20 People arrested during large mall fight http://www.privateofficer.com
And police say that Saturday’s scuffle among teenagers at the mall is hardly an isolated event.
“The events that were outside was just a carryover from inside. Emotions carried out of the mall, we were trying to push people out of the mall,” said IMPD Lt. Harold Turner. “They continued to be involved in investigations, continued to be hysterical.”
As the incident progressed more IMPD officers were dispatched for officer safety and to bring the crowd under control.
The incident is the fifth time in the last seven months Metro Police have reported a fight involving juveniles at Circle Centre. In one case on June 14, two 15-year-olds were arrested for disorderly conduct while mall security tried to kick them and a group of friends out for the second time in one night.
According to Simon Properties, which owns Circle Centre, security is a top priority. In addition to the 18 security officers and four police officers on duty Saturday night, there were also members of a group called “Moms and Dads”, which is set up specifically to prevent juveniles from getting into trouble at the mall.
However, at least four of the five recent incidents resulted in arrests and most happened on weekend evenings. According to several police reports, officers said they were working overtime to assist with the “large juvenile crowds that come down on Saturday nights.”
Indianapolis resident Jerriline Smith says security is one reason she stays away from the mall on Saturday nights.
“I’m not sure they have enough police force out that I can be protected,” Smith said.
A Simon spokesman says business inside the mall was not affected Saturday night, but a large crowd of onlookers gathered outside and saw the scuffle.
During the fight, one officer was punched in the face by a 15-year-old girl. Another officer pulled a muscle in his neck trying to control one of the teens.
Police and security officers eventually pushed the crowd further into the parking lot and dispersed them making almost two dozen arrests. But police don’t think that this will be the last time that they face a situation like this at this mall and hope that mall management and police can come up with a way to prevent future flare ups.
Security, police officer assaulted during disturbance http://www.privateofficer.com
Security officers working at the High Point conplex say that they spotted three male juveniles entered High Point heading towards 31st and Raymond on June 17 2008.
According to a news report from the complex, a security officer noticed that one of the males appeared to be under the influence of some substance, swinging a chair over his head.
John Doe assumes fake identity for 40 years! http://www.privateofficer.com
Sheriff’s deputies stopped a man with a Florida ID card identifying him as Frank William Meseck, but his driver’s license and vehicle tag were registered under the name of William Robinson.
Officers said the addresses and photos were the same on all of the man’s identification.
Deputies questioned the man’s girlfriend, who said when she met him 37 years ago he was using the name William Robinson.
She said she became aware of an alternate name in 2007 when he applied for Social Security and VA benefits.
The woman said she believes her boyfriend assumed an alternate identity to avoid supporting an ex-wife and family in New York.
A sheriff’s report also said he had been using two different Social Security numbers.
Officers arrested “John Doe” and transported him to the Marion County Jail. However, he was transported to Munroe Regional Medical Center after complaining of chest pains.
Man arrested for being “Peeping Tom” at Prime Outlet Mall http://www.privateofficer.com
The woman said that when she bent to see if anyone was in the restroom, she noticed what appeared to be someone in men’s boots and pants.
She said when she was washing her hands, she saw the man in a stall using a mirror to look into the adjacent area
The woman ran from the restroom and notified security. An officer responded to the area and was able to detain the man until police arrived.
According to the police report, the officer said that the man was “sweaty” and that his pants were unbuttoned and unzipped.
Officers arrested 26-year-old Ronald Hamrick. He is charged with voyeurism.
Police said that Hambrick denied the allegation and told them that he had gone into the wrong bathroom by accident.
Theft suspect threatens security agents with stun gun http://www.privateofficer.com
A man who police said stole cash from an unattended cash register at a Wal-Mart in north Scottsdale on Friday, held off security personnel by threatening them with a stun-type device.
According to police, the man entered the store at 15355 N. Northsight Blvd. about 4:30 p.m. and opened the unattended cash register in the electronics department before running through the store, according to police.
Store security personnel had witnessed the theft and followed the man, and as he exited the store he turned to them and pointed the device at them causing them to stop chasing him, police said.
Police responded to the store and searched the area but could not locate the suspect.
