theft

December 26, 2019 - 1:21 pm
DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's office in Florida said it caught an Amazon driver stealing a customer's package but got no help from the company during its investigation. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Thursday in a statement that it had arrested 27-year-old Jose Campos after detectives...
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December 26, 2019 - 8:23 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lowndes County Sheriff John “Big John” Williams was shot and killed at a gas station. Huntsville police Officer Billy Fred Clardy III was killed as officers tried to intercept a suspected drug delivery. In all, six Alabama law enforcement officers were shot and killed in...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti leaves a courthouse in New York following a hearing. The California Bar is holding a hearing Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, to determine whether attorney Michael Avenatti should be banned from practicing law while fighting criminal charges that include allegations of embezzling from clients. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 18, 2019 - 3:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California State Bar hearing to determine if attorney Michael Avenatti should be prevented from practicing law for allegedly stealing from a client is a “dog and pony show” and a “complete joke,” the combative attorney said Wednesday. The state bar alleges that Avenatti poses a...
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Christopher Lee Melder is taken back to custody after appearing before Judge Chuck Silverman at the Harris County 183rd District Criminal Court on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Houston. Melder, 19, allegedly broke into the abandoned Geochem Laboratories, Inc. building and stole the mercury that caused Sunday's mercury spill. He is charged with burglary of a building and the illegal disposal of hazardous waste. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
December 18, 2019 - 2:03 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for a 19-year-old man accused stealing mercury and spilling it at several locations in Houston tried Wednesday to downplay the danger that the public faced from exposure to the liquid metal. During a brief court appearance by Christopher Lee Melder, his attorney, Patrick...
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December 18, 2019 - 11:35 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A British man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he and co-conspirators in a hacking group called The Dark Overlord stole data from health care and accounting companies in the U.S. and threatened to release the information unless the companies paid ransom. Nathan...
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December 18, 2019 - 9:44 am
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A thief stuffed a total of 30 bags of frozen shrimp down his pants in back-to-back burglaries of a Southern California grocery store, police said Wednesday. The man took the shrimp from a Vons market in the city of Riverside by entering the store three times in a span of 15...
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December 17, 2019 - 7:49 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man robbed a credit union and then went shopping and dropped spare change in a donation bucket, authorities said. Michael B. Jensen, 34, faces a federal bank robbery charge for taking $947 from the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in Anchorage Friday, The Anchorage...
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A police officer stands in front of the Faena Art Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, hours after assailants trying to rob two British tourists shot and killed one of them and wounded the other, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
December 16, 2019 - 11:52 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Police in Argentina have arrested four men suspected in the killing of a British tourist who was shot during a robbery attempt, authorities said Monday. Authorities were searching for a fifth suspect in the murder of Briton Matthew Charles Gibbard in Buenos Aires on...
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In this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 photo, officials respond to the scene of a mercury spill on the intersection of Westview Drive and West Sam Houston Parkway North in Houston. A person has been taken into custody for questioning after dozens of people were decontaminated as a precaution due to trace amounts of mercury spilled at three locations in Houston, the FBI said Monday. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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December 16, 2019 - 10:02 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been arrested after trace amounts of mercury spilled at three locations in Houston, leading dozens of people to be decontaminated as a precaution, FBI said Monday. The agency's Houston office said on Twitter that Christopher Lee Melder has been charged with...
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