Mother Arrested After Her Abandoned Young Children Ask Police For Ride To School In Freezing Cold (Video)
Three children left alone in the freezing cold New Hampshire outdoors walked into a police station one morning and asked for a ride to school. Now, their 26-year-old mom is facing serious charges.
Katarina Short has officially lost custody of her children, aged 1, 4, and 5, and is facing three counts of child endangerment.
Surveillance video captured the children walking into the police station after attempting to make their own way to school early Tuesday morning. The children knew their mother wasn’t home, and the oldest child wanted to go to school, so he decided to take his siblings to the police station to ask for help when it got too cold out.
“The reason why he had left the house is after discovering their mother wasn’t there his greatest desire was to get to school,” Farmington Police Chief Kevin Willey said. “He was able to get their coats on. The one-year-old she had her boots on but unfortunately he had put them on the wrong feet.”
Short was arrested immediately after police tracked her down, and according to her claims, the children were supposed to be left in the care of a babysitter while she went to the store. After investigating her claims, however, police now say that a babysitter was never called.
According to reports, the children were taken to the hospital to be examined, and all are said to be healthy. The children are now in foster care while their mother is out on bail, awaiting her arraignment on March 18.
A Portland, Ore. man riding a public bus has been arrested for claiming to have a “loaded and cocked” gun on him during the ride.
According to reports, 41-year-old Patrick O’Brien Nolin announced that he had the gun, and when the bus driver overheard, she decided to call the police.
When police arrived, they carefully approached the bus to apprehend Nolin. Once they got him into custody, they discovered that he didn’t really have a gun on him at all. Even though police didn’t find a firearm on Nolin, and he didn’t break any laws in that regard, authorities still arrested him.
Nolin was charged with interfering with public transportation and is currently being held at Multnomah County Jail.
Father Who Repeatedly Raped His Daughter Since She Was Three And Fled To Germany For 10 Years Finally Goes To Jail
After being on the run for nearly 10 years, a father who repeatedly raped his daughter over a long period of time has finally been convicted.
Frank Hertel, 51, was sentenced to 19 to 95 years in prison by Ohio’s Delaware County Common Pleas Court after he pleaded guilty to rape and gross sexual imposition. His daughter Heather Orr, now 31 years old, started being raped by Hertel when she was just three years old. According to Orr’s claims, her father said he was “teaching her how to express love.”
After years of abuse, Hertel was finally arrested and set to go to trial when Orr was 18. Just days before the trial, Hertel, Orr’s mother Judy, and Orr’s brother were able to flee to Germany. Reports claim that the couple lived using fake identities and ran a bar and grill.
For years, Orr, who was now left alone, struggled to have a normal life. In 2009, after years of building up the courage to search for her father, Orr decided to run an Internet search for him. When she typed her father’s name into Google, she found an article about her grandfather being arrested and charged with $1.2 million in tax fraud. She decided to contact some of the people who commented in the article, and eventually, she was able to discover the location where her father was hiding in Germany. He was captured shortly after.
Now, Hertel will likely spend the rest of his life in jail. During court proceedings, Hertel told the judge that he was sorry for what he did.
“It's not the life that I wanted my daughter to have,” said Hertel. “I wanted her life to be perfect."
Orr says that every new day is a struggle to be happy.
"I have lost my entire family," said Orr. "I often wonder, if I hadn't found him, what would have happened."
The woman, now a married mother, says she is planning to write a book about her lifelong hardships.
East Lansing Unanimously Approves $35,000 Settlement In Excessive Force Suit Against Officer (Video)
A settlement has been reached in the East Lansing, Mich. lawsuit filed by a man who claimed a police officer used excessive force while restraining him. That man will now receive $35,000 from the city.
The East Lansing City Council voted unanimously to approve the settlement.
"We have to be transparent in everything we do," said George Lahanas, East Lansing's City Manager. "Our citizens deserve that; they deserve an account of what a public employee does and how we spend our money. This is one of those situations where we made a mistake and we come out and fix it.”
