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Man breaks into ex’s home, defecates on belongings March 31, 2015

A family of four had a rude awakening Friday morning when the homeowner’s ex broke in and defecated on several of the family’s belongings, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

photo-JPGThe victim was asleep at first, but at least one of the three children inside the home allegedly witnessed Michael Anthony Johnson, 27, of Apopka, break into the home and defecate on things, deputies said.

Johnson is accused of defecating on the victim’s bed sheets, a glass kitchen plate, a wallet and a dresser.

Johnson was arrested in January for domestic battery, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest and was not supposed to be at the home, deputies said. A court order was issued banning him from returning to the home.

“The defendant had only been out of jail two days before violating the no contact order,” investigators said in the arrest report.

Johnson allegedly gave deputies false information, but one officer said, “I recognized the defendant, and remembered responding to the same address in regards to an aggravated stalking with credible threat in May 2014.”

Johnson was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, criminal mischief, sanitary nuisance, providing false information to law enforcement, petit theft and aggravated stalking. He was booked into the Orange County Jail on Friday.

 

Woman accused of shooting at car after dispute

stories-from-the-streetA 29-year-old Freeport woman is accused of shooting at another woman in a moving vehicle after a dispute at a private property.

Walton County Sheriff’s deputies were called for the shooting on March 26, according to the arrest report.

Deputies encountered Hailey Elizabeth Smith as they responded to the call, the report said. Smith told them the other woman had tried to kill her, and claimed the woman had tried to run her over in a vehicle.

She said she fell to the ground and retrieved her handgun, shooting at the car, according to the report. The woman said she was in fear for her life and tried to flee when she realized Smith and a man had blocked her in at the property.

She said she was trying to get around the vehicle blocking her when she saw Smith draw her firearm.

Smith is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, firing a weapon in public and firing a missile into a vehicle.

 

Guns don’t shoot people, but they do sort out food fights March 26, 2015

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says they still don’t know what led to a fight between a group of brothers that ended with two of them dead and another one in the hospital.

helen-trevor-326At a press conference Thursday morning, Nocco released the names of the brothers; Trevor Pimentel, 16, Kevin Pimentel, 12, Brady Pimentel, 6. He said Kevin would’ve turned 13 at the end of this month.

Nocco said initially they believed the fight was over food but now say Trevor and Kevin were preparing food at the time an argument broke out.

Deputies received the call at 6:19 p.m. from a mobile home in the 16000 block of Bachmann Avenue in Hudson.

“Sixteen-year-old Trevor called 911, telling the dispatcher his brother, Kevin, 12 years old, had just shot Brady, 6, then shot himself,” Nocco said.

A deputy arriving on scene heard a boy screaming and he charged into the house, Nocco said.

Trevor was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound, according to deputies. Nocco said Trevor has been cooperative but he is emotional.

“Trevor’s heart rate would go up during interview process with detectives,” Nocco said. “He is grieving.”

The boys’ mother, Helen Campochiaro, was at work. Nocco described her as hard-working, noting she has two jobs and was recently in a car accident but chose to keep working.

An 18-year-old brother that also lives at the home also was not at the residence at the time of the shooting.

Brady attended Hudson Elementary School, Kevin went to Hudson Middle School and Trevor attended Hudson High School in the mornings through virtual education classes, according to Superintendent Kurt Browning.

Crisis teams will be at the elementary and middle schools “as long as we need to,” Browning said. “It’s very tragic but we are working to heal families and students.”

Browning said Trevor attended Marchmen Technical College’s culinary program in the afternoons.

Nocco said there are no signs child protection investigators or law enforcement has ever been to the home before.

 

Woman throws dog poop at neighbor during argument March 23, 2015

Amy Goldberg told her neighbor she’d had enough of her crap.

poopSpecifically, Goldberg, 57, said she was tired of her neighbor’s dog defecating in her yard, but the way Goldberg expressed her anger resulted in her arrest, according to Boca Raton police.

According to the arrest report, Goldberg’s neighbor was walking her dog just before 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 4200 block of Northwest 60th Drive. The woman’s dog did its business on Goldberg’s yard, and Goldberg came out to confront her about it.

The neighbor, 67, said she was going to clean it up, but Goldberg was yelling at her, according to the report. Frustrated, the neighbor told Goldberg if she was going to yell, Goldberg could clean it up herself.

And that’s where things got messy, police said.

