Thursday, March 30, 2017

Rolesville police chief dies after shooting reported privateofficer.com

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ROLESVILLE, N.C. March 30 2017 The Rolesville police chief died Wednesday evening, officials say.
Authorities were called to a shooting around 6 p.m. on Tortuga Street in Rolesville.
Rolesville Police Chief Bobby W. Langston II died in a “sudden passing,” town officials said in a news release.
The statement from town officials did not include any details regarding the circumstances of Langston’s death.
“He stood for character and ethics and ran the department likewise,” the statement said, adding that Rolesville Town Hall would be closed for the rest of the week.
Langston was sworn in as chief in March 2015 after serving as a Rolesville police officer since Jan. 2013, according to the Wake Forest Weekly.
Langston’s police force was thrust into the spotlight recently after an incident at Rolesville High School in which a school resource officer was caught on camera slamming a girl to the ground as he broke up a fight.
The video went viral and the officer later resigned. A grand jury declined to endorse any charges against him.
Here is the full statement from the Town of Rolesville:
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that the Town of Rolesville announces the sudden passing of Police Chief Bobby Langston II.
Chief Langston was admired and respected by the Town of Rolesville Mayor, Board of Commissioners, staff, citizens and businesses.
He stood for character and ethics and ran the department likewise. He will be truly missed.
In honor of Chief Langston, all flags in Rolesville have been lowered to half-staff. Town Hall will be closed the remainder of the week.

We ask that everyone respect the family’s privacy. Please keep the Langston family and our community in your thoughts and prayers.
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LODD: Police Officer Nicholas Rodman

Police Officer Nicholas Rodman | Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

Police Officer Nicholas Rodman
Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 3/28/2017
Weapon: Automobile
Police Officer Nick Rodman succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash at the intersection of a 26th Street and Duncan Street during a vehicle pursuit.
Other officers were pursuing a suspect who had been involved in a domestic violence incident in which shots were fired. Other officers were able to free Officer Rodman from the burning patrol car and transported him to a local hospital. He succumbed to his injuries the following afternoon.
The subject being pursued was apprehended and charged with murder, assault, wanton endangerment, as well as additional charges.
Officer Rodman had served with the Louisville Metro Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, son, and newborn daughter.

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

Chief of Police Steve Conrad
Louisville Metro Police Department
633 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 574-7452

Police Fatally Shoot Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Employee privateofficer.com

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. March 30 2017 - A Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office employee was killed overnight in an officer-involved shooting.
Chattanooga Police said they responded to an emergency call involving at least one shot being fired at a home.
They arrived and reportedly found an armed person outside the residence. The suspect was shot by officers and taken to an area hospital where he or she later died.  
It’s unclear what led up to the shooting.
The deceased was identified as an employee with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have been called to the scene.  

Four people charged in Gurnee Mills Mall brawl privateofficer.com




Gurnee IL March 30 2017
Three people are wanted and a fourth has been arrested following a brawl over shoes Monday at a north suburban mall.
Police were called to Gurnee Mills Mall at 6170 W. Grand Ave. in Gurnee for a report of a fight between several people, according to Gurnee police.
When officers arrived, mall security was trying to take the six people involved into custody, police said.
Officers and security identified everyone involved in the fight after video of the fight, which stemmed from a dispute over shoes, was later posted to social media.
Gurnee’s visitor oriented policing unit and the Lake County state’s attorney office issued arrest warrants for Salomon Diaz, 19, of Aurora; and Jeffery Cedeno, 19, of Oswego, both charged with mob action and aggravated battery, police said. A warrant was also issued for a 17-year-old juvenile.
Taken into custody was Ahuar Ocampo, 20, of Wadsworth, who is charged with robbery and aggravated battery, police said. He was ordered held on a $100,000 bond and remains in custody at the Lake County Jail.

Anyone with information about the wanted men or the incident should call Gurnee police at (847) 599-7000.

