Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said in 2018 that the deputies’ actions were justified.
McIntyre's family filed a lawsuit in June claiming deputies shot him as he ran away. John Burris, the family’s attorney, told ABC10 that McIntyre was suffering from a mental breakdown.
"He was running away from the police,” Burris said. “He was running down the freeway, and he was shot and killed as he was running away. It was pretty outrageous, because he was not creating a danger to the officers."
The McIntyre case was a cluster. If the cop had taken him in 5150 earlier in the day, the shooting could have been avoided.
I am disturbed when the police shoot a man who does not have a gun or knife or other weapon and there are six or seven officers and a K9 and they can't seem capture a fleeing suspect. In the defense of the officers that day, McIntyre was a baseball pitcher, so those cobblestones that he had been chucking at the officers (and hit one officer)were a bit more dangerous than they would be with your average dude.
Interesting fact, the officer that failed to take Mikel in 5150 earlier in the day was the officer that fired many of the fatal shots across the freeway.
I believe this is the son of the Exeter PD officer that worked with JJD. On-line messages indicate that he was a corrections officer at Corcoran before being fired.
Embezzlement and Narcotic Sales Arrest
This morning at 8:40 AM, VPD Narcotics Detectives responded to UPS located in the 3200 block of N. Plaza and arrested Farrel Dewayne Ward (41) after a month long investigation into theft of prescription medication.
During the investigation it was determined Ward, who was an employee of UPS, had stolen over $10,000 worth of prescription medication being shipped by CVS. A search warrant was conducted at Ward’s residence in the 100 block of W. Howard Avenue immediately after he was arrested. During the search over $8,000 worth of stolen medication was recovered, along with cocaine, evidence of narcotic sales and 16 firearms were seized.
Ward was booked at the Tulare County Adult Pre-Trial Facility for embezzlement, possession of stolen property and narcotic sales related charges.
POLICE ANNOUNCE THE IDENTIFICATION OF A HOMICIDE VICTIM FROM 1977 ( New Castle, DE 19720) Today (Mar 23) The New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit, Cold Case Squad are announcing the identification of human remains that were discovered more than 40 years ago in the area of Townsend, Delaware. In June 1977, the body of a female was located in the wooded area off Old Union Church Road (County Road 456) by an area teenager who was traveling home on his bicycle. New Castle County Police as well as officials from the State of Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. The Delaware Medical Examiner, at the time, determined the manner of the victim’s death to be a homicide. Police conducted an extensive investigation into the woman’s murder but were not able to identify her or obtain any leads. The case grew cold. At the time, police relied heavily on fingerprints and dental records in hopes to identify human remains. In 2008, information regarding the discovery of the body and surrounding circumstances were reviewed for entry into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs). As part of the case entry process, a DNA profile from the remains was extracted by the University of North Texas for Human Identification and was entered into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). There were no matches found in the nationwide system. In February 2017, New Castle County Police learned of the Virginia company called Parabon Nanolabs, which specializes in DNA phenotyping. Phenotyping is a process of predicting physical traits and ancestry from DNA evidence. Thom Shaw, IAI Certified Forensic Artist at Parabon Nanolabs, completed a sketch of the victim. The lab subsequently provided a Snapshot Phenotype Report to include a computerized composite of the victim (see images below). Parabon Nanolabs further submitted the genetic information to ancestry databases and provided genetic genealogy analysis which included a potential family tree for the victim. New Castle County Police report that the breakthrough in this investigation occurred when Montgomery County Maryland Officer Steven Smugeresky became involved in the case. Members of the Cold Case Squad consulted with Officer Smugeresky after he conducted a presentation at a Law Enforcement Cold Case Seminar. In 2019, Officer Smugeresky took over the ancestry researching of the victim’s DNA profile. He worked tirelessly on potential family trees in an attempt to develop information on the identity of the remains. New Castle County Police followed up on these leads and obtained DNA samples from possible relatives. The Delaware Division of Forensic Science DNA Laboratory expeditiously conducted an analysis of the possible relative samples and extracted DNA profiles. The profiles were entered into CODIS and a positive comparison to the 1977 remains was received. Based on that analysis, the identity of Marie Petry Heiser was confirmed by Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Gary Collins of the Delaware Division of Forensic Science. Dr. Collins concurred