BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. Aug 31 2010 — A police dispatcher says an armed man who tried to enter an East Tennessee high school has been taken to the hospital with injuries.
School officials in Sullivan County say the man, who has not been identified, confronted a security officer at Sullivan Central High School on Monday morning. WJHL-TV reported that when more officers arrived, the man drew his gun and was shot by Sullivan County Sheriff’s deputies.
School district supervisor Evelyn Rafalowski said no students or teachers were injured and school was dismissed at 10:30 a.m. EDT, shortly after the man showed up at the school.
Rafalowski said she did not know the man’s motive.
Shelby NC Aug 31 2010 Nicole Chapman slipped from her seat in the very back of the courtroom to stand beside her lawyer, Katherine Haen, when her name was called during court proceedings Monday morning.
The former North Shelby School teacher was arrested in May and charged with indecent liberties with a student and sex offense with a student.
The 19-year-old student she allegedly had a relationship with sat near the front of the courtroom, dressed in a green t-shirt and khaki shorts. He sat up straighter when Chapman was called to the front.
Chapman, 29, stood with her hands behind her back as the prosecution read the charges against her. She was neatly dressed, her sleek blond hair styled in a short bob.
Court officials said between April and May, while she was a teacher at North Shelby, Chapman began a sexual relationship with the student.
The state offered Chapman a plea to the two separate charges against her, both felonies, according to Haen.
Chapman has not made a decision yet, Haen said Monday afternoon.
The prosecution told the court Chapman was more than forth coming with police about the relationship.
Police said Chapman had a sexual relationship with the teen. North Shelby School is a school for students with varying degrees of physical and mental challenges.
“This is an unusual case a rare case, fortunately, in this county,” said Haen. “From my understanding, it was consensual.”
Chapman’s lawyer said she had heard from the student’s mother that morning before court and both the victim and his family wanted to speak.
Previously, the 19-year-old student told The Star that he was not a victim.
“I love her,” he declared.
When Shelby Police arrived to arrest Chapman they found her at the student’s home, and according to the report, Chapman kissed him good bye when she left with the officers.
The teen’s mother also defended Chapman, saying her son was not a victim and he was not in Chap-man’s classroom.
“He knows what he’s doing,” she previously told The Star. “He’s responsible.”
Chapman was released from jail on a $75,000 secured bond three days after her arrest.
During the proceedings Monday, Haen said she would like a short sentencing hearing. Haen said she wanted to clear the courtroom to allow the family and the teen to speak without media attention. She said she was concerned public opinion would affect the district attorney.
“I intend to follow the law. Not public opinion,” replied Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Lari.
Chapman’s sentencing hearing is scheduled the first week in Nov.
“I think these charges are unique,” said Judge James W. Morgan.
Chapman and her lawyer briefly talked in whispers and then Chapman left the courtroom.
The student left the court room with a woman. He kept his gaze straight ahead and refused to comment.
When asked if he was still seeing Chapman, he shook his head no.
Chapman also declined to comment.
Source:The Star Newspaper
Salt Lake City Utah Aug 31 2010 A 28-year-old Army deserter wearing fatigues, military boots and full body armor exchanged fire at a busy intersection with Salt Lake City (Utah) PD officers, who fatally shot him, Sgt. Robin Snyder told said today.
Army specialist Brandon Barrett shot an officer in the leg during the shooting near the Grand American Hotel on Friday.
Barrett used an automatic rifle and had strapped almost a dozen high-capacity magazines of ammunition to his body, said Snyder, the Salt Lake PD’s public information officer.
During the exchange of gunfire between officers and Barrett, several civilian vehicles were struck with rounds and a power line from a utility pole fell near 600 South and Main streets. Police cordoned off the intersection, including the area with the live wire.
“Several other vehicles were hit in the crossfire,” Snyder reported. “It’s amazing that no one else was hit.”
Barrett had returned from serving in Afghanistan in June and had been classified as a deserter just eight days prior to the shooting, the Deseret News reports.
The Salt Lake City officer is the third Utah law enforcement officer shot in a a 36-hour period. A Kane County Sherieff’s deputy was ambushed by a robbery suspect. Also, a South Jordan PD officer was shot while serving a warrant early Thursday.
For the first time, the district is holding full-day training sessions for security staff.
The 52 district security guards will take part in a second day of training today with a program that will include communication training.
Guards spent eight hours Friday in sessions about sexual harassment, fire safety, CPR and performing searches.
Russell A. Delrosario, a former New York police officer, was hired to head the district’s security force in January.
Reading administrators, Delrosario said, felt it was vitally important to bring a training element to the security team.
Delrosario said the training sessions are meant to give guards a broad review of the rules, regulations, policies and techniques of their jobs.
“Just overall skills to patrol the schools better,” he said.
Manny Santiago, who has been a guard in the district for seven years, said the training sessions are a great way for guards to keep their skills sharp.
The training also will help ensure that all guards perform duties such as student searches the same way.
Ramon Acevedo, who has been a guard for 16 years, said he’s been asking for training for years.
“Sometimes you forget about things,” he said.
“And sometimes things change, and we want to stay up to date.”
Delrosario is planning follow-up training sessions to be held throughout the school year. He said he sees it as essential to having an adequate security force.
Four city police officers also will be assigned to Reading schools.
Officers will be located in Reading High School and in the new Citadel intermediate high school.
Chicago IL. Aug.31 2010 A 65-year-old store security guard shot at a tow truck as his car was about to be repossessed, officials say.
Ike D. Holmes was working at an Aldi food store in the 5600 block of West Fillmore Street on Aug. 27 when a tow truck arrived at about 7 a.m. to repossess his car, police said.
Holmes argued with the two men in the tow truck, then took out a gun and shot one of the truck’s tires, police said.
Holmes, of the 2100 block of West 119 Street, was charged with felony aggravated discharge of a weapon, misdemeanor criminal damage to property, failing to register a fire arm and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, police said
DAYTON OH Aug 31 2010— A Dayton man who allegedly took photos of West Carrollton YMCA patrons, including children, in the showers and locker room is in Montgomery County Jail today on multiple voyeurism charges.
West Carrollton Deputy Chief Doug Woodard said a complaint by a patron back in January led to an eight month investigation of Daniel E. Wagner, 40.
Police seized a laptop, cell phone and other media from Wagner’s home, 227 W. McPherson St., in January and discovered dozens of illicit pictures of people in various stages of undress.
The location of most the pictures could not be identified so he has only been indicted on charges related to complaints at the YMCA.
Wagner is charged with two felony counts of voyeurism and one misdemeanor count. He faces up to 26 months in prison if convicted on all counts.
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Source:Dayton Daily News
Phoenix police say a security guard found Javier Barajas-Caperon, 37, just after 4 a.m. in an alley north of 2nd and Washington streets on August 21st.
Barajas-Caperon was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Phoenix Police Sergeant Trent Crump said Monday that 36-year-old Michael Velasquez has been arrested and is being held on a warrant in New Mexico for 2nd degree murder.
The two men reportedly met a couple days before the murder.
They got into an argument in the parking structure when Velasquez allegedly pushed Barajas off the side and he fell to his death in the alley.
According to police, the suspects robbed a Brinks Armored Car driver as he was filling up a drive-through ATM at the Bank of America at 3100 Main Street on Monday around 2:30 p.m.
The suspects are described as black males, two of them in their early 20′s and with slender builds while the third suspect is described as in his late-20′s with a slightly heavier build. The suspects fled the scene in a blue Ford Escape with no license plates.
There were no injuries, and police did not say how much money the suspects got in the robbery. Authorities say that anyone with any information should call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.