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My Note –

A couple days ago, I was looking up a news story that had been on CNN – about a castle in Idaho being sold for $800,000 whose owners were offering $25,000 to anyone who would find them a buyer. So, I was looking that up and after I had found the article, it occurred to me that maybe there is money being offered for other things like that. I made a search on google using the terms, “reward offered”. And what I found was really surprising.

I keep up with the news a good little bit on all the cable stations, a little of the local news and online, I check a number of different news organizations. Most of the items that appeared on this search, I had never seen anything about them anywhere. It was like seeing a whole new side of the United States news that isn’t commonly found on the national news sources.

Then, as I was going to different stories on the search, sidebar news items started making it obvious to me that, if a count were made right now today on the number of people who disappeared, came up dead, came up missing, were shot, were stabbed, were beaten to death, died and those who haven’t been heard from – it would be an obscenely high number – even for one day.

Here are some of them –


Reward offered for info on thefts from lighthouse
Written by Kelly Kaczala
Thursday, 23 April 2009 15:04

The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association and Toledo Lighthouse Society are offering a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of vandals who stole the dock, ramp and lift of the Toledo Lighthouse at some time between April 9 – 11.

The 4’ by 40’ aluminum ramp, which weighed 1,200 lbs., and the 8’ by 28’ dock, installed in October, 2008, allowed public access to the historic lighthouse. They remained in an elevated position throughout the winter.

On the afternoon of Thursday, April 9, the dock and ramp were still intact at the lighthouse. On Saturday, the dock, ramp and lift were gone, according to Bihn.

[ . . . ]

Information regarding the theft can be reported to the Lucas County Sheriff detective’s office at 419-213-4921.


Why would anybody take a 1200 lb ramp and a dock – and how could that happen in a public place without anybody seeing it – my note


Results of about 10,800,000 for reward offered


Google Search – using terms – REWARD OFFERED


$100,000 reward offered in mink-release cases
by Bryan Denson, The Oregonian
Monday October 20, 2008, 8:28 PM

A fur industry group is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for releasing mink this year from six ranches in Oregon, Utah and British Columbia.

The latest mink release came Friday, when someone broke into the Ylipelto’s Fur Farm in Astoria, opening 1,500 mink pens. About 400 animals remained missing during the weekend.

Thirty-five mink were found dead. Some were run over by cars, but most — about 20 — were killed by large dogs, according to Teresa Platt, executive director of Fur Commission USA.

[ . . . ]

Agents are asking anyone with information about the vandalism to call the Portland FBI office at 503-224-4181.


(My note – this didn’t happen just once – go look at the article – there is a list and honestly, I never saw any of it in the news.)


Phone Line Saboteurs Sought; $250,000 Reward Offered

Posted: 7:14 am PDT April 9, 2009Updated: 11:17 pm PDT April 10, 2009

— Forget, for a moment, computer viruses and sophisticated cybercrimes. A hacksaw and a few other tools were probably all it took for someone to sever eight fiber-optic cables in Silicon Valley this week, knocking out cell phone, landline and Internet service.

Cables were cut early Thursday in San Jose and nearby San Carlos, wiping out telecom service to tens of thousands of homes and businesses. Some people were still able to place local calls, but 911 service disappeared.

[ . . . ]

AT&T Inc., which owns six of the severed cables, posted a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, then raised that to $250,000 on Friday as the full scope of the vandalism became more clear.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call (408) 947-STOP.


$75,000 reward offered to help solve arson fire case
Daily News Wire Services
Updated: 04/22/2009 02:01:01 PM PDT

Authorities today announced a reward of up to $75,000 in connection with a March 7 arson fire that damaged a car owned by a UCLA animal researcher.

The vehicle that was damaged was parked at the researcher’s home on North Beverly Glen Boulevard, and an animal rights extremist group later claimed responsibility, said Laura Eimiller of the FBI.

The reward was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the crime, Eimiller said.

Four other similar incidents targeting UCLA researchers have been reported since 2006, and collective rewards of up to $400,000 have been offered for information in those crimes.

Anyone with information about any of the crimes was urged to call the FBI at (310) 477-6565 or (888) 226-8443.



My note –

there are an overwhelming number of missing persons and information about people who were killed included in these listings, especially missing women. I didn’t get those to put here because it seems that most all of the available information would only be accessible to law enforcement who are not doing anything with it as it is. But, many of these listings can be found using this search term, “reward offered.”


Reward offered for designers of April Fool’s Day worm, Conficker
a $250,000 bounty for the capture and arrest of those responsible in creating and distributing the worm.
By Sergio Montealegre / Staff Writer

Published April 10, 2009 at 05:55 PM

An updated strand of an already existing worm was expected to be released on April 1, so computer security firms are urging Windows users to install or update antivirus and firewall software.
Conficker, a malicious self-replicating computer worm that affects security functions on computers, was first detected in October 2008. It is also known as Kido, Downup and Downadup.

According to United Press International, as many as 15 million computers globally have been infected by the worm as of January 2009. The way it infects machines is through a vulnerability in Microsoft operating systems patched in October 2008. This may be attributed to users who disable the auto-updating functions of the operating system.

Although the worm was scheduled to harm computers on April 1, coincidentally on April Fools’ Day, it remained dormant on its payload date, which is the day a worm becomes active.

Currently, Microsoft offers a way to remove the worm as well as patch the system to prevent reinfection, but it’s only for users running on Windows Vista, or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Service Pack 3. Microsoft recommends users running on Windows XP Service Pack 1 to upgrade immediately to SP2.

The severe potential threat of the worm prompted Microsoft to form a large coalition to combat its effects with organizations such as Symantec, AOL, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and M1D Global, as well as to issue a $250,000 bounty for the capture and arrest of those responsible in creating and distributing the worm.



April 29, 2009
$50,000 Reward Offered in Christmas Day Hit & Run

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a car used in a hit-and-run that struck a pedestrian and left the scene.

On December 25, 2008 at about 5:10 a.m., a car traveling north on Reseda Boulevard crossed the southbound lanes and hit a pedestrian walking westbound on Reseda south of Devonshire Boulevard. The victim is a 33-year-old female that is now paralyzed because of her injuries from the hit-and-run.

The car that hit the victim left the front bumper at the scene and is believed to be a dark green 1995-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis. A picture of what Detectives believe the hit-and-run vehicle looks like is attached.

Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division detectives are handling the investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Detective William Bustos at 818-644-8021 or Officer Arturo Covarrubias at 818-644-8025. During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to http://www.lapdonline.org and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.” Tipsters may remain anonymous.



