Friday, June 24, 2016

Driver arrested on suspicion of purposely hitting University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.officer

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Colorado Springs CO June 24 2016 A 32-year-old man faces felony charges after he allegedly swerved his car into a police motorcycle Wednesday night at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
UCCS authorities believe Matthew Leonard, of Colorado Springs, was driving with a woman and infant on the east side of campus near Main Hall at about 10 p.m., when a campus patrol officer on a motorcycle tried to stop Leonard for traffic violation. Leonard then allegedly swerved toward officer and attempted to flee, UCCS said.
After a brief pursuit, Leonard was arrested and booked into the El Paso County jail late Wednesday on outstanding warrants.
He was arrested on suspicion of first degree assault, criminal mischief, two counts of reckless endangerment, child abuse and multiple traffic offenses, UCCS officials said.

Leanard is not affiliated with the university. The UCCS community was not in danger and no one was hurt in the incident, university officials said. -\
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Armed robbers strike HSBC bank security officer

Essex England June 24 2016 An armed man has robbed a security guard in HSBC bank in Great Dunmow this morning.
The branch in High Street called police just before 11am after the guard, who was making a delivery, was robbed of a cash box.
Essex Police said that one suspect was reported as responsible. He had his face covered, was around 5ft 10in tall and dressed in dark clothing.
He was reported to be in possession of a firearm. No one was injured.
A police helicopter was seen overhead after the incident. Police have put up tape immediately outside the bank and a G4S security company van.

Any witnesses should call police on non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Seattle teens pull knife on loss prevention during food theft

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SEATTLE, Wash. June 25 2016
Three teen girls are behind bars after pulling a knife on a loss prevention officer at a local store, Seattle police said.
Authorities said the teens entered a store near NE 123rd Street and 15th Avenue NE. After entering, the teens made a beeline for the deli section, snatching sandwiches and combination meals they had ordered and stuffing them inside a backpack.
The trio left the store without paying for the food.
When the prevention officer confronted them, one of the girls pulled a knife. The officer backed off.
Seattle police officers located and arrested the girls several blocks away.
Two of the teens were 14 years old. One was 15 years old.
Police said one of them was listed as a runaway and had a misdemeanor warrant.
The girls are believed to have been involved in a similar robbery at a store at the Northgate Mall last week. Police said the girls pounced on a security guard and set off a fire extinguisher off in his office.

Officers booked the three teens into the Youth Services Center for the latest incident and forwarded the case to detectives for investigation.

Atlanta police shoot-kill auto burglary suspect

ATLANTA GA June 24 2016
Police have identified a man shot to death by an officer after he was suspected of breaking into vehicles at an area apartment complex early Thursday morning.
The incident unfolded just after midnight in the parking lot of the Monroe Place apartments off Piedmont Street in northeast Atlanta.
Police tell CBS46 News that an off-duty officer that provides security for the complex saw the suspect, identified as 22 year-old Deravis Rogers, breaking into vehicles and called police.
Rogers attempted to flee in a vehicle and was then shot in the head by the on-duty officer who had arrived on scene.
Rogers' vehicle crashed in the process. It is unclear if he was armed.
Rogers had previous been arrested in DeKalb County. In 2011 he was arrested for loitering and prowling. Three years later, in 2014, he was arrested for disorderly conduct.
"One of our officers ended up discharging his weapon and he hit the subject, causing the suspect to wreck his vehicle across the street from the apartment complex," said Atlanta Police Major Adam Lee.

The incident is now being investigated by G.B.I.


Haywood Mall security guard arrested for assaulting Cheesecake Factory worker


GREENVILLE, SC June 24 2016 A Haywood Mall security guard is under arrest after he assaulted a Cheesecake Factory worker, according to the Greenville Police Department.
The situation began as a verbal argument that became physical, police say.
According to reports, the security guard, McArthur Wright Jr., argued with the worker in the area between Macys and the Cheesecake Factory.
They say Wright hit the victim after the worker tried to take a picture of Wright with a cell phone.
Wright Jr. was arrested and charged with assault and battery.


