Friday, October 21, 2016

Three Unlicensed Security Officers Incidents in TN

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Memphis TN. Oct 21 2016 Police has said that there have been three separate incidents of men working as security guards and carrying firearms without being licensed.
In two of the incidents, the men are accused of using force against others including shooting one person and pepper spraying another.
Two of the three men involved have been arrested while the third man is being sought.
In the latest incident, police were called about 1:35 a.m. Wednesday morning to the Pure Passion Adult entertainment nightclub on East Brooke Road.
A security guard reported hearing gunshots and seeing a wounded man across the street from the club.
While investigating, police report that another security guard, Maurice Steele, told officers that he may have shot the victim or another shooter.
Police say Steele admitted he does not have a carry permit and his security license is expired. Investigators say Steele was armed with a Glock and AM-15 rifle.
They also found several shell casings at the scene.

Two other incidents during the past few weeks involving unlicensed security guards at apartment complexes also involved a situation where a security officer punched a pregnant woman and then pepper sprayed her. The woman also reported that he threw her to the ground.

Grandmother opens fire in Walmart parking lot after losing custody battle

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RANDLEMAN, N.C. Oct 21 2016-- A disgruntled North Carolina grandmother opened fire in a Walmart parking lot Thursday afternoon, injuring only herself, according to police.
The incident, which happened at about 3 p.m. at the Randleman, North Carolina, store, apparently stemmed from a custody battle. That morning, a judge granted custody of a 2-year-old to the child's father, not the grandmother, police said.
The father and grandmother – neither of whom have been identified by police – arranged to meet at the Walmart parking lot so the father could pick up the child. Instead, police said, the grandmother showed up with a gun and opened fire.
Neither the father nor any shoppers were injured in the shooting.
The grandmother, however, accidentally shot herself in the foot and drove off. Police apprehended her a short time later.

She is currently being treated in an area hospital. Charges are pending as of Thursday evening.

Virginia Beach woman stole over $255,000 from her realty company

Virginia Beach VA Oct 21 2016 Virginia Beach woman was indicted Thursday on counts of wire and mail fraud, falsely changing Postal Service money orders and engaging in transactions in criminally derived property, according to the Department of Justice's office in Norfolk.
Lindsay Kneff, 36, had a managerial position at Rose & Womble Realty, and courts say she lost the company $255,147.20 after writing checks on the company's operating account, making wire transfers and changing money orders.
Kneff was indicted on six counts of wire fraud, six counts of mail fraud, one count of falsely altering money orders and three counts of engaging in transactions.

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Police arrest six gang members in Chesdin Landing 'mansion party' killings

