SICK, JUST SICK … BUT THAT IS WHAT TERRORISM IS.
Rhode Island police are stating that they have received a chilling letter with the threat to behead elementary school students in Warwick, Cranston and Johnston. The threat is being taken seriously by police. Many parents are taking the letter serious as well, as they have taken their children out of school and had them stay home. Johnston police received the anonymous threat by mail on Tuesday.
Warwick’s police chief says a threat to elementary school students in three communities mentioned beheading.
Col. Steven McCartney tells WPRO-AM that the threat specified that “beheading is planned.” He called the nature of the threat targeting children in Warwick, Cranston and Johnston chilling.
“There was a specific mention of elementary schools in this letter, the other thing which was the specific type of threat, which was beheading, is planned,” McCartney told WPRO.
Johnston police received the anonymous threat by mail on Tuesday. Police say officers will be at every school in Johnston, Cranston and Warwick through Friday.
Also Wednesday, state Rep. Deborah Fellela, who represents Johnston, said she plans to introduce a bill that would make it a felony to threaten students in Rhode Island with physical harm. The legislation provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and $100,000 in fines. A judge also could order that restitution be paid to any municipality that responds to a threat.
EXIT THOUGHTS … What is the preferred weapon of choice by Islamist terrorist when beheading innocents? A knife of course. You know the old saying, “don’t bring a knife to a gun fight”. These terror threats against children are just another wake up call to make sure that there is an individual on the premises who is armed and ready to protect.
The sad, but all to common conclusion …
Cedar Park Police had been searching for two year old Colton Turner, whose mother was being held in nearby Williamson County on a charge of abandoning and endangering a child. Sadly, the police have discovered the remains of the missing two year old boy. Colton’s mother, identified as Meagan Work, says she last saw Colton in Austin in July. Police say Work is homeless and that the two lived out of Work’s car in Houston, Austin and Cedar Park.
The police are now investigating this missing persons case as a homicide and vowed to bring all those responsible in Colton’s death to justice.
Colton Turner, Rest in Peace
Texas authorities say they’ve recovered the body of a small child in Austin and believe it’s the remains of a missing 2-year-old boy.
Police had been searching an Austin field for Colton Turner, whose mother was being held in nearby Williamson County on a charge of abandoning and endangering a child.
Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix said authorities consider the case a suspicious death and that Williamson County and Travis County prosecutors are collaborating on more charges against the missing child’s mother, Meagan Work.
Cedar Park Police Press Conference
4 p.m. Police have declined to say who led them to the site where Colton Turner’s body was found. Officials also declined to say when they think the boy died or whether he was found buried in some sort of container.
“We are not going to go into the investigative details of what brought us to where we’re at,” Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix said. “We still have search warrants to run.”
3:35 p.m. update: Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix said investigators believe the remains of a small child discovered in Southeast Austin on Friday belong to Colton Turner, 2.
Mannix said the case of is now considered a suspicious death. He said Turner’s mother, Meagan Work, who on Friday was being held in the booking area of the Williamson County Jail, gave three separate accounts about the child’s disappearance.
In a joint news conference with Cedar Park police, Austin Police ChiefArt Acevedo said part of the investigative process will include digging into the history of Turner’s family and any contact with Child Protective Services. Acevedo says he wants to bring justice to a boy whose body was “discarded” as if he were a cat.
3:20 p.m. update: Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix said the remains of a small child were discovered in Southeast Austin. He said investigators have reason to believe it is Colton Turner, 2. (MORE)
For more, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Colton Brandt Turner.
Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson Indictment in Child Injury Case … Warrant Issued for His Arrest (Update: Peterson Booked on Child Abuse Charge, Posts Bond)
AND ANOTHER BLACK EYE FOR THE NFL …
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Montgomery County, Texas for reckless or negligent injury to a child. The indictment is in regards to Peterson hitting his 4 year old son this past summer with a branch, referred to as a switch, as a form of punishment. Peterson states that this is how he was punished as a child. A grand jury seated earlier this summer decided not to charge Peterson with a crime. However, that was not the case with the new one. According to accounts, the incident resulted in multiple injuries to the child. The boy lives with his mother in Minnesota but was on a visit to Texas several months ago when Peterson disciplined him with the switch. Peterson was taken into custody at 1 a.m. Saturday in Montgomery County, Texas, and was released on $15,000 bond, according to NFL.com. If convicted, Adrian Peterson could face two years in prison.