Reward offered for information on Dover bank robber
by The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk
Sunday February 15, 2009, 5:09 PM
Surveillance photo of Dover bank robber suspect

Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward for information on the man believed to have robbed the Provident Bank on Route 46 Friday, said Captain Jeffrey Paul, spokesman for Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi.

It is imperative that the community assist law enforcement by acting as our eyes and ears, Prosecutor Bianchi said. The photo of the suspect is extremely clear and we are hopeful that someone will recognize this person.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973) 285-6200, or the Dover Police at (973) 366-0302, or the Morris County CrimeStoppers program at (973) 267-2255, or (973) COP-CALL.



My Note – (a quick thought about this week’s news shows)

For the last week or so, the news stations on cable have been pulling forth every last shred of happy horse shit about the economy being all better now and everything is all good. Well, maybe . . .

But, I get disgusted when a news broadcast tells me that these numbers which are bad aren’t really bad – like they did with the unemployment numbers and the increasing bankruptcies of large companies and the increasing numbers of foreclosures that continue.

Don’t sit there on a news program and show me the unemployment numbers that the government is willing to publish are hovering around 8.9% and are expected to go up, while telling me as a member of your audience that it doesn’t mean what it means. That is a lie and nothing but bullshit, rather than news.

The number of people who are becoming homeless, falling further into poverty, entering into poverty, losing their businesses, losing their pensions, losing their homes, losing their jobs – are not a matter of rhetoric or “perspective” and it does not mean anything good, thankyou very much.


More of the “reward offered” listings that I found interesting – (although how this first one ended up in the mix, I don’t know – never saw it in the news either – )


Budget woes force N.J. to seek $2B line of credit
by John Reitmeyer/Statehouse Bureau
Friday May 08, 2009, 8:03 PM
The state is seeking a $2 billion line of credit to make sure it has enough money to maintain key programs later this year.

In the latest sign of the toll the sinking economy is having on state finances, the state Department of Treasury is seeking proposals from banks for a credit line or similar transaction that could be tapped when the new budget year begins July 1.



$135,000 reward offered in fatal USC hit-and-run case
11:38 AM | April 1, 2009

Hit-and-run The Los Angeles City Council this morning unanimously approved a $75,000 reward for information leading to the driver who struck and killed an 18-year-old University of Southern California student and injured a 19-year-old male student early Sunday morning. Update, 12:25 p.m.: The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has also offered a $10,000 reward. Officials at USC announced that they are offering a $50,000 reward as well, bringing the total to $135,000.

Detectives say the driver ran a red light near the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street and hit Adrianna Bachan and Marcus Garfinkle as they walked in the crosswalk about 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

Detectives are looking for the driver and passenger of a black sedan, which may be a Lexus, a Honda Accord or a Toyota Corolla. Witnesses told police the driver had a shaved head.

Police officials believe the front end of the vehicle, and possibly the windshield, were damaged in the accident, and they have distributed fliers describing the vehicle to auto body shops south of the 10 Freeway all the way to the Harbor area.



Reward Offered For Stolen DTE Truck
$5,000 Reward Offered For Truck’s Recovery

POSTED: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
DETROIT — DTE Energy is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest or the recovery of a company truck that went missing April 11.

An air compressor and trailer that was attached to the 2008 Ford E450 box van has been recovered but the truck and its contents are still missing.

The truck is white and has the DTE Energy logo on it. The vehicle number is 309008.

Anyone with information is asked to call DTE Energy’s Crime Tip Hot Line, 313-235-9119.



Noelle Kachinsky, AP, and ‘Atlanta Journal Constitution’
Published: May 8, 2009

The search continues for University of Georgia professor George Zinkhan who is accussed of three murders in Athens, Georgia. “The Atlanta Journal-Constitution” reports the only reward being offered to find him is the standard thousand dollars from “Crime Stoppers.“
Zinkhan has been on the run since April 25.
His Jeep was found wrecked in a ravine near his home last week. He is accused of killing his wife, Marie Bruce, 63-year-old Ben Teague and 40-year-old Clemson University professor Tom Tanner. Two others were hit by bullet fragments.



My Note – they’ve found George Zinkham dead in a shallow grave covered with some brush near where his vehicle was found recently, as reported on the news today.


$10,000 reward offered for information about missing Newport girl
Published May 1st, 2009

The Morristown Citizen Tribune is reporting that a $10,000 reward for information about the whereabouts of Megan Maxwell.

The 19-year-old Maxwell, Brookside Drive, Newport, has been missing since Sunday morning.

The young woman had called a friend at 4:27 a.m. saying she was about to leave the home of her father on Mineral Street in Newport and head home but she never arrived.

At 6 a.m., her 2001 Mitsubishi was found burning on East Highway 25/70, several miles from her home.
Authorities have been concentrating their search on the nearby French Broad River which flows parallel to that highway.



$50,000 Reward Offered in Post Office Robbery
Posted By: Dave Wax Created: 4/28/2009 4:09:59 PM Updated: 4/28/2009 5:17:51 PM

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The Post Office wants your help finding the man who tried to rob a local branch.

On Friday, April 17, a man walked into the Westland Post Office on Blanding Blvd. at about 6:20 p.m. and tried to rob it with a handgun.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 if you can provide them information leading to an arrest.

They warn that the suspect is considered dangerous, so do not take action yourself.

Call our partner First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You will remain anonymous and could get an additional $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest.



My Note – at first I thought the one above and the one below were the same one because they were so similar – but one is in Florida and one in Kansas.


$50,000 Reward Offered in OP Post Office Robbery
Posted by: Shellie Nelson
Email: nelson@nbcactionnews.com
Last Update: 4/28 2:40 pm

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Postal officials are offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who robbed an employee at the Brookridge Post Office in Overland Park last December.

At about 6 p.m. on December 29, 2008 a U.S. Postal Service employee was robbed at gunpoint while on duty at the post office at 9727 Antioch. Postal Service assets were taken by a suspect who then left on foot.

The suspect is described as male, in his mid-twenties, about 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. He wore dark clothing and was last seen on foot on the north side of the post office.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the U.S. Postal Inspection SErvice at 913-266-2473 or 913-266-2420.


$10,000 reward offered for alleged Latin King
March 12, 2009 4:20 PM

The FBI was offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an alleged Latin Kings gang member wanted on federal drug and weapon charges.

Valentin Baez, 22, of the 2400 block of South St. Louis Avenue, was charged with overseeing the distribution of cocaine near his home, according to a release from the FBI. He was among 40 suspected gang members and associates charged in an investigation dubbed Operation Pesadilla, which targeted the Latin Kings’ leadership, the FBI said.