with the initial Pathologist, ruling Heiser’s manner of death to be a homicide. Marie Petry Heiser is formerly from the 6200 block of Crafton Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was determined that Marie Petry Heiser was 50 years old at the time of her death and had not been reported missing to any police agency. Heiser was the wife of William Heiser Sr. who was a member of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Highway Patrol from the 1950s until the early 1960s. They were known for performing thrill shows in area stadiums and arenas. Heiser Sr. had to leave the Police Force after being seriously injured while rehearsing for one of these shows. He then worked as a truck driver for an area transportation company. William Heiser Sr. relocated to the area of South Daytona Beach Florida in the late 1970s and subsequently died in 2006. Marie Petry Heiser was a homemaker and part-time employee at the former Ashbourne Country Club in Cheltenham Pennsylvania in the 1970s. She was the mother of two children, a daughter who currently resides in California and a son who lives in Florida. The children had been told by their father that their mother had packed her bags and left the residence in Philadelphia, leaving behind no information on where she had gone. Her son, William Heiser Jr. is a retired Police Officer from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department in Florida. Heiser Jr stated that he appreciated all of the hard work by law enforcement in identifying his mother as it gave his family some sense of closure regarding her disappearance. The New Castle County Police are continuing their investigation into Marie Petry Heiser’s death. We are specifically interested in anyone who may have known the Heiser family, especially from the area of Crafton Street in Philadelphia or the former Ashbourne Country Club in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania as well as the greater South Daytona Beach area in Florida.
When it comes to cops behaving badly, I don't know that anyone will top Antoinette Frank and her restaurant robbery/mass homicide (especially considering one of the people she murdered in robbing the place was her partner, who was working security at the restaurant that night); she was also the first officer on the scene responding to the 911 call, intending to kill whoever it was that had survived to make the call. She wasn't exactly squeaky clean before that incident eitehr.
And that went down only a few months after another officer of the New Orleans Police Department, Len Davis (who was the subject of a huge investigation into cocaine trafficking), was arrested for having orchestrated the execution of a single mom, as revenge for her having filed a police brutality complaint against him after she witnessed him brutally beating a teenager who hadn't actually committed any crimes.
Seriously, both of them are worse than pretty much any other officer listed in this thread, and the fact that they were both in the same police department at the same time speaks volumes.
When Paige Hueser first saw the witness sketch of the man who killed her mother, Nina Whitney, it was "entirely unfamiliar." Months later, she realized exactly who it was.
By Becca van Sambeck Nina Whitney Auk 219
When a person is murdered by someone they know, you assume it's a partner or relative or somebody close to their inner circle. But sometimes, it's not any of those people. Sometimes, it's an acquaintance from decades prior, like in the murder of Nina Whitney.
On Oct. 29, 2010, Paige Hueser went to check on her 75-year-old mother, Nina Whitney, after not hearing from her. When she entered the home, she found her mother dead at the base of the stairs and quickly called 911.
"I showed them my mother’s body at the bottom of the stairs. I told police I believed she has fallen over from a heart attack," Hueser recalled to "An Unexpected Killer," airing Fridays at 8/7c on Oxygen.
But when investigators rolled Whitney over, they realized this was no accident. She had several stab wounds in her chest and many defensive wounds. Her blouse was missing buttons and pulled up to her breasts. There were also signs of sexual assault.
Authorities scoured the home and, after finding missing buttons by the bed, surmised the attack began there. They discovered the faucet in the bathtub had been left running, which struck investigators as odd. They were also able to find a bent and bloody knife in the kitchen drawer.
Whitney's cell phone was missing, so they put out a trace for it. That turned up a hit nearby, but when investigators tracked it down, the man in possession of the phone insisted he had been walking near Whitney's home when he found it by the street and decided to take it. He had a solid alibi, and DNA found on Whitney's body would prove not to be a match. He was crossed off the list of suspects.
Somebody had dumped Whitney's phone, though. Investigators spoke to neighbors to determine if they had seen anything the day of the murder. One person actually had: They described seeing a white man in his 50s with a limp and a black Jeep parked by her house that day, acting strange. The witness was able to describe the man well enough for a composite sketch to be created.
