Monday, March 21, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Stolen ATM found with an abandoned pickup
Police in Florida said an ATM stolen from a bank in an early-morning burglary Friday was found on the bed of an abandoned pickup truck.
Miami-Dade Police said they responded to a burglar alarm at the Community Bank of Florida in Homestead just before 5 a.m. EDT and discovered a stolen backhoe near the drive-through lanes and an empty spot where there should have been an ATM.
Police said the ATM was found less than a mile away with the abandoned pickup truck. They said the money inside the machine was untouched.
"Once these individuals obtained this ATM, they need the proper tools to get into the machine. These machines nowadays are stronger then ever, some are even equipped with GPS."
Man used pepper spray on police officer
Authorities say a Sheffield, Iowa man used pepper spray on a police officer.
Officers had been sent to a Sheffield residence just before 7 p.m. Sunday. The reason for the dispatch was not clear.
The man was identified as 49-year-old Robi Meyer.
A Cerro Gordo County jailer says Meyer remains in custody on Monday. Online court records don't list the case yet.