Property crimes and public peace crimes - Part 2

Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony – Dismissed

Undercover police officers observed our client and his codefendant removing items from a parked car. When our client realized he was being watched by the police, he started to run away. The officers caught up to him and ordered him to stop. Our client’s codefendant had items from the parked car in her possession. Our client and the codefendant admitted they did not own the car. Our client was charged with breaking and entering and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client discovered that his girlfriend had been cheating on him. In a fit of rage, our client tore up his apartment and ripped the bedroom door off its hinges. When the police arrived, the girlfriend was hysterical. Our client admitted he caused the damage. In addition to malicious destruction of property over $250, our client was charged with assault. Both counts were dismissed prior to trial.

Larceny of a Motor Vehicle – Dismissed

Undercover narcotic detectives arranged to purchase a large amount of cocaine from a drug dealer. The detectives arrived at the meeting spot and the dealer arrived in a stolen car. Our client was allegedly the passenger in the car. Upon seeing the police presence, the driver of the car fled the area, nearly running over a police officer. Our client was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and conspiracy to violate the drug laws (under a joint venture theory). Both counts were dismissed prior to trial.

Impersonating a Police Officer – Dismissed

Our client became involved in an argument with a group of teenagers outside of a busy city train station.  The argument was observed by an independent witness who told the police that our client claimed to be a police officer during the argument.  When the police arrived, they searched our client and found him to be in possession of numerous pills for which he did not have a prescription.  In addition to impersonating a police officer, our client was charged with possession of a class C substance and disturbing the peace.  All charges were dismissed prior to trial. 

Vandalizing Property

Our client attended a party at a hotel along with some friends and some strangers.  He got into a dispute with a man he did not know and the man smashed a mirror and a television during the argument.  The man said he would tell the police our client had caused the damage.  The police received the information from the man and charged our client with vandalism.  The case was dismissed prior to trial. 

Causing Malicious Damage to a Motor Vehicle

Our client's girlfriend used to date another woman in the neighborhood.  The girlfriend decided to smash up the former girlfriends car, and several witnesses saw her do it.  Our client was simply standing by watching, but she was charged with participating in the damage.  Our client was charged with maliciously damaging a motor vehicle, but the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Larceny Under $250 – Dismissed

Our client was working out at his gym when he spotted a Kindle that had been left at the machine next to him.  After looking around, he picked up the Kindle, hid it under his jacket, and left the gym.  The crime was captured on surveillance video.  He was charged with larceny under $250 and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client was estranged from her mother. Following an argument, our client’s mother forbade her from entering the house. According to the mother, our client kicked in a glass door. The police officers heard the glass break and witnessed the shattered glass on the ground. In addition to malicious destruction of property, our client was charged with assault. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Resisting Arrest - Dismissed

Our client was at a large, loud party that was being broken up by the police.  Our client's cousin became involved in an argument with the officers and was arrested.  According to the police, our client then began screaming and jumped on the back of one of the officers.  As the officers tried to arrest our client, she refused to put her hands behind her back to be handcuffed.  In addition to resisting arrest, our client was charged with disturbing the peace.  Both charges were dismissed prior to trial. 

Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle – Dismissed

Our client and her husband were observed leaving a local KMart. In the parking lot, several witnesses saw our client’s husband break the window of a truck with a tire iron and steal an iPhone. Our client allegedly tried to block the witnesses from seeing what her husband was doing. Our client and her husband then drove away in a vehicle that had earlier been reported stolen. In addition to receiving a stolen motor vehicle, they were charged with breaking and entering a vehicle with intent to commit a felony, larceny over $250, and vandalizing property. All charges against our client were dismissed prior to trial.

Sexual Conduct for a Fee – Dismissed

A local police department was engaged in a prostitution sting when they witnessed our client standing on the side of the road, flagging down male drivers. An undercover officer stopped next to her and she offered to perform oral sex on him for $40. Our client was arrested and charged with offering sex for money. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Larceny Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client walked into a local store and filled a bag with hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise. He then walked past the registers and exited the store. A store manager followed him outside and wrote down his license plate. The police traced the plate to our client, who was arrested. Surveillance video captured the theft and clearly identified our client. Our client was charged with larceny over $250 and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Forgery – Dismissed

