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Nashville security guard indicted for murder http://www.privateofficer.com
Davidson County grand jury handed down a second-degree murder indictment against security guard Jeremy Holmes in the death of Adam Villegas.
Police said Holmes got into an argument outside the Marathon Sports Bar in Nipper’s Corner. Holmes, who was working security in the parking lot at the time, said Adam Villegas was drunk when he asked him to leave the lot
The security officer said he thought Villegas was going to hit him with his car, so he fired a shot that killed Villegas.
Villegas’ family and friends said he was a quiet guy incapable of threatening anyone. Friends of Villegas had been pressing the district attorney to prosecute Holmes
The district attorney turned over their investigation to the grand jury, who handed down the indictment against Holmes.
Holmes’ arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday.
Villegas’ father, who said the charges are bitter sweet. He claims Holmes was “trigger happy.”
Two other security officers were arrested and charged with murder last month in Memphis in a similar incident. Police say that the two shot and killed a person that they had asked to leave an apartment complex. The security officers opened fire when they thought the driver was going to strike them with his vehicle.
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Three suspects were charged with shoplifting a TV from Wal-Mart early this morning on Coliseum Boulevard, Alexandria police report
Jeremy Barron, 19, of 1402 Hickory, Alexandria, Eljuan Bowie, 31, of 100 Spring, Pineville, and Markus Lair, 18, of 100 Spring, Pineville, were arrested and charged with shoplifting, $500 and up, according to an Alexandria police department report.
Alexandria police were dispatched 1:30 a.m. today in reference to a shoplifting at Wal-Mart, 6225 Coliseum Blvd.
Store manager uses Facebook to catch shoplifters http://www.privateofficer.com
Thanks to an aggressive store manager, an accused shoplifter faces felony theft charges this evening. It’s unconnected with a similar case we reported Wednesday. This alleged criminal has some expensive taste. Deputies say a woman was caught on camera stealing a designer purse from the store Kiki in Perkins Rowe. As WAFB’s Caroline Moses reports, the store manager got crafty to find the culprit.
Kiki store manager Cammy Lowe says a few weeks ago, a customer slipped something out of her sight. At first, she didn’t notice, but store surveillance cameras caught everything.
“Two women walked in,” Lowe says, “I greeted them, friendly, dressed well, nice people and they just walked around for a minute and stole a handbag.”
Lowe says you can see the younger woman in the video put a purse exactly like a $320 Marc Jacobs bag into her bag, then leave the store. Lowe was supposed to be on guard, so she says she was determined to find the thief.
Lowe set up a Facebook page, with store surveillance video and still photos of the alleged shoplifter. 124 people joined her group, to help solve the crime. Together Lowe says they found who they were looking for.
Deputies say 24-year-old Stephanie De Chavez Ruiz of Baton Rouge is the woman seen stealing in the surveillance video. She’s charged with felony theft. Her mother, seen with her in the video, was not charged in the crime.
So far this year, Deputies say there have been eight shoplifting complaints from stores inside Perkins Rowe. Kiki’s manager Cammy Lowe says if people try to shoplift again at her store, she’ll be just as creative — Trying to catch them too.
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A Uniondale man was charged with first-degree assault Sunday after he allegedly stabbed another man in the abdomen in a bar, police said.
The victim who police did not identify, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center and admitted. His injury was not life-threatening, police said.
Police arrest 2 in Wal-Mart computer thefts http://www.privateofficer.com
State police have made a second arrest in the case of attempted computer thefts at Walmart in Watertown.
Troopers arrested 25-year-old Brandy L. Parks of Carolyn Street, Ogdensburg on one count of 3rd degree Attempted Grand Larceny.
Parks and 31-year-old Christina Chevrier of Ogdensburg were caught by store security cameras attempting to remove the computers from the store.
Parks was issued an appearance ticket for Town of Watertown Court, pending Grand Jury action. Value of the computers was approx. $4952.
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Target security staff have busy week-end http://www.privateofficer.com
Shoplifting suspects picked the wrong Target over the weekend.
Roseville police said they arrested seven people in two shoplifting incidents at the Target store at 10451 Fairway Drive.