The man, who was described as white, weighing about 130 to 160 pounds with short black hair and slight facial hair, entered a white Toyota and fled northbound on Hayden Road.
Man charged with beheading dog during dispute http://www.privateofficer.com
Police said that Ezekiel Holley, 28, was charged with cruelty to animals, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct after he allegedly stabbed his sister’s dog, Chico, then decapitated the animal Sunday afternoon.
Holley according to the police report, was upset that his sister’s boyfriend beat her up, court records state.
After he killed Chico, Holley went for a swim at a nearby hotel, according to a police report. He was arrested when he came home, at which point he allegedly lied to officers about his social security number and birthdate.
Holley was not able to post bond and was taken back to jail and will be presented in court for pre-trial in the coming weeks.
Former police officer charged with shoplifting http://www.privateofficer.com
Shoplifter battles with store security charged with robbery http://www.privateofficer.com
Dominic Bovio, 27, of Dearborne Avenue is charged with robbery because police say that when store employees and a loss prevention officer stopped him as he exited the store without paying for merchandise, he put up a struggle and assaulted the employees.
One employee was transported to a local hospital for treatment of an arm injury, police said.
Bovio was committed to the Camden County Correctional Facility, Camden.
University of Alabama linebacker Jimmy Johns arrested for drugs http://www.privateofficer.com
Police allege that Johns sold to investigators on campus twice, Snyder said.
He is being held on $120,000 bond.
After his arrest this morning, UA spokesman Cathy Andreen said Johns has been “indefinitely suspended from school.”
Football coach Nick Saban said in a statement, “Jimmy Johns has been dismissed from the team. This type of behavior obviously will not be tolerated, and he is no longer a part of our program.”
Snyder said he began receiving information months ago “from several sources.” The squad obtained five warrants and bought cocaine from him five times , police allege . After executing a search warrant of his residence this morning, police found “some additional cocaine and some ecstacy tablets,” Snyder said.
Johns was then also charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Snyder described the investigation as “fast and furious” to avoid the information leaking to the public. He said the drug squad has not determined the source of the drugs.
Snyder said he does not believe any other players were involved.
Five AZ. officers fall from Interstate bridge during suicide rescue http://www.privateofficer.com
At least 5 police officers were pulled off of a freeway overpass and onto Interstate 10 as they tried to save a man who was attempting suicide late Tuesday morning.
The officers suffered cuts and bruises with the early reports stating the most serious injuries were broken bones, according to Lt. James Warriner, a Department of Public Safety spokesman.
The incident closed traffic on the freeway for less than an hour Tuesday.
The man climbed on to the 16th Street overpass and officers responded shortly before 11 a.m.
The man was hanging over the railing on the west side of the overpass when he fell.
The officers and the man attempting to jump were taken to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Police scheduled a press conference late Tuesday morning to provide more details.
Two Broward County deputies accused of aiding drug dealers http://www.privateofficer.com
Broward County Fla. June 24 2008
Broward Sheriff’s deputy nicknamed “Wingnut” used his badge and expertise to aid a drug smuggling operation, then recruited a fellow deputy he said had a history of drug-dealing to help out, federal prosecutors charged Monday.
“We’ve been watching him for quite a while now; we’ve gone on our gut instinct because a leopard doesn’t change his spots,” Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti said Monday of Tauber.
Security nabs man stealing gas from tanks http://www.privateofficer.com
Officers said Shawn LaFollette, 37, of Silverton, had parked his goose neck trailer over a tank at the Pacific Pride Station at 205 Columbia St. NE.
When the security officer approached him, LaFollette had been pumping fuel out of an underground storage tank, police said.
Authorities said LaFollette told the security officer he was at the gas station to pressure-wash the lot, but the officer spotted the hose leading to the tank and notified police
LaFollette was taken into custody on charges of theft, criminal mischief and criminal trespass. He was booked into the Marion County Correctional Facillity.
His truck and trailer, which had the capability of storing more than 1,000 gallons of fuel, were seized as evidence, police said.
Chet Foster — who works at a nearby Salem Texaco — said his station has installed very tight security to keep thieves at bay.
“We’re not really too concerned about it. We have locks on ‘em now and we got security coming through all the time, but the way prices are going it will keep happening,” Foster said.