Shootings leave 1 security officer dead, 3 others shot

CHARLOTTE NC June 24 2016
For the fourth time in as many days a private security officer came under heavy gunfire and was wounded.
Police say that a Philadelphia security officer working at a nightclub saw an armed man shooting at another person and intervened.
The gunman turned his attention and his gun toward the security officer and the two exchanged 27 shots leaving the security officer wounded and the suspects on the run.
Dozens of shell casings marked the scene of a shootout outside a Philadelphia bar that left a security officer shot.
Police say that gunfire rang out around just before 2 a.m. outside Cooper's Sports Bar & Grill along Wyoming Avenue in the city's Feltonville neighborhood.
When police arrived, they found a 22-year-old armed, uniformed security guard who was shot one time in the leg," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
The security officer told the officers that he saw someone shooting multiple times nearby outside the bar, said police.
"So, the security guard returned fire and fired several shots at this male," said Small.
At least 27 shots were fired between the two men -- at least two shots fired from the shooter's getaway car, said Small.
The shooter, another passenger and the driver of the bullet-riddled getaway car abandoned the car nearby on Rising Sun Avenue, said police.
Multiple police units arrived and searched the area for the fleeing vehicle but no one has been arrested at this time.
"We don't know what started the shooting," said Small.
Police continued to investigate and search for the shooter Thursday morning.
On Sunday, a security officer working at a Marijuana Dispensary in Aurora Colorado was shot multiple times and succumbed to his injuries during a robbery attempt.
The security officer, married with children, was a military veteran and had planned on becoming a law enforcement officer.
The suspects in this murder are still at large.
Also early Sunday morning a security officer working at a Waffle House restaurant in Greensville North Carolina came under fire after trying to intervene in a physical altercation when one man pulled a firearm and began shooting at the female security officer. The two exchanged numerous shots before the suspect fled in a vehicle before police arrived. No one was injured.
Security officers in Washington DC also exchanged gunfire over the week-end with a man involved in a robbery attempt. No one was injured and police are still searching for the suspect.
Two security officers responding to a noise complaint and a large party were shot in Chicago overnight Sunday. Police say that multiple shots were fired and one man was killed during the violence.
Police also say that one security officer is in critical condition.
In Nashville, a security officer on the way to work was robbed at knifepoint and some of his equipment including his badge, flashlight, phone, baton and cash were taken.
Metro Nashville police have arrested three persons who later robbed several other people while impersonating law enforcement officers.
Crime, and attacks on security and law enforcement during the summer months increase expediently.
There are more people out enjoying the summer activities and there are more incidents involving alcohol and illegal drugs and high temperatures cause people to be irritable.

All officers should maintain a heightened awareness and superior situational awareness while on duty during these months.

Security Guard saves partner's life after brutal attack

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LAS VEGAS NV June 24 2015
Two security guards who were brutally attacked while on the job are hoping the public will help catch the man who beat them so severely with a wooden board, that one of them went unconscious. The other laid himself on top of his partner and took the rest of the beating.
Matthew Starr, 33, doesn't remember the first hit to the side of his head.
"I was talking with my partner and the next thing I know is I'm waking up on the other side of the road, covered in blood and tears, and I had no idea what's going on," said Starr.
But his partner, Jessee Perry, saw how their uniforms became bloodied. They were on duty, patrolling the AAA Mobile Home Park Sunday evening. The two security officers say they spotted a suspicious woman wearing a security uniform. They approached her in full uniform, announcing themselves as security for the trailer park, they said.
"It's our policy not have other security companies' uniforms to be present, so residents don't mistake them and ask them for help, instead of us. We approached this lady and asked her about her uniform and she refused to give us any information and told us it's none of our business. She continued to walk to another unit in the trailer park and knocked on their door while still arguing with us," said Starr. He adds a man came out of the unit and started to yell. "We weren't telling her to leave or anything else. We just asked her to please cover the uniform or change it so residents won't mistake her for local security. At first, they were yelling at us and then they all went inside the trailer. I thought that was the end of it."
"At that point, my partner and I turned around to walk away. At that point, he came out, went behind the trash can, and came out with a 2-by-4 or 2-by-2 (wooden board) and hit Starr across the head," said Perry.
Starr went unconscious, and Perry says he went over to him and shielded him with his body as the suspect continued to beat them.
"That's my partner at home and at work. I don't want anything to happen to him. I'm a little bigger than him, so I laid on top of him," said Perry. The two had known each other for years but recently started living together as domestic partners. Perry's leg is now shattered.
"I cannot feel my toes at all. I went to the doctor yesterday. They said I will be disabled in that leg for the rest of my life," he said.
Starr has several fractured ribs. His face was also beaten up. The two say not only did the suspect beat them, but he tried to run them over with his car.
"Had Jessee not moved my head out of the way, he would have run my head over and I would be dead right now," added Starr. He also says the suspect took his pepper spray from his security belt and used it to spray Starr and Perry.
The pair provided News 3 with pictures of the suspect before the attack happened. We are blurring their faces because we have not yet gotten it confirmed with police.

