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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.

Prosecutors: Hoop fans from Texas went on crime spree after Celtics game

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a group of friends from Texas who flew to Boston last spring for an NBA playoff game committed a series of vehicle thefts and burglaries while in Massachusetts before being caught at the airport with more than $50,000 in their luggage.

One suspect, 29-year-old Fredrick Williams, of Dallas, was held on $500,000 bail after pleading not guilty Thursday to 27 charges.

Prosecutors say the group flew to Boston last May for a game between the Celtics and Cleveland and over two days stole vehicles in Boston, Woburn and Stoughton and broke into six businesses in Boston, Everett, Brockton and Cambridge to steal or try to steal safes or ATMs.

Prosecutors say Williams was seen on surveillance buying crowbars used in the crimes.

His lawyer says purchasing hardware “doesn’t implicate him.”

Read more at: http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180119/prosecutors-hoop-fans-from-texas-went-on-crime-spree-after-celtics-game

Local teenager surrenders in crime spree case – The Union

A 16-year-old Milledgeville teenager, charged with multiple crimes, including shooting at a man who spotted the teen and another individual breaking into a pickup truck parked at his residence, recently surrendered to authorities, The Union-Recorder has learned.

The teen, whose name cannot be released because he is considered a juvenile, reportedly was involved in a Jan. 4 between 5:09 a.m. and 8 a.m. crime spree that included an assault, as well as a car chase with local authorities that ended up with the driver losing control of the vehicle and smashing into the front of a house, and a subsequent manhunt by several different law enforcement agencies.

A second suspect, reportedly involved in the crime spree, still was being sought Thursday, said Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Detective Capt. Brad King.

Authorities do not know his identity or whether or not he is a teenager or

Read more at: http://www.unionrecorder.com/news/local-teenager-surrenders-in-crime-spree-case/article_9bafcc5a-fccf-11e7-8b0c-93ab8025d5a7.html

‘Sarjan Faiz’ gets 66 months’ jail, five strokes over crime spree …

Mohd Faizal Sinorcho, 31, better known as 'Sarjan Faiz', pleaded guilty when the charges were read out to him before Magistrate Khairuddin Anhar Mahmud.  iStock.com pic via AFPMohd Faizal Sinorcho, 31, better known as ‘Sarjan Faiz’, pleaded guilty when the charges were read out to him before Magistrate Khairuddin Anhar Mahmud. — iStock.com pic via AFPRAUB, Jan 19 — A labourer was sentenced to 66 months jail and five strokes of the rotan by the Magistrate’s Court here today after he pleaded guilty to five charges, including impersonating as a policeman, in two separate cases, at the end of last year and in 2016.

Mohd Faizal Sinorcho, 31, better known as ‘Sarjan Faiz’, admitted guilt when the charges were read out to him before Magistrate Khairuddin Anhar Mahmud.

According to the first two charges, Mohd Faizal was accused of abducting a 17-year-old girl

Read more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/sarjan-faiz-gets-66-months-jail-five-strokes-over-crime-spree

‘Sarjan Faiz’ gets 66 months’ jail, five strokes over crime spree

Mohd Faizal Sinorcho, 31, better known as 'Sarjan Faiz', pleaded guilty when the charges were read out to him before Magistrate Khairuddin Anhar Mahmud.  iStock.com pic via AFPMohd Faizal Sinorcho, 31, better known as ‘Sarjan Faiz’, pleaded guilty when the charges were read out to him before Magistrate Khairuddin Anhar Mahmud. — iStock.com pic via AFPRAUB, Jan 19 — A labourer was sentenced to 66 months jail and five strokes of the rotan by the Magistrate’s Court here today after he pleaded guilty to five charges, including impersonating as a policeman, in two separate cases, at the end of last year and in 2016.

Mohd Faizal Sinorcho, 31, better known as ‘Sarjan Faiz’, admitted guilt when the charges were read out to him before Magistrate Khairuddin Anhar Mahmud.

According to the first two charges, Mohd Faizal was accused of abducting a 17-year-old girl

Read more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/sarjan-faiz-gets-66-months-jail-five-strokes-over-crime-spree

Police: Texas Men Took In Celtics Game Before Boston Area Crime …

Police: Texas Men Went To Celtics Game Before Boston Area Crime Spree

‘Crime spree’ suspect in bail court today

OWEN SOUND – 

A 32-year-old Owen Sound man faces 10 charges after what police called a “crime spree” in and around the city.

He is in custody and is scheduled to attend bail court this morning. Police have not released his name.

Acting Det.-Sgt. Craig Matheson issued a news release which recounted a series of crimes.

Police allege their suspect attempted to break into Heritage Place Shopping Centre on the night of Dec. 31 by breaking a glass door and entering the mall but not any of the stores.

The day before, police said, he broke a window of parked vehicle and took power tools from a trailer parked near the mall.

Matheson said police believe the same man then began a crime spree

Read more at: http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2018/01/18/crime-spree-suspect-in-bail-court-today

Man accused of armed robbery spree arrested after leading officers …

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A chase ended with one person in custody Wednesday night in Colorado Springs.

Julian Archuleta, 33, now faces a number of charges and is reportedly linked to a spree of armed robberies.

Colorado Springs police say around 7 p.m. Wednesday, Archuleta robbed a local business in the 3300 block of E. Fountain Blvd. A few hours later, officers spotted his truck driving around a strip mall near Hancock Expressway and Delta Drive.

That’s when officers started following Archuleta’s Dodge pickup truck but when they tried to stop him, he took off.

“We perused the vehicle, and we had to use intervention to make that vehicle stop,” Colorado Springs police sergeant Keith Wrede told 11 News.

The pit maneuvers used by police forced the truck to crash near South Academy Boulevard and Chelton Road, but that

Read more at: http://www.kktv.com/content/news/Police-nab-2-suspects-tied-to-a-crime-spree-of-cell-phone-stores-469864093.html

Police nab 2 suspects tied to a crime spree of cell phone stores

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A chase ended with two people in custody Wednesday night in Colorado Springs, police believe the pair were tied to a number of robberies.

Police noticed the suspect vehicle tied to multiple robberies of cell stores Wednesday night near Delta and Hancock and started to follow it. While following the suspect vehicle, the driver took off and a chase started. Police say they reached speeds of about 65 miles per hour and used a pit maneuver to stop the suspect vehicle in the area of S. Academy and Chelton. The suspects tried running on foot, but only made it about 50 feet before they were taken into custody.

This is a developing story and if more information becomes available this article will be updated.

Read more at: http://www.kktv.com/content/news/Police-nab-2-suspects-tied-to-a-crime-spree-of-cell-phone-stores-469864093.html