Council voted that a bylaw be prepared to authorize John Loohuizen, Phillip Lunn and Dwayne Labrosse to enforce hospital parking rules.
About a year ago, the hospital repainted markings in the circular driveway at its front entrance to remove parking for all but a very few purposes, including obstetricians rushing to an emergency case. Prior to the change, the number of vehicles parked in the driveway had prevented municipal buses from providing service to the door and forced it to pick up riders at the DePalma Dr. entrance.
“This has happened several times in my term, where we have the need to appoint staff from Northumberland Hills Hospital as bylaw enforcement officers to patrol parking, fire routes and the like,” Coun. Stan Frost said.
Following passage of the bylaw, the three employees will be appointed and sworn in as bylaw enforcement officers.
The camera showed one security guard in a storage room putting several computers into a backpack while a second security guard played the role of a lookout.
After leaving the building with the computers, the camera showed the two returning to take connecting cords for the computers.
The day after the news report, the school district fired the guards and the sheriff’s department’s investigation led to the arrests of Corey Jones and Willie Johnson.
They were arraigned on theft charges Thursday.
Jones and Johnson are due back in court next month for a preliminary examination hearing.
The 35-year-old Michael Anthony Olivas of Shelton pleaded guilty last month and was taken away in handcuffs after Thursday’s sentencing in Thurston County Superior Court.
He was arrested in March after two teenage girls said he coerced them into exposing their breasts after they were caught shoplifting.
Olivas apologized in court and said he is working on his personal failings through counseling and his church.
“As a community activist who fought to ensure that workers have the ability to organize for collective bargaining rights at Gaylord, I am proud to see the end result of better wages and reduced health care costs for workers and their families,” said Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (D-MD). “We must continue to support unions like 32BJ SEIU who are committed each day to represent and protect the interests of workers and their families. I want to commend the Gaylord Corporation for leading at National Harbor and I hope others recognize, as Gaylord does, that providing for workers is good business.”
Effective December 1, 2009, some officers will receive a raise of up to $5.25 per hour, increasing hourly wages for those officers from $14 to $19.25 over the life of the contract. Many officers will also see a 90% reduction in their annual health care contributions, saving them on average over $2,000 per year over the life of the contract. In addition, Gaylord will match their contributions to the 401K plan by up to 5 percent of officers’ salary.
“Now I can pay more towards my kids’ school tuition and put more gas in the car, it really makes a difference,” said Ivan Thompson, a father of four from Fort Washington, MD who has worked as an officer in the hotel industry for 15 years. “We are grateful to have job security and respect with the union. The union has our backs just as we have each other’s backs.”
Over the life of the contract, officers can earn up to two times the prevailing rate for overtime on the seventh day consecutive day of work. Additionally, the agreement provides officers with six sick days, up to four weeks of vacation and increases paid holidays from nine to 11 days by 2011.
“This contract will help security officers move out of poverty, it’s the kind of boost that more working families need in Maryland and throughout the nation,” said Jaime Contreras, 32BJ District Director. “Giving more men and women the opportunity to realize Dr. King’s dream is the American Dream.”
With more than 120,000 members in six states, including 15,000 in the D.C. Metropolitan Area, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.
High Point Police arrested Eric Jason Reeder, 34, of 201 Rankin Place in High Point at 3:30 p.m. and charged him with taking indecent liberties with a child and indecent exposure, said Lt. Steve Myers of the High Point Police Department.
Winston-Salem police charged Reeder Thursday with one misdemeanor count of peeping. The arrest came after police investigated a report that a man was peeping into the restroom stall that a juvenile male was using at Barnes & Noble, 1925 Hampton Inn Court, on Jan. 13.
Myers said the new charges stem from an incident that happened in July 2008.
Reeder has been a teacher with the Davie County school system since August 2007. He was an English teacher at Davie County Early College High School. He has been suspended with pay.
Investigators said Rodney Dillon had large numbers of pictures and videos on his computer, in addition to fantasy stories regarding the sexual abuse of children.
Dillon inspected bags at the entrance of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
He was placed on administrative leave and locked up without bond at the Osceola County Jail
By: Brett Davis
PRIVATE OFFICER NEWS
http://www.privateofficer.com/ A brawl at a local Wal-Mart store has landed three people in jail according to police.
Police were en route to the location at 5825 Brockway when the three suspects became “embroiled in this fight in the lobby of the store” with Walmart’s loss-prevention staff, Grauf said.
Police apprehended two of the suspects near the front of the store and found the third man attempting to hide by lying on the floor of the rear seat inside the trio’s vehicle.
Loss prevention officers recognized one of the men from a previous encounter with him and began to watch their movements within the store and noticed that they were blocking one another with their bodies and coats while taking turns stuffing beauty products, clothes and food items into bookbags.
Grauf said they purchased some items and left the bookbags on the racks beneath their carts when they passed through the checkout line.
Loss prevention workers converged on the trio as they attempted to leave the store, Grauf said, and the suspects “slammed the carts into them a couple times.” He said the female punched a female security officer.
Police recovered two backpacks containing more than $150 in items that the store workers said they didn’t pay for, Grauf said.
A 32-year-old Bridgeport woman, 29-year-old Saginaw man and 24-year-old Buena Vista Township man were arrested but were not charged as of Friday.
The Saginaw man was also arrested for possessing marijuana, which police discovered when they searched his vehicle after the initial arrest.