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Boy, 7, drops the dime on mom for cooking … meth August 20, 2014

A 26-year-old mother from Volusia County has been arrested after police said her 7-year-old son turned her in for cooking and using methamphetamine.

According to Edgewater police, the boy told his uncle — as well as investigators — that “There’s really bad stuff in my mom’s car.”

Briana Buchanan and her son had been living with her boyfriend’s brother, Peter — who considers the 7-year-old his nephew — for some time at his Edgewater home.

For several days, the boy had told Peter that his mom was cooking “something bad.”

Then, on Friday, Peter said the boy built up enough courage to show him just how bad it was.

“He came up to me, and he said, ‘There’s really bad stuff in mom’s car that I want to show you,'” said Peter, who asked that his last name not be published.

The 7-year-old brought his uncle to his mother’s car and opened up the trunk, himself. Inside was drug paraphernalia, sitting right next to some of the boy’s toys.

Shocked, Peter closed the trunk, took the boy inside and called 911.

“Her son, who’s 7, just told me she keeps bad stuff in her car, and he opened up the trunk, and she has a meth lab in her trunk,” Peter told a 911 dispatcher.

The 911 operator told Peter to get away from the car, because of the volatility of materials used to cook meth.

When police arrived, they found dozens of items inside the trunk used to cook and use meth.

What’s worse, the boy also described to Peter just how his mom allegedly manufactured meth.

“He said when they would get all this stuff together, they would put it all in a soda bottle, and they would shake the soda bottle and take the top off to, I guess, vent it out,” Peter said.

Police charged Buchanan with child neglect, possession of chemicals, meth and paraphernalia, and manufacturing and delivery of meth.

After Buchanan’s arrest, her son was taken in by his grandmother, away from a world Peter says no boy his age should have to see.

“I can already tell you, just looking at his face, he is relieved to be out of the situation,” Peter said.

The boy’s grandmother planned to enroll him in school this week.

Edgewater police said they were investigating to see if Briana Buchanan could be charged with trafficking meth, which has a harsher punishment.

 

Onelio Castro nearly blew-up an entire city block yesterday August 17, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-08-16 at 9.53.20 AMOnelio Castro was in the act of stealing gas yesterday at a service station in Miami at 71st Avenue and Flagler Street when something went terribly wrong. Suddenly, the van he was pumping the gas into exploded in a fireball, sending smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.

Luckily, no innocent bystanders were killed. There’s no telling what might have happened had the fire from the explosion made it into the station’s underground tanks.

Castro fled the scene, but police caught up with him a few blocks away Screen Shot 2014-08-16 at 1.41.27 PMand arrested him.

But what no one has mentioned, so far, is that yesterday’s near-tragedy might have been averted had Castro been locked up after trying the very same thing in Miami in January 2013, or in Boca Raton in 2012 … or in June 2010 when police in Medley arrested Castro for “possession of an illegal gasoline storage tank and loitering.”

 

Here’s a risky way to raise some beer money … and a lot of hell August 15, 2014

sfl-flduh-couple-favor-bar-20140814-001A Crestview man who robbed a couple at knifepoint Tuesday night is now charged with armed robbery and violating his probation.

The victims said they were giving 46-year-old William John Beatty a ride, according to a media release from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.

When they arrived, Beatty pulled a knife out of his pocket, demanded money and threatened one of the victims. The couple gave Beatty the money they had on them, the release said.

Beatty approached the couple while they were speaking with a deputy. They identified him as the robber, the release said.

Beatty said he’d been at a local bar drinking beer.

He was arrested for armed robbery and violation of probation for an original charge of possession of a controlled substance.

 

This woman found herself in a jam after attacking another women with jar of jelly August 14, 2014

sfl-flduh-attack-jar-jelly-20140813-001A Florida woman faces a charge of aggravated assault after she used a full jar of jelly to attack another woman Monday, according to an arrest report.

Denisha Day, 20, of Belle Glade was arguing with another woman because the woman’s daughter poured out some of her shampoo. Day wanted to woman to pay for the shampoo and the argument turned into a physical fight, the report said.

After family members broke up the fight, Day charged at the woman with the jar of jelly, causing a large lump on the side of her face, the report said.

Day was released from Palm Beach County Jail on Tuesday afternoon on $2,000 bail.

 

 

Austin Hamilton Whipped Toddler To Death Because Child Peed On Him During Diaper Change August 13, 2014

Filed under: Abuse,Child Abuse,Dangerous Nut,Death,Disgusting,Dumb,Florida Nut,Sick,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:23 pm

A Tampa man has been arrested for causing the death of his girlfriend’s 1-year-old boy.

