FBI: Child Predator – Help Us Identify John Doe 28


The FBI is seeking the public’s help to stop a child predator.

The unidentified individual we are seeking is known only as John Doe 28. In November 2012, online video of the man engaging in sexually explicit activities with a young boy was reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), an organization that works closely with the Bureau to stop child predators.

The video contains a brief image of the alleged predator, which investigators hope will lead to his identification—and the recovery of the exploited child. “Subjects who show their faces in child pornography are not typical,” said Special Agent Karen Jurden. “It is our hope that someone will recognize this individual and come forward. We were able to recover a very clear image of John Doe 28.”

Working with NCMEC, investigators in our Violent Crimes Against Children program have enhanced other details from the video that could be clues to help identify the suspect. For example, the video shows the individual and the victim inside a residence with what appears to be a blue chair and a picture hanging on a wall in the background. Someone familiar with the house might easily recognize the chair. Also, John Doe 28 is wearing wire-framed glasses and a burgundy T-shirt with a fish logo on it.

There are no details linking the suspect to a particular area, but Jurden said investigators believe he may be a U.S. citizen because he speaks one word during the video—“careful”—which is in English.

“Sometimes we will get some type of identifier that narrows down the geographic region,” said Jurden, who has been investigating crimes against children for the last four years, “but that didn’t happen in this case. That’s why we are asking for the public’s help nationwide.”

The video is just over two minutes long and was recovered during the arrest of a San Francisco man on child pornography charges. “The video was part of his collection,” Jurden added, explaining that sexually explicit videos and images of children are often traded anonymously through online forums.

The efforts to identify and apprehend John Doe 28 are part of the FBI’s Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP) initiatives and represent a longstanding partnership with NCMEC. Operation Rescue Me identifies child victims of sexual exploitation by using sophisticated image analysis to obtain evidence. ECAP seeks public and media assistance to help identify the John and Jane Does who display their faces—and other distinguishing characteristics such as tattoos—in pornographic images and videos of children.

Since the inception of ECAP in 2004, 28 John/Jane Does have been investigated; 20 of these cases have been successfully resolved so far. These investigations have led to the identification of nearly 70 child victims.

We need your help. John Doe 28 appears to be a Caucasian male in his 30s or 40s who has a receding hairline and wears wire-framed glasses. Anyone with information should submit a tip online or call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

“We need to identify John Doe 28,” Jurden said, “so we can make sure no harm comes to that little boy.”

– John Doe 28 poster
– Operation Rescue Me/Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP) 
– ECAP Most Wanted
– Violent Crimes Against Children 

Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist’s preacher of hate, dies at 84

ABC NEWS reports:

Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society’s tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil.

By the time you saw one of his outrageous and hate-filled signs — “You’re Going to Hell” was among the more benign — you were already doomed.

Tall, thin and increasingly spectral as he aged, the Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. and the Westboro Baptist Church, a small congregation made up almost entirely of his extended family, tested the boundaries of the free speech guarantees by violating accepted societal standards for decency in their unapologetic assault on gays and lesbians. In the process, some believe he even helped the cause of gay rights by serving as such a provocative symbol of intolerance.

Some of the top reported shady businesses in Idaho


1) Overstock Clearance – Just before the holiday online shopping crush, this website – http://www.overstockclearancemart.com – appeared offering high-end, high-priced items at extremely low prices. BBB investigation showed the company was shipping from Nampa, Idaho. No such site existed, and a national investigation shut the website down.

2) Zeek Rewards – BBB was flooded with calls from people in eastern Idaho who invested in Zeekler.com and Zeek Rewards. The company operated a penny auction site and affiliates program based in Davidson County, N.C. Investors were promised a share of net profits, but were paid out cash rewards from the payments of new investors. In November, refunds had begun.

3) Idaho Promotes – A local promoter has baited and switched businesses wishing to take part in several events in the Treasure Valley, cost business owners investment, time and lost revenues. Owner Kasey Thompson continues to promote events in the region.

Read the full story: https://snakeriverbbb.wordpress.com/tag/national-investigation/

Boise Police: Human trafficking ‘much worse’ than people realize


BOISE — Police are trying to spread the word about a problem in the City of Trees that they say is much worse than people realize.

“Every hotel in this city has it happening, whether they realize it or not,” said BPD Detective Tim Brady. “It happens in hotels. It happens in private homes. It happens in strip clubs. Human trafficking is really everywhere.”

Human trafficking is a form of slavery, one of the largest criminal industries in the world, and the fastest growing. Victims are made to engage in prostitution, pornography, or forms of labor exploitation, like domestic servitude or migrant agricultural work.

