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Police ID man suspected of barricading self in someone else’s Scottsdale home



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Police on Tuesday identified a man who barricaded himself in someone else’s Scottsdale home as 41-year-old James B. Stark III of Mesa. 

Stark on Sept. 21 was observed speeding in a school zone along Miller Road when a Scottsdale Police Department officer stopped him, according to a probable cause statement police submitted to the Maricopa County Superior Court. 

He “stopped long enough” for the officer to walk toward the car but then sped away before crashing less than a mile away near McKellips and Scottsdale roads, court documents said. 

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Stark eventually entered a nearby home from an unlocked rear door and hid in a corner of the living room before being noticed by a woman inside, according to court documents. He later told police he

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Man threatens to cut off victim’s finger in East Side home invasion

El Paso police arrested a man accused of threatening to cut off another man’s finger over a debt during a home invasion on the East Side.

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Police Department Gang Unit investigators arrested James Daniel Badajosa on Sunday night, hours after a home invasion at an apartment in the 10500 block of Ashwood Drive near Montwood Mall on Yarbrough Drive, police said.



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Police arrested Badajosa, 24, on a charge of burglary of habitation, a police news release states. 

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About 2 p.m. Sunday, Badajosa allegedly forced his way into an apartment and assaulted 24-year-old Adrian Gonzalez, police said.

Badajosa allegedly used a knife to threaten to cut off one of Gonzalez’s fingers over a debt before stealing several items and leaving, police said. The nature of the debt was not disclosed.

Badajosa, of the 6000 block

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Charges dismissed against man who allegedly assaulted Judge Wolff inside Lowe’s

Bexar County authorities have dismissed the disorderly conduct charge against the San Antonio man who allegedly assaulted Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff inside a Lowe’s Home Improvement store



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Terry Toller, 47, turned himself in after officials said he allegedly assaulted Judge Wolff inside the store in June. He was arrested on a warrant for assaulting a peace officer/judge, which is a 2nd-degree felony. 

However, just a few hours later, the charge was reduced to a Class C misdemeanor. The LaHood Norton Law Group said they would be representing Toller.

BCSO said Judge Wolff was approaching the checkout counter inside the Lowe’s off I-10 and Callaghan Road when the cashier asked Toller ahead of him to wear a mask. According to Wolff, Toller became belligerent and started berating the cashier.

Wolff told investigators he stepped in to break up the altercation and explain recent

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Assistant DA dismisses disorderly conduct charge against man who allegedly assaulted Judge Wolff inside Lowe’s

Judge Nelson Wolff said he went to give the customer his card and said the man knocked it out of his hand before taking off from the store.

SAN ANTONIO — District Attorney Joe Gonzales has dismissed the disorderly conduct charge against the San Antonio man who allegedly assaulted Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff inside a Lowe’s Home Improvement store

The man accused of the incident turned himself in after officials said he allegedly assaulted Judge Wolff inside the store in June. He was arrested on a warrant for assaulting a peace officer/judge, which is a 2nd degree felony. 

However, just a few hours later, the charge was reduced to a Class C misdemeanor. The LaHood Norton Law Group said they would be representing the man.

BCSO said Judge Wolff was approaching the checkout counter inside the Lowe’s off I-10 and Callaghan Road when the cashier asked the customer ahead

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Man Admits Using Fake Credit Cards To Steal Thousands At 15 CT Lowe’s Locations

A fraudster admitted to using fake credit cards in multiple states – specifically Connecticut – to steal thousands of dollars from Lowe’s.

New York City resident Larell David, 30, of Manhattan, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport this week to a scheme through which he defrauded the home improvement store out of more than $183,000.

Specifically, David was charged with one count of access device fraud.

U.S. Attorney John Durham said that between July 2017 and March 2018, David produced more than 100 counterfeit credit cards in the name of “Kevin Douglas,” which were encoded with legitimate credit card numbers belonging to other people. 

David then used the fraudulent credit cards to make more than 350 purchases of gift cards and merchandise at Lowe’s home improvement stores in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Florida. 

Durham said a typical fraudulent transaction involved the purchase of one

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Arson suspected in fire at St. Paul ‘nightmare’ house where man was fatally shot a day earlier

A suspicious fire struck a home Sunday where a man was shot to death a day earlier in St. Paul, authorities said.

The blaze at the residence in the 800 block of E. Lawson Avenue, which has drawn a substantial amount of police attention this year, was being investigated as a possible arson, Fire Department personnel at the scene said.

A 37-year-old man showed up at the home about 2:20 a.m. Sunday while intoxicated and “attempted to enter the crime scene that was protected by crime scene tape and monitored by officers,” said Police Sgt. Mike Ernster.

The man was told by police to leave, but he sat down on the drive and defied the officers’ orders, Ernster said. Police arrested him and booked him in jail on suspicion of obstructing the legal process, a misdemeanor.

Police left the scene about 9 a.m. only to return about two hours with

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Feds: Man defrauded CT Lowe’s stores out of more than $21,000


A New York man admitted he used fake credit cards to defraud Lowe’s home improvement stores in several states, including Connecticut, of more than $180,000 when he pleaded guilty to the charges on Thursday, federal authorities said.

Larell David, 30, of New York, N.Y., pleaded guilty to one count of access device fraud, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham.

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Man promising home repairs scams residents out of thousands, Daytona Beach Shores police say

A Volusia County man is accused of defrauding several people out of thousands of dollars in a home contracting scheme.

Victims say they don’t necessarily expect to get their money back at this point, but they do expect justice.

“He showed us rendering of cabinets and we got all excited,” Stephanie Ruta said.

Ruta and her husband Enrico Ruta say they hired John Venneman two years ago for a kitchen remodel at their beachside condo.

The couple says they gave Venneman, now charged with scheming to defraud, $9,500.

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The kitchen was demolished and then months went by with no new cabinets.

“(It was) story after story including wild schemes of cabinets being held up in Barcelona and then his discovery that the company was actually from China,” Stephanie Ruta said.

Stephanie Ruta says Venneman stopped taking their calls and refused to return their money.

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Tim Allen on the ‘Last Man Standing’ cast feeling like family: ‘It reminded me of real life’

Tim Allen is a family man on and off the screen.

The comedian spoke with Fox News about his show “Last Man Standing,” in which, he plays a father of three — a role that reminds him of his own life.

Allen, 66, has two children himself: Katherine, 31, and Elizabeth, 11.

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“The Santa Clause” star said that he and his castmates find it “startling” that they’ve completed eight seasons of the show, which is also how long his hit sitcom “Home Improvement” ran.

Tim Allen and Nancy Travis in the 'Last Man Standing.'

Tim Allen and Nancy Travis in the ‘Last Man Standing.’
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“Although [the ‘Last Man Standing’ cast] doesn’t replace the wonderful the beautiful ‘Home Improvement’ family that I still am close to, this family is now, we’re empty nesters,” Allen explained to Fox News. “Everybody at

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