Latest Theft News

Charges dropped against alleged thief of McDormand Oscar

Aug. 20, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped the case against a man charged with stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar statuette from a 2018 Academy Awards after-party. Terry Bryant's felony grand theft trial was to begin Tuesday, but Los Angeles prosecutors said in court that they were unable to proceed...

French couple could face jail time for taking Italian sand

Aug. 20, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A French couple faces up to six years in jail for taking around 40 kg (88.1lbs) of white sand from a beach on the Italian island of Sardinia. Italian finance police said Tuesday they discovered the sand from a Chia beach stashed in 14 plastic bottles in the couple's SUV during a check as it...

Home run robbers get praise - and swag for spectacular plays

Aug. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

It was late in the 2015 season when Baltimore's Manny Machado smoked a pitch from Tampa Bay's Chris Archer into center field at Camden Yards. Kevin Kiermaier sprinted to the wall, turned and leaped high above it before reaching back and snatching the ball . He banged off the wall and landed on his feet with the...

Guardsman not guilty by reason of insanity in vehicle theft

Aug. 19, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An Army National Guard officer accused of stealing an armored personnel carrier from a Virginia base and leading police on a more than 60-mile (100-kilometer) chase has been found not guilty by reason of insanity on two charges. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 30-year-old Joshua...

Police: Wisconsin man who attacked officer fatally shot

Aug. 18, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) — Police say an officer responding to a report of a burglary attempt in Caledonia, Wisconsin, was attacked by a man with an "edged weapon" and fired his gun, killing the man. Caledonia police said in a statement on the city's Facebook page that the officer suffered a serious head wound...

90 panels reported stolen from southern Indiana solar farm

Aug. 17, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A solar power generating farm in southern Indiana was disrupted when about 90 panels were stolen. Hoosier Energy says the theft from the Henryville Solar facility in Clark County was spotted Wednesday and reported to police. The Bloomington-based company says the stolen industrial...

New Zealand police make arrest after tourist killed in van

Aug. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with murder on Saturday, bringing relief to a community that was on edge after an Australian tourist was killed in a seemingly random attack on his van that sparked a large manhunt. The suspect made his first court...

The Latest: Police: Suspect in Santa Monica robbery caught

Aug. 16, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on gunfire at a Southern California shopping plaza (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Authorities have captured a man they say tried to rob a Brinks security guard who then opened fire, panicking shoppers at a busy Southern California shopping plaza. Nobody was hurt in the Friday...

DNA leads to arrest in another Florida rape case from 1980s

Aug. 16, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For the second time in a year, authorities in a south Florida community have used DNA evidence to identify and arrest a suspect in a decades-old rape case. Timothy Norris, 60, is charged in the knifepoint rape of a Florida woman at her home in 1983, Coral Springs police...

UK police officer slain investigating burglary, 10 arrested

Aug. 16, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 28-year-old police officer investigating a reported burglary in southeast England has died after being dragged by a vehicle, police said Friday. Police have arrested and detained 10 males on suspicion of murder in the death of Andrew Harper, 28. The youngest is 13 while the oldest is 30....