TwitterACicon86x90vert facebookACicon86x90vert
TV/Radio XFINITY | WOW! | WBBM | WXRT | B96 + Dance | US99 | K-HITS CHICAGO

   *** SCORES: BEARS | BLACKHAWKS | BULLS | CUBS | FIRE | WHITE SOX ***
YoutubeTwitterFacebookArlingtoncardinalYahoo! Google Bing Aol.ArlingtoncardinalTMZ Rotten Tomatoes ET Online Box Office MojoArlingtoncardinal Channel 9 WGN Channel 7 Chicago ABC Channel 5 Chicago NBC Channel 2 Chicago CBS Daily HeraldChicago Tribune Breaking NewsArlingtoncardinal Chicago Gas PricesFloridaCardinal.comGLOBALCONFLICTMAPS.COM Arlingtoncards.com THE GUIDE

Grand Rapids Police Tell Catch-a-Predator Vigilante to Stop His YouTube Predator Sting Operations

Wed May 04 2016 8:38 am  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=78454
 Share The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com Articles (E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter & More) 

CHICAGO BEARS RADIO -- WBBM Newsradio 780 "Traffic on the 8's"


The vigilante who made headlines for videotaping encounters with alleged sexual predators posted a new video Sunday, but police say they will not pursue charges in the April 30, 2016 case. (May 3, 2016)

A vigilante, identified as Zach Sweers is credited with obtaining evidence to bring charges against several suspects after he posed as a child online. The suspects then arranged to meet Zach Sweers’ child character for sex. At the meeting place, suspects were confronted by Sweers, armed with a camera and videotaping evidence to be used against them. In at least one case, a man accompanying Sweers was armed with a handgun, which was shown in a holster to a suspect .

The news of the vigilante operations broke in April 2016, and police said they advised against Sweers’ actions because of the potential danger. He apparently has not heeded their advice. Sweers posted a new video Sunday, May 1, 2016 that was reportedly captured on April 30 when a man carrying a holstered pistol on his waistband accompanied Sweers on a vigilante mission.

Grand Rapids police say they will not pursue charges in the April 30 case (Warning: Disturbing content).

Videos on YouTube channel “AnxietyWar” include encounters with alleged sexual predators, which follow detailed descriptions of the communications that arrange the meetings with underage girls and include the graphic descriptions of online communications with sexual predators before the arranged meetings. At a “meeting” recorded on video, one of the alleged sexual predators faints while the alleged offenses are discussed.

Apparently, Zach Sweers does not call police at the time of the meeting with the alleged sexual predator, but apparently does call the police following the encounter. At least seven men, ranging in age from 19 to 58 face criminal charges after Sweers provided Grand Rapids police with logs of his online chats and copies of his video confrontations.

See also …

WoodTV8 Men charged after meeting man who posed as teen

YouTube.com/user/AnxietyWar/videos (Warning: Disturbing content)




Get updates from The Cardinal ALL NEWS FEEDS on Facebook. Just ‘LIKE’ the ‘Arlington Cardinal Page (become a fan of our page). The updates cover all posts and sub-category posts from The Cardinal — Arlingtoncardinal.com. You can also limit feeds to specific categories. See all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages at Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook …

CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Tags: , , , , , ,    

IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, defendants, offenders or suspects, etc. are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Try a more powerful search in the box below ... SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)

Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.

! MORE NEWS FAST!!! MOST RECENT: CRIMEBLOG | MOST RECENT: FIREBLOG | SUBMIT NEWS TIPS
::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! CoolFitnessGifts.com ::: Cubs, Sox caps at ChicagoFanfare.com :::

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com. For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...

Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights | YouTube.com/DailyHeraldClips
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | YouTube.com/FoxNews | Associated Press | The Cardinal
Chicago Area Newspapers
CNN Arlington Heights  FOXNEWS  BREITBART.COM  cbs2chicago  NBC 5 Chicago  abc7chicago   WGNTV      WGNRADIO720  NEWSRADIO 78  CHICAGO BREAKING NEW  Daily Herald Arlington Heights  Chicago Tribune   Seed Newsvine
 
Video LOGO youtube Twitter Arlingtoncards facebook battery status Cardinal Calendar Search Batteries Plus RSS Help ...
All Headlines
crimeblog | fireblog
« EARLIER | SEARCH ARTICLES BY DATE -- Arlingtoncardinal.com/searchdate | LATER »

Comments for Arlingtoncardinal.com
COMMENTS are now available via one or more of our official Facebook pages. Comments no longer appear on the Arlingtoncardinal.com article per se. Please comment on Facebook.com/ArlingtonCardinal or check the other popular Arlington Cardinal Facebook pages at Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook ...

SUBMIT CRIME TIPS ...
Anyone having information about serious crime in Arlington Heights should register on CitizenObserver.com and look for the anonymous TIP411 feature, or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at 847-590-STOP (847-590-7867). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Not a resident of Arlington Heights? Check CitizenObserver.com for availability for your community.

   Arlingtoncardinal.com/traffic | Traffic on Twitter

CHICAGOLAND RADAR


Weather radar map is provided by DarkSky.net
Arl Hts Weather | NEXRAD | FULL SCREEN RADAR

RSS Cardinal Weather Center

US & WORLD NEWS

Top News Video …

CHICAGOFIREMAP.NET TWITTER

digital-lifestyle.com

TMZ Plus …

RSS OBITUARIES