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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.

Oklahoma Man Sentenced In Branson/ Springfield Crime Spree

An Oklahoma man, whose crime spree began with a carjacking in Branson, and included terrorizing a grandmother and granddaughter at gunpoint in her apartment before he was tasered and arrested inside a Springfield church, was sentenced in federal court Friday.

35-year-old Alberto Colina Jr. of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced 20 years in prison without parole, and also ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution to the victims. Colina pleaded guilty in September to being a felon in possession of a firearm and a single count of stealing a firearm.

Colina’s crime spree began in January 2016 by stealing a truck in Branson which contained a double barrel rifle.

The next day law enforcement were called about a possible burglary at a Branson home. Colina fled and forced his way into an apartment of a 63-year-old grandmother and her 2-year-old granddaughter at gunpoint, hitting the woman in the face with the butt of a rifle.

Read more at: https://newstalkkzrg.com/2018/05/21/oklahoma-man-sentenced-in-branson-springfield-crime-spree/

Sorrento Valley crime spree: 4 arrests, 1 suspect still at large

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Officers arrested four young robbery suspects — including two 15-year-old boys — and were searching for a fifth suspect after the group allegedly went on a crime spree that ended when they crashed while fleeing from a gas station robbery in the Sorrento Valley, police said Monday.

The string of alleged thefts and robberies ended around 9:30 p.m. Sunday after two of the five suspects robbed the 76 gas station at 5706 Miramar Road, just northeast of the Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said. It began some time earlier in the night with a petty theft and then a pedestrian robbery at two other nearby gas stations.

Around 9:30 p.m., after the first two incidents, the five suspects pulled up to the 76 gas station in a gray Hyundai Sonata sedan, and two of them went inside the gas station’s convenience store while the

Read more at: http://www.kusi.com/sorrento-valley-crime-spree-4-arrests-1-suspect-still-at-large/

Teen arrested for going on 24-hour crime spree and shooting married man she met on dating website – KTRK

An Oregon teenager is behind bars after police say she went on a 24-hour crime spree, which included shooting a married man she met on a dating website.

Authorities said the 56-year-old victim was shot after inviting 15-year-old Raelyn Domingo into his home. The victim told police he met Domingo on the dating website called “Seeking Arrangements.”

Court documents said the site markets itself as a place for “sugar babies and sugar daddies.” The victim claims he didn’t know she was a minor and gave her $260 before police said she shot him in the stomach and ran away.

A neighbor, Shanan Gardiner, said, “As details continue to come out we have these text threads exploding on our phones with all the details. I think the biggest shocker was the age being so young.”

Hours later, detectives say Domingo crossed state lines to Washington where she is accused of helping rob and assault a

Read more at: http://abc13.com/teen-accused-of-shooting-married-man-she-met-on-dating-website/3501958/

Man accused of deadly New Orleans crime spree due in court

NEW ORLEANS – A man who police say went on a crime spree that included shooting six people, two carjackings and two armed robberies is expected to be in court Monday.

In total, 25-year-old Charles Williams faces 39 charges, including one count of second-degree murder for shooting 38-year-old Ricky Goins. Other charges include 13 counts of attempted second-degree murder, five counts of armed robbery with a firearm and seven counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.

Investigators say Williams left his father’s home in the 1900 block of St. Roch Avenue and shot two men and a woman on a nearby porch. He then allegedly went to the 1400 block of North Derbigny Street in the 7th Ward and shot another person in the face in a carjacking.

Williams then allegedly stole a second car at gunpoint in the 1700 block of Desire Parkway in the Upper 9th Ward, police say.

At some point

Read more at: https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/man-accused-of-deadly-new-orleans-crime-spree-due-in-court/289-556467986

Crime Spree in Branson Lands Man in Prison for 20 Years

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Crime Spree in Branson Lands Man in Prison for 20 YearsCopyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

A man from Oklahoma man who went on a crime spree in Branson and Springfield in early January, 2016 is sentenced to 20 years in federal

Read more at: http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/crime-spree-in-branson-lands-man-in-prison-for-20-years/1190461690

Unusual clue: Bird poop could solve Ohio crime spree

MEDINA, Ohio (KRON/CNN) – An unusual clue could be the key piece of evidence that solves a multi-county crime spree in Ohio.

