Latest Theft News

Ex-police chief who stole heroin sentenced to probation

Nov. 21, 2019 6:35 AM EST

ELIZABETH, Pa. (AP) — A former police chief in western Pennsylvania who admitted stealing thousands of small bags of heroin and fentanyl from his department's evidence room is not going to prison. A judge on Wednesday sentenced former 43-year-old Timothy Butler to about four years of probation and 325...

Police: 2 charged in NC robbery that ended in fatal shooting

Nov. 21, 2019 3:34 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say two people have been charged in a robbery turned shootout in which one person was fatally wounded and two others were hurt. News outlets report 22-year-old Danielle Miller and 19-year-old Andres Harris have been arrested on charges including assault...

Ex-operator of Pima County assisted living homes is indicted

Nov. 21, 2019 12:18 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The former operator of several assisted living facilities in southern Arizona has been indicted on 14 counts of theft and one count of fraud. State prosecutors say a Pima County grand jury indicted Jerone Davis, who operated Rancho Verde Care Homes. Davis is accused of entering into...

Scottsdale police: 2 accused of armed robbery, retail theft

Nov. 21, 2019 12:13 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Scottsdale say a man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of felony counts of armed robbery and organized retail theft. They say 31-year-old Epitacio Cortina Jr. and 32-year-old Crystal Nichole Roberto are accused of shoplifting several power tools from a Home Depot...

Nashville Police: Burglary suspect falls through ceiling

Nov. 20, 2019 7:43 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a burglar spotted on a homeowner’s camera system fell through the attic of a home while trying to hide from police. Metro Nashville police say Justin Mangrum fell through the ceiling of the home he was attempting to burglarize Wednesday, landing...

Man killed trying to stop theft of shoes on California train

Nov. 20, 2019 7:36 PM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A man died after being stabbed with his own knife on a California commuter train while trying to stop the attacker from stealing the shoes of a sleeping passenger, authorities said Wednesday. During the confrontation Tuesday in the San Francisco Bay Area, the victim pulled a knife...

Police: Chicago teen hurt in gunfire likely shot by officer

Nov. 20, 2019 6:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old Chicago high school student who was wounded during a gun fight between a bank robbery suspect and investigators was likely shot by a suburban police officer, Chicago police said Wednesday. Two men robbed a bank in Des Plaines late Tuesday afternoon. A Des Plaines officer...

The Latest: Police say wounded teen likely shot by officer

Nov. 20, 2019 6:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on gun fight between police and alleged bank robber (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Chicago police say a 15-year-old high school student who was wounded during a gun fight between a suspected bank robber and investigators was likely shot by a suburban police officer. First Deputy...

Woman on trial charged with stealing evidence -- her own gun

Nov. 20, 2019 6:09 PM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A woman on trial for pulling out a loaded pistol inside an Alaska bar last year faces new charges after authorities say she stole the gun from an evidence box inside the courtroom. Tiffany Flenaugh, 29, was jailed Tuesday on new charges of felony theft, possessing a firearm in a...

Montana man convicted of killing disabled veteran

Nov. 20, 2019 4:10 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana jury has convicted a man of killing a disabled veteran, burying his body in the dirt floor of a barn near Great Falls, selling his pickup truck and stealing his disability benefits for several months. Brandon Lee Craft was found guilty of deliberate homicide, tampering...