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Chris Hansen To Catch a Debtor ‘Catch a Predator’ Host Arrested

Chris Hansen got the Chris Hansen treatment, sort of, when Connecticut cops confronted him and then busted him … for bouncing checks.

The former host of “To Catch a Predator” was arrested Monday in Stamford for larceny. Cops say he failed to pay a local vendor nearly $ 13,000 for stuff he’d purchased in 2017 … and allegedly gave the guy the run-around with 2 bounced checks. 

According to Stamford PD, Chris bought 355 mugs, 288 T-shirts and 650 vinyl decals from a mom-and-pop shop in town for marketing events he planned to attend. The owner says the goods were delivered, but Chris bailed on his $ 12,998.05 tab.

The owner says after the first check bounced, he threatened to go to cops. Chris allegedly offered to make 4 partial payments, but the owner rejected that deal.

Chris then bounced a second check, and begged for more time. The owner claims emailed Chris said he was selling his boat to come up with the cash, but a check — a good one — never came … and a warrant was issued for Chris’ arrest.

He turned himself in Monday, and was booked and released from jail.

We’re reaching out to Chris.

Rosie O’Donnell Trump Will Be Arrested … Before the 2020 Election!!!

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Rosie O’Donnell thinks Donald Trump has a snowball’s chance in hell of being reelected in 2020 … because it’s really hard to run for office when you’re sitting in prison.

We got the comedian Wednesday in NYC, and asked if she had any thoughts on Trump’s chances to be a two-term President. Rosie says there’s no way in hell that’s happening and adds … the American people won’t let it happen.

She makes it clear she has faith citizens will bounce back from what she describes as Trump’s “tyranny,” and — to borrow one of his fave phrases — lock HIM up.

Watch … Rosie also has some fiery thoughts on Trump’s chances of getting his beloved border wall.

John Wetteland Ex-World Series MVP Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

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John Wetteland — the former closer for the New York Yankees — was arrested in Denton County, Texas on Monday on suspicion of child sex abuse … official records show. 

Details surrounding the alleged incident are unclear — but the charge specifies that the alleged victim is under the age of 14. 

The 52-year-old right-hander was booked and posed for a mug shot. He was later released on $ 25,000 bond. 

We’re reaching out to law enforcement to find out more. 

Wetteland was a star back in the day — he was the MVP of the 1996 World Series, helping his Yankee squad defeat the Atlanta Braves. He posted all 4 saves for the Yanks during that series. 

He was also a 3-time All Star during his 12-year MLB career … during which he played for the Dodgers, Rangers and Expos. 

During his Yankees career, Mariano Rivera was his set-up guy. 

He later went to on to serve as a bullpen coach for the Washington Nationals. 

Story developing … 

Tom Sizemore Arrested for Drugs … New Year, Same Me!!!

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Tom Sizemore‘s new year is going a lot like previous ones — he landed in jail for a drug bust … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Burbank PD pulled over the actor because his Mercedes E350 was missing a front license plate and had expired registration tags. During the stop on Jan. 5, officers ended up searching Sizemore’s whip, and we’re told they found drugs they believed were meth and heroin.

Cops ended up arresting Sizemore and a male passenger for misdemeanor possession — so, it clearly wasn’t a huge stash of drugs, but a little’s enough to end up in handcuffs.

Both men posted bail and were released later in the day. The case is currently being reviewed by the city attorney’s office.

We’ve reached out to Sizemore … so far, no word back. 

Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber Famous Model Son Presley Arrested for DUI

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The son of Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber — who has become a force in the modeling world — ended the year on a bad note … getting arrested for DUI.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … cops pulled Presley Gerber over Sunday at around 4 AM in Beverly Hills for speeding in his Tesla. Cops say he reeked of booze, so they gave him a field sobriety test … which he failed. 

The 19-year-old model was booked for DUI and released without bail.

In California, it doesn’t matter what his blood alcohol level was … there is zero tolerance for underage drivers who drink. A .01 will get you arrested. 

If convicted, Presley will automatically have his driver’s license suspended for at least 1 year.

Presley’s lawyer, Scott Spindel, tells TMZ, his client has no criminal record and has never been arrested, adding, “Presley Gerber takes this very seriously and is taking the necessary steps to address the allegations.”

Presley’s still a teenager but he’s already huge in the modeling world. He’s been signed to IMG for several years now and has done campaigns for Calvin Klein, Doce & Gabbana and Paris Vogue.

