A teenage girl tried to rob a bank in the Urals Republic of Udmurtia so she could afford to leave her home city and commit suicide, the Russian Investigation Department said on Thursday.
Investigators believe that on August 28, 14-year-old, Lima Lavrova, masked and armed with a knife, tried to rob a bank in the regional capital of Izhevsk. However, she was detained by bank guards.
“The detainee explained that she committed the robbery in an attempt to free herself from her overbearing parents. She wanted to use those money to leave the city and commit suicide,” the Investigation Department said.
The girl faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty.
A 15-year-old Florida girl faces charges after she and her mother got into an argument, which turned physical, over “short shorts.”
On Aug. 30 an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy was summoned to a Destin residence to investigate a disturbance.
Once there the deputy was told by the girl’s mother that she and her daughter had become embroiled in an argument over shorts that were too short for school.
The woman said her daughter became “verbally combative,” so as punishment she decided to remove some electronics from the girl’s room.
The girl started throwing items around the room and told her mother to “Shut up f—-up bitch!” the deputy wrote in his report.
The girl’s mother admitted she “smacked” the girl in the mouth for cursing her, at which point the girl knocked her mother’s glasses off, kicked and bit her several times, and tried to choke her before fleeing the house.
The deputy saw bite marks and bruises on the woman’s arm.
Another sheriff’s deputy found the girl at her bus stop and asked her what had happened.
The girl recounted a similar to story to her mother’s, but said she bit her mother so she could escape.
She was charged with misdemeanor battery and has an Oct. 10 court date.
A pair of teenage boys from Florida came up with a cunning plan to shoplift items from Walmart.
A 17-year-old boy posed as an plainclothes cop and “arrested” his underage buddy for supposedly shoplifting $20 worth of Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards from their local Walmart.
The young perps–who hatched the “fake arrest” plot as a cover for swiping four decks of trading cards–were arrested after a suspicious store manager, Laura Dougherty, followed them from the Port St. Lucie retailer and watched as Brandon Rhoads, 17, unlocked a set of toy handcuffs from the wrists of his 14-year-old cohort.
According to a police report, the bizarre incident occurred Monday at around 3 AM. Rhoads entered the Walmart with a “gun in a holster on his hip” and “quickly opened and closed his wallet, showing the 52-year-old Dougherty a badge,” noted investigators.
The teen then approached his friend and “placed handcuffs on him” before walking him out of the store (with the Yu-Gi-Oh! cards). When the duo realized that Dougherty was following them, they fled on foot.
Cops nabbed the duo as they ran through a nearby parking complex. Rhoads was carrying a “black bi fold wallet with a badge” and “a set of ‘toy handcuffs’ silver in color.” Police also retrieved a pellet gun that Rhoads threw while being pursued by officers. The Yu-Gi-Oh! cards were recovered during post-arrest searches of Rhoads and his buddy.
Both suspects copped to stealing the cards and “planning a ‘fake arrest’ in order to ‘not get caught.’”
Rhoads was charged with impersonating a police officer, a felony, and resisting an officer. His friend was charged with retail theft and resisting an officer, both misdemeanors.
After assaulting a Pennsylvania teenager, a man took time out to further insult the victim by “Tebowing,” according to cops.
Shenango Township Police Department officials reported that the 17-year-old was on a riding lawn mower cutting grass outside his home when he “turned around on the road, apparently into the path of an oncoming vehicle.”
The car’s driver–who investigators describe as “a taller male, bald, wearing glasses”–exited his vehicle and approached the boy.
The suspect then “knocked the juvenile off the lawn mower and assaulted him in the front yard of the residence,” according to police.
As the suspect walked back to his car, he was observed “stopping and kneeling down as if in prayer (a ‘Tebow’),” noted cops.
The man then fled the New Castle crime scene.
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect or his car.
Illinois police have charged man with assault after they say he approached a 16-year-old girl he didn’t know, threw her to the ground, and then spanked her.
37-year-old Anthony Nugent approached the teen as she walked down the street on Wednesday afternoon while carrying a musical instrument in a black case.
He asked her what was in the case she was carrying. He became aggressive when she told him it was a musical instrument but refused to open the case so he could see it.
She tried ignoring him and continued walking, but Nugent allegedly continued to harass and badger the girl.
When the girl continued to ignore him, Nugent reportedly grabbed the teen by the neck and head then threw her to the ground.
The two got into a struggle during which Nugent ripped the teen’s shorts and used his hand to smack her ass several times.
Nugent fled the area on foot, but a passing motorist witnessed the incident and called 911.
Responding police arrested Nugent nearby and charged him with felony aggravated battery. Because he was in the possession of a little weed, they also charged him with possession of cannabis.
