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Walmart thief faces more prison time after ‘one-man crime spree’

Adrian R. Taylor of Rochester, charged with multiple thefts from Walmarts in Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties, entered his third guilty plea Friday.

Taylor, 40, asked for drug treatment as he admitted to a March 12 theft of more than $3,000 worth of goods from the Lockport Walmart. State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. made no promises. Taylor, who has served three previous prison terms, faces up to seven years behind bars at sentencing on April 13.

Taylor had been indicted for three felony thefts from Niagara County Walmart stores. Assistant District Attorney John N. Philipps called him “a one-man crime spree.”

In Orleans County, Taylor is awaiting sentencing for a felony theft from the Albion Walmart. Defense attorney A. Joseph Catalano said Taylor pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for a theft at an Amherst Walmart.

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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

Baton Rouge man sentenced to 20 years in prison for 2016 crime spree

A Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 20 years in a federal prison Thursday for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after his 2016 arrest during a month-long crime spree, according to acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson.

Derrick Shelbia, 40, pleaded guilty to the gun charge in July 2017 after he was arrested in connection with what Amundson described in a news release as a “spree of violent crimes” in Ascension Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish between October and November of 2016. Shelbia was caught in a stolen car that he took in one of the armed robbery, according to the release.

Shelbia was previously convicted of multiple armed robbery and was prohibited from having a firearm, Amundson said.

After 20 years in federal prison, Shelbia will also be required to serve a five-year term of supervised release, Amundson said.

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_ff154fec-0d1c-11e8-a84a-471b61b71af5.html

Idaho man sentenced to prison for interstate crime spree – Spokane …

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) – Investigators have searched the Seattle home of a former U.S. Olympic Team swimming coach amid allegations that he sexually abused and took explicit photos of an underage athlete. The SeattlePI reports investigators with a Homeland Security taskforce searched Sean Hutchison’s Seattle apartment Tuesday, recovering electronic devices they say may contain evidence. Ariana Kukors, a member of the 2012 Olympic team, said in a statement to the media outlet W…

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Idaho man sentenced to prison for interstate crime spree

A northern Idaho man who authorities say engaged in a drug-fueled crime spree that crossed state lines was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports 27-year-old Steven Michael Gervasi was sentenced Tuesday after reaching a plea agreement, which reduced the charges against him to aggravated assault on a law officer, burglary, grand theft, unlawful firearm possession and methamphetamine possession.

Gervasi was charged with an assortment of crimes in Idaho and Washington after authorities say the crime spree started with a burglary, a robbery, a shooting and arson in rural Idaho in May 2016.

A Bonner County deputy then pursued Gervasi into eastern Washington. Authorities say Gervasi fired upon the deputy and escaped. He was arrested a few days later.

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Read more at: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/state/washington/article198810269.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

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8-day crime spree leads to 13-year prison term

By Joe Gorman

jgorman@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

His mother, his attorney and even a judge all seemed to agree that 20-year-old Evon Cruz was a good kid – until the drugs took control of his life.

Cruz blamed drugs for an eight-day crime spree in March 2015 where he robbed a man, shot a juvenile in the leg and shot at a city police officer and missed.

Judge John M. Durkin of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court sentenced Cruz on Tuesday to 13 years in prison on charges of felonious assault, felonious assault on a police officer and aggravated robbery, all with firearm specifications that mandate he serve at least seven years in prison.

“Growing up, I allowed bad judgment and negative influence to steer my actions,” Cruz told the judge before he was sentenced.

His mother told the judge her son

Read more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/2018/jan/24/youngstown-crime-spree-leads-to--year-se/

Queens Man Gets 75 Years in Prison for 2014 Crime Spree

Prosecutors say a 32-year-old Queens man got 75 years in prison for a one-night crime spree in which he shot a man, carjacked two vehicles at gunpoint, pistol-whipped a driver, shot at a group of people and broke into a home.

Clinton Lawson was sentenced on Monday after being convicted of attempted murder and multiple counts of assault, robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

The reign of terror began with the shooting of a man in Crown Heights in July, 2014.

After fleeing, prosecutors say he carjacked a driver and pistol whipped him. Then crashed into parked cars and shot at people who were chasing him. No one was hit.

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He then carjacked another vehicle, crashed that, and broke into a home before being arrested.

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Jailed burglar gets more prison time for 2-state crime spree | NJ.com

A Trenton man imprisoned in New Jersey for multiple burglaries got more time behind bars in Pennsylvania Tuesday for break-ins he committed in lower Bucks County during a 2012 spree in both states.

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Oliver Cabrera, 27, was sentenced to 12 to 25 years in prison by Bucks County Judge Diane Gibbons.

“It is my intent to keep you under supervision for as long as I can,” Gibbons said, according to the Bucks County District Attorney’s office said.

A Bucks County jury convicted him of 30 crimes in August.

Cabrera is currently in a New Jersey prison serving a five-year term for burglaries in Mercer and Ocean counties, and records show he’s scheduled to be released next month.

When that happens, he’ll be transferred to prison in Pennsylvania, the district attorney’s office said. 

Cabrera was part of a crime ring that authorities linked to 18 break-ins at

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2017/11/jailed_burglar_gets_more_prison_time_for_2-state_c.html

Jailed burglar gets more prison time for 2-state crime spree

A Trenton man imprisoned in New Jersey for multiple burglaries got more time behind bars in Pennsylvania Tuesday for break-ins he committed in lower Bucks County during a 2012 spree in both states.

Oliver Cabrera, NJ prison photo 

Oliver Cabrera, 27, was sentenced to 12 to 25 years in prison by Bucks County Judge Diane Gibbons.

“It is my intent to keep you under supervision for as long as I can,” Gibbons said, according to the Bucks County District Attorney’s office said.

A Bucks County jury convicted him of 30 crimes in August.

Cabrera is currently in a New Jersey prison serving a five-year term for burglaries in Mercer and Ocean counties, and records show he’s scheduled to be released next month.

When that happens, he’ll be transferred to prison in Pennsylvania, the district attorney’s office said. 

Cabrera was part of a crime ring that authorities linked to 18 break-ins at

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2017/11/jailed_burglar_gets_more_prison_time_for_2-state_c.html