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Richmond VA. Oct 21 2016
Six young local men police say are members of a gang were arrested this morning at their various homes and charged with killing two participants of a house party last month in a home under construction in the upscale community of Chesdin Landing.
"We conducted multiple search warrants simultaneously at the addresses where these people (lived) and were able to locate everyone we were looking for," said Chesterfield County police Capt. Michael Louth. "We just wanted to make sure we got each of them so that was the method that we chose."
More than 100 law enforcement personnel from six local, state and federal agencies in the Richmond region participated in the roundup of suspects.
Each of the six men were charged with one count each of second-degree murder, felony gang participation and felony use of a firearm.
Because investigators were still conducting interviews with the suspects late this morning, police said they could not immediately provide a possible motive for the killings or say whether their involvement with a gang played a role.
Louth also declined to say whether the suspects knew, or were acquainted with, the two victims: Duval Turner, 22, of Richmond; and Marc Starkes, 24, of Amelia County. A third partygoer was shot and wounded but survived.
Louth said the six suspects "are all known to each other" and were members of a gang. But "I can't elaborate on any other details about it," he said.
Authorities have moved to have sealed the search warrants served at each of the defendants' homes, Louth said.
Arrested are: Djion C. Bowles, 20, of the 2900 block of Blendwell Road in Richmond;  Kennson Clairsaint, 20, of the 2700 block of Geneva Drive in Richmond; Corey T. Harris, 19, of the 3200 block of Kingsdale Road in Chesterfield; Kendric R. Hill, 20, of the 4100 block of Mallard Landing Circle in Chesterfield; Devin D. Taylor, 21, of the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike in Richmond; and Tevon J. Todd, 18, of the 2900 block of Burley Ridge Terrace in Chesterfield.
The defendants aren't expected to make their first court appearances until Friday.
"We're still doing some of our interviews with these folks and we're trying to sort out a lot of the details involving the whole thing," Louth said. "But we were certainly at a point where we had probable cause (to charge them) so we went ahead and made the arrests."
The apprehensions and arrests of the suspects was a collaborative effort that involved Chesterfield police, Richmond police, Henrico police, the Richmond Office of the FBI, Virginia State Police and the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force.
The fatal shootings occurred Sept. 4 in a home that may have been randomly selected as a party house after the gathering was promoted on Instagram and drew 200 to 300 people, police said.
In September, police said they didn't believe the three shooting victims knew one another or had been armed. One of the young men died in the garage of the house in the 15000 block of Chesdin Green Way and the other was located just inside the house from the garage, police said.
The custom house where the party occurred was being built for a family that planned to move in within the next 30 days, Scott Camp, the developer of Chesdin Landing and president of the Chesdin Landing Home Owners Association, said in early September.
The 3,800-square foot dwelling had electricity and air conditioning, but there was no working water or sewer service. "The electricity had just been turned on that day," Camp said.
Police received a call about 1:50 a.m. that a person in the house had been shot. Police said it appeared the partygoers brought their own alcohol to drink.
Young people from throughout the area were in attendance, some coming from Ashland, Richmond, and Amelia, Henrico and Chesterfield counties.

The home apparently was randomly picked for what is known as a "mansion party" - well-organized, illegal events taking place across the country in high-end communities, Camp said.
Richmond Times 

Woman bites, scratches security officers during altercation in Potomac Mills Mall

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WOODBRIDGE, Va. Oct 21 2016 A woman was arrested after she bit, scratched and attacked two security guards during an altercation in Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge, Virginia, according to police.
Twenty-two-year-old Elizabeth Regina Houston was charged with two counts of unlawful wounding and one count of disorderly conduct. Police say Houston is being held without bond and has a court date on Nov. 22.
Houston got into a fight with a man she knew in the mall's food court late Wednesday afternoon. When the security guards tried to resolve the incident, Houston hit one of the guards and started biting, hitting and scratching both officers, according to police.
Police say the security guards had minor injuries.

Maryland special needs bus aide indicted for molesting children

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. Oct 21 2016— A school bus aide in Prince George's County has been indicted on multiple counts of child abuse, assault and sex offenses after molesting two special needs children last November.
Police say in November 2015, Michael Patopie inappropriately touched two different children. One of these incidents was caught on video.
Charging documents reviewed by ABC7 say the video shows Patopie interacting with students. The documents say the video shows the aide sitting next to a 4-year-old and a 5-year-old while making suspicious movements with his hands. Additionally, the documents also state that one of the victims told his mother a man on the bus touched him inappropriately. The documents further state a relative of one of the victims observed the child’s pants undone after leaving the bus multiple times.
Patopie is in custody on a no bond status.


Construction security officer alerts residents of apartment fire

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New York City NY Oct 21 2016 Three people were injured when a fire tore through an apartment building on the Upper East Side early Thursday, fire officials said.
The fire broke out shortly before 2:10 a.m. on the fourth floor of the building on Third Avenue. The fire then spread to the fifth floor of the building, according to fire officials.
Jim Kirby has lived next door to the building since 1978. He was wrapped in a blanket as he recalled the moment he realized the building next door was in flames.
"I smelled this horrible smoke in my building. It was just completely acrid. So I had to exit through the fire escape," Kirby said.
Three people suffered minor injuries and were taken to Lenox Hill Hospital. No firefighters were injured in the blaze.
The number of injuries could have been higher if not for a security guard who was working next door
Willie Robinson was working security at a construction site when he saw flames from the back of the building. After calling 911, he risked his own life going through smoke and flames to get inside to help others.
"I banged on every door that I could bang on to get everybody out," Robinson said. "I got most of the people out of the building."
Robinson acted quickly but wasn't able to get to the fifth floor. That's when firefighters took over.
"I was closing my eyes. I kind of got a little overwhelmed because I couldn't get the people from the top floor out. So I just ran from the building and let the fire department do their thing," Robinson said.
The fire was mostly knocked out by 4 a.m. and was declared under control shortly after 5 a.m.

