Monday, May 29, 2017

Harris County security officer shoots-kills man who pointed gun at him

HARRIS COUNTY, TX May 29 2017 A security officer shot and killed a man who pointed a gun towards him in northeast Harris County late Saturday night, authorities said.
According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, they responded to a shooting call in the 10000 block of the Eastex Freeway around 11:55 p.m.
Upon arrival, they found a man in the driver's seat of his vehicle dead from visible gunshot wounds.
After investigation, deputies said a security guard had seen the man discharge a handgun in the parking lot of a nearby fast food restaurant.
Deputies said the security officer fired his weapon several times at the man after he had pointed a gun at the security guard.
The man fled the scene in his car and crashed into a median before finally stopping in the service road.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the case has been referred to a Harris County Grand Jury.

Woman critically injured after she allegedly escapes arrest, jumps from interstate bridge

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Tulsa OK May 29 2017 A woman jumped from an Interstate 44 overpass just after midnight Monday near the Tulsa-Rogers county line after allegedly escaping arrest.
An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper arrested a woman, who has not yet been identified, about midnight on I-44 near 161st East Avenue. The woman was allegedly driving under in influence, OHP Lt. Kara Philippi said.
The woman was fidgeting in the trooper's vehicle while in route to jail. Philippi said she was able to unbuckle her safety belt. The trooper stopped near 193 East Avenue to re-secure her.
The woman allegedly bolted from the patrol vehicle when the trooper opened the door. She ran across the eastbound lanes of the interstate and jumped from the 193 East Avenue overpass.

The trooper stopped traffic on the road below the interstate. Emergency responders transported the woman to Saint Francis Health System, where she was last listed in critical condition, Philippi said.

Bored woman arrested for shoplifting, assaulting police officer

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Baker LA May 29 2017 A 19-year-old woman arrested Saturday afternoon is accused of kicking the officer trying to arrest her for shoplifting at a Walmart in Baker, police said.
Christine Jackson, of 3360 Ray St. in Jackson, was stopped by a Walmart employee who spotted Jackson hiding items and trying to leave the store, according to the arrest report.
An officer arrived to handcuff Jackson, who resisted the officer by pulling her arms away, the report says.
Once cuffed, Jackson told the officer, "You have exactly two seconds to get your hands off me," then kicked the officer in the left knee, the report says. The officer took down Jackson and restrained her again.
Jackson admitted to police she was shoplifting "because she was bored," the report says.

Jackson was booked into Parish Prison on counts of theft of goods, resisting an officer and battery of an officer.

Walmart LP snag Jupiter Fla man taking inappropriate pictures of women

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JUPITER FL May 29 2017
On Friday, a loss-prevention officer called Jupiter police to report a man who was roaming Walmart and taking photos up women’s skirts.
Police approached 34-year-old Chad Gorman in the cosmetics aisle and asked him about the allegations.
“I did not know that taking photos of girls was illegal,” he said, according to the police report.
The Lake Park man, who faces eight counts of video voyeurism, was arrested and released from the Palm Beach County jail on $24,000 bail Saturday, according to court records.
At 6:30 p.m., police were called to the Walmart Supercenter on West Indiantown Road where they found Gorman in the cosmetics department. After Gorman said he didn’t know it was illegal to take photos of women, police asked if they could see his phone. Police said he agreed “because he was confident that taking photos of girls was not a crime.”
When he handed the phone over to them officers noted there were photos 453 photos of women including eight “up-skirt” photos.
Security-camera footage showed Gorman walking around the women’s clothing section for hours and positioning himself close to women to take the photos. Police notified at least one woman of whom Gorman had captured at least one photo up her dress as she shopped in the store.
Gorman admitted to taking the photos and said he was just waiting for his girlfriend to get off work, according to the report.

Gorman’s only other arrest appears to be in 2002 for possession of marijuana.

Police investigating suspicious death at Bellevue Baptist Church

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Cordova TN May 29 2017 Police are investigating a bizarre early morning incident on the property of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova that left a man dead.
According to MPD spokesman Louis Brownlee, officers at the Appling Farms Station responded at about 4 a.m. to the church at 2000 Appling Road.
Brownlee said officers were told a man in a dark-colored vehicle had been speeding on church property just before driving into a pond.
The officers were told that as security personnel approached the vehicle, the occupant turned off the lights. The security officer who made the complaint said he then lost sight of the vehicle but as he got closer to the spot where it was last seen, he noticed it was in the middle of the pond.
Officers were told the man was seen sitting on the hood of the car with a phone in his hand, but the security worker again lost sight as he was calling police. When the security worker turned back around, Brownlee said, the man on the car was gone.
Additional officers were called to conduct a search, along with fire personnel who used a boat to locate a body near the last known spot of the vehicle.

