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Which One of These Alleged Beer Burglars Has the Best Mugshot?


Hey there! Um, so, I don't want to interrupt your breakfast or morning calisthenics or anything, but I was wondering if you could help me out with something. I'm trying figure out which one of these guys has the most memorable mugshot.

As for who they are: From left to right, they're Nicholas Fiumetto, Andy Huynh, and Nicholas Kalscheuer—three 19-year-olds from Covina, California who are accused of trying to steal 30 cans of delicious Tecate beer from a grocery store called the Baja Ranch Market, and kind of failing miserably at it. Like, Fiumetto made it out of the store with his beer and got into the getaway car, right? But Kalsheuer got caught by a store employee, and then Huynh—who was driving the getaway car—crashed into a curb. Which wouldn't have been too too terrible, except that a Baja Ranch employee had been clutching onto the hood of the car at the time of the crash, and, like, flew off and suffered some injuries. Huynh and Fiumetto jumped out of the car and fled, but Huynh left his wallet in the car, and Fiumetto ran into a car wash and got soaked. Now they're charged with various felonies.

So, back to the mugshots: Any ideas? I'm kind of going with Kalscheuer's, because his sadsack facial expression evokes pity. But Huynh's is also good because he seems a bit shocked by the whole experience, a little "oops, what have I just done?" Surely we can all relate to that sentiment, though perhaps for doing things that don't involve stealing shitty beer from supermarkets (for example, breaking Grandma's favorite capodimonte vase during a wild dancing fit, or dropping the freshly baked pizza on the kitchen floor—you've always been so klutzy!).

Fiumetto's mugshot, on the other hand, is kind of—well, it just doesn't speak to me, you know? But maybe you have a different opinion.

[NBC. Images Covina Police Department via NBC]

Hells Angels member Ricky Warren Jenks sentenced

The Hells Angels' sergeant-at-arms for Washington was sentenced to two years in prison Friday for being a felon in possession of a firearm.



Ricky Warren Jenks, who had completed five years probation just before his arrest in March, will be on probation for three years and is prohibited from associating with anyone connected to motorcycle gangs during that time.

Jenks told U.S. District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush he will comply with all requirements and is eager to see his three children, one of whom was born recently while he was in jail.

"I realize it's absolutely ridiculous that I'm here doing this a second time," Jenks said. "They are the victims of this crime. I know that."

Jenks, 33, is expected to spend about 14 months in custody if he receives credit for good behavior. He'll be credited for seven months already served in jail.

Quackenbush said it may be possible for him to stay at a county jail in Eastern Washington.

"I'll suffer county jail if I can see my kids more often," Jenks said.

Jenks, whose felony convictions include manslaughter, was arrested March 3 after agents found him at the Hells Angels headquarters on 1308 E. Sprague Ave. near nine firearms.

Jenks' lawyer, Tracy Collins, said Friday that Jenks had stayed the night at the club and his pregnant girlfriend, Britney Bjork, was to pick him up that morning to attend her ultrasound but was apparently running late and didn't pick him up.

Bjork, 30, pleaded not guilty this week in Spokane County Superior Court to felony charges related to her alleged involvement in the murder of a man whose body was found in the back of his burning car April 13.

Jenks is among eight or nine active members of the Hells Angels Washington Nomads, according to court testimony. Quackenbush said he will strictly enforce the no-contact requirement.

"You're going to have to make a decision about the most important thing in your life," he said. "I would hope that you make the decision — the right decision — that your children are the most important.

Hells Angels leader sentenced to prison

The Hells Angels’ sergeant-at-arms for Washington was sentenced to two years in prison Friday for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Ricky Warren Jenks, who had completed five years probation just before his arrest in March, will be on probation for three years and is prohibited from associating with anyone connected to motorcycle gangs during that time.

Jenks told U.S. District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush he will comply with all requirements and is eager to see his three children, one of whom was born recently while he was in jail.

“I realize it’s absolutely ridiculous that I’m here doing this a second time,” Jenks said. “They are the victims of this crime. I know that.”

Jenks, 33, is expected to spend about 14 months in custody if he receives credit for good behavior. He’ll be credited for seven months already served in jail.

Quackenbush said it may be possible for him to stay at a county jail in Eastern Washington.

