December 2, 2007 |
Daniel Tavares Jr. served 16 years in a Massachusetts prison for killing his mother with a carving knife. He associated with racist inmates, but Tavares expressed universal hostility: He repeatedly threatened to kill or maim his father, various state officials and prison guards. His father called him "pure evilness." Tavares, 41, was released from prison in June.
August 4, 2011 |
The owner of a Venice health food market and two other people were arrested on charges related to the allegedly unlawful production and sale of unpasteurized dairy products, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. The arrests of James Cecil Stewart, Sharon Ann Palmer and Eugenie Bloch on Wednesday marked the latest effort in a government crackdown on the sale of so-called raw dairy products. Prosecutors in Los Angeles alleged that Stewart, 64, operates a Venice market called Rawesome Foods through which he illegally sold dairy products that did not meet health standards because they were unpasteurized or were produced at unlicensed facilities.
September 17, 2010 |
Pope Benedict's security was in the spotlight on Friday after London police arrested five men on suspicion of preparing an attack in Britain. It was not clear if the planned attack was related to the pope's visit or when it was to have taken place, but it prompted police to take another look at security for the pontiff, who was on the second day of his visit to Britain. The Vatican said the trip would go on unchanged. Police said they had reviewed their arrangements for the visit and concluded that their plan "remains appropriate".
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August 23, 2010 |
A rave at the Los Angeles Sports Arena resulted in 80 arrests and 16 medical calls, according to city police and fire officials. The Love Festival, organized by West Hills-based Go Ventures, featured DJs on two stages from 4 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. Fire officials said three people were taken to area hospitals by private ambulance. Police said most of the arrests involved drugs and the use of fake IDs. In July, after a 15-year-old girl died from an apparent drug overdose at the Electric Daisy Carnival, the panel overseeing the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena decided to allow Saturday's scheduled rave, but with additional restrictions including banning minors.
March 2, 2009 |
A U.S. journalist has been arrested in Iran, her father said Sunday. He said she told him in a brief phone call that she was detained after buying a bottle of wine. Roxana Saberi, 31, has not been heard from since Feb. 10, her father, Reza, told the Associated Press on Sunday. "We haven't heard anything," he said. The family decided to go public, he said, "because we wanted to get some information." Officials in Iran have not publicly confirmed the arrest. A duty officer at the U.S.
January 17, 2013 |
LONDON - Two police officers and a journalist were arrested in Britain on Thursday on suspicion of corruption in the ongoing police inquiry into phone hacking by News Corp. tabloids and related scandals. A London Metropolitan police statement said the arrests were part of Operation Elveden, an investigation into inappropriate payments to police and public officials. Although unidentified by police, BBC reports named the journalist as Anthony France, a 39-year-old crime reporter for the Sun newspaper.
May 1, 2012 |
SEATTLE — Downtown Seattle erupted in chaos Tuesday as black-clad May Day demonstrators marauded through the shopping district, smashing plate glass windows at banks and retail outlets, spray-painting cars and slashing tires. At least eight people had been arrested by early evening. May Day arrests also were reported in Portland, Ore., and New York. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signed an emergency order authorizing police to confiscate sticks, tire irons, hammers and other implements that might be used for continued destruction.
June 8, 2012 |
Federal authorities and police in North and South Carolina have arrested 20 alleged members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang on drug, weapons and money-laundering charges. The 16 men and four women, allegedly members of a Hells Angels affiliate called the Rock Hell City Nomads based in York County, S.C., sold drugs, ran prostitution rings and committed arsons, according to authorities. They also sold weapons they knew would be used in crimes, U.S. Atty. Bill Nettles in Columbia, S.C., said in a statement.
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April 2, 2010 |
FBI agents arrested a Commerce councilman early Thursday after a grand jury indicted him and two family members for allegedly trying to hide illegal campaign contributions. Robert Fierro, 39, the mayor pro tem of the industrial suburb, is also charged with telling a friend to lie to the FBI. Fierro's sister-in-law and campaign treasurer, Ana Perez, was charged with lying to the grand jury. Along with the politician's wife, Linda Fierro, 36, she was charged with witness tampering.
July 10, 1987 |
Law enforcement agencies in America's biggest cities spend an average of about $2,000 for each arrest of a prostitute, which amounts to more than $120 million a year in enforcement costs nationwide, according to a new study that describes itself as the country's first "cost-benefit analysis" of prostitution laws.