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#1 TEO

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:07 PM

Wednesday August 14, 2013
BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Police Department assisted agents from Homeland Security Investigations in serving a search warrant at a residence on Holden Street Tuesday morning.
 
Brattleboro Police Chief Gene Wrinn, who had no comment on the execution of the search warrant, referred the Reformer to a Department of Homeland Security media liaison, who said he had no information at this time.
 
"It is an ongoing criminal investigation and that search warrant is under federal seal in district court," said Khaalid Walls, spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of DHS.
 
The Reformer requested a comment from the U.S. Attorney's Office, which applied for the search warrant, but did not receive a response prior to press time.
 
However, a resident of Holden Street told the Reformer what she saw from her window.
 
"I saw the evidence being taken out. There were two trunk loads of guns."
 
Another witness told the Reformer that at least six rifles and nine handguns were taken from the house, but were returned after two men were led away in shackles just before 4 p.m. That witness said federal agents confiscated several home computers and were seen carrying out baggies of photographs and documents and several cardboard boxes with unknown contents.
 
The search warrant was served at about 10 a.m. and federal agents stormed the building with weapons drawn, using shields and
 
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bullet-proof vests, said the witness.
The Brattleboro Police Department took at least four dogs from the house, said another witness.
 
Bob Audette can be reached at raudette@reformer.com, or at 802-254-2311, ext. 160. Follow Bob on Twitter @audette.reformer.
 
 


#2 Tim the Beek

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:26 PM

Noose is drawing tighter, Xena...better grab your bug out bag and come to Norfolk on Saturday. :mrgreen:



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:34 PM

Homeland security is using prodct palcememts during raids now?

 

The search warrant was served at about 10 a.m. and federal agents stormed the building with weapons drawn,
using shields, Advertisements and bullet-proof vests, said the witness.
 
if it means less taxes, i'm all for it.
 
 


#4 TEO

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

:lol:



#5 TEO

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

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#6 TEO

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

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#7 Lemireacle

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:47 PM

:crazy:



#8 Tim the Beek

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:54 PM

Homeland security is using prodct palcememts during raids now?

 

The search warrant was served at about 10 a.m. and federal agents stormed the building with weapons drawn,
using shields, Advertisements and bullet-proof vests, said the witness.
 
if it means less taxes, i'm all for it.
 
 


:clap:



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:14 PM

Homeland security is using prodct palcememts during raids now?

 

The search warrant was served at about 10 a.m. and federal agents stormed the building with weapons drawn,
using shields, Advertisements and bullet-proof vests, said the witness.
 
if it means less taxes, i'm all for it.
 
 

Think they will do a Technaflora ad?



#10 JBetty

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:37 PM

Think they will do a Technaflora ad?

 

 

Check their lanyards.



#11 Feck

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:40 PM

sample package give aways at 4:20 ?



#12 MeOmYo

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:53 PM

I just read through the comments section to see if there was any insight as to why they raided this place.  So far, I think it has something to do with a Baybutt, an Apple and Greyhound.  Oh yeah, and socialism.

 

I need a drink :lol:



#13 TEO

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:54 PM

:lol:



#14 TEO

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:58 PM

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:03 PM

I just read through the comments section to see if there was any insight as to why they raided this place.  So far, I think it has something to do with a Baybutt, an Apple and Greyhound.  Oh yeah, and socialism.

 

I need a drink :lol:

Were they singing?



#16 JBetty

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:08 PM

Were they singing?

 

 

They BETTER not be.   :joker:



#17 TEO

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:23 PM

Search warrant a result of child porn investigation
By BOB AUDETTE/Reformer Staff
POSTED:   08/14/2013 02:11:50 PM EDT| UPDATED:   5 MIN. AGO
 
BRATTLEBORO - Documents filed in U.S. District Court reveal two men arrested in a raid on 213 Birge Street Tuesday are being charged with possessing child pornography.
David "Gunner" Schnyer and his son Ralph Schnyer are coming in for an initial appearance in a Burlington courtroom this afternoon.
 
The Reformer originally reported the service of a search warrant occurred at a home on Holden Street, but it was actually at the Birge Street residence.
 
The investigation began on Oct. 17, 2012, when a Homeland Security Investigations agent using the Ares peer-to-peer file sharing network identified a computer suspected of being used to download at least 20 files containing child pornography.
 
The agent was able to download five files from the computer.
 
"I viewed each of these files and, in my opinion; they each contain child pornography," noted the agent.
 
Searching publicly available records, the agent determined the IP address of the computer was assigned to FairPoint Communications, which revealed the computer under suspicion was registered to a resident of 213 Birge Street. A second IP address at the same residence was identified as being used to download and share child pornography. Further investigation revealed the images and videos were of prepubescent males and females.
 
At approximately 11:40 a.m. on Aug. 13, special agents and members of the Brattleboro Police Department served a search warrant on the residence. Once inside, they observed four
occupants, each holding a pit bull by a collar.
Both Ralph and David Schnyer were advised of their Miranda rights and agreed to speak to investigators.
 