“I’ll suffer county jail if I can see my kids more often,” Jenks said.

Jenks, whose felony convictions include manslaughter, was arrested March 3 after federal agents found him at the Hells Angels headquarters at 1308 E. Sprague near nine firearms.

Jenks’ lawyer, Tracy Collins, said Friday that Jenks had stayed the night at the club, but his pregnant girlfriend, Britney Bjork, was to pick him up that morning to attend her ultrasound.

“She was apparently running late, so she missed picking him up,” Collins said.

Bjork, 30, pleaded not guilty this week in Spokane County Superior Court to felony charges related to her alleged involvement in the murder of 22-year-old Nicholas Thoreson, whose body was found in the back of his burning car on Forker Road April 13.

Bjork is accused of helping burn the car and driving murder suspects Taylor J. Wolf, 20; Justice E.D Sims, 19; and Breeanna C. Sims, 20; from the scene.

In addition to first-degree rendering criminal assistance and second-degree arson, Bjork is charged with conspiracy to commit perjury in the first-degree for allegedly helping Wolf craft false statements. Wolf had been staying at Jenks and Bjork’s home at the Knotty Pines Cottages, 13615 E. Trent Ave., since before Jenks’ arrest, according to court documents.

Bjork declined to comment after the hearing.

Jenks is among eight or nine active members of the Hells Angels Washington Nomads, according to court testimony.

Quackenbush said he will strictly enforce the no-contact requirement.

“You’re going to have to make a decision about the most important thing in your life,” Quackenbush said. “I would hope that you make the decision — the right decision — that your children are the most important.”

Jenks was convicted of second-degree manslaughter for the 2001 shooting death of a Lonnie Taylor, who was making methamphetamine in a Spokane Valley home. He was sentenced to 21 months in prison and arrested under a federal racketeering indictment shortly after his release. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 16 months in prison with credit for time served, along with five years probation.

Grand Jury indicts 4 men in reputed Hell's Angels triple slaying in Pittsfield

Murder indictments handed down against local Hells Angel and three others

Grand jury indictments were handed down Thursday against a local Hells Angel and three others in the August slayings of three Pittsfield men, allowing the case to be tried at the superior court level.

Adam Lee Hall, 34, of Peru; Caius Veiovis, 31, of Pittsfield; and David Chalue, 44, of North Adams and Springfield were indicted on three counts each of murder, kidnapping and witness intimidation.

A fourth defendant, David Casey, 62, of Canaan, N.Y., has been indicted on three counts each of accessory to murder, kidnapping and witness intimidation for allegedly helping Hall bury the victim's bodies with an excavator on private property in Becket.

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The defendants were originally arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court in September, but because the district court only handles misdemeanors or felony cases carrying less than five years imprisonment, the case had to go before the Berkshire grand jury.

The grand jury met in a secret proceeding this week, heard the testimony of several witnesses, and handed down the indictments Thursday.

The indictments allow the Berkshire District Attorney's Office to bring the case to the Berkshire Superior Court.

The men allegedly kidnapped and then killed David Glasser, Edward Frampton -- Glasser's roommate -- and their friend and neighbor, Robert Chadwell, in order to keep Glasser from testifying against Hall, a member of the Berkshire County chapter of the Hells Angels, in an assault and kidnapping trial that had been set to begin Sept. 19.

All three victims were allegedly abducted Aug. 28 from 254 Linden St., in Pittsfield where Glasser and Frampton lived.

Frampton and Chadwell were killed because they were at the wrong place at the wrong time, according to police.

All four defendants pleaded not guilty at their earlier arraignments.

Casey allegedly told police he had been intimidated by Hall into helping the biker bury the bodies.

The DA's office would not say when the men will be arraigned in the higher court.

The Berkshire Detective Unit assigned to the DA and the Pittsfield Police Department are leading the police investigation and are being assisted by the FBI, the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office and members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force. Multiple homes across the county were searched during the investigation that remains ongoing.

Hells Angels.jpgView full sizeAdam Lee Hall, left, David Chalue, center, and Caius Veiovis, right, were indicted by a grand jury this week in connection with the murder of three men in Pittsfield, Mass. (AP Photo/ Berkshire Eagle)

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Nearly a month after the bodies of three murdered men were found buried on private property in Becket, a Berkshire County grand jury has handed down indictments against a local Hells Angel member and three others for their alleged part in the slayings.

