Snapchat sex robbery turns into shooting

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By on December 9, 2017
Snapchat sex robbery turns into shooting
David A. Williams

20-year-old David A. Williams of Kansas City, Missouri, was arrested for allegedly robbing and carjacking a man in Independence, Missouri, and shooting his 15-year-old accomplice. Police say that the victim set up a hook-up on Snapchat, but when the victim arrived at the meeting place Williams was said to have robbed the victim with the help of the 15-year-old girl who the victim supposedly set up the date with. However, when the victim tried to flee, Williams opened fire but instead of hitting his victim he hit his accomplice instead, striking her in the arm and leg.

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Back in the MySpace days when these robberies happened, I used to say ‘The hot girl from MySpace really doesn’t want you.’ That still stands even today, just replace MySpace with your social media of choice.

While I’m glad this guy was caught, I’m curious if the victim was aware the girl was 15 before the meeting. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve heard of someone trying to rob or blackmail a creeper thinking they wouldn’t go to police.

Additional details on the Aztec High School shooting

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By on December 9, 2017

Additional details on the Aztec High School shooting

The victims in this past Thursday’s school shooting at Aztec High School in New Mexico have been identified as 17-year-old Casey Jordan-Marquez and Francisco “Paco” Fernandez. Ms. Jordan-Marquez was a cheerleader at the school while Mr. Fernandez was a football player. A fund for Ms. Jordan-Marquez has been set up at YouCaring as well as a GoFundMe. A GoFundMe has also been set up for Mr. Fernandez.

The gunman has been identified as 21-year-old William Atchison, a former student of the school. Police say Atchison took the coward’s way out via self-inflicted gunshot shortly after police breached the school. Atchison is said to have been planning this attack. He reportedly blended in with the students as school began before firing at random targets. My previous post on the matter stated that 15 people had been injured, but that has since been proven incorrect.

Police say that Atchison used a 9MM Glock pistol but was also in possession of multiple ammunition clips. The gun was purchased legally, take that as you will. Atchison also fits my personal profile of a school shooter, a selfish and entitled kid who couldn’t deal with his own failures in life. Police found the following message on a flash drive that was in Atchison’s possession when they found his body.

December 7, 2017

If things go according to plan, today would be when I die.

I wait until the school buses are detected, then head out on foot disguised as a student.

I go somewhere and gear up, then hold a class hostage and go apesh**, then blow my brains out.

Work suck, school sucks, life sucks.

I just want out of this sh**.

F*** this state, it really is bad. Think I’m insane? I’m actually more rational, peaceful and less loony than a majority of the citizenry of this entire region.

Oh, I forgot to throw in egomania there too.

Atchison had a previous run-in with the FBI too. He is said to have posted on a video game ‘If you’re going to conduct a mass shooting, does anyone know anything about cheap assault rifles?’ This prompted a March 2016 visit from the FBI. Atchison claimed he was just being a troll and the FBI had no cause to detain him. Personally, I’d love to know what video game it was. While I don’t believe video games cause someone to be violent, there are certain games that seem to attract cretins like this. If I had to further postulate, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out he was a trilby-wearing Gamergater who thought the world owed him everything because he was a white male.

Listen kids, the internet and online games aren’t the real world. You may be an ace at Counterstrike but that’s not going to pay the bills, and no, you’re not going to be a pro-gamer. If you think everything around you sucks, maybe you’re the problem. Now, two innocent people with promising futures are dead all because this selfish man-child couldn’t handle the real world.

(Sources)
KRQE
Daily Mail
KRQE
KOB

Classifieds crime blotter 12/7/2017

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Classifieds crime blotter 12/7/2017

Cloned iPhone X costs Chandler couple big:
Arizona. OfferUp. Knock off iPhones being sold online are actually Android phones. You can read more about it here as well.

Police: Teens shot attempting to steal during meetup to buy jewelry:
San Antonio, Texas. OfferUp. They’ll live.

Rural Brandon man arrested for apartment rental scam:
Iowa. 43-year-old Gregory Todd Selken is charged with allegedly renting an apartment he didn’t own on craigslist.

Man accused of sex trafficking girls out of a motel:
21-year-old Elijah Teel of San Antonio allegedly prostituted an underage girl on Backpage.

Man shot during Garfield Heights robbery arranged through OfferUp, police say:
Ohio. OfferUp. Victim shot in the hand.

