Council Bluffs, IA-Iowa police say a 2 year old boy died after a man sat on the child for allegedly taking his cellphone.
Larry Murphy, 31, is charged with first degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. He’s jailed on more than $1 million bail.
Police say the boy’s mother said Murphy was staying with her and her sons at a Council Bluffs motel when he became angry at the 2 year old for taking his cellphone. She said he sat on the boy for around 20 seconds on a motel bed.
The boy became unresponsive. Police say he was pronounced dead at the hospital where a doctor noticed signs of asphyxiation.
Police say Murphy is 6 feet tall and weighs 160 pounds.
Strangely chic-a fil A doesn’t sell beef, but that’s where this cow decided to to seek refuge from police when he made a stop at the popular restaurant’s front door. Thankfully it was not a real criminal but this is nothing short of humorous.
Athena Hopkins captured the ordeal on video and posted it to Facebook.
Noblesville police chased the wild bovine all over the east side. They posted photos of the cow on Facebookasking anyone with photos and video of the chase to share it in the comments section.
Nashville officer hospitalized after being dragged down street by ATV
1000 dirbikes and atv’s roam the street of Nashville on Saturday afternoon. The reckless riders can be seen weaving in and out of traffic. Police said the drivers of the vehicles "illegally took over" the area and were "endangering the motorists and pedestrians."
Video of the chaotic scene shows Special Events Sgt. John Bourque gripping the front of one four-wheeler as the driver takes off. Bourque fell and his body slammed into a gate lining the side of the road.
Several people rushed over to help Bourque as the driver of the ATV continued to ride down the street. It's not clear if Bourque was trying to stop the driver when he was struck.
Bourque, a 22-year veteran with the department, was taken to the hospital for unknown injuries. He was released on Saturday and is "resting at home," the police department said in a tweet.
Lawrence Graham, 19, is accused of killing a one-year-old Shih Tzu named Jordan when his girlfriend didn't come home on time. Graham is charged with six counts of animal cruelty.
(Meredith) -- A Florida man is charged with multiple accounts of animal cruelty after he allegedly killed his girlfriends dog because she came home late. Lawrence Graham, 19, is accused of killing a one-year-old Shih Tzu named Jordan.
Graham was mad because his girlfriend did not respond to his calls and text messages, so he went to her house, however she was not home. In a police report Graham sent his girlfriend this message "U got til 1030 if u not here by then I swear 4 God I’ll finnish Jordan off." "Jordan being the one year old Pup"
When his girlfriend didn't arrive home by 10:30, police said he choked and slammed the dog to the ground and then put it in a plastic bag. The dog was still alive and tried to scratch holes in the bag, then Graham choked the dog again and killed it, police said.
The report said Graham then placed the dog next to the front door with a towel over it, flowers next to the dog with the dog's collar, and a note that read: "Coulda made it RIP Jordan."
Police said Graham then texted his girlfriend to tell her he killed Jordan. One text message read, "If u really loved him u woulda made it in time 2 save him. Hope it was worth it."
Police said the girlfriend is devastated.
"This is a heinous crime that he did this to this poor dog that’s a year old," Broward Sheriff’s Office Detective Sira Arroyo told WSVN. "Also, I mean, it’s a small puppy he eventually ended up killing. Thank God she didn’t come home ’cause who knows what he would’ve done to her."
ACKSONVILLE, Fla A man that killed an off duty officer in 1999 has been on the run since killing.
U.S. Marshals and the Jacksonville Swat team located the man on the north-side of the city. Officials converged on the location. Lester Pearson, 43, was taken into custody without incident at about 8:45 a.m. Friday at the home on Broad Creek Lane, which is near the Florida State College at Jacksonville North Campus. Authorities said he had been living at the address under the name of Michael Davis for years.
According to New York City police, Pearson shot an off-duty officer in the Bronx in a dispute over Pearson dating the officer’s sister. Officer Vincent Ling was left paralyzed and eventually died from his injuries.
Pearson also had warrants out for his arrest in Louisiana on charges of trafficking in marijuana and assaulting a police officer.