Adam Lee Hall, 34, of Peru; former Springfield resident David Chalue, 44, now of North Adams, and Caius Veiovis, 31, of Pittsfield were charged with three counts each of murder, kidnapping and intimidating a witness.

David Casey, 62, of Canaan, N.Y. was charged with three counts of being an accessory to murder after the fact, accessory to kidnapping after the fact and accessory to witness intimidation after the fact. Police allege that Casey used construction equipment to help Hall bury the three victims on the Becket property.

The case, which has sparked international interest in part due to the unique modifications Veiovishas made to his face, stems back to a previous case where David Glasser, 58, was slated to testify against Hall. The previous case involves assault and kidnapping charges against Hall, whom prosecutors described as the sergeant at arms of the Berkshire County chapter of the Hell's Angels.

In Sept. 2010, Massachusetts State Police alleged that Hall used a female acquaintance in a plot to frame and discredit Glasser. According to an Associated Press report, Hall had the woman lie and say Glasser robbed her at gunpoint, while another man planted evidence in Glasser's car.

Missing MenThis panel of undated photos released Sept. 6, 2011 by the Berkshire District Attorney's Office shows Robert Chadwell, left, Edward Frampton, center, and David Glasser. The men were found buried on private property in Becket on Sept. 10. (AP Photo/Berkshire District Attorney's Office)

After disappearing for a short time after the incident, Hall resurfaced and turned himself in. He was additionally charged with witness intimidation at that time.

Then on Aug. 28, things turned deadly for Glasser and two friends.

Prosecutors allege that Hall, Chalue andVeiovis kidnapped Glasser, his 58-year-old roommate Edward Frampton and their neighbor 47-year-old Robert Chadwell.

The trio was last seen at Glasser and Frampton's Linden Street apartment in Pittsfield until their bodies were found on Sept. 10.

While police believe Glasser was killed to prevent him from testifying against Hall in the trial set to begin on Sept. 19, they think Frampton and Chadwell were simply in wrong place at the wrong time.

All of the defendants have denied guilt at previous court proceedings and will appear in Berkshire Superior Court in the near future.

The Berkshire Detective Unit assigned to the DA and the Pittsfield Police Department are leading the police investigation and are being assisted by the FBI, the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force.

Hells Angel Makes Bail on Casino Assault Charge

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says Cesar Villagrana is out on $150,000 bail one day after it was reduced from $500,000 by the district attorney.

Villagrana, a Hells Angel from Gilroy, was arrested after allegedly firing a stolen gun into a crowd at John Ascuaga's Nugget 11 days ago.

Police say casino security video shows fellow Hells Angel Ernesto Gonzalez approaching Jeffrey "Jethro" Pettigrew with a gun before patrons appear to react to gunfire. Pettigrew falls to the floor, then Gonzalez puts the gun in his waistband and flees.

Pettigrew, the president of the San Jose chapter of the Hell's Angels, was stabbed and shot four times in the back.

Gonzalez was arrested last Thursday in San Francisco is charged with first degree murder with the use of a deadly weapon.

Two Vagos were also shot in the incident - one in the calf and one in the abdomen.

Villagrana will appear at an Oct. 12 preliminary hearing in Sparks for charges including assault with a deadly weapon.


Hells Angel makes bail on NV casino assault charge

The only member of the Hells Angels arrested in a fatal gun battle with a rival motorcycle gang at a Nevada casino was released from jail after his bail was reduced, his lawyers said Tuesday.

Police say defendant Cesar Villagrana, 36, of Gilroy, Calif., was with Jeffrey "Jethro" Pettigrew, leader of the Hells Angels chapter in San Jose, Calif., when a rival gang member shot Pettigrew to death on Sept. 23 in a casino in Sparks.

Villagrana, who faces assault with a deadly weapon and two other felony charges, was freed from Washoe County Jail late Monday after prosecutors agreed to cut his $500,000 cash-only bail requirement to $150,000.

Defense lawyer David Chesnoff declined to say where Villagrana was on Tuesday but confirmed he was free awaiting his appearance at an Oct. 12 preliminary hearing.

