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Man robs gas station; is apprehended when his car runs out of gas

LaPorte, IN — Sean Harris, 33, is being held in jail without bail. He was arraigned Friday in LaPorte Circuit Court on a felony robbery charge for robbing a gas station in LaCrosse.

Harris robbed a local gas station, but failed in making his getaway. He was caught after he ran out of gas. He also was allegedly intoxicated, according to LaPorte County Sheriff’s police.

Police allege that late Wednesday morning the South Bend area man implied to a store clerk at the BP gas station in Lacrosse that he had a gun.

He fled the store southbound on U.S. 421 with an undisclosed amount of food and beverage items along with cigarettes. No money was taken and no weapon was displayed, said LaPorte County Police chief deputy Ron Heeg.

Heeg said Harris was eastbound on Ind. 8 in Starke County when an Indiana State Police trooper, attempting to the locate the getaway vehicle, found it stopped along the two-lane highway.

 

A Starke County sheriff’s deputy came along and assisted with the arrest, police said. Heeg said the suspect ran out of fuel and allegedly had a blood alcohol level higher than the limit for legally operating a motor vehicle.

Florida fire fighters have brawl outside bar

According to the Florida Highway Patrol arrest report, Clay County fireman John Taylor got into an argument with Edward Negron, who was in the back seat of a crew-cab pickup truck. Troopers said Negron reached out the window and punched Taylor in the face.

The Highway Patrol said Taylor jumped on the running bar, and tried to punch Negron through the window. He fell off the truck, and was run over by the back tire, troopers said.

Jacksonville Fire Rescue fireman Todd Hardin, another passenger, yelled at the driver, Robert Hood, to take off, and troopers stopped him on County Road 215, according to FHP.

Hood was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with serious injuries. Negron was charged with battery. Hardin was arrested as an accessory, for urging Hood to drive off.

Man breaks into woman’s home so he doesn’t have to drink alone

According to police, a man in  Pennsylvania allegedly broke into a woman’s home and refused to leave because he didn’t want to drink alone.

Thirty-nine-year-old Sean Haller, of Stewartstown, carrying two 12-packs of beer, broke into the woman’s house, sat on her couch and refused to leave. Haller now faces multiple charges including criminal trespassing and remained in the York County jail on Monday.

Southern Regional police say a woman called them on Sept. 12 to report Haller had entered her home and refused to leave. Police say Haller had done the same thing in another woman’s home earlier that day.

Police found Haller in the second woman’s home and say he refused to leave, even though there were children inside. They say officers had to go inside and get him.

He faces a preliminary hearing Nov. 1.

Florida firefighters get into brawl in back of pickup truck

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – A fight involving a Clay County fireman and a Jacksonville fireman ended with one of them in the hospital, and the other in jail.

It happened early last Saturday, as Hurricane Irma approached, outside a sports bar in Middleburg.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol arrest report, Clay County fireman John Taylor got into an argument with Edward Negron, who was in the back seat of a crew-cab pickup truck. Troopers said Negron reached out the window and punched Taylor in the face.

The Highway Patrol said Taylor jumped on the running bar, and tried to punch Negron through the window. He fell off the truck, and was run over by the back tire, troopers said.

Jacksonville Fire Rescue fireman Todd Hardin, another passenger, yelled at the driver, Robert Hood, to take off, and troopers stopped him on County Road 215, according to FHP.

Hood was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with serious injuries. Negron was charged with battery. Hardin was arrested as an accessory, for urging Hood to drive off.

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No Justice No Beer

VERO BEACH, Florida – A 49-year-old man told deputies he didn’t want to be arrested because the jail in Vero Beach doesn’t serve beer.

On Saturday, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office received a call about an intoxicated person standing in the roadway near the Vero Beach Applebee’s.

Deputies made contact with Terry Whitmore who was sitting on the side of the road and advised that he would leave the area immediately. He also apologized and said he lived in the homeless camp behind the location.

“I watched as Whitmore then looked back at me and turned and walked onto 53rd Avenue between Applebee’s and Walmart,” the deputy wrote in the report.

Whitmore then walked into the middle of the road and straddled the yellow line, swaying back and forth into oncoming traffic.

Then, a white 4-door Toyota stopped in the roadway to avoid striking Whitmore. The vehicle waited to proceed until Whitmore was away from the vehicle.

The deputy then rushed to Whitmore and detained him before he caused another issue in Vero Beach. Whitmore had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his person.

Whitmore said he did not want to go to jail because they do not serve beer, but placed both hands in front of him and said, “I am ready,” the report said.

Whitmore was arrested and charged with disorderly intoxication. As of today, he’s still at the Indian River County Jail.

Man Accused Of Repeatedly Sending Sex Workers To Strip On Neighbor’s Porch

That’s just not neighborly.