Deputies ‘covered up' shooting Leesburg High security monitor with Taser privateofficer.com



LEESBURG, Fla. March 30 2017- Two Lake County deputies have been fired after an internal investigation found that the two lied about accidentally hitting a Leesburg High School security monitor in January with a Taser while "joking around."
An internal investigation revealed that former Master Deputy Raymond Mattiucci deployed his Taser on Jan. 31 after the Leesburg High School security monitor asked Mattiucci how far it shot, a witness told deputies.
A school employee told deputies she heard the “pop” of the taser and saw the security monitor fall face first to the ground.
Mattiucci yelled an expletive and said, “I am sorry,” according to the witness account.
The victim was knocked unconscious, according to the report. He was treated by EMS at the school for a burn from the taser probe. Mattiucci told the victim he would help pay for his deductible.
The victim told investigators that he was “terrified” that Mattiucci and Blanton would “retaliate against him for coming forward” about the incident.
Former Deputy Dheriff Darrell Blanton responded to the scene and “conspired with Mattiucci to hide the truth about what occurred,” according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office report.
A school employee called the principal after the incident because she said she thought it was “being covered up.”
The employee said she felt intimidated by the officers into not talking about the incident. She also told investigators that Mattiucci had pulled his taser out multiple times before while “joking around.”
On the day of the incident, the Mattiucci called dispatch and requested EMS to the high school for “an assistant principal injuring their shoulder,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Both former employees were places on paid administrative leave on Feb. 6.
After the internal investigation, Blanton was officially dismissed on March 15.
Mattiucci sent in his resignation on March 8.
The investigation showed that there is sufficient information and/or evidence to clearly prove the allegations made in the complaint, according to the report.

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Nurse robbed Chicago pharmacy twice, arrested on 3rd attempt privateofficer.com

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CHICAGO IL March 30 2017 A 58-year-old nurse robbed the same South Loop Osco twice before she was arrested making a third attempt on Monday, prosecutors said.
Ernelle Oliver, of south suburban Richton Park, was arrested at the Jewel-Osco at 1340 S. Canal. Prosecutors say Oliver admitted to robbing the same store two weeks earlier, as well as on Jan. 27. Each time, Oliver made off with hundreds of tablets of the prescription antidepressant alprazolam, also known by the brand name Xanax, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
In the January robbery, Oliver went to the pharmacy counter holding an unidentified object and told the pharmacist, “Give me your Xanax and don’t push any buttons, or I will shoot you,” according to a Chicago Police report. The pharmacist turned over two containers of pills, holding a combined 262 tablets, and Oliver fled the store and drove off in a dark-color vehicle.
On March 17, Oliver returned to the store and again demanded Xanax, and threatened another pharmacist with a “black, claw-like object,” according to police reports, and took more than 500 Xanax pills.
Oliver came back to the store again Monday, and was spotted by store security as she made her way to the pharmacy counter. She was held there until police arrived. Prosecutors said Oliver confessed to the two robberies and said she had “mental health issues.” Oliver also was identified in still photographs made from surveillance video of the robberies.
Police reports indicate Oliver was carrying a knife and a black action figure of professional wrestler Roman Reigns when she was arrested. Oliver was released and placed on electronic monitoring.
State records show Oliver has a valid nursing license, and she has been registered since 2001.
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Paladin Security and Criterion Security announce mega-merger privateofficer.com


