Police Officer Merrill Bruguier
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police Department
End of Watch: Saturday, October 9, 2010
Tour of Duty: 14 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Saturday, October 9, 2010
Incident Location: South Dakota
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Officer Merrill Bruguier was killed in a single vehicle crash at the intersection of S.D. Highway 63 and U.S. Highway 212 at approximately 4:00 am. He was traveling from Cherry Creek to Eagle Butte at the time of the crash.
Officer Bruguier was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his 9-year-old son.
Agency Contact Information
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police Department
2001 Main Street
PO Box 590
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
Phone: (605) 964-2155
Please contact the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.
El Paso TX Oct 12 2010 A police officer has been arrested for aggravated robbery after allegedly stealing money from a wedding, where he was working off-duty .
Alberto Madrid, an 18-year veteran of the El Paso Police Department, was working of-duty as a security guard for a wedding reception at Bebe’s Hall Saturday night.
Police say he stole a gift box containing money.
When he was confronted, police say Madrid tried to get away in a car; one person was injured after jumping on the hood of Madrid’s car to avoid being hit.
Madrid has been booked into El Paso County Jail on a $5,000 bond.
If any of the allegations are what police call “substantiated,” he could get fired.
Source:News Channel 9
Madison WI Oct 12 2010 Two security guards at a West Towne Mall department store were injured Saturday afternoon while trying to stop two young women who allegedly were stealing shirts from the store, Madison police reported.
One of the guards allegedly was bitten and struck by a car driven by one of the suspects, while the other guard was slapped and punched multiple times by the other suspect, who was arrested, police said.
Zakiya Catlin, 25, of Madison, was tentatively charged with battery, disorderly conduct and retail theft, while police are looking for the other suspect, a 22-year-old female who police said they’ll have probable cause to charge with first-degree reckless endangerment, battery, disorderly conduct and retail theft.
The alleged attacks and shoplifting happened at about 4 p.m. Saturday at JC Penney, police said.
“The suspect who got away allegedly bit a 22-year-old female security guard in the arm, and then struck her with her car as she drove from the mall’s parking lot,” said police spokesman Joel DeSpain.
A 24-year-old male security guard suffered redness to his face from the slapping by Catlin, but the female guard had multiple abrasions from the car hitting her.
“The bite to her arm drew blood,” DeSpain said. “Numerous shoppers came out of the mall to watch the struggle.”
SOURCE: The Cap Times
Chandler AZ Oct 11 2010 A headless man was found in a Chandler apartment, and a drinking buddy has been arrested in his death and decapitation.
The victim, who has not been identified, and the suspect, Crisantos Moroyoqui, who is in the country illegally, had been drinking together at 4:30 a.m. Sunday. At 5:30 a.m., some men who had fallen asleep in the apartment awoke to find the man’s beheaded body in a large pool of blood, according to police reports.
It is not known what transpired between the pair that led one to allegedly stab and decapitate the other, nor is it known what weapon was used.
Police described the victim as a Hispanic male in his 30s. Police have not released his name pending notification of next of kin.
Moroyoqui , the victim and three other men were drinking in the living room of 300 W. Fairview Street, apartment 1, according to a police report. Two others decided to go to sleep, police said.
“Before going to bed, they saw the victim alive and well with Moroyoqui and three other Hispanic males in the living room,” the police said.
A pair of bloody tan colored shoes, identified as Moroyoqui’s, was found outside his apartment at 320 W. Fairview Street. Moroyoqui and several other men were removed from the apartment.
Moroyoqui wore the same clothes he had on at the drinking party, and police said blood they believe to be the victim’s was found on his pants.
At first Moroyoqui provided a false identity, police said, and then when he did he exercised his right to remain silent.
“It is believed that Moroyoqui was present and a participant, if not the sole participant, in the decapitation death of the victim,” the report says.
Officers arrested Moroyoqui on suspicion of 2nd degree murder and hindering prosecution, police said. This is an active investigation and anyone with information should call the Chandler Police Department at 480-782-4130.
This month, Montgomery County officials recognized six people as “everyday heroes” who saved others during four life-threatening situations.
The six, who included a security guard, pool operator and FedEx driver, received the awards at a ceremony last week, according to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.
Officials said the following people were recognized:
Nicholas Ayers, a security guard, who alerted nearly 50 residents to a major fire in Aspen Hill last December.
The four-alarm blaze broke out at Manor Apartments, located at 14201 Georgia Ave., at about 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 29. Authorities said Ayers banged on doors and helped evacuate 49 residents of the building.
Tiffany Miles, a pool operator who saved a 3-year-old boy from drowning at a Burtonsville swimming pool this summer.
Miles was restocking chemicals on June 13 when she saw a child at the bottom of the pool, which was closed at the time. Miles pulled the child from the pool and began to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation while a colleague called 911. The child survived the incident.
Dean Haught, Kyle Murphy and Steve Cumpston, who saved a construction worker who suffered a heart attack in Gaithersburg in August.
They performed CPR and used a defibrillator to revive the worker, who suffered the attack at the MedImmune construction site on Aug. 27.
Earl Spence, a FedEx driver who helped three senior citizens locked in a hot vehicle in July.
Spence was making a delivery in Laytonsville on July 7 when he saw the idling van. Two elderly people were inside and unconscious, and one was conscious but disoriented. He called 911 and all three survive
Columbia, S.C. Oct 12 2010 – A fight over traffic turned tragic Saturday night.
Police say a 20-year-old man died after the University of South Carolina football game Saturday night. He was fighting with another man, when he ended up on the ground and a truck ran him over. Officials say that other man now faces charges.
25-Year-Old Curtis Simms has reportedly been charged with Aggravated Breach of Peace in what police are treating as a homicide.
