Thursday, August 17, 2017

Shoplifter arrested after attacking security officer privateofficer.com

Levittown NY Aug 17 2017 A Hemsptead man was arrested by police on Monday for allegedly stealing from a store in Levittown over the weekend.
According to police, Philip Odom, 49, of Remsen Avenue, went into the Kohl's department store, located at 3563 Hempstead Turnpike, around 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
Police say that Odom concealed four pocketbooks, valued at $144, in a black bag and left the store.
The store's loss prevention officer approached Odom to try to recover the stolen bags, but police say Odom pushed the man, then grabbed a thick metal chain from his bicycle and swung it at him.
Police say the loss prevention officer retreated back into the store and called police as Odom fled on his bicycle. The loss prevention officer saw that Odom's cell phone had fallen out of his pocket during their struggle, and held it until police arrived. No one was injured.
An investigation by police led to the arrest of Odom at his home on Monday.

He is charged with first-degree robbery and threatening the use of a dangerous instrument. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Numerous security officer involved shootings under investigation privateofficer.com


Charlotte NC Four separate shootings by private security officers during the past twenty four hours are all under investigation and police tell us that in at least two of the shootings, charges is likely to be filed.
In Tucson Arizona, on-duty security guard shot and killed a man Tuesday night near South Kolb Road and Interstate 10 after he threw rocks at the security officer’s vehicle.
Shortly before 7 p.m. on Aug. 15, officers responded to South Kolb Road and East Science Park Drive to a report of a shooting, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.
Officers found a man in a desert area northeast of the intersection with signs of trauma. Tucson Fire Department paramedics were on scene and the man was pronounced dead, Dugan said.
The security guard told police that the man threw a rock at the guard's car during a confrontation, while they were at an intersection near the University of Arizona Science & Technology Park, and the security officer fired several shots at the man..
A shooting in Kentucky also has left a man fighting for his life after a security guard approached a man loitering in a parking lot and a confrontation ensued.
The man was shot in the chest and is critical condition in a Louisville hospital.
San Francisco police have detained an armed security officer after he shot a suspected shoplifter who they believe was unarmed.
Witnesses report seeing the security guard try to stop the suspected shoplifter and then shots rang out.
Police responded to the Burlington Coat Factory and say that the security officer has not been arrested but that the case will be reviewed for possible criminal charges.

Shootings involving private security have also been reported in Washington DC and Illinois but few details have been provided by law enforcement at this time.

Nuclear Plant Guard Deemed Unfit Can't Sue PPL Over Firing privaateofficer.com

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Delaware Aug 17 2017 A former armed security guard at a PPL nuclear plant deemed psychologically unfit for duties has struck out in his attempt to pursue an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit against the power company.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied Daryle McNelis' appeal of a federal judge's summary dismissal of his lawsuit against PPL.
The company stripped McNelis of his security clearance and ultimately fired him for failing a mental fitness test. The test was given to him after the company learned he allegedly took bath salts and that he was paranoid that he was under constant surveillance. According to Third Circuit Judge Thomas Hardiman's opinion, McNelis believed his children's toys hid listening devices and he said he would kill whoever was spying on him.
"Although we are the first court of appeals to address the interplay between the ADA and these NRC [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] regulations, our opinion is supported by a broad consensus among district courts that nuclear power plant employees who have lost security clearance or have been deemed not fit for duty are not qualified employees under the ADA," Hardiman said.
McNelis argued that the court siding with PPL would weaken "the protections of the ADA for workers in sensitive positions within the nuclear industry."
"Contrary to McNelis's characterization, this is a feature—not a bug—of the nuclear regulatory scheme," Hardiman said. "Presumably because of the sensitive nature of the work, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a policy judgment that for a limited number of jobs, nuclear power plants must screen employees for certain traits and behaviors that may endanger the public."
Hardiman added, "The NRC regulations do not exempt individuals with disabilities, and indeed, it would be strangely ineffective for them to do so; the fact that a certain trait or behavior coincides with a recognized disability does not make it any less dangerous to the public. To the contrary, NRC regulations explicitly require nuclear power plants to screen for traits and behaviors in a manner that in other contexts may violate the ADA."
In a footnote at the end of the opinion, Hardiman wrote that he noted the "incoherence" of McNelis' argument that his firing over being unfit for duty was a cover for the real motive for his termination: that he was using bath salts and had psychological issues.
Fort Washington-based lawyer Marc E. Weinstein represented McNelis.
"The struggle to broaden and strengthen employee rights has endured for generations. Ultimately, despite the frequent setbacks, the struggle resolves in favor of justice and in favor of human dignity," Weinstein said in an email.
"While we maintain great respect for the deciding jurists and opposing counsel in this case," he continued, "we are disappointed by the panel's ruling and are considering further options. Irrespective, whether it be on behalf of those with disabilities, those of same-sex orientation, or others who have been customarily marginalized in the workforce, one day we shall overcome."

