April 28, 1990
Eight current and former employees of the Las Vegas casino, Binion's Horseshoe Club, including two relatives of the founder, the late Benny Binion, were indicted by a Las Vegas federal grand jury Friday for allegedly kidnaping, beating and robbing at least 11 casino patrons. The eight allegedly engaged in the violent conduct in an effort to keep certain patrons out of the famed casino, according to the indictment.
January 12, 1989 |
A "computer glitch" has apparently led to the mistaken release of a kidnap and robbery suspect from a jail facility here, authorities said Wednesday. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Sgt. Dennis Casey said Dorinda Carol White, 21, of Leonard Town, Md., who was arrested Dec. 23 in Barstow, along with a male companion now being held in the same jail facility, was accidentally freed Jan. 7. "Right now it seems it could have been a computer glitch," Casey said.
December 25, 1988
A high-speed car chase in Barstow ended in the rescue of a flower shop clerk missing since a robbery last week in Las Vegas and the arrest of two Maryland residents, authorities said. Belinda Jane Staubs, 24, had been abducted when King's Flowers was robbed of $300. James McKay III, 20, and Dorinda White, 21, both of Leonardstown, Md.
October 18, 1988 |
A gunman who tried to steal millions of dollars worth of jewelry from the Liberace Museum was shot dead by police when he tried to escape with an elderly woman hostage and the woman broke free from his grip, police said Monday. Police said Hugh Perry, 47, entered the museum Sunday night and demanded that manager Margaret Bloomberg, 74, hand over the jewelry of the late entertainer. A cleaning woman called police. When Perry saw officers, he took Bloomberg hostage and attempted to leave.
February 4, 1987 |
Police at first thought that 17-year-old Genia Moore was kidnaped from the upper-crust, Northern California community of Atherton. Now, they suspect that she went along willingly with a worldly 16-year-old boy on a three-day, two-state crime foray. Moore and Luke Collura appeared in Riverside County Juvenile Court on Tuesday on charges of robbery, grand theft auto and being armed with a gun.