FRIDAY,SEPTEMBER 15,2006 CRIME & MORE PAGE 5A HELP MAKE OUR COMMUNITY SAFER: REPORT CRIME NOW! CALL CRIME STOPPERS FREE AT (800) 558-TIPS | CALLERS MAY QUALIFY FOR CASH REWARDS Bounty hunter ‘Dog’ arrested in Hawaii for alleged kidnapping By MARK NIESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU — TV reality star Duane “Dog” Chapman and two co-stars on his show were arrested Thursday in Hawaii on charges of illegal detention and conspiracy in the bounty hunters’ capture three years ago of a cosmetics company heir. Chapman, son Leland Chapman and associate Timothy Chapman were taken into custody and did not resist arrest, said Mark CHAPMAN Hanohano, U.S. Marshal for the district of Hawaii. “It went down without incident,” Hanohano said. Mona K. Wood, a publicist for the star of the popular cable series “Dog The Bounty Hunter,” said Chapman would be vindicated. “He arrests the bad guys — and he is definitely not one of them,” she said. The charges stem from Chapman’s capture of Max Factor heir Andrew Luster on June 18, 2003, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, said Marshals spokeswoman Nikki Credic in Washington. Chapman’s capture of Luster, who had fled the country after being convicted of raping three women, catapulted the 53-yearold bounty hunter to fame and led to the reality series on A&E. The three are being held in Honolulu. Bail has not been set. They will face an extradition hearing to Mexico under terms of treaties between the U.S. and Mexico, Credic said. Chapman’s son Leland, 29, Photo by Carol Cunningham | AP Beth Chapman,wife of bounty hunter Duane “Dog”Chapman, leaves the federal courthouse in Honolulu on Thursday, carrying her husband’s boots and wearing his badge and a “Got Dog?”T-shirt. and Timothy Chapman, 41, no relation, assist Chapman in exploits chronicled for the TV show around the Hawaiian Islands. The show focuses on Chapman’s family as much as the bounty hunting, which generally involves tracking down bail jumpers, often creating emotional scenes with repentant captives. Charges have been pending against the three since local police in Mexico arrested them shortly after they roped in Luster. They posted bail but never returned to Puerto Vallarta for their court hearing on July 15, 2003, Credic said. Mexican authorities demanded that the Chapmans transfer Luster to Mexican police. Their refusal to do so led to their initial arrest. A U.S. warrant for their arrest was signed by a federal judge in Honolulu on Wednesday. Charges added in ‘Baseline Killer’ probe By CHRIS KAHN ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX — An ex-con accused of two sexual assaults linked to the “Baseline Killer” case that has terrorized the city is facing three more criminal counts. Mark Goudeau, a 42-year-old construction worker, was charged earlier this week with 17 felony counts. Police haven’t said specifically how he may be connected to the “Baseline Killer” case — a string of rapes, robberies and eight shooting deaths in the Phoenix area during the last year. He has not been named a sus- pect in the deaths. On Thursday, authorities added a count of sexual abuse, a count of sexual assault and a charge of cocaine use or possession. The drug charge stems from Sept. 6, the day he was arrested, authorities said. Goudeau previously admitted to being a recovering cocaine addict and blamed the drugs for a series of unrelated assaults that put him behind bars for 13½ years. “Adding more counts does not give this case any more credence,” defense lawyer Corwin Townsend said. “Our client had nothing to do with this. He’s not guilty.” Police charge 4 in sex assault case ASSOCIATED PRESS MILWAUKEE — Four more people were charged Thursday in connection with the case of an 11year-old girl who authorities say had sex with as many as 20 people as a 16-year-old girl coached her. Ten people have been charged so far in the case. Kelvin L. Bonds Jr., 18; Eric Ezell, 20; and Darnell J. Gurley, 17, were charged Thursday with firstdegree sexual assault of a child. Altonio L. Chaney, 22, was charged with being party to a crime of firstdegree sexual assault of a child. The criminal complaint filed Thursday also charged Chaney with having sexual intercourse with a child 16 or older in a separate incident. The case derives its name from the location of the earliest crimes, Phoenix’s Baseline Road. Investigators have said they connected the crimes based on forensic evidence and similarities in the way they were committed. Authorities charged Goudeau in the Sept. 20 sexual