Alfred Johnston represented PPL and did not respond to a request for comment.
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Tucson AZ Aug 17 2017 An on-duty security guard shot and killed a man Tuesday night near South Kolb Road and Interstate 10.
Shortly before 7 p.m. on Aug. 15, officers responded to South Kolb Road and East Science Park Drive to a report of a shooting, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.
Officers found a man in a desert area northeast of the intersection with signs of trauma. Tucson Fire Department paramedics were on scene and the man was pronounced dead, Dugan said.
The security guard told police that the man threw a rock at the guard's car during a confrontation, while they were at an intersection near the University of Arizona Science & Technology Park, Dugan said.
The area includes businesses and institutions, including UA Tech Park, 9070 S. Rita Road, and Vail Academy and High School, 7762 E. Science Park Drive.

No further information was immediately available.

Public Safety Academy At New Olathe West High School Aims To Prepare Students For Careers privateofficer.com

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Olathe KS Aug 17 2017 Is high school too early to figure out what career path to follow?
The Olathe School District doesn’t think so.
When the new Olathe West High School opens for all students on Thursday, the district will have a total of 17 specialty academies in its five high schools.
For as long as most people can remember, the main mission of Johnson County schools has been preparing kids for college.
“I think we’ve done, for years, a really good job of helping kids be college-ready, but the career piece is something that kind of went in a different direction," says Jay Novacek, principal of the new high school.
The Kansas State Department of Education wants to refocus districts so students are ready for college or a career when they graduate.
So Olathe West will offer courses for kids who are looking for a first-responder career.
“Not every kid has to go to college to be successful," Novacek says. "There are a lot of awesome professions, public safety included, whether I’m a police officer or firefighter, an EMT person, that are going to give kids a great opportunities and a long career.”
Jeff Van Dyke, who was a Wichita cop for eight years, runs the public safety program and most recently taught middle-school physical education. He says there is a lot of practical experience students can get in the large space that houses the public safety program.
“We can use it for all kinds of real world-type learning situations such as setting up a crime scene, having the kids come in and process the crime scene in here," Van Dyke says.
The Public Safety space is tucked into the side of the $82 million dollar building. Students pass a girder from the World Trade Center as they enter.
It's a reminder, says Olathe Fire Chief Jeff DeGraffenreid, of the kind of people police and fire departments around here want to hire.
“A strong moral compass and a willingness to assist their fellow man is really what we’re looking at. Helping these students see the value of that, and hopefully someday we’ll be able to hire a great student from here,” he says.
An Olathe fire captain will teach the firefighting classes in the academy.

Olathe West is certainly not the first high school in the country to offer courses in public safety. But it’s one of the few that’s fully integrated with the rest of its academic courses, DeGraffenreid says.
Students, he says, will get a quality Olathe School District education and, after passing the state firefighting test, be ready to work.
“They’re great at math. They’re great at science. They’re great at writing. But they’re also fully prepared to work on a fire truck soon after graduation,” he says.
In addition to the public service academy at Olathe West, the district has also created a new, green technology academy at the school. It’s the 17th such academy the district has added since 2003.
Most of them, like the engineering or business academies, are geared toward college-bound students.
The crucial thing, says Deputy Superintendent Allison Banikowski, is finding the student’s passion and finding it early.
“And making sure, then, all the content and course work is geared toward that passion,” he says.

The Public Safety program is an acknowledgment, the district says, that it plays a significant role in getting kids ready to work in the community.
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Couple used website glitch to try to scam Lowe’s out of $258,000 in merchandise, privateofficer.com