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. March 30 2017—Criterion Security, a healthcare, government and corporate security company in the US, has joined forces with Paladin Security, a full-service guarding company and security systems integrator based in Canada, to create a North American super-company—PalAmerican Security.
The marriage between organizations will immediately increase service offerings and company reach across the US nationwide, operating initially in 16 states from coast to coast and growing that reach daily, according to Ashley Cooper, CEO of Paladin Security and PalAmerican Security.
“Criterion is a great company and has done some really insightful things, certainly in the healthcare field, so we are excited to be working with them and to bring some of what we do to that side as well,” Cooper told Security Systems News. “Together we are really bullish on the future and we will be working on a rebranding in the coming months, and also on firming up all of the qualitative processes that we use as we continue to build on the company.”
Although PalAmerican is mainly a manpower and services company that does consulting and emergency management, business continuity and security officer work, “Our goal is to be a full service security company that really has the top experts in the entire field within our firm to support our clients in any challenges that they might have,” said Cooper.
He noted that Paladin, which has had tremendous success in the Canadian marketplace over the past number of years, both on the manpower side as well as the technology side, has grown from a small regional company into a national firm across Canada. “We felt that the next iteration for us was a move into the United States where we have a lot commonalities with customers, and a lot of specialized vertical knowhow,” he said. “So when we came across Criterion Security, we thought it was just a great fit for Paladin.”
"As owners of Criterion Security, we are honored that Paladin Security, the premier security company in Canada, has selected us as their American partners,” Robert Buchanan, president, PalAmerican Security, said in the announcement. “The merger of these two security companies has resulted in the best security platform in the US, PalAmerican Security. Through combined best practices, PalAmerican will enhance opportunities for employees and resources for our valued clients nationwide."
Jeff Young, vice president of healthcare for PalAmerican Security and the immediate past president of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), said that healthcare security will be a main industry of focus for PalAmerican Security.
"Criterion has done some excellent work in the US healthcare sector already, and we feel strongly that we can provide the best healthcare security programs in the industry to our clients by integrating our Paladin Security healthcare model with the Criterion offerings, to truly deliver a patient-centric security program to our clients,” he said in the announcement.
Don MacAlister, PalAmerican Security's COO, in a prepared statement said, "Our clients will literally have the industry's foremost security experts in North America at their disposal and we are confident that it will change the face of the security industry."
All told, there are more than 10,000 employees across both the Paladin and PanAmerican Security organizations, with sales in excess of $400 million.
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Honolulu International Airport security officer fatally shoots family's dog privateofficer.com

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HONOLULU HI March 30 2017
A shooting involving a security guard at Honolulu International Airport is under investigation according to police.
The shooting by an airport security officer involve the fatal shooting of a family's dog on Tuesday evening at around 7 PM.
The dog, being transferred by a family who was moving from moving back to Oahu from the Big Island apparently got loose in an open area.
Relatives say the Ramos-Andrade family said that the dog had just been picked up from cargo area when it got loose at the airport and lunged toward a male Securitas Security officer.
"The dog lunged at him and in the process the chain had broken. My sister went over to go grab him because she was standing less than 5 feet away from him," said Shanae Ramos, the dog owner's sister.
Before the dog could be restrained by the family, the security guard had shot him.
The dog, named Kaiele, was tied up in a grassy area outside a terminal when he apparently got loose.
Ramos said the dog was friendly and outgoing.
"This dog is the sweetest dog you'll ever meet. He wouldn't hurt anything," she said.
The family said they plan to take legal action.

School bus driver arrested after students smelled marijuana privateofficer.com

CHELSMFORD, Mass. March 30 2017— A Massachusetts school bus driver has been arrested after students about to depart on a field trip say they smelled marijuana smoke on the bus.
Chelmsford police say 63-year-old Ali Mahfuz was charged Tuesday with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and reckless child endangerment. He was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty.
The Chelmsford High students said they smelled marijuana and told a teacher. The principal then boarded the bus, also smelled pot, and had the teens disembark.
Police say Mahfuz had "red and glassy" eyes and his speech was "very slow and deliberate." Police say Mahfuz was in possession of a small amount of marijuana and a glass pipe.
Mahfuz, of Nashua, N.H., told the Boston Herald that he denies smoking marijuana.

