Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy, Giancarlo Scotti, has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting six female inmates within his care over six months.
Prosecutors say Scotti, 31, was charged Wednesday with six felony counts of sexual activity with a detainee.
Scotti’s accused of assaulting female inmates at the Century Regional Detention Facility between March and September 2017. Scotti was arrested in September after authorities said he went into a cell with the two inmates and engaged in sex acts with them. A third woman filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in November alleging he forced her to perform oral sex on him at least a month before his arrest. Continue reading
A California pastor is suspected of positioning his vehicle outside a Covina hotel room so that he could pleasure himself while viewing a pair of minors inside the room, authorities say.
Douglas Rivera, 40, the pastor of God’s Gypsy Christian Church in Glendale, is accused of then exiting his vehicle and loitering outside the kid’s room while continuing to pleasure himself and pretend to have a conversation on a cellphone lasting more than 30 minutes, Glendale cops say.
Rivera is said to have then forced his way into the room when the minors thought it was their guardian at the door. Once inside, Rivera engaged in oral copulation with one of the minors.
Rivera then fled in his truck, authorities said. Continue reading
Officer Bret Theil, a veteran Las Vegas police officer who was indicted Wednesday on more than two dozen kidnapping and sexual assault charges involving a child, was the subject of a standoff involving fellow Metro officers.
Theil, 38, was taken into custody after a standoff which started on Wednesday, according to North Las Vegas police.
Police said they responded to a report of a suicidal person at 7:30 p.m. in the area of Corn Creek Road and U.S. 95. Police initially said the person may be wanted in connection with a case under investigation by North Las Vegas police. Continue reading
Minnesota couple, Ryan Reiersgaard and Katie “Lynn” Mager, were charged with filing a false report after they claimed they were robbed of a slew of valuable items at knifepoint.
Reiersgaard and Lynn told cops they were pilfered at knifepoint of personal item including, a $12,000 engagement ring, a $3,000 suitcase purse, a $2,000 MacBook Air laptop, a $300 suitcase and a $150 iPad Mini, early Thursday in downtown Chicago.
Reiersgaard of Burnsville and Lynn of Apple Valley, both 27, originally told officers they took GPS directions to the lower level of 300 North Columbus Drive around 1:50 a.m., according to police. The couple said three people then approached them with a knife and took the pricey ring, along with other expensive items. Continue reading
WWE wrestler, Richard Swann, was arrested in Gainesville, Florida, late Saturday after he allegedly battered and falsely imprisoned a woman, police said.
Swann, 26, reportedly visited a Gainesville nightspot and departed with the club’s featured dancer. At some point during the ride, the female became agitated when Swann began critiquing her performance, according to the arrest report.
A witness told police Swann didn’t put the vehicle in park and it continued moving until it slammed into a telephone pole, according to the report. Swann allegedly grabbed the woman by her arm, put his arm around her neck and put her in a headlock before dragging her back to the vehicle, police said. Another witness told police the woman was banging on the window and screaming for help as Swann drove away, the report said. Continue reading
Amy Panzeca, a fifth grade teacher with 15 years under her belt with the Springboro school system has been arrested and charged with “permitting drug abuse,” “endangering children” and “contributing to the delinquency of a minor,” apparently all during school hours.
The Warren County Drug Task Force took, Panzeca, 48, into custody on Sesame Street about 6 p.m. Monday. The type of drugs involved, the location of the offences and other details on the arrest were not immediately made available by authorities.
A spokesman for Springboro schools confirmed Panzeca is one of the district’s teachers and is now on paid administrative leave. Continue reading
Sports Talk 790 “The Ticket” host Ethan Skolnick was arrested Wednesday in Boca Raton and charged with the of battery of a person 65 years of age or older. That person was not identified.
Skolnick was booked at the Palm Beach County Jail at 4:53 p.m. No other details regarding the incident were released by authorities.
Skolnick, 44, of Miramar, Fla., hosts a weekday show from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the popular south Florida sports talk radio show. Before radio, Skolnick appeared in TV commercials as a kid for the Juicy Juice beverage company, which was invented by his grandfather David Skolnick. Continue reading
Oakland University professor, Joseph Schiele, is accused of running a drug house, providing drugs such as marijuana and ketamine to students, and a felony firearm charge.
Schiele, who has been a professor at OU since 2004, has been placed on paid leave, after charges were brought against him. A “review” of the professor in 2015 on “RatemyProfessor,” noted: “Basically absent and tried to run the class completely remote control. Was very inconsistent with requirements. Syllabus stated one requirement but his examples of good work were 4X the requirement. Responses to the many questions due to his lack of direction were delayed if answered at all. Is a detriment to the Oakland MBA program.”
According to WDIV, tips had been accumulating since January 2016, including a 22-year-old female student who told the court she had visited “at least 30 times” for visits including alcohol, cocaine and ketamine. A 19-year-old student said Schiele provided him with alcohol, marijuana and ketamine. Continue reading
Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello, an Emmy-winning Food Network personality and cookbook author, was busted Wednesday while in Napa california for DUI possessing drugs while driving his Porsche.
Chiarello, 54, who also appeared on Bravo cooking show “Top Chef Masters,” was stopped at 3:27 a.m. while driving his Porsche Boxster on Silverado Trail, said Officer Marc Renspurger, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol in Napa.
The chef reportedly told the officer he was driving from Yountville, home to his eatery, Bottega Ristorante. Continue reading
District Attorney Jackie Lacey fled a meeting early after being confronted by Black Lives Matter supporters who overtook the gathering.
After an hour into the community event, Lacey appeared to have had enough, and walked out. When But Lacey did have the microphone, she was interrupted consistently.
Lisa Simpson says she wanted to confront Lacey at a town hall after her 18-year-old son was killed by Los Angeles Police Department officers in July. “She got the power to stop it, but she won’t, and I wanna know why because I’ll never get to see my son again,” Simpson said. Continue reading