NEPTUNE, N.J. Aug 17 2017— A New Jersey couple used a website glitch to try and get more than $258,000 worth of goods — everything from a gazebo to an air conditioner to a stainless steel grill — for free from a home improvement store, authorities said.
Ultimately, the couple was only able to secure nearly $13,000 worth of merchandise from Lowe’s after exploiting "weaknesses" in the company’s website to have the items shipped to their home in Brick for free, according to a release from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.
Romela Velazquez, 24, was arrested and charged with theft by deception and computer criminal activity for accessing a computer system with the purpose to defraud. She attempted to get about $258,068 worth of unpaid merchandise from Lowe's, according to the release.
She actually received about $12,971 in stolen products, according to the release.
Her husband, Kimy Velazquez, 40, was charged with third-degree receipt of stolen property and fencing for his role in the alleged scheme.
The couple tried to sell some of the products on a local Facebook "buy and sell" group for half of the original sale price, listing the products as "new in box," authorities said.
The prosecutor's office launched an investigation after a Lowe's retail crime manager told police the couple was purposely exploiting the website to defraud the home improvement chain. The release does not detail how the couple allegedly used the website to obtain the merchandise.
On Aug. 3, Brick police and prosecutor's office detectives searched the couple's home, which detectives later said looked more like a warehouse, and seized enough merchandise to fill a 18-foot trailer, according to the release.
The investigation is continuing to see if the couple targeted other retailers in the scheme, police said.
Several products were found still in the box or with the tags still attached, authorities said. They included:
• A stainless steel grill.
• A Honda lawn mower.
• LG portable air conditioner.
• Boxes of Ugg shoes.
• 70-inch Vizio LED smart TV.
• A Sony stereo surround sound system.
• Boxes of furniture (not assembled).

• About $2,500 worth of Victoria's Secret underwear.

Police arrested the couple after the search. Kimy Velazquez was released on summons. Romela was released the following day pending a future court date.

Sheriff ending arrestee transport and hospital security services to local police next month privateofficer.com

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INDIANAPOLIS IN Aug 17 2017 -- The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will stop providing two important services to other local law enforcement agencies due to budget restraints.
RTV6 obtained on Monday a notice issued Friday by Sheriff John Layton informing Marion County police departments that MCSO would no longer be providing arrestee transport services from arrest sites or security services at Marion County hospitals.
That means IMPD, Speedway, Lawrence and other Marion County police departments will have to transport their own prisoners to the jail, and provide their own security for detainees being treated at Eskenazi or other hospitals.
In his notice, Layton said the sheriff’s department was never required to provide such services to begin with, and that sheriffs’ departments in Indiana’s 91 other counties don’t.
He also said the decision was made because MCSO was facing “declining revenues and personnel challenges.”
“About six months ago, as we faced the stark reality of the 2017 and 2018 budgets, we began seriously reviewing all options to reduce spending, refocus our resources on responsibilities mandated to the sheriff and stem the tide of attrition and escalating overtime expenditures. The current situation has forced us to make difficult decisions.”
The changes to the services provided by MCSO will take effect on Sept. 24 to coincide with the closing of the Marion County Arrestee Processing Center. 
The Indianapolis FOP released the following statement Tuesday in reaction to the sheriff's announcement:

"While we have concerns about the narrow timeline proposed for such a transition, we have confidence in the ability of the IMPD chief of police to manage the situation. In the interim, a thorough review of the resources and assets needed for such a transition should be explored especially as it relates to the ripple effects placed upon IMPD and other local law enforcement agencies related to staffing, resources and equipment. This should include an analysis of any such budgetary allocations, equipment transfers and personnel equivalents made to the sheriff's department when they assumed these responsibilities as part of the merger in 2007."
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Savannah River Site security begin to picket in labor dispute privateofficer.com


Aiken County SC Aug 17 2017 Striking security workers held a rally Tuesday at Savannah River Site and have begun a picket they pledge to maintain “until we get back to the table with (Centerra-SRS),” said the president of their local union.
The strike caused “expected traffic delays for SRS commuters” Tuesday morning, according to a Department of Energy news release, and prompted the opening of several entrances for SRS personnel to use on a 24- or 12-hours-a-day basis.
Mathias Miller, president of United Professional Pro-Force of Savannah River, Local 125, and a K-9 officer at SRS, said about 330 workers are on strike, and about 150 of them and some family members turned out Tuesday for the rally. In all, about 200 people were there, he said.
The picket line was to be maintained until 8 p.m. Tuesday, he said. After that, it will be maintained daily in two four-hour shifts, morning and evening, Miller said.
He said 92 percent of his membership rejected Centerra’s latest contract offer after 18 weeks of negotiations, and 87 percent voted to strike rather than return to negotiations.
The Department of Energy’s Savannah River Operations Office announced earlier this month that it would exercise an option to extend the terms of its current contract with Centerra for 24 months, from Oct. 8, 2017, to Oct. 7, 2019, according to the release.
The original contract was awarded Oct. 8, 2009, for a base period of five years. It included a provision allowing DOE to extend it for up to five years. DOE extended the contract for three years on Oct. 8, 2014, to Oct. 7, 2017.
Miller said the main sticking points were an increase in insurance premiums and changes in how the company handles things such as transfers.
“Our coverage went down and our premiums were going to go up,” Miller said.
Transfer requests used to hinge on whether an employee had the training and desire to take on a different job, and whether there was an opening. The new contract would have given Centerra final say and it could refuse a request that met all three of the former criteria, he said.
Centerra issued a statement defending its offer:
“We believe the package that was offered is the most lucrative Protective Force Collective Bargaining Agreement ever proposed at a DOE Site anywhere in the country. The total cost increase to wages and benefits would have exceeded $30 million over the next six years.
“The CBA that was not ratified also included a six-year medical plan in which deductibles, co-pays (e.g., $15 to visit personal physician and $30 to visit specialist) and all co-insurance would have been applied to the maximum out-of-pocket expenses for employees, which was negotiated in the CBA so that no one family member would have incurred an annual cost greater than $1,000, and no family would incur medical expenses greater than $2,000.”
Centerra-SRS is contracted to provide security for the 310squaremile SRS, including access control, property protection, law enforcement, criminal investigations, traffic control, canine explosives and drug detection, aviation support, river patrol, alarm equipment monitoring, and a Special Response Team, according to a news release from DOE.
The DOE stated in the news release that the site still has security protection despite the strike.

