Crime

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The police have arrested the suspect in the killing of four people at a Waffle House in Nashville, ending a wide search that had unnerved one of the largest cities in the South. About 160 law enforcement officials had been involved in the search for the suspect, Travis Reinking, 29, who officials said used an AR-15 rifle to carry out a rampage at a restaurant southeast of downtown on Sunday morning

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Priscilla Marisol Flores, 34, was arrested at about 2:15 a.m. Wednesday after she closed down the Applebee’s restaurant located on San Dario Avenue with a rowdy outburst that included taking food off other customers’ plates and falling off a chair, according to El Manana newspaper.

When police arrived, at around 1 a.m., Flores was doing a dance on top of the Applebee’s bar, according to the Laredo Morning Times. Police told the newspaper that after identifying the woman with bloodshot eyes, dancing on the bar, as Flores, they told her to get down.
Flores allegedly cursed at the officers and tried hitting them when they told her to get down, according to the paper.

She was reportedly with a female companion who refused to take her home.

The officers offered to take her home and when they got to her house found Flores’ two 12-year-old children asleep in separate bedrooms.

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The Lunatic had ‘delusions and believed Taylor Swift was stalking HIM’ by hacking his phone and Netflix account

Murder warrants have been issued by Metro Police for the suspect that killed four people and injured four others in a spree shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday morning. Police are still looking for the suspect, identified as 29-year old Travis Reinking of Treemont, Ill. He was last seen walking south down Murfreesboro Pike with black pants and no shirt.

According to police at the scene, a white man, who officials believe to be Reinking, drove into the Waffle House parking lot in a pickup truck just after 3 a.m. He was naked except for a green jacket. He pulled out a military-style weapon and shot at customers and employees in the parking lot and inside the restaurant.

Police say he shot two people outside the restaurant, who both died, and then entered the restaurant and shot at least four more people. One of those people died on the scene and another died later at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Witnesses described the gun the suspect used as an AR-15. Metro Police shared a photo of the gun after the incident.

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A customer is being called a hero after he charged a gunman at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee. Police are searching for 29-year-old Travis Reinking in connection with Sunday’s shooting that left four people dead and four injured. A witness, Chuck Cordero, said he watched the gunman shoot his friend and other customers at the restaurant. When the gunman stopped to reload or check his gun, Travis charged him and wrestled away the gun. That’s when the gunman fled the scene.

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An unconscious woman, a robbery in progress, cars racing on the interstate: All of these incidents led people to call Houston’s 911 system, but not for long. These were among thousands of calls that were cut short by an operator who Harris County prosecutors said simply hung up on the callers.

That former operator is Crenshanda Williams, who has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation on two counts of interfering with an emergency telephone call. “Ain’t nobody got time for this. For real,” Williams was recorded saying after ending a call in which a security guard had tried to report two cars driving at high speeds on Interstate 45 South, according to a 2016 report from local KPRC TV.Williams worked at the Houston Emergency Center for about a year and a half before she was fired in 2016. Her supervisors had realized Williams was responsible for cutting off emergency calls after just a few seconds, often forcing callers to try again — and to wonder why they couldn’t get help. At the time, Williams reportedly told police that she simply didn’t want to talk to anyone. Her attorney recently said, “She was going through a hard time in her life.” Prosecutors said the abnormally short 911 calls happened “thousands” of times on Williams’ watch.

A former drug addict was reunited this week with the California officer who helped save her life by encouraging her to go to college during her numerous arrests.

Tiffany Hall is now nine years sober after being addicted to crack and she will soon be a college graduate.

On Tuesday morning, Hall reunited with Long Beach Lt Jim Foster, whom she says ‘encouraged’ her to get help and go to college.

Photos of their reunion show Hall hugging Foster and even kissing him on the cheek. She thanked Foster for helping save her life.

‘Everyone has a story that led them to that point,’ he said, according to the Press Telegram. ‘The greatest story of my career is connecting with people from the streets from time to time who have turned their lives around.’

Hall then handed Foster a white envelope containing an invite to her graduation.

‘I wouldn’t miss it for the world,’ Foster said to her as he smiled.

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DES PLAINES, Ill. (WLS) — A Des Plaines woman was charged after allegedly contracting a “dark-web” company to murder the wife of a man with whom she had an affair, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Tina Jones, 31, was charged with one felony count of solicitation of murder. Judge George Bakalis ordered her held in lieu of $250,000 bond on Wednesday.

On April 12, the Woodridge Police Department received a tip that a woman in Woodridge was the subject of an alleged murder-for-hire plot. In January, Jones paid a dark-web company more than $10,000 via bitcoin to have the woman murdered, according to investigators.

“In January of this year, Tina Jones had gone on this website, Cosa Nostra International,” said DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin.

Jones, investigators said, had been jilted by a married coworker-turned-lover. They worked together at Loyola Medical Center.

