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Man flees with $500, uses 4-inch butterfly knife to threaten Afters Ice Cream workers in Pasadena

A man armed with a knife fled with about $500 after robbing an ice cream store in Pasadena early Monday morning. No one was injured during the robbery at Afters Ice Cream in the 1200 block of East Green Street, Lt. Pete Hettema said. At around 12:40 a.m., as the store was closing for the day, a man showed up and threatened four employees with a 4-inch butterfly knife, the lieutenant said. “He demanded money and their cellphones,” Hettema said. The robber fled with the cash and the phones and was...
Tags: News, Theft, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Northridge, Maserati, San Gabriel Valley, Chester Avenue, RANCHO CUCAMONGA, North Hills, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Hettema

Taxpayer Information Stolen From Employee

Who: The United Way of the Big Bend # of Records/People Affected: 64 Taxpayers When: 19 April 2019 What happened: A data security breach that occurred when taxpayer information was stolen from an employee in March. How Did it happen: The organization says that 64 taxpayers’ information may be exposed after their informatio...
Tags: Theft, Sem, Data Breach, April, United Way, Employee, Tallahassee Police Department, Breaches, The IRS, 2019, Taxpayer Information, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program VITA

South Carolina Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Stealing Cigarettes

A South Carolina man who stole thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes from the same gas station twice in one week will spend the next 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in court Wednesday (May 8).Officials said 48-year-old Michael Lamont Jones went into an Exxon Kangaroo gas station on January 18th, 2019, got behind the counter and threatened the clerk by telling them he was armed with a gun (he wasn’t) before stealing more than $4,000 worth of cigarettes.Investigators said Jones committ...
Tags: Crime, News, Prison, Theft, Jazz, Cigarettes, Shoplifting, South Carolina, Jones, Robbery, Greenville South Carolina, Michael Lamont Jones

Northridge man convicted of identity theft, other counts in $3 million conspiracy

A jury found a Northridge man guilty on Friday, May 3, of fraud, money laundering and identity theft in a conspiracy that netted at least $3 million in ill-gotten funds, prosecutors said Monday. Turhan Lemont Armstrong, 49, was convicted of all 51 offenses listed in a grand jury indictment, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles said in a news release. The charges included conspiracy to commit financial institution fraud and the interstate transportation of stolen vehicles. Armstrong and his ...
Tags: News, Banks, Theft, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Social Security, Courts, Local News, Northridge, Internal Revenue Service, Armstrong, U S Attorney s Office, Fort Lauderdale Fla, Sherwood Forest

Thieves Steal 124 Wheels From Louisiana Car Dealer In One Night

Over $120,000 in tires and wheels were stolen off vehicles parked at Matt Bowers Chevrolet in Slidell, Louisiana, on Saturday night — an impressive feat, you have to admit. According to various local reports, surveillance footage shows two subjects walking across the parking lot in order to cut the locks to a side entrance, where they brought […] The post Thieves Steal 124 Wheels From Louisiana Car Dealer In One Night appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Car Crime, Theft, Autos, Louisiana, Chevrolet, Crime And Punishment, SLIDELL LOUISIANA, News Blog, Auto Theft, Wheel Theft, Matt Bowers Chevrolet

U.S. Appeals Court rules you CAN’T just take images off the web and reuse them under “Fair Use”

A controversial court ruling in July 2018 that said it was ok to just take photos from the web and reuse them has been overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The previous ruling said that Violent Hues Productions use of photographer Russel Brammer’s image fell under “Fair Use” and that […] The post U.S. Appeals Court rules you CAN’T just take images off the web and reuse them under “Fair Use” appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Theft, Virginia, Copyright, Fourth Circuit, U S Court of Appeals, U S Appeals Court, Russell Brammer, Violent Hues, Violent Hues Productions, Russel Brammer

Police seek man in Maserati suspected of stealing $25,000 in iPhone parts

GLENDALE — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a man who they believe stole several new replacement iPhone screens from a shop at the Glendale Galleria valued at $25,675 and fled the scene. The man also may be connected to an earlier theft in Arcadia, said Tahnee Lightfoot of the Glendale Police Department. According to police, at 9:35 a.m. on March 14, the suspect forced open several locked cabinets at the We Fix Now iPhone repair kiosk inside the Glendale Galleria ...
Tags: News, Theft, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Arcadia, Maserati, Galleria, Maserati Ghibli, Glendale Galleria, Glendale Police Department, Tahnee Lightfoot, Arcadia Photo, Crime + Public Safety, Broadway Lightfoot

