Posted by: KindraLore | December 21, 2007

Sex offender to be released in Sheboygan, WI

Sheboygan, WI

A 67-year-old convicted sex offender will be released from prison to live in Sheboygan on Dec. 28, according to the Sheboygan Police Department.

Kenneth W. Janke will be living at 618 N. Ninth St., under 24-hour electronic surveillance.

According to The Sheboygan Press archives, Janke was sentenced in 1999 to five years in prison on two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child for having sexual contact with a young boy on two occasions that same year. He was given another five-year term in 2000 on the same charge for having inappropriate contact with a young girl in 1990.

As a condition of his parole, Janke is prohibited from contacting his victims, going anywhere children congregate or living with any children.

The information was released in a sex offender information bulletin, which also warns residents not to threaten, intimidate or harass sex offenders. The bulletin is issued to keep the public informed on the whereabouts of the offenders most likely to reoffend, police said.

News Article

Posted by: KindraLore | December 21, 2007

Middletown police issue alert after alleged attempted abduction

Middletown, RI

The police are looking for a man who allegedly tried Tuesday morning to lure a Gaudet Middle School student from her bus stop into his car, with the promise that he would show her a “cute dog.”

The 12-year-old girl was alone at about 7:15 a.m. at a bus stop at Burton Place and Marshall’s Lane, near the playground at the Oxbow Farms residential complex, when she was approached by a man in a parked car who appeared to be Hispanic and in his 30s or 40s, with a mustache, long sideburns and short, spiked black hair, according to the police. The man was driving a red, boxy car with a large dent in the rear.

The man allegedly told the girl that he had a puppy in his car and tried to wave her over to him several times, but the girl shook her head no. The man apparently was scared off by an approaching car and drove off, the police said.

The police learned of the incident Tuesday afternoon, when the girl’s stepmother reported the alleged attempted child abduction to authorities.

The police sent a “Code Red” alert message to all Middletown residents with published phone numbers, informing them of the incident. The police also notified Laidlaw Bus Co. and surrounding police departments.

Anyone with information on the incident should contact Middletown police Detective Kelly Mitchell at 842-6500, ext. 7023, or by e-mailing kmitchell@middletownri.com.

News Article

Carlisle, PA

People have been calling in tips and police have been investigating them, but so far the process hasn’t led Carlisle police to the man who attempted to abduct a 14-year-old girl on Dec. 12.

“We’re continuing to follow up on the various tips and leads that the public has provided, and we encourage them to continue to notify their local police department if they see anything suspicious,” Lt. Michael Dzezinski said.

“We also highly encourage parents to maintain an open dialogue with their children about what to look out for and how to react when approached by a stranger,” Dzezinski said. “The young victim in this case did an excellent job of fighting off her attacker and providing police with critical information about not only the suspect’s description, but the vehicle he was using at the time of the incident.”

Police say the girl’s mother called them shortly after 4 p.m. to report the girl had been walking home from school in the 300 block of Ash Avenue when she was followed by a white male in his 40s with glasses and dark hair who was driving a white Geo Metro.

The man got out of the car and grabbed the girl, police say, and a short struggle ensued. She fled to her residence and didn’t suffer any injuries, police say, and the man did not speak or display a weapon. They also note that they had received a report of the same car driving around two days earlier.

Police attempted to trace the license plate and found that it was “dead,” they say.

The attempt may have been connected with reports earlier this year of a man photographing children, police say.

In October, Carlisle police reported that a mother told them her 9-year-old daughter said a man driving a red pickup truck had been photographing her and her friends while they were playing in the 300 block of Lincoln Street.

During an interview with the girl, police said they learned that during the first week of October the same man drove by her house several times, then parked his vehicle and took photographs of the girls playing while he walked in a nearby alleyway.

The girl also said that about a week later, the same man saw her and her friends playing near Carlisle Community Center and stopped, taking pictures of them from inside his vehicle, police said.

That man was described as a white male approximately 50 years of age, about 5-foot-8 with brown hair. The truck was possibly a Ford and had numerous stickers on the back, police said.

About the same time, state police at Carlisle said they had gotten a tip about a similar incident in Monroe Township. In that case, police said, the man was reported to be driving a white vehicle.

News Article

Posted by: KindraLore | December 21, 2007

Girl Escapes Second Abduction Attempt at Bus Stop

Indianapolis, IN

Police have a warning for children on their way to school – watch out for men attempting abductions.

Parents are already taking extra precautions after two child abduction attempts on the city’s eastside. One happened at a school bus stop.

