CORPUS CHRISTI TX Oct 13 2010 — Police are on the lookout for a woman who pulled a gun on store employees Monday after a woman she was with was detained on suspicion of shoplifting.
Officers were called about 1:15 p.m. to a Wal-Mart in the 4833 S. Padre Island Drive where loss prevention officers said a greeter heard the store’s alarm go off and saw two women leaving in a hurry.
Store employees detained both women outside, a struggle ensued and one woman broke loose and ran to a nearby truck, police said.
As employees were bringing the other woman inside, the first woman drove up, pulled a handgun and demanded that woman’s release, police said.
The pair last were seen eastbound on South Padre Island Drive in a gold Ford F-150, police said.
The armed woman is described as black, 30 to 35 years old, 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing between 150 and 190 pounds. The other is described as Hispanic, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet, 5 inches to 5 feet, 7 inches and weighing 120 to 130 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-8477.
The Quad-City Times is reporting that discrepancies were discovered in July by the person who replaced Griebe while he was off work due to a broken foot. Court records indicate Griebe was the only person who had access to the money. He has posted $10,000 bond and is now out of jail.
Lynsie Paige Murley’s lawsuit states that she was at the local airport to board a May 29, 2008, flight from Corpus Christi to Amarillo when the incident occurred.
According to the suit, Murley was stopped at a security checkpoint by a Transportation Security Administration employee, who frisked her, pulled down her blouse and exposed her breasts.
Murley’s suit says she was embarrassed and alleges that security employees joked and laughed about it.
She left the boarding area to be consoled by an acquaintance and when she returned to the checkpoint the employees continued to make jokes, the suit states.
One male security employee told her he wished he had been there and said he would have to watch the video, the suit stated. The suit said Murley filed a claim against Transportation Security Administration in August 2008 but never received a response.
The federal government’s attorneys have filed a 10-page response denying Murley’s claims. The response lists 17 defense points including that the government denies any liability because no negligent act or omission of a U.S. employee working within in the scope of their job could’ve contributed to the damages she alleged.
Murley, now 23, originally had sued the federal government and Transportation Security Administration. The agency, which is part of the federal government, was dropped in August.
The suit alleges that the government was negligent because the employees weren’t properly trained and supervised.
Murley is seeking an unspecified amount of damages.
A man on a bicycle managed to get into Hilton’s gated community, Mulholland Estates in Beverly Hills, at 12.15pm.
Hilton’s security guards confronted the unnamed man when he began pounding on her door, police said.
After a scuffle the man was held by security until police arrived.
The suspect was booked at the Van Nuys jail on suspicion of assaulting the security guard, police said.
In August, Hilton and boyfriend Cy Waits were awoken by a man who was banging on the windows of her home. Waits held him at gunpoint for police.
An Oakland County Circuit Court jury on Tuesday found 20-year-old Samantha Lomasney and 40-year-old James Woodworth guilty of first-degree felony murder.
They also were convicted of unarmed robbery, and Lomasney was convicted of driving without a license causing death.
They face mandatory penalties of life in prison without parole at their sentencing Nov. 23.
Thirty six year-old Greg Wainio was working at a Waterford Township Kmart store when he was killed Jan. 14.
Defense lawyers sought a lesser charge, saying the couple panicked and meant no harm to Wainio.
San Jose CA Oct 13 2010 A San Jose man working as a substitute teacher at Mckinley Elementary School has been arrested on sexual assault charges.
Police spokesman Jose Garcia says officers were called to the school Friday afternoon after several students reported 64-year old Jayanthum Kapasi to school officials.
Police are not releasing details as to how many alleged victims there are.
Investigators believe the suspect may have also substituted in the San Jose Unified School District and are working to determine if there any other victims.
Colorado Springs CO Oct 13 2010 Police are investigating a suspicious death in Colorado Springs.
A security guard making his nightly rounds outside the Rustic Hills Park Apartments, 1220 Potter Drive, shortly after 1 a.m. found a man who appeared to be unconscious in a car with its engine running.
Medical crews took the man, believed to be in his 20s, to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“They obviously believed they had a chance to save him,” Colorado Springs police spokesman Sgt. Darrin Abbink said.
There was no weapon found in the car, but police said the man was bleeding from a head wound.
The car, a black 4-door Acura sedan, was towed away from the complex’s north parking lot about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police hope there is something in the car that will help them in their investigation.
The apartments are about 2 blocks northeast of Academy Boulevard and Galley Road.
Joseph Fernandez, who lives in the apartment complex and identified himself as a good friend of the security guard, said the guard pounded on his door at about 1 a.m. Tuesday, saying he had found a man and “I think he’s dead.”
The two ran down and checked the man’s neck for a pulse, but did not detect one. They called 911.
The man’s cell phone rang repeatedly and Fernandez said he eventually answered it, speaking to a man and a woman. He told them he believed the man they were calling was dead.
“It was an instant, ‘Oh my god,’” Fernandez said. “She started crying.”
Paramedics soon arrived and performed CPR on the man before taking him to a hospital, Fernandez said. He did not see blood on the body.
“I’ve never seen him around here before,” Fernandez said of the man in the car.
An autopsy is planned for Wednesday morning, according to the El Paso County Coroner’s Office. Should the death be ruled a homicide, it would be the 23rd this year in the city.
Check back at gazette.com for further details as the investigation continues.
COLUMBIA, SC Oct 13 2010 – A worker at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds was electrocuted on Monday while helping set up for the fair’s big opening this week.
Fair spokesman Gary Goodman said the victim, 43-year-old Roger Thompson, was a veteran electrician working on the internal aspects of a ride called “The Rainbow” when the incident happened around 3:00pm.
EMS took Thompson to Palmetto Richland Hospital, where he passed away. It’s not clear exactly how Thompson was electrocuted. The incident is still under investigation.
Goodman said Thompson was not a fair employee, but had worked for carnival company North American Midway Entertainment for over 20 years. Thompson was a senior ride supervisor.
Thompson’s permanent residence is in Brooksville, Florida, though Goodman said his wife was in the Midlands when Thompson was killed.
Several agencies have responded and are investigating, including the Richland County fire marshal and coroner’s offices, the Columbia Police Department, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Department of Labor.
“We don’t want people to think it’s not safe to go to the fair because that’s not the case,” said Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins. “It’s just one of those isolated incidents that happen”
In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, North American Midway Entertainment spokesperson Amber Swedgan said the company “extends our deepest condolences to the Thompson family, friends and large team of co-workers.”
Swedgan said, “every employee prior to employment on the midway receives safety and customer service training.”
Another employee of North American Midway Entertainment was killed in 2008 when he was hit by a ride while in a restricted area.
During the 12-day South Carolina State Fair, over 1050 amusement ride inspections are performed.
The State Fair opens Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.
ALBANY, GA Oct 13 2010 –A Rochelle Police officer is charged with having sex with a 14-year old girl and police say that the sex was consensual. Investigators therefore decided not to file more serious charge of rape.
But because of the girl’s age, Officer Jason Parks is charged with child molestation. The 25-year old Parks surrendered to the GBI last Tuesday and was booked into the county jail.
He was later released on a $20,000 bond.
Parks, who’d been a Rochelle officer since May, has been fired.