Monthly Archives: December 2017

UPDATE: Deputies find ‘at-risk’ Tulare County man – Visalia Times

A missing “at-risk” Tulare County man has been reunited with family, Tulare County sheriff’s deputies said.

Frank Santos Mejorado, 84, was found by deputies on Thursday in the Corcoran area. 

“Our office would like to thank everyone who offered their assistance in returning him home safely to his family,” deputies stated. 

Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies asked for the public’s help to find Mejorado Thursday afternoon. Residents were made aware of Mejorado’s disappearance after an automated alert was sent out by deputies. 

Mejorado was described at 5-foot, seven inches tall, 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. The man suffered from Alzheimer’s and dementia and was considered at-risk. 

He was last seen on Saturday in the Allensworth area driving a white 1979 Cadillac Coupe. Mejorado was still missing. 

Two innocence claims filed Friday for Virginia man who was freed from prison after another man confessed

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Read more at: http://www.richmond.com/news/local/crime/two-innocence-claims-filed-friday-for-virginia-man-who-was/article_82af1de4-2b4e-5ecd-9d18-5b30639eccd0.html

18-year-old man of Brandywine shot, killed in Waldorf Thursday

Updated Dec. 15 at approximately 11:45 a.m. 

An 18-year-old man of Brandywine was found dead by police in Waldorf after being shot on Holly Avenue on Dec. 14. 

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office released information that officers responded to shooting at approximately 8:25 p.m. Dec. 14. 

Upon arrival, officers located a victim not breathing and suffering from several gunshot wounds to his torso. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene and was later identified as Cameron Townsend, 18, of Brandywine.

Witnesses reported seeing a dark-colored vehicle fleeing the scene after gunshots were heard. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to assume the investigation, according to the CCSO. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective J. Long at (301) 609-6502.

Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling

Read more at: http://www.somdnews.com/breaking/year-old-man-of-brandywine-shot-killed-in-waldorf-thursday/article_efde86eb-ba62-58f4-996f-df40e30d8bd8.html

Men Snatch Woman’s Wallet At Bethesda Trader Joe’s

BETHESDA, MD — Police are searching for two men who allegedly stole a Bethesda woman’s wallet out of her purse at a grocery store and used her credit card to purchase goods at a Best Buy in D.C.

The woman was shopping at Trader Joe’s at 6831 Wisconsin Ave. on Nov. 27 when she was approached by a man who engaged her in conversation, police said. The woman told police she thinks the man was trying to distract her, so she ended the encounter.

She thought the interaction was suspicious, so she checked her purse and noticed her wallet was missing, police said. The woman then learned of multiple fraudulent charges to her credit card from her bank.

Police describe the first suspect as an adult male in his early 30s with dark hair, 6’2″ tall, and weighing between 210 and 230 pounds. The second suspect is described as an adult male

Read more at: https://patch.com/maryland/bethesda-chevychase/men-snatch-womans-wallet-bethesda-trader-joes

Netflix is launching Making A Murderer-style shows about food and business

If you like food and true crime shows (so basically everyone), then Netflix has just the thing for you.

The streaming platform is looking to build on the success of shows such as Making a Murderer and The Keepers with two series focused on the food industry and the business world respectively.

Dirty Money comes from documentary-maker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) and will look at untold stories of scandal and corruption in the business world, according to Netflix.

One of its episodes, entitled The Confidence Man, is focused on Donald Trump and his business career. Directed by Fisher Stevens, the episode is described as “a rollicking profile” of the rise and reign of TRUMP Inc.

“Weaving together a tapestry of tales in real estate booms and busts, Stevens lays out how Donald Trump’s

Read more at: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a845540/netflix-launching-making-a-murderer-style-shows-food-business/

Police search for 74-year-old man missing from Palos Heights – Chicago Sun

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 74-year-old man missing from southwest suburban Palos Heights since Thursday afternoon.

Anthony J. Myslinski was last seen about 2:30 p.m. in Palos Heights, according to an endangered missing person alert from Palos Heights police.

He is driving a white 2011 Ford Ranger pickup truck with an Illinois license plate of 2312GN, police said.

Illinois State Police made contact with him about 1 a.m. Friday and he was in Arlington Heights, police said. When contact was made with him again about 2 a.m., he was in Elmhurst. He was on I-290 and was given directions back to Palos Heights.

Myslinski is described as a 250-pound, 5-foot-11 white man with brown eyes and brown hair, police said.

Anyone with information on Myslinski’s whereabouts is asked to contact Palos Heights police at (708) 243-2301.

Read more at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/missing-person-palos-heights/

Making a Murderer Continued: Will Brendan Dassey Ever Receive Justice?

This article first appeared on Dorf on Law.

In 1970, the University of Chicago Law Review published an article titled Is Innocence Irrelevant? Collateral Attack on Criminal Judgments by federal appeals court judge Henry Friendly.

Judge Friendly was a judicial conservative in the small-c sense, non-ideological, committed to deciding cases narrowly, and an expert legal craftsman.

As a young lawyer, Chief Justice John Roberts clerked for Friendly during Friendly’s later years, and Roberts is fond of quoting (though not always abiding by) Friendly’s aphorism that if it is not necessary to decide an issue to decide a case, it is necessary not to decide the issue.

Is Innocence Irrelevant? was somewhat uncharacteristic of Friendly in that it offered a controversial policy proposal on a politically contentious issue.

Inland Empire Man Arrested for Agreeing to Teach Minor Sexual ‘Lesson’ After Craigslist Post

Authorities arrested an Inland Empire man for federal child exploitation charges after he agreed to have sex with a 12-year-old girl following a Craigslist advertisement he allegedly posted that offered sexual “tutoring” to women and girls of any age.

Twenty-year-old Jacob Aaron Schaffran’s ad offered his experience to women and young girls on “how to be the best lover they can be.” The advertisement stated that “age is not an issue however young or old,” and said “I just like to know because each age and experience group should be handled a little bit differently.”

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children sent a tip of the post to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

A law enforcement officer responded to the advertisement as the mother of a fictional 12-year-old girl named “Robin.”

The officer was in communication with the

Read more at: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Inland-Empire-Man-Arrested-for-Federal-Child-Exploitation-Craigslist-Ad-464357623.html