FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested a suspected car thief who rammed a police cruiser before leading officers on a chase that hit speeds of 100 mph on central California highways, officials said.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a western Kentucky police officer and stealing his cruiser was arrested Sunday morning in southern Indiana, authorities said.
The suspect was jailed on charges that included assault on a police officer, robbery, theft of a vehicle and possession of a gun by a convicted felon, Owensboro Police said in a statement.
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty in connection with the theft of more than 2,600 checks intended for religious institutions in several states that were deposited into fake bank accounts, a federal prosecutor in Maryland said.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge has refused to dismiss an indictment against a New Orleans tattoo artist accused in a bizarre theft in which a chair-shaped Confederate monument was taken from a cemetery and held for ransom.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The stepmother of a missing New Hampshire girl accused of lying that the child was living with her to collect welfare benefits has been released from jail on bail.
Kayla Montgomery, 31, was released from a Manchester jail on Friday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to the theft of more than $1.8 million from the Maryland company where he worked, according to a federal prosecutor.
Duane G. Larmore, 47, of Salisbury, Maryland, pleaded guilty on Friday to wire fraud conspiracy and to aggravated identity theft, said U.S.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A retired sheriff’s deputy posed as a guest at two Phoenix-area weddings to steal boxes of cards containing thousands of dollars, and is under investigation in a series of similar crimes, authorities said Friday.
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — A man suspected of stealing catalytic converters from vehicles at a suburban Houston apartment complex was fatally shot by police after allegedly pointing a gun at an officer, according to authorities.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An Air Force staff sergeant facing allegations of making violent, antigovernment statements online before stealing ammunition from Fairchild Air Force Base has pleaded not guilty to additional crimes in federal court in Spokane.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Georgia man has been indicted on charges that he used the identities of seven North Carolina residents to forge deeds and have their property fraudulently transferred to him, officials said.
MIAMI (AP) — A former bank branch manager and two men with ties to a Miami-Dade County comissioner are accused of stealing $640,000 from the county, officials said.
They used their positions to apply for county grant money by using names of social service organizations, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said during a news conference on Monday afternoon.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers rose one after another to tell stories on Monday about the recent spike in the number of catalytic converters being stolen in their districts.
The thieves, they said, have been slipping under vehicles, often in the middle of the night, and quickly removing the toxic gas and emissions-reducing devices from engines of school buses, vans used by nonprofit agencies and senior centers, private vehicles, contractors' trucks, and RVs.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Five Chevy Camaros stolen from a General Motors factory in Lansing and valued at about $375,000 have been recovered following a high-speed police chase along a Michigan interstate.
LANSING, Ill. (AP) — Two men suspected in the armed theft of a luxury car have died after jumping into a Chicago-area river while fleeing police.
A 2020 Rolls-Royce that was taken during a carjacking was spotted about 4:40 a.m.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three men have been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 10,000 gallons of fuel from Las Vegas gas stations, according to authorities.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that according to court records, Raidel Amador Blanco, Luis Gomez Medero and Javier Ramos Gomez each are facing charges of theft and conspiracy.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty for their role in an organized retail theft ring that stole about $1 million from stores across California, officials said Friday.
Authorities said Anton Salaam, Marion Paul Tilley and two other suspects stole high-end jewelry from multiple JCPenney and Sam’s Clubs stores in nine counties between September 2020 and February 2021.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama have arrested two people who are accused of breaking into a New Orleans-area estate belonging to Louisiana’s lieutenant governor, stealing from it and setting a fire.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Armed thieves are targetting mountain bikers in the Oakland hills, stopping some of them as they ride along trails and stealing their bicycles at gunpoint, authorities said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-one people have been charged in the past nine days as part of a nationwide enforcement push to root out those who exploit the pandemic through health care fraud schemes, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents, police said.
Demondra Gaines, 27, was arrested Tuesday night on charges of murder, aggravated assault resulting in death and theft of a vehicle, news outlets reported, citing a statement from the Columbia Police Department.
RANDOLPH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been charged with stealing jewelry and other valuable personal items from several different senior living facilities by posing as a health aide.
Randolph Police Chief Anthony Marag said Tuesday that 36-year-old Anne Rose Fleurant of Weymouth faces charges including identity fraud, receiving a stolen credit card and improper use of a credit card.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — One of two former Sedgwick County sheriff’s employees accused of stealing cash, drugs and weapons from the department’s evidence unit has been sentenced to a suspended jail term and one year of probation.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio woman who was finance director for a West Virginia airport has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $49,500 in federal funds from the facility.
Melissa Sue Hall, 46, of South Point, Ohio, pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft from programs receiving federal funds, U.S.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with setting a fire that gutted a Northern California Home Depot, prompted hundreds to flee and filled the sky with smoke was trying to cover up a theft of tools, authorities said Tuesday.
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey prison inmate is facing a manslaughter charge in the death of another inmate over the weekend, authorities said.
