Athens GA. Oct 21, 2007
A man suspected of multiple petty thefts this week inside St. Mary’s Hospital was arrested Friday morning after he was found rummaging through a drawer in the room of an elderly intensive-care patient, Athens-Clarke police said.
Police arrested Roy Melvin Self, 35, of Hull at the hospital and charged him with burglary.
According to police, a man visiting his 82-year-old mother in the hospital’s fourth-floor ICU found Self inside her room when he entered close to 8 a.m. The man also reported that he saw Self in the fourth-floor waiting room earlier and gave him food. The visitor notified security of the suspicous male and officers responded to the area and apprehended Self.
Hospital security told police Self is suspected in three small thefts of cash at the hospital totaling $39, police reported.
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San Luis Obispo, Ca. Oct. 22, 2007
A former correctional officer at the County Jail is facing criminal charges for allegedly exposing himself to a female inmate and having her expose herself in exchange for candy bars and other favors, according to sheriff’s officials.
Steven Edward Irysh, 23, is accused of indecent exposure and being a jail employee engaging in sexual activity with a confined person, according to court documents.
Irysh pleaded not guilty May 16 to both misdemeanor charges, according to court documents. The case was in court Wednesday for a pretrial hearing but was continued to Oct. 31.
If convicted, Irysh could face up to 18 months in jail, according to Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Brown.
The former correctional officer allegedly offered the candy bars and said he would deliver notes to male inmates in exchange for female inmates flashing him.
“At least two different inmates claim that they exposed body parts to him at his request on more than one occasion,” Undersheriff Steve Bolts said. “And on another occasion, after one of them exposed a private part, he allegedly revealed his private parts and allegedly masturbated within the jail area.”
Employees at the jail learned of the alleged crimes after reviewing outgoing inmate mail.
“There was a message from an outgoing letter from a female inmate about an officer asking her to flash the officer,” Bolts said.
The alleged incidents were not caught on videotape, Bolts said.
Attempts to reach Irysh were unsuccessful.
The former correctional officer had worked at the jail for less than two years and was no longer employed there as of April 3, Bolts said. He declined to explain the conditions under which Irysh’s employment ended.
Deputy District Attorney Craig Van Rooyen said the charges are based on one purported victim and alleged crimes that happened between March 13 and 28 of this year.
Irysh’s San Luis Obispo attorney, Ilan Funke-Bilu, could not be immediately reached for comment.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Four officers investigating a burglary were attacked, not by a fleeing burglar, but a swarm of fleas in a filth-ridden vacant house.
The tiny, biting attackers were so overwhelming that the South Bend patrolmen had to be decontaminated and ended up being sent home early from their shifts.
“They were all over the place – in our socks and even in our shorts. It was disgusting,” said Cpl. Ken Stuart.
To avoid infesting their squad cars, the police station or relatives, Stuart, Cpl. Chris Slager and Patrolman Paul Strabavy endured a lengthy flea decontamination process.
A van took them back to the station, where the men showered with flea/lice shampoo and soap. A wife of one of the officers brought them spare clothes.
As many as seven officers helped with the decontamination on Sunday.
“The guys were very angry. The last thing they wanted to deal with was fleas,” said Sgt. Chuck Stokes. “That killed the whole shift.”
Stokes said the house’s tenants had recently been evicted, but returned periodically to feed a dog tied up in the backyard and allowed it to run around inside the garbage-filled house.
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BLUEFIELD, Va. – Authorities Sunday captured four suspects linked to the shooting of a Virginia sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop Friday. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Wallace S. Kinder Jr., 34, of Cedar Bluff; Roxie Amanda Short, 24, of Bishop; Scottie Lee Stinson, 27, of Bandy; and Tracy Stinson Coxton, 32, also of Bandy. They face attempted capital murder charges. They had been wanted since the Friday shooting of Tazewell County Deputy Eric Mullins.
Additional charges are pending. Police could not say late Sunday if any of the suspects had attorneys. Authorities captured them at about 8:30 a.m. after a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy working radar enforcement on U.S. Route 19 saw a vehicle matching the description of a 1986 Ford F150 wanted in connection with the shooting, said Virginia State Police Sgt. Mike Conroy. The officer tried to stop the car, which turned off the roadway and into a driveway. There, police said the suspects surrendered without incident. They’ve since cooperated with investigators, Conroy said. “Stinson, during the interview, was relieved that the deputy was not injured seriously,” Conroy said. Authorities across three states spent the weekend on the lookout for the suspects. At about 6:40 a.m. Mullins, stopped a white Mitsubishi on U.S. 460, Conroy said. The car contained two men and a woman suspected of robbing two convenience stores earlier in Tazewell County, Sheriff H.S. Caudill said. Mullins called for backup; as Bluefield officers approached, police said shots fired from the car. The Mitsubishi fled. Police found the car abandoned hours later about two miles away near Bluefield College, Conroy said. Mullins, who was shot in the stomach, was wearing a bulletproof vest. He was treated for minor injuries at Bluefield Medical Center and released, Conroy said. Officials placed Bluefield College and a high school and middle school in Bluefield, Va., and four middle and elementary schools in West Virginia on lockdown Friday. Bluefield straddles the state line.
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Sunday, October 21, 2007
NORTHERN LIBERTIES PA.- October 20, 2007 – Gunfire in Northern Liberties wounded five people early Saturday.
Police said the shooting happened about 3:30 Saturday morning on the 100 block of Spring Garden Street. A spokesperson had initially reported that the shooting occurred in the parking lot outside of Delilah’s, but later said that information was incorrect and that the shooting happened in the street.
Police have not said what they think sparked the shootings.
A 25 year-old man is in critical condition with at least one bullet wound to the face. A 48 year-old woman is being treated for a graze wound to the leg. A security guard was shot in the hand. At least two others were also shot.
A car belonging to one of the victims was also shot up.
Police are questioning multiple people who were at the club during the shooting and reconstructing the events as they unfolded. Police have no suspects but are working several leads.
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