Computer support call leads to burglary arrest
DOVER, N.H. — Mike Witonis gotan email from Apple thanking him forcalling customer service about his lap-top computer. Problem is, someonehad stolen it from him a year earlier. Police eventually arrested 24-year-old Casey Wentworth of Portsmouthon Monday and charged him with bur-glary. He’s accused of taking the lap-top from Witonis’home in Dover inFebruary 2013.When the break-in happened, policesaid they couldn’t identify any sus-pects. Detectives contacted Apple andthe laptop’s serial number wasﬂagged. When Witonis got the email, hecontacted police, who said the personwho called customer service used theserial number of the stolen computer.Witonis tells WMUR-TVthe discov-ery was sort of shocking. Wentworth is scheduled to bearraigned on May 2. It wasn’t immedi-ately known if he had a lawyer.
Boy,9,rides for help after snowmobile crash
MARIN — Aquick-thinking 9-year-old California boy is credited withsaving his father after a snowmobilecrash near Lake Tahoe. KTVU-TVreports J.T. Bierdneau wasseverely injured when his snowmobiletrapped his leg over the weekend. After the crash, 9-year-old BodeBierdneau decided his only choice wasto ride alone across miles of snow toget help. He admits being nervous andunsure of which direction to go.Despite having no cellphone recep-tion the fourth grader from MarinCounty stayed calm, riding until hefound someone with an emergencyradio.From there he led rescuers to his dad.Bode’s mother says search and res-cue ofﬁcials told her the boy’s actionswere heroic. Bode’s father was hospitalized and isexpected to recover.
Teen charged with spring break assault on officer
SANTABARBARA— A17-year-oldboy has been charged with assault,mayhem and resisting an ofﬁcer forallegedly attacking a police officerduring a rock- and bottle-throwingbrawl in Santa Barbara last weekend.Prosecutors announced Tuesday thatDesmond Edwards faces trial as anadult. Jail ofﬁcials had no record of him in custody Wednesday and it’sunclear if he’s obtained a lawyer.Authorities claim Edwards hit a UCSanta Barbara police ofﬁcer in the facewith a backpack containing glassliquor bottles.The violence ﬂared as 20,000 peo-ple attended an unsanctioned collegespring break gathering called Deltopiain Isla Vista.Authorities say 50 people weretaken to hospitals — half after unresterupted — along with four law enforce-ment ofﬁcers. Nearly 170 people werearrested Friday and Saturday, mostlyfor alcohol-related offenses.
Man burned in suspected Malibu home drug lab blast
MALIBU — Authorities say a 25-year-old man was airlifted to a hospi-tal with burns following an explosionduring a suspected drug manufacturingprocess at a house in Malibu.The Los Angeles Times reportsarriving ﬁreﬁghters found the homefully engulfed in flames Tuesdayevening. Sheriff’s Sgt. Fray Lupian says aninitial investigation of the burned-outstructure uncovered hash oil at the res-idence.Hash oil, also known as honey oil,is a potent marijuana byproductextracted with butane from parts of theplant that are often discarded.Lupian says the man, who was notimmediately identiﬁed, would likelybe arrested on drug-related chargesafter recovering.Last month two men were criticallyburned in similar explosions at ahouse in Commerce. Ahash oil extrac-tion laboratory was found inside thehouse.
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This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
During the Civil War, Dr. MaryEdwards Walker, an assistant surgeonfor the 52nd Ohio Volunteers, wascaptured by the Confederates andaccused of being a Union spy; she washeld until her release in August 1864as part of a prisoner exchange.
“What is more unwise than to mistakeuncertainty for certainty,falsehood for truth?”
— Cicero,Roman orator,statesman,philosopher (106-43 B.C.)
Sportscaster JohnMadden is 78.Actor Haley JoelOsment is 26.
A girl splashes elephants with water in celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand’s Ayutthaya province,Thailand.
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President George Washington signed the ﬁrstUnited States Patent Act.
, Maximilian, archduke of Austria, was proclaimedemperor of Mexico.
the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was incorporated.
, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton,England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage.
, the novel “The Great Gatsby,” by F. ScottFitzgerald, was ﬁrst published.
German president Paul Von Hindenburg was re-elected in a runoff, with Adolf Hitler coming in second.
Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey pur-chased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the MontrealRoyals.
, the 3-D horror movie “House of Wax,” producedby Warner Bros. and starring Vincent Price, premiered inNew York.
the fast-attack nuclear submarine USS Thresher(SSN-593) sank during deep-diving tests east of Cape Cod,Mass., in a disaster that claimed 129 lives.
, Golda Meir told party leaders she was resigningas prime minister of Israel.
the Northern Ireland peace talks concluded asnegotiators reached a landmark settlement to end 30 years of bitter rivalries and bloody attacks.
, Polish President Lech Kaczynski (lehk kah-CHIN’-skee), 60, was killed in a plane crash in westernRussia that also claimed the lives of his wife and top Polishpolitical, military and church ofﬁcials.
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(Answers tomorrow)OOMPH OCCUR LAWFULAUTUMNYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:After a long day of showing off the new clothingline, the fashion model was — WORN OUTNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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