Monthly Archives: November 2016

British Truck Driver Goes Insane After Getting Rear-Ended On CCTV

Screenshot via GM Police on YouTube.

What to do when you get rear-ended: remain calm and exchange information. What not to do:

What we have here is a minor collision between a cargo truck and a pickup truck. CCTV footage uploaded to the Greater Manchester Police YouTube shows that everything was fine until the guy driving the pickup that got rear-ended started throwing punches.

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He then got in his truck, reversed into the other truck like a maniac, twice, and then got out and attacked the other driver with a shovel before driving off.

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While the police upload doesn’t offer any details, ITV News reports that police are still looking for the suspect:

PC John Cavanagh said: “This

Read more at: http://jalopnik.com/british-truck-driver-crash-intensifies-with-fisticuffs-1789541931

Sheriff’s Office seeks information on woman missing since March ’15

By Gabrielle Porter

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of missing Clifton woman who was last heard from March 1, 2015.

Jennifer Lynn Lockwood, 42, last spoke to her mother by phone in March 2015, according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. An official missing person’s report was filed in June of this year, and Lockwood’s case was added to the public national missing persons database in September.

Lockwood has ties to West Virginia, where her mother lives, according to Mesa County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Megan Terlecky.

Terlecky wrote in an email that the investigation into Lockwood’s whereabouts is ongoing, and that the Sheriff’s Office will likely release more information about her case in the near future.

Lockwood is 6 feet tall and weighs 145 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair, although she may dye her hair black.

Lockwood has pierced ears and tattoos on

Read more at: http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/sheriffs-office-seeks-information-on-woman-missing

BREAKING: Missing man found dead in Klamath County

A Klamath Falls man missing for more than two years has been found dead and authorities are investigating the circumstances of his passing.

Brett Farmer had been missing since Aug. 23, 2014, and the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday his remains have been recovered.

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Detective Nick Kennedy, who took the initial report, said Oregon State Police is now leading the investigation of Farmer’s death. OSP investigators were not immediately available for comment and additional details will be reported as they become available.

According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, Farmer was last seen leaving his girlfriend’s residence after a fight and his vehicle was later found abandoned at a ranch on Long Lake Road, west of Klamath Falls.

Those close to Farmer said he was feeling suicidal at the time

Read more at: http://www.heraldandnews.com/breaking/breaking-missing-man-found-dead-in-klamath-county/article_3710c490-b59d-11e6-9243-9bf95501e8dd.html

Reddit Gearing Up To Ban or Quarantine the Alt Right Subreddit

Reddit’s community for the alt right, /r/altright, unsurprisingly is a bastion of hate speech, and it appears the site’s admins are ready to do something about it, namely quarantine or ban them outright.

In the past, Reddit has banned communities like /r/coontown and quarantined places like /r/european because they flouted Reddit’s vague rules regarding hate speech. When a sub is quarantined, users can only access the community with a verified email address. The sub cannot stylize its webpage or show image thumbnails. Quarantines are a way to reduce membership of a community in the hopes they will leave Reddit altogether.

A mod of /r/altright leaked a conversation with admin Chtorrr to GotNews (alt right flamethrower Chuck Johnson’ s blog). In the conversation, the admin says that the sub must better police hate speech to avoid being under the “threat of quarantine.”

“We’re removing any racial epithets and calls for violence,” the mod told

Read more at: https://heatst.com/tech/reddit-ban-quarantine-alt-right-subreddit/

Police again try to crack Bethlehem dance instructor’s unsolved murder

Thirteen years later, police are again hoping a TV show will bring new leads in the unsolved 2003 murder of a Bethlehem native.

The case of Gwendel Talijan Greenblatt’s killing in her West Palm Beach apartment was featured last year on TNT’s “Cold Justice,” and was the topic this month for an episode on “Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen.”

West Palm Beach police are using the new episode to ask for the public’s help in gathering more information.

The nonprofit Vidocq Society of Philadelphia, a group of FBI profilers, homicide investigators, scientists, psychologists and coroners, previously reviewed the case in 2006, and then again in 2012.

The 35-year-old Greenblatt grew up in Bethlehem, graduated from Bethlehem Catholic High School and taught dance for many years at her family’s dance school, Miss Jeanne’s School of Dance Arts in Bethlehem.

