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Brooklyn’s Shomrim Safety Patrol Founder Charged for Rape of 15-Year-Old Girl

BROOKLYN, NY – The founder of Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish Safety Patrol,  The Borough Park Shomrim, has been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for coercing a minor for sex.

According to a release by the Department of Justice, Jacob Daskal was charged in 2018 for abusing the same child, but new charges were filed today.

The New York City PD Shomrim Society, which is unaffiliated with the Borough Park Shomrim condemned Daskal’s behavior.

“As a law enforcement fraternal group, we, the NYPD Shomrim Society, fundamentally denounce the founder of ‘Borough Park Shomrim Patrol’, who was arrested for appalling crimes. Our organization is not associated with Borough Park Shomrim Patrol,” the NYPD Shomrim Society said in a statement today.

Daskal founded the Orthodox Jewish community’s anti-crime patrol.

The Department of Justice issued the following release:

Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, a three-count indictment was unsealed charging Jacob Daskal with coercing a minor to engage in illicit sexual conduct, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and travelling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.  Daskal was arrested today and is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Peggy Kuo.

Seth D. DuCharme, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), announced the arrest and charges.

“As alleged, Daskal, who was almost 60 years old when these crimes were committed, exploited the vulnerability of a young teenager by grooming her for sex and enticing her into having sexual relations with him,” stated Acting United States Attorney DuCharme.  “Protecting underage minors from flagrant sexual abuse and predators like the defendant will always be a high priority of this Office and the Department of Justice.”  Mr. DuCharme expressed his grateful appreciation to the Kings County District Attorney’s Office and the New York City Police Department for their assistance with the case.

“A man who founded an organization aimed at creating a safer community should know the difference between right and wrong.  As we allege, Mr. Daskal’s position of influence may have helped him attempt to silence his victim, but it won’t stop the FBI from holding him accountable. Sexually exploiting a teenaged girl is a crime that carries severe consequences, and we hope Mr. Daskal’s arrest will demonstrate to other victims that they can come forward. We are asking anyone with information about this investigation or the identities of additional victims to call us at 212-384-1000,” stated FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Sweeney.

As set forth in court filings, between August and November 2017, Daskal, then age 59, allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl whom he took into his home in Brooklyn, where he groomed her for sex.  During the summer of 2017, Daskal is alleged to have engaged in sexual relations with the victim primarily at his residence and at his summer home in South Fallsburg, New York.   In October 2017, the victim moved to Chicago to attend a new school and live with another family.  While the victim was in Chicago, Daskal communicated with her via text message and over Skype video chat.  He requested that she pose nude for him during their video chats and send him nude photographs as well. On November 5, 2017, Daskal traveled by plane to Chicago to visit the victim and brought her to a hotel room he had booked.  There, he engaged in sexual intercourse and oral sex with the victim.

Throughout the abuse, Daskal was the founder and chief of the Borough Park Shomrim Society, a private anti-crime patrol group, a position in the community which led the victim to feel threatened when he told her not to tell anyone about their sexual relationship.

The charges in the indictment are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.  If convicted of the charges, Daskal faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years’ imprisonment and a maximum of life in prison.

The government’s case is being prosecuted by the office’s Civil Rights Section.  Assistant United States Attorneys Erin Reid and Jonathan Algor are in charge of the prosecution.

Former Eagles QB Carson Wentz Puts His New Jersey Home Up For Sale

WOODSTOWN, NJ – Carson Wentz is going the Indianapolis Colts and the former Eagles’ quarterback has listed his Woodstown, New Jersey home for $1.7 million.

In February, the Eagles traded Wentz to the Colts for a 2022 second-round pick and the 85th overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft.  A clause in the trade says that if Wentz plays at least 70% of the games in the 2021 season, that second-round pick will be upgraded to a first-round pick.

 

Wentz will be leaving New Jersey in his rearview mirror, along with his $1.7 million estate that features a gym, movie theater, bar, game room, detached pole barn shed, a private pond and 7,408 square feet of living space.

The home is being listed by Val Nunnenkamp of Keller Williams Realty, Marlton. It features 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and is situated on 11 spacious acres.  It’s located just 28 miles from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

You can view the full listing on Homesnap. Here’s a small preview.

The home features a full bar and game room.

The master bath is ready and waiting with a view.

You can watch the Eagle’s games inside the movie theater.