Evan Raczkiewicz, 29, of Bradley Beach is charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the death of 49-year-old Daniel Ferrara of Ocean Grove, Monmouth County prosecutors said Sunday.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The former general manager of a central California water district is accused of stealing more than $25 million in federally owned water by exploiting a leak in a canal, prosecutors said Thursday.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An accomplished illustrator of books for children including a work authored by Chelsea Clinton says she is searching for a packet of penguin illustrations that were taken from her unlocked car.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of an east Georgia town has pleaded guilty to felony theft and forgery charges, prompting his immediate removal from office.
Local news outlets report Waynesboro Mayor Greg Carswell pleaded guilty Tuesday in Statesboro to theft by taking, theft by deception and second-degree forgery.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The stepmother of a missing New Hampshire girl accused of lying that the child was living with her to collect welfare benefits pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new, unrelated charges that she received stolen firearms, days after the girl’s father was arrested on similar charges.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Florida man linked to dozens of motorized golf cart thefts in the Upper Midwest was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison.
The FBI began investigating Nathan Rodney Nelson in July 2019 after the Cass County Sheriff’s Office in Fargo, North Dakota, asked for help in solving a series of golf cart thefts starting in 2017 in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
CHICAGO (AP) — The widow of a northern Illinois police officer who killed himself amid an investigation of his alleged theft of thousands of dollars from a youth program was sentenced on Tuesday to two years probation for her role in the scheme.
LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — A former Plymouth County sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing prescription drugs from homes, the sheriff's department and pharmacies.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former Puerto Rico police officer was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison after being found guilty on charges including conspiracy to commit robbery and theft and conversion of government property, one of three ex-policemen charged in the case.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The stepmother of a missing New Hampshire girl accused of lying that the child was living with her to collect food stamp benefits faces new, unrelated firearms charges, days after the girl's father was arrested on similar charges, the attorney general's office said Tuesday.
ANTIOCH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office K-9 was killed in an exchange of gunfire between deputies and a suspect hiding in a crawl space under a home, officials said.
Law enforcement responded to a report of an armed robbery involving the theft of a vehicle on Saturday afternoon in Granville County, WRAL-TV reported.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Patrons attending a South Florida music festival may have gone home with some things missing.
Police officers in Fort Lauderdale said Saturday that they had arrested three men for pickpocketing cell phones from patrons at the Tortuga Music Festival.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay more than $20,000 restitution after defrauding multiple government agencies of pandemic-related jobless funds.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Alexandria police chief was arrested and charged with theft for using city funds to purchase items for his personal use.
After a yearlong investigation, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said the 57-year-old Richard Wyffels, who retired in September 2020, charged more than $65,700 to a city-issued credit card, beginning in December 2014.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman accused of shooting and seriously wounding Lady Gaga's dog walker and stealing her two French bulldogs was mistakenly released from jail and is being sought, authorities said Friday.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and lawmakers were poised Friday to use the state's $220 billion budget to make it easier for judges to incarcerate certain people awaiting trial.
The Democratic-led Senate and Assembly began taking votes Thursday and Friday on parts of the spending plan, which contains a cornucopia of policy initiatives, including pay bumps for health care and home care workers, and suspending the state’s gas tax through December because of high fuel prices.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man accused of killing his girlfriend by causing her to tumble down a flight of the stairs was acquitted Thursday of murder but convicted of stealing a vehicle and sentenced to prison.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A plea offer and a counter offer were recently discussed for the stepmother of a missing New Hampshire girl, who is accused of lying to authorities that the child was living with her in order to collect food stamp benefits, attorneys said in court Thursday.
PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police are investigating the theft of a 7-foot-tall (2.13 meter-tall) metal sasquatch lawn ornament from a home in southern Michigan.
The item crafted from sheet metal was stolen from a home in St.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former caregiver at a long-term care facility in New Hampshire has been sentenced to 7 1/2 to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of identity and credit card fraud, forgery, and theft.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The father of a New Hampshire girl who disappeared in 2019 at age 5 waived his arraignment Wednesday on eight new, unrelated firearms theft charges from that year, and his attorney entered not guilty pleas on his behalf.
NEW YORK (AP) — The new CEO of Hertz says he’s working to fix a glitch in the rental-car giant’s systems that has led to some of its customers being wrongly accused of stealing cars they had rented.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three California Highway Patrol officers who fatally shot a 23-year-old unarmed man in 2020 after he rammed a stolen car into their vehicles in Oakland will not face criminal charges, authorities said Monday.
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A woman in a Hummer crashed into eight police cruisers and injured seven officers during a long, destructive car chase Sunday in Connecticut, authorities said.
The driver was captured after she wrecked the large SUV in Monroe, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away from where the pursuit began in Waterbury.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who swilled wine and stole a book while storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Monday.
Jason Riddle, of Keene, pleaded guilty in November to two misdemeanors, theft of government property, and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former handyman has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the death of a western Pennsylvania woman whose body was found nearly a year after she went missing in 2019.
Douglas Berry, 50, of McKeesport, also pleaded guilty to burglary, theft and receiving stolen property Monday as part of an agreement with Allegheny County prosecutors who agreed to recommend a sentence of 17 to 40 years in state prison.