Daylight Murder of Pizza Shop Worker Remains a Mystery

pizzashopsuspectOn June 12, 2006, 72-year-old Rhode Island native Edward “Eddie” Pollitelli arrived at the at Mama Mia New York Style Pizza and Pasta located in Stevenson Ranch, California. , a restaurant he had worked at before his retirement.   Around 8:30 in the morning, Politelli was violently confronted by a still unidentified attacker who was carrying a machete. A co-worker told Police that he had heard Pollitelli say “don’t hurt me.”  The co-worker thought that Pollitelli was joking around.

Authorities believe that the murderer stabbed and killed Politelli on a narrow cement walkway located behind the restaurant.  No money had been stolen from the restaurant.  There was video footage from an adjacent Mexican eatery that showed an individual walking along the front of the building around the time of the murder.

Some witnesses told authorities that a silver Dodge Magnum station wagon was used by the killer to make his getaway, but no one was close enough to get a good look at either the suspect or the vehicle’s license plate.

Motive in this murder is still unknown but it’s possible that this was a targeted killing.

The homicide suspect was described as young white or light skinned Hispanic male who was between the ages of 25 and 30 years old.  He was around 5-foot-7-inches tall and  about 160 pounds. The suspect was described as clean shaven with short brown spiky hair. He had worn a white T-shirt, blue jeans as well as a black sweatshirt.  The suspect also had a backpack on his shoulder and possibly wielded a stun gun.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department at (213) 229-1700.

Military Veteran Survives Serving Overseas only to lose life in his Neighborhood

jamesleejacobsJames Lee Jacobs grew up in the rough street in Dorchester, Massachusetts,  yet he managed to graduate high school in Marblehead and go on to serve in the military. He would attain the rank of Sergeant and would go off to war in Iraq. Despite suffering from the trauma of war, he was working full time and going to college to be an electrical engineer. On March 30th 2007, Jacobs was outside of his Range Rover on McLellan Street in Dorchester (Boston). He was waiting for a tow service because the tires on his car had been slashed. While he waited, a person in the neighborhood said that Jacob had 3 men approach him. An argument started and Jacobs was shot 18 times in the back. He was brutally murdered, just a few miles from where he grew up.
James Lee Jacobs served his country by fighting an enemy overseas. He was killed by enemies from his own country. If you have any information about this crime, please call the Boston Police Department at (617) 343-4330.

California Hit and Run Still Unsolved More than Two Decades Later…

tonyvaleraIt was on October 27, 1996, when then thirty-nine year old Tony Valera was riding his bicycle at night and his life was robbed from him by a hit and run driver. The popular kick-boxing instructor had been riding on darkened portion of Alessandro Boulevard in Moreno Valley. He had been heading east on Alessandro Boulevard close to the dirt extension of Morrison Street which is a half a mile from his home. Around 7:30pm a large, white four-door sedan hit him from behind. To this date, the driver who killed Tony has never been identified. Following his death, roadblocks were set up in hopes of getting information but nothing panned out. His siblings are still very much dedicated to getting answers as well as justice for their deceased brother.

His death took a heavy emotional toll on his parents.

If you have any information about the death of Tony Valera, please contact the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-486-6700. You can remain anonymous.