According to loss prevention personnel, at 5:22 p.m. Saturday, security contacted police to report a group of young people taking items from the electronics department, said Dee Dee Gunther, a police spokeswoman. Agents asked for police back-up.
Police units were dispatched and intercepted the suspects in the parking lot, finding the stolen property on them, Gunther said.
Arrested on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy were Jonathan Andrew Santellano, 20, of Rocklin, Steven Matthew McDaniel, 18, of Salinas and three younger teenagers.
At 6:45 p.m. the next day, police were called to the same store and arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of cutting open packages in the electronics department and taking the items.
Booked on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy and possession of burglar’s tools were Michael Davis Scott, 43, of Sacramento and Sherry Lynn Edadiaz, 37, of Auburn.
The two also were wanted on various arrest warrants from Placer and Sacramento counties, Gunther said.
Those arrested were booked into the county jail pending a bond release.
Shooting leaves 6 dead including sheriff’s deputy http://www.privateofficer.com
Events started at roughly 2:19 p.m. when a Skagit County Sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance on Silver Creek Drive in Northern Skagit County. A second victim was found fatally shot at that location.
Two construction workers were found dead at a nearby address. Another victim was found fatally shot at a third address.
The suspect then headed southbound on I-5, where police say a motorist was fatally shot.
A Washington State Trooper was shot in the arm. He is being treated at Sedro-Woolley Hospital with injuries that are not life threatening.
Police say a suspect was taken into custody in Mount Vernon, Wash. He is known to police in the area.
He reportedly led police on a chase before turning himself in.
Police arrest 2 in credit card fraud http://www.privateofficer.com
According to officers, the two racked up quite a bill and were able to get away with their haul. Johnson, 20, and Lee, 18, spent $3,680.08, according to a report.
But then the next day, deputies say, they returned to the Sears with a friend, Tilliasha Philadelphia Williams, 17, and went on another shopping spree, spending $1,691.53 and using the same stolen credit card.
This time they were caught by loss prevention personnel, deputies said.
Johnson, of 13747 Susan Kay Drive, Tampa, and Lee, of 10613 Altman St., Tampa, both were charged with 10 counts of uttering a forged instrument, 10 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, five counts of grand theft – all felonies – and five counts of petty theft, a misdemeanor.
An arrest affidavit states that Williams was arrested and charged with a felony, but no further details were available because she is a minor.
Johnson and Lee were taken to Orient Road Jail. Bail for both was set at $51,250 bail.
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The security officer, although injured was in good condition and Adams was booked into the county jail and was still being held on an unknown bond amount.
Police arrest panhandler for murder http://www.privateofficer.com
Atlanta police charged him with fatally shooting a man he had asked for money early Tuesday outside a Midtown gas station, police said.
The victim was identified as Kashman Avery, 48, of Michigan, according to police and the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office
Police say that at around 2 a.m., Avery and some relatives were at the Shell station on Spring Street and 14th Street, Atlanta police Lt. Keith Meadows said.
The panhandler, Wanique Odwin, approached Avery and asked him for money, Meadows said.
Avery took exception to the begging and exchanged words with Odwin, Meadows said.
Odwin drew a weapon and shot Avery once in the side, Meadows said. Avery was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died.
Odwin, 26, fled the scene, but was found a couple of blocks away, Meadows said. He was charged with murder, and is being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail.
In an interview with a police detective, Odwin said he pulled out his weapon because he felt threatened by Avery, Meadows said.
Avery’s relatives, meanwhile, described Odwin as the aggressor.
The shooting follows a 30-day crackdown on panhandling by Atlanta police, prompted by a barrage of complaints from the public, including tourists.
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Fake security guard picks up cash from business http://www.privateofficer.com
The theft occurred on the afternoon of July 20. Police say the store’s manager received a call that a Brink’s security guard was waiting outside to pick up that day’s money.
The theft wasn’t realized until later the same afternoon when another man, this time a real Brink’s employee, reported to pick up the daily deposits. When the manager said the deposits had already been picked up, the guard said there was no scheduled pickup earlier in the day.A call to Brinks confirmed the money had not been picked up by the company.The suspected fake guard was a black male, 5’11″ tall, about 165 pounds, with a lean-to-medium build and brown eyes.