February 16, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

PARKLAND, [FL]--Local law enforcement sources have not found a connection between accused Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz and a Tallahassee-based paramilitary group. Leon County law enforcement sources told the Tallahassee Democrat that they could not find information linking Cruz, 19, to the Republic of Florida Militia, as claimed by the group’s self-proclaimed leader Jordan Jereb. His comments to the Anti-Defamation League and The Associated Press set off a media firestorm Thursday at about midday that Cruz was connected to the alt-right, white nationalist group.  Hours after news outlets around the nation reported Cruz's alleged ties, Leon County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. G  

February 15, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

PARKLAND, [FL]--The Republic of Florida Militia, whose leader claims the accused Parkland school gunman was associated with, is a "white civil rights organization fighting for white identitarian politics, and the ultimate creation of a white ethnostate so we can be free from anti-white policies and have policies that reflect our values as white westerners," the ROF's website states. According to the site, there are 10 codes that members of the group must obey. Law enforcement officials have not confirmed that Cruz was linked to the group in any way. ROF has members in north and south Florida and "borrows paramilitary concepts from the anti-government extremist militia movement." View More&  

February 15, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

PARKLAND, [FL]--The man charged with opening fire on students at a South Florida high school has confessed to the shooting, according to a police report released Thursday. According to the report, Nikolas Cruz told interrogating officers that he "began shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on school grounds" on Wednesday afternoon. The report adds that Cruz told officers he "brought additional loaded magazines to the school campus and kept them hidden in a backpack until he got on campus to begin his assault." Cruz told investigators that as students began to flee, he decided to discard his AR-15 rifle and a vest he was wearing so he could blend in with the crowd. Police recove  

February 13, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

ROCHESTER, [MN]--A Rochester mayoral candidate who is Muslim is receiving attention after a death threat was posted on one of her social media accounts. Regina Mustafa, who announced her candidacy on Feb. 5, said on Monday morning she received a notification about a comment on one of her Google Plus posts from June 2017. The comment, made by an account called "Militia Movement," said "EXECUTE all muslims in America." Mustafa called the threat "alarming" and said she reported it to the Rochester Police Department on Monday; though she acknowledged tracking down the person behind the account could be difficult. It's by far the most threatening message she's received since announcing her may  

February 11, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

BUFFALO, [NY]--Police and prosecutors are looking into whether Tuesday's fatal shooting of a transgender woman in Buffalo was a hate crime. A spokeswoman for the Erie County District Attorney's Office said the office is "extremely concerned about a spike in homicides of transgender people across the country and will be, as part of this investigation, looking into whether or not this is a potential hate crime." Tonya Harvey, 35, was fatally shot late Tuesday afternoon on Shepard Street. Harvey, a transgender woman, is Buffalo's first confirmed homicide victim of the year. View More>>  

February 7, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

ASTORIA, [NY]--A 27-year-old Brooklyn man has been arrested for allegedly cutting fiber optic wires in Astoria last year and knocking out TV, web and phone service to 38,000 customers. Andre Segree of Fillmore Avenue was arrested Jan. 30 and charged with second-degree criminal mischief, according to court records and the complaint, which was provided by the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Two alleged accomplices remain unknown. Charter Communications, which owns Spectrum, declined to provide a statement to the Chronicle, but said that Segree is a technician who belongs to International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3. The union has been engaged in a bitter strike   

February 7, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

JACKSON HOLE, [WY]--On a windy and unseasonably warm winter day in Yellowstone National Park in Montana, spokeswoman Morgan Warthin stands in the middle of a massive, empty valley. She is searching for any of the 52 bison that were set free from two holding pens in mid-January. Authorities say the bison escaped after somebody used bolt cutters to open up a fence. They soon scattered across an area larger than Delaware, and officials have launched a criminal investigation to find out what happened. Finding these animals won't be easy, according to Wallen, because there are thousands of bison in Yellowstone. The only thing that sets the escaped animals apart is a tiny ear tag, which can be har  

February 2, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

NASHVILLE, [TN]--A volunteer Tennessee State Guard sergeant is reportedly being counseled after joking on Facebook about running over Antifa members. Casey Gillespie allegedly posted the remarks during a conversation with another individual about the anti-government group’s Jan. 3 gathering in downtown Nashville, the Tennessean reported, citing screenshots posted by Nashville Antifa. The anti-fascist organization was reportedly distributing food and clothing at the event. “Antifa in downtown Nashville on Capital Blvd.,” Gillespie wrote. “Theres not many of them. Stay Safe!” The Tennessee Department of Military confirmed that Gillespie was still a volunteer sergeant, but he has be  

February 2, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

UNITED STATES, [US]--Police are investigating the murder of three Indian-descent Americans in two separate incidents reported from Virginia and Florida states over the last seven days. An Indian-descent woman and her adult son were found shot dead in their home in Aldie, a city in the state of Virginia, after the mother failed to report for work this week. They were identified as Mala Manwani, 65, and her son Rishi Manwani, 32. The bodies were found by the police on Wednesday after the woman’s colleagues complained she had not come to work all of the week. Police have said they are investigating it as a case of double homicide. The Loudon County police said in a statement it was notified b  

January 4, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

PINE, [AZ]--Federal authorities are seeking the public's help with information about a stash of military explosives that were unearthed by a construction crew working in a northern Arizona community late last year. The explosives were discovered Oct. 27 by a construction crew clearing a path in Pine, which is located about 15 miles north of Payson on State Route 87, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The items include 80 M112 blocks of military C4 explosive, nine M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel mines with firing devices and one roll of military detonating cord, the ATF said in a press release. Officials believe the items were stolen and buried there for 20 ye