The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Friends: National Guard vet, 32, fatally shot trying to buy iPad off Craigslist: Lizton Guardsman slain buying iPad, police say: Yes, I know. You want to read about the craigslist thrill kill that recently took place in Pennsylvania. Don’t worry, I’ll get to that. However there are other craigslist killings that haven’t made the national …

Continue reading

Murder charge in Kzoo Dumpster beating: Man who was beaten, left in dumpster, dies: 26-year-old Drew Thorngate of Kalamazoo, Michigan, was recently charged with the alleged murder of 30-year-old Francisco Veloz Padilla. Originally Thorngate was only charged with assaulting Padilla but unfortunately Mr. Padilla died from his injuries almost a month after the assault. According …

Continue reading

Judge dismisses charges against father of Giovanni Gonzalez, who disappeared in Lynn five years ago: Sad news out of Massachusetts today when an Essex County Superior Court judge dismissed charges of parental kidnapping against Ernesto Gonzalez. Gonzalez is the main person of interest in the 2008 disappearance of his son, 5-year-old Giovanni Gonzalez. Giovanni was …

Continue reading

The trend among health insurance companies used to be to outsource their customer service overseas. United Healthcare was the biggest proponent of this practice in my opinion. Recently I received word through my job that a national carrier and a large east coast regional carrier are moving towards eliminating customer service reps altogether. I work …

Continue reading

Popular website linked to local child pornography indictment: One of the more popular posts on my site is this one from March, 2012 about a California teacher who was allegedly trading explicit pictures with a 13-year-old girl over anonymous webcam chat site Omegle. People usually find it by searching phrases like “Are there cops on …

Continue reading

Joplin school shooter released from lockup: One of the more the highly debated stories on this site was the one of Thomas White. In 2006 a 13-year–old White walked in to the halls of Memorial Middle School in Joplin, Missouri with his dad’s MAC-90. From what I can discern the MAC-90 is a variant of …

Continue reading

Marshfield High bombing plotter found dead in Quincy: I thought long and hard about posting this story. I thought either way if I did or did not post anything about it someone would be offended so I decided to post anyway. Starting in 2004 I posted about a school shooting plot that was set to …

Continue reading