The man's identity was not immediately available.

Buffalo Grove High School security officer, 84, connects with students

Sven Cederberg, a member of the Buffalo Grove High School security staff, with students.

Buffalo Grove, Illinois May 29 2017
Though his life has spanned several countries, continents, and careers, Buffalo Grove High School security guard Sven Cederberg, 84, finds his work in Northwest Suburban High School District 214 to be his gold star.
"I loved the Marine Corps. I would go again if they called, but my few years in school have been the most enjoyable of my life of everything I've done," said Cederberg, of Mount Prospect, who is retiring as of the end of the school year.
Born in the United States to Swedish immigrants, Cederberg lived in his parents' native country during America's Great Depression. With the start of World War II, the family returned to the U.S. On his journey back, Cederberg's ship was at one point examined by a German submarine.
"I don't know if it's exciting, but you're certainly aware when there's a German soldier standing two feet away from you holding a gun," he said, recalling his wide-eyed, 10-year-old self.
When he first laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, he knew he was home. However, his new life would be full of ups and downs. Cederberg was the target of bullying and hazing in school due to difficulties learning English. To this day, he "hates bullies" and gravitates toward students who seem to be struggling.
As a high school senior, Cederberg enlisted in the Marine Corps for the Korean War. He returned home in 1954, and later married Nancy and together they had five children.
Cederberg opened his own printing business in downtown Chicago and did work for President Richard Nixon's re-election campaign. Later, his former Marine executive officer, John Glenn, asked him to be his source of printing during his presidential campaign in 1983.
In 1987, the couple's son, Kent, 24, died of AIDS. He and his wife created the Love & Action charity and shared their son's story around the world.
But once Cederberg began working at Buffalo Grove High School in 1999, he said he realized he "should have been doing this all along."
With 17 years under his belt, he explained there is a shared respect with the students.
"It's a daily routine with some to shake hands with me," he said, laughing. "I don't completely understand it."
In the four years students interact with him, many come up to chat or ask for advice. After an all-student body assembly Wednesday, some students stayed an hour to say goodbye. Many keep in contact years after they graduate

"He's everybody's adopted grandpa here," Associate Principal Jill Maraldo said. "He goes way above and beyond the call of duty. He takes time to get to know students and truly connect to them in a way where they feel special and welcome and that's how he became an iconic figure."
She recalled during their three years of working together, Cederberg would leave notes on her desk asking her to check in on students and see if they needed help, noting he has an insight to the student population unlike anybody else.
Cederberg is retiring to take care of his wife, who has severe dementia. He said it is difficult to leave, but his wife comes first.

"I see it as a type of life we should all be living," he said of his job satisfaction with his work in the halls of the high school. "Caring about those around us, doing what we all want to do."
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Man shot by security officer in French Quarter

New Orleans LA May 29 2017 A man was wounded during a shooting in the French Quarter late Saturday night (May 27) near the intersection of St. Louis and Chartres streets, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
A witness said the man was shot by a security officer during a scuffle outside the Louisiana Supreme Court on St. Louis Street.
Dylan Coggins, who works as a food runner at the Original Pierre Maspero's near the shooting scene, said he was walking by the courthouse when he saw a security guard struggling to arrest a man who "looked belligerent."
Somehow, Coggins said, the man wrestled the security officer to the ground and lay on top of him, at which point the security guard shot the man. Coggins said he heard just one shot.
"After that, I just bolted," he said. "I'm still a little shaken up. Not the first shots I've ever heard, but definitely close."
By midnight, NOPD officers assisted by mounted units and Louisiana State Police deputies were investigating the scene outside the courthouse. Officers blocked St. Louis Street from Chartres to Royal streets with crime tape.
Several onlookers watched the scene as police investigated. Among them were Gary Walker and Max Brown, a couple visiting from England. They had just arrived to their hotel across from the shooting scene when they saw a swarm of police activity.
"I've never been this close to a situation where there's been a shooting," Brown said. "To have something kick off here instead of Bourbon Street, that's something of an alarm, isn't it?"
Police had not indicated the condition of the victim as of 12:30 a.m. Sunday. No additional information was immediately available in an alert issued by police around 11:30 p.m.

