Missing Person Sabrina Hatheway of Worcester, Mass.

23-year-old Sabrina Hatheway, mother of two children, has been missing since December 20.

Hatheway was last seen leaving her aunt’s house at night with a ‘friend’ and told her aunt she would be right back. She has not been seen or heard from since January 1.

GoLocal Worcester has learned that the ‘friend’ was Hatheway’s ex- boyfriend, Kevin Crozier, of 11 Dixfield Street, Worcester. According to the U.S. Department of Justice National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, Sabrina “was last seen with her ex-boyfriend whose house burned down January 1, 2015 and deemed arson.”

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On January 1, 2015, a fire occured at 11 Dixfield Street. Fire officials deemed it arson.

One family member, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “We actually had someone call us last night (Tuesday) and tell us that they wanted to see us because they know what’s going on. And they knew things that were directly related to us. There’s some really, really bad (stuff) going on.”

Brenda Hatheway, Sabrina’s mother, said “We got a call saying that Sabrina was in a blue, abandoned house near the burned down house (on Dixfield Street in Worcester). We drove around for hours in a neighborhood that’s not that big. We covered every single street that’s over there. We couldn’t find it.”

According to Worcester Courthouse records, Crozier was charged with assault and battery on a family/household member on December 4, 2014, a little over two weeks before Hatheway disappeared.

Sabrina is 5’3″ and 120 pounds with dirty blonde/brown hair. According to her cousin, Hatheway’s aunt would not have let her go if the aunt knew she was leaving with her ex-boyfriend because over the period of their entire relationship, Hatheway’s ex-boyfriend had “been extremely abusive.”

“The whole reason she was staying with my aunt is because she left her ex-boyfriend for those reasons,” said Hatheway’s cousin. “He has come forward and admitted that he was the last person to see her.”

In 2006, Crozier, along with one other man, was arrested for assault and battery on an elderly man. Crozier plead guilty to Armed Assault with Intent to Rob a Person over the age of 60, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon on a person over the age of 60.

Crozier and his accomplice were sentenced to 3 to 5 years in state penitentiary following this case.

If anyone has any information regarding Sabrina Hatheway, please contact the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.

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Pedophile Tracking Nassau County, FL Man Convicted

A local man was found guilty of lewd or lascivious molestation on a 9-year-old this week, a press release from the state attorney’s office said.

Lucas W. Eckert, 35, was arrested in August 2014 after the young girl’s mother alerted the authorities to abuse. Eckert, a family friend, molested the girl when they were left alone.

The mother discovered the abuse after learning the origin of a small cut on the girl’s finger.

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She told her mother that she was forced to shave Eckert’s stomach, resulting in the injury. He then inappropriately touched her, the investigation found.

Eckert now faces 25 years to life in prison and will be sentenced March 5.

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Private Detective: Home Invasion Victim Says Facebook Helped Find Suspect

 A Crime Stoppers person of the week, accused in a violent home invasion, was arrested on Monday. One of the victims of the crime said social media help put that 20-year-old Charles Reeves behind bars.

One of the three young women robbed at gunpoint, and tied up in their home in front of a child, spoke with LEX 18 News about the crime.

It happened on Old Paris Road in Lexington, three weeks ago. Police said one man came knocking on a door, then minutes later two other men robbed the people inside that home.

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For the victims, Facebook helped solve what seemed like a random crime. “I seriously thought I was going to die,” said one of the victims. It’s a thought that haunts this woman, and why she didn’t want to show her face.

“When a gun is pointed to your head, you think, is this going to be my last day?” said the woman. Thankfully, January 20th wasn’t. Now there is an arrest in the case.

“Facebook played a big part,” said the woman. However, before social media, she said it all started when a man came knocking at the door.

It was a Tuesday morning at around 9 a.m. when the man asked if the woman’s fiance was hiring. Her fiance runs a construction business out of their house, however that morning he was not home. Minutes after the strange man left, the woman said Reeves and another man burst inside the house.

“He kept telling me this ain’t a joke, don’t turn this robbery into a homicide,” said the woman. She said Reeves tied all three of the women up in the bathtub, as their little girl hid upstairs. Then the victims said the men demanded money and threatened the women’s lives. Eventually the victims said the men ran off with money.

After police were called, the women’s fiance got a tip. “He got a phone call that said I know who did it,” said the woman. The tip said to look at a former employee’s son on Facebook. Under the profile name “Fatman Jones,” the woman said they saw pictures of Reeves.

“I thought it was crazy because I had just seen him in here,” said the woman.

Now Reeves is behind bars, and instead of police lights outside the family’s house, security cameras scatter the walls. Still, as they watch social media, they’re waiting with hopeful anticipation of more arrests.

“I mean, I feel relief. But, I know there’s other people out there too,” said Reeves.

