SYDNEY (AP) — It wasn’t grand theft. It was tiny.
But the snatching of a baby meerkat from a zoo has not only become a major story in the Australian city of Perth, it has led to the arrest of three people.
In September, Perth Zoo was ready to publicly show off its new month-old ...
VALLEY, Ala. (AP) — Police say an Alabama man threw hot sauce on a 73-year-old store clerk during a holdup.
The Opelika-Auburn News
MOUNDVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The recent recovery of three Native American artifacts stolen nearly 40 years ago could be the thread that unravels the mystery of the greatest antiquities theft in this part of the world.
Hundreds of pottery vessels, bottles, bowls, ornaments and jewelry items were ...
Ex-head of Highway Districts association charged with theft
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Court records show the former executive director of the Idaho Association of Highway Districts has been charged with embezzling funds from the organization between 2013 and 2016.
The Idaho Statesman
Police: Suspected shoplifter runs over woman outside store
OCOEE, Fla. (AP) — Police in central Florida say a woman was hit by a getaway driver who was assisting a man who had just stolen a cart full of groceries.
Ocoee police tell new outlets the woman and another woman alerted a Publix grocery store manager that the theft was taking place Monday ...
Family says man shoved child walking puppy, stole dog
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee family says a man jumped out of a car, shoved their child on to the ground and snatched the child’s puppy.
UK man faces 7 charges after police van stolen from station
LONDON (AP) — A man suspected of stealing a marked police van parked at a police station has been charged with seven offenses.
Police said Monday that 27-year-old Sean Warman has been charged with aggravated vehicle theft and dangerous driving along with other charges, including two counts ...
Scrap dealer’s request to dismiss bridge theft charge denied
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a northwestern Indiana scrap-metal dealer’s request to dismiss charges for allegedly demolishing a historic railroad bridge and selling the metal for $18,000.
West Virginia men sentenced for gun thefts at pawn shop
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia men have been sentenced for stealing guns from a pawn shop.
Twenty-three-year-old Robert Lee Reid was sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison, while 18-year-old Jonathan Chafin was sentenced to one year and six months. Both are ...
Girl, 14, charged in stabbing death of mother’s ex-boyfriend
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a former boyfriend of her mother.
Authorities say the teenager is also charged with burglary, arson, theft and conspiracy in the September death of Fred Boote Jr. in ...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state inmate is among those charged with conning another inmate’s family into paying a fake law firm to work on his case.
The Alabama Department of Corrections announced the charges Friday.
The department said the suspects are accused of using fake ...
Man indicted in Bloomington arena theft case pleads guilty
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A former management official of Bloomington’s city-owned arena who was indicted on charges of mishandling city money has been fined $1 and sentenced to 30 months of probation in exchange for his testimony at the trials of three co-defendants.
NEW YORK (AP) — A ring of savvy car thieves in New York exploited a bureaucratic weakness by registering many of their ripped-off Lamborghinis and Range Rovers in South Dakota, a state that lets people register out-of-state vehicles by mail and wasn’t thoroughly checking to see if they were ...
9 charged in yearlong probe of drugs in southern Indiana
COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Nine people have been charged in an investigation of drugs, burglaries and car thefts in Bartholomew County.
Police say some allegations involve efforts to get drugs into the county jail.
Columbus police Lt. Matt Harris says detectives have been investigating ...
Man pleads guilty to fraud, theft, conflict charges
PHOENIX (AP) — A man who formerly served as treasurer for the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District has pleaded guilty to fraud, theft and conflict of interest charges in connection with dealings with the district and the Gila County Mounted Posse.
The state Attorney General’s Office ...
- Tribune-ReviewAssault, theft cases among recent Monroeville police investigationsNovember 14, 2018
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- Connecticut PostMilford PD charge New Haven man in Target theftsNovember 13, 2018
BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says it is looking into the theft of nearly 18,000 pills from a hospital and its satellite locations.
The Salem News
Housekeeper pleads guilty to stealing $500,000 in jewelry
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former housekeeper has admitted stealing more than $500,000 in jewelry while working for a woman in Stillwell.
The Kansas City Star reports 43-year-old Sabina Garcia-Rivera, of Olathe, ...
Principal accused of taking $900 from disabled 9-year-old
LAND O’LAKES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida elementary school principal is accused of stealing $900 from a mentally disabled 9-year-old.
The Tampa Bay Times reports ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State police say they have arrested a man suspected of stealing $7,000 in gaming chips at a casino.
Police tell news outlets a man later identified as 33-year-old Eldridge Brown grabbed the chips from a gaming table Sunday, ran out of the New Orleans area ...
Husband of congresswoman indicted on theft charges
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A California congresswoman whose husband was indicted on theft and conspiracy charges in Connecticut cited an “unexpected family matter” Thursday in withdrawing as a candidate for chair of the House Democratic Caucus.
U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez, now the caucus vice ...
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police have arrested four suspects in the brazen theft last January of precious Indian jewels from the famed Al Thani Collection that were on display in a Venetian palace.
Four men, all Croatians ranging in age from 43 to 60, were arrested Wednesday after a ...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida women are accused of stealing a service dog from a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran.
Osceola County Sheriff’s officials say in a news release that the victim was at Old Town near Orlando on Oct. 28 with his two Pomeranian service dogs when a woman started an ...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman who admitted embezzling from Furniture Mart over the course of six years has been sentenced to serve nine years in prison and repay more than $1.1 million.
COVINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Department of Revenue investigators say an auto repair and towing company owner has been indicted on charges he failed to remit collected sales tax and falsified vehicle registrations.
