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Melissa6 portrait Growing up in Ontario, Canada, M.J. was the only child of a single mom.  Her passion for the arts ignited at a young age as she wrote adventure stories and read them aloud to close family and friends.  The dramatic arts became a focus in high school as an aid to understanding character motivation in her writing.  Majoring in Theatre Production at York University, with a minor in English, she went on to teach both elementary and high school for 10 years throughout Simcoe County. M.J. currently lives with her husband and young son in Caledon, Ontario.  She keeps busy these days with her emerging authors’ website Infinite Pathways: hosting writing contests, providing editing services, free publicity tips, book reviews, and opportunities for authors to build their writing platform and portfolio.  In addition she writes articles and edits freelance as she continues her own creative writing working toward completing the next book in the Chronicles Series. Time’s Tempest: The Chronicles of Xannia (1) is M.J.’s debut science fiction novel.  She firmly believes that if she hadn’t been born a Virgo, she wouldn’t be half as organized as she needs to be to get everything done from one day to the next.

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Alabama

1) Bear wrestling matches are prohibited. 2) It’s a crime to harm yourself to avoid work.

Alaska

3) You cannot sponsor a fake wrestling match. 4) While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.

Arizona

5) Mine workers may not write obscene messages in toilet stalls. 6) It’s illegal to leave fishing poles unattended.

Arkansas

7) Electrocution of fish is prohibited. 8) Pinball machines cannot give more than 25 free games to a high scorer.

California

9) If a frog dies during a frog-jumping competition, it may not be eaten later on. 10) You must warn buyers if your house is thought to be haunted.

Colorado

11) In Boulder, it’s illegal to roll a boulder on public property. 12) In Aspen, snowball fights are illegal.

Connecticut

13) It’s against to law to cut down a tree to hunt a racoon. 14) A bushel of potatoes must weigh exactly 150 pounds.

Delaware

15) You can’t advertise by billboard a person’s marriage in another state. 16) It’s a crime to sell the hair of a dog.

Florida

17) In Broward County, it’s illegal for female hot dog stand attendants to wear g-strings. 18) In Miami, dancehall windows cannot be dirty.

Georgia

19) Selling the tail of a squirrel is banned. 20) It’s a crime to move a trout from one lake to another.

Hawaii

21) It’s a crime to use imitation milk in a milkshake without warning. 22) In Maui County, you are subject to a fine if you are building an atomic bomb.

Idaho

23) A restaurant cannot sell eggs from another state without warning. 24) You could face 30 days in jail if you sell flour that isn’t enriched with vitamins.

Illinois

25) A seller of reptiles must advise the buyer not to kiss them. 26) Happy hours are not allowed.

Indiana

27) It’s illegal to fish with your bare hands. 28) Stores cannot sell cold beer.

Iowa

29) In this landlocked state, surfing while drunk is prohibited. 30) Children under ten may not shine shoes.

Kansas

31) To modify the weather, you need a permit. 32) Restaurants serving margarine must post a warning sign.

Kentucky

33) It’s illegal to handle reptiles during church services. 34) All new lawyers must swear an oath to refrain from dueling.

Louisiana

35) If you are marching in the Mardi Gras Parade, you are banned from throwing fish. 36) At sports events, you may not insult or disparage the players.

Maine

37) It’s a crime to place green crabs next to soft-shell crabs. 38) You may not barter for a bear.

Maryland

39) A person keeping a disorderly house can serve six months in jail. 40) You may not possess more than three turtles at a time.

Massachusetts

41) Owning explosive golf balls is a crime. 42) Gift certificates must be good for at least seven years.

Michigan

43) It’s a misdemeanor to swear in the name of God. 44) It’s a crime to use bad language in front of a woman.

Minnesota

45) You can’t hunt with a ferret. 46) One cannot sponsor a greased pig contest.

Mississippi

47) It’s illegal to challenge someone to a duel. 48) You may not steal an animal struck by a railroad car.

Missouri

49) Pretending to be blind to get money is against the law. 50) It’s a crime to catch more than eight bullfrogs a day.

Montana

51) In Kalispell, all pool tables must be able to be viewed from the street outside a billiard hall where they are located. 52) Your water sprinkler may not get a passersby wet.

