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Truck Rams Through Flea Market...
Steals ATM machines!!

An enforcement operation conducted by the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force over trafficking counterfeit goods resulted in seven arrests on Sunday at the Marysville Flea Market — and two trucks filled with allegedly pirated copies of movies and music.

Local residents arrested are:

• Irasema L. Espindola, 18, of the 5000 block of Lindhurst Avenue in Linda, arrested on suspicion of fraud, counterfeit mark violation and criminal conspiracy;

• Eludim Espindola-Torres, 30, also of the 5000 block Lindhurst Avenue, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy; and n Gerardo Hernandez-Reyes, 28, of the 1500 block of Upland Drive, Yuba City, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy.

State and federal officers with search warrants went to San Jose and the Marysville market on Simpson Lane in Yuba County, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

The hi-tech task force seized about 50,000 counterfeit CDs, 30,000 DVDs and nearly $26,000 in cash believed to be a portion of the profits from the operation.

One man familiar with the flea market in Marysville said copies of movies were for sale there before DVDs were in stores. The copies sold for $5, said the man, who declined to give his name.

Officers were at the Marysville market from about 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday.

More than a thousand people were attending the flea market and the event went on as scheduled. Voicemails left Monday at the office of the market were not answered.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the raid included the FBI, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and the Marysville Police Department.

- See more at: http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/counterfeit-123565-market-marysville.html#sthash.E616GB5S.dpuf

An enforcement operation conducted by the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force over trafficking counterfeit goods resulted in seven arrests on Sunday at the Marysville Flea Market — and two trucks filled with allegedly pirated copies of movies and music.

Local residents arrested are:

• Irasema L. Espindola, 18, of the 5000 block of Lindhurst Avenue in Linda, arrested on suspicion of fraud, counterfeit mark violation and criminal conspiracy;

• Eludim Espindola-Torres, 30, also of the 5000 block Lindhurst Avenue, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy; and n Gerardo Hernandez-Reyes, 28, of the 1500 block of Upland Drive, Yuba City, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy.

State and federal officers with search warrants went to San Jose and the Marysville market on Simpson Lane in Yuba County, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

The hi-tech task force seized about 50,000 counterfeit CDs, 30,000 DVDs and nearly $26,000 in cash believed to be a portion of the profits from the operation.

One man familiar with the flea market in Marysville said copies of movies were for sale there before DVDs were in stores. The copies sold for $5, said the man, who declined to give his name.

Officers were at the Marysville market from about 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday.

More than a thousand people were attending the flea market and the event went on as scheduled. Voicemails left Monday at the office of the market were not answered.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the raid included the FBI, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and the Marysville Police Department.

- See more at: http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/counterfeit-123565-market-marysville.html#sthash.E616GB5S.dpuf

An enforcement operation conducted by the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force over trafficking counterfeit goods resulted in seven arrests on Sunday at the Marysville Flea Market — and two trucks filled with allegedly pirated copies of movies and music.

Local residents arrested are:

• Irasema L. Espindola, 18, of the 5000 block of Lindhurst Avenue in Linda, arrested on suspicion of fraud, counterfeit mark violation and criminal conspiracy;

• Eludim Espindola-Torres, 30, also of the 5000 block Lindhurst Avenue, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy; and n Gerardo Hernandez-Reyes, 28, of the 1500 block of Upland Drive, Yuba City, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy.

State and federal officers with search warrants went to San Jose and the Marysville market on Simpson Lane in Yuba County, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

The hi-tech task force seized about 50,000 counterfeit CDs, 30,000 DVDs and nearly $26,000 in cash believed to be a portion of the profits from the operation.

One man familiar with the flea market in Marysville said copies of movies were for sale there before DVDs were in stores. The copies sold for $5, said the man, who declined to give his name.

Officers were at the Marysville market from about 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday.

More than a thousand people were attending the flea market and the event went on as scheduled. Voicemails left Monday at the office of the market were not answered.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the raid included the FBI, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and the Marysville Police Department.

- See more at: http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/counterfeit-123565-market-marysville.html#sthash.E616GB5S.dpuf

An enforcement operation conducted by the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force over trafficking counterfeit goods resulted in seven arrests on Sunday at the Marysville Flea Market — and two trucks filled with allegedly pirated copies of movies and music.

Local residents arrested are:

• Irasema L. Espindola, 18, of the 5000 block of Lindhurst Avenue in Linda, arrested on suspicion of fraud, counterfeit mark violation and criminal conspiracy;

• Eludim Espindola-Torres, 30, also of the 5000 block Lindhurst Avenue, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy; and n Gerardo Hernandez-Reyes, 28, of the 1500 block of Upland Drive, Yuba City, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy.

State and federal officers with search warrants went to San Jose and the Marysville market on Simpson Lane in Yuba County, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

The hi-tech task force seized about 50,000 counterfeit CDs, 30,000 DVDs and nearly $26,000 in cash believed to be a portion of the profits from the operation.

One man familiar with the flea market in Marysville said copies of movies were for sale there before DVDs were in stores. The copies sold for $5, said the man, who declined to give his name.

Officers were at the Marysville market from about 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday.

More than a thousand people were attending the flea market and the event went on as scheduled. Voicemails left Monday at the office of the market were not answered.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the raid included the FBI, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and the Marysville Police Department.

- See more at: http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/counterfeit-123565-market-marysville.html#sthash.E616GB5S.dpuf


The Sevierville Police Department are looking for two men who drove a stolen pick up truck through the front doors of the Smoky Mountain Flea Market Monday morning.

Police say once the two men got inside they stole an ATM and left the scene.

Authorities later found the stolen truck burned and abandoned in Knox County. The ATM was in the truck.

Surveillance footage captured the burglary. Anyone with information is asked to call Sevierville Police Department detective Kevin Bush at 865-868-1748.


Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2013/09/25/2940685/fire-breaks-out-at-ceres-flea.html#storylink=cpy

ROANOKE FLEA MARKET NOT SO HAPPY!

A popular flea market may have to shutdown if repairs aren't made soon.

Roanoke City put a note on the front door of Happy's Flea Market that says the building is 'unsafe' and faces being condemned.

The flea market must  show they are making 'significant progress' on fixing electrical and roofing problems. Right now, there are several issues with drainage and leaking. The general manager says they have already started the work and are doing everything they can to make sure Happy's stays open.

"We are determined for Happy's to remain a positive place to do business within the Roanoke Valley," Happy's General Manager Harvey Murdoch says. "We love it here. We're going to do everything we have to."

City leaders tell WSLS that Roanoke Fire-EMS noticed the code violations during a routine inspection in May. They say they made Happy's owners aware of the issues at that time.

To avoid being condemned Happy's owners need to make sure their roof is structurally sound, fix the electrical system, create an emergency exit plan, and pass a safety inspection.

However, if the flea market does close,  hundreds of people will be out of a job. Vendor, Steve Mirzayan, says he's had his business at Happy's for 29 years. He says everyone who works at the flea market is in a panic. 

"You will have a lot of people going out of business and a lot of people unemployed," vendor Steve Mirzayan says. "You have about 300 to 400 people working here Most of these people, this is how they make their living."

Many of the vendors are worried about business being impacted with customers seeing the notice right before they come through the doors. They say this time of the year is where many of the vendors make most of their money.







Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/02/27/3881396/brothers-charged-in-robberies.html#storylink=cpy

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