The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Yesterday Superior Court Judge David Lowy sentenced Philip Chism to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 25 years for the murder of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer. He also sentenced Chism to two 40 year sentences for her rape and robbery committed by Chism. All three sentences will be served concurrently …

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I originally posted about Dionne Younce here. She’s the 28-year-old phys ed teacher from St. John’s County, Florida, who got suspended then fired for allegedly sending explicit Snapchats to some of the male students from her school. More recently Ms. Younce was arrested for allegedly having sex, still child rape in my opinion, with a …

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Once again it appears that Snapchat is the mobile messaging app preferred by predators who are either teachers or youth athletic coaches. For example we have 18-year-old Marcus Stroud of Nyack, New York. He’s been charged with alleged criminal sex acts against a teenage boy that he became acquainted with through a wrestling program where …

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I originally posted about the Bever brothers here. 18-year-old Robert Bever and 16-year-old Michael Bever, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, allegedly killed most of their family because they wanted to be more famous than Columbine and not unlike Columbine a similar pattern appears. Recently police investigators testified that the Bever’s 13-year-old sister had said that the …

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Police in Oklahoma City are currently searching for 32-year-old Michael Christopher Beam. Beam is accused of allegedly ‘having sex’ with a 13-year-old girl he met through mobile messaging app Kik. Police allege that Beam picked up the girl from her home after the girl’s mother left for work and would then drop her off at …

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I don’t consider the following story a craigslist crime per se. To me a craigslist crime is one where craigslist was instrumental in helping a criminal locate a victim. However due to the level of brutality that took place I couldn’t just ignore this story. In Miami Danielle Jones has been brutally beaten and stabbed …

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In the almost 16 years of this website I have believed that only three people who I’ve posted about were either wrongly convicted or arrested. I may now have a fourth. I originally posted about Dylan Lentini here and here. He was arrested last year for the alleged stabbing murder of 66-year-old Michael Wimbert of …

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24-year-old Kara DeVaux is accused of allegedly recording a nursing home resident naked on Snapchat in Michigan City, Indiana. According to court documents the video depicted an 85-year-old dementia patient naked in the shower while the staff sprayed her with water. Witnesses to the video told supervisors they heard DeVaux’s voice in the recording saying …

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73-year-old James Swanson, of Crivitz, Wisconsin, has been arrested by Waukesha police for allegedly soliciting a 15-year-old girl for sex over the mobile messaging app Kik. Police say that Swanson tried using his photography business as a way to approach his alleged victim. However the 15-year-old girl was actually a detective from the Waukesha police. …

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