Crime

Surveillance video captured the moment a cop-hating gunman walked up to a police van and assassinated an officer in the Bronx.
Officer Miosotis Familia, 48, was sitting in her marked vehicle when 34-year-old Alexander Bonds shot at her through the passenger side window near the intersection of 183rd Street and Grand Concourse in the Bronx.
Chilling video shows the gunman approach the parked NYPD command post vehicle and walks up before firing through the side window.

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Rayna Culver, a Trenton educator, took in a city student who had been kicked out of a relative’s house in December 2015.

A year and a half later, Culver would be accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting the teenager after she became his legal guardian, according to a criminal complaint obtained by The Trentonian in response to a public records request.

“(The victim) believed that the purpose of her taking him in was to eventually make sex a part of their relationship,” court documents state.

Culver, 43, met the student while she was a school climate and culture leader at Rivera Middle School — a position she started in September 2013.

In a February interview, the student told Burlington County prosecutors he and Culver were “very close” while he was attending the school that she worked at.

“There they developed a relationship and he would talk to her often,” the complaint reads.

After the student was kicked out his relative’s house, Culver assumed custody of the boy when he was 15 and they continued their close relationship, court documents disclose.

But eventually, that relationship would allegedly take a sickening turn.

Culver would start touching the victim, and “he didn’t think anything of it” initially, the complaint reads.

In June 2016 — when the victim was 15 years old — Culver allegedly started touching the boy when he was about to fall asleep and then she took off his clothes. Culver performed oral sex on the boy, then proceeded to have sex with him, court documents indicate.

“After that first incident, they would engage in sex often, and it was to the point where he felt that if he told her to stop she would get mad and kick him out of the house,” the complaint states. “(The victim) told Culver via text message that he didn’t want to have sex anymore, and she made it clear that she did not want it to stop.”

The victim told authorities that the sex with his 43-year-old caretaker “happened almost every day over several months.”

The teen also disclosed to prosecutors that there were conversations on his phone about their sexual relationship.

The boy turned over his phone to authorities and, in April, a forensic examination was conducted.

Authorities uncovered conversations between the teenager and “Mom,” whose phone number was utilized by Culver.

“Throughout the course of the conversations, Culver and (the victim) get into in-depth conversations regarding sex, having sex and sexual acts,” the complaint states.

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A home surveillance video captured the shocking moment a man kidnapped a woman by forcing her into his van in broad daylight.
Los Angeles police are on the hunt for an unknown man who was seen forcibly shoving a struggling unidentified woman into his minivan on Wednesday afternoon.
Officials said the kidnapping happened around 12:30pm and occurred on a residential street in Sylmar, California.
The man is seen aggressively grabbing the victim by her hair and forcing her into his light blue Chrysler van before driving away.

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A New York City police officer was shot and killed in an “unprovoked attack” as she was sitting in a police vehicle early Wednesday, authorities said.

Officer Miosotis Familia was sitting inside the vehicle with her partner at 12:30 a.m. in the Bronx when a gunman fired through a window and struck Familia in the head, police said. The city’s police commissioner called the shooting an assassination.

Familia, a 12-year NYPD veteran, was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition, police said. Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced on Twitter several hours later that Familia had died. Familia’s partner was not injured in the attack.

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It’s a video sparking outrage in a Tampa Bay area community, an arrest caught on camera involving a taser, handcuffs and a K-9.

It began when Bartow police were looking for a young man wanted for violating his probation. During their visit to his home on Magnolia Street, the older brother got involved. How? We’re not quite sure. Bartow police have not yet released the details.

But, from cell phone video recorded during the scuffle, we can confirm there was a physical struggle between officers and a young man.

We’re told he is the older brother to the person they were looking for. The video also shows a K-9 biting the young man on the ground.

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A murder suspect live streamed his shootout with officers in Los Angeles before being brought down by bullets. The man has not been identified and is still in a serious condition in hospital but he goes by the nickname Pee-Wee. One police officer was shot in the crossfire and is in a stable condition. He was one of four men wanted by LAPD officers in connection with a murder on March 31. The police were in the middle of serving the warrants in Hawthorne in south west L.A. on Wednesday when he fled in his car.

