The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

Like I recently said, I can’t profile every online predator like I used to. (Check my Twitter for more of those.) However, there are still some of them that catch my eye. In my experience, a lot of teachers and coaches who creep on underage students seem to use Snapchat to groom their prey more …

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26-year-old Michael Mickowski of Las Vegas was recently arrested for allegedly threatening a school shooting while playing the online game Heroes of the Storm. For those of you unfamiliar with the genre, Heroes of the storm is what’s known as a MOBA and is made by Blizzard the same company that makes World of Warcraft …

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Here’s something we haven’t talked about in a while, school employees getting into trouble with underage students on Snapchat. For some reason, Snapchat seems to be the go-to social media platform that school employees use to try to get into the pants of their students for lack of a better term. One such school employee …

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49-year-old Ian Alexander Pincombe of Las Vegas, Nevada, was recently convicted on child porn and child solicitation charges stemming from his 2014 arrest. None of the articles I found elaborated on the child porn charges, so I’m just going to focus on the child solicitation charges, and boy is there a story to those. Pincombe …

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In Henderson, Nevada, 53-year-old Wendell Melton is accused of allegedly shooting and killing his 14-year-old son, Giovanni Melton. Giovanni was openly gay, and by most accounts was well-liked by his friends and classmate. Many of the headlines on this story are saying that Wendell Melton killed Giovanni because he was gay, however, it’s not that …

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(Story broke 5/2/2017) 41-year-old Bobby Joseph Brown, of Las Vegas, Nevada, is accused of allegedly raping a woman he met through craigslist. In early April, Brown is said to have met with a woman from craigslist for a ‘sexual encounter’. The woman reportedly changed her mind which caused Brown to produce a gun and say …

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(Story broke 6/7/2017) 24-year-old Dominique Joiner was a substitute school bus driver for a magnet school in Las Vegas. He’s been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student. Joiner reportedly thought it was ok for him to have sex with the student since she was over Nevada’s age of consent …

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(Story broke 6/2/2017) 25-year-old Garic Wharton II was a substitute teacher at a Las Vegas school. He’s accused of allegedly sending inappropriate messages to a 16-year-old female student on Snapchat. Some of the messages reportedly said… Wharton tells the girl he wants to “turn her out” and that he wishes he could “teach” her, according …

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38-year-old Mario Alston, of Las Vegas, is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl from nearby Henderson, Nevada. Alston allegedly placed an ad on craigslist that the victim is said to have responded to. The contents of the ad are as of yet unknown, however, the conversation soon moved to the mobile messaging app Kik, …

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Juan de Jesus Reyes-Palomino was arrested in Sparks, Nevada, for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in her own home. Reyes-Palomino allegedly responded to a woman’s ad who was selling children’s clothes on craigslist. Once he got in the woman’s home he allegedly began to ask the woman personal questions before touching her inappropriately. Police believe …

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