KS. teacher arrested for having sex with student http://www.privateofficer.com
Nina Urban faces a charge of unlawful sexual relations.
Since then, the district has put her on administrative leave.
Urban is set to be arraigned Thursday.
ATTENTION: Security /Police http://www.privateofficer.com
Atlanta GA Feb 11 2009
Law enforcement contacts have shared information pertaining to an organized group of cargo thieves who recently burglarized a warehouse in Illinois and are suspected of traveling to other parts of the country looking for multi-million dollar shipments to steal.
The current M.O. is fairly time-consuming and elaborate but obviously works as the group of 5 males were able to steal 30,000 cell phones valued at approximately $6 million dollars, and have not yet been caught.
A member of the group contacts a warehouse, posing as a representative of the alarm company (or names a previously used alarm company), advising that there is a problem with the alarm system. They will request the operator’s name, identification number, password, alarm code, etc. The crooks have a voice mail box set up to the telephone number used to contact the warehouse. The voice mail message identifies the crook (s) as an employee of (whatever name used) alarm company and they are on the phone and to please leave a message.
Once the information is obtained, the thieves wait a day or two, defeat a lock, window, etc and wait to see the police response. Once the group is satisfied that the police failed to detect a break in the barrier, the suspects continue to wait between 2-4 hours before they make entry into the building. Once inside they remove or disable the security cameras, leave and again wait for police response.
Now feeling confident about response times and inspection methods, the group of thieves re-enter the facility and start moving product from the warehouse to the dock doors. Once the product is in place they call in their tractor-trailers, load the goods and leave the premises.
Other warehouses were hit in Florida ($30 million) and Tennessee ($15million) using a similar plan of execution.
As this group is suspected of traveling around the country we would encourage all security and operations personnel to:
• Maintain open communication with company personnel and encourage reporting of out of the norm occurrences
• Review your organization’s physical security protocols to ensure measures are still appropriate. Perform monthly alarm tests; review documentation of alarm company maintenance or system access, update company alarm call lists and require assigned personnel to respond to alarm calls, even when the system is suspected of mal-functioning.
• Review your organization’s current practices with regards to vendor/contractor access (especially after normal working hours)
• Maintain open lines of communication with local police authorities. Understand what the police response will be to alarm calls, including those deemed to be false alarms
JJ Coughlin – SC-integrity
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Off- duty VA. trooper pulls child from burning vehicle http://www.privateofficer.com
On Friday, a 1995 Chevrolet Lumina ran off U.S. 13 in Accomack County, overturned and caught fire, a news release from the Virginia State Police said.
When he pulled up to the overturned vehicle, Danielle Strand, the driver, screamed that her child was trapped inside, the news release said.
Rescuers arrived on scene as he pulled her out of the car and she and her mother, 6-year-old brother and 4-year-old sister were all taken to Shore Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The girl, who turned 3 on Friday, had two broken legs, the news release said.
Johnson was also treated for smoke inhalation.
Security guard arrested for molestation http://www.privateofficer.com
Prescott police have arrested Prescott resident and former Yavapai Regional Medical Center security guard Shawn C. Reel, 29, on felony charges of sexual conduct with a minor and molestation of a child, police said in a press release today, Feb. 10.
An employee alerted YRMC administrators to an email the employee found on Reel’s work computer that contained sexual comments directed towards the 14-year-old.YRMC officials then notified Prescott police.
Woman charged with murder after throwing baby in lake http://www.privateofficer.com
Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway says a baby girl’s dead body was retrieved from Lake Pontchartrain with the umbilical cord still attached.
Caraway said witnesses told police they saw a woman casually walk up to the water and toss something in, and then turn around and casually walk away, getting back into her car and driving away.
Caraway said the witnesses went to the area where the woman had tossed in the object and found a child lying face down in the water.
Police said they are looking for an early 2000 model, bright red, 4-door, Grand Am with a temporary tag in the back window. The driver is said to be a black female.
“There’s no way to explain this, there’s no way to justify this,” said Caraway. “Nothing can be so bad in your life to lead you to do something like this. This was a full term, female, baby, absolutely gorgeous. The umbilical cord was somewhat attached.”
“She came here to the police department on her own free will,” McGregor said, adding that her parents accompanied her.
McGregor said that the woman confessed to throwing the baby into the lake to hide the pregnancy from her parents. She said that she may have felt a heartbeat and that the baby was breathing, according to McGregor.
If the baby was in fact alive before being tossed into the lake, McGregor said that the department would pursue a first-degree murder charge. He added that after an autopsy is completed, the nature of the death will be known. An autopsy is expected to be performed on the baby Wednesday.
