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Archive for December 29th, 2008

Police Try to Use You Tube to Catch Fugitives!

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Hey I’ll be the first to say, I’m all for it if it can help solve criminal cases.

Ore. police use YouTube to catch fugitives

By Rick Bella
Oregonian

OREGON CITY, Ore. — The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is using a popular video-sharing Web site in hopes of catching criminals.

The sheriff’s office has started its own YouTube page, where deputies are posting videos on open cases, as well as public service announcements.

“It’s a Web site that many people already are familiar with,” said Detective Jim Strovink, sheriff’s spokesman. “We hope to use the site to present information that will be useful to the public and open a two-way dialog with our deputies.”

The Web page opened for business earlier this month. Deputies have posted videos on the sheriff’s department’s Air Patrol and Domestic Violence Unit, along with videos on the county jail and boating safety. A video by Sheriff Craig Roberts announces that the sheriff’s office is hiring.

The first video deputies posted on a criminal case is a 4-minute piece on Leonard Weston Ramey Jr., who is on the FBI’s Most-Wanted List for white-collar crimes. Ramey faces felony charges of securities fraud, money-laundering, racketeering and aggravated theft for allegedly scamming would-be investors in Clackamas County out of $600,000. Authorities believe he also pulled similar scams in Tacoma and California.

Strovink said Ramey is accused of running elaborate Ponzi schemes, using money from new investors to pay off older investors. He said Ramey fabricated financial reports to convince investors to give him more money, then left town.

He was last seen in the San Francisco Bay area in 2006.

“This is one of those cases that people may forget unless we bring it to their attention,” Strovink said. “We’d like nothing better than to get a good tip from our YouTube page.”

Copyright 2008 The Oregonian

Unexpected Visitor Stays for Days in Attic!

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Police: Man slept undetected in Pa. woman’s attic

– The Associated Press

An intruder slept undetected for days in a family’s attic, stealing food and clothing when they were away and keeping warm by wrapping himself with blankets and insulation, police said.

Stanley Carter, 21, of Trumann, Ark., surrendered Friday after he heard a police dog inside the home in Plains Township.

“When he came down from the attic, he was wearing my daughter’s pants and my sweat shirt and sneakers,” the homeowner, Stacy Ferrance, said. “From what I gather, he was helping himself to my home, eating my food and stealing my clothes.”

Police said Carter had been staying with Ferrance’s duplex neighbors, who were friends of his. But when they told him to leave, he apparently accessed the duplex’s shared attic through a trap door in a bedroom ceiling. The neighbors said he disappeared Dec. 19, and they filed a missing person report a few days before Christmas.

Ferrance said she sometimes heard noises but dismissed them, thinking they were caused by her three children. When household items started disappearing, she said, the family suspected someone had duplicate keys to the house.

Then on Christmas, Ferrance filed a police report after cash, a laptop computer and an iPod disappeared. The next day, she discovered footprints in her bedroom closet – where the attic door is – and called police again.

Carter, who surrendered after police brought in a dog, kept a detailed list of everything he took, said Plains Township police Officer Michael Smith.

“When we were going through the inventory of what he did take, we found a note labeled ‘Stanley’s Christmas List’ of all the items he had removed from the residence and donated to himself,” Smith said.

Carter was charged with several counts of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass. He remained jailed Sunday at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility and it was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan. 5.

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Jason R. Bootie

Israel Finally Stands up to the Terrorists!!

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Via (Fox News)

Masked Palestinian militants hold their weapons during an Islamic Jihad rally in Bureij, central Gaza Strip.

Dec. 26: Masked Palestinian militants hold their weapons during an Islamic Jihad rally in Bureij, central Gaza Strip.

Israel Widens Air Offensive Against Hamas Rulers in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip —  Israel widened its deadliest-ever air offensive against Gaza’s Hamas rulers, targeting a house next to the Hamas premier’s home early Monday after pounding smuggling tunnels and a central prison, sending more tanks and artillery toward the Gaza border and calling up thousands of reserve soldiers for a possible ground invasion.

Israeli leaders said they would press ahead with the Gaza campaign, despite enraged protests across the Arab world and Syria’s decision to break off indirect peace talks with the Jewish state. Israel’s foreign minister said the goal was to halt Gaza rocket fire on Israel for good, but not to reoccupy the territory.

Early Monday, Israeli aircraft bombed the Islamic University and government compound in Gaza City, centers of Hamas power. Witnesses saw fire and smoke at the university, counting six separate airstrikes there just after midnight.

Other targets were a guest palace used by the Hamas government and the house next to Gaza Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh’s home in a refugee camp next to Gaza City. He was not home, as Hamas leaders have gone into hiding.

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With the two-day death toll climbing above 290 Sunday, crowds of Gazans breached the border wall with Egypt, in an apparent attempt to escape the chaos. Egyptian forces, some firing in the air, tried to push them back into Gaza and an official said one border guard was killed.

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