Because there were no signs of forced entry, authorities suspected it was somebody Whitney knew. The sketch wasn't illuminating for Hueser, though.
"The individual did not look familiar to me at all. I couldn't recognize him for the life of me," she told producers.
Investigators had also sent the DNA found on Whitney's body to be processed, which turned up a match. It wasn't for a known individual, though: It matched DNA found at a crime scene in a nearby small town, Harrisonville, Missouri.
Cara Jo Roberts was a married woman with two children and a happy, peaceful life. But on Nov. 5, 2008, somebody had taken that from her. She had been found in her home shot dead. Much like Whitney, she had been sexually assaulted and the bathtub had been left running when she was discovered. No viable suspects were ever found.
"What concerned us was that we did have a serial killer-type situation," Leland Blank, a detective with the Kansas City Police Department, told producers.
Investigators tried to establish a link between the two women, but were coming up empty -- until Whitney's daughter had an earth-shattering revelation seven months after the murder while driving down the highway past the billboard with the police sketch of her mother's killer on it.
"It hit me like a ton of bricks. … It literally all hit me when I was driving down the highway and I glanced up at the billboard. ... It was just an epiphany. It was Jeff," she told producers.
"Jeff" was Jeff Moreland, Hueser's boyfriend from decades ago. The two had dated for three years after meeting in a criminal justice class and broke up in 1987. He had gone on to become a police officer.
"He was as sweet and charming and funny as one can possibly be. I fell totally in love with him. ... My mother always said I should have married him," Hueser described.
She went to the police with her suspicions. They discovered Moreland had a black Jeep and lived in the same small town as Roberts. When confronted by investigators and asked to supply a DNA sample, Moreland became cagey, continually putting them off.
However, they got their chance to obtain his DNA after a woman accused Moreland of attacking and raping her. The victim managed to escape his home and bring authorities there. Moreland attempted suicide afterward, but survived.
After handing over a DNA sample, investigators discovered it matched the DNA found at the Whitney and Roberts crime scenes.
"I had no idea what Jeff would become," Hueser mused, telling producers the last time she had seen him was 1994. During that encounter, Moreland told her he would sometimes patrol her mother's street to make sure she was safe.
Moreland was ultimately charged with two counts of murder and for the sexual assault. He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.
A Tulare County sheriff's deputy was arrested for an alleged rape that occurred in Hanford over the weekend. FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Tulare County Sheriff's patrol deputy Luis Araujo was named officer of the year by the Knights of Columbus in February of 2020.
In a video produced by the sheriff's office at the time, his superiors praised him as a leader and mentor to newer deputies.
But shocking new allegations against Araujo threaten to tarnish the deputy's reputation, and could potentially send him to prison.
On Friday night, Hanford Police arrested the 40-year-old after a woman accused him of raping her at a home on the city's north side.
"I believe they contacted both individuals at some point, and they received a statement from the victim as well as the suspect," Hanford Police Chief Parker Sever said.
Sever says they he can't release specific details about what happened, and can't disclose the relationship between the woman and Araujo, other than they were not boyfriend and girlfriend.
Araujo bailed out of jail hours after his arrest.
"The Tulare County Sheriff's department has been very cooperative with us and just wants a thorough investigation as to what happened in this case," Sever said.
This is the second arrest of a Tulare County Sheriff's Office employee in recent days.
On Saturday, correctional deputy Roman Garcia was arrested by members of his own department.
He's accused of making criminal threats and intimidating a witness.
Full statement from the Tulare County Sheriff's Office regarding Araujo's arrest:
This is an off duty related allegation and it is important to allow time for a thorough investigation.
Immediately upon learning of the allegations he was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal and internal investigation.
Deputy Luis Araujo is a four year employee and is currently assigned to patrol.
The Sheriffs office is asking for a complete and thorough investigation to determine the facts of the case.
Due to this being a personnel matter, we appreciate that you understand we are not legally allowed to discuss the matter.
NPR embedded podcast is publishing a multipart series on police misconduct "On Our Watch". The editors have requested internal affair information from every police agency in California. Obtaining the information has been difficult. The various police agencies have often resisted or delayed releasing the information.
