11-year-old arrested in Georgia with a knife at school — in fear of clown attacks!

❝ Police say a fearful 11-year-old Georgia girl who took a knife to school told officers she needed the weapon to fend off clowns.

The girl was arrested…at Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School in Athens amid reports and social media posts about clowns frightening children in Georgia and other states.

❝ An Athens-Clarke County police report states the girl said she needed the knife to protect her and her family because she had heard the stories about clowns jumping out of the woods and attacking children.

Police…released the girl to her mother on a charge of possession of a weapon on school grounds.

Related news…

❝ In Coweta County, southwest of Atlanta, police were investigating a suspicious Facebook post by a man claiming to be “The Newnan Clown,”…

The profile, which has since been made private, said, “If I see you, I will get You!!! I want kids and all”…

❝ In neighboring Alabama, law enforcement officials are warning that people involved in a rash of creepy clown hoaxes across the state could be prosecuted.

Not certain what’s creepier: Kids so afraid of clowns they think they need to be armed or the kids who don’t think first of trusting their safety to their parents, teachers or maybe even the local coppers?

Thanks, @ninjaeconomics

Florida woman arrested for attacking her fiance with a knife – and mashed potatoes

Police in Florida said they arrested a woman accused of attacking her fiance with a fillet knife and hot mashed potatoes.

Sebastian police said they responded to an address in the city…on a report of a domestic incident and the fiance of Kimberly Francisco, 42, told officers the couple had been arguing and Francisco allegedly “began throwing hot mashed potatoes and gravy at him…”

The fiance said Francisco then retrieved a fillet knife and attempted to stab him.

“Upon check of the residence, I noticed food, to include mashed potatoes, appeared to be thrown around the kitchen area,” the police arrest affidavit stated.

Francisco told police she did not throw the potatoes, they fell on the floor. She said her fiance made up the story about the attempted stabbing.

Francisco was arrested on a charge of felony aggravated assault with deadly weapon.

I can only presume the coppers considered the “deadly weapon” to be the knife.

Florida woman attacks boyfriend – his dog ate all the ganja!

Different dog – same snack

A Florida woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend when his dog ate her marijuana told police the man repeatedly walked into her knife.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Shadae Scott, 26, allegedly attacked boyfriend Kevin Wiggins with a knife Sunday at her Dania Beach apartment because his dog had eaten her supply of marijuana, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Tuesday.

Wiggins suffered small knife cuts to his face and head. He had one large gash across his hand, deputies said.

The arrest report said Scott told deputies Wiggins had walked into her knife repeatedly during their argument.

Scott was arrested on a domestic battery charge and jailed in lieu of $2,500 bond.

He stabbed himself while she was holding the knife. Really?

10-year-old gets 5½-year sentence for rape and murder plot

A 10-year-old Washington state boy was sentenced on Wednesday to up to 5 1/2 years in a juvenile detention facility for his role in a foiled plot to rape and kill a girl at his school and harm other children.

The boy was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, juvenile firearm possession and witness tampering in connection with a plot in February at an elementary school in Colville, in the state’s northeast.

Prosecutors said he pleaded guilty last month to all charges.

Stevens County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson sentenced the fifth-grader to a minimum of just over three years in juvenile detention and a maximum of nearly 5 1/2 years, Stevens County prosecutor Tim Rasmussen said…

The 10-year-old boy will serve his sentence at the Echo Glen children’s juvenile center in Snoqualmie, Wash., 45 miles east of Seattle. As of Thursday he had already spent nearly 100 days in a local juvenile detention facility, Rasmussen said.

The boy told investigators he and his friend had planned to kill a former fifth-grade girlfriend because she was “rude” and “always made fun” of him and friends, according to court documents…

The 10-year-old had taken a Remington Model 1911 pistol that originally belonged to his grandfather from his older brother’s room, according to court records.

The boys had also packed ammunition and a knife, but they were stopped on Feb. 7 shortly after they boarded a school bus, Rasmussen said.

A fourth-grade student spotted the knife and reported it to a teacher’s aide, Rasmussen said. The names of six other targeted classmates were on a list the boys had

Cripes! No doubt we can come up with any number of sources that influenced the young mind of this kid. How to commit such crimes; perhaps, including plans to escape punishment.

