The man was arrested at approximately 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, at the hospital, according to a Dayton police report.
The man is accused of assaulting one of the hospital’s security officers after nurses were attempting to get him settled into a hospital room. The man had been brought to the hospital by Dayton Fire Department medics.
The report stated that the man pushed the security officer, 22, and punched him several times in the face. The officer struck back in defense.
Another officer stepped in to help subdue the man, allowing the first officer to “drive-stun” him. However, the man allegedly remained combative, according to the report.
Several nurses and several other security officers had to help with getting the man restrained.
The report said the man had to remain in the hospital for 72 hours before being taken to the Montgomery County Jail
Fargo ND Aug 18 2010 A second security guard charged as part of a 12-person theft ring at Fargo’s Best Buy will serve 100 days in jail and 18 months of supervised probation.
Paul Larson pleaded guilty Monday to felony charges of theft and accomplice to theft. He is one of two security guards who police said let friends take about $150,000 of merchandise out of the electronics store in shopping carts without paying for it.
Larson will also pay restitution in an amount to be determined at a later date, said Tristan Van de Streek, an assistant Cass County state’s attorney.
Adetimisola Ogundipe, the other security guard charged, was sentenced to nine months in jail and two years of probation last Thursday. Police say the theft ring, which has resulted in charges against 12 men, was Ogundipe’s idea.
Larson’s charges will change to misdemeanors upon completion of probation, as will those of the other men already charged.
Larson is the seventh of the defendants to plead guilty so far, and all but two of the remaining men have court dates set to plead guilty
Flint MI Aug 18 2010 Funeral services have been set for a former Livingston County man who was shot and killed while working as a security guard in Flint.
53-year-old John Mick of Goodrich was shot to death at the Flint River Village Apartments last Saturday.
Security footage captured a newer-model Chevy Impala backed into a parking lot and police are searching for two suspects.
Mick, who lived in Brighton for 14 years, previously worked at the GM Proving Grounds in Milford as a test analyst and technician.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8pm Thursday at the Swartz Funeral Home in Flint.
A memorial service will follow on Friday morning at 11 at Lakeview Community Church in Goodrich.
Anyone with information on Mick’s murder is asked to call Flint police at (810) 237-6800 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 422-JAIL.
“I just thought it was wrong,” says Hoffman. “I saw him hit the ground. I mean it was horrible.”
Horrible because it left 22-year-old James Irby hospitalized.
He was so banged and bloodied his brain was possibly bruised.
Early Sunday morning Hoffman spotted the scuffle as he walked by Coyote Ugly.
He saw 29-year-old bouncer, Damien Moore, dragging Irby out of the Beale Street bar in a choke hold.
“He was completely out,” remembers Irby. “The guy was dragging him to the door he obviously could tell that he was out, I mean he just let him fall flat on his face. His nose, mouth he just hit it. It just kept pouring out.”
Two days after the incident, Irby is still in the hospital recovering from his wounds.
Moore’s behind bars charged with aggravated assault.
“After he threw the guy on the ground he turned around. He was smiling at people. He was just showing off or something it was ridiculous.”
According to police reports, it appears Irby violated one of the cardinal rules of Coyote Ugly.
It’s written on the mirror behind the bar. “No touching, no excuses”
The jailed bouncer told police Irby was trying to “grab the dancers on stage.”
He says when he tried to stop him Irby took a swing at him.
The Irby’s have retained an attorney.
McKinney TX Aug 18 2010 An Anna man who opened fire on the McKinney Public Safety Building may have been trying to kill himself “by cop.”
McKinney Police Chief Doug Kowalski said on Tuesday at a press conference at McKinney City Hall said that investigators believe 29-year-old Patrick Gray Sharp of Anna was trying to commit suicide when he set a vehicle on fire and unleashed a wave of bullets on the McKinney Public Safety Building on Taylor-Burk Drive.
Sharp drove his Ford F150 pickup truck to the public safety building and parked it in the public parking area on the southern side of the complex. He set the vehicle on fire causing the ammunition inside of it to discharge, McKinney Police Deputy Chief Scott Brewer said at an earlier press conference on Tuesday.
Police officers said Patrick Gray Sharp, 29, of Anna fired over 100 rounds at the McKinney Public Safety Building on Taylor-Burk Drive.
Sharp then began firing shots at the public safety building and yelling unintelligible words at the building as officers and firefighters responded to the fire, Brewer said.
