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Police: Suspect wanted in theft of 3K pills from pharmacy

Apr. 7, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland are searching for a suspect accused of cutting a hole through the roof of a pharmacy and stealing thousands of opioid pills from inside. Anne Arundel County police posted pictures of the alleged suspect on social media Monday, calling for anyone with information...

Serial rapist gets life in prison for northern Utah attacks

Apr. 7, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A long-haul truck driver was sentenced to life in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to 17 first-degree felonies, including sexually assaulting at least eight women in Davis County in Utah. Mark Douglas Burns, 69, of Ogden, pleaded guilty in February to aggravated sexual assault,...

Mississippi inmate dies months after becoming ill

Apr. 6, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi inmate who was serving a 15-year sentence has died after becoming ill months ago and being hospitalized periodically since December. The state Department of Corrections said Monday that Mary Jewell, 40, died Sunday at Merit Health Central in Jackson, where she was taken...

This Sept. 23, 2019 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Christopher G. Coffey. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections say four of five inmates who escaped Sunday, April, 5, 2020, from a minimum security prison in southeast Oklahoma were quickly recaptured while the fifth, Coffey, remains at large. The department says in a news release that authorities are searching for Coffey, who was serving a total of 12 years for larceny and a previous escape. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP)

Five state inmates escape Oklahoma prison, four recaptured

Apr. 6, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Four of five inmates who escaped a minimum security prison in southeast Oklahoma were quickly recaptured while the fifth remained at large Monday, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Authorities were searching for Christopher G. Coffey, 29, who was serving a total...

Woman arrested, another sought in theft of $700 in crab legs

Apr. 6, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A 34-year-old woman has been arrested in the theft of $700 worth of crab legs from a southern Michigan store. Two women were in a Battle Creek store Saturday evening and placed the crab legs in a cart, the Battle Creek Enquirer reported Monday. One of two children who were with...

Woman who stole $5M denied prison release

Apr. 6, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman who stole nearly $5 million from close friends and family was denied special release from prison because of the pandemic on Monday. U.S. District Court Chief Judge John McConnell Jr. said in his ruling there is “nothing unique” about Monique...

Police: Pizza shop owner shot, wounded teen robbery suspect

Apr. 5, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A northeast Philadelphia pizza shop owner shot and wounded an armed teenage suspect during an attempted robbery over the weekend, police said. Police allege that the 16-year-old youth entered the pizza shop in the Wissinoming neighborhood shortly before 10:30 p.m. Saturday and tried to...

Burglary suspect shot, arrested by police

Apr. 5, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A burglary suspect was shot by New Hampshire police on Sunday, state Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said. The shooting happened late Saturday night after police in Concord responded to a burglar alarm at the skate house at White Park. MacDonald said Concord police and state...

Woman who stole $5M requests prison release amid pandemic

Apr. 5, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman who stole nearly $5 million from close friends and family is requesting that she be released from prison to home confinement until the coronavirus pandemic “has subsided,” according to court filings. Monique Brady, of East Greenwich, pleaded guilty...

A Saturday, April 4, 2020, photo  provided by Prescott, Ariz., police shows Keith Brown. Prescott police say Brown, a housekeeping employee, has been fired from his hospital job after being arrested on suspicion of stealing personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies in recent weeks as the coronavirus outbreak unfolded. Lt. Jon Brambila said Brown, 48, was arrested Friday at Yavapai Regional Medical Center on suspicion of one count each of theft and fraud after police found numerous items valued at $1,700 in Brown's vehicle and residence. (Prescott police via AP)

Police arrest hospital aide in thefts of equipment, supplies

Apr. 4, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A housekeeping employee at a Prescott hospital has been fired after being arrested on suspicion of stealing personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies in recent weeks as the coronavirus outbreak unfolded, police said Saturday. Keith Brown, 49, of Prescott was arrested Friday...