Louisiana Department of Corrections sergeant arrested with drugs at prison

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Baton Rouge LA May 29 2017 A shakedown at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola this morning resulted in the arrest of a prison employee for allegedly trying to bring contraband into the prison.
Louisiana Department of Corrections investigators were conducting a routine shakedown of 26-year-old Kaelyn D. Franklin of Baton Rouge. She was a corrections officer at Angola, holding the rank of sergeant.
Officers conducting the shake-down allegedly found a package containing 48 tramadol pills, 29 ecstasy pills, 20.2 grams of synthetic marijuana, .7 grams of crystal meth, and cigarette rolling papers.
The drugs were allegedly found inside Franklin's car inside the prison. Corrections officers immediately notified the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office, and deputies booked Franklin with one count each of possession with intent to distribute ecstasy, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute tramadol.
During the shakedown, Franklin voluntarily resigned from the Department. She had worked at Angola since August, 29, 2016.
The investigation is still ongoing with inmate arrests expected.

Lexington enforcement operation results in recovery of $9,000 in shoplifted property

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Lexington KY May 29 2017 Lexington police say a recent enforcement operation identified 20 people who have been stealing from stores in the Hamburg and Richmond Road areas, leading to the recovery of about $9,000 worth of stolen property.
Police worked with stores’ loss-prevention personnel and members of the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association over three days last week. They observed people taking clothing, jewelry, electronics and meat, according to police spokeswoman Brenna Angel.
Ten people were arrested, and 10 were cited as a result of the investigation. Police say they will continue to conduct such operations periodically.

Those charged in the investigation and the charges against them are:
Arthur Auxier: Robbery, possession of burglar’s tools

Summer Blair: Theft

Jason Elbon: Theft, possession of drug paraphernalia

Domonique Garr: Theft

Ashley Hamm: Theft

Markettia Hampton: Theft

Walker Hanley: Theft

Charles Hurst: Robbery, theft, fleeing

Mary Hurt: Theft

Corey Junius: Theft

Lori Leggett: Receiving stolen property

Caryn McCay: Theft, possession of drug paraphernalia

Jacquetta Perry: Theft

Nicholas Slone: Theft, possession of drug paraphernalia

Latasha Thompson: Theft

Sherri Thornberry: Theft

Jeffrey Willeroy: Theft

Brittany Wilson: Theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance
Matt Yarborgouh: Possession of burglar’s tools

Ceandre Young: Theft, possession of drug paraphernalia

Lexington Herald

Sunday, May 28, 2017

New Haven officer dies after Myrtle Beach motorcycle accident

Officer Edward Douglas

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. May 28 2017  New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell has announced the passing of Officer Edward Douglas in a motorcycle accident early Saturday in Myrtle Beach, S.C., a New Haven police press release said.
Myrtle Beach police were called at 4:19 a.m. to the scene of the crash on Oak Street in Myrtle Beach. There were no other vehicles involved, investigating officers said.
Officer Douglas died about 9:25 a.m.
Officer Douglas began his basic police training in January of 2013. He was assigned to the New Haven Department’s Community Patrol Division in August of 2013, after graduating from the academy and successfully completing his in-service training. In late 2016, he was assigned to the Investigative Services Division, where he worked in the Narcotics Unit, the press release said.
“Officer Douglas’ death has shaken New Haven’s 497-member department, of which he was a valuable and highly respected member,” Public Information Officer David Hartman said in the release.
Officer Douglas is survived by his mother, father and three brothers, the release said.

LODD: Deputy Sheriff William Durr

Deputy Sheriff William Durr
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Bio & Incident Details
Age: 36
Tour: 6 years
Cause: Gunfire
Weapon: Handgun
Offender: Arrested

Deputy Sheriff William Durr was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at 2871 Lee Drive in Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, at approximately 11:30 pm.
When he arrived at the scene a male subject shot and killed him before murdering three females at the home. The subject then drove to two more locations in Brookhaven where he murdered four more people. He was taken into custody the following morning after attempting suicide-by-cop.
Deputy Durr had served with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for two years and had previously served with the Brookhaven Police Department for two years.

