Thursday, June 2, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Man on phone says that he's wanted, is arrested
The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office says a man who talked loudly in his motel room about being a fugitive was arrested after other guests turned him in.
It happened at the Traveler's Motel in Delmar. Deputies say guests there heard a man yelling during a phone conversation that there was a warrant for his arrest and called police.
Thirty-two-year-old Richard R. Vermalyea of Rehoboth Beach, Del. was arrested and ordered held on two open warrants in Cecil County, Md. one was for failure to appear in a theft case and other for violation of probation.
Man fakes attack to avoid child support
Authorities in Hernando County Florida say a man made up a story about being robbed and stabbed in hopes of missing an upcoming court date.
Deputies say 51-year-old Michael Cherubino admitted he cut himself with a piece of glass. Earlier, he had told authorities two men attacked him at his home, stabbed him in the stomach and stole about $4,000.
Cherubino told authorities he had hoped the injury would send him to the hospital so he would miss a court date and have an excuse not to pay $4,000 he owed in child support.
Instead, he was issued a notice to appear on charges of giving a false report to law enforcement.
Man sold tobacco products to boys after spankings
Authorities in Lexington, South Carolina say they arrested a 50-year-old convenience store clerk who sold cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to boys after they let him spank them.
Lexington County deputies said that they started investigating Terrence Bryant after the father of a 12-year-old boy found him with a pack of Newport cigarettes earlier this month.
Detectives say Bryant sold the boy cigarettes at least five times from his pickup truck, spanking the child in the parking lot over his clothes.
Deputies say Bryant also sold tobacco to two 15-year-old boys after spanking them.
Bryant is charged with three counts of lewd act upon a child under age 16. He is awaiting a bond hearing and deputies say he doesn't have an attorney yet.
Burglar used a bike to carry a Big Screen TV
South Daytona Police says it wasn't hard to spot the burglary suspect. He was riding his bicycle, carrying a 59-inch television. A bike patrol officer says 23-year-old Steven Long had wedged the television between the handlebars and his lap as he pedaled along.
According to reports, he panicked when he saw the police officer; he ditched the bike and the stolen television. Police caught up with Long in a nearby backyard and arrested him.
Officers spoke with a resident who reported a burglary. They said they'd been asleep when someone pried open a side door and took the TV. They identified the one Long had been carrying as theirs.
Long now faces several charges, including felony theft.

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