Operation Blind Date, an Internet child sex sting operation run by Osceola County detectives, netted 10 suspects charged with soliciting sex from a child via the Internet and ‘other sex-related crimes,’ officials said today.

The operation went on or four days and had detectives posing as juveniles online.

The men who were collared actually traveled to a location in Kissimmee to meet and have sex with who they thought was a young girl, and one even brought his two-year-old child along.

Authorities said quite a few of the suspects were very descriptive about what they wanted to do when they met ‘her’.

Osceola County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Twis Lizasuain said, “The scary part of it is, we caught 10 individuals. But we chatted with many, many other individuals that either couldn’t make arrangements, or didn’t make arrangements to meet what they thought was a juvenile.”

The following are those who were arrested:
– Jonathan Diperna, 25, of Davenport
– Eliot Libby, 32, of Poinciana
– Anthony Maisonave, 22, of Ocoee
– Steven Morales, 24, of Kissimmee
– Steve Nichols, 23, of St. Cloud
– Alfonso Pena-Nopal, 38, of Lake City
– Eric Redmond, 37, of St. Cloud
– Chad Valenti, 32, of Orlando
– Carlshay Williams, 20, of Winter Park
– Christopher Wilson, 28, of Sarasota.

They were all booked into the Osceola County Jail.




Brevard County deputies were trying to arrest Mary Derossett during a prostitution sting when her uncle, John Derossett, pulled out a gun and opened fire, critically injuring an undercover officer.

Mary was arrested on charges of prostitution, while her uncle was arrested on charges of attempted murder. But it’s what came to light during the investigation that has caused more than a little disgust.

Investigators were going through Mary’s phone records and found her client list. While looking through it, they happened upon the names of two of their own.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said during a Sunday press conference, “I am absolutely disgusted and sickened by two people that took the oath and office to protect our citizens, violated their oath, and quite frankly, did everything they could to embarrass themselves and the great profession we serve in.”

“It’s my goal to dishonor them as much as possible. In fact, they dishonored themselves, and I’m gonna help them along the path,” he continued.

The case is now in the hands of the state’s attorney’s office, but they have been asked that the two be prosecuted ‘to the fullest extent of the law’.

One of them had been with the department for 14 years; the other, nearly two years. They both admitted their guilt and have been fired.

Due to Florida statute policies, the deputies’ names have been withheld thus far.



A Florida woman beat an elderly man over the head a staggering 15 to 20 times in a bid to rob him.

Stephanie C. Ross watched him unloading groceries from his car before unleashing the barrage on him. She demanded money as she struck him, then dragged him to a bedroom.

She used clothing and packing tape to bind his arms and legs before pulling his wallet out, rifling through it, finding his ATM card, then demanding the PIN from him. She threatened to kill him if he didn’t give it to her.

She gagged and blindfolded him before leaving the apartment.

It’s not entirely clear how the police were made aware of the situation, but they found her only a block or so away from his home. In her possession was his ATM card and two cellphones.

He’s been hospitalized and was in stable condition at last update.

Stephanie Ross has been charged with false imprisonment, armed robbery, and assault and battery.



A married couple in India lured a 17-year-old girl to a hotel room with the promise of a job. She got a lot more than she bargained for.

Delhi police say that the couple approached her after hearing she was looking for work, then booked her into a hotel room. Then the husband and ten of his friends raped her for several hours. She was trapped in the same room for over three days.

Six of the 11 have been arrested after she managed to escape and got to police. The department raided the hotel and was able to get surveillance camera footage from the hotel.

The other five men remain at large.



People walking their dogs heard whimpering. When they finally narrowed down where it was coming from, they couldn’t believe their eyes.

They found a box in a trash bag and opened it. The smell alone knocked them back for a moment, but the sight was even worse. Inside, they found a tiny little neglected Staffordshire bull terrier cross puppy that had apparently been left to die there.

The smell was caused by the poor animal urinating and defecating on itself in the enclosed space, starving so much that it had actually gnawed on the box for some semblance of sustenance.

It was skin and bones, horribly malnourished and severely dehydrated. It was in such bad condition, in fact, that vets had trouble determining what its breed was for a while. Those vets determined that the dog likely suffered in that box-in-a-bag for anywhere from a month to eight weeks.

