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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.

UPDATE: Suspect in Shandon crime spree arrested

UPDATE (6:20 p.m.) – Larry Harvey, the suspect in several vehicle thefts and a home burglary in Shandon, was arrested early Friday evening, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s officials say Harvey was spotted outside a home in the 100 block of South 7th St. in Shandon and ran when deputies arrived on scene.

He reportedly led deputies on a chase through the nearby riverbed, into backyards, and through a home. 

Sheriff’s officials say he was apprehended near the intersection of Calle Carmelita and E. Centre St. and taken into custody.


UPDATE (5:10 p.m.) – The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says Larry Harvey, the man suspected of stealing several cars and breaking into a Shandon home, remains at large.

The shelter-in-place order for Shandon Elementary and the high school was lifted when school let out for the day. 


UPDATE (11:15 a.m., 9/21/18) – The San Luis Obispo County

Read more at: http://www.ksby.com/story/39133419/sheriffs-deputies-search-for-vehicle-thief-in-shandon

New charges filed in 2017 Minot crime spree – KFYR

MINOT, N.D. – Prosecutors have filed new charges in a January 2017 crime spree in Minot, after investigators learned of new evidence in the case.

They have charged 28-year-old Randolph Garbutt with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of burglary, according to court records.

Police arrested Garbutt and 26-year-old Javontez Barnes following an investigation into an attempted robbery at a Minot grocery store, and a separate incident where a man suffered a gunshot wound to the spine and a woman was knocked unconscious.

Prosecutors initially charged Barnes with attempted murder and assault in the second incident, but following a later interview with Barnes, they dropped those charges against him and filed the new set of charges against Garbutt.

Barnes struck a plea deal on other charges he faced in the case, and a second case file against him has since re-opened.

Garbutt is already in custody in the North Dakota State

Read more at: https://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/New-charges-filed-in-2017-Minot-crime-spree-494005581.html

Construction workers chase down suspect in Vancouver carjacking crime spree

Vancouver police said a man is in custody following a wild, multi-block crime spree in the downtown core on Friday morning.

Police said they received calls about someone pepper-spraying a man in a parking lot at Cambie and Pender streets then driving off in the victim’s car.


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The suspect ran from the car and was chased down by a group of construction workers, who were also pepper-sprayed but were still able to hold the man down until police arrived.

Police said they will be recommending a number

Read more at: https://globalnews.ca/news/4474480/construction-workers-chase-down-suspect-in-vancouver-carjacking-crime-spree/

Bank robber disguises himself as Muslim woman during crime spree

Police are hunting a man who dressed up in a hijab to rob a bank.

The suspect pretended to be a Muslim woman after getting inspiration from a similar robbery that took place in June.

He allegedly hit DenizBank bank, in Linz, Upper Austria, and another bank in Vienna, while wearing the disguise that included pinstripe trousers.

The suspected robber, who was armed with a pistol, was also wearing glasses and a latex mask with red lips.

He made is getaway in Linz on a grey scooter after stealing cash.


Pic shows: The hijab bank robber with the trolley Police have offered almost 2,000 GBP as a reward for any clues about the identity of a male bank robber dressed as a Muslim woman in a hijab after a similar suspect was also arrested. Austrian police have issued a reward of 2,000 EUR<p data-recalc-dims=Read more at:
https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/21/bank-robber-disguises-himself-as-muslim-woman-during-crime-spree-7968138/

Three charged in cab crime spree

A federal grand jury this week returned a 15-count indictment against three people who investigators said were responsible for a four-day robbery spree targeting service stations and taxi drivers.

Prosecutors used the Hobbs Act statutes to charge Nickie M. Foster, Marquel L. Johnson and Martell Ford in the crimes which spanned from Aug. 22 through Aug. 25. The act covers crimes of violence where criminals use or actually fire a gun during the incident.

According to court records, someone called United Blue Taxi and asked to be taken to South 14th and W. Washington streets on Aug. 22. At the drop-off location, records show the passenger pulled out a silver handgun and demanded the driver’s money.

“You have two minute, give me the stuff!” the criminal complaint said the person told the driver.

Nearly six hours later, the records show, a similar scenario played out.

“After driving a few car lengths,

Read more at: https://www.wisn.com/article/three-charged-in-cab-crime-spree/23345559

How the deputy killer’s 27-mile crime spree began on the streets of Wichita

Thirteen hours before Robert Cody Greeson died in a gunfight that fatally wounded sheriff’s Deputy Robert Kunze, Greeson attacked an 18-year-old Wichita man in his driveway and drove off in his car.

The carjacking was the beginning of Greeson’s ultimately deadly spree.

Greeson’s string of crime scenes would stretch 27 miles from southwest Wichita to northwest Sedgwick County. It ended Sunday afternoon when a mortally wounded Kunze — already shot by Greeson — shot down Greeson north of Garden Plain.

Sheriff’s investigators tracked Greeson’s path by connecting his crimes.

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On Thursday, five days after Greeson vaulted onto 18-year-old Resley Simone in the darkness in his driveway, the young man was still processing what had happened to him and the deputy.

Read more at: https://www.kansas.com/latest-news/article218758460.html

Two arrested, one sought in Valley crime spree

Vermont State Police have arrested two and are seeking a third person charged with a rash of breaking and entering crimes in The Valley, Rochester and Central Vermont.  Trooper Isaac Merriam reported that on August 31 Brian Richardson, 53 of Rochester, Lynn Gilman, 52 of Rochester and Scott Griffin, 40 of Waitsfield are charged with multiple crimes.

This summer, troopers from the Vermont State Police Middlesex Barracks received an increased number of reports of burglaries in the towns of Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston and Roxbury. The victims have included private residences, businesses and government buildings such as the Warren Town Offices. Items reported stolen included firearms, jewelry, gas cans, tools, antiques and cash.

An ongoing investigation determined Lynn Gilman, Scott Griffin and Brian Richardson were working together to burglarize these locations in order to sell items for cash, which they then used to purchase drugs. Trooper Merriam said that some of the stolen

Read more at: https://www.valleyreporter.com/stories/12825-two-arrested-one-sought-in-valley-crime-spree

Eight youths arrested after alleged crime spree between Auckland …

A 13-year-old is among eight youths arrested in Whangārei after an alleged crime spree stretching from Auckland to Whangārei.

Sergeant Ryan Gray said four cars were stolen from South Auckland on Wednesday.

The group of teenagers are alleged to have gone on a series of ram raids and burglaries at numerous commercial properties and shops as they travelled to Whangārei overnight.

The first of the four cars was found dumped south of Kaiwaka around 7.30am today. A second car was found dumped in Te Mai Rd, Horahora about an hour later.

At midday, the third car was found in Hospital Rd after members of the public reported suspicious behaviour. It is alleged the youths were trying to break into parked cars.

After a short chase around nearby streets four of the youths were caught by officers.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12128768