Newark man falls victim to $3,400 Craigslist scam:
Delaware. Scammers used fake account on app to electronically transfer money to the victim. Probably Venmo if I had to guess.

Craigslist renters rent the same home:
Grand Rapids, Michigan. Michael Alan Hite accused of allegedly renting out a home he didn’t own to several people.

Police: Teens rob man during online marketplace exchange:
Flint, Michigan. Man robbed of Apple Watch during LetGo exchange.

Two teens accused of beating man with crowbar during robbery:
Columbus, Ohio. OfferUp.

School crime blotter 12/7/2017

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By on December 7, 2017

School crime blotter

Teen charged over Facebook threat to school:
16-year-old charged with posting threat on social media against Carroll High School in Iowa.

Senior High, Northwest placed on lockdown Tuesday:
Grand Island Senior High and Northwest High School, both in Grand Island, Nebraska, were placed on lockdown after a threat was allegedly posted to Snapchat. Two 16-year-old girls have been arrested.

13-Year-Old Girl Cited in School Threat in New Salem:
A 13-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly writing graffiti threatening a school shooting at New Salem-Almont High School in North Dakota. The threat was not credible.

Teen charged after threats made against Chesterfield County school:
14-year-old arrested for allegedly posting a threat on social media against Central High School in Pageland, South Carolina.

Kik announces safety board, not for the reason you think

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By on December 7, 2017

Kik announces safety board, not for the reason you think

Kik, the mobile messaging app that’s home to sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn collectors, recently announced they were forming a safety board. However, it seems like their motivation is more based in greed than user safety.

If you read not only this article from Venture Beat, but Kik’s press release as well, it seems the only reason they’re even discussing safety is because of the cryptocurrency Kin, they’re planning on launching.

“We’re bringing [the advisory panel] on now to help us inform this strategy, so as Kin evolves and there are a few iterations, we will have a wide breadth of expertise advising us on making these product decisions and the strategy decisions with Kin,” Kik’s head of trust and safety, Catherine Teitelbaum, told VentureBeat in a phone interview.

Kin will only be able to used by users who are over 18 but so far Kik hasn’t said how they’re going to verify ages. I’m not exactly a cryptocurrency expert, but I don’t see why a messaging app need its own version of Bitcoin. To me it sounds like it could be another tool that could be used by predators to groom their victims. “Hey kid, send me some pictures and I’ll give you some Kin”

Again, the only defense between your kids and online predators is you. App creators like Kik don’t really care about your kids and only care about the bottom line.

Two dead in school shooting at Aztec High School in New Mexico

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By on December 7, 2017

Two dead in school shooting at Aztec High School in New Mexico

Two students are dead and 15 injured after a school shooting took place at Aztec High school in Aztec, New Mexico, earlier today. The shooter was also said to have been a student of the school and is also dead. It’s not known of the shooter took the coward’s way out or was subdued by police. So far these are the only real details known at this point, but I wanted to get in front of a few things before the story develops any further.

The first is that there have already been reports of people saying ‘it can’t happen here’. Please stop this way of thinking. While the odds of you being a victim of a school shooting are actually infinitesimal it can happen anywhere. As I’ve said before, small towns like this is where school shootings are more likely to happen. Rarely do occurrences like this happen like this in big cities.

The other thing I wanted to talk about is that the media is once again quoting stats from gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety. The latest stat they’ve thrown out is there have been 266 school shootings in the United States since 2013. In previous posts I have shown that their definition of a school shooting is very open to interpretation and they are prone to hyperbole. I’m not some gun rights advocate either. I just want to show the truth no matter the subject and Everytown’s stats are not truthful.

I’ll have more details posted as they become available.

(Sources)

USA Today
KOB4
Newsweek
KOAT

Classifieds crime blotter 12/6/2017

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By on December 6, 2017

Classifieds crime blotter 12/6/2017

Trial Date Set For Couple Who Allegedly Sold Baby:
Greenville, Tennessee. Deanna Lynn Greer, 38, and John David Cain, 27, are accused of allegedly trying to see an infant on craigslist back in March.

CSU Police report series of fraudulent checks, scams:
Colorado State University, Craigslist, Fake Check Scam.