Governor Phil Murphy Reflects on COVID-19 One Year Later

It has been one year since the first positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed in New Jersey.  March 4, 2021 was the day the virus officially landed in the Garden State although many New Jerseyans who were sick in January and February feel they may have had COVID-19 during that time.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy marked the first anniversary of COVID-19 with a reflection back to last year.

“March 4th, will mark the one-year anniversary since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in New Jersey,” Murphy said. ” And that was the tweet that we put out. I for one will not easily forget that date. I had only recently come out of the recovery room following surgery earlier that day to have a tumor removed when I read the first text I read informing me of this news.”

Since that date, New Jersey has been arguably been one of the most COVID-19 mismanaged states in America that lead to longer than average lockdowns of people and businesses, some of which even continues today.

One year after COVID-19, many New Jersey businesses are gone for good, DMV is still a mess, most residents can’t get vaccinated, bars remain closed, business remains at 25% capacity, schools are not fully in session and there’s an election in November, which the governor hopes to successfully navigate through the rough waters ahead.

“At that time, I don’t think any of us sitting here today were necessarily surprised that the coronavirus had found its way to New Jersey,” he said. “In fact, the knowledge that our state could be vulnerable, especially given our location, our proximity to New York City and our importance as an international travel and trading hub had set us into action weeks before.”

One year later, New Jersey is coming out from its highest number of COVID-19 patients since the pandemic started and figures this week are on par with the figures experienced during the height of the first wave.

Essentially, the numbers today are in the same place they were last year, despite the vaccine, despite mask-wearing, and despite social distancing. It is unknown where it would be without the safety measures implemented by the state Health Department and the CDC.  One in ten New Jersey residents has already had COVID-19 according to state figures. Unofficially it is estimated in a recent report by Yury E. Khudyakov of the CDC, the actual number of people who have already contracted the virus could be three times the official figure.

 

 

Biden administration shuts down ICE public safety page, ceases reporting criminal deportations

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has shut down a Twitter page that was used to alert residents living in border communities of possible public safety threats.

The shutdown comes as the administration of President Joe Biden revamps the entire agency.   The page has been active since 2013 when it started under the administration of President Barack Obama.

This week, the agency’s “@IceAlerts” page went dark and the Biden administration says it will not be coming back.

“ICE routinely updates its many communication tools to ensure accurate information remains consistent with current priorities. As with similar accounts associated with prior administrations’ policies, @ICEalerts was archived as it was no longer being maintained,” the administration said in response to media inquiries.

Since taking office, ICE has ceased regular reporting of criminal deportations which under President Trump and President Obama featured daily news releases with photographs from the field of agents removing dangerous criminal illegal aliens.

Since taking power, the only criminal deportation release issued by the agency under the Biden administration was the removal of a World War II Nazi party member and concentration camp guard.

 

Tampa police fire school resource officer for racial slur

TAMPA, FLORIDA- A Tampa police officer has been fired after an investigation revealed that he had used racial slurs on multiple occasions.

“Delvin White was terminated from employment with the Tampa Police Department for violations of policy that prohibit discriminatory conduct,” the Tampa Police Department said this week. “White, an eight-year veteran of the department, was most recently assigned as a School Resource Officer at Middleton High School.”

On November 13, 2020, White was on a phone call when his body-worn camera captured him referencing a group of people as “ghetto N******”.

While under investigation, White informed his supervisor that there was another incident, on November 30, 2020, where he used the “N” word while making an arrest. The body-worn camera captured White using derogatory language twice while effecting an arrest for trespassing.

 

Fired Tampa Police Officer Devin White.

“Derogatory statements made by police officers jeopardize the trust that our department works to establish with our community”, said Chief Brian Dugan. “Tampa Police officers are held to a higher standard and incidents like this negatively impact the entire law enforcement profession”.

The City of Tampa Personnel Manual B1.2 Discriminatory Conduct states, in part, that “violation of this policy shall be grounds for immediate dismissal in the absence of extenuating circumstances”.

Walmart accused of racism for putting security devices only on darker makeup shades

Walmart has been accused of 50 shades of racism in a viral video that showed a store in Kentucky having security tags on makeup.  But, it wasn’t all of the makeup, the anti-theft devices were only placed on makeup colors in darker shades.

A video posted to TikTok went viral after being shared on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, gaining well over 1,000,000 views.