The incident occurred in January of last year when two Michigan State University students were being arrested for disorderly conduct. Officer Thomas Burtch tackled 21-year-old Brian Park to the ground before arresting him.
"We found that Officer Burtch's actions weren't with malice," said Julie Liebler, East Lansing Police Chief. "However, it was not appropriate force. We don't discuss specific matters in terms of what the consequences were but corrective action was taken."
The city released dashboard camera video of the incident because, as Lahanas explains, "it shows what occurred and rather than have it come out three months from now, it's better that we show it all and explain what happened."
“He had to make a split-second decision,” said Liebler of Burtch’s actions. “I think it was an honest mistake.”
The lawsuit was filed by Park in May of last year and has finally just reached a settlement. Liebler says that Burtch is still working for the East Lansing Police Department.
"I can assure you that we take these matters very seriously," said Liebler. "It's not something that happens very often, and I'm sure Officer Burtch will have a fine career with the East Lansing Police Department going forward."
As for Park and his friend, they are still facing the original charges of disorderly conduct and hindering or obstructing police.
A 19-year-old factory worker is facing serious charges after his girlfriend discovered a video of him having sex with her dog on his cell phone.
Wayne Bryson fully admitted to having sex with his girlfriend’s Staffordshire bull terrier, and while in court last month, he pleaded guilty to the charge against him.
In addition to being arrested for sexual penetration with an animal, Bryson was caught with 315 grams of marijuana, which he fully admitted to having.
Sentencing is currently set for March 5, and in the meantime, Bryson has been released on bail until he learns his fate. He is not allowed any contact with animals while he is out. Bryson could not offer a reason as to why he had sex with the dog and claims that it was the first time and only he had ever done it. He could serve up to two years in jail for the offense.
Abie Kyle Ikhinmwin, 25, was waiting for the bus when her day took a turn for the strange.
Ikhinmwin, a criminal justice student at the University of Texas at San Antonio, was taking pictures of a police speed trap along Highway 281 while waiting for the bus to go to the grocery store.
“I put it on Facebook. I told my friends, 'This is where our funding is going, straight into hard police work,'" Ikhinmwin told KENS 5.
With her cellphone out she captured what happened next.
According to Ikhinmwin, a police officer approached and told her to move her bike because she was being a traffic hazard.
Ikhinmwin complied with the police officer’s request by placing her bike inside the curb at the bus stop.
But the officer did not let up, and the entire altercation was caught on video via Ikhinmwin’s cellphone.
“What’s the traffic violation? I’m 12 inches from the curb. Am I not 12 inches within the curb?“
“No m’aam. It’s not the curb.”
“OK. What is it?”
“Let me see some ID, please. Let me see some ID.”
Without an explanation, Ikhinmwin continues on with the police officer.
“You can’t just arrest me for sitting at a bus stop.”
“I don’t want to hurt you,” the officer responds. “M’aam, you’re going to go to jail, that’s what's going to happen. You’re already going to jail.”
“OK. I’m recording this. Keep talking.”
Before long, Ikhinmwin claims she was dragged by her hair into a squad car, and suffered bruises that kept her out of school for a week.
“I’ve never been so dehumanized in my life,” Ikhinmwin said.
Her bike was confiscated, along with her computer and school books.
While in the squad car, Ikhinmwin was warned that should she press charges against the officer she would never see her belongings again.
Ikhinmwin pressed charges anyway.
Sgt. Javier Salazar says the San Antonio Police Department views the video with a different perspective.
"I think there was somebody there that certainly seemed to be failing to obey the police officer's orders," Salazar said.
Ikhinmwin was cited with failure to obey a police officer and impeding traffic. She arrested on a charge of failure to provide identification to a police officer.
The SAPD believes the video shows the officer giving a lawful order, but is investigating the case as is routine when a complaint is filed.