“Centerra-SRS has allocated appropriate resources to ensure continued protection of SRS security interests and personnel,” the release states. “A trained internal contingency force, augmented by contingency forces from other sites, is in place to assume the duties of workers who joined the strike. Measures have been implemented to minimize security support needs, with no significant impacts to overall Site operations.”

Police charge New York man in $600 baby formula theft privateofficer.com


Police charge New York man in $600 baby formula theft
LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. Aug 17 2017 - A New York City man is facing shoplifting charges for allegedly stealing nearly $600 worth of baby formula from a Lehigh County Costco in a scheme police said he also tried in Montgomery County.
Pennsylvania State Police charged Jun Lin with misdemeanor counts of retail theft and conspiracy in connection to an alleged theft from the Hamilton Crossings Costco in March. He was arrested last week on an outstanding warrant filed by state police in June.
District Judge Michael D’Amore arraigned the 29-year-old, setting bail at $10,000. He was released from Lehigh County Jail on Monday after someone posted cash bail.
The general manager of the Costco in Lower Macungie Township reported to state police about a shoplifting case from the King of Prussia location that matched an incident caught on his store’s surveillance video.
In April, a woman was seen on making a minimal purchase before walking into the bathroom. Authorities said she hid the purchase and receipt and walked out of the store. A man later identified as Lin walked into the store a short time later and filled a shopping cart with Enfamil baby formula, according to court records.
Surveillance video reveals he didn’t pay for the formula and used a receipt to show he paid for the merchandise, according to records. He was taken into custody.
Staff at the Lower Macungie Township Costco determined a similar scam happened at their store on March 24.
A woman was spotted on store surveillance purchasing a small box of gum and heading into the bathroom. When she emerged, neither the gum, nor the receipt were visible. About five minutes after she left the store, Lin walked in, according to police.
Authorities allege he used the receipt to walk out with a dozen two-can packs of Enfamil, according to records. The manager pulled the membership card used for the original purchase, which showed a $7.99 purchase. The Enfamil was valued at $599. The criminal complaint lists the name of the member who made gave Lin the receipt, but court records do not indicate she faces criminal charges.
Upper Merion Township police arrested Lin in April on theft and receiving stolen property charges in the Montgomery County case. He was released after posting 10 percent cash of his $2,500 bail.
His charges in Montgomery County were sent to county court and bail changed to $25,000 unsecured. Authorities changed his bail a second time to secured, and he was released a day before his Lehigh County arrest, when he posted $2,500 cash.

Lin’s next court date in Lehigh County is a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for Thursday.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Burlington Coat Factory security officer shoots shoplifter privateofficer.com

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San Francisco CA Aug 16 2017
Police have taken an armed security officer and a shoplifter into custody after a reported theft ended in a shooting.
A call of a shooting at the Burlington Coat Factory Tuesday was the result of an alleged shoplifter being shot and wounded by an armed security guard, police said.
Police said that the security officer opened fire during a confrontation with the suspect and hit him once in the right leg.
Surveillance cameras at the shop at 5th and Howard streets captured the incident around 2:37 p.m., according to police.
The alleged shoplifter was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and is in stable condition.

The case is under investigation and the security guard is in custody, but has not been arrested. 

