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Dead kittens and cat found in NY trash chute, and Long Island man is arrested: police

A New York man has been charged with animal cruelty after dead kittens and cats were found at his Long Island building.

Justin Visconti, 37, was arrested on Tuesday and is facing four counts of aggravated animal cruelty after a resident and a building employee discovered several dead animals outside the trash chute at the Mineola, N.Y., building, according to Nassau County police. The dead animals were discovered over several different days, police added.

The kittens and cats were bound with duct tape and wrapped in sheets and were found inside cardboard boxes, according to investigators, who added that the animals were then discarded into the building’s trash chute.

Police said the animals died from blunt force trauma.

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(Nassau County Police Department)

“These cats were badly mutilated, these cats were tortured by some means,” WABC-TV reported Jed Painter with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Animal Crimes Unit said. “We had multiple broken bones. In fact, one of the animals, pretty much every single bone in the body was broken.”

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The animals did not reportedly belong to Visconti and it is not clear where they came from.

Visconti’s neighbor’s found out about the deaths when police officers were knocking on doors, asking residents if they were missing their cats, according to the television station, which added that residents also got a letter informing them about the disturbing discovery.

“This person needs help. That’s terrible that something so innocent that doesn’t understand what’s happening to do that, that’s the worst thing I can think of,” one neighbor, who is a cat owner, reportedly said.

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Visconti has a criminal history which includes prior arrests for grand larceny, stalking and aggravated harassment, the news outlet reported.

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UPS employees ran drug trafficking ring for a decade, authorities say

A group of United Parcel Service (UPS) employees are accused of smuggling shipments of drugs and counterfeit vaping oils from Mexico and distributing the illicit products around the U.S. for at least a decade.

Authorities arrested 11 people, including four UPS drivers and supervisors, in Tucson, Ariz., for their roles in the alleged smuggling ring, the Department of Homeland Security said. Investigators say the suspects moved thousands of pounds of marijuana and other drugs into the U.S. from Mexico each week using the company’s standard cardboard boxes, bypassing security measures.

Mario Barcelo, a 20-year UPS employee and dispatch supervisor — was named as the alleged ringleader of the operation. In a news release, the federal authorities said officials learned of the operation in 2017. Barcelo was arrested on Nov. 13.

Prosecutors said the 49-year-old used his position in the Tucson UPS distribution facility to ensure the drug shipments were loaded to the correct trucks and delivered to the intended destinations. Authorities in Tucson had been investigating Barcelo since 2009, The Washington Post reported.

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A UPS facility in Tucson, Ariz. Several company employees face chanrges in connection with an alleged drug trafficking ring that used trucks to distribute drugs across the U.S.  (Google Maps)

However, they became frustrated when UPS would not cooperate with them to intercept and prevent potential crimes. They cited a 2017 incident in which they were prevented from entering the Tucson facility after learning of an illicit shipment.

In a statement to Fox News, UPS said it is cooperating with law enforcement but is “not at liberty to discuss the details of the arrests as this is an ongoing investigation.”

Aside from Barcelo, UPS supervisor Gary Love and drivers Michael Castro and Thomas Mendoza are charged with money laundering, drug possession and drug distribution. Seven others are facing charges on shipping drugs and operating stash houses.

Raul Garcia Cordova, 47, faces more than a dozen charges. A police raid at his home turned up 50,000 counterfeit vaping pens, a Chevrolet Corvette and a Range Rover.

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Raul Cordova, 47, is facing more than a dozen charges after his home was raided by authorities.

Prosecutors said Barcelo and the alleged suspects expand their operation from delivering marijuana to more lucrative drugs and black-market vaping pens.

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Undercover officers posing as drug traffickers contacted Barcelo to ship a fake shipment of cocaine in 2018 and 2019. Trackers were placed inside boxes containing the products to documents its movement and the phones of UPS employees were tapped.

Police also obtained video footage of the group coordinating the operations.

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Missouri man charged after wife found dead in freezer

A Missouri man has been charged in the death of his wife and storing her body in a locked freezer for possibly up to four years.

Larry Dinwiddie, 57, is charged with second-degree murder, abandonment of a corpse, and armed criminal action, OzarksFirst.com reported.

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Larry Dinwiddie, 57, is charged in the death of his wife, Cynthia Dinwiddie, 56, after her body was found this week in a locked storage unit. (Webster County Sheriff’s Office)

Cynthia Dinwiddie, 56, was found by Monday evening and had likely been in a locked freezer since 2015, Webster County Sheriff Roye Cole said. He said management at a storage facility discovered the body being stored with food items.

“Lo and behold, they did not expect that,” he said, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

When authorities could not locate Larry Dinwiddie, they concocted a ruse to get him to the storage unit.

“We told him the freezer quit working and he needed to hurry up and get back here,” Cole said.

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Dinwiddie was arrested and allegedly confessed to killing his wife. He said she had been abusive toward him during their marriage.

He told investigators his wife died from blunt force trauma, strangulation and possibly blood loss.

