Suspect arrested for alleged murder of UPenn student, mom says ‘revenge is empty’


A suspect was named in the alleged murder of 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein — initially missing before he was found dead in a shallow grave on the fringe of a Southern California park this week, the police and prosecutors in Orange County said.

Samuel Woodward, 20, a high school classmate of Bernstein’s, was brought into custody Friday afternoon during a traffic stop and charged with suspicion of homicide in the death of the teenager.

PHOTO: Samuel Woodward, 20, of Newport Beach is suspected of killing 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein.Orange County Sheriffs Department/Twitter
Samuel Woodward, 20, of Newport Beach is suspected of killing 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein.

Bernstein was visiting home for winter break from Penn when he went missing on Jan. 2.

His corpse was found Tuesday in what Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes described on Friday as “a shallow grave in the brush on the outer perimeter” of Borrego Park near the victim’s Foothill Ranch home.

Barnes refused to discuss what murder weapon was allegedly used.

He also wouldn’t reveal Woodward’s alleged motive or the condition of Bernstein’s body.

But he did say

... read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/person-custody-alleged-murder-upenn-student/story?id=52280922

Socialite arrested for assault after alleged Jew-bashing meltdown


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Jacqueline Kent Cooke — the millionaire socialite daughter of former Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke — was arrested for assault Wednesday after allegedly making an anti-Semitic slur to a stranger at a fancy Manhattan restaurant and then bashing him with her heavy glass purse on New Year’s Eve, sources told The Post.

The alleged victim, Matthew Haberkorn

Cooke, 29, allegedly whacked Matthew Haberkorn, 52, outside the Upper East Side restaurant Caravaggio and left him with a bloody gash on his head, law enforcement sources told The Post.

Haberkorn said he had just finished dining with his wife, mom and four daughters when the socialite started the encounter by hurling the slur at his mom on the way out of the eatery.

“I went to the bathroom as we were leaving,” Haberkorn told The Post. “She made a comment to my mother, ‘Hurry up, you Jew,’ as she was getting her jacket.”

When Haberkorn confronted the woman about the comment, that’s when she unleashed her bag attack.

Jacqueline Kent CookePatrick McMullan

“She clocks me on the head with her glass

... read more at: https://pagesix.com/2018/01/03/socialite-jacqueline-kent-cooke-being-questioned-for-attacking-lawyer/

Alleged Wichita “swatter” arrested for Arnold bomb threat [with audio]


PANAMA CITY BEACH — The man arrested in connection with a “swatting” incident in Wichita, Kansas late last month that ended in an officer-involved shooting death of an innocent man is the same person who called in a bomb threat to Arnold High School in November, according to Panama City Beach Police.

Tyler Raj Barriss, 25, of Los Angeles, has been arrested on two counts of a false report of a bomb, according to a press release from PCBPD.

According to the release, it was information developed by PCBPD during their months-long cyber investigation and provided to the Wichita Police Department that led to Barriss’ arrest on Dec. 30. Barriss has not yet been charged in connection with that incident.

The investigation started almost immediately after Barriss allegedly called PCBPD dispatch, claiming to have “left some bombs at my high school and they’re going to blow up in 15 minutes.” The call led to Arnold High School and nearby Breakfast Point Academy being placed on lockdown for hours while PCBPD and the Bay County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad combed the campus looking for explosives.

 

 

Despite the fact that Barriss used a

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Brazil captured an alleged member of one Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels on his Christmas vacation



José González Valencia CJNG Brazil mugshot
José
González Valencia, accused of being a member of Mexico’s Jalisco
New Generation cartel, in custody in Brazil.


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Patriotas TV/Noticieros Televisa



  • Jose Gonzalez Valencia was arrested at a resort area
    near Fortaleza in northeastern Brazil.
  • Gonzalez Valencia is believed to be a leader of the
    powerful Jalisco New Generation cartel and is wanted by the US
    government.
  • The CJNG is one of Mexico’s most powerful criminal
    organizations.

Brazilian police

... read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-brazil-arrests-alleged-member-of-feared-mexican-drug-gang-2017-12

Wisconsin high school teacher, 28, charged for alleged trysts with teen boy student


Samantha Fitzpatrick, shown on the left in a mug shot and on the right in a school yearbook photo, was arrested Tuesday for an alleged sexual relationship with an underage student, according to a police report.

