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This Week in Crime


If you’ve missed out on keeping up with the latest reports in crime this week, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at what’s trending this week in crime news.

Burglars Return Stolen Goods

It’s not every day that you hear of burglars returning the stolen items. That’s exactly what happened in San Bernardino County, California. Burglars broke into the San Bernardino County’s Sexual Assault Services offices and stole computers and monitors. After finding out that the office helps sexual assault victims, the burglars had a change of heart. The next day, the stolen equipment was returned, with a note attached. The note read, “We had no idea what we were taking. Here your stuff back. We hope that you guys can continue to make a difference in peoples lives.” Now there’s a pick-me-up, feel-good story for the day.


Thieves Return to Crime Scene; Arrested on the Spot

Thieves in Chicago entered a restaurant and demanded money. When the owner was confronted, the thieves claimed to have a gun and threatened to kill him. The owner was concerned for the safety of the restaurant patrons and told the men to come back later. They did come back later, and were arrested. When the thieves returned to the restaurant, they demanded $100 and food. The owner said he needed to get his wife’s check book, which bought him time to call police. The thieves were arrested on the spot.

Trouble in the Mile-High City: Broncos Player Arrested

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller was arrested at the Centennial Gun Club on a failure to appear warrant. The star football player, 24, was arrested for not appearing at a court hearing stemming from charges in October. At the time of the October incident, Miller was cited for careless driving, driving without a license, and no proof of insurance. When Miller entered the Centennial Gun Club, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation was notified. The CBI conducts criminal background checks on people purchasing firearms, which raised the flag when Miller tried to buy a gun. The state of Miller’s football career is yet to be determined.


Rob Bank Because of Negative Balance? One Florida Man Did Just That

Have you ever thought of robbing the bank because you have a negative balance? That’s exactly what a Florida man did after learning is account balance was negative. He then attempted to rob the bank, demanding the teller give him money. The man was arrested and charged with strong-arm robbery, along with possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The man admitted to the attempted robbery, stating he needed the money to pay a drug debt. Yet another reason for you to “just say no” to drugs!


Meth Hidden in Teddy Bear

A North Carolina man has a lot of explaining to do to the owner of a teddy bear. The man was arrested after deputies found methamphetamine that was hidden inside a teddy bear. The man was pulled over for a routine traffic stop when the drugs were found in the teddy bear in the back seat of the car. The man was arrested on drug charges following the traffic stop. The police had received a tip that this man may be carrying drugs in his car and received consent to search the vehicle. Three ounces of meth were found.


These are just some of the top news stories this week about crime. Have you heard of any others we missed? If you have a tip for us, let us know!

Aaron Gunderson

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