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Security agent assaulted during Kroger robbery http://www.privateofficer.com
The robbery happened on Wednesday at the Kroger store on Needmore Road. Deputies said the security officer was assaulted when he approached them in the parking lot.
The sheriff’s department responded to the robbery call but the suspects had already escaped according to a report.
Sheriff investigators said that they are treating this incident as a robbery since force was used to get away and need the community’s help in identifying the people involved.
If you have any information on the location of the two men accused of this robbery and assault, contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
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Security guard arrested for assault on child http://www.privateofficer.com
Janet Gschwind filed criminal charges against Slaven after what she said he did to her son. Gschwind said on two occasions, Slaven chased her 10-year-old son, Ryan, shooting him with plastic pellets from an airsoft gun
He was begging him to stop, telling him it hurt,” said Gschwind.
Until recently, Slaven worked as a private security guard at Associated Security and Patrol, until the state licensing board finished its background check.
Slaven had not told the board about his January 2008 domestic violence charge, which was dismissed. His also still has to face the pending assault charge on Gschwind’s son. Because of the charges, the guard company fired Slaven.
Ron Crowe of Associated Security and Patrol said his company is concerned that Slaven hasn’t returned around six uniform shirts, a badge and patches. They hope he’s not impersonating a guard or police officer.
“There’s no telling what he might want to do or gain from somebody he might want to stop,” said Crowe.
When contacted by Channel 4, Slaven invited reporter Nancy Amons to contact his attorney. He said he plans to return his uniforms to the company Thursday.
Slaven had been a volunteer with the Lakewood Police Department and had applied for a reserve officer’s job. The police chief said when the background check on Slaven found the charges, he decided against hiring him.
KY. mall security sued over assault incident http://www.privateofficer.com
Three Richmond Mall security guards and the brother of one were ordered to the Madison District Court diversion program Tuesday because of their roles in the alleged Aug. 15, 2008, assault of a mall patron.
Indiana officers shot during hotel disturbance http://www.privateofficer.com
Two Jeffersonville police officers have been shot tonight, according to Jeffersonville emergency dispatch.
Baltimore police officer arrested in felony theft incident http://www.privateofficer.com
Robert Harold Gordon, 44, was charged with felony theft of more than $500 after the reported incident at a Wal-Mart on Frankel Way in Cockeysville, authorities said Thursday.
A woman, possibly the officer’s wife,Daniela Gordon, 40, was also charged with the same offense.
Loss prevention agents report that the two purchased about $150 worth of items Tuesday afternoon but tried to steal more than $1,100 worth of items by concealing them under their other purchases and their coats. The report does not identify what the merchandise was.
When a store loss prevention agent stopped them, according to security, the two told them they were just going to their vehicle to get their checkbook. At that point the two were taken into custody and the county police notified.
Virginia wrestling coach arrested for sexual assault http://www.privateofficer.com
Shoplifter dies after being handcuffed by security http://www.privateofficer.com
The man entered the business at 3751 Wilshire Blvd. in the Wilshire Center section of Los Angeles around 6 p.m. Wednesday and was detained a short time later by store security personnel in connection with a theft, said Sgt. Ed Clark of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Station.
It’s not known what the man was accused of stealing.
The man was handcuffed by a store security officer and the LAPD was called in to handle the arrest, Clark said.
When police arrived, they were met by a security officer who directed them to the suspect.
Officers noticed the man was having difficulty breathing, prompting them to render aid and call LAFD paramedics to the scene, the sergeant said.
The man was taken to a hospital where he later died. His name was not immediately released.
Detectives conducted an investigation at the drug store, interviewing all the parties involved, he said. An autopsy to determine the cause of death was pending.
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Vegas police bust organized shoplifting ring http://www.privateofficer.com
Metro Police say organized retail crime in the valley is on the rise. Investigators recently busted a major shoplifting ring and they say the case highlights a new trend in theft.
Thieves were making money off of the most basic items like shampoo, deodorant, and lotion. In this bust alone, Metro uncovered nearly $100,000 worth of stolen items and they say they’ve merely scratched the surface of the problem.
Police found more than 2,000 bottles of shampoo, more than 900 razor blades and 144 battery packs, just to name a few.
Police learned the thieves were going into stores like Albertsons and Wal-Mart, stealing in bulk, and then selling the items to the ring’s organizers for $1 or $2 each. The ring leaders would then resell the items for nearly face value at a swap meet and would pocket the cash.
Metro Police say they’ve seen an increase in shoplifting in the last few months, possibly due to the bad economy. They say one grocery store lost $130,000 in just one quarter.
