Saturday, May 26, 2007

Ex Employee Charged with Robbing Norman Subway

5/26/07 -- OKC, OK - Here's a tip, if you're gonna rob a Subway sandwich shop, don't rob the one you recently worked at - your fellow employees may just recognize your voice.

According to police, around 11pm on May 14th, two men walked into the Subway at 2339 West Main in Norman.

The first man, described as a black male, was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bandanna covering his face. He also had a towel wrapped around what he claimed was a gun. The other man, described as a Mexican male.

The two men reportedly forced the cashier to open the safe and give them its contents (approx. $550).

The entire robbery was captured on surveillance cameras equipped with an audio recording feature.

When the tape was played back, a Subway district manager recognized the black male's voice.

The robber was identified as Dante Thomas Kennybrew, 25, a former Subway employee.

When questioned by police, Kennybrew allegedly confessed to the robbery and wasted no time trying to hang the entire robbery on his accomplice, Vicente "Vincent" Batrez Jr., 19 of Norman.

According to police, Kennybrew claimed the robbery idea was Batrez's and that he didn't keep any of the money and that he did not have a gun or any other weapon under the towel he had wrapped around his hand.

When confronted at his apartment by police, Batrez allegedly admitted to his participation but said he split the stolen loot with Kennybrew and that Kennybrew had a hand drill concealed to look like a gun under the towel during the robbery.

Kennybrew was charged with felony robbery by force and fear on the 18th.

Batrez was charged the same day with the same felony crime.

Bond has been set at $25,000 for both men.

UPDATE: On 11/19/07 Kennybrew pled guilty and was sentenced to 12-years in prison. On 10/15/07 Batrez was sentenced to 12-years in prison with all but first 6-years suspended. Batrez's mug shot and prison record can been found here.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Sex at the Mall Lands Two OKC Teens in Jail

5/25/07 -- OKC, OK - You've heard the saying, "when the car is rocking, don't bother knocking." Well, it seems security at a local mall doesn't quite play by those rules.

According to police records, on April 16th at about 5pm, security guard Joseph Borst, of Penn Square Mall, was "on foot patrol in the lower level parking garage when he observed a black 2000 Ford Focus to be shaking back and forth." As the ever vigilant guard approached the vehicle he "heard moaning coming from inside."

Closer examination revealed two teens, "seated in the back seat, completely nude."

Robert John Kenyon, 19, driver (in more ways than one) and Samantha Renee Mansfield, 18 (along for 'the ride') reportedly at a combined weight of 465 pounds were just giving the shocks a good work over.

Penn Square Mall, not known for its live nudie shows, promptly placed the duo under arrest and escorted them to the mall security office to await police.

When police arrived, it was learned the vehicle (aka, Love Machine) belonged to Kenyon's mother. She was called to retrieve her car (and hopefully asked to bring a towel to sit on for the drive home).

We here at SideBarBlog would like to point out that Kenyon's court ordered anger management classes (from a prior domestic abuse conviction) must be working (at least that day).

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Lexington Man Charged with Animal Cruelty

5/24/07 -- Lexington, OK - A Lexington man is accused of injuring two cows after dragging them behind his truck.

According to court records, Matthew Ray Howry, 32, agreed to keep two cows (8 months old) on his property for another man's sons. The sons were planing to show the cows at F.F.A.

Two weeks later, the owner of the cows paid a visit to Howry and discovered the cows to "have ligature marks around their necks ... their heads to be swollen ... [and] one of the cows was malnourished and would not move."

Howry reportedly told the owner he had pulled the cows behind his truck with a rope to "break them [in]."

The owner of the cows took them to a local veterinarian and then called police.

The vet determined one of the cows had cervical neck damage and was in "bad shape."

When police asked Howry if the cows resisted when he was pulling them with his truck, he allegedly replied, "a little, at first."

On May 17th Howry was charged with felony cruelty to animals.

Moore Man Arrested for Making His Own Checks

5/24/07 -- Moore, OK - Ever hear the saying, "you can write your own check"? Seems a Moore man decided to take it a literally.

According to court records, Mark Allen Cain, 28, has been putting his computer and printer to use making (and apparently trying to cash) his own homemade checks.

Reportedly, police began an investigation on Cain after an individual was arrested for trying to pass one of Cain's checks.

Allegedly, Cain was using magnetic ink to create the checks and then trading them for drugs.

Police report that after they seized Cain's computers they also discovered evidence he was creating fake ID's also.

Cain was charged May 17th in Cleveland County with felony computer crimes.

Seems Cain is no stranger to the Oklahoma judicial system.

You can see Cain's extensive Oklahoma Department of Corrections history here, which includes; concealing stolen property, forgery and drug crimes.

Monday, May 21, 2007

OU Student Charged with Breaking and Entry

5/21/07 -- Norman, OK - According to court records, Nicholas Anthony Palmisano, 25, was making himself at home in the kitchen when police were summoned. Why? Seems Palmisano was not in his own kitchen. As a matter of fact, the woman living in the home told police she doesn't even know Palmisano.

Reportedly, on the night of May 13th, Palmisano entered a partially opened garage door in the 1100 block of Caracara Dr. in Norman. Once inside, the resident saw Palmisano in her kitchen and called police.

When police arrived, they found Palmisano laying on the floor in the living room.

Palmisano appeared to be intoxicated and was placed under arrest.

On the 15th Palmisano was charged with entering a building with unlawful intent.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) identifies Palmisano as a senior in the Price College of Business.

Court papers and OU list Palmisano's residence as the 200 block of East 31st in Edmond.

UPDATE: On 6/14/07 Palmisano pled guilty and was given 10-month deferred.