Monday, February 8, 2010

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Blame it on Granny
A 39-year-old man was arrested for drugs after he reported a vehicle burglary, according to a Crestview Police Department arrest report.
Dennis Leroy Griffin Jr. reported 180 tablets of Xanax and Methadone stolen from his truck on the morning of Dec. 31, the report said. According to officers, Griffin made false statements concerning the reported theft, leading them to search the man’s home.
The search yielded a pipe used to smoke meth, the report said. Officers also found a pill bottle with Griffin’s grandmother’s name on it that contained several pills which Griffin didn’t have a prescription for.
Griffin said his grandmother placed the pill bottle in his pants pocket, the report said. He told his grandmother to state the drugs were hers, knowing she suffers from dementia and is incapable of making informed and voluntary decisions.
Griffin was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
Woman reports stolen money, later says she took it
A 46-year-old Crestview woman was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and making false reports about a commission of a crime.
A woman contacted the Crestview Police Department about money in her cash drawer that had been stolen, according to a Crestview Police notice to appear.
The woman told officers she was away from the cash drawer for about five minutes and during that time someone had stolen $284.95.
During the investigation, the woman told officers she had taken the money from Comfort Inn and exchanged it for marijuana. Officers also searched the woman’s car and found a metal smoking device and a bag with marijuana residue inside.
Man charged with stealing Army Humvee
An U.S. Army private might have made it through Volusia County this week if he had checked his gas gauge.
But what started out as an effort to help that stranded motorist ended up with him behind bars accused of stealing a military Humvee from Fort Stewart in Georgia.
Sean Aaron Johnson, 23, of New Orleans, is being held without bail in the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach, accused of grand theft of a motor vehicle.
According to an arrest affidavit, the U.S. Army also intends to charge him with being absent without leave.
After a motorist reported the Humvee sitting on the side of Interstate 95 in the Port Orange area. Deputy Jay Hawman found Johnson sitting in the vehicle that had run out of gas, according to the arrest report.
Johnson, who had only a military identification card and no driver's license, told Hawman he was transporting the vehicle to the Fort Lauderdale. Hawman said he became suspicious because Johnson did not have a copy of his orders, did not have a government fuel card to refuel the vehicle and was dressed in civilian clothing.
Hawman was arrested after the Army notified the Sheriff's Office that the vehicle was stolen.
It’s a “Dirty Job” but not with Mike Rowe
Police in Weymouth, Mass. obtained search warrants for the bowel movements of a suspected drug dealer in Weymouth after he allegedly swallowed 20 bags of heroin and cocaine.
Drug unit detectives were monitoring an area as part of an investigation when Rene Valencia, 24, arrived just before noon.
As detectives approached his vehicle, they said Valencia began swallowing several small bags.
Valencia was taken to the hospital, where detectives recovered seven bags of heroin, 11 bags of cocaine and two bags of crack cocaine.
He was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, conspiracy to violate the drug laws and drug violations near a park.
Lt. Rick Fuller said suspects swallowing drugs to get rid of evidence has become more common.
Drunk driver gets into more trouble after posting Facebook photo
Ashley M. Sullivan is in Niagara County Jail, and Facebook may be to blame as much as the car crash that killed a Niagara Falls man.
Sullivan, 17, was sentenced Wednesday afternoon to six months in the County Jail and five years' probation for crashing her car while drunk and killing her boyfriend on Sweeney Street in North Tonawanda.
She pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.
Sullivan was drunk at 2:21 a.m. when she crashed her car into a brick pillar in front of Deerwood Golf Course. Her blood alcohol content was measured at 0.13 percent — the legal standard for intoxication is 0.08 percent — and her speed was estimated at 56 mph in a 30-mph zone.
Her boyfriend and passenger, Alex Rozicki, 20, of Niagara Falls, was killed.
Sullivan went to Florida a month after the crash and posted a photo on her Facebook web page captioned, "Drunk in Florida."
Police fail to contact family
Bobby Vourlis dies in Sydney car crash, death posted on Facebook first.
Train traps woman in her yard
CSX parks 40 connected train cars next to her house two months ago.
Man charged with holding 13-year-old girl captive
The exit door could only be opened by using a key to two dead-bolt locks.
Woman says man broke in, poured rum on her
Man arrived drunk for weekend at the jail
Retirement village is exclusively for cats
To become a resident, cats must be at least eight years old and owners must donate $6000 to cover expenses for the cat's life.

Dicko's shed his man boobs
Couple fought naked on the lawn
A Sarnia man who bruised his spouse from head to toe during a cocaine-fueled evening that ended with the naked couple struggling on a neighbor’s lawn.

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