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Security officer shoots armed man who shot 3 people http://www.privateofficer.com
Oakland resident Adrian Dantoc, 18, and two other teenage suspects – John Catolos, 19, and Julian Logan, 19, both of Oakland – fled the scene but were caught by police and arrested on four counts of attempted murder, Hayward police said.
The incident happened at about 1:29 a.m. Sunday, when Dantoc and the two other teenagers allegedly confronted the three shooting victims, who were riding bikes through the parking lot of Manila Garden Restaurant on Hesperian Boulevard, police said.
When a fight started, Dantoc allegedly grabbed a gun from a nearby car and shot the three victims multiple times, police said.
Dantoc and the two other suspects then drove to a home on Lester Avenue in Oakland, allegedly throwing away the gun along the way, police said.
The victims – ages 41, 23 and 17 – are all expected to survive. The eldest victim was shot in the torso and was admitted to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he is in stable condition, police said.
The 23-year-old victim, who was shot in the arm, was also treated and released.
An investigation found that the security guard, a 45-year-old Hayward man who police did not identify, was justified in shooting Dantoc to protect his own life, police said.
“The round that was fired at the security officer went into the building just 2 feet above his head,” said Hayward police Lt. Christine Orrey. “He was certainly justified shooting back.”
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Security officers, cinema employees, customers, pounce on robbery suspects http://www.privateofficer.com
Police official say 30-year-old Robert Doucette took the drawers full of money and ran from the theater.
He was tackled by the security guards and off-duty Dane County sheriff’s deputy Dave Lambrecht.
“I felt that this had to come to an end before it escalated into something else,” Lambrecht told 27 News.
Police say Doucette had a loaded gun on him.
Police also say 20-year-old Samuel Lemanski tried to grab the cash drawer from the concession area but was stopped by cinema employees and some citizens.
Both suspects were taken to the Dane County Jail.
All the cash was recovered, and no injuries were reported.
Lambrecht told 27 News his training as a sheriff’s deputy prepared him for this scenario, but it was the first time in sixteen years in law enforcement he had to act when out of uniform. “I’ve had to call 911 before, drove up on a car accident, never the nature of an armed robbery.”
In addition to being an alleged armed robber, authorities said Doucette was a felon allegedly in possession of a firearm, and a fugitive wanted in connection with three, separate arrest warrants.
Casino security charge two after seperate incidents http://www.privateofficer.com
Police say that had to arrest a 55-year-old Harrisburg man in connection with a scuffle with state police Saturday night at the Hollywood Casino at Penn National in Dauphin County, police said.
Police and casino security officers said that Timothy J. Black was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and public drunkenness in the 8:11 p.m. incident, police said. He is accused
Black is accused of arguing with security officers at the casino over a problem with a slot machine, and became disorderly state police said.
Black was arraigned in Dauphin County Night Court. His bail was set at $10,000, and he was released to the custody of his attorney, state police said.
In a second incident at another area casino, police charged Robert T. Kopp, 38, West Palm Beach, Fla., with using obscene language after the staff at Hollywood Casino at Penn National, East Hanover Township, stopped serving him alcohol at 10:35 p.m. Saturday, police said.
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An Alabama woman was arrested after a robbery and altercation in Lowe’s Home Improvement Center on at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Christina Marie Goleman 26, Saint Michael, Coden, Ala., was charged with robbery, endangerment by bodily substance, carrying a concealed weapon, simple assault and public intoxication, according to a news release the Pascagoula Police Department.
Police said two Lowe’s employees were holding Goleman down on the floor near the exit doors when they arrived.
The women fought over the wallet and store employees attempted to help, according to the report.
Police said Goleman bit a store employee on the wrist and said she had AIDS.
Camp counselor arrested for child molestation http://www.privateofficer.com
According to police, a complaint was made concerning Alfred Phelps, 20, of Jonesboro who was a counselor at the Wohelo Summer Camp at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Roswell.
Investigators say that a parent notified them that their child had been molested by Phelps while in his care.
Police also said that two children, ages 8 and 10, told police that Phelps lured them to the church basement in June and molested them.
Phelps has been charged with child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and sexual assault.
After his arrest, he was booked into the county jail and was being held on the felony charges pending a bond release.
Man arrested after leaving 1yr old alone in car http://www.privateofficer.com
Authorities were notified by a security officer that a man had left a young child alone in his vehicle and officers were dispatched to investigate the situation at an area Wal-Mart store police said.
Officers arrived Saturday night and say that they found that the man had allegedly left a 1-year-old boy unattended in an unlocked car with its engine and air-conditioner running outside Wal-Mart on Bush River Road, Columbia police said.
The boy, who was not injured, was turned over to his mother’s custody, Columbia police spokesman Brick Lewissaid.
Investigating officers arrested thirty-three year-old Gregory J. Lewis and charged him with unlawful neglect of a child.
Someone in the store’s parking lot saw a child in the car and notified security, who went to investigate and then notified Columbia police, according to the police report.
UI Employee Guilty of $90,000 theft http://www.privateofficer.com
Judge Heidi Ladd convicted Anjanette Jones, 38, for whom the court file listed addresses in the 800 block of East Kerr Avenue, Urbana, and the 1500 block of Countryside Place, Champaign, of theft over $10,000 in a stipulated bench trial
A stipulated bench trial is similar to a guilty plea in that both the prosecutor and the defense attorney agree what evidence the judge should hear and give the judge a summary instead of calling witnesses to testify. The judge enters a finding of guilt and imposes a sentence to which the lawyers and the defendant have agreed.
