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The Time J. Edgar Hoover Enlisted the Army to Assist in a Nationwide Manhunt

The bullet that pierced the heart of Patrolman Joe Zanella in a small Pennsylvania town was the opening moment of a crime story with few parallels.

It wasn’t the robberies, rapes, the daring escape or even the cop killing that catapulted Stanley Barton Hoss to the FBI’s most wanted man, but it was the broad daylight kidnapping of the lovely young mother and her child. In a nearly unprecedented step, J. Edgar Hoover enlisted the army to assist in a nationwide manhunt. An engaged public followed the drama by hour, day and week – and year to year … for when all thought the carnage was over, it wasn’t. And how Hoss struck again, in virtually impossible circumstances, and who fell, brought a governor to a funeral and provoked racial divide in a county.

Distinguished by Hoss’s  exceptional cruelty, heartbreak and landmark trials, this story about a resolute criminal is one of superlatives, thick with intrigue, blunder and surprise. It was a guess which legislature more often referenced Stanley Hoss as the perfect reason for capital punishment.

Beyond researching traditional sources and having been granted access to previously sealed state and federal archives, as well as Hoss’s most personal and revealing letters, the author has interviewed scores of individuals who lived the roles depicted on the pages of Born to Lose: Stanley B. Hoss & the Crime Spree That Gripped a Nation (True Crime History). Hoss’s victims of assault and rape, police and prison personnel, assorted cutthroats, the prosecution and defense, judges, the wife, mistress, all have talked for the first time on record.

Yet, it wasn’t precisely what Hoss did in Pennsylvania and Maryland, it was to whom and why and how that his reign of violence has sunk into the psyche of a region. This notable saga is a natural read for any true crime devotee, but will as well captivate an audience drawn to a dark tale that explores – and explains – how occasional human error and the very systems set in place to protect us can so easily be the cause for tragedy.

Multiple locations struck in Mount Morgan crime spree

QUEENSLAND police are investigating a spate of crimes which have occurred in Mount Morgan in the past few days.

A police spokesperson confirmed the town’s two local bowls clubs, Dee Bowls Club and Welfare Bowling Club, were broken into on Monday night.

Both clubs suffered damage during the break-ins and reported alcohol stolen.

A number of vehicles were broken into at the Mount Morgan Hospital between 9.30pm and 11.10pm on Monday.

One private residence suffered external structural damage and another resident reported the theft of their motorbike.

Over the weekend, Mount Morgan Primary School was also broken into.

Police investigations into the incidents are continuing.

Read more at: https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/multiple-locations-struck-in-mount-morgan-crime-sp/3787421/

House associated with Charles Manson murders lists for $1.98 million in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles home that nearly 50 years ago was the scene of two of seven murders in a two-day crime spree by followers of Charles Mansion is for sale, according to listing agent Robert Giambalvo of Redfin. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence lists for $1.98 million.

Several of Manson’s cult members murdered Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in the house in Los Angeles’s Los Feliz section in August 1969, the night after killing actress Sharon Tate and four others at her Los Angeles home. Why the LaBiancas were targeted has never been discovered. Manson initially was sentenced to death for the murders but resentenced in 1977 to life in prison after California abolished its death penalty. He died in

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/07/23/manson-murder-house-los-angeles-lists-million/

Police believe three involved in Saugus crime spree – Itemlive

SAUGUS — Saugus Police believe three people are responsible for a string of robberies and car break-ins over the past week-and-a-half. 

While no arrests have been made, Interim Saugus Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti said charges are pending for three different suspects. He declined to identify the suspects until the charges are approved in court.

“Once we confirm that those charges have been filed, we will release additional details,” said Giorgetti. “But we have identified, we believe, three different individuals responsible for similar crimes in three different areas.” 

Paul Spadafora, a Warren Street resident, was one of the victims in the series of robberies. He awoke to an intruder robbing his Warren Street home last weekend, he said. Spadafora described the suspect as tall and thin with black hair. A neighbor caught the same suspect on a home surveillance video attempting to break into vehicles on a nearby street. 

The Spadaforas weren’t the only ones. 

Last

Read more at: https://www.itemlive.com/2019/07/22/police-believe-three-involved-in-saugus-crime-spree/

Police track down clumsy bank robber

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Man Charged With Going On Crime Spree In Waukegan Area

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CBS) — A Gurnee man out on parole for felony theft was back in jail Monday, after police said he went on a crime spree.

David G. Walker Sr., 57, was accused of trying to steal a small construction vehicle called a skid-steer loader from the parking lot in the 35800 block of North Northern Avenue in unincorporated Waukegan this past Thursday afternoon, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s office

Walker ended up leaving without the skid-steer, authorities said.

And then early Saturday morning between 1:30 a.m. and 3 a.m., Walker was seen breaking into cars in the 1500 block of Wilson Avenue, the 1400 block of North Avenue, and the 1300 block of North Jackson Street in Waukegan, authorities said.

Walker then drove to a motel in the 600 block of North Green Bay Road in Waukegan where sheriff’s detectives apprehended him, authorities said. Walker backed the 2005 Ford F150 he

Read more at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/07/22/man-charged-with-going-on-crime-spree-in-waukegan-area/

Augusta man accused in 2016 crime spree pleads guilty

An Augusta man accused of going on a crime spree in 2016 that included a drive-by shooting that left a man disabled pleaded guilty Monday to some of the crimes.

Chase Q. Lawson, 22, pleaded in Richmond County Superior Court to influencing a witness, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. sentenced him to 20 years in prison followed by 10 years on probation.

Assistant District Attorney Ricky Coates said Charles Greene was in a home on Massoit Court on May 16, 2016, when he was shot in the head. Doctors could not remove the bullet, and it causes Greene to have seizures, Coates said. He has no idea why anyone would want to shoot him.

Coates said the charge of influencing a witness concerned Lawson’s calls from jail to a victim

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Ringleader in I.E. Robbery Spree Pleads Guilty to Holding AutoZone Workers at Gunpoint, Stealing $11K in Cash

A Moreno Valley man who masterminded at least 15 armed robberies of AutoZone stores across the Inland Empire — stealing about $11,000 in cash — pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday, authorities said.

Daeon Raishawn Cox, 19 is seen in a photo released by Riverside police on Dec. 14, 2018.

Daeon Raishawn Cox is being held in federal custody and faces up to 27 years in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 7, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. He will spend at least seven years in prison since that’s the mandatory minimum sentence.

Cox, 21, struck a plea deal with prosecutors in which he admitted to robbing several retail stores at gunpoint spanning a time last year between Sept. 5 and Dec. 13. Federal officials have described him as a ringleader in

Read more at: https://ktla.com/2019/07/22/ringleader-in-i-e-robbery-spree-pleads-guilty-to-holding-autozone-workers-at-gunpoint-stealing-11k-in-cash/