WESTPORT, CT — Police said a Norwalk man has been charged in a Westport hit and run accident that occurred in July.,According to a news release, police said officers were dispatched to Saugatuck Avenue near the Interstate 95 entrance ramp on July 12 at approximately 5 p.m. for a report of a hit and run accident.,Police said the victim was able to provide the registration plate of the suspect vehicle.,According to police, the investigating officer identified the suspect as Robert Lawrence, 60, of Norwalk and submitted an arrest warrant application, which was later approved.,"The officer identified the operator as Robert Lawrence and learned he had two outstanding arrest warrants; one out of Westport and another from Norwalk," Lieutenant Jillian Cabana said in a release.
Chester Leroy Baughman, 28, Oil Springs Road, Petroleum, was charged with shooting and killing George Ruble, 36, on Feb. 22, according to the criminal complaint filed in Ritchie County Magistrate Court by Cpl. C.T. Speece of the West Virginia State Police in Harrisville.,Baughman then went to his residence a short distance away on Oil Springs Road in Petroleum in Ritchie County, the complaint said.,Baughman left his home with a 22-caliber rifle, returned to Ruble’s location, shot Ruble in the head, then took his corpse to a rural area near Volcano Road in Ritchie County, the complaint said.,Baughman has waived a preliminary hearing in magistrate court and was bound over to the Ritchie County Circuit Court.,Participating in the search were the Ritchie County Sheriff’s Office, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, State Police, West Virginia Natural Resources Police, the Parkersburg Police Department and Drug Task Force.
A crime that’s commonly reported in Los Angeles is starting to occur in Ventura County, with people being targeted for vehicle burglary after withdrawing large amounts of cash, detectives say.,The crime usually involves more than one person, with perpetrators hanging out in banks and their parking lots while discreetly watching for people who make large cash withdrawals, said Thousand Oaks police Detective Chris Obringer.,Detective Chris Obringer “They are watching people at the banks withdrawing large amounts of cash, and they follow them to an opportune time and location where they can break into the vehicle,” Obringer said.,There were two local incidents of so-called “bank jugging” in December and as recently as Feb. 19 in Thousand Oaks in which a total of $7,350 was stolen from vehicles, Obringer said.,Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Harris, who oversees investigations for the unincorporated areas of the county, said unfortunately local authorities see a lot of crime trends make their way here from L.A. MORE: PGE probably started the Camp Fire, it tells regulators Since the incidents here, detectives have been talking to bank employees.
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At 4:03 p.m. Tiffin Police Department responded to a vehicle having trouble in the snow on East Market Street, a report states.,Fostoria Police Department responded to the 400 of block West Fourth Street for a vehicle stuck in the snow at 4:16 p.m. Saturday, a report states.,At 7:05 p.m., a Fostoria Police Department officer responded to a vehicle stuck in the snow at South Poplar and East Center streets and at 8:45 p.m,, an officer responded to a vehicle stuck in the snow on Perry Street, a report states.,At 11:14 p.m., Tiffin’s Public Works Department reported a vehicle was parked too far out at West Perry and Scott streets, and the crew was unable to get a plow through, a report states.,At 11:59 p.m., Fostoria Police Department responded to a vehicle stuck in a snow drift on East Tiffin Street, a report states.
— An officer responded to a two-vehicle crash on North Lincoln Avenue at East State Street at 1:51 p.m. Thursday in which a southbound vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle stopped at the traffic light.,— Police responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 5:57 p.m. Thursday in reference to an irate customer and found a woman who admitted yelling at an employee regarding service to her mother.,— Officers responded to a 100 block North Ellsworth Avenue business at 6:04 p.m. Thursday in reference to a possible domestic dispute between a man and woman and found both individuals outside the business.,— Ruth A. Evans, 76, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a two-vehicle crash on South Broadway Avenue near East Wilson Street at 8:44 p.m. Thursday in which she was northbound and struck a legally parked vehicle.,— At approximately 8:22 a.m. Dec. 29, officers responded to the 200 block of Glenwood Avenue in East Palestine to assist the East Palestine Police Department with a domestic dispute complaint.
