Man arrested for biting security officer http://www.privateofficer.com
He was arrested early Sunday after he was subdued and handcuffed. Brown had been fighting with patrons and a security guard in the parking lot of Goofy’s Corner.
A waitress was also assaulted.
Federal jury convicts man of security officer’s assault http://www.privateofficer.com
Pablo Aragon, 29, was convicted of two counts of assault causing serious bodily injury and one count of assault causing bodily injury for the New Year’s Day fight with 58-year-old Cruz Vite.
Investigators said Aragon punched Vite several times during a confrontation at a pedestrian toll booth at the Paso Del Norte bridge, connecting El Paso with Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
The El Paso County medical examiner ruled Vite’s death a homicide, saying that the fight triggered the fatal heart attack.
Aragon, who has been free on bail, was not charged with Vite’s death.
When he is sentenced later this year, Aragon could face five to 99 years in prison, prosecutors said.
Security officer arrested in shooting http://www.privateofficer.com
One man was shot and two people arrested early Sunday morning outside of a Rockford tavern. Rockford Police Lt. Christine Bishop said a fight broke out about 12:25 a.m. at the Central Park Tap, 3523 Auburn St., which ended with one man getting shot in the backside by a hired security guard.
Sheriff’s deputy captures shoplifter http://www.privateofficer.com
At 5:41 p.m. May 29, Dfc. K. Moritz responded to the Target Store in California, for a report of a shoplifting in progress..
According to the sheriff’s report, David T. Knott, 22, of California. entered the Target Store and concealed four DVD Movies, valued at $116.32, inside his clothing and exited the store failing to render payment for the items. According to authorities, the shoplifter then fled from store personnel.
Knott was soon observed by Deputy Gill, a short distance from the store, hiding between two parked vehicles and he again fled on foot. Knott was subsequently apprehended behind the Lowes store following a brief foot chase.
Knott was charged with Theft under $500 and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending a bond hearing before the District Court Commissioner.
KMart employee arrested for theft http://www.privateofficer.com
Police say that they were called to the local Kmart store located in the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center by the store manager after he apprehended an employee trying to take items from the store without paying.
According to police, the stores security cameras had recorded employee Diane Gray, 52, of Bridgeville concealing clothing items in a box and hiding it in the store room.
According to the store manager, Gray later retrieved the box with the unpaid for merchandise and tried to exit the store.
Gray was arrested and charged with retail theft of $188 worth of clothing items.
The employee was termintaed from her job and later released from jail on a promise to appear in court.
Shoplifters bond set at $1 million http://www.privateofficer.com
Tru Nguyen, 37, and Humberdo Dondolac, 22, both of Brooklyn, were arrested on Route 1 after they tried to flese police but were soon stopped by officers.
Dondolac tried to stop passing cars on Route 1, and attempted to get in two cars by grabbing door handles, authorities said.
A Marshalls security officer reporting seeing the men cut security tags off clothes and put the merchandise in bags, police said. When they were confronted by the security agent, one of the men shoved a clothes rack onto the security officer and the other swung the bag he was carrying, hitting the guard in the back of the head, police said.
Police responding to the area began searching and soon found the men on Route 1, and Nguyen was ar rested when officers ordered the men to stop, but Dondolac ran down the highway, over an em bankment and into a wooded area, where he was arrested a short time later, police said.
Both men were being held at the Middlesex County jail in North Brunswick
Police say that the severity of the assault of the security officer, the attempted carjackings, and the overall seriousness of the way that the two showed no concern for anyone’s safety, is why the bond requested was so high.
There is no word as of yet if either person has an attorney in this matter.
6 yr old saves friend from drowning http://www.privateofficer.com
Haden Stusak, 6, of Fayetteville is being called a hero after he dived into a pool to investigate a shadow on the bottom that turned out to be his friend.
Josiah Buddah, 5, and Haden are buddies. Haden is a good swimmer, but Josiah can’t swim without his water wings.
On Sunday, Josiah took off his water wings and sank to the bottom of the deep end.
“I was scared, I was scared,” said Josiah.
An adult spotted a shadow in the pool, but couldn’t get to it. No one knew the shadow was Josiah. But Haden got curious and dove down to investigate. He had been practicing diving to the bottom. When he discovered Josiah, he grabbed him and pulled him to the surface.
