The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since Richard Beasely was sentenced to death. Not surprisingly, he hasn’t been executed yet. If Ohio doesn’t impose a moratorium on the death penalty, I give him about another 15 years before his date with the needle. In case you may not remember Richard Beasley, he concocted …

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Prostitution bust stemming from internet ads leads to two teens’ rescue from child sex trafficking: Lexington, South Carolina. India Tykeyeh Cuyler, 23, and Donnell Salethian Woodard, 29, are accused of allegedly coercing two 16-year-old girls into prostitution on Backpage. Mankato Police Seeking Help In Locating Suspects Involved In Robbery: Minnesota. Man was robbed while trying …

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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 …

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Apartment Manager Finds Stolen Fridge For Sale On Craigslist: (Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Craigslist) Home rental scam steals mom’s Christmas money: (Cincinnati, Ohio, Craigslist) Lehigh Valley police discover nationwide sex trafficking ring including cities like Chicago, San Diego and more: (Pennsylvania, Backpage) El Paso men charged after stolen cellphone shows up on selling/purchasing app: (Texas, …

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You know, it’s gotten to the point every time I see a story about a teacher sending out nude pics on Snapchat, I almost automatically assume it’s a female teacher ‘seducing’ a younger male student. Imagine my surprise when I clicked on the link to the news article to find this… Gregory Smith is a …

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Police in Port Clinton, Ohio, are advising local residents to be aware of someone who has been approaching their children on Instagram. The person with the username of “cry_baby_cryyy” is said to have been approaching children on Instagram and having conversations with them before revealing they’re an adult. Reports say the Instagram conversations are ‘alarming’. …

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48-year-old Chad Laverne Laughlin, of Noel, Missouri, was arrested in Miami, Ohio, when he was caught allegedly making out with a 14-year-old girl at a public library. It turns out that Laughlin was said to have bought the girl a cell phone so he could communicate with the girl on Kik. Her parents had no …

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(Story broke 8/4/2017) You can’t help but be a little heartbroken when you read this quote from a Cleveland.com article on the murder of 52-year-old Hesham Kamel. An Egyptian immigrant who moved his family to Ohio for a safer, better life was shot and killed Thursday night in Cleveland. Mr. Kamel was trying to sell …

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(Story broke 6/15/2017) 34-year-old Brian Keeling, of Cleveland, Ohio, is a grade-A scumbag. He was recently sentenced to 26 years in federal prison for trading child porn on the mobile messaging app Kik. The way he engaged in his sick habit is so disturbing, I’m putting the rest of this post behind the cut as …

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Out of all the stories I’ve posted about mobile messaging app Kik, this may be the worst one yet. Even if you didn’t need another reason to keep your kids from using the app, you’re getting one anyway. A 14-year-old Indiana girl went missing after allegedly meeting 21-year-old Ian Smith Buti, from Derby, Kansas. Investigators …

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