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December 19, 1990
An Ohio man suspected of armed robbery and kidnaping has been arrested after more than 10 months as a fugitive, federal authorities said Tuesday. Gregory Waller III, 23, of Niles, Ohio, was taken into custody without incident Monday at a home in Garden Grove, FBI spokesman Wylie B. Cox said. Waller has been accused of holding up an Ohio jewelry store at gunpoint on Oct. 27, 1989, Cox said.
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August 6, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
An 18-year-old man pleaded not guilty to stealing his mother's credit card to pay for his girlfriend's $2,496 breast enlargement surgery, police said. Michael Copp took the card without the knowledge of his mother, Gaelene Pakrandt, police in Sheffield Lake, Ohio, said. His 18-year-old girlfriend has not been charged. Most items purchased with a stolen credit card are confiscated and returned by police.
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July 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
A jury Friday night found former Cleveland Mayor Carl B. Stokes innocent of a petty theft charge for taking a $17.25 bag of dog food from a store without paying. The eight-member jury deliberated for about three hours before returning the verdict. Stokes, now a Cleveland municipal judge, testified in his own defense Friday that he had always intended to pay for the dog food.
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January 1, 1993 | From Associated Press
A woman shot in the face by a band of robbers in a $30 holdup died Thursday, becoming the sixth fatality from a weekend killing spree, authorities said. Sarah Abraham, a 37-year-old convenience store clerk, died four days after being wounded. A witness told authorities that Abraham handed the robbers $30--all that was in the cash register--but that they demanded more money and shot her, police said.
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January 1, 1993 | From Associated Press
A woman shot in the face by a band of robbers in a $30 holdup died Thursday, becoming the sixth fatality from a weekend killing spree, authorities said. Sarah Abraham, a 37-year-old convenience store clerk, died four days after being wounded. A witness told authorities that Abraham handed the robbers $30--all that was in the cash register--but that they demanded more money and shot her, police said.
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January 15, 1989 | United Press International
A 550-year-old Ming bowl that looks like a cereal bowl but is valued at $250,000 is missing from the Columbus Museum of Art, police said. Lloyd's of London is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever stole the bowl, which was discovered missing Friday.
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December 19, 1987 | Associated Press
A man who bit off more than he could chew when he stole police car flashing lights to decorate his bedroom was sentenced Friday to six months in jail and ordered to wash the township's police cars. Billy R. Collins Jr., 22, removed the blue flashers from two Colerain Township police cars in June, 1986, officers said. Collins did not have tools so he reportedly chewed off the lights' electrical wires. His landlord spotted the lights in his bedroom and called police.
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November 2, 1990 | United Press International
A carryout-store owner turned the tables on a would-be holdup artist, making him report his own robbery, police said. Investigators said Rodney Boyd, 32, pulled a gun Wednesday night on the owner of a food market and demanded cash. But when Boyd's attention was diverted, owner Glashan Smidi pulled out a 9-millimeter handgun and ordered Boyd to drop his weapon, they reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1988 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Three female members of a Los Angeles gang suspected of helping four men rob an Indianapolis jewelry store have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a failed holdup attempt near Cincinnati. The women entered their pleas in U.S. District Court at Covington, Ky., on Tuesday. They agreed to help authorities in prosecuting four men who are members of their gang, which was not named, officials said. "They've agreed to cooperate in a written plea agreement," said James Zerhusen, assistant U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1990
An Ohio man suspected of armed robbery and kidnaping has been arrested after more than 10 months as a fugitive, federal authorities said Tuesday. Gregory Waller III, 23, of Niles, Ohio, was taken into custody without incident Monday at a home in Garden Grove, FBI spokesman Wylie B. Cox said. Waller has been accused of holding up an Ohio jewelry store at gunpoint on Oct. 27, 1989, Cox said.
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November 2, 1990 | United Press International
A carryout-store owner turned the tables on a would-be holdup artist, making him report his own robbery, police said. Investigators said Rodney Boyd, 32, pulled a gun Wednesday night on the owner of a food market and demanded cash. But when Boyd's attention was diverted, owner Glashan Smidi pulled out a 9-millimeter handgun and ordered Boyd to drop his weapon, they reported.
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July 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
A jury Friday night found former Cleveland Mayor Carl B. Stokes innocent of a petty theft charge for taking a $17.25 bag of dog food from a store without paying. The eight-member jury deliberated for about three hours before returning the verdict. Stokes, now a Cleveland municipal judge, testified in his own defense Friday that he had always intended to pay for the dog food.
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January 15, 1989 | United Press International
A 550-year-old Ming bowl that looks like a cereal bowl but is valued at $250,000 is missing from the Columbus Museum of Art, police said. Lloyd's of London is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever stole the bowl, which was discovered missing Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1988 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Three female members of a Los Angeles gang suspected of helping four men rob an Indianapolis jewelry store have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a failed holdup attempt near Cincinnati. The women entered their pleas in U.S. District Court at Covington, Ky., on Tuesday. They agreed to help authorities in prosecuting four men who are members of their gang, which was not named, officials said. "They've agreed to cooperate in a written plea agreement," said James Zerhusen, assistant U.S.
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August 6, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
An 18-year-old man pleaded not guilty to stealing his mother's credit card to pay for his girlfriend's $2,496 breast enlargement surgery, police said. Michael Copp took the card without the knowledge of his mother, Gaelene Pakrandt, police in Sheffield Lake, Ohio, said. His 18-year-old girlfriend has not been charged. Most items purchased with a stolen credit card are confiscated and returned by police.
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January 31, 1997 | From Reuters
Five members of the Aryan Republican Army white separatist group were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on charges of conspiracy to rob banks to finance the group, prosecutors announced. The five are accused of carrying out seven bank robberies in Ohio, Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin in 1994 and 1995 and using the proceeds to buy weapons and fund recruiting efforts. All five were in custody, including leader Mark Thomas, who surrendered Thursday, FBI spokeswoman Linda Vizi said.
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December 19, 1987 | Associated Press
A man who bit off more than he could chew when he stole police car flashing lights to decorate his bedroom was sentenced Friday to six months in jail and ordered to wash the township's police cars. Billy R. Collins Jr., 22, removed the blue flashers from two Colerain Township police cars in June, 1986, officers said. Collins did not have tools so he reportedly chewed off the lights' electrical wires. His landlord spotted the lights in his bedroom and called police.
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