Usher Burglary Suspect Arrested … Cops Find Millions in Stolen Property

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A man suspected of burglarizing celebrity and high-end homes — including Usher‘s — has been nabbed by police, who found lots of stolen property worth millions …TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us cops have arrested a guy who they believe burglarized the R&B singer this past March … when upwards of $ 800k worth of property was reportedly taken. We’re told police searched the suspect’s home with a warrant and discovered more than 2,000 items valued at over $ 2 million, some of which included Usher’s belongings.

We’re told other items belonging to a ‘Real Housewives’ star were also discovered, but it’s unclear for now which housewife it might’ve been. Our sources also tell us that during the investigation, cops learned the suspect had told family members he stumbled on his newfound wealth by doing well in the stock market. 

As for how this guy would allegedly go about the break-ins  … we’re told cops discovered in their investigation that he would go to open houses at homes on the market, scope the place out, and then return at a later time to burgle the home. 

FWIW, our law enforcement sources tell us this suspect is not tied to the big bust from earlier last year, in which police charged multiple suspects for allegedly burglarizing the homes of stars like Rihanna, Yasiel Puig, Viola Davis and others.

Rap Groupie Celina Powell Arrested … Bounty Hunter Hurls N-Word

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Celina Powell — who’s accused rappers like Offset, Snoop Dogg, and others of cheating and/or knocking her up — is currently in a jail cell thanks to bounty hunters … one of whom shamelessly dropped the n-word during the bust … TMZ has learned.

The social media star, who’s also Aaron Carter‘s ex, was busted and taken into custody late Saturday night in Aurora, Colorado, where she was set to attend an event at a hookah lounge called Hubbly Bubbly Brewery. Law enforcement sources tell us bounty hunters staked out the parking lot after she posted online that she’d be hosting there. 

When she showed up, they pounced … and part of it was caught on camera. While she was being taken in, however, William Ellenburg — one of the bounty hunters here, who’s white — hurled the n-word multiple times while trying to deny he was racist.

We asked him for a further explanation after seeing the video. He told us Celina had accused him making racist comments about his partner on the scene, who was black. Ellenburg said he used the n-word to prove he hadn’t said anything offensive … and, apparently, to prove he was cool with black people. For the record … this is anything but cool. 

As for Celina, we’re told she had upwards of $ 61,000 worth of outstanding bonds in her name in and around the area — ranging from shoplifting and evading police to traffic violations. 

She was turned over to Aurora PD a little after midnight on Sunday, and our sources say she’s still in custody as of this writing. She’s set to appear in court Monday. 

A pretty sh**** way to ring in the new year if you ask us … on everyone’s part. 

Trump Star Swastika Vandal Arrested

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The dude who etched 2 swastikas on Donald Trump‘s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has got legal issues this XMAS, because he’s been busted.

Jose Ortega has been to Trump’s star twice in 4 days, both times bending down, drawing swastikas and taking off.   

Despite being caught on video 4 days ago, cops were unable to locate him. But, Ortega showed up Sunday night, bent down and repeated. This time, a passerby happened to see him, called the cops, followed him a few blocks where cops mete up with Ortega and arrested him.

Ortega admitted to both taggings. In addition to being arrested for vandalism, he was booked on 2 outstanding traffic warrants.

The charges are all misdemeanors. Now, it’s up to the L.A. City Attorney to decide if Orgeta should be prosecuted. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 6 months in jail. 

Dorial Green-Beckham Ex-NFL WR Arrested … Felony Drug Possession

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Ex-NFL wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was arrested on a felony drug possession charge in Missouri on Wednesday, TMZ Sports has learned. 

Details surrounding the arrest are unclear (we’re working on it) but we know the 25-year-old was also hit with a resisting arrest charge. 

Green-Beckham was hauled to a police station in Springfield where he was booked and locked up. As of this post, he’s still behind bars. 

It’s just the latest legal issue for a guy who had potential to be a huge NFL star. As we previously reported, Dorial was arrested for DWI last year while picking up a friend who had just been busted for drunk driving. 

Green-Beckham was one of the top high school WRs ever — but never reached his potential in college or the NFL due to off-the-field issues.

He was drafted by the Titans in the 2nd round of the 2015 Draft but didn’t last there long. The Eagles picked him up in 2016 and he played 1 season — racking up 36 catches for 392 yards and 2 TDs.

The Eagles released him before the 2017 season.