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Man charged with murder connected to Shoreline robbery

Aug. 13, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — A 36-year-old man was charged Friday with first-degree murder in connection with a robbery in Shoreline last month, King County prosecutors said. Byron Quarrles is accused of shooting a man to death on July 29 at Richmond Highlands Park. A judge set bail at...

Third suspect arrested in killing of California officer

Aug. 12, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — A third person was arrested in the off-duty killing of a rookie Southern California police officer during an attempted robbery, authorities said Friday. Gerardo Magallanes, 18, of the San Pedro area of Los Angeles, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of murder,...

Police: Suspect held, officers hurt in car chase, shootings

Aug. 12, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say a car chase and gun battle ended with two officers injured in crashes and the arrest of an armed man who officers reported seeing steal one vehicle at gunpoint and try to carjack another. The two officers hurt in the high-speed chase late...

Cops: Oregon crime ring moved $22M in catalytic converters

Aug. 11, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in suburban Portland, Oregon, said Thursday they arrested a crime ring leader responsible for trafficking more than 44,000 catalytic converters stolen from vehicles on the West Coast since 2021. Detectives said they identified Brennan Doyle, 32, as the...

Judge revokes bond for Alex Murdaugh associate Smith

Aug. 11, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge revoked house arrest Thursday for the man authorities say agreed to kill disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh so he could get a life insurance settlement for Murdaugh's son but ended up just grazing his head with a bullet. The decision by...

3 posing as US Marshals arrested after Arizona home invasion

Aug. 11, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

GOLDEN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Three Golden Valley men have been arrested for allegedly pretending to be U.S. Marshals, breaking into a home and assaulting two women inside. Mohave County Sheriff’s officials said 35-year-old Mark Hutchins Jr. and 46-year-old Jason Wortman both have...

Bank robber grabs officer's gun and fires during a scuffle

Aug. 11, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say a man who tried to rob a bank got into a scuffle with an off-duty police officer on the way out and fired one round after grabbing the officer’s gun, but no one was hurt. Police said the incident was reported just before 3 p.m. Wednesday when...

Las Vegas man accused of posing as health inspector to steal

Aug. 11, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a health inspector last month in an attempt to steal money from two fast-food restaurants, according to authorities. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said 22-year-old Dimitar Kolev was booked into the Clark...

Man gets 12 years in case that tested broad search warrants

Aug. 11, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison on federal bank robbery charges in a case that tested the constitutionality of broad search warrants that use Google location history to identify people who were near the scene of a crime. Okello...

Arrests made in killing of off-duty California officer

Aug. 10, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rookie Southern California police officer slain in an off-duty shooting was the victim of an attempted robbery, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón revealed the alleged motive as his office filed charges against a...