Our top crime stories for the week of July 11: A New York woman leads several law enforcement agencies on a pursuit through Arizona; a Phoenix jewelry store robbery ends in a shooting; police investigate after a man's body was found lying on a Phoenix street; after a driver led troopers on a chase on Valley freeways, his arrest was caught on camera; and as a constable was serving court documents at a Phoenix residence, a shooting broke out and a person was killed.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The model is accused of stabbing 27-year-old Plano native Christian Obumseli in Miami.
- Miami Herald
A woman who went to wash clothes in her laundry room in Central Florida never made it out early Monday, authorities say.
- The Daily Beast
Placer County Sheriff’s OfficeAs the FBI announced Thursday that it was adding 16-year-old Kiely Mai Rodni to its national missing persons database, the search for the girl—who was last seen five days ago at a campground senior farewell party—continued in earnest.Scores of people have flocked to a recreation center in Truckee, the California town from which Rodni vanished, to ask how they can help with the search, according to Cassie Hebel, a friend who spoke to The Daily Beast on behalf of the
Memphis Police released images of a brazen crime. The pictures show three men holding high-powered weapons. Memphis Police said those men used those weapons to “open fire” and kill a man outside of a Memphis motel.
The attorney of the Irvine dermatologist accused of poisoning her husband with drain cleaner claimed she was pouring Drano into a cup to fix plumbing issues. Dr. Yue Emily Yu, a 45-year-old Southern Californian dermatologist, was arrested on Aug. 4 on suspicion of poisoning her radiologist husband, Dr. Jack Chen. Screenshots, which were shared with news outlets, show Yu pouring Drano brand drain cleaner into a cup.
Bellevue Police arrested and charged five people suspected of major organized retail theft in the region.
- Miami Herald
The Minnesota mother’s attorneys blame a “well-known” Walmart policy for the fatal fire, according to court documents.
Police have arrested a juvenile in connection with the murders of a mother and her two young sons in Northfield, NH. WBZ-TV's Kristina Rex reports.
- CBS News
Weisselberg and the company had asked a judge to dismiss criminal fraud and tax evasion charged against them.
According to an arrest affidavit, the two boys ran up to a man at a gas station and said “Give me all your (expletive) or I’ll shoot.”
Two mechanics from a well-known dealership are facing charges tonight, accused of intentionally damaging at least one customer’s car.
- Kansas City Star
The cashier noted that the woman had “too many items to use the self-scan checkout,” according to the sheriff’s office.
A California man says in court documents he caught his wife trying to kill him by pouring Drano in his drinks
Jack Chen filed for divorce and a domestic-violence restraining order against his wife. She was arrested but not charged, and she denies his claims.
Police arrest machete-wielding man in Honolulu Chinatown; suspects who struck him with SUV wanted for attempted murder
Police arrested a man for allegedly threatening people with a machete in Honolulu’s Chinatown. Honolulu Police Department arrested the 30-year-old man on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening on Monday night on North Beretania Street, Chinatown. The man threatened two women, ages 19 and 21, and a 23-year-old man with a machete during an altercation in the 100 block of North Beretania Street at about 9:50 p.m., according to the police.
- Biloxi Sun Herald
The Gulfport man’s attorney said his ADHD causes him to be impulsive. The judge asked, “What about the marijuana, the heroin and the methamphetamine that he said he ingested that day?”
- WSB Cox articles
A dispute over cold McDonald’s French fries ended with a police chase and the arrest of a murder suspect out on bond who failed to appear in court.
"This is not a partisan or political issue. It is a matter of public safety and basic decency,” said a statement by FBI Agents Association President Brian O’Hare.
- The Daily Beast
Osceola County SheriffA Florida couple arrested after their 6-year-old son was found unconscious in the toilet of a squalid hotel room have been charged with murdering the boy and abusing their other five children so badly their bodies were covered in cuts, bruises, and marks that matched a blood-smeared shoe.Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez called it “the worse child abuse case” he and his detectives had ever seen—and he denounced the parents, Bianca Blaise and Larry Rhodes, as “savages” and
- CBS News
Deputy Sean Essex was charged with over 30 counts of sex crimes involving children, with one charge dating back to 2006.
A 33-year-old who worked at Starbucks for 13 years got fired over a month-old violation. It led to a union walkout and a viral video that has racked up 21 million views on TikTok
A video of the group walkout at Starbucks in Tonawanda, New York, that went viral last week is the most exposure that a union action has received so far, according to Casey Moore, the 25-year-old Starbucks barista who filmed it.