Woman lured by man on Facebook lived in a closet, held as sex slave
Richmond police have released limited details about 35-year-old Eulogio Constantino-Sanchez, who they said was arrested Monday on suspicion of kidnapping, rape, abuse and false imprisonment.
Police believe the woman was a victim of human trafficking.
The investigation began after police got a tip that a woman was being held against her will at a home in Central Richmond and was forced to live in a closet.
Detectives discovered that Constantino-Sanchez met the woman on Facebook and lured her to move from Nicaragua to the U.S. to live with him, police said.
Constantino-Sanchez, police said, made “promises of work and having a better life in the U.S.”
Once she arrived to the U.S. and moved in with him, the woman was sexually and physically abused daily for a year, police said.
On Monday, detectives went to Constantino-Sanchez’s home and found the woman, who police said was frightened.
Constantino-Sanchez’s was also inside the home and was taken into custody.
This shithead needs to be castrated then shot…….
Dillon is a man who prefers the use of logic over the use of the gun but the nature of the people passing through Dodge doesn’t always leave him that choice. Aided by various assistants and deputies over the years (played by Dennis Weaver, Burt Reynolds, and Ken Curtis), he does his best to keep the lawless element out of his town and his territory. Matt often solves his crimes through keen observation and deduction, an innovative approach for the times.
Crucial information about cases is often provided by his beautiful companion, Long Branch owner Kitty Russell(Amanda Blake), while they drink beer or whiskey in her establishment. Matt also often exchanges banter or bounces his theories off of the crusty town doctor, Galen Adams (Milburn Stone)
I still watch this one on Encore westerns and TV land
Bureau of Land Management officials say a cyclist who couldn’t hold his shit is responsible for starting a fire that scorched more than 73 acres in the Boise foothills.
According to BLM spokeswoman Carrie Bilbao, a man was cycling in the foothills when he stopped to defecate in a ravine. Afterwards, the man tried to get rid of the waste by lighting his toilet paper on fire. The man apparently tried to bury the burning waste to extinguish it, but an ember spread to nearby dry grass.
“I guess when you gotta go, you gotta go,” Bilbao said.
The Hull Fire was reported at about 1:30 p.m. by several people off 8th Street in the Hulls Gulch area. Emergency responders called in ground and air resources to quell the flames, which spread to 73 acres. The fire was contained by 8 p.m.
“We’ve had this before, actually – it doesn’t happen very often – but when people have to go, um, they will often burn their toilet paper just as kind of an environmental concern, to not litter, basically, but in these fuel types, it’s not a good idea,” Bilbao said.
Bilbao said the man came forward and told the BLM he might be responsible for the blaze. The man’s story matched “evidence” found at the scene, according to investigators.
Police have not yet decided whether to charge the man with a crime or hold him financially responsible for fire-fighting costs. He received a citation for starting a fire. The man’s name has not been released.
Hey when you gotta shit you gotta shit…….
The short answer is that modern cars are ripe for cyber mayhem. Cars have become smartphones on wheels — giant rolling cages of software code controlling brakes, steering and propulsion, not to mention radio, weather apps and air conditioning.
But some cars are more hack-bait than others.
The Wired hackers, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, targeted the 2014 Jeep Cherokee because they previously deemed it to be among the most hackable based on a survey of two dozen different models.
Other vehicles they deemed particularly vulnerable included Toyota Motor’s 2014 Infiniti Q50 and Toyota Prius, General Motors’ 2015 Cadillac Escalade, the 2014 Ford Fusion, the 2014 BMW X3 and i12 and the 2014 Range Rover Evoque.
Cars that are most susceptible to hacking attempts are among the newest vehicles on the road, typically including only cars that have Internet connectivity, mapping capability or infotainment systems. The study by Miller and Valasek and interviews with analysts suggest that the most troublesome vehicles are those with Internet systems embedded in Infotainment systems and connected to other networks on the car, such as those operating brakes and propulsion.
The “least hackable” vehicles they surveyed were the 2014 Dodge Viper, 2014 Audi A8 and 2014 Honda Accord.
In February, CBS’ 60 Minutes, demonstrated how a General Motors car could be hacked through its OnStar connectivity system. The test was done in conjunction with a researcher from the U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, which is trying to find ways to eliminate the threats.