The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately known.

Unlicensed Memphis security guard arrested in shooting

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Memphis TN Oct 21 2016 A Memphis man is set to be arraigned Thursday for a shooting outside a nightclub in the airport area. Maurice Steele is charged with unlawfully possessing a weapons, and impersonating a licensed professional.
It all started about 1:35 a.m. Wednesday morning at Pure Passion on East Brooke Road. A security guard told investigators he was inside when he heard shots outside the club. The guard said he saw the victim shooting across the parking lot. He said he saw that same man get shot, and taken to Regional One in a private vehicle.
The victim told officers he was walking out of the club when he was shot in his leg. He is in non-critical condition.
Police say another security guard, Maurice Steele, told officers that he may have shot the victim or another shooter. Police say Steele admitted he does not have a carry permit and his security license is expired. Investigators say Steele was armed with a Glock and AM-15 rifle. They also found several shell casings at the scene.
Steele is out of jail on $2,500 bond. 

Security guards at Orpheum, Golden Gate theaters sue over unfair workplace violations

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San Francisco CA Oct 21 2016 A class-action lawsuit was filed Tuesday by security guards of the Orpheum and Golden Gate theaters who claim they were not paid overtime or allowed to take breaks, among other workplace violations.
The complaint alleges the Shorenstein-Hays-Nederland Theaters, owners of the two theaters and the now closed Curran Theater, violated California’s wage hour code and San Francisco’s sick leave ordinance.
Among the violations cited in the complaint were failure to pay their security guards all the wages due, not consistently paying overtime when warranted; denial of breaks and meals; not providing suitable seating while on the job and not providing sick leave.
A spokesperson for Shorenstein-Hays-Nederland Theaters declined to comment.
The class action lawsuit’s lead representatives are Darol Smith, 82, and Joseph Rodrigues, 59. Smith has worked as a security guard at the theaters for 37 years and is considered a full-time worker. Rodrigues has worked as a security guard for almost eight years and is classified as part-time .
The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, also includes 45 current and former security guards, although the class action status allows more to join the suit.
The security guards are responsible for security before and after shows and when productions are unloading and loading equipment. Many security guards are former ex-police and probation officers.
The security guards complained about being often on-call for duty and the unpredictability of the hours they worked. The guards say they frequently worked longer than eight hours per shift, and sometimes 12 hours straight. Many times, the total hours worked in a single week was greater than 40 hours per week.

Gay Grunfeld, the lead attorney representing the security guards, said the theater owners had yet to provide detailed time records to their workers. Allegedly, the theater owners did not have a time stamp system tracking the hours worked.
San Francisco Examiner 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Philadelphia police officer suffers massive heart attack-dies while on duty

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Philadelphia PA Oct 20 2016 A Philadelphia police officer suffered a massive heart attack while on duty Tuesday according to police.
Officer Douglas Bamberger collapsed in the Criminal Justice Center on N. 13th and Filbert streets at about 7:40am Tuesday.
Members of the Sheriff’s Department and Philadelphia Police Department tried to resituate him until medical personnel arrived and continued those efforts.
They took Officer Bamberger to Hahnemann Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:42am.

Officer Bamberger, 41, was a 16-year veteran of the department assigned to the Court Liaison Unit. He is survived by his wife and two children.

LODD: Deputy Sheriff Jack Hopkins

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Deputy Sheriff Jack Hopkins
Modoc County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Bio & Incident Details
Age: 31
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Cause: Gunfire
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Not available
Deputy Sheriff Jack Hopkins was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call near the intersection of County Road 115 and County Road 170 at approximately 10:30 am.
Other responding officers took the subject into custody approximately 30 minutes later.
Deputy Hopkins had served with the Modoc County Sheriff's Office for approximately one year and had previously served with the Alturas Police Department.

