Archive for the ‘How To Catch a Criminal’ Category
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Mamura Nasirova pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after the Staten Island nanny was caught on camera slapping and shaking a baby.
The nightmare nanny caught on camera slapping and shaking a 5-month-old Staten Island girl has admitted abusing the baby and now faces up to 10 months behind bars, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Mamura Nasirova, 52, pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child Monday for the horrible Jan. 28 attack captured on a hidden camera installed by the tot’s parents, officials from Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan’s office said. (more…)
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
An accused robber got more than he bargained for during a pharmacy holdup: a bag of loot, plus a tracking device that led to his arrest.
Unbeknownst to the thief, the pharmacy manager who was held up at gunpoint slipped a GPS unit into the gunman’s pillowcase — along with $5,000 from the store safe, according to records filed today in U.S. District Court in Detroit.
The suspect, Tevin Clay, was arrested shortly after the incident, along with the getaway driver, Adrian Roberts, records show. Their ages and hometowns are not known.
This all happened on April 11, just before 10 p.m. at the Rite Aid on South Dort Highway in Burton. According to an affidavit filed in federal court, a masked gunman in a hooded sweatshirt entered the store and ordered the manager to open the safe and place the money inside a pillow case. (more…)
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
On Thursday, April 18, 2013 the FBI has released photos and videos of the 2 suspects that may be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings. Please visit the official FBI website to see of you can help with the investigation. Use extreme caution if you see these men as they should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not try to apprehend them on your own. Contact your local law enforcement or the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3, with information. All media inquiries should be directed to the FBI’s National Press Office at (202) 324-3691.
Click Link for Video: Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects – FBI Released Video April 18, 2013
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Police in North Carolina say suspected burglar who returned to a retired widow’s home to apologize for robbing her found himself staring down the barrel of her gun.
WCRBTV.com reports that Nathaniel Leatherwood, 26, of Georgia, allegedly stole a shotgun, cell phone and medication from Sue Johnson’s Cherokee County home.
When Leatherwood returned to apologize for the alleged burglary, Johnson had no intention of letting him get away, according to the station.
“So I just pulled my gun out of my pocket and said I’m calling the sheriff’s office,” Johnson tells the station. “They’re going to come pick you up. I’m not going to let this happen to an old, retired lady who lives alone.”
Sheriff Keith Lovin, who had recently taught a gun course at Johnson’s church, arrived on the scene and arrested Leatherwood, according to the report. He says he was relieved Johnson wasn’t harmed.
“A medical emergency or whether it’s a fire, whether it’s an intruder, whether it’s a natural disaster, I think sometimes citizens sometimes get complacent,” Lovin tells WCRBTV.com.
Read more: foxnews
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Here is a story that shows you what can be accomplished when neighbors get involved and work together, and with the police, to keep their neighborhood safe:
A North Portland home was raided last week after fliers were distributed throughout the neighborhood advertising drug sales at the address, police said.
Of the seven adults inside the home during the raid, six were arrested on various drug charges. A teenager in the home was placed in protective custody.
On October 18, police executed a search warrant at a home in the 3900 block of North Massachusetts Avenue, according to Lt. Robert King with the Portland Police Bureau.
Officers said they found nearly 20 grams of marijuana, more than 10 grams of heroin, a sawed-off shotgun, thousands of dollars in cash and the materials for a methamphetamine lab inside the home.
“The neighborhood response team began this investigation over a year ago because of numerous neighborhood complaints,” King said. “At one point a neighbor gave officers an 8-inch by 10-inch flier found in the neighborhood that said ‘Heroin for sale’ and gave the address and the names of the dealers.”
Neighbors were grateful that the investigation led to arrests.
“It was taxpayer money at work. It was great,” said neighbor Doug Barrett. “It’s what we’ve been longing for, so it was a great relief, and we told them so.”
“They came out smiling; they were happy to see us,” said Sgt. John Birkinbine of the positive response from the neighbors. “A lady brought a bucket full of fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies to us to tell us thank you. We felt like firefighters for a few minutes. It was good.”
