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.
The Monitor

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.
Original Story:
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.

Gov. Haslam signs bill requiring additional security where governments ban guns

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Nashville TN May 27 2017 Public facilities across Tennessee, including in Nashville, that have posted signs prohibiting firearms will now be required to install new security measures or allow handgun permit holders to carry guns into those spaces.
Gov. Bill Haslam signed the controversial bill into law Friday, after some opposition to the Republican-backed legislation.
Parks that are used by schools, as well as schools and libraries where guns are banned, would not have to install metal detecting devices and security guards or representatives. But other public facilities, such as Music City Central, Nashville’s main bus depot where signage currently prohibits the carrying of firearms, would have to add the new security measures.
Haslam spokeswoman Jennifer Donnals released a statement saying the law allows jurisdictions to gain more control.
“This bill also leaves to local governments the ultimate decision of whether to prohibit firearms in local government buildings, and the new provisions in this bill give local governments and their permittees more control over security at large entertainment venues,” the statement said.
Licensed health and mental health facilities, buildings with law enforcement and judicial proceedings and Head Start centers are also exempt from the additional security requirements.
The new bill follows the guns-in-parks law, approved in 2015, which prevented local governments from banning people with handgun permits from carrying their weapons in a park.
Sponsor Rep. William Lamberth, R-Cottontown, told the House Civil Justice Subcommittee in March that when lawmakers approved the guns-in-parks law it "got into a very hairy area of law" on exactly when and how cities and local governments could ban firearms in certain areas.
"Quite frankly, we may have caused more questions than we answered," he said, adding that he hoped his legislation would clarify those questions.
Haslam said prior to the bill’s passage that his office worked to make the legislation "more pleasing to local governments."
But Nashville Mayor Megan Barry sent Haslam a letter on May 11 asking the governor to veto the legislation, saying the bill would “negatively impact local governments such as Nashville.”
"Our concern is for the safety of our traveling public, a large percentage of which are school age children," Barry, a Democrat, wrote in the letter, which was first reported by the Associated Press.

"In addition, we are concerned about provisions that would allow for the tripling of a plaintiff's attorney's fees for those challenging local government actions, as this may encourage frivolous lawsuits with the promise of a larger payout for attorneys," Barry wrote.
The bill also would also result in local governments incurring an estimated $1 million in costs as a result of employing additional armed security guards and another $100,000 in one-time funds to pay for guards, metal detectors and bag checks, according to a fiscal note on the bill released Feb. 27.
Barry’s office said the mayor would not offer an additional statement after the letter she sent on May 11.

The law becomes effective July 1.

Two toddlers found dead in hot car in rural Texas, sheriff says

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WEATHERFORD, Texas May 27 2017-- Two toddlers were found dead in a hot car in a rural North Texas neighborhood.
A Parker County Sheriff's Office statement says the 2-year-old girl and 16-month-old boy were found about 4:30 p.m. Friday by their mother in a subdivision near Lake Weatherford. The statement says temperatures at the time were about 96 degrees.
The mother, whom deputies did not identify, told investigators that her children "took off" and she was searching for them when she found them locked in the vehicle. The mother broke a window to get into the vehicle and found both children unresponsive.
Emergency medical personnel were immediately contacted. Both children were pronounced deceased at 4:33 p.m. from suspected extreme heat exposure, CBS Dallas / Fort Worth reports.  

Sheriff Larry Fowler says the case is in the early stages of investigation and no assumptions are being made.

Virginia State Police Agent Shot to Death

Richmond VA MY 27 2017
A special agent with the Virginia State Police has been shot and killed.
Police say that the shooting occurred in the evening hours of Friday night.
A heavy police presence has been seen in and around Mosby Court area.
Police early Saturday identified the officer killed as  Special Agent Michael T. Walter of the Virginia State Police
Police said that the suspect fled but was captured Saturday morning at around 6 am in Northumberland County Virginia.
The suspect is identified as Travis Ball, 27 of Richmond.

The shooting happened just after Walter and Richmond police officer approached the car shortly after 7:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Redd Street, in the heart of the public housing development. A passenger in the vehicle fired a shot and ran, police said. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was detained. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s with a medium build, short cropped hair and wearing a red or plaid button-down shirt and khaki cargo long shorts or pants.

“It was not an actual traffic stop. They just approached the vehicle," State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. "They were just having a conversation with the individuals when the state police special agent was shot.”