Man believed to have an assault rifle arrested after carjacking, chase from North Hills to Bel Air

NORTH HILLS — A suspect who allegedly was armed with an assault-style rifle when he carjacked a car from a North Hills auto dealership was taken into custody Wednesday night after a high-speed chase from the San Fernando Valley to Bel Air. The carjacking was reported about 8:35 p.m. at a dealership in the 15400 block of Roscoe Boulevard, near Sepulveda Boulevard, according to Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section. The suspect ran red lights and wea...
Tags: News, La, Theft, Sport, Soccer, Chase, Local News, Bel Air, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, MORAGA, Ventura Boulevard, North Hills, Norma Eisenman, Sepulveda Boulevard, Top Stories LADN

1 person injured in shooting near Pasadena during apparent burglary

One person was injured in a shooting Wednesday at a home in an unincorporated area of Pasadena during an apparent burglary, authorities said. The person was transported to a local trauma center in at 3:29 p.m., said Fire Inspector Scott Elliot with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Information on the person’s condition was not immediately available. The shooting took place at the 3600 block of Grayburn Road near Rosemead Boulevard. Authorities are investigating the incident as a burglary a...
Tags: News, Shooting, Theft, Burglary, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Chatsworth, Lapd, Nipsey Hussle, Los Angeles County, Scott Elliot, Encino, Huntington Drive, Top Stories PSN, Rosemead Boulevard

$20,000 reward offered for clues in the killing of a 76-year-old Arcadia woman

Los Angeles County officials hope a $20,000 reward approved on Tuesday, April 16 will encourage people to come forward with information leading to the arrest of whoever was responsible for killing a 76-year-old Arcadia woman last week. A construction worker called Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies at about 7 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, after finding the body of Chyong Jen Tsai in the backyard of the woman’s home on the 300 block of East Forest Avenue. Officials declared the wife and mother of ...
Tags: News, Theft, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lexus, Homicide, Arcadia, Los Angeles County, Tsai, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, City News Service, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Kathryn Barger, Top Stories PSN, Crime + Public Safety

Video: Police seek multiple suspects in two Van Nuys burglaries

Police released surveillance footage of a group of thieves suspected of burglarizing at least two Van Nuys homes in March, and asked for the public’s help in tracking them down on Tuesday, April 9. Investigators believe between five and eight men got away with cash, jewelry and other valuables after breaking into a home on the 13800 block of Bessemer Street on Friday, March 29; and then another residence that evening on the 6000 block of Varna Avenue, according to a news release issued by the Lo...
Tags: News, Theft, Burglary, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Chevy, Pasadena, Local News, Southern California, Chevy Malibu, Los Angeles Police Department, Varna, Krauss, Van Nuys, Top Stories LADN

Flickr teams up with Pixsy to protect photographers from image theft

According to a recent report, as many as 2.5 billion online photos get stolen every day. A new strategic partnership between Flickr and Pixsy aims to reduce this number. Or at least, to help you protect your work and take legal action. The two companies are about to make it easier for photographers to track […] The post Flickr teams up with Pixsy to protect photographers from image theft appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Theft, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Stolen, Flickr, Stolen Photography, Copyright Protection, Photography Copyright, Pixsy

Pasadena man arrested, suspected of carjacking pizza delivery driver, passenger

A man suspected of carjacking two pizza delivery men in Pasadena over the weekend was caught Monday, April 8, after a short chase. Officers also found a handgun they believe the suspect tossed while fleeing. Police have not determined if it is the gun used during the Sunday carjacking, Pasadena police Lt. Marie Sell said. The robbery took place at 9:17 p.m. Sunday at Painter Street and Summit Avenue. Sell said two men were delivering pizza when a man with a gun walked up to the driver and told h...
Tags: News, Theft, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Sell, Pasadena, Local News, Southern California, Garcia, San Gabriel Valley, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Twin Towers Correctional Facility, Crime + Public Safety

Over 2.5 billion online images are stolen every day, Copytrack reports

Unfortunately, it’s very common that photos published online get stolen and used without permission. But a recent report by Copytrack shows just how common it is. According to this report, more than 2.5 billion images are stolen worldwide every day. Copytrack has recently published its 2019 version of the Global Infringement Report. It used data […] The post Over 2.5 billion online images are stolen every day, Copytrack reports appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Theft, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Stolen Photography, Copyright Protection, Photography Copyright, Copytrack

