Naked woman flees after running over biker http://www.privateofficer.com
Holly Highfield faces DUI and several other charges after witnesses said she intentionally struck a bicyclist, took off her clothes and ran around the crash scene, then drove off the road while attempting to leave the scene in someone else’s vehicle.
Police said the incident occurred Sunday evening while Highfield, 34, was driving three children, ages 10 to 14.
Just after 8 p.m., officers were called to a report of an accident involving a pedestrian and a naked woman in east Jacksonville.
The children in Highfield’s car told police that she was driving north when she turned to them and said: “Do you think this biker is going to get hit? Do you have faith? Are you afraid?” They said she then steered her SUV across the road and struck 55-year-old Cathy Giury riding a bicycle.
When a couple in a van stopped to see if the bicyclist needed help, Highfield allegedly got out of her vehicle, jumped into the van yelling that she was going to jail, ordering the man behind the wheel to drive her away. Police were told than when the driver refused, she got out, took off her clothes and began running around.
According to the police report, when the bystander got out to help the bicyclist, Highfield yelled at the passenger in the van to get out, then attempted to drive off, rammed her own vehicle and struck a fence.
When police arrived, Highfield was placed in the back of the patrol car. Officers said she became increasingly violent. When a female officer attempted to cover Highfield with a sheet, she was kicked.
The arrest report indicates Highfield “appeared to be under the influence of some type of drug.” It said she also urinated in the back of the patrol car.
Highfield was arrested and charged with battery, carjacking, DUI while accompanied by a minor and DUI while causing damage to property. She was transported to Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center for observation.
“I have no understanding of what’s going on. My wife was riding a bike; somebody hit her. That’s all I know. I’ve been at the hospital for 20 hours,” said the victim’s husband, Mike Giury.
The bicyclist was transported to Beaches Baptist Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, where she remained in stable condition.
Suspect in K-Mart jewelry heist busted http://www.privateofficer.com
Police arrested a Mesa man Wednesday night on suspicion of theft after $16,000 in jewelry went missing from a from Kmart.
The incident occurred Monday at the store near Broadway and Dobson roads in Mesa.
A man stole a rotating jewelry case from the top of a jewelry counter by cutting the security wire and placing the case containing $16, 403.34 worth of jewelry in the shopping cart, police said.
The man wheeled the cart out to a car in the parking lot.
Police received an anonymous tip Wednesday that led them to Ruben Adrian Ruiz, 32, who was identified by a witness in a photo lineup.
Further investigation revealed the jewelry was left at an acquaintance of Ruiz, police said. The jewelry was found and the acquaintance stated Ruiz asked him to hold the property for him.
Ruiz was booked into the Mesa Jail for theft.
11 Yr old robs store with fake gun http://www.privateofficer.com
Off-duty Houston officer involved in shooting incident http://www.privateofficer.com
Authorities in Houston say that a city police officer who was off duty and moonlighting as security for a Richmond Avenue nightclub fired his gun early this morning.
Police officials say that that a person was shot but that he was not responsible for one man’s gunshot wound.
The off-duty officer was at the club in the 5700 block of Richmond when he heard gunshots coming from behind the building.
The officer went to investigate and saw a man who he believed was about to shoot him, authorities said. At that point, according to the officer, he he fired several shots, but missed, they said.
However, the man was taken to a hospital with a leg wound, authorities said. He is expected to recover, authorities said.
Because a police officer was involved in the shooting, Houston police homicide detectives are investigating. The detectives were called to the scene at 1:30 a.m. today.
There was no word on whether the officer involved was placed on administrative duty which is standard when an officer is involved in an on-duty shooting during the investigation.
Violent week for security leaves 1 officer dead, 1 shot, 6 injured
Atlanta GA. Aug 12 2008
Hampton Bays NY.
An off-duty Suffolk County NY correction officer was choked and beat into unconsciousness while working security for a club. He died of his injuries on Saturday.
San Diego CA. An off-duty INS-Customs officer working security at a downtown nightclub was shot and is in critical condition.
Cincinnati OH-A mall security officer chasing a fleeing shoplifter on his bicycle was runned down by her and his legs crushed as she drove her car over him. He is in stable condition at an area hospital.
Portland Ore. A security officer investigating suspicious activity at a construction site had interrupted a burglary and was hit on the head with a blunt instrument.Five Hispanic burglars were seen fleeing. The security officer is in good condition today.
Sebring Fla. A loss prevention agent with Wal-Mart had a shoplifter in custody when he grabbed a power took and clubbed the officer in the head several times causing large wounds and bleeding. The LP agent subdued the man until police arrived. The LP agent is is good condition today.
Vasilia CA. A security officer responded to a school where several men were breaking into a pool area. He confronted the subjects and was assaulted and was thought to have a broken leg. The suspects fled.
Security company still owed money by City of Omaha
It’s been six weeks since the last pitch of the College World Series but some of the people hired to assure security are still waiting to be paid. City officials say Omaha was over-billed by the security firm.
During the CWS the security personnel walk around the stadium with authority but now they are trying to protect their credit.
