Police said a man jailed in a kidnapping and robbery of a woman at Quail Springs Mall followed the victim from a store to her car and robbed her of jewelry, money, expensive accessories and her sport utility vehicle.
Marion Eugene Johnson, 21, of Oklahoma City, was booked into the Oklahoma County jail Friday on complaints of kidnapping, armed robbery and receiving stolen property and eight unrelated warrants, according to a police report released Wednesday. He remained jailed Wednesday in lieu of $72,375 bail.
Surveillance video showed a man following Kathleen Grizzle, 44, of Oklahoma City, out of the mall about 11:20 a.m. Jan. 12, the report states.
When the woman got to her SUV in the parking lot, a man jumped in, told her he had a gun, demanded her money and jewelry and threatened to kill her, according to the report. The woman struggled with the robber, got out of the SUV and ran away. The robber drove the vehicle out of the parking space, hit an adjacent vehicle and sped off, police reports said.
The woman was not seriously hurt, police said. Her SUV was recovered at a northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex.
The robber made off with Grizzle’s platinum ring valued at $21,000, her wedding band, her $350 purse and its contents valued at more than $400, according to the report.
Detectives visited pawn shops to tell them about the ring, the report states. An employee at Extra Cash Pawn, 2204 W Hefner Road, The Village, called police Friday to say someone was in the store trying to pawn the ring.
Police arrested Johnson at the pawn shop.
Johnson also had two of the woman’s frequent customer cards at the time of his arrest, police said. His cell phone had a number stored on its contacts list that had been dialed from Grizzle’s stolen cell phone.
By: Rick McCann/Staff
Such was the case in the theft involving suspect Orlando Pena, 34, of Clifton, who was stopped at a local Pathmark store after he allegedly concealed some merchandise.
According to police reports, a security officer for the Pathmark on Ackerman Avenue observed Pena attempting to leave the store with unpaid merchandise and instructed him to stop.
Campus Safety and Security Officer Chad Clingman and Sgt. Kevin Tipton responded to a disturbance call at the Welcome Center.
According to the report, Clingman encountered Christopher Cornelison, the person he had been told was causing the problem.
Cornelison said he was on campus taking a placement test in the Testing Center and was on break looking for his girlfriend to get a cigarette.
As the officers escorted Cornelison to the Testing Center to recover his ID, both officers reportedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Cornelison. When asked if he had been drinking, Cornelison said he had.
Cornelison was eventually taken to the Safety and Security office where he agreed to be placed in handcuffs.
Once detained outside the office, Officers Brandon Wheeler and Jeffrey Porter arrived with Cornelison’s girlfriend, Amber Joslin, who was belligerent and reeked of alcohol, according to the report, also was detained.
Clingman made copies of their IDs while Tipton contacted the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Once Sgt. Mosier from OCPD arrived, Joslin continued her outburst and began kicking cabinets as Mosier called for another officer to help take the two to the county jail.
Joslin was issued a trespassing warning by Clingman.
By: Rick McCann/Staff
PRIVATE OFFICER NEWS
Mineral Wells police have arrested one of their own officers after a string of arsons.
Police said that off-duty officer John Clifford Gore, 26, was early Tuesday morning.
According to police, three seperate fires were reported between 1:56 and 2:30 in the morning and police quickly developed leads that led to the arrest of the officer.
Mineral Wells Police Chief Mike McAllester said Tuesday that an officer was arrested for the crimes but gave few details in the investigation.
He said that the fires were in the 3000 block of Van Story Road, the 400 block of Lee Road and at the fireworks stand at the corner of Ellis White and FM 1821.
Gore was arraigned on two counts of arson and one count of arson with injury.
Source: Stafford County Sun — A former candidate for the Fredericksburg City Council was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery on Monday after informing a woman he was a security officer and manhandling her in the Eagle Village Shopping Center, said Fredericksburg Police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe.
Christopher Ford, 64, stopped the woman in the parking lot Feb. 9 after she left Giant Food store, telling her he was a security officer. He put his hand on her shoulder and directed her to the parking area, said Bledsoe.
“You need to come with me,” he told her repeatedly.
The woman resisted and got away from him. She filed a report with the police.
A witness later reported seeing Ford in the parking lot that day speaking to several women.
Ford was arrested Monday and released on summons, according to court records. He is due in Fredericksburg General District Court on Feb. 18.
Ford has been a resident of the city since 1982, once served on the Fredericksburg Park Authority, is a former Fredericksburg business owner, and ran unsuccessfully for Fredericksburg City Council twice, according to web sources.
Michael Seiler, 34, of Holland, was charged with second-degree attempted sexual assault of a minor and third-degree attempt to endanger the welfare of a child, crimes that could mean up to 15 years in prison if convicted, said Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi. Bail was set at $50,000.
Seiler was arrested in the morning after detectives from the prosecutor’s offices in Hunterdon and Burlington counties raided his home on Milford-Mt. Pleasant Road. Officials confiscated a laptop computer owned by the school district, according to Bernardi’s office. Seiler could not be reached for comment.
In November, Seiler allegedly contacted an undercover detective posing as a girl in a chat room. He told her to touch herself in a sexual manner and asked for nude pictures so he could masturbate, according to law enforcement officials.
Seiler is also an assistant soccer coach at the school, Bernardi said. He was hired Sept. 1, 2007, and his current salary is $53,995, said Nancy Tucker, the district’s communications officer.
