Enormous nose leads to mans arrest in Aguadulce

A 42 year old resident of Roquetas del Mar accused to holding up a local supermarket has been arrested thanks to his “enormous nose”. JJGR was spotted by the owner of the supermarket shoplifting last week, and when the owner approached him, JJGR pulled out a blunt weapon and threatened the man, leaving with his stolen goods and some of the days takings. The shopowner was only able to identify the man by his “enormous Continue reading Enormous nose leads to mans arrest in Aguadulce

Policia launch mobile phone app for denuncias

The Policia Nacional have launched a smartphone app for citizens to denounce crimes they witness from their phones. It’s called alertcops (and why not? I’m sure the average Spaniard will remember that name) and it’s available for Android and iPhone. The English language description says that AlertCops is a citizen security alert system of the State Law Enforcement Authorities (FFCCSE in Spanish) This service allows a citizen to send an alert from a mobile device Continue reading Policia launch mobile phone app for denuncias

Three active serial killers in Spain

There are at least three active serial killers operating undetected across Spain warns the President of the Sociedad Española de Investigación de Perfiles Criminológicos (Spanish Society for the Investigation of Criminology Research Profiles), who has been analysing a series of modern unsolved murders in conjunction with the different Spanish police forces. Juan Francisco Alcaraz issued the stark warning at a conference this weekend in Madrid on this very topic, and said that modern life made Continue reading Three active serial killers in Spain

Bobbies versus la policia

UK policeman at Notting Hill carnival this weekend: Spanish police at a recent feria carrying out random breath tests on pedestrians: Ah, thank heavens we’re in the free for all laid back party going state of España , eh? While we’re on the subject of Spanish coppers, here’ s an (illustrated) Spanish joke: hur hur hur!

Mojacar coppers ordered to issue 5 times as many fines as before

The townhall of Mojacar has a plan to rack in the fines, by ordering the coppers to fine and fine and fine any poor sod with a wallet. This is now official Mojacar policy, after the town budget was spotted to allow for a five fold increase in fines over 2012 levels. Some numbers via ideal.es and UM, the opposition party: In 2012 the budget expected fines totalling 65,000€ to be issued. In reality, 457.000€ Continue reading Mojacar coppers ordered to issue 5 times as many fines as before

Now you can be fined 601€ EACH for drinking at home in Mojacar!

A group of youths have been fined 601€ EACH for quietly drinking and playing cards at their apartment in Mojacar. As if the stupid fine of 500€ each levied recently against some youths for drinking water on Mojacar beach wasn’t bad enough, the local police have surpassed themselves and gone into a private apartment to fine a group of youths for drinking at home. According to the complaint filed by the lawyer for the youths, Continue reading Now you can be fined 601€ EACH for drinking at home in Mojacar!

Dozens of financial crooks arrested across Spain

Looks like the fat fraudster Nigel Goldman got out just in time, unless his extradition had finally come through! More than 50 people were arrested across Spain on Tuesday in a crackdown on boiler-room operations peddling phony investment opportunities. Overseen by a National Court judge, the operation was carried out with cooperation from British and U.S. authorities, sources involved in the ongoing investigation told Efe. The arrests took place in Barcelona, Madrid and Malaga. The Continue reading Dozens of financial crooks arrested across Spain

Police boss sold seized goods to equip coppers

The cuts are affecting the police of Catalonia, the mossos. It’s either a great excuse or a poor sign of things to come: A mosso boss in Tarragona has been reprimanded for selling goods seized by his unit at CashConverters to pay for police equipment his unit couldn’t otherwise afford. DavidJackson.info has his doubts about the whole scam, but being an admirer of his kneecaps, refuses to gainsay the most violent police force in Spain.

Insult or photograph a copper: 30,000€ fine

The new “Law for citizen safety” (currently under debate) is suggesting a fine of up to 30,000€ (minimum: 1001€) for “shouting, insulting or behaving aggressively” towards a copper during a manifestation. Other hardcore, move along good citizen nothing to see here suggestions are fines of between 30,000€ and 600,000€ for taking or distributing photos identifying a police officer in the course of their duties. Ouch. Which makes me think: there is currently a big fuss Continue reading Insult or photograph a copper: 30,000€ fine