Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Child vehicular heat stroke deaths for 2016

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Ark of Hope for Children

#HotVehicles are not #BabySitters

As of 11:30pm, July 12, 2016, 18 Children have been lost to vehicular heat stroke.

I think everyone will agree that too many Children have lost their lives in HOT CARS.

With this in mind, Ark of Hope for Children and NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! have an effective way to slow, and hopefully stop this killer of Our Children.

  1. Share this with everyone
  2. Use and share Our Hashtag:  #HotVehicles are not #BabySitters
  3. Set a “TASK” with alarm in smartphone every time you drive Child/Children , set alarm 10-30 minutes early before arrival at destination to drop off Child/Children (depending on distance).
  4. DO NOT TURN OFF ALARM UNTIL CHILD/CHILDREN ARE DROPPED OFF, CONTINUE TO HIT SLEEPER, SET AT 5 MINUTES, UNTIL TASK IS COMPLETED.

AMERICA The Beautiful

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AMERICA, Home Of The Free And The Brave

Our Heroes

NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! wants everyone to know that Our Heroes are Our LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, Our VETERANS, and Our ACTIVE SERVICE MEMBERS.

This is a dark, sad time in this Nation’s history, but ignorance will NOT win the day.

Our prayers ask Our Mighty, Loving GOD to comfort the Families of these fine Officers, and also comfort everyone of Our Officers of the Law.

PLEASE, be safe as you go about your duties….

Being A Child Predator Is Not A One Time Thing

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Ricky James Overhulser, 53

Convicted sex offender attempts taking
14-year-old Girl

LUBBOCK, TX  –  A Lubbock man has been arrested and charged with attempt to compel prostitution after he allegedly approached a 14-year-old girl at a 7-11 gas station on Parkway Drive on Tuesday.

The man has also been identified as a registered sex offender.

According to Lubbock police documents, just after 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the gas station after reports of an attempted kidnapping.  The victim, a 14-year-old girl, was fueling up her mother’s car while her mother paid inside.

Reports say 53-year-old Ricky James Overhulser pulled up next to the girl and told her to get into his car.  The girl refused and Overhulser told her again to get in his car and she refused a second time.  He then asked her if she “dated.”  She told him “no” and went into the store to get her mother.

“She got pretty startled, as a 14-year-old would, as you can imagine,” Lt. Ray Mendoza, Lubbock Police Department, says.

Police say when the mother came outside, Overhulser had driven away.  She was finishing fueling up her car when he returned, pulled up close to her car and fanned cash while he asked, “how much for your daughter.”  The girl’s mother called him a “dirty old man” and let him know she was calling police.

Overhulser drove away in a white Pontiac passenger car.

Mendoza says the mother and daughter were able to get a license plate number.

“The detectives get called to the scene, they immediately go looking for him, try to hunt him down,” he says.  “We put out a broadcast to all our local officers.  We reached out to DPS, the sheriff’s department, to be on the lookout.”

Enough information was gathered to obtain an arrest warrant late Wednesday night.

“He had a couple of municipal court warrants, so they were at least, trying to arrest him while the investigators continued to work the case,” Mendoza explains.

Overhulser was already in the Lubbock County Jail on unrelated charges and was re-arrested on the new charges.

Overhulser has been a registered sex offender since 2000, where his victim was a 16-year-old female, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety sex offender registry.  He spent 10 years in jail, from 2000 until 2010.

“Always report any kind of suspicious behavior,” Mendoza says.  “The citizens are our eyes and ears. If you see something, say something.”

CA Couple Charged In Death Of 5-Year-Old

Couple Accused Of Child Abuse, Torture In
Death Of 5-Year-Old Boy

ORANGEVALE, CA  –  A mom and her boyfriend are behind bars after the death of her five-year-old boy.

Investigators say the couple face child abuse and torture charges in an incident they first reported as a drowning.

When fire crews arrive on scene, the 5-year-old was unresponsive.

Officers say the boy’s mom, 32-year-old Jessica Diane Prayter and her boyfriend 39-year-old Adam Jay Caldwell were with the child when paramedics showed up.

Ron Cochran’s son lives across the street from the couple and saw firefighters working feverishly to save the boy.

“He saw saw the paramedic on top of the gurney, on top of the child trying to resuscitate him as they were loading him into the ambulance,” he said.

The child was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The sheriff’s department says the injuries were inconsistent with drowning, and within hours, the couple was locked up, accused of child abuse, conspiracy and torture.

TX Woman Charged With Felony Child Abuse

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Deborah Anne Whitehead, 34

Tuscola woman indicted for confining
children, stabbing another

TUSCOLA, TX  –  A Taylor County deputy’s suspicions of abuse were raised when he found three children walking a dog in the middle of a highway near Tuscola at about 1 a.m. on one August day.

He would then learn that those children were running away from a parent who they say locked them in a closet without food, water, or the ability to go to the bathroom in order to punish them.

That parent, 34-year-old Deborah Anne Whitehead, is now facing felony charges of aggravated assault and injury to a child after being indicted Thursday.

It happened on Aug. 18, 2015, according to court records filed in Taylor County.

The deputy was traveling on Hwy 83 when he found the children.

One of the children told the deputy that they had escaped from their mother’s home after their sister fell asleep and forgot to lock the door.  They said they were going to their father’s house because their mother “was mean to them,” according to the documents.

The deputy went to Whitehead’s house in Tuscola and found a padlock on the inside of the door that the children’s sister would use to confine them inside, according to a warrant.

Court documents say that the deputy discovered that Whitehead would become upset with the children and “lock them in a small closet within the residence and leave them there without food, water, or restroom facilities.”  One of the children, a 10-year-old boy, said he would be locked up for long periods of time and that he could hear his sister screaming when bugs would crawl on her while she was confined.

The children’s sister, whose name is being withheld because she has not been charged with a crime, was interviewed by authorities and confirmed what the children had said.

The sister then told investigators that during an altercation in late March, Whitehead got mad at her and stabbed her in the hip with a knife.  Authorities found the knife and noted a scar on the sister’s hip where she said she had been stabbed, according to the warrant.  Two of the three children said they witnessed part of the assault.

Investigators pieced together the case and Deborah Whitehead was arrested on Feb. 22 on two felony charges.  She was released from the Taylor County Jail the same day on bonds totaling $30,000.