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January 28, 1999 | Associated Press
A high school honor student and gymnast is charged with an armed robbery and is a suspect in several others, allegedly to support a heroin habit, authorities said Wednesday. The 16-year-old girl is in a juvenile lockup, awaiting trial as an adult on charges that could land her in prison for life. News of her arrest shocked Berkley, a low-crime community of 16,000 that typically only has half a dozen stickups each year.
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January 28, 1999 | Associated Press
A high school honor student and gymnast is charged with an armed robbery and is a suspect in several others, allegedly to support a heroin habit, authorities said Wednesday. The 16-year-old girl is in a juvenile lockup, awaiting trial as an adult on charges that could land her in prison for life. News of her arrest shocked Berkley, a low-crime community of 16,000 that typically only has half a dozen stickups each year.
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November 3, 1998 | Associated Press
An elderly couple and their visiting son and daughter-in-law were beaten to death in their beds during an apparent robbery. Police said someone had gotten into the house through a broken basement window. A granddaughter found the bodies Sunday after walking through an unlocked front door, police said. The house, in a middle-class neighborhood, had been ransacked. Police would not say what kind of weapon was used and reported no suspects.
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July 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A purse snatcher ran over and killed a nun he had just robbed, then went to a friend's house and hanged himself, police in Warren, Mich., said. Sister Veronica Turzak, 68, was hit head-on while chasing the thief as he fled in his car in a parking lot, officers said. He then drove to the friend's home, where he killed himself, the police said.
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.
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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.
NEWS
November 13, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Two teen-agers were in custody in the slayings of a General Motors Corp. executive and his wife after Rochester Hills, Mich., police spotted one of the youths driving a car that belonged to the victims. Warrants charging the teen-agers will probably be brought today, officials said. The bullet-riddled bodies of Glenn E. Tarr, 53, and his wife, Wanda, 58, were found in a park on Friday, a day after their home was robbed.
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August 31, 1994 | From Associated Press
Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked the modern civil rights movement, was assaulted by an intruder at her home Tuesday night. Parks, 81, was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where she was treated for swelling on the right side of her face and possible chest bruises. She was later released. Parks was upstairs in her home when she heard a noise downstairs, said Police Chief Isaiah McKinnon.
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January 7, 1992 | Associated Press
Thieves broke into the mausoleum of auto pioneer R. E. Olds and stole the remains of six family members, police said Monday. The theft at the Lansing Mt. Hope Cemetery was discovered Friday, but it is not known when the crime occurred, Lansing police Lt. Sam Campbell said. Police are looking for a number of missing items, many with the names of the deceased engraved on them. They include two stainless steel boxes, one infant coffin, one bronze box and two urns, Campbell said.
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August 31, 1994 | From Associated Press
Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked the modern civil rights movement, was assaulted by an intruder at her home Tuesday night. Parks, 81, was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where she was treated for swelling on the right side of her face and possible chest bruises. She was later released. Parks was upstairs in her home when she heard a noise downstairs, said Police Chief Isaiah McKinnon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1994 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During what authorities say was a two-month odyssey of rape, armed robbery, kidnaping and general brutality, Timothy Daniel Shue, 38, was essentially a small-town criminal. The parolee from Cadillac, Mich.--who was finally arrested last week on suspicion of abducting and raping a Val Verde real estate agent--allegedly chose tiny towns and out-of-the-way places to commit a series of crimes that spanned half a continent.
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January 7, 1992 | Associated Press
Thieves broke into the mausoleum of auto pioneer R. E. Olds and stole the remains of six family members, police said Monday. The theft at the Lansing Mt. Hope Cemetery was discovered Friday, but it is not known when the crime occurred, Lansing police Lt. Sam Campbell said. Police are looking for a number of missing items, many with the names of the deceased engraved on them. They include two stainless steel boxes, one infant coffin, one bronze box and two urns, Campbell said.
NEWS
July 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A purse snatcher ran over and killed a nun he had just robbed, then went to a friend's house and hanged himself, police in Warren, Mich., said. Sister Veronica Turzak, 68, was hit head-on while chasing the thief as he fled in his car in a parking lot, officers said. He then drove to the friend's home, where he killed himself, the police said.
NEWS
November 13, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Two teen-agers were in custody in the slayings of a General Motors Corp. executive and his wife after Rochester Hills, Mich., police spotted one of the youths driving a car that belonged to the victims. Warrants charging the teen-agers will probably be brought today, officials said. The bullet-riddled bodies of Glenn E. Tarr, 53, and his wife, Wanda, 58, were found in a park on Friday, a day after their home was robbed.
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.
NEWS
November 3, 1998 | Associated Press
An elderly couple and their visiting son and daughter-in-law were beaten to death in their beds during an apparent robbery. Police said someone had gotten into the house through a broken basement window. A granddaughter found the bodies Sunday after walking through an unlocked front door, police said. The house, in a middle-class neighborhood, had been ransacked. Police would not say what kind of weapon was used and reported no suspects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1989
A suspected jewel thief who masterminded an escape from County Jail in Santa Ana last year agreed Wednesday to drop his fight against extradition and return for prosecution. Michael Taylor appeared in court in Rapid City, S.D., and agreed to the extradition on the condition that California officials be advised of his fear that he will be harmed or killed if he is returned to the state's correctional system, Assistant State's Atty. Rod Oswald said. Oswald added that he has relayed the message to California officials, who told him they would ensure Taylor's safety.
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
June 29, 1989
A suspected jewel thief who masterminded an escape from County Jail in Santa Ana last year agreed Wednesday to drop his fight against extradition and return for prosecution. Michael Taylor appeared in court in Rapid City, S.D., and agreed to the extradition on the condition that California officials be advised of his fear that he will be harmed or killed if he is returned to the state's correctional system, Assistant State's Atty. Rod Oswald said. Oswald added that he has relayed the message to California officials, who told him they would ensure Taylor's safety.
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