“She went on this website which apparently bills itself as a murder-for-hire type website, and she paid the money assuming that this was going to happen, and had paid over $10,000 to have this woman killed,” Berlin said.

Prosecutors said Jones spelled out very specific orders.

“This woman not only paid over $10,000, but she left specific instructions on the website as to when the woman’s husband would be at work, so they would know when this woman would be alone,” Berlin said. “She left instructions not to hurt the husband and also to make it look like it was an accident.”

Jones turned herself in to authorities on Tuesday. If convicted, she faces a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Jones is scheduled for arraignment on May 15.

“In recent years, law enforcement has seen a dramatic increase in the use of the dark web as it relates to criminal activity. This case is a great example of how increased training, shared resources and inter-agency cooperation helped protect one of our residents,” said Woodridge Chief of Police Brian Cunningham in a statement

Portage police officer was knocked unconscious after a man he and his partner were trying to arrest kicked him in the head. The officers were arresting a 21-year-old man on a probation violation outside of the convenience store and a scuffle broke out. Dashcam footage shows Hellenbrand kicking one of the officers in the head, knocking him out cold for 2 minutes.

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A 34-year-old Hernando County man was arrested when Pasco deputies found him hiding in a swamp Tuesday evening after a short high-speed chase. Paul Smith is being charged for flee to elude, aggravated assault on LEO, and violation of probation by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is pursuing warrants for multiple felony charges in their jurisdiction

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Anyone with information should contact Detective Walt Spiller at 707-778-4372.

PETALUMA, Calif. – A 16-year-old boy died in Petaluma after taking Xanax possibly laced with Fentanyl leading to the arrests of a woman who says she was his mother and her friend – both of whom were allegedly under the influence of drugs during their police interview.

This was the third narcotic-related overdose that Petaluma police and firefighters have responded to since Friday, according to Lt. Tim Lyons. And in the last six months, there have been 19 other overdose calls, of which three have been fatal, police said. A majority of these calls have been related to heroin, although police are now starting to see that Fentanyl emergencies are on the rise, too.

Danielle E. Foernsler, 34 and Robert D. Harrison, were both arrested Monday on suspicion of child endangerment and manslaughter charges following the death of the boy, who has not yet been publicly identified. Efforts to reach the pair were not immediately successful on Tuesday.

Lyons said the boy was pronounced dead at 5:09 a.m. Monday at Petaluma Valley Hospital. The preliminary cause appears to be a drug overdose, police said.

Police were called to the 20 block of Vallejo Street about an hour earlier after a 911 caller said a roommate’s friend seemed to be having a seizure. When police arrived, they found Foerrnsler and Harrison. Harrison had a full syringe and a loaded firearm, police said.

Foernsler was also there and at first gave police a false name and said she was the boy’s cousin, Lyons said. She later identified herself as the boy’s mother and said she lied because she had at least two outstanding robbery warrants for her arrest.

Both she and Harrison eventually told police they knew the boy had Xanax that contained Fentanyl, Lyons said. And when the boy started to suffer from an overdose, Harrison allegedly didn’t call for help. Police did not mention what his mother did.

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A substitute math teacher has been arrested for allegedly running a “fight club” inside his classroom. According to WFSB Ryan Fish, 23, was charged with four counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of injury to a minor, and one count of second-degree breach of peace in relation to the incidents that occurred at Montville High School in Montville, CT.

WSFB reports that police had been investigating Fish since last December in response to the alleged classroom fights that happened in October, 2017. Four victims, between ages 14 and 16, have spoken to police about those incidents, some of which were recorded on mobile devices and shared on social media.

In an arrest warrant police state, after receiving information from a social worker, they discovered the occurrence of “several organized fighting incidents” at Montville HS and that video footage revealed Fish to be “actively encouraging the students to engage in the fighting behavior.”

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Newly released body camera footage shows the “harrowing” moment a Welsh man armed with a pair of kitchen knives was tased after he charged at police officers. Gwent Police Department released the footage Tuesday after 36-year-old Tony Buttigieg was sentenced to four years in prison for attempting to stab a police constable.

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The Wichita Police Department released videos during a press conference on April 12, 2018. District Attorney Marc Bennett said the Wichita police officer who fired the shot that killed Andrew Finch after a swatting call will not face charges.

The Wichita police officer who fired the shot that killed Andrew Finch after a swatting call will not face charges, District Attorney Marc Bennett said Thursday.

Bennett said he had to make a determination based on Kansas law and law handed down by the Supreme Court, which says that when determining if an officer acted reasonably, evidence has to be reviewed based on what the officer knew at the time of the shooting, not 20/20 hindsight, he said.

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NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

A teacher at the Evangelical Christian School in Fort Myers was fired Wednesday for admitting to sexual misconduct with a student.

Suzanne Owen was dismissed from her job and is charged with sexual assault against a minor.