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

Sheriff Steve Rushing
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
215 Justice Street
PO Box 587
Brookhaven, MS 39602
Phone: (601) 833-5231

Texas school police to use drones to keep campuses safe

McALLEN TX May 28 2017 — School district police officers here completed a months-long drone training program at Sanchez Elementary on Friday.
This spring, Drone Pilot Inc., a Central Texas training firm, taught four officers from the McAllen Independent School District Police Department on the usage of drones. The 100-hour training, which began in February, went through various real-life scenarios.
Friday, the officers had their final exam on completing would-be scenarios of search and rescue. Their drone skills were tested on finding a missing child/endangered adult and identifying an unknown object, a skill that could help diffuse a bomb scare. Another mission was going through hazardous materials like an ammonia leak from a car.
Gene Robinson, vice president, co-founder and flight team director of Drone Pilot, said the officers learned to problem solve and jointly worked together in their missions.
“They (officers) will use the skills that we taught them, go out and try to solve,” Robinson said.
The drones will be used for faster response times and be used for investigative purposes to hold aerial views of parking lots, reconstruct collisions, look for evidence/crime scenes, and assess structural damage to buildings after a natural disaster or arson and most commonly, locate intruders in and around campuses.
“This training will be good for the public to keep them safe,” McAllen ISD Police Sgt. Charles Eric Treviño said. “When you look at it at ground level, it doesn’t look the same when you take it at aerial photographs. It’s different.”
“It’ll take minutes versus possible hours bringing an agency to check it out,” Treviño added about response times.
The drone training was divided into three phases. The introductory section covered legal issues and copyright information. Section two, covered the proper usage of equipment and regulations with recording and documenting the missions on logbooks. The final section was team cooperation and following proper procedures before beginning a mission.
Government use of aerial drones became much easier when the Federal Aviation Administration flipped the switch on new regulations last year, prompting some law enforcement agencies to adopt the technology.
The San Marcos Police Department has purchased a drone that will be used for investigations into vehicle crashes involving serious injury or death.

Before the FAA created new regulations last summer, the Austin Fire Department had already been operating drones to monitor and respond to wildfires for more than a year under a rare exemption that made it one of the first public safety agencies in the country allowed to use drones.
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Man upset about wait time at Seminole dental clinic hit security guard

SEMINOLE, Fla. May 28 2017 Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies say a security guard at a dental clinic was hit in the face by a man looking to be treated for tooth pain.
Investigators say 18-year-old Reginald Boone Jr. went to the University of Florida Dental School at St. Petersburg College for treatment on Friday afternoon and ended up getting upset about how long it was taking for him to be seen.
According to employees, he went into an area of the office where other patients were being treated and started causing a disturbance by cursing and yelling.
Security Officer Pierre Planchet, who is over the age of 65, was called to escort Boone out. Deputies say Boone was arguing and cursing at him, and hit him in the chest with both hands before hitting him twice in the face with a closed fist.

Boone admitted he knew Planchet was a security guard, and was arrested for felony battery on a law enforcement officer/security guard.

Man fatally shot at Victorville Home Depot

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VICTORVILLE CA May 28 2017 A man was fatally shot Friday outside a Home Depot in Victorville, authorities said.
The shooting occurred around 5 p.m. at the store on Roy Rogers Drive.
KCAL 9’s Crystal Cruz says police are hunting for the suspect.
The victim was a black male adult and officials said he was gunned down in the parking lot outside the store.
Multiple gunshots were fired, officials said.
The victim was declared dead at a hospital.
The suspect was with others and the group fled in a black sedan.
Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division Homicide Detail were called and are investigating.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Detective Scott Stafford or Sgt. Robert Warrick, Homicide Detail (909) 387-3589.

LA off-duty officer working security at a movie set shoots dog

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LOS ANGELES CA May 28 2017  An off-duty Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a dog in downtown Los Angeles Friday morning following an altercation with the dog’s owner.
At about 11:30 a.m., an off-duty officer working security at a movie set at Fourth and Main streets got into an argument with a man who had a dog. During the altercation, the man’s dog became aggressive, prompting the officer to shoot the dog, police said.
“A dog belonging to that suspect became aggressive and attacked our officer, and it was at that time that an officer-involved shooting occurred,” LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery said.
Witness Nelson Aguilar told KCAL9 he heard two men yelling, followed by two gunshots. He caught the aftermath of the shooting on his cell phone.
“And I saw the dog, and the dog had been shot, and it was squirming on the on the floor. And I saw the owner, and the owner was yelling, talking about, ‘you killed my dog,’” Aguilar said.
The officer suffered minor injuries. The dog’s owner was detained for questioning. No names were released.
Investigators roped off the area and were seeking out witnesses and security video.