The defendant is spared having to admit wrongdoing, which preserves her ability to appeal.
Jones will serve four years of probation and repay the UI $90,875. Ladd set a hearing for next month to set up a monthly payment plan not to exceed $500 for Jones. Ladd explained to Jones that her probation could be extended for purposes of making restitution.
Assistant State’s Attorney Joel Fletcher said between September 2002 and September 2005 while Jones was employed at the UI’s Testing Center, her duties included administering standardized tests such as law, medical and graduate school entrance exams.
It was in September 2005, when a new person was appointed as director of the UI’s Testing Center, that she noticed, based on reports prepared by Jones, that there was a decrease in revenue from Educational Testing Services to the UI. When she asked Jones for documentation of the July and August 2005 billings, Jones resigned without notice, Fletcher said.
He said the UI later recovered vouchers that Jones had submitted to Educational Testing Services for direct payment for proctoring tests which she was not authorized to submit and which were not accounted for in the monthly reports she prepared for the office of the Dean of Students.
UI spokeswoman Robin Kaler said Jones was employed at the UI from Nov. 10, 1997, to her resignation on Sept. 23, 2005.
She was represented by Champaign attorney Mark Lipton.
Fletcher said she had no previous criminal convictions.
Security agents face shoplifter with knife http://www.privateofficer.com
According to police, the robbery was reported about 1:40 p.m. at the Nordstrom’s in the 1200 block of Broadway Plaza, police said.
Store security personnel ran after the man and confronted him, at which time the man struggled and pulled a knife on the agents police said.
The man then fled and got into a late-1980s to early-1990s model Toyota Corolla and sped off southbound on Broadway.
Authorities said that they are investigating this as an armed robbery and when the suspect is apprehended he will face those charges.
Police said that no one was injured.
A police search of the area did not find the robber, who is described as a black man in his mid-20s, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, with a goatee and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Attorney accused of shoplifting http://www.privateofficer.com
A loss prevention officer spotted a man take a knife and confronted him outside the store, located at 4901 13th Ave. S., about 11:50 a.m. Friday, Fargo police Sgt. Jeff Skuza said.
The man, later identified as Fisher, refused to go back inside and pushed the employee to try to get away. A struggle ensued, spilling into neighboring Lowe’s Home Improvement, Skuza said.
The prevention officer was able to get one handcuff on Fisher, but an off-duty Barnes County sheriff’s deputy had to assist in getting the second handcuff on Fisher, who had to be physically restrained, Skuza said.
Fisher refused to identify himself on scene, but responding officers recognized the attorney, Skuza said. Fisher was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and disorderly conducted and booked into the Cass County Jail, Skuza said
Fisher, 64, spent 18 minutes at the jail before posting $400 cash bail, according to the jail. He is expected to make a court appearance in the next 10 days, Skuza said.In August 1997, Fisher pleaded guilty to taking two pairs of shorts worth $76 from a Fargo department store. He was fined $200, given a 30-day suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay restitution.
In September 1996, Fisher was accused of taking a fishing tool worth about $60 from a Grand Forks sporting goods store. The charge was eventually dropped. Fisher admitted to stealing the item as part of the attorney disciplinary proceedings against him.
Fisher was an assistant U.S. attorney in North Dakota since December 1981 and was fired following the shoplifting arrests.
The highly regarded attorney is best known for helping prosecute four people in connection with the February 1983 shooting deaths of two federal marshals who were attempting to serve a warrant on tax protester Gordon Kahl. Fisher also was a prosecutor on the murder case of Eddie Peltier, a former Devils Lake, N.D., police officer who was found dead on North Dakota’s Fort Totten Indian Reservation in 1983.
He has represented several well-known defendants, such as former Barnes County jailer Moe Gibbs and Fargo house mover Michael Trevino.
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Police investigate shooting at security officer’s house http://www.privateofficer.com
Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at a security officer’s house. Police say that one or more gunmen sprayed a home on Burkland Avenue with bullets about 4 a.m. Sunday, Athens-Clarke police said.
The resident told officers that he heard several gunshots, but that he did not go to investigate it until he woke the next morning and found three bullets had struck his house and one lodged in his vehicle’s tag, according to police.
The man was home with his wife and three children at the time, and one of the bullets struck the man’s bedroom wall, police said.
Investigators said that the man told them that he works as a security guard at The Library, a club on East Clayton Street. Police think the shooting might have been in retaliation for tossing out two patrons the victim caught smoking marijuana inside the club the night before, police said.
Investigators found seven 9mm cartridge casings outside the man’s home, police said.
ACPD officers are investigating and if caught, the persons responsible could face felony charges of shooting into an occuppied dwelling, an investigator said.
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Detention officer killed in drive-by http://www.privateofficer.com
According to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department, 27-year-old Tarica Pulliam was shot several times outside her home at the Briarcliff Villas near Gordon Road as she was walking to her car.
Authorities are trying to locate 30-year-old Anthony Antwand Bowen, a light-skinned black male, who is a person of interest in this case.
Bowen is driving a silver or light green 2004 Ford Taurus with the license plate reading: VYE3086.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 798-4260.
The investigation is ongoing.