"We appreciate that the Washoe County district attorney's office professionally dealt with us when we discussed a reduced bond and it was agreed an appropriate bond in the matter would be $150,000," Chesnoff told The Associated Press.

Ernesto Manuel Gonzalez, the man accused of killing Pettigrew, remained jailed in San Francisco, pending extradition to Nevada.

Gonzalez, 53, a member of the rival Vagos motorcycle gang in San Jose, was taken into custody Thursday after a University of California, San Francisco officer spotted him in a parked car a block from campus police headquarters.

Two Vagos members were wounded in the casino shootout, and a third was shot in the stomach the next morning by a gunman in a passing car.

Villagrana was arrested the night of the casino shooting with a 9mm Smith and Wesson semi-automatic handgun that was reported stolen in Arizona in 1998, police said.

In addition to assault, Villagrana is charged with carrying a concealed weapon illegally and discharging a firearm into a structure.

Villagrana has not been charged with shooting anyone, but he can be seen on casino security video drawing the gun from his waistband and "actively firing into a crowd of uninvolved citizens, as well as rival motorcycle gang members," according to the formal criminal complaint filed by Deputy District Attorney Karl Hall.

Chesnoff said he hadn't seen the videotape but was confident prosecutors would provide a copy before the preliminary hearing.

"We look forward to reviewing it,'" he said.

Richard Schonfeld, defense co-counsel, previously told Sparks Justice Court Judge Susan Deriso that he didn't understand why the cash-only restriction had been added to the bail conditions, given that Villagrana came from a stable family and had no prior felony convictions.

Mugshot: 80-year-old woman charged for being crack dealer

An 80-year-old Alabama woman was arrested this week, on charges claiming that she is a crack dealer.

Prichard Police took Ola Mae Robinson into custody after a search warrant served on her house turned up “quite a bit of crack cocaine and pills.”

Ola Mae Robinson was charged for allegedly dealing crack out of her Alabama home.Ola Mae Robinson was charged for allegedly dealing crack out of her Alabama home.
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While we are not sure what a “quite a bit” is, it must be a lot to arrest an 80-year-old woman that uses a walker.

According to the report, Ola Mae was arrested in June for possession and distribution.

Police questioned Robinson over the drug they found in her house, and asked her if she knew how the drugs ended up in her home.

“Who? No! I don't have time for no crack cocaine,” said Robinson. “Wish I was, ‘Cause then I'd have money.”

Chief Jimmie Gardner told Fox News 10 that there was a lot of traffic at the elderly woman’s house.

“Also, she's been dealing in pills. She did have prescription drugs. She was selling Morphine. We have gotten Lortabs before, but yesterday we got Morphine," said Gardner.

“The traffic there just never changed,” Gardner said. “Blacks and whites, males, females, even older individuals coming in and out, driving up for a very short periods and come back out.”

Previously Robinson was arrested after officers found cocaine stashed in a green tin “marked sugar free mints.”

She is being held in the Metro Jail.



Man charged in murder of gas station guard


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Updated: October 9, 2011 8:12PM

Charges have been filed following the death of a gas station security guard who was shot and stabbed early Saturday at the station in the Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Kaz Link,33, of the 4200 block of West Jackson Boulevard, was charged with the murder of Dennis Fox, according to police News Affairs Officre Laura Kubiak. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

The killing happed on the West Side about 4 a.m. Saturday. A staffer at a Citgo gas station at 415 S. Pulaski Rd. was having problems with Link who was “hanging out’’ and reportedly causing a disturbance, police said.

The staffer asked 53-year-old Fox, who was working security, to get the person to leave.

When Fox went outside to call 911 the reportedly mentally unstable suspect “jumped him’’ and the staffer witnessed him allegedly stab and shoot Fox dead.

Fox, of 4032 W. Grenshaw St., was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Fox, a father who lived in the 4000 block of West Grenshaw, “was a nice guy. It’s very sad,” a Citgo worker said Saturday.

Officers who rushed to the scene found Link in “blood drenched clothes” with blood dripping from his hands, according to a police report.

Link was he was taken into custody on the scene and police said two weapons and a knife were recovered.

Harrison Area detectives are investigating.