A woman reported that her checkbook had been stolen and one of her stolen checks has been cashed at a local bank. The police obtained the bank’s surveillance video and the victim identified our client as the individual who cashed the check. Our client had previously dated the victim’s daughter. In addition to forgery, our client was charged with uttering. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Larceny Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client and his codefendant were accused of breaking into a lumber yard and stealing construction materials. The police conducted an investigation and retrieved surveillance video that captured our client committing the crime. When the police called our client, he admitted his guilt and said he would return the materials. When he failed to do so, the police charged him with larceny over $250 and breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony – Dismissed

A woman was inside her home when her doorbell rang. She looked out her window and saw our client and a man standing outside. Because she did not know them, the woman did not open her door. A second man then opened her kitchen window and began to crawl inside. The homeowner screamed and scared him away. Our client and the two men were charged, under a joint venture theory, with breaking into the woman’s home. The judge allowed our motion to dismiss the case prior to trial.

Possession of Burglarious Tools – Dismissed

Our client is known by a local police department as someone who regularly breaks into houses.  A police officer saw him walking through a neighborhood far from his house.  The officer watched as our client began looking inside houses and knocking on doors.  The officer circled the block and when he returned he saw our client sitting on the front steps of a house that had fresh damage to one of its windows.  The officer searched our client's bag and found a knife and wire cutters.  The homeowner told the police that he had never met our client and the damage to the window had happened after he left for work that morning.  Our client was charged with possessing burglarious tools and attempting to commit a breaking and entering.  Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Larceny Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client was charged with stealing a dog from a pet store. The pet store clerk saw our client playing with the dog in the store and a witness saw her leave the store carrying the dog. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client was involved in an argument with her ex-boyfriend. At the end of the argument, the ex-boyfriend saw our client use her keys to scratch his car. The ex-boyfriend called the police, who witnessed the damage. Our client was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250 and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Resisting Arrest – Dismissed

The police responded to our client’s residence to break up a loud party. When our client saw the police officers, he began screaming and swearing at them. As the officers attempted to gain control of the situation, our client shoved one of the officers and told him to leave. The police then attempted to place our client under arrest and our client allegedly struggled to avoid being placed in handcuffs. In addition to resisting arrest, our client was charged with assault and battery on a police officer and disorderly conduct. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Larceny of a Drug – Dismissed

A local pharmacist reported to the police that her customer’s Oxycontin prescription had been stolen. The police spoke to the clerk who was working at the pharmacy’s desk at the time of the incident. The clerk told the police that our client had driven through the pharmacy’s drive-through window and had misrepresented himself to obtain the stolen prescription. The clerk was able to positively identify our client. He was charged with larceny of a drug, and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client accepted a ride home from an acquaintance. At the end of the ride, our client and the driver of the car became involved in an argument. According to the driver, our client got out of the car and started kicking the door and attempting to yank the door off its hinges. The responding police officer observed damage to the car that was consistent with the driver’s story. Our client was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250 and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Vandalizing Property – Dismissed

Our client was involved in an ongoing dispute with her neighbor. The neighbor witnessed our client approach his gas grill and pull the gas line from the tank, making the grill impossible to operate. The neighbor confronted our client, who then fled the scene. A police officer witnessed the damage and our client was charged with vandalizing property. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Larceny by Check Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client was charged with passing two checks at a supermarket when he had insufficient funds to cover the value of the checks. He was charged with two counts of larceny by check. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony – Dismissed

Our client’s estranged ex-girlfriend called the police and reported that our client had broken into her apartment through a fire escape window. The ex-girlfriend told the police that when she arrived home to find our client in her apartment, he pushed her and grabbed her by the throat. In addition to breaking and entering, our client was charged with assault and battery. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Carrying a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

The police observed our client at a T station and knew he had an outstanding warrant. The officers approached him and noticed he had a bag sitting next to him. Our client told the officers that he had a large hunting knife in the bag. The police recovered the knife, which was double-edged, and arrested our client for carrying a dangerous weapon. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Uttering – Dismissed