Mail Fishing

Not email, paper mail: Thieves, often at night, use string to lower glue-covered rodent traps or bottles coated with an adhesive down the chute of a sidewalk mailbox. This bait attaches to the envelopes inside, and the fish in this case -- mail containing gift cards, money orders or checks, which can be altered with chemicals and cashed -- are reeled out slowly. In response, the US Post Office is introducing a more secure mailbox: The mail slots are only large enough for letters, meaning send...
Tags: Theft, Mail, Usps, Bruce Schneier, US Post Office

Alleged LA, Van Nuys retail crime ring participants arrested in Glendale

GLENDALE – Two alleged participants in what investigators say is a major retail crime ring have been arrested by Glendale police, authorities said Friday. The probe began with a shoplifting case at The Americana at Brand shopping center and resulted in Carlos Rivera, 32, of Los Angeles and Monica Paredes, 42, of Van Nuys being identified as suspects in “a major fencing operation,” according to Tahnee Lightfoot of the Glendale Police Department. Fencing refers to the illegal sale of ill-gotten go...
Tags: Local News, News, Theft, Top Stories LADN

LAPD: More homeless reported killed in L.A. last year, but increase likely from police getting more crime tips

Newly released data showed a steep increase in the number of both homeless suspects and victims of violent crime in Los Angeles, including a jump in reports of homeless people killed last year. There were 39 killings of homeless people in Los Angeles in 2018, 10 more than in 2017, according to a report presented to the city’s police commission on Tuesday. That was about one in seven of all the homicides — 259 total — in L.A. last year. The number included crimes classified as both murder and man...
Tags: News, California, Police, Theft, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Craft, Homicide, Local News, Lapd, Wilmington, Azusa, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley

Tokyo Man Arrested for Stealing Shoes From Elementary Schoolers

A 38-year-old man from Tokyo has been arrested for stealing 58 shoes from local elementary schools, with almost 600 items of footwear found by police at his house. A middle-aged man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after shoes were stolen from three elementary schools in December of 2018. Police suspect the man stole […]
Tags: School, Japan, Crime, Theft, Bizarre, Tokyo, Anime, Feet, Fetish

Southern California thieves are targeting cars for parts like seats and catalytic converters — but there are ways to deter them

One or more thieves crawled under Andrew Olewicz’s Prius as he was fast asleep on the evening of Sept. 26. It was parked on the street in front of his house in Costa Mesa, so he didn’t hear a thing as someone used a saw to cut out his car’s catalytic converter. However, the god-awful noise made by the typically silent-running vehicle the next morning didn’t go unnoticed as he began an hour-long commute to San Diego. The same goes for the $500 insurance deductible he paid to get the car fixed, as...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, La, Theft, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, United States, Ford, San Diego, Toyota, John Wayne, Tahoe, Orange

Burglar Arrested Wearing Evangelion Plugsuit & Suzumiku

A cosplaying criminal has been arrested for burgling houses while wearing an Evangelion plugsuit with a sukumizu and black tights beneath it. A man from Fukuoka Prefecture has been arrested for a burglary committed while wearing an Evangelion plugsuit. 37-year-old Tetsuya Fujisawa also wore a sukumizu and a pair of black women’s tights beneath the […]
Tags: Japan, Crime, Theft, Bizarre, Anime, Cosplay, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Sukumizu, Evangelion, Tetsuya Fujisawa

Should You Blur Out Serial Numbers In Gun Photos?

Yes, that’s a photo of my own Surefire FA556AR silencer and the serial number is P01239. No, I’m not particularly concerned about posting it. There are a lot of odd and mistaken beliefs that get repeated in gun circles. Like the idea that racking a shotgun will scare intruders away. Or that using a scary […] Read More … The post Should You Blur Out Serial Numbers In Gun Photos? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Theft, Editorial, Blur, ATF, Serial Number, SHOT 2019, Redact

Sheriff: Redlands man sentenced for auto theft stole another car before reporting to jail

A 19-year-old Redlands resident who pleaded no contest March 4 to a charge of grand theft auto was behind the wheel of a stolen car again March 7 and led authorities on a pursuit until being apprehended, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. When Josiah Adrian Cosner entered the plea March 4, he was sentenced to 180 days in custody and three years’ probation but did not have to report to Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center in Devore until May 3, Superior Court records show. But Thurs...
Tags: News, La, Theft, Sport, Soccer, Honda, Highland, Port Street, Superior Court, DeVore, Redlands, San Bernardino County Sheriff s Department, Top Stories RDF, Brockton Avenue, Crime + Public Safety, Auto-theft