Police officers set up a perimeter around the building and located the suspect approximately 150 to 200 yards south of the building. They exchanged gunfire before they found Sharp’s body. It is not known if Sharp died from officers’ gunfire or a self-inflicted wound, Brewer said.
None of the officers, personnel or citizens inside the building sustained any injuries as a result of gunfire. Nearby McKinney ISD schools and Collin College located on W. University Drive went on lockdown during the shooting.
Officers conducted a search of the charred remains of Sharp’s vehicle. McKinney Police Chief Doug Kowalski said officers seized a .223 caliber assault rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and a semi-automatic pistol. Officers also found an “improvised explosive device” made from gasoline, ammonia nitrate and fertilizer. The device did not detonate during the incident.
Officers also obtained a search warrant for Sharp’s home located in the 9400 block of Quantum Circle, just south of Anna. Kowalski said they found additional weapons and ammunition. No one was home at the time police conducted their search.
Kowalski said that investigators do not have any “clear cut motive” for Sharp’s actions.
“I’ve been a police officer for 33 years now in several major departments and this is unprecedented,” Kowalski said. “He had a plan. He knew what he wanted to do, but we don’t know why he wanted to do it.”
The building sustained some damage from the gunfire including 23 broken windows and several chunks of brick and mortar. McKinney public works officials are still investigating the damage.
Kowalski said the design of the building prevented the personnel and people inside from sustaining any serious injuries. The building, completed in 2006, was outlined with bulletproof glass windows and bulletproof sheet rock that are reinforced with layers of Kevlar, according to a preliminary tour of the building’s construction.
“The building did exactly what it was designed to do,” Kowalski said.
Sharp has no apparent criminal history with the McKinney PD. Kowalski noted, however, that Sharp served as a witness in several McKinney police criminal cases “to some reports that were made.”
Kowalski said an investigation is still underway to determine a definitive motive for Sharp’s actions involving the Texas Department of Public safety, the FBI, the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Rangers, Collin College’s campus police, the Plano PD’s bomb squad and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Investigators believe that Sharp’s main motive was “suicide-by-cop,” Kowalski said.
“This doesn’t make any sense to any of us,” Kowalski said. “We don’t see a motive for targeting the public safety building or the (Collin College) campus. Once we determine or find out that anyone else is involved, we will act accordingly and file the necessary charges, but right now, this looks to be the act of a lone gunman.”
MOBILE, Ala. Aug 18 2010– Steve Giardini, a former sex crimes prosecutor with the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office, was arrested this morning on an indictment accusing him of soliciting sex over the Internet from a 15-year-old girl, who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.
Giardini, 50, was booked into Mobile County Metro Jail and released on $250,000 in bail less than two hours later.
In the case being prosecuted by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, Giardini is charged with three felony counts: enticing a child under the age of 16 for intercourse, sodomy or other sexual purposes; criminally soliciting the production of child pornography; and enticing a child for sexual purposes by computer or other electronic methods.
Giardini had worked for the District Attorney’s Office for nearly 20 years when an FBI agent who investigates Internet sex crimes showed up at his door on April 4, 2009 with a search warrant.
One day later, Giardini resigned his post as the prosecutor assigned to the Mobile County Child Advocacy Center.
As a Mobile County assistant district attorney, specializing in the prosecution of sex crimes and crimes against children, Steve Giardini was often quoted in the Press-Register. Here’s several quotes culled from the last several years, just as they appeared in the paper, and the dates they were published:
His arrest came nearly 1 ½ years since the search, and authorities hadn’t publicly talked about the investigation.
Giardini’s attorney Dennis Knizley said today that his client denies the allegations in the indictment. He said he’d hoped authorities would have decided not to bring the charges so many months later.
“I know of nothing which has improved the case since that time,” Knizley said.
“Someone apparently had some hesitation or reservation as to whether or not the facts could support the allegations, but someone finally concluded they could,” he added.
The Attorney General’s Office released a statement to the news media but declined any interviews. Prosecutors said the charges involve Giardini’s communications with an FBI agent who was posing as a 15-year-old girl.
“The crimes alleged in this indictment are all the more horrifying in that the defendant was a prosecutor entrusted to protect citizens from evil and criminal wrongdoing,” said Attorney General Troy King in the statement.
The FBI in Mobile released a brief statement today: “At the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, the results of the investigation of the activities of … Giardini were referred to Alabama state prosecutors for review. The FBI has provided and will continue to provide investigative and prosecutive assistance to the office of the Alabama Attorney General in this case.”