Read the full story.

Court rules Paramus Catholic teachers can be tried for alleged overseas sex with students

Artur Sopel (left) and Michael Sumulikoski (right)

Artur Sopel (left) and Michael Sumulikoski (right)

Excerpt from an article by  Dan Ivers/NJ.com

Two Paramus Catholic High School employees can stand trial for having sexual contact with students, despite the fact that the acts allegedly occurred during a trip overseas, an appeals court ruled this morning. Artur Sopel of River Edge, and Michael Sumulikoski of Elmwood Park, had contended that Bergen County authorities did not have jurisdiction to prosecute them.

The appeals court affirmed a July 2012 ruling by Bergen County Superior Court James Guida, who said that the accusations against Sopel and Sumulikoski would have constituted violations of their agreement to chaperone the students during their trip to Germany in February 2011.

Because the agreement originated in New Jersey, Guida ruled that moving the case forward would not violate international law. Read the full article.

The Gun Guide for People Who Know Nothing About Firearms


The Gun Guide for People Who Know Nothing About Firearms:

The problem with talking about firearms is that people tend to be either gun nuts or they’re totally ignorant and/or scared to death of firearms. If you’re a novice and try to find answers online you’re soon flooded with divergent opinions, conflicting advice, and sometimes ridicule for asking such “stupid” questions.

Finding answers in person, in a gun store, surrounded by firearm devotees, is even more intimidating! Who, in their right mind wants to embarrass themselves in a room full of complete strangers!

The print version of this book is titled The Gun Guide for Those Who Know Nothing About Firearms. It’s also available at Amazon Books.

This book takes those who are new to the world of firearms and explains the basics of how firearms work, the strengths and weaknesses of every major type of firearm you’re likely to encounter, and in the final section, shows you how to evaluate firearm and ammunition choices. When you’re finished reading this book you’ll be equipped to make an informed purchase that takes into account your budget and your needs.

Amazon review:

I’m just starting to get into guns and shooting and this book gave me enough information that I finally feel ready to enter a gunstore for the first time. This book will do nothing for anybody who is already into guns and shootings, but as the title suggests this book is for the complete newbie. Book covered a lot of the basics on how guns work (what “action” means, etc.), as well as a good starting point on what all the different rounds of ammunition are. A great book for the total beginner. And like I said, it gave me enough knowledge that when I go into a gun store, I won’t be totally confused by all the terms.

Steven Gregersen lives with his wife on a 20 acre (almost!) self-sufficient, off-grid homestead in the mountains of northwestern Montana. His early years were spent in Kansas where he worked summers on his grandparent’s farm. He enrolled in the auto-mechanic’s course at the local vocational school while still attending High School. Upon graduating he served three years in the USMC. After that he pursued a career as an auto mechanic, eventually owning his own auto repair business.
Steven has been a life-long student. He grew up hunting and fishing and, as an adult, added trapping, ammunition reloading, gardening, animal husbandry, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, photography and other skills. He earned his college degree in his late 30s and served as a pastor and Christian camp director. His primary source of income at this time is writing. He’s had articles published in Fur-Fish-Game magazine, Traditional Bowhunter magazine, Primitive Archer magazine, Backwoodsman magazine, Back Home magazine, Backwoods Home magazine, and several others. He currently has two books in print and is working on a third.

His writing is not based on research but on his experiences in life. He’s a “hands on” type of guy. When there’s a new skill to be learned he’s never content to just read or watch a Youtube video. He has to do it himself. When he writes of homesteading, shooting, reloading, hunting or any other topic you can bet that he’s done it himself and is sharing that experience with you.

Do you have any information that could lead to the arrest of Steven Hall, 30?


From the Idaho Press Tribune:

If you have any info about these crimes or any of the people involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS or submit a tip at http://www.343cops.com.

You will remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest and charges are filed. Do not attempt to apprehend any of these people. Call 911 in an emergency.


Aggravated battery, accessory to burglary, possession of a controlled substance

Elmore County car thieves identified, possibly still in Nampa area

Vernon Ray Johnson, Jr.

Vernon Ray Johnson, Jr.


Elmore County authorities have identified the suspect as Vernon Ray Johnson, Jr., of Walla Walla, Wash. He is believed to be traveling with Myranda Raeann York, also of Walla Walla. Both are wanted fugitives in the state of Washington. They are also wanted in Milton Freewater, Ore., in connection with a high-speed chase and several vehicle thefts.


Myranda Raeann York

Myranda Raeann York


Read the full story here.