Archive for April, 2013

24 Apr 2013

Student loses $100 to con man

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Interesting article posted on Chimes.biola.edu. Trusting students have been conned out of cash four times in the last four years, according to an item posted on Biola University’s web site. Students have been swindled for amounts ranging from $80 to $300, according to campus security. The incidents usually involve the students being approached at an […]

24 Apr 2013

Victoria Secret’s manager hurt during theft of bras in South Hill

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Just read this on Thenewstribune.com. Puyallup police are investigating a robbery and assault in a mall in South Hill. Three unknown women are being sought after it is alleged that they entered the Victoria’s Secret store, grabbed $8,000 worth of bras, and then fled the scene. The store manager confronted the women, and was assaulted, […]

24 Apr 2013

Should DAs, judges, lawmakers stay in office after DWIs

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Check out this blog post on Statesman.com. Should a district attorney or judge be removed from office after being arrested and convicted of a DWI? That is the question in a few Texas counties right now. In one case, the DA resigned on his own, out of respect for the office, but years later, is […]

24 Apr 2013

Baltimore Police spot error in counting city rape statistics

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  I just read an article on Baltimoresun.com that might interest you. The city of Baltimore has been not accurately reporting the number of rape crime reports that the police department receives, but the department stresses it was just an error in inputting the data. The number of reported rapes had dropped forty-four percent from last […]

24 Apr 2013

The NFL Player Who Wanted to Be a Drug Kingpin #dailydumb

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Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd could qualify as one of the dumbest criminals in recent times, according to a report carried on the web site Mafia Today (http://mafiatoday.com). While playing for the Chicago Bears in 2011, Hurd was arrested and charged with attempting to purchase large quantities of illegal drugs. Authorities said Hurd’s ambition […]

24 Apr 2013

Transit network for guns porous

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Check out this article on Democratandchronicle.com. While the current gun control debate is focusing on gun purchases, an often overlooked area is that of guns being shipped, particularly through UPS. In the case cited, a gun and magazines that originated in Chili went through multiple stops, before the empty box was delivered and reported. Eventually, […]

24 Apr 2013

Four teens arrested after shots fired in Syracuse

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I just read an article on Syracuse.com that may be of interest to you. Police responded to shots fired at about 2:10am in Syracuse. Officer David Craw was in the area when he heard three shots. When he investigated, a man flagged him down and indicated the shots happened in an apartment complex on Catherine […]

24 Apr 2013

Netflix account helps cops catch a dumb smart-TV thief #dailydumb

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Venturebeat.com. An alleged thief in Raleigh, N.C. wasn’t too smart when it came to pilfering smart TVs and smart phones. According the Raleigh News & Observer, a man whose smart TV had been stolen told police that his Netflix account, which had not been disconnected, was being […]