WA: Covered stolen videogame console not “immediately apparent” for plain view

A covered suspected stolen Pac-Man videogame console was not in plain view because what was covered was not immediately apparent until uncovered. State v. Elwell, 2022 Wash. LEXIS 151 (Mar. 3, 2022) (on the entire record, however, this was harmless error because there was surveillance video of the theft and defendant wheeling it out).

Probable cause was shown on the totality for warrants for more than one house based on controlled buys, movement of suspects between them, and statements from informants. United States v. Ortiz, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37125 (N.D.Ohio Mar. 2, 2022).*

Defendant did not make a sufficient showing for a Franks hearing for search of a trash container that the district court found was on the street but he contended was on his curtilage. United States v. Hansen, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 5617 (8th Cir. Mar. 3, 2022).*

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