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"Interesting" crime related information from the Internet.

Why Do Thieves Exist?

posted Jan 12, 2012, 6:29 PM by Richard Featherstone

According to Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the movie Full Metal Jacket, thievery occurs when good citizens fail to protect their valuables.  See the Film clip below.

Shoplifting Security Video

posted Aug 19, 2010, 12:28 PM by Richard Featherstone

This is a video without sound of two young men stealing a video projector.

Judges Plead Guilty in Payoffs for Jailing Youths

posted Feb 13, 2009, 8:54 AM by Richard Featherstone

Luzerne County Pennsylvania judges, Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., and Michael T. Conahan, plead guilty to wire fraud and income tax fraud for taking more than $2.6 million in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers.

Check out the report by WNEP Channel 16 News

Boy Impersonates Chicago Police Officer

posted Jan 27, 2009, 12:14 PM by Richard Featherstone

A 14-year-old boy was able to convince Chicago Police that he was an actual police officer for about 5 hours on January 24, 2009.

See the link for a 3 minute video clip from the Chicago Tribune.

Failure to Return Library Book

posted Jan 27, 2009, 12:09 PM by Richard Featherstone

A woman has been arrested by Jesup Police for failing to return a $14 library book.

Check out the article below (but be sure to return it by its due date).

Des Moines Register

Tattoos for Recovering Kids?

posted Oct 23, 2008, 10:46 AM by Richard Featherstone

Check out the website for more information.

Robber Uses Craigslist and Inner Tube

posted Oct 11, 2008, 11:17 AM by Richard Featherstone

Click on the link below to watch a short news video about this "inventive" robbery in Washington State.

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