Shoplifters also face drug charges http://www.privateofficer.com
Police responding to a shoplifting call at a Kingsport Wal-Mart ended up making two arrests on drug charges.
According to a Kingsport Police incident report, the officer responded to the West Stone Drive Wal-Mart about 1:15 Saturday morning.
Police say that when the Wal-Mart employee attempted to stop the woman, she handed a Crown Royal bag to her boyfriend and told him to run. Following a short struggle with the loss prevention officer, the man was detained.
Police say the Crown Royal bag contained a green leafy substance, several baggies, a pill crusher with white residue, a pack of rolling papers and a scale.
The male suspect, identified as Nathan Kilgore, 35, of 401 Park Ridge Drive, Kingsport, was arrested and transported to Kingsport City Jail. Police say he appeared to be intoxicated, as his speech was slow and slurred and he was unsteady on his feet.
Kilgore is charged with possession of drugs for resale, public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to police, the female suspect initially provided a false name and social security number. She was later positively identified as Jessica Alan Hobbs, 24, of 205 East Ravine Road, Kingsport. She was also arrested and transported to Kingsport City Jail.
Hobbs is charged with public intoxication, identity theft, possession of drugs for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Man commits suicide at hospital http://www.privateofficer.com
On Saturday night, a man in his mid-40s told a passer-by he was suicidal and wanted to donate his organs minutes before he fatally shot himself outside the University of Washington Medical Center, according to university police.
The passer-by went into the hospital’s emergency room and told a security officer what the man had said, according to Assistant Chief Ralph Robinson of the University of Washington Police Department.
The security officer called campus police at 6:36 p.m.
Five officers responded and found that the man had moved to an isolated spot between the emergency room and another building, Robinson said. Despite the officers’ repeated commands for the man to drop a shotgun he was holding, the man fired and killed himself at approximately 6:45 p.m. He didn’t threaten the officers and no one else was in danger, Robinson said.
Death investigators with the King County Medical Examiner’s Office are still trying to identify the man.
In late October, former UW custodian Soo Chun, 61, died after setting himself on fire in the UW’s Red Square in full view of numerous witnesses.
Chicago teacher arrested for sex crimes with student http://www.privateofficer.com
Linda Pithyou, 29, worked at Lawrence Hall Services which is a not-for-profit treatment center for at risk youth in Chicago.
A spokesperson for the Cook County state’s attorney said that their investigation showed that she arranged to have sex with the teenage male student in a car.
Authorities released few details but said that the teacher was arrested and charged last Friday. Pithyou was dismissed from the school after an internal investigation.
Seven shot during New Orleans parade http://www.privateofficer.com
Seven people were injured in a shooting that occurred along the city’s main parade route, marring what had been a picture perfect day with great weather and large crowds.
The incident occurred around 1:45 p.m. along tree-lined St. Charles Avenue as some of the city’s truck parades were passing.
Two young men were shot in the abdomen while four others suffered various graze wounds and shots to the leg and arm as the crowd was sprayed with bullets. None of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening, according to Major Kirk Bouyelas of the NOPD.
Bouyelas said that two suspects were quickly apprehended by nearby officers and three guns had been retrieved from the scene.
The suspects were identified as: 19-year-old Mark Brooks and 18-year-old Louis Lazone, both of New Orleans. They were each booked on seven counts of attempted first-degree murder.
“I think the important thing to note is officers were here, officers were on the scene, and just as with the other shooting, we made a quick apprehension because the officers were on their posts and they were aware of what was going on,” Bouyelas said. “They observed it, they chased down these individuals, and they made these apprehensions.”
The seven people who were injured were all transported to University Hospital.
Among those injured that are in guarded condition include a 20-year-old man who was shot to the abdomen and another 20-year-old man who was also shot to the abdomen.
Those in stable condition include a 1-year-old boy who suffered a graze wound to the back; a 17-year-old woman who was shot to the thigh; a 50-year-old woman who was shot to the right elbow; a 15-year-old young man with an unspecified wound and a 30-year-old man who suffered a graze wound to the thigh.
“It sounded like a string of fireworks, so I knew it was more than one shooter,” said Toni Labat, 29, a window company manager who was near the scene. She was with her two children, a 2-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl.
“Everybody was petrified. They hit the ground, the floats stopped, everybody on the floats ducked,” Labat said.
Labat said one man dragged himself on the ground screaming for help after being wounded and another man was gasping for air and bleeding from his mouth.
City Councilwoman Stacy Head, who was near the scene, said news of the shooting would be ‘devastating’ publicity for the city, which, like the rest of the country, is struggling with tough economic times.
Dr. Jim Parry, 41, a surgeon who was with a gathering of doctors near the shooting site, ran over to tend to one man who he said had been shot in the abdomen. “He kept asking me, ‘Was I shot? Was I shot?”‘
Paramedics arrived and took over for the Air Force reservist.
“I’m off to Afghanistan this summer. Damn, this is more dangerous than Afghanistan,” Parry said.
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Man armed with AK-47 robs armored car http://www.privateofficer.com
Police are investigating an armored car robbery that took place in Phoenix Tuesday afternoon.
The car owner’s gym locker had been broken into and his keys and wallet were stolen, according to investigators.Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stop at (602) 262-6151 or Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS.
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Store security assault leads police on chase http://www.privateofficer.com
Police say the driver, who was suspected of beating a security guard, was being chased through Fullerton on Tuesday night when a patrol car bumped his van from behind, causing the van to pull into brush.
A KCAL-TV helicopter camera showed officers surrounding the vehicle before they smashed in the window. Officers appeared to repeatedly order the suspect outside, then pulled him out and beat him repeatedly before taking him into custody.
Police Lt. Doug Cave says the chase started outside a Target store as officers arrived to check out reports of a man trying to attack a security guard with a hammer.
Fullerton is about 25 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
Mall security charged with assault http://www.privateofficer.com
The alleged incident happened in the parking lot of the Macomb Mall in Roseville last week.
The woman told Roseville police she had just left the mall and was getting on a city bus when she was attacked by a group of guards and physically assaulted.
What led to the confrontation is not specifically known, but police said the woman had a history with the guards. Police said the woman has been asked to the leave the mall twice since another incident that happened last year.
Police said warrants have been sent to the prosecutor’s office and that assault and battery charges are expected to be brought against the security guards. Police said they hope the people responsible will turn themselves in.
A spokesperson for the mall would not comment on the case or confirm or deny if the guards were still working at the mall.