4 suspects accused of stealing over $3,000 worth of Macy’s merchandise privateofficer.com

Danny Julian (left) and Randy Robinson( right) along with two other suspects (not pictured) are being charged with stealing over $3,000 worth of merchandise from Macy's. (Credit: Fairview Heights Police Department)

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. Aug 16 2017
Four suspects, including one juvenile, are facing charges after allegedly stealing over $3,600 worth of merchandise from Macy's.
Fairview Heights officers were called to the Macy's in St. Clair Square mall on Saturday around 4 pm where the store's loss prevention officers attempted to stop three suspects.
According to reports, the suspects stole an assortment of clothing items and the store’s security was at first able to stop one of the three suspects.
Once the suspects saw that one of the suspects had been detained by loss prevention officers, the two suspects returned along with a fourth suspect, a woman, and began to fight with the officers.
One of the loss prevention officers was punched and scratched by the woman as the other suspects freed the suspect who had been captured, said police.
Fairview Heights Police arrived in the area and attempted to stop the van, but were not able to catch up to the suspects until the van hit traffic.
Officers approached the van at the intersection of North Illinois at the main mall entrance and were able to disable the van so the suspects were not able to flee back to Missouri.
All four suspects including Danny R. Julian, Randy Robinson, Aletha D. Smooths, and a juvenile were taken into custody.
Police recovered approximately merchandise from the vehicle while taking the suspects into custody.
Loss prevention officers advised police they recognized the suspects from committing a similar theft.
On Monday, the St. Clair County State Attorney’s office issued charges for each suspect including:
Danny Julian, 37
Felony Retail Theft
Mob Action
Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer
Parole Violation Warrant-Original charges of Retail Theft

Randy Robinson, 31
Felony Retail Theft
Mob Action

Alethea Simmons, 36
Felony Retail Theft
Aggravated Battery-two counts
Mob Action
The fourth suspect, a 12-year-old juvenile has been referred to a juvenile court for charges.
The Macy’s security officer received scratches and bruises from being punched by one of the suspects but did not require medical treatment.

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Darien Lake concert goer hits security with vehicle privateofficer.com


DARIEN CENTER, N.Y.  Aug 16 2017 Buffalo man, Kevin R. Dawidowicz, was arrested for reckless endangerment after allegedly hitting a Darien Lake security officer with his vehicle.
The incident happened in the parking lot before the Goo Goo Dolls concert at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on August 12th.
The Genesse County Sheriff's office said the officer had minor injuries.
41-year-old Dawidowicz will appear in Darien Court on September 5th.

County police also arrested five other people during the concert for offenses including possession of controlled substances, marijuana, and entering the venue without a ticket.
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Arkansas man arrested after entering a Carbondale apartment under guise of being a security guard privateofficer.com


Carbondale IL Aug 16 2017 A 21-year-old from Arkansas was arrested last week after he pretended to be a security guard and gained access to a Carbondale apartment.
According to a news release from the Carbondale Police Department, Jordan Isaiah Everett Kelderman, 21, of Lewisville, Arkansas, claimed to be a security guard and entered an occupied apartment in the 900 block of East Park Street.
Police said Kelderman was arrested for criminal trespass to residence, assault, disorderly conduct, stalking and false "personation." There were no injuries. The investigation continues.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 618-549-2677.
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Loomis armored truck robbed in Henderson NV privateofficer.com

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HENDERSON, NV Aug 16 2017
An armored truck was robbed as the driver made a pickup at a Wells Fargo Monday, according to the Henderson Police Department.
According to Officer Scott Williams, of Henderson police, a Loomis armored truck with one driver inside pulled up to the bank in the 100 block of North Pecos Avenue, near Wigwam Parkway, at 10:46 a.m.
The driver was robbed at gunpoint.
An undisclosed amount of cash was taken, Williams said.
Williams said there was at least one suspect and they are investigating if a second person was involved.
No injuries were reported, Williams said.

Police did not disclose any further information.