Our client was charged with stealing two checks from a stranger. The checks were made out to our client and cashed in a bank. Our client was charged with forgery, uttering, and larceny over $250. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client’s girlfriend went to our client’s house to discuss the care of their son. The girlfriend told the police that during the discussion our client became angry and threw a bottle at her. He then followed the girlfriend to her car, threatened to harm her, and broke her car mirror. In addition to malicious destruction of property, our client was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and threat to commit a crime. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Larceny Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client’s girlfriend called the police and said that she had been arguing with our client. According to the girlfriend, our client grabbed her by the arm and struck her in the face during the argument. Our client also took the girlfriend’s cell phone before fleeing the scene. Police officers observed injuries to the girlfriend that were consistent with her story. Our client was charged with assault and battery and larceny over $250. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Forgery – Dismissed

Our client was accused of stealing blank checks from her boyfriend’s mother. She then made the checks payable to herself and deposited them into a bank account she had opened under a false name. Following a police investigation, our client made a full confession. In addition to forgery, our client was charged with uttering and larceny by check. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Wanton Destruction of Property Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client was arguing with his girlfriend in her kitchen. The girlfriend told the police that during the argument, our client smashed a bowl on the floor, sending shards of glass all over the room. The police officers observed the broken bowl. In addition to wanton destruction of property, our client was charged with assault. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony – Dismissed

A homeowner discovered our client in his home taking jewelry, clothes, and a wallet. The homeowner and our client struggled outside of the home. The police were called and arrested our client. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Receiving Stolen Property Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client, who was addicted to heroin, sold three guitars to a pawn shop. The original owner of the guitars called the police and reported that our client had knowingly sold her stolen guitars. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Larceny Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client was in a department store when the loss prevention officer suspected she was stealing clothes. Surveillance video from the dressing room captured our client stuffing clothes into her purse and then leaving the store without paying for the clothes. The loss prevention officer attempted to detain our client in the store, but our client ran to a waiting car and fled the parking lot. Our client was charged with larceny over $250 and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client’s girlfriend called the police and reported that our client was trying to break into her home. When the police arrived, the girlfriend told them that out client was drunk and had tried to get inside of her apartment. When the girlfriend would not allow him inside, our client broke the front door and smashed her bedroom window. The police found our client fleeing the scene and our client admitted he broke the door and window. In addition to malicious destruction over $250, our client was charged with attempted breaking and entering. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Receiving Stolen Property Over $250 – Dismissed

The police were investigating a series of break-ins in a local city. Their investigation led them to our client’s apartment. Our client’s girlfriend invited police officers to search the apartment and the police found numerous pieces of expensive electronic equipment that had been stolen. Our client told the police that his friend had given him the equipment to sell at a pawn shop and our client admitted that he knew the equipment was stolen. Our client was charged with receiving stolen property over $250. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony – Dismissed

Our client’s girlfriend called the police to report that our client had kicked her door down and broken into her apartment. The police responded to the girlfriend’s apartment and observed her front door to be destroyed. The girlfriend said our client had shoved her to the ground after breaking into the apartment. The police found our client in the basement. In addition to breaking and entering, our client was charged with assault and battery. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client was involved in a dispute with his ex-girlfriend. According to the ex-girlfriend, our client aggressively screamed at her during an argument and smashed two windows in her house. The police responded to the incident and following an investigation arrested our client for malicious destruction of property over $250 and assault. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Larceny Over $250 – Dismissed

A police investigation revealed that our client’s boyfriend was stealing jewelry from members of his family and pawning the jewelry for cash. A police officer interrogated our client and she admitted that she was involved in the thefts. In addition to larceny over $250, our client was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Resisting Arrest – Dismissed

Our client was involved in a verbal dispute with a police officer. At some point during the argument, our client reportedly swore at the officer and was placed under arrest. The officer reported that as he attempted to handcuff our client, our client threw several punches at him and attempted to kick him. In addition to resisting arrest, our client was charged with disorderly conduct. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony – Dismissed

A security guard at a train station reported to the police that after his rounds, he returned to his security booth and found our client inside. He saw our client put something in his bag and then noticed his cell phone and charger were missing. Police arrived at the scene and found the guard’s phone and charger in our client’s bag. In addition to breaking and entering, our client was charged with larceny over $250. Both counts were dismissed prior to trial.