On the 17th, a 13-year-old girl says a man in a red car approached her on Wheeler Street. Then, the next day police say a man tried to force a 10-year-old girl into his red car on North Sherman Drive.

The cars are red. Police know that and know this too. “Both of them are random, both of them unfortunately targeted young girls and we definitely want to get them off the street,” said Captain Phil Burton.

A 13-year-old who doesn’t want to be identified told Eyewitnes News “I was just trying to get home. I was scared.”

She was the first victim Monday afternoon. At 25th and Wheeler a man with a red car stopped her as as she walked from the store. “He told me, ‘come here.’ I just looked at him. Started to walk away.”

But he followed her. He kept smiling and she kept walking.

“I got to my house and looked out the window to make sure he didn’t follow me,” she said.

Next day, about a mile away, 35th and Sherman, a ten year old girl was waiting alone for the school but around 8:00 a.m. Another man in a red car stops. Later on the 911 tape her mother tells police “He got out of the car and tried to put her in the car.”

Police say he pushed the girl inside, the floor littered with condoms, banged her head on the console, but she got out and ran home. On 911 her mother says “She’s a little distraught.” Two lucky girls. Police tell parents: don’t leave children alone at bus stops.

“If you have more children more often than not no one is going to bother all of those children,” said Captain Burton.

As school buses dropped off students Thursday we found adults and older cousins watching.

“I just don’t think she should be walking back and forth herself,” said one cousin walking her younger cousin home.

“I’m just trying to think of other ways to protect her by being with her or giving her some mace to protect herself,” said one mother.

The first victim’s mom told us “I told my daughter yes she did the right thing, came home. Remember this person because you never know if you’re going to see them again.”

And there’s a reason she urges her children to be so alert and aware. She says “because I’d been abducted from this area when I was a kid. So it’s like details, details, details.”

Police are not saying the two cases are connected but the suspects and the four-door red cars look similar. Police are putting on extra patrols in the area.

If you have any information call CRIMESTOPPERS at 262-TIPS.

Posted by: KindraLore | December 20, 2007

10-Year-Old Girl Reports Attempted Abduction

GALESBURG, IL

A 10-year-old girl told her father a man attempted to get her into his car Monday.

The girl’s father told police the girl was walking home from the Debbie Klapp Tot Lot, 1301 Russell Ave., at about 5 p.m. when an older white male with gray hair driving a light purple or gray van pulled up beside her and said, ‘Get in my car.’ The girl left the area.

Police have assigned extra patrol and are investigating.

News Article

Posted by: KindraLore | December 20, 2007

Police Look for Richmond Attempted Rape Suspect

Richmond, VA

Detectives seek the public’s help to find a man who dragged a female jogger into the bushes at knife point last weekend near Point Richmond.

The man jumped out of bushes near East Richmond Avenue and Garrard Boulevard and grabbed the victim about 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Detective Pat Davis said. She screamed and fought, and the attacker ran when passers-by came to help.

The attacker was a Latino man in his 20s with a light complexion, wearing a dark baseball cap, a dark hooded sweatshirt and with dark hair and eyes, Davis said; he was clean, 5-foot-7 or 5-foot-8 and athletic, Davis said.

Police ask anyone with information to call Davis at 510-620-6541 or Detective Sgt. Brian Dickerson at 510-620-6668 or 510-233-1214.

Posted by: KindraLore | December 20, 2007

Forsyth Sheriff’s Seek Cumming, GA Man for Rape

 Cumming, GA

A 36-year-old Cumming man is being sought by authorities on rape and other charges.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Lazaro Bautista Miranda, last known address 7325 Majors Road in Cumming.

The sheriff’s office did not provide details about the alleged rape, but said Miranda is facing other charges, including aggravated sodomy and cruelty to children.

Investigators said Miranda may be driving a green truck, possibly a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup. He also may be pursuing a job in landscaping.

Anyone with information about Miranda is asked to contact the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Division, at 770-781-2200. Anonymous callers should dial the agency’s Crime Stoppers tip line at 770-888-7308.

News Article

Posted by: KindraLore | December 20, 2007

Rapist Mistakenly Released From Prison Sought in Baltimore

 Ronald Lee Moore - Wanted

Baltimore, Maryland

Police are asking for help in locating a 40-year-old man they say is linked by DNA to a 1999 sexual assault who was mistakenly released from prison last month.

Ronald Lee Moore, of Silver Spring, was serving a 13-year sentence in the Baltimore City Correctional Center for a 2000 burglary conviction when police received a match in a DNA database linking him to a sexual assault that occurred in Glen Burnie.

