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Okay, so we’re not talking about the mailman. Surely the newspaper delivery guy is close enough? As reported by ktuu.com:

An Anchorage Daily News deliveryman has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence after his pickup truck slid off the road in Chugiak Wednesday morning — and police found him trying to finish his route in another vehicle.

APD responded at about 6:45 a.m. to a report of a brown Ford pickup with its rear wheels in a ditch creating a traffic hazard at Birchwood Loop and Spruce Crest Drive.

When police arrived, 54-year-old Clifford Johnson was emptying newspapers wrapped for delivery from the pickup into a red Chevy Blazer. Johnson said he’d accidentally backed his pickup into the ditch at about 5 a.m.

In addition to having a strong smell of alcohol on his breath, Johnson was spilling papers onto the ground and had trouble hitting buttons on his cell phone. After field sobriety tests, he was arrested on two counts of DUI — one for each of the two vehicles involved.

“He was just trying to get his papers in,” said APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker. “It’s just not something to do intoxicated.”

A breath sample from Johnson yielded a blood-alcohol content reading well over the .08 legal limit, and he was jailed on $250 bail. Both of his vehicles were impounded by police.

 

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What’s worse: A suspect gets away, or an innocent person is injured or dies during  a car chase to apprehend the suspect? The latter, of course.  But if you’re on the lam, don’t you now have an incentive to punch it? As reported by The Belleville News-Democrat:

The man who led police on a high-speed chase earlier in the week still has not been located.

Stephen K. Anderson, 34, whose last known address was in the 3400 block of Hollywood Heights Road, has been charged with aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer by the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office.

According to police reports, an officer tried to pull over Anderson on Tuesday because he knew Anderson had an active warrant for driving with a revoked license. Instead of stopping, Anderson allegedly made a run for it.

The chase started in the 7900 block of North Illinois Street. Police said Anderson disobeyed several traffic signals and reached speeds in excess of 100 mph before the officer broke off the pursuit near the Illinois 111 and Interstate 64 interchange because of safety concerns.

Police posted a photo of Anderson and an appeal to the public to aid in their search Wednesday, but according to Caseyville Police Sergeant Gerard Spratt, he was still on the loose Thursday evening. Because Anderson allegedly exceeded posted speed limits by more than 21 mph, the charge against him is a class 4 felony.

Anderson’s bail has been set at $50,000. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Caseyville Police Department through CENCOM at 618-277-3500.

Think his time on the lam will be brief? Most likely. Here’s the source.

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Court after court has held that you can f-bomb the police.  Depending on the situation, it may be totally disrespectful and rude, or it may be justified and appropriate. Regardless, it is constitutionally protected.  Of course, that doesn’t mean the police can’t charge you, or that a state court can’t convict you, but you will eventually be vindicated.

So this gent, Mr. Buehler, was recording a proceeding in court. The judge was not pleased, although it appears Mr. Buehler was legally permitted to record. A kerfuffle ensued, and just when you thought it might be over …  As reported by PINAC (photographyisnotacrime.com):

As [Gonzalez Police Captain Gayle] Autry turned around to return to the courthouse, a sarcastic “have a nice day” was exchanged between the cop and one of Buehler’s associates.
Buehler then told him to “go fuck yourself” as he was walking away, prompting Autry to turn around, pull out the handcuffs and arrest Buehler for disorderly conduct, even though numerous court decisions have ruled that using profanity against a cop is protected by the First Amendment.

Judge Voigt later denied Buehler’s motion to recuse herself from presiding over the subsequent trial given her involvement leading up to his arrest.

Buehler defended himself in court on June 5, 2013 and was found guilty after a 7-hour trial presided by the biased Judge Voigt.

He immediately appealed the decision and was granted a new trial with a new judge, who hopefully understands Constitutional law better than Voigt.

You can read a ton more here.

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You never know when you might need some cash. Some folks deal only in cash. (The Juice can think of a few …)  But this much?  As reported in The Brooklyn Paper’s Police Blotter (68th Precinct – Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights):

A crook hit the jackpot when he lifted $18,600 from an Eighth Avenue apartment between May 26 and June 3.

The resident was out of town for the span, and when he returned to his house between 67th and 68th streets in Dyker Heights, he found that someone had broken into his apartment and taken the cash and an iPhone 6 from his bedroom dresser, police said.

Who keeps $18,600 cash in a bedroom dresser drawer, other than this gent? Anyone else think the perp knows the victim? The Juice isn’t buying the random “jackpot” theory.

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Regular readers know that The Juice scours the globe to find stories. This one comes to you from Guyana, via the Guyana Chronicle:

A South Ruimveldt man was on Tuesday placed on $12,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewarnine-Beharry for damaging his girlfriend’s sister’s phone. Erick Forde, of Lot 25 Shopping Plaza, South Ruimveldt Gardens, pleaded not guilty to the charge that alleged that on 18 February at Lot 186 Thomas Street, Kitty, he unlawfully and maliciously damaged a Samsung cellular phone valued $152,000, property of Tracy Miller.

