Scooter was gift to help man get around, then hit-run driver left him for dead

Noble Horvath

EAST LAKE — Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the rider of an electric scooter was struck and killed last month by a car that had been rented by a Clearwater man. The car was found abandoned the next day and troopers have obtained a judge’s permission to search it.

Dewey August Sharpe, 42, of Bayonne, N.J., was riding the scooter north on East Lake Road about 2 a.m. Aug. 16 when he was hit from behind while approaching Woodlands Boulevard, according to a search warrant affidavit filed by the Highway Patrol.

Investigators located a chrome front grille from a 2015-2019 Nissan Sentra at the scene.

Dewey Sharpe, 42, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Aug. 16 as he was riding his scooter. [ Facebook ]

A 2019 Sentra with front-end damage was found and reported to authorities Aug. 17, four miles north in the parking lot of the

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Louisiana Man Accused of Lewd Behavior with 15-Year-Old, Secretly Living in Her Room for a Month

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Hernando County Detention Center

A Louisiana man was arrested after he was discovered living in the bedroom closet of a 15-year-old girl, law enforcement stated in a Facebook post.

At about 4 p.m. Sunday, Henderson County deputies responded to call in Spring Hill, Fla., after the parents of a 15-year-old girl allegedly discovered the man inside their daughter’s closet, law enforcement confirmed.

The man allegedly told investigators he’d driven from Louisiana to have sex with the unidentified victim.

“The suspect advised on this current trip he had been in Hernando County for about five weeks and had sex with the victim on numerous occasions,” law enforcement stated.

Johnathan Rossmoine, 36, was arrested and charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious behavior with a victim between the ages of 12 and 16, and one count of obscene communication, according to online records. His bond was set at $25,000 after he

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Man used stolen IDs to buy luxury cars, apartments in Florida and Kentucky

Noble Horvath

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Kentucky man is accused of using other people’s identities to buy luxury cars and lease apartments in Kentucky and Florida.

39-year-old Kenneth Mobley was arrested earlier this month as part of investigations by Lexington Police and the Kentucky State Police-Vehicle Investigations Unit.

Five cars valued at around $305,000 were recovered as part of these investigations.

Lexington police say back in March, detectives learned Mobley used an Oregon man’s identity and a fraudulent check to buy a BMW convertible from a Kentucky car dealership and rent an apartment. Mobley was arrested later that month in Tampa, Florida.

In early September, police say detectives learned Mobley was possibly back in Kentucky. Evidence ultimately linked to him was found at multiple police scenes in Lexington, including the collision of a Dodge Charger Hellcat that was left abandoned on Chestnut Street.


Lexington Police Department

A Dodge Charger abandoned after an
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White man seeks forgiveness in attack on Black family’s home

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A 24-year-old white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window is asking for forgiveness

WARREN, Mich. — A 24-year-old white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window asked for forgiveness during a court hearing Thursday.

Michael Frederick Jr. made the remarks after being given a moment to speak about bond. He was appearing by video in Warren District Court for arraignment on charges including ethnic intimidation.

Frederick told Judge Michael Chupa that he wanted Eddie and Candace Hall to forgive him and that he acted out-of-character.

“This wasn’t about the color of anyone’s skin,” he added.

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Central Kentucky man used ID theft to pay

Noble Horvath

A Nicholasville man is accused of using fraud and identity theft to buy luxury vehicles and rent apartments in multiple states for the past several months, according to Lexington police.

Kenneth Mobley, 39, obtained two Dodge Challenger Hellcats, a BMW convertible and two Maserati coupes, according to Lexington police. The five vehicles were valued at $305,000.

An investigation into Mobley began in March when Lexington investigators determined he used a fraudulent check to purchase the BMW from a local car dealership, police said. He also allegedly used a fraudulent check to rent an apartment.

Mobley was arrested in Tampa, Fla., later that month, police said. He was charged with fraud, according to court records.

But Mobley returned to Kentucky earlier this month, according to police. One of the Hellcats he obtained was found crashed and abandoned on Chestnut Street, police said.

