By: Brett Davis/Staff
PRIVATE OFFICER NEWS
http://www.privateofficer.com A security officer seems to have become a victim of the heavy snowstorm that fell in the area over the week-end.
Police said that the initial call came in as an officer down, due to the victim being dressed in his security guard uniform. The victim resided in the area and troopers believe he left his security job early and suffered a medical condition before collapsing.
A Memphis City School teacher is out of the classroom for a while and in jail after he’s caught trying to have sex with a 17 year old boy. The teacher is being held on a $10,000 bond.
“He’s a teacher at my school,” said 6 year old Aisha, student Ford Road Elementary.
6 year old Aisha knows 41 year old Timothy Sanders as a teacher at Ford Road Elementary school. However, he’s now got a different title, inmate at the Shelby County Jail. He’s charged with solicitation and sexual exploitation of a minor.
“It’s good that he’s in jail. He needs to be. Throw away the key,” said Diane Patterson, Aisha’s mother.
Police arrested the elementary school teacher after they caught him at a Mud Island Park at 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. An officer on routine patrol saw Sanders’ vehicle parked there. Inside the vehicle with him was a 17 year old boy. Police say Sander’s private parts were exposed and he was ready for sex but the report states the victim became uncomfortable and told Sanders he wanted to walk home. Police also say the teacher went to the boys home to pick him up and had previously sent him sexually explicit text messages. He asked questions like, “what type of sex do you like?” “what type of sex do you like performed on you?” The teens father is the one filing the complaint against the teacher.
A woman who identified herself as Sander’s sister said she had nothing to say about the arrest when News Channel 3 visited his home. Meanwhile, back in the neighborhood around Ford Road Elementary, they’ve got plenty to say.
“It upsets me to see a grown man mess with children. I don’t like for them to mess kids, girls. Then for him to try and mess with a boy. That’s pitiful. That’s pitiful for him to do and if he’s in jail, he’s in the right place,” said Cleveland Robinson, South Memphis.
Sanders is scheduled to be arraigned in court Monday morning.
Police responded to a 911 call reporting the license plate of a vehicle “swerving all over the road.” Taylor police stopped Dorner on the East Fourth Street (also known as Hwy. 79) for reckless driving.
According to the police report, the officer smelled “a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage,” and Dorner admitted to having a few beers. She did not pass a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest for DWI. At the police department, Dorner refused to provide a blood specimen, said Captain Don Georgens. The Taylor Police Department only administers blood tests because the department does not have the breathalyzer equipment on site.
When impounding her vehicle, the officers noticed a white powdery substance in a baggy on the front seat. This field-tested positive for cocaine. Taylor police were not able to release the exact amount of cocaine, but it was less than 200 grams. This amount constitutes a second-degree felony.
According to Georgens, Dorner told the arresting officer she was returning from visiting a friend.
Dorner is an eighth grade English teacher at Cameron Junior High. Cameron ISD administration confirmed that she has worked for the district since 2006.
Dorner does not have a history of arrests in Williamson or Milam County, but she faces up to two to 20 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000 if she is convicted of the second-degree felony drug charge.
Michael Iavecchio was charged with two counts of second-degree assault after the confrontation just outside the AMF Bowling Center in Woodside, police said.
Iavecchio, 54, ejected Gerard Hourigan and Justin Donaghy – both 29 – from the lanes at 1:45 a.m. after they refused to stop smoking cigarettes inside, police said.
Once he escorted them outside to 34th Ave., the two men turned and attacked him, the guard told investigators.
As he struggled with the men, Iavecchio broke free and pulled out his .380 Ruger and opened fire, cops said. He hit Hourigan in the chest and Donaghy in the stomach. Both men were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center and were expected to survive, police said.
Iavecchio, a former captain with the Correction Department who had a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun, was arrested after hours of questioning, stunning his Rockaway Beach neighbors.
“He’s a wonderful person, he helps everybody,” said neighbor Roma Ciofalo, 77. “Everybody likes him.”
Hourigan and Donaghy were later charged with menacing, police said.
A longtime patron said violence was out of the ordinary at the “family-oriented” bowling alley.
“It’s a very safe place,” said Nancy Jimenez.
Officer Thomas Fees, 33, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on complaints of pointing a dangerous weapon and carrying a firearm while intoxicated.
Management at Oscar’s Gastro Pub, 1738 S. Boston Ave., said Fees was drinking cocktails at the bar when, about 1:15 a.m. Saturday, he began grabbing a woman.
After being repeatedly asked by the woman’s boyfriend to stop, the officer cursed at the man and identified himself as a police officer, witnesses said.
An argument ensued between the officer and the woman’s boyfriend, management said, and security guards asked Fees to leave multiple times before forcing him out.
Once outside, the officer reportedly drew his gun and pointed it at one of the security guards, a black man.
The officer then told patrons, “If you don’t move, I’ll kill that n—–,” witnesses said.
Management said the officer then went to Mercury Lounge, a bar across the street, where he was arrested by Tulsa police.
Capt. Karen Tipler said Saturday night that the officer is on paid suspension pending further investigation
The boy was discovered lying face-up on a bed at the five-star Peninsula Hotel on 55th St. near Fifth Ave. some time before 12 p.m., police said. His mother was found slumped on the floor nearby.
Officers, with the help of security, forced their way into the 16th floor hotel room to find prescription medicines and papers strewn about. The mother had apparently double-locked the door, and strategically positioned a chair to block entry.
Sources say authorities are investigating the death as a possible murder and attempted suicide. A preliminary investigation suggests that the mother poisoned her son with ground up prescription drugs before attempting to commit suicide by ingesting an unknown quantity of pills.
Authorities have since identified the woman as 49-year-old Gigi Jordan. Jordan was transported to Bellevue Hospital where she is listed in critical condition, EMS officials confirmed to PIX News.
According to a law enforcement official, a suicide note was recovered among the papers at the scene. Authorities say Jordan was distraught over her pending divorce.
Police say Jordan’s relatives contacted police around noon Friday, saying they feared the child was in danger. They first went to her luxury apartment complex off of Central Park and then to the hotel.
It’s still unclear how long the boy had been dead. Police are currently awaiting autopsy results.
Jordan reportedly checked into the ritzy, $600-a-night hotel with her son earlier this week.
Police said around 2:30 a.m., two pickup trucks were racing each other when they lost control. The truck in the left lane struck a curb, swerved and forced the other truck to veer off the road to the right. That truck then lost control and went off the road. Both trucks slammed into metal signs in a parking lot.
The red truck, with three occupants inside, wrapped around a Fiesta sign. Two inside the truck died and the other was transported to Ben Taub hospital. The maroon truck slammed head-on into another sign, killing the passenger. The driver is expected to live. Police said they believe alcohol played a factor in the accident.
The man walked into Night Trips, 3902 South Sheridan Road, at about 10:25 p.m. brandishing a large shovel. Police at the scene said the man started swinging the shovel at people in the club until he was stopped by club security.
Night Trips bouncers subdued the man in the parking lot outside the club. He was transported by EMSA to a Tulsa hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Other than a few bruises on the bouncers, no one else was injured in the attack.
There was no immediate word as to the man’s identity or his motive in the attack.