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Another Arrest for The Flash Star Ezra Miller

Actor is charged with felony burglary in Vermont

(Newser) - Actor Ezra Miller has been charged with felony burglary in Stamford, Vermont, the latest in a string of incidents involving the embattled star of The Flash. In a report Monday, Vermont State Police said they responded to a burglary complaint in Stamford on May 1 and found several bottles of...

Cops: Burglar Returned to Crime Scene for His Keys

Man broke into doughnut company's corporate offices in California

(Newser) - A Northern California burglar returned to the scene of the crime this weekend after he forgot his keys inside a doughnut company's corporate office. The thief stole some petty cash from Johnny Doughnuts' office in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday night, police said. In another twist, he...

Cops: Teens Broke Into $8M Mansion for Party, Boxing Match
Cops: Teens Broke Into
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Cops: Teens Broke Into $8M Mansion for Wild Party

They set up a boxing ring in foyer of Florida home, police say

(Newser) - Police in Florida are trying to track down teenagers who broke into an $8 million mansion for a wild party that included a boxing match in the foyer. The Walton County Sheriff's Office says up to 200 young people were at the party in Santa Rosa Beach, which was...

Cops: Vince Carter's Wife, Kids Hid During Burglary

Cash, guns were found outside Atlanta home

(Newser) - Former NBA star Vince Carter's wife called 911 and hid in a bedroom closet with her two children when burglars broke into their home Sunday night, according to a police incident report . Police say Sondi Carter heard "loud noises" from the front of the gated home in Atlanta'...

'Brazen Crime of Disrespect and Hate' at Brooklyn Church

Thieves made off with $2M relic, beheaded angel statues

(Newser) - Police say someone busted into the altar at a New York City church, stole a $2 million gold relic, and removed the head from a statue of an angel at some point late last week. The incident happened between 6:30pm Thursday and 4pm Saturday at St. Augustine’s Roman...

Sheriff's Deputy Stole From Dead People

Steve Hortz pleads guilty to burglary, grand theft in Yorba Linda, Calif.

(Newser) - Update: A former sheriff's deputy in California has pleaded guilty to stealing from the homes of dead people. Steve Hortz, a 12-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, found the body of a man who died of natural causes at a Yorba Linda home in July 2020...

'Extremely Embarrassed' Burglar Gives Homeowners $200

Caught in the act, cops say man left behind 'reimbursement' for residents

(Newser) - An alleged burglar who apparently had his finger on the pulse of how much residential windows cost left a surprise payment behind after breaking into a home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Deseret News reports that a couple there came home Sunday afternoon after a weekend away and found...

Louisiana Judge Admits Using Racial Slur at Home
La. Judge Resigns
Over Her 'Hurtful Words'
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La. Judge Resigns Over Her 'Hurtful Words'

Michelle Odinet had been caught on video saying n-word, comparing Black people to roaches

(Newser) - Update: A Louisiana judge caught on video saying the n-word has resigned. Lafayette City Court Judge Michelle Odinet had already taken an unpaid leave of absence after the clip of her using the racial slur—recorded as she watched surveillance footage of an attempted burglary outside her home—circulated online...

Woman Infiltrates High School to Find Insta Followers: Cops

Audrey Francisquini, 28, is accused of posing as student, handing out pamphlets in Fla. high school

(Newser) - In 21 Jump Street, undercover cops snuck into a high school to bust up crime. In an incident out of Florida, a woman is accused of sneaking into a high school to commit crimes—and, apparently, to get the word out about her Instagram page. According to an arrest report...

After Months of No Progress, Arrests in 'Heinous' Denver Case

3 teen boys face murder charges after house fire that killed family of 5

(Newser) - Three teenage boys have been arrested in the Denver house fire that killed a family of five in August, after months without progress . Authorities say the two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old face 28 criminal counts, including first-degree murder, attempted murder with extreme indifference, arson, and burglary, per the New York ...

Cops: Florida Burglar Was Killed by Falling Window

Jonathan Hernandez was pinned and strangled, deputies say

(Newser) - A luckless burglar was killed mid-crime by a falling window, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office in southwest Florida. Police say 32-year-old Jonathan Hernandez died when the window of a Lehigh Acres home he was breaking into fell on his neck as he climbed through it, pinning and...

Teacher Sees Scared Kids in Zoom Class, Calls 911
Teacher Sees Scared Kids
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Teacher Sees Scared Kids in Zoom Class, Calls 911

Man had broken into their home

(Newser) - A teacher in California says she never logs out of online classes until all her students have logged off—a policy that meant she was able to call for help when a man broke into a home while two students were still logged on. "I was just watching their...

Zoo's Lemur May Have Been Kidnapped
Zoo's Lemur May 
Have Been Kidnapped

Zoo's Lemur May Have Been Kidnapped

Breach reported at San Francisco Zoo

(Newser) - A lemur has been stolen in an apparent break-in at the San Francisco Zoo, according to police , who are actively searching for 21-year-old Maki. The ring-tailed lemur, who was born at the zoo, was last spotted inside the Lipman Family Lemur Forest—touted as the largest outdoor lemur habitat in...

A Break for Man Serving Life Over Stolen Hedge Clippers

Fair Wayne Bryant will get a shot at parole in October

(Newser) - Fair Wayne Bryant has a crack at freedom. The Black man serving life in prison in Louisiana over the theft of a pair of hedge clippers has been granted a new parole hearing after the state Supreme Court declined to review his case. Bryant, 62, was convicted of burglary after...

For George Zimmerman's Lawyer, the Tables Have Turned

Mark O'Mara is now repping slain black teen Adrein Green

(Newser) - The attorney who represented George Zimmerman in the fatal 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., now has the opposite case. Mark O'Mara is representing the family of a black teen who was fatally shot before 2am on May 5 as he allegedly attempted to burglarize a vehicle,...

Alleged Killer of Drew Carey's Ex Could Face Death

Gareth Pursehouse has been re-arrested

(Newser) - The suspect accused of throwing Drew Carey's ex-fiancee off a balcony is back behind bars less than 24 hours after posting $2 million bail. Gareth Pursehouse, 41, was re-arrested on a no-bail warrant and charged Wednesday with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, family and sex therapist Amie Harwick. He...

Taylor Swift's Dad Fights Off Burglar

Man reached penthouse through emergency stairwell

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St. Petersburg on Jan. 17 just moments after 30-year-old Terrence Hoover used an emergency escape stairwell to...

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,...

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...

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...

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