Monthly Archives: November 2017

19-year-old man accused in Racine crime spree that lasted more …

Tihler Townes

RACINE — A 19-year-old man now faces multiple criminal charges in connection with several shots fired incidents and armed robberies in the Racine area. The accused is Tihler Townes.

Townes is being charged with the following crimes:

  • Stalking, domestic abuse assessments
  • Criminal damage to property (4 counts)
  • Discharge firearm within 100 yards of a building (3 counts)
  • Attempted first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon (2 counts)
  • First degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon (3 counts)
  • Armed robbery with use of force, as a party to a crime
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Obstructing an officer

A police investigation revealed that Townes was involved in multiple incidents of criminal activity between September 30th and November 22nd at the following locations in Racine:

  • 21st St. and Center St.
  • 13th St. and Highland St.
  • 13th St. and Grand Ave.
  • Dekoven Ave. and Howell Ave
  • 16th St. and Indiana St.
  • 1200 block of Highland St.
  • Metron Ct.

The

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19-year-old man accused in Racine crime spree that lasted more than a month

Tihler Townes

RACINE — A 19-year-old man now faces multiple criminal charges in connection with several shots fired incidents and armed robberies in the Racine area. The accused is Tihler Townes.

Townes is being charged with the following crimes:

  • Stalking, domestic abuse assessments
  • Criminal damage to property (4 counts)
  • Discharge firearm within 100 yards of a building (3 counts)
  • Attempted first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon (2 counts)
  • First degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon (3 counts)
  • Armed robbery with use of force, as a party to a crime
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Obstructing an officer

A police investigation revealed that Townes was involved in multiple incidents of criminal activity between September 30th and November 22nd at the following locations in Racine:

  • 21st St. and Center St.
  • 13th St. and Highland St.
  • 13th St. and Grand Ave.
  • Dekoven Ave. and Howell Ave
  • 16th St. and Indiana St.
  • 1200 block of Highland St.
  • Metron Ct.

The

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Fugitive accused in crime spree returned to Alabama

ELMORE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) –

The U.S. Marshals Service confirms Alabama fugitive Shane Vernon has returned to Alabama and is in the Elmore County Detention Facility. 

Vernon was arrested last week in Decatur, Georgia, following a two-day manhunt. The fugitive racked up a long list of alleged offenses in a crime spree that started after escaping the Coosa County Jail on Nov. 19.

Following his escape, authorities said he tied up an elderly couple in their home in Rockford, stealing their car and guns. 

The next day he allegedly tied up a young family at gunpoint inside their home in Titus, stealing cash and their van which was later abandoned about seven miles away at the home of yet another victim.

Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin said Vernon, 27, then kidnapped a Wetumpka man from his home, stole the victim’s car, and drove

Read more at: http://www.wsfa.com/story/36966249/fugitive-accused-in-crime-spree-returned-to-alabama

Two suspects charged in Great Falls car break-in crime spree

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a recent car break-in “crime spree” that victimized dozens of local residents and involved at least 17 recent vehicle burglaries.

Jorri Ann Rusinski, 37, and Jamie Lee Eisch, 31, now face a combined total of 11 felony offenses, including multiple counts of felony theft and criminal possession of dangerous drugs.

According to court documents, the arrests of Rusinski and Eisch began on Nov. 20, when Great Falls police officers executed a warrant to search a vehicle belonging to Rusinski. During that search, officers recovered numerous stolen items estimated to have a sum value of around $12,000. 

In a subsequent investigation, police determined that Rusinski has pawned at least 63 items at nine different pawn stores in the preceding six months.

On Nov. 29, officers executed

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11-year-old getaway driver busted with 10 teens in violent crime …

A group of 11 juveniles, including a suspected 11-year-old getaway driver, were arrested after three high-speed pursuits stemming from a series of violent robberies, carjackings and burglaries in California, police said.

San Jose police announced Wednesday that the male and female suspects — ranging in age from 11 to 17 years old — were booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall on charges of armed robbery, carjacking, possession of a stolen vehicle, reckless driving and resisting arrest.

The suspects are accused of committing more than a dozen robberies, carjackings and burglaries, including some at gunpoint, over the weekend in San Jose. The alleged spree started at 11 p.m. Friday, when a woman was carjacked, and continued for the next six hours, the Mercury News reports.

At least 15 victims have been identified, according to the newspaper, and investigators believe there may be others who have yet to

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2017/11/30/11-year-old-getaway-driver-busted-with-10-teens-in-violent-crime-spree/

11-year-old getaway driver busted with 10 teens in violent crime spree

A group of 11 juveniles, including a suspected 11-year-old getaway driver, were arrested after three high-speed pursuits stemming from a series of violent robberies, carjackings and burglaries in California, police said.

San Jose police announced Wednesday that the male and female suspects — ranging in age from 11 to 17 years old — were booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall on charges of armed robbery, carjacking, possession of a stolen vehicle, reckless driving and resisting arrest.

The suspects are accused of committing more than a dozen robberies, carjackings and burglaries, including some at gunpoint, over the weekend in San Jose. The alleged spree started at 11 p.m. Friday, when a woman was carjacked, and continued for the next six hours, the Mercury News reports.

At least 15 victims have been identified, according to the newspaper, and investigators believe there may be others who have yet to

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2017/11/30/11-year-old-getaway-driver-busted-with-10-teens-in-violent-crime-spree/

Suspect faces more than 100 charges in crime spree

Police say they’ve broken up a crime spree that caused nearly $100,000 in property damage through related break-ins, vandalism and thefts at apartment and condominium complexes and parking garages this fall.

More than 80 windows were smashed in vehicles between Sept. 11 and Nov. 18, resulting in $89,000 of damage. Valuables worth $8,000 were stolen from the cars, police said.

During that time, the suspect broke into 12 apartment and condominium complexes and gained access to the parking garages where 58 vehicles had their windows smashed. Items were stolen from 18 of those vehicles.

Police released a long list of addresses spread across the south end of the city from St. Vital to Fort Garry to Lindenwoods authorities believe are related.

Brent Vernon Arksey, 28, was arrested and faces more than 100 charges related to the crime spree, including 58 counts of mischief under $5,000, 25 counts of theft under $5,000 and 12 counts

Read more at: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/suspect-faces-more-than-100-charges-in-crime-spree-461069103.html

San Jose carjackings: 11-year-old among 11 minors arrested

SAN JOSE — A purported crew of teens — and an 11-year-old suspected getaway driver — were arrested after a six-hour  spree of armed carjackings and robberies in San Jose over the weekend that echoed a similar case from October.

The young ages of those arrested startled many veteran officers, but officials say it’s part of a dramatic spike in crimes committed by underage suspects over the past year.

“I have a lot of concern about the rise in juvenile crime in the city, and the violent crime that has been occurring,” police Chief Eddie Garcia said. “We’re not talking about graffiti or knocking

Read more at: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/29/police-juvenile-crew-including-11-year-old-arrested-in-string-of-san-jose-carjackings/