18 arrested at Darien Lake rap concert

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Genesee County NY May 28 2017 The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Future Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on May 24, 2017:

Jessica Ross age 31 of Jasper Parrish Rd Buffalo, NY arrested for Trespass,2 Counts, Harassment 2nd and Resisting arrest after allegedly attempting to entering the concert venue after being ejected twice and told not to return. Jessica then punched and kicked Deputies while being taken into custody.  Jessica was arraigned in Darien Court and remanded to jail in lieu of $500 bail.

The following were issued appearance tickets to appear in Darien Court on 6/6/17 at 4 PM:

Alex M. Gonzalez age 20 of Premption Rd. Geneva, NY arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

Joshua R. Dauer age 19 of Steven Dr. Cheektowaga, NY arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

Alexis A. Sackett age 16 of Marvinhill Rd. Springville, NY arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

Noah J. Klumpp age 19 of Buffalo St Hamburg, NY arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

Jonothan S. Daley age 19 of Miles Allen Blvd. Elkland, PA arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

Rae M. Warner age 19 of Calm Lake Cir. Rochester, NY arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

Roberto J. Echevarria age 19 of Laurel Wood Dr. Rochester, NY arrested for Assault 3rd after allegedly throwing a bottle striking another subject in the face causing a laceration.

Alexander Labor age 21 of Peach St. Buffalo, NY arrested for Harassment 2nd after allegedly pushing a Live Nation Security Officer.

Dewayne E. Johnson age 55 of Westside Dr. Chili, NY arrested for Harassment 2nd after allegedly pushing a Live Nation Security Officer.

Nathaniel T. Welnhofer age 18 of Colvin Blvd. Tonawanda, NY arrested for Disorderly Conduct after allegedly urinating in public while in the crowd at the Concert venue entrance.

Zachary P. Liberatore age 20 of Stonehedge Dr. Orchard Park, NY arrested for Trespass and Criminal Trespass 3rd after allegedly refusing to leave the concert venue and then being found inside the concert venue.
Jack A. Sallerson age 17 of E Ravenside Ln. Webster, NY arrested for Criminal Trespass 3rd after allegedly crawling under a fence to enter the concert venue.

Nadia M Jones age 20 of Magee Ave Rochester, NY arrested for Trespass after allegedly attempting to re-enter the concert venue after having been ejected and told not to return.

Andrew JW Delles age 20 of Black Creek Dr. Niagara Falls, NY arrested for Trespass after allegedly attempting to re-enter the concert venue after having been ejected and told not to return.

Jake R Viza age 20 of Webster Rd. Webster, NY arrested for Trespass after allegedly attempting to re-enter the concert venue after having been ejected and told not to return.

Olivia I. Flink age 19 of Marlbank Dr. Rochester, NY arrested for Trespass after allegedly attempting to re-enter the concert venue after having been ejected and told not to return.

Jennifer M. Abbott age 20 of Bostwick Rd. Phelps, NY arrested for Trespass after allegedly attempting to re-enter the concert venue after having been ejected and told not to return.
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Teen shot by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer in alleged robbery attempt dies

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Arcadia CA May 28 2017 A 15-year-old who was shot by an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer Friday in Arcadia died early Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
The officer shot the teen along with a 14-year-old when they and another youth tried to rob him at gunpoint Friday night, authorities said.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, the officer was walking on the sidewalk on 1st Street, south of Colorado Boulevard, just after 8 p.m. when the teens attacked him from behind.
One of the teens hit the officer in the head several times while another pointed a gun at him and demanded his property, Deputy Caroline Rodriguez said in a written statement.
The officer “thought the subjects were going to rob and shoot him so he retrieved his department-issued handgun,” Rodriguez said.
The officer shot at the teens, hitting two of them. They were taken to a hospital, she said.
The 15-year-old was pronounced dead at 5:34 a.m. Saturday. A 14-year-old remains in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Deputy Guillermina Saldaña.
The third boy was later arrested not far from the shooting scene on suspicion of robbery, Rodriguez said.
A handgun was recovered at the scene, she said.
The officer had some bruising to his face, which did not require medical treatment, Rodriguez Said.

Las Vegas police arrests 2 suspects in death of security officer

2 men arrested for April 2016 homicide of security guard

LAS VEGAS NV May 28 2017 The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has arrested two men in connection to the death of a local man last year.
Mark Santee was a security officer working his shift. Police say he was beaten and then shot multiple times at a construction site near Jerry Tarkanian Way on April 27, 2016.
Detectives believed that more than one person was involved in the crime because of what was taken from the scene and the possible vehicle involved.
Prosecutors have charged 20-year-old Julian Lamar Warren and 29-year-old Deandre Lamar Daniels with murder, court records show.
Both already were in Clark County Detention Center on unrelated incidents, and were re-booked on counts of murder, robbery and burglary, and conspiracy to commit murder, robbery and burglary.

