November 6, 2007 |
Police raided a summit of Mafia dons in Sicily on Monday, arresting a longtime fugitive who authorities say was revitalizing ties with U.S. mobsters and vying to become the crime syndicate's next "boss of bosses." Salvatore Lo Piccolo's capture after more than a decade on the run dealt another blow to the Sicilian Mafia, already weakened by several recent arrests.
August 17, 1998 |
Palestinian security forces imposed a curfew on Jericho in a hunt for a Muslim militant who escaped from jail a day earlier in the self-ruled West Bank town. Security officers, some carrying guns, ordered owners to close their shops until further notice as an open-ended curfew was announced. Fugitive Imad Awadallah of the fundamentalist Islamic group Hamas is accused of killing Hamas bomb maker Mohiedin Sharif on March 29 in an internal power struggle.
December 7, 1988
Los Angeles police detectives went to Northern California on Tuesday to interview a 24-year-old man suspected of stabbing a woman to death in the Los Feliz area on the same day he allegedly tried to kidnap a junior high school girl. Aaron Blount, of Philadelphia, was arrested in San Rafael and held on the Southland crimes as well as on suspicion of raping a 13-year-old Sacramento girl and taking a car from a woman there.
November 15, 2002 |
A fugitive Mafia boss facing more than 30 years in prison for murder surrendered Thursday, saying he was inspired by Pope John Paul II's historic speech to Italy's Parliament, the suspect's lawyer said. Benedetto Marciante was particularly taken by the pope's comments on family values, lawyer Roberto Tricoli said. Marciante surrendered at a Rome prison. "In 30 years of practice, I've never experienced anything like this," Tricoli said from his office in Palermo, Sicily. "It's a miracle."
February 2, 2007 |
A Roman Catholic priest accused of beating, groping and choking a woman at his Las Vegas church was arrested Thursday in Arizona, authorities said. Father George Chaanine, 52, was taken into custody in Apache Junction, east of Phoenix, said Deb McCarley, a spokeswoman for the Phoenix office of the FBI. Chaanine has been a fugitive since the alleged assault Jan. 26 at the Our Lady of Las Vegas parish office.
May 21, 1999 |
Two men who eluded hundreds of officers last year during a hunt for the killers of a Colorado police officer may have robbed a restaurant in remote Wyoming, authorities said Thursday. Alan Pylon and Jason McVean have been sought for nearly a year, ever since a police officer in Cortez, Colo., was raked with automatic gunfire during a traffic stop. The men were chased by more than 500 officers at one point. Pylon and McVean, who are said to be practiced survivalists, disappeared into the desert.
September 8, 2001 |
Two fugitives wanted for assaulting a Minnesota couple were arrested Friday evening, a few miles from a popular campground that was evacuated during a search and standoff with a SWAT team, park officials said. The fugitives, along with an unidentified juvenile female, were arrested at 6 p.m., about 12 hours after authorities first encountered them. "They were in the Le Hardy Rapids area, up near some trees when they were spotted by some searchers," said park spokeswoman Cheryl Matthews.
June 7, 1998 |
Navajo trackers joined hundreds of law officers in an expanded search of rugged canyon country where two men suspected of killing a Colorado policeman are believed to be hiding. Searchers that converged on the small town of Bluff when a third suspect turned up dead along a riverbank were moving westward and back toward Colorado. The men being sought were identified as Alan "Monte" Pilon, 30, of Dove Creek, Colo., and Jason Wayne McVean, 26, of Durango, Colo.
June 11, 2006 |
Arizona's attorney general believes fugitive polygamist leader Warren Jeffs recently returned to perform more marriages involving underage girls in Colorado City, Ariz., his church's community along the Utah-Arizona state line. Atty. Gen. Terry Goddard told a Salt Lake City newspaper that he plans to meet with FBI officials Monday about the case.
May 7, 1997 |
Authorities scaled back their search for a fugitive member of the "Republic of Texas" secessionist group, expecting him to be driven from the rugged terrain by thirst, hunger and wild animals. Two of the group's members fled into the mountainside before leader Richard L. McLaren and three followers ended their standoff. One of the fugitives, Mike Matson, 48, was killed in a shootout with authorities.