The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

I originally posted about the 2017 murder of Hesham Kamel here. The 52-year-old man was shot in killed in Cleveland after leaving to meet someone who was interested in buying his car through the OfferUp app in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Kamel was approached by four individuals when a scuffle ensued. Someone produced a gun that …

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I could have sworn I posted this story before but when I checked the archives I found similar stories but not this one. Anyway, 16-year-old Dejuan Taylor of Indianapolis has been charged as an adult in botched OfferUp robbery that turned into a murder. The victim was 16-year-old Elijah Taylor who was not related to …

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Hensley told the officer to ‘bring her to me’ because he had a ‘machine’ that he would use to have sex with the child.

17-year-old Garry Lee Higgins has been charged as an adult in the June shooting death of 16-year-old Johnny Peluyera. Johnny was selling an Xbox on OfferUp and met Higgins and an 18-year-old cohort at an abandoned home in Gary, Indiana. During the transaction, one of the suspects allegedly produced a gun and shot Johnny in …

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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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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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Back in 2016, 42-year old Martha Teran was shot and killed in the parking lot of Medieval Times in Dallas, Texas. Back in April, 24-year-old Lonzell Hunter was convicted and sentenced to life for her murder. Hunter used a fake OfferUp profile in order to set up the robbery. When someone in the car Lonzell …

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Back in January, 40-year-old Chad Laplante and a friend went to buy a video game system off of either OfferUp or craigslist. The pair was instead lured to a robbery where Mr. Laplante was shot. He spent close to a month in the hospital before finally succumbing to his injuries. According to Laplante’s family… “He …

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