According to officers, the victim was a security guard patrolling a construction site near Fort Apache Road and Tropicana Avenue when he encountered the thieves.  Police said he confronted the men who were allegedly at the site to steal, and that's when he was shot and killed.

Raymond Padilla, 43, was the first suspect nabbed by police for Santee's death.  He was arrested in March 2017.

"We're here for the family. We have not forgotten Mark Santee," said LVMPD Lt. McGrath.

Police are seeking any information you may have. Please call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Thomas Crane Public Library security officer helps nab painting thief

QUINCY, Mass. May 28 2017- A man has been arrested after police say he stole a painting of David Ortiz from the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy.
Police were alerted on May 20 that a painting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz had been stolen. A security officer searched through days of surveillance video until he found a 10 second clip of the theft. The security guard recognized the individual, a 37-year-old homeless man named Dana Bognar, when he walked into the library.
The local artist behind the portrait didn’t think the thief would ever be caught.
“I thought I’d never see it again,” said Edwina Caci.
Caci is known for her portraits and up until this week, she thought this painting of Big Papi was gone forever.
“I’ve had paintings stolen before. It’s cheaper to have one stolen than pay the money for the insurance,” said Caci.
Bognar was arrested and charged with larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. Bognar told Quincy police that another man, 48-year-old James Perkins, paid him $20 to steal the painting.
Police are still searching for Perkins, while the painting has been recovered.

Walla Walla police officer dies from medical complications

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. May 28 2017— A Walla Walla police officer died Wednesday of medical complications.
The department announced the death of Officer Nicholas Henzel, 35, “with great sadness and an extremely heavy heart.”
Henzel served with the U.S. Air Force before he joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy in 2006, The Union-Bulletin reported. In 2012, he joined the Walla Walla Police Department.
In addition to his military and law enforcement work, he was a volunteer wrestling coach and served with the Fraternal Order of Police “Cops and Kids” program.

Henzel is survived by his wife and two children.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

2nd-graders shower beloved security guard with hugs before summer

PHOTO: Jonathan Broadnax, the security guard at Mount Paran Christian School, was bombarded with hugs from students on the last day of school.
Kennesaw, GA May 27 2017
On the last day of school at Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County, Georgia, a group of 2nd-graders couldn’t wait to show their admiration for their beloved school security guard, Jonathan Broaxnax.
The students crossed the street to shower Broaxnax with hugs and high-fives, a heartwarming moment caught on the school’s security camera.
“I've got to tell you, it made me feel so good,” Broaxnax, 63, told ABC News. “Not only because they did that, but because it’s what this school is all about. It’s a Christian school and they instill that into these kids.”
The military veteran, who now works for the Chesley Brown International security company, said the children’s kind gesture was particularly special for him in light of the recent attack on a concert in Manchester, England, where many children were in attendance.
“They’re young but they’re seeing it on TV and they wonder ‘Why?’ and ‘What the heck is going on?’ and ‘Can that happen to me at my little school?,’” he explained. “They were saying things like, ‘Thank you for protecting us, thank you so much Mr. Jonathan, thank you for keeping us safe.’ You can’t hear the sound on the video, but that was what they were actually saying. Oh man I tell you — if the video ran just a little bit longer, you would see me run inside and cry.”
Broadnax said out of all the jobs he’s had in his life, working with these kids is by far the most fulfilling.
“I’ve been in the military for 22 years, I’ve been to the Gulf War, I got out of the military and started to work in the prison system in Texas,” he recalled. “I worked there for about five or six years and then I got into security. Out of all of that, this is the most fulfilling job I have ever had. Easily.”
This isn’t the first time the students and faculty have showered Broadnax with admiration and affection. He said they were pivotal in helping him through the darkest moment of his life: the death of his son two years ago.
“I lost a son while I was working here and this place, everybody here was so incredible,” he said. "The support they gave me here was awesome. After I got back from the funeral, the kids came up to me again and each one of them had handwritten cards of condolences. I’ve got all those cards at home. That was just so incredible. And I couldn’t hold it in. I cried right there.”
The school’s headmaster, Dr. David Tilley, said Broadnax is cherished on their campus.
“He is beloved around here,” said Tilley. “It’s amazing how many people come onto our campus for the very first time and see him and walk into my office before they go anywhere else and say, ‘Let me tell you, the guy who welcomed us at the front gates is one of the most gracious, cordial, hospitable men they’ve ever come across.’ He is warm and kind and loving to anyone he comes across. He is a thrill to have on our campus and he’s the first face people see.”
But the humble Broadnax takes absolutely no credit for his service to the school, saying simply, “It’s focused on those kids.”