Pa, middle school teacher's aide arrested armed for warfare privateofficer.com

 
UPPER DARBY, Pa. March 30 2017 A student aide is accused of bringing a loaded gun to an Upper Darby middle school on Wednesday.
Upper Darby police say a 32-year-old Domonique Jordan was arrested for carrying a loaded .40-caliber Glock on Drexel Hill Middle School grounds.
Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Jordan brought 41 rounds of ammunition with him to the school.
“This guy is armed for warfare,” Chitwood said, adding that what Jordan did was “stupidity 101.”
Chitwood said a teacher found a bullet in the staff restroom and turned it into school officials.
When police were talking to the school’s assistant principal, Chitwood said Jordan walked in and told them that it was his bullet, but denied having a gun on him.
Chitwood said Jordan’s bag was then searched and a gun was recovered.
Jordan is not employed by the school district, but works for an subcontractor called Staffing Plus.
Jordan is a student aide for an eighth grade special needs student.
Jordan had been working at the school for about six weeks.
Jordan has been charged with weapons possession on school property.
No injuries were reported.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ferguson MO. security officer shoots armed man privateofficer.com




FERGUSON MO March 29 2017 A private security guard shot an armed man at the Canfield Green apartments here Tuesday evening, police said.
The apartment complex is the same one where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August 2014.
Police Chief Delrish Moss said the incident apparently started about 6:40 p.m. when a man tried to scare a loose dog away from some children in the complex.
The man was confronted by the owner of the dog and the two men got into what Moss called a heated exchange. The dog owner had a handgun and pointed it at the man, the police chief said.
As those two men were arguing, the security guard came around the corner of a building in the complex and saw the exchange. He ordered the dog owner to drop his gun but the man refused to and continued to point it at the other man, Moss said.
That's when the guard shot the dog owner, he said.
Moss said he didn't know the specifics of the man's injuries, except that they were not life-threatening. He also didn't know how many shots were fired by the security guard. The scene was cleared and quiet by 8:20 p.m.
Moss said police are still interviewing witnesses and plan to interview the security guard, who works for a firm that patrols the complex.
Video posted on social media showed several officers treating a shooting victim who was lying in a parking lot with what appeared to be a wound to the abdomen. He was taken away by an ambulance.

A small crowd gathered outside the tape set up by police around the scene. Many of them recorded the aftermath and, at one point, several people got into a heated exchange with an officer investigating the shooting.

Armored car overturns Monday afternoon on N.C. 268 East privateofficer.com

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Wilkes County NC March 29 2017 A GardaWorld armored car out of Charlotte overturned Monday afternoon on N.C. 268 East in the Roaring River community, according to Trooper R.R. Walker of the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Cole Horton Wardwell, 21, of Shelby, driver of the 2017 Peterbilt armored car, and a passenger, Chemeka Danielle Moore, 20, of Greensboro, were treated at the scene, but declined to be taken to a hospital by Wilkes Emergency Services, Walker said.
The vehicle was traveling east up a hill when it went off on the right, hit a ditch and then several mailboxes and metal posts. The truck then went off on the left, hit an embankment and overturned onto its top, blocking the westbound lane, Walker said.
The wreck happened around 3:15 p.m. near Arbor Grove Baptist Church Road. The highway was blocked in both directions by Roaring River firemen and first responders while the emergency effort was underway.
Trooper J.E. Belcher assisted Walker with his investigation. A deputy with the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office was also on the scene.
Walker said the armored car was likely a total loss. He listed damage to the vehicle at $60,000.
Wardwell was charged with failure to maintain lane control.
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Girl, 5, Suspended From School for Playing With Stick Gun privateofficer.com


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HOKE COUNTY NC March 29 2017 A local mother is outraged after her 5-year-old daughter was suspended from school because of a stick that resembled a gun.
Caitlin Miller returned to school Tuesday after her one-day suspension.
It started Friday when her mother got a call from the principal about a playground incident. Caitlin explained that she and her two friends were using their imaginations, playing "King and Queen."
In this case, Caitlin was the guard protecting the royals and picked up the gun to imitate shooting an intruder into the kingdom.
Hoke County Schools said Caitlin posed a threat to other students when she made a shooting motion, thus violating policy 4331.
"Hoke County Schools will not tolerate assaults, threats or harassment from any student. Any student engaging in such behavior will be removed from the classroom or school environment for as long as is necessary to provide a safe and orderly environment for learning," the school system says.
While Caitlin's mother says she understands the school's policy on the matter, explaining it to her 5-year-old was a different story.
"We know why it's bad. We watch the news, but then I have to tell my kid you're not allowed to play like that in school because people do bad things to kids your age," Brandy Miller said.
Miller says Caitlin was alienated by her friends and teachers as a result of the suspension. She hopes that the school will issue some sort of apology to her daughter.