“Everything is hackable,” said Thilo Koslowski, who heads the automotive practice group for Gartner. “But remember that the automotive industry invented the term firewall. Now they need to apply it to bits and bytes.”
Like personal computers, cars can’t be completely shielded from digital intrusion. One crucial step is to ensure that communication networks such as those responsible for brakes and acceleration cannot be accessed via the Internet.
“This is a violation of some very basic and known best practices,” Steve Manzuik, director of security research at Duo Security, whose investors include Google. “It is this practice that makes attacks like what happened with the Jeep example possible.”
The Wired hackers accessed their Jeep Cherokee remotely by penetrating its UConnect infotainment system and reprogramming the vehicle. That was alarming for industry watchers who had previously questioned whether hackers could infiltrate a vehicle’s systems without wired connections inside the cabin.
“It’s hard to do, but the fact that it’s possible is disconcerting,” said Matt Clemens, a security solutions architect at Arxan Technologies.
The average modern car has about 16 “clear attack points,” according to Frost & Sullivan. Those include routes that aren’t immediately obvious to the average driver — such as seemingly harmless tire-pressure monitoring systems.
The good news: hackers have not yet shown much interest in cars. There has never been a documented incident of hackers causing an accident on the roadways. For one thing, there’s little financial incentive to attack vehicles. By directing their energy into computers and mobile devices, hackers can steal financial information. Cars typically don’t store much personal data.
But sophisticated hackers simply looking to create mayhem could do some damage.
“It’s creeping closer to where you could say that could be a malicious hacker,” said Richard Wallace, director of transportation systems analysis for the Center for the Automotive Research.
The auto companies say they’re already investing heavily in R&D and sharing information with each other to improve vehicle cybersecurity.
GM, for example, hired a chief product cybersecurity officer, Jeff Massimilla, in 2014. Ford said it’s integrating cybersecurity principles into its design “from the outset” of the product development process. “We are not aware of any instance in which a Ford vehicle was infiltrated or compromised in the field,” Ford said.
A few weeks before the Wired report, carmakers representing 98% of vehicles on the road had already agreed to join a new consortium called Auto Information Sharing Advisory Center (ISAC), which will allow manufacturers to share information on cybersecurity measures without violating anti-trust laws.
“They’re staffing up with a lot of really good software engineers or they’re teaming with software companies that are already ahead of the game on this,” said Jon Allen, a Booz Allen Hamilton cyber expert and consultant on the ISAC project.
Still, some lawmakers in Washington are disgruntled over the industry’s cyber response. U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Tuesday introduced long-in-the-making legislation that would require federal regulators to establish cybersecurity standards and ratings for the automakers.
That came after Markey released a report in February accusing the auto industry of “a clear lack of appropriate security measures to protect drivers against hackers.” who may be able to take control of a vehicle or against those who may wish to collect and use personal driver information.”
What’s clear is that resilient cybersecurity technology is particularly vital as software engineers pack cars with code to handle automated driving systems. Analysts expect fully driverless cars to hit the roadways sometime within the next decade or two.
NEXT, DRIVERLESS CARS will be done
Once Los Angeles police were called, they traced the dead man inside the vehicle to a town house down the street. There, investigators found roughly two tons of ammunition and more than 1,200 high-end pistols, shotguns and rifles.
The cache of firearms and ammunition was so large that it took police days to remove several truckloads from the canyon home.
But that’s where the mystery began.
On Tuesday, police were trying to piece together how the dead man ended up inside the abandoned vehicle and determine why he had so many weapons. The coroner’s office had yet to formally identify him as of Tuesday, though law enforcement sources said detectives have a good idea of his name.
Several neighbors said the man was known only as “Bob” in the local area and described him as a gun fanatic who claimed to have worked covertly for either the FBI or the CIA. His fiancée had lived in the town home on Palisades Drive for years, they said.
“He’ll say crazy things to people like he does night missions swimming to Catalina,” said one neighbor, who declined to give her name, saying she was afraid. “He would come … and tell us he would show us self-defense moves.”
An attorney representing the man’s fiancée said that he was the one who contacted police last week about the man’s death and the weapons at the home.
