October 17, 2013 |
A 22-year-old man with a knife took control of a school bus with 11 elementary school students on board Thursday morning in Jacksonville, Ark., leading police on a chase that was partially captured on video, authorities said. No one was injured, police told The Times. The suspect, Nicholas John Miller, first attempted to carjack a woman who didn't have a car, police said. Then he got behind the steering wheel of the school bus, with the driver staying on board with the students.
October 16, 2013 |
Vi Ripken, the 75-year-old mother of Cal Ripken Jr., seems to draw a lot of unwanted attention. On Tuesday, a man with a gun went up to her in a bank parking lot in Aberdeen, Md., and demanded her car. Instead of doing that, she used her key to activate the car's alarm and the would-be thief ran off. Ripken went into the bank to report what happened and police were called. They identified a suspect after viewing an ATM photo and searched the area. A suspect was taken into custody and a police spokesman said charges are pending against the unidentified man. This isn't the only brush with crime Ripken has had. On July 24, 2012, she was taken from her Aberdeen home at gunpoint and returned unharmed 24 hours later.
August 21, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS -- California Highway Patrol Officer Jesus Manuel Magdaleno Jr. and his brother-in-law, Felix Brandon Cruz III, came to the Strip last weekend to celebrate Magdaleno's September wedding with a traditional bachelor party. But the visit took a tragic turn when a carjacker fled with their pickup truck as the pair were loading luggage outside the Flamingo Hotel. They died after being thrown from the truck when it struck another vehicle. Now, the two men are heading home to Visalia.
August 19, 2013 |
An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer who was in Las Vegas over the weekend for his bachelor party was killed during a high-speed carjacking on the Strip, authorities said Monday. Jesus Manuel Magdaleno Jr., 33, of Visalia was loading luggage Sunday into the back of his 2009 Nissan pickup with his brother-in-law Felix Brandon Cruz outside the Flamingo hotel when a thief jumped into the truck and got behind the wheel. The carjacker then sped off, as Magdaleno jumped into the bed of the truck to join Cruz, 31. Magdaleno was thrown from the truck after the driver struck another vehicle a mile away.
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June 7, 2013 |
The shooting that left at least three people wounded in the Santa Monica College area began when the alleged gunman broke into a nearby home and set fire to another property, law enforcement sources said. The gunman then allegedly opened fire on several cars and appeared to try to carjack two vehicles, the sources said. One of the carjackings occurred near the campus library and college police station. The suspect fled to the library, where he wounded by police, the sources added.
June 2, 2013 |
Michael Adams , an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers was stabbed twice during an attempted carjacking on the city's South Side district, police said. Police said Adams, 23, told officers he was standing near his truck shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday when he was confronted by three men, one armed with a knife and one with a handgun. Adams told officers the trio tried to carjack him, but he didn't have his car keys. He said "the situation escalated" and one man pointed the gun at his face while the other stabbed him twice before all three fled, according to police.