Baez is one of four suspects in the case who remains at large.

He is described as a Hispanic man, 5 feet 6 inches, about 200 pounds, has black hair, brown eyes and slight facial hair, the FBI said. He is also known to use the street name of Baby 24 and has an extensive criminal record, the FBI said.
Anyone with any information about Baez or his whereabouts should call the FBI ‘s Chicago office, 312-421-6700.

–Staff report


Reward Offered For Chattanooga Man On TBI’s Top 10 List
posted May 1, 2009

Christopher Todd Suttles
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added a Chattanooga man to its list of Top 10 Most Wanted fugitives in the state in an effort to get the public’s help in locating him.

Christopher Todd Suttles, 27, whose last known address 4007 Teakwood Dr., Chattanooga, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals, the Chattanooga Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and probation violation.

The TBI said on Jan. 23, Suttles and another individual got into an argument. Suttles stabbed the victim twice in the back, cut his forearm and cut his right ear down to his neck.

The TBI said Suttles has a lengthy criminal history that includes domestic assault, aggravated burglary, and weapons violations. He is considered armed and dangerous and should be approached with caution, it was stated.

Suttles is a black male with brown eyes and black hair. He is approximately 5’11” and weighs 160 pounds. He has numerous tattoos on his arms, legs, back, chest and abdomen.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Christopher Todd Suttless should contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.



Apr 24, 2009 1:45 pm US/Pacific
Reward Offered For Equipment Stolen From Van

A local company is offering a reward to the person who returns stolen equipment worth thousands of dollars.

Around four Wednesday morning, a van was broken into near Pisa Circle in Stockton. A surveillance camera caught a picture of what is believed to be the suspect vehicle in the street near the van. Thieves took a $12,000 tester used by Advanced Data Communications to test cable installed for computer networks.

The company is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who returns the tester.



Wed May 06, 2009, 11:53 AM EDT

Woburn, MA –
A reward is being offered for information leading to the discovery of the body of Melanie Melanson, a girl who disappeared five days before her 15th birthday after a party in the woods with a group of friends, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, the Woburn Police Department, and members of Melanie’s family announced today.

Woburn Police, and the family of Melanson announced the $5,000 reward that is now being offered for new information that leads to the discovery of her body.

“Nearly 20 years ago, Melanie Melanson went into these woods behind me with a group of friends,” Leone said. “She was never seen again. We are asking the public’s help in finding Melanie as part of our continuing efforts to determine the circumstances of her death. (more…)
Posted by Meyahna at 4:20 PM



Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Reward offered in 20-year-old missing person case
Left: Melanie Melanson

Woburn Advocate – Concord,MA,USA

Reward offered in 20-year-old missing person case

By Staff reports
Wed May 06, 2009, 11:53 AM EDT

Woburn, MA –
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the discovery of the body of Melanie Melanson, a girl who disappeared five days before her 15th birthday after a party in the woods with a group of friends, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, the Woburn Police Department, and members of Melanie’s family announced today.


$50,000 reward offered for info on missing explosives – ( 2005)
ATF: 550 pounds of explosives missing in New Mexico

Tuesday, December 20, 2005; Posted: 4:29 p.m. EST (21:29 GMT)

(CNN) — Federal authorities on Tuesday boosted to $50,000 a reward for information about 550 pounds of explosives missing from a business near Albuquerque, New Mexico.

About 400 pounds of high explosives and 150 pounds of commercial plastic explosives were taken from the business, which is licensed to store them, said Tom Mangan, spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The theft, discovered Sunday night, included detonators, commercial explosives, sheet explosives, prima cord and shock tubes, he said. (Watch a report on what explosives were stolen — 1:15)

In a written statement, Gov. Bill Richardson said state agencies have been urged to report any suspicious activity.

Rand Corp. terrorism expert Brian Jenkins said such thefts are common, with 1990s figures showing more than 100 such incidents each year.

Several hundred bombings occur each year, most of which have nothing to do with terrorism, Jenkins said. Most have to do with insurance fraud, organized crime, personal vendettas, extortion, revenge, vandalism and protest.


$5,000 Reward Offered For Info On Man’s Death
Friday, April 24, 2009 8:50:36 AM

* Body Found In Charred Vehicle
* Body Found In Charred Car Identified

PALM BAY — A reward is now being offered in the January murder of a Palm Bay man whose body was found baldly burned in his car.

Isaiah Omar Marks’ body was discovered in the back seat of his car behind a vacant home on Santo Domingo Avenue.

Investigators say the morning of his death, Marks, 18, left his house and headed to work.

A $5,000 dollar reward is now being offered for information surrounding Marks’ death.

If you have any information, you can call CrimeLine at (800) 423-TIPS (8477).



Reward Offered for Information on Hate Mongers – (from 2007)

NY1 photoNY1 reports that several Jewish organizations have united and are offering a reward to find the person or persons behind the anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed on several synagogues and buildings in Brooklyn Heights Monday night.

The American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Community Relations Council have posted a $10,000 bounty for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who is responsible for these hate crimes.

In all 19 locations in Brooklyn Heights were defaced. Tipsters are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1 – 800 – 577 – TIPS.

Posted : September 27th, 2007 at 5:33 pm by Homer Fink under



$30,000 Reward Offered In Shopper’s Killing

POSTED: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
UPDATED: 6:20 pm CST February 24, 2009
HOUSTON — A $30,000 reward has been offered for information about the death of a woman who was possibly kidnapped while shopping, KPRC Local 2 reported Tuesday.
# SEE IT: Pictures Of Pina, Pickup Truck
# WATCH IT: Clues Needed To Solve Woman’s Killing
FIND IT: Crime Stoppers Web Site

Harris County sheriff’s deputies said Sabrina Pina disappeared Saturday. Her pickup truck was found parked outside a Kohl’s store on state Highway 249 near Spring Cypress Road.

Pina’s body was discovered about 15 miles away on Sunday.

Investigators said Pina, 27, was shot.

Detectives have not released any information about who may have killed Pina.

Officials said they have surveillance video of Pina shopping at several stores. Her credit card was used several times through about 2 p.m. Saturday, when Sabrina was last seen at the Kohl’s store, investigators said. There was no activity on her credit card after that.

Anyone with information about Pina’s death is asked to call 713-222-TIPS or the Harris County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Division at 713-967-5810.