The seven-month-old female puppy was so infected, she couldn’t open her eyes. Her breathing was shallow and she was so weak, she couldn’t lift her own head, much less stand up. Unfortunately, she was unable to be saved.

The owner was tracked down because the dog had been embedded with a microchip. 28-year-old Michelle Brown of Totton claimed, at first, that she thought the dog had died and had buried it in her garden. She eventually confessed the truth.

She was given a 12-week suspended sentence, ordered to pay £630 ($972), and is now banned from keeping animals for the rest of her life.



27-year-old Jeff Rubin has issues. On a 3-hour JetBlue flight from Portland, Oregon to Anchorage, Alaska, he slept most of the time. The problems arose when he woke up.

It seems that about half an hour before landing, Mr. Rubin opened his eyes, stood up, set free his winky, aimed it between two seats in front of him, then let flow a golden arch.

To make things worse, he lost his balance while doing so, fell back, and ended up spraying even more people and personal belongings.

Then he simply went back to sleep.

That’s just how police found him when the plane landed.

He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of criminal mischief and offensive littering, both misdemeanors, before being released on his own recognizance.




A 33-year-old man in Connecticut that was on his way to court to take care of a speeding ticket was arrested yesterday after radar got him going 112 mph – almost 50 miles over the speed limit of 65 mph.

Seth Tichenor was found and pulled over after several drivers called 911 reporting a vehicle ‘traveling in excess of 100 mph and weaving in and out of traffic.’

He’s been charged with negligent driving and speeding and is due in court on October 27th.


Any good mother cares about her precious daughter’s birthdays and wants them to be special – especially milestone birthdays like ‘sweet 16,’ turning ‘legal’ at 18, etc. But Nicola Austen wanted it a little too special for her daughter’s 18th.

This Kent, England resident bought 12 bags of cocaine to make sure her daughter “had a good time” celebrating the occasion back in January. Oh, and being the good mom she is, she threw in a limo.

The police became aware and raided her home in Tunbridge Wells. They found drugs worth around £300/$460 hidden under windowsills.

It may not surprise you to find that Ms. Austen has six priors that, amazingly enough, do include possession with intent to supply. She claims that, yes, she was planning one heck of a night for her daughter.

Nicola Austen told the Daily Mail in a huff, “It’s all been blown out of proportion. I’ve had enough! It isn’t exactly the scoop of the century, is it? It was a party!”

Judging by the price she paid for the stash, it would seem that Ms. Austen’s haul was of near- amazing quality. Apparently she’s only saving that for her daughter’s 21st.

She was given a nine-month suspended sentence and 250 hours of community service.



The chilling 911 call made by 50-year-old Yvonne Ervin made Saturday morning has been released. She was calling with claims that her and her husband’s two sons, 22-year-old Christopher and 17-year-old Cameron were “trying to kill” them.

The two young men, according to Yvonne, had told them that they’d put Xanax in their food and drinks. When asked by the 911 dispatcher how she knew this, she replied, “Because that’s what they said after they started attacking us. That’s what they said.”

When they awoke, the two young men strangled them and then tried to shoot them.

Her husband, Zachary Ervin, had somehow gotten them into the garage long enough to keep them distracted so Yvonne could get upstairs to a phone and call 911.


She told the dispatcher, “We have a shotgun and a pistol in the house, and I can’t find my pistol so I’m assuming they’ve taken it…and they have the shotgun”

Yvonne was both lethargic and frantic during the call – and then she heard them asking “where mom went,” afraid they were going to come find her. Soon thereafter, she’s heard crying out, “The police are on their way! The police are on their way!” The line then goes dead.

Upon officers’ arrival, Zachary stumbled out of the garage and collapsed.

“He had a lot of head and body injuries from blunt force trauma and stab wounds on his back,” says Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Rich Long.

Cameron Ervin exited the house and was immediately detained.

When police entered the home, they found it in shambles. They, according to the incident report, ‘immediately noticed a large amount of blood on the floor.’

They found a shotgun in the basement covered in blood. It was the only weapon that was found.

Yvonne was found lying next to her bed. She, too, had blunt force trauma, ‘but not as severe as [Zachary],’ according to Sgt. Long.

Christopher Ervin was found face-down and unresponsive in an upstairs bathroom. It’s believed that he suffered his injuries as he and his father fought over the shotgun.