Adrian Peterson has been deactivated by the Vikings and will not play this Sunday against the New England Patriots.
According to law-enforcement sources, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson beat his 4-year-old son with a tree branch as a form of punishment this summer, an incident that allegedly resulted in multiple injuries to the child. According to reports, Peterson has been indicted in Montgomery County, Texas for injury to a child.
The “whooping” – as Peterson put it when interviewed by police – occurred in Spring, Texas, in May. Peterson’s son had pushed another one of Peterson’s children off of a motorbike video game. As punishment, Peterson grabbed a tree branch – which he consistently referred to as a “switch” – removed the leaves and struck the child repeatedly.
The beating allegedly resulted in numerous injuries to the child, including cuts and bruises to the child’s back, buttocks, ankles, legs and scrotum, along with defensive wounds to the child’s hands. Peterson then texted the boy’s mother, saying that one wound in particular would make her “mad at me about his leg. I got kinda good wit the tail end of the switch.”
Adrian Peterson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin later released the following statement:
Adrian Peterson has been informed that he was indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas for Injury to a Child. The charged conduct involves using a switch to spank his son. This indictment follows Adrian’s full cooperation with authorities who have been looking into this matter. Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son. He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in east Texas. Adrian has never hidden from what happened. He has cooperated fully with authorities and voluntarily testified before the grand jury for several hours. Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning. It is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement on Friday evening:
On Thursday, September 11, 2014, a Montgomery County Grand Jury, “true billed”, Adrian Lewis Peterson on a charge of injury to a child. On today’s date at 2:47 PM, a warrant was issued and entered for the arrest of Adrian Peterson for that charge.
Since the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has referred the case to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, and the investigation has led to a, “true bill”, on a criminal offense, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will not discuss details in reference to the case or investigation.
At the time of this release, Adrian Peterson is not in custody at the Montgomery County Jail and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office does not have any details in the arrest of Adrian Peterson.
Peterson’s team, the Vikings, released the following statement on Friday evening:
The Vikings are in the process of gathering information regarding the legal situation involving Adrian Peterson. At this time, we will defer further questions to Adrian’s attorney Rusty Hardin.
One of the darkest weeks in NFL history took another disturbing twist Friday when a warrant was issued in Texas for the arrest of Adrian Peterson, the face of the Vikings, over his treatment of one of his children.
Peterson faces an indictment accusing him of reckless or negligent injury to a child stemming from Peterson’s decision earlier this year to discipline his 4-year-old son by beating him with a ‘‘switch.’’
The Vikings responded by quickly deactivating Peterson for Sunday’s home opener against New England at TCF Bank Stadium. Peterson will surrender to Houston police, his attorney said.
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to Montgomery County, Texas, authorities early Saturday morning.
He was booked into the Montgomery County jail at 1:06 a.m. CT and released at 1:35 a.m. CT after posting the $15,000 bond.
Parents Turn Their 13 Year Old Daughter into Sheriff’s Office after Finding Nude Pics on Cell Phone & Tablet in Dindiddie County, VA
TOUGH LOVE … WHEN WILL TEENS GET A CLUE ABOUT SEXTING?
Dindiddie County, VA parents have turned their 13 year old daughter into Sheriff’s deputies after they found nude pictures on her cell phone and tablet. The teens parents were shocked to discover that their daughter was sending and receiving nude pics. Exactly what part about creating and disseminating child porn don’t these teens quite understand? Even though it is possible their daughter could face criminal charges, they did this in order to protect her. The mother, whose name remains anonymous to protect the identity of the 13 year old, said that she is particularly concerned about whether the people she shared photos with were adults. The soon to be 8th grader may not necessarily face charges and go through the court system, but instead go through a program called diversion in the juvenile justice system. However, any older teens involved could most certainly be facing felony charges depending on their ages.
The parents discovered their 13-year-old daughter, who is about to enter the eighth-grade, had been sending and receiving naked pictures of other teens using her tablet.
And the deeper they dug, the worse it got. In fact, things got so bad they called in the sheriff’s department to investigate.
“What scares me is, this is much bigger than we realize. How many others are doing this and you don’t realize it,” asked the Dinwiddie County mother of two.
FOX 4 sister station CBS 6 News is not revealing her name to protect her family’s identity.
The parents became aware of what their 13-year-old was doing, when their other child heard voices in her bedroom around 4 a.m.
