Tag: Crime

A Kidnapped Boy Reunited With His Family After Three Years Apart

Child abduction. It’s a crime that’s almost too painful to discuss. But it is tragically common in cities like Shenzhen, China. In 2008, a 3-year-old boy named Peng Wenle was kidnapped. It happened on the street in front of his family’s small business. The boy’s father, Peng Gaofeng, feared he’d never see his beloved son Read More…

October Is National Crime Prevention Month

In honor of National Crime Prevention Month, we’re sharing a few tips to help you deter criminals. You never know where a criminal may strike, so it is essential to be ready for any situation. Predators look for easy targets; people they can take advantage of quickly. It’s up to you to prepare yourself, your Read More…

Jaycee Dugard: One Year Later

On August 24, 2009, a registered sex offender named Phillip Garrido entered the University of California in Berkeley with two young girls. He spoke to campus police official Lisa Campbell about hosting an event for his group, “God’s Desire.” Campbell found the trio’s behavior to be highly unusual, and told Garrido to come back the Read More…

Jennifer Schuett’s Attacker Commits Suicide

When Jennifer Schuett was only 8-years-old she was kidnapped by Dennis Earl Bradford. The young girl was raped, dragged into the middle of a field and left to die. Once she was certain the man was gone, Jennifer tried to call for help, but couldn’t. Her abductor had slit her throat. Jennifer was lucky to Read More…

The Sex Offender Who Worked As An Ice Cream Man

It’s a situation that never should have been able to happen. For the last few weeks, 62-year-old John Alderson has been driving an ice cream truck in Roseville, California. Trouble is Alderson is not legally allowed to work in a position that puts him in unsupervised contact with children. He is a registered sex offender. Read More…

A Sex Offender Revealed

In 1997, Benjamin Cooper was convicted of sexually abusing a 15-year old girl. He served time in prison and was set free after completing his sentence. By 2010 he had moved into a family-based apartment complex in Buffalo, New York. Marine Drive Apartments is a rent-controlled building with more than 600 units. For about a Read More…

Sex Offender News: Phillip Garrido Prepares For Trial

In August, 2009, Phillip Garrido and his wife Nancy were arrested for the abduction of Jaycee Dugard. The abduction occurred in 1991, when Jaycee was only eleven. She was held captive for nearly two decades. During that time, Jaycee was sexually assaulted on a regular basis, and gave birth to two daughters. Phillip Garrido brought Read More…

The Austin Plane Crash

Thursday, February 18, 2010 – a tragedy occurred today in Austin, Texas. At approximately 10am, a 53-year-old software engineer named Joseph Stack flew a Piper PA-28 Cherokee plane into the side of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building. The building housed nearly 200 Federal employees. Witnesses to the crash noticed the plane was flying unusually Read More…

New Laws For California Sex Offenders

A new ruling by the California Supreme Court may make it very difficult for registered sexual offenders to find housing. The “residency restrictions” ruling states that sexual offenders cannot live within 2,000 feet of parks, schools, or any other location where children regularly assemble. The Court’s decision is based on Jessica’s Law – a law Read More…

Jaycee Dugard Today – A Happy Ending

Jaycee Dugard is home, safe and enjoying being back with her family after almost 20 years apart. When Jaycee was only 11 years old she was abducted near her home in South Lake Tahoe and taken to Antioch, California. She spent the next 18 years as a prisoner of a man named Phillip Garrido. Garrido Read More…