Woman pepper sprayed security guards after trying to steal dresses from Wellington Macy's privateofficer.com




WELLINGTON, Fla. Aug 16 2017 - Two Macy’s employees in Wellington are recovering from being pepper sprayed by a woman suspected of stealing clothing from the store, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says.
Kilwoind Jones, 32, of Florida City, Fla., and Shayna Davis, 32, of Homestead, Fla., are accused of filling a tote bag with dresses and leaving the store at the Mall at Wellington Green without paying for them, according to an arrest report.
When two Macy's loss prevention officers tried stopping the women, deputies said Jones pepper sprayed them in the face.
One of the officers had to be hospitalized because the pepper spray went into his eyes, according to PBSO.
The second officer told deputies her glasses stopped most of the spray from getting into her eyes, but she still felt some effects.
The Macy’s officers found 14 dresses worth more than $1,600 in Jones’ bag, the report states.
The injured guard told deputies he saw the women select several items and go into a fitting room together. He said Jones’ bag was full when they came out and the fitting room was empty.
PBSO deputies arrested the two women.
Jones is charged with grand theft, resisting a merchant, and two counts of aggravated battery causing bodily harm. She is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on $60,000 bond.
A Palm Beach County judge ordered Jones to not have contact with any Macy’s store or the victims.

Davis is charged with grand theft and released from jail on $4,500 bond.
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Petaluma Poultry Processors security officer arrests trespasser privateofficer.com


Petaluma CA Aug 16 2017 An animal rights protester was arrested early Monday for blocking a driver with a truckload of live chickens making a delivery to Petaluma Poultry Processors.
Jon Frohnmayer, 32, of Berkeley, was booked into the Sonoma County Jail by Petaluma police after a plant security guard arrested him for trespassing, said Police Lt. Tim Lyons. Frohnmayer had blocked the truck for about 15 minutes around midnight at the plant at Cader Lane and Lakeville Highway.
Frohnmayer was the first person arrested in Sunday vigils that have taken place frequently at the plant over about two months.
Sunday’s 10:30 p.m. event was organized by Bay Area Animal Save.
An animal rights network, Direct Action Everywhere, which lists Frohnmayer as one of its organizers, issued a press release Monday alleging the truck at the plant “drove into a throng of activists,” who felt “intimidated” and “threatened.”
Lyons, however, said, “The truck didn’t drive into the protesters.”
Frohnmayer, who was released after posting $1,000 bail, said he decided to sit down because the truck “was definitely moving and forcing protesters to move.”
By sitting in the parking lot, he reasoned it would be “impossible to push me back without running me over.”
Asked about feeling intimidated, Frohnmayer said he thought the security guards were “mostly just trying to do their jobs.”
Petaluma Poultry spokesman Brian Sobel insisted the guards there have been “very, very patient” with the protesters.

While acknowledging the demonstrators’ right to peaceful protests, Sobel said the company intends to conduct business, “and we’re trying to do it as safely as possible.”
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Oklahoma security officer credited with helping take down drug dealers privateofficer.com


OKLAHOMA CITY OK Aug 16 2017 - A Checkers Truck Stop security guard is credited with helping take down a couple of alleged drug dealers.
The security guard called police just after 4:00 a.m. Thursday, August 3, when he noticed two men sitting in a SUV in the back parking lot of the Waffle House at 105 S. Martin Luther Kind Ave.
Police said Coriano Derrick and Duwuan Johnson appeared to be selling illegal drugs from the vehicle. Police arrested both suspects, after finding 11 baggies containing cocaine, meth, and pot.
Oklahoma City Police Captain Bo Mathews said the security guard deserves a lot of credit.
“One of the best assets we have as a police department is a community helping us, calling in when they see something that doesn’t look like it’s right,” said Capt. Mathews.
Police said both suspects have been arrested before.
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Woman threatens Kohl security with stun gun privateofficer.com

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Fort Wayne IN Aug 16 2017 A woman was charged Tuesday in Allen Superior Court after she allegedly took items from Kohl's and used a stun gun to get away, according to court documents.
Tyresha S. Thomas, 30, of the 700 block of McKinnie Avenue, was charged with robbery, a Level 3 felony, and theft, a Level 6 felony.
Thomas allegedly entered a Kohl's Department Store shortly after 3:30 p.m. July 26 and left with items, according to a probable-cause affidavit.
The loss prevention officer attempted to stop Thomas, who then allegedly displayed a stun gun and continued to flee to the parking lot, where another loss prevention officer attempted to stop Thomas.
When Thomas allegedly discharged the stun gun, the officer backed off, allowing Thomas to get into a maroon Nissan and leave the scene, the affidavit said.