$50,000 Reward Offered to Solve Sailor’s Murder from 2006

Last Update: 4/23 2:02 pm
Ron Harnish

SAN DIEGO – The governor approved a $50,000 reward today for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman who killed a young Navy sailor on a Golden Hill roadside more than two years ago.

Ronald Harnish, 22, was slain late on the evening of Dec. 27, 2006, after he and two companions pulled over in the 1100 block of 30th Street and confronted two men loitering on the roadside, according to San Diego police.

One of the pedestrians pulled a gun and opened fire, killing Harnish and wounding one of his friends.

Harnish had recently been accepted into the Navy Seal program, officials said.



Reward offered in missing St. Thomas student case

Updated: 04/14/2009 5:04 PM KSTP.com

EVELETH, Minn. (AP) – A $5,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the return of a missing University of St. Thomas student.

Freshman Dan Zamlen of Eveleth has been missing since early April 5 in St. Paul. He was walking along the Mississippi River bluffs after leaving a party when he disappeared.



Looking for a new home? How about a castle?
Posted: May 05, 2009 8:17 PM EDT Updated: May 06, 2009 2:20 AM EDT

Story by:
McKay Allen / KXLY4 Reporter

TROY, ID. — How would you like to make $25,000? It could be as easy as making the right phone call to find someone to buy a castle in Troy, Idaho.

From the majestic medieval foyer with the 30-foot vaulted ceiling and the knight at the door to the magic mirror, the medieval antique swords, the medieval style dining room table and chairs, and even a cathedral style stained glass window in the bedroom, lets face it: Adam and Toni Salerno-Strang live in one cool place.
It sits on six acres of land, has a pond and, well, it’s just too big for them.

About 5,000 square feet … a lot to take care of, Toni said.

So the couple and their four daughters are trying to sell the place for just shy of $800,000. That’s a lot of money especially for Troy, Idaho so to find buyers Toni and Adam had an idea.

Why not give $25,000 to a person who finds us a buyer and closes on it, Toni said.

So if you know a lord or lady who’s in the market for a nice North Idaho castle complete with a dungeon, dumbwaiter and medieval Italian chandeliers, have them check out http://dreamhomeoncastlelane.com for more information on the little castle in Troy.


$5 Million Reward Offered for Drug Kingpin
El Chapo Guzman Escaped from Prison

From DEA Press Release,

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced a $5,000,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of Joaquin Guzman-Loera, a.k.a. Chapo Guzman or El Chapo.

Guzman-Loera is wanted in the Southern District of California for conspiracy to import cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, money laundering and criminal forfeiture. The reward is offered through the United States State Department, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

In the 1980s, Guzman-Loera was associated with Miguel Angel Felix-Gallardo, a.k.a. El Padrino, head of the most powerful drug trafficking group in Mexico at that time. He left the El Padrino organization and soon gained notoriety as the head of his own international criminal enterprise.

Guzman-Loera is known for his use of a sophisticated tunnel located in Douglas, Arizona to smuggle cocaine from Mexico into the United States in the early 1990s. In 1993, a 7.3 ton load of his cocaine, concealed in cans of chili peppers, destined for the United States was seized in Tecate, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

In May of that year, members of the rival Arellano-Felix Organization coordinated a failed attempt to assassinate Guzman-Loera in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, which resulted in the much publicized murder of the prominent Catholic Cardinal Jan Jesus Posadas-Ocampo.

At about the same time, an even more sophisticated tunnel that stretched from Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico to the Otay Mesa, California area was discovered. The following month, Guzman-Loera was arrested in Mexico on homicide and drug charges.

El Chapo Escaped from Prison
In January 2001, he escaped from a maximum security prison located in Mexico and quickly regained full control of his internationally-based drug trafficking organization, which he still controls today.

The arrest warrant for Guzman-Loera is based on a Federal indictment and stems from a case DEA’s San Diego office worked on with the United States Attorney’s Office and United States Marshals Service.

Joaquin Chapo Guzman-Loera remains at large. Anyone with information about the whereabouts and activities of Chapo Guzman should call the toll-free DEA Hotline at 1-866-294-0820 (in the USA) or 001-866-294-0820 (Mexico, Central America, and South America) or send an email to chapotips@usdoj.gov.



Law & Order April 29, 2009

Big reward offered for mail robbery tips
By BRENDA SOMMER bsommer@leader-news.com

A major reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for robbing two U.S. mail truck, one of which contained mail from Wharton County.

On Saturday, April 18 around 6 p.m., a mail truck driver was at the Beasley Post Office in Fort Bend County when a robber approached him with a dark semi-automatic handgun. The suspect is a black male in his mid 20s, 5-feet, 10 inches tall to 6 feet tall, with a medium build and short hair. He was wearing a white collarless shirt and khaki pants.

According to Manuella Bakker, Postal Inspector and Public Information officer for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, mail was also taken during this robbery, and mail from El Campo, Pierce and Louise was in the truck. Exactly which mail was taken cannot be determined.

The very next Saturday, a similar robbery took place in Brazoria, in Brazoria County.
The truck driver was robbed as he was loading his truck at the rear of the Brazoria Post Office, said West Wharton County Crime Stoppers coordinator and El Campo Police Officer Cindy Howell. He was approached from behind, pushed to the ground, ordered not to get up and was locked in a vestibule.

The postal inspection service is offering up to $50,000 for information leading to a conviction in this crime, she said.

If you should have any information about this crime, fugitives or other crimes, please contact the West Wharton County Crime Stoppers at 543- TIPS (8477). You will remain anonymous.

Your information is very important to the investigation of this crime, Howell said. Remember, Crime Stoppers pays cash for tips.

If there are people who think their mail may be missing, we have a link online for a theft complaint for items of value, Bakker said. People may visit http://www.usps.com/postal inspector, speak to their local postmaster or call 1-877-876-2455, option 3 if they believe their items were taken.



Other Jenkins News April 29, 2009

Reward offered
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the theft of the white Texaco fire chief gas pump shown in this photo of the store located at Scarboro Landing. The incident occurred around April 16. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office at 982-1570. (Photo contributed)




My Note –

So, while I was researching this – I happened on this little article that says two new nuclear reactors are going online in Georgia, where I live – isn’t that special – never bothered to tell anybody about it on the local news. . . .


Governor signs Georgia Power rate increase bill
By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor

Local Georgia Power customers, along with others across the state, will see an increase in their electric bills beginning in 2011. Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law a bill last week that will allow Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, to begin collecting early approximately $1.6 billion to pay for the construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in Burke County.

