SARASOTA PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BILL WARNER 2875 Ashton Rd unit 17552 SARASOTA, FL.

SARASOTA PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BILL WARNER 2875 Ashton Rd unit 17552 SARASOTA, FL.
BILL WARNER PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR SARASOTA FL

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Violent Sex Offender Kenneth Shepard is in South Gate Ridge Sarasota Fl He is Homeless living at Corner of Bee Ridge and Beneva Rd.

 
As of August 7th, 2020 Violent Sex Offender Kenneth Shepard was in South Gate Ridge Sarasota Fl, He is Homeless and living at Corner of Bee Ridge and Beneva Rd. Watch out for this guy, he will try to use the facilities at the Walmart Neighborhood store, Publix in the Village Plaza, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Denny's. I had a run in with this guy a couple of years ago when a local political party had me check him out, he wanted to go door to door soliciting for votes, not a good idea to have a violent sex offender knocking on your door unannounced and unaware of who he is. See https://www.homefacts.com/offender-detail/FL38796/Kenneth-Scott-Shepard.html
Violent Sex Offender Kenneth S. Shepard is known to carry and use a knife as he did in a 2013 assault case conviction and he used a "sword" in another assault case conviction in 2014, both in Worcester Massachusetts, he served 6 months on the "sword" conviction, he got out of jail in May of 2015 in Worcester Massachusetts. Violent Sex Offender Kenneth S. Shepard appears to go back and forth between Worcester MA and Sarasota Fl and has done so since at least 2001. Upon release from prison in Massachusetts in 2000 for the strong arm rape conviction, Kenneth S. Shepard moved to Sarasota Fl in what appears to be in 2001, he has a history of minor arrests from 2002 up to 2006 in Sarasota Fl, in all the cases he resisted arrest from law enforcement and had to forced to the ground to be handcuffed. See https://www.homefacts.com/offender-detail/FL38796/Kenneth-Scott-Shepard.html
On May 30th 2006 in Sarasota Fl Kenneth S. Shepard was arrested for 'Failure to Register As A Sex Offender' and an additional charge of 'Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition' exposing himself to 3 teenage girls from the house where was living in the 1600 block of 10th Street. Shepherd had claimed he was living at 507 Kumquat Court Sarasota Fl, this address is the homeless day shelter for sex offenders in Downtown Sarasota Fl. Resurrection House 507 Kumquat Street Sarasota Day Resource Center for the Homeless. On March 26h 2007 Kenneth S. Shepard was sent to the Florida State prison system for 'Failure to Register as a Sex Offender', his sentence was for 3 years but he was released early from the Florida State prison system on September 1st 2009 and returned to 701 Main St Worcester Massachusetts. This address is a homeless shelter, the Worcester Public Inebriate Program, Inc. - Worcester Public Inebriate Program (PIP) Substance Abuse Treatment. 
Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff's Office
· January 5, 2016 Sex Offender Kenneth Scott Shepard moved to Sarasota County on Jan 5th, 2016 and registered as a transient living near Main Street and U.S. 301 in Sarasota. Shepard was convicted of Strong Arm Rape in Massachusetts in 1988. In 2007, after moving to Florida, he failed to register as a Sex Offender in Okeechobee County and was sentenced to three years in State prison.
Kenneth S. Shepard has a violent criminal history in Worcester Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014, known to carry and us a knife:
1). On August 27th, 2010, Kenneth S. Shepard, 44, of 707 Main St., Worcester, charged with receiving stolen property over $250, sentenced to 27 days in the House of Correction.
2). On December 10th, 2010, Kenneth S. Shepard, 45, of 707 Main St., Worcester, charged with failing to register as a sex offender, continued to Jan. 12.
3). On June 25th, 2013 Kenneth S. Shepard, 47, 46 Heywood St., Worcester, charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (knife), continued to July 18 on $3,000 cash bail.
4). On November 20th, 2014, Kenneth S. Shepard, 49, of 1 Merrick St., Worcester, charged with assault and battery, sentenced to 6 months in the House of Correction; the additional charge of assault with a dangerous weapon (sword), was dismissed.

On Sunday April 23rd 2017...Violent Ex-Con Sex Offender Kenneth Shepard Convicted of Strong Arm Rape Known to Carry a Knife Lists New Address 4010 Sawyer Rd in South Gate Ridge Sarasota, FL 34233. Violent Sex Offender Kenneth S. Shepard appears to have gone back and forth between Worcester MA and Sarasota Fl since at least 2001. Upon release from prison in Massachusetts on or about July 2000, for the strong arm rape conviction Kenneth S. Shepard moved to Bradenton Fl in what appears to be on or about October 2000, he compiled a history of arrests (one violent) from December 2000 up to May 2006 in Bradenton, Sarasota and Tampa FL, in all the cases he resisted arrest from law enforcement. See link to FDLE Sex Offender registry for Kenneth Shephard http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/flyer.do?personId=38796
 

Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota 941-926-1926 - Cheaters and Child Custody Cases at http://www.billwarnerpi.com/

Friday, August 07, 2020

Did Newsman Rube Allyn and St Pete Mayor Noel Mitchell Plot to Kill Harry Higel in 1921 They Did Plot to Kill James Ravenscroft in 1930.

