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Men Attempted to Rob Sheriff Through Craigslist Scandal

Men Attempted to Rob Sheriff Through Craigslist Scandal

Dominic Hinton, left, and Roman Nazarko

Washington Post via YellowBrix

September 20, 2010

GARDEN CITY, Idaho – Authorities say two men attempted to rob a local buyer interested in purchasing a laptop computer off Craigslist.

Only problem? The buyer was Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney.

Garden City Police report Raney was looking to purchase a laptop computer and had agreed to meet the potential seller at 6650 Glenwood St. in Garden City. When Raney arrived, however, he saw the “seller” in a pullover hooded sweatshirt and other dark clothing sitting on a rock.

Raney said he quickly became suspicious.

“The (dark clothing) is what we call a clue,” Raney said.

Police say they believe the dark-clothed man planned to rob Raney once he got there.

However, Raney called police and – when they arrived – the “seller” took off on foot. He was apprehended almost immediately. A second suspect also was later arrested.

After an investigation, Garden City Police say two suspects, 20-year-old Dominic Hinton and 19-year-old Roman Nazarko, intended to commit an armed robbery.

“The only thing better then laughing at arresting criminals,” Raney said, “is laughing at arresting dumb criminals.”

This is not the first time these suspects attempted a similar crime, officials say. Earlier this month, police say the suspects attempted to rob a Nampa man during a bogus iPad purchase.

“We had tremendous response in our call to the community for tips and information following the robbery last week,” said Boise Police Sgt. Mark Bennett. “Citizens in the community were anxious for us to find the suspects, and today we can thank all involved who helped make that happen.”


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    revCCBeasley

    almost 4 years ago

    2944 Comments

    I am with you rlee422

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    Ahi

    almost 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Good job!

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Real Pieces of Work.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Hee Haw

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    t1401hm

    almost 4 years ago

    1754 Comments

    Wow Shadow. That was funny LOL

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    darsavmo

    almost 4 years ago

    11356 Comments

    Hope they enjoy the Sheriff's accomodations...

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    rhood

    almost 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    These two clowns needed to be caught. I hope that they are shown a real good time while they stay at the local bed & breakfast. Good job by the sheriff.

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    LAWMANTUKES

    almost 4 years ago

    6976 Comments

    Outstanding job by law-enforcement...!!! As far as these STUPID A$$ PUNKS are concerned, justice is swift and effective..!!! They won't be robbing anyone else anytime soon. I think that they are fortunate that the Sheriff called it in before they acted and may have been shot in self defense by the Sheriff.

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    Sheriff_1

    almost 4 years ago

    8024 Comments

    What can you say.

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    usa_24

    almost 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    What a bunch of idiots. They don't look like the sharpest tools in the shed.

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    OlSkoolBlu89

    almost 4 years ago

    2484 Comments

    Just cant fix stupid!

  • shadow_officer

    almost 4 years ago

    8572 Comments

    DONT DROP THE SOAP HOMIES......LOL

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    mdbake1980

    almost 4 years ago

    96 Comments

    These two fell out of the STUPID tree and hit every branch on the way down. Good job Sheriff!

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Cryin' shame the lifeguard didn't kick'em out, Ret. God help us if these two reproduce.

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    Retleo

    almost 4 years ago

    5524 Comments

    Their gene pool is so shallow they can't even get their own feet wet! Idiots!

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