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Man found dead in Scottsdale canal was accidental drowning

Oct. 20, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A 23-year-old man whose body was found in a Scottsdale canal in July apparently was intoxicated and drove a rented scooter into the water, according to authorities. Scottsdale police said Wednesday that Robert “Bobby” Cuillo’s death has...

Ankle monitor GPS used to find wife's body, arrest husband

Oct. 06, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

SILVER CITY, N,M. (AP) — A New Mexico man on probation who had to wear an ankle bracelet to monitor his movements has been arrested in the fatal beating of his wife with an ax after authorities used data from the bracelet to find her body in a national forest where the couple went to cut...

NC ruling influence on sex-offender monitoring may be muted

Sep. 24, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It's constitutional for North Carolina to require people convicted of the most serious sex offenses to be monitored perpetually by satellite-linked bracelets, the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday. But the majority opinion's influence on sex...

GPS for defendants in Bernalillo County to be monitored 24-7

Sep. 21, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Defendants awaiting trial in Bernalillo County who wear GPS devices will be monitored more closely from now on. The New Mexico Judiciary has announced the implementation of a plan next month to track ankle devices on felony defendants...

Justices say 24/7 video surveillance violated man’s rights

Sep. 13, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that police officers violated a man's constitutional rights when they installed a video camera on a utility pole near his home and spied on him for months without getting a search warrant. The justices said the...

Woman who admitted to Slender Man attack to be freed Monday

Sep. 10, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman who admitted to helping stab a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man will be freed Monday from a mental health institution under strict conditions, a judge ruled Friday. Anissa Weier, 19,...

Searchers carry GPS devices as they look for missing girl

Jul. 27, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are fitting ground crews with GPS tracking devices as they look for a 16-year-old Cottonwood girl missing since her car was stranded in a flood-swollen wash. Each searcher looking for Faith Moore in the wash was provided a tracking...

Deputy who caused fatal crash was serving sentence at home

Jul. 24, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy accused of causing a crash that killed a man will spend time behind bars instead of at home wearing a bracelet with GPS tracking. Joel Streicher, of Milwaukee, was sentenced in April to six months in jail,...

Police: Armed person stole ambulance with patient inside

Jul. 23, 2021 05:15 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An armed suspect stole an ambulance early Friday while a patient and a firefighter were inside, Houston police said. The suspect is accused of running the ambulance off the road, the department said in a series of tweets. Then, a firefighter behind the...