Investigators are still looking for the other two men involved in this crime. If you have any information as to who they are, you’re asked to call Lexington Police.

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Private Detective: Graffiti Threat in EKU Bathroom

Eastern Kentucky University officials have revealed the graffiti threat scrawled in a bathroom stall in the Combs Building last week.

Officials say the message read, “Bringing gun to here. 2-11-15. Dead students.”

Since a student found the message on Feb. 3, EKU campus police have teamed up with local, state and federal authorities in an attempt to find the person who wrote it.

Officials say they have no plans to close campus on the 11th.

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“While the University continues to treat this threat very seriously, there are no plans to close the campus or cancel classes. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to respect the threat, be vigilant in ensuring the safety of themselves and their fellow Colonels, but remain engaged in the essential business of learning, living and working on our campus.”

Officials say students will noticed an increased police presence on campus Wednesday. Classes will not be cancelled but faculty and staff may be excused if they feel threatened.

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Missing Person Anthony Baker of Plainfield Township, MI

Kent County Sheriff’s deputies are asking the public for help locating a Plainfield Township man last seen Sunday afternoon.

Officials said 26-year-old Anthony Baker was last seen around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 walking along the 2600 block of Northvale Drive.

Police say Baker never returned to his apartment, and they began investigating the missing person complaint on Monday, Feb. 9.

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Due to a previously diagnosed medical condition, police believe Baker may be lost and confused. He is described as a white male, standing 6’1” and weighing 180 pounds with brown eyes and a dirty blonde Mohawk.

Baker was last seen wearing black pants, brown boots, an electric blue and black striped hoodie and a grey beanie hat with a dragon.

Anyone with information on Baker’s location is asked to contact the Kent County Sheriff’s Department at 616-336-3113.

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Identity Theft Jacksonville, FL Man Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison

A 49-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 months in federal prison for identity theft as well as aiding and abetting the attempted passing of counterfeit checks, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Larry Bernard Taylor pleaded guilty Nov. 13, according to prosecutors.

The case began Feb. 26, 2014, when the Florida Highway Patrol pulled over a vehicle on Interstate 95. It was driven by Jasper Shields, with Taylor the passenger, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. When asked for identification, Taylor identified himself as someone with the initials “L.C.” and gave the trooper a Florida Identification Card with that name. He admitted his true identity after questioning, prosecutors said.

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When Shields gave the trooper consent to search the vehicle, 12 counterfeit business checks were found made out to three different payees in various amounts, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Shields himself was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison Feb. 5 for his role in the scheme to pass counterfeit business checks and for violating his supervised release, prosecutors said.

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Identity Theft Two Jackson, MS Residents Plead Guilty

Jackson residents Booker Tarvin, 38, and Bianca Harris, 30, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to steal mail and to commit identity theft.

U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Acting Special Agent in Charge Jerome R. McDuffie, with IRS Criminal Investigation, announced the two pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge David Bramlette III.

Tarvin, who is currently serving a 151 month sentence in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, admitted his role in obtaining stolen identities and using them to file false federal income tax returns.

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Harris’ role in the conspiracy was to convert the fraudulently obtained refund checks and debit cards into cash.

Their two co-conspirators, Shemeka Fulford, 37, and Sharon Gibbs, 61, also of Jackson, pleaded guilty last month.

Gibbs, a U.S. postal carrier, retrieved the fraudulent tax refund checks and debit cards from mailboxes on her postal route, and Fulford submitted many of the false returns.

“Booker Tarvin and his co-conspirators have caused great detriment to the taxpayers we are entrusted to serve,” McDuffie said.

“They have stolen money from the system we are entrusted to protect,” he said. “Now, they will face the consequences for their crimes. Because identity theft is still among the top concerns for the public, it is important for the taxpayers out there to know that we are committed to utilizing our resources to combat the problem of stolen identity refund fraud. This case is one of several in the central Mississippi area, and it is my hope that we are getting the word out to the public that IRS-CI is working diligently to bring these fraudsters to justice.”

All four defendants will be sentenced by Bramlette in Jackson.

Gibbs and Fulford will be sentenced March 19 at 10 a.m.

Tarvin and Harris will be sentenced April 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Each defendant faces up to five years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, mandatory restitution and forfeiture of the proceeds of the scam.

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Fraud Investigation Former Store Clerks Plead Guilty to Lottery Fraud

The final three store clerks indicted by a grand jury in 2011 on charges of lottery fraud have plead guilty to their charges.

Bhaggy Patel and Hardik Patel were charged in conjunction with a ticket presented at Pantry Fresh, 464 Squires Road in Lexington. Vaishaliben Patel was charged in conjunction with tickets presented at Hunter’s Market, 6303 Lower Hunters Trace in Louisville. All three have now entered guilty pleas to facilitation to commit state lottery fraud. Each defendant received a five year sentence and was placed in a diversion program for a five year period.