The parents then confiscated the electronics.
“Looking through the phone and the tablet we did find sexual pictures, conversations that were very inappropriate for her age,” she said.
While none of the nude photo’s showed their daughter with anyone else, there were pictures being sent back and forth with other boys.
“Everybody wanted to be her friend, because according to these people, she was cool now,” she said.
57 Year Old Babysitter Martha Dreher Charged with Arson and Setting Fire to Family’s Home Because Two Pre-Teen Girls were “Disrespectful”
Would just quitting your job have been asking too much to do?
57 year old Martha Dreher has been charged with arson and setting fire to the family’s home that she babysits for. According to reports, Dreher was so annoyed with the two girls she babysat, that she decided to set their bedrooms on fire. The fire was set when the father and two girls were out of town. Imagine having hired this nut-job to take care of your children? Martha Dreher has denied setting the fire at the family’s home in Austin, Texas; however, she said that she wanted to quit and that the girls had been disrespectful to her. Home surveillance video captured Dreher driving up to the empty house earlier this month, then leaving 20 minutes later as flames were visible from the girls’ bedroom. Are you kidding, she was disrespected by two pre-teen girls so she sets the how on fire? GOOD GRIEF!!!
A Texas woman was allegedly so annoyed with two girls she babysat, police say she decided to set their bedrooms on fire.
Martha Dreher is charged with arson, accused of setting a fire in the two girls’ rooms while their father, Glenn Williams, was out of town with his daughters.
Dreher, 57, had worked for the family for a few months. She denied setting the fire at the family’s home in Austin, Texas, but told investigators she was tired of dealing with the girls and wanted to quit, according to Williams.
“She said that it was horrible, that the girls — my oldest — had been very disrespectful,” said Williams.
35 Year Old Stephen Howells & 25 Year Old Nicole Vaisey Arrested in Kidnapping of Two Amish Girls, Fannie and Delia Miller (VIDEO)(Update: Expect More Charges Like Sexual Assault and Rape)
A New York couple, 35 year old Stephen Howells and 25 year old Nicole Vaisey, have been arrested in the kidnapping of two Amish girls. Howells and Vaisey abducted 12 year old Fannie Miller and 7 year old Delia Miller on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm from their farm stand in Oswegatchie, NY prompting an AMBER ALERT.. The two girls were found safe on Thursday when their captors left them off at a home, and the individual returned them to their parents. The Hermon, NY couple have been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse both Fannie and Delia Miller. Both Howells and Vaisey are being held without bond. Both have been charged with first degree kidnapping; however, more charges are sue to follow.
Stephen Howells – Nicole Vaisey
A New York couple arrested in the kidnapping of two Amish sisters may have planned to abduct more children.
St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said Saturday that “there was the definite potential” of additional victims and that additional charges may be filed against Stephen Howells, 39, and Nicole Vaisey, 25.
The Hermon, N.Y., couple have been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse a 7-year-old and 12-year-old after abducting them from a roadside farm stand in northern New York State earlier this week.
Wells says the motive was “to take these girls from their home and victimize these girls.”
Wells says the motive was “to take these girls from their home and victimize these girls.”
The sheriff said Howells and Vaisey “were targeting opportunities” and did not necessarily grab the girls because they are Amish.
“There was a lot of thought process that went into this,” Wells said. “They were looking for opportunities to victimize.”
The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement late Friday saying the arrests of Howells and Vaisey “no doubt saved young children from future abuse.”
The two Amish sisters from northern New York who were kidnapped this week and then found safe a day later were sexually assaulted, the St. Lawrence County’s District Attorneys office told NBC News. Investigators believe suspects Stephen M. Howells II, 39, and Nicole F. Vaisey, 25 had planned the kidnapping using “coercion tactics” and knew ahead of time they wanted to take the girls, St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells told reporters Saturday. Howells and Vaisey are being held without bail on first-degree kidnapping charges in the abduction and could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted. Wells added that “there was the definite potential” for additional victims, and the suspects could be hit with more charges.
Expect more charges to be added to the first degree kidnapping for Stephen Howells and Nicole Vaisey. Look for sexual assault and rape charges as well. Hopefully these two sex offenders will be going away for life.
More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday.
Computer hard drives and other potential evidence are still being collected Sunday from the home of Stephen Howells Jr. and Nicole Vaisey, said Mary Rain, district attorney for St. Lawrence County.
