a jury of nine women and three men convicted him on Tuesday of fatally shooting Detective Sgt. James Allen at Providence police headquarters on April 16, 2005. Jurors deliberated for nine...

2006-04-04 23:49:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The deputy press secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been arrested in a sex sting operation on charges of trying to seduce someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said on Tuesday. Brian Doyle, 55, faces 23 charges in Polk County, Florida, related to use of a computer to seduce a child and transmitting harmful material to a minor, Judd said in a statement. Doyle was taken into custody at his home in...

2006-04-04 04:50:17

By Ed Stoddard KAGISO, South Africa (Reuters) - A South African detective shot dead eight people including four fellow officers and a one-year-old baby before police killed him, a spokeswoman for the force said on Tuesday. The killing spree in Kagiso township west of Johannesburg was shocking even by the standards of South Africa, which has one of the world's highest rates of violent crime. "We are still trying to establish a motive," said police spokeswoman Mary...

2006-03-07 05:14:25

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Conan O'Brien and his former sidekick on NBC's "Late Night," Andy Richter, are reuniting for NBC primetime, and this time Richter is the leading man. The network has ordered "Andy Barker P.I.," a detective comedy pilot starring Richter, which O'Brien co-wrote and is executive producing. Richter plays the title character, an accountant who sets up a business in an office formerly belonging to a private investigator. As he starts...

2006-02-26 05:28:55

LONDON (Reuters) - Police hunting the gang who stole up to 50 million pounds from a security depot in Kent last week said on Sunday the net was closing as they found arms, clothing and transport equipment they believe was used in the heist. The theft, early on Wednesday, is believed to have been the biggest in the country's history and sparked a huge police manhunt and forensic operation. Police said items found on Saturday in an abandoned white van not far from the scene of the...