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One other person charged by the grand jury, Joanne Wiggins (who was employed at Meijer Gas #162, 9905 Dixie Highway in Louisville when charged) pled guilty in 2011 to criminal attempt to commit state lottery fraud.

Bill Hickerson, KLC Sr. VP of Security stated, “As part of our ongoing efforts to help protect lottery players from fraud, KLC’s Security Department began a testing program in the spring of 2011 to determine if store clerks were following proper procedures for cashing winning tickets. This testing involved 33 retailers in Louisville and Lexington. The retailers were specifically chosen based on previous customer complaints or prior cashing activity.”

In three retail locations, players’ winning tickets were not properly paid, and the tickets were later presented for payment at KLC headquarters by these indicted individuals.

“Our office and the KLC have spent that last several years litigating the application of the Kentucky Revised Statutes that govern the operation of the lottery to the facts of these cases,” said Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Stacy Greive. “All rulings from the Jefferson County Circuit Courts on the motions filed by the defendants were favorable to the Commonwealth and support the efforts put forth by the KLC in these investigations. The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office believes that the results reached in these cases were just and equitable to all parties involved.”

“While I’m disappointed in the actions of these individuals, I continue to believe the overwhelming majority of our retailers and their clerks are honest in their dealings with our players,” said KLC President and CEO Arch Gleason. “These numbers don’t reflect an overall picture of our retailer base as these particular stores were visited because of prior complaints or previous cashing activity. They were not randomly chosen, and as a result are not representative of the behavior of our more than 3000 Kentucky Lottery retailers.”

“We’ve said for some time now that players have two ways to protect themselves – low-tech and high-tech,” said Gleason. “On the low-tech side, we encourage players to always check their tickets closely to see if they’re winners, and sign their tickets before handing them over to be scanned. On the high-tech side, players can check their tickets in a self-service scanner at nearly all retail locations to see what they’ve won before they turn over tickets. In addition, video monitors placed at nearly all KLC retailers show a player whether or not a ticket is a winner. These measures protect both our players and our retailers.”

Players are encouraged to contact the Kentucky Lottery’s security department through their Fraud Watch program if they feel they may have not been properly paid a prize. Information can be submitted by phone at (502) 560-1813 or via email at klcfraudwatch@kylottery.com. “We have the ability through our computer systems to quickly look at any single transaction. This allows us to investigate any activity on a ticket to determine what happened at the terminal during a transaction,” said Hickerson.

Gleason said the Integrity Testing Program will continue, but since the operation is an ongoing security measure, no additional details will be released.

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Missing Person Reward Grows for Shelby County, NC Girl Missing Since 2000

Reward money in the Asha Degree missing person case just got a lot higher.

Monday, the FBI says it is contributing $25,000 dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person behind Degree’s disappearance, which happened 15 years ago this month.

The total is now $45,000 when you add reward money offered from other agencies.

The FBI also announced it is re-testing evidence, hoping new technology provides new clues.

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Agents handed out new Asha Degree missing person and reward flyers along N.C. 18 from Gaffney to Morganton Monday morning hoping it will spark someone with information to talk.

The 9-year-old from Shelby walked away from the family home in the middle of the night on February 14, 2000. Her last confirmed sighting was along the highway close to home by two people driving early that morning.

Hundreds of people helped in the search, which led to finding some of Asha’s pencils in a nearby barn.

Construction crews found her book bag buried in the dirt 18 months later about 20 miles from home.

No one has been arrested or charged.

Investigators aren’t saying if they ever had a solid suspect.

They aren’t saying what evidence they are re-testing, just that improvements in lab technology could yield new clues.

Investigators say it is a solvable case. Fresh eyes are giving the case a full review.

“There are several pieces of the puzzle we need to connect to make it complete,” said Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman. “Hopefully one day there will be closure for the family and the community.”

“I hope so, but I have my doubts,” said neighbor Dianne Brackett. “Because it’s just been so long.”

A new age progression photo is now up on billboards along I-77 and I-85. The FBI has also posted a podcast about the case.

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Private Detective: Police Say 3 Robberies Might Be Connected

Lexington Police are investigating three robberies, with similar descriptions, all within 24 hours of each other.

The first one happened Sunday morning on Breckenridge St.

The other two were thirty minutes apart on Monday morning, one on East Loudon Ave. and the other on Laredo Dr.

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In every case the robbers put a gun to the victim’s head and the thieves got away with two cars, a few cell phones and some cash.

Police say that the method is similar so it’s likely that the cases are related but it is too soon to say 100%.

Since there is limited information regarding the robbers, Lexington Police say they need help identifying them.  If you have any information, you’re asked to give the police a call.

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