16 kids busted in ‘frenzy of looting’
‘A group of 16 teenagers is accused of trashing and burglarizing a La Habra Heights mansion while the owner was away.
‘Detectives recovered stolen items including artwork, electronics, Versace suits and a mounted Snow Leopard valued at $250,000 during their investigation into the alleged illegal escapades, which took place overnight Nov. 23 and 24 in the 1700 block of Chota Drive, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. The total damage and loss associated with the break-in and party is estimated to be more than $1 million…’
’16-year old Ethan Couch was driving drunk at THREE times the legal limit and had Valium in his system. He plowed into four people going 70 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone, killing them. Other victims are severely injured; one has severe brain damage. Even after he killed and maimed those people, he was uncooperative and combative with the emergency services and walked away from the police saying “I’m outta here”.
‘He pleaded guilty, of course. But Ethan’s parents are very wealthy. (We are talking the 1%.) They hired an attorney that brought on a psychologist to say Couch was “a product of wealth” and was used to getting “whatever he wanted”. Because he was so affluent and accustomed to never having consequences, the attorney argued that he should get therapy as opposed to jail…’
Guy Finds Friend Dead, Steals Art, Then Calls 911
‘A New York man who went to check on an acquaintance and found him dead at his home is accused of stealing some of the man’s artwork before calling 911.
‘State police say Hiram Noel Mendez of Cortlandt Manor found Ronald Cutrone dead at his Lake Peekskill home in July. They say Cutrone’s death isn’t considered suspicious, but the cause of death hasn’t been determined pending toxicology results…’
Elaborate Wine Heist Unravels
Seattle police track down 2.5K bottles of stolen wine
‘Seattle police say the 2,500 bottles of stolen wine were recovered at a Sodo storage and manufacturing facility, but they aren’t prepared to release the name.
In the meantime, police are undertaking “the difficult task” of processing the wine. “Detectives need to photograph and document each bottle, enter it into evidence, and then we need to find the owner of each bottle,” Investigations Lt.Greg Schmidt said.
‘Police say some of the victims may not yet even know their wine was stolen since Esquin Wine & Storage staff and detectives are still attempting to reach the hundreds of people who rented specially temperature controlled storage units in the store…’