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Roaring ’20s ends tragically with a seven-month crime spree that rattled Lawrence County

Sometimes the good ol’ days were not so good.

Lawrence County suffered a seven-month crime spree from Dec. 27, 1929, to July 24, 1930, that left six people dead. According to Michael Occhibone, county District Court administrator, there were three homicides in Lawrence County in all of 2016.

The first tragic incident of the spree is well-remembered by a memorial marker on Old Route 422 in Shenango Township, about two miles from the New Castle city limits: “In memory of Corp. Brady C. Paul who was fatally shot near this spot in performance of his duty.”

The crime made national headlines as the murder was committed by a 22-year-old pretty blonde woman, Irene Schroeder, and her boyfriend, Glen Dague from West Virginia. Her 4-year-old son, Donnie, was in the car at the time and witnessed the killing.

The couple, along with Schroeder’s older brother, Tom Crawford, had robbed a grocery store in Butler and

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Rockhampton man, 22, facing 111 charges for 4 month crime spree

A 22-YEAR-OLD Rockhampton man went on a four-month crime spree resulting in 111 charges including multiple burglary offences and one of dangerous driving.

Anthony George Denis Butler applied to the Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday for bail after the majority of his charges were dealt with during a committal hearing last week.

Butler’s charges include dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a dangerous drug, driving unlicensed, burglary, entering premises, unlawful use of motor vehicles, trespass, failing to stop a motor vehicle and possessing drug utensils.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Kathy Stafford said the charges arise from 17 offending occasions over four-months.

The court heard Butler had been released from a correctional centre in Townsville on May 31, 2016 on parole with no money and started committing offences so he could get back to Rockhampton.

He had been sentenced to a 15-month and a five-month prison terms, being served cumulatively, for similar offences.

Defence lawyer Zoe Craven

Read more at: https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/rockhampton-man-22-facing-111-charges-for-4-month-/3227783/

Winnipeg man charged after month long crime spree

A 32-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged with a months long crime spree around Winnipeg starting in August.

Stefan Josef Blab has been charged with robbery, theft under $5,000, break enter and theft, six outstanding arrest warrants, and more.

Officers said on August 11 around 1 a.m. a suspect used bolt cutters to steal two bikes from a basement in the 400 block of Westwood Drive.

Then, on September 5 around 8 p.m. a suspect stole several items from a grocery store on Portage Avenue valued at approximately $200.

On September 16 around 6:15 p.m. a suspect attempted to steal several items from a retail store in the 500 block of Sterling Lyon Parkway. He was stopped by a loss prevention officer, but then showed a device that could shock someone and fled the store.

Officers said the suspect then tried to carjack a woman in her 50’s in an SUV. He was

Read more at: http://globalnews.ca/news/3750676/winnipeg-man-charged-for-month-long-crime-spree/

Winnipeg man charged after month long crime spree – Global News

A 32-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged with a months long crime spree around Winnipeg starting in August.

Stefan Josef Blab has been charged with robbery, theft under $5,000, break enter and theft, six outstanding arrest warrants, and more.

Officers said on August 11 around 1 a.m. a suspect used bolt cutters to steal two bikes from a basement in the 400 block of Westwood Drive.

Then, on September 5 around 8 p.m. a suspect stole several items from a grocery store on Portage Avenue valued at approximately $200.

On September 16 around 6:15 p.m. a suspect attempted to steal several items from a retail store in the 500 block of Sterling Lyon Parkway. He was stopped by a loss prevention officer, but then showed a device that could shock someone and fled the store.

Officers said the suspect then tried to carjack a woman in her 50’s in an SUV. He was

Read more at: http://globalnews.ca/news/3750676/winnipeg-man-charged-for-month-long-crime-spree/

6 youths charged after month-long ‘crime spree,’ say Nain RCMP

Nain RCMP say six youths are facing more than two dozen charges after a month-long investigation into a June “crime spree.” 

The suspects face several counts of break and enter and mischief relating to incidents involving seven local businesses.

Police have not identified the ages or gender of the people charged. 

The youths will appear in court in October. 

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/six-youth-crime-spree-break-and-enter-nain-rcmp-1.4286030

Sandwell burglar jailed for four-month crime spree | Express & Star

Sandwell criminal Simon Wilkinson committed a string of burglaries in the region between March and July.

The 42-year-old’s offending included snatching nine mobile phones from the group of youths at an Oldbury leisure centre. Wilkinson, of Coombe Hill, Cradley Heath, strolled into Portway Lifestyle Centre before stealing the phones, Sandwell Police confirmed.

The offence, which took place in March, saw the perpetrator target teenagers who had come together to watch a football match.

Officers revealed Wilkinson also managed to make off with a handbag when he returned to the leisure centre two months later. He entered the Newbury Lane venue before stealing a handbag from the staff room as he walked out.

Wilkinson was caught by police when officers seized CCTV footage from the leisure centre and linked the criminal to several other burglaries.

This included a burglary in Gorsty Hill Road, Rowley Regis – which was committed while he

Read more at: https://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2017/09/01/sandwell-burglar-jailed-for-four-month-crime-spree/

Car thief jailed for four-month crime spree

A CAR thief has been handed a lengthy prison term for a four-month crime spree across Glasgow and Dunbartonshire.

Paul Matthew Cowan stole two cars and targeted insecure vehicles parked at a variety of locations in Bearsden, Clydebank, Old Kilpatrick and the west end of Glasgow between September 2016 and January this year.

His haul ranged from a £40,000 BMW and a Ford Fiesta valued at £6,000 to magnets, mobile phone cables and small amounts of cash – and, a few days before Christmas, a quantity of presents being stored in one vehicle.

The 41-year-old told social workers he was “too old for the jail” – but was promptly proved wrong when he was sentenced to 32 months behind bars at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week.

Cowan, described in court papers as a prisoner at HMP Low Moss in Bishopbriggs, appeared for sentencing on

Read more at: http://www.dumbartonreporter.co.uk/news/15474320.Car_thief_jailed_for_four_month_crime_spree/

Wanted armed robbery suspects on month-long crime spree in Portland

Oregon State Police troopers were called to the scene of a crash involving a commercial motor vehicle and a pedestrian on I-5 near Milepost 230, about three miles south of Albany, on Monday night. 

Read more at: http://www.kptv.com/story/35860751/wanted-armed-robbery-suspects-on-month-long-crime-spree-in-portland