Truck driver wanted on rape charges in Salt Lake County arrested at Utah-Arizona port of entry



ST. GEORGE, Utah — A man wanted on warrants stemming from rape allegations in Salt Lake County was arrested near the Utah-Arizona border Sunday during a routine inspection of the semi he was driving.

St. George News reports troopers arrested 54-year-old Thorpe Steele of Alvin, Texas on the northbound side of the port of entry inspection point around 2:20 p.m. Sunday.

Arizona authorities became aware of two outstanding warrants for Steele’s arrest during a routine inspection of the semi while checking his ID. They contacted Utah Highway Patrol, and troopers responded to make the arrest.

Authorities arrest 54-year-old Thorpe Steele, of Alvin, Texas, at the Utah-Arizona Interstate 15 port of entry, St. George, Utah, Feb. 11, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

According to a statement of probable cause filed in Salt Lake County in October of 2017, a woman told police that Steele raped her in the sleeping area of his truck while she was a trainee at CR England Trucking.

She said the incident happened in July of 2017 in

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Two men, one juvenile arrested in Wakulla County car burglary spree


By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
January 23, 2018

Cody Trawick and Rusty Flowers

WAKULLA CO., Fla. (WCTV) — The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office and Leon County Sheriff’s Office have made a collaborative arrest after receiving reports of vehicle break-ins and gun theft.

WCSO says in the early morning hours of Friday, January 19, deputies received numerous reports of vehicle burglaries in the northeast part of the county. The stolen items included credit cards, a Winchester rifle, a Tanfoglio handgun and a camera tripod.

Sunday morning, deputies responded to the Bridle Gate Community, where citizens said they had seen subjects breaking into cars and five unlocked vehicles had been burglarized.

Deputies proceeded to stop a vehicle occupied by two people that was quickly trying to leave the area. Authorities say the items that were reported stolen were found in the vehicle, and the two suspects were detained.

Deputies also detained two people who were walking through the neighborhood, and found stolen items on one of the subjects.

Cody Trawick, Rusty Flowers and a juvenile were arrested and booked into the Wakulla County Jail. Officials say the three suspects have been linked to at least

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Suspect Arrested In Home Invasion Of Wagoner County Teen Home Alone


MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma –

Deputies arrested a suspect in a home invasion in Wagoner County last week in which a 13-year-old boy was tied up and robbed.

Sheriff Chris Elliott says Aaron Johnson was one of three men who broke into the home near 50th Street North and Highway 69 on the morning of January 11, 2018. 

Deputies said the teen was home sick from school when he heard someone enter the home. He said three men tied him up with an electronics cable and put a pair of shorts over his head.

After they left he freed himself and went to a neighbor’s house and the neighbor called 911.

1/11/2018 Related Story: Teen Tied Up, Robbed During Wagoner County Home Invasion

Deputies arrested Johnson on Tuesday on complaints of kidnapping, burglary, threatening to commit an act of violence and possession of a firearm while committing a felony and possession of a firearm after previous felony conviction.

Sheriff Elliott said his office received many tips thanks to media coverage of the crime and investigators soon identified Johnson as a suspect. Because he’s a felon they compared his mugshot to the surveillance video and his fingerprints to those gathered at the

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Montgomery County Officials Use DNA Samples to Create Picture of …


It’s the stuff of science fiction, but Pennsylvania officials are hoping DNA testing will lead them to the man suspected of raping a 19-year-old jogger in broad daylight.

The attack happened shortly before 11 a.m. on Aug. 1 in Montgomery County’s Norristown Farm Park. A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt despite the balmy summer weather jumped a young woman at gunpoint. Nearly six months later, Montgomery County officials have not found the suspect.

“This [crime] is really rare,” Kate Delano, a spokeswoman for Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, said. “It’s been more than a decade since something like this happened.”

The case continued to nag local officials until they teamed up with Parabon NanoLabs, a Virginia-based company that uses the forensic technique called phenotyping to recreate faces.

On Tuesday, Montco District Attorney Kevin Steele released an illustration of the suspected rapist created with this new technology. The result is a man in his 20s or early 30s with light to medium brown skin and between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-10 inches tall with an average build.