Ralph Schnyer told investigators that he once observed his father viewing child pornography on his own computer. After seeing the child pornography on his father's computer he purchased a thumb drive and, without his father's knowledge, accessed his computer and copied child pornography to the thumb drive. He also admitted that he used the Ares network in the past to obtain child pornography and that he was aware that other Ares users could access his shared files until he removes them from the shared folder, according to court documents.
 
"He also told us that he is sexually attracted to young boys and girls ages 10 and up. He said that he is addicted to viewing child pornography (and) that he has a collection of approximately 10,000 files (images and videos) on his desktop computer," noted the agent. "Ralph Schnyer also admitted that approximately one week ago he warned his father that he should delete his collection of child pornography because he had heard that HSI agents were asking neighbors about him."
 
David Schnyer told investigators that he has also used the Ares network to download music and child pornography.
 
"When asked if he knew that possessing nude images of children under the age 18 is illegal, he stated 'yes I know, I'm screwed.'"
 
Two computers were removed from the residence and a forensic analysis revealed multiple files containing child pornography.
 
A witness to the serving of the search warrant told the Reformer that at least six rifles and nine handguns were taken from the house, but were returned after the two men were led away in shackles.
 
The Brattleboro Police Department took at least four dogs from the house, said another witness.
 
Bob Audette can be reached at raudette@reformer.com, or at 802-254-2311, ext. 160. Follow Bob on Twitter @audette.reformer.
 


#18 tyedyedee

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:36 PM

Think they will do a Technaflora ad?

 

 

Check their lanyards.

 

 

sample package give aways at 4:20 ?

 

thisis why i love this place...such a somber title and SO full of LULZ :lol: :thup:



#19 MeOmYo

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:43 PM

Search warrant a result of child porn investigation
By BOB AUDETTE/Reformer Staff
POSTED:   08/14/2013 02:11:50 PM EDT| UPDATED:   5 MIN. AGO
 
BRATTLEBORO - Documents filed in U.S. District Court reveal two men arrested in a raid on 213 Birge Street Tuesday are being charged with possessing child pornography.
David "Gunner" Schnyer and his son Ralph Schnyer are coming in for an initial appearance in a Burlington courtroom this afternoon.
 
The Reformer originally reported the service of a search warrant occurred at a home on Holden Street, but it was actually at the Birge Street residence.
 
The investigation began on Oct. 17, 2012, when a Homeland Security Investigations agent using the Ares peer-to-peer file sharing network identified a computer suspected of being used to download at least 20 files containing child pornography.
 
The agent was able to download five files from the computer.
 
"I viewed each of these files and, in my opinion; they each contain child pornography," noted the agent.
 
Searching publicly available records, the agent determined the IP address of the computer was assigned to FairPoint Communications, which revealed the computer under suspicion was registered to a resident of 213 Birge Street. A second IP address at the same residence was identified as being used to download and share child pornography. Further investigation revealed the images and videos were of prepubescent males and females.
 
At approximately 11:40 a.m. on Aug. 13, special agents and members of the Brattleboro Police Department served a search warrant on the residence. Once inside, they observed four
occupants, each holding a pit bull by a collar.
Both Ralph and David Schnyer were advised of their Miranda rights and agreed to speak to investigators.
 
Ralph Schnyer told investigators that he once observed his father viewing child pornography on his own computer. After seeing the child pornography on his father's computer he purchased a thumb drive and, without his father's knowledge, accessed his computer and copied child pornography to the thumb drive. He also admitted that he used the Ares network in the past to obtain child pornography and that he was aware that other Ares users could access his shared files until he removes them from the shared folder, according to court documents.
 
"He also told us that he is sexually attracted to young boys and girls ages 10 and up. He said that he is addicted to viewing child pornography (and) that he has a collection of approximately 10,000 files (images and videos) on his desktop computer," noted the agent. "Ralph Schnyer also admitted that approximately one week ago he warned his father that he should delete his collection of child pornography because he had heard that HSI agents were asking neighbors about him."
 
David Schnyer told investigators that he has also used the Ares network to download music and child pornography.
 
"When asked if he knew that possessing nude images of children under the age 18 is illegal, he stated 'yes I know, I'm screwed.'"
 
Two computers were removed from the residence and a forensic analysis revealed multiple files containing child pornography.
 
A witness to the serving of the search warrant told the Reformer that at least six rifles and nine handguns were taken from the house, but were returned after the two men were led away in shackles.
 
The Brattleboro Police Department took at least four dogs from the house, said another witness.
 
Bob Audette can be reached at raudette@reformer.com, or at 802-254-2311, ext. 160. Follow Bob on Twitter @audette.reformer.
 

 

 

It amazes me how much of this shit is out there.  when I went to court for a pistol permit, half of the people that were seen before me were there for illegal possession of child porn.