February 26, 2010 |
The manhunt was over. Raydel "Crutches" Lopez Uriarte, the alleged top enforcer for a vicious Tijuana drug gang that dissolved victims in lye, would now have to face justice. First, though, he would have to face the press. A day after his arrest, Lopez found himself standing woodenly with his hands cuffed behind him as news photographers snapped away at him and three others arrested in the same raid. The 30-year-old Lopez, one of the most dreaded figures on the border, had a trim goatee and combed hair, and wore a sensible checkered shirt and dark jeans that looked like they were meant for someone half a head taller.
April 19, 2013 |
WATERTOWN, Mass. - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, was taken into custody Friday after a standoff that capped a fierce day-long manhunt, officials said. The Boston Police announced "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody" in a Twitter message. Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old college student, was captured after a standoff with police. His brother, Tamerlan, 26, had been killed in hail of bullets when the pair fought with police in the early hours of Friday.
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April 25, 2013 |
Los Angeles police said they relied heavily on students and their social media skills in tracking down and arresting a trio of suspects Thursday in the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old at a Reseda high school. Using tweets from students, police said they were able to identify and ultimately arrest the suspects - two of them reputed gang members - in a Van Nuys neighborhood. Kevin Orellano was stabbed to death Wednesday as he was playing handball on campus, which he had attended before transferring to an occupational center last fall.
October 22, 2008 |
Saudi authorities have indicted 991 suspected militants on charges they participated in terrorist attacks in the kingdom over the last five years, Interior Minister Prince Nayif ibn Abdulaziz said. Authorities had been reluctant to hold trials in terrorism cases that could result in death sentences until they had shown the public that every effort had been made to give the men a chance to repent.
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December 21, 2008 |
Two Riverside County men with suspected links to a white supremacist gang have been charged with attempted murder in the Nov. 14 beating of a Latino in Hemet that police described as a hate crime, authorities said Saturday. The two men, Justin Tyme Hayes, 21, and Darrin Peter Thibault, 24, both from the Hemet-San Jacinto area, were also charged with committing a violent crime for the benefit of a criminal street gang, police said. Hayes was arrested Nov. 18. Thibault was apprehended Friday along with several other suspects after a five-week investigation.
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October 29, 2013 |
One of two teens arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a father who was responding to a Craigslist ad may be involved in a string of similar robberies, authorities said. Ryan Roth, 17, and Markell Thomas, 18, are suspected in the killing, and Thomas has been implicated in similar robberies in the area, Police Det. Chris Barling said at a news conference Monday afternoon. They were both charged with murder and attempted murder, along with two counts each of second-degree robbery with gang enhancements, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
February 19, 2010 |
To its planners, the assassination of senior Hamas figure Mahmoud Mabhouh must have first seemed like the perfect spy operation. They slipped into Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, on fraudulent travel papers. They quietly killed the militant leader long wanted by Israel, reportedly smothering him with a pillow, and discreetly left the country. But now the entire episode appears to have gone terribly out of control, more Coen brothers than John le Carre, with police releasing images of the alleged operatives in shorts and baseball caps traipsing around the corridors of the hotel where Mabhouh stayed, fumbling with their bags and looking straight at surveillance cameras.
March 10, 2008 |
A shootout between soldiers and gunmen in northern Mexico left six suspects and a military captain dead, Mexico's Defense Department said. Soldiers responded to a report Friday night that armed gunmen were hiding out in a house in the northern city of Chihuahua, the department said in a statement. The six suspects have yet to be identified. Capt. David Mendoza was killed.
December 20, 2008 |
An Argentine high court suspended a controversial decision to grant bail to high-profile defendants accused of torturing and killing dissidents during the 1976-83 dictatorship. The court instead sent the cases to the Supreme Court after prosecutor Raul Plee appealed the ruling. The decision will keep the suspects behind bars until the Supreme Court ruling, at a date still to be determined. On Thursday, a three-judge panel ordered the release of suspects including former navy officer Jorge Acosta, who was convicted in absentia in Italy for the killings of three Italians, and Alfredo Astiz, the so-called Blond Angel of Death accused in the disappearance of two French nuns and the founder of the famous human rights group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo.
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June 11, 1989
A three-week undercover investigation of a large-scale auto theft ring resulted in the arrest Friday of a 20-year-old transient on two counts of grand theft, Irvine police said Saturday. Joseph Albert Millray was booked into the Costa Mesa Jail with bail set at $10,000. Irvine police Sgt. Scott Cade said other suspects in the ring have been identified and more arrests are expected. Cade said the suspects took orders for specific makes and models of automobiles and motorcycles.