Monthly Archives: January 2017

Man sentenced for ‘reign of terror’ crime spree

By Shurtz, Delon on February 1, 2017.

Delon Shurtz

Lethbridge Herald

A Lethbridge man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for committing three robberies during a short crime spree in 2015.

Although Jacy Brandon Paul Naugler pleaded guilty in December, his case was adjourned until Monday when he was sentenced to 40 months in a federal penitentiary.

The robbery spree began Oct. 14, 2015 when he walked up to a woman at an ATM and demanded $1,000. After the woman withdrew $40, Naugler took the money and left.

At about 12:56 a.m. Oct. 15 Naugler entered Pizza 73 on 21 Street North and asked for change for $40. The attendant opened the cash register but only had denominations of $5 and $20 and couldn’t provide the change.

Naugler, 25, showed the knife he was carrying, but the attendant ran out the back of the store. Naugler attempted to grab cash

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West Vancouver police tied up with all-day crime spree

Two people are facing a slew of charges after what West Vancouver police are calling a crime spree unlike any other they’ve seen before.

Officers spent much of the day Saturday on the trail of a couple now accused of robbery, multiple car thefts, dangerous driving, theft, evading police and possession of stolen property.

The ordeal began just before noon when someone alerted Squamish RCMP to a suspicious-looking couple in a Mercedes in Lions Bay. When officers arrived, the Benz had been ditched and an older Oldsmobile was reported stolen.

Expecting the suspects to come through town, West Vancouver officers began their hunt, said Const. Jeff Palmer, West Vancouver police spokesman.

After a minor collision with an unmarked police car, officers opted to not get drawn into a chase but rather cut off possible escape routes by closing down lanes on all the roads that run out of West Vancouver, resulting in traffic chaos.


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No trial for suspect in Kelowna crime spree – Okanagan …


A man charged in connection with a dramatic series of violent events in downtown Kelowna last year will not go to trial because of his mental state at the time.

In April, a man was assaulted after he refused to hand over his vehicle keys to the suspect. The assailant then stole a young girl’s backpack, attacked her father, and drove away in a car.

Shortly afterwards, a police vehicle was broad-sided by the car, with the suspect striking the officer through the driver side window.

Mark Andrew fines was arrested with the help of civilian witnesses and charged with five offenses. After a psychiatric evaluation, a judge has now ruled Fines is not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder.



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Judge allows evidence against man charged in crime spree

BRENTWOOD — A judge refused to throw out evidence against a former Raymond man facing charges for an alleged crime spree that began months after he was released from state prison and spanned from Seabrook to Hancock.

Epping police were able to identify Michael Munroe, 32, as a suspect in an assault and robbery that happened in their town last March 18 after he was briefly detained by Manchester police.

Munroe is facing a felony count of robbery for allegedly taking part in assaulting Seth Nash, taking his cellphone and wallet.

Munroe was charged alongside Samantha Norton, 31, of Raymond and Matthew Gelinas, 34, of Manchester for allegedly robbing Nash while they were inside a cabin on his property.

Judge Marguerite Wageling said Epping police were within their rights to show a photo to Nash that Manchester police had taken of Munroe for a photo lineup.

Another witness

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3 arraigned in lower Michigan after crime spree across UP


CHEBOYGAN – The three people apprehended Thursday following a crime spree across the Upper Peninsula have been charged in Cheboygan County Court with numerous felonies.

Their trip across the U.P. began after the trio stole a vehicle in Mellen, Wis., according to authorities.

Arraigned Friday were Norman Kastan, 44, and Kensey Kaseno, 28, both of Mellen, and Rachel Greenwood, 21, of Park Falls.

A be on the lookout warning was issued by police Wednesday at 7:37 p.m. for the U.P. and Lower Peninsula for the stolen vehicle.

Across the U.P., a camp was broken into near Ewen, in Ontonagon County. Firearms and other valuables were stolen.

The suspects’ vehicle was spotted crossing the Mackinaw Bridge, heading south into Cheboygan County. A high-speed chase then ended at Mullet Lake, where the three suspects ran out onto the ice.

