Pete Doherty Arrested

Doherty has been arrested in England for allegedly providing the drugs that led to the overdose death of Robin Whitehead, a filmmaker and heiress.

Whitehead, whose great uncle was the late billionaire Sir James Goldsmith, was working on a documentary about Doherty when she died in her London apartment in January, apparently of a heroin overdose. TMZ reports that Doherty maintains his innocence, and he’s currently out on bail.

I was listening to Babyshambles “Fuck Forever” when I heard the news. Not really surprising since there is a one in five chance that Doherty will appear in the news on any given day.

Times Square Hustler Killed

New York Post
Bullets flew over Broadway yesterday, sending a crush of Times Square tourists and office workers “running for their lives” as cops shot and killed a MAC 10-toting thug.

The broad-daylight gunfire between the CD-hawking scam artist and anti-crime cops in an enclosed passenger-drop-off area at the Marriott Marquis sent shots crashing through store windows and people scrambling for cover.

“The police officers were ducking and diving, trying to get out of the way,” said John Grisewood, 60, of London, who stood about 10 to 15 feet from the fusillade.

Barefoot Burglar

…Although he is only 18, Colton Harris-Moore has been on authorities’ radar for years. “Colt,” as he is called, was first arrested for burglary at age 12, said Detective Ed Wallace, a spokesman for the Island County Sheriff’s Office. The break-in at a local school earned Colton a few weeks in a juvenile facility, Wallace said.

Local media reports tally nine arrests for Harris-Moore before the age of 15. Now police in five counties in Washington state are looking for him.

Harris-Moore dropped out of high school and, according to Wallace, police believe he spent his teens burglarizing unoccupied homes on Camano Island, a vacation community of about 15,000 people off the Washington state coast. He became known as “the Barefoot Burglar,” because, investigators say, he preferred to prowl shoeless.

Gradually, Wallace alleges, Harris-Moore moved onto more sophisticated crimes.

“He will typically break into a home or vehicle and copy down the credit card numbers,” Wallace said. “He then leaves the credit cards behind so people don’t realize they have been stolen.”

This kid’s messed up yo!

Facebook Has Role In Crime
MARTINSBURG – The popular online social networking site Facebook helped lead to an alleged burglar’s arrest after he stopped check his account on the victim’s computer, but forgot to log out before leaving the home with two diamond rings.

Jonathan G. Parker, 19, of Fort Loudoun, Pa., was arraigned Tuesday one count of felony daytime burglary.

According to court records, Deputy P.D. Ware of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department responded on Aug. 28 to the victim’s home after she reported the burglary.

She told police that someone had broken into her home through a bedroom window.

There were open cabinets in her garage, and other signs of a burglar.

See, Facebook isn’t useless.

CCTV Useless

This makes sense:

Only one crime was solved by each 1,000 CCTV cameras in London last year, a report into the city’s surveillance network has claimed.

The internal police report found the million-plus cameras in London rarely help catch criminals.

In one month CCTV helped capture just eight out of 269 suspected robbers.

David Davis MP, the former shadow home secretary, said: “It should provoke a long overdue rethink on where the crime prevention budget is being spent.”

The Metropolitan Police has been extraordinarily slow to act to deal with the ineffectiveness of CCTV
David Davis MP

He added: “CCTV leads to massive expense and minimum effectiveness.