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

Modoc County Sheriff's Office
211 East 1Street
Alturas, CA 96101
Phone: (530) 233-4416

Oakland man in wheelchair blows himself up with pipe bomb in clinic

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OAKLAND CA OCT 20 2016 — A man in a wheelchair killed himself with a pipe bomb inside the lobby of a health clinic Tuesday evening, police said.
Officers responded to a report of a suicide around 6:26 p.m. at the San Antonio Neighborhood Health Center located at 1030 International Blvd., said Oakland police Officer Wesley Huynh. No other injuries were reported.
Witnesses told police that a man was armed with what appeared to be a pipe bomb and detonated the device, killing himself in a waiting room area, said Oakland police Sgt. Mark Rowley. No one else was in the lobby when the bomb went off, but the man in the wheelchair may have been sitting there for as long as an hour before the explosion.
Police said the investigation shows this was an isolated incident where the man took his own life. It was not immediately known if the man had been a patient at the clinic before the incident. He has not been identified.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s bomb squad secured the scene to ensure there was no secondary threat, said Sgt. Ray Kelly.
It was not immediately known if the man intended to do damage to others besides himself. The clinic is located near a church and there are residences across the street.
East Bay Times

Wanted woman handcuffs herself before Sacramento police arrive

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Sacramento CA Oct 20 2016
A woman who called Sacramento police for help did officers a favor by applying handcuffs before officers arrived.
Cana L. Greer, 29, called police dispatchers Wednesday morning looking for help getting out of some old handcuffs. When officers arrived, they found that she was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant, and, after removing the old keyless cuffs, slapped some new ones on her and took her to jail.
The eventful night for Greer began when she was visiting a friend who was formerly a security guard, according to police. While goofing around with the friend’s handcuffs from his security guard days, she accidentally handcuffed herself.
Then Greer discovered there was no key. That prompted the call for help to the Sacramento Police Department. When officers arrived, they ran a records check on Greer and discovered she had a warrant for her arrest for burglary out of El Dorado County.
Officers thanked the woman for cuffing herself, according to a post on Twitter from the department. She was taken to a nearby fire station where firefighters helped with removal of the old cuffs.
Then Greer was taken to Sacramento County jail in handcuffs belonging to a Sacramento police officer and booked into jail on the outstanding warrant.

Maryland family sues police for $400 million in Taser death

GREENBELT, Md. Oct 20 2016 The family of a Maryland man who died after being Tasered by police nine times over at least 37 seconds has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Montgomery County and the two officers involved.
The use of Tasers by police in Maryland has come under stiff scrutiny as officers have been accused of not following the manufacturer's recommendations for the weapons, which fires electrified darts into suspects. Police have been accused of deploying the weapons for more than 15 seconds and have used the devices on nonviolent or mentally unstable victims.
According to the lawsuit filed in the District of Maryland on Oct. 13., when police arrived at the cul-de-sac in the Washington suburb of Gaithersburg, Maryland, they found Anthony Howard Sr., 51, dancing barefoot on an SUV as a crowd of bystanders, who recorded the 2013 incident, can be heard laughing and joking.
Montgomery County Police Officers Alexander Patapis and Dana Russell first attempted to subdue Howard with pepper spray. But after one of the officers mistakenly deployed the spray on himself the crowd began to taunt officers and urged them to use their Tasers on Howard.
In a 17-minute video of the incident obtained by the Baltimore Sun during an investigation into police use of Tasers, Howard is seen backing up to the door of a townhome, noncompliant but was not threatening the two officers, when they deployed their weapons at the same time — also against the Taser's recommendation.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Howard's family initially sought civil action against Montgomery County, but dropped their efforts when police refused to turn over video evidence. Several bystanders who recorded the incident said that when police returned their phones the videos had been erased.
Howard's family seeks $400 million in damages.
A representative of the Montgomery County Police department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Howard's family is represented by Jason Downs with Murphy, Falcon & Murphy in Baltimore, who did not immediately respond to request for comment
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Erie Pa. security officer ambushed, weapon taken

ERIE, Pa. Oct 20 2016– An armed security officer hired to protect a store became a victim of an assault and robbery according to police.
Erie police say that they are looking for two males accused of assaulting the security officer and taking his handgun at the Country Fair store at 2525 State St. Tuesday night.
According to the report, two black males, each of whom was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt ambushed the officer and stripped him of his firearm before fleeing on foot down State Street.

