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Alleged Thief's Mistake: Using Daughter's Journal

Prosecutors say dropped item contained hit list, identifying information

(Newser) - Authorities in Tennessee say they busted a well-organized burglar after he allegedly dropped a notebook during a break-in that contained a list of other places he planned to target. Robert Shull Goddard, 49, is accused of smashing a glass door and breaking into a Nashville area home on Jan. 29,... More »

Deputy Settles Beef Between K9, Cow With Stun Gun

South Carolina sheriff's deputy had to step in

(Newser) - A sheriff's deputy responding to a burglary call in South Carolina was forced to settle a beef between his K9 and a spooked cow by using a stun gun, the AP reports. Georgetown County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Pleasant Hill community on Wednesday when a K9... More »

Dr. Pepper Plays a Role in 2 Sad, Strange Cases

Chad Kinnaird, 39, is arrested for pointing a gun at his son's head

(Newser) - A Louisiana man is in hot water for allegedly putting a loaded gun to his son's head—because the boy drank their last Dr. Pepper, KATC reports. Chad Kinnaird, 39, was arrested Wednesday after the apparent incident in West Monroe. According to authorities, Kinnaird had been drinking and got... More »

3 Suspects Killed During Texas Home Invasion

Cops say man opened fire after they entered home

(Newser) - When deputies arrived at a mobile home in Channelview, Texas, on Monday morning, three men were dead outside—and their car was still running in the driveway. Police say a resident opened fire on the men with a shotgun during an attempted burglary or home invasion in the Houston suburb,... More »

Deputy Accused of Using Obits to Plan Her Burglaries

Janelle Gericke was allegedly trying to break into Wisconsin homes even while pregnant

(Newser) - A former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy has been arrested after her own colleagues became suspicious she was involved in something not on the up-and-up. The Washington Post reports that Janelle Gericke, 29, was hit with a felony burglary charge Tuesday, accused of breaking into—or trying to—seven homes in... More »

Every Piece of Jewelry in Heiress's Mansion Stolen

Tamara Ecclestone's home is thought to be one of the most secure in London

(Newser) - It's "thought to be one of the most secure houses in London," per the Sun . And yet somehow thieves were able to break in to Tamara Ecclestone's $93 million mansion Friday night and steal every single piece of jewelry inside, according to the newspaper. That's... More »

Home Intruder 'Picked the Wrong House'

Willie Murphy says she 'went to work on him'

(Newser) - Breaking into Willie Murphy's house? Not the world's best idea. Murphy, an 82-year-old bodybuilder, says she was home in Rochester, NY, late Thursday night when she heard a guy bang on the door. "He was outside and saying, 'Please call an ambulance,' saying, 'I'... More »

Thief's Patience Is Worth $13K in Jewelry

Atlanta-area authorities are asking for people's help

(Newser) - A patient thief managed to make off with $13,000 in jewelry from a Costco after it closed, Fox 5 Atlanta reports. Investigators say the man cased the Atlanta-area store Oct 10, came back a few hours later, hid behind a display by the front wall, and waited there for... More »

Teen Dies in Struggle to Protect Home, Sister

Florida's Khyler Edman to get a hero's sendoff

(Newser) - Thousands of people have opened their wallets to ensure a funeral fit for a hero after a 15-year-old boy was killed in a struggle as he protected his little sister during a home invasion, according to police in Port Charlotte, Fla. Khyler Edman went toe to toe with the suspect,... More »

Man Shot Fleeing Burglar, Went Back to Bed: Cops

Dallas man said he fired a shot 'into the night'

(Newser) - A Dallas man who told police he fired at a fleeing burglar before going back to bed has been charged with murder. Police say James Michael Meyer told them that after hearing a noise around 5am Thursday, he saw somebody with a pickax trying to break into his storage shed... More »