Mobley had used a California man’s identity to

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Death of Colorado man at Glen Canyon Recreation Area under investigation | Local

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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area -- Lake Powell

National Park Service officials announced last week they had discovered the body of a Colorado man who had been missing in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area for three days.

At approximately 3 p.m. on Sept. 22, 50-year-old Robert Sanders of Centennial, Colorado was discovered after three days of searching by foot, air and water. His death is still under investigation.

According to the National Park service, Sanders took a hike from the houseboat he was staying on in Mountain Sheep Canyon on Lake Powell on Sept. 19 at approximately 6:30 p.m., and did not return.

He was part of a group of 7 who said Sanders wanted to get a better vantage point to look at another houseboat in the area that had flags displayed. At 7:42 p.m. they reported him as missing to the National Park Service via radio. 

The search for Sanders began the next

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Illinois man drowns in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Noble Horvath

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The National Park Service says an Illinois man is believed to have drowned in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after falling into a natural wonder known as ‘œMidnight Hole.”

The park service identified the man as Yogesh Patel, 25, of Oak Forest, Illinois.



Patel fell into the water at ‘œMidnight Hole’ around 7:30 p.m. Monday and was observed struggling, officials said. The spot is on the North Carolina side of the national park. News outlets reported that his body was recovered by rescue divers Tuesday.

An official cause of death has not been released.

‘œBystanders attempted to pull Patel from the water, but were not successful,’ the park service said in a news release.

Park spokeswoman Jamie Sanders told The Asheville Citizen-Times that Midnight Hole is actually a small waterfall and local swimming area.

‘œMr. Patel was walking along a log that extended into the swimming

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Man believes friends of friend stole $800 from his apartment: Brooklyn Police Blotter

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Theft: Ridge Road

On Sept. 18, a Ridge Road apartment resident came to the police station to report that he had been the victim of a theft.

The officer talked to the man, who said he had discovered $800 missing from his apartment. The resident suspected that the incident may have taken place a couple of weeks earlier, when a friend and two other people were at the apartment.

The victim said the landlord needed a police report. Police are investigating.

Property theft: Ridge Road

On Sept. 18, a Ridge Road apartment complex owner called police after discovering that someone had stolen a smoke alarm from the hallway. There are no suspects. Police are investigating.

Stolen vehicle: Ridge Road

On Sept. 18, a Springboro, Ohio, resident called police after discovering that someone had stolen her vehicle, which had been parked overnight at a Ridge Road residence.

An arriving

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Arrest announced in 2016 deaths of man, woman and her unborn baby

Noble Horvath

Kansas prosecutors have announced an arrest in the case of a man, a woman and her unborn child who were found dead in a home that had been burglarized four years ago.

Topeka detectives on Monday charged Yanez Sanford, 38, with the murders of Dominique Ray, 23 and Camrah Trotter, 20, in 2016. He was also charged with the murder of the unborn baby. Trotter was in the third trimester of her pregnancy at the time of her death, authorities said.

The arrest came two weeks after the Topeka Police Department said they had developed new information in the cold case and posted a $2,000 reward seeking tips.

Ray and Trotter were shot to death in their apartment in 2016. Trotter was also raped, police said.


Photo, left, is mugshot for Yanez Sanford, 38. Photos, center and right, show Dominique Ray, 23 and Camrah Trotter, 20.

Photo, left, is mugshot for Yanez Sanford, 38. Photos, center and right, show 

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Man arrested over jailbreak attempt after helicopter booking blunder

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A criminal who hijacked and diverted a helicopter in mid-air in an attempt to break his wife out of a Belgian prison has been arrested after detectives found he had used his own name to book the flight.

Mike Gielen, 24, threatened the helicopter’s pilot with a replica handgun as he sought to spring Kristel Appelt, 27, from Berkendaal women’s prison in south Brussels on Friday, where she was being held on suspicion of murdering an ex-boyfriend.

The helicopter circled the prison several times but Gielen’s plan was foiled as the pilot was unable to land within the courtyard. While the helicopter flew over the prison, the inmates cheered and waved but Gielen became nauseous and had to put his head out of the helicopter five times to be sick.

The pilot was then instructed to fly to to Hélécine, a town south of the Belgian capital, where Gielen’s 50-year-old

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