Detectives say bird droppings could crack the case and land two burglars behind bars.

Surveillance video shows two masked men inside a fraternal organization where they stole more than $8,000.

The getaway car is a 2018 Chevy Silverado with bird droppings on it.

That bird poop would prove to be a

Read more at: http://www.kron4.com/news/national/unusual-clue-bird-poop-could-solve-ohio-crime-spree/1188002570

Unusual clue: Bird poop could solve Ohio crime spree – KRON

MEDINA, Ohio (KRON/CNN) – An unusual clue could be the key piece of evidence that solves a multi-county crime spree in Ohio.

Detectives say bird droppings could crack the case and land two burglars behind bars.

Surveillance video shows two masked men inside a fraternal organization where they stole more than $8,000.

The getaway car is a 2018 Chevy Silverado with bird droppings on it.

That bird poop would prove to be a

Read more at: http://www.kron4.com/news/national/unusual-clue-bird-poop-could-solve-ohio-crime-spree/1188002570

Pair guilty in murderous south Stockton crime spree

STOCKTON — For 37 minutes Friday afternoon in a Stockton courtroom, all attention was focused on a court clerk reading the lengthy list of verdicts rendered by a jury in the murder trial of two young men who terrorized south Stockton for 10 days nearly three years ago.

When the clerk was finished, Ralph Gamboa, 23, and 18-year-old Jesus Rodriguez had been convicted of the first-degree murders of Luis Zapien, 63, and 28-year-old Javier Rodriguez (no relation); the shooting of a 24-year-old man who lost his vision in one eye; and a spate of robberies and attempted robberies.

Gamboa (Zapien’s killer) and Jesus Rodriguez (convicted of killing Javier Rodriguez) both could receive sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jesus Rodriguez could be eligible for release after 25 years because he was only 16 at the time

Read more at: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20180518/pair-guilty-in-murderous-south-stockton-crime-spree

Pair guilty in murderous south Stockton crime spree – News …

STOCKTON — For 37 minutes Friday afternoon in a Stockton courtroom, all attention was focused on a court clerk reading the lengthy list of verdicts rendered by a jury in the murder trial of two young men who terrorized south Stockton for 10 days nearly three years ago.

When the clerk was finished, Ralph Gamboa, 23, and 18-year-old Jesus Rodriguez had been convicted of the first-degree murders of Luis Zapien, 63, and 28-year-old Javier Rodriguez (no relation); the shooting of a 24-year-old man who lost his vision in one eye; and a spate of robberies and attempted robberies.

Gamboa (Zapien’s killer) and Jesus Rodriguez (convicted of killing Javier Rodriguez) both could receive sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jesus Rodriguez could be eligible for release after 25 years because he was only 16 at the time

Read more at: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20180518/pair-guilty-in-murderous-south-stockton-crime-spree

Limerick burglary suspect was ‘restrained’ by local residents after crime spree

A MAN who broke into several homes and vehicles in a rural village in Limerick was apprehended and detained by local residents pending the arrival of gardai, a court has heard. 

Frank Ryan, aged 24, who has an address at Boherdota, Oola pleaded guilty, earlier this year, to a number of charges relating to offences which happened at several locations in the village during the early hours of January 27, 2016.

During a sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Garda David Higgins said the alarm was raised at around 6.15am after a man was alerted to a noise at the rear of his home.

After going to investigate, the man noticed his garden shed was open and that a set of golf clubs were missing.

Garda Higgins told Lily Buckley BL, prosecuting, the man then saw “a fella in dark clothes and hoodie” across the road.

He alerted a neighbour and both men located and restrained the suspect who

Read more at: https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/313720/limerick-burglary-suspect-was-restrained-by-local-residents-after-crime-spree.html