St. Petersburg,FL Aug 21 2010 Two men were arrested last night when hotel security guards at the Renaissance Vinoy hotel watched them enter the grounds and “befoul the pool with feces.”
When local police officers arrived on scene, the two were enjoying the hot tub, clearly relaxing after their hard work of messing up the pool experience for the paying hotel guests.
The two men, Michael Cline, 19 and Andrew Harris, 18 deny the charges, but I’m sure the hotel security tapes will be a quick way to determine their guilt or innocence.
The two face charges of commercial burglary and remain in jail in lieu of a $10,000 bail. The men face the upgraded charges because of the cost of cleaning the pool.
Update: the hotel has issued the following statement:
The pool at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club is open.
In response to the incident that took place the evening of August 18, the pool was temporarily closed. We immediately put the hotel’s intensive chlorine shock treatment into place, an existing procedure and protocol to thoroughly clean the pool after being contaminated. This is in compliance with the Pinellas County regulations.
The health and safety of our guests are our top priorities. While the pool was closed, guests were provided with complimentary transportation to our private pool at the Vinoy Golf Club or the nearby North Shore Community Pool. To thank guests for their patience, we also provided a complimentary beverage.
Lyle Thompson, 33, of Mankato, faces third-degree burglary charges in connection with the theft of about $200 from the Mankato Place accounting firm of Abdo Eick & Meyers.
Police said the business was entered at night on several occasions and money was taken from a petty cash drawer.
When the owners noticed money missing they informed police, who set up surveillance video equipment in the business to gather incriminating evidence on the suspect.
Source:The Free Press
Police say the unidentified man’s body was found Friday behind the Colonial Shopping Center by a homeless man. The officer had been shot but police are not saying how many times.
An investigator also said that the security officer was killed with his own gun.
No further information was immediately released.
MEMPHIS, TN Aug 21 2010– Memphis police say a man is accused of taking cell phone pictures of a woman while she was taking off her clothes in the dressing room of a Northeast Memphis Store.
According to a police affidavit, it happened at the Burlington Coat Factory in the 5900 block of Stage Road, July 19, 2010.
The victim states, in the police document, she had just taken off her shirt in the dressing room when she noticed a camera phone under the stall door. She told police that she yelled for her sister, who was just outside of the fitting room.
The sister says she immediately ran in to the dressing room and discovered Anthony Oliver in the stall next to her sister. She told officers that she had been standing outside the rooms the entire time and no one else was inside or left while they were there.
Thirty-one-year-old Anthony Oliver was arrested and charged with Unlawful Photographing in Violation of Privacy and was booked into the Shelby County Detention Center.
NEWARK, N.J. Aug 21 2010 ― A federal security worker at Newark Liberty International Airport has been charged with stealing laptops from a lost-and-found office.
Transportation Security Administration employee Jennifer Steplight appeared in court Friday afternoon in Newark.
She faces one embezzlement count and another count of making false statements. If convicted on both counts, she could face up to six years in prison.
Prosecutors say the 40-year-old Bayonne resident stole four laptops and then entered false information on claim forms. She worked at a TSA facility in Union.
The criminal complaint describes how an unnamed coconspirator introduced a government informant to Steplight, who provided the informant with one of the laptops.
An attorney for Steplight could not be reached Friday afternoon.