Archive for Crime

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

19 Apr 2013

Favorite Police Shows-Connecting Police and the Public

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While some police shows present a negative view of policing, our favorite police shows tend to present the most admired aspects of policing which ends up connecting the police and the public. Youngsters are presented with exciting heroes that encourage them to seek out careers in policing or criminal justice science. Though some in the […]

16 Apr 2013

Lockdown Lifted At Local Hospital; Person Responsible For Threat Identified

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Kwtx.com. The article talks about a recent threat that was initiated against a hospital in Waco, Texas that caused it to shut down its doors for a while. Fortunately, the threat has recently been lifted as the police have identified the person responsible for the phone threat. […]