The crash happened at Dale Mabry Highway and US 41. Investigators say the armored car flipped over several times after getting hit by a sedan.
Both drivers and a passenger iwere taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for threatment of non life-threatening injuries.
The FHP said the driver of a Chevy sedan, Jose Soto, 27, of Lutz, was charged with driving under the influence, driving with license suspended or revoked, and violation of the right of way.
He allegedly drove into the path of the armored car, which spun around and overturned several times, coming to rest on its side.
The driver of the armored car, Todd Lasio of New Port Richey, and his passenger, identified only as James Ahern, were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by Pasco County Fire rescue. They suffered serious injuries, the FHP said.
All southbound lanes of Dale Mabry were blocked while the FHP conducted a traffic crash investigation.
Relatives of Luis Diaz, along with Miami homicide detectives, are urging the public to help find 27-year-old Jonathan Labrada.
Police say Labrada shot and killed Diaz about 8 a.m. March 13 at Las Bottellitas Restaurant/Club, 2150 NW 22nd Ave. Miami police officers responded to the restaurant/club after receiving a 911 call that a security guard had been shot by a man who fled the scene.
Diaz was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he later died.
Labrada, who goes by Yeyo, is also wanted in connection with an attack against a law enforcement official. Police say he has an extensive criminal past and is “armed and dangerous.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Miami Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 305-603-6350.
And police say the 30-year-old Westminster police officer wasn’t the only one involved in the attack. His alleged getaway driver was Corrections Officer Jeff Thomas Jelinek, who police say aided the attack by standing by as Orban raped the woman, and then by driving Orban away from the crime scene. Orban, say police, accidentally left his gun behind after the assault.
When the two men arrived back at the mall parking lot, Orban called his wife and told her he had lost his gun, police said. She called Ontario police to report the missing weapon, and officers went to find him.
The rape victim reported the attack to Fontana police, outside of Anaheim. Investigators found the gun and told Ontario officers, who arrested Orban and Jelinek after they gave inconsistent statements, said police.
Orban was booked for investigation of kidnapping, false imprisonment, rape and carjacking. Jelinek was booked for investigation of carjacking and as an accessory to the crime. Bail for each was set at $1 million.
Officials said it did not appear either man identified himself as a police officer.
Ontario police are trying to determine if there are other victims.
A security guard was injured Monday morning when a gunman opened fire in the parking lot of a Haygood nightclub, police said Tuesday.
The shooting was the second in the past week near Hartz Cafe, at 1049 Independence Blvd. Both incidents occurred between 2:15 and 2:30 a.m., and both involved a gunman shooting from a vehicle.
The first occurred March 30, when three men were heading away from Hartz Cafe in a Ford Explorer, police said.
Another vehicle pulled up next to the SUV, and one of its passengers fired shots, hitting the Explorer’s front passenger in the face, police said.
In the second shooting Monday, the security guard suffered a gunshot wound to his foot, and two cars were damaged, said Officer Margie Hobbs, a police spokeswoman.
The security guard and the Explorer’s passenger are expected to survive, police said.
Local police and state troopers are looking for the vehicles that transported the shooter in both cases. They’re still investigating a possible motive for the shootings.
Police have responded to 18 calls at Hartz Cafe so far this year, said Officer Adam Bernstein, a spokesman for the Police Department.
The city’s Establishment Review Task Force is looking into the nightclub, he said.
A spokesman for the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said Tuesday there have been no complaints or citations against Hartz Cafe recently.
The club’s owner did not return a phone call requesting comment.
Guard shoots at car thief The shooting occurred about 2 p.m. in the 2000 block of Main Street when the woman saw the robber driving away in her blue 2002 Dodge pickup and told him to stop.
When the man continued driving, the guard fired several times as the robber fled east on Commerce Street. It’s unclear whether he was hit.
Police are searching for the suspect and vehicle.
Spartanburg County deputies told the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg that 21-year-old William Dustin Crisp and two 16-year-old men were arrested late Monday on second-degree arson charges.
The men are members of the Cowpens Fire Department. Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano called investigators after putting out a suspicious fire in an abandoned mobile home on March 20.
Caggiano says his firefighters told him they made a stupid, childish decision.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Crisp had an attorney.
Zellner is behind bars in Manitowoc County jail, accused of sexually assaulting multiple female students at Kiel High School.
“I guess I was floored to see the results of the police investigation,” says Kiel Area School District Superintendent John Lewis.
Kiel police say the alleged incidents involve text messages mostly to 15-year-old girls. Zellner was a social studies teacher and girls basketball coach at the school before he resigned amid the allegations March 31st.
“We’re talking about young victims who are very vulnerable and this is something you would hope none of your children in your community or your own family would have to deal with,” says Kiel Police Chief David Funkhouser.
Zellner previously taught in Green Bay and West De Pere and came highly recommended according to Lewis.
Lewis also says Zellner was talked to last fall about inappropriate text messages to students after complaints by fellow teachers. Although no allegations of sexual contact were made at the time.
“I thought that based on my meetings with him and the principal’s meeting with him revolving around the text messaging that that situation would have resolved itself,” Lewis says.
Zellner is expected to be charged with four felonies and police say they believe there could be more victims in the area.
“We’ve identified multiple victims and we’ve interviewed quite a number of students,” Funkhouser says.
Police are asking anyone else with information on this case to come forward. Counseling is also being made available for victims and students if needed.
Source: Associated Press
A phone tipster led authorities to the man charged in Monday’s shotgun attack on two Blue Ridge Parkway sunset gazers. The suspect was arrested today by Augusta County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team officers, authorities said.
The suspect, Ralph Leon Jackson, 56, was arrested about 3:15 p.m. in Stuarts Draft, according to Monika Mayr, deputy superintendent of the parkway. Law enforcers moved in on him after a 2 a.m. Crimestoppers tip and seized the car, shotgun and ammunition they believe used in the crime, Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher said today. Jackson “has made incriminating statements,” the sheriff said.
Jackson was charged with two counts of attempted murder and firearms offenses.
“There was no rhyme or reason. We don’t know why,” said Fisher of the gunman’s motive.
The victims, a 27-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman, were hospitalized at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville after a man drove up to the Rock Point Overlook near the parkway’s northern end and blasted them in the back from his car window, authorities said.
Andres Morales, 24, and Eduardo Ramirez Cortez, 28, are charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of Manuel Rangel Aguirre, 47, in the 8000 block of S. Gessner about 4:30 a.m. March 15, police said.
Morales and Cortez are being held at the Harris County jail without bond, officials said. They were arrested Tuesday night.
Investigators said Aguirre, who was wearing a security guard uniform but was not on duty at the time, was getting into his car when two men confronted him.
Aguirre struggled against them, and at some point shots were fired and he was wounded. Then the men sped away in a silver or gray Nissan Altima or Maxima.
Officers found Aguirre dead in the parking lot. He had been shot more than once.
Investigators did not find Aguirre’s gun, and it may have been stolen by the men when they fled.