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Quick Stop Gas & Grocery at gunpoint

In Crime, Local News on October 9, 2009 at 12:30 am
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This still was captured by Quick Stop surveillance cameras depicting employee, Manny Dryke, in surrender to the masked and armed burglar.

Quick Stop employee, Manny Dryke, was robbed at gunpoint during his first shift back following medical leave.

Dryke was preoccupied with sorting the overwhelming amount of bills that had accumulated over the past few months in his absence when the robbery occurred.

The burglar, who Dryke depicted as a “masked goomba”, demanded the employee’s arms in the surrender position and the money from the till.  Donning a shotgun, ski mask, and trench coat, the burglar was nearly unidentifiable, and according to Dryke, not particularly memorable.

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‘Hockey’ season over in Missing Mile

In Breaking News, Crime, Gangs on September 26, 2009 at 8:40 pm
(L:R) Sgt. Oka Hancroft, Lt. Richard Ceriano, Det. Sgt. Elliot Karpov (behind), Firm (formerly Carbon) Leader Jack Baxter, Captain Lennon Daines, Detective Roxanna Vestieri, Sgt. Asuna Kaligawa

(L:R) Lt. Oka Hancroft, Lt. Richard Ceriano, Det. Sgt. Elliot Karpov (behind), The Firm (formerly Carbon) Leader Jack Baxter, Captain Lennon Daines, Det. Sgt Roxanna Vestieri, Sgt. Asuna Kaligawa

The mastermind behind Carbon and its infamous hockey mask was arrested in what nearly became a game of sudden death overtime.

Jack Baxter was charged with kidnapping, blackmail, two counts of assault on an officer, and three counts of homicide in connection with the ‘Machete Murders’. Ultimately, he was only convicted of kidnapping, blackmail, and one count of assault of an officer, which MMPD Captain Lennon Daines attributes to, “a lack of solid evidence, and witnesses who had since backed out of their agreements to cooperate.” Baxter was hereby sentenced to two weeks of jail time.

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Truck explosion ignites nearby Mooby’s

In Crime, Fire, Local News, Terrorism on September 26, 2009 at 12:45 pm
Photo submited by Aleksi Zaytsev. MMPD Sgt. Zaytsev guards the corner of the Mooby's parking lot after flames from a nearby truck expolosion spread to the fast food restaurant.

Photo submited by Aleksi Zaytsev. MMPD Sgt. Zaytsev guards the corner of the Mooby's parking lot as MMFD fight flames from a nearby truck explosion that spread to the fast food restaurant.

Burnt food was the only menu option late Thursday evening after a truck explosion spread to ignite popular fast food restaurant, Mooby’s.

MMPD Sergeant Aleksi Zaytsev was the first to arrive on the scene and by that time flames had already engulfed the local hangout.

“There was a large, intense fire spread throughout Mooby’s, which emanated primarily from the husk of a large truck,” Sgt. Zaytsev depicted. “The back of the truck was torn open, like it was the centre of the explosion.”

This large truck was described as plain black and lacking any logos or identifying graphics.

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[UPDATED] Cell-13 DVD threatens Mayor’s life

In Crime, Local News, Politics, Terrorism on September 21, 2009 at 12:11 am
A DVD was sent to the Missing Mile Times editor, along with key representatives of the MMPD, depicting members and affiliates of Cell-13 holding the Honorable Mayor Amanda West hostage.
This, just shortly after Missing Mile Times received a Letter to the Editor, written in Arabic and translated as such:
“Down with the media and the infidel. All of you have to pay to take a picture of us without allowing us to come together to form. Give us some damned credit.”
The Missing Mile Times office was being outfitted with a security detail, courtesy of MMPD Detective Roxanna Vestieri, when the unexpected DVD arrived.  After the first few seconds of footage, it became very clear that this was no Netflix.
The video quality was amateur; however, the presented hostage situation was anything but.
A man was shown wearing full tactical armour, black and grey camoflauge attire, and holding an RPK machine gun. This was a match for Chief Inspector Tyiler Scarbidge’s previous description of Cell-13 terrorists.
Even more disturbing was the footage of Missing Mile’s Mayor West taped to a chair with the same duct tape that muffled her screams.
“It seems to me Inspector and all citizens of Missing Mile we have something important to you,” taunted the aforementioned man before laughing sadistically.  He could also be heard screaming in Arabic, often as a precursor to the repeated brutal beatings of Mayor West.
American accents were also noted, both male and female, lending proof to the suspicion of local recruitment.
Upping the ante, a segment of black PVC pipe was wrapped around Mayor West’s neck with this accompanying threat; “I suggest if the lovely town of Missing Mile would like to see the Mayor with her head and her body not in a puddle of liquified flesh, you comply with my orders that this city is now under the control of Cell-13.” He waved what appeared to be a remote detonator before his chilling laughter echoed once more.
Near the end of the haunting footage, the voice of an American male made their rules and conditions more clear.  “You have six hours to have the local police department lower their weapons to the ground. We will have people watching. All those who fail to comply will be shot, and any attempt to attack will result in the death of the Mayor.” After which, the armed Arab leveled his RPK at the camera and with a flash of light and a loud bang, the screen faded to black.
MMPD Forensics have been analyzing the footage in an attempt to find clues as to the Mayor’s location.  Based on both visual and audible observations, MMPD suspect that she is underground and within county limits.
“I know that these are difficult times, but the MMPD has the people’s best interest at heart and mind and we are doing absolutely everything in our power to get the Mayor back safely. We can guarantee that the events today will not go unpunished,” promised Captain Lennon Daines. “Moving forward, all that we ask of you is to remain vigilant in reporting any suspicious activity and try to go about your lives as normal.  Fear is their biggest advantage. Let’s not give it to them.”
MMPD stressed that it’s absolutely imperative the search for Mayor West remain restricted to Police Officials.
This enhanced still was taken from Cell-13's DVD footage and pictures Mayor West at the mercy of her terrorist captors.

