Arab police arrested Timothy Neal Bishop, 62, of Guntersville, Thursday morning.
He faces three counts of distribution of a controlled substance, according to a release issued by Arab police investigators.
Bishop, a past president of the Alabama Board of Pharmacy, is the owner of Bishop’s Pharmacy and Gifts stores in Albertville and Scant City.
Arab police said Bishop was taken into custody at 9 a.m. Thursday by Arab police investigators and the Arab ANVIL (Alcohol, Narcotics, Vice, Intelligence and Laundering) Unit.
He was transported to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, where he was being held on a $60,000 bond.
Distribution of a controlled substance is a Class B felony under Alabama law. According to state statutes, a person may be charged with the crime if they “sell, furnish, give away, deliver or distribute Schedule I-V medications.”
Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall said Bishop would be subject to several conditions of release if and when he makes bond. One of the most important conditions will be for him not to be around controlled substances. Authorities will also seek to have his pharmacist’s license suspended.
The Marshall County Drug Unit, Albertville VICE and Narcotics Unit, Marshall County District Attorney’s office, Guntersville police and the Alabama Board of Pharmacy assisted in investigating the case.
Officers executed two search warrants at Bishop’s stores in Albertville and Scant City Thursday morning, Marshall said.
Arab officials declined to release further information, saying the case remains under investigation.
Source:Sand Mountain News
Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum said Richard N. Giga, 25, was taken into custody shortly before 6 p.m. at an unoccupied house at 374 Ulster Heights Road in Wawarsing, not far from where the fatal stabbing occurred.
Van Blarcum said Giga had been holed up in the house for about two hours and that negotiators from the Sheriff’s Office and the state police were able to talk him out without incident.
More than 80 people from various police agencies were involved in the search for Giga, which was conducted both on the ground and from the air.
There was no immediate word late Wednesday on what charges Giga faced.
Giga, who is from New City in Rockland County and was a patient at the Renaissance Project rehab center, also on Ulster Heights Road in Wawarsing, is suspected of stabbing the guard to death there before dawn Wednesday morning and then stabbing a nurse while fleeing.
The guard was identified as Leland Wood, 61, of Napanoch. The nurse’s name was not provided by police.
Authorities said Giga fatally stabbed Wood at 3:08 a.m. during an altercation at the rehab facility. Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum said Wood was stabbed “numerous times.”
Authorities did not say what led to the stabbing. Van Blarcum said the weapon used was a knife, but he would not say whether police had recovered it.
An autopsy on Wood was to be conducted today, Van Blarcum said.
Van Blarcum said that after stabbing Wood, Giga forced the nurse to drive him away from the scene.
Giga then stabbed the woman, identified only as a 35-year-old Ellenville resident, several times in the abdomen and chest, causing her to crash her Toyota Forerunner and roll it over, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies said she was taken to Ellenville Regional Hospital by a passer-by before being transferred to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. She then underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition, deputies said.
The crash occurred near the rehab center, the Sheriff’s Office said, and Giga then fled into the woods.
The Journal News of White Plains reported on its website that Giga was charged with multiple felonies in 2008 for allegedly attacking two teens and a 20-year-old while screaming racial slurs at them in New City.
Van Blarcum said Giga did not have a criminal record in Ulster County.
The sheriff said Giga had been a patient at the Renaissance Project facility for the past six months. It was not clear how long Wood had worked there.
The Ellenville Central School District closed all of its schools for the day on Wednesday as a result of the nearby homicide and manhunt, and the Fallsburg and Tri-Valley school districts declared lock-outs.
Ellenville Superintendent Lisa Wiles said part of the reason for closing the schools was concern about children waiting at bus stops with a suspected killer on the loose in the area. She noted the district has students who live near the rehab facility.
Ellenville Mayor Jeff Kaplan commended police for their quick apprehension of the suspect.
“To keep him confined to that area was no small task,” Kaplan said, adding police did “a magnificent job.”
Kaplan said he knew Wood, and he called the homicide “a tragedy for the entire community.”
Kaplan said Wood worked for a time at the golf course at the former Nevele Grande Resort and was “a great golfer.
“He was a warm, friendly guy,” Kaplan said.
John O’Lear, a neighbor of Wood’s on Phil Martin Road in Napanoch, said Wood had lived there for at least a dozen years.
