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Experts say every second counts in missing children cases

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Every minute counts when it comes to searching for a missing child.

In 2016, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety says Amber Alerts were issued for 10 children in our state. Luckily, all of those children were found.

Experts say those types of success stories are thanks to the hard work, quick thinking, and collaboration between authorities and citizens.

According to ECU’s criminal justice chair, Dr. William Bloss, after 72 hours of searching, it is less likely authorities will find a missing child safe.

Bloss explains the Amber Alert system helps recover children quicker because the alerts create a collaboration between the public and authorities, where citizens can be on the lookout and give officials valuable information.

He also says that it is pretty standard for FBI agents to help in these investigations because authorities know they need

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Former Stennis worker asks judge for second chance at sentencing in child porn case

A Bay St. Louis man made two requests before a judge sentenced him to nearly 20 years in prison for having pornographic pictures of at least 51 known victims under the age of 12.

Peter Skladzien, 58, asked U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden for a second chance and said he doesn’t want to die behind bars.

“I’m a believer that people deserve a second chance,” Skladzien wrote in a letter to Ozerden.

“(I) hope you can find it in my heart to not sentence me to a term that would cause me to die in prison.”

Skaldzien admitted he was an information technology contract worker for NASA when he discovered the Dark Web and how to access hidden parts of the Internet often used for criminal activity.

Ozerden sentenced him Friday to 19 years and eight months each on two counts, to run concurrently, and ordered lifetime supervision as a convicted sex offender. Skladzien

Read more at: http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/crime/article181693131.html

Bay child predator asked the judge for a second chance. He had 51 known victims.

A Bay St. Louis man made two requests before a judge sentenced him to nearly 20 years in prison for having pornographic pictures of at least 51 known victims under the age of 12.

Peter Skladzien, 58, asked U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden for a second chance and said he doesn’t want to die behind bars.

“I’m a believer that people deserve a second chance,” Skladzien wrote in a letter to Ozerden.

“(I) hope you can find it in my heart to not sentence me to a term that would cause me to die in prison.”

Skaldzien admitted he was an information technology contract worker for NASA when he discovered the Dark Web and how to access hidden parts of the Internet often used for criminal activity.

Ozerden sentenced him Friday to 19 years and eight months for each of two counts, to run concurrently, and ordered lifetime supervision as a convicted sex offender.

Read more at: http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/crime/article181693131.html

Suspect shot by cop during Chesterfield chase charged in second bank robbery

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — The bank robbery suspect wounded by an officer during a chase in Chesterfield County Wednesday afternoon is facing a number of charges, including holding up a second bank back in September.

Officials said officers were dispatched for a report of an armed robbery at the Argent Federal Credit Union at 1901 Walmart Way around 2:30 p.m.

Chesterfield police spokeswoman Elizabeth Caroon said the suspect, 45-year-old Allen E. Piner of the 7900 block of Provincetown Drive in Chesterfield, pulled out a gun and demanded cash before running off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police gave chase after spotting a vehicle with a driver matching the description of the suspect. That pursuit came to an end about four miles away along the 9400 block of Midlothian Turnpike in a field near Pearson Hyundai.

Video taken outside Pearson Hyundai showed police speeding through the car dealership’s parking lot.

READ MORE: Chase ran

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/10/12/allen-e-piner-arrested-bank-robbery-suspect-chesterfield/

Suspect shot by cop during Chesterfield chase charged in second …

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — The bank robbery suspect wounded by an officer during a chase in Chesterfield County Wednesday afternoon is facing a number of charges, including holding up a second bank back in September.

Officials said officers were dispatched for a report of an armed robbery at the Argent Federal Credit Union at 1901 Walmart Way around 2:30 p.m.

Chesterfield police spokeswoman Elizabeth Caroon said the suspect, 45-year-old Allen E. Piner of the 7900 block of Provincetown Drive in Chesterfield, pulled out a gun and demanded cash before running off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police gave chase after spotting a vehicle with a driver matching the description of the suspect. That pursuit came to an end about four miles away along the 9400 block of Midlothian Turnpike in a field near Pearson Hyundai.

Video taken outside Pearson Hyundai showed police speeding through the car dealership’s parking lot.

READ MORE: Chase ran

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/10/12/allen-e-piner-arrested-bank-robbery-suspect-chesterfield/

Police investigating second incident of attempted child luring in one …

HOPEWELL, Va. — For the second time in a week, Hopewell Police are investigating a reported incident related to the attempted luring of a child into a vehicle.

This comes one week after it was reported that a couple attempted to lure a child into their car in the 2900 Block of Maple Street. Police believe the two suspicious incidents are unrelated.

The second reported incident happened Tuesday, September 19 at approximately 8:30 a.m. in the 2000 Block of Dolin St.

“The preliminary investigation revealed that the 13 YOA male juvenile was walking to the school bus stop when he was approached by the suspect vehicle,” a Hopewell Police spokesperson said. “The driver then ordered him to get inside at which time the juvenile victim refused and fled to his sister who was waiting at the school bus stop. Both siblings then ran home and immediately contacted police.”

The suspect, described as a black

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Police investigating second incident of attempted child luring in one week

HOPEWELL, Va. — For the second time in a week, Hopewell Police are investigating a reported incident related to the attempted luring of a child into a vehicle.

This comes one week after it was reported that a couple attempted to lure a child into their car in the 2900 Block of Maple Street. Police believe the two suspicious incidents are unrelated.

The second reported incident happened Tuesday, September 19 at approximately 8:30 a.m. in the 2000 Block of Dolin St.

“The preliminary investigation revealed that the 13 YOA male juvenile was walking to the school bus stop when he was approached by the suspect vehicle,” a Hopewell Police spokesperson said. “The driver then ordered him to get inside at which time the juvenile victim refused and fled to his sister who was waiting at the school bus stop. Both siblings then ran home and immediately contacted police.”

The suspect, described as a black

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/09/20/hopewell-attempted-child-luring/

South African police experts asked to assist in second missing person case in Seychelles

(Seychelles News Agency) – South African police experts who are in Seychelles to assist with the search for a missing man are also assisting the local police in the case a second missing man, a top police official said on Monday.

Seychellois Gonzague Zoe, 46, residing at La Louise in the central Mahe district of Plaisance, was reported missing after leaving his house on Friday, August 18. He was reported missing to the police at 3.20 p.m. on Saturday, August 19.

According to the police, the two South African handlers of search and rescue dogs — Warrant Officers VanRooyen and VanNiekerk — are assisting with the search. A third expert who had been in Seychelles, Brigadier Leonie Ras, a specialist in crime investigation, missing persons and forensics, has already left the archipelago in the western Indian Ocean. 


Gonzague Zoe, 46, was reported missing after leaving his house

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