“Since we have our attacker’s DNA, we know who he is — we just don’t know his name and where he lives,” Steele

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Montgomery County Officials Use DNA Samples to Create Picture of Rape Suspect


It’s the stuff of science fiction, but Pennsylvania officials are hoping DNA testing will lead them to the man suspected of raping a 19-year-old jogger in broad daylight.

The attack happened shortly before 11 a.m. on Aug. 1 in Montgomery County’s Norristown Farm Park. A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt despite the balmy summer weather jumped a young woman at gunpoint. Nearly six months later, Montgomery County officials have not found the suspect.

“This [crime] is really rare,” Kate Delano, a spokeswoman for Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, said. “It’s been more than a decade since something like this happened.”

The case continued to nag local officials until they teamed up with Parabon NanoLabs, a Virginia-based company that uses the forensic technique called phenotyping to recreate faces.

On Tuesday, Montco District Attorney Kevin Steele released an illustration of the suspected rapist created with this new technology. The result is a man in his 20s or early 30s with light to medium brown skin and between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-10 inches tall with an average build.

“Since we have our attacker’s DNA, we know who he is — we just don’t know his name and where he lives,” Steele

... read more at: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Montgomery-County-Phenotyping-DNA-Testing-Rape-Suspect-Norristown-Farm-Park-469588793.html

Police chief arrested for indecent exposure in Hanover County …


HANOVER COUNTY, Va. — A police chief has been arrested and charged with two counts of indecent exposure in Hanover County.

Chad Tearne, the 41-year-old is the chief of police for the Defense Logistics Agency in Chesterfield, which is part of the Department of Defense, was charged with two counts of indecent exposure.

Investigators said the incident happened on Oct. 6 in the parking lot of a grocery story in the 9300 block of Atlee Road.

Chad Tearne

Chad Tearne

“On October 6th of 2017, the sheriff’s office received a complaint of an individual conducting lewd acts in the parking lot of a local business,” said Sgt. James Cooper, with the Hanover Sheriff’S Office.

Deputies said their investigation led them Tearne after they set up surveillance and they served two indictments.

Though the allegations date back to October, he was just charged this week because the case had to go through a grand jury.

“This is a sensitive case absolutely, but,” said Cooper, “we’re absolutely going to investigate every case no matter who is involved.”

According to the DLA website, Tearne retired from the air force in October 2016 and has more than 20 years law enforcement experience. He moved

... read more at: http://wtvr.com/2018/01/12/chad-tearne-arrested-indecent-exposure-defense-logistics-agency-1/

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests and Warrants – 11/7/2017



The following is a sample of recent St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office arrests and investigations
10/14/17-DFC. Tirpak responded to the 48000 block of Chisleytown Road, in St. Inigoes, for a reported assault/theft.  Investigation revealed suspect Jonathan Lee Lynch, age 20, of Lexington Park, had assaulted the victim and stole property.  Suspect Lynch was located and arrested; Lynch was charged with Robbery, Assault 2nd Degree, Theft, and Malicious Destruction of Property.  CASE# 54447-17
10/14/17-Cpl. Carberry responded to the 27000 block of Cox Drive, in Mechanicsville, for a report of a disturbance.  The suspect Jerry Leslie Blackley, age 28, of Mechanicsville, was on scene and acting in a disorderly manner.  Blackley was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct. CASE# 54450-17
10/16/17-Cpl. Knott responded to the 41000 block of  Baldridge Street, in Leonardtown, for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed suspect Keith Demarr Young, age 32, of Waldorf, had assaulted the victim.  Young was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. CASE# 54593-17
https://smnewsnet.com/archives/426263/st-marys-county-sheriffs-office-arrests-and-warrants-1172017/

3 teens arrested after 2 found dead in Wythe County


WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – Three suspects are under arrest in Wythe County after two people were found dead Tuesday. 

On Thursday, Aidan Dawson was reported missing from the town of Wytheville. Tuesday, deputies received a tip about Dawson that led them to a home in the 1800 block of Reed Creek Drive on the eastern end of the county.



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Once there, deputies found two male victims

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