Authorities said he was armed with a handgun when arrested, so he is facing a local charge of possession of a firearm by an out-of-state felon.
"I don't have any words. I'm, like, 'Wow,'" said a neighbor, who did not want to be named. "He was this close to us. That's scary."
It was early. You hear a bunch of people screaming, 'Get on the ground,'" said one woman, who lives nearby and who wished to remain anonymous. "You look outside and there’s U.S. marshals on the street. It was just shocking and pretty scary."
Other neighbors, who also asked not to be identified, said Pearson often kept to himself.
“That guy was in and out the neighborhood for the last seven or eight months. He never spoke to anyone. He was just in and out," said one neighbor.
Another neighbor said, “He didn’t bother me and he didn’t do anything. He seemed like he was cool with the kids over there and everybody."
Pearson was booked into the Duval County jail, where he's being held without bond and is expected to made his first appearance before a Duval County Judge Saturday afternoon.
Prince Georges County, MD-Police have arrested four men and a teenager with the murder of a 16 year old boy from Fairfax County, Virginia.
The five suspects are park of an MS-12 “clique” that operates in Fairfax County, VA. The victim, Jacson Pineda Chicas, also belonged to the gang.
A sheriff's deputy found the Chicas' body over the weekend in a wooded area off of River Road in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Authorities believe he was murdered in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Prince George's County police said Friday that 29-year-old Jose Ordonez-Zometa, 25-year-old Jose Hernandez-Garcia, 20-year-old Jonathan Castillo-Rivera, 18-year-old Kevin Rodriguez-Flores and 16-year-old Christian Martinez-Ramirez were charged in Chicas' murder.
Chicas mother, who did not want to be identified, said that her son was forced to join the gang in El Salvador and that’s why their family fled the country. But Chicas was unable to escape the gang in America.
His mother said he was trying to leave the gang and he started living at a house in Prince George’s county to spare his parents and sibling from danger.
When gang members previously accused Chicas of talking to police they threatened to kill his family and he has told them to kill himself instead.
"He had to take knives to defend himself, and screwdrivers. He had razors and he told me, 'Mom, I'm going to defend myself with them, but it's not going to be enough.”
Police have not confirmed a motive for the killing at this time. Chicas and several other members went to a meeting at the clique leader’s home in the 7000 block of Varnum Street in Landover Hills on March 8.
"During the meeting, a violent attack took place where our victim was stabbed as many as 100 times," said Major Brian Reilly with the Prince George's County Police Department.
Reilly said the suspects then drove Chicas’ body to Stafford County, where the dumped it and set it on fire.
Ordonez-Zometa is in the custody of Prince George’s County police, while the four others are in custody in Virginia.
Police are asking anyone with information on the investigation to call detectives at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app.
Nashville, NC-Police searching for man wanted for murder of his second wife, reinvestigating death of first wife
Nashville, NC- Authorities are on the hunt for a man who is wanted for a murder after his wife was found dead 30 miles away from the couple’s North Carolina home.
Police are searching for Rexford Lynn Keel, 57, whose whereabouts are unknown. A warrant has been issued for his arrest for first degree murder.
His wife, 38 year old Diana Alejandra Keel, was reported missing by her daughter on March 9 after learning she had not showed up for her job as an emergency room nurse for several days. Keel’s body was discovered three days later by Department of Transportation employees who were working along a remote route about 30 miles away from Nashville, NC.
Police are now reinvestigating the death of Keel’s first wife, Elizabeth Edward Keel, who died in 2006 in the same house Keel lives in today. At the time, her death was ruled as an accident and thought to be the result of a fall on the corner of the concrete steps in front of the house.
It is not yet known how Diana Keel died, however an autopsy was conducted on Wednesday and her death was ruled a homicide.
Keel was questioning on Tuesday in connection with the discovery of his wife;s body. He told police hat he had not seen her since Friday, but that it wasn’t uncommon for her to leave their home for long periods of time.
Police say Keel is driving a gold 1998 Chevy pickup with a North Carolina license plate BBM-9232.
“The most difficult aspect of this case is a 10-year-old son and an 18-year-old daughter are without their mother,” Sheriff Keith Stone said during a press conference on Wednesday.
