Crime

Bogus wine producer Rudy Kurniawan gets 10 years in jail

A U.S. District Judge on Thursday sentenced an Indonesian citizen of Chinese descent to 10 years in prison for producing and selling counterfeit vintage wine.

Rudy Kurniawan, 37, was found guilty of making counterfeit vintage wine in the kitchen of his California home, and selling it for... read more

California preparing to crack down on mug shot racket

California Legislature recently approved a measure that would ban websites from charging people fees in exchange for removing their arrest mug shots.

Approved by the state Legislature on August 4, the Senate Bill 1027 would amend the California Civil Code to prohibit websites from... read more

California news anchor arrested for shoplifting

A California news anchor has been charged with grand theft, burglary and conspiracy, for her involvement in a shameful shoplifting incident.

Sabrina Rodriguez, an anchor at Fox 40 News, and an accomplice of her stole ten wallets worth nearly $2,500 from the Folsom store in March 2013.... read more

Mother in Custody, Suspect for Two-Year-Old Daughter’s Death

A kid was found dead at a coastal Oregon resort and police has now taken the mother into custody after considering her a murder-suspect. According to police, when Jessica Smith, 40, was found she was about 15 miles east of Cannon Beach off a logging road. Her vehicle was spotted by a US Coast... read more

One dead, one wounded inside Bank of America Building in Chicago

A demoted worker shot at CEO and then killed himself in financial district, Chicago. The worker shot himself in the head. As per initial police report, the 52-year old worker was a gunman and he was worried as many people in the company were demoted. He was demoted last week.

The incident... read more

16-year-old Boy who climbed to the top of World Trade Center, Pleads Guilty

A 16-year-old boy from New Jersey who climbed to the top of the 104-story World Trade Center building pleaded guilty on Wednesday, according to the New York media reports. Justin Casquejo has accepted that he has broken the New York City misdemeanor law by climbing the large building without... read more

Police probing strange porcelain dolls left in front of homes of girls they resemble

California police investigators have launched a probe into mysterious porcelain dolls that were left on the doorsteps of young girls they hold resemblance to.

At least eight families in the Talega community of San Clemente, California, reported receiving the strange porcelain dolls... read more

Acquaintance of missing Marine wife Erin Corwin arrested

An acquaintance of missing Marine wife Erin Corwin has been taken into custody on suspicion of possessing a destructive device, but authorities didn't say whether the arrest is related to the Corwin search.

Christopher Lee, who was arrested on July 4, is an ex member of the Marine Corps.... read more

Local violent gang ‘Nortenos’ responsible for last week’s bank robbery: police

All the three suspects in the unsuccessful bank robbery that took place at a Bank of the West branch in Stockton, last week were members of the a local violent and entrenched gang called "Nortenos", police said.

Last Wednesday, the three suspects robbed a Bank of the West branch in... read more

California death penalty ruling stuns legal experts

Many legal experts are stunned at U. S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney's ruling that California's death penalty is unconstitutional, with some describing the ruling as `path-breaking'.

The federal judge ruled earlier this week that California's death penalty system was so arbitrary and... read more

Violent police chase to catch bank robbers leaves two dead, four wounded

A violent bank robbery chase by California police left two people dead and at least four another people wounded on Wednesday.

The chase started around 2 p. m. after three suspects robbed a Bank of the West branch in Stockton, and took three women hostages. They also stole a bank employee'... read more

Stolen Tillamook Cheese vans found; Two men arrested

The three Volkswagen minibuses of Oregon-based Tillamook Cheese Company that were stolen from a Hampton Inn parking lot over the weekend were found undamaged, Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion confirmed on Tuesday.

Obligacion said officers found the stolen minibuses that were... read more

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