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When Vibrate Just Won’t Do

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 15,2009 - FBI investigators identified Terrol Alan Casborn, 32, as the suspect who robbed two banks in Concord, Calif., because of his distinctive tattoo.

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Don’t Cluck With the Constitution

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 8,2009 - Intending to make street crossing safer, even though there have been no incidents, officials in Lemoyne, Pa., spent $250 to place plastic bins at two of the borough's busiest intersections and fill them with bright orange flags.

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Maryland Getaways & Incendiary Devices

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 1,2009 - Guards caught Bobby Finley, 20, using bolt cutters to get through the chain-link fence that surrounds the jail in Miller County, Ark. He wasn't escaping, however, but trying to break into the jail ...

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Bumpy Road to Recovery

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 24,2009 - A man who snatched a wallet from a woman shopping with three friends at a market in Santa Rosa, Calif., tried to make his getaway on a bicycle, but the victim heaved a 12-pack of Miller Lite beer bottles at him ...

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Be All That You Can Be

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 17,2009 - Despite a robber's attempt to conceal his identity with sunglasses and a hooded jacket, a teller at a bank in Fort Worth, Texas, had no trouble recognizing Larry D. Cumby, 25...

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Young Love

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 10,2009 - A judge sentenced William Wagner, 26, to serve one to four years in prison after he admitted he rode his bicycle 180 miles from Maryland to Scranton, Pa., to have sex with a 15-year-old girl ...

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Monty Python in Real Life

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 3,2009 - Two car-theft suspects fleeing police on foot in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ran into an office building, ducked inside a women's restroom, crouched on toilets in the stalls and tried to convince officers they were women...

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Stimulus Package

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // May 27,2009 - Police arrested Remo Spencer for stealing laptop computers and iPods from the Wal-Mart store in Great Falls, Mont., where he worked after he aroused a store manager's suspicions by posting an ad offering to sell the electronics...

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Flu Fever

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // May 20,2009 - New York City police looking for a man who tried to rob a bank but left with no cash spotted a man fitting the suspect's description waiting in line at another bank. Just as the man was hanging the teller a hold-up note...

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Flu Fever

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // May 13,2009 - Oklahoma state police arrested David Louis Siany, 51, for bank robbery after a criminal justice student at the University of Central Oklahoma identified him from a surveillance photo on a news Website ...
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