Chicago inmates can order fancy Italian pizza made in jail

 (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford). In this May 23, 2017 photo, inmate Marcus Clay, pulls pizza from oven at the Cook County Jail in Chicago. Inmates in the jail's medium-security Division 11 are now allowed to order pizzas made by participants in the jail's "...
CHICAGO IL May 27 2017  How can you get a gourmet Italian pizza delivered right to your door for no more than $7? Get locked up at Cook County Jail in Chicago.
Inmates in the jail's medium-security Division 11 can now order pizzas made with the finest ingredients in the kind of ovens found in pizzerias. It's all part of Sheriff Tom Dart's ongoing effort to make jail a bit more humane while providing inmates skills that might help keep them from returning once they're set free.
Pizzas have been served and prepared behind bars before. A few institutions allow inmates to order from nearby restaurants. At one Massachusetts jail, inmates make pizzas that guards can buy and take home and heat themselves.
But it's safe to say Dart is the first jail administrator to bring into his facility an Italian chef to oversee an operation in which inmates bake a couple hundred pizzas a week in a $16,000 oven and deliver them piping hot to the cells of captive customers.
"We're teaching skills to make them more marketable when they get out of here," Dart said.
At the same time, by giving inmates a break from the bland jail food, he's employing what experts say is an effective tactic to keep inmates in line.
"If any detainee assaults staff or engages in misconduct they're moved out of that division, and they're not able to purchase the pizzas," said Cara Smith, the department's chief policy officer. "So it's an incentive to behave."
Other programs Dart has introduced include using chess to teach inmates about problem-solving and patience, and sending inmates from the jail's boot camp to tear down abandoned buildings.
The pizza delivery service is an outgrowth of a program called "Recipe for Change" that's run by Bruno Abate, a chef and owner of trendy Chicago restaurant Tocco , that teaches inmates about cooking and nutrition. Abate said there's no overstating the effect gourmet pizza has in a place where the drab food only reminds inmates of where - and what - they are.
"This is treating people with dignity and respect as a human and not (an) animal," he said.
The pizza also might be the best food some of the desperately poor inmates have ever eaten.
"How many of them even get to go to a decent restaurant?" asked Ron Gidwitz, a prominent Republican fundraiser who donated money to buy the oven and raised the rest.
When the inmates bring the pizzas to the cells, the effect, inmates say, is immediate.

"Their eyes light up like it's Christmas," said Jonathan Scott, whose nametag reads "Chef Jonathan," as he waits for trial on an armed robbery charge.
Dart said he decided to sell the pizzas to raise money for the program. Initially, he planned to have the inmates sell them to correctional officers. But the jailers weren't interested in buying food prepared by inmates who might take the opportunity to add something to the recipe.
Dart said they also groused that inmates were being coddled. So the sheriff decided to give the inmates, who can already use their own money to buy things like chips, a chance to purchase pizzas.
Dart now hopes he can get his hands on a food truck and sell his pizza outside the jail and nearby courthouse, where good food is hard to find.
Gidwitz is game to raise money for the truck, too. But he wonders why Dart would stop there.

"Maybe," he said, "you could get trustees to sit right outside the jail and sell pizzas from there."
Associated Press

SC police charge two men after feeding beer to young alligator

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JASPER COUNTY, SC May 27 2017 Two Jasper County men were charged Friday after photos posted online showed them pouring beer into the mouth of a juvenile alligator.
According to a press release from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Joseph Andrew Floyd, 20, and Zachary Lloyd Brown, 21, both of Ridgeland, were each charged with harassment of an alligator.
The incident reportedly happened on May 24 on a public dirt road between Hardeeville and Tillman. According to SCDNR, the suspects allegedly admitted to officers that they picked the alligator up after they saw it crossing the road.
At that point, they poured beer into the alligator’s mouth and took photos to post on social media, the release stated. The two then released the alligator and watched it swim away in a nearby pond.
SCDNR’s law enforcement officers began investigating after the agency received multiple emails and messages from the public on Thursday.
According to the release, the charge against the two comes with a maximum fine of $300. The judge who oversees the case will determine the men’s final punishment.
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The photos originally appeared on SnapChat, according to SCDNR Public Information Director Kyndel McConchie.

Once shared on Snapchat, McConchie said people saved the images to their own devices and shared them on Facebook.