Metro Sergeant Ed Carol says thieves think they will only get a slap on the wrist, but they are working to make sure these types of thieves get hit with more, “What they don’t understand is that whenever you enter a structure with intent to commit a crime such as petty larceny, that’s actually a burglary, which is a felony. That’s the way we are going to be packaging these cases from now on, once we come across somebody who is proven to be a habitual thief.”
Some local stores say their loss prevention efforts have tripled in the last few months to combat this very type of thing, including locking up liquor and adding extra security.
Metro say this type of organized retail crime is a growing problem. Some believe thieves are using swap meets and even internet sites like eBay to make a quick buck.
Police, security injured while breaking up melee http://www.privateofficer.com
The SPD reported that several officers were working a supplemental / off duty assignment at the Empire Club when they responded to a fight inside the club.
Police said that a physical fight occurred involving several subjects and officers called for additional back-up.
Authorities said that during the melee several officers and security personnel were assaulted and police said that one subject (Moro Vue 1/06/1981) was taken into custody for battery on a peace officer and resisting/delaying.
During the initial physical fight, two Empire security officers were hit by bottles from unknown subjects in the crowd. One security officer sustained a large bump on his head. The other was not injured.
Additional police assisted in quelling the disturbance and restore order and a casualty report was generated to document the event and the use of force.
Police find mother, 2 children dead in TN. http://www.privateofficer.com
newschannel5.com – A woman and two children were found dead inside a Clarksville home late Thursday night.
Thursday at 11:02 p.m. Clarksville officers went to 901 Cal Court to conduct a welfare check. The officers knocked at the door multiple times, but non one responded.
When there was no response, officers entered the home to find one female adult and two children dead.
Police said the victims were 30-year-old Natalie Ann Vullo, 8-year-old Diamin Lynette Shanklin and 3-year-old Paul Zacharius Vullo-Nellons.
No cause of death has been released, and the homicide investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with any information should contact the lead investigator Detective Tim Finley at 931-648-0656, ext. 4008 or contact the TIPSLINE at 931-645-8477.
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3 Arrested in million dollar bank scam http://www.privateofficer.com
Mesa Police arrested three men Wednesday in connection with a series of bank scams and forgeries that took in more than $1 million and may have involved bank employees as accomplices.
According to police reports, at least four people were involved in the scheme, which began in 2004 when the suspects allegedly opened Wells Fargo bank accounts and deposited large sums of money into them.
The suspects and accomplices would drain the accounts with their ATM cards and then report the cards stolen. They would then apply for a reimbursement, which was approved by an employee who was apparently in on the scam.
Tark Ziad Tadros, 29, Faris Ziad Tadros, 27, and Pierre Ziad Tadros, 24, were all taken into custody Wednesday and booked on charges
of fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, credit card forgery and participating in a criminal syndicate. Sgt. Ed Wessing said he did not know how the three men were related.
According to police reports, Wells Fargo lost nearly $200,000 before the scheme ended and the trio moved on to a series of credit card scams.
According to police reports, Tark Tadros began using computers, encoders and skimmers to steal credit card numbers and information to re-code blank cards with. The re-encoded cards would be distributed to Pierre Tadros, Faris Tadros and others to purchase gas, food, clothing and luxury items.
The cards were also used at ATM machines in casinos to withdraw large amounts of money that was used for living expenses and luxury items.
According to the report, police obtained evidence through undercover surveillance and conversations with the suspects, as well as video footage of the suspects at a Casino Arizona ATM.
Tark Tadros was taken into custody after being captured on video at Casino Arizona earlier this month attempting to use a fraudulent credit card. Police found 44 blank credit cards that had been encoded with stolen credit card numbers in his possession, police reports said. Some were wrapped with receipts noting the balances on the cards, and all had the PIN numbers written on them.
A search warrant found the three men had card skimmers, computers and encoders in their possession.
Computers were seized during search warrants, as well as numerous false credit cards.
According to police reports, police had been trying to tail Tark Tadros for more than a year. He was caught on videotape using stolen credit cards at Nordstrom Rack stores in Illinois, but fled from security guards.
Another suspect was named in police reports, but police said no further information was available.
Man arrested for assaulting school security with broken bottles http://www.privateofficer.com
KSLA News 12 has learned that 18-year-old Brandon Davis has been arrest for aggravated assualt and battery.
The incident happened at Shreveport’s Booker T. Washington High School Wednesday afternoon. According to the principal of the high school, Davis came to the school, trying to get on campus, but the security guard would not give hime a visitor’s pass, so Davis left and came back with two broken beer bottle.
Davis then allegedly, attacked the security coordinator because they refused to allow him on campus and that’s when the security coordinator tased Davis.
Both Davis and the security coordinator were treated on the scene by Shreveport Fire Dept. Davis was then arrested. We have learned that Davis was not a student at the high school.