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.
14 Year Old Mckinzie Joy Locklin Missing Since 8/9/14 in Kent County, MI … Possible Runaway (Update: Found Safe)
14 year old Mckinzie Joy Locklin has been missing since Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Kent County, Michigan. She is considered a runaway. According to authorities, Locklin has a learning disability and a history of running away. She reportedly left her home on foot and has no cell phone. The teens disappearance was upgraded to a missing persons case by police.
Mckinzie Joy Locklin
According to a release, she was reported as a runaway on Saturday evening and is now considered a missing person. She left her home in the 7300 block of Sunview Drive SE on foot.
Locklin is described in a release as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 120 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen wearing a white tank top, pink shorts, a multi colored plastic head band and white and purple tennis shoes. She was also carrying a black East Kentwood High School backpack.
If anyone has any information on her whereabouts should contact the sheriff’s department at 616-632-6100 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.
Unidentified 17 Year Old Male From Same Mobile Home Park Arrested in Aduction, Sexual Assault, Rape and Murder of Missing 6 Year Old Jenise Wright
And this is why you do not let your 6 year old daughter just wander around and not know where she is at all times …
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI announced the arrest late Saturday afternoon that an unidentified 17 year old male has been arrested in the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of 6-year-old Jenise Wright in Bremerton, Washington. The suspect was arrested at a residence in the same mobile home park where Jenise disappeared last weekend. The police stated that the suspect will face murder, manslaughter and rape charges Jenise Wright. She was last seen Saturday night, August 2, 2014. Sadly, her her body was found in a wooded area near her home on August 7. The 17 year old suspect was booked into the Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree child rape.
A 17-year-old has been arrested in the sexual assault and killing of a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her family’s Washington home six days ago, law enforcement officials said Saturday.
Jenise Wright, who vanished from the mobile home park where her family lives in east Bremerton, Wash., on Sunday, was found dead Thursday. Her death was ruled a homicide Friday, law enforcement officials have said.
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI announced the arrest late Saturday afternoon. The suspect, identified only as a 17-year-old, was arrested at his home shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday, police said during a news conference.
The suspect was arrested at a residence in the same mobile home park where Jenise disappeared last weekend, the Sheriff’s Office said.
He was being interviewed by detectives late Saturday afternoon, and will face murder, manslaughter and rape charges, police said.
Press Conference of the Arrest of 17 year old Suspect in rape and murder of 6 year old Jenise Wright
A 17-year-old male suspect was arrested Saturday after forensic evidence in the case positively identified him, said Detective Lt. Earl Smith, incident commander with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
“This investigation is far from over,” Smith told reporters at a news conference Saturday afternoon. “We have a lot still to do.”
The unidentified teen, who is a resident of the East Bremerton mobile home park where Jenise was discovered missing last Sunday morning, will be booked into Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree child rape.
It was unknown Saturday if the suspect and Jenise knew each other, but Smith said that is a possibility given the nature of the small community.
The suspect, who was living with his parents, was detained without incident at his residence in the 1300 block of Northeast Steele Creek Drive around 2:50 p.m. He will appear in Kitsap County District Court on Monday.
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.
Body of Missing 6 Year Old Jenise Wright found in Wooded Area Near Her Mobile Home Park in Bremerton, WA (VIDEO) … RIP (Update: Death Ruled a Homicide)
JUST TRAGIC …
The body of 6 year old missing Jenise Wright was found Thursday in a wooded area near her mobile home park in Bremerton, WA. Although the body found has not been officially ID’d, it is thought to be Jenise Wright. Authorities are considering this a criminal case. Kitsap County sheriff’s deputy Scott Wilson said at a late afternoon news briefing, “We suspect that she just did not go off by herself and fall into some bushes and die.” Jenise Wright was last seen Saturday night, August 2, 2014; however, was not reported missing until about 24 hours later. An autopsy will be conducted Friday to determine the 6 year old’s cause of death. No arrests have been made yet; however, the police said that they’re trying to narrow in on a suspect, and they’re “not ruling out anything.”
The body of Jenise Wright, the 6-year-old East Bremerton girl who has been missing since Sunday, was found in a wooded area near her mobile home park Thursday, authorities said, and that her death isn’t believed to have been accidental.
“This is going to be a criminal investigation, there’s no doubt about that,” Kitsap County sheriff’s deputy Scott Wilson said at a late afternoon news briefing. “We suspect that she just did not go off by herself and fall into some bushes and die.”
“It’s tragic circumstances that bring us here,” Frank Montoya Jr., FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle office, said at the same news briefing at Jenise’s Steele Creek Mobile Home Park.
He praised the operators of the FBI’s K-9 teams. “The K-9s were so instrumental in actually locating the body of Jenise today,” Montoya said. “We couldn’t have done it without them.”
