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Today’s crime: Absurdity. They need more criminal activity in Chelsea, Vermont to keep those cops busy.

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Charges dismissed against N.H. woman who made faces at police dog [source]
CHELSEA, Vt. – A prosecutor dropped charges against a woman who was arrested for staring at and making faces at a police dog. After all, the prosecutor reasoned, the four-legged witness can’t testify.
Jayna Hutchinson was about to go on trial this week on charges of cruelty to a police animal and resisting arrest, but the case was dropped Tuesday.
“I think it was going to be difficult to prove her conduct changed the dog’s behavior,” Orange County State’s Attorney Will Porter said. “Most of the time (in harassment cases) people would come tell the court what it felt like. Dogs can’t do that.”
Hutchinson, 33, of Lebanon, N.H., was charged in July when police were called to a market to investigate a report of a brawl.
They were approached by Hutchinson, who said she had been assaulted the day before by one of the men involved and wanted to make a statement. Vermont State Police Sgt. Todd Protzman told her she seemed drunk and he would take a statement from her later.
After a heated exchange, she approached Protzman’s cruiser, where his dog, Max, was waiting. She put her face within inches of the window and stared at Max “in a taunting/harassing manner,” Protzman wrote in an affidavit.
Officers arrested Hutchinson, adding a resisting arrest charge because she pulled away from them.
“Prosecuting a woman for ‘staring’ at a police dog is absurd,” said her lawyer, public defender Kelly Green. “People are allowed to make faces at police dogs and officers to express their disapproval. It’s constitutional expression.”
Without the cruelty charge, jurors would be unlikely to convict her on the resisting arrest count, Porter said.

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Today’s crime: Absurdity. They need more criminal activity in Chelsea, Vermont to keep those cops busy.

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Charges dismissed against N.H. woman who made faces at police dog [source]
CHELSEA, Vt. – A prosecutor dropped charges against a woman who was arrested for staring at and making faces at a police dog. After all, the prosecutor reasoned, the four-legged witness can’t testify.
Jayna Hutchinson was about to go on trial this week on charges of cruelty to a police animal and resisting arrest, but the case was dropped Tuesday.
“I think it was going to be difficult to prove her conduct changed the dog’s behavior,” Orange County State’s Attorney Will Porter said. “Most of the time (in harassment cases) people would come tell the court what it felt like. Dogs can’t do that.”
Hutchinson, 33, of Lebanon, N.H., was charged in July when police were called to a market to investigate a report of a brawl.
They were approached by Hutchinson, who said she had been assaulted the day before by one of the men involved and wanted to make a statement. Vermont State Police Sgt. Todd Protzman told her she seemed drunk and he would take a statement from her later.
After a heated exchange, she approached Protzman’s cruiser, where his dog, Max, was waiting. She put her face within inches of the window and stared at Max “in a taunting/harassing manner,” Protzman wrote in an affidavit.
Officers arrested Hutchinson, adding a resisting arrest charge because she pulled away from them.
“Prosecuting a woman for ‘staring’ at a police dog is absurd,” said her lawyer, public defender Kelly Green. “People are allowed to make faces at police dogs and officers to express their disapproval. It’s constitutional expression.”
Without the cruelty charge, jurors would be unlikely to convict her on the resisting arrest count, Porter said.

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>Today’s crime: Stupidity.

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Woman turns self in for bank robbery, asks for reward
By Agent McKay

Courtesy of WWAY Channel 3

ONSLOW COUNTY — A bizarre request Monday morning at the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office.

Lolita Bullock turned herself in for robbing the Bank of America in Jacksonville on May 4. But she also wanted to cash in on a reward being offered in the case.

Lolita brought a friend with her to the Sheriff’s office to claim the reward money.

It will be up to Crime Stoppers to decide if her friend deserves the reward.

>Believe It Or Not

>Today’s crime: Stupidity.

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Woman turns self in for bank robbery, asks for reward
By Agent McKay

Courtesy of WWAY Channel 3

ONSLOW COUNTY — A bizarre request Monday morning at the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office.

Lolita Bullock turned herself in for robbing the Bank of America in Jacksonville on May 4. But she also wanted to cash in on a reward being offered in the case.

Lolita brought a friend with her to the Sheriff’s office to claim the reward money.

It will be up to Crime Stoppers to decide if her friend deserves the reward.

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>I’m constantly amazed at how stupid, evil or selfish people can be. This is going to be a new thread called Believe It Or Not and will contain stories about said stupid, evil, selfish people.

My first post is about evil people:
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Mom Indicted for Selling Daughter
Girl Taken to Mexico
A 37 year old woman was indicted Monday on charges that she sold her teenage daughter for $3000.

Tina Valdez is accused of selling the 15 year old girl to a man last August. At first, Valdez told authorities in Archer County that her daughter had run away. She even gave police a note that she said her 15 year old daughter had written about going to look for her father.
But investigators say Valdez admitted last month that she sold the girl to 35 year old Jason Carlile who took her to Mexico.

So what kind of man would even think of the idea of offering money for a child? In this case, it is the same kind of man who has a past that involves charges of indecency with a child and possession of child pornography. It is rather obvious that his primary motiviation behind “purchasing” this 15-year-old girl was to use her as a sexual slave. He absconded with her to Mexico to lose himself in that country, most probably thinking U.S. law enforcement would not search for her for long. Luckily for her, there were dedicated officers who never stopped trying to find her.

Valdez and Jason Carlile are now in prison, in Texas, indicted on charges of purchase or sale of a child, a third-degree felony.
The girl is back in Texas and has been placed in foster care.
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My oldest daughter turns 15 – TODAY. I can’t even imagine…

>Believe It Or Not

>I’m constantly amazed at how stupid, evil or selfish people can be. This is going to be a new thread called Believe It Or Not and will contain stories about said stupid, evil, selfish people.

My first post is about evil people:
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Mom Indicted for Selling Daughter
Girl Taken to Mexico
A 37 year old woman was indicted Monday on charges that she sold her teenage daughter for $3000.

Tina Valdez is accused of selling the 15 year old girl to a man last August. At first, Valdez told authorities in Archer County that her daughter had run away. She even gave police a note that she said her 15 year old daughter had written about going to look for her father.
But investigators say Valdez admitted last month that she sold the girl to 35 year old Jason Carlile who took her to Mexico.

So what kind of man would even think of the idea of offering money for a child? In this case, it is the same kind of man who has a past that involves charges of indecency with a child and possession of child pornography. It is rather obvious that his primary motiviation behind “purchasing” this 15-year-old girl was to use her as a sexual slave. He absconded with her to Mexico to lose himself in that country, most probably thinking U.S. law enforcement would not search for her for long. Luckily for her, there were dedicated officers who never stopped trying to find her.

Valdez and Jason Carlile are now in prison, in Texas, indicted on charges of purchase or sale of a child, a third-degree felony.
The girl is back in Texas and has been placed in foster care.
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My oldest daughter turns 15 – TODAY. I can’t even imagine…