Woman Struggling With Carriage Gets Arrested

Darrin Fritz is booked in Bakersfield, Calif., accused of stealing coins

(Newser) - Authorities say a woman stole $6,000 worth of quarters and her getaway car was a baby stroller, the AP reports. Bakersfield police officers noticed the woman Friday struggling to push the stroller but quickly realized there was no baby inside, according to the Bakersfield Californian . Police discovered the quarters,... More »

Cops: 'Captain America' Tried His Hand at Burglary

The reason David Hobbs was busted in superhero garb? 'Unknown'

(Newser) - He's the superhero we didn't know we needed. OK, maybe we didn't even really need him, but here he is. The Smoking Gun introduces us to 36-year-old David Hobbs, who cops say was busted early Monday as he tried to break into a backyard shed in Clarksdale,... More »

NYC Cops: We Nabbed Elderly Man Wanted for Years

Cops say octogenarian Samuel Sabatino would break into luxury apartments over summer break

(Newser) - It was the "unassuming demeanor, simple clothes, and large glasses" that police say helped the elderly man pull off his heists: more than $400,000 in jewelry and watches allegedly taken from New York City apartments over the past five years. The New York Times reports Samuel Sabatino, variously... More »

Couple Arrested for Burglary 3 Years After Lottery Win

Michigan pair won $500K in 2016

(Newser) - A Michigan couple who won $500,000 on a state lottery scratch-off ticket in 2016 has been charged in a string of burglaries. MLive.com reports that 29-year-old Mitchell Arnswald and 28-year-old Stephanie Harvell were arraigned Friday on home invasion and possession of burglary tools charges. They are each being... More »

Man Guilty of Murder in Death of Fleeing Victim

Case sparked changes to 911 system

(Newser) - In August 2017, Kansas City woman Shannon Keithley fled her home and died when her SUV slammed into a concrete pillar as she was calling 911. Police found Orlando Taylor hiding under the back deck of her home and charged him with rape and burglary. On Wednesday, a jury found... More »

'Slick' Pair Found a Way to Rob Rich Celebrities: LAPD

Benjamin Ackerman and Jason Emil Yaselli could serve over 31 years each

(Newser) - If this story's true, "slick" is really the word. Police say a Beverly Hills man and a real estate agent conspired to steal from high-end homes—including celebrities Usher and Adam Lambert—and spent the money partly on credit-card debt, the Los Angeles Times reports. Benjamin Eitan Ackerman... More »

Homeowner Shoots Teen, but Murder Charges Go Elsewhere

5 teens charged because police say they were committing a burglary at time of shooting

(Newser) - Five Illinois teens are charged as adults with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 14-year-old—despite not touching the trigger. The deceased was fatally shot in the head by a homeowner in Old Mill Creek who described an attempt to steal a 2011 Audi from his driveway around... More »

Burglary Suspects Pick Wrong Store to Sell Stolen Comics

After allegedly stealing St. Louis man's collection, they went to his comics store with the goods

(Newser) - When someone broke into a storage locker earlier this month and stole Martin Casas' personal collection of 3,000 comic books, which he'd painstakingly built up over three decades, he was put out but not hopeless that they were gone forever. That's because Casas also happens to own... More »

Trump Target's Baltimore Home Is Burglarized

Break-in happened hours before Trump tweets

(Newser) - Rep. Elijah Cummings was a crime victim hours before President Trump attacked his Baltimore-area district for being a dangerous, "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess." Police say they received a report of a burglary occurring at 3:40am Saturday at the Democrat's Baltimore home, but it's... More »

Soccer Star to Thieves: 'I'll Pay Whatever' to Get My Dog Back

Daniel Sturridge's Pomeranian was taken from his LA home

(Newser) - Soccer star Daniel Sturridge wants his dog back. The 29-year-old former Liverpool striker, who was released by the team this summer, posted a video to Instagram Tuesday revealing that thieves broke through a glass door and into his Los Angeles home, making off with his dog, the Guardian reports. "... More »

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