Mpumalanga police have linked a man to two murders and three attempted murders after he was initially arrested for possession of a firearm without a licence. One of the people he is accused of shooting is a 12-year-old girl.
Sergeant Gerald Sedibe said the 34-year-old was arrested on the gun charge in October last year. Subsequent investigations linked him to two murder and three attempted murder incidents which occurred within the Schoemansdal area‚ near Malelane‚ in the latter part of 2016 and early 2017.
The cases are:
– 43-year-old Thokozani William Mahlalela was found dead in his car with gunshot wounds to the head and neck‚ in the bushes at Boschfontein‚ on 10 December 2016.
– Sibusiso Mashabane‚ also 43 and from Boschfontein‚ was found dead next to the road‚ also with gunshot wounds.
– A 37-year-old man was asleep with his wife when they were allegedly awoken by the suspect who demanded money at
A midday crime spree Thursday led to a chase and the arrest of four people in the Boaz-Albertville area, according to Boaz Police Chief Josh Gaskin.
Someone on the campus of Boaz Middle School or Boaz High School notified the school resource officer about 11 a.m. that a man was trying to break into cars in the school parking lots, the chief said, and the SRO provided a good vehicle description.
“Our guys headed that way and while en route, they were notified through 911 about a burglary on McVille Road,” Gaskin said.
Burglars broke into a residence in the 1700 block, while someone was at home.
“He (resident) got to a safe place and was listening to them talk downstairs about what they were going to steal,” Gaskin said. The burglars arrived in one vehicle and left in two, taking the resident’s vehicle. He was
THOMASVILLE — Five teens have been charged in a three-month crime spree investigated by Thomasville police.
Suspects range in age from 13 to 16, said Capt. Maurice Homes, Thomasville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division commander.
Detectives have been gathering intelligence since August in nighttime commercial burglaries, stolen vehicles and entering autos in the U.S. 19 South area. In one incident, golf carts were stolen from a 19 South business and abandoned off Cassidy Road on the opposite side of the city.
“We cleared up several (cases), but we have some loose ends,” Holmes said.
Five handguns stolen from a business have not been recovered, but officers did recover a stolen motorcycle and a stolen motor scooter.
“Both were returned to the owners,” the commander said.
The young suspects are charged with burglary and theft by taking, among other offenses.
Three teens are being held at the Loftiss Youth Detention Center, and two were released to their parents.
THOMASVILLE — A Thomasville Police Department (TPD) investigation that began in August continues as detectives constantly gather intelligence in cases that span three months.
Numerous incidents of nighttime commercial burglaries, stolen vehicles and entering autos have occurred in the U.S. 19 South area, said Sgt. Toby Knifer, assistant commander of the TPD Criminal Investigations Division. Some have occurred in unincorporated areas just outside the city.
Culprits are stealing everything from firearms and money to golf carts and other vehicles, Knifer said, adding that most of the vehicles stolen had keys in them.
Intelligence shows the incidents might possibly be related.
Three golf carts stolen from a 19 South business were found a short time later off Cassidy Road. Knifer said the vehicles did not travel on a highly-visible route to the other side of town, but along paths and back roads.
“We’re processing the golf carts for evidence and looking at surveillance video to identify
A man is facing a long list of charges after a bizarre late-night police chase and crime spree in Oxford County.
Oxford OPP have charged a 37-year-old Waterloo man with a string of offences including breaking and entering, robbery, possession of stolen property and fleeing from police after a month-long investigation.
Police say the investigation began on Sept. 23 at about 10:42 p.m. after OPP received a report of a suspicious man parked in a vehicle on North Town Line.
OPP found a man who appeared to be sleeping inside the pickup truck with a covered trailer. The suspect who complained he was not feeling well and paramedics were called in.
After a brief interaction with police, the man got back into the pickup truck and drove away quickly, nearly striking an OPP officer as he left, police said Tuesday.
Officers followed the pickup truck and tried to pull the suspect over. The suspect did
Two individuals have been arrested in a multi-state crime spree. Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini stated in a release on Monday that his office had arrested two subjects in connection with a crime spree in Wheelerburg last week. In custody are suspects Zachary Deming, 24, from Detroit, Mich. and Courtney Skyles, 21, from Beauty, Ky.
As a result of the continued investigation, detectives have been able to make contact with multiple states to include Pikeville, Kentucky, Paintsville, Kentucky, Ceredo Kenova, West Virginia, and Michigan.
Captain John Murphy stated that the detectives have recovered stolen property that was linked to several other states and that they have reached out to those agencies which will result in more charges on Deming and Skyles. During this investigation detectives learned that the individuals were transporting large amounts of heroin from Michigan to Kentucky, passing through Scioto County on their drug runs.
Jeffrey Ryan Holsinger, charged with the murder of a Greenfield man after a deadly Fourth of July crime spree that left two dead and another critically injured, pled not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday prior to an arraignment in Highland County Common Pleas Court.
In addition to the plea, Holsinger’s defense attorney, J.D. Wagoner, filed a motion Tuesday requesting a psychiatric evaluation to determine Holsinger’s competency to stand trial.
During the arraignment, Judge Rocky Coss ordered the evaluation be conducted and set a hearing on the determination for Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Coss placed the case on the inactive docket and changed Holsinger’s bail from $2 million to $1 million.
Holsinger seemed relaxed in the courtroom, and even occasionally joked with corrections officers while waiting for proceedings to begin.
According to Coss, Holsinger faces 15 years to life in prison for murder, an unclassified felony; three to 11 years for aggravated robbery,
A Visalia man is recovering from heat exhaustion after police said he threatened employees at a shoe store, stole two vehicles and held a man at gunpoint.
Police were called just after 2:30 p.m. to Shiekh Shoes in the 1100 block of South Mooney Boulevard. Witnesses told police Elliott Carter, 27 of Visalia, was waving a gun at employees.
When officers arrived, Carter had fled the area.
While officers were interviewing employees, firefighters with Visalia Fire Department received a call regarding a black Honda Civic on fire in the parking lot of Pizza Hut near Akers Street and Hillsdale Avenue.
Carter’s getaway car, reported stolen out of Fresno, had caught fire. According to witnesses, the suspect began unloading items from the car.