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Man nicknamed 'Willy Wonka' pleads guilty to multiple crimes

Oct. 12, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The leader of a multistate ATM and vehicle burglary ring known as "Willy Wonka" or the "Chocolate Man" has pleaded guilty to 60 charges. The Salem News reports that 47-year-old William "Willy Wonka" Rodriguez pleaded guilty Thursday to his role in crimes in Massachusetts, New Hampshire,...

Police eye whether gun of burglary suspect used in killing

Oct. 11, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators will use ballistic testing to determine if a rifle carried by a burglary suspect was used in the killing of a camper as he and his daughters slept in a tent at a wilderness park in California, authorities said Thursday. Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Anthony...

Gunman arrested near California park where camper was shot

Oct. 10, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A man dressed in black and carrying a rifle was arrested Wednesday near Malibu Creek State Park, where a camper was shot and killed as he slept in a tent in June, authorities said. A vast search involving Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, a helicopter, search-and-rescue teams...

Restaurant offers free steak tips for tips on burglar

Oct. 10, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

RAYMOND, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire restaurant is offering free steak tips to anyone with tips on a recent burglary at their location. Police say a man broke into Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery in Raymond around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and stole more than $25,000. The man was captured on surveillance video...

Parole revoked, murder charges await police killing suspect

Oct. 10, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Officials plan to charge a man accused of killing two police officers with capital murder once he's released from the hospital. However, Mississippi Department of Corrections spokeswoman Grace Fisher tells The Daily Leader that 25-year-old Marquis Flowers also had his parole...

Lawsuit: Mistaken identity led to jailing of Vegas performer

Oct. 4, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas entertainer who lost his job on an Australian cruise ship while jailed in rural Nevada for a residential burglary has sued two counties, claiming he was held for 18 days in what appears to be a case of mistaken identity. Sean Laughlin, 56, accuses Lyon and Nye counties of...

Sheriff: Deputy serving warrant shoots and wounds armed man

Oct. 3, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida deputy shot and wounded a man while serving a warrant for burglary and weapons-related charges. The Palm Beach Post reports that the shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon at a Riviera Beach home. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw says agents from...

4 arrested in connection with LA celebrity burglaries

Oct. 2, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four people have been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries that targeted the homes of celebrities, including Rihanna, Christina Milian, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Rams wide receiver Robert Woods, police said Tuesday. The suspects were believed to be part of a larger...

Man hit by brick during burglary dubbed 'Bad Luck Bandit'

Oct. 2, 2018 3:31 AM EDT

SUITLAND, Md. (AP) — Maryland police are searching for a man they've dubbed the "Bad Luck Bandit" who was hit in the head by a brick he threw at a store window. News outlets report the Prince George's County Police Department said Monday a man was caught on surveillance footage breaking into a restaurant...

FBI adds LA man accused of sex crime to 10 Most Wanted list

Sep. 27, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man wanted on suspicion of an armed sexual assault in Los Angeles last year was added Thursday to the FBI's list of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. The FBI also announced a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Greg Alyn Carlson, 46, who detectives...