Police capture mother and son wanted for murder http://www.privateofficer.com
By: Bryan Hill
Ntl. Assoc. Private Officers
www.privateofficer.com A fugitive mother and son suspected in a homicide in Florida and on the run have been arrested in Crossville and are in jail and awaiting return after they were captured by Tennessee authorities.
Mary Boswell was captured Thursday and her 29-year-old son, Larry Craig Whitworth, turned himself in on Sunday in Cumberland County, about 60 miles west of Knoxville.
According to police, the two are wanted in connection with the death of 59-year-old Jerry Gifford in Lake City, Fla. His body was found floating in a pond outside his property on Wednesday.
Sheriff deputies spotted the two in several areas of Tennessee and their sightings sparked a massive manhunt including over 60 law enforcement officers, K-9 units and helicopters from the Knox County Sheriff’s Department.
A sheriff’s deputy who found Boswell said that she was found walking shoeless in Roane County and Whitworth surrendered on Sunday in Rockwood.
Florida authorities said they plan to seek felony murder warrants against the pair.
A Cumberland County deputy said Monday they will face extradition proceedings this week.
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Man arrested for pointing gun at security staff http://www.privateofficer.com
A Rome man was in jail after threatening club patrons at the Lexus Lounge on East Main Street, reports stated.
According to Rome police and Floyd County Jail records:
Joshua Jodell Leach, 41, of 517 Wilson Ave., was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, probation violation, public drunkenness, carrying a deadly weapon at a public gathering, criminal use of a article with an altered identification and driving with a suspended license.
Leach was involved in an argument with other patrons of the club and was asked to leave.
But police say that Leach soon drove back up to the club in a gray BMW and exited the vehicle carrying a shotgun and aimed the shotgun at a member of the club’s security staff.
Police found Leach outside his home with another man and searched the car.
Leach was transported to the county jail and is being held on an undisclosed amount of bond.
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Woman arrested for assaulting security officer http://www.privateofficer.com
A city woman is now facing assault charges after she allegedly attacked a security officer at the Western Reserve Transit Authority bus station on West Federal Street early Friday.
Police said Karen Peoples, 54, of Stewart Street complained to the female officer that the coffee machine in the building had taken her money. The security officer said that she got Peoples a cup of coffee, but said Peoples then “went off,” throwing the coffee on her and punching her until her lip, eye and nose were bleeding.
Peoples left the station after the assault but police caught up with her and she was arrested a short distance away.
Police transported her to the county jail and booked her and she was later released on bond.
Hospital security officers may be replaced by Wackenhut http://www.privateofficer.com
Metro General Hospital has employed their own in house security officrs for many years and this has come to a shock to many employees of the hospital and in the community.
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A Sheriff’s deputy was killed and another one seriously injured late Friday in a collision on Weedpatch Highway and Blackburn Street.
Dep. James Throne, 29, was driving in his patrol car in pursuit of a suspect of a theft at a Lamont store when he was hit by the patrol car of Dep. David Swanson, 30.
Kern County firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to extract both deputies from their vehicles. Dep. Throne died at Kern Medical Center, while Dep. Swanson was taken to KMC with major injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.
“He was a star,” Sheriff Donny Youngblood said of Dep. Throne, citing his outstanding personnel file.
Throne and Swanson have been with the department for two years. Both have brothers who are officeers with the Taft police department.
Throne is survived by a wife and three children.
Security agent injured by shoplifter http://www.privateofficer.com
A Burlington Coat Factory loss prevention agent was injured during a shoplifting arrest and suffered scratches to his face and neck after he tried to stop a woman who set off an alarm while leaving the store.
Bradley said the women tried to leave the store, triggered the alarm and when he approached them the woman refused to return to the store when he asked them to.
Police are continuing their investigation and an arrest warrant will be sought for the woman for theft and assault and because of the injuries that Bradley sustained, the charges could be escalated to robbery.
Security kept busy during Nascar 600 race http://www.privateofficer.com
Eyewitness News has learned that at least half a dozen cars were broken into as they were parked in hotel lots along I-77 near Woodlawn Road and South Tryon Street overnight. The La Quinta Inn and Embassy Suites both had several break-ins to cars–many of them people visiting Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend.
Officers with a private police agency may have prevented more when they spotted a suspicious car in the lot of the Ramada Inn on Woodlawn Road.
