When Steve Montelongo saw a car sinking in a canal, he jumped into action to save the driver’s life — just like he did nearly 20 years ago, when he rescued two elderly people from their burning home.
On Thursday, the 80-year-old was driving his granddaughter home from a dentist appointment in Modesto, California, when they spotted a car down in a canal. He pulled over, and while there were other people looking down into the water, they weren’t doing anything. Montelongo jumped into the canal, and yanked open the driver’s door, which was unlocked. With water now rushing into the car, he pulled the driver out to safety. The man, who appeared to have a medical episode before the crash, was not injured.
“I don’t consider myself a hero,” Montelongo told KOVR. “I was just a fella that got put in the right place at the right time.” In
KALAMAZOO, MI — A Kalamazoo man shot and killed early last Friday was asleep in his home when a bullet passed through a wall of his Northside home and hit him, police say.
Robert Earl Johnson, 54, was shot and killed while asleep in his home in the 1600 block of N. Church Street at around 1 a.m. Oct. 9, according to a news release issued by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.
Police and medical workers tried to resuscitate the victim on scene but were not successful, police said last week. The victim was pronounced dead a short time later.
The suspect in the shooting, a 23-year-old Kalamazoo man, was arrested Sunday and lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail on murder and weapon charges, as well as on an outstanding warrant, police said.
A collaborative team consisting of Kalamazoo Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Response Team, Kalamazoo Valley
A man has been jailed after he tried to arrange for a baby to be brought to his home to be sexually abused.
Thomas Harrison, 30, messaged a man to bring a child to his house in Streatham Avenue, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, on 27 July.
He was instead met by officers from Merseyside Police and the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) who had been investigating him.
He was arrested and later charged with arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sexual offence.
No child was ever taken to the house or harmed.
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CHICAGO — An Elmhurst man who operated a fraudulent business has been jailed in Will County on numerous felony charges, including home repair fraud and money laundering.
Edmund Kavanaugh, 46, operated a business known as “Goliath Construction Corporation”, which offered home repair, roofing, HVAC and appliances.
One family that fell victim to his fraudulent practices is glad that Kavanaugh will be unable to continue his illegal practices, which date back to 1995.
“We are thrilled he’s off the street and cannot take someone else’s deposit,” one Duggan sister said.
The sisters were referred to Kavanaugh on the “Moms of Beverly” Facebook page from a woman that turned out to be fictitious.
The Duggan family had spent over $8,000 for materials on a job that Kavanaugh said would cost over $32,000, to which he offered a payment plan.
The Duggan sisters said Kavanaugh showed them all of his papers, license, referrals
ELMHURST, IL — An Elmhurst man is accused of a number of home repair fraud schemes around the Chicago area. Authorities say they’re certain more victims exist.
According to Will County, Kavanaugh has been the subject of complaints throughout the suburbs. On Tuesday, a search warrant was executed on his house in Elmhurst.
According to the news release, Kavanaugh made incriminating statements during his interview with detectives at the Will County Sheriff’s Office. The office is encouraging victims to come forward and report Kavanaugh’s alleged crimes to their local jurisdictions.
Kavanaugh is in the Will County Jail on a $1 million bond, the release said.
In June, Patch found many examples of a Facebook user operating under the name “Jessica Munoz” answering inquiries on Facebook for home repair services. The user recommended a number of businesses with the same phone number, which is Kavanaugh’s. The business names included Edward Paint
They say he filmed someone from under a bathroom stall.
RIVERVIEW, Fla. — Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man they say was caught filming inside the restroom of a Riverview home improvement store.
Deputies say the man entered the Lowe’s on Gibsonton Drive in Riverview around 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 29 and immediately walked toward the store’s bathrooms.
Later, around 6:30 p.m., the victim told deputies they saw the man reach under the bathroom stall with a cell phone to record them. According to law enforcement, the victim attempted to confront him following the incident, but the man quickly left the store.
Surveillance video shows a man leaving in a dark-colored Chevrolet Suburban.
Deputies say the man is between the age of 50 and 60 years old. Investigators say he was last seen wearing a white and blue paid button-up shirt, blue jeans and a black M5
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has vowed his side will improve after Tottenham inflicted their joint highest Premier League defeat with a 6-1 win at Old Trafford.
Rashford said there were “no excuses” for the performance while under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confessed it was his worst day in football.
Ten-man United, who had Anthony Martial sent off, have endured a poor start to the campaign and sunk to a new low as Jose Mourinho’s men ran riot at Old Trafford to darken the club’s already bleak mood significantly.
Solskjaer, whose position will surely now come under scrutiny after this embarrassing loss, saw his side capitulate after going in front inside two minutes through Bruno Fernandes’ penalty.
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane scored two each, with Tanguy Ndombele and Serge Aurier also getting on the scoresheet as Mourinho’s men made an impressive statement.
The inquests soon began, with former Red
The Glendale Police Department arrested a woman in connection with an aggravated assault and fire that unfolded in a Glendale trailer park about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, according to police.
Police say they arrested 55-year-old Amy Ann Hill after finding a man with stab wounds and a mobile home engulfed in flames near 51st and Orangewood avenues.
The man told officers that Hill and he were living together and that she was responsible for his wounds. Officers learned the two were in a relationship, deemed it a domestic violence case and detained Hill as she walked away from the scene, according to police.
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The victim was taken to a local hospital with serious, life-threatening
Illinois cops rushed into an 83-year-old man’s house after a car crashed into it, igniting a fire.
Dramatic video from a Springfield Police Department officer’s body camera shows him run into the home as the blaze raged Wednesday night. The officer smashed through a door that was lodged shut before carrying the coughing man outside to safety.
The fire started after a speeding car went airborne over nearby railroad tracks before crashing into the home, police say.
The police department identified the officers as Nicholas Renfro and Juan Resendez.
“Because of their selfless and heroic actions, Officers Renfro and Resendez were able to save a person’s life,” officials said in a news release.
The 29-year-old female driver of the vehicle and two teens were found near the scene. The woman was taken to a hospital for injuries not considered to be life-threatening before she was arrested and taken to jail,
California resident Jeff Lyles is no stranger to the kind of devastation brought on by natural disasters.
In 2005, his family was living in New Orleans, Louisiana when Hurricane Katrina hit and saw firsthand how lives were turned upside down by the storm.
Now, 15 years later, the Lyles family lost their home in Deer Park, California to the Glass Fire, which ignited overnight Sunday. That same evening, while watching the New Orleans Saints play, Lyles had a suspicion his home fell victim to the wildfire.
“I got a notification on my phone that said our alarm system had lost radio contact with the cell tower at seven something on Sunday night,” Lyles told NBC News over Zoom Thursday. “And that’s when I sort of started to accept what I could be walking back into.”
When Lyles, 33, and his dad pulled into their