Missing NC Man William Andy Banks Jr Range Rover Found Abandoned In VA

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — The vehicle of William “Andy” Banks Jr., the Raleigh, North Carolina man who went missing after meeting someone to sell his Range Rover Saturday, has been located abandoned across state lines in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on Monday.

Banks, 39, was last seen around 2 p.m. Saturday near Cameron Village in Raleigh, home to a chic shopping center of the same name. The vehicle was located in Danville.

According to Raleigh Police, Banks was supposed to meet someone in the K&W Cafeteria parking lot about selling his 2011 Silver Range Rover Sport, according to reports. Local reports said the restaurant is currently closed and cameras from nearby businesses point away from the parking lot.

The Danville police department is assisting Raleigh Police Department.

Anyone with possible information that might help locate Banks is asked to contact Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options.


Geo quick facts: Pittsylvania County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,506. Chatham is the county seat. Pittsylvania County is included in the Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Salem PD Asks For Public’s Help Locating Young Mother & Son Missing Since May 13

SALEM, OR. (THECOUNT) — Oregon mom Karissa Alyn Fretwell and her 3-year-old son Billy have not been seen or heard from since May 13. Friends describe the young mother as someone with a strong work ethic who would “never miss work.”

The family of Fretwell, 25, and son William reported them missing last week and now the Salem police are asking for the public to report any additional information on the two.

A friend who regularly babysat William said she last spoke to Fretwell on May 11 when the mother inquired about installing a security camera system at her place of residence. On May 17 the friend was supposed to watch William – but never heard back from Fretwell.

A neighbor reported to police two months ago, “We heard a man and woman arguing incredibly loud. The man was swearing a lot and there was a kid crying in the background, and the woman was yelling at him to get out of her apartment,” reports MyFox8.

Authorities aren’t releasing much information, including whether any of Fretwell’s personal belongings are missing, but a white Grand Am registered to her is still parked on the street in front of her apartment, and a green Mercury Mountaineer parked in front of it has a college financial aid application on its passenger seat that appears to have been signed by Fretwell.

Her friend says Fretwell works as an overnight security guard while studying education at Western Oregon University, and adds, “She has a strong work ethic. She’d never miss work.”

According to facebook Fretwell resides in McMinnville, Oregon, and attended Western Oregon University. She previously worked as a driver for Jimmy John’s and was a security guard and Cascade Steel Rolling Mills.

Anyone with possible information should contact Salem police on their non-emergency line at (503) 588-6123.

Geo quick facts: Salem is the capital city of Oregon. Set amid a park with gardens, the domed Oregon State Capitol contains a collection of art by Oregon artists. The Hallie Ford Museum of Art includes works by Pacific Northwest and Native American artists. The Willamette Heritage Center includes a Victorian wool mill, plus 19th-century homes with period furnishings. The Bush House Museum is an Italianate mansion built in 1878 – wikipedia.

Topeka Zoo Sumatran Tiger ‘Sanjiv’ Not To Be Euthanized Following Saturday Attack Of Trainer

TOPEKA, KS. (THECOUNT) – The Topeka Zoo will not euthanize Sanjiv, a Sumatran tiger, after an attack that left a female trainer with unknown critical injuries Saturday morning. The identity of the zookeeper was not provided by zoo officials.

Sanjiv reportedly attacked a female trainer while she was inside his enclosure. The zoo temporarily shuttered after the attack, but reopened later in the morning.

City of Topeka spokeswoman Molly Hadfield said they are still evaluating the situation, but as of now there are no plans to euthanize the critically endangered tiger, reports KSNT.

Following the attack, the trainer was listed in critical condition, but conscious and breathing, as first responders transported her to an area hospital.

An update on current condition of the trainer was not provided by officials.

Sanjiv is currently kept separate from a mother tiger and cubs he sired that were successfully bred in captivity at the zoo last year.


Geo quick facts: Topeka is the capital city of Kansas. The domed, neoclassical State Capitol has murals and statues. Photos and exhibits at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site commemorate the 1954 Supreme Court decision to end racial segregation in schools. The Kansas Museum of History features an 1880s locomotive. Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site has a mansion, 1890s schoolhouse and botanical garden – wikipedia.

AZ Woman Carly Mindy Cardenas Goes Missing While Traveling To Tucson To Meet Estranged Husband

PICACHO PEAK, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Carly Mindy Cardenas, of Phoenix, Arizona, has been identified as the Arizona woman gone missing while traveling to meet her estranged husband in the Picacho Peak area of Arizona Friday morning.

Officials are looking for a Cardenas who was reported missing after she was supposed to meet her estranged husband in Tucson but she didn’t show up. He reported her missing on Friday morning.

According to Eloy Police Department, Cardenas contacted her husband via cellphone and told him she got off Interstate 10 and had driven into the desert area. She said she was near Picacho Peak and a “big black fence.”

Officials searched truck stops and the area but were unable to locate the missing woman.

She was driving a tan-colored 2016 Ford F-150 with Arizona license plate “BWL0509.”

Cardenas reportedly has ties to Sells, Arizona, as well, reports ABC15.

Police did not provide any further information on her or her disappearance.

According to Facebook, Cardenas is the mother to three children and is an EMT Sells Indian hospital. She attended Tohono O’odham Community College, Pima Community College and Apollo High School/

Anyone with information is asked to contact Eloy PD at 520-464-3465, or by email at aedmonds@eloyaz.gov.

Geo quick facts: Picacho is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. The population was 471 at the 2010 census. Picacho is located near Interstate 10 4.5 miles southeast of Eloy and 7 miles northwest of Picacho Peak State Park – Wikipedia.