“They did manage to get a door open on a car,” Officer Josh Smith with Delta Company Police told Eyewitness News. Smith says the suspects tried to drive off in a Ford Explorer, but ran into a light pole, then jumped and ran.
Police found property stolen from several other break-ins in that Explorer. Officers caught one possible suspect, but did not file charges because they say they couldn’t be sure he was in the car with the stolen property.
Most of the hotels did not want to discuss their security plans publicly, but the Ramada Inn has hired the private police firm along with off-duty Charlotte Mecklenburg officers to try and stop the break-ins.
Other hotels have security cameras and some security guards, but have not been able to keep thieves from targeting their parking lots.
Police look for man posing as detective http://www.privateofficer.com
The man, driving a dark-blue Ford Crown Victoria that looked like an unmarked police car and has a police scanner, approached a security guard at a bank at Kansas Highway 7 and 55th Street in western Shawnee on Wednesday morning.
He identified himself as Detective Harris and flashed what looked like a Shawnee police badge. He asked the security guard a question that made him suspicious.
Police were called, and Shawnee police warned other businesses to be aware that someone was posing as a police officer.
The armored truck guard did not get a license plate number, but bank security guard said it was a Kansas plate.
Shawnee police said they had no idea who the impostor was or why he was doing what he was doing. They speculated that he was casing situations for a possible crime, and they said they’d like to find the man and take him into custody.
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Police charge two in shoplifting http://www.privateofficer.com
Two women were arrested after they allegedly removed a large quantity of clothing from Boscov’s department store on South Main Street on Friday afternoon, police said.
According to a police report, Linda Carol Arnold, of RR1 Box 197A, of Harveys Lake, and Carolyn Ann Arnold, were both charged with retail theft, after plainclothes security agents observed them removing clothes from hangers and concealing the items and then leaving the store without paying for the clothing according to police.
Both suspects were accused of then going back into the store attempting to remove more clothing, police said.
When officers searched the shoplifters vehicle, they found clothes hidden under the front seat of their vehicle, police said.
Loss Prevention/Retail Security News Round-Up http://www.privateofficer.com
Loss Prevention/Retail Security News Round-Up
Compiled by: Stephanie Kay
Boone County Ky
Donald D. Dillon, 37, shoplifting at 99 Spiral Drive, April 21.
Jerome A. Casey, 54, shoplifting at 99 Spiral Drive, April 21.
Mallory A. Moore, 18, shoplifting at 6000 Mall Road, April 21.
Hannah R. Mayce, 18, shoplifting at 6000 Mall Road, April 21.
Amanda F. Fritz, 21, shoplifting at 5000 Mall Road, April 21.
Nicholas D. Jones, 19, shoplifting, public intoxication at 6920 Burlington Pike, April 20.
Ricky E. Collins, 19, shoplifting, possession of a suspended operator’s license at 6920 Burlington Pike, April 20.
Deron K. Hamilton, 42, shoplifting at 200 Christian Drive, April 19.
John E. Baxter, 39, shoplifting at 61 Spiral Blvd., April 17.
Lexie Barr, 72, shoplifting at 6920 Burlington Pike, April 25.
Leslie R. Jones, 25, theft at 6000 Mall Road, April 25.
On May 2, Officer M. Bascus was dispatched to Wal-Mart in Humble in reference to a shoplifter in custody. Joanne Williams, 58, of Humble, was arrested for shoplifting.
*On May 3, Officer B. McCandless was dispatched to Sports Authority in Humble in reference to a shoplifter in custody. Latronia Kelly, 17, of Houston, was arrested for theft. *On May 3, Officer M. Doyle was dispatched to Macy’s at Deerbrook Mall in reference to a shoplifter in custody. Jessica Tillman, 22, of Houston, was arrested for theft On May 4, Officer M. Doyle was dispatched to Wal-Mart in Humble in reference to a shoplifter in custody. Kerrie Mastalez, 39, of Rye, was arrested for theft. *On May 5, Officer W. Purcell was dispatched to Sears at Deerbrook Mall in reference to a shoplifter in custody. Edis Francis, 38, of Spring, was arrested for theft
Lisa Jones, 38, of the 800 block of Archer Street, Millville, was jailed on a charge of robbery for allegedly fighting with a security guard at K-Mart on South Delsea Drive on Sunday. Jones allegedly tried to leave the store with merchandise valued at $37.51.
