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Published: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 2:27 PM
HAVERHILL, Mass. — A 15-year-old Haverhill high school freshman is accused of running a 24-hour drug pickup operation from her bedroom window.
The girl was arrested, and according to court documents, police believe she was selling the drugs with her mother’s consent.
Police and neighbors said it was easy as walking up the back stairs of the multifamily home where the girl lived and making the exchange.
“(For it) to happen in your own building -- I sleep in the back with my son,” said Tanya Silva, a woman who lives on the second floor of the building, just below where the alleged drug deals were happening. “To know they were coming up the back there and drugs were being bought it is kind of disturbing.”
Haverhill Police: 15 y/o high school freshman ran 24 hour drug pick up operation out of her bedroom window w/ mother's consent. Hear what authorities found inside & what mom had to say #Boston25 at 10 pic.twitter.com/b9j2vXyLFw— Drew Karedes (@DrewKaredes) January 10, 2018
The 15-year-old girl is not being named because of her age. In court documents, authorities alleged that her mother, 37-year-old Heather Vittorioso, told narcotics detectives “... she knew that (her daughter) was selling weed but had no idea about anything else.”
Neighbors said they found that hard to believe, saying it sounded like a routine stampede of foot traffic heading up to Vittorioso’s daughter’s bedroom.
“People were going up and down the stairs (at) 2 and 3 a.m.,” Brianna Rogers said.
Investigators said they found marijuana, cocaine, fentanyl, two unlicensed guns and ammunition while executing a search warrant Friday on the Vittoriosos’ third-floor apartment. Police also reportedly seized $1,069 in cash.
Authorities said the bulk of the cash and a stash of drugs were found in a top drawer of the teen’s bedroom dresser, just 3 feet from the window.
“You’ve got to know how to raise your children,” said Elijah Silva, a friend of the teen suspect. “It starts from the base.”
He told Boston 25 News that he believes the girl made a mistake and that he hopes she learns from it.
“There comes a fine line where you got to tell your children to stop,” he said. “You can’t let your children take control of you.”
Eighteen-year-old Cameron Dawson is also charged in the case. According to investigators, Dawson is the boyfriend of the 15-year-old girl and had been living in her bedroom.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 1:03 PM
OMAHA, Neb. — A Nebraska man has been arrested for the 18th time for indecent exposure, authorities said.
The latest incident took place Thursday at an Omaha food court, KETV reported.
Witnesses told KETV that Shawn Noble, 39, was yelling obscenities when he emerged from the food court restroom completely naked. When the property manager ordered him back into the bathroom to put on his clothes, he lunged at her, witnesses said.
Food court employees were able to barricade Noble inside the restroom until police arrived, KETV reported. Noble was charged with indecent exposure and disorderly conduct and taken to the Douglas County Jail.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:47 PM
WELLINGTON, Fla. — A Florida woman was arrested on Thursday after deputies said she drove intoxicated with a child sitting above an open case of beer tucked in the back seat.
A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over Miami resident Stephanie Roque, 30, about 11 a.m. after she made a complete stop in her SUV in the center of a lane, the Palm Beach Post reported. The deputy said that Roque’s drivers license was suspended, and noticed she had a “strong smell of alcohol,” the arrest report states.
Roque told the deputy that she “just got out of rehab today for a drinking problem,” according to the report. The deputy found a child in the backseat of the car with an open 12-pack of beer sitting underneath the child’s feet, the Palm Beach Post reported. Only nine of the 12 beers were in the case, the report states.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 2:36 PM
PARKER COUNTY, Texas — A woman in Texas has been arrested after she was caught on camera tossing her small dog named Pumpkin out of a moving vehicle.
The Chihuahua-mixed breed survived the incident and was found Thursday roaming a family's rural property in Weatherford, WFAA reported. Surveillance cameras on the property provided clear identification of the vehicle. The dog's microchip further confirmed the owner's identity.
When questioned by Sgt. Ricky Montgomery, Janet Byas, 43, initially denied tossing the dog out of the vehicle. When the evidence of her involvement was presented to her, Montgomery said she admitted that she threw the dog out of the car because she was frustrated with it. She said Pumpkin would not stay on her property and she "couldn't handle it anymore," WFAA reported.
When WFAA asked for Montgomery's reaction to Byas' reasoning for throwing the dog out of the car, Montgomery said, "Grow up."
Byas was arrested and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 12:27 PM
CEDAR PARK, Texas — A Texas man has been accused of possessing 8,000 hits of LSD. Cody Wayne Wahrmund, 31, was indicted Thursday for possession of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison, according to an indictment issued Thursday.
A Cedar Park police officer stopped Wahrmund in his vehicle Oct. 1 for a defective rear tail light, according to an arrest affidavit reviewed by the Austin American-Statesman.
When the officer spoke to Wahrmund, the officer noticed a pipe with what appeared to be marijuana residue inside of it hanging from a walking stick in the back seat of Wahrmund’s vehicle, the affidavit said.
The affidavit said the officer searched the car and found methamphetamine inside a pill bottle. The affidavit does not include any information about where the LSD, otherwise known as acid, was found, the Statesman reported.