Monthly Archives: May 2017

Old Town meets to find solutions to crime spree

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s the heart of Albuquerque, and it’s where the city began. But like other parts of the Duke City, Old Town has seen a surge in crime.

The community met Wednesday night to turn problems into solutions. The event with City Councilor Isaac Benton and the Albuquerque Police Department was held at Romero Street Gallery.

The art gallery gladly welcomed KRQE News 13 to the event with open arms, but what started with one vocal objection by another Old Town merchant ended with the event being closed to press coverage.

“We’re here to find out about it, and work with our Area Command and APD, and hopefully come up with some community policing solutions to the concerns,” said Benton.

“Old Town is the heart of Albuquerque. It’s where Albuquerque started,” said Lisa Kinlen, owner of the Old Town Celtic Shop.

Her business was burglarized last week. Police arrested Devon Royal,

Read more at: http://krqe.com/2017/05/31/old-town-meets-to-find-solutions-to-crime-spree/

Sheriff’s Office: Man stole 3 vehicles in crime spree, attempted to …

Clark County sheriff’s deputies were kept busy Tuesday evening chasing a man whom they say was involved in a crime spree that includes the alleged theft of three vehicles and an attempted theft of a fourth.

The incident began when a deputy encountered a driver distracted by his cellphone that nearly hit him head-on about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of Northeast Lockwood Creek Road, just east of La Center, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.

The deputy attempted a traffic stop, but after initial contact, the driver fled the stop and drove down a nearby road toward several rural residences, the sheriff’s office said.

The vehicle had been reported stolen in Portland, according to the sheriff’s office.

More deputies arrived to help and noticed a black truck leaving the same area in a reckless manner, so they tried to stop it

Read more at: http://www.columbian.com/news/2017/may/31/sheriffs-office-man-stole-3-cars-in-crime-spree-attempted-to-steal-fourth/

All suspects in fatal home invasion, crime spree hit with formal charges

DENVER — Each of the suspects charged with a fatal May home invasion, along with a crime spree of burglaries, faced formal charges Wednesday morning.

According to Denver District Attorney Beth McCann, three of those arrested over the past few weeks of investigation face charges of first-degree murder and more. 

Dmarco Blake, 17, faces adult charges of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree burglary and four counts of crime of violence. 

Keione Clark, 18, faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and four county of crime of violence. 

Demond Hamilton, 20, faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and four county of crime of violence.

A 15-year-old female, who originally was wanted for first-degree murder, faces charges of felony accessory to crime, felony second-degree burglary and felony tampering with physical evidence. She’s undergoing her case in Denver Juvenile Court.

Authorities say they’re not certain when Blake, who was arrested in California, will be extradited

Read more at: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/all-suspects-in-fatal-home-invasion-crime-spree-hit-with-formal-charges

Shotgun toting Kentwood man accused in crime spree, shootout with cops

A 26-year-old Kentwood man is accused of stealing three weapons, kidnapping a woman at gunpoint and engaging in a shootout with law enforcement officers. Bryan Menard was arrested Monday (May 29) and booked with three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and a host of other charges, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.

The incident unfolded at around 11:25 a.m. Monday when the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about a man creating a disturbance with a gun at a residence on Louisiana 1054 in Kentwood.

When deputies arrived, family members told them that Menard burglarized a neighboring residence and stole a rifle before making his way to the home of his grandparents.

Menard held the family members at gunpoint and instructed one of them to retrieve his grandfather’s two shotguns and ammunition from inside the home. After threatening to shoot someone if his demands were not met, Menard fled

Read more at: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/05/shotgun_toting_kentwood_man_ac.html

Suspects in Minot crime spree headed for trial – KFYR

MINOT, N.D. – Two men facing a series of charges in a January crime spree in Minot are headed for an October trial.

Prosecutors say that 24-year-old Javontez Barnes assaulted a woman and fired a gun at her apartment on Jan. 4.

They also say Barnes and 26-year-old Randolph Garbutt tried to rob Minot’s Cash Wise Foods at gunpoint in the early morning hours of Jan. 7.

They say Barnes later shot a man in the spine at his residence.

Barnes could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of attempted murder.

Barnes’ attorney asked if both of the case files against him would be tried together, but the judge kept them separate for now, saying the attorney could file motion to join the files.

Read more at: http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Suspects-in-Minot-crime-spree-headed-for-trial-425510904.html

Sheriff’s Office: Man stole 3 cars in crime spree, attempted to steal …

Clark County sheriff’s deputies were kept busy Tuesday night chasing a man whom they say was involved in a crime spree that includes three stolen cars and an attempted theft of a fourth.

The ordeal began when a deputy encountered a driver distracted by his cell phone that nearly hit him head-on about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of Northeast Lockwood Creek Road, just east of La Center, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.

The deputy attempted a traffic stop, but after initial contact, the driver fled the stop and drove down a nearby road toward several rural residences, the sheriff’s office said.

The vehicle was reportedly stolen out of Portland.

More deputies arrived to help and noticed a black truck leaving the same area in a reckless manner, so tried to stop it as the truck sped east on Lockwood Creek Road.

At the same time, a citizen reported to deputies that

Read more at: http://www.columbian.com/news/2017/may/31/sheriffs-office-man-stole-3-cars-in-crime-spree-attempted-to-steal-fourth/

Sheriff’s Office: Man stole 3 cars in crime spree, attempted to steal fourth

Clark County sheriff’s deputies were kept busy Tuesday night chasing a man whom they say was involved in a crime spree that includes three stolen cars and an attempted theft of a fourth.

The ordeal began when a deputy encountered a driver distracted by his cell phone that nearly hit him head-on about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of Northeast Lockwood Creek Road, just east of La Center, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.

The deputy attempted a traffic stop, but after initial contact, the driver fled the stop and drove down a nearby road toward several rural residences, the sheriff’s office said.

The vehicle was reportedly stolen out of Portland.

More deputies arrived to help and noticed a black truck leaving the same area in a reckless manner, so tried to stop it as the truck sped east on Lockwood Creek Road.

At the same time, a citizen reported to deputies that

Read more at: http://www.columbian.com/news/2017/may/31/sheriffs-office-man-stole-3-cars-in-crime-spree-attempted-to-steal-fourth/

Police: Man tried to commit 3 robberies in an hour | WPRI 12 …

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man has been ordered held without bail, accused of committing a string of crimes in the city over the weekend.

Police arrested 48-year-old Joseph Thompson Saturday night after three robberies were reported within one hour of each other.

According to police, the first crime occurred at the “Save A Lot” store on Branch Avenue. They said Thompson entered the store around 10 p.m. and demanded money from a cashier. The employee refused, even when the suspect allegedly pulled out a gun.

Police said Thompson then headed to the Cumberland Farms up the road, where he asked an Uber driver for a ride.  The driver agreed and told police Thompson got in the front passenger seat of his white Acura. The driver then said

Read more at: http://wpri.com/2017/05/30/suspect-in-providence-crime-spree-held-without-bail/