Larceny Under $250 – Dismissed

The police spoke to a man who said our client had beaten him up on the street and stolen his shoes. An independent witness told the police he saw our client punch the alleged victim several times. The police located our client nearby. Our client was out of breath and not wearing a shirt. He denied he had beaten up the alleged victim. In addition to larceny, our client was charged with assault and battery. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Resisting Arrest – Dismissed

Our client was at his girlfriend’s house when his girlfriend’s father asked him to leave. He refused to leave and the police arrived. When escorting our client out of the home, the police claimed that our client thrashed his arms around and attempted to flee. In addition to resisting arrest our client was charged with trespass. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony – Dismissed

Our client’s estranged wife reported to the police that our client broke into her home and grabbed her by the arms during an argument. The wife had an active restraining order. In addition to breaking and entering, our client was charged with violation of the restraining order and assault and battery. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Disorderly Conduct – Dismissed

Our client attempted to move his car in the middle of the night, but a nearby police officer told him not to drive because he was intoxicated. Our client began screaming and swearing at the police officer, causing passersby to stop and watch. After asking our client several times to leave the area, the police officer arrested him. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony – Dismissed

Our client was tentatively identified by a neighbor as breaking into a home. Police observed damage to the front door of the house. The police traveled to our client’s home to interrogate him. Our client admitted that he had broken into the house. We filed a motion to suppress our client’s statement, which was allowed by the judge. Given the uncertainty of the eyewitness identification, the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Resisting Arrest – Dismissed

Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance involving our client and his girlfriend. According to the police, as they were placing his girlfriend into custody, our client became belligerent and began swearing at them. He was arrested and attempted to pull away from the officers as they handcuffed him. In addition to resisting arrest, our client was charged with disorderly conduct. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client’s niece reported to the police that our client had been at her home, arguing about money. The niece said our client left the property, but on his way out he threw a small tree through the back windshield of her car. Police officers observed the shattered windshield and the tree in the backseat of the car. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery on a Police Officer – Dismissed

The police were called to assist a bar owner in clearing out a crowd at the end of the night. While ordering the crowd to disperse, a police officer reported that our client refused to leave. When the officer attempted to escort her from the bar, our client allegedly punched the officer in the face and chest. She was arrested and in addition to assault and battery on a police officer, she was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Wanton Destruction of Property Under $250 – Dismissed

Our client was involved in a dispute with his girlfriend. The girlfriend told the police that during the argument, our client struck her. As she tried to flee in her car, our client kicked out the car lights. In addition to wanton destruction of property, our client was charged with assault and battery. Both counts were dismissed prior to trial.

Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony – Dismissed

The police responded to the report of two men breaking into an abandoned school. Upon arrival, the police witnessed our client and another man exiting the school. Our client was arrested and charged with breaking and entering a building with the intent to commit a felony. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client was involved in an ongoing dispute with another woman. Our client was spotted near the other woman’s gas tank. It was later discovered that the gas tank had been filled with sugar. Our client was charged with malicious destruction of property. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Identity Fraud – Dismissed

Our client bought a car with a stolen check worth thousands of dollars. When he passed the check, our client allegedly provided a falsified license identifying him as the owner of the check. The car dealer subsequently identified our client as the individual who passed the stolen check. In addition to identity fraud, our client was charged with larceny by check over $250 and uttering. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Larceny Over $250 by False Pretenses – Dismissed

Our client’s ex-girlfriend reported to the police that our client had stolen her identity and opened several credit accounts under her name. Following an investigation, the police charged our client with larceny over $250 by false pretenses. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony – Dismissed

A man looked outside from his apartment and saw our client rummaging through his car. By the time the man went outside to confront our client, she had broken into his sister’s car, which was also parked on the street. Our client apologized, begged the man not to call the police, and fled. The man gave the police a description of our client, who was located in the area. The man positively identified our client as having broken into his car and his sister’s car. Our client was charged with two counts of breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony and both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 – Dismissed

The police responded to our client’s home to investigate a domestic disturbance. Upon arriving, the police encountered our client who said he had just destroyed the entire house. Police entered the home and found a smashed coffee table, a broken computer and a destroyed entertainment center. The client’s girlfriend was sitting on the floor, naked and hysterical. She said our client had destroyed the house after she refused to have sex with him. In addition to malicious destruction of property, our client was charged with assault and threat to commit a crime. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Resisting Arrest – Dismissed

Police officers responded to a large house party. They reported that as they were taking a man into custody, our client lunged at them. They attempted to arrest our client and he struck two of the arresting officers. In addition to resisting arrest, our client was charged with disorderly conduct. Both charges were dismissed p

Property crimes and public peace crimes - Part 1

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