“She’s coherent. She understands what she has done, and she realizes she’s going to have to face the consequences for what she did, and she told us that,” McGregor said. “She’s remorseful for what she did, she feels there’s other avenues that she should have taken for this.”
McGregor said that the parents suspected the woman was pregnant, but she denied that she was.
Police said that they received a tip from someone at an apartment complex who had seen a woman pull into a parking lot and throw some things into a garbage can. The person who gave the tip said that the car seemed to match reports of the car that the woman had been driving.
Police went to the complex and looked inside the garbage can, where they found the mother’s placenta, McGregor said.
Earlier today, Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway said a baby girl’s dead body was retrieved from Lake Pontchartrain near the Williams Boulevard Boat Launch with the umbilical cord still attached.
Caraway said witnesses around 1:30 p.m. told police they saw a woman casually walk up to the water and toss something in, and then turn around and casually walk away, getting back into her car and driving away.
Caraway said the witnesses went to the area where the woman had tossed in the object and found a child lying face down in the water with the umbilical cord still attached.
“I couldn’t believe that there actually was a human body in there,” said Elliott Lew, a park supervisor of the area. “It is going to leave me with a little bit of nightmares, most probably.”
Caraway said there were many witnesses at the scene when it happened, and that they got a good look at the woman.
“It’s a shame. I mean, what’s this world coming to?” said Chris Bayer, who was a witness of the incident. “I mean, it’s pathetic. It’s really pathetic. Why would she have done a thing like that?”
The mother is currently in the hospital being treated.
“There’s no way to explain this, there’s no way to justify this,” said Caraway. “Nothing can be so bad in your life to lead you to do something like this. This was a full-term, female baby, absolutely gorgeous. The umbilical cord was still somewhat attached.”
Louisiana has a Safe Haven Law that lets a parent anonymously give up their newborn of 31 days or younger and leave them at certain locations.
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College security officer sues police for attacking him http://www.privateofficer.com
A security guard working on the Pellissippi State Technical Community College campus is suing the City of Maryville, claiming Maryville police officers attacked him while he was on the job.
“War Machine” arrested in Vegas by security http://www.privateofficer.com
War Machine, also known as Jon Koppenhaver, was arrested early Saturday for misdemeanor battery after a scuffle at a Las Vegas nightclub.
The arrest happened at the Krave Nightclub, according to TMZ.com, and occurred around 4 a.m. local time says a Las Vegas Metro Police rep, according to FiveOuncesOfPain.com.
After an alleged scuffle inside the club, Koppenhaver was escorted out of the club by security but allegedly started punching the security. TMZ reports that security made the citzens arrest until the police could arrive.
Koppenhaver was previously arrested for battery on Sept. 2, 2007. He eventually pled guilty and the felony charged was lowered to a misdemeanor. He avoided jail time but received three years probation, 30 days of community service and was ordered to pay $2,300 in restitution and continue counseling.
Suspect in armored car guard murder captured http://www.privateofficer.com
Police said Isaam Mattaay Chaplin, 27, had been arrested and charged in the killing of Juan Estevan Salado, 25, of Charlotte.
Police said Chaplin stole several bags, then drove away in a dark vehicle that was parked at the nearby Wachovia Bank bank branch.
Police at North Carolina A & T University contacted Greensboro police at about 4:30 p.m. Monday after Chaplin was involved in an altercation at the campus. After running a warrant check, Chaplin’s name was found to be wanted by Greensboro police for driving with a revoked license.
He was being held without bond after being charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Police said Chaplin was not an A&T student and that they did not know why he was at the campus. WXII12 News has learned that Chaplin was a former student who was taking a semester off. He was originally from Philadelphia, where according to a Classmates.com listing, he attended Martin L. King High School. He was majoring in criminal justice and had no prior criminal record.
Police said he had previously been an employee at the Old Navy store on Bridford Parkway.
Greensboro police Chief Tim Bellamy added that he was relieved to have Chaplin, who police said acted alone, off the street.
Jail officials said he was in court for his first appearance Tuesday afternoon and had not yet retained an attorney.
Police announced in January a $2,000 reward for tips that lead to an arrest. Brinks Inc. also offered an additional $25,000.
Greensboro Capt. Janice Rogers said hundreds of calls had been phoned in to Crimestoppers.
Police said that they had been following up on numerous leads and that Chaplin had been developed as a suspect.
The shooting happened on a weekday during the heavy holiday shopping season.
Several stores near the Old Navy were closed while police conducted their investigation.
