The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

Previously, I’ve posted about the murder of 16-year-old Johnny Peluyera who was shot and killed in Gary, Indiana after trying to sell an Xbox on marketplace app OfferUp.  Johnny and his father met the buyers at an abandoned house in Gary when the transaction turned deadly. One of the suspects allegedly produced a silver handgun …

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Craigslist Probation plus jail time for man prosecutors said tried to meet 14-year-old girl for sex acts Puppy stolen from Santa Clarita woman’s home then sold on Craigslist Puppy seller falls victim to fraud You really shouldn’t buy or sell pets on craigslist. Woman profiled by 3 On Your Side arrested Kauai man sentenced to …

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This story broke 10 days ago and once again I apologize for being so late with it, however, that doesn’t make the story any less important as the suspects are still at large. On June 12th, 16-year-old Johnny Peluyera of Gary, Indiana was shot and killed after meeting two people who wanted to buy his …

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Charles McFee was the man who was said to have sold 16-year-old Desiree Robinson to a pimp by the name of Joseph Hazley for $250. Hazley went on to turn out Desiree on Backpage where she was brutally murdered by a john during a Christmas Eve party in Markham, Illinois. Hazley was recently sentenced to …

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If you’re unfamiliar with the story of Desiree Robinson she was the 16-year-old girl who was murdered outside of Chicago after being prostituted on Backpage. On Christmas Eve of 2016, 32-year-old Antonio Rosales couldn’t pay Desiree at a party in Markham, Illinois so he allegedly brutally murdered her instead. Rosales was said to have beat her and …

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Again, I have to apologize for being late in bringing you this story. The recent spate of school shootings has been keeping me busy, however, this story is no less important. Back in the Spring of last year,  21-year-olds Alize Smith and Jarron Moreland were shot and killed during a craigslist transaction gone wrong. Smith …

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21-year-old Maribely Lopez of Lindenwold, New Jersey was shot and killed back in March outside a vacant home in Willingboro, New Jersey. Lopez was in her car and was there to meet someone she was supposed to be selling a phone to through the marketplace app OfferUp. Instead, she was shot once in the back …

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33-year-old April Vancleave of Arlington, Texas was murdered around Christmas-time in 2016. She was selling handmade jewelry on the marketplace app 5miles in order to buy Christmas presents for her 6-year-old daughter. She took just about every precaution in trying to ensure her safety as she took her husband with her to the meet, the …

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If you’re not familiar with LetGo, it’s a marketplace app where people can buy and sell things. Think of it like craigslist but more modern and stylish. One of the big differences between LetGo and craigslist is that LetGo never had any sections like personals or ‘casual encounters’. So, you would think that LetGo wouldn’t …

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Backpage co-founder Michael Lacey is awaiting his trial on human trafficking and money laundering charges that is set to take place in 2020. Meanwhile, he’s free to go about his business while wearing an ankle monitor. I find that kind of ironic since I’m sure a number of Backpage’s victims probably had actual chains attached …

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