The agency announced Wednesday that the Tipton Count grand jury ...
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PHOENIX (AP) — The former director of a Goodyear charter school is pleading guilty to exaggerating enrollment to secure millions of funding dollars.
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office says Daniel K. Hughes entered the plea Wednesday involving one felony count each of conspiracy and ...
VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Official misconduct charges have been filed against a former civilian employee of a suburban Chicago police department for allegedly stealing drugs from an evidence vault.
John Simons of Lombard turned himself into authorities at the DuPage County sheriff’s office ...
Menomonee Falls officer shoot, injure theft suspect
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Police in the Milwaukee suburb of Menomonee Falls says an officer has shot and wounded a man suspected of stealing gasoline.
Authorities said Wednesday an officer tried pulling over the suspect about 1 p.m. Tuesday and after stopping initially, the driver took ...
Missouri woman sentenced for role in Kansas jeans robbery
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — One of four women who tried to steal 26 pairs of blue jeans worth thousands of dollars has been sentenced to prison.
The Lawrence Journal-World
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating the theft of eight Apple Watches on display at a Massachusetts shopping mall.
The MetroWest Daily News reports that the thefts ...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Five central South Dakota women have been convicted of conspiring to retaliate against a witness in a fraud case on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation.
The U.S. attorney’s office says the five women were recently convicted at trial and each faces up to 10 years in ...
Woman accused of stealing from late father’s account
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Dubuque woman stole more than $35,000 from the estate account of her late father.
Dubuque County court records say 54-year-old Molly Behnke, of Dubuque, is charged with theft. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for ...
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police say they’ve charged a western Indiana man with stealing a handgun from a trooper’s vehicle.
They say 19-year-old Logan Blubaugh of Rosedale was charged Tuesday with unlawful entry of a motor vehicle, obstruction of justice and theft. He’s being ...
Car theft suspect facing charges in police shooting
CAMP SPRINGS, Md. (AP) — A man accused of firing a gun at a Maryland police officer before officers shot and wounded him is facing an attempted murder charge.
The Prince George’s County Police Department said in a news release Tuesday that 25-year-old Tywan Jackson also faces assault, ...
Texas man pleads guilty in theft of 650 guns in Missouri
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 27-year-old Texas man pleaded guilty to participating in the theft of 650 guns from a UPS trailer in Springfield.
Quinton Haywood, of Glenn Heights, Texas, admitted to aiding and abetting others to steal the firearms in October 2017.
Haywood and others stole ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has admitted to stealing at least $27,000 of his children’s Social Security benefits.
A Tuesday news release says 51-year-old Dianglo Shawntale Mahoney, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government property.
According to the ...
Police: Man fell through Waffle House ceiling in Alabama
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama man fell through the ceiling of a Waffle House restaurant during an apparent theft attempt while customers were inside.
Al.com reports he fell through the ceiling into the dining room Sunday. Cellphone ...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Billings nurse has been sentenced to five years on probation, including six months of house arrest, for stealing a powerful opioid from a hospital for his own use.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says U.S. District Judge Susan Watters sentenced 33-year-old Donald ...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The owner of a Lawrence pet store says an allegedly stolen lizard was anonymously returned a day after the store posted security footage of the theft on social media.
Pet World owner Sherry Emerson tells the
ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say men posing as a paving crew stole money from a man who they convinced to come out of his house.
Rotterdam police say the theft happened Sunday, when two men in a pickup truck attempted to sell the victim on driveway repairs. The Times ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former court-appointed financial guardian, her office manager, her husband and her lawyer took plea deals Monday in what authorities are calling the biggest financial abuse case of its kind in Nevada.
April Parks and office manager Mark Simmons each pleaded an equivalent ...
Indiana State Police-issued gun stolen during break-in
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police say a trooper’s gun was stolen when a man broke into his department-issued vehicle in western Indiana.
Police say the theft of the black .45-caliber pistol occurred about 4 a.m. Monday in a subdivision in northern Vigo County. It says cash also ...
Colorado man gets 7 years for trying to steal house
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for tricking his girlfriend’s 87-year-old grandfather into signing over the deed to his house.
Weld County prosecutors say 34-year-old Jonny Stewart of Evans was sentenced Friday in Greeley.
Police arrest suspects in smash and grab jewelry thefts
WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested two people suspected of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry during a string of burglaries.
Wareham police say 21-year-old Erin Pardi and 24-year-old Anthony Vieira were responsible for three jewelry stores burglaries in Wareham where ...
Sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing drugs pleads guilty
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former Burleigh County sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing evidence from drug cases has pleaded guilty to felony theft and misdemeanor drug possession under a conditional agreement.
Tax collector for 3 NJ towns accused of stealing payments
LOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — State police say the municipal tax collector for three northwestern New Jersey towns stole more than $75,000 in property tax payments.
Rachellyn Mosher faces three counts each of official misconduct, pattern of official misconduct, theft and tampering with public ...
City worker accused of fixing bills for family, friends
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A city employee in northwest Louisiana’s largest city has been arrested on charges that she manipulated water bills so relatives and friends wouldn’t have to pay.
Judge issues unusual sentence in food stamp theft case
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge issued an unusual sentence to four Bangladeshi-American brothers convicted of food stamp fraud: They must pay for a newspaper ad warning others not to steal.
The Detroit Free Press
Idaho woman denies stealing from housing coalition
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho woman is denying that she stole more than $500,000 from a nonprofit that helps low- to moderate-income people buy homes.
Sixty-four-year-old Lori Isenberg pleaded not guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene to three counts of ...