The episodes released review various cases that have been reviewed from different police agencies.
This is why people are calling for the defunding of the police. I don't think I have seen much worse behavior from sworn law enforcement EVER. These men have no business being sworn law enforcement and they should be in jail.
U.S. Embassy staffer accused of drugging and sexually assaulting at least 24 women over a 14-year period was in fact a longtime CIA employee, the FBI announced Monday, as the bureau urged any possible victims to come forward in the case. Advertisement
Serial molester Brian Jeffrey Raymond, 45, was arrested Oct. 9, 2020, in La Mesa, California, where he had been staying with his parents after abruptly quitting his job at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. He pleaded guilty this past July to two counts of sexual abuse and one count of transporting obscene material, and will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life upon his eventual release from prison.
FBI spokeswoman Samantha Shero confirmed to The Daily Beast that Raymond was working for the CIA during his embassy posting in Mexico. She declined to provide further details about his exact position with the spy agency. A CIA spokesperson told The Daily Beast in an emailed statement, “CIA condemns in the strongest terms the crimes committed by former Agency officer Brian Jeffrey Raymond.” A source familiar with the case said the CIA took administrative action after Raymond’s arrest, and that he resigned from his position soon after.
As The Daily Beast previously reported, the investigation into the veteran CIA man began after a passerby spotted a “naked, hysterical woman desperately screaming for help” on the terrace of a Mexico City apartment leased by the U.S. Embassy. Investigators later uncovered nearly 500 photographs and video footage of numerous women passed out in Raymond’s bed. In some, a man can be seen holding open the victims’ eyelids, waving their limp arms and legs around, or putting his fingers in their mouths to demonstrate that they are unconscious, according to court filings. U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
A nude and obviously aroused Raymond, who passed more than 10 polygraph exams during his government career, is pictured in several of the images.
Raymond, who speaks Spanish and Mandarin Chinese and worked in at least six different countries over some 20 years of federal service that Raymond’s defense team described as “exemplary,” met his unsuspecting victims on Bumble, Hinge, and other dating apps. After meeting Raymond for a date, his victims reported “drinking alcohol supplied and/or prepared by Raymond and experiencing memory loss during their time with Raymond,” states Raymond’s plea agreement. At least nine of Raymond’s attacks occurred in his official government residence.
Raymond’s online footprint was nearly nonexistent, and his vague job description led to speculation that he was an undercover operative rather than a State Department worker.
He continued to carry out his repugnant rape spree even after he knew he was under investigation, then unsuccessfully tried to wipe the incriminating evidence from his phone, documents show. None of the women were capable of consent when they were assaulted, none consented to being recorded while in that state, and few had any memory of the events in question, according to authorities. Investigators uncovered “numerous” chats between Raymond and the women he assaulted in which they apologize for blacking out, ask Raymond if they had sex, and appear to have no recollection of what happened the night before.
When investigators looked into Raymond’s online search history, they discovered he had looked for phrases including “passed out black girl,” “deep sleep,” “Ambien and alcohol and pass out,” “dissolve,” and “passed out and carried.” One set of photos depicted Raymond abusing an unconscious woman, exposing her breast and pulling down her shorts. The next morning, Raymond texted the woman, according to investigators.
“[H]opefully you aren’t too hung over today,” he said.
“Hey!” the woman replied, obviously unaware as to what had happened. “Yesterday was rough. I had a massive hangover... lol. I had fun too! We have to do it again.”
On their second date, the woman and Raymond went to a wine bar then headed back to her place, where she opened a bottle of red wine for them to share. At one point, she left the bottle unattended while the two stepped out onto the balcony. When Raymond went inside to use the bathroom, he came back out with the wine bottle and refilled both of their glasses. But the woman soon felt woozy and felt like she was going to faint. The last thing she remembered was telling Jeffrey that she needed to lie down. Later, the woman woke up with a fully clothed Jeffrey in bed beside her.
Although she was still having trouble standing, the woman—who had no idea she had been sexually assaulted until she was eventually interviewed by investigators—noticed that Raymond didn’t appear impaired at all.