O’Lear said Wood lived alone in a brown wood-frame home. Wednesday afternoon, a large, hand-painted “No Trespassing” sign stood at the end of the long driveway leading to the house.
O’Lear said he believed Wood had done roofing work in the past. He also said Wood had children.
“He was a nice guy,” O’Lear said.
Ulster County Comptroller Elliot Auerbach, a longtime Ellenville resident, said he went to high school with Wood and was on the school football team with him but didn’t know him well.
“I think Lee was a year ahead of me, or two years ahead of me,” Auerbach said.
Auerbach said Wood’s family had a “huge presence in the community” and was known to many people.
“In a small community, you’re constantly and continually touched by the people who live there,” Auerbach said. “There’s always that interconnectivity.”
No one at the rehab facility could be reached for comment on Wednesday. According to Renaissance’s website, the Westchester County-based organization has a 100-bed facility in Wawarsing and nine outpatient facilities in other locations.
A woman who answered the phone at the company’s office in Elmsford said she had no information and couldn’t comment on the slaying. She refused to give her name.
HOLYOKE, Mass.Oct 8 2010 – Holyoke police say they have arrested a man and a woman who tried to steal nearly $2,000 worth of coats from a department store, before leading a chase into West Springfield.
In a news release, Holyoke Police Chief Anthony Scott told 22News that police arrested Amanda Desmond, 30, and Jonathan Landry, 34, both of Pittsfield on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Scott, just before 3:00 P.M., an officer saw Landry running out of Macy’s at the Holyoke Mall carrying an armload of coats with their security tags still attached. Landry jumped into a black Ford Explorer, whose driver then took off.
The officer began chasing the SUV, which Scott said was travelling at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour from Mall Ring Road to Whitney Avenue, then on to Lower Westfield Road before turning onto I-91 southbound. The driver then turned onto the Exit 14 ramp and made a hard left by the Mass Pike tollbooth, crashing into a guardrail. The driver continued to Route 5 southbound with the Holyoke officer still in pursuit. At the intersection of Riverdale Street and Brush Hill Road, the light was red, so Scott says the driver turned into the parking lot of Red’s Towing. A state trooper had blocked-off the parking lot’s exit with his unmarked cruiser, so the SUV finally came to a stop and Desmond and Landry were arrested.
While searching the SUV, police allegedly found seven North Face jackets with attached security tags. Officers also recovered some four North Face jackets dropped outside Macy’s. All 11 jackets retail for about $180 each.
Desmond was arrested for larceny over $250, failure to stop for police, operating to endanger, and driving with a suspended license. She was also arrested on two larceny warrants out of Salem and Brookline. Landry was also arrested for larceny over $250, as well as for a larceny warrant out of Brookline.
In his release, Scott referred to Desmond and Landry as “career criminals who have been a plague to Western and Eastern Massachusetts with their shoplifting spree.” They were ordered held on $2,500 bail.
LILBURN, Ga. Oct 8 2010 — Lilburn police said a man wanted in connection with the assault of a 14-year-old girl at a Walmart store has surrendered.
Police said David Michael Berusch, 26, of Lilburn, turned himself in to Lilburn Police Wednesday evening.
“I would like to thank all of the media outlets who covered this case over the past couple of days,” wrote Capt. Bruce Hedley in an e-mail to Channel 2 Action News.
Police said Berusch was photographed by a surveillance camera inside the store.
The assault happened at about 8:40 p.m. Friday at the Walmart in the 4000 block of Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn, police said.
After releasing the video of the suspect, investigators said they received numerous tips from the public.
Police said Berusch is now being transported to the Gwinnett County Jail.
SALUDA, SC OCT 8 2010 – A Saluda County middle school teacher is under arrest accused of having sexually explicit pictures of dozens of young boys who attended the school in the 1980′s.
Deputies arrested Thomas Taylor of Saluda Wednesday afternoon after finding several pictures of naked boys in a home he owned. He is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Taylor has been a teacher at Saluda Middle School for 30 years. He’s been suspended with pay pending an investigation, according Superintendent Dr. David Mathis.
Saluda County Sheriff Jason Booth said his investigators stumbled upon sexually explicit pictures of approximately 60-70 young boys while investigating a separate case involving a 19-year-old man who lived in a home owned by Taylor.