Missoula, MN-A suspect was in custody Friday after a Montana HIghway Patrol officer was shot near Evaro Hill as police were searching for a suspect in a related shooting in Missoula that injured three people, according to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Officer and the Missoula Police Department.
Johnathan Bertsch was taken into custody in the 16000 block of Thornburg Way at about 6:15 a.m.
The incident occurred around 11 p.m. on Thursday when the Missoula Police Department investigated shots fired at a car on Expressway near the Lithia Auto Dealership. Three people were in the vehicle, two men and a women, who were all taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Their conditions are unknown.
Around midnight, shots were reported near Evaro Hill. A large manhunt which included multiple agencies was underway. Officials were searching for a man driving a white SUV, and believed to be armed with an AR-15 and a .45.
According to a 2009 Missoulian article, then-18-year-old Bertsch allegedly fled police after stealing gas and, at the end of a pursuit, rammed his car into a law enforcement officer’s patrol car, and attempted to gun the vehicle for the officer as well.
The DoJ news release reports this morning's incident this way:
"Early in the morning of March 15, near the Evaro Bar and Casino, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer located a suspected vehicle matching the description of one involved in a Missoula shooting before midnight. Trooper Alex Hiday was the next officer to arrive on scene. Hiday found Palmer still seat-belted in his patrol car and that he had been shot. The suspect had fled the scene. Hiday and a Missoula Police Department officer transported Palmer to an ambulance at the intersection of Highway 93 and Interstate 90. Palmer is in critical condition at St. Patrick Hospital. After an extensive manhunt, at approximately 6:15am the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office took the suspect, Jonathan Bertsch, into custody without incident. The Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation and the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the shooting incident. Palmer has been with the Patrol since 2012. He is stationed in Detachment 112 in Missoula. In 2015, he was awarded the Patrol’s highest honor, the Medal of Valor, for his heroic lifesaving efforts at the scene of a multiple-vehicle crash involving a mother and her young children in December 2014. Trooper Palmer has a wife and two young children."
A Las, Vegas Officer has been shot as well as the robbery suspect.
An officer wearing a bulletproof vest and a suspect were shot outside the Bellagio after an armed robbery inside the Strip hotel Friday night, Las Vegas police said.
The shooting happened just after 9:45 p.m. Friday following the robbery at a “popular poker cage area,” said Metropolitan Police Department Capt. Nichole Splinter.
The armed suspect approached the cage and demanded money. He then fled through the hotel’s north doors and tried to carjack a vehicle from someone who had just pulled into the valet area.
It was unknown Saturday morning how much money the suspect took from the casino.
As he was pursued by four Metro officers, the man turned and fired at least one bullet, striking a Metro officer in the chest, Splinter said. Another officer shot at the suspect, striking him.
The Officer was wearing a vest. The bullet hit the vest and went sideways. The officer was treated and released.
Friday marks the fourth officer involved shooting for metro police this year
Frank Cali, shown here in 2008, was reportedly shot six times in the chest and run over by a pickup truck.
Update: Police Announce Arrest In Murder Of Reputed Gambino Boss Frank Cali
NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea on Saturday announced the arrest of 24-year-old Anthony Comello, of Staten Island, in connection to the murder of reputed Gambino crime boss Frank Cali.
Frank Cali, one of the largest bosses of the gambino crime family was fatally shot on Wednesday night the NYPD reports. At around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Cali, 53, was in front of his red-brick colonial style home in the Todt Hill neighborhood, when he was approached by a blue pickup truck. Known as “Franky Boy,” the Gambino boss was reportedly shot six times in the chest and run over by the truck, as first reported by the New York Daily News. Police said that a suspect sped off in the truck, WNBC reported.
“Upon arrival, officers found a 53-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso,” police said to The Post. “EMS also responded to the scene and transported the victim to Staten Island University North, where he was pronounced deceased.”
Police told The Post that no arrests have been made and that the investigation is ongoing. An NYPD spokesman told The Post early Thursday that police are in the process of obtaining and reviewing any available video surveillance from the scene.
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