The security officer was not injured in the 8:30PM robbery.

Man chokes 4 month old infant at Kansas Walmart


Overland KS Oct 20 2016 A man is in custody after allegedly trying to choke a 4-month-old baby Wednesday morning in a checkout line at a Kansas Walmart.
KMBC reports officers were called at 7:23 a.m. to the Walmart near 75th Street and Frontage Road in Overland Park. Authorities said the man went up to the woman while she was in the checkout line and started choking the infant.
Police said the mother started screaming and the man stopped. Other people in the store ran to the woman’s aid, pinning the man down until officers arrived.
The baby was not injured.

The 54-year-old Clifton, New Jersey man was being held on suspicion of aggravated battery. Investigators say the man possibly was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

4 shot outside San Francisco schools; suspects at large

Four teenage students were shot in the shared parking lot of two San Francisco high schools, and one of the students is in critical condition, authorities said.
The shooting occurred as students were being let out of school for the day Tuesday from the June Jordan School for Equity and City Arts and Technology High School, which share a campus, San Francisco Police Officer Carlos Manfredi said.
Three of the victims ran inside the school, and police initially ordered students to stay in place until police searched each room and determined it was not an active shooter situation. A fourth victim hurt in the shooting went to the Bayview Police Station, Manfredi said.
"One female victim has life-threatening injuries to her upper torso," he said.
Four male suspects wearing dark hoodies and jeans were seen running away from the area, Manfredi said.
The shooters, who are not students at the school, seemed to have targeted the female student, officials said.
"This was an isolated incident outside of the school building where one student was being targeted by outsiders," the San Francisco Unified School District said in a statement.

Classes at June Jordan School in the city's Excelsior District will resume Wednesday and extra security and counselors for students will be available, it said.
Associated Press

South Alabama town without police force after officers resign

GEORGIANA, Ala. Oct 20 2016 The south Alabama town of Georgiana is without a police force after the chief and most of its officers resigned.
David Scruggs said he quit as chief Monday following a series of disagreements with Mayor Jerome Antone.
The City Council voted to accept the resignations during a meeting Tuesday and is now asking the Butler County Sheriff's Department to fill in until new officers can be hired.
The council agreed to request an investigation by the state attorney general's office into allegations made by the former officers against the mayor's office. Members also will request a forensic audit of the city, its municipal court and the police department.
The mayor will find a new chief. Antone says he's in control of the city of 1,700 residents.

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$600,000 cash, 2 truckloads of stolen goods seized in massive Alabama pawn shop raids

