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February 24, 1989 | GEORGE BUNDY SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Florida police have captured a man who allegedly robbed a Chicago jewelry store earlier this month with Michael Douglas Taylor, the mastermind of one of Orange County's largest jailbreaks. Taylor, 35, led five Orange County Jail inmates on an escape Nov. 20 by rappelling from the top of the four-story building in downtown Santa Ana. Four of the inmates were captured or turned themselves in; Taylor is still a fugitive.
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November 26, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A man used his grandmother as a shield in a shootout with police after forcing her to withdraw money from an ATM at gunpoint, police said. Minnie Johnson, 68, and an officer were wounded. Marcus Henderson, 22, was charged in Chicago with aggravated battery with a firearm, armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1989 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, Times Staff Writer
Three men, including an alleged master jewel thief who planned a daring Orange County jailbreak last year, have been charged with the murder of a Burbank jeweler who was gunned down during a failed robbery in 1987, authorities said Tuesday. The three--all in California jails or prisons--are suspected of slaying T.W. Hamilton, 50, on July 9, 1987, in his jewelry store, Creme de Le Gem, on West Magnolia Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1997 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's narcotics investigators searching a Hollywood residence were unable to locate what they came for--drugs. But they did not leave empty-handed. They discovered a briefcase with about $500,000 worth of jewelry that had been stolen in Illinois. "Our detectives were a little shocked . . . and pleasantly surprised to be able to solve the robbery," said Sheriff's Lt. Robert Briggs. "As soon as they spotted the jewelry, it was obvious it was stolen.
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November 26, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A man used his grandmother as a shield in a shootout with police after forcing her to withdraw money from an ATM at gunpoint, police said. Minnie Johnson, 68, and an officer were wounded. Marcus Henderson, 22, was charged in Chicago with aggravated battery with a firearm, armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping.
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May 21, 1989 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
Darcy Knight knew for sure he had passed up a real bargain. What he didn't know for sure was whom he had turned over to police. "I'm still trying to figure out who it was," Knight said Saturday evening, only hours after telephoning police from the Fair Deal Pawn and Gun shop in Rapid City, S.D. Thanks to Knight, Rapid City police arrested Michael Douglas Taylor, believed to be the mastermind of November's Orange County jailbreak....
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January 5, 1989 | Associated Press
As much as $2 million in coins owned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is missing, and the FBI is investigating the suburban armored car company where the money was stored, an official said Wednesday. The Fed suspended its dealings with the Public Armored Car Inc. of Bensenville last week after an audit revealed the shortage, agency spokeswoman Nancy Goodman said. Officials at Public Armored were not available for comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Fugitive Daniel Andron liked to keep in touch with his alleged victims and with the police who were looking for him, authorities said, but he apparently made one call too many. Several months after he fled the Detroit area, Andron, 26, a construction worker, was arrested in Anaheim last Friday after he placed a call to a police detective in Illinois, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1997 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's narcotics investigators searching a Hollywood residence were unable to locate what they came for--drugs. But they did not leave empty-handed. They discovered a briefcase with about $500,000 worth of jewelry that had been stolen in Illinois. "Our detectives were a little shocked . . . and pleasantly surprised to be able to solve the robbery," said Sheriff's Lt. Robert Briggs. "As soon as they spotted the jewelry, it was obvious it was stolen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1989 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Michael Lee Taylor, a suspected armed robber and jewel thief whose escape from Orange County Jail last year triggered a national manhunt, pleaded innocent Thursday to charges that he planned the daring breakout of five inmates from the jail roof. Taylor, 36, entered innocent pleas to charges of felony escape, kidnap and robbery and was ordered to appear before Municipal Judge James M. Brooks in Santa Ana on July 19 for a preliminary hearing on the escape-related charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Fugitive Daniel Andron liked to keep in touch with his alleged victims and with the police who were looking for him, authorities said, but he apparently made one call too many. Several months after he fled the Detroit area, Andron, 26, a construction worker, was arrested in Anaheim last Friday after he placed a call to a police detective in Illinois, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1990 | BOB SCHWARTZ