Goldberg grabbed a plastic baggie, scooped up the feces, chased after her neighbor and threw the poop at her. She then went up to her neighbor and smeared the poop on her neighbor’s face and arms, according to the report.
Goldberg told police she threw the poop in her neighbor’s general direction, but never touched her. She said her neighbor habitually lets her dogs poop in her yard, and Wednesday, Goldberg said she saw no attempt by her neighbor to clean up the excrement.

She accused her neighbor of smearing the feces on herself to frame Goldberg for the attack. She added that her neighbor has had it out for her for quite a while, according to the report.

Goldberg is charged with assault on an elderly person. She was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Wednesday and released Thursday.

 

Argument between two women escalated quickly, ending with one running over the other and a teenage boy, then backing up and running them over again March 16, 2015

Controversy

A 31-year-old woman charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder after running over another woman and her teenage son during an argument Sunday outside of Orlando Paintball was denied bond on Monday.

The argument started because Morrison didn’t want her ex-boyfriend to have their two children around another woman, according to her ex-boyfriend, Frankie D. Washington.

Witnesses saw Morrison yelling at Washington before arguing with a woman — later identified as Mary-Jo Wood — in the parking lot of Orlando Paintball at 7215 Rose Avenue about 5:30 p.m.

During the argument, Morrison allegedly sprayed Wood with pepper spray, according to Washington.

Morrison then ordered her two children — who are fathered by Washington — to get into her car.

That’s when Morrison got into her car, backed up, and then rammed into Wood and her son, pinning them against a wall, according to Washington.

Deputies said she reversed her vehicle and then ran into the teen boy a second time, pushing him into a nearby bench.

Wood, who said she had never met Morrison, told deputies she didn’t see when she was hit because her eyes were sore from the pepper spray. But she heard her son and other people screaming.

After the incident, Morrison drove away at a “high rate of speed,” according to Washington.

Once deputies found Morrison, she told them she sprayed the pepper spray in self-defense because a woman she doesn’t know tried to hit her with a metal “thing.”

She also said her glasses fell off her face while trying to leave the scene. So she was unable to see where she was going, according to an arrest report.

Wood and her son suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the incident.

 

Senior beatdown? Woman, 83, answers insult with hammer blow

When a Holly Hill man tried to help his longtime partner who was falling out of bed, the woman slapped him and later attacked him with a hammer, police said.

83Anna Robertson, 83, was charged with battery on a person 65 years or older and aggravated battery causing bodily harm. Initially jailed without bail, Robertson was released Thursday afternoon on her own recognizance, court records show. She could not be reached Friday.

Holly Hill police said they were called to the Jarecki home at 7:04 a.m. Thursday where Bobby Miller, 80, reported that Robertson was falling out of bed and he tried to help her but Robertson slapped him in the face, bending his glasses and causing his eye to swell.

Miller said he went to the living room to watch television and 30 minutes later, Robertson came into the living room and hit him in the head with a hammer, police said.

Robertson told police Miller insulted her by calling her a degrading name, so she hit him in the head with the hammer, reports state.

Police said they found the hammer on a counter in the living with a small pool of blood underneath it.

Miller, who said he had been living with Robertson for more than 40 years, had a swollen left eye and a lump on top of his head, police said.

 

Man sets home ablaze after niece refused booze run March 2, 2015

After being spurned by his niece for a ride to the liquor store, a Boynton Beach man decided he should burn something: his house, according to authorities.

fireOn Dec. 14, Clemons — who had already been drinking — asked his niece for a ride to the liquor store, according to a report from the agency. She told investigators she told him “No” and they got into an argument. To avoid further confrontation, the woman said she left the house.

Not long afterward, Clemons’ brother arrived at the house. He told investigators Clemons was standing out on the porch mumbling to himself about being “tired of it all,” according to the report.

His brother started making dinner and went out to see if Clemons was OK. Then, he saw a huge flame burning at the northeast corner of the house.
Clemons’ brother was able to extinguish the fire with a hose. Officials said the structural damage was minimal, but a garbage container and an all-terrain vehicle were slightly damaged.

Boynton Beach fire officials later found Clemons walking down the street with a large burn on his forearm.

Investigators determined Clemons poured gasoline against the wall outside and on the all-terrain vehicle and lit the fire while his brother was inside.

Clemons had left the hospital before Boynton Beach police were able to detain him.

He is charged with arson and is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail without bail.

 

 
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