Birmingham AL Oct 20 2016 The simultaneous raids on 12 Birmingham area pawn shops in Jefferson and Shelby counties last week led to the seizure of more than $600,000 cash and enough stolen goods to fill two 53-foot trailers, authorities said Tuesday.
Friday's raids, dubbed Operation Get Fit, targeted a dozen businesses owned by 58-year-old Steve Scott of Pelham, as well as his Shelby County home, and led to the arrests of Scott and 15 of his employees. A 17th person is still sought.
The four-month investigation was led by the Jefferson County Regional Financial Crimes Task Force, which is headed by the office of District Attorney Brandon Falls and the U.S. Secret Service. Falls said "boosters" have been stealing Fitbits, Nest Learning Thermostats, and numerous other items from a variety of area stores and then selling them to Scott's businesses. From there, the stolen items were then sold on eBay and Craigslist.
"We feel like we've stopped a major pipeline," Falls said in a Tuesday news conference.
Investigators fanned out Friday morning armed with search and arrest warrants at the businesses, which serve as pawn shops and provide payday loans and check cashing. The Financial Crimes Task Force includes Vestavia Hills, Birmingham and Mountain Brook police, the U.S. Postal Service, Walmart and Target. Pelham police and the Shelby County District Attorney's Office also took part in Friday's arrests.
At 10 a.m., officers descended on stores in Jefferson and Shelby counties, handcuffing employees and seizing dozens of boxes of business records and stolen goods. Jefferson County District Attorney Investigator Chris Clark and Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Raulston said the investigation began months ago when retailers realized hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise was being boosted off the shelves.
The Fitbits, iPads and other "smart products" were disappearing from Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreen's, Lowes and Home Depot. Investigators from those stores teamed up with federal and Jefferson County authorities to launch Operation Get Fit, which culminated in Friday's roundup. Authorities believe the organized theft operation has been ongoing for at least two years.
Once they realized what was happening, the retailers provided undercover officers with goods to present as stolen to the businesses owned by Scott, said Vestavia Hills police Capt. Kevin York. "The new, in-the-box property was presented as stolen,'' York said. "The clerks knew it was stolen when they took it in."
Those taking part in Operation Get Fit with the District Attorney's Office and U.S. Secret Service included: Vestavia Hills, Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and Pelham police; Walmart Global Investigations, Target Special Investigations Team, Home Depot Corporate Investigators, CVS health Organized Retail Crime Unit, Walgreens Organized Retail Crime Unit, and Publix Organized Retail Crime Investigations.
The recovered items are valued at more than $500,000.
"The U.S. Secret Service is proud to work with its partners to dismantle a large-scale network of traffickers in stolen property and other criminal activities, said U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Michael Williams.
"This boosting and fencing, this is a criminal enterprise and what it does is add to the destruction of the community as a whole," Falls said. "Because at some point, those stores, those retailers, cannot survive and continue to do business in the community when they suffer the loss from crime."
"When that becomes too great, the business just shuts down. That is when the entire community suffers. There is obvious loss of revenue in the form of taxes to the city,'' he said. "When that revenue goes away, so do the services that are provided with it. That's less money for roads, that's less money for schools and that's less money for fire departments."
But that's not all it means, Falls said. "It means the loss of jobs for the community. It means there isn't a store down the street for people to go buy groceries, to go buy medicine, to go buy clothes for their kids,'' he said. "Those are the necessities of life, what every community needs to thrive, to survive."
Falls said he was recently asked why they have dedicated the effort to white-collar crime and fraud. "When that business closes its doors, we lose all that it provides. It is because those necessities that these businesses provide to the community. They aren't just providing necessities, they are providing hope,'' he said.
"In the last two years, we have seen an increase in violent crime in certain cities across the country, and one of the common characteristics in those cities is a lack of economic opportunity,'' Falls said. "In referring to that economic opportunity in Chicago, a city that has certainly seen an increase in violent, a city official said, 'Show me a man without hope, and I'll show you a man willing to pick up a gun.'''
Falls said that's why they started the task force – to go after theft and fraud and everything that follows from it, which includes violent crime. "Crime doesn't happen in a vacuum, and the ramifications of it don't happen in a vacuum either, and those ramifications are made worse by the perception of crime in the area,'' he said. "And perception isn't limited to just the boundaries of the city of Birmingham; it affects the entire area. Because if people believe Birmingham is a high-crime area, they are going to think twice about moving their families here or opening businesses here."
The Financial Crimes Task Force includes Vestavia Hills, Birmingham and Mountain Brook police, the U.S. Postal Service, Walmart and Target. Fall said he'd like to have a detective from every city in Jefferson County, and even Shelby County, join the task force. "You really will be making a difference to fight crime and combat the violence in our area," he said. 