Austin-HamiltonTampa police officers arrested Austin Hamilton, 24, whose address is at large, for first degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

About 11 a.m. Saturday, Hamilton’s girlfriend left the 1-year-old boy and his 6-year-old brother with Hamilton in a room at the Motel 6, 333 East Fowler Ave. in Tampa, when she went to work.

Later on that night, Hamilton called 911 for help when the 1-year-old boy, Sincere Williams, whose address was listed the same as the Motel 6, started having trouble breathing.

About 8:22 p.m., Tampa police officers and paramedics arrived at the motel and found the victim unresponsive on a bed inside of the room. The child was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he later died.

During the initial investigation at the scene, the suspect claimed that he did not hit or punish the victim in anyway and that the victim was not involved in any accidents that would have caused his death, a Tampa Police Department report said.

Sunday, TPD homicide detectives received the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office report, which said the toddler died as a result of blunt force trauma to the lower abdomen, the police report said. The medical examiner ruled the victim’s death a homicide.

Detectives located the suspect and interviewed him again about the details surrounding the child’s death. Hamilton changed his story and stated that while he was changing the victim’s diaper, the child urinated inside of the motel room.

“He lost control” and hit the victim several times all over his body with a leather belt, the police report said. He went on to state that while he was disciplining the child, he tried to pick the victim up, but the child fell and hit his head.

Tampa Police homicide detectives charged Hamilton with First Degree Murder and Aggravated Child Abuse based on the suspect’s interview along with witness statements and evidence from the crime scene. Hamilton was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail.

Hamilton is not the biological father of the victim or the 6-year-old boy who was also left in his care. The 6-year old was not injured during the incident.

The investigation is still on going.

 

Drugs found in man’s ‘makeup’ box …. in his what????

Filed under: Bizzarre,Controversy,Dangerous Nut,Drugs,Florida Nut,Unusual,Weird,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:41 pm

A 32-year-old man accused of burglary of a business is also facing drug charges after authorities say they found cocaine in a box he claimed to keep makeup in.

sfl-flduh-drugs-makeup-box-20140812-001An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy was conducting a security check behind Bippy’s on July 7 when he heard someone jumping over the fence, according to the arrest report. The deputy saw Jose Victor Rivera, of Fort Walton Beach, and asked Rivera to come to the deputy, which Rivera did.

As Rivera walked up, the deputy noted that Rivera was taking off a pair of black gloves, the report said. Rivera said he was scrapping metal.

The deputy called for backup. After additional deputies arrived, Rivera took a small black box out of his pocket, according to the report. Rivera told deputies that he kept his makeup in the box, but deputies found a white powder inside that tested positive for cocaine.

Rivera’s shoe prints were both inside and outside the fence the report said. A metal step from a truck, a roll of hose and a gas can were located just inside the fence where Rivera had jumped over.

Rivera insisted he was scrapped and had just stopped at the business because they leave pipe by the fence, the report said.

Rivera is charged with burglary of an unarmed structure and possession of cocaine.

 

It’s raining coke! Hallelujah!

Filed under: Bizzarre,Controversy,Drugs,Dumb,Florida Nut,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:39 pm

A man accused of throwing crack cocaine that hit a deputy said he had no clue how a “rainstorm” of the drug “fell from (the) sky and landed on his car,” according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

sfl-flduh-raining-coke-20140812-001The deputy, who was part of a team that arrested Breland in a crack case in 2012, had gotten complaints that Breland was peddling crack cocaine.What could be called the case of the crack cascading from the clouds kicked off about 7 p.m. July 31 as a deputy patrolling the Fisherman’s Cove area in Stuart spotted a tan Mercury. The vehicle looked to be one typically driven by 30-year-old Jarrod Breland.

The deputy tried to stop the Mercury after noticing it was speeding, eventually using a special pursuit driving tactic to force it into a yard. The Mercury driver still tried to move the vehicle forward, but couldn’t.

That’s when the driver’s door started to open.

“I observed the left hand of the driver, later identified as Jarrod Breland, come out of the opening in a ball with white specks in the palm,” an affidavit states. “The hand was so full it did not appear it could fully close.”

The hand opened, spreading a bunch of crack cocaine over the vehicle and in the yard, an affidavit states.

That happened at least two times before Breland was taken into custody.

One deputy reported being hit in the face and torso by the “white substance” that Breland threw out the window.

According to a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page, Breland had “no idea how (the) rainstorm of crack cocaine fell from (the) sky and landed on his car.”

