Murder charges for man held in home invasion

Jermalle Brown

Charges have been upgraded to murder for a 19-year-old accused of home invasion in a July 25 incident on the South Side that left one of his fellow attackers dead, police said.

Jermalle Brown, 19, of the 7100 block of South East End Avenue was charged with murder in the accidental shooting death of Douglas Bufford, 16, police said.

Brown was already in custody because he’d been charged only with committing a home invasion, police said. He had appeared in bond court July 28 and was being held in lieu of $250,000, according to jail records.

Brown did not appear Saturday in court.

Police said that about 9:45 p.m. July 25, four or five males forced their way into a home on the 1400 block of East 73rd Street in the Grand Crossing neighborhood and announced a robbery.

One of a group accidentally shot a fellow attacker, identified as Bufford, in the back of the head with a shotgun, police said. The homeowner wasn’t injured, according to authorities.

In addition to Brown, a 16-year-old was also charged but his name was not available. It was not clear who the shooter was.

An autopsy July 30 determined Bufford died of a shotgun wound to the head, according to the Cook County medical examiner‘s office. Bufford was pronounced dead July 29 at 1:55 p.m. atJohn H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, the medical examiner’s office said.


Illegal immigrant in Brownwood charged with fondling girl

An illegal immigrant living in Brownwood is in custody in the Brown County Jail for allegedly fondling a girl younger than 14, according to Brownwood police.

Felipe Lopez, 26, was charged early Tuesday with one count each of indecency with child by sexual contact, burglary of habitation with intent to commit a sexual offense, and evading arrest.

Bonds totaling $110,000 were set, but Lopez won’t be released because he is an illegal immigrant.

The alleged indecency incident happened Monday, police reported.

According to police, the girl’s mother confronted Lopez Tuesday at his residence. Lt. Tracy Delgado said police were called to a disturbance there because an argument ensued.

When officers arrived, Lopez ducked out the back door and evaded police for three hours before being caught several blocks away, Delgado said.

Suspected illegal immigrants stopped in mid west

Police say they pulled over two speeding vehicles on Brand Highway, near Mingenew, about 7.30pm (WST).

Police say none of the occupants were able to provide proper identification and were detained under the Immigration Act.

Three Malaysian men, a Vietnamese woman and her five-month-old child were taken to Geraldton Police Station.

Sergeant Grant Rosman says police will be handing over the investigation to immigration authorities.

Immigration Department have now taken over that investigation and looking at their validity to be in Australia,” he said.

Police allege the Vietnamese woman had been illegally working at a plantation in Carnarvon.

Gun Shots Fired on Second Street Saturday Night

11:45 a.m. Framingham Police Lt. Ron Brandolini said no arrests have been made in Saturday night’s shooting.


Framingham Police responded to a report of gun shots at 113 Second St at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, according to the Framingham Police log.

Initial scanner reports had the gun shots coming from two houses on Second Street.

The Scanner also reported that two dark-skinned males wearing hoods ran towards the Carlson Road area.

Framingham Policce were using the K-9 unit last night.

An alleged illegal immigrant charged with allegedly molesting girl, 8

CHAMBERSBURG – An alleged illegal immigrant is in jail, accused of molesting an 8-year-old girl multiple times over the course of a year.

Rogelio Dionicio-Reyes, 21, of 250 S. Third St., Chambersburg, allegedly touched the child sexually as recently as May 19, according to charging documents filed by Chambersburg Police with Magisterial District Judge Glenn Manns.


Dionicio-Reyes was arrested Monday and arraigned on the charges Tuesday morning, according to online court records. He was placed in Franklin County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court.


A jail representative said Dionicio-Reyes was being held there on a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer. Charging documents state that his native country is Mexico.


A woman called police Monday to report that Dionicio-Reyes had sexually assaulted her daughter, according to the affidavit. The girl told police that he touched her inappropriately on several occasions. Her 11-year-old brother also reported that he witnessed one of the incidents.


In that case, Dionicio-Reyes allegedly went into a room where the two children were and told the boy to leave and wash the dishes. After the boy left the room, Dionicio-Reyes allegedly began touching the girl and carried her into another room.


The boy told police that he walked into the room and saw Dionicio-Reyes on top of the girl, holding her arms over her head. They were both wearing clothing, but Dionicio-Reyes was allegedly trying to remove the girl’s clothes.


Police read Dionicio-Reyes his rights and interviewed him about the allegations, according to the affidavit. He allegedly confirmed what the boy had seen and admitted to touching the girl sexually in November.


He is charged with two counts of indecent assault of a person younger than 13, a third-degree felony.

Illegal immigrants arrested and found in possession of dangerous drugs


Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas – It was a combined effort between the Police and Bahamas Immigration officers who were conducting a check an apartment in the Lucaya area at 12noon today, Wednesday 16th May, 2012, when four illegal immigrants were discovered.

Three males and one female ages 28, 37, 43 and 55 – three from Dominican Republic and one from Jamaica were taken into custody. During a further search of the apartment by the officers, one pound of suspected marijuana with a street value of $1,000.00 was also found.

Investigations are continuing into this matter.

Police: Woman Raped, Tortured and Forced to Drink Bleach

Crime scene investigators combed for clues around a Phoenix apartment complex Friday, looking for anything that will help track down a violent sexual predator who police said raped and tortured a woman throughout the night.

Carli Patterson lives next door to the 56-year-old victim in the complex at Seventh Street and Indian School road.

“When she yelled for help, I opened my door and she was outside, completely nude,” said Patterson. “Her hands were tied behind her back and there were two scarves around her mouth. She was gagged and tied up with bruises all over.”

The victim told police she had been tortured for hours and raped repeatedly, while being forced to drink bleach.

According to police, a cab driver had knocked on the front door to pick the victim up and take her to a scheduled doctor’s appointment.

It appears that the knock on the door scared the rapist off, police said. The suspect ran out of the apartment and hasn’t been seen since.

Police said the suspect is black, 25 to 30 years old, medium height and build, shoulder-length dreadlocks and wearing a baseball cap backwards, a gray T-shirt, dark shorts and flip-flops or sandals.


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