Musician claims he was choked by security guard at Nashville amphitheater

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NASHVILLE, TN Oct 20 2016
A dream gig turned into a nightmare for one Nashville musician.
Johnny Duke said he was assaulted Friday night by a security guard just moments after finishing an opening set with country star Lee Ann Womack.
Duke said he was hoping to catch headliner Chris Stapleton after his set. The two have been friends for years.
But Duke couldn't see very well from the side platform where a guard told him he could stand, so he moved to the other side of the stage.
Duke said the guard didn't like that.
“He was just furious, like pure rage,” Duke said.
Duke said the security guard put him in a headlock, pushed him down a stairwell and choked him.
“This guy wanted to kill me. I wonder if he pushed me into the stairwell so no one could see,” Duke said.
Duke said he spotted police officers and begged for help, but he said the security guard interrupted, telling the officers Duke tried storming the stage and he needed to be arrested.
“I was like, ‘No! I just performed on stage. This is a sick man.’  Because the security guard has his Ascend jacket on and he was the authority, it didn't matter what I said,” Duke said.
Duke shared his story on Facebook and received plenty feedback and support, even from the Stapletons themselves.
“Chris and his wife Morgan just called and were mortified to hear what had happened and were very sympathetic,” Duke said.
The guard is employed by Axis Security. The company does security for most Ascend Amphitheater concerts.
“The irony here is this man was being paid to protect me as a performer 20 minutes earlier, to his hands around my neck. How do you justify that? This man needs to be held accountable for his actions and legally punished,” Duke said.
Axis Security has not responded to calls and emails.

Man charged with assaulting Fayette Mall security officers

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LEXINGTON, Ky. Oct 20 2016 - A man was arrested after hitting a security guard at the Fayette Mall.
Lexington police arrested 26-year-old Cortez Milton on Saturday at the mall.
Police say the incident started when Milton was flirting with a girl who rejected him. According to police, the girl's rejection made Milton angry, so he smashed the glass from a fire alarm.
When mall security guards asked Milton and his friends to leave, police say Milton hit one of the guards, who also happens to be a Fayette County constable. The constable only suffered minor injuries.
The security guards were able to hold Milton until police arrived. Police say Milton threatened to kill the arresting officers.
Milton is charged with disorderly conduct, assault, and terroristic threatening.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

High school student charged in shooting death of Greensboro NC security officer

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GREENSBORO, N.C. Oct 19 2016
Police have announced that they have arrested a high school student in the murder of an on-duty security officer at a Greensboro North Carolina Food Lion store.
Police said that the 16 year old East Guilford High School student was arrested Tuesday after developed leads that led them to him.
Nature Maurice Williams, 16, of 1151 Langston Drive, was charged with first-degree murder, as well as robbery with a dangerous weapon for taking Smith’s firearm. The weapon has not been recovered, authorities said.
Authorities responded to a Food Lion at 2316 E. Market Street at about 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 and found security officer Anthony Charles Smith, 51, with a single gunshot wound to the back of his head.
His firearm was missing.
Smith was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

As of  Tuesday night no bond had been set for Williams.

Shoplifting, Police Chase Ends With Man Tased in Garland TX

Garland TX Oct 19 2016 A police chase ended with a man getting tased and arrested in the middle of busy Interstate 30 Tuesday afternoon.
Garland police say it started with a suspicious person call at a Kohl's Department Store along the President George Bush Turnpike.
Police say two men tried to take off with a bundle of clothes worth nearly $2,000.
One person, identified as 49-year-old Jimmy Orlando Wheeler, was arrested inside the store, but a man in a pickup outside drove away and went the wrong way on PGBT, leading police on a high speed chase.
 “You could hear all the sirens, and from the moment I looked down the street, I knew it was a car chase," said witness Able Martinez.
A short time later, the driver of the pickup truck, identified as 38-year-old Clinton Lang, Jr., pulled off I-30 and into Rowlett at Broadway Road.
Lang then bailed out and ran onto I-30 westbound. A police officer ran after him as Lang jumped over the median. That's when he was tased by the officer. He fell in the eastbound lanes of I-30, where he was narrowly missed by passing cars.
“I was just shocked, I was like 'oh my God, this man’s going to die' like, this is a busy highway right here," said Belanie Rancie, another witness.
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A Garland police officer was able to stop traffic and pull Lang to the service road. Paramedics checked him out before being transported by police.
"I thought the first thing that was going to happen was he was going to get shot, but tased. They did a a great job, man. They really did do a great job they apprehended him without bringing any harm to him. So, so, great job for the officers for keeping us safe," said Martinez.
The deputy who tased Lang declined to comment. Sheriff's officials said they will conduct a routine investigation for the use of force.
Rowlett and Garland officers were involved in the initial chase, but Rowlett officers backed off when Lang left Rowlett's city limits.
Investigators said store security guards recognized Lang and Wheeler from similar thefts in Arlington and Plano.