According to Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru, Forde was dating Miller’s sister and on the day in question, there was an argument over a text message that came through Miller’s phone when the defendant became annoyed and broke the phone.

Bail was granted after no objection was raised by the prosecutor. The matter was transferred to Magistrate Annette Singh for Tuesday, June 16,2015.

Okay, so $12,000 Guyana dollars is $58 US. Still, bail? Is he going to flee the country?  You’ll find the source here.

 

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This is just not a smart way to cool yourself off for a lot of reasons – all of them obvious. As reported by wkyt.com:

It was 90 degrees Thursday and a man apparently went into a South Williamson Wal-Mart to cool off.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Department on Friday obtained an arrest warrant for a man who entered Wal-Mart naked, shouted “I’m on fire” and then poured a gallon of milk on himself, according to a news release.

The man left the store, hopped into a car with someone else and left. Sheriff’s deputies say the incident was caught on camera by a third-party and uploaded to social media.

After investigating, deputies obtained warrants for Timothy Smith of Phelps and David Daniels of Belfry. A release does not say which man is accused of going into the store to cool off.

The two were arrested Saturday afternoon without incident. Both were lodged in the Pike County Detention Center where they are being held without bond.

The investigation is ongoing, and there could be other arrests, the release said.

A dare? Drunk? Stoned? Bored? Chances are we’ll find out soon enough. Here’s the source.

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People use the words “chicken shit” all the time. This fella, though, is accused of doing much more than using the words. As seen at todayskccr.com:

Prosecutors say [Tom] Parsons [49] , following a dispute with the county treasurer over a vehicle registration, placed the registration card in chicken feces and mailed the material to the official in a zip-lock bag.  The first-class mail piece was sent from the Pierre Post Office.

Brilliant! They’ll never trace it back to you… The plea?

Parsons entered the plea to a single count of Injurious Articles as Nonmailable Friday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno in Pierre Federal Court. A trial date has not yet been set.

In the mean time …

Following a discussion on conditions, Moreno released Parsons on a personal recognizance bond with supervision meaning he has to remain in contact with the parole office. Parsons also can have no contact with postal service employees except for regular transactions during the normal business day.

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He was deemed fit to stand trial, although you’ll probably wonder about that after reading this. As reported by The Ocala Star Banner:

Circuit Judge Hale Stancil is used to presiding over criminal trials, but on Wednesday and Thursday his role in court became that of witness as he testified against a man who wrote him threatening letters from prison.

In two separate, one-day trials, two different six-member juries returned guilty verdicts against Lester Leroy Williams, 36, on two charges of written threats to kill or do bodily harm for writing separate threatening letters to the judge in August and October 2014, in which he threatened to harm Stancil and his family.

During the trials, Williams, who represented himself, gave several reasons for writing the letters, including a conspiracy involving the federal government; that he wanted to confront the judge, who, he claimed, had unfairly sentenced him previously; and referencing a discussion between his family and a member of Stancil’s family, which, he said, landed him in prison.

Assistant Public Defender Meredith Poisson acted as standby counsel and briefly represented Williams during the trials. She argued that while her client wrote the letters, the intent to harm the judge did not exist.

On Thursday afternoon, presiding Circuit Judge Robert Hodges sentenced Williams as a prison release reoffender to 15 years in prison for each of the two cases. Those sentences will run consecutive to one another and will begin in February 2020 — after the 10-year sentence Williams is currently serving for sexual battery is completed.

Williams previously served time for six criminal charges involving battery.

You can read a lot more, and see photos of Mr. Williams, here.

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The Juice is a personal injury lawyer, not a criminal lawyer, so he’s not going to weigh in on all these charges, other than to wonder “Does she need to kill someone before she gets a serious sentence? Fifth DUI?”  As reported by The Independent Record (Helena, Montana):

On Wednesday at 11:55 p.m., an officer was conducting preventative patrol in the area of N. Last Chance and Cruse Ave. The officer observed a vehicle run the red light at this intersection. The officer conducted a traffic stop and initiated a DUI investigation. The driver, Tennille Lomahukluh, 35, was placed under arrest. Lomahukluh was transported and booked into the LCSO Jail on suspicion of the following charges: Felony DUI (fifth offense), driving while driving status is revoked, no insurance, red light violation, probation violation.

It’s probably not going out on a limb to suggest that she’s likely to be in a cell for a while.

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Question: Do you think that cashing a check and wiring money is a “professional service”? If so, you and your money will soon be parting ways too. As reported on nj.com:

A [Mount Laurel] township man said a fictitious company stole more than $1300 from him through an email scam, according to police.

Officers were called to the man’s home Tuesday afternoon, and he said a company called Travel Agency Settlement contacted him through email offering to pay him $400 for professional services.

Police said the company mailed him a check for $1,750 and told him to cash it, keep $400 and wire the rest to someone else.

You know that old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true …”

The man followed the directions, but several days later, his bank informed him that the check was fraudulent.

Police said investigation revealed that Travel Agency Settlement was a fictitious company.

No! Fictitious? Who would have guessed that?