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Well sir, the officer might have said, I have some good news and some bad news … Per The Sun News at cleveland.com:

A township officer assisted a Medina Township officer on an arrest at 2:41 a.m. Jan. 24. According to the Medina Township officer, the driver he had pulled over in the Hills had nearly struck his cruiser while the Medina officer was on another traffic stop. The driver passed a Breathalyzer test, registering .08 percent – at the legal limit – but was cited for marijuana possession and failure to move over for a stopped emergency vehicle.

Right at the legal limit! Your author has never seen this before. Maybe they could have taken it out another decimal? .081? It didn’t much matter though, what with the weed in the car. Here’s the source.

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sleeping sleep

This gent had a pretty good gig – getting paid while he was sleeping. Then, one fateful night, poof! It all disappeared. As reported in the Police Blotter in The Brooklyn Paper

88th Precinct – Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

A crook swiped a Prince Street building’s security guard’s cellphone on Feb. 3 while he slept on the job, law enforcement officials said.

The guard said he was in a chair in the office of the building between Tillary Street and Myrtle Avenue at 10:30 pm, and dozed off. He woke up at 6 am the next day to find his phone had been taken from his pocket, cops said.

Doh! Goodbye phone. Goodbye job (one would imagine).

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Maybe this will get you some street cred, but it also got you busted.  As reported by The Belleville News-Democrat (Illinois):

A YouTube video is being credited with helping investigators track a retired Venice police officer’s badge and gun to a metro-east family.

According to police reports, they spotted two men with the stolen gun in a homemade online music video. They were able to trace the video to a residence in Madison.

Detective Mike Renth said Corry Williams and Torry Williams are wanted for unlawful possession of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Police found the retired officer’s missing badge and identification card, police said. The stolen gun has not been located.

The men’s mother, Tunisia Williams, of 1715 Edwardsville Road in Madison, has been charged in connection with the theft. Renth said Torry Williams, 19, resided in his mother’s home and Corry Williams, who is believed to be in his early 20s, is from out of town.

How did the cops know to watch that video? Unknown. You’ll find the source here.

 

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ATM

It probably started with something like this: “Hey, I have a great way we can make some easy cash!” As you’ll see, it wasn’t such a great idea!   As reported by khou.com:

Employees at a Texaco gas station are cleaning up a mess after a failed smash-and-grab left behind a lot of damage.

It happened in the early-morning hours Monday along Beltway 8-North.

Witnesses said two or three men acting as customers came into the store first. A silver pickup then crashed into the business. The suspects then tried to get the store’s ATM into the back of the pickup, but they couldn’t pick it up.

Houston police were called to the scene, but the suspects were already gone.

There were no injuries reported.

Doh! You should see the mess they left behind – and you can. Just click here.

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no parking sign park

At some point in your time behind the wheel, you found a great parking spot and said “Wow, we couldn’t get any closer than this!” Well, you were wrong, as this gent proved. As reported by This Is Lancashire:

A driver has been arrested after his car ploughed into a pub in Bolton town centre.

The male driver of the silver discovery vehicle was arrested and led away from the scene of the crash, which occurred just after 5pm at the Dog and Partridge pub in Manor Street.

Onlookers said it looked as though people who were inside the building at the time of the smash kept the driver inside the pub until police could arrive and arrest him.

You’ll find the source, a photo of the scene, and a fair amount more on the story here.

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sonic drive in

Before you go getting up in this poor woman’s grill, take note that it is called a “drive-in”. And that’s just what she did. This is actually more common than you would think. The Juice had a case recently involving a woman who did the exact same thing, but she did a helluva lot more damage.  Anyway, as reported by The Daily News (Galveston County, Texas):

No one was hurt when a SUV smashed through the wall of the Sonic Drive-In, 1169 West Main Street, Tuesday afternoon.

Initial reports from League City police indicate that an 83-year-old woman was next door at the Popeye’s restaurant. As she was pulling out of that parking lot, she put her foot on the gas pedal instead of the break of her Honda Pilot, police said.