“It’s focused on how they feel, how they feel safe. And how they’re being raised,” he said. “And what it means for them to attend the Mount Paran Christian School.”
ABC News

2 killed in stabbing on MAX train in Northeast Portland as man directs slurs at Muslim women

Portland OR May 27 2017
UPDATE: Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on suspicion of aggravated murder and attempted murder early Saturday morning, records show. He's being held without bail.
A Portland police spokesman didn't immediately return an email seeking information about whether Christian is the suspect in the fatal MAX stabbing.
Christian was also arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor charges, according to records.
His criminal record includes felony robbery, kidnapping and weapon convictions, records show.
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Two men were killed in a stabbing on a MAX train Friday when they tried to intervene as another man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, including one wearing a hijab, police said.
A third passenger who tried to help was also stabbed, but is expected to survive, said Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.
Officers arrested the suspect as he ran from the Hollywood transit station into the neighborhood near Providence Portland Medical Center in Northeast Portland, Simpson said. Police are still working to identify him and the three men stabbed.
The suspect was ranting about many things, using "hate speech or biased language," and at one point focused on the young women, Simpson said.
The suspect then turned on the passengers who tried to help, Simpson said.
"In the midst of his ranting and raving, some people approached him and appeared to try to intervene with his behavior and some of the people that he was yelling at," Simpson said. "They were attacked viciously."
One good Samaritan died at the scene and another at the hospital, he said. The third victim was undergoing evaluation, but didn't suffer life-threatening wounds, he said.
"These were folks just riding the train and unfortunately got caught up in this," he said.
It's not clear why the man was yelling, Simpson said.
"He was talking about a lot of different things, not just specifically anti-Muslim," Simpson said.

"We don't know if he's got mental health issues," Simpson said. "We don't know if he's under the influence of drugs or alcohol or all of the above."
The FBI said it's "offering any resource that may assist Portland Police in their investigation" and will "determine whether there is any potential federal violation."
Evelin Hernandez, a 38-year-old Clackamas resident, said she was on the train when the man began making racist remarks to the young women. Some men tried to quiet him, she said, and he stabbed them.
The attack occurred about 4:30 p.m. on a MAX Green Line train as it was heading east. A train remained stopped on the tracks at the Hollywood/N.E. 42nd Avenue Transit Center as police investigated.
Simpson said police want to talk to the young women and other witnesses to the rampage. They understandably left the scene, but can help fill in what happened, he said.
"It's horrific," he said. "There's no other word to describe what happened today. For the victims, our thoughts and prayers are with their families. ... For the witnesses, there is no other word."
Friday marks the start of Ramadan, a monthlong fast observed by most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims.
"Our thoughts are with the Muslim community," Simpson said. "As something like this happens, this only instills fear in that community. We have already reached out previous to this incident to our Muslim community partners and the different imams about extra patrol during Ramadan. We want to reassure them that that will continue."
Portland is home to a rough estimate of about 50,000 Muslims of different ethnicities.
"This appears at least to be an isolated incident based on what we know at this point," Simpson said.
Officers tried to save the man who died on the train, he said. Police have recovered the knife, he said.
Simpson thanked witnesses who called 911 and reported where the suspect went and what he was wearing.
"It was really critical to us taking this man into custody. (He was) obviously very dangerous based on his actions," he said.
TriMet said the Blue, Green and Red MAX lines were resuming normal service late Friday night and that the transit center was still closed.

"We are deeply saddened," the agency said on Twitter. "Our thoughts & prayers are with loved ones of those lost & with person injured."
"Every person has a right to live in this country without fear," TriMet said in an ensuing tweet.
Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, who's standing in for Mayor Ted Wheeler, who was flying to London on Friday night, called the attack "especially sad and disturbing."
"People lost their lives or were injured because they stood up to hate," she said in a statement on behalf of the City Council.
"These are troubling times across our city, our country and the world. We cannot let this divide us," Eudaly said. "We need to unite against all forms of violence and hate. Our differences should be a cause for celebration, not something that foments hate."
The FBI said that, "At the core of the FBI's mission is the belief that every person has the right to live, work and worship in this country without fear."
"Hate and bigotry have no place in our community, and we will not allow violence in the name of hate to go unanswered," the agency said in a statement.