Read more@ msnbc
Friday, October 21st, 2011
Cyber criminals have a head start when it comes to compromising data. They think day and night about how to invent and execute a clever attack, and they gravitate to pathways that offer the least resistance for the greatest payoff. A hacker can belong to a crime ring or be one of your own disgruntled employees with high-level access to internal financial systems and passwords who could compromise the security of an entire organization.
Still most companies don’t place the same priority or efforts to be prepared for deterring hackers. They wait until something bad has happened and then react. By then, they are facing massive financial costs, customer defections, lawsuits and loss of reputation. You can utilize the services of a company, including MSI Detective Services, to evaluate your systems and recommend countermeasures, including software, to protect your business against this type of fraud. Being equipped with the latest tools and techniques, organizations can effectively prevent and deter cyber fraud. It is critical that companies arm themselves with tools and techniques that make cutting-edge fraud protection simple to use and effortless to manage. (more…)
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
New York bank tellers, restaurant workers and other service employees lifted credit card data from foreign tourists and residents as part of an identity theft ring that stretched to Europe, China and the Middle East – victimizing thousands.
111 people were arrested, more than 85 are in custody and others are still being sought. Five separate criminal enterprises operating out of Queens were dismantled. They were hit with hundreds of charges, said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, calling it the largest fraud case he’d ever seen in his two decades in office.
At least three bank workers, retail employees and restaurant workers would steal credit card numbers in a process known as skimming, in which workers take information from when a card is swiped for payment and illegally sell the credit card numbers. Other members of the criminal ring would steal card information online. This form of theft has become quite common.
I wonder if thorough background checks were performed before these employees were hired. Often, in these type of cases, employers learn (after it’s too late) employees had a criminal background. Employers could also install inexpensive computer tracking software that monitors and records the online activity of its employees. In addition, surveillance cameras can be installed to watch the cashiers. They must have needed to write down the credit card numbers and surveillance would have caught them doing so.
After employees stole the credit card numbers, they were then given to teams of manufacturers, who would forge Visas, MasterCards, Discover and American Express cards. Realistic identifications were made with the stolen data. (more…)
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Police searching the Utah desert in connection with the 2009 disappearance of Susan Cox Powell found human remains Wednesday near Topaz Mountain, NBC station, KSL reported.
Investigators with cadaver dogs found the remains in the deserted, high desert mountain area 130 miles southwest of Provo, said Sgt. Mike Powell of West Valley City, as authorities awaited the arrival of a medical examiner.
“It’s a game of patience at this point,” said Powell, who is not related to the missing woman. “We need to slow down a little bit and identify what it is we found.”
He said authorities secured the scene Wednesday evening and would resume work in the morning.
There is no confirmation yet as to whether the remains are of Powell, but they were found in an area that authorities said is popular with rock hounds and where her husband, Josh Powell, liked to camp. (more…)
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
Young women face the highest rates of dating violence and sexual assault. Nineteen percent of women (nearly 1 in 5) report experiencing sexual assault while in college. Many of these assaults occur when the offender, often an acquaintance, has targeted and isolated a young woman in vulnerable circumstances. Dating violence also disproportionately affects young women in this demographic. Young people turn to each other for help more often than they turn to parents, but most don’t know how to intervene if a friend needs help. Moreover, sixty percent of college students who have been in an abusive relationship say no one helped them. Websites, hotlines and resources are available for those who have experienced or are currently experiencing violence and abuse.
There are tools women (and men) can use to try and protect themselves from a potential attack. For example, carrying pepper spray or a personal alarm is highly recommended. In addition, GPS trackers can assist others in locating you should you need immediate help. Always tell someone if you are going on a date, especially with someone new, and what time you expect to return. This way, if someone suspects foul play, they can give authorities this information and also let them know you have a GPS tracking device. You could also install video surveillance equipment in your dorm room or home as an added measure of security. (more…)
Monday, September 12th, 2011
Utah city hopes a new airborne crimefighting tool will be ready to fly by Christmas: a 54-foot-long, camera-studded blimp that can monitor crime scenes or join a search.