Two school security officers injured during riot http://www.privateofficer.com
A fight that erupted following the Pleasant Valley-Stroudsburg basketball game 10 days ago — leaving a security guard with a concussion and another with a broken knee and ribs — has several students and players facing riot and aggravated assault charges, according to state police at Fern Ridge.
Joy A. Labadie, another security guard at Pleasant Valley, was attempting to keep some of the Stroudsburg players on a school bus, but was knocked to the ground, striking her head and suffering a concussion, police said.
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Shoplifter flees store, commits home invasion http://www.privateofficer.com
Grant Justin Bangerter, 35, of 436 W. Belmont Drive, was booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility on charges ranging from aggravated robbery and simple assault to criminal trespass of a dwelling.
Assistant Police Chief Shane Copeland of the Hurricane Police Departm-ent said a Lin’s security officer observed Bangerter allegedly taking something from the store around noon Saturday.
“The security officer approached him and that’s when he took off running,” Copeland said.
According to Copeland, the suspect allegedly brandished a knife at the pursuing security officer but lost control of it somehow, and then allegedly picked up a rock while threatening to kill the officer.
At that point the security officer backed away, Copeland said.
Hurricane Police officers arrived and the suspect fled into a nearby neighborhood, Copeland said, where Bangerter allegedly entered a home and barricaded himself inside.
Copeland said police officers talked to witnesses and store personnel at Lin’s, and made several calls to the residence that went unanswered.
According to Copeland, Bangerter told officers that no one else was in the residence with him. At that point they made the decision to enter the house.
“We found him hiding in a closet and took him into custody,” Copeland said.
“We’ve dealt with this individual in the past. … We do believe he went into another business and someone else is working with him,” he said.
There were no injuries in the incident.
Bangerter was being held Saturday on $107,585 bail on charges of aggravated robbery, which is a first-degree felony, criminal trespass of a dwelling, criminal trespass of a non-dwelling, obstruction of justice, failing to stop at an officer’s command, simple assault and retail theft.
The Washington County Sheriffs Office and the LaVerkin Police assisted in the arrest.
Copeland said it’s important for residents to keep their doors locked, even when they’re home.
“If the doors had been locked, he wouldn’t have been able to get into that home,” he said.
“If someone had been inside, it could have got real ugly.”
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Gulfport teacher charged with molestation of student http://www.privateofficer.com
Twenty-eight-year-old Catryna Lollita Martin, a teacher at North Gulfport Seventh and Eighth grade school, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student.
Police arrested the science teacher and basketball coach on Friday. Gulfport police chief Allen Weatherford says the parents prompted police to look into the allegations involving the 14 year-old girl, who is a former student of Martin’s.
Officer James Griffin of the Gulfport Police Department said “During the course of the investigation, it was learned that these incidents took place while the student was being tutored at Martin’s residence.”
Police say the incidents leading to her arrest took place during the first week of this month.
Harrison County School superintendent Henry Arledge says Martin has been suspended indefinitely without pay. He says she can request a hearing before the school board to appeal her suspension. Arledge says he says he will recommend to the board that Martin lose her job with the district.
If convicted of sexual battery and molestation, Martin will lose her teaching license.
Shoplifter has drugs and warrants http://www.privateofficer.com
Stark County Jail records say a woman arrested with a man after a shoplifting incident at Wal-Mart was found to have “green vegetable matter” and a drug grinder with her when they booked her into the jail on the shoplifting charge.
Man arrested after assaulting private officer http://www.privateofficer.com
A 23-year-old Reading man was arrested early Sunday on charges he struck a security guard in the head with a chair inside a Bern Township nightclub.
Security, police chase down jewel thief http://www.privateofficer.com
Police say the suspect, 19, went into the Gold-n-Jewel Jewelry store and asked an employee to show him a watch valued at $150.
The suspect then allegedly put the watch in his pocket and told him he has a gun. He then demanded that the employee give him money.
Police say the employee took too long to get the money, so he fled the mall.
The mall’s security staff could not catch him, but they reached a Milwaukee police officer who caught the suspect inside the Doubletree Hotel at 600 West Wisconsin Avenue.
The suspect apparently threw down the watch while being chased.
Prisoner captured during escape attempt http://www.privateofficer.com
A man arrested by the Port Authority Police Department and checked into the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Emergency Room for monitoring attempted to escape police by climbing into the ceiling of the building Sunday morning.
Estaban Gutierrez, 36, of the Bronx, was apprehended Saturday evening near the George Washington Bridge by officers of the PAPD.
Gutierrez was arrested “on charges of possession of stolen property and also a controlled substance,” Ron Marsico, a Port Authority spokesman, said on Sunday.
On the Saturday night following his arrest, PAPD officers transported Gutierrez to the emergency room area of New York-Presbyterian Hospital for observation.
Gutierrez spent Saturday night at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and was in a bathroom in the Emergency Room area at 11:50 a.m. Sunday, when he reportedly decided to climb into the ceiling of the facility. He subsequently trapped himself inside a wall of the structure.
Port Authority security officers and the officers from the New York Police Department’s 33rd Precinct soon arrived to thwart Gutierrez’s misguided escape attempt.
“He went up into the ceiling, and it was searched for an hour and 15 minutes or so,” Marsico said Sunday. “He was eventually determined to be on the other side of a sheetrock wall, so they knocked down the wall and there he was.”
A Public Affairs representative for the hospital referred callers to the NYPD’s 33rd Precinct, a representative of which confirmed police involvement in the arrest.
Gutierrez is currently being held for possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance, as well as an additional escape charge, Marsico said Saturday.