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In a turn of events that harkens back to 19th century tales of dusty towns and quick draw artists, or perhaps the 21st century HBO series, Deadwood, my metrosexual sensibilities were shocked when I learned that cattle rustling is still alive and kicking. Two Mondays ago, on September 3, 2012, media outlets reported that most of the 49 cows that were stolen just two days earlier from a Dartmouth Farm were found, a few hundred miles away at an auction site in Pennsylvania. Dartmouth Police Sergeant Allen Shaw confirmed that 39 of the cattle were found in New Holland, Pennsylvania. The find came with the help of the cows’ owner, Ahmed Mahmoud, acting on a tip.

At the time of the discovery, police were still investigating but had only a few details about the theft and the location of the other cows. The animals were valued at approximately $50,000 and the thieves made away with them from the communal farm on Old Fall River Road late Saturday night, September 1, 2012.

After only three more days, reports began to surface that the remaining cows were successfully reclaimed. The final remnants of the stolen livestock had been stashed much closer to home, only about forty miles away in Medway, Massachusetts. At the time, suspects had been identified but no arrests or charges had been made.
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This morning of September 12, 2012, Boston Police have announced that they are on the lookout for a woman who robbed a Citizens Bank and appeared to be pregnant in a surveillance video. Police acknowledged that pregnancy may have purely been feigned as a disguise but are still alerting the public in the hopes of generating information about her whereabouts.

On this past Monday afternoon, September 10, 2012, a woman walked into a Citizens Bank and gave the teller a note saying that she had a gun and that she wanted all of the money in the drawer. The suspect then escaped the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The culprit was described as a white woman with black hair and standing approximately at five feet and four inches. At the time of the robbery, she was wearing sunglasses and a shirt that was cream in color with light blue pants.

Police are seeking out any help from the public in identifying the woman. Pictures are available at the links posted at the end of the blog entry. If you do have any information, you are urged to call the District A-1 detectives at 617.343.4470 or text the word TIP to Crime. You may also contact the Bank Robbery Task Force at 617-742-5533. Any information that leads to an arrest or indictment is eligible to be rewarded with $1,000.
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A Taunton homeowner discovered a nude 22-year-old woman cooking breakfast in her kitchen Thursday morning, as reported by the Taunton Gazette. According to police, the woman, Katherine Lee Ferguson of Plymouth, and a male friend, Kyle Timmons of Taunton, broke into the home through a rear door. The two apparently knew that the homeowners were away for the night.

Taunton Patrolman Jeffrey Arruda was the first to respond to a call that came in around 10:30 a.m. reporting a breaking and entering at Newcomb Place, which he recognized as a the site of a prior burglary. Upon arriving, he saw a young man running from the building and being chased by an older man with a hammer, at which point he drew his weapon and ordered both men to stop. The older man, a relative of the homeowner, complied with Arruda, but the younger man, who turned out to be Timmons, was apprehended behind a nearby building.
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