Police later saw a maroon Nissan weave in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed at the 112 mile marker of Interstate 69.
Police conducted a traffic stop, where one of the loss prevention officers positively identified Thomas, who allegedly had $1,846.96 worth of Kohl's merchandise in the vehicle, the affidavit said.
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Victoria's Secrets East Coast theft ring hit Lehigh Valley mall privateofficer.com


Lebanon County PA Aug 16 2017 A Baltimore woman is accused of being part of a Victoria's Secrets theft ring that hit stores on the East Coast, including in the Lehigh Valley.
Twanika Greer, 24, is one of five people who have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of lingerie from Victoria's Secret stores in Lebanon Valley Mall in Lebanon County, and the Berkshire Mall in Berks County.
Now Greer is charged with a heist from a store in the South Mall in Salisbury Township.
Greer is being held in Berks County Jail on $250,000 bail, and was arraigned Monday on charges of robbery, conspiracy, retail theft and simple assault in the South Mall case. Her bail was set at $35,000 in the Lehigh County case.
Salisbury Township police said Greer and two others hit the South Mall Victoria's Secret on the afternoon of April 2.
The trio walked in with tote bags, and started filling the bags with items on display at the front of the store, police said. When the manager walked over and asked if she could help them, Greer allegedly said, "better back off you are going to get maced."
The trio fled the store, and were walking down a hallway when employees from a sporting goods store tried to stop them, according to township police. Greer reportedly said "Don't touch me or we will mace you," and then got into a waiting car.
The group got away with 77 items worth a little more than $3,000, police said.
A break in the theft ring came on May 19, according to prosecutors, when Greer and four others were arrested after a similar theft at the Berkshire Mall.
The group was caught after their getaway vehicle crashed, according to WFMZ.
Mall employees identified Greer from a photo lineup as the one who threatened to mace, Salisbury Township police said.
A township police officer went to Berks County Jail to interview Greer last month. Greer reportedly said she did not go farther north than Berks County, and did know the location of Allentown.

Greer told the officer she was working the day of the South Mall thefts, but her workplace said she did not work that day, according to police.
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Naked, Homeless Man Accused Of Fondling Himself At West OKC Walmart privateofficer.com

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OKLAHOMA CITY OK Aug 16 2017 - A naked, homeless Oklahoma City man was arrested for allegedly performing lewd acts in front of customers at a grocery store on the west side of the metro.
Police arrested 21-year-old Kevin Bohanon just after 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
Witnesses told police that Bohanon had been exposing himself in front of the Walmart Supercenter, located near Reno Avenue and S. MacArthur Boulevard.
When officers arrived they reportedly found Bohanon in an alley way between the Walmart and an Office Depot.
Police say Bohanon was completely naked and was grabbing himself “with both hands in a sexual manner.”

Police arrested Bohanon, but say he continued to fondle himself while being transported to jail. He was booked on a complaint of indecent exposure.
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Crowd attacks D.C. firefighter suspected of showing up on call intoxicated privateofficer.com

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Washington DC Aug 16 2017 An angry crowd beat a D.C. firefighter Sunday who authorities say may have been intoxicated or under the influence of drugs when he arrived at an emergency call for an injured child, according to police and fire officials.
A spokesman for the D.C. fire department said the 34-year-old firefighter, a 10-year veteran, is the subject of an internal investigation.
He is assigned to Engine 30, near the Marshall Heights neighborhood in Southeast Washington. The firefighter also is an emergency medical technician, and on Sunday, he had been assigned to Ambulance 30. Officials were not able say whether he had been driving.
No one was arrested. Two witnesses to the Sunday afternoon attack described a crowd surrounding the firefighter “but could not give a lookout” on the assailants, according to the police report.
The firefighter suffered a broken jaw and was in a hospital Monday. A department spokesman said surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. The firefighter could not be reached for comment.
The incident began with a call about 1 p.m. to an apartment in the 200 block of 37th Street SE, just north of Fort Dupont Park, to treat a 3-year-old child who had fallen inside an apartment and was injured.
According to a police report, the firefighter offered to treat the child but the “parents refused because they felt [he] was inebriated.”
The firefighter and his partner returned to the ambulance, where the attack occurred, police said.
The injured child was taken to a hospital in a different ambulance and was treated for what officials described as minor injuries. The child’s mother declined to comment Monday.

The fire department issued a statement that said: “At some point Sunday afternoon, while still on the scene, allegations were made that the member who was assaulted was possibly intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.” The statement added that the firefighter “is now the subject of a comprehensive internal review.”
Washington Post

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Line of Duty Death Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Clark


Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Clark | Quitman County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi
Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Clark
Quitman County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Cause: Automobile crash

Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Clark was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a shooting call.
He was traveling through the Falcon community on Mississippi 3, approximately eight miles north of Marks, when he swerved to avoid two dogs that ran into the roadway.
Deputy Clark had served with the Quitman County Sheriff's Office for two years and had previously served as the chief of the Crowder Police Department. He is survived by his wife and children.