Police say the teen did not suffer any serious injuries, just some scrapes and abrasions.
“I imagine this was horrific for her,” said Police Commander Jason Leavitt. “She’s just a young girl.”
This isn’t Nugent’s first encounter with Park Ridge police police. Back in June, they charged Nugent with disorderly conduct after he entered a building and began pulling the fire alarms.
A 13-year-old boy from Washington state with a troubling criminal history is facing felony charges that he crawled out of a minivan he had been driving and into a racy coffee stand and groped the barista before fleeing down Interstate 82.
Police are taking the case seriously given his recent history, including a conviction last year for animal cruelty, and that he was already facing an indecent liberties charge for allegedly attacking a woman last year at a Toppenish church.
“The fact pattern here is disturbing,” said Lt. Mike Merryman, a spokesman for the Yakima Police Department. “His recent past, especially the animal case, really raises red flags.”
The latest incident took place at 7:45 a.m. Sunday at Moulin Brew, a coffee stand at 2412 S. First St. that features scantily clad baristas who perform suggestive dances called “Five Dollar Hollers.”
Merryman said the boy drove up alone in his mother’s minivan and paid for coffee as well as “multiple” Five Dollar Hollers, at which point police say he crawled through the window into the coffee stand and began groping the lone barista on duty.
Police said the barista fought off the boy and grabbed a phone, prompting him to crawl back out the way he came and drive off south. A Yakima County sheriff’s deputy arrested him about 20 minutes later after spotting the minivan on I-82 near Toppenish.
On Wednesday prosecutors charged the boy with first-degree burglary and indecent liberties. Unlike previous visits to the Juvenile Justice Center in Yakima, this time he’s being held on $100,000 bail. The Yakima Herald-Republic is withholding his name due to his age. No family members attended the hearing.
According to court records, the boy has had a growing and troubling history over the past 18 months.
In February 2011, while hanging out with friends after school, he picked up a Chihuahua mix and hurled it 15 or 20 feet in the air, breaking its leg. A veterinarian reset the bone, and the dog was placed in the foster care of a compassionate school official.
On May 13, 2011, before the animal cruelty case was resolved, he was caught breaking into a neighbor woman’s home. He pleaded guilty to charges of residential burglary and second-degree animal cruelty, and was sentenced to a total of 31 days in juvenile custody.
In November he was arrested again, this time for car theft. Sentenced to 22 days in custody, he was already free when he allegedly attacked a 37-year-old woman on Jan. 30 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Toppenish.
In that incident, the woman told police the boy grabbed her while she was alone in the church, resulting in a protracted struggle during which he repeatedly groped her breasts before she fended him off.
According to prosecutors, the Toppenish attack was scheduled for adjudication later this month.
With two indecent liberties cases now pending, the boy’s next court date is Aug. 16.
The owners of Moulin Brew did not return a call seeking comment.
Merryman said he was not surprised to hear the barista left town.
“That would be enough to make you rethink your profession,” he said. “It’s all fun and games until something like that happens.”
The parents of a UK teenager who burgled a school have taken his clothes away to stop him from leaving the house and getting into more trouble.
The 13-year-old and two friends, who cannot be named for legal reasons, broke into the Grange Junior School, in Franklin Road, Gosport.
Fareham’s youth court heard how the trio tripped an alarm which alerted the school’s caretaker.
Prosecutor David Olley told the court what the caretaker found when he got to the school: ‘The staff room had been targeted and it looked as if it had been ransacked. The teachers’ locker doors were all opened up, in the kitchen area all the drawers and the fridge had been opened.’
Contents had been rifled through and several items were stolen including DVDs, pens and pencils, a swimming pool rescue rope and a £10 note.
The 13-year-old, from Gosport, was identified from a fingerprint left on a door during the break in on July 1.
Stephen Bentley, defending, said the youngster’s parents had already grounded the boy and stopped him from taking a summer holiday to his grandparents.
He added: ‘Since the incident his parents have taken quite strong action against him and continue to do so. They’ve stopped his pocket money and taken his clothes away from him, apart from his underwear, so he physically can’t go out and see the other boys.’
Both parents were also in court.
His mother admitted ‘he has had some pretty major blips’ and added: ‘We have let him have his pyjamas too.’
District Judge Anne Arnold gave him a three month referral order and ordered him to pay £85 costs and £10 compensation.
She said: ‘You’ve spoilt everyone’s summer as well as your own.’
The boy’s mother will pay the fine, but he will work it off through doing household chores.
The other two have already been given official reprimands.
Two 13-year-old Ohio boys stole a parent’s car and drove it hundreds of miles away to Kansas City, Mo.
They were later found sleeping in a downtown alley.
Police had known the runaways from the Columbus area might pass through Kansas City because of information posted to Facebook, Capt. Steve Young said.
