Latest Theft News

Train derails near LA site of recent wave of cargo thefts

Jan. 17, 2022 15:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews made railroad repairs in Los Angeles Monday after a train derailed near the location where thieves have been raiding cargo containers, leaving the tracks littered with emptied boxes of packaged good sent by retailers. It wasn't immediately clear if the...

Ex-Omaha Archdiocese chancellor faces new theft charge

Jan. 17, 2022 15:25 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former chancellor for the Roman Catholic Church’s Archdiocese of Omaha who is already charged with two felony counts has been charged with a new count of theft after authorities say he stole more than $100,000 from a church in Sarpy County. The Rev. Michael...

Ex-sheriff faces 4 to 5 years in prison for corruption

Jan. 16, 2022 11:39 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former sheriff in South Carolina convicted of abusing his power and stealing money from government programs will likely spend about four to five years in federal prison, a judge has determined. Prosecutors and attorneys for ex-Chester County Sheriff Alex...

Woman sentenced in scheme to steal iP0ds intended for kids

Jan. 15, 2022 16:07 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A former employee of a northwestern New Mexico school district faces 18 months in prison after sentenced in a yearslong scheme to steal and resell thousands of Apple iP0ds intended for Native American children on the Navajo Nation. Kristy Stock, 46, of...

Mexico gang leader sentenced to 60 years in prison

Jan. 15, 2022 11:34 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The leader of a crime gang notorious for siphoning gasoline from government fuel ducts has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for kidnapping, according to authorities in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato. José Antonio Yépez Ortiz had been one of Mexico's...

2 held without bail in robbery, killing of Los Angeles cop

Jan. 14, 2022 23:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two alleged gang members charged in the robbery and killing of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer will remain in federal custody without bail, a judge ruled Friday. Officer Fernando Arroyos, 27, was fatally shot at about 9:15 p.m. Monday in an unincorporated...

Police shoot, kill man with hammer at California museum

Jan. 14, 2022 20:50 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police shot and killed a 34-year-old man who broke into a museum Thursday in California’s San Joaquin Valley and charged at the officers with a hammer, authorities said. Edgar Morfin Mendoza was pronounced dead at the scene after two officers opened fire at...

Man arrested in fatal shooting of teen restaurant worker

Jan. 14, 2022 20:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former employee was arrested in the deadly shooting of a 19-year-old cashier working a late-night shift at a Burger King restaurant in East Harlem, a crime that appalled New Yorkers including the mayor. The New York Police Department said Friday that Winston...

Thieves raiding rail cargo containers in Los Angeles

Jan. 14, 2022 18:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thieves have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains nearing downtown Los Angeles for months, taking packages belonging to people across the U.S. and leaving the tracks blanketed with discarded boxes. The packages are from retailers including Amazon, REI and...

Ex-White House adviser pleads guilty in $218,000 school scam

Jan. 14, 2022 18:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of a national charter school network who once served as a White House adviser under President Barack Obama pleaded guilty Friday to a charge alleging he stole over $200,000 from the network. Seth Andrew, 42, a founder of Democracy Prep, entered the plea...