onsdag, november 08, 2006

Cuckoo! Babysitter uses Hells angels torpedos

Some crazy woman apparently sucked as a babysitter, as in wasn't available when needed and somesuch, and turned up on the previous employer's doorstep with a couple of Hell's Angels in tow, looking to get paid 2 months worth. For uh. Not working.

Radtacular. Go Stavanger!

Media:
News story

torsdag, mars 09, 2006

Possible H5N1 outbreak.. Where..?

JÆREN, ROGALAND.

15 ducks are found dead. This is apparently "odd", even though it's currently TERROR cold over here, there's no food, everything is iced over. A polar bear wouldn't survive with no food. Personally, i doubt there's avian flu about, but if an outbreak DID occur here, i'm pretty sure its epicentre would be somewhere near Stavanger. Probably dead center, like a bullseye. BAM.

Media:

Norwegian news story

søndag, februar 19, 2006

Possible gang rape in Stavanger

Apparently a 20 year old girl has been raped "possibly by several men" in Stavanger. I'll update this post as more details arrive, it's very early in the investigation.

Media:

Norwegian news story

*update*
Still no news here. Looks like a dud to me.

onsdag, februar 01, 2006

Stavanger robbers can't keep their hands out of the cookie jar

Apparently a couple of masked robbers armed with a "gun-like" object managed to rob a confectionary. That sounds pretty hard core to me. Real badass.

Media:
Norwegian News story

onsdag, januar 25, 2006

17 year old kidnaps and rapes 16 year old in Sandnes

Bullet points:
  • 17 year old calls his 16 year old ex, wanting to talk about their relationship
  • He talks her into going with him for a drive
  • During this drive, she wants to go home, and he refuses her this unless she'll become his girlfriend again (romance!)
  • After this he just keeps driving aimlessly, refusing to let her go.
  • At several points during the trip he threatens her with a knife and tells her he's willing to kill them both if she won't do as he says
  • At one point he rapes her
  • Eventually, through a whole bunch of convoluted events, her parents somehow intercepts them and she is released and the guy is arrested.

Media:
Norwegian news story

19 year old stuffs himself with x number of wack substances and goes for a drive

Some 19 year old guy in Stavanger apparently gorged himself on several drugs, among others meth, marijuana and mdma. Then he went for a drive in the middle of town. Rock on!

Media:

Norwegian news story

tirsdag, januar 24, 2006

A call to arms

Do you live in Rogaland and have strange or violent experiences?
Do you have valuable commentary on any of the cases i've described?
Do you know of events you deem worthy of interest?

Feel free to get in touch at ninjastyle(at)hotmail(dot)com.
Put "rogaland" in the mail subject. I value your input.

Adults throw shows to get at the kiddies

Bullet points:
  • A number of cases have been confirmed where grown men invite young girls to their homes, where they are offered alcohol and somesuch.
  • "We have spoken to youth describing that these men demand sexual favors as payment"
  • In one case a man went as far as to hire DJs, doormen and run a veritable club out of his house, with over 100 kids in attendance.
Media:
Norwegian news story

Stavanger prostitution rampant

Bullet points:
  • Over 500 separate phone numbers in the Stavanger area are used by escort and massage services. By massage i mean the bad kind of massage.
  • Street prostitution was already known to be an extensive problem in Stavanger, with over 100 active prostitutes. This is a large number for such a small place, and it's not a complete count. Estimates are double that in the grey.
  • In-door prostitution, ie. organized, "clean" prostitution, is apparently even larger a business than street prostitution.
Media:
News story

Microwaved kitten in Sandnes

No english news story here. Bullet points follow:
  • Two men aged 18 and 19 put 2 cats in a microwave oven
  • One of the cats, a kitten, died from the injuries
  • They actually kept the kitten that died in that oven "for hours", which is pretty fucking callous.
  • Not their cat. This happened at a party, and the dead cat was the host's.
  • The second cat was the neighbors, and they beckoned it in before doing the same to it. Note that this was AFTER THE FIRST CAT WAS DEAD.
  • The second time they turned on the grill functionality of the oven, putting fire to the cat's fur.
So you get these assholes not only murdering a kitten in a totally fucked up way, but actually going out to get another cat, and try to do WORSE to that one.

The vortex.

Media:
Norwegian news story

Wheelchair desperado turns herself in

This is a great story. When even paraplegics turn to crime, there's some serious dark energy around. Or maybe just boredom.

"A suspected shoplifter who led store employees on a wild chase in her motorized wheelchair has turned herself in to police in western Norway. They later raided her home and seized illegal distilling gear and moonshine"

Media:
News story

Python beheaded

More bizarre animal news.

"Sandnes woman Anne-Grethe Lagerren got the shock of her life when she found what was apparently a king python under her sofa."