2 suspects arrested in Haines City video store slaying

Two Arrested in Haines City Video Store Homicide

Three months of freedom and Jacroy Shamar Waddell is back behind bars.
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This photo of the suspects in Friday's Haines City homicide, along with stills from surveillance video, was released by the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

The 28-year-old Haines City man stepped from state prison this summer a free man after serving five years for armed robbery.

By early Sunday morning, Polk County detectives had arrested him at a Tampa motel and charged him in another, more violent, armed robbery.

Deputies said Waddell robbed and fatally shot Jamie Magana Jr., 20, who worked the front counter Friday morning at Video Latino in Haines City.

Deputies arrested a second suspect, Jadarius Latra Wilson, 19, in Orlando on Sunday evening. The Haines City teenager is accused of working with Waddell.

Waddell was booked into Hillsborough County Jail on charges of robbery and first-degree murder. Detectives questioned Wilson on Sunday and they expected to book him into Polk County Jail on the same charges that night.

In 2006, Waddell was arrested in the robbery of the Easy Food Store in Lake Alfred.

He was released July 15, short of his six-year prison sentence. In that robbery, detectives suspected Waddell may have been working with a larger group committing a rash of similar crimes in the county.

The thoughts of his family members remained on the loss of Magana when news of Waddell's arrest reached them Sunday. If Magana had lived, his cousin Raul Magana said, he would have been spending time with family.

“I used to always be with him,” he said. “I'm glad they arrested (Waddell) already.”

FBI to launch nationwide face recognition service to catch wanted criminals

A nationwide face recognition service is likely to be activated in the US by the FBI, which will allow police to pinpoint wanted criminals more quickly and accurately.

The program that would begin by mid-January, is a part of a one billion overhaul of the FBI's existing fingerprint database.

Other biometric markers such as iris scans and voice recordings will also be implemented into the revamped database, the Daily Mail reports.

Bureau officials said the new face recognition feature could help provide the 'missing link' for police for unsolved cases.

"Law enforcement authorities have a photo of a person and for whatever reason they just don't know who it is but they know this is clearly the missing link to our case," Nick Megna, from the FBI's criminal justice information services division said.

It would allow officers to use the software to retrieve mugshots of suspects and rank them on in order of similarity to the features of the person in the picture, the paper said.

FBI agents currently need to have the name of an individual to find a suspect's mugshot within the 10 million images stored in the bureau's Integrated Fingerprint Identification System.

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Escaped offender says he ran because "he was starving"


Tower City, ND (WDAY TV) - A massive man hunt near Tower City has ended peacefully.


A massive man hunt near Tower City has ended peacefully. Joseph Megna, a high risk sex offender who escaped from a prisoner transport van early Tuesday night is now in custody after a near 24 hour search, but in a bizarre move, authorities gave Megna the chance to speak to the media just before being sent to jail.

Authorities closed in on Megna as local farmers banded together with combines to harvest him out of the field he was hiding in, and shortly after he was arrested authorities gave us the chance to talk to Megna. It might surprise you to hear why he says he ran.

Megna was being transported from New Hampshire and eventually to Washington to face criminal sexual assault and child molestation charges. He escaped custody of Extradition Transport America Company after authorities say he was not properly restrained after stopping at a Rest Area near Tower City. Megna was actually spotted early this morning in a nearby barn but deputies reported he was quickly seen running back in to the field shouting "I am not armed, you can’t shoot me."

The manhunt lasted almost 24 hours and came to an end around 2:30 when a Barnes County deputy on a combine spotted Megna in the field. We got a chance to speak to Megna after his arrest, and asked him why he ran.

Joseph Megna – Capture Convict: “I was starving, and that’s why I’ve escaped and fled out in to the corn field. I wasn't trying to hurt anybody. I was just trying to get out of that transport because I was starving.”

Megna was brought to the Barnes County jail and will be booked on escaping charges.

Baby Lisa: FBI Searches Landfill

The search for missing toddler Lisa Irwin moved to a Missouri landfill today just hours after the girl's mother said police have accused her of doing something to her daughter.

Kansas City police and FBI agents began combing through the Johnson County landfill known officially as Deffenbaugh Industries.

