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Computer support call leads to burglary arrest PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 07:55

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Mike Witonis got an email from Apple thanking him for calling customer service about his laptop computer. Problem is, someone had stolen it from him a year earlier.

Police eventually arrested 24-year-old Casey Wentworth of Portsmouth on Monday and charged him with burglary. He's accused of taking the laptop from Witonis' home in Dover in February 2013.

When the break-in happened, police said they couldn't identify any suspects. Detectives contacted Apple and the laptop's serial number was flagged.

When Witonis got the email, he contacted police, who said the person who called customer service used the serial number of the stolen computer.

Witonis tells WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/1k2NLgi ) the discovery was sort of shocking.

Wentworth is scheduled to be arraigned on May 2. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.


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Albania: 2.2 tons of cannabis found inside sofas PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:52
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Police in Albania say they have seized 2.2 metric tons (4,850 pounds) of cannabis hidden in sofas to be shipped to nearby Italy.

Police found the drugs late Monday after searching a truck at the port of Durres, 33 kilometers (20 miles) west of the capital Tirana. The Macedonian driver was arrested, according to a police statement Tuesday, which did not give further details.

The seizure occurred a day after police discovered 1.6 tons of cannabis hidden in a forest in southwestern Albania, also believed to be destined for Italy.

Albania, one of Europe's poorest countries, produces large quantities of cannabis. In the key southern growing region of Lazarat alone, annual production is estimated at 900 tons, worth about 4.5 billion euros ($6 billion) — about half the country's GDP.


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WWI artillery shells found in luggage at O'Hare PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:08

CHICAGO (AP) — Baggage screeners at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport have discovered two World War I artillery shells in checked luggage that arrived on a flight from London.

The Transportation Security Administration says the bags belonged to a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old who were returning from a school field trip to Europe.

TSA spokesman Jim McKinney says a bomb disposal crew determined the shells were inert and no one was ever in danger.

The teens told law enforcement they obtained the shells at a French World War I artillery range. It was not clear how.

TSA explosives experts believe they are French 77 mm shells.

They were seized Monday evening while the teens were transferring to a flight to Seattle.

The teens were questioned then allowed to travel onward. They weren't charged.


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Woman complains to police about marijuana quality PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Monday, 07 April 2014 15:24

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.

Lufkin police Sgt. David Casper said Monday that an officer went to the home of 37-year-old Evelyn Hamilton to hear her complaint that the dealer refused to return her money after she objected that the drug was substandard.

Casper says she pulled the small amount of marijuana from her bra when the officer asked if she still had it.

She was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hamilton said Monday that she spent $40 on "seeds and residue." She says she called police when she got no satisfaction from the dealer's family.


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Massachusetts home intruder turns out to be a duck PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Monday, 07 April 2014 10:05

NORTH READING, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman's home quickly quacked the case.

A North Reading woman called police Saturday from her upstairs bedroom to report that she heard loud banging noises downstairs and feared someone had broken into her home.

Officers who responded found no sign of a break-in.

But during a quick search of the home, police found a soot-covered wood duck.

Police say it appears the duck got in through the chimney.

An officer caught the duck and released it into a nearby pond.


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