A Newton man hit a CVS security guard with his car Wednesday while trying to escape the Natick Collection store with his $8 heist of stolen goods, police said.
Adam Mizrahi, 19, was arrested at 5:34 p.m. as he was driving away from the mall, said Lt. Brian Grassey.
Store security watched Mizrahi in the store stealing several items from the shelf. The items were a small bag of potato chips, a bottle of Red Bull and a bottle of dragonfruit-flavored Vitamin Water.
The total value of the items was $7.97, Grassey said.
Security attempted to stop Mizrahi as he left the store, but he ran out of the mall. The security officer chased after him, police said.
The defendant jumped into his vehicle and backed it into the loss prevention officer as he was trying to write down the license plate,” Grassey said.
The security officer suffered minor leg injuries, but declined medical treatment.
CVS employees called police, and an officer saw the Mazda sedan driven by Mizrahi on Speen Street. Police pulled him over and arrested him, Grassey said.
Mizrahi, of 86 Wendell Road, Newton, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a car, and shoplifting of property worth less than $100.
Mizrahi pleaded not guilty at his Framingham District Court arraignment yesterday.
He had previously posted $200 bail. He is due back in court on April 20 for a pretrial conference
Casey van Denbergh, 18, and Wayne Richard Jaggard, 42, were allegedly involved in a brawl that put two security guards in hospital.
Police were called to the marina at 8.45pm on Friday, February 26, after three security guards became embroiled in a fight with three men.
The men had been refused entry by the bouncers at the Breakwater Tavern because they didn’t meet dress standards, police said.
The men were walking along the marina when they encountered the marina’s private security guards.
It is alleged the men thought the guards worked for the tavern and picked a fight, in which several punches were thrown and one security guard ended up in the harbour.
Police claim Mr Jaggard was responsible for pushing one guard to the ground, while Mr van Denbergh kicked him.
Two guards were taken by ambulance to Joondalup Health Campus for minor injuries but were released soon after.
The three men were similarly discharged with minor injuries from Royal Perth Hospital.
Mr Jaggard, of Duncraig, and Mr van Denbergh, of Woodvale, have each been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm.
They are expected to face the Joondalup Magistrate’s Court and have the matter remanded off until a later date in April.
Multiple media outlets reported that 38-year-old Shawn T. Daily was sentenced Thursday in Spartanburg.
Daily pleaded guilty to committing a lewd act on a minor Thursday. He had pleaded guilty last month to committing lewd acts on two other children.
Daily also was ordered to serve 10 years of probation after the sentence is completed.
Prosecutors say the victims’ families agreed to the pleas to avoid stressful trials.
Daily worked for Spartanburg County Emergency Medical Services from 1993 to early 2009 when he resigned after charges were filed. None of the offenses occurred while he was on duty.
The former schoolteacher appeared in U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose’s court to be sentenced for receipt and distribution of child pornography.
But those charges represent only part of the story: Law enforcement investigators say Gray, 30, drugged two young children in her Chickasaw home, in an effort to render them unconscious so that a Florida man Gray met on the Internet would be able to molest them.
The man showed up, but the children had not passed out, so the man left. DuBose said she might have been inclined to consider the mandatory minimum prison term of five years, as defense attorney Neil Hanley suggested, had Gray’s offense been limited to downloading child porn.
Instead, DuBose sentenced Gray to eight years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervision by the U.S. Probation Office. Gray also will have to register as a sex offender.
“There’s no other way to say it than you are a very sick woman, and you need help,” DuBose said.
Hanley said his client suffers from bipolar disorder and struggled with a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality.
On the one hand, he said, she was a skilled teacher at Little Flower Catholic School, who drew supportive letters from two former colleagues. On the other hand, he added, Gray has suffered from mental illness much of her life and compounded the problem with drugs and alcohol.
She also was a victim of sexual abuse as a child, Hanley said.
The Alabama Bureau of Investigation began looking into Gray in January of last year after they became aware of a Florida man who told authorities that he had traded child pornography with her and arranged for a sexual tryst with the children.
The man, Daniel Bervig, drove to Gray’s house but left because the children were not asleep. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Costello said there was no evidence the children were harmed, but he said that Gray certainly put them at risk.
Costello urged the judge to send Gray to prison for nine years, the maximum under advisory guidelines.
“She has a very long and consistent history with these (online) chats with all sorts of people,” Costello said. “This was more than downloading pictures.”
Thomas Bennett, a clinical psychologist who testified for the defense, said he noticed a marked improvement in Gray’s mental condition since she returned from a period of treatment and evaluation at a federal facility in Chicago earlier this year.
Bennett said he has every confidence that Gray will get the treatment she needs in prison.
“What really counts is what happens after that,” he said.
Source ann arbor.com A 22-year-old Ann Arbor man was arrested today after police say he stole items from Walmart in Pittsfield Township and sprayed a store security guard in the face with Mace.
The incident occurred at about 4:23 p.m. at Walmart in the 7000 block of Michigan Avenue.
Lt. Brandon Williams said the man stole two calculators valued at more than $200 and was confronted by a store loss prevention officer. The suspected shoplifter sprayed the employee directly in the face with Mace, causing minor burns and irritation, Williams said.
The suspect fled into nearby woods, where Officer Robert Cole tracked him down. He was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.
Police are seeking charges of armed robbery and retail fraud against the man.
The store employee was treated on the scene for his injuries, Williams said.
“If this occurred on school premises, it certainly is a very disturbing act,” Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said of the allegation against Peter Riquelme, 41, of Brooklyn.
Riquelme was summoned to the Jersey Board of Education’s central office yesterday and arrested on the charges of aggravated criminal sexual contact, child abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and official misconduct, DeFazio said.
“The allegation is that this happened in a bathroom that required a key to open and the teacher opened it for the student to use and then followed him in and engaged in the sexual act on himself in the presence of the juvenile,” DeFazio said.
The boy left the bathroom and shortly afterward told one of his teachers about the incident, DeFazio said.
Yesterday morning, a judge signed a warrant for Riquelme’s arrest after the investigation by Jersey City police, the state Division of Youth and Family Services and the Special Victim’s Unit of the prosecutor’s office, DeFazio said.
At a hearing in Superior Court yesterday afternoon Riquelme’s bail was set at $75,000 cash or bond. The judge also barred him from unsupervised contact with children other than his own. It’s not clear if he posted bail.
School officials said Riquelme will report to Central Office at Claremont and West Side avenues pending the outcome of the investigation.
He was hired in March 2007, has tenure and is paid $51,000 a year, said district spokeswoman Paula Christen.
Riquelme is not charged with touching the boy, but rather with having sexual contact with himself in minor’s presence. It’s not clear if the victim was a special education student.