OH Officer Shot At Least 3 Times In Marshall County Hunters Run Suspect Barricaded Inside Home

MARSHALL COUNTY, MS. (THECOUNT) — A Marshall County, Ohio deputy has been shot at least three times while conducting a drug investigation, authorities confirmed Friday night. The officer’s current condition has not yet been provided.

First responders arrived to the scene located at Hunters Run off Cayce Road in Marshall County, MS around 7 p.m. Friday after receiving a reports of shots fired.

According to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson, a deputy was conducting a narcotic investigation when he was confronted by a suspect. That suspect then led the deputy on a high-speed chase that ended at a home on Hunters Run.

That’s where the suspect got out of the car and allegedly shot the deputy multiple times, Dickerson said.

The suspect then barricaded himself inside that dwelling, where other deputies are currently trying to get get him to surrender.

The deputy who got shot was taken by helicopter to Regional One in Memphis. His condition is unclear, according to WREG.


Geo quick facts: Marshall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,144. Its county seat is Holly Springs. The county is named for Chief Justice of the United States John Marshall. Marshall County is part of the Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

WI Officials Say “Loud Booms” In Madison Thursday Likely Caused By “Ice Quakes”

MADISON, WI. (THECOUNT) — Residents of Madison, Wisconsin reported hearing a series of loud booms Thursday.

The “sudden explosive sounds,” that were enough to make some Madison residents jump out of bed, are called Ice quakes, aka, frost quakes, occurring when water in the ground freezes and expands, according to officials.

The expansion of ice can create very loud, frequent pops and crackles, say officials. But there’s no need to be alarmed; the booms, although noisy, are basically harmless.

Did you hear a loud ‘boom’ today?! We’re actually getting several reports around the area… and there’s nothing to fear! Those pops and booms are called ice quakes; they’re caused by the water in the ground freezing & expanding, source Channel3000

Reports of ice quakes are very common in the northern Midwest after large drops in temperature.

Geo facts: Madison, the capital city of Wisconsin, lies west of Milwaukee. It’s known for the domed Wisconsin State Capitol, which sits on an isthmus between lakes Mendota and Monona. The Wisconsin Historical Museum documents the state’s immigrant and farming history. The city’s paved Capital City State Trail runs past Monona Terrace, a lakefront convention center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright – wikipedia.

OH Man Dion Rutledge ID’d As Victim In Early Monday Fatal Single-Vehicle Dayton Crash

DAYTON, OH. (THECOUNT) — Dion Rutledge has been identified as the victim in a single-vehicle crash early Monday Morning in Dayton, Ohio.

Rutledge, 30, was killed in a crash occurring on James H. McGee Boulevard early Monday morning. A passenger was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to whio.

Rutledge was operating a vehicle, when for unknown reasons, it crashed around 1 a.m. Monday near the Family Dollar, located at 440 N James H McGee Blvd, in Dayton, according to reports.

Both Rutledge and passenger were removed from the mangled car and taken to a local hospital,Dayton police Sgt. Chad Knedler said.

Rutledge was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the violent crash, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office,

The passenger was not identified.

Police did not release any potential factors in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing into the case of the fatal wreck.

Anyone with possible information on the crash should contact police at 911.

Dayton is a city in western Ohio. It’s home to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, with a vast collection of aircraft from early 1900s planes to a space shuttle exhibit. Carillon Historical Park contains a Wright Brothers plane, 19th-century buildings and antique trains. The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery has kids’ science exhibits and a small zoo. International fine art is on view at the Dayton Art Institute, according to wikipedia.

TX Man ID’d As Victim In Saturday Night Fatal Alice Motorcycle Crash

SAN DIEGO, TX. (THECOUNT) — Leandro Chapa, of San Diego, TX, has been identified as the victim killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Saturday night.

Chapa, 31, was traveling on a newer model Harley Davidson motorcycle west on Commerce Road, in Alice, TX, when he misjudged a curve and exited the roadway. The bike came to a rest in the grassy area on the south side of the road, according to authorities.

A passerby observed the accident scene and called 911.

Chapa was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the wreck.

It is unknown if alcohol or speed were factors in the fatal crash. Police have ordered a toxicology test.

Family has been notified. Continue reading

MA Man Leland Clarke ID’d In Saturday Fatal Attleboro Route 95 Crash

ATTLEBORO, MA. (THECOUNT) — Leland Clarke, of Randolph, MA, has been identified as the victim in a Route 95 crash in Attleboro early Saturday.

According to State Police, Clarke, 26, was operating a 2010 Toyota Scion on Route 95 when, for an unknown reason, exited the roadway and rolled over in the median at 3:30 a.m.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, Troop H detectives, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Continue reading

AR Mother ID’d In Fatal Camden Crash Where “Miracle” Toddlers Found “Days Later” Wandering Highway

OUACHITA COUNTY, AR. (THECOUNT) — Lisa Holliman, of Camden, Arkansas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal State Highway 24 crash that occurred on Friday or Saturday.

Holliman, 25, was traveling with her two toddlers on State Highway 24, Camden, AR, when the crash happened. The wreck did not immediately come to the attention of authorities, until, one of the toddlers involved in the crash was found wandering on the roadway.

Another child was later located inside the crashed vehicle.

“Today is anything but short of a miracle. The three-year-old and one-year-old being able to survive in the elements you know southern Arkansas with how hot it is — the humidity — we’ve had precipitation since then and like I said it’s nothing short of a miracle — God’s blessing that these children were able to survive this accident,” said Detective Nathan Greeley of the Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading