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Man accused of stealing vehicles in Arizona and Arkansas

Aug. 07, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing five vehicles, a trailer and a forklift in Arizona and Arkansas, according to authorities. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said 37-year-old Brandon A. Jones has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail on...

Montana sandwich shop sign returned 20 years after theft

Aug. 05, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Drunk people do a lot of dumb things, including on occasion stealing signs from beloved restaurants. In 2002, the Pickle Barrel, a Bozeman sandwich shop and institution, was the victim of such behavior when its classic, barrel-shaped wooden sign that hung in...

Robbers ambush armored vehicle in California, shoot guard

Aug. 04, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At least two robbers ambushed an armored vehicle in broad daylight Thursday and opened fire on the armed guards, injuring one critically in a Southern California casino's parking lot before fleeing with cash, police said. At least two suspects, armed with...

Police department worker gets 60 days for COVID relief fraud

Aug. 04, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former civilian employee for a South Florida police department has been sentenced to 60 days in federal prison for stealing over over $117,000 in COVID relief funds. Elisa Rivera, 51, was sentenced Wednesday in Miami federal court, according to court records. She...

Suspect mistakenly freed in Lady Gaga's dog theft recaptured

Aug. 04, 2022 00:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspect mistakenly released from a Los Angeles County jail where he was being held on suspicion of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker and stealing her French bulldogs has been recaptured, authorities said. James Howard Jackson, 19, was arrested Wednesday nearly...

Woman convicted in fatal shooting of off-duty Ohio officer

Aug. 03, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman was convicted Wednesday of murder in the shooting of an off-duty Cleveland police officer during a carjacking on New Year's Eve. Tamara McLoyd, 19, of Garfield Heights, faces a potential life term with no chance for parole when she is sentenced later this...

Charred body of woman, 81, found at Los Angeles home

Aug. 03, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The charred body of an 81-year-old woman was found at her Los Angeles home and police said that the house had been ransacked. A relative found Ok Ja Kim unresponsive Tuesday evening in the bedroom of the house in the Woodland Hills neighborhood and called 911,...

3 Tennessee men indicted in thefts from firearms dealers

Aug. 03, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three Tennessee men have been indicted on federal charges accusing them in the theft of firearms from dealers, authorities said. Tyler Cunningham, 22, Ryan Dillard, 36, and Corey Summers, 23, also were charged Monday with possession of stolen firearms, while...

'Guard cat' credited with preventing would-be robbery

Aug. 02, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

BELDEN, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man said his pet cat helped prevent a robbery at his home, and he credits the calico with possibly saving his life. Bandit, a 20-pound (9.1-kilogram) cat, lives with her retired owner Fred Everitt in the Tupelo suburb of Belden. When at least two...

80-year-old store owner shoots attempted robbery suspect

Aug. 02, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

NORCO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with a rifle was shot by a quick-acting convenience store owner who pulled a shotgun out from behind the counter and opened fire during an attempted robbery in Southern California. The faceoff was recorded by surveillance cameras at the convenience...