Investigators say Simms got into a fight with 20-year-old Allen Gasque. Deputies say the fight between stemmed from gameday traffic related to the USC vs. Alabama game.
Deputies say Simms was in a car when he started arguing with Gasque. We’re told Gasque was riding as a passenger in a nearby truck. Investigators say the argument escalated and both men got out of their vehicles leading to the fight.
Investigators say Gasque ended up on the ground and the truck he was riding in ran over him.
“You know what a great day. Then all that happened and it’s just going to change people’s lives forever,” witness Hayden Bishop said.
Investigators say the driver of the truck did not see Gasque.
On Facebook, friends of Gasque wrote about him being a stand-up guy and one of the best catcher Marion High School ever had.
Simms has been told not to make contact with the Gasque family.
BROWNSVILLE TX Oct 12 2010 – A Brownsville teenager is charged for allegedly trying to sell 17 different kinds of prescription drugs out of backpack at Sunrise Mall on Saturday.
Luis Manuel Eliola, 19, of Brownsville was arrested over the weekend at Sunrise Mall on the 2300 block of North Expressway 77. A citizen complained to mall security that Eliola tried to sell him some drugs, according to Brownsville Police.
Eliola was taken to the mall security office where security officers searched his backpack. Numerous bottles of prescription medications were found. Out of 28 prescription bottles, 17 did not belong to Eliola.
The list includes:
Equetro, 14 pills
Buspirone, 120 pills
Bupronpion, 90 pills
Hydryzine, 103 pills
Amphetamine, 16 pills
Fluoxetine, 19 pills
Paroxetine, 56 pills
Amitriptyline, 59 pills
Acetaminophen, 9 pills
Flurazepam, 30 pills
Hydrocodne, 15 pills
Nabumetone, 30 pills
Tramadol, 180 pills
Tramadol (2nd bottle), 60 pills
Oxcarbazepine, 120 pills
Provigil, 75 pills
Zolpidem, 26 pills
Eliola is charged with 17 counts of possession of a controlled substance. He’s being held on a $52,000 bond.
PALISADES PARK NJ Oct 12 2010 — An off-duty police officer killed in a one-car crash over the weekend was not wearing his seatbelt, according to an accident report released Monday.
Patrolman John Ferraioli, 37, was described by his co-workers as eager to take on safety initiatives. He had revived the department’s DWI checkpoint program that had been defunct for 15 years and earlier this year started working on new traffic patterns to improve safety at school crossings, Ben Ramos, the department’s captain-in-charge, said.
“I’m not talking about one traffic cone, I’m talking about 36 cones and also new portable stop signs,” Ramos said.
Ferraioli, a 15-year veteran of the police department, was driving east on Route 652, a rural road in Damascus Township, Wayne County, Pa., at 12:22 a.m. Saturday when, for unknown reasons, his car crossed a median and struck a tree, the accident report says. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
He had been on a weekend trip with some friends, borough officials said.
Ferraioli was described by those who knew him as a dedicated cop who took care of his parents and grandparents, contributed to charities and started new safety programs.
“If you’re looking for one word, it’s ‘hero,’Ÿ” Ramos said.
Ramos broke the news of Ferraioli’s death to his co-workers at a somber meeting Sunday.
“This is just another sad day for the borough,” said Mayor James Rotundo, whose son, James, serves on the same police squad as Ferraioli.
Rotundo said the police department had grief counselors available to the 26-member force on Monday.
“He was an excellent cop, civic-minded, a quiet kid who kept to himself,” said retired Police Chief Michael Vietri, now the borough’s part-time police director. “His mother and father are taking it hard.”
Ramos said Ferraioli also contributed to numerous causes and charities, reeling off cancer, child abuse, diabetes, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
“We, our department, has suffered a serious loss,” Ramos said. “It hurts me, it hurts the department.”
Officers patrolling the plaza were alerted on Friday afternoon, October 8, shortly after 3 p.m. that an individual wanted for robbing the Mt. Washington Bank on Gallivan Boulevard an hour earlier had been dropped off by a cab at the entrance nearest to the Cheesecake Factory.
Surveillance photos of the suspect were forwarded to the officers cell phones and the photos were then circulated throughout the mall. A short time later, a plaza security officer notified the officers that she saw a man fitting the description of the robbery suspect walking towards Target.
Detective Brian Cohoon and Officer Jennifer Zakowsky were patrolling the mall and observed the man, later identified as David A. Lydon, 24, as he entered the Champs store. Lydon was placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Braintree Police station where he was held for the Boston Police.
Indianapolis IN Oct 12 2010 – Indianapolis Airport police arrested a US Airways flight attendant for what she was trying to get through security. TSA screeners found contraband under her uniform.
For passengers, passing through security to get to a flight is a necessary nuisance.
While some have complained about privacy issues with the new full body scanners, it was just that technology that helped reveal a crime by an airline worker.
According to police reports, 39-year-old Floydrina Williams of Georgia was charged with possession of cocaine for the suspicious image a TSA officer noticed on the body scanner. It prompted a “pat down” and the discovery of a “white powdery substance” believed to be cocaine.
Williams, who airline officials say was off duty at the time, at first denied it was drugs, saying the bag contained tampons. She later admitted that “it was cocaine for personal use only.”
Twenty-two grams worth of the drug was packaged in nine small individual baggies located in Williams waistband when it was picked up by the scanners.
Williams now faces charges of cocaine possession and dealing cocaine. According to her employer, she won’t be working flights anytime soon.
Because this is under investigation, we could get no official comment from airport police. We did learn that they were expected to meet with prosecutors today to talk about the charges.
Williams has no criminal history. A US Airways spokesperson says she has been removed from flying indefinitely.