Nebraska

53) In Ogallala, it’s illegal to disturb public dirt. 54) In Lincoln, bowling alleys must be called Public Bowling Centers.

Nevada

55) Hotel bed sheets must be at least 98 inches long. 56) You may not use obscene language in front of a dead body.

New Hampshire

57) You aren’t allowed to harvest seaweed at night. 58) It’s against the law to import wolves.

New Jersey

59) In Haddon Township, you can’t flirt with someone against their will. 60) In Patterson, an ice cream peddler may not be annoying.

New Mexico

61) Cloud modification without a permit is a crime. 62) It’s a crime to get on a ski lift while drunk.

New York

63) You can’t walk in public with an ice cream cone in your pocket on Sundays.

64) In New York City, butchers must grind hamburger meat in plain view of customers.

North Carolina

65) All garbage fed to a pig must be thoroughly cooked. 66) Checking into hotel rooms under a false name is a crime.

North Dakota

67) Falsely claiming to be married is a crime. 68) Kangaroo boxing is a crime.

Ohio

69) Splashing water while fishing with a net is a crime. 70) It is illegal to disrobe in front of a man’s portrait.

Oklahoma

71) You can’t use a yo-yo to fish. 72) It’s illegal to break into a prison.

Oregon

73) Hunting in cemeteries is not allowed. 74) It’s a crime to possess more than two undeployed car airbags.

Pennsylvania

75) In Harrisburg, you can’t wear lead nipple shields. 76) A fortuneteller can’t charge money to try to shorten someone’s life.

Rhode Island

77) You aren’t allowed to wrap a freshly caught fish in newspaper. 78) Stealing stone walls is a crime.

South Carolina

79) You need a permit to paint with turkey feathers. 80) Fishing with dynamite is prohibited.

South Dakota

81) Shooting animals from airplanes is a crime. 82) In Deadwood, casinos may not hang signs that say “Casino.”

Tennessee

83) Importing skunks is not allowed. 84) In Nashville, roller skaters must proceed in single file.

Texas

85) It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing. 86) You are not allowed to fish from a bridge.

Utah

87) Drunk-driving laws do not apply if you are riding an animal. 88) “Look no hands” while riding a bike isn’t allowed. You must keep at least one hand on the handlebar.

Vermont

89) In Middlebury, more than one person cannot ride on a skateboard at a time. 90) Use of foreign fats in dairy products is prohibited.

Virginia

91) It’s unlawful to cast a spotlight on a hen house that causes the poultry to panic. 92) Realising more than 50 balloons per hour is not allowed.

Washington

93) In Everett, you cannot display a hypnotized person in a store window. 94) In Bremerton, you may not throw garbage into someone else’s container.

West Virginia

95) An unmarried couple living together can be sent to jail. 96) You’ve heard of no drinking and driving, but in West Virginia it’s also no drinking and skiing.

Wisconsin

97) Livestock have the right of way on highways. 98) Cheddar cheese must be “highly pleasing.”

Wyoming

99) Opening a gate and not closing it is a crime. 100) It’s like shooting fish in a barrel…not in Wyoming where shooting fish is not allowed.

Informant’s phone calls lead to massive federal drug-dealing indictment in Baltimore

 
 
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The FBI had a busy day in Baltimore on Aug. 11, thanks to an informant’s flurry of phone calls setting up drug deals that resulted in federal charges against nine men. The informant, dubbed “CW1” in court documents, had been arrested with “several kilograms of both heroin and cocaine,” and proceeded to set up sales of the drugs to his customers so the FBI could arrest them.

Seven were arrested over a four-hour period that afternoon, when they arrived in succession at the Mondawmin Mall parking lot, allegedly prepared to purchase kilograms of cocaine and heroin from CW1, who had supplied them in the past. Two, from Washington, D.C., were arrested that night at the Haddon Hill Apartments in Northwest Baltimore, where one allegedly worked as a maintenance man; agents seized $216,140 in cash from a maintenance-closet cabinet there. In one case, a defendant allegedly expected a setup at the mall parking lot, thanks to an earlier call from his probation agent, who asked him if he’d been arrested by the FBI, and so he came to the deal without any money.