"Because she started off argumentative instead of talking to us civilized, I decided to take {pictures of} the license plate numbers and the trailer numbers to mark the event to send in as a report, because we've been having a lot of theft lately," said Starr.
They just want the suspect caught. Police describe him as a black man, age 22, standing 5 foot 6 inches tall. He was last seen with no shirt and no shoes. He faces battery with a deadly weapon. The couple is also asking for anyone who found or took video of the attack to turn it over to police to help in their investigation.
Perry, who had been a security guard for 10 years says he's never had an incident like this.
"I'm probably going to change my line of work, and we have six months to try to figure out with income because we had three jobs. Now, we're down to zero because of this one incident," he said.


New Hampshire State House security guards to be armed

Concord NH June 24 2016 State House guards will soon be armed with guns and some building entrances will be off limits to the public as part of a major policy shift meant to strengthen security.
“We’re looking at our vulnerabilities,” said House Chief of Staff Terry Pfaff. “It’s a different world we live in. These are prudent steps.”
A legislative facilities committee composed of high-ranking senators and representatives, recently approved the change.
Security guards who patrol the State House complex will begin carrying sidearms when they complete training courses in about three weeks, Pfaff said.
The eight-person force is not currently armed, but it is supplemented by two auxiliary state police officers who do carry weapons. Visitors and lawmakers are allowed to carry guns in most parts of the State House and Legislative Office Building, which are open to the public on weekdays.
“It’s good that security will be armed,” said House Minority Leader Steve Shurtleff. “It’s somewhat ironic that we allow people into the State House armed, but our own security force is not.”
The change will also limit public entry points to the State House, so that guards can keep a better eye on comings and goings, Shurtleff said.
Visitors will only be able to enter the State House through the front door and a handicapped-accessible side door off Park Street.
Lawmakers and staff will be given key cards to swipe into the building’s back entrances off North State Street, and to use an underground tunnel that connects the State House to the Legislative Office Building, where most public hearings are held. The tunnel is heavily trafficked in the wintertime by lawmakers, visitors and lobbyists.
State House leaders will alert the public and lawmakers when those changes go into effect, most likely later this summer.
The 10-member Joint Legislative Facilities Committee unanimously approved the entrance policy Tuesday. The committee discussed arming the guards at a meeting several months ago, before House Speaker Shawn Jasper and Senate President Chuck Morse signed off on the policy.
Morse, a Salem Republican on the committee, said the changes are a “logical” way to enhance security.
The security measures are not prompted by any specific incident, but come as the result of a State House security assessment commissioned by legislative leaders.
“We know, in light of the threat posed by lone-wolf terrorists, that we needed to look at the infrastructure and security concerns in this building,” said Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, a Wolfeboro Republican. “We have to address them carefully to keep the building as accessible as we can, but also protect the safety of people who are here on a routine basis.”