“I’m at my local Walmart and I’m just looking at the makeup section and I noticed this,” @alynicoletta says in the viral video. “I’m looking at the concealers and they are all normal, but then once you get down to the darker shades, they have little security tags all over them. But they don’t for the lighter colors. So, Walmart, tell me that you’re racist without actually saying that you’re racist.”

Walmart has since issued a statement saying that the company allows individual stories to add additional security for items to prevent theft.

“We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind at Walmart,” Walmart said in a statement provided to Newsweek.  “We serve millions of customers weekly, crossing all demographics, and are focused on meeting their needs while providing the best shopping experience at each store.”

Racism on the high seas as fisherman casts the N-word and more during boat rage incident

STUART, FL – Nothing is sacred anymore, not even the sanctity of the open sea on a sunny day with a fishing pole in hand.

This week, a beef between fishermen got racially heated after a white fisherman accused a black man and his white friend of “waking him out”, passing by his boat at a high rate of speed.

The white fisherman yelled, “Shut your fucking n*gger mouth! Shut up n*gger!”

The boat raging white fisherman then called the white man a “F-ggot”.

“It’s horrible. Saying those things, making threats, circling around the boat, it’s just unacceptable,” the black fisherman later told the local CBS affiliate.

At the end of the day, the white fisherman casting out the racial slurs caught only the national attention and the ire of pretty much everyone in America.

In crime infested NYC, pigeons are now pushing each other off subway platforms

NEW YORK CITY, NY – Crime in New York City is on the rise, and now, even the pigeons know that under the control of Mayor Bill DeBlasio, criminals have the upper hand.

These two pigeons were caught shoving an innocent pigeon off a New York City subway platform this week in front of an oncoming train.

The condition of the victim is unknown and the suspects, like so many others in New York City remain at-large.

Bystanders said the victim was simply minding his own business, waiting for the R train when two pigeons came by and began hassling him.  Eventually the two pigeons pushed the victim into an oncoming train and fled the scene by air.

Faulty AC Unit Sends 5 Students to Hospital at Lake Weir High School in Florida

OCALA, FL – Five students were taken to the hospital after a fault air conditioning unit sent fumes through the air shortly after lunch at Lake Weir High School.

Principal Colleen Wade said none of the injuries were serious.

“After lunch today, an air conditioner in one of our classrooms malfunctioned and sent fumes into the air,” Wade said. “The teacher and students in this classroom evacuated outside to safety. Paramedics responded to our campus and took four students and one adult to the hospital as a precaution.”

Principal Wade said a parent took the fifth student to the hospital as well. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in this incident.

“We did have a large emergency response with dozens of police and fire vehicles on campus… all to ensure everyone was safe,” Wade added. “Our team did a great job, and our students knew exactly what to do in this situation. We train for it, and today, we put that training to the test.”

Jersey Mike’s Subs Raising Money for Make-A-Wish New Jersey during Month of Giving

TOMS RIVER, NJ – Make-A-Wish New Jersey is joining forces with 95 Jersey Mike’s Subs locations throughout the state for the 11th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to fund local charities.

This is the 5th year of the sub shop’s partnership with Make-A-Wish New Jersey. In that time, the campaign has raised more than $1.1 million for the charity, delivering 152 wishes to local kids.

During the month of March, customers can make a donation at participating Jersey Mike’s restaurants.

The campaign will culminate with Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 31, when local Jersey Mike’s restaurants will give 100 percent of the day’s sales – not just profit – to the partner charities.

On Day of Giving, local Jersey Mike’s owners and operators throughout the country will donate their resources and every single dollar that comes in to more than 200 different charities, including hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more.

Jersey Mike’s hopes to raise a record-breaking $8 million for local charities striving to fulfill their missions and make a difference.

“This March, we celebrate our Month of Giving with a renewed sense of determination to do all we can to raise as much as we can for important local causes,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO. “I invite you to come in this month and make a difference in someone’s life.”

Throughout March, customers can make donations through the Jersey Mike’s mobile app or onsite. On Day of Giving, Jersey Mike’s will offer free delivery through the Jersey Mike’s app.

Since Month of Giving began in 2011, Jersey Mike’s has raised more than $32 million for local charities.

For a list of participating restaurants in your area and for more information on our charity partners, please visit our charity listing by state.

