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    Sheriff's Deputies Investigate Possible Mountain Lion Sighting

    SAN MATEO -- A reported a possible mountain lion sighting near the San Mateo's Highlands neighborhood on Monday afternoon has police reminding people how to stay safe around the big cats, according to a county alert system. At 1:20 p.m. Monday, a civilian who was walking near a brush and canyon area on Tower Road in the outskirts of San Mateo ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Carted Off: NY Police Hunt for Stolen Wiener Stand

    ORANGEBURG, N.Y. — Police in a suburb northwest of New York City are searching for a stolen hot dog stand. Owner Fred Martucci told the Journal News that he's devastated over the loss of "Fred's Franks." He used the 10-foot-long, 7-foot-wide stainless steel trailer to support his family in Orangeburg for more than a year. Orangetown Police Detective Sgt. George Garrecht ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -9
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    Cops: Man Urinates On Police Station, Saunters In

    ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Authorities said a man urinated on the side of the Royal Oak police station, and then walked inside one afternoon last week. Lt. Gordon Young told the Detroit Free Press that "after urinating, the suspect entered the station in an attempt to file a police report on an undisclosed matter." That's when witnesses informed the police at ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -5
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    Man Drives Into Port Arthur Police Lobby

    PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Police say a man was arrested on a charge of felony criminal mischief after driving his car into the lobby of the Port Arthur Police Department. The 53-year-old man drove into the lobby of the department in downtown Port Arthur on Sunday night. Before being booked on the charge, the man was taken to the hospital. Sgt. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Cops Credit Good Samaritans With Liftng Truck Off Woman, Saving Her Life

    NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. — Police say 10 good Samaritans lifted a pickup truck off a woman who was struck on her bicycle in New Jersey. North Plainfield police say 57-year-old Katie Miller was riding the bike through an International House of Pancakes parking lot in North Plainfield when she was hit Monday. Restaurant manager Jose Preciado tells The Courier News of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +16
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    Man Faces 12 Charges After Attempting DUI Escape In Police Cruiser

    GREELEY, CO - If you're trying to escape from police, you might want to take a hint from Adam Segura, who learned an important lesson Thursday: Don't steal a police car, especially if you're drunk. Segura, 32, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence; once for allegedly driving his own car while drunk; and the other for driving ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    Lasagna Trail Leads Police to Fugitive in Italy

    ROME (AP) - He avoided Italian police for a decade on the run, but couldn't resist his wife's lasagna. Police say Giancarlo Sabatini went into hiding in 2000, shortly after being given a 3-year, 8-month prison sentence in a cocaine trafficking case. Acting on a tip, police staked out the homes of Sabatini's wife and daughter Tuesday in Rocca Priora, a ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +14
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    Good Samaritan Directs Traffic in NW DC

    The traffic signal at the corner of Nebraska and New Mexico avenues in northwest Washington was broken. It was stuck on red for the motorists on Nebraska, bringing them to a stand-still from Ward Circle to Foxhall Road. Commuters were getting frustrated. Pedestrians -- many trying to get to American University -- dodged cars to cross the street. And traffic poured ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +16
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    Police: 'Twilight' Fan Lied About Bite Marks

    MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida teen has told police that bite marks on her body came from "Twilight"-inspired vampire role playing _ not from someone who attacked her while she was out jogging. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the Monroe County Sheriff's Office has charged the 15-year-old girl with making a false report. Authorities say the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    Officer and Father Arrest Same Man 28 Years Apart

    SALEM, Mass. (AP) - When Salem, Mass., police officer Kevin St. Pierre arrested a man suspected of robbing two stores this week, he thought the suspect's name sounded familiar. He was right. His father, former Chief Robert St. Pierre, had arrested Clement Lavigne 28 years ago during an investigation of a series of arsons in the city. Kevin St. Pierre was ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +11
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    Man Strips in Lobby of Sheriff's Department

    MONROE, Mich. — A 43-year-old man bared more than the truth while trying to surrender on an outstanding warrant in Michigan. The Monroe Evening News reported that the man was arrested after taking off all his clothing Sunday afternoon in the lobby of the Monroe County sheriff's office, about 35 miles southwest of Detroit. Authorities said the man told a records ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Chihuahua Gets Blamed For NY Bomb Scare

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – A dog that wasn't quite housebroken may have indirectly been responsible for a bomb scare at a New York courthouse. The trouble began Friday when 19-year-old Melvin Ruffin arrived at a court complex in Central Islip following a long bus ride from his home in Bellport. During the trip, another passenger's Chihuahua urinated on his backpack. So, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Police: Motel Guest Assaults Man with Live Python

    ROCK HILL, SC - Police in South Carolina have arrested a man who allegedly assaulted another guest at a motel with a four-ft python after a row over loud music. The alleged victim, who was not badly injured, told police he had complained about music coming from the other man's room and they had had a row. Hours later, the man ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +1
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    Goldilocks Turns Rogue

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A blonde, pony-tailed burglar ate some food, drank some alcohol, tried on clothes and then found the bed in a New Zealand home just right. But upon finding a modern-day Goldilocks asleep in his bed, the homeowner in the southern city of Christchurch exercised an option The Three Bears didn't: He called police. In court Monday, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Police Warn Man Against Undressing While Driving

    BROOKFIELD, Wis. — A driver who tried to change his sweaty clothes while driving through a Milwaukee suburb was stopped by police but let off with a warning. Police said that when they pulled the 54-year-old over in Brookfield, he complained he was uncomfortable in his clothes because he had spent a sweltering day at the Wisconsin State Fair. The Milwaukee ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Robbery Suspect Fleeing on Bicycle Doesn't Get Far

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A man robbed an Anchorage bank and escaped on a bicycle but didn't get far, police said Thursday. The suspect crashed his bike into a patrol car, slid across the hood and took off running but was detained half a block away five minutes after the robbery, Anchorage Police Lt. Dave Parker said. Police identified the suspect ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +10
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    Man Offers Apologetic Robbery Note, Waits For Cops

    PORTLAND, Ore. -Portland police said a man handed an apologetic robbery note to an employee at a FedEx Kinko's store, then waited for police to arrive. Employee Paul Rhoney said the note said: "This is a robbery, I'll wait outside for police, sorry." [widget:news__off_beat] Police Detective Mary Wheat said responding officers found the 46-year-old man outside the store Tuesday morning and ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated -5
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    Beatles Impersonator Arrested Outside of Gig

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - It's going to be a hard day's night in jail for a Beatles impersonator after police arrested him on an old warrant outside an appearance on a San Diego morning news show. Carlsbad police Lt. Marc Reno says Theodore "Ted" Felicetti was arrested Friday on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a drunken driving charge ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +3
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    Armed, Masked Man Steels $367 From Bingo Game

    Caledonia - Police continued their search Sunday for two robbers who stole $367.50 from a bingo game at the Racine Elks Lodge in Caledonia and for the driver who helped them escape. [widget:news__off_beat] The armed and masked robbers first encountered a 69-year-old Caledonia man Saturday as he was leaving the hall at 5844 Douglas Ave., forced him on the ground and ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated -6
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    Former Military Dog to Get Stem Cells to Help Heal Hip

    MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A former Oregon military dog that did two tours of duty sniffing out bombs in Iraq is going to receive stem cell therapy to treat osteoarthritis in his hips. The Mail Tribune reports the 80-pound German shepherd named Basco was adopted in November by Debbie Richter in Medford after he was discharged by the military. Hip problems ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +8
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