All nine were indicted Aug. 22 by a federal grand jury, which charged them in a cocaine-and-heroin conspiracy. Many appear to have prior federal convictions. The court documents portray a hectic schedule of wheeling and dealing as the informant and the men prepared for major drug transactions that lured the alleged dealers into the hands of waiting law enforcers.

First arrested were Dominic William “Nick” Parker of Gwynn Oak and Jermaine “Main” Cannady of Eutaw Place in Baltimore, after their 1:05 p.m. arrival at the mall’s parking lot. Earlier, at 9:27 a.m., CW1 called Cannady, who was convicted of assault in the 2000s after throwing scalding-hot baby oil on a fellow inmate who he also beat with a broom handle while he was serving time for a 1999 drug-conspiracy conviction, and told him to “call Nick” and “wake his ass up” because “I don’t want fat boy and any other them motherfuckers, just Yo” to come to the drug deal. Later, just after noon, Parker got on the phone with CW1 and said he had some errands to do first, but CW1 told him to come do the deal first—which he and Cannady did, and were promptly arrested.

Next up, after their 1:41 p.m. arrival at the mall parking lot in a white pickup truck, were Tavon Alexander Louis “Tay” Hopkins and Cornell Dion “Nelly” Brown Jr., both of Northeast Baltimore. Described as “multi-kilogram dealers” who CW1 “supplied with cocaine,” the court documents indicate that CW1 initially tried to get them to come do the deal with Cannady and Parker, with whom Brown was previously convicted on armed bank-robbery charges. A half-hour before their arrival, Brown told CW1 that “I’ma come get four” kilograms, and then, later, “I’ma come back [and] get ten.” After their arrests, agents found $157,000 in cash in the truck, enough to purchase four kilograms. Hopkins told agents he “knew it was a set up” because “CW1’s vehicle was far from other vehicles, like the police set it up,” and that “he told Brown that he needed to drive away.”

At 3:01 p.m., Donte Eugene Taylor of McElderry Park arrived at the mall parking lot, having enthusiastically received CW1’s news, delivered over the phone at 9:41 a.m., that kilos of cocaine and heroin were available. “You ready to see me?” CW1 had asked, to which Taylor responded, “Yeah!” The deal was for one kilogram of each drug, and CW1 told Taylor he didn’t need to bring all the money, just enough “so I have something.” At 1:49 p.m., Taylor told CW1 that “I’m just waiting on my little homie to get me” some money. When Taylor was arrested, he had $2,504.

Guy Bordes Agnant Jr. was the next arrestee to arrive at the mall parking lot, at 4:05 p.m. The Laurel resident has a prior conviction for involuntary manslaughter in a highly publicized case in D.C. after a car crash, in which he was driving a vehicle at 90 mph, resulted in a man’s death. Agnant was skeptical of CW1’s proposed deal, since in his prior purchases from CW1—which court documents say involved a total of about 25 kilos of coke—had occurred in Columbia, Maryland. Nonetheless, Agnant was intrigued, texting CW1 a question—”How far can you go?”—to which CW1 replied, “As far as you want to go,” meaning as much coke as he wanted. The agreed-upon amount ended up being 15 kilos, with Agnant bringing half the money up-front. But when Agnant arrived, he was empty-handed, and CW1 explained that “Agnant was very nervous as he had been set up before” and “was nervous about the change in their normal dealings.”

After his arrest, Agnant told officers “that he knew something was up today because his probation officer called him and asked if he had been arrested by the FBI.” FBI special agent Eric Nye contacted the probation officer, “who confirmed she had called Agnant” and asked “if he had been arrested by the FBI.” Agnant also told officers he didn’t understand why he was being arrested, since “I didn’t have any money on me, I just came to look at it.”

About 25 minutes later, Ronald Timothy “Little Ronald” Sampson of Windsor Mills arrived at the mall parking lot and was arrested. Earlier in the day, he’d told CW1 he wanted to buy a kilogram each of heroin and coke, saying, “I need to see you bad.” CW1 responded by saying, “I got you, I got you . . . on both,” adding that it would cost $75,000 for the heroin and for the cocaine, “I’ma say about 38, since it’s a drought.” At 3:40 p.m., Sampson told CW1 that “I gotta put the word out as we speak”—meaning he would be alerting his customers that he’s about to be flush with drugs—and added that “I got some cash for when I see you.” He was arrested with $10,500.