While investigating the 19-year-old, deputies found the pictures investigators believe date back to the 80′s. Deputies also found other sexually explicit materials, according to Booth.
In Taylor’s 30 years at the school, he’s been a physical education teacher, a baseball coach and a yearbook photographer, according to the sheriff. He is currently employed as a 7th grade language arts teacher at the school.
Investigators believe the pictures could be of former Saluda Middle School students, but don’t believe any of the pictures are of current students.
The school district released this statement late Thursday afternoon:
On the evening of Wednesday, October 6, 2010, the administration of Saluda County School District became aware of an investigation concerning a Saluda Middle School employee. The employee was placed on leave of absence beginning October 7, 2010.
The District is cooperating fully with local law enforcement. At this time the District does not have any further information regarding the specifics of the investigation. However, I can assure you that the District takes seriously its obligation to protect and provide a safe environment for all students. When information is presented to District personnel that any inappropriate behavior may be taking place, the administration immediately investigates and handles each situation as is proper, including notifying and cooperating with law enforcement.
We appreciate the community’s support during this difficult time and will make further announcements as appropriate.
- Superintendent David M. Mathis
Deputies seized several computers and other sexually explicit items from Taylor’s home.
Taylor is in custody at the Saluda County Detention Center.
The Saluda County Sheriff’s Department will hold a news conference at 11:00 a.m. Friday to talk about the charges Taylor will face as well as release new details in the case. You’ll be able to watch that news conference live on wistv.com.
A Travis County jury sentenced 41-year-old Larry Dayries on Wednesday after finding him guilty of aggravated robbery.
Prosecutor Christopher Baugh says Dayries has been convicted of offenses including burglary and theft, and has been to prison several times before in Texas and Louisiana.
He says that as a habitual felon, Dayries faced a minimum of 25 years in prison and a maximum of life.
Baugh tells the Austin American-Statesman that Dayries swiped at a loss prevention officer at a Whole Foods with a knife after the officer confronted him in the parking lot.
Oak Park IL Oct 8 2010 An Oak Park man faces four felony counts after allegedly taking money to provide drugs to a Cook County jail inmate.
Timothy Fuller, 42, a 15-year veteran of the Cook County Sheriff’s office, was arrested Monday afternoon after a sting operation by the Sheriff’s Office of Professional Review.
During a Sunday phone conversation, police say, Fuller agreed to bring the drugs into the jail complex in return for $400 cash. Fuller met an female undercover in her car following his shift at the medium security jail complex on Monday. After a brief conversation, the woman handed Fuller a grocery bag containing 15.9 grams of cocaine and 135 grams of marijuana.
Video surveillance reportedly captured Fuller taking the bag and smelling the marijuana, then accepting “a handful of $20 bills, which he counted.”
At that point numerous Sheriff’s officers watching the scene swarmed the car and arrested Fuller.
Fuller will be in bond court at 26th and California today at 11 a.m. on felony charges of possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine, and possession with intent to deliver both drugs. He is currently suspended and facing a termination hearing before the Cook County Sheriff’s Merit Board.
Sheriff’s police said that based on statements Fuller made following his arrest and other information gained during their investigation, they are continuing that investigation.
WASHINGTON DC Oct 8 2010 – A D.C. high school student is under arrest after allegedly spraying a police officer with Mace.
D.C. Police say they were attempting to arrest a Ballou Senior High School student wanted on several arrest warrants when he Maced the officer on Thursday morning.
A security guard was also sprayed with the Mace.
Police say the student then bit another security guard in the arm.
The student is in custody, facing new charges.
One of the warrants against the teen was for a probation violation in Virginia, Channel 7 reports.
Lewes De Oct 8 2010 A retired state trooper who now heads Delaware’s Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement faces a drunk-driving charge after being arrested early this morning north of Lewes.
Siobhan G. Sullivan, 46, also was charged with speeding in her state-owned SUV when state troopers pulled her over at 3:40 a.m. on Del. 1 near Minos Conaway Road, court records show.
Sullivan, who was former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner’s security chief before she took the new post in November 2008, has been placed on administrative leave with pay “pending further review,’’ Kimberly H. Chandler, spokeswoman for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, which oversees Sullivan’s division, said in a written news release.