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The police chief for the city of Commerce has resigned in the wake of last month’s arrest of the 2016 Miss Black Texas US Ambassador. Chief Kerry Crews was not at Monday evening’s special City Council meeting but announced his resignation in a letter read by the mayor, KDFW-TV (Channel 4) reported. The announcement followed backlash from the May 20 arrest of Carmen Ponder, a 23-year-old pre-law student at Texas A&M University-Commerce, who was detained at a Wal-Mart after an encounter with Commerce ISD school board trustee Michael Beane. Ponder alleged that Beane cut her off on the road and noted that he was teaching his 14-year-old daughter how to drive. She said he called her a “black [expletive]” after she told him it was illegal for a child that age to be driving. In a prepared statement, Ponder’s attorney Lee Merrit alleged that Crews, who was off-duty at the time, approached Ponder in the parking lot and demanded that she apologize to Beane. When she refused, she was detained. Crews wrote in his letter that he intervened at the trustee’s request. He said he felt the dispute was “something I could handle. I was wrong.”

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A Lehigh Acres woman was arrested Monday after police found out she failed to take her toddler daughter to the hospital for a gunshot wound for more than two weeks.The 4-year-old’s father took her to the hospital June 16 after family members noticed the girl limping. At the hospital, doctors found the bullet still lodged inside the child’s foot.

“It’s a pretty severe injury,” said Lt. Jay Rodriguez of the Fort Myers Police Department. Investigators discovered the girl had shot herself while playing with an unsecured gun at a family friend’s home on Palido Street in Dunbar. Police believe the shooting happened between May 31 and June 7.

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A Florida man spent 90 days in jail after police officers who stopped him for driving without headlights said white powder found in his car was cocaine. Karlos Cashe walked out of jail last week after lab results determined the powder in the handyman’s car was actually drywall. Body camera video of the incident shows Cashe, 57, telling the officer in Oviedo that he didn’t realize the lights weren’t on and apologizing for the misunderstanding.

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A former teacher from Ohio has been charged with sexually assaulting her 13-year-old male student on multiple occasions earlier this year.
A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday indicted Brooke Rosendale, 26, on three third-degree felony counts of sexual battery.

According to court filings, the former Riverdale Local Schools educator had inappropriate relations with the teenage boy between January 4 and February 3.

Brooke L. Rosendale, 26, of Bloomdale, is charged with three counts of sexual battery, all third-degree felonies. Prosecutors allege the offenses occurred Jan. 4 and Feb. 3, court documents show.

She was indicted Tuesday by a Hancock County grand jury. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident after it was reported by the girl’s parents on March 12, a detective said.

Ms. Rosendale, a former fifth grade elementary special education teacher, worked for the district for three years, Riverdale Schools Superintendent Eric Hoffman said. In March 2016 she received a one-year contract for the 2016-2017 school year, according to school board meeting minutes.

The incidents did not happen on school grounds, and the girl was not in Ms. Rosendale’s class, but the two knew each other through the school programs, Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle said.

Ms. Rosendale resigned from the district on March 27, Mr. Hoffman said.

Ms. Rosendale couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday.

She is at least the third teacher this year in the northwest Ohio arrested on accusations of having inappropriate relations with students.

In January, Brian Kressbach, a teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School, was arrested on 13 sex-related charges for sexually assaulting three girls who were between the ages of 13 and 15 when the assaults occurred from April, 2016, and January, 2017. He was sentenced Tuesday in Henry County Common Pleas Court to 22 years in prison.

In March, former Springfield High School math teacher Kyle McKinch was arrested for having sex with a student, who was 15 and 16 at the time, between Jan. 29 and Aug. 31, 2016, while working as a teacher at the high school. He was sentenced to three years in prison by Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Ruth Ann Franks on June 22.

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Baltimore County officers were justified in shooting an armed robbery suspect who was fatally shot during a police shootout that seriously injured an officer and a bystander in Dundalk, prosecutors said. Baltimore County Deputy State’s Attorney Robbin S. Coffin said video footage from police and MTA cameras show officers took proper action during their June 7 confrontation with Blaine Robert Erb, 35, on June 7. Officer 1st Class Slocum, a 13-year veteran assigned to Precinct 12 in Dundalk, was shot twice in a lower extremity during the confrontation. She has been released from the hospital, police said June 13. Police said officers were called around 2:49 p.m. June 7 for an armed robbery in progress on Dundalk Avenue near Avon Beach Road. Officers received information that a man had robbed two people at gunpoint. According to MTA bus video obtained by 11 News, Erb got on a bus — at Belclare Road and Dundalk Avenue near the Logan Village Shopping Center — in Dundalk at 2:53 p.m. Just after that, two police officers stopped the bus and got on to talk to Erb and that’s when he pulled a gun and fired a shot at an officer standing at the rear exit. Erb then told everyone to get off the bus.