Police ask anyone who has information about the stabbing to call a non-emergency line, 503-823-3333. A vigil is planned for Saturday night at the transit center.

Security Officer, Two Patrons Arrested in West Hartford Bar Fight

West Hartford CT May 27 2017 West Hartford Police have charged a security guard and two patrons after a verbal confrontation turned physical outside Los Imperios on Farmington Avenue just after 12:30 a.m. Friday.
Police said that they received a 911 call from the sister of a woman who had been trying to get back into Los Imperios, which had already closed, to retrieve her credit card that had been left to pay a tab. Police learned of the incident only because of that call, not from Los Imperios management, they said.
According to a police report, the patron, Esmeralda Crespo, 25, of Bristol, attempted to run back inside past the security guard, while screaming “my card.”
She was stopped at the door by Los Imperios security guard, Maribel Rodriguez, 39, of Hartford.
Reports to police from both parties differ, but Crespo said that Rodriquez was “aggressive in Esmerelda’s personal space,” and swore at her, while Rodriguez said that she tried to reason with Crespo until Crespo “flicked” her in the face. Rodriguez admitted that at that point she “mushed” Crespo’s face.
Crespo’s sister, Marisol Crespo, 20, also of Bristol, got involved. According to another Los Imperios security guard’s report to police, Marisol Crespo pulled Rodriguez’s hair and took several swings at her after she saw Rodriguez “uppercut” Esmerelda Crispo.
The second security guard told police that Esmerelda Crespo “entered the business in an aggressive manner” and that the two “started to push and swing at each other.”
Police met with Los Imperios owner Ernesto Leon, and Det. Robert Magao was given the opportunity to review footage of surveillance video. However, due to the lighting, the poor quality of the video, and the fact that the DVR kept skipping ahead, police said the specifics of how the incident began could not be determined.
Esmerelda Crespo sustained a cut to the inside of her lip, police said. She also told police in a statement after the incident that her nose began to swell.
All three were charged with second-degree breach of peace and will appear in court on May 31.
According to police, the disturbance is being reviewed to determine whether or not it constitutes another violation under West Hartford’s entertainment ordinance. Police also said that the report of this incident will be forwarded to the State of Connecticut Liquor Control Commission.
West Hartford Police Chief Tracey Gove had written to Leon on May 22, and in that letter stated that unless Los Imperios presented evidence “that you believe is relevant to the decision of whether to order a private duty police detail” within five business days, then beginning Saturday, May 27, the detail will be required, at a cost to Los Imperios of $1,362 per night, paid in advance by cash or check, on any night that the establishment has a DJ.

Asst. Chief Robert McCue said that as of Friday morning, there had not been a response to that letter from Los Imperios. “As such they will be required to hire starting this Saturday,” McCue said. 

Police capture man wanted for attempted murder of Iowa security officer

Council Bluffs IA May 27 2017 A Kansas City man accused of attempted murder is being held at the Pottawattamie County Jail on $100,000 bond in connection to a New Year’s Day shooting at a Council Bluffs bar.
Jordan Williams, 25, was arrested on May 16 and is also charged with several felonies including reckless use of a firearm resulting in serious injury, willful injury, intimidation with a dangerous weapon and going armed with intent.
According to the police report, officers were dispatched to The Underground Bar & Grill, 28 South 29th St. at 1 a.m. after receiving reports of a shooting.
On scene, officers learned a security guard had been shot in the back while breaking up a disturbance in the parking lot.
Police interviewed the man later, who told officers he had been working security and had handled several “small” disturbances that night, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Until a disturbance in the hallway leading to the exit door began. The man and his supervisor tried to move the situation to the parking lot outside when a second fight began in the parking lot nearby, he said.
The security guard decided to use his can of pepper spray. While spraying, he heard a gunshot behind him and felt pain in his back and side, he told police.
Knowing he had been shot, the guard ran into the bar and took cover. He told officers he didn’t see who had shot him, reports said.
The suspect, later identified as Williams, is a rap musician who was performing at the bar, according to authorities.
The guard later said he had kicked Williams out of the bar earlier that night because Williams tried to bring in his own alcohol to the bar.
Going by the street name of “Bean”, police found a flyer for Williams’ music group.
“Williams is not a documented gang member but appeared to claim a gang called 68th St Swampside,” police said, which is a subset of a larger gang called the 68th Street Gang.

Williams’ arraignment is set for June 26. His jury trial is set for Aug. 1.