Media:
News story

New legionnaire's outbreak worries Stavanger

"Health authorities in Stavanger hope that two new cases involving the legionella bacterium are isolated incidents, but are preparing for the worst. Last August 28 cases resulted in seven deaths in the area"

This outbreak subsequently led to almost-realised fear of a true epidemic. Note a paragraph further in the news story:

"The Stavanger epidemic last year was the first time a legionella source was found in Norway"

The vortex.

Media:
News story

NATO worker held on child porn charges

"A 55-year-old civilian employee at NATO's main Norwegian installation in Stavanger is being held by police, charged with distributing and storing a large amount of pornographic material involving children"

Media:
News story

Robber threatened clerk with saber

"A masked man brandishing what appeared to be a saber held up a gas station in Stavanger early Thursday. The episode was captured on the gas station's security camera."

Media:
News story

Toddler thrown off fourth-floor balcony

"Police were holding a 40-year-old woman on Monday after she allegedly threw her four-year-old son off the fourth-floor balcony of their apartment in Bryne, western Norway. Some passing teenagers found the toddler severely injured on the sidewalk"

I'm surprised the passing teenagers didn't eat the baby, or try to mate it with a cow or something. Maybe microwave it.

Media:
News story

Cows rampage in Norway

A beautiful case of nature going bonkers in the west. I read another news story about a year ago about vast flocks of crows invading Stavanger forests, and getting down with the shi'in so hard core that joggers and other folks going through the forests simply had to stop doing so. I guess that wasnt seen as significant enough to be archived. Hard to find.

"In a bizarre series of incidents, two farmers in different parts of the country were hospitalized after being attacked by cows. Elsewhere, four men narrowly missed having their car crushed by a crash-landing cow."

Media:
News story

Human smuggling raid in Sandnes

"Police said Thursday that 16 people had been charged after a raid on human smugglers running an illegal immigration scheme in the Sandnes area in western Norway"

Media:
News story

Man mutilated in Stavanger fight

"A late-night fight in Norway's west coast oil capital of Stavanger left a man without his nose and one of his lips."

Media:
News story

Prostitute sues customer for damages

"A 23-year-old prostitute in the western Norwegian town of Stavanger is suing one of her former customers. She claims she was unable to work for three months after he beat her up, and she wants compensation for lost income."

Media:
News story

Murder-suicide shocks Stavanger

"A 58-year-old man who met his former lady friend at a popular hotel nightclub in Stavanger Thursday night later shot her outside the hotel and then turned the gun on himself. The deadly double shooting shocked witnesses and hotel staff."

Media:
News story

Pregnant woman stabbed to death

"A pregnant woman was stabbed at her home in Stavanger Thursday morning. Both she and her unborn child died at a local hospital three hours later."

Media:
News story

Immune criminal strikes again

"Stavanger police are at their wits' end after having yet again to release a criminal that new laws say cannot be prosecuted."

Media:
Original news story

NOKAS robbery summary

To give you an idea of the irregularity of this case, only seven police officers have been killed on duty in post-war Norway.

Media:
The NOKAS robbery, hour to hour

English language articles on the NOKAS robbery

The Sandnes teen jealousy murder

I've been told this could've happened "anywhere". My point is it happened in Rogaland.
Kids gunning eachother down over small talk is not a common norwegian problem; that it occurred at all, and that when it did it occurred in Sandnes, that is what draws my attention.

Media:
Jealousy was behind teenager's murder
Town in shock

The vortex

Rogaland is a region of southern Norway known for its beautiful landscapes. The largest city in the region is Stavanger, a city known for its beauty. In the 60s and 70s Stavanger was known to other norwegians as the most "european" city in Norway, with a large segment of the populating being american or british as a result of the evolved oil industry and its presence in the city.

Since then, numerous events have alerted me. Starting with my friend's girlfriend (who turned out to be a raving lunatic), my interest in the darker side to the region has grown. The past few years, bizarre events of horrific nature have transpired there, for the most part in the region's younger population. From child prostitution through rampant drug abuse, animal mutilation and ultimately murder, Rogaland crime is younger, darker and disturbingly callous, and worthy of special interest. It is also noteworthy that Stavanger is notorious biker gang Hell's Angels' norwegian stronghold.

Most recently, a 17 year old boy guns down and murders his 16 year old girlfriend with his father's handgun. Prior to this, one of the most brutal and dramatic robberies in norwegian history took place there, culminating in the death of a police officer (a rare event in gun-unfriendly Norway).

The scale and sadness, and in some cases the WEIRDNESS of Rogaland crime boggles the mind of me, the Norwegian, and with this blog i will attempt to share my interest and hopefully build a pattern over time. I will post headlines from Norwegian news media, as well as links to articles or translations of articles of interest.

There is more to this beautiful part of Norway than meets the eye.