Authorities have said Greenblatt was chased, cornered and then shot once in the head inside her

Read more at: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf/2016/11/police_again_try_to_crack_beth.html

Magazine wants you to solve DB Cooper case

A man identifying himself as Dan Cooper hijacked a Northwest Orient jet, jumped from the airliner with $200,000 in ransom money and a parachute, and seemingly disappeared in 1971 in what Fox 13 calls “one of the most enduring FBI mysteries”—one a magazine hopes to solve.

True Ink has begun publishing hundreds of pages of FBI files in the hope that citizen sleuths will help solve the case, closed this year after the FBI “exhaustively reviewed all credible leads,” per OregonLive.

True Ink founder Geoffrey Gray says he received the case files—including evidence assessments and interviews with jet passengers—while researching a 2011 book on the hijacker, later branded DB Cooper, but couldn’t review them all, per the Washington Post.

“We have access to all these original DB Cooper case files and we want help from the public, citizen sleuths to help

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/11/29/magazine-wants-to-solve-db-cooper-case.html

Twenty six years later, Minnesota parents believe son may still be alive

“Maybe Christopher will still remember it,” Loni said Monday afternoon.

It’s been 26 years since Jim and Loni Kerze have seen Christopher, their son who said he needed to stay home sick from school but instead left a note and headed for northern Minnesota. He never returned.

Although the 17-year-old sent his parents a suicide note, his body has not been found, which gives them hope, as well as continued grief and worry from the unknown.

They do believe he is alive.

“In the absence of evidence of the contrary, you have to,” Jim said. “He’s your son.”

What they want most is resolution.

“Sooner or later if you’re patient enough, maybe you’ll get a resolution,” he said.

The teen’s family and Eagan police hope to gain new leads with the release this week of two age-progression photos and information on two unique, key items it is believed the

Read more at: http://www.inforum.com/news/4168298-twenty-six-years-later-minnesota-parents-believe-son-may-still-be-alive

Missing man found dead in Klamath County

A Klamath Falls man missing for more than two years has been found dead and authorities are investigating the circumstances of his passing.

Brett Farmer had been missing since Aug. 23, 2014, and the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday his remains had been recovered.

Detective Nick Kennedy, who took the initial report, said Oregon State Police is now leading the investigation of Farmer’s death. OSP investigators were not immediately available for comment.

According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, Farmer was last seen leaving his girlfriend’s residence after a fight and his vehicle was later found abandoned at a ranch on Long Lake Road, west of Klamath Falls.

Those close to Farmer said he was feeling suicidal at the time as he had recently quit his job and his vehicle was being repossessed. An autopsy is expected to confirm Farmer’s cause of death.

 

Read more at: http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161128/missing-man-found-dead-in-klamath-county

Plea hearing today in the case of Shawn Spencer

A plea hearing has been scheduled for the Camdenton man accused of murdering a Montreal man in a decades-old cold case.

A plea hearing has been scheduled for the Camdenton man accused of murdering a Montreal man in a decades-old cold case.

The hearing is scheduled for November 28, 2016 with Judge Kenneth Michael Hayden presiding. A jury trial had been scheduled for the second week of November, but a request for trial dates to be stricken and cause set for plea was ordered on November 14, 2016.

David W. Smith, born in 1963, of Camdenton, was arrested on June 9, 2015 by the Camden County Sheriff’s Department, accused of murdering Shawn Eric Spencer who disappeared from the Montreal area in April of 2006. He was 27-years old at the time of the disappearance.

Smith, charged with 1st degree murder and armed criminal action, is scheduled to

Read more at: http://www.lakenewsonline.com/news/20161128/plea-hearing-today-in-case-of-shawn-spencer

Sketch released of man whose remains were found by hunter in Cunningham Falls

Maryland Natural Resources Police and a national missing persons database released a sketch Monday of a young man whose remains were found in May in Cunningham Falls State Park.

The sketch, provided by a forensic artist with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, depicts the young man’s face as it likely appeared shortly before his death. The facial reconstruction was based on the skeletal remains uncovered in a wooded area near the 13000 block of Catoctin Hollow Road outside Thurmont. The lower portion of the person’s jaw was not recovered, forcing the artist to approximate the lower half of the deceased’s face down to his chin.

Others details released previously about the man remained largely the same, according to a release issued early Monday revealing the sketch. Police believe he was between 16 and 19 years old and was approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall at the time of his

Read more at: http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/crime_and_justice/sketch-released-of-man-whose-remains-were-found-by-hunter/article_cfa6d2e6-4009-5981-8515-08d45d3dbf19.html