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Category Archives: Property Crimes

Woman Allegedly Helped Students Deface Private Property

A woman in the Dallas area was indicted by a grand jury on one count of felony criminal mischief last Wednesday. The incident happened in late July of last year. Authorities allege that Tara Mauney and a group of intermediate school children trashed private property in the city of Colleyville. It is said that they more >

Man Accused of Burning Down Feed Store Appears in Court

A man who is accused of burning down a feed store last week was in court on Monday to hear the charges against him. Ernesto Turrubiartes, 43, was on parole for his third DWI conviction when authorities say he set fire to the store in northeast Harris County. The alleged incident occurred on Thursday. Witnesses more >

Ohio Woman Sentenced for Embezzling More Than $2M

A Toledo, Ohio woman who embezzled more than $2 million from a small credit union in Michigan was sentenced on Thursday. Sharon Broadway, 62, is required to serve at least 45 months in prison. She initially faced up to 20 years for felony embezzlement and racketeering charges. The financial institution that she worked at closed more >

Accused UH Student Surrenders After Vandalizing Painting

A man who allegedly vandalized a priceless painting by renowned artist Pablo Picasso at the Menil Collection has surrendered to police in McAllen, Texas. Uriel Landeros is accused of spray painting an art piece called “Woman in a Red Armchair” in June of last year. He is facing charges of felony graffiti and felony criminal more >

Former Marine Sentenced in Identity Theft Case

A former U.S. Marine from southern Florida was sentenced to almost five years in prison for stealing the identities of more than 100 fellow servicemen in a major tax fraud conspiracy. Jobsen Cenor pleaded guilty on Oct. 3 to accusations of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. In addition to spending 57 months behind bars, more >

Man in Santa Suit Arrested Outside of Texas Capitol

On Friday afternoon police in Austin arrested a man who was dressed as Santa Claus. James Peterson was taken into custody on a criminal mischief charge. He was also accused of evading arrest. The defendant used chalk to write on the concrete outside of the Texas capitol building. A Texas State Preservation Board worker asked more >


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