Carnell Logan Sr., 46, of Columbia Avenue, Vineland, was charged with shoplifting a $20.56 cell phone charger at Wal-Mart on North 2ndStreet May 12.
Theresa M. Casagrand, 35, of the 100 block of Salem Avenue, Newfield, was charged with shoplifting at ShopRite on North 2nd Street on Saturday.
Niagara Falls NY A Falls woman was arrested after a shoplifting incident. Gina Roxanne Miller, 42, 424 Cedar Ave., was charged with petit larceny. Employees at the A. J. Wright store in the 7400 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard told police they caught Miller leaving the store at 4 p.m. Friday with $151 in merchandise she had not paid for. The merchandise included shirts, pants and sandals.
Town of Lockport NY Todd A. Biro, 41, 3119 Portland St., Niagara Falls, and Michael A. Quarcini, 34, 1622 Eighth St., Niagara Falls, were each charged Thursday morning with petit larceny. An employee of Wal-Mart on South Transit Road reportedly saw Quarcini leaving through the shopping cart entrance of the store and get into a car parked in a handicapped spot. Another employee reportedly saw Biro leave through the front doors, setting off the sensor, and get into the same car. The car left the parking lot, and the employees gave the license plate number to store security. Deputies stopped the car on Lockport Road. Inside, they reportedly found several items belonging to Wal-Mart. The items, including several perfume bottles, are worth $451.97, the report said.
WEST GOSHEN PA A Kmart employee was charged with theft after management discovered she stole $450 from a cash register, according to a police report.
The employee, Porsha Laniece Blanton of Philadelphia, allegedly stole $200 on May 2 and $250 on May 8, according to the report.
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A teen, who on May 2 was banned from Coventry Mall property for a year, was cited on May 22 for entering the mall, according to a police report.
Mall security detained Ryan L. Zipay, 19, of Pottstown, until police arrived, and he was cited for criminal trespass, the report says.
New York City NY A security guard at Sephora, 555 Broadway between Spring and Prince Sts., stopped a woman who had just left the shop at 5 p.m. Sun., May 11, and charged her with shoplifting skincare and hair-care products valued at $1,056. Angie Palacios, 24, was charged with the theft.
Two people were arrested at the Liberty Tree Mall at 8:44 p.m. Dennis Escott III, 18, of 145 Lewis St., Lynn, was charged with shoplifting. Chester Szczawinski, 40, of the same address, was charged with larceny of property valued at more than $250.
Lisa Hazard, 128, of 11 Granite St.,was arrested at 7:51 p.m. and charged with three counts of shoplifting from Rave in the Silver City Galleria Mall.
• Tyler Coelho, 19, of 70 Landing Drive, was arrested at 8:12 p.m.and charged with shoplifting from Sears at the Silver City Galleria Mall
Purloined sirloins and other items have led to charges against three people. Police got a report from Shaw’s on Traders Way that two men had been placing packages of meat in their pants, then left the store.
Police caught up with Rudy K. Wynn Jr., 36, of Roxbury, outside the store. The second suspect, Lemont Davis, 36, of Newton, was spotted in a black SUV pulling out of the parking lot. Both men were arrested on charges of shoplifting by concealment.
A third person, Liana Davis, 30, of Newton, will be summonsed to court on the same charges. The meat was subsequently destroyed. Police found numerous items inside the SUV that they believe were stolen from other stores, including CVS and Wal-Mart.
On 5/24/08 at 6:30 p.m., Kayla M. Samson, 20, of 1100 Emery St., Apt. 328, Fulton, NY, was arrested for Petit Larceny and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, both class A misdemeanors, after she was allegedly involved in stealing merchandise from the Wal-Mart store located in the Town of Granby while in the company of a child under the age of 17. Ms. Samson was released on an appearance ticket returnable to Town of Granby Court on 6/02/08.Also arrested in the incident was Jennifer J. Baker, 20, of 313 Seneca Street, Fulton, NY, who was charged with Petit Larceny for her participation in the theft and further charged with Harassment, Second Degree, a violation, after she reportedly struck a Wal-Mart Security Guard in the head with her fist as he was attempting to stop Ms. Baker while she was leaving the store. Ms. Baker was also issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to answer the charges lodged against her before Town of Granby Court on 6/02/08.