Both Lang and Wheeler were transferred to Dallas County Jail on Wednesday.

Birmingham security guard pleads guilty to shooting death of co-worker

Birmingham AL Oct 19 2016
A woman who shot and killed her co-worker during a 2015 brawl at a Birmingham security company pled guilty to reckless manslaughter yesterday.
Stephanie Brown, 28, was set to begin trial this week. She pled guilty late Monday afternoon.
The incident happened in November last year at I.P.E.S. Security on Parkway East.
Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards said the fight started when a female employee was working off-site and learned she was being fired. She drove back to the office and got into a fight with another security employee, later identified as Brown.
Jamall Holder, who had just started working at the company, was there picking up his first paycheck. When the fight started, he tried to break it up.
Brown fired a handgun during the altercation, and shot Holder.
He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Holder was 29.
"He was a good person, always helping out,'' said his mother, Marjorie Holder.
"And that's what he was doing. He was helping out when he saw people having a confrontation. He wanted to break it up. That's the spirit he had," she said.
Holder started working at I.P.E.S., his second job, so he could provide his four children with a better Christmas.
Brown was initially arrested following the shooting, but released after the Jefferson County District Attorney's office requested surveillance video of the fight. Once that footage was obtained, a warrant was issued for Brown and she was arrested again.
Brown has been out of jail on a $30,000 bond.

She will be sentenced on November 28.

Trio of women steal $20K of high-end kitchen-bathroom faucets from home improvement stores

Lakiesha-S.-Hargrow.jpgDeerna Johnson

Geneara L. Shovall

New Castle County DE Oct 19 2016 Three women have been charged with stealing more than $20,000 worth of high-end kitchen and bathroom faucets from home improvement stores throughout New Castle County, according to state police.
Troopers first started investigating the morning of Sept. 15 after employees at Lowe's Home Improvement Store in the 1000 block of East Songsmith Drive reported faucet thefts, said Sgt. Richard Bratz, a spokesman with Delaware State Police. Through the investigation, police identified three women had worked together to steal the products from Lowe's, Bratz said.
Police were also able to show the women – later identified as 35-year-old Lakiesha S. Hargrow and 24-year-old Geneara Shovall, both of Wilmington, and 27-year-old Deerna Johnson, of Pennsylvania – committed other similar thefts, he said.
Detectives were able to link the women to thefts at:
Lowe’s, 1030 E. Songsmith Drive, Bear
Lowe’s, 2000 Ogletown Road, Newark
Lowe’s, 3100 Brandywine Parkway, Wilmington
Lowe’s, 2225 Hessler Blv., New Castle
The Home Depot, 2000 Peoples Plaza, Newark
The Home Depot, 1301 Churchmans Road, Newark
The Home Depot, 601 Naamans Road, Claymont
The women were arrested Friday at a home on Polk Road as police prepared to serve an arrest warrant, Bratz said.
Hargrow was charged with two counts of felony theft, two counts of organized retail crime, two counts of conspiracy, and one count of felony selling stolen property.
She was also charged with burglary, criminal mischief and assault stemming from a warrant out of the Wilmington Police Department. Hargrow was taken to Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution near New Castle after failing to post $12,000 secured bail.
Johnson was charged with two counts of felony theft, two counts of organized retail crime, two counts of conspiracy, and one count of felony selling stolen property. She was also taken to Baylor after failing to post $10,000 secured bail.
Shovall was charged with two counts of organized retail crime, one count of conspiracy and one count of felony selling stolen property. She was taken to Baylor in lieu of $8,000 secured bail.

Anyone with information should contact Cpl. B. McDerby at (302) 365-8533. Tips may also be provided to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, at or by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword DSP.