About Jersey Mike’s
Jersey Mike’s Subs, with more than 2,500 locations open and under development nationwide, serves authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs on in-store freshly baked bread — the same recipe it started with in 1956. Passion for giving in Jersey Mike’s local communities is reflected in its mission statement “Giving…making a difference in someone’s life.” For more information, please visit jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/jerseymikes), Instagram (instagram.com/jerseymikes), and Twitter (twitter.com/jerseymikes.com). Join the conversation at #JerseyMikesGives.

New Jersey Man Arrested for Vandalizing America’s Stonehenge in New Hampshire

This is a picture of America's Stonehenge which is in Salem, NH

SALEM, NH – A New Jersey man is in hot water this week after being tied to a year-old crime investigation into the vandalizing of America’s Stonehenge.

Swedesboro, New Jersey resident Mark Russo, the prime suspect, has been charged with one count of felony Criminal Mischief.

Salem Police Detectives arrested Russo on Monday at the Salem County Correctional Facility in Woods Town, New Jersey, where he was being held pending extradition back to New Hampshire.

“The arrest culminates an approximately 15 month-long investigation into vandalism at the site of America’s Stonehenge at 105 Haverhill Road,” said Salem Police Chief Joel Dolan. “According to a website for the attraction, America’s Stonehenge is believed to be more than 4,000 years old, and features various rock structures.”

Salem Police who responded to the scene on Sept. 29, 2019 following a report of criminal mischief came upon a rock tablet at the site that appeared to have been damaged by a power tool as well as knocked over.

An 18-inch tall wooden cross was also found suspended between two trees, and attached to the cross were several photographs and hand-drawn images.

Salem Police Detective Michael Geha led the investigation. The Salem Police Department wishes to thank the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Bedford, New Hampshire office and the Woolrich, New Jersey Police Department for their assistance in the investigation.

“A job well done to Detective Geha, who has determinedly and skillfully worked on this case for well over a year,” Chief Dolan said. “This is an example of fine police work, and how law enforcement agencies, wherever they may be located, can work together to resolve investigations such as this one.”

Russo was held without bail at the Rockingham County Jail and was scheduled for an arraignment on Tuesday before the Rockingham Superior Court.

America’s Stonehenge is a 30-acre archaeological site shrouded in mystery.  Some believe the site was arranged by 18th and 19th century farmers, while others believe it is a hint that more primitive inhabitants worked the site, long before European settlers arrived.

Fire Guts New Jersey Howard Johnson

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ  – Early Wednesday morning, a fire ripped through the Gloucester Township Howard Johnson Hotel on the Black Horse Pike.  Initially, chaos ensued as guests evacuated their rooms, assisted by police and firefighters arriving on scene.

The fire was reported at 3:33 am the Gloucester Township Police department reported.

“Arriving officers observed heavy fire from the roof. Officers began to evacuate occupants as numerous fire companies arrived on location,” the department said. “Multiple fire companies operated on the fire which incorporated 2 of the 3 buildings.

Firefighters battled the blaze for over two hours.

The fire was placed under control at approximately 5:30 am.

There were no injuries and a numerous amount of residents were displaced. State Highway Rt. 168, The Black Horse Pike, was shut down for an extended time between Almonesson and Brown Ave. The fire is currently under investigation by multiple agencies.

13 Dead After Brazen Human Traffickers Cut Hole in Border Wall, Crash Overloaded Truck

EL CENTRO, Calif. – On the morning of March 2, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents, at the request of the California Highway Patrol and Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, responded to two separate critical incidents involving one vehicle each near Holtville, California. At no point, did CBP/USBP attempt to stop or pursue either vehicle. The following timeline approximates the series of those events.

At approximately 5:56 a.m., El Centro Sector Radio Communications dispatch advised agents working near Calexico, California that a red Suburban was engulfed in flames near the intersection of Interstate 8 and State Route 115. Agents responded from nearby locations.

At approximately 6:05 a.m., agents reported a 10-foot breach in the International Boundary Fence between Mexico and the United States near the Gordon’s Well exit/Schneider’s Bride area just off Interstate 8 approximately 30 miles east of the Highway 115/I-8 interchange. Within this area, the international boundary fence is a few hundred feet from Schneider’s Bridge. Border Patrol Agents reported they were actively working border incursions to the east and west of where the breach occurred.

At 6:06 a.m., Border Patrol Agents reviewed surveillance footage which yielded images of two different vehicles leaving the area in proximity of the fence breach.

At approximately 6:30 a.m., agents assisting with the burning red Suburban encountered 19 individuals hiding in the brush nearby and determined they had entered the country illegally through the breach in the border fence.