The boys were taken into custody on Monday by officers investigating a suspicious vehicle that matched the description of the BMW taken early Saturday from the mother of one of the boys.
“They were fine, fortunately,” Young said. “I think there are definitely a whole lot of things that could have gone wrong for them, and having the police find them probably would be one of the better outcomes.”
Catherine Johnson was relieved her son Cole and his friend Raheem Harris were safe, but she was surprised that the boys took off in her vehicle — for a trip that likely amounted to more than 650 miles.
She said Cole had wanted to go to California and she believes that’s where he and Raheem were headed.
“How it went on for two days and no one noticed boggles my mind,” Johnson said Monday by phone from Chicago as she waited for a flight to Kansas City to retrieve the boys, who had been turned over to the Jackson County Family Court.
Johnson said authorities told her the boys would not be charged in Kansas City. The car was towed.
Johnson said she has submitted a complaint over how Columbus police initially handled the case because she believes they took hours too long to get it filed and alert other authorities.
A Columbus police spokesman said he was unable to confirm late Monday that a complaint had been filed, but he defended the handling of the case and said officers followed the typical steps for dealing with such cases.
Those steps take time, he said, noting that information about the missing car was entered into a records database within about three hours of when the report was received.
17-year-old Nicholas Haviaras was arrested after Michigan police found him lying completely naked in the middle of a street while apparently high on LSD.
Police said that the boy also jumped on the hood of their patrol car and broke out the windshield with his fists.
Haviaras is charged with one count of resisting/obstructing police and one count of malicious destruction of police property, both felony charges.
Waterford Township Police Chief Dan McCaw said that the whole thing started after his officers got a call around 3:15 a.m. Friday.
Police found Haviaras lying on his back in the street when they approached him. When officers attempted to speak with him, he became agitated and reportedly began pounding on the hood of the officer’s patrol car.
McCaw said officers subdued the youth with a Taser.
Witnesses at the scene allegedly told officers that Haviaras was on drugs. Later, McCaw said the teen told investigators he took “blotter acid,” a form of the hallucinogen.
Police say that Haviaras is from Pennsylvania. A district judge ordered him held in the Oakland County jail on a $25,000 cash bond.
Magistrates in Leicester, England, have thrown out a case of a teenager accused of throwing a snowball at a girl. The charge has been hanging over 15-year-old Arlo Conley, of Fleckney, Leicestershire, since he was arrested in February.
But on Friday, after the prosecution evidence was presented, magistrates decided there was no case to answer.
After the hearing, his mother Julie said she was furious at the treatment of her son, who had denied the allegation of assault by beating.
Julie Conley, 48, of Fleckney, said: “The past six months have been a nightmare for the family and Arlo in particular, with this ridiculous prosecution hanging over him. We were so relieved when the magistrates said there was no case to answer but we are angry it ever came to this.”
Ms Conley, with Arlo’s approval, agreed to waive the anonymity accorded to minors in most criminal cases.
She said: “The whole thing has been totally stupid. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) should have never sanctioned this prosecution.”
Arlo was arrested on February 5, after a teenage girl complained he had thrown a snowball at her the previous night at a recreation area in Fleckney. Officers called at the family home at 7.30am to arrest Arlo, who was taken to Euston Street police station, in Leicester.
“He’s only a young boy and was frightened,” said Ms Conley. “He was kept in a cell all day and all night. The first I knew of the allegation against him was in court the next day. When they read out the charge of assault by beating my jaw dropped.
“I thought he must have hit someone. But when they said it was all about a snowball I just couldn’t believe it.”
The court imposed conditions on Arlo’s bail, including a 7pm to 7am curfew. The family attended court on five occasions, including a trial at Loughborough, in March, when the case was adjourned.
Ms Conley said: “I am very angry and want an apology from the CPS. God only knows how much this prosecution has cost the taxpayer. We’ve been told it’s many thousands of pounds. What a waste of money. My son has been treated like a criminal and for what? A snowball that may or may not have been thrown, may or may not have hit a person and in any case was not thrown by Arlo.”
At Friday’s hearing, the teenage complainant and two other witnesses gave evidence. None of them could say with 100 per cent certainty that Arlo, who had been having a snowball fight with a friend, had targeted the girl.
A CPS spokesman said after the hearing: “When this was charged, there was clear evidence the complainant had been deliberately targeted and that this was more than just a youthful snowball fight. The evidence, including two witness statements, pointed to the fact the defendant had made and thrown the snowball and made comments of a hostile nature afterwards. This, coupled with the fact that the complainant was recovering from a serious eye injury, meant a court should be asked to judge the case. If, however, during a hearing, evidence by witnesses appears to fluctuate from the statements provided, a court can determine there is no case to answer .”