Did newsman Rube Allyn and St Pete Mayor Noel Mitchell plot to kill ex-Sarasota mayor Harry Higel on Siesta Key in 1921. Rube Allyn and Noel Mitchell did plot to kill Tribune columnist James Ravenscroft in 1930 in St Pete. Tragedy struck on Friday January 7th 1921 at about 8:30 am when Harry L. Higel was found unconscious near a beach road on Siesta Key Fl. The exact location of the brutal attack of Harry Higel was the corner of Mangrove (Siesta Dr) and Higel Ave near the big curve in the road, just steps from his home at the north end of Higel Ave. Harry L. Higel had been brutally attacked while he was out walking, (apparently pistol whipped).
 
Higel died while being transported by Dr Halton to a hospital in Tampa Fl. Murder suspect Rube Allyn (and neighbor) lived at the north end of Gulfmead Dr near Fishery Point on Siesta Key. Rube was arrested for Higel's murder, Rube didn't do it "so he said". Harry Higel on Siesta Key was the chief competition of Noel A. Mitchell on St Pete Beach for the sale of beach front lots to the rich tourists from New York City and Philadelphia, big money business in the 1920's. Harry Higel's murder on Siesta Key never solved, the murder weapon was never found. But 100 years later, a
loaded Colt revolverwas  found buried on Siesta Key Fl with a broken grip possibly used in pistol whipping murder of Sarasota Mayor Harry Higel. The Colt Police Positive Revolver has been verified as manufactured between 1907 to 1922 due to the hard rubber Colt grips. Who buries a loaded gun that in todays money would cost $320.00?
The rusted 1920's era Colt revolver that contained 6 live bullets was turned over to the Sarasota County Sheriff Dept on November 26th 2019, case number is 19-95201.

   photo credit Tampa Tribune News from Florida Historical
Newsman Rube Allyn and St Pete Mayor Noel Mitchell were best pals and drinking buddies since at least 1916. Both Allyn and Mitchell had multiple arrests for public drunkenness. Both Allyn and Mitchell had multiple arrests for violent crimes over a 20 year span. In April 1930 Rube Allyn was arrested again, this time in St Petersburg were he had been living at his mother-in-law's house. Rube plotted with ex-Mayor Noel Mitchell of St Pete to shoot and kill newspaper columnist James Ravenscroft with a shotgun blast. James Ravenscroft was a columnist for the Tampa Tribune. Rube Allyn also cussed out the wife Mrs. Effie Ravenscroft. Rube Allyn was arrested on Disorderly Conduct charges he plead not guilty and was released on his own recognizance. Apparently Rube and Noel took offense to several articles written by newspaper columnist James Ravenscroft. Rube Allyn was displaying some severe mental problems over the years, most likely he had Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED). Someone with Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) could destroy property, react way out of proportion to things that happen and could attack or kill another person for really no reason.

           photo credit Miami Herald from Florida Historical
MIAMI HERALD APRIL 26 1920: Backwoods poet Rube Allyn leaves St Pete to avoid trial in murder plot. True to form most local newspapers downplayed Rube Allyn's arrest for threatening to kill Tampa Tribune newspaper columnist James Ravenscroft in St Pete, but the Miami Herald laid it all out, see above. Apparently Rube Allyn and former St Pete Mayor Noel Mitchell had plotted to kill Tribune columnist James Ravenscroft. Mrs. Effie Ravenscroft had overheard Rube Allyn and Noel Mitchell planing to kill columnist James Ravenscroft who worked for the Tampa Tribune on the pretext of Rube Allyn shooting rabbits in his yard, which was directly across the street from the Ravenscroft house and "accidentally" kill James Ravenscroft with a shotgun blast. Rube was eventually released from jail and driven out of town via the Gandy Bridge by Noel Mitchell to Ruskin were Rube had a home followed by a police escort of two City detectives. And Rube Allyn didn't plot to and beat Harry Higel to death on Jan 7th, 1921 on Siesta Key, sure he didn't.

     photo credit Tampa Bay times News from Florida Historical
Apparently Rube Allyn was re-arrested on a Failure to Appear on the Disorderly Conduct charge in St Pete where he had plotted to kill columnist James Ravenscroft. Rube Allyn was arrested for Failure to Appear by City detectives Bob Black and J. B. King. Mrs Effie Ravenscroft testified in court that she heard Noel Mitchell and Rube Allyn "plotting to get James Ravenscroft on 35th Ave South St Pete". Rube Allyn was living at 743 35th Ave South St Pete directly across the street from the Ravenscroft home. The address 743 35th Ave South St Pete was owned by the mother of Rube's wife, Rose Evelyn Knestrick. Rube Allyn was escorted out of town by City detectives on April 25th, 1930, don't come back Rube, Rube got away with it again. Rube Allyn was a loaded gun just waiting to go off, he was a very dangerous man. Another neighbor dispute gone bad just like Rube Allyn's dispute with Harry Higel in Siesta Key that led to Higel's murder and Rube didn't do it, so he said.
photo credit screenshot Compass Rose History Experiences

