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These guys should be easy to find: they'll glow in the dark.

Thieves have been warned to take care after the theft of a radioactive device from a van in Drogheda, County Louth.

It was stolen from a parked van in the Highlands area of the town sometime between 18:00 GMT on Monday night and 06:30 GMT on Tuesday morning. It was stored in a bright yellow case with the trefoil symbol for radiation warning on it.

Noel Byrne, from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), told RTÉ Radio that it was “highly probable” that the thieves were not aware of what they stole “or the potential risk they have created for themselves".

The device - a Troxler Nuclear Moisture Density Gauge - contains a radioactive source. It is used by engineers to measure the density and moisture content in construction materials, including tarmacadam on roads.

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cd16r0pn1qvo
 

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Noel Byrne, from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), told RTÉ Radio that it was “highly probable” that the thieves were not aware of what they stole “or the potential risk they have created for themselves".
They stole a bright yellow box with a radiation trefoil from a van and weren't aware that it contained something that was radioactive? :thought:
 

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They stole a bright yellow box with a radiation trefoil from a van and weren't aware that it contained something that was radioactive? :thought:

Everyone knows that sign basically means "big money". Or imminent death, one of those things.
 

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Everyone knows that sign basically means "big money". Or imminent death, one of those things.
I was wondering if it might mean "I could build a dirty bomb out of this" to some people? Whether it actually could or not.
 

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I was wondering if it might mean "I could build a dirty bomb out of this" to some people? Whether it actually could or not.

If that's what they're thinking, I still don't fancy their chances of survival. Just hope they don't take anyone else with them.
 

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This Wisconsin woman has been arrested and charged with murdering and dismembering a male acquaintance. I wonder what she did to warrant the third criminal charge - for sexual assault ... :thought:
Wisconsin woman charged with killing man, mutilating corpse

A 24-year-old Wisconsin woman has been charged with killing and dismembering a man, after police discovered body parts scattered around a home in Green Bay.

Taylor Schabusiness made her first appearance in Brown County Court on Tuesday on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse and third-degree sexual assault.

The victim was a 25-year-old Green Bay man whom authorities have not publicly named.

Officers were called to a home in Green Bay on Thursday and discovered numerous body parts at various locations. ...
SOURCE: https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/wisconsin-woman-charged-killing-man-mutilating-corpse-83187693
 

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If that's what they're thinking, I still don't fancy their chances of survival. Just hope they don't take anyone else with them.

Well, l’m sure that they’ll read the 201-page manual for the device, and realise that they might receive an unhealthy dose of “magic moonbeams” if they hold the probe in their bare hands “for an hour” (Appendix D).

Based on that, l think that humanity - and Ireland - are safe.

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https://ifunny.co/meme/city-of-cincinnati-government-q-s-city-of-cincinnati-government-vvD8bLXS7

I pray that this is true…

:rofl:

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Well, they always say “ You get what you pay for”. I can’t think that a fraud task force would be out looking for someone who got $35.00 and a sandwich. Other than possibly finding really gullible people who think he is a well known singer, the post does say that he did give a performance at one of the churches, so not much of a fraud.

And if the person paying him for the performance, supposedly believing he was Ed Sheehan “falling on hard times”, gave him $35.00 for the performance, who was trying to take advantage of whom? Not exactly an amount that would give anyone a hand up.:rollingw:
 

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He nearly passed the test though.

A man stunned police officers in Nottinghamshire when he told them he had driven without a licence for 52 years.

The Ashfield neighbourhood policing team stopped a vehicle in Stanton Hill on Wednesday.
Writing on Facebook, the team confirmed the vehicle had been seized.
Addressing the driver's admission, they added: "It's apparently OK though as the driver only narrowly failed his driving test in 1970."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-60673923
 

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He nearly passed the test though.

A man stunned police officers in Nottinghamshire when he told them he had driven without a licence for 52 years.

The Ashfield neighbourhood policing team stopped a vehicle in Stanton Hill on Wednesday.
Writing on Facebook, the team confirmed the vehicle had been seized.
Addressing the driver's admission, they added: "It's apparently OK though as the driver only narrowly failed his driving test in 1970."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-60673923
I used to give a colleague a lift on early shifts after she suddenly stopped driving herself to work. Thought nothing of it as I was going that way and it was company.

Turned out, she'd been driving all her adult life with no licence and had recently been caught in her son's car. He was not impressed when it was seized. :chuckle:
 

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He nearly passed the test though.

A man stunned police officers in Nottinghamshire when he told them he had driven without a licence for 52 years.