Erb is then seen in the video with two guns standing in the rear exit, firing in all directions. That goes on for about a minute and a half, at which point he stopped and reloaded. At one point, he walked to the front of the bus and fired some shots and police fired back. Erb eventually made a run for it. Meanwhile outside, a police body camera captured the tense moments. One officer switched from a shotgun to a pistol. Erb went down on a nearby lawn. The officer runs closer, but Erb did not listen to police. “Drop the gun. Drop the gun,” can be heard in the video. Erb was shot, and the gun battle was over. “I actually had to watch it a couple of times because I was a little bit in disbelief,” Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger said. Shellenberger said after reviewing the case, which included social media video, police body-camera video and MTA video there is no doubt the police shooting were justified, and no further action would be taken. “And when you look at all three of those, you get a very complete picture that these officers were justified in using deadly force because not only were their lives in danger, but the lives of many civilians in the area were in danger,” Shellenberger said.

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The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 25-year-old woman they say became impregnated by a young boy in 2014.

Marissa Mowry of Port Richey and the victim were at a Hillsborough County residence in January 2014 when they had sexual intercourse that resulted in a pregnancy, according to officials.

At the time, Mowry was 22-years-old and the victim 11-years-old.

Mowry gave birth to a child in October 2014.

Officials said Mowry and victim continued with their sexual relationship multiple times while the victim was between the ages of 11 and 14-years-old.

After detectives completed their investigation they secured an arrest warrant. Mowry was arrested Tuesday afternoon without incident, charged with sexual battery and transported to the Hillsborough County Jail.

On Wednesday, fourteen additional charges were filed against Mowry. She now faces 3 counts of Sexual Assault by 18 years of age or older Sex Battery Victim under 12 years of age, 11 counts of Sexual Assault by Custodian Sexy Battery Victim 12 years of age and under 18 years of age.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Child Protective Division is assisting in the investigation. The 3-year-old child is being placed with a responsible adult as the investigation continues.

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Former Catholic elementary teacher Christina Albini has been sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to sexual interference — touching the body of a person under the age of 16 for a sexual purpose.

Windsor elementary school teacher pleads guilty to sexual interference

The suspended Christ the King Catholic Elementary School teacher was arrested in July in connection with the relationship. She was taken into custody again in September after police found evidence of alleged child pornography on a cell phone.

Her sentence also includes three years of probation.

“She’s frightened to go to jail,” said Patrick Ducharme, Albini’s lawyer. “But it’s the type of crime that the government insisted that it’s serious enough that people have to go to jail and she accepts that.”

In court, the judge acknowledged Albini’s guilty plea, which spared the victim and victim’s family suffering through a prolonged trial.

“We told the prosecution from day one that this young man would never have to go through testimony,” Ducharme said. “That would be a trauma in and of itself.”

Albini would pick up the boy in her purple Dodge Challenger and take him to her home where they would have sex, according to an agreed statement of facts read in court at the beginning of May.

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As Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman read the sentence, Ky’Andrea Cook’s mother dropped to the floor of the courtroom and wailed. The howls of grief from Cook’s mother were so loud that the judge had to later restate the sentencing for the clerk: 20 years for on a carjacking charge, 15 years for attempted carjacking with a deadly weapon and 15 years for a battery felony. The sentences are concurrent. As part of her plea agreement, a conspiracy charge was dropped. That charge carried a maximum penalty of life in prison. The plea didn’t challenge prosecutors’ assertions in March, when she was a Mainland High School student, Cook lured Perry Nida, a 27-year-old Palm Coast man, to a meeting in South Daytona where he expected to sell her some marijuana and then they would have sex. Nida brought 17-year-old Immanuel Pursel from Palm Coast, who ended up shot by Cook’s boyfriend who was waiting to rob them, investigators said. Cook was arrested April 27 in connection to two violent carjackings and the March shooting of the teen. Detectives believe Cook and several accomplices used the “MeetMe” phone app to lure victims to an area where they would be carjacked, South Daytona police Lt. Dan Dietrich said at the time. When Nida and Pursel went to meet Cook the night of March 22 in South Daytona, Nida became suspicious and hid the marijuana in a bush before picking Cook up, the report states. When she got into the truck, Cook told Nida she had to go get money, and when she returned, a man with a mask got into the backseat


James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has struck again: This time, a senior CNN producer was caught on camera by one of O’Keefe’s investigators admitting that the network’s relentless bashing of President Donald Trump with the Russia scandal lacks proof.

