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5 Carjackings In 2 Days: San Francisco Crime Spree

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A carjacking that ended in an officer-involved shooting in San Francisco on Friday was one of a number of such incidents in the Bayview, Mission and Tenderloin neighborhoods that police responded to over the weekend.

The string of carjackings in the city began Friday around 10:30 a.m. when officers responded to a report of a robbery and carjacking in the 1800 block of 23rd Street in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. A male suspect, later identified as 42-year-old Keita O’Neill, allegedly assaulted a California State Lottery employee and drove away in her white van in that incident. Police stopped a second vehicle that had been at the crime scene and detained three or four individuals. However, when officers stopped the lottery van in the area of Fitzgerald Avenue and Griffith Street, officers apparently shot O’Neill after he got out of the van.He was pronounced dead at the

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5 Carjackings In 2 Days: San Francisco Crime Spree | San … – Patch

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A carjacking that ended in an officer-involved shooting in San Francisco on Friday was one of a number of such incidents in the Bayview, Mission and Tenderloin neighborhoods that police responded to over the weekend.

The string of carjackings in the city began Friday around 10:30 a.m. when officers responded to a report of a robbery and carjacking in the 1800 block of 23rd Street in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. A male suspect, later identified as 42-year-old Keita O’Neill, allegedly assaulted a California State Lottery employee and drove away in her white van in that incident. Police stopped a second vehicle that had been at the crime scene and detained three or four individuals. However, when officers stopped the lottery van in the area of Fitzgerald Avenue and Griffith Street, officers apparently shot O’Neill after he got out of the van.He was pronounced dead at the

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Man arrested for deadly weekend crime spree and several carjackings appears in court

CLEVELAND- The man arrested for a violent crime spree that claimed the life of a young man appeared in court Monday.

William Ted Jones, 27, is accused of shooting and killing Jared Plesec, 21, in the lobby of the Euclid Beach Village Apartments early Saturday. Jones’ bond was set at $5 million.

Witnesses told Fox 8 News that Plesec was sharing scripture with the suspect just before Jones shot him in the head.

At the Salvation Army Cleveland Temple on Sunday, dozens consoled one another trying to come to terms with the shooting death of one of their own.

Jones is also accused of carrying out several carjackings before he was arrested.

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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

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Carjackings part of overnight crime spree from NW Side to Cicero – Chicago Sun

Three armed carjackings in a four-hour period on the city’s West and Northwest Sides are believed to be part of a crime spree that stretched into the western suburbs early Monday morning.

It all started at 1:24 a.m. with an attempted vehicular carjacking at 21st Street and 58th Court in Cicero, according to town spokesman Ray Hanania.

“Four armed male suspects, African American wearing surgical masks then fled into Berwyn and then Chicago, committing various crimes,” he said.

The first carjacking happened about 2:35 a.m. in the 2500 block of West Wellington in the Northwest Side Avondale neighborhood, according to Chicago Police. A 39-year-old man, 51-year-old man and 39-year-old woman were sitting in a black 2017 Toyota Camry when three armed males approached and ordered them out of the vehicle. The suspects took their personal belongings and then drove off heading south on Rockwell in the Camry, police said.

About 15 minutes later, three

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Overnight crime spree with shooting, carjackings in Edmonton and Sherwood Park

Edmonton police and Strathcona County RCMP are investigating after an overnight crime spree in which someone was shot, two armed carjackings reportedly took place, one vehicle was set on fire and another one abandoned hundreds of kilometres away in Saskatchewan.

The scene stretches from Edmonton through Sherwood Park and east into Saskatchewan.

At around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, RCMP were given a heads up that Edmonton police were following a black Ford Fusion they said was involved in an armed carjacking in the city.

At the same time, Mounties responded to reports of a shooting at the Holiday Inn Express, just off Broadmoor Boulevard and Portage Lane. RCMP said a man was shot in the shoulder and neck area.

Police said he was conscious and was taken to Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Overnight crime spree with shooting, carjackings in Edmonton and …

Edmonton police and Strathcona County RCMP are investigating after an overnight crime spree in which someone was shot, two armed carjackings reportedly took place, one vehicle was set on fire and another one abandoned hundreds of kilometres away in Saskatchewan.

The scene stretches from Edmonton through Sherwood Park and east into Saskatchewan.

At around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, RCMP were given a heads up that Edmonton police were following a black Ford Fusion they said was involved in an armed carjacking in the city. Police said it happened at around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, in the area of 118 Avenue and 104 Street.

WATCH BELOW: Sarah Kraus talked with one of the victims who was car jacked at gun point.




About 10 minutes later, a woman was robbed in the

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Seven teenagers arrested in Hendersonville carjackings, crime spree

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn (WKRN) – Hendersonville Police have arrested seven teenagers for two carjackings and more than 30 car burglaries. They held a rare Friday night news conference to share details of the investigation.

For three weeks, detectives from across Middle Tennessee have been working together on the case. They traveled as far as Florida to catch one of the suspects.

“These persons that we’re dealing with have a reckless disregard and disrespect for others in our community,” said Lt. Scott Ryan of the Hendersonville Police Department. “We’re not going to stand for that. We’re going to dump our resources into it and make it stop.”

The latest arrests came Friday afternoon. Two teens were captured in Nashville, ages 14 and 16, for a carjacking on June 6.  A woman was held at gunpoint while three suspects stole her car and belongings.

Another carjacking happened June 7.  A man was coming home from work when

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Arrest made in morning crime spree that included shootings, carjackings and a police pursuit

A 32-year-old man at the helm of a dramatic police pursuit on Highway 400 this morning allegedly shot his own brother before embarking on a spree of violent carjackings.

The waterfall of events started at 2 a.m. Wednesday on Hertzberg Gardens, a housing development near York University, where the suspect allegedly shot at his brother for unknown reasons.

Toronto Police Insp. Colin Greenaway told reporters that officers had identified a suspect at that point, but he had fled the area before they arrived.

At 5 a.m., a man allegedly stole a vehicle left running and unattended near 1280 Finch Avenue West.

Then, 45 minutes later, Greenaway says they believe the same man tried to carjack another vehicle in the same area but the occupant resisted and he left emptyhanded.

The same suspect then arrived at 160 Norfinch Drive, near Steeles Avenue, half an hour later.

There, he reportedly attempted to carjack the occupant of a vehicle

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21-year-old arrested after spree of shootings, carjackings

The violence came at a frenetic pace Sunday: two homicides, three shootings, a pair of carjackings and a high speed pursuit that took police from east-end Montreal to a shopping mall in Brossard.

Frédérick Gingras, 21, is in custody and police suspect he’s responsible for the majority of Sunday’s carnage. They allege Gingras fatally gunned down a 49-year-old woman outside an Esso station in Pointe-aux-Trembles, stole her Jeep and crashed it before stealing another vehicle at gunpoint half an hour later.

The 21-year-old will appear in court on Tuesday.

Investigators are trying to determine if the suspect has any connection to a homicide that was reported just a few minutes before the gas station shooting.

A Montreal police officer enters a dpanneur at an Esso gas station where a woman was shot overnight.


A Montreal police officer enters a dépanneur

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