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Baseball player faces domestic violence charges in Florida


Wladimir Balentien is not exactly a household name in the United States, except to diehard baseball fans. But he is a star in Japan, where he plays for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows and last year broke the single-season home run record in that country. A native of Curacao, he played for the Seattle Mariners and the Cincinnati Reds before going to Japan.

Baseball player faces domestic violence charges in Florida

Wladimir Balentien is not exactly a household name in the United States, except to diehard baseball fans. But he is a star in Japan, where he plays for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows and last year broke the single-season home run record in that country. A native of Curacao, he played for the Seattle Mariners and the Cincinnati Reds before going to Japan.

Florida teens face felony charges over underwear theft


Two Florida teenagers are in serious trouble over women's underwear. The two have been accused of stealing over $15,000 in lingerie items from a Victoria's Secret store in Sunrise. One of the youths is 18, the other is 17. Police allege the two were caught on surveillance video; to add insult to injury, one of their mothers saw the video, called police and identified her son. The two young men are both facing felony charges of grand theft.

Florida teens face felony charges over underwear theft

Two Florida teenagers are in serious trouble over women's underwear. The two have been accused of stealing over $15,000 in lingerie items from a Victoria's Secret store in Sunrise. One of the youths is 18, the other is 17. Police allege the two were caught on surveillance video; to add insult to injury, one of their mothers saw the video, called police and identified her son. The two young men are both facing felony charges of grand theft.

Broward County McDonald's manager faces theft charges


When a person is accused of stealing from an employer in Florida, they can face serious consequences if convicted. In addition to possible prison time, the accused can be required to pay restitution. A theft charge conviction can also cause serious damage to one's reputation and the accused may have a hard time finding future employment.

Broward County McDonald's manager faces theft charges

When a person is accused of stealing from an employer in Florida, they can face serious consequences if convicted. In addition to possible prison time, the accused can be required to pay restitution. A theft charge conviction can also cause serious damage to one's reputation and the accused may have a hard time finding future employment.

Woman pulled over for speeding, charged with drug trafficking


Routine traffic stops for speeding and other offenses often lead to more serious charges. This was the experience of a 27-year-old woman from West Palm Beach, who was arrested recently on drug charges stemming from an incident that happened in 2012. She was released from custody after that incident, but was recently arrested on the original charges when she allegedly violated the conditions of her release.

Woman pulled over for speeding, charged with drug trafficking

Routine traffic stops for speeding and other offenses often lead to more serious charges. This was the experience of a 27-year-old woman from West Palm Beach, who was arrested recently on drug charges stemming from an incident that happened in 2012. She was released from custody after that incident, but was recently arrested on the original charges when she allegedly violated the conditions of her release.

Heavy metal star charged with domestic violence


The guitarist for the heavy metal band Anthrax was arrested on domestic violence charges on Christmas morning. Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies arrested 50-year-old Dan Spitz at his home in Lake Worth following an alleged altercation with his wife. But in a dramatic illustration of how quickly a misunderstanding can escalate into criminal charges, Spitz' wife has now said she does not wish to press charges.

Heavy metal star charged with domestic violence

The guitarist for the heavy metal band Anthrax was arrested on domestic violence charges on Christmas morning. Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies arrested 50-year-old Dan Spitz at his home in Lake Worth following an alleged altercation with his wife. But in a dramatic illustration of how quickly a misunderstanding can escalate into criminal charges, Spitz' wife has now said she does not wish to press charges.

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