Monthly Archives: August 2017

Windsor man faces charges for crime spree in stolen vehicles across Ontario

A Windsor man is facing an array of charges for a series of criminal exploits reminiscent of the video game Grand Theft Auto.

Claudio Topulli, 25, of Windsor, was arrested in July but Elgin County OPP did not announce his charges until earlier this week.

The charges are: Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight while being pursued by police, failure to stop at a scene of an accident, intimidation while following on a highway, robbery, and two counts of possession of stolen property (value over $5,000).

The offences allegedly occurred over a distance of several hundred kilometres, spanning five different county jurisdictions.

Provincial police were alerted on July 26 around noon about a stolen vehicle moving erratically in the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 toward the community of Rodney, Ont.

Chatham-Kent OPP members located the vehicle in motion on the road and attempted to bring it to a safe stop.

But the vehicle’s driver refused

Read more at: http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/windsor-man-faces-charges-for-crime-spree-in-stolen-vehicles-across-ontario

Pueblo County crime spree update

After further investigation into a Aug. 25 crime spree in southern Pueblo County, an arrest warrant for man originally listed as a suspect in it has been canceled.

Inaccurate information provided by witnesses led to a warrant being issued for Jacob Rivera, 21. According to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, Rivera’s warrant has been canceled and he is not considered a suspect in the spree.

The investigation is ongoing.

Read more at: http://www.chieftain.com/news/pueblo/pueblo-county-crime-spree-update/article_ba51775a-c31d-59d9-965c-dbed18f7fd2e.html

Pueblo County crime spree update | Pueblo Chieftain

After further investigation into a Aug. 25 crime spree in southern Pueblo County, an arrest warrant for man originally listed as a suspect in it has been canceled.

False information provided by a second suspect led to a warrant being issued for Jacob Rivera, 21, of Pueblo. Rivera’s warrant has been canceled and he is not considered a suspect in the spree, according to a spokeswoman for the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office.

Information about a suspect search was distributed to news media outlets Monday by the sheriff’s office. Subsequently, a story incorrectly listed Rivera as a suspect in Tuesday’s edition of The Pueblo Chieftain

On Thursday, the sheriff’s office spokeswoman said the investigation into the incident is continuing.

Read more at: http://www.chieftain.com/news/crime/pueblo-county-crime-spree-update/article_ba51775a-c31d-59d9-965c-dbed18f7fd2e.html

North Richmond gang faces 33 charges in crime-spree killings, robberies

In all, the gang — which authorities said they have largely dismantled — has been linked to the three homicides, 14 attempted murders, two carjackings, six armed robberies and four home burglaries in 12 cities of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Police said they have arrested seven members of the gang.


Bertram Fairries, an FBI agent who was on the team that helped take down the gang, said the crimes were among the “most egregious” in the Bay Area in years. While some of the violence was motivated by disputes with rival gangs, much of it was random acts meant to instill fear in the community, he said.

One of those random acts was the brutal slaying of 18-year-old Otillo Martinez, a 2016 Hercules High School graduate who was walking home from work last September in south Richmond when

Read more at: http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/North-Richmond-gang-busted-after-highway-12162067.php

North Richmond gang faces 33 charges in crime-spree killings …

In all, the gang — which authorities said they have largely dismantled — has been linked to the three homicides, 14 attempted murders, two carjackings, six armed robberies and four home burglaries in 12 cities of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Police said they have arrested seven members of the gang.


Bertram Fairries, an FBI agent who was on the team that helped take down the gang, said the crimes were among the “most egregious” in the Bay Area in years. While some of the violence was motivated by disputes with rival gangs, much of it was random acts meant to instill fear in the community, he said.

One of those random acts was the brutal slaying of 18-year-old Otillo Martinez, a 2016 Hercules High School graduate who was walking home from work last September in south Richmond when

Read more at: http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/North-Richmond-gang-busted-after-highway-12162067.php

Violent Richmond Gang Busted After Widespread Crime Spree

Surveillance video of a Fremont home invasion helped authorities solve a violent and far-reaching crime spree across the East Bay, according to officials with a Bay Area task force.

After recognizing some of the suspects as members of a Richmond gang, agents and officers began connecting them to several other crimes across 12 East Bay cities.

On Wednesday, after an 18-month operation, seven suspects were behind bars, and one suspect remains at large, officials said.

“Their violence marks some of the most egregious criminal acts we’ve seen in the Bay Area for quite some time,” said Bert Ferries of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “At least eight individuals, dangerous, deadly, gun-toting gang members we have taken out of the equation, and that’s a good thing.”

RAW: Surveillance Video of Fremont Home Invasion

Surveillance video captures alleged members of a Richmond gang during a home invasion robbery in Fremont. The video

Read more at: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Violent-Richmond-Gang-Busted-After-Widespread-Crime-Spree-442300573.html

Violent Richmond Gang Busted After Widespread Crime Spree …

Surveillance video of a Fremont home invasion helped authorities solve a violent and far-reaching crime spree across the East Bay, according to officials with a Bay Area task force.

After recognizing some of the suspects as members of a Richmond gang, agents and officers began connecting them to several other crimes across 12 East Bay cities.

On Wednesday, after an 18-month operation, seven suspects were behind bars, and one suspect remains at large, officials said.

“Their violence marks some of the most egregious criminal acts we’ve seen in the Bay Area for quite some time,” said Bert Ferries of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “At least eight individuals, dangerous, deadly, gun-toting gang members we have taken out of the equation, and that’s a good thing.”

RAW: Surveillance Video of Fremont Home Invasion

Surveillance video captures alleged members of a Richmond gang during a home invasion robbery in Fremont. The video

Read more at: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Violent-Richmond-Gang-Busted-After-Widespread-Crime-Spree-442300573.html