Man shot by brothers while trying to sell PlayStation in Arlington, police say”
Texas. Man allegedly shot by Bryan Arriaga, 18, and Steven Arriaga, 20, while trying to sell his Playstation on OfferUp. Charges of attempted capital murder and aggravated robbery have been filed. The victim is recovering.

Tottenville woman acting as a real estate agent accused of ripping off potential tenants:
Staten Island, New York. Caryn Celestina, 61, is accused of allegedly running a craigslist rental scam.

Lakewood woman loses $8,000 Rolex watch to con artist in Craigslist scam:
Colorado. Scam artist switched $8000 in cash with a stack of singles.

School Crime Blotter 12/6/2017

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School Threat Crime Blotter 12/6/2017

Teen Girls Arrested for School Threats Inspired by ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ Police Say
Piqua High School, Piqua, Ohio.

Hamilton West student threatens shooting on social media:
Hamilton West High School, Hamilton, New Jersey. Threat was not credible.

Marana Unified issues statement on school shooting threat:
Marana, Arizona. Graffiti threatening school shooting found in Marana Middle School. Threat unsubstantiated.

Shooting threats made on social media toward schools in Maspeth & Middle Village under investigation:
School shooting threats made on social media towards schools in the Queens, New York neighborhoods of Maspeth, Miiddle Village and Elmhurst.

Warning of school shooting on bathroom wall causes lockout at Largo High:
Largo, Florida. Threat posted to social media. Investigation is ongoing.

NOT SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

21-year-old Nicholas O’Connor shot the security cameras at Booksin Elementary School in San Jose, California, while school was not in session. Disturbing, but not a school shooting.

Two students were shot and wounded outside Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Washington. Police believe the shooting may be gang related. Not a school shooting.

Defense contractor charged with being a craigslist creeper in Guam

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By on December 6, 2017

Defense contractor charged with being a craigslist creeper Guam

I can honestly say that in 17 years, this is the first time I’ve ever posted a story about Guam. I’ve been somewhat fascinated with the island for years and would love to visit there someday. Sadly, this is not a story about my travel wishes.

Defense contractor Michael Louis McCarron was staying in Guam when he allegedly responded to a craigslist ad for sex. He is said to have sent pictures of his junk to a female named Brit before asking her age. He also stated he could drive and had access to the naval base there. McCarron then reportedly asked Brit her age to which she replied she was 13. The conversation that followed was almost comical.

On Nov. 2, McCarron asked her age and she replied, “13. Is that okay?”

The investigator’s affidavit states McCarron initially responded, “No, thank you. I am good. Have a good night.”

Two hours later, McCarron allegedly sent three follow-up messages stating, “What is up with a 13-year-old doing this?” “Are you really 13? What were you thinking about doing?” and “I have to admit I am curious … can I see what you look like?”

So he said no, then went back and started tiptoeing around with the girl to see if she was law enforcement. Guess what. She was. Brit was actually an investigator with the Naval Criminal Investigative Section (NCIS). McCarron had a tablet and hard drive seized by investigators.

Now, before the entrapmentists come out, this was not entrapment. If reports are to be believed, he responded to an ad by sending a pic of his tallywhacker before verifying the recipient’s age. That’s legal trouble right there. Then after he said good night I’m good, he went back to messaging the ‘girl’ without provocation. While investigators may have placed the ad, no one was twisting his arm to keep responding. He even communicated with ‘Brit’ for a month and kept sending explicit pics of himself. This is not even remotely close to entrapment.

(Sources)

Pacific Daily News
Guam Daily Post
KUAM News

Arrests made in California LetGo murder

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By on December 6, 2017
Arrest made in California LetGo murder
Fortune and Patton

I originally posted about the murder of Daniel Carlos here. The 32-year-old father and husband was shot and killed in a San Leandro, California, parking lot after trying to sell his iPhone to someone from LetGo. Now, arrests have been made in Mr. Carlos’ murder.

18-year-olds Marcus Fortune and Jason Patton have been arrested and charged with Mr. Carlos’ murder. Fortune is believe to have allegedly pulled the trigger while Patton was the driver. Fortune is even said to have admitted to his involvement in the crime although that is not a guilty plea. He says that this was supposed to be a ‘take and go’.

Again, this crime took place in a public place in broad daylight and Mr. Carlos was still killed for something as minor as an iPhone. The old rules no longer apply as criminals are willing to take any number of lives in order to get whatever shiny trinket is being offered up. Use your local police station to complete any transaction of this nature.