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US customs officers seize more than 20,000 fake Oral-B toothbrush heads

There’s a counterfeit market for everything apparently.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Philadelphia say they have seized more than 20,000 fake Oral-B toothbrush heads that were bound for an address in Delran, N.J.

The products were found inside an air cargo shipment on Oct. 1 and had been flagged “due to poor packaging and questionable quality,” the agency said.

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One of the fake Oral-B toothbrush heads seized by federal investigators. (CBP)

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“Counterfeit brush heads are manufactured in unsanitary facilities with substandard materials that may sicken users or cause bleeding to a user’s gums or mouth, and structural defects may cause the brush head to detach and potentially choke users,” it added in a statement.

CBP says if the products were authentic, the combined retail value would be $95,600.

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The shipment contained 1,200 10-packs and 2,800 3-packs of the fake toothbrush heads.

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New York police K-9 takes down suspect after he punched cop in the face

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A New York police K-9 was filmed taking down a suspect after the man punched a police officer in the face on Sunday.

Randy Martinez, a 23-year-old man who lives in Newburgh, said he was leaving his house with a friend when a man, identified as 31-year-old Tony Mann, wandered into his driveway and threatened him with a knife.

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“I rolled down the window and was going to tell him he can’t be on my property, and then he takes out his knife, and I’m just like, ‘Oh, God, no. What’s going to happen?’” Martinez told the Times Herald-Record.

Martinez said he called police because he was “so scared,” as his loved ones were still in the house, and started filming the scene when authorities arrived.

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In the video, a police officer is seen trying to talk to Mann, who appears to make strange movements before punching the Newburgh police officer, Roman Scuadroni, in the head. Scuadroni takes a moment before he opens his police vehicle door — letting loose his K-9 partner, Lee.

Lee quickly pounces on the suspect, chomping down on his arm, as the police officer puts his arms around Mann’s neck to try to restrain him. Mann is ultimately forced to the ground.

Another officer soon arrives on scene to help with the arrest, all while the dog is still actively pursuing Mann before he’s eventually pulled off by Scuardroni, who suffered minor cuts and injures.

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Investigators said they found a folding knife on Mann, who was transported to a hospital emergency room for intoxication and to be treated for a minor dog bite.

He was reportedly charged with trespassing, third-degree assault, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and second-degree menacing.

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Connecticut man, 93, who police say backed over septuagenarian charged with negligent homicide

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A 93-year-old Connecticut man was charged Monday with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle stemming from an incident earlier this year in which police said he ran over and killed a 73-year-old man at a waste station.

Edward Socha, of Trumbull, was arrested in his hospital bed and charged in connection to the Feb. 8, 2019 death of Alexander “Barry” Trup, The New Haven Register reported.

Eugene Riccio, Socha’s lawyer, said he will likely be unable to make his Jan. 7 arraignment since he is hospitalized with numerous ailments not related to the crash.

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“By any measure it’s a terrible tragedy for all concerned.”

— Eugene Riccio, Edward Socha lawyer

Trup was unloading debris from his vehicle when he was fatally struck by a 2006 Toyota Corolla driven by Socha, the report said.

Witnesses said Socha was backing up to the building to unload material when his car lurched backward and struck Trup, knocking him to the ground. After striking Trup, the car continued traveling backward in a circle and backed over him at least one additional time, the report said.

Socha allegedly confirmed to police he was backing up and looking through his rear window when the car suddenly accelerated. He said he didn’t see Trup before hitting him and didn’t realize he had struck Trup until he saw him lying on the ground, police said.

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Police interviewed Trup who told them he had noticed the car backing towards him and tapped on the trunk to alert the driver. However, the car continued to accelerate toward him and then hit him, he said.

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Trup died a short time later. An autopsy revealed he died as a result of a blunt impact injury to his torso, the Register reported.

“The family of Barry Trup is devastated by his loss. He was a dedicated and loving father, husband and friend,” the family’s lawyer, Michael Tortora said.

Police later examined Socha’s car and determined it was in proper working order.

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Bald eagle rescued in Missouri after being shot in wing; shooter could face $100G fine

A bald eagle in Missouri was recovering this week after wildlife officials found the bird suffering a shotgun wound to its wing, officials said.

Missouri Department of Conservation Agents Haeley Eichler and Sean Ernst responded Friday to a call about an injured bird near Paris, about 48 miles outside Columbia, the department said.

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The agents discovered an adult female bald eagle in a cornfield with an injured wing, the Missourian reported. The bird, unable to fly, unsuccessfully tried to hop away from the agents.

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Conservation Agents Haeley Eichler and Sean Ernst found and captured the injured bird before sending it for treatment. (Missouri Department of Conservation)

Eichler and Ernst captured the bird, now named Dorothy Parker, and sent it to the University of Missouri’s Raptor Rehabilitation Project in Columbia for treatment, FOX4 Kansas City reported.

The bird was hit in the ulna — a bone in its wing — but the bullet fragments weren’t immediately removed over fears her wing could be further damaged, communications director Tracey Berry told the station Sunday.