Hoke County School Superintendent Freddie Williamson is aware of the incident.
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Shoplifter mows down Home Depot security agent privateofficer.com

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Crescent Springs, KY March 29 2017

Kentucky police are searching for a shoplifter who made an extreme and dangerous getaway Monday.
An undercover loss prevention officer had her eye on the suspect dressed when he grabbed a toolbox and ran from a Crescent Springs Home Depot.
She gave chase, and wound up on the hood of the suspect’s car.
Security video shows the suspect stop the car abruptly, sending the security guard flying to the ground.
Police say the suspect got away, and because his license plate was covered they have little to go on.
The loss prevention officer is said to have a concussion and a bruised hip.

Police are looking for a silver car believed to be a Hyundai Accent.

Newark NJ teacher's aid accused of sex with student privateofficer.com

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NEWARK, New Jersey March 29 2017 A teacher's aide in Newark has been arrested, accused of sending nude photos and engaging in sexual conduct with a teen student.
According to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, on Friday, Tyrone Pullins, 29, of Newark, was arrested, and charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
He is accused of sending photographs of a sexual nature, and engaging in sexual conduct with a 16-year-old student at Westside High School. Pullins was a teacher's aide at West Side at the time the crimes are alleged.
Pullins is expected to appear in court Tuesday morning.
He is being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.
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Boyd County High School teacher arrested for sexual assault of teen privateofficer.com

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BOYD COUNTY, Ky. March 29 2017 A Boyd County High School teacher has been arrested after he was discovered to be in a relationship with a juvenile student, according to a criminal complaint.
Deputies say Michael Sammons was arrested Monday after the investigation into allegations that Sammons was having an inappropriate relationship with a female student.
He has been charged with third-degree rape, a felony, as well as prohibited use of electronic communication systems to procure a minor.
The incident remains under investigation by the Boyd County Sheriff's Office.
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Syracuse University public safety officers train in sign language privateofficer.com

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. March 29 2017-- Syracuse University has a new group of public safety officers.
As the department of public safety grows, the school is offering new tools to help officers reach an even wider range of the community on campus.
It was a big day for Syracuse University's Department of Public Safety's newest class of peace officers and Casandra Franco who is one of the four of the departments officers to be trained in American Sign Language.
"American Sign Language can help anyone, as a peace officer working with the community it helps me communicate with a whole range of people that might not have been able to talk to me beforehand so it definitely is going to be beneficial," Casandra Franco said.
Chief Bobby Maldonado says having officers capable of communicating in sign is critical on a campus like SU that has more than 20,000 students.
"We have a number of folks on campus who have the need to sign when they communicate and just having the officers available to be able to respond to situations like that is going to be extremely beneficial in times of crisis," Chief Maldonado said.
Franco, one of four women in this years class of eight officers, learning sign language was something she always wanted to do.
"I grew up in Rochester, so there is a high deaf population in Rochester and I do know that is something the community needs and this was a great opportunity to learn something different," Franco explained.
Classes for the new peace officers started on Monday and they will be finished with their training by the end of the summer. Once they finish, they will be ready to start patrolling campus when school starts up again next September.
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Person in police custody after Bellagio casino resort jewelry heist privateofficer.com

