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Car Belonging to Missing Lyft Driver Last Seen in Downtown LA Located in Koreatown; Friends Indicate Man Has Been …

The Nissan Altima that loved ones believe was involved in the disappearance of a driver for ride-hailing apps who made his last call to 911 was found in Koreatown on Monday, police said, and friends indicated the man was found alive later that night.

The car’s location, in the 100 block of South Kingsley Drive, was about 3 miles from where police say 29-year-old Joshua Thiede was last seen on Feb. 11 leaving his apartment in the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles.

Joshua Thiede is seen in an undated photo released by his family on Feb. 17, 2018.

Joshua Thiede is seen in an undated photo released by his family on Feb. 17, 2018.

The 29-year-old’s family says phone records show his last call was to 911 the next afternoon, but the caller hung up and no information was relayed to

Read more at: http://ktla.com/2018/02/19/car-belonging-to-missing-lyft-driver-last-seen-in-downtown-l-a-found-in-koreatown-police/

VANISHED: Recent TN law could breathe new life into old missing persons cases

MEMPHIS, Tenn — Where is Ricarda Tillman-Locket? The young wife and mother disappeared 11 years ago leaving her family, a community and police searching for the answer to that question.

However, WREG has uncovered details about a tool that is open to both the public and law enforcement that could help solve cases like Locket’s, except we learned it hardly being used.

A new Tennessee law could change that, and possibly lead to closure for families with missing loved ones.

Across the country there are some 85,000 active missing person cases.

Richenda Pritchard’s niece, Richarda Tillman-Lockett, was reported missing Feb. 19, 2007.

“You don’t know what happened to them…you don’t know where they are. You don’t know if they’re alive. You don’t know if they’re dead,” said Lieutenant Cindy Capps of the Memphis Police Department.

Tillman-Lockett reportedly left work but never picked up her young

Read more at: http://wreg.com/2018/02/19/vanished-recent-tn-law-could-breathe-new-life-into-old-missing-persons-cases/

Idaho teens found in North Dakota highlight online dangers

PULLMAN, Wash. – Following the loss of Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski, business in the Pullman area are coming together for a good cause.  Several Pullman restaurants, bars and coffee shops are participating in the Dine Out for #3 event on Tuesday, Feb. 20, in an effort to start a conversation about suicide prevention, raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, including depression.

Read more at: http://www.khq.com/story/37541826/idaho-teens-found-in-north-dakota-highlight-online-dangers

Juneau man sentenced to 22 years for accessing child pornography

This past Friday, a Juneau man was sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison for accessing hundreds of photos of child pornography.

Jim Wayne Thornhill, 40, was sentenced to 262 months (21 years and 10 months) by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Timothy M. Burgess, and Thornhill will be under supervision for the rest of his life after completing his prison sentence. In September 2017, a jury found Thornhill guilty of receipt of child pornography.

An investigation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed that between Nov. 3, 2014 and Dec. 25, 2014, Thornhill had downloaded 581 images depicting child pornography onto his cellphone. Thornhill was a convicted sex offender, as he was found guilty of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor in 2007. In that case, he was found guilty of repeatedly sexually abusing a child from the

Read more at: http://juneauempire.com/local/news/2018-02-19/juneau-man-sentenced-22-years-accessing-child-pornography

Police seek suspect in iphone theft – The Progress-Index

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to solve a case involving identity theft and fraud.
 
Just prior to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 24, a dark-complexioned black male walked to the mobile phone area of the Best Buy store in Colonial Heights. He presented identification as if he was a customer from out of state, and used that identification to make changes to a victim’s account. Eventually, he had shut down a real customer’s account and walked away from the store with a brand new iPhone X.
 
Pictures of the suspect can be seen on the web at crimesolvers.net and on Facebook @CrimeSolversCCH.
 