A Tustin-based Marine who was visiting his family in Chicago was killed in what police believe may have been a bungled robbery attempt, authorities said Monday. Cpl. Michael Sublett, 20, was shot in the head late Sunday night while he was backing his new Ford Mustang into the garage behind his parents' home, Chicago Police Detective Cmdr. Robert Beavers said. He was pronounced dead at Roseland Hospital early Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1989 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, Times Staff Writer
Three men, including an alleged master jewel thief who planned a daring Orange County jailbreak last year, have been charged with the murder of a Burbank jeweler who was gunned down during a failed robbery in 1987, authorities said Tuesday. The three--all in California jails or prisons--are suspected of slaying T.W. Hamilton, 50, on July 9, 1987, in his jewelry store, Creme de Le Gem, on West Magnolia Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1989 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Michael Lee Taylor, a suspected armed robber and jewel thief whose escape from Orange County Jail last year triggered a national manhunt, pleaded innocent Thursday to charges that he planned the daring breakout of five inmates from the jail roof. Taylor, 36, entered innocent pleas to charges of felony escape, kidnap and robbery and was ordered to appear before Municipal Judge James M. Brooks in Santa Ana on July 19 for a preliminary hearing on the escape-related charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1989 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Staff Writer
An alleged master jewel thief who authorities believe masterminded the escape of five prisoners from Orange County Jail last year was returned to that jail Tuesday from South Dakota, where he was captured May 20. Michael Douglas Taylor, 36, suspected of a crime spree after his escape, now faces charges of robbery, kidnaping, rape, grand theft and escape. Taylor, who is also known as Michael Douglas Gianetti, will be arraigned Thursday, according to Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Larry Richey.
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May 21, 1989 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
Darcy Knight knew for sure he had passed up a real bargain. What he didn't know for sure was whom he had turned over to police. "I'm still trying to figure out who it was," Knight said Saturday evening, only hours after telephoning police from the Fair Deal Pawn and Gun shop in Rapid City, S.D. Thanks to Knight, Rapid City police arrested Michael Douglas Taylor, believed to be the mastermind of November's Orange County jailbreak....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1989 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Staff Writer
An alleged master jewel thief who authorities believe masterminded the escape of five prisoners from Orange County Jail last year was returned to that jail Tuesday from South Dakota, where he was captured May 20. Michael Douglas Taylor, 36, suspected of a crime spree after his escape, now faces charges of robbery, kidnaping, rape, grand theft and escape. Taylor, who is also known as Michael Douglas Gianetti, will be arraigned Thursday, according to Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Larry Richey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1990 | BOB SCHWARTZ
A Tustin-based Marine who was visiting his family in Chicago was killed in what police believe may have been a bungled robbery attempt, authorities said Monday. Cpl. Michael Sublett, 20, was shot in the head late Sunday night while he was backing his new Ford Mustang into the garage behind his parents' home, Chicago Police Detective Cmdr. Robert Beavers said. He was pronounced dead at Roseland Hospital early Monday.
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May 21, 1989 | GEORGE FRANK and MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writers
The inmate who last year allegedly masterminded one of the largest jailbreaks in Orange County history was arrested Saturday in Rapid City, S.D., while trying to pawn diamonds that law enforcement officials believe came from a Chicago jewelry store heist. Michael Douglas Taylor, 35, was the last to be captured of five inmates who escaped from Orange County Jail Nov. 20 by rappelling from the top of the four-story building in downtown Santa Ana. One of the men broke his leg and was captured immediately.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1989 | GEORGE BUNDY SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Florida police have captured a man who allegedly robbed a Chicago jewelry store earlier this month with Michael Douglas Taylor, the mastermind of one of Orange County's largest jailbreaks. Taylor, 35, led five Orange County Jail inmates on an escape Nov. 20 by rappelling from the top of the four-story building in downtown Santa Ana. Four of the inmates were captured or turned themselves in; Taylor is still a fugitive.
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