Delta Security hasn’t paid approximately 50 of its security guards for their series duty because the company hasn’t been paid by the city. The city claims there are problems with the bill submitted by the company.
Security Guard Melissa Golden says, “We pay our taxes. We pay what we got to pay and they’re not paying us. That’s just not right.”
Parks Director Steve Scarpello says the city had been billed for several positions that it did not order prior to the series. The parks director also disputes Delta’s bill over the number of security guards posted outside Rosenblatt to prevent fence jumping.
But an owner and business manager for Delta Security says the series ran four days longer due to rain delays and city supervisors asked for coverage as the games went along.
Delta’s Dan Kaiser says, “They changed the rules after the series was over. Now they’re disputing they didn’t want people on these positions where they knew they were on those positions during the series and they asked for them.”
Money for stadium security comes from the College World Series, so security companies don’t bid. The city hires them and authorizes payment.
The parks director says it would have been irresponsible for the city to pay the invoice when it believed it was clearly over-billed.
Delta Guard Carrie Harris says, “How do you explain that to your mortgage company when you got to make your house payment or your car payment or your insurancepayment — you’re going to have to wait because I’m waiting on the city?”
The city has just cut a voucher to pay Delta Security $60,000 but denied $14,000 of the company’s bill.
Approximately 50 part-time security officers are expecting checks ranging from $200 to $3,500.
Delta Security says it plans to pay all guards in full and then sue the College World Series or the city for $14,000 plus $3,000 for a late fee.
The city plans to defend its stand.
N.C. Police Officer Arrested For Making Phoney Money http://www.privateofficer.com
“Angel Flight” Crashes Near Boston, 3 Dead http://www.privateofficer.com
The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza went down in the parking lot at a Hannaford grocery store, said Jim Peters, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Names of the victims were not immediately released.
The flight was arranged by Angel Flight Northeast, a group of volunteer pilots that helps people who need to travel for medical treatment, but can’t afford it.
Amy Camerlin, a spokeswoman for the organization, said a cancer patient and his wife were being flown to Boston’s Logan International Airport so the man could be treated at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
“Right now our primary concern is the family,” she said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”
The plane took off from Westhampton Beach on New York’s Long Island and was carrying the pilot and a couple from Long Island, Peters said.
The plane crashed about 500 feet across from the store entrance, near a road leading out of the lot. Firefighters surrounded the wreckage Tuesday afternoon, and a charred wing stuck out from the rest of the debris, which was covered in white cloth.
Store manager Arthur Dechellis the plane crashed in an area where people rarely park and no cars were hit.
“I didn’t see it, I just heard an explosion,” he said. “When I looked outside, it was on fire.” Dechellis said the store remained open.
The registered owner of the plane is Janet Keene of Brookfield, Conn., but she was not on board, according to her husband, Kenneth Keene. He said the plane, which his wife had inherited, was used by Angel Flight about once a month and he knew of no problems with it.
Easton is about 25 miles south of Boston.
Security officers nab school burglars after alarm trips http://www.privateofficer.com
Three early morning intruders at a Washington middle school were taken into custody after the school’s Sonitrol Pacific intrusion detection system alerted an expert operator to their activity August 9 according to a recent press release.
Just after midnight, the operator received an impact audio activation from the school. An expert sound analyst, the operator reviewed the audio and heard movement. She immediately dispatched the school district’s security service.
Security officers quickly arrived and checked the building and found an entry point where someone had gone in.
Within minutes the operator heard yelling indicating the security patrol officers had located the individuals inside the school.
The security officers were able to apprehend and detained the suspects who were later taken into custody by Tacoma police and charged with breaking and entering.
Men charged with burglary http://www.privateofficer.com
Two men made off with about 50 pallets after crashing a pickup truck through the gate of a Tampa beverage plant early Sunday, police said.
The incident took place about 4 a.m. at the Cott Corp. bottling plant at 4506 E Acline Drive, police said.
A security officer saw a Chevrolet pickup truck crash through the gates, noticed two men get out and load about 50 pallets into the bed of the truck, then watched as the truck drove back through the broken gate.
A Tampa police officer saw the pickup truck as it headed east on E Seventh Avenue from N 50th Street, less than a mile from the plant. Two men — Brion Curry (left in photos), 47, and passenger Manuel Chapman (right), 60 — were arrested after a traffic stop. Police seized the pickup truck and the pallets.
Online jail records show both men are charged with burglary and third-degree grand theft.
Drive-Thru Bank Robber Nabbed After Phone Tip http://www.privateofficer.com
But a call to Crime Solvers tipped police to the location of the man wanted for bank robbery.
Police, acting on that tip were able to take James Crowder, 20, into custody and he was arrested at a hotel in Richmond on Sunday.
Authorities say he went through the drive-through and robbed Gateway Bank on Independence Blvd. around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday
Police say Crowder sent a note to the teller in the drive-thru tube which said he was armed with a gun and he demanded money.
Police say the car he was driving, a white four-door Lexus, had been reported stolen from Hampton.
Crowder, of Herbert Drive in Norfolk, is charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
He is being held at the county jail on an undisclosed bond amount at this time.