At approximately 7:05 a.m., Border Patrol assistance was again requested, this time with a vehicle collision near State Route 115 and Norrish Road. At approximately 7:11 a.m., members of the Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue team (BORSTAR) responded to the vehicle collision where a BORSTAR Paramedic assisted with lifesaving efforts to accident victims. In total, 12 of 25 individuals in the vehicle at the time of the accident were pronounced deceased at the scene.  An additional individual later died at an area hospital. All are suspected to have entered the U.S. illegally.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has assumed lead over the investigation of the accident at State Route 115/ Norrish Road. Details regarding this investigation can be directed to CHP Public Affairs. Border Patrol is investigating the smuggling events. Further details of Border Patrol’s smuggling investigation are being withheld pending potential prosecution.

“We pray for the accident victims and their families during this difficult time,” said El Centro Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gregory Bovino. “Initial investigation into the origins of the vehicles indicate a potential nexus to the aforementioned breach in the border wall. Human smugglers have proven time and again they have little regard for human life. Those who may be contemplating crossing the border illegally should pause to think of the dangers that all too often end in tragedy; tragedies our Border Patrol Agents and first responders are unfortunately very familiar with.”

Border Patrol Captures 2 Illegal Alien Smugglers Near Border in Laredo

LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to Cotulla Station requested assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office (LSCSO) regarding a dangerous human smuggling attempt that ended near Pearsall, Texas on Interstate 35 (I-35).

The incident began during the mid-afternoon of March 2, when agents attempted to perform a vehicle stop on a suspicious vehicle on Farm to Market Road 133 near I-35.  The vehicle failed to yield to agents and turned north on I-35 where LSCSO deputies started the pursuit of the vehicle near mile marker 62.  The driver exited I-35 at the 68 mile-marker and re-entered the highway one mile later. Texas Game Warden and Frio County Constable Precinct 2 responded to assist as well.

DPS engaged in the pursuit and successfully deployed a vehicle immobilization device at the 102 mile-marker, bringing the vehicle to a stop near Pearsall, Texas.  Law enforcement entities apprehended 8 occupants, including the driver.  An immigration inspection revealed that six individuals are illegally present in the U.S. and are nationals of Mexico.  The driver and passenger are U.S. citizens.  Records checks on the passenger revealed an active warrant for their arrest and was turned over to LSCSO for extradition.  The vehicle was turned over to Frio County Constable Precinct 2 for seizure.

Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak stated, “This case highlights the outstanding level of teamwork and collaboration between law enforcement agencies in our area. Working together, we are better able to keep our communities and our country safer.”

The cooperation between multiple law enforcement agencies in our communities continues to lead to the safe interdiction of criminal activity and the successful prosecution of violators of the law.  U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector will continue to form resilient partnerships with their law enforcement counterparts to keep our nation and communities safe as they focus on the agency’s strategic objectives to stem the flow of illegal immigration and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Help take a stand against these criminal organizations and their potentially dangerous acts by reporting suspicious activity in our neighborhoods.  To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.  If you see something, say something.

200 Illegals, 50 Pounds of Pot Caught Entering U.S. in Texas on Tuesday

MARFA, Texas — The number of apprehensions continues to climb throughout Big Bend Sector. Yesterday, agents apprehended large groups near Van Horn, Texas and seized over 200 pounds of marijuana.

Agents from the Van Horn Border Patrol Station were successful in making apprehensions across their area of responsibility which added to the increasing number of apprehensions across Big Bend Sector. Disrupting human smuggling events, both large and small, was accomplished by Border Patrol agents due to their knowledge of the land, use of technology, and their partnerships with local and state law-enforcement agencies.

In one instance a large group of almost 50 illegal immigrants were apprehended in the rugged terrain near Van Horn, Texas. Some of the illegal immigrants were wearing camouflage to aid in their efforts to illegally enter the United States.

Over 200 pounds of marijuana was also seized within the Van Horn area. This seizure ensures the illicit profits do not return to the transnational criminal organizations which continue to victimize countless people for profit.

“Big Bend Sector agents know the lay of the land and are working strategically to counter the ever-changing tactics used by smugglers,” said Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean McGoffin. “We are dedicated to protecting the sovereignty of the United States and ensuring rule of law. We do not rest!”

