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Police arrest 6 in catalytic converter thefts in Mesa

Sep. 24, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Mesa have arrested six people who allegedly were stealing catalytic converters from the undersides of cars and vans, authorities said. The arrests came after an undercover operation conducted this summer. Police said the...

Ankeny settles over police shooting of unarmed suspect

Sep. 23, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — The city of Ankeny has agree to a $500,000 settlement with a man who was shot by a police officer during a burglary, according to the man's attorneys. Myles Regenold was shot after he was caught breaking into the Ankeny Auto Spa in March 2019. ...

Plea hearing set for ex-WVa councilman in Capitol riot

Sep. 23, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A plea agreement hearing is set next month for a former councilman for the city of Parkersburg, West Virginia, who is charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. The hearing for Eric Barber is scheduled for Oct. 14 in federal...

Investigators hope for new leads in Boston museum robbery

Sep. 23, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The chief investigator for a Boston museum still working to recover $500 million worth of art stolen in 1990 said Thursday he was hoping for new leads to emerge following the death of a highly scrutinized figure in the case. A Connecticut mobster...

Police arrest man in Subway shop robbery caught on video

Sep. 23, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Police arrested a man who allegedly took a Subway shop employee's purse during an Illinois robbery attempt that was caught on surveillance video. The case garnered attention this month after video of the Subway shop employee fighting with the man...

Robert Gentile, linked to Gardner Museum art theft, dies

Sep. 22, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Robert Gentile, a mobster who for years denied suspicions from authorities that he knew anything about a trove of artwork valued in the millions that was stolen in a 1990 museum heist and remains missing, has died. He was 85. His attorney, Ryan...

San Francisco pledges to crack down on retail shoplifting

Sep. 22, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor and police chief of San Francisco announced Wednesday they'll dedicate more police, beef up coordination and make it easier to report shoplifters in an attempt to crack down on brazen commercial thieving that has added to the city's reputation as soft on...

3 McNeese FB players among 5 arrested after campus shooting

Sep. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Three freshmen defensive backs on the McNeese State football team are among five 18- and 19-year-old men accused of various crimes, including one linked to a drive-by shooting near a campus apartment complex, authorities said Wednesday. The...

Police: Florida man tries to trade back vehicle he stole

Sep. 22, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man tried to trade in a vehicle from the same dealership he stole it from, police said. Lake City police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at a Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership on Monday, WTLV-TV reported. ...

Illinois coroner pleads not guilty to thefts from the dead

Sep. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois coroner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he stole more than $14,000 in cash from dead people. Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz pleaded not guilty to 12 counts, including official misconduct and theft of...