"We were out there searching the landfill today," Bridget Patton, spokeswoman for the FBI's Kansas City Division, told ABCNews.com.

When asked if the search was related to the disappearance of 10-month-old Lisa Irwin, Patton said, "Yeah, it's related to that."

Patton said this was the second time this week the FBI has searched the landfill.

Earlier today, Lisa's mother said that police accused her of having done something to her child.

"From the start when they've questioned me, once I couldn't fill in gaps, it turned into 'You did it, you did it,'" Deborah Bradley told "Good Morning America." "They took a picture down from the table and said, 'Look at your baby! And do what's right for her!' I kept saying I don't know ... I just sat there. I didn't even ask to leave. I just let them keep asking questions."

Bradley also said police accused her of failing a polygraph test. Police said they could not comment on this claim, but said Bradley is "free to say whatever she wants."

The child vanished from her crib four days ago and police have said they literally do not have a clue about where Lisa is or who took her.

Bradley, who sobbed through her interview with "GMA," spoke out after Kansas City police said Bradley and the toddler's father Jeremy Irwin had stopped cooperating.

The parents told "GMA" they have not ended their cooperation with police.

"If they say they're willing to continue speaking with detectives, I say great. Our door is open," Police Capt. Steve Young told ABCNews.com this morning. "Their involvement in the case is the best thing for this case. Our only goal is to find this little girl."

PHOTO: 10-month-old Lisa Irwin, center, from Kansas City disappeared from her bed Oct. 3, 2011.

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PHOTO: 10-month-old Lisa Irwin, center, from Kansas City disappeared from her bed Oct. 3, 2011.


FBI searches for missing Mo. baby in Kan. landfill

FBI agents scoured a Kansas landfill for the second time this week as the search for a missing 10-month-old Missouri girl entered its fourth day — and just hours after the child's mother said police accused her of being involved.

Agents and Kansas City police spent about two hours Friday at the Deffenbaugh Industries landfill in the suburb of Shawnee, FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said. She wouldn't discuss details but confirmed the activity was related to the search for Lisa Irwin, whose parents said was snatched from her crib in the middle of the night.

Patton said it was the second time the FBI had been at the landfill, which investigators also searched Tuesday — the same day the baby was reported missing — and it wasn't uncommon to search an area several times. Kansas City police spokesman Steve Young said Saturday the search "didn't lead to anything" and "the only thing that motivated that search was brainstorming of 'What haven't we done yet?'"

Police said agents also went back to the family's home and used metal detectors to search the yard.

Lisa's mother, Deborah Bradley, said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday that police told her she failed a lie detector test and accused her of being involved in her baby's disappearance.

Bradley said police never showed her the test results and she denied knowing anything about what happened to her daughter. She and Lisa's father, Jeremy Irwin, said their daughter was abducted sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

"They said I failed (a polygraph test)," Bradley, 25, said. "And I continued to say that's not possible because I don't know where she's at and I did not do this."

Irwin, 28, said he also offered to take a test but police told him it wasn't necessary.

Young declined to comment on whether the parents have been tested, citing the ongoing investigation.

The couple said police have treated them like suspects and that Bradley in particular has been preparing for the possibility of charges. She said detectives told her: "'You did it. You did it. And we have nothing.'"

Experts said the frustration is understandable but that police often focus on close relatives in such cases, in part because statistics show that far more infants and young children are killed by a parent than a stranger.

"Suspicion almost always falls heavily on the parents, especially when it's young kids," said David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center based at the University of New Hampshire.

"For a parent who has been a victim of a true stranger abduction, this is devastating. You're dealing with the loss of a child, and police are considering you as one of the prime suspects," Finkelhor said. "You can get non-cooperative because the family is feeling mistreated by police."

Police said Lisa's parents decided to stop cooperating with investigators late Thursday, but the couple released a statement saying they never stopped and reiterated Friday their focus was "to bring Lisa home."

Detectives haven't talked to the parents again, Young said Saturday. He declined to comment on a broadcast report that a teenage neighbor had been questioned.

"The only thing I can say is we are following up all leads," he said. "If anything has anything to follow we are checking it out."

Bradley and Irwin, both dressed in jeans and sweatshirts, held hands and appeared close to tears several times during their 20-minute interview with AP.