The security changes at the State House reflect a broader trend across state government of preparing for potential threats. Following several mass shootings last year, all 11,000 state employees have had to complete a mandatory training on active shooter situations.
The House in recent years has gone back and forth over whether its members can carry concealed firearms in the chamber, gallery and cloakrooms. They presently can, after Republican representatives approved the change last year in the name of self-defense.
The push to arm State House guards has grown in recent years. Republican Rep. Al Baldasaro proposed a bill in 2015 to arm the guards that patrol the building. “We want to make sure we have a little extra protection,” he told the Monitor then.
There hasn’t been a shooting at the New Hampshire State House in recent years, but some gun mishaps have made headlines. Former Northwood representative Kyle Tasker, a Republican, dropped his concealed handgun on the floor as he was entering a committee hearing in 2012.
Shurtleff said security changes are necessary for the State House to keep up with the times.
“We always hope for the best,” Shurtleff said. “But we do need a plan for the possibility of something catastrophic happening.”

Concord Monitor

Security guard held hostage at Quebec jail freed after standoff

Quebec Canada June 24 2016 Two prison inmates in eastern Quebec were arrested Wednesday after they took a female security guard hostage, prompting the evacuation of a courthouse and an hours-long standoff with police.
Authorities said the unidentified guard was uninjured in the altercation.
CBC News reported that the incident began when police were called to the courthouse in Sept-Iles at around 3 p.m. local time. The facility, which houses the jail in the basement and the town's courts on the main floors, was evacuated and a security perimeter was established.
Radio-Canada reported a man in handcuffs was seen being taken out of the jail at around 6:30 p.m local time. Quebec provincial police confirmed that the male inmates, aged 22 and 26, had surrendered and were in custody.
Authorities had no immediate comment on what the motive for the hostage taking might have been.
Sept-Iles, which has a population of around 25,000 people, is located at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, approximately 400 miles northeast of Quebec City.

In 2013, CBC/Radio-Canada reported that the jail was outdated and had an overcrowding problem. A new jail was supposed to be operational this spring but has not yet opened.

North Miami school teacher charged with molesting student

Miami FL June 24 2016 Police arrested a North Miami school teacher Wednesday for allegedly molesting a student.
Mwon Taylor, 39, is a social studies and religion teacher at Miami Union Academy located at 12600 Northwest 4th Avenue in North Miami.
Taylor was being held without bond Thursday, jail records showed. He was expected to appear in court Friday, and it was unknown if he's hired an attorney.
"We are deeply saddened and regret to hear this news," the school said in a statement Thursday. "Be assured that the school's administration is in complete cooperation with the authorities and their investigation."
According to the police report, a student came forward Sunday and disclosed that Taylor had inappropriately touched her while she was in the 8th and 9th grade.
Taylor faces 15 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child less than 16 years of age and and five counts of sexual battery on a child over 12.
Investigators say that the inappropriate encounters included Taylor grabbing and rubbing his hands on the student's buttocks and groin areas. Investigators add that five of the 20 incidents included sexual contact.
"With a teacher and a child there is always trust, many times children will open up to their teachers about things that are happening at home, they feel safer talking to the teacher, in this case he abused that power," North Miami Police spokeswoman Natalie Buissereth said.
The police report said the teen consented to the activities but officials say there is no such thing.
"It is never consensual to have sex with a minor, if you are an adult you do not have sex with a child, have sex with someone your own age," Buissereth said.


Hillsborough teacher arrested for solicitation of a minor

Hillsborough County FL June 24 2026 A Hillsborough County School District teacher was arrested on Wednesday in Marion County, FL and charged with solicitation to commit an unlawful sexual act with a minor 16-24 and use of an electronic device to solicit/entice/lure a minor.
Timothy Sean Falls Jr., 29, of 602 Maryland Ave.Crystal Beach, used his cell phone to communicate with the 17-year-old victim from June 11 through June 13, according to police.
During these conversations, which took place over Facebook and KiK, Falls and the victim participated in numerous sexually explicit conversations. Falls asked the victim if she wished to meet. Falls further went on to advise the victim he would be home alone during the weekdays from 9-5 during the summer.
Although Falls attempted to arrange to meet with the victim and engage in sexual intercourse, they never did.
During a non-custodial, recorded interview with Falls, he admitted to initiating conversations with the victim, and leading her to believe they would meet up to have sexual intercourse.

