Jury acquits Meridian dad who took kids to baseball game
Ronald Crowe has been acquitted of kidnapping charges.
Posted on August 5, 2010 at 3:05 PM
Updated yesterday at 10:34 PM
BOISE -- A Meridian man accused of kidnapping his two children last year has been cleared of the charges.
After a three-day trial, an Ada County jury acquitted 43-year-old Ronald Crowe.
He was arrested in August 2009 at the Little League Baseball World Series, along with his mother.
At the time, police said he had taken his children from their home in Caldwell to Williamsport, Pa.
Dead Man Gets Parking Ticket in Beacon Hill
By Caleb Hannan, Thu., Aug. 5 2010 @ 6:59AM
Categories: Crime & Punishment
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A parking cop was making her rounds in Beacon Hill on Tuesday morning when she came upon a car that had violated the two-hour limit. Behind the wheel was a man who appeared to be sleeping. The cop knocked twice on his window in an effort to wake him up, but he didn't budge. So she put a $42 ticket on his windshield and went on her way. Only later did she find out why he wasn't moving.
Derek Eldridge, 36, the "driver" behind the wheel, was pronounced dead by medics who arrived roughly an hour after he got his ticket. His girlfriend had tracked him down using a GPS system. When she finally found him in his car he was unconscious and unresponsive.
Seattle police say the officer did nothing wrong. Apparently, cops find a lot of people sleeping in their cars.
Eldridge's cause of death hasn't yet been determined. But police say there were no signs of violence. And while what ended his life might be a mystery, how he lived it isn't: the ticket he received posthumously was Eldridge's first.
Ore. County shuts down kid's lemonade stand
Bellevue will fine people for unlicensed pets
By BELLEVUE REPORTER
Got a pet? Better get a license.
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