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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

Police: Thieves steal man’s car, then burglarize his home in cross-state crime spree

Richmond Police are looking for a bold thief and his female accomplice after a cross-state crime spree Monday.

They stole a man’s 2010 Ford Fusion in Kansas City, Kan. from the parking lot of his workplace, then drove 56 miles to Richmond, Mo. to burglarize the man’s house, Richmond Police Detective Scott Bagley said.

The man, wishing to remain anonymous, told KMBC he left his wallet and a spare key in the car at his workplace near Interstate 435 and Kaw Dr. in Kansas City, Kan.

“Honestly the first thought was a prank,” the man said. “I thought someone was just messing with me.”

He says he spent the first hours looking for his car.

But, when he checked the bank app on his phone, he started suspecting the man and his accomplice may have gone toward his house.

“Logistically,

Read more at: http://www.kmbc.com/article/police-thieves-steal-mans-car-then-burglarize-his-home-in-cross-state-crime-spree/18009474

Hunt for armed robbers who went on fatal crime spree in Free State

Cape Town – Police in the Free State on Monday said it launched a manhunt for a group of men who went on a crime spree in and around Bloemfontein, killing a police officer and another man.

According to a statement from police, four armed men accosted police detective sergeant Motse Monyayi and his wife outside their home in Phahameng, Bloemfontein.

The suspects shot and killed Monyaki after robbing him of his official firearm and other household items before fleeing the scene in the police officer’s vehicle.

“The suspects then drove to Mafora location where at about 8:05pm they allegedly robbed a taxi driver who had stopped at a tuckshop for his assistant to buy bread. They allegedly fired two shots and robbed him of an undisclosed amount of money, a cellphone and Quantum keys,” police said.

Later the same evening the four robbers killed a man in front of his

Read more at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/free-state/hunt-for-armed-robbers-who-went-on-fatal-crime-spree-in-free-state-13115075

Teen charged in theft of state trooper vehicle, crime spree across Central Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – State police arrested a 16-year-old New Brunswick boy who allegedly stole an unmarked NJ State Trooper vehicle and took it on a joyride across Middlesex County.

Over the course of the spree across Middlesex County on Sunday, December 17, the suspect allegedly used the vehicle to commit two robberies, one attempted robbery and a theft at a gas station, according to authorities.

The vehicle was taken from the driveway of a North Brunswick house, where a state trooper resided, sometime in the morning of December 17, according to police.

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The car was reported stolen shortly after 9:30 a.m., when the trooper noticed the car missing from the driveway, according to police.

Inside the car were several uniforms, two weapons, and other equipment, though none of the weapons were used or displayed by the suspect, police said.

During the first incident at 5:45 a.m., a truck driver was stopped southbound on the

Read more at: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/plainfield/articles/teen-charged-in-theft-of-state-trooper-vehicle-c-11

Reward after conviction in multi-state crime spree – KMSP

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– A Tennessee man who helped Covington Police catch a murderer two years ago finally got his reward money. Police couldn’t give the man the reward until the case had been settled. The victim’s niece said the tipster not only helped solve this case but saved the lives of many others.

The case got a lot of attention at the time. In 2015, a woman was in the parking lot of the Covington Walmart when a man snatched her purse and then ran over her multiple times with a car.

Marsha Johnson was in her car when a man grabs her purse. The two struggled and the man hit and kicked, her knocking her to the ground, before running over her several times

Debra Ray remembers when

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Reward after conviction in multi-state crime spree – Story | KMSP – KMSP

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– A Tennessee man who helped Covington Police catch a murderer two years ago finally got his reward money. Police couldn’t give the man the reward until the case had been settled. The victim’s niece said the tipster not only helped solve this case but saved the lives of many others.

The case got a lot of attention at the time. In 2015, a woman was in the parking lot of the Covington Walmart when a man snatched her purse and then ran over her multiple times with a car.

Marsha Johnson was in her car when a man grabs her purse. The two struggled and the man hit and kicked, her knocking her to the ground, before running over her several times

Debra Ray remembers when

Read more at: http://www.fox9.com/news/reward-after-conviction-in-multi-state-crime-spree