If you can help identify this man, or have information about any unsolved crime in, or person wanted by, Chesterfield County or the city of Colonial Heights,

Read more at: http://www.progress-index.com/news/20180219/police-seek-suspect-in-iphone-theft

Police seek suspect in iphone theft

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to solve a case involving identity theft and fraud.
 
Just prior to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 24, a dark-complexioned black male walked to the mobile phone area of the Best Buy store in Colonial Heights. He presented identification as if he was a customer from out of state, and used that identification to make changes to a victim’s account. Eventually, he had shut down a real customer’s account and walked away from the store with a brand new iPhone X.
 
Pictures of the suspect can be seen on the web at crimesolvers.net and on Facebook @CrimeSolversCCH.
 
If you can help identify this man, or have information about any unsolved crime in, or person wanted by, Chesterfield County or the city of Colonial Heights,

Read more at: http://www.progress-index.com/news/20180219/police-seek-suspect-in-iphone-theft

Uber, Lyft driver missing for over a week called 911, family says

Joshua Thiede has been missing for over a week and his family is concerned for his safety.

The 29-year-old was last seen at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 11 in downtown Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. His family hasn’t heard from him since.

“This doesn’t feel right,” said Yokeena Jamar, Thiede’s friend, to ABC station KABC in Los Angeles. “Honestly, it didn’t really feel real to me until after the news stations started calling.”

PHOTO: Police are seeking help in finding missing Uber and Lyft driver Joshua Thiede.ABC7
Police are seeking help in finding missing Uber and Lyft driver Joshua Thiede.

An investigation into Thiede’s disappearance is ongoing and active, according to police.

Thiede was an Uber and Lyft driver, according to police. He drove a 2014 black Nissan Altima with

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/uber-lyft-driver-missing-week-called-911-family/story?id=53202010

29 YEARS LATER: Prince George’s County police search for clues in death of 27-year-old back in 1989

– Nearly three decades after a young biologist was found beaten, raped and strangled to death in Prince George’s County, detectives continue to search for her killer.

The body of Cynthia Rodgers was found alongside a dirt path littered with trash in a wooded area of Forestville five days after she was last heard from in the early morning hours of Super Bowl Sunday in 1989.

When homicide detectives first examined the body of the 27-year-old, they knew immediately a wicked killer was at work.

“It was a very brutal attack. She had multiple blunt force injuries about her upper body and head. She was strangled to death and there were indications she was sexually assaulted as well so it was a very vicious attack, extremely vicious,” cold case detective Bernie Nelson recalled.

Nelson said he believed Cynthia Rodgers was attacked shortly after she left her apartment, perhaps running into her

Read more at: http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/29-years-later-prince-georges-county-police-search-for-clues-in-death-of-27-year-old-back-in-1989

Colonial Heights police looking for phone fraud suspect

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) — The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is looking for a suspect in a case of identity theft and fraud.

Just before noon on Wednesday, January 24, a man walked into the mobile phone area of the Best Buy in Colonial Heights. He presented identification as if he was a customer from out of state, and used that identification to make changes to a victim’s account.

Eventually, police say he shut down a real customer’s account and walked away from the store with a brand new iPhone X.

If you can help identify this man or have information about any unsolved crime in, or person wanted by, Chesterfield County or the city of Colonial Heights, you can submit a tip through the Crime Solvers hotline at (804) 748-0660, crimesolvers.net or the P3 app. Whichever method you use, you will remain anonymous, and, if your tip helps solve the case,

Read more at: http://wric.com/2018/02/19/colonial-heights-police-looking-for-phone-fraud-suspect/

Missing man last seen in Far North Dallas may be a danger to himself

Eric Salas, 32, was last seen around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 13000 block of Willow Bend Road, near Coit and Alpha roads in Far North Dallas.

Salas is described as a Hispanic man who is 5-8 and about 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white tank top and blue jeans.

Police say Salas may be a danger to himself and could need medical assistance.

Anyone with information about Salas’ whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Dallas police at 214-671-4268.

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/missing-person/2018/02/19/missing-man-last-seen-far-north-dallas-may-danger