Two were apprehended, but the third ran off, along with a German shepherd from the truck,

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Suspect At Center Of Santa Cruz Mountains Crime Spree Identified …

SANTA CLARA COUNTY (CBS SF) — A 21-year-old man has been identified by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office as the suspect who allegedly robbed a bank in Scotts Valley on Thursday and evaded police during a crime spree in the Santa Cruz Mountains until his arrest Friday.

Cruz Vargas was arrested in connection with a crime spree that started shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday when a Bank of America at 4525 Scotts Valley Drive was robbed.


A Scotts Valley police officer shot at the suspect during a pursuit on state Highway 17 that led to an hours-long manhunt and the shutdown of the highway, sheriff’s officials said.

Around 10 p.m., the suspect later identified as Vargas allegedly broke into a home in the Redwood Estates area and stole a woman’s minivan

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Police in South Brunswick stop crime spree with help from public …

Thanks to observant neighbors, three suspects were arrested after they allegedly burglarized a home in the Kendall Park area of South Brunswick on Friday afternoon.

At about 12:20 pm., resident Maria Doherty saw a suspect break a rear window and enter into a neighbor’s home on Cambridge Road. She told her husband, Thomas Doherty, who immediately called 911. He then stepped out of his home to see if he could observe the suspect and saw a dark car with tinted windows driving slowly up and down the street. Officers were responding in the neighborhood when Doherty observed the suspect emerge from the home and run. He chased the suspect, who then jumped into the dark colored vehicle halfway down Cambridge Road. Thomas told the 911 dispatcher the vehicle fled on Springdale Road towards New Road. Seconds later, South Brunswick Police Officer Mike Leung and Sergeant Eric Buraszeski observed the vehicle, a

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Qld robber uses shotgun in crime spree

An armed robber has gone on a crime spree on the Sunshine Coast, using a shotgun to blast his way into a tavern before using it to threaten staff at two other businesses nearby.

Police say he used the weapon to break into a Caloundra tavern where he tried but failed to steal cash from an ATM about 1.30am on Monday. He later used the shotgun to rob a Glenview service station, and a fast-food outlet on the Bruce Highway in the Glasshouse Mountains.

He remains on the run and police are looking for a dark green/grey Holden Commodore, with bumper bar damage, that was used in the crimes.

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2 in custody following North Shore crime spree

Two suspects are in custody following a wild goose chase that led to major traffic delays across the North Shore Saturday.

Police said they found a stolen car at Kelvin Grove Beach in Lions Bay Saturday afternoon that was linked to other offences.

Later that afternoon, a second vehicle that was reported stolen collided with an unmarked police vehicle on Marine Drive before fleeing the scene, according to police.

Officers responded by setting up choke points on the Lions Gate Bridge that led to major traffic delays on the North Shore.

Then, shortly after 1:30 p.m., police received reports of robberies in the 1000-block of Inglewood Avenue and a vehicle making a U-turn and driving the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of Highway 1.

An hour later, a report came in that a Porsche was stolen from Cross Creek Road. The vehicle stolen at Lions Bay was left at the scene.

One-Man Crime Spree Ended

By Chuck Wyatt

Thanks to the dogged determination of deputies from the Twin Peaks Sheriffs Station and the willingness of the community to volunteer and share copies of their security videos, a parolee has been removed from the local community and stolen property is being recovered.

In a statement to The Alpenhorn News by a Sheriffs Department spokesperson, it was reported that Ian Scott McCann, 24, was arrested on January 19 and identified as being the alleged suspect in a series of theft from motor vehicles in the
Cedarpines Park area spanning at least the past several weeks. The Sheriffs Department spokesperson said that according to the California State Department of Corrections, Parole Division, McCann is registered with the state parole system as residing in the Cedarpines Park area, but was actually living in the Valley of Enchantment area.

The Twin Peaks Sheriffs Station spokesperson told The Alpenhorn News that on January 13,

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