A Nebraska man is facing charges of pandering, soliciting prostitution and disturbing the peace after police say he hired sex workers to strip on his neighbor’s front porch ― at least 75 times ― while he watched from across the street.

Douglas Goldsberry, 45, an Omaha chef who lives in the suburb of Elkhorn, began the unwanted strip shows in May 2013, about a month after his neighbors, a 30-something couple with two toddlers, moved in across the street, according to WOWT-TV.

“It’s very twisted,” Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine told KETV. “It’s obviously a little bit hard to imagine, to fathom, that somebody would go to these lengths to have women appear at a neighbor’s house, so he could watch them.” Douglas Goldsberry, of Elkhorn, Nebraska, was arrested last week and charged with pandering and solicitation

 

The unwanted front-porch strip shows happened 25 to 30 times per year, police said. The family often feared for their safety, especially when the performers demanded payment, according to NBC 26.

 

“The previous owners had a little bit of the same problem,” a neighbor told WOWT.

Deputies conducted surveillance on the home in March and said they witnessed two women exposing their breasts, while another stripped completely naked.

Goldsberry was arrested on Wednesday, the same day his wife filed for divorce, according to the Omaha World-Herald. He allegedly told a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy that he masturbated from inside his home across the street while watching the stripteases, the paper reported.

 

Prosecutor Eric Fabian said deputies found Goldsberry at an Omaha hotel with a suicide note and a power cord tied into a noose.

Goldsberry is being held on a $100,000 bond. The judge rejected his request for bail reduction so he could get mental help, according to WOWT.

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Florida Man Arrested For Eating Pancakes in Middle of Crosswalk

 

  • Lakeland Police were originally called about the incident Tuesday and told that a man was sitting in a crosswalk of the eastbound lanes of Memorial Boulevard and Brunnell Parkway.
  • Police were told that a man was sitting in a chair with a small table and appeared to be eating pancakes.
  • When police arrived, the man had left the area.
  • A video of the incident was later posted on Facebook and shared with Lakeland Police.
  • Police did not say if Thomas finished his breakfast.

 

Police K-9 left in patrol vehicle at Brevard courthouse dies

Police are in touch with the State Attorney’s Office about possible charges after a police K-9 left inside a patrol SUV at the Melbourne courthouse Friday later died.

  • Sebastian Police K-9 was left in patrol vehicle at Brevard courthouse
  • Authorities responded to officer’s home, where dog was dead in vehicle
  • Temperature in Melbourne on Friday was 88 degrees
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Diesel had only been with the force for about a year, and now his partner could be facing animal cruelty charges in his death.

“This is a tremendously sad day, personally and professionally,” said Commander John Blackledge of the Sebastian Police Department.

Investigators say the officer, whose name isn’t being released, was involved in a court hearing at the Brevard County Courthouse in Melbourne.

What’s still unclear is how long he was there, and how long was Diesel in his patrol SUV.

Questions remain about the SUV itself, equipped with air conditioning and other sensor equipment designed to protect the dog inside should something go wrong.

“I don’t know what the circumstances were in this situation, we will find out during the investigation,” said Commander Blackledge.
Diesel had been with Sebastian Police Dept. for about a year. (Sebastian Police Dept.)

An emergency call was made at about 7:30 that night, according to heavily redacted police documents.

The dog was dead in the vehicle when authorities responded to the officer’s Melbourne home.

The dog’s death appears to be accidental, they said.

“It’s a sad, sad situation, because K-9s put their heart and soul into working with us and give us everything,” Melbourne Police Lt. Chery Trainer said. “It’s devastating for anyone, so our hearts go out to Sebastian.”

The high temperature was 88 degrees on Friday. However, at that outside temperature, the inside temperature of a vehicle can reach 130 degrees in about an hour.

News 13 was told the officer is off-duty for the next couple days, normal days off.

His work status is up in the air until Melbourne Police complete their investigation, and after that, Sebastian PD does an internal investigation of its own.

Brevard County Animal Services is also involved. A necropsy is planned to determine exactly how the dog died

Girls lacrosse coach Caitlin Powderly taken into custody at Atlantic Coast High

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The coach of the girls’ lacrosse team at Atlantic Coast High School was arrested Monday morning on multiple counts of fraud, check forgery and grand theft, the Jacksonville Beach Police Department said.

Caitlin Powderly, 35, was taken into custody at the Duval County high school by Jacksonville Beach police.

According to the arrest report, Powderly stole two checks during the grand opening of MaxFit in March. The checks were forged to the tune of $4,200 and cashed into Powderly’s account, police said.

Investigators said they obtained surveillance video of Powderly making the deposits at her bank.

Powderly was booked into the Duval County Jail.

Her roommates told News4Jax that they weren’t surprised to learn of her arrest, but they’re concerned about her coming back to live with them.

The school district is aware of the arrest, but has made no comment at this time.