The Ashfield neighbourhood policing team stopped a vehicle in Stanton Hill on Wednesday.
Writing on Facebook, the team confirmed the vehicle had been seized.
Addressing the driver's admission, they added: "It's apparently OK though as the driver only narrowly failed his driving test in 1970."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-60673923
At least this character did have a licence :)

Driver in police chase from Bexley to Sheppey only had Legoland licence​


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Published: 09:43, 11 March 2022
| Updated: 10:19, 11 March 2022



A driver in a 35-mile helicopter police chase only had a Legoland licence.
Met and Kent officers pursued the suspect from Bexley to the Isle of Sheppey, with a helicopter called in.
And when they caught the 21-year-old – after he ran out of fuel – he only had a toy licence issued when he was a toddler in 2003.
https://www.kentonline.co.uk/sheern...LpAO8smOAaLwxBCOKIaicq5OM_dF3WljVMr94zfKTsRQY
 

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I used to give a colleague a lift on early shifts after she suddenly stopped driving herself to work. Thought nothing of it as I was going that way and it was company.

Turned out, she'd been driving all her adult life with no licence and had recently been caught in her son's car. He was not impressed when it was seized. :chuckle:
This is conjecture. My wife had a 'thing' about driving instructors. I don't know if one scared or molested her. We had a sort of mutual agreement not to probe too far in each other's pasts as we had both had difficult times previous.

What Isn't conjecture is I didn't realise until after she died was that she never had a full UK driving licence. Despite driving all the time I knew her. She was 25 when we met so it never occurred to me to ask.
 

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Rather bizarre that the police left him leave in the first place,

A missing person's case was solved quickly Tuesday when police entered the man's house in upscale Hawaii Loa Ridge and found a bathtub filled with concrete and topped with coffee grounds. The 73-year-old owner of the home was "encased" in it, Lt. Deena Thoemmes told ABC 7 News, "in a state of decomposition once we chipped away at the concrete mixture."

Police questioned a 23-year-old man who claimed to live there. He and a 34-year-old man with him were allowed to leave after determining there were no signs of foul play outside the home. Police later learned the 23-year-old man had been in an intimate relationship with the victim, believed to be the 73-year-old owner of the home. … Baron, 23, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals and Los Angeles police detectives on a Greyhound bus in Anaheim that was headed for Mexico. He was found "hiding in a crawl space under an enclosed bench at the rear of the bus. Baron had pulled back a metal plate near the bus's rear bathroom and crawled under the enclosed bench seat," the statement said.
Well, at least they learned that smells go though concrete.

https://boingboing.net/2022/03/11/m...-a-bathtub-and-covered-in-coffee-grounds.html
 

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How did the police decide that this death was not suspicious?
 

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My reading of it is the police didn’t look inside the house til the day following this:

Police questioned a 23-year-old man who claimed to live there. He and a 34-year-old man with him were allowed to leave after determining there were no signs of foul play outside the home.

Maybe they needed a warrant to enter the house which they didn’t get til the day after. Can't see any other reason why they wouldn't have entered the house on the first day when investigating a missing person.
 

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A missing person's case was solved quickly Tuesday when police entered the man's house in upscale Hawaii Loa Ridge and found a bathtub filled with concrete and topped with coffee grounds. ...

Update ...

This lengthy Associated Press article describes Baron's (the 23-year-old's) description of the events in which he apparently confessed to the murder.
Documents detail what led to body in concrete in Hawaii tub

A 23-year-old man killed his 73-year-old lover, tried to make it look like a suicide, poured cement over his body in a bathtub and planned to fraudulently take ownership of his car and home in one of Hawaii’s most exclusive, gated communities, police said in court documents filed Thursday.

Juan Tejedor Baron is charged with murder, theft and identity theft in the death of Gary Ruby, whose decomposing body was excavated by authorities earlier this week from a standalone soaking tub in Ruby’s Hawaii Loa Ridge home.

U.S. Marshals and Los Angeles police arrested Baron after finding him in a crawl space at the back of a Mexico-bound bus in Anaheim, California. He was being held without bail pending extradition to Honolulu ...

According to a Honolulu police affidavit, Baron told a Los Angeles police detective he became angry with Ruby after sex. ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/honolulu...entity-theft-39d40469308a96092be6f257ee108a3c
 

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Beware of people you meet using dating apps. They might be sleeper cell agents bent on revenge for an Iranian leader's assassination. On the other hand, it happened in the Vegas area, so it stays there (so they say ... ).
Woman blindfolded, stabbed date in revenge for Iranian leader’s death, police say

A woman is accused of stabbing a man on Saturday at Sunset Station as revenge for the killing of an Iranian military leader.

Nika Nikoubin, 21, is being held on $60,000 bail after she was charged with attempted murder, two counts of battery and burglary of a business, according to jail records.

A man called police around 10:30 p.m. Saturday from the 14th floor of Sunset Station to report that he had been stabbed in the neck by a woman he met on a dating app ...

The woman told police she wanted revenge for the death of Qasem Soleimani, who was assassinated during a U.S. Air Force drone strike on Jan. 3, 2020. The arrest report indicated that the woman began to have sex with the man, and after she put a blindfold on him, she reached into her purse and pulled out the knife.

“She advised that there are injustices, in particular the killing of Qasem Soleimani in Iran,” homeland security detectives added to the Henderson arrest report. “Nikoubin stated she wanted revenge.” ...
FULL STORY: https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime...for-iranian-leaders-death-police-say-2543696/
 

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Life imitating and appropriating art, the series Lupin is well worth a watch.