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LAS VEGAS NV March 29 2017  A 20-year-old man is believed to have worn a pig mask during a weekend smash-and-grab burglary at a luxury watch and jewelry store at the Bellagio casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip, police said Monday.
Sebastian Gonzalez was being held at the Clark County jail pending a court appearance Wednesday at which he is expected to have an attorney appointed to represent him on felony conspiracy, burglary, attempted robbery and weapon charges.
Gonzalez was believed to have worn a pig mask during the break-in and burglary a little before 1 a.m. Saturday at the Tesorini store, which was closed at the time, Officer Laura Meltzer said. A second suspect wore a cat mask and third one wore a panda mask.
Initial reports that gunshots were fired appeared to stem from people misinterpreting the sharp sound of sledgehammers shattering glass jewelry cases, Meltzer said.
Police didn't say what was taken in the heist.
Gonzalez was in a casino parking garage, but three other male suspects got away after police said one pointed what appeared to be a handgun at a security guard.
The suspects briefly tried to take cars from two drivers before fleeing out of the parking structure, Meltzer said.
No injuries were reported in the initial break-in, the confrontation with the security guard or the carjacking attempts.

Officer Larry Hadfield said investigators were reviewing casino security video, but it would not be made public pending court proceedings.
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Woman getaway driver charged with murder after Oklahoma resident shoots dead 3 burglars privateofficer.com


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BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma March 29 2017- Three teenagers were killed Monday, shot by a man as they were breaking into his home.
Officers say it happened at a home near 91st and Clearview Drive in Wagoner County.
The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office said the homeowner and his adult son were in the home when three males wearing masks and gloves tried to break in at about 12:30 p.m. The homeowner's son shot the intruders with a rifle, deputies said, killing all three.
"These three individuals came to this residence with the intent to burglarize it," Deputy Nick Mahoney said, "One was with brass knuckles, the other one was with a knife."
They said the 23-year-old resident was sleeping in the home when he heard "loud bangs" coming from the back door.
Mahoney said, "They were masked at the time, all had gloves on. They entered in through a black door, shattering the back door and they entered into the residence."
Deputies said the resident armed himself with an AR-15 rifle and walked toward the back door where he encountered the three masked burglars.
"Armed with a rifle, there were some shots fired, and, at this point, three people are deceased,” Mahoney said.
Deputies say the males were 16, 17 and 18 years old. Their names have not been released.
They said two of the teens died inside the house while the third ran from the home before dying in the driveway.
Deputies say they arrested a fourth person, a 21-year-old woman identified as Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez, who they determined had driven the three suspects to the home.
She is now booked in the Wagoner County jail on three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of first-degree burglary.
No bond has been set.
Some neighbors are now wondering if this attempted break-in might be connected to other crimes.
Neighbor Leon Simmons said his house was burglarized a few months ago and a few weeks ago, so was his neighbors.
"We've noticed a lot more people driving slow through the neighborhood, more than one at a time," Simmons said.
Mahoney said they can't say if the crime is related to other burglaries, "There's always the possibility that it could be, but at this point that would be speculation. We don't know."
The homeowner and his son were not hurt.
Deputies said the two voluntarily gave statements.

The investigation is ongoing and future charges could be pending.

Man accused of threatening San Diego security guard with machete privateofficer.com

SAN DIEGO Ca March 29 2017 – A 42-year-old man seen brandishing a machete near a pair of downtown waterfront hotels early Tuesday was shot with a beanbag round and subsequently arrested, authorities said.
Someone called for help after spotting the suspect, later identified as Andrew Alexander, pacing around while holding the weapon off West Harbor Drive around 3 a.m., according to San Diego Harbor police Sgt. Chris Woodward.
Alexander allegedly refused officers' orders to drop the machete, prompting them to fire the less lethal projectile. The suspect then dropped the weapon and was taken into custody, according to the sergeant.

Woodward said Alexander underwent a mental health evaluation and once cleared was booked into jail on suspicion of brandishing a weapon and obstructing a public officer.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Female Catoctin High School student faces murder plot charges privateofficer.com