Raymond was arrested last October outside a gym in California. Just days before he was caught, he spent the night with a woman he met online who told cops she “believes she had sex with [Raymond] at least three times, but she only has small fragments of memory of the encounters,” court filings stated.
Raymond is scheduled to be sentenced in Washington, D.C. federal court on Feb. 7. His attorneys did not respond to a request for comment.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A former military security specialist, who later became an elder at a church in Sacramento, has been charged in two alleged sex crimes that occurred on military bases in Cuba and Japan.
Linwood Hosea Gordon, 51, of El Dorado Hills has been charged with one count of abusive sexual contact and one count of sexual abuse of a minor, both of which fall under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act of 2000.
Gordon’s five-page indictment, unsealed on November 3rd, briefly outlines his alleged crimes. A federal grand jury says he forcibly touched an unidentified victim at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba in a sexual manner on a sensitive part of their body such as the groin or inner thigh. At the time, he worked as a Special Security Officer for JTF-GITMO.
He’s also accused of engaging in several sex acts with an unidentified minor somewhere between the ages of 12 and 16 at several military installations in Japan between the years of 2003 and 2005.
Gordon’s LinkedIn profile boasts an impressive resume – over 30 years of experience in various fields relating to security and law enforcement. He began his career as a regional manager in the Federal Protective Service in Chicago, Illinois. From there, he worked for the Navy in DC before working in three different places under the Department of Defense from 2015 to 2018. His final position was Security Programs Manager for the Defense Commissary Agency in McLellan Park.
After he left his military career, Gordon became an elder at the Christ Temple Apostolic Church in the La Riviera neighborhood of Sacramento. Videos posted to the church’s Facebook and YouTube channels show various Sunday school sessions he hosted. On Gordon’s Periscope page, he wears a US Army pin during a virtual service – a nod to his military background.
Gordon was arrested outside of his home in El Dorado Hills on the 2nd and has been held at the Sacramento County Main Jail on a federal hold ever since.
A detention hearing was held on Thursday, with Gordon appearing via video conference from the jail. He gave two thumbs up to the camera to confirm he could hear the court. US Judge Carolyn Delaney floated the idea that the hearing be rescheduled next week due to the complex nature of the case – Pretrial Services had not yet compiled a report.
Gordon’s public defender, Christina Sinha, expressed concern with the idea but ultimately agreed.
“It’s not ideal but we don’t really see another way around it,” she said.
Gordon was kept in US Marshal custody at the jail, with a hearing rescheduled for Monday.
“I’ll take it all up on Monday at 2:00. I’ll see all of you then,” the judge said.
Gordon faces up to 17 years in prison if he’s convicted on both counts and can be fined up to half-a-million dollars. The Christ Temple Apostolic Church and the US Army in Japan didn’t return requests for comment.
nowhereman: If you didn't see Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey on Netflix...yikes. I was aware of most of that stuff but when it's all explained chronologically in great detail holy cow. Those FLDS people are out there.
Jun 12, 2022 2:22:32 GMT
mcfetty: YEahhhhh, just watched it and that was insane!
Jul 4, 2022 16:08:22 GMT
vivazapata: Peoples Investigates 2 hour show on "The Hammer Killer" in case anyone interested
Jul 12, 2022 4:12:24 GMT
billthom56: Just noticed this shoutout from SammyT. Thank you so much. Bill Thomas
Jul 18, 2022 18:42:27 GMT
sammyt: You're well deserving a shout out Bill. You put yourself out there, year after year. A truly inspirational person within the true crime world.
Jul 24, 2022 21:46:30 GMT
sammyt: After the new 12-26-75 book, perhaps it's time for a similar investigation into the CPK crimes. Seems like there were a lot of dirty police chiefs around back in the day...
Jul 24, 2022 21:54:28 GMT
sammyt: And big shout out to daedra.. another really good researcher on here!
Jul 24, 2022 21:59:34 GMT
kg: Thanks SammyT. I have to give credit to SammyT for the fact that I am still plugging away on Coe. If it were not for his candid feedback and encouragement I am sure I may have landed in the looney bin a long time ago but most likely I would have quit.
Aug 3, 2022 1:42:45 GMT