“Well, I grabbed him like that; he was like unconscious. I grabbed him and I was swimming like this,” said Haden.
“He jumped inside the water; he helped me get back up,” said Josiah.
Two nurses and doctor started CPR.
“They took me to the hospital,” said Josiah. “I was dead and couldn’t breathe.”
It all happened in seconds.
“I could have been burying my baby this week, so just to know that he’s here, No. 1, is amazing, because to see your child lifeless for a few minutes, you think it’s over,” said Josiah’s mother, Judith Buddha.
“So I called ‘Help, help, he drowned,’” said Haden.
Haden’s parents told Channel 2 they ask him not to talk so loudly and to keep his voice down. This is one time they’re glad they heard his screams.
Josiah is doing well and is now swimming with a float suit. He will start lessons in a couple of weeks.
And in true hero fashion, Haden says what he did was no big deal.
“Were friends. That’s what friends do,” said Haden.
Man arrested in online sex sting http://www.privateofficer.com
Loganville police announced that they have arrested Joshua Nelson, 23, after an online undercover investigation.
Police said Nelson had several sexual online chats with a detective he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
Authorities said Nelson was terminated as a detention officer in Bryan County six months ago.
“It’s completely beyond me why they continue to do this knowing we are, and not only us, but other agencies are actively investigating these types of crimes. And we intend to continue,” said a police supervisor.
Nelson was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor. He is in the Walton County Jail.
SECURITY ALERT! FAKE GUARDS http://www.privateofficer.com
Atlanta Ga June 4 2008
We have been alerted to at least three incidents of peeople, dressed in uniform looking like security officers committing robberies in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.
Uniform and person description is varied and incomplete.
As of this time, none seem to be connected but all were dressed in full uniform, badge and in two incidents were armed with handguns.
Please make your employers, clients and community aware of the possibility that this is a new trend and be sure to alert all security officers working within your department or company.
As soon as we get more information on these cases or if other similar incidents surface, we will again post a bulletin.
Security officer shot by vandal http://www.privateofficer.com
The security officer, according to police, spotted people trying to vandalize a vehicle parked in the 2200 block of Rose Marie Lane when he pulled up behind them. The unknown number of suspects then got into their car and drove away, police said.
The security officer called police while following them to the corner of Rose Marie Lane and DaVinci Drive, where they stopped. One of them got out and fired three or four .40-caliber rounds from a semiautomatic handgun at the security officer , police said.
One bullet went through the security officer’s door and struck him in the thigh. The assailants fled, and the security officer was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition, police said.
The gunman was described as a black man, age 28, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 256 pounds. He had a light complexion and possibly lived in the Rose Marie Lane area, police saidThe officers are investigating and hope to locate the shooter.
Shoplifter puts up struggle during arrest http://www.privateofficer.com
Police said that Latroya Shavon Jackson, 28, was arrested and booked into the county jail Saturday afternoon for investigation of burglary.
Officers responding to the store said that Michael Boyer, security officer at the Rite-Aid Pharmacy, 6455 Pacific Ave., stopped Jackson as she tried to run out of the store and recovered more than $400 in merchandise.
During the arrest, police said that Jackson tried to flee but was handcuffed without further incident.
Police said that Jackson was charged with burglary rather than shoplifting because she entered a business with the intent of theft as defined in the California burglary criminal statues.
There was no word on Jackson’s bond amount or if she was still being held at the county jail.
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Man dies from heart attack during struggle with security http://www.privateofficer.com
Alex Gomes of Fresno was confronted by store security on the evening of March 27 after officers say he stole a hat from the department store’s men’s section. Security officers told police that when they tried to detain him, Gomes put up a struggle and then collapsed. No Tasers or weapons were used during the confrontation.
When police and paramedics arrived, security was providing medical attention to the unconscious Gomes.
He was taken to ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton, where he was pronounced dead soon after he arrived.
Gomes, who weighed more than 400 pounds, had an enlarged heart, the coroner’s office said.
Tests done after his death also indicated that Gomes had a blood alcohol level of .15 at the time of his death.
No one was arrested in the incident.