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Frederick County MD March 28 2017 An 18-year-old Catoctin High School student will face charges this week after county sheriff's deputies said they uncovered her plot last week to carry out a shooting at the school.
Nichole Cevario will be charged with both the possession of explosive materials with the intent to create a destructive device as well as possession of incendiary material with the intent to create a destructive device after she is released from Frederick Memorial Hospital for a mental evaluation. Cevario was the only person believed to be involved in the plot and no one else was to be charged as of Monday, according to a news release issued Monday by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.
Cevario, of Thurmont, was arrested Thursday after one of her parents notified school officials of a threat to the school, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said at a news conference Monday afternoon at the county's law enforcement center.
"This event was very probably prevented by the parents who stepped forward," Jenkins said. "They saw something, they said something, they came forward, they did the right thing, so I give all the credit in the world to the parents of this young lady."
Cevario was removed from class Thursday immediately after her father notified school officials, Jenkins said.
A number of "explosive materials" — including pipes with end caps, nails to be used as shrapnel, fireworks, magnesium tape and fuse materials — were seized by deputies in a search of Cevario's home last week, but none of those materials had been combined in any way to create a bomb, Jenkins said.
"Basically the plan was to extract the black powder from the fireworks to create the pipe bombs," Jenkins said, adding that a Remington 870 shotgun and 12-gauge ammunition were also recovered from the house.
No weapons or explosives were recovered at the school, according to Monday's release.
Cevario's journal was at the center of the sheriff's office's ongoing investigation as of Monday, Jenkins said. From the first entry, made Dec. 16, 2016, the diary hinted at violence, but the sheriff's office was still looking into whether any specific events prompted Cevario to begin planning the shooting, Jenkins said.
"Within this diary, we saw evidence of mental health issues, a number of emotional issues, the way she went out and found the means to purchase materials," Jenkins said. "... It was to create, basically to be a mass shooting type event. [There were] no specific names or targets."
The journal contained a detailed analysis of every stage of Cevario's plan and what she expected to encounter, including information she gathered from speaking with the school resource officer assigned to the school, Jenkins said.
"It was very clear to us that she had the means and materials to cause significant damage to herself, to the student body, to the facility up there at Catoctin High School. ... We felt this was going to be carried out. There was no doubt in our minds that we averted a disaster up there," Jenkins said.
"I've never seen anything like this, to be honest with you," Jenkins added.
Deputies also believe Cevario was intent on dying on April 5, the date specified in her journal for the shooting to occur, Jenkins said. There was no indication as to why Cevario had chosen April 5.
Michael Doerrer, a spokesman for Frederick County Public Schools, said there was no indication, at least from the school's staff, before her arrest that Cevario was planning to carry out violence at the school.
That said, school officials acted as soon as they received word from Cevario's father, which occurred while classes were in session Thursday.
"We identify the location of the student, go to where the student is and then remove the student to the office," Doerrer said, outlining the school system's protocol for handling potential threats. "That's where law enforcement takes over. ... It's important to us that we do that in a nondisruptive way and that's exactly what happened here."
Counselors and other resources were available for students and staff at Catoctin High School as of Monday morning, which is also outlined in school protocol, Doerrer said, adding that he was also at the school as of just after 11 a.m.
"It is business as usual at Catoctin High," he said. "It's quiet."

The sheriff's office's release expressed the agency's appreciation for the cooperation it received in the investigation from the county school system; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the state and county fire marshal's offices; and the Frederick County State's Attorney's Office.
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Northeast Nebraska police officer killed in crash while responding to call privateofficer.com

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Omaha NE March 28 2017 An Omaha tribal police sergeant was killed Sunday morning in a crash on a state highway in northeast Nebraska.
Curtis Blackbird, 59, was responding to a call in Walthill, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. He was driving in dense fog on Nebraska Highway 94 in a work zone near Walthill when his vehicle struck a construction crane.
“Sergeant Blackbird dedicated his life to serving his people. His loss is felt in every corner of our reservation and beyond,” a statement on the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska’s Facebook page said.
A cedar ceremony was held Monday by the Omaha Tribal Council.
Native American services are scheduled for noon Thursday in the gymnasium of the Omaha Nation School in Macy, said Tony Smith of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home, which is handling the services.
Blackbird’s survivors include his wife, Ardetta Morris Blackbird; sisters Betty and Beverly Blackbird; and two grandsons.