Report: Immigrants show up at U.S. border wearing “Biden, Let us in!” shirts

SAN YSIDRO, CA – Illegal immigrants hoping to cross the border from Mexico in the United States today showed up wearing t-shirts that read, “Biden, Please let us in!”.

The large group of immigrants arrived at the border in hopes that U.S. President Joe Biden will fulfill his campaign promise to open the U.S. – Mexico border.

The large group of several hundred arrived as the White House continues to deny there is any crisis at the U.S. southern border.

Four young children ‘stolen’ along with mom’s car after she left them inside to get takeout

SYRACUSE, NY - MAY 14, 2018: Daytime skyline of Syracuse, New York

SYRACUSE, NY – A Syracuse mom has been reunited with her children after they were stolen, along with the running car they were left unattended in was also stolen.

Syracuse Police say that on Tuesday at around 6:24 P.M., Officers responded to the 2700 block of Erie Blvd E. for a stolen vehicle complaint.

“Upon arrival, officers met with two, 32-year-old female victims, who reported that the car they were both traveling in was just stolen,” The Syracuse Police Department said in a statement. “Both of the victims also reported that the car contained their children, ages 6,5,2 & 6 months old.”

Police said the victims reported that they parked their car in front of a restaurant and went inside to get their food.

“While the adults were inside, the suspect, later identified as Aaliah Kimbrough, 28, entered the unsecured, running vehicle and drove away with the kids still inside,” police said. “Shortly after the theft, Officers K. Dorn and M. Garcia observed the stolen vehicle near Erie Blvd E. and Thompson Rd. and were able to stop the car. The suspect was apprehended, and the children were secured.”

In the end, Kimbrough was arrested and charged with: Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree
Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, 4 counts of Unlawful Imprisonment, 4 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child
and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree.

Kimbrough was lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center,.

The children were returned to their families unharmed.

“The Syracuse Police Department reminds residents to always secure your vehicle when in public or in your driveway. This includes shutting the car off and removing the keys,” the department said.

The department did not say it, but it’s also probably not a good idea to leave your children running in the car unattended in Syracuse either.

White House cuts live feed after Biden offers to answer questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Joe Biden has been hiding from taking questions in public from the media and fellow politicians since taking office, instead deferring his presidency’s public interface to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

On Wednesday, after being in office for over a full month without hosting a single press conference, Biden offered to publicly answer questions the House Democratic Caucus.

Seconds after offering to answer questions on camera for the first time, the White House abruptly cut the President’s live feed.

“Thank you,” the President told members of the virtual meeting. “And I’d be happy to take questions if that’s what I’m supposed to do…whatever you want me to do.”

The video then awkwardly cut out and ended.

 

Tired man knocked over gravestones in local cemetery

TULSA, OK – At this time, police and the community are not quite sure what drove a man to knock down multiple headstones in a Tulsa city, but police announced they have made an arrest.

On Tuesday, around 10:30 p.m., we were called out to Oaklawn Cemetery at 11th and Peoria for vandalism in progress. Officers on the scene found many gravestones toppled over, cracked, and damaged.

Police said the suspect told them he was tired and just wanted to find a place to crash inside the cemetery.

Officers along with Tulsa Fire Department marshals arrested the suspect, Joshua Dean. Dean said he was looking for a place to sleep in the cemetery at the time. It’s estimated that Dean caused thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Officers arrested Dean for Felony Malicious Injury to Property.

NBA unveils new hand sanitizer cam

The National Basketball Association has unveiled the latest in COVID-19 compliance technology, the hand sanitizer cam.  It’s a fun way during timeouts, intermission and other game breaks to engage the sparse crowds allowed into some NBA arenas.  The hand sanitizer is video was featured at a recent Milwaukee Bucks game.

What do you think of the new hand sanitizer cam? Let us know in the comments below.

Shalimar roommates both caught with child pornography

SHALIMAR, FL – Two men who were roommates were both found to be in possession of child pornography during a warrant search of their home in Shalimar in February.

Police said that on February 26th, 2021 members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Section served a search warrant at 42 Fawn Ln. in Shalimar. The search warrant was in reference to possession of child pornography.

“An investigation was initiated by the Sherriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit after a tip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC),” the OCSO said in a statement. “During the course of the investigation, Weston Jines was identified as a suspect. A search warrant was applied for and granted for Jines’ home and an arrest warrant was approved for Jines for Possession of Child Pornography (20 counts) and Use of a Two-way Communication Device to Commit a Felony.”