Breland told invesitgators “he didn’t see the blue lights behind him, he didn’t hear the sirens, and he had no idea how the flurries of crack cocaine landed all over his car,” the posting states.

“He did, however, admit that his license was suspended due to his last drug charge,” the post states.

Breland, of the 4500 block of Southeast Geneva Drive in Stuart, was arrested on charges including flee and elude law enforcement, possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a park, tampering with evidence, driving with license suspended with knowledge, possession of drug paraphernalia and aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer.

 

Man Beats Girlfriend After Dreaming She Cheated August 11, 2014

carlos+gascon+mugA Florida Keys man was arrested after beating his girlfriend after he had a dream she cheated on him, according to police.

Carlos Gascon’s girlfriend told Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies that Gascon beat her all day Friday. She was able to call for help at 6:45 p.m. after Gascon passed out.

The woman accused Gascon of choking her, pouring hot coffee on her, cutting the back of her leg with a knife, and threatening to kill her while holding a knife to her throat. Gascon also allegedly picked her up and slammed her down on a glass table, breaking it.

Gascon’s girlfriend also alleges that he picked up his dog, slammed it on the ground and put his foot on the dog’s neck.

Gascon faces charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, domestic battery by strangulation, battery, false imprisonment and animal cruelty.

 

If you consider jail to be the ‘college of hard knocks,’ then this dude is a proud alum

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Dumb,Florida Nut,Funny,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:35 pm

Jail has been a real education for habitual offender Todd Bontrager.

“I went to jail on purpose, to study,” he told a judge Thursday.

He was promptly given opportunity to further advance his curriculum.

sfl-back-to-school-video-20140807Bontrager, 47, was at a first appearance hearing to answer a charge of trespassing, in which he was accused of trying doors at a local church. Bontrager — a defendant with a history of stealing and convictions dating to 2001, and an open charge of felony theft pending — wanted to make one thing clear to County Judge John “Jay” Hurley.

“All my arrests were intentional, just to study,” the self-proclaimed psychology student said. “I went to jail on purpose, for 13 years of my life.”

“You went to prison on purpose?” asked an incredulous Hurley.

“Incarceration improves your concentration abilities,” came the reply.

 

 

Boy, 12, already accused of stealing two school buses, steals truck

Local police said a 12 year old Springfield boy is at it again.

Michael Propst, who is accused of stealing two different school busses, is now charged with another count of grand theft auto. When talking with Springfield Police, they think Propst’s home life is making him lash out by stealing these vehicles.

“Juvenile Justice called and told me ‘In case you’re not aware, he’s on the loose again.” That’s what Springfield Police Chief Philip Thorne said he faced first thing Thursday morning.

Michael Propst, who’s previously been charged with stealing two school buses, was now accused of stealing a 1990 Chevy truck from a neighbor.

Thorne added, “I talked to DJJ for a few minutes and then I checked. Said ‘Not again,” and then I saw our reports and had a chance to get with the Assistant Chief who had been briefed and was able to find out what all had transpired.”

Authorities first arrested Propst in June for allegedly stealing a school bus from a home in Parker and driving it to Panama City Beach.

He served 21 days in Juvenile Detention.

The day after his release, police say Propst stole his mother’s car, then another school bus from Parker Elementary School. They found him driving that bus in Eastpoint in Franklin County.

Propst completed another 21 day detention period on Tuesday.

Wednesday night, investigators said he cut off his ankle monitor and then tried to steal his mother’s car again. When that failed, he walked to a neighbor’s house, tried to steal a go-cart, then succeeded in stealing a truck.

kid+steals+busesThrough Facebook, authorities determined Propst was on his way to Dothan to meet a friend. Chief Thorne added, “So we alerted Jackson County and Alabama authorities to assist us and early this morning we got a call.”

Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Propst in Campbellton. They said he’d just left a friend’s house and was heading toward the state line.

Thorne said, “He has been interviewed and he has admitted to attempting to steal his mother’s car. He’s admitted to, at the house where the truck was stolen, prior to stealing the truck, he actually went into the garage, committed a burglary going into the garage an attempted to steal a go-cart.”

Police think there are personal issues that are causing this behavior.

Thorne added, “We’ve got a young man that apparently has, not only some emotional problems of his own, but apparently has some home issues and this is the only way he lash out is to. When he’s facing something he doesn’t like, he lashes out by running and stealing things. We’ve tried asking him to see if there’s something, and I would hope and assume that somebody at DJJ, while he’s been incarcerated, would have tried to counsel him, but apparently he’s not ready to open up to whatever his issues are and seek help or seek change.”

Propst is due before a judge tomorrow, who will most likely order him held for another 21 days.

 

 
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