Detecting Shoplifting Behavior

This system claims to detect suspicious behavior that indicates shoplifting: Vaak, a Japanese startup, has developed artificial intelligence software that hunts for potential shoplifters, using footage from security cameras for fidgeting, restlessness and other potentially suspicious body language. The article has no detail or analysis, so we don't know how well it works. But this kind of thing is surely the future of video surveillance. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Privacy, Theft, Surveillance, Artificial Intelligence, Bruce Schneier, Behavioral Detection

Chinese Cartoon Steals Super Mario Odyssey’s Theme Song

Super Mario Odyssey‘s theme song “Jump Up, Super Star!” has proven more revered in China than some may think as it has been discovered that a Chinese cartoon has stolen it for their own opening sequence, which many have come to expect of the country. A video of the cartoon’s (known as “Tortoise Hare Battle”) […]
Tags: Games, Music, China, Theft, OP, Plagiarism, Nintendo, Mario, Anime, Mario Odyssey

The EPA Steals Music From Yoshi’s Island DS

Attentive internet detectives have found that the US government stole music from Nintendo title “Yoshi’s Island DS” for use in the EPA’s recycling-based Flash game, a tendency not solely reserved for China it seems. The Twitter user who brought awareness to the theft noticed that the music was specifically the “underground theme”: Worse yet, it […]
Tags: Games, Music, Usa, China, Theft, US, Copyright, Nintendo, Mario, Epa, Anime, Yoshi

Gunman robs gas station across from Westfield Topanga Mall

An armed man robbed a gas station in Canoga Park on Friday, Feb. 15. Police responded about 3:30 a.m. to the 6400 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, across the street from the Westfield Topanga Mall, and were told that a man had walked into the station, pulled out a gun and made off with an unknown amount of cash, according to Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department. The suspect left the store in an unknown direction, she said. A detailed description of the suspect was not im...
Tags: News, Theft, Sport, Soccer, Los Angeles Police Department, Canoga Park, Norma Eisenman, Top Stories LADN, Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Westfield Topanga Mall, Crime + Public Safety

Queer celebs protest shady media company for profiting off of stolen jokes

Here's why celebs like Billy Eichner, Antoni Porowski and Ronan Farrow have joined the #F*ckF*ckJerry campaign.
Tags: Theft, Lifestyle, Protests, Plagiarism, Billy Eichner, Queerty, Perez Hilton, Ronan Farrow, Antoni Porowski, Billy Eichner Antoni Porowski

Former police officer arrested after shooting, injuring shoplifting suspect in Riverside

A former police officer was arrested after he allegedly shot and injured a theft suspect at a Home Depot in Riverside on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 9. The retired officer was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, said Officer Ryan Railsback, a spokesman for the Riverside Police Department. The man who was shot received a minor wound to the neck and was to be arrested for suspected theft. After 4 p.m., a man left the Home Depot at 3323 Madison Street carrying several items without ...
Tags: Home Depot, Hollywood, News, Shooting, Police, Theft, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, Riverside, Riverside Police Department, Top Stories PE, Ryan Railsback, Railsback

Woman steals car with man’s 2-year-old son inside, Riverside police say

A woman who had accompanied a man to purchase a car in Riverside on Saturday, Feb. 9, stole the car they arrived in — with the man’s 2-year-old son inside, Riverside police said. Police were looking for a silver 2007 Ford Taurus with blue and yellow license plates, Officer Ryan Railsback said. The car also contained the cash that they had planned to use to buy a car. The incident happened around 3 p.m. in the 8900 block of Haskell Street. As the man test-drove a car, the woman drove off with the...
Tags: Hollywood, News, La, Theft, Sport, Soccer, Los Angeles County, Riverside, 101 Freeway, East Los Angeles, LA County, Check, Top Stories PE, Ryan Railsback, Railsback, Crime + Public Safety

Ferraris, Corvettes seized in LA parking lot bribery case up for auction

Richard Scott was a parking lot operator “who had great taste in cars,” including three Ferraris and three 1960s Chevrolet Corvettes, all up for bid this week in a U.S. Marshals auction of property seized from Scott, who is serving six years in federal prison for bilking the government and bribery. There are eight of Scott’s former cars among the 19 on display at Apple Towing Co. in Chino, including Scott’s signed Carroll Shelby 2010 Mustang Shelby GT500 and a 2015 Mercedes S65 AMG, with a 12-cy...
Tags: Apple, News, California, La, Theft, Cars, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Ford Mustang, Ducati, Va, Associated Press, Reggie Jackson, Mercedes