Pervert stalks children at Lake Worth CVS

June 30, 2009 by  
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Two children in Lake Worth had a terrifying morning on Monday as they walked to CVS on the corner of 2nd Ave. North and North F Street.

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As the 13-year old girl and her brother walked to the store, a man pulled up to the children and, as police put it, “committed lewd & lascivious acts” in the car in front of the children. The children began running toward CVS but the man followed them, continuing to “commit lewd & lascivious acts.”

The children immediately ran into the store and the man followed them on foot.  The children hid inside CVS and once the man left the store the children asked the clerk to call police.

The suspect is described as a dark Hispanic male, 5’10”, 180 – 190 lbs, dark short hair, red shirt, blue jeans, black tennis shoes and a black mustache.

The suspect’s vehicle is a silver 4 door Honda Civic possibly between the years of 1998 – 2004.

If anyone can identify this suspect or suspect vehicle they are urged to contact Detective Luciano Kovalski at 586-1611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

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Florida’s new seat belt law now in effect

June 30, 2009 by  
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WEST PALM BEACH, FL — The warning is simple: Buckle up, or be prepared to pay up.

Beginning today, law enforcement officers across the entire state of Florida have the authority to pull drivers over and issue a ticket for not wearing a seat belt. In the past, officers could only ticket a driver for failing to wear a seat belt after stopping them for another offense.

The fine under the new law isn’t cheap: $114 or $115, depending on which county the ticket is issued in.

The new law is named for Dori Slosberg and Katie Marchetti, who were killed in a 2006 car crash.

Under the law, drivers and passengers will be required to wear seat belts in the front seat.

Minors under 18 seated in the back must also buckle up.  If they don’t, adults will get a ticket for every minor not wearing a seat belt.

Breaking News Michael Jackson dies at age 50

LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson has been rushed to the hospital, a fire department official told the Los Angeles Times. Capt. Steve Ruda said Thursday that Jackson was not breathing when Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to a call at his Los Angeles home about 12:30 p.m. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda told the newspaper.

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L. Londell McMillan, a lawyer for Jackson, did not have any information. Messages left for other Jackson associates were not immediately returned.

The hospitalization was first reported by the Web site TMZ.

The emergency entrance at the UCLA Medical Center, which is near Jackson’s rented home, was roped off Thursday with police tape.

News trucks were gathered, helicopters flew overhead, and orange cones were laid out to redirect traffic.

“We have no statements as far as transporting Michael Jackson,” Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Devin Gales said.

Helicopter Crashes in Delray Beach

June 20, 2009 by  
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DELRAY BEACH, FL — A helicopter crashed just after 1:00 a.m. this morning on North Oriole Boulevard just South of Jog Road. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue authorities say this is just North of Atlantic Avenue.

No word yet on who the aircraft belongs to. Authorities do say two patients were taken by trauma hawk to Delray Community Hospital. No word on their conditions.

We will have more on this story as it developes.

Jerry David Barker Jr. Charged with beating puppy to death

June 20, 2009 by  
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LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Lake City man beat a puppy to death and encouraged two boys to help him.

bildeThe Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reports that 26-year-old Jerry David Barker Jr. was arrested Monday on a warrant for felony animal cruelty and child abuse without bodily harm.

Authorities say the two boys were playing with the 8-month-old dog in their yard when the puppy apparently nipped at one of them. Barker became angry and started kicking and beating the animal. A sheriff’s spokesman says Barker then tied the dog up and hit him with a shovel, a nail-studded board and a garden hose.

Although Barker encouraged the boys to hurt the dog, they reportedly refused.  Barker was being held without bail set.

Boca Raton teenager Eric S. Zelesnick Arrested for Child Porn

June 19, 2009 by  
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Boca Raton teenager Eric S. Zelesnick has been arrested and charged with eleven counts of child porn.

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The arrest comes after a joint investigation by the Special Victims Unit and the Boynton Beach Police Department. These units use a sophisticated computerized data-mining and tracking program to identify, investigate and prosecute “super-predators” who are abusing child victims in Palm Beach County.

Zelesnick,19, was charged with 11 Counts of Possession of Material Depicting Sexual Performance of a Child; all are third degree felonies which carry a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison.

The probable cause affidavit says that videos on Zelesnick’s computer showed adults having sex with prepubescent children.

At his first appearance, Zelesnick’s bond was set at $25,000 and he must have no access to computers, PDA’s or any devices that would be capable of going online.  Additionally, if the defendant is released on bond, he must report to house arrest within 48 hours.

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