If construction goes as planned, the new reactors could go online in 2016 and 2017. The expansion would create 3,000-4,000 construction jobs and then 800-900 permanent jobs when the plant goes into operation.

Under the new law, Georgia Power customers will see their electric bills increase by an average of $1.30 per month in 2011. By 2017, the monthly increase will be $9.10.

The Public Service Commission has already approved the expansion and financing plans. The plans must still be approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.




Reward Offered For Information On Suspicious Letters Sent To State Governors

December 22, 2008 by national
Filed under Incident Reports
photo of letters sent

New information has been released about suspicious letters containing white powder that have been mailed across the country.

The offices or more than 40 governors across the country have received the letters, including Governor Brian Schweitzer, according to the FBI.

Additional letters have been received at several U.S. Embassies overseas.

So far, the FBI said it does not believe the powder is dangerous, but it still looks suspicious.

A message was located inside the envelope, which is not being released at this time. The FBI said it is not clear on what the message means.

The white powder has been field screened and the tests have met with negative results.

The powder has been forwarded to local laboratories and some believe it could be corn starch or flour, but the FBI has asked everyone to be on the lookout for additional letters.

The Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for these mailings.

Anyone with information on who may be sending the letters is asked to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL FBI or 1-800-225-5324, the Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 or local law enforcement.

These letters are postmarked Dallas, Texas or North Texas.

FBI continues investigation into suspicious letters.


$100K reward offered for animal rights extremists
From wire service reports
Posted: 04/30/2009 06:47:16 AM PDT

The Los Angeles City Council offered $100,000 in rewards today in hopes of tracking down the vandals and arsonists — believed to be members of animal rights extremist groups — who have targeted UCLA medical researchers.

The rewards were approved a week after two reputed associates of the Animal Liberation Front were charged with conspiracy and stalking in connection with crimes against UCLA researchers who use animals in their work.

Linda Faith Greene, 61, and Kevin Rich Oliff, 22, have pleaded not guilty to 10 felony charges.

A grand jury indictment alleges that an unidentified co-conspirator placed an incendiary device on the front porch of a home two doors away from UCLA professor Lynn Fairbanks’ Los Angeles residence in June 2006. The device, which was left at the wrong house, failed to ignite.

The council signed off on a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever left that incendiary device. A total of $110,000 in reward money is available in that case, with the FBI, UCLA and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also contributing funds.

A total of $110,000 is available in connection with the firebombing of Arthur Rosenbaum’s car near his home in June 2007.

A total of $115,000 in available for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever lobbed an incendiary device at the front door of Edythe London’s home in February 2008. The year before that crime, London’s home was broken into and the first floor deliberately flooded, causing $60,000 in damage, according to the FBI.

A total of $65,000 is available in hopes of tracking down whoever set fire to Goran Lacan’s car, via an improvised incendiary device, in November of last year, while a $75,000 reward has been posted in hopes of finding out who targeted David Jentsch, whose car was set on fire last month.

Members of an animal rights extremist group are believed to be responsible for all of the crimes, according to the FBI.

These incidents have been brazen attacks targeting individuals in their homes, which have compromised the safety of the entire community, City Councilman Jack Weiss wrote in his motion for approval of the rewards.

Reward offered for University of Texas – University Village Phase VII burglary info
Lauren Buell
Issue date: 4/27/09 Section: News

UTD Police, with support from the North Texas Crime Commission Crimestoppers, are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of suspects involved in recent burglaries in University Village (UV) Phase VII.

Doors were forced open at three UV apartments in between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 13 and 15.

Stolen items included electronics, laptop computers, televisions, cell phones, credit cards, check books, iPods and gaming systems, according to Campus Alerts . One student was in their apartment when it was burglarized, but was not injured, according to UTD’s advisory system.

Capt. Steve Finney said UTD Police increased patrols in the area and are pursuing leads.

Burglary of a habitation is a second degree felony, Finney said, punishable with two to 20 years in prison and potentially a fine of $10,000 or less.

UTD community members enrolled in Mobile Campus received a text alert about the burglaries April 15.

Assistant Vice President for Communications Meredith Dickenson said this was the first time Mobile Campus was used to notify students and faculty about a crime.

North Texas Crime Commission Crimestoppers

To provide a tip, go to http://www.ntcc.crimestoppers.com or call 1-877-373-TIPS.

According to the NTCC Web site, all callers to Crimestoppers may remain anonymous and no caller identification equipment is used.



FACTBOX – Ships held by Somali pirates
Thu May 7, 2009 2:28pm BST



This is a photograph of the 10-foot-tall guitar sculpture that went missing this week in Orlando (Gibson Guitar / April 24, 2009)

Reward offered for return of huge guitar sculpture

Kevin P. Connolly | Sentinel Staff Writer
2:42 PM EDT, April 24, 2009

Where is the 10-foot guitar sculpture?

The sculpture this week vanished from outside of the Graze Restaurant, 100 S. Eola Drive in Orlando.

Gibson Guitar is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of the sculpture, called B Creative, created by local artist David Brotherton.

If you have a tip or know where the stolen guitar can be retrieved you may call 1-800-4Gibson, Ext. 2431 anonymously,” the statement adds.


Reward offered as FBI links thefts of Bowl bling, Brinks coins

By Laurel J. Sweet
Thursday, April 23, 2009 – Added 16d 3h ago
The heist of the New York Giants’ Super Bowl rings from an Attleboro jewelry plant last year and the theft of 4 tons of coins from a Brinks armored car facility in Ohio in January appear to be the work of the same “sophisticated” crew, the FBI said yesterday.

And Brinks is willing to spend $50,000 to prove it.

Since January, authorities have recovered 29 stolen Super Bowl rings and arrested five people in connection with the Attleboro case. Earlier this month, police recovered from the yard of a home in Hubbardston a buried safe believed to have been stolen from jeweler E.A. Dion last June.

At both E.A. Dion and the Brinks site in Columbus, Ohio, the burglars gained entry by cutting a hole in the buildings’ rooftops.

Thieves stole $2.5 million worth of precious metals and gems from E.A. Dion, as well as Giants Super Bowl rings from their narrow defeat of the Patriots [team stats] that year.

Sometime between Jan. 17 and 18, “a team” broke into Brinks and cut their way into a cash vault, setting off a fire with their blow torch. Still, they succeeded in making off with 4 tons of Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea and Presidential $1 coins in both gold and silver, along with 50-cent pieces.

It’s unclear what kind of vehicle they used to transport so much weight, but the Columbus Police Department and Cincinnati FBI feel certain the E.A. Dion suspects are theirs, as well.