“I 100 percent expect more charges,” Rain told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. She said the new charges, which she would not detail, could come after she meets with police investigators Monday or at the hearing Thursday. It’s also possible prosecutors would have to wait for results from forensic tests.
New York State Police Issue AMBER Alert for Two Amish Girls, 12 Year Old Fannie Miller & 7 Year Old Delia Miller, Believed Abducted in the St. Lawrence County Town of Oswegatchie, NY (Update: Found Safe)
AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR TWO AMISH GIRLS BELIEVED KIDNAPPED IN OSWEGATCHIE, NY …
An AMBER ALERT was issued by New York state police for 12 year old Fannie Miller and 7 year old Delia Miller, who are both believed to have been abducted in the St. Lawrence County Town of Oswegatchie, NY. The two girls were taken from their roadside stand around 7:30 Wednesday night, August 13, 2014.
State Police say the two girls went to their roadside stand to wait on a customer in a white, 4-door sedan. A witness says they saw a passenger in the sedan throw something in the back, then get in the back seat. The car left and the victims were gone.
The girls are described as the following:
- Fannie Miller, 12, white with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 5 feet tall and weighs about 90 pounds. Fannie was last seen wearing a dark blue dress with blue apron and black bonnet. The victim is also described as cross-eyed.
- Delila Miller, 7, white with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 4 feet tall and weighs about 50 pounds. She was last seen wearing a dark blue dress with blue apron and black bonnet. Delila also has a round scar on her forehead and is missing front teeth.
The girls were put into the back of a small white, four door car. The incident happened at the Miller family farm on Mount Alone Road, Heuvelton at about 7:20 pm. The family was in the barn milking, and the two girls left the barn to go to the family’s roadside vegetable stand, because they believed a customer was there.
That’s when the abduction apparently took place. The information about the white car came from a passing Amish, who told investigators he saw a white vehicle by the stand at about the time the abduction took place.
A witness saw the pssenger of the car throw something in back, then get in the back seat.
A command post was set up at the Heuvelton fire department. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s department at (866)NYS-Amber, 379-2222 or 9-1-1.
Two missing New York Amish girls were reportedly found safe Thursday after escaping two men who allegedly abducted them.
WWNY reported 6-year-old Delila Miller and 12-year-old Fannie Miller have been reunited with their parents after vanishing from a roadside stand Wednesday in the rural town of Oswegatchie in the northern part of the state.
St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain said the girls turned up cold and wet but unharmed at a home in Richville, about 13 miles from where they disappeared.
She said the girls were dropped off and knocked on the door, asking for help getting home. A neighbor who visited the Miller family after hearing word of the girls’ return said she spoke with one of their brothers, who said they were well and being checked out.
A law enforcement source told the station the girls said they had been abducted by two men, who took them to an abandoned house. The girls said the men told them not to leave and then left.
AMBER ALERT Issued in Austin, TX Area after Kidnapping of 2 Year Old Missing Cheyenne Infinity Johnson (Update: AMBER ALERT Canceled After Standoff, Cheyenne Infinity Johnson Safe, 33 Year Old Jesse William Thomas Arrested)
An Austin-area AMBER ALERT was issued Friday night for 2 year old Cheyenne Infinity Johnson in Houston, TX as authorities believed that the 2 year old girl was in grave or immediate danger. Cheyenne Infinity Johnson was abducted by her father, who who no longer has parental rights. Thomas is considered dangerous and has multiple arrests for past family violence.
Police say Thomas showed up to his mother’s house on Friday and she refused to let him in. “He then went around to the back of the house, kicked in the door and took the child,” Austin Police Detective J.J. Schmidt said.
Police later received information that Thomas was at a UHaul store and a short pursuit followed. Authorities said Thomas reached speeds over 100 miles per hour as he fled from officers with the girl inside.
Thomas was driving black 2005 Mercury Marquis 4-door with Texas license plate number DN3F648. The car has 22-inch silver rims and damage to the rear bumper.
Police say Thomas, 33, is considered dangerous and should not be approached. He has been arrested several times and has been charged with family violence in the past.
DESCRIPTION: Cheyenne Johnson
- White female
- 2 ½ feet tall
- 25 lbs.
- Brown hair
- Brown eyes
- Last seen wearing a navy blue shirt with flowers and navy blue shorts
DESCRIPTION: Jesse Thomas
- White male
- 6’01’ in height
- Approx. 220 lbs.