She said that vets wrapped the ulna so the bone wouldn’t become displaced, adding that it was too early to tell if the bird would make a full recovery and fly again.

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While bald eagles are no longer listed as an endangered species, the birds are still protected under federal law.

Those who violate the Bald Eagle Protection Act could face a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A second offense becomes a felony, with 2 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The fines are doubled for organizations.

The conservation agents are investigating in the hopes of finding those responsible.

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“It’s very gratifying knowing that we’re able to rescue such a regal animal,” Ernst told the Missourian. “We hope that we can apprehend the suspects and bring this case to a close.”

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Telemundo TV actor Alejandro Sandí rescued, ‘in good health’ after being abducted in Mexico

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A French citizen and a Mexican actor who played secondary roles in the Telemundo TV narco series “El Senor de los Cielos” were let go by their abductors Monday, a day after robbers snatched them and stole the SUV they were driving in near a popular mountain peak west of Mexico City.

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The Mexico State prosecutor’s office confirmed in a statement late in the day that actor Alejandro Sandí and the unidentified French citizen had been released, and “are in good health.” It gave no other details. France’s Foreign Ministry also reported their release without giving any other information.

Two actresses who are friends of Sandí had posted a video on social media sites early Monday saying they had filed a crime report about Sunday’s incident.

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Actress Esmeralda Ugalde said she was driving in an SUV with Sandí and another actress when thieves cut them off, took Sandí and the vehicle.

The Nevado de Toluca is a snow-capped volcanic peak and a popular weekend getaway for capital residents.

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The French Foreign Ministry had refused to give the name or other details about the abducted French citizen for security reasons.

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Los Angeles police shoot, kill machete-wielding carjack suspect, officers say

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A robbery suspect armed with a machete was shot and killed by police in Southern California Monday after he allegedly carjacked a vehicle then crashed into two police cruisers, officers said.

The Los Angeles Police Department said the suspect, who has not yet been identified, robbed an AutoZone auto parts store near the busy intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood.

“He walks in and goes over to the batteries and he grabs one, and he walks over to the door and he slams it on the ground and pulls out the machete and he threatens and swings it at us,” AutoZone employee Juan Chaidez told KTLA. “Then he grabbed the battery and runs away.”

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The suspect then walked over to a nearby Chick-fil-A and allegedly began threatening customers before he carjacked a male driver in the drive-thru, the station reported, citing witnesses.

“As he’s running with the machete, he’s pretty much got the cops chasing [him] down,” witness Clinton Gunnels said. “They kind of gave him a second to surrender, but he hijacked a car and then the driver hops out of the car, and that’s when he hopped over to the driver’s seat and that’s when he drove off.”

In a media briefing posted on Twitter police described the machete as a foot to a foot-and-a-half long.

KTLA reported that video taken by a witness showed the suspect driving away in the customer’s black car, stopping a short distance from the drive-thru, then crashing into two LAPD vehicles. The footage then reportedly showed the man getting out of the car at the intersection and running away from officers while holding the machete.

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Officers gave the suspect several commands to drop the weapon and used less-lethal options, Fox 11 reported.

The man did not comply and was shot by an officer shortly thereafter, police said, adding that he was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said one officer sustained minor injuries to his elbow and knee. He was treated at the scene.

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The witnesses who took cell phone videos reportedly were asked to turn their footage over to the police. The investigation is ongoing.

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Marine suspected in Virginia slaying added to FBI Most Wanted list

A Marine accused of deserting his post and killing his mother’s boyfriend has been added to the FBI‘s Most Wanted list as authorities continue a manhunt for him.

A $10,000 reward is being offered by the U.S. Marshals Service for information leading to the arrest of Cpl. Michael Alexander Brown.

Brown, 22, failed to report for duty on Oct. 24 at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and was declared AWOL the next day. The combat engineer was classified as a deserter days later when he was named a suspect in the Nov. 9 slaying of his mother’s boyfriend, 54-year-old Rodney Wilfred Brown.

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Marine Cpl. Michael Alexander Brown was added to the FBI Most Wanted list. Brown is suspected in the death of his mother’s boyfriend, Rodney Wilfred Brown. (FBI)

Several agencies in North Carolina and Virginia — in addition to the U.S. Marshals, the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) have been conducting a manhunt.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia has issued an arrest warrant for second-degree murder for Brown and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Authorities said he fled Virginia after the killing and returned days later. A black Lincoln Town Car was driving was found in South Carolina earlier this month.

Schools in Roanoke, Va., Brown’s home of record, were put on lockdown after a sighting of the Marine in the area was reported on Nov. 13. Brown’s mother has pleaded for him to turn himself in and said she has hired a lawyer for him.

He deployed to Africa between March and October 2018, but Camp Lejeune was only duty station.

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A Facebook group in support of Brown had nearly 1,150 members as of Monday Night, the Marine Times reported.

“Anyone who supports Michael Brown and believes he is innocent and wants to wish him well in this chaos here is a place to do that not sure if hell see it but …Marine you did well now keep up the safe travels well be praying for you,” the page states.

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