 (Fond Du Lac County Sheriff department / Ripon Area School District)

A former teacher in Wisconsin was charged Tuesday following an alleged ongoing sexual relationship with an underage student, according to a report from the Ripon Police Department.

Fitzpatrick was charged

... read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/06/wisconsin-teacher-charged-for-alleged-sexual-relationship-with-student-report-says.html

NBA’s Lorenzen Wright Arrest Made In 2010 Murder … Mug Shot of Alleged Killer


A man named Billy Turner has been arrested and charged for the murder of Lorenzen Wright … over 7 years after the NBA vet was shot and killed in a Memphis suburb … and we have the mug shot.

The Memphis Police Department and Shelby County District Attorney’s office held a press conference on Tuesday to announce that Turner, 46, had been indicted and charged with the 1st-degree murder of Wright.

Turner is currently in custody on a $1 million bond.

Lorenzen’s remains were found in a wooded area on July 28, 2010 … 10 days after the 34-year-old was last seen leaving his ex-wife’s residence in Collierville, Tennessee.

The case went cold for years … but there was a major break last month when cops discovered the gun they believed was used to kill Wright … in a lake about 50 miles from Wright’s body.

Lorenzen was a star at the University of Memphis, and played 14

... read more at: http://www.tmz.com/2017/12/05/lorenzen-wright-murder-arrest-nba-mugshot/

Local Attorney Speaks Out Following Alleged Alcohol-Related Arrest – WENY


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PANAMA, AR — A local attorney who was arrested Wednesday (Nov. 22) and is accused of public intoxication and resisting an officer, said he wants to share his side of the story.

An officer saw a silver Lexus parking in the outside lane of southbound side of Highway 59 about 2 a.m., and Poteau attorney Steven Minks was seen walking away from the vehicle, according to the arrest report.

When asked if the Lexus was his car, Minks shrugged his shoulders and asked if he was under arrest, the report states. The officer asked him if he had broken down, and Minks responded asking if he had broken the law and continued walking, according to the report.

The report states that Minks asked again if he was under arrest and when he was told no, he waved “bye” and kept walking. The officer continued to drive alongside him trying to communicate with him, according to the report.

He became agitated and told the officer to “[expletive] off,” the report states. He asked the officer if he liked being sued and waved “bye” again, according to the report.

The report states that the officer asked him to identify himself and Minks again asked

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Local Attorney Speaks Out Following Alleged Alcohol-Related Arrest



PANAMA (KFSM) — A local attorney who was arrested Wednesday (Nov. 22) and is accused of public intoxication and resisting an officer, said he wants to share his side of the story.

An officer saw a silver Lexus parking in the outside lane of southbound side of Highway 59 about 2 a.m., and Poteau attorney Steven Minks was seen walking away from the vehicle, according to the arrest report.

When asked if the Lexus was his car, Minks shrugged his shoulders and asked if he was under arrest, the report states. The officer asked him if he had broken down, and Minks responded asking if he had broken the law and continued walking, according to the report.

The report states that Minks asked again if he was under arrest and when he was told no, he waved “bye” and kept walking. The officer continued to drive alongside him trying to communicate with him, according to the report.

He became agitated and told the officer to “[expletive] off,” the report states. He asked the officer if he liked being sued and waved “bye” again, according to the

... read more at: http://5newsonline.com/2017/11/22/local-attorney-arrested-accused-of-public-intoxication-resisting-officer/

Alleged gang member arrested in assault that left San Pedro high …


An alleged gang member was arrested Thursday in connection with a brutal assault that left a San Pedro teenager hospitalized and comatose earlier this year, authorities said.

Jaymel Williams, 20, was arrested early Thursday morning in Long Beach on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the March 30 attack, according to Sgt. Ricky Osburn of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lomita station.

Williams was believed to be a person of interest in the case for months, and was being held in San Bernardino County on unrelated charges. At some point, he was released, but probation officers and sheriff’s deputies found him Thursday morning, according to Osburn, who said he was arrested without incident.

Evan Jimenez, 15, suffered brain swelling and a broken jaw as a result of the attack, which left him hospitalized for weeks. Carl Capozzola, an attorney representing Jimenez’s family, said the victim’s mother was relieved by news of the arrest.