“She went through the shrubs (separating the two restaurants) and struck the east side of the Sonic,” League City Police Department spokeswoman officer Reagan Pena said.

Yikes! An SUV seems like a pretty big vehicle for someone who is having pedal problems. Fortunately nobody was hurt. You’ll find the source, including a photo of the scene, here.

 

 

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You own a bar in a college town. Seriously, who would think that the cops would ever stop in to make sure your patrons are of age? And anyway, it’s not like the joint is filled with kids. Er, what’s that you say? How many? As reported by North Country Now (Potsdam, New York):

Village police say a compliance check at Backstreets, Market Street, resulted in 46 underage patrons being charged with trespass.

46!!!!! Uh-oh.

The bar’s owner, Steven J. Bond, and manager, Michael Caringi, are also in hot water.

Police say charges against them are pending through the state liquor authority.

Very hot, The Juice would think.

Potsdam police were assisted by St. Lawrence County Sheriff deputies and SUNY Potsdam police.

Bar management told officers no one under 21 is allowed inside, which resulted in charges being filed, Potsdam police said.

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The Juice is just sayin’ that, before you call the cops for their help, you might want to at least check your pockets! Doh! As reported by The Argus Leader (South Dakota):

George Jordan Williams, 33, of Queen Creek, Arizona, called police from Scarlett O’Hara’s, 3201 S. Caroyln Ave., claiming several thousand dollars was stolen from him at the club.

Okay. Clearly a call to the police is a reasonable next step … or is it?

The man first said $2,000 was stolen from him but later changed the amount to $4,000, police spokesman Sam Clemens said.

Williams was pulling money from his pockets to determine how much was missing when a bag of white powder fell out, Clemens said.

Oops.

“He reached down and picked it up like nothing happened,” Clemens said.

Hum dee dum. [Whistling.] Hum dee dum. [More whistling.]

Officers were able to find the bag, which field tested positive for cocaine, in his hand.

He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

Brilliant! Click here for the source. (HT to a loyal Juice reader who prefers to remain anonymous. Can you blame him?)

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cell phone mobile

Regular Juice readers will, oddly enough, recognize this scenario from a recent post.  This, however, led to much more serious consequences for the perps. As reported by The Orlando Sentinel:

Sometimes, good detective work and weeks of investigation are needed to nab suspected criminals. But other times all investigators need is 30 minutes to listen in on an accidental pocket dial to a 911 dispatch center.

That’s the reason 55-year-old Donna Knope, 32-year-old Jason Knope and 41-year-old Thomas Stallings spent their weekend in the Volusia County Branch Jail on drug charges.

According to Volusia County deputies, one member of the trio accidentally dialed 911 about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. When the dispatcher answered and tried to get details about the potential emergency, there was no response.

Instead, she overheard a discussion about drugs.

Deputies say the dispatcher kept the line open and fed details to investigators from the three who were unknowingly being recorded. At one point, the dispatcher reported hearing bubbling noises as if something was cooking.

Using cell phone locater data, deputies tracked the origin of the call to a shed behind a home in the 3200 block of Roland Drive where Donna and Jason Knope lived.

When deputies arrived, the three were actively cooking a batch of methamphetamine, investigators say. Also found were many of the household items after found in meth labs like lighter fluid, coffee filters, a butane torch and batteries.

All three face charges of manufacturing and possession of meth. Stallings also faces charges of violating probation after a previous robbery conviction.

Doh! You’ll find the source, and a video, here.

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Falling asleep on the job is never a good thing.  But if this is your “job”, you are really in the soup. As reported by The Herald-Tribune:

A man burglarizing a Nokomis home passed out on the bed beside a bag of stolen jewelry and didn’t notice deputies taking his picture, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, a cleaning lady discovered Dion Davis, 29, inside her client’s home in the 500 block of Albee Road on Monday, sleeping on a bed with a bag full of stolen jewelry. Deputies arrived and photographed Davis, who did not notice.

At least he has one thing going for him – he’s a sound sleeper.

Davis, of Nokomis, was arrested, charged with burglary and booked into jail on $10,000 bail.

You’ll find the source, and the photo of the sleeping Davis, here.

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