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Double Trouble

Las Cruces, NM – On December 28, 2011, Deputy U.S. Marshals and the Las Cruces Police Officers apprehended murder suspects Armando and Mando Lopez. The twin brothers are Norteno gang members…

Robbery of Glenwood State Bank Branch in Alexandria

Robbery of Glenwood State Bank Branch in Alexandria

On December 29, 2011, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a bank robbery occurred at the Glenwood State Bank, located at 2221 South Broadway Street, Alexandria Minnesota. The robber approached the bank…

Casey Anthony can stay silent in civil case, judge says

By Jeff Weiner, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Because her criminal appeal is still pending, a judge ruled Thursday that Casey Anthony doesn’t have to answer questions in a…

Ohio county jail is lactose intolerant

By Rick Armon, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio — Milk moustaches soon will be a thing of the past at the Summit County Jail. The county will stop serving milk…

Florida police officer faces financial misconduct allegations

By David Ovalle, McClatchy Newspapers MIAMI — A high-ranking Miami-Dade County police officer is suspected of misappropriating nearly $23,000 by using it to bankroll his unofficial department flag football team, court…

Gay nativity scene vandalized at Southern Calif. church

By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — An unusual nativity display at a Claremont church that conveyed a gay couple was vandalized over the weekend in an incident authorities…

BRIEF: Trial reset to March for man accused of sexually assaulting resident at Anamosa care center

Trish Mehaffey, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The trial for one of the men accused of sexually assaulting a resident at a care facility last summer has been reset to March…

Former state worker pleads guilty to embezzling jobless benefits

Trish Mehaffey, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – UPDATE: A former Iowa Workforce Development employee, previously convicted of similar charges in 2000, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to embezzling more…

Federal Indictments Lead to Arrests in Stem Cell Case

Three men have been arrested for their participation in a scheme to manufacture, distribute and sell to the public stem cells and stem cell procedures that were not approved by…

TCF Bank in Minneapolis Robbed

TCF Bank in Minneapolis Robbed

On December 26, 2011, at approximately 2:25 p.m.., a bank robbery occurred at TCF Bank, located at 1444 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The robber approached a bank teller and…

Man Sentenced to Over 18 Years for Brutal Rape

PHOENIX, AZ—David Karl Wilson, Jr. 42, of Leupp, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 220 months in the Bureau of Prisons. Wilson pleaded guilty on…

Fourteen Citizens of Romania Charged with Participating in Internet Phishing Scheme

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kimberly K. Mertz, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced the unsealing of…

Man Pleads Guilty to Online Enticement of a Minor and Receipt of Child Pornography

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jason Bek, 30, of West Seneca, N.Y. pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara, to coercion and enticement…

Statement of Attorney General Holder on Increase in Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities

WASHINGTON – The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund today released preliminary fatality statistics for 2011, which show a 13 percent increase in the number of federal, state and local…

Former UNItix Assistant Director Charged with Felony Theft

Former UNItix Assistant Director Charged with Felony Theft

Cedar Falls, IOWA — Today, 44 year old John Gogola of Cedar Falls, Iowa was arrested and charged with Theft in the First Degree.  This charge is a class C…

Florida man arrested, had “makings of an ecstasy lab” inside his car

Florida man arrested, had “makings of an ecstasy lab” inside his car

Dallas S. Keen, 22, of Ocala is in the Marion County Jail to face one count of possession of pre cursor chemicals to manufacture DMT (N, N-Dimethyltryptamine) and one count…

Iowa man charged with manufacture of a destructive device

DES MOINES, IA – On December 20, 2011, Charles Crider, 44, of Humeston, Iowa, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer and entered a not guilty plea to federal…

Soldier accused of killing woman in Washington state

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – SEATTLE — To the string of suicides, assaults and slayings plaguing Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, add one more: A soldier stationed there…

Sexual assault reports double at Naval Academy

By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy doubled during the 2010-11 academic year, as did the percentage of…

French officers look to ICE HSI for guidance on gang enforcement

French officers look to ICE HSI for guidance on gang enforcement

WASHINGTON — Across the United States, gangs threaten public safety in neighborhoods and communities. “Transnational gangs are a worldwide problem, not confined to any single country,” said Mark Selby, unit…

Defendant charged with alleged participation in the murder and attempted murder of 2 ICE special agents is extradited from Mexico to the United States

WASHINGTON — Julian Zapata Espinoza, also known as “Piolin,” has been extradited from Mexico to the United States to face charges for his alleged participation in the murder of U.S.…