UPDATE Oct 29th, 2020 100 YEAR OLD COLD CASE MURDER HARRY HIGEL SIESTA KEY BEACH. Andrea Knies and Mimi Cirbusova Co-Owners and Co-Founders of Compass Rose History Experiences are putting their spin on the Unsolved Murder of Harry Higel on Siesta Key Fl with their plethora of misinformation! Andrea Knies and Mimi Cirbusova have posted such gems as, "On January 5, 1921 Higel was found alive, but severely beaten on Beach Road on Siesta Key" see https://www.compassrosehistory.com/2019/05/01/the-legend-of-rube-allyn/. This statement is patently false and misleading. It never happened that way, Harry Higel did not lay in Beach road after he was attacked. Higel was attacked at cor Mangrove (Siesta Dr) and Higel Ave (the big curve) on Friday morn Jan. 7th, 1921 where he was found at 8:30 am, he was dead by 10:00 am same day. Rube Allyn was never acquitted at trial, a Manatee County Grand Jury failed to indict. Rube Allyn went to St Pete and published his 'Florida Fisherman' magazine for decades after Higel's murder, he retired to Ruskin Fl when he was in his 70's.

Murder suspect Rube Allyn and former Sarasota mayor Harry Higel had been neighbors on the north end of Siesta Key for years before Mr Higel was murdered on Jan 7th, 1921. Rube Allyn's ramshackle house was directly across Bayou Louise from the Higel estate. There was a small bride across Bayou Louise at the very end of Higel Ave that connected to what is now called Gulfmead Dr at 'Fishery Point', see Siesta Key map dated 1907 above. Murder suspect Rube Allyn and former Sarasota mayor Harry Higel had numerous violent arguments ever since Rube Allyn ran against Harry Higel for mayor of Sarasota in 1915. Rube Allyn was incensed when Harry Higel built a fence across the north end of Higel Ave, on his property, that kept Rube Allyn from using the bridge to get to his home.
Rube Allyn was a big strong man at over 6' 2" tall, with long arms and big fists. Rube was farm tough, supposedly he did work on a farm during the summer months when he was younger. PHOTO CREDIT RUBE ALLYN ARTICLE FROM HOG ISLAND PA, NATIONAL PRESS San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA July 21st, 1918, Sunday. Later in life when he was in his 50's he went at work in the Hog Island shipyard in Philadelphia from 1917 to 1919 swinging an axe cutting timber to build wooden docks for the merchant marine fleet during WWI.
Eventually Rube Allyn became a spokesman for the 30,000 workers at Hog Island shipyard. Rube Allyn was arrested for attempted murder in Philadelphia, some dust up about seats on a trolley going to work at Hog Island, charges dropped when victims disappeared. Rube Allyn tesified before Congress in Feb 1918 about the working conditions at the Hog Island Shipyard, that the German speaking Jews, the 'foreigners', who came from the slums of New York City and Philadelphia were not suitable or equals as workers for the U.S. Naval shipyard Hog Island PA, he got them fired. Rube Allyn had always liked to fight and smack guys around, just like how his neighbor Harry Higel ended up dead.

I purchased a 1919 model .32 Caliber Colt Police Positive CTG six shot double action revolver with nickel finish and 5' barrel, with original hard rubber Colt grips to compare with the old rusted Colt revolver with hard rubber grips, it is a match, see above.

     photo credit Sarasota Times newspaper
Photo above Sarasota County Times Newspaper issue Thursday June 16, 1921. Harry Higel was everywhere to be seen in Sarasota, then still a part of Manatee County but pushing to break away and chart its own course. In June of 1920 Higel had the idea to hold a mass meeting in Sarasota to initiate the county separation effort. He arranged to advertise the event in the Sarasota Times. Higel was later named to the General Committee on County Division but brutally murdered six months later on Jan 7th, 1921. The Sarasota County Sheriff's office was established in July 1921 upon the creation of Sarasota County's break from the southern portion of Manatee County. This was 6 months after the murder of Harry Higel, some speculate the break from Manatee County was the result of the poor handling of Mr. Higel's death investigation. One of the first acts of the Sarasota County Commission, which was formed in June 1921, was a July 21, 1921, resolution offering a $1,000 reward for evidence leading to the capture of Harry Higel’s murderer — more than $12,000 today. But since that day there have not been any new leads in the murder mystery. Florida Governor Cary A. Hardee appointed Burna Dale "Heinie" Levi as the first Sheriff of Sarasota County in July 1921, he had no prior law enforcement background. On August 22, 1921, Sarasota City Marshal L.D. Hodges became the agency's first deputy. Sarasota City Marshal L. D. Hodges was elected Sheriff and took office in December 1922.
 
 

Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota 941-926-1926 - Cheaters and Child Custody Cases at http://www.billwarnerpi.com/