This enhanced still was taken from Cell-13's DVD footage and pictures Mayor West at the mercy of her terrorist captors.

A DVD was sent to the Missing Mile Times Editor, along with key representatives of the MMPD, depicting members and affiliates of Cell-13 holding the Honorable Mayor Amanda West hostage.

After viewing the first few seconds of footage, it became very clear that this was no Netflix. The video quality was amateur, however the presented hostage situation was anything but.

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Sleeper cell awakes in Missing Mile

In Crime, Terrorism on September 19, 2009 at 10:23 pm
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Are these the new faces of evil in Missing Mile? According to various members of the MMPD and victims of their terrorist attacks, the answer is simple. Yes.

Seemingly gone are the days of the feared Carbon hockey mask in Missing Mile.  In its place, shemaghs and beards now mask the faces of terrorists belonging to an organization known simply as, Cell-13.

Approximately two weeks ago, MMPD began noticing new and suspicious faces in a town with an already notoriously high per capita crime rate. Coincidentally, these arrivals seemed to correspond with an increase in the arms trade, specifically old Soviet weaponry. However, it seems one event in particular put Cell-13 on MMPD’s radar.

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MMPD point finger at Carbon for latest ‘Machete Murder’

In Crime, Gangs on September 12, 2009 at 5:43 pm
MMPD Lt. Lennon Daines arrives on the scene to observe the 'Machete Murderers' third victim.

MMPD Lt. Lennon Daines arrives on scene at the Mooby's parking lot to observe what has officially been classified as the 'Machete Murderer's' third victim.

The tell-tale signs of the seemingly insatiable ‘Machete Murderer’ (machete, axe, and mutilation) were all present at yesterday’s scene, marking the third kill in three weeks.

First responders described what may be the most perverse display of the body yet. The victim, who has been identified as career criminal Louis Crown, was decapitated only to have his contusion riddled head stabbed to his groin with the now infamous machete.

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MMT Exclusive: ‘Machete Murderer’ Speaks

In Crime, Exclusive, Gangs on September 12, 2009 at 4:15 pm
A trademark mask sits atop a mess of documents on the desk of confessed 'Machete Murderer'.

A trademark mask sits atop a mess of documents on the desk of confessed 'Machete Murderer'.

Missing Mile Times was granted an exclusive interview with the man claiming responsibility for the recent ‘Machete Murders’.  He called and spoke two stipulations through his voice disguiser; come unarmed and come alone.

Masked female guards armed with MP7 submachine guns bordered the entrance. Another waited directly inside to conduct a weapons search. After proving my compliance,  I was ushered to the self-proclaimed killer. Face to mask with the man who claims that the only way the murders will stop is with his death.

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Fire in the hole

In Crime, Local News on September 8, 2009 at 10:41 am
MMFD/EMT, kurama49 Minotaur, finds Rabbit Mint face down in the sewer as flames approach.

MMFD/EMT, kurama49 Minotaur, finds Rabbit Mint face down in the sewer as flames approach.

Missing Mile residents had to wake up and smell the sewage after a sub level fire reached ground level this Labor Day weekend.

MMFD were notified after a citizen saw flames and billowing smoke pouring from Main Avenue.  However, when they arrived on scene a faint, echoing cry for help was heard coming from one of the manholes.  It was then that MMFD Chief Jerry Yebut redirected his team to work from the underground up.

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Second body identified in Missing Mile’s ‘Machete Murders’

In Breaking News, Crime, Gangs on August 26, 2009 at 2:44 am
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Lieutenant Lennon Daines crouches above the body of Sal Ferrera, the second victim claimed by Missing Mile's 'Machete Murderer'.

In what seemed like a case of deja vu, another body was found mutilated by a machete, making this the second murder of its kind in only two days.

While the location and presentation were different than yesterday’s murder at the Missing Mile church, there were some alarming similarities.  Namely, the presence of both a machete and an axe in addition to the public display of the remains.

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Holy Hell: Dead body found inside Missing Mile church

In Crime, Gangs on August 24, 2009 at 8:51 pm
Pictured above: (Left to Right) Detective Sergeant SeanD Hawksby, Chaow Ling, Detective Pete Tennen, Lieutenant Lennon Daines

Pictured above: (Left to Right) Detective Sergeant SeanD Hawksby, Chaow Ling, Detective Pete Tennen, Lieutenant Lennon Daines

The transformation from church to crime scene was complete as MMPD detectives secured the sanctuary’s entrance with police tape and blocked traffic at the location of Monday’s gruesome murder.

The victim, who has been identified as Chaow Ling, was found bound to a chair and impaled with a large machete.  His heart in its entirety was affixed securely to the blade’s point in a chilling display of brutality.

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