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Homeless man gets state prison for crime spree in Berks County

When police first caught James D. Brages in late December 2016, the homeless man was only wanted for an Exeter Township home burglary three months earlier and a parole violation.

Police suspected that he was responsible for a rash of burglaries in the area, but they didn’t have enough evidence to charge him until he admitted to all the crimes during an April 5, 2017, interview.

Brages appeared Wednesday before Berks County Judge M. Theresa Johnson to plead guilty to all the crimes, which he said stemmed from an addiction to heroin and cocaine.

Brages, 44, pleaded guilty to nine counts of burglary, one count of attempted burglary, two counts of theft from a motor vehicle and single counts of theft of a vehicle and illegal possession of firearms.

Johnson sentenced Brages to a total of five to 10 years

Read more at: http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/homeless-man-gets-state-prison-for-crime-spree-in-berks-county

Scioto County crime spree ends in arrest – WSAZ

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) — A man is in jail after police say he went on a crime spree in Portsmouth.

Officers with the Portsmouth Police Department say they were called to a residential facility yesterday at 2315 Grant Street after a report of a shooting. They found a shell casing at the scene as well as a hole in the wall of the building with a bullet lodged inside.

Officers interviewed witnesses and determined the suspected shooter, David Fleenor, was arguing about a drug transaction with another man in the area when he pulled out a gun and fired one shot, unintentionally hitting the building. Both men left the scene.

Just before 2 a.m. today, officers say they noticed an SUV in the 1600 block of Summit Street without a license plate. When they tried to pull the driver over, he took off. The vehicle eventually

Read more at: http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Portsmouth-crime-spree-ends-in-arrest-474196113.html

Scioto County crime spree ends in arrest – WSAZ – WSAZ

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) — A man is in jail after police say he went on a crime spree in Portsmouth.

Officers with the Portsmouth Police Department say they were called to a residential facility Wednesday at 2315 Grant Street after a report of a shooting. They found a shell casing at the scene as well as a hole in the wall of the building with a bullet lodged inside.

Officers interviewed witnesses and determined the suspected shooter, David Fleenor, was arguing about a drug transaction with another man in the area when he pulled out a gun and fired one shot, unintentionally hitting the building. Both men left the scene.

Just before 2 a.m. today, officers say they noticed an SUV in the 1600 block of Summit Street without a license plate. When they tried to pull the driver over, he took off. The vehicle eventually

Read more at: http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Portsmouth-crime-spree-ends-in-arrest-474196113.html

Bonner County Daily Bee – Local News, Gervasi nets lengthy prison …

By KEITH KINNAIRD

News editor

SANDPOINT A Bonner County man who engaged in a drug-fueled interstate crime spree that culminated with him opening fire on a sheriffs deputy was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday.

Steven Michael Gervasi will have to serve at least 12 years of the sentence before he can be considered for parole, according to the terms of a binding plea agreement that resulted from civil mediation in the case.

Gervasi, 27, was charged in Idaho with burglary, grand theft, aggravated assault, burglary, first-degree arson, unlawful possession of a firearm and robbery. He was charged in Washington state with attempted murder of a law officer, methamphetamine possession and unlawful weapon possession.

The litany of charges date back to May 2016, when Gervasi was of accused of burglarizing a relatives home, robbing and shooting at a woman outside of a Spirit Valley residence that he burned down. The crime

Read more at: http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com/local_news/20180207/gervasi_nets_lengthy_prison_term

Wigged out: Asbury Park cops shut down three-county crime spree

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ASBURY PARK – All her disguises, it seems, were for naught: Police have caught up with a woman they believe is tied to an organization behind dozens of Jersey Shore car burglaries and other crimes.

The thief has popped up in Wall, Howell, Toms River, Little Egg Harbor, Hammonton and Mays Landing, at times wearing different styles of wigs, various police agencies have said.

Asbury Park police arrested 43-year-old Brooke B. Slade of Arizona on Thursday night after an eagle-eyed bank teller reported a woman attempting withdraw money  with a bogus

Read more at: https://www.app.com/story/news/crime/jersey-mayhem/2018/02/02/wig-wearing-suspect-wanted-series-break-ins-captured/300039002/

Three In Custody For Crime Spree Across Shelby County, Including Armed Robberies In Germantown

Read more at: http://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/germantown-police-investigate-two-armed-robberies-sunday/945767870

El Paso County deputies arrest four juveniles in crime spree

A white Mercedes was located by El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Colorado Springs Police Department Tuesday afternoon.
A white Mercedes was located by El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Springs Police Department Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies have arrested four juveniles, two males and two females, in connection with a crime spree that included attempted murder, kidnapping, car thefts and burglaries.

The four, whose names weren’t released because of their ages, were arrested Wednesday, and a fifth juvenile is still being sought. El Paso County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby said the male juvenile was last seen in Peyton and is armed and “very dangerous.”

One stolen vehicle, a burgundy Ford Explorer, was found with two of the suspects around 3 p.m. Another car, a white Mercedes, was found Tuesday afternoon.

Kirby declined to say where and when the other two suspects were captured except

Read more at: https://www.denverpost.com/2018/01/11/colorado-springs-juveniles-crime-spree/

Shasta County jury finds three men guilty in pot-related crime spree

Jurors returned guilty verdicts Wednesday against three men for their roles in a series of marijuana-related robberies and the brutal beating and death of a 61-year-old man at his Redding home.

The seven-woman, five-man Shasta County jury, which began deliberations late Thursday, found Felix “Phil” Ayala, 46, of Bronx, New York; his half-brother, Felix Ruben Ayala, 38, of Shingletown; and Jose Orlando Luna, 53, also of Shingletown, guilty on 35 charges, including first-degree murder.

They will be sentenced Feb. 9.

The three men did not show any visible reaction as a court clerk repeated “guilty” more than 100 times as she read each count and verdict.

More: ‘Dream team’ murder trial

Read more at: http://www.redding.com/story/news/local/2017/12/20/shasta-county-jury-finds-three-men-guilty-pot-related-crime-spree/964641001/