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

Friday, March 28, 2008

America's Most Wanted 3/29

James Gonzalez: New York Cops are searching for a grocery store employee who they believe fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend and slashed another employee inside the store, then fled the scene. The horrific scene was caught on tape inside the Key Food Grocery store in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. AMW speaks exclusively to the woman who police call a hero - for trying to save her friend's life, and becoming a victim instead.

Frank Montoya: Australian tourist Robert Schneider left his native Adelaide in May 2007 to embark on an around-the-world adventure. The 26-year-old stopped off in sunny San Diego, Calif. to meet up with some friends for a surfing expedition to Mexico, but his trip turned tragic in the early morning hours of Feb. 27, 2008. Cops say that's when Robert ran into two transient locals, Frank Montoya and Damian Maple, who were on drugs and had been drinking. Police tell AMW that Montoya and Maple savagely beat Robert with a skateboard before throwing him into a blazing fire pit. Luckily, Robert was pulled out of the pit and received medical attention but now San Diego investigators are on the lookout the two men charged in the senseless beating, Damian Maple and Frank Montoya.

Damian Maple: It's the phone call no parent wants to get: a call saying that their child has been injured, thousands of miles from home. But it's a call that the parents of Australian tourist Robert Schneider, received after their son was savagely beaten and burned on a San Diego beach last month. Now, cops need your help to catch the thugs responsible.

Troy Bolin: Police say although fugitive Troy Lane Bolin might be a thin, scruffy looking guy, he's as dangerous as child predators come. Bolin is wanted for molesting two young girls repeatedly over the course of several years.

Thomas Lollis: Andre Wood was 29 years old for just one hour before his life ended. As he left his own birthday celebration, cops say Andre ran into Thomas Lollis, who was packing heat, and never had a chance.

Taizhi Cui: In October 2006, Los Angeles' Korean community was shocked by a triple murder that happened in their own backyard. Cops say the deaths were the work of a jilted lover hell-bent on getting revenge on an ex-girlfriend and her new paramour. However, authorities are still looking for the man they say pulled the trigger ... Taizhi Cui.

Carey Price: Police have been searching for alleged drunk driver Carey Price after he didn't show up for a court appearance. Price is one of two fugitives who still remain on the run from a February 2005 airing of AMW -- the other 8 are all behind bars. It's time all ten fugitives from this episode are put where they belong.

Jason Howard: Police found the bodies of Jewel and Mildred Cleveland buried in their own barn in June 2004. The couple had not been heard from for over a month. Also missing was Mildred's 35-year-old son, Jason Howard. But police say the mentally ill man is probably responsible for his parents' deaths and they are trying to track him down.

James Roberts: Police say Toby Roberts had a mission, and he wasn't going to stop until it was completed. Cops say he tried to kill his girlfriend, and he was so determined, he used three different tools to finish the job. But he might not have known his girlfriend as well as he thought, because she wasn't going down without a major fight.

Erick Morales: Usually, when high school kids ditch classes for the day, it doesn't end in murder. But on May 21, 2001, 15-year-old high school student Quetzalcoatl "Quetzal" Alba, decided to cut classes with one of his best pals, 16-year-old Erick Morales. The pair played hooky and went to their hangout, a converted storage closet in a Daly City, Calif. apartment complex. But police tell AMW that something went horribly wrong, and Morales stabbed his one-time friend to death before going on the run with his roommate, Reynaldo Maldanado.

James Kelly: Michigan authorities are looking for an anesthesiologist who, they say, received child pornography on his computer. Now, they're worried that this man with means could be up to his old tricks but in a whole new city.

Jelmo Kirkland: The Citgo gas station in Miami Gardens, Fla. was full of people on January 20, 2007, but police say that didn't stop a man known as "Skeebo" from pulling out a gun and opening fire on a car. Now, cops have released surveillance footage that they hope will help catch a killer.

All-Star Week 5 Winner: A police detective from Buffalo, N.Y. whose work helped clear a man wrongly-imprisoned on rape charges and a woman accused of killing her daughter –- and who is now in the midst of a controversy because of his work -– has been chosen as the latest weekly finalist in the 2008 America's Most Wanted All-Star Contest.