On Thursday, Falls' bond was set at $15,000.
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Philadelphia security officer shot during barrage of gunfire

Philadelphia PA June 24 2016 Dozens of shell casings marked the scene of a shootout outside a Philadelphia bar that left a security officer shot.
Police say that gunfire rang out around just before 2 a.m. outside Cooper's Sports Bar & Grill along Wyoming Avenue in the city's Feltonville neighborhood.
When police arrived, they found a 22-year-old armed, uniformed security guard who was shot one time in the leg," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
The security officer told the officers that he saw someone shooting multiple times nearby outside the bar, said police.
"So, the security guard returned fire and fired several shots at this male," said Small.
At least 27 shots were fired between the two men -- at least two shots fired from the shooter's getaway car, said Small.
The shooter, another passenger and the driver of the bullet-riddled getaway car abandoned the car nearby on Rising Sun Avenue, said police.
Multiple police units arrived and searched the area for the fleeing vehicle but no one has been arrested at this time.
"We don't know what started the shooting," said Small.

Police continued to investigate and search for the shooter Thursday morning.

LODD: Deputy Sheriff David F. Michel, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff David F. Michel, Jr. | Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff David F. Michel, Jr.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Bio & Incident Details
Age: 50
Tour: 9 years
Cause: Gunfire
Weapon: Handgun
Offender: In custody

Deputy Sheriff David Michel was shot and killed while making a subject stop near the intersection of Manhattan Boulevard and Ascot Road, in Harvey.
 A struggle ensued during the stop and the subject was able to pull a handgun from his waistband. He opened fire on Deputy Michel, striking him several times, and continued to shoot at him after he fell to the ground. Deputy Michel was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.4
The subject fled the area on foot but was taken into custody a short time later.
Deputy Michel had served with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office for nine years and was assigned to the Street Crimes Unit. He is survived by his wife and father.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Sheriff Newell Normand
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
1233 West Bank Expressway
Building B, 5th Floor
Harvey, LA 70058
Phone: (504) 363-5500

Waterbury CT school bus drivers trained in stopping violence

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WATERBURY CT June 24 2016 - A unique school bus violence prevention training session was held Wednesday in Waterbury by All-Star Transportation.
The day-long session trained full-time All-Star staff on the indicators of violence, de-escalation techniques, concealed weapon identification, hijacking/active shooter and intruder response training.
The training was held at Marriott’s Courtyard in downtown Waterbury. The morning consisted of classroom training followed by instructors conducting hands-on training on school busses.
The training was conducted by a tactical team composed of SWAT members and military personnel, who showed the bus drivers how to deal with a number of unexpected situations.

The bus company said the training doesn't just help keep students safe but puts an additional set of eyes on the community, too.

Annual Retail Theft Survey

Wesley Chapel, FL June 23 2016– Over 1.2 million shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2015 by just 25 large retailers who recovered over $200 million from these thieves, according to the 28th Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, the leading loss prevention and inventory shrinkage control consulting firm.   

“Retail theft, by both shoplifters and employees, continues to plague the retail industry. Our latest Annual Retail Theft Survey (28th) reflects an increase in both shoplifter and dishonest employee apprehensions, 2.0% and 1.0% respectively, in 2015. 

Overall recoveries from those apprehensions totaled over $200 million and was up 1.2%”, said Mark R. Doyle, President of Jack L. Hayes International. 

“It should be noted that the apprehension of shoplifters and dishonest employees has increased in 9 of the last 10 years!” Mr. Doyle added, “Retail theft causes consumers to pay higher prices for goods, and is having a detrimental effect on retailers’ bottom-line profits.”

Highlights from this highly anticipated annual theft survey include:
Participants: 25 large retail companies with 21,288 stores and over $700 billion in retail sales (2015).

Apprehensions: 1,246,003 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2015, up 2.0% from 2014.

Recovery Dollars: Over $200 million was recovered from apprehended shoplifters and dishonest employees in 2015, up 1.2% from 2014.

