Woman arrested in connection with Miami purse snatching

MIAMI – A woman was arrested last week in connection with a purse snatching in the city of Miami, authorities announced Monday.

Jacqueline Wright, 31, was arrested Tuesday on charges of robbery by sudden snatching and fraudulent use of a credit card.

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Woman arrested in connection with high-heel attack on fellow Lyft passenger

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A 24-year-old woman was released from jail Thursday hours after she surrendered to authorities in connection with an attack on a fellow Lyft passenger in Miami Beach.

Sherry Moody declined to speak with reporters as she left the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. 

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Woman arrested in connection to 2014 Playa Vista hit-and-run that killed 62-year-old man – KABC

A woman was arrested on suspicion of fleeing the scene after hitting a jogger in Playa Vista in 2014, authorities said Wednesday.

Brittnee Crawford, 26, faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run. Authorities were able to identify her through witness statements and physical evidence that was gathered two years ago.

“The detectives were unable to locate the suspect, but did not give up, continued to press this case,” LAPD Capt. Robert Long said.

In January 2014, 62-year-old Paul Grover was struck and killed by a driver while he was jogging near Lincoln Boulvard and LMU Drive. Witnesses said at the time that Crawford stopped at first to try and help Grover, but eventually fled the scene.

Witnesses also told authorities she appeared to be highly intoxicated. Before striking Grover, the driver in the vehicle struck a pole.

Crawford’s boyfriend, Joshua Walker, was also arrested and accused of giving detectives false information during the investigation into the hit-and-run.

Investigators said Crawford was traveling between Southern California and Las Vegas for work, which made the search efforts to find her a little more difficult.

“We don’t give up on these cases. We are going to come after you and you will be held accountable for the actions that

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Man arrested in South LA in connection to Kansas swatting incident that left man dead – KABC

Authorities arrested a man in South Los Angeles in connection to a swatting incident that led to a Kansas man’s death.

Tyler Barriss, 25, was arrested Friday on suspicion of making a hoax phone call to police in Wichita, Kansas.

Authorities in Wichita said someone made a prank call to 911 with a made-up story about a shooting and kidnapping. That call resulted in the death of an innocent man relatives identified as Andrew Finch, 28.

The hoax phone call was a case of swatting, authorities said, in which a person creates a false story to get a SWAT response to an address.

Authorities released the 911 recording in which a man said he’d shot his father in the head. The caller also said he was holding his mother and a sibling at gunpoint and threatened to light the house on fire.

When police headed to the home, they surrounded it and prepared to deal with a hostage situation. Finch answered the door and followed instructions to put up his hands and move slowly. But at some point, authorities said he moved toward his waistband and officers fired a single shot in fear Finch may have reached for a gun.

Authorities said Finch died at

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Man arrested in connection with stabbing death of nuclear engineer

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man was arrested Thursday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a nuclear engineer in southwest Miami-Dade, authorities confirmed.

Edwin Rios, 24, faces charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. He is being held without bond. 

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Two Men Arrested in Connection With Charlottesville Violence

According to Mr. Merritt, Mr. Ramos’s friends identified him after he posted about the attack on Facebook, saying that as a Puerto Rican man he disavowed white supremacy but participated in the rally because he despises leftists. In the video, Mr. Ramos appeared to have something wrapped in his hands that he used to strike Mr. Harris, Mr. Merritt said.

The attack started because white supremacists had tried to “spear” one of Mr. Harris’s friends with a flagpole, and Mr. Harris tried to knock the pole away, the lawyer said. Suddenly Mr. Harris, an aspiring rapper, was rushed by more than a dozen men and fell backward. The video showed Mr. Harris on the ground being pummeled.

The police also made an arrest Saturday in connection with an earlier incident at the rally, in which a man was captured on video shooting at the ground in the direction of an African-American counterprotester. The counterprotester, Corey Long, was the friend Mr. Harris would go on to defend in the parking garage a few hours later, Mr. Merritt said.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia submitted the video to the F.B.I. and the local police.

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Man arrested in connection with downtown Tulsa auto-ped crashes

TULSA — Police have arrested a man they say was involved in several auto-pedestrian crashes Monday which left one person dead.

The man arrested was identified as Jeremy Thacker, 40. He was arrested on a count of first-degree murder and five counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Authorities made the arrest after a passerby called the Oklahoma Highway Patrol after spotting the truck in the 13700 block of East 46th Street North. A similar tip came into the Crime Stoppers line.

The first crash happened in in the 200 block of North Cheyenne in downtown Tulsa on Monday morning. Three people were struck and

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Man arrested in connection with Sunrise hit-and-run that critically injured woman

SUNRISE, Fla. – A South Florida man turned himself in to authorities Friday in connection with a hit-and-run crash that critically injured a woman last month in Sunrise.

Adrian Perez, 21, faces charges of failing to remain at the scene of an accident involving serious injury and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

The crash was reported just after midnight July 15 in the 12600 block of Sunrise Blvd. 

Police believe Perez struck Michelle Holguin, 53, while the woman was riding her bicycle home from work at Lester’s Diner.

Police said Holguin was wearing black shoes, black pants and a black shirt at the time of the crash.

Authorities said Perez was captured on surveillance video shortly after the crash, checking out the damage to his car at a Mobil gas station at 12580 W. Sunrise Blvd.

The vehicle appeared to have a smashed windshield and front-end damage.

According to an arrest report, Perez texted a friend after the crash and said that he struck a deer with his car. 

Police said he then went home and looked online for news stories about the hit-and-run. 

Perez, whose mother is a paralegal, appeared in bond court Saturday and was ordered to be placed on house arrest if he posts bail.

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