Monday 4/2

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Caught blue handed – A Swedish teenager was caught stealing money from his job when police added an invisible powder to the cash.  A few days after the trap was laid, one of the teen’s co-workers noticed the kid walking around the company with blue hands.  The teenager was charged Thursday to the theft of $3,323 between August and October last year

Who dat? – Police detective Brian McIntyre received a text message saying “Who are you?” from a number he didn’t recognize. McIntyre responded with a similar question.  McIntyre said there was no response until  two days later. “And it said ‘Come get me,’ and then a not-so-nice word,” he said. “I was like, oh, that sounds like a criminal. “McIntyre said he plugged the number into a police computer and discovered it belonged to Jason Wrenchy, 29, a man McIntyre had previously arrested for burglary and drugs. He said Wrenchy had two outstanding warrants on felony charges.”We just decided I’ll text him and see if he wants to meet me somewhere,” he said. McIntyre said he was shocked when Wrenchy messaged back with an address, but not as shocked as the suspect was when he found himself under arrest.

Junk in his trunk – Authorities in Florida said a father and son face charges. Daytona Beach police said the 1995 Pontiac Firebird, which had been reported stolen in January, was stopped outside the Daytona Family Market.  The driver, Robert Smith Jr., 37, told officers a friend fromBowling Green,Ky., where the car was reported stolen, had let him use the vehicle to visit his father.  Police thought it was fishy and asked to search the car and discovered a mobile meth lab in the trunk of the car and arrested Smith and his father, Robert Smith Sr., 72, on charges of manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine. The younger man was also charged with grand theft auto.

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