Liam Michael Lawlor, 19, of 493 Fairfield Drive, was charged Thursday night by Greeneville police with underage consumption of alcohol and criminal littering.,Lawlor told officers he drank “eight or nine” beers and an empty beer can and trash was found outside the vehicle in which he was sitting, the report said.,Lawlor was one of three teenagers who accompanied Zachary T. Blanchard out of state, launching a manhunt in the aftermath of the April 2, 2014, shooting death of Robert J. Blanchard, Zachary’s father, on the family’s Snapps Ferry Road property.,Zachary Blanchard, Lawlor, then 15, and the other two teenagers were taken into custody in South Carolina soon after the shooting.,Lawlor was 16 when he was placed in state custody in November 2014, after having earlier being found guilty in Greene County Juvenile Court to being an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder and theft over $1,000.
A Blanchester man allegedly found with 495 grams of methamphetamine, 459 grams of marijuana, and a loaded handgun inside of his vehicle was indicted by a Fayette County grand jury on eight felony charges.,According to Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, Ector’s vehicle sustained heavy damage during the crash, entrapping Ector inside the truck.,According to reports from the Washington C.H. Police Department, earlier in the day — about 11:30 a.m. — the department received a notice from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office of an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle out of Mt. Sterling.,A 41-year-old Xenia man was indicted by a Fayette County grand jury on felony drug trafficking and possession charges.,Nathan W. Taulbee was arraigned in Fayette County Common Pleas Court where he was charged with one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second-degree felony, and two counts of aggravated possession of drugs — one a second-degree felony for possession of meth and one a fifth-degree felony.
Nearly two years later, Corey Kiefer and Jacob Zamora, both 24, pleaded no contest to felony vehicular manslaughter and were sentenced to six years in prison, the maximum term.Jacob Zamora, right, and Corey Kiefer appear in Norwalk court, where they pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter for their involvement in a December 2016 street race that left Natalie Volkoff dead.Since 2009, authorities in Los Angeles County have made arrests in more than half the cases where street racing was suspected in a fatal car crash.,"Our court system isn't going to care until more people start to die," said an LAPD police investigator who requested anonymity in order to speak candidly about the issue.In Los Angeles County, where authorities say that street racing is on the rise, at least 179 people died in suspected incidents from 2000 to 2017, according to the Times analysis.Late last year, street racing was suspected in a crash in Northridge that killed four people when a 20-year-old lost control of a BMW and crashed into a tree.,The death toll has extended to 2018, including an incident in which a man was killed and a woman seriously injured when their sport utility vehicle was struck by a car involved in a street race near downtown in July, police said.Some families that have lost relatives feel robbed that criminal cases started out with a murder charge and ended with what they see as a slap on the wrist.A 2010 collision between two vehicles racing through Long Beach left four people dead, including 32-year-old Candace Ann Bustamante.The driver of the vehicle that smashed into Bustamante, Denis Alberto Reyes, was sentenced to 17 years and eight months in state prison after pleading no contest to four counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.,The California Highway Patrol meanwhile, documented 984 street racing incidents in Los Angeles County in 2017, records show.Los Angeles is the hub of street racing activity in the county, and several investigators said they believed the cases submitted by the LAPD represent just a fraction of the illegal activity taking place on city streets.Much of that driven by popular culture and social media is in the form of organized takeover events, where people use their cars to block off streets or intersections to stage races or stunts that can attract hundreds of onlookers.Three people, including a 15-year-old, were killed in Commerce in 2015 after a car doing doughnuts in the street collided with another vehicle, striking spectators.The low number of racing cases filed by the LAPD is a point of frustration for some investigators tasked with tackling the city's burgeoning street takeover scene.Arresting and prosecuting participants is hampered by the chaotic nature of the events, according to Capt. Andy Neiman, who oversees traffic operations at the LAPD's Valley Bureau.Its very challenging, tactically, to try to control a crowd that is engaged in street racing.,"Earlier this year, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office filed assault charges against seven men who allegedly threw bottles at an LAPD cruiser and tried to stop officers from making arrests at the scene of a South L.A. street takeover.