Who was supposed to be playing the role of educator and mentor to this child? Who had the responsibility for instilling a sense of right and wrong, good and evil?

What kind of culture teaches a child the best way to solve questions of love and sex – is with a gun?

Two 5th grade boys charged in murder conspiracy


Two fifth-grade boys were held on $100,000 bond each after being charged with conspiracy to commit murder at their school in Washington state, officials said.

The boys, ages 10 and 11, were expected to be formally charged in juvenile court with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, possession of a firearm and witness tampering for allegedly bringing a stolen gun and a knife to school and threatening to kill a number of classmates…

The boys at Fort Colville Elementary School were taken into custody Thursday after a search revealed one boy had a knife and a handgun in his backpack.

During interviews, police learned the boys intended to use the weapons Thursday, Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen said.

“These young men conspired to kill,” Rasmussen said. “It was interrupted by the bravery of a fourth grader who saw something and said something … and interrupted a murder.”

Colville School District Superintendent Michael Cashion said the plot was discovered before school started Thursday…

“We’ve been told that the boys had a plan to kill an ex-girlfriend … and harm other students,” Cashion said. “There was no list, but names were given to the police.”

I can’t get my mind around it,” he said.

Neither can I. I was always advanced in reading and comprehension skills as a child. In fifth grade I was aware of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

But, only if you were the Count of Monte Cristo.

What kind of culture teaches a child the best way to solve questions of love and sex – is with a gun?

Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200. Go straight to jail!

Laura Chavez did not pass go. She did not collect $200.

Instead, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies took the 60-year-old directly to jail after they say she repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend Wednesday after arguing during a game of Monopoly.

Police responded to a stabbing call at 1:21 a.m. Wednesday in the Casa Villita Apartments…Deputy Kurt Whyte arrived at the apartment where he says he found the 48-year-old male stabbing victim, “bleeding heavily from his head and right wrist area.”

Chavez, who police say admitted stabbing the man with a kitchen knife, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a household member with a deadly weapon, battery upon a peace officer, assault upon a peace officer and resisting or evading a police officer…Her boyfriend, meanwhile, remained hospitalized late Wednesday but was in stable condition, according to Lt. Adan Mendoza.

Police say both Chavez and her boyfriend appeared to be intoxicated.

According to the statement of probable cause filed for Chavez’s arrest drafted by Detective Andrew Quintana, Chavez and her boyfriend were playing a late Tuesday night game of Monopoly with her 10-year-old grandson. The young boy told police the couple began fighting because his grandma thought her boyfriend was cheating at the classic Parker Brothers game…

Investigators say they were not aware of past domestic violence calls regarding the couple, but jail records show Chavez has been booked into the Santa Fe County jail nine times since June 2006, many of which were related to violations of probation and the conditions of her release from a 2009 felony drug possession case in which she eventually received a conditional discharge.

Every aspect of life in a banana republic culture can be exciting. Even a board game can turn into an assault.

Where’s the beer?

A Las Cruces woman was jailed after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend for not buying her another 40-ounce bottle of Olde English 800 malt liquor.

Dona Ana sheriff’s deputies were called to a house on the 9500 block of Butterfield Boulevard around 5:30 p.m. Thursday after Alexa Monet Rodriguez, 22, allegedly became enraged at her boyfriend and stabbed him in the arm with a 14-inch stainless steel knife, according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Kelly Jameson.

Rodriguez also allegedly had thrown a 3-pound weight at her boyfriend so hard it got lodged in the wall, then struck him in the back with a TV tray and a chair, Jameson said. After the alleged stabbing, Rodriguez allegedly threw the knife at the victim and fled.

She was arrested soon after and charged with aggravated battery against a household member with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon and two counts of battery against a household member. Magistrate Judge Richard Silva set Rodriguez’s bond at $15,000 cash.

The victim, a Farmington man who just moved to Las Cruces three months ago, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

I don’t know about that last paragraph. Looks to me like she tried like hell to threaten his life!

