Friday, October 20
Two people, one male and one female, were apprehended by New Castle County Police on Friday, October 29th. Twenty- four year-old Anshawn Griffin (24) and twenty-seven year-old (27) Takeerah Britton believed to be involved in the shooting of a fifteen-year-old (15) boy in the community of Burn Bae the previous Tuesday. The boy was found by emergency responders of the New Castle P.D., on Tuesday night at a unit block of Highland Blvd, in Burn Bae, a southern suburb of the city of the city of Wilmington in New Castle County. He was taken by paramedics to a nearby hospital where he is being treated. Police investigated the incident, and by Friday managed to obtain arrest warrants for both prime suspects. Takeerah Britton was charged with first-degree assault and second-degree conspiracy. Takeerah Britton was arraigned and committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution after failing to post a $21,000 secured bail.
Saturday, October 21
At about 2:25 a.m. on Saturday morning, a thirty-six year-old (36) male, Noe Bravo, accompanied by an unidentified female, violently forced a delivery driver outside his truck, according to Anchorage Police. The incident occurred at the intersection of Elmore and Lore Road. A police sergeant of the DUI Unit, managed to follow the stolen vehicle from a distance, based on a detailed suspect description given to him by the truck driver. As soon as more police responders arrived to assist him in a chase, they managed to halt the vehicle and arrest Bravo, who now faces multiple charges including, Vehicle Theft and
Robbery. Latest reports say that the female suspect managed to abandon the vehicle before it was stopped, and she is still on the lose. It is uncertain whether she is armed or not.
Sunday, October 22
A forty-eight year-old (48) man, was shot dead late Sunday night just outside the lobby of an Extended Stay America hotel at 5375 Farwell Place in Freemont. Police responders arrived at the scene at approximately 11:35 p.m. where they found the man, laying on the ground, heavily wounded. The man had a gunshot wound in an undisclosed location, and officers immediately administered first aid and used an automated external defibrillator as they tried to rescue him, police said. An ambulance rushed him to a trauma center, but he died there, police said. Police detectives are investigating the scene of the murder in detail, taking samples, using the hotel’s interior videosurveillance system, as well as street cameras, to try to identify and/or get more information about the suspect, who fled in an unkown direction, after commiting the crime.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monday, October 23
One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into construction equipment in Albuquerque on Interstate 40. Albuquerque police say officers responded to the crash on eastbound I-40 at Rio Grande around 2 a.m. early Monday morning, after a vehicle drove through construction barricades and ran into a backhoe. Although the names of the driver and passenger have not yet been released, it is believed that alcohol abuse, played a primary role in the accident. The passenger is thought to have died upon impact, while the driver, in serious condition was transferred to a nearby hospital. She is expected to face charges of involuntary manslaughter, and driving under influence, after she is released from the hospital.
Tuesday, October 24
A Davis High School student, aged seventeen (17), was shot dead while walking to his school on Tuesday morning. The shooting took place shortly after 9:30 a.m. in the 300 block of South Seventh Street where police found the teenager had been shot
several times. He was taken to Astria Regional Medical Center, formerly Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center, where he was pronounced dead. Both Davis High School and neighboring Washington Middle School, were placed on lockdown for about fifteen minutes after police arrived at the scene. The name of the victim has not been released by the police, however this homicide marks the town’s twelfth in 2017.
Queens-New York City, New York
Wednesday, October 25
Two New York City firefighters, were badly injured when they tried to set a fire under control in South Ozone Park, in Queens around 5 a.m on Wednesday morning. Reports of a fire were made on Liberty Avenue, between 122nd and 121st street. The fire was under control in about an hour, but not before two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment. The fire broke out in a densely populated area of Queens where several small businesses are located. According to the NYPD and FDNY no civilians were injured and the fire was effectively set under control within less than an hour. No further reports have been made on how the fire may have started, but examiners of the FDNY are expected to find its source as soon as the buildings are clear of rubble and charred material.
Thursday, October 26
Duluth, Minessota and the whole northwestern part of the state, got hit by their first major snow storm this winter. The upper Midwest and Western Great Lakes, are facing blizzard-like conditions and several inches of snow according to the latest meteorological reports from the area. Winds of up to 60 mph produced whiteout conditions Thursday in northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota, causing major issues in the greater Duluth road network. Multiple emergency calls were made from households who faced a loss in electricity. The National Weather Service in Duluth, Minnesota, said this morning that so far today 5 inches of snow have fallen breaking the record daily snowfall for October 27. The storm will begin to rapidly move further east today, spreading snow into the Twin Cities (Mineapolis-St. Paul), which haven’t seen snow in October in eight years. The snow will spread into northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan later today, where 8 inches of snow may fall by Saturday morning.
Iowa City, Iowa
October 29, 2017
An former University of Iowa student and college wrestler, Trevor Graves, has been arrested by the FBI, after conducting a high-tech computer hacking scheme, through which he manages to obtain personal files from administrative staff of the university, including exam materials which he used to his own advantage. He allegedly shared the material that he obtained with others for economic compensation. Graves allegedly carried out the scheme by secretly installing devices known as keyloggers in computers in university classrooms. The devices allowed him to record what his instructors typed, including their passwords and login information. He is believed to have carried out this activity for an entire academic year, according to an FBI.
Nikos Mizas, Editor