The last two busted due to CW1’s efforts were D.C. residents Antoine Demarr “Vito” Washington and Vincent Ronald “Cuzo” Cooper, who both appear to have prior federal drug convictions. CW1 “has sold over 40 kilograms of cocaine” to them in the past, the court documents state. In the Aug. 11 deal, Cooper allegedly agreed to buy seven kilos of coke, but only had enough money to buy six kilos. At 8:45 p.m., the two men arrived at  the Haddon Hill Apartments, where Cooper allegedly “was a maintenance man” who had “access to vacant apartments there to safely exchange the cash for the cocaine.” Washington was detained first, then Cooper was found “coming up from the vicinity of a basement storage door,” and, after agents detained him, they found a key to the maintenance closet, where they found “a large cabinet on the floor” in which was found “a brown paper bag containing” $216,140. Another $7,000 was recovered from Washington’s car.

Thus, thanks to CW1’s well-placed phone calls, law enforcers arrested nine alleged kilo-level drug dealers, some with serious criminal pasts, and seized about a half-million dollars in cash­. That’s an impressive haul for a day’s work.

– See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/blogs/the-news-hole/bcp-informant-phone-calls-lead-to-massive-baltimore-drugdealing-indictment-20140829,0,4893268.story#sthash.Myemwtzj.dpuf

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The gunman who opened fire at Los Angeles airport, killing one security agent, carried a note saying he planned to kill “multiple” officers, the FBI said Saturday.

The handwritten note, found in a bag taken into the airport, showed that he “made a conscious decision to kill multiple TSA employees,” said David Bowdich, the head of the FBI’s LA office.

He revealed the details as prosecutors announced two charges against Paul Anthony Ciancia, accused of murdering a Transportation Security Administration agent.

Ciancia, 23, faces a possible death penalty on charges of murdering a federal officer and committing violence at an international airport, said a prosecution official.

The FBI official revealed more details about the incident, including about the note found in a bag that Ciancia took with him into Terminal 3 at LA international (LAX) airport, carrying the assault rifle he used.

“In the note that was handwritten by the defendant, that was signed by the defendant, we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple TSA employees,” said Bowdich.

“He addressed them at one point in the letter, and stated that he wanted to ‘instill fear into their traitorous minds.'”

The officer who died, named as Gerardo Hernandez, 39, was the first TSA agent to die in the line of fire since the agency was created after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Texas man reportedly arrested due to overdue library book

Published November 01, 2013

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    The mugshot of Jory Enck, of Copperas Cove, who was arrested after he allegedly failed to return an overdue library book.(COPPERAS COVE POLICE DEPARTMENT)

A Texas man had the book thrown at him when he failed to return an overdue study guide to a local library, resulting in his being booked by police and slapped with a $200 fine, KWTX.com reported.

Jory C. Enck, of Copperas Cove in central Texas, was arrested Oct. 23 on an outstanding warrant after he allegedly failed to return a GED study guide that he checked out in 2010. He was released on a $200 bond and given a court date, in accordance with a local ordinance.

Copperas Cove City Municipal Judge Bill Price told KWTX that the law, which was passed almost four years ago, was intended to offset the cost of replacing library materials.

“No one wants to get arrested over a library book,” Price said. “The other side of that is people who go to our library and can’t have these materials, they’re put out, too.”

A person must have an overdue book checked out for at least 90 days and not be responding to phone calls or e-mails before the municipal court is notified, according to library policies.

“I guess that they have to have some way to enforce the rules at the library to return borrowed material, I think that’s a little extreme personally and I’ll certainly talk to the mayor to maybe get that changed,” Copperas Cove resident Clyde Glosson told the station.

Copperas Cove Police Sgt. Julie Lehmann said an officer will make an arrest for overdue library materials, if during a routine stop or call, they discover an individual has an active warrant.

She told FoxNews.com that such arrests are not frequent, though they’ve happened before.