Shoplifter Apprehensions: 1,170,056 shoplifters were apprehended in 2015, up 2.0% from 2014.

Shoplifter Recovery Dollars: Over $150 million was recovered from apprehended shoplifters in 2015, an increase of 3.2% from 2014. An additional $142 million was recovered from shoplifters where no apprehension was made, up an amazing 18.8% from 2014.

Employee Apprehensions: 75,947 dishonest employees were apprehended in 2015, up 1.0% from 2014.

Employee Recovery Dollars: Over $55 million was recovered from employee apprehensions in 2015, down 4.0% from 2014.

One in every 38 employees was apprehended for theft from their employer in 2015. (Based on almost 3.0 million employees.)

Shrink: 60% of survey participants reported an increase in shrink in 2015, with just 24% reporting a decrease in shrink, and 16% reported shrink stayed about the same.

Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. has been in the Loss Prevention/Shrinkage Control consulting business for over 35 years, and is recognized on an international level as the foremost loss prevention and inventory shrinkage control consulting firm in the world.

25 Large Retail Companies
21,288 Stores (representing an excellent cross-section of the United States)

$703,726,429,595 in Annual Retail Sales (2015)

Via: Jack L. Hayes International, Inc.

San Juan Bautista considers private security to augment sheriff's patrols

San Benito NM June 23 2016 San Juan Bautista City Council members held a special meeting June 16 to discuss a contract with Level 1 Private Security to augment the public safety agreement the city has with the San Benito County Sheriff's Department.
According to city manager Roger Grimsley, the current agreement provides the city with a sheriff's deputy that patrols the city limits for four hours a day and doubles up on weekends.
City council members heard from JT Tomlinson, COO and co-founder of Level 1 Private Security, about the services his company offers.
Vice mayor Chris Martorana said a key time for extra security patrols would be from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. “What pushes me to do something like this -- and quickly -- is all the break-ins, especially downtown,” Martorana said.
Tomlinson recommended that his guards work a 10-hour shift with peak hours being from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. “I’m more than willing to talk to you guys and negotiate,” he said. “I’m just here to give you guys the tools to get the job done.”
The company said it would cost the city $2,760 per month for one guard. The price does not include a patrol car, but Tomlinson reminded the board that the price is negotiable according to city needs.
“Our numbers are high because we hire educated guys who won’t embarrass me or the city of San Juan Bautista,” Tomlinson said.
The city would not be responsible for Tomlinson’s staff in terms of liability, workers compensation and other expenses, he said. It would only be responsible for the monthly rate.
The council and Tomlinson agreed that security guards would act as the eyes and ears for the sheriff department.
“Our job is to observe and to report,” said Tomlinson.
Councilman Robert Lund said, “We’re trying to do something were we have the sheriffs' part and the security part without having them overlap.”
In addition to providing the city with security, Tomlinson wants the guards to become part of the community. “I want them to be approachable with the citizens of San Juan Bautista,” he said.
He told the council that he puts security cameras on the cars and his staff wears body cameras. Everything is voice-recorded, audio-recorded, and video-recorded.
Councilman Tony Boch wanted to know if the guards would be able to give parking citations, saying, “If you see an 18-wheeler downtown you can’t give him a ticket?”
Tomlinson said, “We can get on our PA (public address) system and tell trucks to back up.” He added that depending on the scope of the contract, his security officers would be able to secure citing powers by going through a one-week training program.
While no action was taken, the council did agree that by having private security it would stop a lot of the crime that happens in the city.
Taylor Jordan, a Level 1 Private Security staff sergeant from San Juan Bautista, said,  “We will be there for a visual deterrent.”
“The deterrent is what we want,” said Martorana. “I’m 100 percent in favor of going with a security system. I just want to make sure there’s enough money to pay for this.”
The council asked Tomlinson to send a proposal to Grimsley with details on pricing and from there, it would consider its options.

The next city council meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday June 21 in the council chambers at City Hall on Second Street in San Juan Bautista. Among the topics on the agenda is an ordinance that would require the licensing of tobacco retailers and the adoption of the city's budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
San Benito County News