Longtime fugitive and former school teacher sentenced on child pornography charges

Was an ICE top ten most wanted fugitive BUFFALO, N.Y. — An upstate New York man, who was convicted for receipt of child pornography, was sentenced to 120 months in…

US, Mexico seize more than $80 million during Operation Holiday Hoax

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced the seizure of more than 327,000 counterfeit items with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price worth an estimated…

Husband and Wife Sentenced to Prison for Fraudulent Commercial Driver’s Licenses Scheme

WASHINGTON – A Pennsylvania husband and wife were sentenced yesterday to 30 months and 24 months in prison, respectively, for their participation in a scheme to provide out-of-state residents with…

Insurer for Sandusky’s charity seeks to avoid paying for his defense

By Nathan Gorenstein, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — The insurance company for Jerry Sandusky’s charity, Second Mile Inc., wants to be excused from paying for his legal defense. Federal Insurance Co.…

Texas killer of 6 wore Santa Claus outfit, police say

By Aman Batheja, McClatchy Newspapers GRAPEVINE, Texas — The man police say shot six family members to death in a Grapevine apartment on Christmas before killing himself was dressed as Santa…

Police arrest suspect in shooting that left soldier paralyzed

By Scott Glover, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — San Bernardino, Calif., police Monday announced the arrest of a suspect in the shooting of a 22-year-old soldier on leave for the…

ICE deports convicted Rwandan to serve sentence for role in 1994 genocide

DETROIT — A convicted human rights violator, wanted by Rwandan authorities to serve a 19-year prison sentence for a murder conviction, was deported to Rwanda on Tuesday by officers with…

Arrest made in death of mother, toddler

Tania Lopez and Gary Dymski, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. A North Bay Shore man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of a woman and her 2-year-old…

Florida suspect arrested for sex battery of 11-year-old

Florida suspect arrested for sex battery of 11-year-old

Florida detectives arrested Michael McClintock, 21, for allegedly having sex with an 11-year-old between July and August, 2011. On 11/30/11, the victim told detectives that while she was staying at…

Davenport man sentenced for conspiracy to distribute crack

DAVENPORT, IA – On December 20, 2011, Lorenzo Diaz, age 48, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, announced United States Attorney Nicholas…

FBI most wanted: Robert William Fisher

FBI most wanted: Robert William Fisher

Robert William Fisher is wanted for allegedly killing his wife and two young children and then blowing up the house in which they all lived in Scottsdale, Arizona in April…

FBI Crime Alert: Juan Jose Esparragoza-Moreno

FBI Crime Alert: Juan Jose Esparragoza-Moreno

Conspiracy to Import a Controlled Substance; Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance; Importation of a Controlled Substance REWARD: The U.S. Department of State, Bureau for International…

BRIEF: Lake City, MN police officer still in critical condition

Star Tribune, Minneapolis The police officer shot in Lake City earlier this week remains in critical condition at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, a spokesman said Saturday. Shawn Schneider, 32,…

St. Paul cops fold unit dedicated to solving cold cases

Chao Xiong, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – For the past three years, St. Paul police had one pair of eyes looking at unsolved — “cold case” — murders, day in, day out.…

BRIEF: Alleged MN drunk driver rear ends family’s car

Amanda Lillie, Austin Daily Herald A 49-year-old alleged drunk driver wanted in Goodhue County reportedly rear-ended a family’s car Monday while intoxicated. Police Chief Brian Krueger said Darnell Jones, of Austin,…

Duo charged with robbing Austin, MN Walmart, Target

Amanda Lillie, Austin Daily Herald – Two women were charged with second-degree aggravated robbery Tuesday after allegedly stealing more than $750 in merchandise from the Austin Walmart and Target. Amanda Lynn…

Austin, MN man who allegedly exposed himself fired

Amanda Lillie, Austin Daily Herald – An Austin Housing and Redevelopment Authority worker who allegedly exposed himself to a female tenant has been fired. Marv Repinski, chair of the HRA board,…

Charges brought in Albert Lea Chevy fight

Sarah Stultz, Albert Lea Tribune – An Albert Lea man accused of striking and injuring another man with a Chevy Blazer on Saturday was charged in Freeborn County District Court on…

823 arrested for DWIs midway through MN campaign

Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. ST. PAUL — Midway through a month-long statewide DWI enforcement campaign, preliminary reports from 191 law enforcement agencies indicate 823 DWI arrests were made Dec. 1–11.…