Arrest of Parolee For Sawing Off His Ankle Bracelet

BURBANK – A parolee who sawed off his ankle bracelet while riding in the back of a commuter bus was taken into custody the following day and remains jailed without bail, Burbank police reported today.

Another passenger found the ankle device after Jonathan Schwartz got off the bus last Friday, said Sgt. Robert Quesada of the Burbank Police Department.

The bracelet, which was taken to the Burbank police station, showed obvious signs of being cut with a sharp tool, the sergeant said.

The state Department of Corrections subsequently traced the device to Schwartz, a sex registrant with past arrests for sexual assault and narcotics violations, Quesada said.

Officers learned Schwartz might be staying at a Burbank residence, found him there on Saturday and took him into custody on a parole violation.


Continue Reading February 9, 2010 at 1:18 AM Leave a comment

Twilight Actress Kristen Stewart Performs Jury Duty in Prostitution Case

Kristen Stewart’s civic duty involved sex, prostitutes and an undercover cop — and the guy on trial even got a happy ending.

TMZ has learned Stewart was a member of an L.A. jury this week — in a 3-day case involving a man accused of trying to pay an undercover cop for some temporary lovin’.

The defense argued that their client was innocent because he doesn’t speak English very well and the whole sex solicitation thing was just a case of lost in translation.

In the end, the “Twilight” star — along with her peers — agreed with the defense and found the man not guilty.

After the trial, we’re told Stewart was so proud of her contribution to society that she asked if she could keep her juror badge … and they let her.

Continue Reading February 4, 2010 at 10:44 PM Leave a comment

Sheriff’s Deputy Not Dumb Enough to Fall for Dummy in Carpool Lane Trick

ISLANDIA, N.Y. — The tipoff was the sunglasses.

A New Yorker faces a $135 traffic fine for using a mannequin as her plus-one in the high-occupancy lane of the Long Island Expressway.

An alert sheriff’s deputy on Long Island became suspicious when he saw the “passenger” wearing sunglasses and using the visor. The only problem: The sky was overcast.

When he stopped the vehicle, he found the mannequin, fully dressed with a long dark wig, blazer, shirt and scarf.

The 61-year-old driver left with a summons.

Continue Reading February 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM Leave a comment

Drunken Father is Arrested After Ordering Children to “Bite The Officers’ Faces Off”

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs police say a dad accused of passing out in a McDonald’s playground told his children to “bite the officers’ faces off.”

Officers ended up using a stun gun on 28-year-old Joshua Alger after he resisted police commands and kicked an officer in the face, a police report said.

Police were called to the McDonald’s at 4801 N. Academy Blvd. after 4 p.m. Wednesday on a report of “an intoxicated party passed out with two children in the playground area,” the report stated.

Officers determined that Alger was allegedly intoxicated on a playground bench and discovered that he also has a misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear in court on a December obstructing police charge. Police said Alger became irate after officers summoned the children’s mother to pick them up.

“At that time, Alger became increasingly agitated and began threatening Officer (Steve) Aulino and telling the children to ‘bite the officers’ faces off,’ ” the police report said. Alger allegedly refused police commands to get off the bench and began yelling at officers.

A wrestling match ensued and officers took Alger to the ground, where he allegedly kicked Aulino in the face, the report said. Another officer finally used his Taser on Alger.

He was booked for felony assault on a police officer, possession of a small amount of marijuana and resisting arrest.

Continue Reading February 2, 2010 at 1:02 AM Leave a comment

Woman Admits Complaint About Rat in Her Soup Was a Scam

“APPLETON, Wis. — An Appleton woman who tried to extort money from an upscale restaurant by putting a rat in her lunch has entered no-contest pleas to two criminal charges. The Appleton Post-Crescent reported 43-year-old Debbie R. Miller was found guilty after she entered the pleas to a felony extortion charge and a misdemeanor for obstructing police.

Prosecutors said Miller planted the rat at The Seasons on April 17, 2008, and then demanded $500,000 from the owners. She threatened to alert the media.

Instead of paying, the owners turned the rat over to investigators for their insurance company. They determined it was a domestic rat that had been cooked in a microwave.

The restaurant doesn’t use microwaves. Miller was arrested about three months later.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 8.”

Continue Reading January 28, 2010 at 6:42 PM Leave a comment

Man Who Allegedly Urinated on Steaks is Arrested

“CANTON, Ohio — A Canton man remains in jail after being arrested for urinating on a meat counter at a Wal-Mart store.

According to Lt. Linda Brown of the Canton Police Department, Robert T. Jenkins, 21, of Canton, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Friday morning and charges with felony vandalism and disorderly conduct.

Police say Jenkins was arrested after they responded to a call from an employee at the Wal-Mart store on Atlantic Blvd. NE, claiming a man walked up to the meat counter and began urinating on the steaks, destroying more than $600 dollars in meat.

According to Lt. Brown, it is not yet known if alcohol or drugs played a role in Brown’s actions.”

Continue Reading January 24, 2010 at 6:11 PM Leave a comment

Two Men Freed After NYPD Realizes Their “Drugs” Were Just Candy

“Two Bronx men were locked up and left to rot in a filthy jail cell for nearly a week after a pair of cops mistook their candy for a bag of crack.

The ‘drugs’ were finally tested five days later and determined to be popular Coco (coconut) Candy. The charges were dropped.”

UPDATED: “A drug bust of two Bronx men wasn’t all it was cracked up to be – and now they’re looking for a sweet payday from the city.

Cops accused Cesar Rodriguez and Jose Pena of having crack cocaine in their work van, but it was only coconut candy, they said Friday.

Charges were dropped after tests showed they were telling the truth, but the two men plan to file a $2 million suit against the NYPD.”

Continue Reading January 22, 2010 at 10:57 PM 2 comments

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