Reward Offered for Missing Crow Agency Family
May 6, 2009

By the Associated Press

HARDIN, Mont. (AP) — Relatives of a missing Crow Agency family are raising money to offer a reward for information leading to their whereabouts.

Teddy Little Light, 30, his wife Juliet Toineeta Little Light, 28, and their 3-month-old son, Wyatt, were last seen in December 2008.

The reward fund, established at Wells Fargo bank in Billings, contains about $1,200 gathered from family members.

The Little Light family was last seen on Dec. 23 when Teddy Little Light dropped his son, Teddy Jr., at his mother’s house in Crow Agency. They were reported missing on Jan. 3 when Juliet failed to attend her grandmother’s funeral.

Their pickup was found on Jan. 5 near Fort Smith. An aerial search of the area five days later turned up nothing.

Reward Offered for Information About Tortoise Death

Desert Tortoise

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of a desert tortoise in Joshua Tree National Park last month. The carcass of a burned desert tortoise was found on August 4th in a fire grate within a campsite at Black Rock Campground, which is located on the edge of the community of Yucca Valley, California.

National Park Service Rangers are investigating the death of the tortoise and anyone with information about the case is asked to call the park at 760-367-5541. All callers will remain anonymous. The desert tortoise is considered a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act and is protected under California wildlife statutes as well. The desert tortoise is also California’s state reptile.
People can help desert tortoise recovery efforts by observing these long-lived creatures from a distance. It is illegal to handle desert tortoises except when they are in imminent danger from being crushed by a passing car. It is also illegal to collect desert tortoises. Captive tortoises often carry diseases that can spread to native populations, so they should never be returned to the wild. Visitors to desert areas should only drive on designated roads and should not allow their pets to run loose. For further information about desert tortoises and tortoise recovery efforts visit: www.deserttortoise.gov.



May 25, 2006 Media Services Division, 240-773-5030
$50,000 Reward Offered for Return Of Electronic Data Containing Veterans’ Information – (for approximately 26.5 million veterans.)
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have announced a $50,000 reward through the Montgomery County Crime Solvers organization, for information that leads to the recovery of a laptop computer and external hard drive that contained personal information for millions of veterans.

Montgomery County Police are working with the FBI and the VA OIG in the investigation of a residential burglary that occurred on May 3, 2006, in the Aspen Hill community of Montgomery County. Taken during that burglary was a laptop computer and external hard drive which contained identifying information for approximately 26.5 million veterans.

At this stage of the investigation there is no evidence that the suspect or suspects responsible for the theft had any knowledge of what information was stored on the hard drive.

The primary objective of the investigation is the recovery of the laptop and external hard drive. Anyone who can provide information that leads to the recovery of the laptop and external hard drive that contains the veterans’ data should call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). A cash reward of $50,000 will be paid for information provided to the Crime Solvers tip line that leads to the recovery of these items.



$1,000 reward offered to catch copper thieves
Posted by Donna J. Miller/Plain Dealer Reporter March 04, 2009 09:33AM
Categories: Breaking News, Crime

OBERLIN — Police and the local electric company are asking for help to catch copper-wire thieves. Lorain/Medina Rural Electric is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.

In late October and the first two weeks of November, thieves took copper wire from deactivated power lines along the former railroad property from West Hamilton Street south to U.S. 20. About 16,000 feet of wire was taken.

A nearby resident told police there had been a dark-colored late-model pickup truck with a crew cab parked on an access road. Two nondescript white men in their 20s or 30s were also seen, one carrying climbing hooks.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Victor Ortiz at 440-775-7239, or e-mail vortiz@cityofoberlin.com.



Reward offered in shocking death of blind Mercer pony
Saturday, May 03, 2008
By Linda Wilson Fuoco, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kahlua was a sweet pony who gently carried children on his back and was always the first equine in his pasture to trot up to and greet visitors. His friendliness was all the more touching — and unexpected — because he was blind.

The trusting nature of the 10-year-old gelding, and his blindness, undoubtedly played a role in his torture and death. Owner Tory Morgan found his mangled body in her Shenango Township, Mercer County, pasture on Wednesday afternoon. Investigators think he was roped and dragged behind an ATV.

Both of Kahlua’s back legs were broken. Large pieces of skin had been ripped away from his legs, chest and belly.

“There were enormous [bruises]” all over his body, especially on his withers, where another bone may have been broken,” said Ms. Morgan, who is a trained veterinary technician. “There were rope burns that went down to the bone. Severe swelling indicates he was alive when those injuries happened. He died a slow and torturous death.”

“There are many angry people around here,” Ms. Morgan said. “My mother is physically ill because of this. My 14-year-old son is just numb. How can you explain something like this?”

Anyone with information about Kahlua’s death can call 724-981-5445.
Linda Wilson Fuoco can be reached at lfuoco@post-gazette.com or 412-263-3064. ($500 reward is being offered)
First published on May 3, 2008 at 12:00 am



$3,000 Reward Offered In Fraternity Firebombing
Bomb Set Off Fight Injuring 1

POSTED: 4:26 pm MDT October 9, 2008
UPDATED: 5:20 pm MDT October 9, 2008
[NEWSVINE: $3,000 Reward Offered In Fraternity Firebombing]

DENVER — Officials increased the reward for information about a firebombing incident at a fraternity house near the University of Colorado campus Thursday.

A coalition of police, the University of Colorado and the Interfraternity Council said they will reward up to $3,000 for information leading to the arrest and charges of a suspect in the incident.
A jug of charcoal starter fluid with a burning firecracker attached was thrown into the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house through an open door at about 2:15 a.m. Oct. 3, Huntley said. Someone inside pushed it back outside with a wet mop.

We’re very, very fortunate that nobody was hurt,  she said.

When officers arrived, they found about 30 young men brawling in the alley, Huntley said. Andrew Hansen, 20, a member of the fraternity, was hospitalized for broken facial bones and a deep cut.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776.



$1M Reward Offered To Nab Data Breach Extortionist
Posted by Soulskill on Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:17 AM

excerpt from NetworkWorld:  Express Scripts, the pharmacy benefits management company which recently disclosed an extortionist is demanding money by threatening to expose millions of patient records the company holds, Wednesday said it has decided to offer $1 million to nab the perpetrator. ‘We’re going on the offense with this reward,’ an Express Scripts spokesman said. The $1 million will be paid to anyone who provides information leading to the capture and conviction of the extortionist who sent a letter to Express Scripts in early October that contained personal information on 75 people, considered members, who use the company’s pharmacy-benefits services. The extortionist claims to have information on millions more Express Scripts members and wants money to not reveal it.