Police released grainy surveillance image taken inside the store that they said showed Chaplin wearing a shoulder-length, dark red wig and teal surgical scrubs. Police said he was most likely trying to conceal his identity.
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Man shoots self at hospital http://www.privateofficer.com
When the call first came in that someone was shot at Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, police and sheriff’s deputies from several agencies rushed to the Lafayette hospital.
“We really didn’t know what had happened,” said Lafayette police Cmdr. Mark Battersby.
But within minutes, officials learned that the victim, Steven Tapp, 59, of Thornton, had accidently shot himself in the thigh, likely while reaching for money in his pocket in the hospital’s cafeteria, Battersby said.
“There was nothing here to indicate this person intended to do anyone any harm,” he said.
Police were called at 12:27 p.m., he said. After shooting himself in the leg with a .32-caliber semi-automatic Kel-Tec pistol, Tapp went into a restroom, where security officers quickly disarmed him, he said.
“He was as surprised as anyone else in the cafeteria,” said Kay Taylor, hospital spokeswoman. “If you had to have an accident,” it happened in an ideal location, she said.
Medical attendants put him in a wheelchair and rolled him 200 feet down the hall to the emergency room.
According to Battersby, Tapp will be cited for three misdemeanor criminal offenses: unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon, prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
“Obviously, he was putting other people at danger,” Battersby said. “This is an unfortunate accident.”
Tapp told officers he had filled out the paperwork for a concealed-gun permit but had not turned it in, authorities said.
The hospital has a policy prohibiting weapons in the hospital, Taylor said.
“Absolutely no guns are allowed,” she said.
Tapp was treated and released within hours of the accidental shooting in good condition.
He originally went to the hospital to visit a family member with other relatives, Taylor said.
Security guard decapitates 5yr old son http://www.privateofficer.com
A father who killed his 5-year-old son and wounded his wife Tuesday inside his home was arraigned this morning in Virginia Beach court.
Joseph Henry Hagerman III, 33, said late last night in media interviews that he decapitated his son.
“If I didn’t take my son’s life, he would have lost his eternal salvation,” Hagerman said in an interview with WVEC-TV. “I know it’s a horrible thing.”
“I didn’t want him to lose his salvation,” Hagerman said. “I wanted him to go fast. I didn’t want him to be tortured.”
Hagerman, a night security guard for Virginia Beach Public Schools, appeared in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court via closed-circuit TV from jail. He was charged with first degree murder and felonious assault and ordered held without bond.
The public defender’s office was appointed to defend Hagerman and a bond hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday.
Hagerman served in the Marine Corps as an administrative clerk from June 1994 to November 1997, achieving the rank of corporal and leaving when his contract was up, according to the Marine Corps.
Joshua D. Hagerman was found in the home in The Lakes neighborhood, police spokeswoman Margie Long said. His body was taken to the medical examiner’s office in Norfolk to determine the cause of death. The boy’s mother, who is the suspect’s wife, underwent surgery at a hospital for lacerations to her hand. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening, Long said.
The boy was not enrolled in the city’s public school system, according to the school division.
Police cordoned off the neighborhood for hours on Tuesday while they investigated the incident. Long did not provide details about what led to the incident in the home, off Riverbend Road.
At 11:22 Tuesday morning, someone at the home, in the 3200 block of Sugar Creek Drive, called 911. When police responded to what was described as a stabbing call, they discovered the boy’s body.
Hagerman, who apparently had run a distance around the corner, was arrested at Riverbend Road and Lynnhaven Parkway. Police said he fought officers who were trying to handcuff him.
Jeff Guill of Chesapeake said he saw the man captured. Guill was driving down Lynnhaven Road, on his way to a business meeting, when he saw a man dart into traffic.
“He literally came within seconds of getting smashed by a dump truck,” Guill said. The man turned around and crossed in front of Guill, who pulled over next to him.
“Hey, are you OK?” Guill said he asked. “Is everything OK?”
Then Guill noticed that the man’s white T-shirt and sweatpants were covered in blood. Guill pulled away quickly.
He heard sirens; then police swept in and had the man in handcuffs within a minute, Guill said.
Hagerman has worked for Virginia Beach schools as a night security guard since August 2001, said schools spokeswoman Nancy Soscia. Hagerman worked a 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. shift, monitoring schools and responding to service calls. He has been suspended without pay.
Relatives of the Hagermans and neighbors declined to comment Tuesday.
A page on the social networking site MySpace that apparently belongs to Hagerman shows his photo and is private. But it does show his “status” – “Jesus Freak in the mood for ice cream” – and a quote: “Schizophrenia can’t hold me down, Thank God for Jesus!”