If it’s too loud…
Sparks police arrested a man who allegedly aimed a shotgun
at two people at a party Saturday night after he demanded they turn down the
Joseph Blackham, 47, of Sparks, remains in Washoe County
Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm
Sparks police received a call from a person at the party
that Blackham had just entered the building in the 700 block of F Street and
told several people to turn the music down, Sparks police Lt. Peter Krall said.
Blackham then allegedly pointed a shotgun in the direction of at least two
people before leaving.
Police searched the area and found Blackham coming out of
his residence with a 12-gauge shotgun, Krall said. He was taken into custody
Craigslist post leads to bike theft arrest
BOSTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Boston police, acting on a tip
from a Craigslist-reading student, said they arrested a man suspected of more
than 20 bicycle thefts.
Police said a detective posing as a prospective buyer arranged
to meet Matthew Berry, 30, of Somerville after a local college student told
police he recognized his own stolen bike in Berry's Craigslist posting, The
Boston Globe reported Monday.
Berry was arrested and investigators said the bike turned
out not to belong to the student but it was believed to have been stolen.
Police said Berry, who was carrying bolt cutters, pliers and an Allen wrench at
the time of his arrest, is believed to be responsible for more than 20 local
"He's been doing it for a couple of years," Sgt.
Detective Michael Talbot said.
Berry pleaded not guilty April 4 to charges of larceny over
$250 and possession of burglary tools.
$50 for $5
Four people have been busted for counterfeiting after cops
caught them passing out fake $50 bills in South Carolina.
The group, based out of Black Mountain, NC, managed to pass
$50,000 in fake bills in various states including Kentucky, Georgia, Virginia,
North Carolina and South Carolina.
The crooks would take $5 bills, bleach the '5' off and
re-printing them with a $50.
Bleaching kept the paper in tact along with the security
strips and watermarks.
The bills were found after a store clerk looked at the water
mark and saw that it was a $5, not a $50.
The crew managed to spend $50,000 in fake bills before
they were caught.