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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.

Tulsa Hills Crime Spree Ends With Man In Custody

TULSA, Oklahoma –

A man is now in custody following a string of armed robberies in the Tulsa Hills area.

The crime spree started behind a Lowe’s near 71st and Highway 75 around 8:00 Friday morning.

Police said the robber targeted a total of five victims before taking off into the woods.

Video shows police searching a wooded area for the suspect, 21-year-old Jimmie Moore Jr. 

Police said he went on a crime spree, first trying to rob two Lowes employees.

“Officers went in the area, took the reports necessary, but the suspect was already gone. Unique thing about this suspect is that he was described as having camouflage clothing, a skull mask and a long-barreled gun,” said Sergeant Shane Tuell with Tulsa Police.  

Later in the day, a second robbery was reported behind Lowes. 

Police said Moore robbed a Lowe’s vendor, but

Read more at: http://www.newson6.com/story/36871881/police-investigating-reports-of-armed-robberies-in-tulsa-hills-area

Man arrested after crime spree, randomly throwing objects at victims

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Auto burglary crime spree hits Verde Village

VERDE VILLAGE – Eleven victims’ vehicles were burglarized during a Wednesday night crime spree in Verde Village. In every instance, the vehicles were left unlocked.

Just after 5 a.m. Thursday, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Verde Village units No. 2 and No. 4 for reported vehicle burglaries.

The burglaries were discovered as residents prepared to drive to work or while deputies canvassed the area, according to a YCSO news release.

Deputies believe that the suspect(s) were likely in the area between the late night hours on Nov. 15, and the morning of these reports.

According to YCSO, 11 victims’ vehicles were located in the following areas: the 2600 and 2700 block of Cliff View Drive; the 4400 block of East Vista Drive; the 2600 block of Mesa Lane; the 4400 and 4500 block of Western Drive; and the 4100 block of Mission Lane.

One of the residents

Read more at: https://www.verdenews.com/news/2017/nov/17/auto-burglary-crime-spree-hits-verde-village/

One-man crime spree terrorizes northeast neighborhood – Post


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One-man crime spree terrorizes northeast neighborhood | Crime … – Post


Business Reporter

Jeff has worked at newspapers as a reporter, columnist, editor, photographer and copy editor since 1992. He started at the Post Bulletin in 1999. Kiger is the PB’s business reporter and writes a daily column, “Heard on the Street.”

TV on a true-crime spree – Lansing State Journal

Joe Berlinger has spent decades in a distant corner of the TV landscape.

He makes documentaries, in a world that prefers adventure and comedy. He’s drawn praise, prizes (two Emmys, an Oscar nomination) and little attention … until recently.

“I’ve never been busier,” he said.

That’s because of the surge in true-crime stories. It peaks this weekend with:

“Cold Blooded,” his two-part documentary on Sundance; the first half is 9-11 p.m. Saturday, both halves are 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday. This is based on the case

Read more at: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/entertainment/television/2017/11/17/tv-true-crime-spree/107773192/

TV on a true-crime spree

Joe Berlinger has spent decades in a distant corner of the TV landscape.

He makes documentaries, in a world that prefers adventure and comedy. He’s drawn praise, prizes (two Emmys, an Oscar nomination) and little attention … until recently.

“I’ve never been busier,” he said.

That’s because of the surge in true-crime stories. It peaks this weekend with:

“Cold Blooded,” his two-part documentary on Sundance; the first half is 9-11 p.m. Saturday, both halves are 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday. This is based on the case

Read more at: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/entertainment/television/2017/11/17/tv-true-crime-spree/107773192/

Police probe three-month crime spree – Times

THOMASVILLE — A Thomasville Police Department (TPD) investigation that began in August continues as detectives constantly gather intelligence in cases that span three months.

Numerous incidents of nighttime commercial burglaries, stolen vehicles and entering autos have occurred in the U.S. 19 South area, said Sgt. Toby Knifer, assistant commander of the TPD Criminal Investigations Division. Some have occurred in unincorporated areas just outside the city.

Culprits are stealing everything from firearms and money to golf carts and other vehicles, Knifer said, adding that most of the vehicles stolen had keys in them.

Intelligence shows the incidents might possibly be related.

Three golf carts stolen from a 19 South business were found a short time later off Cassidy Road. Knifer said the vehicles did not travel on a highly-visible route to the other side of town, but along paths and back roads.

“We’re processing the golf carts for evidence and looking at surveillance video to identify

Read more at: http://www.timesenterprise.com/news/local_news/police-probe-three-month-crime-spree/article_54aefb6b-b8bb-593f-9f04-2c37474605f4.html

Man arrested in October ‘meth-fueled crime spree’ named in three grand theft auto cases

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An overview of 2016 crime statistics recorded by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office show rates are well below the state average.
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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A Vero Beach man arrested last month in the midst of what Sheriff Deryl Loar called a “meth-fueled crime spree” was named in three grand theft auto cases, according to arrest warrants served Tuesday.

Andrew Allen Brown, 28, of the 1400 block of 16th Avenue, was arrested Oct. 20 and charged

Read more at: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/crime/indian-river-county/2017/11/16/man-arrested-october-meth-fueled-crime-spree-named-three-grand-theft-auto-cases/870616001/