News conference on discovery of child’s body
The Sheriff’s Office said the remains appear to be the body of Jenise.
The body is expected to be positively identified Friday by the Kitsay County coroner, who will also determine the cause and manner of death.
Video from Chopper 7 showed several officers gathered at the entrance to a wooded area near the mobile home park. Police cars were seen in a field and investigators dressed in white protective suits were spotted going in and out of the mobile home where Jenise and her family live Thursday afternoon.
Anyone with information about the girl can contact Kitsap County’s Sheriff’s Office at 360-308-5400 or the FBI’s tip line at 1-800-225-5324.
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?
6 Year Old Jenise Paulette Wright Missing in Bremerton, WA … Last Seen 10 PM Saturday Night 8/2/14, Not Reported Missing Until 10 PM 8/3/14 … Missing Person Case with “Suspicious Circumstances”(Update: Found Deceased)
Six year old Jenise Paulette Wright has was reported missing Sunday night at 10 PM on August 3, 2014 in Bremerton, Washington; however, had not been seen since 10 PM on Saturday night. She had last been seen by members of the family when she went to bed at her home in the 1400 block of Northeast Steele Creek Drive in East Bremerton. Jenise is is a mixed race of Caucasian and Filipino, 3 feet tall, weighs 45 pounds and has black hair. The search for Jenise began at about 1:30 a.m. Monday with deputies and volunteers in and around the Steele Creek Mobile Home Park. Searchers who were looking for Jenise Paulette Wright, including two tracking canines and a cadaver dog, Kitsap County Deputy Scott Wilson stated that Child Protective Services took an 8-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl from the home Monday morning. Authorities are calling the little girl’s disappearance a missing person case with “suspicious circumstances.” Hmm, how do you not know where your six year old child is for 24 hours in this day and age?
Deputies and volunteers searched Monday for a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her Washington home and wasn’t reported missing for a day, while state child welfare workers removed two other children from the residence.
Child Protective Services took an 8-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl from the home Monday morning, Kitsap County Deputy Scott Wilson said.
Meanwhile, three dozen searchers were looking for Jenise Paulette Wright, including two tracking canines and a cadaver dog, he said.
Jenise was last seen Saturday night when she went to bed. Her family noticed her missing Sunday morning but didn’t become worried and call for help until that night because she had left the home on previous occasions and wandered around the neighborhood.
The missing girl’s parents have agreed to take a polygraph test.
The parents of a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her Washington home and wasn’t reported missing for a day have agreed to take lie detector tests and allow a search of the home, a sheriff’s spokesman said Monday.
Both the home search and lie detector tests were in progress late Monday, Kitsap County Deputy Scott Wilson said. He said he doubted he would be able to discuss results.
The little girl’s disappearance was being called a missing person case with “suspicious circumstances,” Wilson said. Most missing children would have surfaced by now, he said.
Investigators, who now include the FBI and detectives from nearby police agencies and the Washington State Patrol, are “looking at the entire spectrum of possibilities: has the child sustained an accident? Has the child been abducted? Has the child come to harm?” Wilson said.
The FBI has resources “that we can only dream about — investigative tools, personnel that specialize in child abduction,” Wilson said. “We’re not calling it an abduction, but why not get those resources early on, examine all the possibilities.”
Jenise Paulette Wright : Pic- NBC News
According to her family, Jenise has left their home on previous occasions and wandered around the neighborhood with siblings or friends, but checks in every few hours. When the family awakened Sunday morning and she wasn’t in the house, they assumed she was somewhere in the neighborhood.
“She is a social butterfly, she’s the youngest, she’s a spoiled little brat, and she’s the princess of the household and she gets her way most times than the others and the older ones can’t stand it,” said the girl’s father, Jim Wright.
Police said the family became concerned when they hadn’t heard from Jenise by 8:30 p.m. Jim Wright said when she didn’t show up for dinner, he organized a search and began going door to door in the mobile home park. When they couldn’t find her, they called 911 at 9:55 p.m. on Sunday, call records show.
As dog teams scoured the Washington state mobile home park where she lived, police searched cars and checked identification at the entrance to the community. But on Tuesday the entrance was closed completely to non-residents and the FBI stepped in to take over the search.
“This is heartwrenching. Our hearts just go out for this little girl, and were going to do everything we can to find her,” Kitsap County Steve Boyer told reporters Tuesday. “We’re going to hope for the very best.”
Investigators are going door to door, asking to search every trailer and out-building in the mobile home park, and were halfway done with the sweep by Tuesday afternoon. They said they would request search warrants for all who don’t comply voluntarily.
UPDATE II: James Wright, Father of Missing 6 Year Old Jenise Paulette Wright, Previously Charged with Molesting his Then 8 year-Old Stepdaughter.
Anyone with information about the girl’s location is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office via the Kitsap County Central Communications at 360-308-5400.