Two teenagers are in police custody after a video of one boy abusing a dog was posted on Facebook and quickly went viral.
The video, posted by Facebook user Coats Keshawn, shows a teenage boy body slamming a puppy multiple times before repeatedly punching it and restraining it. The person capturing the incident on camera can be heard laughing while the brutal animal abuse takes place.
“Yeah, I’m shocked about what happened because you know I didn’t think my son could do something like that, no way,” said the mother of one of the boys to Fox 2 News.
Since being posted on Facebook, the video has gotten over 4,000 shares and has spread across social media like wildfire. Both boys, the one behind the camera and the one actually abusing the dog, have now been arrested by St. Louis County police and are facing charges of animal abuse. Their cases have been turned over to Family Court because both boys are juveniles.
The puppy, said to be six or seven months old, has been seized by animal control and is being examined to see if she sustained any injuries. The dog will likely be put up for adoption.
A disturbing video showing a man being arrested in the Bronx has gone viral.
The video shows a man sitting down after exiting a bus on Pelham Parkway. Two officers are restraining him while the man questions why. He keeps saying that he gave them his identification and ticket so there should be no reason why they are restraining him. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, reports say that the officers may have accused the man of not paying his bus fare, but witnesses say that he showed them his receipt.
The man becomes agitated as the officers refuse to stop holding him, so as he tries to stand up, a struggle ensues. The two officers are then joined by four other officers who all struggle to arrest the man, eventually pulling him to the ground.
"Oh my God," yells the man. "Please don't do this to me!"
Eventually, with six officers all on top of the man, he is cuffed. As the officers get up, one clearly kicks him in the head for no reason at all.
After the video was posted on Facebook by Dariel Reyes, it quickly went viral. The NYPD says they are aware of the video and are investigating the incident. According to the Daily News, the petition has already gotten over 100 signatures.
Chris Elvis was arrested after he allegedly padlocked his 4-year-old son’s mouth shut to stop the boy from screaming while he beat him.
In addition to locking his mouth shut, Elvis burned his son’s body with a hot iron and locked him in a plastic drum. Eventually, the boy died.
Elvis accused his son of being an “Ogbanje” or “child of evil”, and blamed the boy for bad luck in recent days.
When the boy’s mother returned to their Meiran area home in Lagos from the market, she immediately called police.
When police arrived, Elvis attempted to act mentally ill, though police reported that he was of sound mind during the alleged incident.
Elvis is currently being held in custody and has been charged with murder.
Religious leaders in Nigeria sometimes claim children are possessed by demons and blame them for local tragedies. In the past, children have been poisoned, buried alive and bathed in acid.
A woman’s arrest while jogging across the street was caught on camera by a bystander, and now, people are questioning why the police arrested her in the first place.
The video shows the woman being detained on the ground by Austin, Texas officers while she pleaded with them to let her go. According to reports, the woman was jogging with headphones on when she crossed the street and police witnessed her jaywalking. They yelled at the woman, but because she had headphones on, she didn’t respond, so they grabbed her arm as she passed and she pulled away. That’s when officers put her in handcuffs.
“I was sitting at the Starbucks at 24th and San Antonio,” said Chris Quintero, the bystander who caught the arrest on camera. “Then I hear a cop shout at an innocent girl jogging through West Campus with her headphones on. She repeatedly pleaded with them, saying that she was just exercising and to let her go."
The officers would not let her go, however, and even though she pleaded with them and said she didn’t do anything wrong, they still arrested her, claiming that she failed to identify herself.
“District representatives were working pedestrian enforcement at 24th Street and Guadalupe,” said Austin Police Department spokeswoman. “[In this case], the call is titled failure to identify. I don’t think there’s any initiative going on out there, but [APD officers] can go write tickets whenever they see a problem out there.”
It’s not been said if the woman has been formally charged with anything, but many are outraged that the officers would arrest a seemingly innocent woman for crossing the street.