Seven people have been charged after an armed robbery was staged last month on the French film set of hit Netflix series 'Lupin'.

Around twenty hooded thieves attacked the film crew by launching fireworks at them, a Netflix spokesperson said. They stole more than €300,000 (£250,000; $330,000) worth of equipment during the heist, in broad daylight. None of the cast or crew who were on set - reported to include the show's star Omar Sy - were injured.

The crew were attacked while they were filming in the Nanterre district, west of central Paris, forcing production to briefly pause.

The seven accused, aged between 13 and 21, now face charges of armed robbery as part of an organised gang and receiving stolen goods, according to Agence France-Presse. Three of them are being held in custody while four are under judicial supervision. Police say they are still looking for more of the assailants, and have recovered some of the stolen equipment.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60804051
 

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While this may well be a hate crime a close textual reading of the suspect's name would suggest it was not motivated by Islamophobia:

Police have named the man they arrested as Mohammad Moiz Omar

Worshippers at a Canada mosque have confronted and restrained a man who was allegedly wielding an axe and attacked them with bear spray during Saturday morning prayers, police say.

One worshipper knocked the axe from the man's hands, and held him down until police arrived, local media reports. A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene in the suburb of Mississauga, and he has since been charged. Some congregants had minor injures from the bear spray, the mosque's imam said.

One of the worshippers said the experience was "terrifying" and described hearing a scream before turning around to see a man holding an axe and using bear spray - similar to pepper spray - against three people.

"By the time he was spraying, the people in the first row realized something was going on and one of the young men turned around and knocked away the axe before he had a chance to use it," Noorani Sairally told Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail.

The young man then held the alleged assailant down until police arrived, the witness said.

"Before he could inflict harm on any worshippers, several congregants bravely were able to stop him in his tracks," imam Ibrahim Hindy said in a statement ...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60810468
 
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While this may well be a hate crime a close textual reading of the suspect's name would suggest it was not motivated by Islamophobia:

Police have named the man they arrested as Mohammad Moiz Omar

Worshippers at a Canada mosque have confronted and restrained a man who was allegedly wielding an axe and attacked them with bear spray during Saturday morning prayers, police say.

One worshipper knocked the axe from the man's hands, and held him down until police arrived, local media reports. A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene in the suburb of Mississauga, and he has since been charged. Some congregants had minor injures from the bear spray, the mosque's imam said.

One of the worshippers said the experience was "terrifying" and described hearing a scream before turning around to see a man holding an axe and using bear spray - similar to pepper spray - against three people.

"By the time he was spraying, the people in the first row realized something was going on and one of the young men turned around and knocked away the axe before he had a chance to use it," Noorani Sairally told Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail.

The young man then held the alleged assailant down until police arrived, the witness said.

"Before he could inflict harm on any worshippers, several congregants bravely were able to stop him in his tracks," imam Ibrahim Hindy s

When I read this in the news, my thought was mental illness. The fact that he had an axe (as well as some other sharps) and bear spray doesn't really come to (my) mind, as someone who is really intending to take on a crowd of people.
 

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An entire Michigan cabin went missing and is presumed to have been stolen somehow.
NOTE: The cabin was relatively small and of modern / modular construction.
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...d-stolen-Michigan-State-Police/1491645044994/

Update:
The cabin's been found - somewhat the worse for wear. Police are pursuing an investigation into who stole it.
Here's where the small cabin stolen from an Up North property was recovered

A small brown cabin with a white door and metal roof reported stolen from a northern Michigan property has been recovered. ...

The cabin was found using leads and tips from the public at a residence in Orange Township ... Orange Township, according to Google Maps, is an area south of where the cabin was reported stolen. ...

A photo released by Michigan State Police shows some damage to the cabin. Plywood covers the entryway to the cabin. Yellow caution tape surrounds the cabin. The metal roof also shows some damage.

The owner of the cabin reported it stolen in February. The 12-foot-by-28-foot cabin was last seen between Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 ...

... the cabin's owner ... recently reported the 12-foot-by-28-foot structure missing, but he's unsure what happened to it or why anyone would want to steal it. ...
FULL STORY (With Photo): https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2022/03/20/up-north-cabin-found/7111718001/
 

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Really disturbing.

A teenager accused of murdering five-year-old Logan Mwangi was heard saying "Where are the kids? I want to kill all the kids", a court has been told.

Logan's body was found in the River Ogmore in Sarn, Bridgend, last July with 56 external injuries. His mother Angharad Williamson, her partner, John Cole and a 14-year-old boy who cannot be named, deny murder.

A support worker told Cardiff Crown Court the boy's comments came after Logan's death.

Another senior support worker said she heard the defendant singing: "I love to punch kids in the head, it's orgasmic."

She added the 14-year-old also said he "might just plead guilty next week", but jurors also heard he told his social worker he did not hurt Logan.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-60849325
 
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