Kidnapping defendant: Dad asked her to take child

Kidnapping defendant: Dad asked her to take child
Iowa City Press Citizen
(AP) — A Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her half sister’s newborn in Wisconsin and abandoning him in Iowa testified Wednesday that she took the 4-day-old at the father’s request, knowing the parents would be moving in with her in the next few …
Prosecution Rests in Wisconsin Kidnapping Case ABC News
Kidnapping suspect says dad gave permission WLS-TV

Officer Reassigned Following Investigation Into Marijuana Citations

As required by the City of Seattle, the SPD recently published its first biannual report relating to marijuana enforcement.  The report is designed to provide another level of oversight for marijuana enforcement in our city and flag anomalies or outliers in enforcement.

When reviewing data captured for this report, SPD staff discovered that 66 of 83, or approximately 80%, of marijuana tickets were issued by one officer.  In some instances, the officer added notes to the tickets. Some notes requested the attention of City Attorney Peter Holmes and were addressed to “Petey Holmes.”  In another instance, the officer indicated he flipped a coin when contemplating which subject to cite.  In another note, the officer refers to Washington’s voter-enacted changes to marijuana laws as “silly.”

The officer’s actions have been reported to OPA and he will not perform patrol duties during the course of the investigation.

Please know that officers who perform professional and constitutional police service and enforcement will always have my full support.

  July 30, 2014  


Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest.
Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.

Incident Report for Case #2014-244141

Incident Type


Incident Date

07/30/2014 – 4:43 PM


3394 E Washington Ave (Dane County Credit Union)


Michael Tomasetti


A man passed a note to clerk and fled with money following an evening robbery at Dane County Credit Union, 3394 E Washington Ave. 

Michael Tomasetti was later arrested for robbery of a financial institution.

Released 07/30/2014 at 7:37 PM by Sgt. Paige Valenta

Man sought in home invasion arrested after police chase, crash

Man sought in home invasion arrested after police chase, crashThe Times-PicayuneOne of three men suspected in an eastern New Orleans home invasion was arrested Friday (July 25) after a stolen truck he was in crashed into a canal later the same day, pol…

  July 30, 2014  

2 suspects still at large in home invasion robbery

2 suspects still at large in home invasion robberyNews10.netGraves said Buchanan was arrested for home invasion robbery, carjacking and conspiracy. The two male intruders were identified as Daniel Reagan, 27, of Oakdale and Richard White, 38, of Turloc…

  July 30, 2014  

Police Search Home in Murder of Teen Whose Phone Was Used to Text ‘OMG I …

Police Search Home in Murder of Teen Whose Phone Was Used to Text ‘OMG I
ABC News
Police and the FBI executed the search this afternoon outside the town of Armada and would not release any information about the subject of the search, but they did confirm it was related to the murder of April Millsap. Police have not revealed how the
Police Serve Search Warrants In Case Of Murdered 14-Year-Old April Millsap CBS Local
Michigan State Police Begin to Execute Search Warrants in Case of Murdered Guardian Liberty Voice
Mom numb as police look for killer of Michigan girl, 14 USA TODAY

  July 30, 2014  

Allen man pleads guilty to mail fraud in real estate scheme

An Allen man pleaded guilty Tuesday to mail fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas.

Marcus Brian Curry, 35, entered his plea in federal court in Plano. He faces up to 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

Curry owned and operated South Coast Group L.P., an Allen real estate company. Prosecutors say Curry operated a scheme from June 2006 to February 2014 that defrauded homeowners. They say he solicited distressed homeowners through mail advertisements and convinced them to protect their credit by transferring the title to their homes to him. He in turn promised to make their mortgage payments but ended up selling the home to someone else. He financed the new mortgage himself, collecting payments from the new owners in a private mailbox he controlled, prosecutors say.

As a result of his scheme, Curry caused a loss to homeowners, buyers and lending institutions of more than $2.3 million, according to court documents.


Deputies: Car thief crashes car after high-speed chase

Deputies: Car thief crashes car after high-speed chaseWBBJ-TVHARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. — A suspected car thief leads Hardeman County deputies on a high-speed chase before crashing into a ditch. Deputies say Arthur-James Dennis stole a white Camry from Ch…

  July 30, 2014  

Minn. police officer shot, killed during traffic stop

Minn. police officer shot, killed during traffic stop
WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. — A police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon in West St. Paul, police said. Police say Officer Scott Patrick, 47, was critically injured when he was shot after he stopped a vehicle. He was taken
Officer fatally shot, police search for suspect KARE
Police on trail of suspect who shot, killed police officer Rick Kupchella’s BringMeTheNews
Man in Custody Following Chase through East Metro
Minneapolis Star Tribune  - CBS Local  - KIMT 3

  July 30, 2014