“It’s not like this is the first time,” she said.

Efforts by FoxNews.com to reach Enck on Thursday were not immediately successful, and it was not clear whether he had an attorney. The city did not immediately return a message for comment on Thursday afternoon.

3 Dead in Murder Suicide in Glen Burnie, Shooter Was Baltimore City Police Officer

Updated: Monday, October 28 2013, 09:50 AM EDT
Three people are dead tonight after a murder-suicide in Glen Burnie. The suspect, 37 year old Christopher Robinson, was a Baltimore city police officer.  Investigators say he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend, before turning the gun on himself.

The victims are 26 year old Marie Hartman and 27 year old Andrew Hoffman, who was a Baltimore city firefighter and paramedic.  

Marie’s parents, Ed and Pam Chaney, spoke with FOX 45 about the tragic ordeal, praising Hoffman for his heroic efforts to save their daughter.
Ed Chaney fondly recalls his daughter’s laugh – “She loved to laugh at everything” – and the shock their family felt Sunday morning when they learned what happened.

Chaney says that after his daughter Marie ended her relationship with Robinson, he continued to send her messages, flowers and gifts in an effort to win her back.  Still, the Chaneys did not think those gestures could become so violent.

“We had met Chris before. He seemed like a very nice guy, very cordial.  We never suspected anything like this,” says Ed Chaney.

Robinson was a U.S. Marine and became a Baltimore City Police Officer in 2009.  

Sunday morning, officials say Robinson tracked down Marie at her new boyfriend’s home in Glen Burnie.  Marie’s sister was there too and answered the door when Robinson knocked, around 1:30 AM.

Marie’s boyfriend, Andrew Hoffman, told the women to go into a back room.  He then confronted Robinson, who allegedly pulled out his gun and shot Hoffman.  Robinson then fired at Marie Hartman, killing her too, before he shot himself.

Marie’s sister hid in a closet, then escaped through a window and ran for help. 

Marie’s grief-stricken parents are praising Hoffman for his heroic actions, trying to protect their daughters.

“Andy did off-duty was he does on-duty, and with honor.  He was a hero,” says Ed Chaney.

Funeral arrangements are now being finalized for the young couple. “He made her happy.  She told me he was the one,” adds Pam Chaney.

Marie Hartman has just finished school and had plans to become a police officer.  She leaves behind a 6 year old son from a previous relationship.
Hoffman’s family issued a brief statement via email to the media: “It’s hard to imagine going forward without him, but we know Andy died a hero.  That is the way he lived his life and we couldn’t be prouder of him.”

Sunday afternoon, the fire station where Hoffman worked on Hollins Street is shrouded in black, as his colleagues mourn their loss.  Hoffman was a third-generation firefighter with Baltimore City.

A mother and her four young children were killed in a late-night stabbing rampage at their Brooklyn home, and a man has been taken into custody, police said Sunday.
Officers who arrived at the gruesome scene in the Sunset Park section late Saturday found all five victims unconscious and unresponsive, police said.
Two girls, 9-year-old Linda Zhuo and 7-year-old Amy Zhuo, were pronounced dead at the scene, along with the youngest child, 1-year-old William Zhuo. Their brother, 5-year-old Kevin Zhuo, and 37-year-old mother, Qiao Zhen Li, were taken to hospitals, where they also were pronounced dead.
A man identified by police as a person of interest has been taken into custody, but no charges had been filed as of Sunday afternoon. Police said a knife had been recovered at the scene.
Bob Madden, who lives nearby, was out walking his dog when he saw a man being escorted from the building by police. He was barefoot, wearing jeans, and “he was staring, he was expressionless,” Madden said.
Yuan Gao, a cousin of the mother, said the man had recently moved to the area and had been staying with different people.
Fire department spokesman Jim Long said emergency workers responded just before 11 p.m. to a 911 call from a person stabbed at the residence in Sunset Park, a working-class neighborhood of adjoining two-story brick buildings with a large Chinese community.
Neighbor May Chan told the Daily News it was “heartbreaking” to learn of the deaths.

“I always see (the kids) running around here,” Chan said. “They run around by my garage playing. They run up and down screaming.”

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