Title:    Reward Offered for Information on Letter Addressed to DOT Containing the Poison Ricin – (from 2004)

Date:    January 08, 2004
Type:    Investigation
Summary:    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Postal Inspection Service, and the United States Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (OIG) are offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for introducing a threatening letter addressed to DOT and containing the poison ricin into a U.S. Postal facility located in Greenville, South Carolina on October 15, 2003. (PDF Reward Poster)

Reward Poster



Reward Offered for Information Leading to Conviction in Cumberland County Bald Eagle Shooting

Released on Thu, Apr 23, 2009 – 6:04 am

CROSSVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the shooting of a bald eagle in the Westel area of Cumberland County.
A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to a conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting the eagle. In addition to the reward of $2,500 being offered by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the TWRA has authorized up to $1,000, the Tennessee Wildlife Federation has added an additional $1,000, and the American Eagle Foundation has agreed to provide $500 to make the total reward amount $5,000.

The eagle was discovered in Cumberland County near the Pineview Elementary School at the intersection of Price Loop and Walton Court. An examination by the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine revealed that the eagle had been shot with a shotgun between the dates of March 20-30, 2009. Due to the extent of the injuries, the eagle likely would not have been able to fly very far from where it had been shot.

Anyone with information concerning this eagle is asked to call Special Agent John Rayfield with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement in Nashville at (615) 736-5532 or Cumberland County Wildlife Officer Casey Mullen with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency at (931) 484-9571.



Reward Offered in Beverly Hills Coins Theft
By Professional Numismatists Guild on Oct 30th, 2008 in Banknotes or Currency Articles, Coin or Numismatic News, Press Releases and Announcements

Four of the many coins stolen in Beverly Hills coin theft (Fallbrook, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and PNG member-dealer, Kevin Lipton, are jointly offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of rare coins and paper money stolen from Lipton’s Beverly Hills, California offices.  The unknown thief or thieves took more than a quarter-million dollars worth of numismatic items during a break-in on Sunday, October 19, 2008.

Anyone with information that can help solve this crime is urged to contact Detective Max Subin of the Beverly Hills Police Department at (310) 285-2158, or call the PNG at (760) 728-1300,  said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

Among the items stolen is an uncut sheet of six $10 notes from The First National Bank of Branchville, New Jersey that is believed to be unique.

Several individual and sets of proof American Eagle gold bullion coins in government cases, 39 French 20 Francs pieces, and approximately 600 Canadian silver dollars dated 1935 to 1964 ranging in grades from Very Good to Choice Uncirculated also were stolen.

In addition to the Branchville, New Jersey uncut sheet of six $10 notes, other bank note items taken in the burglary are:

An orange-matted and framed sheet of six notes from The First National Bank of Brandon, Vermont; four $20 notes and two $10 notes; and a box containing miscellaneous, low grade silver certificates and world bank notes.

(My note – this article contains an entire list of specifics including dates and numbers, series and items)



Over $2 Million Worth of Coins Taken in Burglary, Reward Offered
By CoinNews.net on Jan 18th, 2008 in Coin or Numismatic News

A SIMCO Numismatics customer was burglarized for over $2,000,000 in coins and other personal property several days before Christmas. The Central Ohio owner used a large in-house safe, but it was brazenly taken from the home intact.

The owner, who would like to remain anonymous, is offering a substantial reward for information or assistance in recovering the property.

A list of several rare coins taken in the burglary and the SIMCO Numismatics contact to report information

While cash, jewelry and other valuables were stolen, a few of the more valuable and rare coins include:
(see list on this page at link below)

For a complete listing or if you have information that can help in recovering the coin and other personal property, you can contact:
Larry Shepherd
SIMCO Numismatics
P.O. Box 54867
Cincinnati, OH 45254
513-702-4466 Cell
859-635-6226 Office


PNG Offers Rewards, Security Tips After California Coin Dealer Burglaries
By Professional Numismatists Guild on Dec 3rd, 2008 in Coin or Numismatic News, Press Releases and Announcements

PNG Logo(Fallbrook, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is offering rewards for information leading to the recovery of rare coins and paper money stolen in a half dozen, seemingly-related burglaries from the offices of Southern California rare coin dealers.  PNG also is offering security advice for dealers to protect themselves and their inventory.

The ‘M.O.’ (modus operandi) appears virtually the same in each of the six recent thefts: they occurred on Sundays when the dealers’ offices were closed, and the thieves scrambled in and out in under two minutes,  said Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director.

They scooped up whatever looked valuable from desktops or shelves.  Even though they usually could not break into a safe in that short amount of time, they still got away with hundreds of thousands of dollars in rare coins, bullion pieces and bank notes.

PNG and two victimized PNG dealers, Kevin Lipton of Beverly Hills and Numismatic Emporium of Woodland Hills, are jointly offering rewards totaling $20,000 for information that successfully leads to recovery of their stolen numismatic items.

Burglars also broke into the offices of PNG member Barry Stuppler of Woodland Hills, and dealers Mark Chrans of Malibu and Joel Malter of Encino.  A sixth Southern California dealer who recently was burglarized has requested anonymity.

For additional information, contact PNG at (760) 728-1300, by e-mail at info@PNGdealers.com or visit online at http://www.PNGdealers.com.



Reward Offered in Pollution of Neb.’s Shell Creek
Posted: 6:22 AM Apr 26, 2009
Last Updated: 6:22 AM Apr 26, 2009

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the continued pollution of Shell Creek south of Platte Center.

Brian McManus of the state Department of Environmental Quality says illegal dumping of livestock manure into the creek has been going on for 20 years. That’s caused numerous fish kills and left some parts of the waterway devoid of aquatic life.

He says inspectors have examined the creek several times in the past but have been unable to find the source of the pollution.

The reward money comes from the Environmental Quality department and the Nebraska Wildlife Protectors Association. It’s the second year it has been offered.

To report information, call 877-253-2603.



Mar 19, 2009 1:44 pm US/Central
Reward Offered In ‘Red Line Robber’ Bank Heists

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of a serial bank robber dubbed  The Red Line Robber  who is believed responsible for robbing at least six Chicago banks.
The most-recent robbery occurred about 5 p.m. Friday at the Chase Bank branch at 850 S. Wabash St., according to FBI spokesman Ross Rice.

According to witnesses, the robber entered the bank armed with a handgun and forced the branch manager to accompany him to the teller counter, Rice said in an e-mail.

