Large man exposes self to woman, criminal tries to hide TV in his pants and more in this week’s edition.
485-pound man charged with exposing himself
MIDDLEBORO, Mass. - Police say it took two sets of handcuffs and an unusual amount of effort to haul away a huge man accused of following home a woman from a Middleboro bar, walking into her apartment building and exposing himself in an effort to have sex with her.
Middleboro police say Johnny Moss, 33, of Taunton, had bags of cocaine at his feet and nearly $1,500 in cash just after 2 a.m. Tuesday, when they arrested him on assault, open and gross lewdness and other charges.
The woman told police she had turned away Moss’ advances at the bar and he followed her to an apartment building. He walked into the entryway, she said, grabbed her by the shirt, flashed his genitals and requested sex.
Moss was so large that arresting officer Nathan J. Ferbert had to string together two sets of handcuffs to restrain him and had difficulty squeezing the man’s corpulent 5-foot-8-inch frame into a police cruiser.
Police said Moss told them during booking that he weighs 485 pounds.
Moss also faces charges of intent to distribute cocaine, nighttime breaking and entering and accosting and annoying a person of the opposite sex, police said.
Ohio man accused of trying to hide a TV in his pants
CANTON, Ohio - Police arrested a 27-year-old after they said he was caught hiding a TV in his pants at Wal-Mart.
Gary M. Simpson put the 22-inch LCD TV under his shirt and in his pants, trying to conceal it, when an officer stopped him at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, an arrest report said.
The officer happened to be in the store for an unrelated incident.
Simpson faces misdemeanor counts of theft, obstruction and resisting arrest. He pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday.
Deer-tracking techniques help catch robber
WELLSVILLE, N.Y. - Thanks to two officers who hunt deer, a quick arrest was made after a break-in at Y-Buy-New store. Police fond blood at the scene and followed the trail right to the door of the accused thief.
Police charged Bradley M. Crandall, 42, of Wellsville with third-degree burglary and petit larceny.
Wellsville Village Police Chief Steven Mattison said someone driving by the store Tuesday noticed the window smashed in at 8:38 a.m., and they followed the blood trail.
“They said there was blood and quite a bit of it. He was surprised when we knocked on his door — he wanted to know how we caught him,”?Mattison said.
“High-tech equipment,” he joked.
Crandall cut his hand and arm and was treated and released from the hospital before being arraigned.
Police said he stole used Xbox games and country music CDs.
Caught in sex act, teen allegedly shoves 71-year-old
BERWYN, Ill. - Esau Perez, 18, was charged with battery after he pushed a 71-year-old woman at 5:25 p.m. July 14, according to police reports.
The 71-year-old walked in on Perez and a woman engaged in a sexual act in the basement of the building where Perez and the woman live, according to reports.
After the female exited the basement through a window, Perez and the 71-year-old woman got into an argument and Perez pushed her.
When police arrived on the scene, other household members became involved in the argument, causing police to have to restore peace.
14-year-old charged with joy riding
NATICK, Mass. - A 14-year-old boy on a joy ride in a friend's father's car led police on a short chase Wednesday morning, police said.
The boy, who was not identified due to his age, was pulled over at 1:17 a.m., Police Chief Nick Mabardy said.
A patrolling officer saw a Honda Civic headed west going 78 mph in a 50-mph zone, the chief said.
The officer tried to stop the car, but it continued onto a side street.
Once there, the driver turned the lights off, apparently to try to hide from police, but the officer saw the car and pulled up behind it, Mabardy said.
"Once (the officer) went to the car's window, he saw what he was dealing with," the chief said.
He saw the 14-year-old boy, along with his 13-year-old passenger, sitting in the car. The car belonged to the younger boy's father.
Police charged the 14-year-old boy with using a vehicle without authority.
GateHouse News Service