Friday, August 24, 2007

Small Bits of News

Dude gets hit by a train because he was to busy text messaging.
Officials think that Zachariah Smith was so engrossed in sending a text message Monday that he didn't notice a train - until it hit him as he crossed tracks in Elmwood Place. Smith, 18, was waiting to cross the tracks. The gates were down to allow a CSX train to continue its southbound route. When that train passed, Smith, apparently too intent on texting he was hit by a northbound Norfolk Southern train that he didn't see coming from the other direction. He was thrown about 50 feet. » Full article here

Man rents gun at shooting range, then kills himself
A 28-year-old man killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in front of witnesses Wednesday afternoon at the Target Sports shooting range on Woodward Avenue, police said. The man had apparently arrived alone at the store around 1 p.m. and rented a .40 caliber handgun to shoot at targets, according to Royal Oak Police Lt. David Clemens. "It's a self-inflicted wound and we are confident that no one else was involved in this," Clemens said. » Article here

YouTube Video Leads To Arrest In Florida
Two teens have been arrested after a video posted on the Internet shows the boys committing crimes, police said.
Giulliano Possebon, 17, and Carlet Dervile, 16, were arrested Thursday on charges of culpable negligence, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and child abuse.
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Tipster, Cell Phone Photos Lead To Pot Bust
A cell phone that contained pictures of a home-grown marijuana operation ended up in the hands of law enforcement officers last week, leading to the arrest of a Troy man.
Peter Ste. Marie, 22, pleaded innocent Tuesday in Orleans District Court to felony marijuana cultivation, records show.
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Drug Suspect Allegedly Got Ingredients Through eBay
Carl Andrew Dubois, who was arrested last week for manufacturing Ecstasy at his south Boulder home, apparently didn't cover his tracks very well, according to a search warrant.
Dubois, 29, allegedly obtained all of the ingredients and supplies to make the club drug on eBay. And he paid for all the purchases through Pay-Pal, using a MasterCard credit card.
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Campers Tie Accused Potty Peeper to a Tree
In Oregon, a man peeping at women at a camp site was caught and tied up.
Campers decided to take things into their own hands. They chased the man down and tied him to a tree.
Police were called and arrested 63-year-old Richard Berkey.
Members of a camping group say they spotted Berkey watching women going to the bathroom in the woods.
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Woman, 71, Arrested for 'Special' Plant
GREENSBORO, N.C. A 71-year-old woman was arrested on drug charges after a chest-high marijuana plant was found in her yard, a plant she said was meant to keep animals away from her garden.
A sheriff's deputy saw the plant as he drove past Betty Holt Walker's home earlier this month, according to Capt. Tony Caliendo of the Guilford County Sheriff's Department. The deputy stopped to investigate and found five smaller plants behind a shed, as well as marijuana stems and seeds, and a water bong made from a soda bottle inside the house.

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