During the execution of the search warrant Jines’ roommate, Jacob Rush, was found to be in possession of child pornography as well. Based on the new information, an arrest warrant was secured for Rush for Possession of Child Pornography (20 counts) and Use of a Two-way Communication Device to Commit a Felony.

Both are being held at the Okaloosa County Jail awaiting bond.

Mount Olive Police Condemn Murphy’s Law That Allows Underage Drinking, Pot Smoking

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is under fire from the Mount Olive Police Department today after his implementation of New Jersey’s legal marijuana laws prevent cops from enforcing underage drinking and marijuana use.

On February 21, 2021 Governor Murphy signed into law legislation that decriminalizes, regulates and legalizes Marijuana. Under this law you can legally possess 6 oz. or less of marijuana if you are age 21 and older.

“What I find concerning as a parent and Police Chief is the mechanism by which police officers will be required to handle underage possession of alcohol and marijuana where it concerns minors,” said Chief of Police Stephen Beecher.  “If your child is found to be in possession of marijuana or alcohol, under the law police officers will issue a warning to your son or daughter.”

Beecher said police officers are not to contact the parents on the first warning.

“Only after issuing the 2nd warning or having subsequent contacts are we to advise the parents. As there is no present method of tracking warnings across jurisdictions and counties, there is the potential your son or daughter would receive multiple 1st warnings,” Beecher said. “I find the restriction on parental notification counterproductive. My experience is that the best outcomes with juveniles are those in which the parents or guardians are involved. Further, I believe the law infringes upon the rights of parents in caring for their children.”

The law could put children in a dangerous situation if police are unable to remove underage drinkers and pot smokers or notify their parents.

“If you feel similarly, I encourage you to contact your representatives and make your feelings known on this portion of the new law and how it impacts on your ability to parent and keep your kids safe,” Chief Beecher said.

Georgetown man charged with 5 pounds of pot

GEORGETOWN, SC – The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged a man with possession with intent to distribute more than five pounds of marijuana Monday following a traffic stop.

A deputy stopped a Dodge truck on Gibson Street shortly before 5 p.m. after observing the driver, Marquett Drayton, 34, of Whites Creek Road, Georgetown, was not wearing a seat belt.

The deputy reported the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and the driver said he had smoked marijuana earlier. After a second deputy arrived at the scene, the suspect grabbed a backpack and a postal shipping box from the vehicle and ran. The officers apprehended him after a short foot chase as he attempted to climb a chain-link fence.

They seized the backpack and box containing 5 pounds 8 ounces of suspected marijuana and recovered $19,814 in cash. The suspect was charged with Possession with Intent to
Distribute Marijuana and Resisting Arrest. He is being held at Georgetown County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

Bronx Man Sentenced to 61 Months for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud and Identity Theft            

CONCORD, N.H  – Albert Paulin, 34, of Bronx, New York, was sentenced to 61 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, from approximately August of 2017 to approximately January of 2018, Paulin conspired with others to withdraw money from other person’s bank accounts.  Specifically, Paulin drove runners to a number of bank branches and provided them with false driver’s licenses that contained bank customers’ personal identifying information and the runners’ photographs.  Paulin also provided the runners with the account holders’ bank account number.  The runners then entered the bank branches and withdrew funds from bank accounts with the information provided by Paulin.

In total, Paulin’s runners successfully withdrew over $109,900 and attempted to withdraw an additional $43,700 from over 19 victims’ bank accounts.  All but three of the accountholders targeted by Paulin’s scheme were New Hampshire residents.

Paulin previously pleaded guilty on January 30, 2020.  In addition to his prison sentence, Paulin was ordered to pay $114,400 in restitut

“Fraud and identify theft are serious crimes that can have very significant impacts on the victims whose identities are stolen or whose accounts are compromised,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Those who travel to New Hampshire to commit these crimes should understand that we will work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute identity thieves.  The significant sentence imposed on Mr. Paulin demonstrates that federal crimes will have substantial consequences.”                 

            This matter was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with assistance from the West Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department, Westboro, Massachusetts Police Department, and Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Hunter.

 

Preston County man sentenced for sending obscene material to a minor

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Joshua Armstrong, of Terra Alta, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 30 months of incarceration for sending pornography to a minor, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Armstrong, age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Transfer of Obscenity to a Minor” in October 2020. Armstrong admitted to sending obscene material to a minor under the age of 16 in Preston County in August 2016.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.