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

Sheriff Oliver Parker, Jr.
Quitman County Sheriff's Office
233 Chestnut Street
Marks, MS 38646
Phone: (662) 326-3131

Albany correction officer accused of sexually abusing 2 at jail privateofficer.com

Albany County Corrections Officer Brandon Austin, 47, of Albany was arrested for sexual assault on two inmates at the Albany County Correctional Facility. He was arraigned in Albany County Court on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.

ALBANY NY Aug 15 2017 — An Albany County correction officer has been indicted on charges that accuse him of sexually abusing two people at the jail, according to the Albany County District Attorney's office.
Brandon Austin, 47, of Albany, faces two counts of felony first-degree sexual abuse, along with multiple misdemeanor counts.
He is accused of subjecting a female victim to sexual contact by force at the jail in June and another between April and June, officials said. Both incidents happened when Austin was a correction officer at the jail, prosecutors said.
Austin's status with the jail could not be immediately determined Monday evening.

Austin pleaded not guilty Monday morning and was released on bail.
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Chicago Police Captain Found Dead in Patrol Car privateofficercom

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CHICAGO IL Aug 15 2017 -- A Chicago Police Department Calumet District captain died early Sunday after he was found unconscious in his police vehicle, police said.
About 12:10 a.m. Sunday, the 50-year-old police officer, who is a supervisor for the Calumet District, was found unconscious in his police car on Interstate 94 near the Stony Island feeder. He was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:06 a.m.
He was identified as James Lavoy, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Superintendent Eddie Johnson seemed to get choked up when talking about Lavoy during an unrelated news conference Sunday afternoon. Johnson described Lavoy as a dedicated employee, a strong leader and a wonderful man.
"I pledge to you that I'll always be there for you and that I'll never forget him," Johnson said, directing the comment to Lavoy's family.
His death is under investigation, but the officer might have had a cardiac-related incident, according to police. There weren't any signs of trauma, Johnson said.
"From what we can tell, he passed away peacefully," Johnson said. "There's no sign of foul play, he was not attacked."
Johnson extended his condolences to Lavoy's family and stressed how the captain will be part of the city family forever.
"He was the type of role model and leader who valued public service, community and had many attributes many officers looked up to and strived to achieve," Johnson said. "From his days as a police officer to now, second-in-command in the 5th District, he worked many ranks, including tactical assignments, patrolling neighborhoods and working in every possible way to better himself as a police officer and to improve the service we provide to the city."
Johnson said in his career, Lavoy racked up 65 commendations, awards, ribbons and honorable mentions.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a statement echoing much of what Johnson said, including pointing out those numerous commendations racked up in nearly 30 years of service.
He added: "Yet the true testament of Captain Lavoy's duty and dedication is the countless number of colleagues and Chicagoans he impacted and inspired. Amy and I join with all Chicagoans in extending our deepest sympathies to his wife, two children, and the entire CPD family.”
In the afternoon, friends and neighbors started an online campaign to get people to line up near Lavoy's home to honor him as his body traveled from the medical examiner's office. The enormous turnout became an end-of-watch procession.

"Throughout his time with CPD, Capt. Lavoy remained steadfast and true," Johnson said. "Part of Chicago was lost last night."
Chicago Tribune

Fake cop arrested after Nassau temple incident privateofficer.com

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Nassau NY Aug 15 2017
Police say a man with a badge, handcuffs and pepper spray falsely claimed to be a cop to gain entry to a Nassau temple.
Officials say 28-year-old Mikhail Mikhaylov, of Queens, showed up to the Temple Young Israel of Woodmere Saturday morning just as services were wrapping up.
They say he parked in a restricted spot and told a security guard he was a police officer. He wore an NYPD baseball hat and had the other gear attached to his belt.
According to court documents, Mikhaylov got inside the synagogue and told people he had a gun in his car. The head of security stopped and questioned him.
Mikhaylov flashed what looked like an NYPD detective shield, and was then asked to show his police identification. Detectives say that's when he went back to his car and took off.
When he was apprehended, police say Mikhaylov had two knives on him.
In court Monday morning, an attorney representing Mikhaylov told the judge he had gone to the temple to pray.
News 12 went to Mikhaylov's Far Rockaway apartment building, where a man who identified himself as Mikhaylov's father said he didn't know why his son would impersonate a cop at a synagogue.
A shocked neighbor told News 12 that Mikhaylov is a good guy. "He actually has prayed at my synagogue at times," the neighbor says.

News 12 reached out to temple officials, but no one was available for comment.
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