Federal security officer arrested for sex with minor http://www.privateofficer.com
A 25-year-old Olney man, a security officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has been charged with third-degree sexual offense for having sex with a 15-year-old Gaithersburg girl, according to charging documents filed in Montgomery County District Court.
The girl reported to police that she told the man to ‘‘stop,” according to the documents.
Troy Daniel Fisher, 25, of the 3700 block of Cherry Valley Drive was arrested Thursday after turning himself in to police, said Jeannette Wright, a county police spokeswoman. Consensual sex with a minor younger than 16 is illegal; charges incurred often depend on the age of the minor involved and circumstances, said Officer Melanie Hadley, another police spokeswoman.
Fisher paid the $10,000 bond set by the District Court Commissioner’s office and was released from custody, said William L. Smith, warden of the Montgomery County Detention Center.
‘‘We’re going through a very traumatic time right now and we’re in prison in our home,” the girl’s mother said Sunday.
Her daughter is in therapy, taking medication and afraid to go outside, she said. The Gazette is not identifying the girl’s mother because the newspaper does not identify sex-assault victims.
Fisher could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
Charging documents filed by police tell this story:
Fisher engaged in a sexual act and intercourse with the girl on May 22. She reported to police on May 23 that she consented but began feeling pain and told him to ‘‘stop.” She told police that Fisher refused, saying ‘‘he wanted to finish.”
The documents also state that Fisher provided a written statement acknowledging the sex but denied that the girl asked him to stop.
Fisher is a transportation security officer at Washington Dulles International Airport with homeland’s Transportation Security Administration, which provides airport screening and other security to U.S. transportation systems, according to court documents.
‘‘TSA is aware of this situation and takes the matter very seriously,” said spokeswoman Lauren Wolf in an e-mail to The Gazette. ‘‘This individual has been suspended without pay pending further investigation.”
His attorney, Michael J. Banks filed a motion on Thursday requesting a speedy trial and seeking to suppress statements, physical evidence and all pre-trial and in-court identifications of his client, as well as any evidence derived from statements, seizures and identifications. The motion has not yet been ruled on.
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Police officer arrested for soliciting minor http://www.privateofficer.com
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the state investigative authority, announced that they have arrested a Scotts Hill police officer on charges of soliciting a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Authorities say that the local officer identified as Jonathan Henley, 26, was arrested in Henderson County on Friday and released Sunday on $25,000 bond.
After being booked in Henderson County, he was transferred to Weakley County for protection because he is a local police officer, a Henderson County jail official said Tuesday.
Henley is accused of sending text messages to a 15-year-old girl in May asking for sex, according to a complaint filed against him in Henderson County General Sessions Court on Monday.
Henley could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.
In a phone interview, a woman who identified herself as his mother but refused to give her full name told an area reporter that Henley’s family wants to fight the charges.
Scotts Hill Police Chief Jessie Powers was not immediately available for comment Tuesday.
Henley is scheduled to appear in Henderson County General Sessions Court on June 10.
Scotts Hill is a small rural community between Nashville and Memphis.
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Fake guards rob jewelry store http://www.privateofficer.com
The four gunmen held up Crown Jewelers at the busy mall just before noon. Police said a fifth person stayed with the getaway car.
All of the robbers wore black uniforms with the word “Security” on the back, according to police. The heavily armed group spent only moments inside Crown Jewelers but left the place shattered. Jewelry cases were completely smashed.
“I saw five guys jump out of a nice car,” one witness tool reporters. “It looked like an action movie. They went in and out, they had it down to a science. They did their homework and did it right.”
At least one of the men carried a shotgun.
“We’re looking for at least four males, dressed in dark-colored military-type fatigues,” said Sgt. Dana Pierce with the Cobb County Police Department.
Authorities said they believe it is a well-drilled and well-armed robbing crew that spent a good amount of time casing the mall and the store. They wore masks and fled quickly and officials said they will be hard to identify.
Police said they believe in this case, they were less than a minute away from a potentially violent confrontation. “Our officers from Zone 3 began to arrive within moments of them fleeing out the west side of the building,” said Pierce. “If they had stopped near the front door and went inside directly as the robbery was occurring it could’ve been a very serious situation.”
No one was injured in the bold, daylight robbery.