"We need her. We have to have her. She's our link that ties everybody together," Irwin said.

Irwin, an electrician, said he returned from work around 4 a.m. Tuesday and discovered Lisa was missing. Bradley said she last checked on her daughter around 10:30 p.m., then fell asleep in her bed with her 6-year-old son and a stray kitten they found earlier in the day.

Young said he didn't know when the last time someone other than the parents saw the child.

The parents said they frantically searched for Lisa but found only their front door unlocked, a window open and house lights blazing, lending credence to the theory that the baby may have been snatched by an intruder. They also said the family's three cellphones were missing, though police said that information provided no leads.

"The main problem I think that we're facing is that everybody (else) has an alibi," Irwin said. "I was at work. I've been cleared. All these other people we were worried about ... the FBI said they've been cleared. The only one you can't clear is the mother that's at home when it happens 'cause there's nobody else there."

Bradley said she understood why investigators would be looking closely at the family, especially her.

"You see stuff like this everywhere. You watch the TV, and there's some crazy person doing something insane. There's been too many times stuff has happened," she said. "They have to assume what's worst ... but it felt like it was taken really, really far."

Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, noted that most infants abducted by a stranger usually are eventually found alive but said investigators' seemed to be taking a normal approach as they search for Lisa.

"Part of what we train law enforcement chief executives around the country to do — it doesn't seem fair in a moment of crisis — you polygraph, interview and identify those closest to the child," Allen said. "You work a variety of scenarios and continue to pursue them until you can rule them out."

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Associated Press writers Bill Draper and Heather Hollingsworth contributed to this report from Kansas City, Mo.

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FBI searches landfill for clues in missing baby case

Investigators searched a landfill on Friday for clues in the disappearance of a 10-month-oldKansas City girl who was reported missing from her crib on Tuesday, FBI and police officials said.

Agents from the FBI searched the landfill in Shawnee, Kansas, on the outskirts of metropolitan Kansas City, said Bridget Patton, spokeswoman for the FBI in Kansas City.

"We are just looking for any clues, it's part of the investigation," Patton said. Agents had been at the landfill earlier in the week but wanted to search a second time, she said. The search ended on Friday afternoon but she would not say if agents recovered any evidence.

The FBI and police are investigating what may have happened to Lisa Irwin, and the landfill search came a day after Kansas City Police spokesman Steve Young said the girl's parents had stopped talking to detectives.

The father, Jeremy Irwin, said he and Lisa's mother, Deborah Bradley, were worn out from constant interrogation over the previous days.

Bradley has said she put the girl to bed about 10:30 p.m. on Monday, and Irwin said he found his daughter missing at about 4 a.m. on Tuesday when he returned from work. Both said their three cell phones were missing, making them unable to immediately call police.

On Friday, Bradley said on "The Today Show" that police told her she failed a voluntary lie detector test.

"They said that I failed, and I continue to say that's not possible because I don't know where she's at," Bradley said.

"I did not do this. They just kept saying I failed, I failed, and I said that's not possible. What do you say when someone tells you that, and you know you didn't do anything?"

Lisa's father said he would take a lie detector test if asked.

"I just couldn't take it anymore," Irwin said on "Good Morning America". "I told them I had to have a break." He said the couple was still doing everything possible to find Lisa.

Young did not give a police version of why he said the couple stopped cooperating. He had praised them in previous days for responding to all questions. He said on Thursday night that Irwin and Bradley were not suspects and that police still don't have a suspect.

The landfill that was searched on Friday is not near the family's home, but it accepts trash from a wide-ranging area, said Stacey Graves, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City Police Department.

The FBI's Patton said the landfill search was not necessarily the result of a tip but can be a routine part of such an investigation.
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Young said detectives would be happy to resume conversations with Lisa's parents, but added, "We still haven't heard from the mother or father as of this morning."

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Irwin said that he needed to take a break from the intensive questioning and soon saw a police press conference where they stated that the parents had ceased to work with police on the investigation.

"We were in interrogated for a really long time Tuesday there again, answering questions….I just couldn't' take it anymore," he said. "I told them I had to have a break -- no more questions today. I asked to be let go, and they let me go from police station. An hour later was when we saw the press conference from them."