“Could be bullshit. I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now,” the CNN producer, John Bonifield, said in a video O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released on Tuesday, when asked about his thoughts on the Russia investigation. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof. Then they say, well there’s still an investigation going on. And you’re like, yeah, I don’t know. If they were finding something we would know about it. The way these leaks happen, they would leak it.

They’d leak. If it was something really good, it would leak…. The leaks keep leaking and there’s so many great leaks, and it’s amazing. I just refuse to believe that if they had something really good like that that wouldn’t leak because we’ve been getting all these other leaks. So, I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the president is probably right to say, like, look you are witch

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A substitute teacher at an Elizabeth middle school engaged in sexual acts with a student in her car at least twice and exchanged sexually explicit messages with him online, authorities said Friday.

Nataly Lopez, 27, of Elizabeth, was charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park said.

Lopez taught at Nicholas S. LaCorte-Peterstown School No. 3 through Source4Teachers, a Cherry Hill-based vendor providing substitute teaching services to the schools. She was not a district employee.

Lopez was arrested at her home Thursday afternoon and appeared in court Friday to face her charges, prosecutors said. She will have a detention hearing next week.

Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer said the district barred Lopez from entering any school immediately after they heard about the allegations.

“Law enforcement and social service agencies were notified, as was the substitute’s employer,” Hugelmeyer said in a statement.

A spokesman for Source4Teachers said the company is cooperating fully with law enforcement and indefinitely blocked the substitute from working in their partner school districts until the police investigation is finished.

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A former paraprofessional at the Monett school district was arrested on Sunday for alleged sexual contact with a student. Loryn Barclay, 24, of Monett, is charged with four counts of sexual contact with a student by a teacher, two in Lawrence County and two in Barry County.

According to a probable cause report filed by Jay Jastal, officer with the Monett police department who serves as school resource officer, on April 27, he received a tip from an anonymous source about a possible sexual relationship between Barclay and a student.

On May 3, Jastal spoke with the 17-year-old student, who allegedly confirmed he and Barclay had intercourse and oral sex on multiple occasions between November 2016 and January 2017. The interactions allegedly occurred at Monett North Park in Lawrence County and at the student’s family’s home in Monett in Barry County.

On May 4, Jastal spoke with Barclay, and she allegedly said she “had an inappropriate relationship” with a student while employed by the district as a substitute. She said she had intercourse with the student twice at his home and performed oral sex on the student at North Park, each of the incidents occuring between November and December 2016.

Jastal said he spoke with Monett High School Principal David Williams, and he advised the district wished to pursue charges. Jastal said he does not believe any other students were involved with Barclay.

Barclay was first hired as a substitute teacher in the fall semester of 2016, and in November, she was hired as a paraprofessional. She began her teacher assistant role in January and was relieved of her duties on April 27.

“When we became aware of potential involvement with a student, we followed all procedures by informing the Children’s Division,” said Brad Hanson, Monett superintendent. “We had a conversation with her and she was not employed from then on. We learned about it the day of her exit as an employee. We dealt with it swiftly.

“The district followed all compliance issues and followed through with everything we needed to do, and now, we’ll let the legal side do it’s work.”

Hanson said he could not comment if any disciplinary action was taken against the student involved.

Lawrence County Prosecutor Al Don Trotter filed the charges against Barclay on Friday, and she was arrested and booked into the Lawrence County jail on Sunday at 7:51 p.m. Barclay met a $25,000 bond and was released at 8:32 p.m. Sunday.

A hearing is scheduled for July 24 at 9 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert George.

The charges in Barry County were filed on Monday. A warrant has been issued for Barclay with a cash-only bond of 10,000.

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A homeowner in Brentwood, California shot dead two robbers during a home invasion late Wednesday night, June 21. Security footage shows the moment the two men broke into the home. Soon after, there are flashes of light inside the garage as the homeowner fires upon the two robbers. The homeowner then chases the two men outside and continues to shoot The two men were pronounced dead at the scene. The homeowner, who is not being named, is not being charged because he acted in self defense. Nichols said he saw a car drive off after the shooting, suggesting that a getaway driver may be at large. But police wouldn’t say whether they are seeking more suspects.

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Sandusky, OH — A mother and father were on their way home with their 2 week old baby when they were stopped by Sandusky police officers.

Andre Stockett, the father and the passenger in the vehicle, and the man who took the video, has a good understanding of his rights when dealing with police.

Despite the police pulling over the vehicle, for an alleged “traffic violation,” they do nothing to the driver. Her license is run and it comes back valid so they have nothing on them, yet like bullies on the playground they begin ganging up on Stockett.