Harland Braun, a veteran criminal defense attorney who has represented celebrities and other high-profile clients, said the story the fiancée told him about what occurred “sounds so bizarre.” The dead man, he said, had told his fiancée that he was an undercover operative for the government and was being watched by the unnamed agency he worked for.
“The problem is that the truth may be unbelievable,” Braun said. “She’ll talk to the LAPD, but will anybody believe it?”
The man’s mysterious past is the reason why his fiancée, Catherine Nebron, didn’t immediately report his death to authorities, her attorney said. Braun said the dead man, whose name he said he couldn’t remember, had been suffering from cancer.
On the Fourth of July, the man, Nebron and two friends were in the parking lot of Bristol Farms on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica when the man began feeling hot and sick, Braun said. They tried to cool him down with ice, but it didn’t work and he died, Braun said.
The fiancée wasn’t sure what to do with the body, but figured the same unnamed agency watching him would know that he died and would come for him, Braun said. Nebron parked the vehicle on Palisades Drive and left it because she “assumed they were tracking him,” the lawyer said.
The woman went on a trip to Oregon, Braun said, and returned to find the vehicle still parked in the same spot. Nebron, he said, is “sort of in a state of shock” over the death of a man she knew for 17 years. She had lived in one room of the house while the weapons were locked in another, the attorney said.
“One of the mysteries of this guy is who he really is,” Braun said.
Coroner Deputy Chief Ed Winter said an autopsy was completed Tuesday but a cause of death has yet to be determined. The man’s body was badly decomposed, he said, and the man’s identity remains a mystery.
Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese said detectives don’t believe the death is the result of foul play. Albanese said the man was suffering from end-stage cancer and did not work for a government security agency, despite the man’s claims about his past.
But questions remained about why the man had amassed so many weapons. On Tuesday, police were still performing background checks on the man’s firearms.
“We don’t think the weapons are illegal. We are taking them for public safety,” said Sgt. David Craig of the LAPD’s gang and narcotics division. He said investigators removed the weapons to ensure the ammunition and guns wouldn’t be stolen from the home.
David Dwyer, president of the Palisades Homeowner Assn. #4, said no signs of hoarding, guns or ammunition were found during 2011 repairs in the town house.
“There were no guns or odd items that’d say we have a collector here,” he said.
The man, who introduced himself as Bob Smith, was personable but private and didn’t like to be bothered, Dwyer said.
The homeowner group, he said, never had a reason to question whether Bob Smith was his real name because Nebron owned the town house.
“There was no reason to suspect otherwise,” Dwyer said.
Seriously! Anyone see red flags all over this one? Like the fiancé?
The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, who often backed Seger in his studio recordings, sent Seger a demo of the song during the recording of Stranger in Town. He said in 2006 (and also on the “Stranger in Town” episode of the US radio show In the Studio with Redbeard a few years earlier):
All I kept from the original was: “Old time rock and roll, that kind of music just soothes the soul, I reminisce about the days of old with that old time rock and roll“. I rewrote the verses and I never took credit. That was the dumbest thing I ever did. And Tom Jones (Thomas E. Jones) and George Jackson know it too. But I just wanted to finish the record [Stranger in Town]. I rewrote every verse you hear except for the choruses. I didn’t ask for credit. My manager said: “You should ask for a third of the credit.” And I said: “Nah. Nobody’s gonna like it.” I’m not credited on it so I couldn’t control the copyright either. Meanwhile it got into a Hardee’scommercial because I couldn’t control it. Oh my God, it was awful!”
However, George Stephenson of Malaco Records claimed:
“Old Time Rock and Roll” is truly [George] Jackson‘s song, and he has the tapes to prove it, despite Seger’s claims that he altered it. Bob had pretty much finished his recording at Muscle Shoals and he asked them if they had any other songs he could listen to for the future..”
Originally, the Silver Bullet Band was displeased with its inclusion on Stranger in Town, claiming, according to Seger, that the song was not “Silver Bullety”. However, upon hearing audience reactions to it during their tour in Europe, the band grew to like the song.
In 1990, Seger joined Billy Joel on one occasion and Don Henley on another to play the song during their concerts in Auburn Hills, Michigan. He also performed the song at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.