attacks on two sisters. The attacks were among the 23 incidents blamed on the Baseline Killer. The case is the second serial killer investigation in Phoenix during the past year. Police have arrested two men in the other, dubbed the “Serial Shooter” investigation. THE BLOTTER CURRENCY SEIZED Just 72 hours after seizing more than $309,000 in undeclared currency on Sept. 11, Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo port of entry struck green again, seizing $530,400 in undeclared currency during an outbound inspection of a truck. A CBP officer conducting outbound examinations at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge shortly after midnight on Sept. 14 referred a southbound 2001 Chevy Silverado pickup for a secondary examination. The driver gave a negative declaration for currency in excess of $10,000, weapons or ammunition. During secondary examination, however, officers discovered $530,400 in undeclared currency inside the spare tire of the vehicle. Officials arrested the driver, a 35year-old Mexican citizen from Nuevo Laredo whose name was not immediately released. The suspect was charged federally with bulk cash smuggling and turned over to the custody of special agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Investigations continue. Officials said the man would remain jailed pending an initial appearance before a federal magistrate Friday. It is not a crime to carry more than $10,000, officials said, but it is a federal offense not to declare currency or monetary instruments totaling $10,000 or more to a CBP officer upon entry or exit from the U.S. It is also a crime to conceal it with intent to evade reporting requirements. An individual may petition for the return of currency seized by CBP officers, but the petitioner must prove that the source and intended use of the currency was legitimate. was not authorized and immediately hung up the phone when the call taker tried to question him. The case was referred to the Laredo Police Crimes Against Property Division for further investigation.Anyone with information should contact the police at (956) 795-2800. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION AGGRAVATED ASSAULT At Stynx in the 5100 block of Tesoro Plaza on Wednesday, at 10:25 a.m., 27-year-old Adan Hernandez, who has no known local address, told police several strangers in a maroon 2000-06 Ford Expedition attacked him and hit him with a baseball bat and fled the scene. Hernandez was taken to Laredo Medical Center with possible broken bones, abrasions and bruises. The case remains under investigation. As of Thursday evening, no arrests had been made. Anyone with information should contact the police at (956) 795-2800. FRAUD At Target in the 7500 block of San Dario on Wednesday, at about noon, 37year-old Mauricio Martinez, who works in the Target pharmacy, told police that a stranger tried to obtain a controlled substance only available by prescription. According to Martinez, the man fraudulently called in a prescription that On Monday in the 3300 block of San Ignacio Avenue, at 4:29 a.m., 23year-old Walter M. DeHoyos of the 500 block of Hendricks Avenue and 34-yearold Angela Carrasco of the 100 block of Knoll were arrested on suspicion of unlawful carrying of a weapon, a misdemeanor. Police said De Hoyos was later charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, a state jail felony. De Hoyos and Carrasco were taken to the Webb County Jail. Justice of the Peace Danny Valdez temporarily denied them bond. THEFT In the 100 block of Sun Ray Lane on Wednesday, 40-year-old Bertha Adriana Garcia told police someone broke into her property and stole Murray and Huffy 10-speed bikes with gel seats. The two bikes are valued at more than $200. The case was referred to the Laredo Police Crimes Against Property Division for further investigation. As of Thursday evening, no arrests had been made. Four immigrants found hidden in sealed box ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSVILLE — Border agents working the Sarita checkpoint found four illegal immigrants, including a 2-year-old child, hidden in a sealed wooden box, Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday. The immigrants were found Monday after a Border Patrol search dog reacted to the back of a GM van. National Guard members as- sisted in prying open the boards of the box. The immigrants, all from Mexico, were unharmed and declined medical attention. The driver, a 59-year-old from Lufkin, was arrested.
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