Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mexican Cops Doing Good: The David Caruso Case


We found this article on the feeds this morning. It congratulates the Tijuana police for capturing Heidemarie Schnitzer and it also mentions some other high profile cases they were instrumental in solving. The Tijuana police should be applauded for their efforts in bringing David Caruso's stalker to justice.

"Cops gone bad in Mexico is a recurring theme that tends to dominate our perceptions of law enforcement in Mexico. The recent capture by Tijuana law enforcement of the suspected stalker of actor David Caruso highlights the more professional side of police agencies south of the border. Interestingly, Tijuana authorities say they found the alleged Caruso stalker with the help of a blog called The Stalker Chronicles, according to this Feb. 20 Associated Press story.

Here is a small sampling of other cross-border investigations:

In 2001, Baja California investigators arrested a Tijuana man who used his resemblance to Ricky Martin to seduce and rape women. One of the victims I talked to (for a San Diego Union-Tribune story that is no longer available on the Internet) was from the United States. Her cooperation with Mexican authorities was key in his arrest. Here is an abbreviated Associated Press story.

In 2005, Mexican authorities recovered an abducted Nevada girl and arrested a suspect accused of sexually abusing the girl in the United States and Mexico. Here is a reprinted Union-Tribune story.

In 2008, Mexican authorities tracked down a man suspected of murdering his girlfriend in the United States and then fleeing to Baja California. Mexican authorities captured the man in San Felipe. Read the Los Angeles Times story by Scott Glover here."


Anonymous said...

Thank you for elaborating more on the Caruso case on my blog, Across the Border. That’s a fascinating example of the new role of non-traditional online media in assisting authorities in investigations. Congratulations to The Stalker Chronicles, too!

CarusoCrusader said...

Nice to see the Mexican Authorities getting the credit they deserve...
I find it funny how the reports keep referring to Mrs Schnitzer as the "suspected" David Caruso stalker.
Kudos to The Stalker Chronicles...

Sara said...

It's a legal technicality. We who have tracked her have absolutely no doubt that Schnitzer's the stalker. However, she remains innocent until proven guilty in an Austrian court. Hence, the words "alleged" and "suspected".

Schnitzer's Death Threat

Schnitzer's Death Threat
Actual Letter Sent to Caruso