ECS parents received an email from headmaster John Hunte saying a teacher had been let go for the offense.

“Late this afternoon, a female upper school teacher admitted to sexual misconduct with a student. That teacher has been terminated effective immediately,” Hunte wrote in his email.

Owen was a finalist for the Golden Halo teacher award, which is given for excellence in the classroom.

She was booked into Lee County jail Wednesday night after Lee County deputies discovered she had an off-campus sexual encounter with a male student a week ago.

She was released Thursday on $50,000 bond.

She’s required to wear a GPS monitor. Furthermore, she’s ordered not to have any contact with minors, and can only have supervised contact with her own children.

She’s not allowed back on school property, or able to contact anyone that works at the school beside her husband.

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The video posted to the popular image-sharing app shows a man holding a red plastic cup and smoking before he fires multiple shots into the street. The man, who has the username ‘DabDaddyDono’, wrote ‘Gang gang who want smoke?’ on the video. ‘The exact location of the shooting has not been determined at this time and it is believed to have occurred the last week of March or first week of April,’ police said in a statement. However, police believe the incident took place in northwest Houston as the suspect tagged his location on a picture posted shortly before the shooting video. They hope releasing the video to the public will help them catch the man. It appears police got a hold of several of the suspect’s posts, as they have also released a photo of him posing with his friends from the same night (bottom right).

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Classifieds website Backpage.com has been seized and shut down by the FBI.

The FBI confirmed Friday that agents also raided the Sedona home of Michael Lacey, the founder of Backpage.com.

Backpage.com has been under investigation for years for claims that the site facilitates sex trafficking on their adult ads page.

The site allows users to post ads for ‘escorts’ and investigators say many of the ads are actually for underage girls.

The FBI seized the website because it was allegedly being used to facilitate crime. The FBI has done this before with other sex trafficking websites and online pharmacies.

There are 17 victims named in the documents who are both adults and children who say they were forced into sex trafficking.

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An 80-year-old man was saved from an armed mugger by his older brother. A surveillance camera in Indianapolis caught the incident. The suspect, in a grey hood, accosts the 80-year-old, who uses a cane to get around. Suddenly, out of nowhere, the victim’s 85-year-old brother rushes in, whacking the mugger with a wrench. The suspect, holding a gun, runs away. The brothers walked off together.

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Police in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina have released body camera footage of the shocking moment a pregnant hostage ducked for dear life as officers shot the gunman holding her captive.

Terrifying moment a pregnant woman cradling her stomach dives for cover as police shoot the gun-wielding man holding her hostage
Police released bodycam footage that shows Johnathan Autry, 28, holding a pregnant woman hostage in Charlotte, North Carolina in September
He broke into the woman’s home and held her at gunpoint when police arrived
Videos show the woman cradling her stomach as she repeatedly told the officers: ‘I’m pregnant!’
Woman could be seen dropping to the ground and frantically crawling to safety when police opened fire
Autry survived the shooting and remains in Mecklenburg County Jail

Police have released bodycam footage of the terrifying moment a pregnant woman dove for cover as officers shot the man who had been holding her hostage at gunpoint.

The videos show Johnathan Autry, 28, holding the woman hostage in Charlotte, North Carolina in September after he broke into her home late at night.

Multiple officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to the home invasion call and could be heard shouting at Autry to drop his gun.

The woman, who was dressed in a blue shirt and could be seen cradling her stomach, begged officers for help and repeatedly said: ‘I’m pregnant!’

After a tense standoff, the officers seemed to notice the woman was momentarily free of Autry’s grip and yelled for her to get out of the way.

She dropped to the ground as gunfire rang out and frantically crawled to safety.

The woman could be heard screaming in the background as the officers surrounded the wounded hostage-taker.

Autry survived the shooting and has been in Mecklenburg County Jail ever since.

He is charged with multiple offenses including kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The three Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers who fired their weapons were all placed on administrative leave, but they were all found to have acted lawfully by the District Attorney.

Police released all three bodycam videos that captured the shooting on Wednesday.

Authorities said at the time that the home invasion was not random because Autry had mentioned the victim’s husband by name.

The husband wasn’t home at the time, just the woman and a child.

The woman was taken to the hospital to be treated as a precaution.

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A Virginia Beach woman was arrested Wednesday for a bomb hoax, according to the Virginia Beach Fire Department.

Authorities say around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 33-year-old Crystal Mostek walked into a 7-Eleven store in the 2200 block of Pleasure House Road and placed a device on the counter, telling the clerk it was a bomb and threatening to blow up the store. Investigators later determined that the device was not a bomb.

Mostek has been charged with threatening to bomb and possession of a hoax device. She remains in custody at the Virginia Beach Jail.

Investigators have not released a motive for the hoax.

During her arraignment on Thursday afternoon, Mostek said she’s not guilty and the charges against her are false. Her attorney is looking into whether she needs mental health treatment.