Monthly Archives: April 2019

Court Documents Show Director Of Dispatch Center Put On Leave For Threats, Misuse Of Funds

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Court documents describe wild claims into the inner workings of a Sacramento County 911 dispatch center.

The documents are part of a restraining order request against the executive director of the Sacramento Regional Fire and EMS Communications Center. Executive director Joseph Thuesen is now banned from entering.

An internal investigation is underway into whether Thuesen and another employee misused dispatch center funds. Besides the financial problems, there is fear.

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order to keep Thuesen away from colleagues after claims by three employees they don’t feel safe around him.

READ THE COURT DOCUMENTS FILED AGAINST THUESEN

Court documents show claims by dispatch center employees that Thuesen recently became emotional over the suspicious death of a family friend, and that
he is capable of committing a murder-suicide.

Documents show an employee recalling Thuesen saying: “I have an Arsenal at home;” “It will be on like Donkey Kong;”

Read more at: https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/04/30/dispatch-director-threats-financial-problems/

Arrest made in suspicious Town of Tonawanda death – WKBW

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — A 51-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of a 49-year-old woman from the Town of Tonawanda.

Prosecutors say Mario Turner has been arrested for criminally negligent homicide and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police say he shot his 49-year-old wife Renee Taschetta. She was found dead at 59 Dumas Place in Tonawanda Tuesday night.

He is due back in court Monday.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says police had been called to the home multiple times for domestic violence related issues.

Mary Murphy with the Family Justice Center says these deaths are preventable, and help is out there.

“It devestates us, it horrifies us,” she said of Taschetta’s death. “We want people to know this is preventable.”

Murphy says often times, when a person is in an abusive relationship they are mentally, physically and psychologically exhausted. It’s important for loved ones to recognize the signs

Read more at: https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/police-investigating-suspicious-death-in-tonawanda

Local News Arrest made in suspicious Town of Tonawanda death Hannah Buehler 11:49 PM, Apr – WKBW

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — A 51-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of a 49-year-old woman from the Town of Tonawanda.

Prosecutors say Mario Turner has been arrested for criminally negligent homicide and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police say he shot his 49-year-old wife Renee Taschetta. She was found dead at 59 Dumas Place in Tonawanda Tuesday night.

He is due back in court Monday.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says police had been called to the home multiple times for domestic violence related issues.

Mary Murphy with the Family Justice Center says these deaths are preventable, and help is out there.

“It devestates us, it horrifies us,” she said of Taschetta’s death. “We want people to know this is preventable.”

Murphy says often times, when a person is in an abusive relationship they are mentally, physically and psychologically exhausted. It’s important for loved ones to recognize the signs

Read more at: https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/police-investigating-suspicious-death-in-tonawanda

Police investigating suspicious death in Tonawanda – WKBW

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Tonawanda Police confirm a 49-year-old woman was found dead at 59 Dumas Place in Tonawanda.

Investigators are calling it a suspicious death, but are not currently looking for a suspect at this time.

We will update this story as more information comes in.

Read more at: https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/police-investigating-suspicious-death-in-tonawanda

Man, 51, charged in Town of Tonawanda death of 49-year-old woman

A 51-year-old man was charged Wednesday in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found Tuesday night in a home on Dumas Place in the Sheridan Parkside neighborhood in the Town of Tonawanda.

Mario Turner was arraigned in Town of Tonawanda Court before Justice Daniel T. Cavarello on charges of criminally negligent homicide and criminal possession of a weapon.

Turner was being held without bail in the Erie County Holding Center, according to his public defender, Nicholas T. Texido, who said his client will seek to make an application for bail in New York State Supreme Court within the next few days.

A felony hearing for Turner was set for 11 a.m. Monday, Texido said.

Police

Read more at: https://buffalonews.com/2019/04/30/town-of-tonawanda-police-investigating-suspicious-death-in-sheridan-parkside-neighborhood/

Woman under investigation in husband’s death sentenced to 5 years in prison for wire fraud – The Spokesman

Lori Isenberg, who remains under investigation for the suspicious February 2018 death of her husband, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to embezzling more than a half-million dollars from the North Idaho Housing Coalition.

The 64-year-old Coeur d’Alene woman pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud in January. A fourth charge was dropped in the plea agreement.

Investigators say she embezzled about $580,000 from funds that were supposed to go to help low-income individuals find affordable housing.

In addition to her five-year prison sentence, Isenberg was also ordered to three years of supervised probation upon release and to pay $20,000 in fines, according to KHQ News. The maximum sentence she faced was 20 years in prison.

Read more at: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/apr/30/woman-under-investigation-in-husbands-death-senten/

Woman found dead in Town of Tonawanda; police call it suspicious

TONAWANDA, N.Y. — A woman was found dead at 59 Dumas Place on Tuesday night in the Town of Tonawanda.

Lt. Thomas Haynes said police are investigating the incident as a suspicious death. Police were called to the scene shortly before 9 p.m.

Police say the investigation is ongoing. This is a breaking story and we will provide updates as soon as they become available. 

Read more at: https://www.wgrz.com/mobile/article/news/crime/woman-found-dead-in-town-of-tonawanda-police-call-it-suspicious/71-f4a35d98-ad55-4564-b363-2bb96b39d436

East Point police investigating woman’s ‘suspicious death’

The East Point Police Department has teamed up with DeKalb County police to investigate the “suspicious death” of a 37-year-old woman who died of blunt force trauma, authorities said.

Aisha Dixon died Monday morning at Grady Memorial Hospital, East Point Deputy Chief Russell Popham said.

“It’s a domestic violence incident and we’re just trying to put the facts together right now,” he told AJC.com.

Dixon’s boyfriend, 53-year-old Antonio Taylor, was identified as a suspect in the woman’s death and arrested, police said. But as of Wednesday night, it was unclear what Taylor has been charged with or where he’s being held. 

Popham said police were called to Grady about 4 a.m. Monday by doctors in the emergency room. It’s unclear where the woman was injured or who took her to the hospital.

DeKalb police said officers were working to

Read more at: https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/east-point-police-investigating-woman-suspicious-death/GQ0ilng7GGHedNVLJgz71K/

Woman found dead in hotel bath tub ID’d; Columbus police investigating suspicious death

“Honestly, all I knew is marijuana,” Rutledge said.” I’m not going to lie. But as far as anything else, as far as needles or anything, I feel like somebody put her up to that because that wasn’t her. She had to really be going through some deep stuff for it to ever go that far.”

Read more at: https://www.wtvm.com/2019/04/30/woman-found-dead-hotel-bath-tub-idd-columbus-police-investigating-suspicious-death/