Knizley said that because Giardini worked as a prosecutor in Mobile County Circuit Court, it’s likely that circuit judges will recuse themselves from the case, which would require a judge from another circuit to be appointed.
The Child Advocacy Center helps victims of child abuse and coordinates investigations of child sexual abuse. As the prosecutor assigned to the center, Giardini oversaw the district attorney’s response to some 1,000 complaints a year.
In response to Giardini’s arrest, District Attorney John Tyson Jr. said he was “completely disappointed in all of these developments.”
He said the work of the Child Advocacy Center continues, and Assistant District Attorney Keith Blackwood — who Tyson said he has high hopes for — is now assigned to the center.
CINCINNATI, Ohio Aug 18 2010— Authorities say a Cincinnati police dog has died after an officer left it in a hot car.
Police say 13-year department member Brian Trotta inadvertently left the female German shepherd, Juno, in the car while responding to a family emergency. He is on administrative leave while police investigate.
Police didn’t say whether the car was a police cruiser.
Cincinnati has been under a heat emergency this week with temperatures in the upper 90s.
Gallatin TN Aug 18 2010 Sumner County Sheriff Bob Barker died at his home early Tuesday, just hours after having a county building named in his honor.
Sheriff Barker, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer five weeks ago, was 55.
One of his final wishes Monday was to be sworn in as sheriff for a second term. County officials visited his Gallatin home Monday, about a month before the scheduled swearing-in ceremony for new county officials. He died hours later.
“It was very important to him to be the sheriff of Sumner County, and he had hoped to fill out his second term,” family spokesman Dan Downs said. “We were all very blessed to have had Bob as a friend, father, husband and sheriff.”
Sheriff Barker will be laid to rest Saturday in Gallatin Cemetery.
Sheriff Barker was known to work at all hours, according to colleagues who said it was not uncommon to receive e-mails as early as 3 a.m. from him regarding law enforcement matters or legislation.
“It was nice to have a leader that basically knew more than you, worked harder than you and was really just a better person than you because of that,” said Sumner County Sheriff’s Department Maj. Don Linzy, who has known Sheriff Barker since 1986.
Sheriff Barker displayed the same leadership five weeks ago when he told his employees of his cancer.
“We were all sitting there in shock,” Linzy said. “In him, you couldn’t see any change or waver in his voice, any change or waver in his expression. I think he made us all feel better.”
Serving and protecting others was a major theme in the life of Sheriff Barker, whose career in law enforcement spanned more than three decades.
After four years in the U.S. Navy and two years in law enforcement in New York, Sheriff Barker in 1979 moved to Sumner County, where he joined the Hendersonville Police Department. He worked there seven years, holding the positions of patrolman, SWAT member, traffic officer and later, sergeant.
“Even back then, the minute you met him, you respected him,” said Hendersonville Police Department Lt. Jim Lawson, who trained under Sheriff Barker.
Lawson said that over the years several Hendersonville police officers left to join the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department — in large part because of Sheriff Barker’s reputation as a true professional.
“He’s a guy you follow because you know he’s doing the right thing,” Lawson said. “Everything he did he believed in.”
Sheriff Barker joined the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department in 1986 as a deputy and worked his way through the ranks, serving as jail administrator, chief of detectives, captain of criminal investigations and chief deputy.
He was elected sheriff in 2006, after former Sheriff J.D. Vandercook was accused of fraud and chose not to run for re-election. After running unopposed in the recent Aug. 5 election, Sheriff Barker was re-elected for a second four-year term.
One of Sheriff Barker’s proudest accomplishments was the implementation at the Sumner County jail of the Homeward Bound, designed to teach inmates life skills and job-readiness.
Sheriff Barker also worked hard to improve animal control in Sumner County, where a new 8,200-square-foot facility is under construction. Just hours before his passing, the Sumner County Commission voted unanimously to dedicate the new shelter as the Connie and Bob Barker Animal Control Facility.
As chief deputy, Sonny Weatherford will serve as acting sheriff. County Commissioners will soon decide on an interim sheriff, and a special election will be held Nov. 2.
Visitation will be held 3-8 p.m. Thursday and noon-7 p.m. Friday at Family Heritage Funeral Home at 100 Albert Gallatin Ave. in Gallatin. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Hendersonville.
Sheriff Barker is survived by his wife of 26 years, Connie; a son, Kevin Barker; five daughters, Brandy, Jacey, Amy, Gillian and Sarah; 13 grandchildren; a brother; and a sister