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Uber driver drops passengers at airport, then tries to burglarize their home, police say


Alejandra Reyes-Velarde 17 hrs ago


After dropping off some San Mateo residents at the airport, an Uber driver headed straight for their home to burglarize it, police say.
© San Mateo Police Department
San Mateo officers arrested Jackie Gordon Wilson, 38, on April 5, a day after he completed the ride. He was booked on suspicion of attempted burglary and stealing from a home, the San Mateo Police Department said in a news release.


The man was attempting to break into the home of his passengers when an alarm scared him off, San Mateo police said. He then targeted a nearby house in the 1700 block of Nash Drive, police said.
Officers responded to a residential burglary call Thursday evening at the Nash Drive home and found it had been ransacked. Several items had been stolen, officials said.
Home-security video helped in catching the suspect. At each house, the burglar was caught on video, police said.
Officers served a search warrant at Wilson’s Rancho Cordova home Friday and said they found items that had been taken from the Nash Drive home.
The suspect ended up making the identification easier.
“At the time of his arrest, Wilson was wearing the same clothing he had on while lurking around our quiet San Mateo neighborhood the day before,” the San Mateo Police Department said.
The San Mateo Police Department said the incident was a reminder of the benefit of video security systems. They also issued a wider warning, urging people to be vigilant about ride-share drivers.
“Trust your instincts!” police said in the news release. “If you are uncomfortable with the driver’s behavior or comments or you sense something is not right, don’t get in the car.”
 
April 11, 2019
No Joy In The World For Imprisoned Jeremiah Bullfrog Robison





Meet Jeremiah Bullfrog Robison.

The Oklahoman, 30, is back behind bars following his arrest this week on firearm and theft charges.

Robison’s rap sheet includes convictions for robbery, weapons possession, domestic battery, and violating probation, and he has served several years in state prison. He is currently being held on $10,500 bond in the Tulsa County lockup

Robison’s parents were presumably fans of the Three Dog Night hit “Joy to the World.” Which, of course, is no excuse for saddling a kid with the middle name Bullfrog.
 
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April 11, 2019
No Joy In The World For Imprisoned Jeremiah Bullfrog Robison





Meet Jeremiah Bullfrog Robison.

The Oklahoman, 30, is back behind bars following his arrest this week on firearm and theft charges.

Robison’s rap sheet includes convictions for robbery, weapons possession, domestic battery, and violating probation, and he has served several years in state prison. He is currently being held on $10,500 bond in the Tulsa County lockup

Robison’s parents were presumably fans of the Three Dog Night hit “Joy to the World.” Which, of course, is no excuse for saddling a kid with the middle name Bullfrog.
Am I the only one shocked there's no meth charges here?
 

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The Obama of popes. If you are a Catholic, this has got to be nauseating and unsettling to you. Pope kisses the feet of leadership in South Sudan:

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And this is the guy who lectures Trump.
 
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The Obama of popes. If you are a Catholic, this has got to be nauseating and unsettling to you. Pope kisses the feet of leadership in South Sudan:

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And this is the guy who lectures Trump.
Good to see he's doubling down on things. Wasn't it just a few months back when he was in Brazil & blamed some of the victims for the sexual abuse?
 

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FFS :facepalm:

NOT an Onion article.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pu...acklash-in-laguna-beach/ar-BBVUtnt?ocid=ientp

Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach

Faith E. Pinho
13 hrs ago

A decision to affix an American flag graphic to the side of freshly painted Laguna Beach police cars is dividing residents, who are alternately praising the image as patriotic or panning it as too aggressive.

After hearing the criticism and acknowledging that the image they approved didn’t quite match the final results, officials agreed to reconsider their February decision to paint the Laguna Beach Police Department’s fleet of 11 squad cars. The City Council will take up the issue again at its Tuesday meeting.

“People are screaming that the American flag on a police car is somehow or another ... hurting people’s feelings who might be immigrants or visitors,” said Councilman Peter Blake. “People are actually ridiculous enough to bring up comments about our cop cars having American flags on them.”

© Laguna Beach Police Department/Twitter pageArtist Carrie Woodburn went to the podium at the March 19 council meeting and said it was “shocking to see the boldness of the design” when the newly painted Ford Explorers rolled out.

“We have such an amazing community of artists here, and I thought the aesthetic didn’t really represent our community,” Woodburn said. “It feels very aggressive.”


Attorney Jennifer Welsh Zeiter said at the last council meeting that she found the police cars “exceptional” and questioned the loyalty of anyone who objected to the American flag display.

“They are so filled with hatred toward this ... office of the president of the United States and the current occupant of that office,” she said, “that they cannot see through their current biases to realize that a police vehicle with the American flag is the ultimate American expression.”

The council agreed in February to repaint its all-white squad cars in black and white with the image of Old Glory running through the word “police” on the doors.

But the graphic element of the paint job didn't scream “Laguna Beach” to everyone. Local designer Chris Prelitz was dining with his wife at the Montage hotel when he spotted several parents and small children scattering.

“There was like a little panic going on, and I was like, ‘What’s happening?’ ” Prelitz said. The hubbub, he discovered, was over a cluster of police cars that had arrived at the scene. “When one of them’s there, it works. But all of a sudden, I saw, wow, when there are three, maybe four of them together, folks thought it was a SWAT team, federal agents. So it had a very striking, strong impact, so much so that I think there might be some unintended consequences.”

Laguna Beach Police Cpl. Ryan Hotchkiss, president of the Laguna Beach Police Employees Assn., said he had received only positive feedback.

“Every time I came to a stop sign, every time I came to a red light, somebody is telling me the car looks great,” Hotchkiss said at the March meeting. “Every one of our members that drives the car loves it, and we look forward to keeping them the way they are.”

On Tuesday, the council will decide whether to continue with the logo or choose an alternative. The cars, however, will remain black and white, City Manager John Pietig said.

The proposed graphic that the council unanimously approved in February was a more muted version of the design that now appears on the cars, according to a city staff report. In February, Pietig called the proposed designs a “cloud-like look.”

He said two weeks ago that the council would reconsider the logo “out of an abundance of caution to address questions that have been raised about the process.”

Of the police department’s 11 vehicles, seven have the updated design, police Sgt. Jim Cota said in a text message.

Police Chief Laura Farinella said at the Feb. 19 meeting that black and white was more visible and distinguished police squad cars from other security vehicles.

“This is about safety. I want anybody to see it, period,” Mayor Pro Tem Steve Dicterow said at the February meeting.

Pinho writes for Times Community News