“The District is cooperating with various law enforcement agencies,” school officials said in a statement. “As always, our primary focus is on the safety and welfare of all our students. In this regard, we have taken, and will continue to take, all appropriate measures.”
The investigation has been a multi-agency effort, including the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the State Police Digital Technology Investigation Unit. The charges were filed in Burlington County because the undercover detective was located in that jurisdiction, Bernardi said.
The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office also has a detective assigned to the task force, said Chief Dan Hurley.
“There is the possibility of additional criminal charges being filed against the defendant by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office as the investigation continues and forensic examinations are completed on seized evidence,” Hurley said
By: Brett Davis/Staff
PRIVATE OFFICER NEWS
http://www.privateofficer.com A loss prevention agent looking for shoplifters was alert enough to spot something potentially worse which quickly led to felony drug charges for three customers.
Lithium batteries, starter fluid and air tubing are all used to cook meth. Pseudoephedrine, found in some allergy medicines, is an essential ingredient.
When police stopped and interviewed the suspects at the store, they reportedly found a syringe in Bussell’s purse.
Miller reportedly told officers she would lead them to another meth cook if they let her go but they were instead taken into custody and transported to the police station.
There, according to police, Bussell tried to head butt Officer Jason McGinnis and then kicked him in the legs.
The three were taken to the Tulsa County Jail and was being held on bond release.
A 38-year-old Bank of America security guard was fatally shot early today outside the bank’s main downtown Baltimore headquarters on Light Street after he tried to intervene in a dispute shortly after nightclubs closed, according to a city police spokesman.
The victim, who was not immediately identified, was working for the bank at 10 Light St. just north of the Inner Harbor when the attack occurred about 2:07 a.m. The guard was pronounced dead this morning at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the guard was talking to a man outside the bank when a car pulled up to the curb. The spokesman said occupants argued with the man talking with the guard. “Words were exchanged and the security guard tried to intervene,” Guglielmi said. “He was shot after that.”
Police said they are questioning the man the guard had been talking with, and it was unclear this morning whether the guard knew that man or just happened to be chatting with a passerby. Police also said they do not know what the men were arguing about.
But Guglielmi said, “We are ruling out that this was a robbery.” It was not immediately clear whether the guard was armed.
Police said the attackers had just left a nightclub. The shooting occurred just minutes after bars closed, and streets downtown and in adjacent neighborhoods tend to fill with rowdy patrons headed home or elsewhere.
Last year, the downtown area was hit with a rash of shootings and other violence, some linked to gangs and directed at patrons, that forced police to redirect patrols to the harbor and to areas north in Mount Vernon and Mid-Town Belvedere.
A McPherson High School teacher and coach is out on bond after deputies arrested him late Thursday night.
The deputies arrested the 26-year-old on charges of unlawful sexual relations with a student by a teacher. Investigators say he had a relationship with a 17-year-old female student in May and June of last year.
The teacher is suspended pending action by the school board.
The name of the teacher has not been released because it is an ongoing investigation.
Jonathan Krieger, 47, who has been employed as a German and science teacher at the school since 2002, was arrested early Friday as he left his Gold Canyon home for work.
Pinal County Sheriff’s detectives had been investigating the teacher for week after receiving information that there may have been a relationship between Krieger and a female student. Their investigation revealed evidence to support the claim and several warrants were issued to view Krieger’s personal computer at the school, according to a Sheriff’s Office statement.
Detectives believe Krieger was also known as John Snell and Johnathan Raye and has been a teacher at Sequoia Charter School in Mesa and Apache Trail High School in Apache Junction.
Kreiger was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Facility in Florence and was being held with a $250,000 bond. Krieger faces eight counts of sexual conduct with a minor.
The Superintendent of Apache Junction Unified School District, Chad Wilson, released a statement Friday to let parents know what had happened. He encouraged any parents or students with questions or concerns to call the school office at 480-982-1110 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 480-982-1110 end_of_the_skype_highlighting ext. 2005.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives ask anyone with information to contact the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Person Crimes Unit.
Last week, Senate Transportation Chairman Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) introduced SB 397, which would create a statewide alert system similar to an Amber Alert.
It would be called a “Blue Alert.”
Mullis said the system would help “speed the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or seriously injure local, state or federal law enforcement officers.”
“If somebody shoots a police officer, he is obviously dangerous and must be sought after,” Mullis said.
The GBI reported Wednesday that an arrest had been made in Monday’s ambush slaying of Chattahoochee Hills police Lt. Michael Vogt. While patrolling a rural area of south Fulton County in broad daylight, the officer was shot several times by a high-powered rifle, setting off a search for his killer.
“If such a system had been in place … the person who committed this terrible act against Officer Vogt perhaps would have been in custody within hours,” Mullis said.
Like an Amber Alert, which is activated when a child is abducted, when a police officer has been killed or seriously injured and the perpetrator is at large, a Blue Alert would be broadcast across the state on Georgia Department of Transportation message boards and other state messaging systems to notify the public, Mullis said.
Under Mullis’ bill, the system would be activated once several factors have come into play, including:
* The investigating law enforcement agency must determine that the offender poses a serious threat to the public.
* Detailed descriptions of the offender’s vehicle and tags are available.
“This would be a great tool in apprehending criminals who assault law enforcement officers,” Carlton Stallings, the president of the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police, said in a statement. “With the loss … of Officer Mike Vogt in Chattahoochee Hills, this bill couldn’t be more timely.”
“My heart goes out to the families, but this bill was not [introduced] on his behalf,” Mullis said. “But ironically, his death draws attention to the need for something like this.”