- Last seen wearing a gray t-shirt and blue jean shorts
2-year-old safe after father surrenders during SWAT standoff
UPDATE I: Standoff in NW Harris County with suspect from central Texas Amber Alert.
A 2-year-old girl is safe after authorities arrested a suspect linked to an Austin-area Amber Alert Saturday morning, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
A High Risk Operations Unit was sent to a standoff near a Ross Department Store at Texas 249 and Spring Cypress in northwest Harris County, where the 2-year-old’s father was holding her hostage.
Authorities said Jesse Thomas, 33, abducted Cheyenne Thomas from her south Austin home Friday afternoon.
According to KXAN, an Austin NBC-affiliate, Thomas showed up at his mother’s house on Anita Drive Friday afternoon, but she refused to let him in. “He then went around to the back of the house, kicked in the door and took the child,” Austin Police Detective J.J. Schmidt told KXAN.
According to the Austin Police Department, Thomas’ parental rights had been relinquished. He has been arrested several times and has been charged with family violence in the past.
Missing 2 year old Cheyenne Infinity Johnson is now safe and the standoff is over.
40 Year Old Tatanysha Hedman Arrested for Setting her 52 Year Old Husband Vincent Phillips on Fire After Catching Him Molesting Her 7 Year Old Daughter
Arrested, she should have been given a medal …
52 year old Vincent Phillips ran from his apartment and drove to a nearby Skyway convenience store screaming “I’m on fire!” Sounds like he is the victim, doesn’t it? However, appearances can be deceiving. Phillips was doused with gasoline and set on fire by his wife, 40 year old Tatanysha Hedman. However, some one does not do something this extreme unless there is a real reason to set a Momma Bear off. It would appear that Tatanysha Hedman caught her husband molesting her 7 year old daughter. Hedman said she did it because shooting him “was too nice.” Vincent Phillips is now facing sex crime charges. However, the police also arrested Tatanysha Hedman and she has been booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault and arson woman suspected of setting husband on fire.
After a mother in Renton, Washington, caught her husband allegedly molesting her 7-year-old daughter, she apparently planned a violent revenge plot.
Tatanysha Hedman, 40, reportedly told police that she decided to douse her husband, Vincent Phillips, 52, in gasoline while he slept and then light him on fire.
She told police that simply shooting him would have been “too nice” given the circumstances.
Phillips reportedly ran into a nearby gas station seeking help after he was able to put himself out. The man was badly burned and had to be hospitalized in intensive care.
Phillips is also now facing sex crime charges involving the 7-year-old girl, who is his stepdaughter. The extent of his alleged crimes were unknown as of Wednesday afternoon.
This child sex offender should probably count his lucky stars and pray that his wife did not go Lorena Bobbitt on him.
James Wright, Father of Missing 6 Year Old Jenise Paulette Wright, Previously Charged with Molesting his Then 8 year-Old Stepdaughter
RUT-ROH, this is hardly a good sign. If anyone wondered why the 8 and 12 year old children were removed and put into Child Protective Service …
KIROTV is reporting that James Wright, the father of missing six year old Jenise Paulette Wright in Bremerton, WA has been previously charged with molesting his then 8 year old step-daughter in 1999. James Wright was accused of child molestation and fourth-degree assault in 1999. Wright would later pleaded guilty to the assault charge, the molestation charges were dropped. So far there has been no sign of the 6 year old little girl as 100′s search for Jenise Paulette Wright. Both parents have been given lie detector tests; however, the results have not been made public.
The father of a missing Bremerton girl was once charged with molesting his then 8 year-old stepdaughter.
KIRO 7 has obtained court records from Whatcom County showing James Wright was accused of child molestation and fourth-degree assault in 1999. He later pleaded guilty to the assault charge, the molestation charges were dropped.
Kitsap County sheriff’s investigators say Wright and his wife Denise have both submitted to a polygraph, or lie detector test. The results have not been made public but both are said to be cooperating with the search and investigation.
Two of the Wright’s children, ages 8 and 12, have been removed from the home by state Child Protective Services due to what’s described as “probable cause developed during the investigation.” No other details have been released.
James Wright, the father of a missing 6-year-old girl in Washington State was previously charged with molesting a young family member, however, police say he is not a suspect or a person of interest in his daughter’s disappearance. What else would they say at this time when they are looking to get his cooperation in Jenise’s disappearance?