He, too, was taken into custody.

Also according to Sgt. Long, it could have been much worse; the boys had ‘introduced natural gas into the house’ and were likely planning on burning the Georgia home down.

Yvonne has been released from the hospital, and Zachary is still being treated for his injuries.

Christopher and Cameron Ervin have both been charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault and two felony counts of first degree arson.

As far as motive for the attack, Yvonne surmised during the 911 call that she didn’t know, but that it ‘could be for insurance money’.




Heather Demonia and Thomas Broome had a heated argument one day. So heated, in fact, that one of them sped off in their vehicle, while the other stormed off on foot. In their rush to get away from each other, they left something important behind – their child.

The baby was left in its car seat on the side of the road where the argument had taken place. A shocked gas station clerk saw what appeared to be a baby’s car seat sitting there, went to investigate, and found a nine-month-old lying in it with just a bottle and a jar of Vaseline.

It was ten solid minutes before the tiny child’s mother, Heather, returned to get it from the gas station. She demanded her baby back, but the clerk, Angela Bumbalough, wasn’t 100% sure that she was the mother.

Soon thereafter, the baby’s father, Thomas, returned to the gas station. The Sheriff’s office was called and they were both arrested on charges of reckless conduct.

Nicole Bailes with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office said that there are signs of neglect on the child and that they’ll be seeking additional charges against the couple.

The child has been put in protective custody.



Late Monday evening, Waco police pulled over a 1998 Toyota Land Rover with a man and a woman inside. During said stop, they discovered just over two and a half grams of meth under the driver’s seat and arrested 30-year-old Gabriel Garcia for possession of methamphetamine in a drug-free zone (because the stop was within a thousand feet of an elementary school).

Then they got to the female passenger – 31-year-old Ashley Cecilia Castaneda. 29.5 grams of meth were found in her purse along with a set of digital scales. She was arrested on the same charge.

But it’s what she revealed to the officers as she was being transported to McLennan County Jail that has received the most attention – she had a loaded Smith and Wesson .22-caliber semi-auto handgun stashed in her vagina.

The officers then pulled the car over and got a female officer on the scene to retrieve the gun. It had one round in the chamber and a full magazine.

Needless to say, she was then given an additional charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon.

Ashley and Gabriel remain in the McLennan County Jail in lieu of $31,000 and $10,000 bonds, respectively.




Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, sometimes referred to as G.I. Joe by those in his community, was a police officer with 32 years of experience, slain by what has been described only as two white males and one black male on September 1st during a foot pursuit after answering a call for suspicious activity.

30-year-old Kristin Kiefer threw a major monkey wrench into the search for his killers when she fabricated a story – a story she came up with the sole purpose of getting attention from the family she worked for – which took 85 police officers and a helicopter off of the real manhunt for their fallen brother’s killers – for a grueling five hours.

She called 911 at approximately 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday after she claims she pulled over because she was having car trouble, and was then approached by two ‘suspicious-looking men,’ one white and one black, who tried to get into her car. She went on to claim that they ran off into the nearby cornfield when she picked up her phone to make a call.

She made the call from Volo, which is only about five miles from Fox Lake, where Lt. Gliniewicz had been killed. It’s precisely why she chose the spot, actually.

When the plethora of officers and resources turned up nothing in their search, she finally admitted she’d made the whole thing up; she’d ‘just wanted the attention of the family’ she served as a nanny for.

Her arrest came just hours after hundreds of people had gathered to remember Lt. Gliniewicz.

She’s been charged with two counts of disorderly conduct for falsifying a police report, and is currently being held pending a bond hearing.

The hunt for his three killers continues.


UPDATED November 4, 2015:

The officer’s death has been ruled a suicide.





24-year-old Arielle Engert was pulled over for suspected DUI just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30th, in Clearwater, Florida. Unfortunately for her, however, this was just the beginning of her problems.

After failing the field sobriety tests and blowing a blood alcohol content over twice the legal limit and then admitting to having a bit of weed in her purse, it seemed she’d do anything to get out of the charges. Well, actually, it was primarily one thing she was offering to do – and she attempted to offer just that – three different times to three different officers. Ariella apparently believed she excelled at the oral arts.