The suspect, considered armed and dangerous, has been described by witnesses as a male, 30 to 35, 6 feet to 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds with a medium build and beard. He has worn sunglasses, a dark colored baseball cap and a black bomber jacket during all of his robberies, according to a release from the Chicago FBI.

Authorities dubbed him the  Red Line Robber  because all of his heists have occurred at bank branches located in close proximity to stops on the CTA Red Line, leading investigators to believe he is riding a train to and from the banks.

He is also suspected of five other robberies including the:
— Chase Bank branch at 340 N. State St. on Dec. 5 and March 10;
— North Community Bank branch at 5342 N. Broadway and the Bank of America branch at 7900 S. Halsted on Jan. 23; and
— MB Financial Bank branch at 6443 N. Sheridan Rd., also on March 10.

Anyone with information should contact the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700.



August 4, 2008
$30,000 Reward Offered for Information in Santa Cruz Firebombings

At a news conference on Monday, the mayor and police chief of Santa Cruz, Calif., offered a $30,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever set two Saturday morning fires that burned a house belonging to one University of California at Santa Cruz researcher and a car belonging to another.

A representative of the the Animal Liberation Front told KPIX, a local television station, that the organization claimed responsibility for the fires, but the police chief declined to comment on the assertion. —Lawrence Biemiller
Posted on Monday August 4, 2008



Million-dollar rewards offered for drug cartel leaders

Tuesday 24 March 2009
Mexico’s attorney general has published a list of the country’s drug lords and offered rewards of up to 2,000,000 dollars for information leading to their capture.

REUTERS – Mexico on Monday offered multiple rewards of up to $2 million for information leading to the capture of the country’s drug kingpins, including Mexico’s most-wanted man, Joaquin  Shorty  Guzman.

Mexico published a list of more than 30 men the government says are leading the country’s five main cartels, including’s Guzman’s powerful Pacific-coast Sinaloa gang and the Gulf cartel in northeastern Mexico, whose feared Zeta hitmen are known for beheading rivals.

Last week, soldiers captured two capos, but despite a string of arrests and historic drug busts, violence surged to a record 6,300 drug-related killings last year. Washington fears the drug war is spilling over into the United States.




Jake Siewert joins his friend Tim Geithner at Treasury

By A. James Memmott – May 8, 2009

Richard L. “Jake” Siewert Jr., a veteran of the Clinton White House, is joining the Obama administration as a counselor to his friend, Treasury secretary Timothy F. Geithner.

Siewert was Bill Clinton’s last presidential press secretary. He worked then with several people in addition to Geithner who are now key players in the Obama administration.

According to press reports, he will advise Geithner on a variety of issues, including the best ways to communicate during the current economic crisis.

See the full post and relationship map ?


NY Fed’s Stephen Friedman resigns over ties to Goldman
May 8, 2009 at 12:27pm

Stephen Friedman’s extensive contacts and expertise made him a go-to player on Wall Street. But it was precisely that web of connections that raised conflict-of-interest issues in his latest job at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


SEC sues money-fund manager Bruce Bent
May 8, 2009 at 10:31am

A man who fundamentally changed the nature of investing in this country has been accused of misleading investors last year.

(found on muckety map news above )


Wisconsin court upholds GPS tracking by police

By RYAN J. FOLEY | Associated Press Writer
2:42 PM CDT, May 7, 2009

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin police can attach GPS to cars to secretly track anybody’s movements without obtaining search warrants, an appeals court ruled Thursday.

However, the District 4 Court of Appeals said it was “more than a little troubled” by that conclusion and asked Wisconsin lawmakers to regulate GPS use to protect against abuse by police and private individuals.

As the law currently stands, the court said police can mount GPS on cars to track people without violating their constitutional rights — even if the drivers aren’t suspects.

Officers do not need to get warrants beforehand because GPS tracking does not involve a search or a seizure, Judge Paul Lundsten wrote for the unanimous three-judge panel based in Madison.

That means “police are seemingly free to secretly track anyone’s public movements with a GPS device,” he wrote.

“We discern no privacy interest protected by the Fourth Amendment that is invaded when police attach a device to the outside of a vehicle, as long as the information obtained is the same as could be gained by the use of other techniques that do not require a warrant,” he wrote.

Although police obtained a warrant in this case, it wasn’t needed, he added.

Larry Dupuis, legal director of the ACLU of Wisconsin, said using GPS to track someone’s car goes beyond observing them in public and should require a warrant.

“The idea that you can go and attach anything you want to somebody else’s property without any court supervision, that’s wrong,” he said. “Without a warrant, they can do this on anybody they want.”


(My Note – but in the case described in this article, the tracking device was used to prove stalking against a man who was indeed stalking a woman – and they had obtained a warrant to do it.)


Reward offered after thief runs over owner
posted by: Jeffrey Wolf     9 days ago

DENVER – Police are now offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a man who stole a truck and then ran over its owner on Tuesday.
Denver Police say it happened near 17th Avenue and Pearl Street around 11:30 a.m., when the thief jumped into a black GMC 4-wheel-drive pickup and ran over its owner.

He was last listed in serious condition.

The pickup truck, which had chrome wheels, tinted windows, a Wyoming Cowboys sticker in the back window and a red bumper sticker that said “English is spoken in America,” was last seen southbound on Park Avenue. The truck has tinted windows.

The Colorado license plate is 588-SHN.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can remain anonymous and could be eligible for the reward.
(Copyright KUSA*TV, All Rights Reserved)



2-year-old Tangena Hussain, who’s been missing since October (from Detroit,Michigan, USA)

2-year-old Tangena Hussain, who’s been missing since October (from Detroit,Michigan, USA)

$20K reward offered in 2-year-old’s disappearance


• April 22, 2009
The FBI in Detroit is offering a $20,000 reward in the case of 2-year-old Tangena Hussain, who’s been missing since October.

The FBI in Detroit is offering a $20,000 reward in the case of 2-year-old Tangena Hussain, who’s been missing since October.

“Her birthday was last week and they still haven’t located her,” Sean Patrick Smith, the metro Detroit lawyer representing the last person to see Tangena, her mother’s boyfriend, said today. The FBI today announced the reward for information about Tangena, who would have turned 3 last Friday.

Her mother’s boyfriend, Jamrul Hussain, who is not related to the girl, told police she disappeared from his car during a stop they made at a Detroit gas station at Greenfield and 8 Mile in October. He remains in the Wayne County Jail on charges unrelated to her disappearance.

Anyone with information on Tangena’s disappearance is asked to call the FBI at 313-965-2323