Three people were arrested Sunday at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods after police said a man and woman began slapping each other, and the woman’s boyfriend intervened and punched the man.
Lauren C. Mcgrath, 24, of 65 Jay Circle in Plainfield, Henri R. Plaisimon, 34, of 4 Paul Revere Road in Groton, and Stephen A. Paul, 23, of 253 Old Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, were charged with breach of peace in connection with the incident at 2:10 a.m.
According to a news release, Plaisimon became involved in an argument with Mcgrath as they were on the skywalk near the MGM garage valet.
“The argument escalated to both Mcgrath and Plaisimon slapping each other,” the release said. “The incident continued as they walked toward the garage and they continued to push and hit each other.”
Then Paul, who is Mcgrath’s boyfriend, punched Plaisimon, the news release said. State police casino security broke up the fight.
The three are due to appear Nov. 10 in New London Superior Court
Springfield ORE Nov 1 2010 A Springfield middle school teacher who is also a coach in Eugene has been arrested for sexually abusing a fifteen year old student according to police.
The teacher, identified as Chad Gerald Schacht, 40, of Eugene is a teacher at Springfield’s Agnes Stewart Middle School and a cross country coach for Sheldon High School in North Eugene.
Investigators were notified by staff at Sheldon that there had been innapropriate contact between the coach and a female student and police say there may be other victims.
Schacht is now charged with two counts of rape and one count of sodomy.
He was put on leave from coaching on Thursday when the allegations first surfaced.
DALLAS TX Nov 1 2010 – A Dallas police officer has been placed on administrative leave while officials investigate a fatal shooting at an apartment complex.
Several officers were working at the complex late Friday in response to complaints of drugs sales and other crimes.
Sgt. Kenneth Chapin and Officer Matthew Tate were confronted by a man in a breezeway. A police news release says the man, later identified as Tobias Arthur Mackey, placed his hands behind his back where they were not visible.
The release says Mackey did not comply with the officer’s instructions and made gestures resulting in Tate firing at Mackey, who died from gunshot wounds. No weapon was found on Mackey.
An 11-year-old boy not involved in the incident was apparently struck by a round fired by Tate. He was treated and released from Methodist Central Hospital.
PITTSBURGH PA Nov 1 2010 – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man and woman have been arrested after allegedly leaving three young children in a minivan while gambling at a casino.
Officials said security guards at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh were alerted at 3:41 p.m. Saturday that the children were alone in the vehicle in the parking garage. They say the 3- and 10-year-old boys were left with baby bottles, diapers and baby wipes for the 10-month-old girl.
Officials say surveillance cameras indicated that the woman had left two hours earlier to go into the casino, while the man left about a half-hour before the children were found. Officials say the Washington County residents are facing charges of endangering the welfare of children and leaving infants in a motor vehicle.
Ventura County CA Nov 1 2010 A California Lutheran University football player was one of two men arrested after a large fight early Sunday morning in downtown Ventura.
Wide receiver Clinton Panton Jr., 24, of Oxnard was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer after a fight outside the Karma Lounge at 281 W. Main Street around 1:50 a.m.
Also, Cavell McClure, 23, of Lompoc was arrested on suspicion of attacking a security guard, who was later sent to the hospital, according to a Ventura Police Department report.
The bar was closing and security was escorting all patrons out of the bar after a night of music, according to the report.
Some crowd members became upset and tried to get back into the bar, police said.
A 21-year-old Simi Valley man, who works as a security guard for Karma, was at the gate area where the people were trying to get back in.
Police said McClure threatened the security guard several times and then punched him in the head.
Several other people with McClure also started to punch the security guard, who was struck and kicked several times by the crowd, according to the report.
Ventura police said police officers arrived and were able to quickly get to the Karma security guard before he suffered more injuries.
The officers forced the group away from the bar and requested additional backup because of the large crowd and violence, according to the report.
While officers were tending to the injured Karma security guard, they were told McClure was suspected of making statements that he had a gun and threatened to shoot the security guard, according to the report.
Police officers were able to stop McClure as he got into the passenger seat of a nearby car and tried to leave, according to the report.
McClure, who is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs more than 285 pounds, physically resisted arrest on suspicion of the attack on the security guard and the criminal threats to shoot him, police said.
When police told other patrons of the bar to leave, some, allegedly including Panton, became violent and refused to leave the area, according to the report.
Police said when Panton was told to leave, he adopted a fighting stance against the officers and flicked his lit cigarette at one of the officers, hitting him in the face just below his eye.
When officers told Panton he was under arrest on suspicion of battery on a police officer, he tried to run away and police gave chase, according to the report.
When caught, Panton allegedly fought violently and police had to use a Taser to subdue him and place him in handcuffs, even as he continued to struggle, according to the report.
Ventura police said officers dispersed the rest of the crowd.
The injured security guard was taken to Ventura County Medical Center where he was treated and released.
Panton, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 185 pounds, graduated from Hueneme High in 2004 and played football and basketball and ran track for the Vikings.
He attended Ventura College in 2004-07 and was a member of the football and track teams.
He has been at CLU for the past two years but has not appeared in any games for the Kingsmen.
McClure and Panton were treated at Ventura County Medical Center Sunday morning and then booked into Ventura County jail.
McClure was booked on suspicion of criminal threats, battery and resisting arrest, and Panton was booked on suspicion of battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.
Both have been released.
Court records revealed this was not Panton’s first brush with the law.
A search of court records revealed that Panton was convicted in August 2008 for felony transportation of a controlled substance and of being armed during that offense.