Showing posts from January, 2015

True Crime Online Newsletter - January 26, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Google Street View catches lawn mower thieves in the act
Police in Denmark said a Google Street View image offered new evidence in an unsolved crime by catching two men in the act of stealing a lawn mower. South Jutland police posted an image to Twitter on Tuesday showing two men taking the small tractor from a business in Rinkenaes in 2012. "Fantastic! A Google photo shows two thieves in action in Rinkenaes near Grasten. Who are they?" police wrote in the Twitter post. Police said they only recently discovered the Google Street View image, and they are hoping it will lead to tips from the public.

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True Crime Online Newsletter - January 19, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Video shows police officer singing along to 'Shake It Off' by Taylor Swift in patrol car
A video posted online by the Dover, Del. Police Department shows Officer Jeff Davis singing along to "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift. The officer is seen reciting almost every single word of the song, bouncing in his seat and making hand gestures as he sings. He calms down and appears professional when he sees a pedestrian and then continues singing and moving to the song. The video starts with an introduction explaining that the department sometimes sees "interesting" things when reviewing dashcam footage, and they've decided to share some of their videos in a series they're calling "Dash Cam Confessionals." The video has over 2 million views.

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True Crime Online Newsletter - January 12, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Three Fourth-Grade Students Suspended after Plotting to Kill Teacher with Hand Sanitizer
Three grade four girl students have been suspended from their school as they planned to kill their teacher. These girls from Elba Elementary School knew that the teacher was allergic to anti-bacterial hand sanitizer and did not allow the item in the class. The girls made a plan to spread the sanitizer on many things with an intention that their teacher would touch them and die. They shared this plan with other classmates as well. A mother of one of the three girls came to know about the plan and shared with the school authorities. Parents of other girls said that they were aware of the plan, but preferred to stay quiet. After knowing about the plan, the school principal organized a meeting with the girls, their parents and the police. One of the students wa…

True Crime Online Newsletter - January 5, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Woman cited for mailing cow poop to neighbors
(Just remember, kids - you are NEVER anonymous on the Internet)
An Iowa woman is facing a harassment charge for having a box of cow poop mailed to her neighbors after they repeatedly complained about her dog's barking. Burlington police said Kimberly Capdevila, 51, sent the smelly package to neighbors Steve Rowland and Mary Eipert through website after the neighbors repeatedly complained to police about Capdevila's dog barking during the past three years. "On Dec. 13, Rowland received a package in the mail from," Des Moines County District Associate Court documents state. "Inside the package was a substance that was identified as animal feces. On Dec. 29, (officers) spoke with Kimberly Capdevila, who stated she had the package sent to…