The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

34-year-old Kraig David Van Winkle is accused of allegedly kidnapping a 13-year-old girl from Springdale, Arkansas. Van Winkle is said to have taken the girl back to his home in Schertz, Texas. According to Google Maps, that’s at least a 20 hour round trip drive. Van Winkle reportedly met the girl on the video chat …

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In 2011, 19-year-old Carina Saunders was brutally murdered and her dismembered body was found in a duffel bag behind a store in Bethany, Oklahoma. People of interest have been arrested for her murder and were later released. It’s believed that Carina was murdered to send a message to other women who were being prostituted. There …

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Recently, a story came out about a 14-year-old California girl who was able to use Snapchat to notify her friends she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted by three men. While her story was horrific, it showed that social media can be used for good. However, there will always be that dark side to social …

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Back in the MySpace days, a site called MyYearbook was created as a high school age alternative to MySpace. Since then, mostly through corporate acquisition, it’s become more of an adult hook up site called MeetMe. As with most hook up and dating platforms, MeetMe has its share of creeps as a mother from the …

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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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I normally don’t do missing person stories. I usually leave them for the armchair sleuths of the internet. I am no sleuth, but if I can help get the word out even a little bit, then I do what I can. Back in October, someone entered the home of 13-year-old Jayme Closs in Barron, Wisconsin. …

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Just because craigslist removed its personals section doesn’t mean it’s any safer. Last weekend, two men, 21-year-olds Alize Smith and Jarron Moreland, went missing in Moore, Oklahoma, after witnesses saw them being taken into a van. Moreland’s family claimed that he was meeting someone to sell something through craigslist. Sadly, the bodies of Moreland and …

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21-year-old Joseph Meili, of Russellville, Missouri, has been charged in the alleged rape and kidnapping of an 11-year-old Republic girl he met through MeetMe. This is said to have taken place in July of this year after Meili picked the girl up from her home and took her back to an apartment in Springfield. The …

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In case you ever wondered if monsters exist in our world, read the story about 22-year-old Mekielle Pullins of Indiana. Back in July, she triggered an Amber Alert when she allegedly abducted her own kids, ages 2, 3, and 7. Luckily, they were found to be unharmed and have been placed with the Indiana Department …

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25-year-old Dominic Pearson was charged in federal court with attempting to entice a minor for sex, but the charges hardly explain what it is alleged to have happened. Pearson is accused of allegedly grooming a 13-year-old girl over mobile messaging app Kik before arranging to have the Missouri girl run away. After picking up the …

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