The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Lewerke pleads guilty in slashings: James Lewerke, the Indiana teen who was arrested for a 2004 slashing attack against his classmates, has pleaded guilty but insane to his charges. Under the plea, he could face a maximum of 10 years. Lewerke was to be tried as an adult when his trial was supposed to start …

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Craigslist exec strives to keep the Internet neutral: Jim Buckmaster is the CEO of craigslist. He’s concerned about Net Neutrality. Basically, proponents of Net Neutrality want the government to step in and prevent ISP’s from creating tiered levels of service with the premium-priced tier providing faster service to highly trafficked websites. Personally, I’d prefer the …

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Neighbor catches sex offender seeking babysitting job on Craigslist: Gather ’round and listen to the tale of John Gilbert Gray. A level 3 Washington State sex offender who thought he was pretty slick. His original crime was for the sexual assault of a 21-year-old woman. When he got out he told authorities he was homeless. …

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Santa’s Helpers child predator operation: This is a story about an internet sting that took place recently in Louisiana. In Acadia Myspace.com helped the Acadia parish sheriff’s department and the Attorney General’s office take alleged child predators off the street. Christopher Patton, Mark Whitney, Troy Kimble, and Robert Brenneman were arrested during the sting, which …

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CRAIGSLIST SHOPPER MACED AND ROBBED OF $2,000: Is anyone else besides me starting to notice a pattern here? Fremont police hope to take a pair of would-be entrepreneurs into custody for using the popular classifieds Web site Craigslist for a robbery ruse, police reported today. An unidentified victim answered an ad on the Web site …

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Craigslist Criminals: The Site’s New Danger: Finally, someone in the media recognizes the dangers of craigslist. PORTLAND- Craigslist, the fee-free website based out of San Francisco, allows users to post items they wish to buy and sell without providing identification, a policy that is beginning to cause problems. Portland Police say thieves are using the …

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Slain boy’s father says he plans to sue Seminole sheriff’s office: For those of you who may have forgotten, Christopher Penley was the Florida teen who was shot and killed by police for brandishing a pellet gun in a threatening matter at Milwee Middle School. At the time of the shooting police were not aware …

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MySpace.com Used To Track Sex Offender: Registered sex offender Brandon Bigsby, 24, must have really been addicted to MySpace considering he broke basically all of his parole conditions to use it… On Thursday, officers were dispatched to Taft College, where they found Bigsby’s GPS tracking device. He was believed to have left an hour previously …

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False promises on MySpace safety: I’m kind of relieved that I’m not the only person that thinks Virginia’s proposed MySpace legislation is pointless… Flummoxed by bad press, the folks at MySpace.com are scrambling to derail the perception that they’ve become the preferred dating service of pedophiles. The first arrow in their anti-Cupid’s quiver is to …

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