Known as DATE, the division that Sullivan heads is responsible for enforcing Delaware’s laws that govern who can supply, sell or transport alcohol, as well as laws that restrict youths from using alcohol or tobacco, and has agents that routinely conduct undercover investigations at bars and liquor stores.
Sullivan did not return calls today. Neither did Chandler or Lewis D. Schirillo, secretary of Safety and Homeland Security.
State police would not discuss the arrest of their former colleague. Spokesman Sgt. Walter Newton referred questions to Schirillo’s office, which also oversees state police.
Court papers, in the form of a Uniform Traffic Complaint and summons, provide only bare-bones details about the arrest. They said a trooper using radar clocked Sullivan’s state-owned 2007 black Dodge Durango going 71 mph in a 55 mph zone. The papers said she was charged with speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol, but provided no other details about the arrest.
Surveillance video shows a fight broke out between two students at Pontiac Middle School.
Peters said he was heading toward his locker when he was hit several times and then handcuffed.
“This can’t happen, not just to my child but to anyone else’s,” says Terri Parker.
Parker said she didn’t not received any explanation from the school district.
“They couldn’t explain why this happened. Somebody has to explain, somebody has to step up and say this is the purpose..because there is no purpose,” said Parker. The family’s attorney, Kenneth Burch, had this to say, “Our position is that this should have never happened, and it should have never happened to Maurece.”
Peters was an eighth-grader grader at the time. He was not suspended or expelled.
His mother said she filed a police report, but charges were never brought forth.
Local 4 did speak with the attorney representing the school district. He had no comment due to ongoing litigation.
Peters, who was 5 feet, 3 inches tall and under 98 pounds, claims to have suffered a shoulder injury. His mother said he’s still healing from the emotional wounds.
“I would like to never ever see another kid hurt in this manner, it’s not fair to them,” said Parker.
NORTH READING Oct 8 2010 ― A North Reading special education teacher’s assistant is charged with three counts aggravated rape of a child, Middlesex D.A. Gerry Leone announced on Wednesday.
John Comeiro, 24, of North Reading was arrested Tuesday night.
Comeiro works at the Timony Grammar School in Methuen. The victim in this case is a student at the school, but did not attend any of Comeiro’s classes. The Eagle-Tribune reports the victim is 13 years old.
According to the D.A.’s office, Comeiro raped the girl multiple times between September 25 and October 2. “The defendant violated the trust bestowed on him as a member of a school’s faculty,” Leone said, “We allege the defendant used his position of power and authority to heighten the child victim’s personal comfort level and subsequently took advantage of her and violated her.”
Superintendent Judith Scannell added that “there has been no indication that any misconduct took place on school property.”
Comeiro was arraigned Wednesday morning. He is being held on $5,000 cash bail. He has been placed on administrative leave.
“We encourage any student at any time that feel uncomfortable to come forward to speak to counselor and we commend the children who came forward,” Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon said.
After Comeiro’s arrest, the school’s principal, Timothy Miller, sent a letter home with students at the Timony School:
“I am writing this letter to make you aware of an alleged incident that occurred involving a staff member at the Timony Grammar School. The incident was dealt with by Timony Administrators quickly and efficiently. The Methuen Police Department was informed immediately and is currently dealing with the incident and investigation… Please understand that the staff member involved with these incidents has been placed on administrative leave and will not be on the school premises. We will continue to be vigilant in keeping your children safe while they are at school.”
Comeiro has been a teacher at the school for five years. He is due back in court on November 2.
GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. Oct 8 2010 — A Forest Hills Eastern High School teacher is facing a sex charge after his arrest in an undercover sting at an Ada Township park.
Charles Glover, 45, was formally charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in 63rd District Court Wednesday.
Deputies launched an undercover operation at Seidman Park off Honey Creek Ave. SE after receiving complaints of people engaged in public sex.
Investigators say Glover was at the park Tuesday afternoon, and approached a male undercover deputy.
Criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree involves force or coercion, according to state law.
Glover is a civics and theater teacher at Forest Hills Eastern. Forest Hills superintendent Dan Behm says Glover is now on paid administrative leave. He says the district will not take any further steps until it has received information on the alleged incident from the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.
Behm says the district has confirmed the alleged incident did not involve a Forest Hills student and that it did not happen during Glover’s working hours.