Walthill is in Thurston County, about 80 miles northwest of Omaha.
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$1M worth of heroin found in dog crate containing Labrador retriever at JFK privateofficer.com

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NEW YORK NY March 28 2017 Authorities have arrested two men on drug charges after heroin was found hidden in the false bottom of a dog crate containing a Labrador retriever that had been shipped from Puerto Rico to New York.
Samuel Seabrooks, 35, of the Bronx, and Carlos Betancourt-Morales, 27, of Carmel, were arraigned on drug possession and conspiracy charges Sunday, according to the Queens district attorney’s office.
Prosecutors said Seabrook and Betancourt-Morales met up at a Bronx IHOP restaurant Friday night and traveled in separate vehicles to the American Airlines Priority Parcel Services at Kennedy Airport.
The two men had a brief conversation before Betancourt-Morales entered the cargo building and signed for a delivery receipt for the dog crate, prosecutors said. He was stopped by police as he pushed the crate on a rolling cart toward the building’s exit.
After obtaining a search warrant, authorities recovered 10 plastic wrapped packages containing more than 22 pounds of heroin with a street value of more than $1 million. The packages were stamped with the Nike swoosh logo and a five-pointed star.
The two New York men face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Information on their attorneys was not immediately available.
“Statistics show that, unfortunately, heroin has made a comeback in New York City and its surrounding suburbs, with fatal overdoses outpacing homicides,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Animal rights activists condemned the use of a “helpless canine as a drug mule,” said Jean Shafiroff of the American Human Society. She called for better animal control at New York City airports.
AP

Shoplifter, security agent injured during theft incident privateofficer.com

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Toronto Canada March 28 2017 A man who was injured in an interaction with a loss prevention officer at Shoppers Drug Mart at York University allegedly stole a $2 bottle of pop, Toronto police say.
The man, 25, has been charged with assault, assault with intent to resist arrest, possession of property obtained by crime, and theft under $5,000 in the incident on Friday. He appeared in court on Saturday and is due back in court on May 2nd.
'Troubling incident' with campus Shoppers Drug Mart loss-prevention officer leaves man's leg badly hurt
Const. Victor Kwong, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said the man who was charged allegedly punched the loss prevention officer in the face and allegedly had his hands around the officer's throat.
According to Shoppers Drug Mart, the loss prevention officer is on leave due to injuries sustained in the incident.
In a video posted to the York United Black Students' Alliance's Facebook page, the accused man is lying on the ground outside of the store's entrance, with his leg twisted at an unnatural angle.
He screams in pain as onlookers and security guards hover nearby.
"Help me!" the man yells repeatedly.
"Yes, an ambulance is on the way," someone can be heard saying in the video.
"I walked in and I saw him being tackled, man," a person can be heard saying off camera.
Kwong says the loss prevention officer has not been charged with assault and that he is waiting to hear back from investigators as to why no charge has been laid.
"Right now, there are no charges even pending," Kwong said.
The injured man was taken to hospital with a twisted ankle, treated and released, police confirmed Sunday.
For its part, Shoppers Drug Mart says it plans to conduct a "thorough investigation."
In an email, Tammy Smitham, Shoppers Drug Mart vice-president of external communication, said the company's stores often employ third-party loss prevention officers to help deter and identify theft.
"We never encourage physical interaction between loss prevention representatives and individuals in our stores," she said.
"Shoppers Drug Mart is committed to diversity and to being inclusive, equitable and accessible in our interactions with each other and with customers," she said.
Licensed private security guards are regulated under Ontario's Private Security and Investigative Services Act (2005), which includes a Code of Conduct.
Under that code, licensed private security guards must "refrain from exercising unnecessary force" and "refrain from behaviour that is either prohibited or not authorized by law."
A formal complaints process is available through the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
"Should an individual believe licensed security personnel or companies have contravened the Private Security and Investigative Services Act or any of its regulations, the ministry may review and investigate the complaint and take appropriate action, as necessary," spokesperson Brent Ross said.
Ross would not comment further, saying the case is before the courts.

Meanwhile, the York United Black Students' Alliance is calling on York University community members to boycott Shoppers Drug Mart.