Both parents vehemently denied on "GMA" that they had any involvement with their daughter's disappearance, and reiterated their willingness to cooperate.

"We continue to ask, answer all the questions the best we can and do everything they tell us to do and so I mean, we've done everything we can do," Bradley said.

That conflicted with what Kansas City, Mo., police Capt. Steve Young said earlier.

"The mother and father no longer want to talk to detectives," Young said. "From an investigative standpoint, we enjoyed their cooperation. So far, [it] has been very beneficial to the case. But yeah, you can imagine it doesn't help the case" [that the cooperation has ended].

"Like I've said before, the cooperation of the parents is -- they live in the house. They intimately have information of what's been going on. They know the child. They were maybe one of our best bets to help find this child," Young said. "This doesn't help the investigation."

Thursday night police also shut down their outdoor command post and removed that crime scene tape that had been surrounding the house since Lisa's disappearance, but police insist this was not related to their claim that the parents were no longer cooperating.

"It has nothing to do with the statement I made about the parents' cooperation," Young said. "We closed that down only because of geography."

Young said the investigation is continuing with the same force but has simply moved to the police station as a matter of convenience.

Police have said that they are still investigating what happened at the house Monday night when the baby, who the couple nicknamed "Pumpkin Pie," disappeared from her crib.

Young confirms what the police have said since their initial questioning of the parents earlier this week, that they are not suspects in their child's disappearance.

"The investigation is directed and led by hard information," Young added. "Again, we don't have any suspects. If we had enough to charge anybody with, we probably would be issuing charges."

The dispute over whether Bradley and Irwin were cooperating came after ABC News learned the couple was trying to make lists of possible suspects for police by thinking about all of the people they cross paths with on a daily basis. That meant they were listing every grocer, utility worker who may have been in the house, former friend, classmate, neighbor or acquaintances who may have wanted a child.

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Whitey Bulger's Beauty Pageant Connection

He was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list for twelve years. But Whitey Bulger was ultimately brought down by Miss Congeniality.

No, not Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock's eponymous female FBI character in the 2000 film), but Anna Bjornsdottir.

Bjornsdottir is a 57-year-old graphic designer and yoga instructor who splits her time between Reykjavik, Iceland, and Santa Monica, California. During her California months she stays near Bulger's former hideout -- where he lived for sixteen years with girlfriend Catherine Greig while on the run from authorities in Boston (If you aren't familiar with Bulger, he was a former boss of the Irish mob, accused of killing at least nineteen; he was also the inspiration for Jack Nicholson's character in 2006'sThe Departed). Ever congenial, Bjornsdottir and Greig bonded over the neighborhood stray cat... though at the time Bjornsdottir knew Greig as Carol Gasko.

After seeing a story on Whitey Bulger and Greig back home in Iceland, Bjornsdottir made the connection between Gasko and Greig and called in a tip to the FBI. She has since, reportedly, collected $2 million for her good deed. And, now, she has also gained international attention.

But this isn't Anna Bjornsdottir's first time in the international spotlight. Back in 1974 she competed in the Miss Universe Pageant as Miss Iceland. While she didn't win -- or even place as a semi-finalist -- she was crowned Miss Congeniality. If you're interested in her national costume (my favorite part of the Miss Universe Pageant, which I've written about before) start watching at about 3:04:

After her pageant experience Bjornsdottir moved to California to pursue modeling, apparently doing quite well in print and television commercials (according to a People story, she earned more than $2000 a day for appearing in Vidal Sassoon and Noxzema commercials).

This also isn't the first time that the 1974 Miss Universe Pageant has been touched by intrigue and scandal. The winner, Miss Spain Ampara Muñoz, resigned her title a few months after crowning, citing irreconcilable differences with the Miss Universe Pageant. By that time the first runner-up,Miss Wales Helen Morgan, had won the title of Miss World (as Miss United Kingdom). In a bizarre twist, she also gave up her crown after it was revealed that she was a single mother. The Miss Universe title wasn't offered to any other runners-up. The following year Miss Universe 1972 crowned Miss Universe 1975, since there was no reigning queen.

Muñoz passed away earlier this year, not knowing that eventually one of her fellow contestants' involvement with a scandal would overshadow her own. Miss Congeniality, indeed. Just ask Whitey.

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