Goldilocks burglar breaks into homes, has a snack and a snooze!

Police believe they are close to catching a burglar nicknamed Goldilocks who breaks into homes, eats the owners food and then takes a nap in their beds.

Essex Police have been encouraged by the public response since they launched an appeal for information about blond-haired Jesse Dobinson, 19, who has gone missing.

He was still at large on Friday.

Detective Inspector Simon Anslow, who has also released a photograph of Dobinson, said: We called him Goldilocks as we believe he has not only eaten his victims food, but also slept in their beds…He added: It is distressing for the victim to come home and find their food has been eaten and that someone has been in their personal space.

Within a few days, police claim he twice broke into a house in Wickford, Essex, helped himself to food, had a brief sleep and then stole electrical goods.

He is then said to have returned a third time and, on being disturbed, shot his victim in the chest with a BB gun.

The unemployed teenager from South Woodham Ferrers is also wanted in connection with a knifepoint robbery in the same town…

Dobinson is described as slim, clean-shaven, 5ft 3in tall and with short, straight hair.

Time to act like a bear.

Teenager charged with robbing and murdering his father

After taping his father to a chair, 19-year-old Matthew Nellessen and three accomplices allegedly forced the Arlington Heights man to sign over a $100,000 check from his retirement fund.

When 55-year-old George Nellessen warned his son he would report the theft to police, the younger Nellessen reacted violently — pummeling his helpless father with a baseball bat, then stabbing him in the neck with a steak knife, Cook County prosecutors said Monday…

After the killing, Matthew Nellessen later tried unsuccessfully to cash the check, then made “numerous” bank withdrawals using his father’s debit card, McCarthy said. He ultimately returned to the family’s Arlington Heights home where his father’s lifeless body still sat tied to a chair, authorities said.

George Nellessen’s body wasn’t discovered until two days after his death when a friend came to the house to check on him after co-workers became concerned that he had missed work, prosecutor Maria McCarthy said during the younger Nellessen’s bond hearing.

Judge Kay Hanlon ordered Matthew Nellessen jailed without bond on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges stemming from his father’s killing.

Three other alleged accomplices — all Chicago residents — remained jailed Monday on bonds ranging from $3 million to $1.5 million. Those three men: Marlon Green, 20; Armon Braden, 20; and his younger brother, Azari Braden, 19; also face murder and armed robbery charges in the killing…

The day he was slain, George Nellessen told two co-workers that he planned to kick his son out of the house because he believed the teen was stealing money from him, McCarthy said.

The elder Nellessen, who worked in the tool-and-die industry, told a friend he was afraid of his son.

RTFA for the slimy details. Throw away the key!

Dumb crook of the month – so far!

The geezer shot by cops after botching a Manhattan bank robbery ought to have his picture in the dictionary under “career criminal.”

John Stolarz has been running afoul of the law since he was 18. He’s committed crimes in at least nine states. He’s even busted out of prison a few times. Known by the old-school nickname “Johnny Shades,” the 69-year-old Stolarz was shot Thursday after cops say he tried to stick up a Chase branch with a knife.

He had been out of prison only one day

He most recent stay in lock-up – 22 years – followed convictions for robbing a string of banks in Louisiana, Nevada, Washington state and Utah.

The strapping ex-con was released from a New Jersey federal prison Wednesday morning and was supposed to go to Philadelphia to pick up a pre-paid ticket to Salt Lake City. He was due to serve eight months in a halfway house…

Stolarz entered the Chase Bank at 2 Penn Plaza and armed with a knife, confronted a woman working in the customer service area. He demand wanted cash, fifties and hundreds.

But she told him there was no money in her section, and when an assistant manager came over and told the suspect much the same thing, he grew agitated…

Shades left, followed by the assistant manager who flagged down a police officer.

That cop and his partner followed Shades down the stairs into Penn Station…finally to a Amtrak loading dock area, where cops say Stolarz, 10-inch steak knife in his hand, refused orders to drop his weapon.

When the 6-foot-1-inch suspect moved toward Officer Edgar Perez, the six-year veteran fired twice, one bullet striking the suspect in his right thigh.