New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws passed by states

A look at new 'Blue Lives Matter' laws passed by states
More than a dozen states have passed legislation within the past year enhancing penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers. Here's a look at those measures:

Expands the crime of aggravated assault against on-duty officers to also apply to off-duty peace officers not engaged in police activities, and adds offenses committed maliciously against peace officers as grounds for enhanced sentences. SB 1366 , entitled the "Blue Lives Matter Law," signed April 17 by Gov. Doug Ducey.

Creates enhanced penalties for offenses targeting current or former law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical providers, prosecutors, corrections officers and code enforcement officers, or their family members. HB 1172 signed March 3 by Gov. Asa Hutchison. Expands the scope of the crime of aggravated assault on a law enforcement or correctional officer and enhances the penalties. SB 20 signed March 3 by Hutchison.
Increases mandatory minimum prison penalties for assault or battery against public safety officers and for repeat offenses of resisting or obstructing officers. Also imposes new fines, which fund payments to families of officers who die in the line of duty. SB 160 , entitled the "Back the Badge Act of 2017," signed May 8 by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Creates enhanced penalties for non-drug felonies committed against on-duty law enforcement officers or when the offender knows the victim is a law officer. SB 112 signed May 5 by Gov. Sam Brownback.
Adds employment as a peace officer, firefighter and emergency medical services provider to an existing list of qualities such as race, religion and sexual orientation for which enhanced penalties can be pursued for offenses committed as hate crimes. HB 14 signed March 20 by Gov. Matt Bevin.

Adds employment as a law enforcement officer, firefighter and emergency medical services provider to an existing list of qualities such as race, age, gender, religion, disability or sexual orientation for which enhanced penalties can be pursued for offenses committed as hate crimes. HB 953 signed May 26, 2016, by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Creates enhanced penalties for misdemeanor or felony crimes that target people because of their employment as law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians — similar to enhancements already in place for crimes committed for such reasons as race, religion and gender. HB 645 , entitled "The Blue, Red and Med Lives Matter Act," signed March 24 by Gov. Phil Bryant.


Adds the crimes of involuntary manslaughter, stalking, property damage and trespassing to those carrying enhanced penalties when committed against law enforcement officers or their family members. 

Disney security investigators nab housekeeper for theft

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Orlando FL May 27 2017 A housekeeper at the Walt Disney World Resort was arrested on charges of theft Tuesday, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit.
Mayra Alejandra Burgos, 35, of Taft, had been the subject of a “covert corporate investigation” due to an unusually high number of thefts from hotel rooms she serviced, the report said.
Disney staff staged a room at the Old Key West Resort and put $200 in $20 bills in a nightstand, according Orange County deputies report. Disney security investigators watched with live cameras as Burgos entered the room and opened the nightstand drawer. She took a $20 bill and left, according to the report.
A Disney security investigator confronted Burgos after she exited the room, and security investigators conducted an interview with her, the affidavit said.

Orange County deputies were called and arrested Burgos on charges of grand theft, according to a report from the sheriff’s office. She was released on a $1,500 bond.
Orlando Sentinel

Alexandria Mall shoplifter arrested after dragging officer with vehicle

ALEXANDRIA, La.  May 27 2017 On May 19, an APD officer was working a security detail at a business in the Alexandria Mall. At around 4:00 pm, the officer was informed that a man had taken a hat and left the store without paying.
The officer went outside and located the suspect getting into a Honda truck.
The officer made contact with the suspect and could see the stolen hat inside the truck. When the officer told the suspect to return the hat, the suspect made a comment that he had something in the truck that the police did not need to see.
The suspect then reached across the cab and behind the seat. The officer believed the suspect was attempting to retrieve a weapon and deployed his Taser, striking the suspect in the arm. The officer tried to reach the key in the ignition to turn off the truck, however, the suspect pulled the Taser probes out of his arm and began accelerating rapidly in reverse.
The officer was between the open door and the truck, was hit by the door and dragged several feet while the suspect continued in reverse. The officer was able to move away from the truck and avoid getting run over, and the suspect fled in his vehicle.
Detectives assigned to the case were able to identify the suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

On May 23, APD Street Team officers located the suspect, Wendell Reed, 56, of Alexandria, and placed him under arrest. Reed was charged with Theft of Goods Under $500 and Attempted First Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.