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Man steals meds out of ambulance

Vance Patterson Credit: Roseville PD

Vance Patterson
Credit: Roseville PD

 

ROSEVILLE, CA – A man was arrested after stealing medication out of the back of an ambulance on Monday.

According to the Roseville Police Department a man entered the back of an ambulance on Monday at around 2 p.m. while it was parked outside Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

The ambulance crew was transporting a patient from their ambulance into Sutter Roseville Medical Center, when 26-year-old Vance Edward Patterson of Roseville jumped into the back of the ambulance, stealing a number of prescription drugs.

Patterson was arrested on suspicion of grand theft and possessing stolen property.


Turlock couple arrested for Roseville thefts

Cynthia Patrias Roseville PD

Cynthia Patrias
Roseville PD

Robert Jesse Miller Roseville PD

Robert Jesse Miller
Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – The Bonnie and Clyde of Laundromats and car washes were arrested last week for a string of coin-operated machine thefts in Roseville and throughout the region.

According to the Roseville Police Department, detectives arrested Cynthia J. Patrias and Robert J. Miller, both 49 of Turlock, on suspicion of grand theft, conspiracy and other related charges.

There are two other suspects that are pending charges.

Read: Man suspected in car wash thefts

Between June 14 and 21 in the early morning hours, the couple went into at least four businesses and drilled the locks to the coin boxes. The thefts occurred at a Laundromat on Folsom Road and coin-operated car washes on Eureka Road, Taylor Road and Pleasant Grove Boulevard.

Roseville detectives were able to identify a group of thieves that were linked to the thefts in Roseville after interviewing witnesses, reviewing video surveillance and gathering information from other area law enforcement agencies. There were at least 14 similar thefts between February and June in the counties of Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado, Yuba and San Joaquin.

The total loss to the victims, including repair costs, is in excess of $21,000.

I80 police pursuit ends with man shot and killed

Police-lightsDIXON, CA – Friday eastbound Interstate 80 in Dixon was shutdown after a police pursuit, shooting and crash, which resulted in the death of one of the suspects.

According to the Vacaville Police Department, the crash came after Vacaville police were in a high-speed chase and shootout with the suspects.

The suspects, 21-year-old Lonnie Taylor and 18-year-old Elizabeth Ilar, were driving a Lincoln MK 8 leaving the Vacaville Walmart, where they were reportedly stealing merchandise.

Originally it was reported that officers decided to wait for the vehicle on Interstate 80 before pulling it over, but the Vacaville Police Department is now saying the chase began on city streets leading officers onto Interstate 80, where they pulled over the Lincoln east of Leisure Town Road.

Officers exchanged gunfire with the suspects hitting Taylor in the chest and Ilar in the hand. Police say Taylor then drove away and eventually collided with a van and then hit the center divider near Midway Road between Vacaville and Dixon.

Taylor was transported to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries. Ilar was taken into custody after receiving treatment.

The Solano County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting.

‘Thrones’ premiere: Fans steal the show

Game-of-thronesAs expected ‘Game of Thrones,’ set a record, as fans tuned in for the season 3 premiere of the epic fantasy.

Not quite the record HBO was hoping for, but according to piracy tracker, TorrentFreak, over 1 million viewers downloaded the episode the first day of airing. Breaking a record of simultaneously sharing a single torrent file, 163,000 people shared the premiere through the same file. A record, that was previously held by the season three premiere of “Heroes” in 2008, with close to 145,000 simultaneous users.

The critically acclaimed mythical drama is situated in medieval times with a mix of magic and imagination, but the shows big draw is the power struggles between wanna-be Kings fighting for their right to the throne. The show is an adaptation of a series of fantasy novels written by George R.R. Martin, the first in the series was ‘A Game of Thrones.’

The show is exclusively available to HBO subscribers through their HBO channel, or through HBO Go. You must be a subscriber to view HBO movies and original series on HBO Go.

This should not come as a surprise to cable companies who continue to experience a mass exodus of subscribers. In August of last year, Rueters reported that since the start of 2012, 400,000 subscribers “cut the cord” to their cable company. In fact Comcast lost 176,000 video subscribers and considered the number an improvement compared to recent quarters.

Last year ‘Game of Thrones’ season finale was estimated to have been downloaded by 4.3 million people. Showtime’s original series ‘Dexter’ came in second at around 3.8 million downloads.

According to TorrentFreak users were using BitTorrent, a free software package that allows users to exchange large files. It is one of the more widely used software packages that allows users to illegally trade copyrighted material, including video and music.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said the networks see this as a sign of success, but are firmly against piracy.

“I probably shouldn’t be saying this, but it is a compliment of sorts,” Lombardo told EW, “The demand is there. And it certainly didn’t negatively impact the DVD sales. [Piracy is] something that comes along with having a wildly successful show on a subscription network.”

Lombardo did add that HBO has a policy to fight piracy, but assures individual viewers that, “We haven’t sent out the Game of Thrones police.”

In a recent interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, co-creator David Benioff mused about the volume of piracy, “If we could just get 99 cents from each of those 4.8 million people, how many more, you know, all the scenes that we wanted to have in season 3 that we couldn’t have … that extra scene with the dragons. Or we could have had one more – that big battle scene that we wanted, that we couldn’t get, we probably could have afforded.”

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