Officer Brian Sudbrink transported her to the county jail and was the first to receive her offer to ‘perform fellatio and other sex acts’ if he’d drop the two misdemeanor charges. He declined. As she was being processed into the facility, a small bag of cocaine was found in her bra. This added charges of possession of narcotics and introduction of contraband into a detention facility, both felonies, to her charges. With the new charges came, you guessed it, two new offers to the two officers booking her – Officer Obed Munoz and Officer Eric Biddle – both of whom also declined.

So…three counts of bribery were added to her two misdemeanors and two felonies, for a total of seven charges in all.

Apparently finding humor in all of this, judging by the smile in her mugshot, Ms. Engert was released after posting $5,150 bond on Tuesday, September 1st. She’s due back in court on September 24th.




On Friday, August 28th, at 11:30 a.m., Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a possible domestic disturbance. When they arrived, they found a woman bleeding from a wound on her head and holding a baby who they say appeared to have possibly been injured as well.

Soon thereafter, a man by the name of Michael Thomas saw the deputies chasing a man and busted out his cell phone to record the situation.

“I was watching and wondering what was going on, but I couldn’t figure it out. I was like, with the things going on in the world, like different type of shootings with cops and different things like that, so I was like, ‘Well, maybe I can catch something with my camera,'” he told KSAT, an ABC affiliate out of San Antonio station that he purportedly sold the exclusive footage to.

The deputies, since identified as Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez, claim they tried to use non-lethal means to subdue the suspect, now identified as 41-year-old Gilbert Flores, but that the non-lethal force, Tasers and shields, didn’t have the desired effect, according to the sheriff’s office.

Gilbert Flores

In the video, we see the shirtless suspect running through a front yard. The deputies follow him there. He then raises his hand and is shot. He was shot twice and died at the scene.

“He kind of just put his hands in the air. After he put his hands in the air, they shot him,” Michael Thomas added.

The Sheriff’s Office held a press conference Friday to discuss the shooting.

Susan Pamerleau, Bexar County Sheriff said, “Certainly what’s in the video is a cause for concern, but it’s important to let the investigation go through its course so that we can assure a thorough and complete review of all that occurred.”

The incident was only hours old at the time, so not a lot of information was readily available.

What we have learned, according to the Sheriff Pamerleau, was that Flores had allegedly injured an 18-month-old child and woman who were inside the home at the time.

“Two deputies attempted to arrest the individual and he resisted. They also used, tried to use, non-lethal force weapons to try and detain him, and after a lengthy confrontation, both deputies fired shots,” she said.

She also acknowledged that a video had surfaced and had been shared with the media. She went on to ask for anyone else that may have witnessed and/or had video of the incident, to please contact them immediately.

The man that captured the cellphone footage said he hopes his video helps the investigation.

“When things happen like that, I actually like to look into them and kind of see what’s the real story, instead of what people are just kind of saying,” he said.

The deputies, who have both been with the sheriff’s office for over 10 years, have been placed on administrative leave during the investigation into the shooting. This is standard procedure with the agency after an deputy-involved shooting.


Port Clinton, OH – It happened Wednesday evening at the Lakeview Estates apartment complex in Port Clinton, and it was all captured by security camera.

Officers say Bradley Weinheimer was walking through the buildings with a knife, which he refused to drop.

When Weinheimer walked into a parking lot, the video shows uniformed officers chasing after him and drawing their tasers.

The suspect does not appear to drop the knife, prompting police to taser him.

He then dramatically falls to the pavement.

Weinheimer was later taken to the hospital, checked out and released.


A former Valley Brook police officer was jailed Tuesday, accused of sex crimes with an underage girl.

Courtney Breanne Schlinke, 21, was arrested on, and now formally charged with 33 complaints, including 16 counts of rape by instrumentation, nine counts of lewd acts with a child under 16, and eight counts of oral sodomy, records show.


According to Valley Brook police chief Michael Stamp, Schlinke joined the force in March. After quitting her job, she remained in the police academy until her arrest, he added.

She was also arrested on suspicion of burglary, but no charges were filed.



A Miami police officer is under investigation now that it’s come to her bosses’ attention that she used to get freak nasty on camera. 8-year veteran of the Miami PD, 30-year-old Sabine Raymonvil, swears that her porn star days occurred before she joined the police force. However, problems continue since they were made with the help of another Miami PD officer.