Moore was indicted in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court this summer on the assault charges, and a detainer was issued to keep him behind bars. But he was scheduled to be released Nov. 21 on the burglary conviction, and the detainer went unnoticed.

“Mr. Moore was released instead of being turned over to the Anne Arundel County Detention Center because of an oversight at the Division of Correction Commitment Office,” said Mark Vernarelli, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. “The new commitment pending hearing in Mr. Moore’s file was not noticed due to human error. However, as soon as the mistake was realized, DOC issued an escape retake warrant.”

Police say the sexual assault took place Oct. 23, 1999, at an apartment in Glen Burnie. The victim told police that a man broke in, moved her 2-year-old child into another bedroom and then forced her to perform sex acts, according to charging documents.

She said he shocked her with a cattle prod and punched her in the head several times, records show.

In July 2006, police linked Moore to the assault using DNA, according to charging documents. Nine months later, police obtained additional DNA samples from Moore, who was being held at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, and confirmed the match.

Moore’s last known address is in the 3700 block of Lamberton Square Road in Silver Spring.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tracy Morgan at 410-222-3466 or 410-222-8610.

Posted by: KindraLore | December 20, 2007

Man Sexually Assaults Employee At Pediatric Facility

 Murfreesboro, TN Rapist

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. 

Murfreesboro police need the public’s help in finding a sexual assault suspect.

An employee at Special Kids Inc. was attacked Tuesday morning minutes after opening for business.

Police said a gunman tied up the victim with adhesive tape before fondling her at the Murfreesboro pediatric care facility. The attacker also used a digital camera to take nude photos of her after she disrobed.

“I was saying, ‘God help me,'” said the assault victim.

The attack happened before any children arrived Tuesday.

The victim said she’s always been viewed as a quiet and weak person, but during the attack she showed incredible strength.

“I opened the front door and put my stuff down and I come out and organized the lobby,” she said.

It was her normal routine she said someone had observed.

“When I tried to go to the lobby and organize the lobby, I turned to my right and that person was there holding a gun towards me,” she said.

She said she was alone in the facility when the gunman walked through the front door.

“He pushed me to a room without lights on and he asked me to sit on the chair,” she said. “Then he took out the tape. He asked me to stand up and put my hands on my back. Then he taped my hands.”

After she disrobed, he took pictures of her body.

Although she said she remained calm, she didn’t remain quiet.

“I said, ‘What do you want from me?’ and he said, ‘I’m not going to hurt you.’ Then I told him, ‘You know what you’re doing is wrong, right?’ And he didn’t say anything.”

“‘That person had to plan, had to put some thought into it prior to committing the crime,” said Kyle Evans, Murfreesboro police spokesman.

He said they were bold to “to actually bring a gun and point it at somebody and sexually assault them.”

Chris Truelove, executive director of Special Kids, Inc., said he didn’t think there was any immediate harm to staff, children and their families.

“There’s been no threat made to the staff, to the children or family,” he said. “So we have no reason to believe they’re not as safe as they were before this happened.”

The victim wants to make sure he’s caught so that she and no one else endure the same pain.

“I just put it in God’s hands,” she said. “I know that he will protect me.”

Police released a composite sketch of the suspect.

He is described as a white man about 5 feet 6 inches tall, possibly in his early 20’s.

He was last seen wearing a dark green hooded sweatshirt with writing across the front of it. He also had on black sun glasses along with a tan baseball cap.

Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of this attacker is asked to call police at 893-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 893-STOP.

Detectives said it appears the suspect familiarized himself with the center’s operating procedures. Special Kids Inc. plans to make a few changes to help keep its workers safe.

News Article

Posted by: KindraLore | December 20, 2007

US Marshalls Searching for Sexual Predator Jerry Malone

 Jerry Malone - Wanted

 Cleveland, OH

A sexual predator who used to live in Cleveland is now a fugitive.

U.S. Marshals are looking for Jerry Malone, 63, accused of failing to register his address with a county sheriff’s office. He most recently registered in Lucas County, but failed to re-register.

Deputy Marshal David Siler said Malone first became involved with the criminal justice system in 1964, when he was arrested for rape in Cleveland. In 1993, he was convicted of murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and sexual battery.

Malone has associates throughout Greater Cleveland and used to list the homeless shelter on Lakeside Avenue as his address. He has used the names Gary Malone and Candy Malone.

Call 866-4WANTED. Reward money is available.

News Article

Older Posts »

Categories