The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Bad Girls

As you know, the last few weekends America's Most Wanted was preempted for some sort of sporting event (which yours truly isn't into), but this week they are back in full swing with a special presentation of some very bad women.

Giovanni Ruanova: Federal agents say Giovanni Ruanova and his stripper girlfriend are in love ... with drugs and money. The couple discovered common ground as alleged co-workers in a drug organization worth millions of dollars. The DEA believes Ruanova is a big-time drug runner, and that his sidekick was along for a wild ride.

Annette Sanchez:
Cops say Annette Sanchez was willing to do anything for her drug-running boyfriend -- including lie to the police. When cops found $9000 in her purse, she said it was money she'd earned by stripping, according to authorities. Detroit cops say they might've even bought her story... except for the $1.8 million of dirty money hidden in the trunk of her car.

Ponytail Bandit: The FBI is searching for a young woman who has robbed banks in three states within the last month. The string of heists began in Texas last month, but her spree continues 2,000 miles away from where she started. Now, authorities need your help to find her.

Esther Reed: The case of Esther Elizabeth Reed centers around two disapperances, a number of stolen identities and a long trail of clues. Police believe Reed-- a "missing" person herself-- stole the identiy of another missing young woman. Police aren't really sure why Reed did this but what they do know is this -- there's a lot more to this story than meets the eye.

David Wayne French: David Wayne French lived with his roommate, 51-year-old Frank Johnson, for five years. However, Portland, Ore. cops say those living arrangements came to an end when French, who is transgender and known by the alias Zalia Crizta or "Z", got angry, bludgeoned Johnson to death, and eluded police by jumping out of their apartment's third story window.

And a few "must see" cases that don't include female suspects:

Chester Stiles: NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Chester Arthur Stiles made his first court appearance on October 17, 2007 and authorities say he now faces up to 24 charges related to the alleged videotaped sexual assault of an underage girl and an incident involving the molestation of a 6-year-old girl in 2003. Two days prior, cops in Nevada announced that the nationwide manhunt for Stiles ended when Henderson, Nev. cops arrested the 37-year-old fugitive during a routine traffic stop. Police tell AMW that two officers stopped a white Buick Century without plates at around 7 p.m. when Stiles reportedly gave the officers a California driver's license that looked nothing like him. One of the arresting officers, Mike Dye, stated in a press conference that Stiles admitted at the time of his arrest that "he was Mr. Stiles, the person wanted on America's Most Wanted."

California Wild Fire Arsonist: LATEST DEVELOPMENT: Investigators at the Santiago Fire in Orange County, Calif. are seeking photos and video of the area where an arsonist set fire to the rugged mountainous terrain. Officials have determined that approximately 30-40 people were in the immediate vicinity between 5:55 pm and 6:15 pm on Sunday, October 21 and authorities are following multiple leads at this time. To date, the fire has scorched more than 28,400 acres.

America's Most Wanted airs on your local Fox station at 9 pm on Saturday nights. And, as always, be sure to check out their website for information on these and other cases.