QUINCY MA Nov 14 2010 — Two men were arrested after police disrupted what appeared to be a morning drug deal taking place in a car parked outside the headquarters of a financial services company in South Quincy.
Dean Malchionno, 20, of Holbrook Road in Braintree and Matthew Soloman, 27, of Nancy Road in Easton were arrested at about 9:45 a.m. Thursday outside Boston Financial Data Services at 2000 Crown Colony Drive.
Both were charged with possession of a Class B substance, Percocet pills, with intent to distribute.
Quincy police Detective Lt. Patrick Glynn said a security guard for Boston Financial Data noticed suspicious activity inside a Chrysler sedan in the parking lot. Four people were inside.
Police were led to the vehicle, inside which they spotted drug paraphernalia, including a straw that could be used to snort drugs.
“They had already used some of the drugs,” Glynn said.
After the four occupants were questioned, Malchionno and Soloman were arrested. The other two occupants were allowed to leave. Police identified them only as a man in his early 20s and a woman in her mid-20s.
Malchionno was arrested in February in connection with an alleged drug sale in the parking lot of a Braintree restaurant.
On Thursday, police seized seven Percocet pills found in the car, plus $400 in cash and a cellular phone believed to have been used in the alleged drug transaction.
Glynn said Thursday that police were still trying to determine whether any of the four people were employed by Boston Financial Data Services.
Ann Marie Mierzykowski, a spokeswoman for the company, declined to comment on whether Soloman or Malchionno worked for the company.
“We are aware of the situation, and are working together with the Quincy Police Department,” Mierzykowski said in a statement. “We cannot comment further at this time.”
Albany NY Nov 14 2010 The flow of Four Loko into New York is finally being shut off.
The State Liquor Authority has pressured the state’s biggest beer distributors to stop delivering Four Loko and other caffeinated alcoholic cocktails to New York retailers by Dec.10.
And the maker of the sweet-but-potent beverage has agreed to stop shipping its wildly popular drink to New York distributors after Nov. 19.
The dual agreements will allow the SLA to fine any shop owners found to be selling Four Loko without proof it was ordered by the deadline, authorities said.
“I hope this will end the sale of this product in the state,” said SLA Chairman Dennis Rosen.
Jaisen Freeman, co-founder of Phusion Projects, the company that produces Four Loko, gave a tepid endorsement of the agreement.
“We think it shows that we are not turning a deaf ear to what’s going on: that a select few have chosen to abuse our products, drink them while underage or break the law and sell them to minors,” said Freeman.
A 23.5-ounce can of Four Loko contains the amount of alcohol in three cans of beer blended with the caffeine of three cups of coffee.
The fruity malt beverage leaped into the spotlight in New York last month after members of a Bronx gang forced a victim to guzzle 10 cans before beating him mercilessly in what was described as a gay bias attack.
After the Daily News informed his office of the deal, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he favored an outright ban but called the move “a giant step forward in keeping our kids safe from these toxic and dangerous brews.”
The agreements came after an undercover sting operation at 28 mom-and-pop stores in the Bronx last week led to four arrests for selling the booze-infused beverage to minors.
“People were complaining that kids were being sold Four Lokos in bodegas,” said Assistant Chief Carlos Gomez, head of the NYPD’s Bronx patrol bureau.
Nine stores in East Tremont, Castle Hill, Wakefield and Parkchester sold the drink to a teenage police cadet, cops said. They were hit with summonses.
Three additional stores – all in Wakefield – sold Four Loko and loose cigarettes to the undercover teen, leading to arrests of four employees, all charged with the sale of alcohol to a minor and the sale of untaxed cigarettes.
“The results of this investigation are startling,” said state Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx).
“It is clear that teens in this city have no problem getting their hands on this dangerous drink. It has to stop,” he said.
The “blackout-in-a-can” has been blamed for several deaths, and authorities in Michigan, Washington, Oklahoma and Utah have banned the sale of Four Loko
Merrill Gray was charged in District Court on Wednesday with felony robbery and misdemeanor theft. The Great Falls Tribune reports he is being held in the Hill County jail on $25,000 bail.
Gray is accused of taking money belts from two Magic Diamond Casino attendants in the early morning hours of Oct. 19.
Court records say an employee told police he recognized the voice of the robber as Gray, whose sister worked at the casino. Additionally, the records say security footage recorded Gray leaving the building around the time of the robbery wearing clothes similar to the description of what the suspect wore.
Authorities also say a knife found dumped near the casino matched a set belonging to the man.
TULSA, OKLAHOMA Nov 14 2010 — Police bust a meth lab after one of the suspects was caught stealing components for the lab at a Tulsa Walmart.
Tulsa Police arrested the man early Saturday morning for stealing aquarium hoses and cold packs–both used to make meth–at the discount retailer.
The suspect then led police to the Garnett Inn where he was staying and discovered a meth lab in the room.
The Tulsa Police Narcotics Division was called in and the lab was removed.
Police say 2 security guards for the property were living in the room with the suspect, one was arrested.
In all, two arrests were made; one other suspect is still on the loose. He is described as a white male around 5’10 and was last seen wearing a black jacket running from the property.
If you have any information on this case you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.Nov 14 2010 – Clarksville police said a teacher’s aide has been charged with seven counts of rape of a child.
Officials said the alleged abuse by Barry McCoy took place on more than one occasion in McCoy’s home while he babysat for a working mother.
Police investigated after receiving a DCS referral in March about the possible abuse.
Clarksville Police said the 30-year-old was a foster parent. He was also employed at WEEMS Academy as a teacher’s aide during the time the abuse happened which was sometime between January and March of 2010.
McCoy was booked into jail Thursday on a $75,000 bond.
Denver CO Nov 14 2010 Several female students who took shop from Dunstan Middle School teacher Gary Wegner told investigators the 40-year-old man would look down their shirts, press his body against theirs and inappropriately touch them, according to an arrest warrant affidavit in the case.
Wegner, who was arrested Thursday for investigation of sexual assault on a child and harassment, made his first appearance in court Friday. He was advised of his rights and his bail was set at $20,000.
Pam Russell, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County district attorney’s office, stressed that Wegner, who has been at the school for eight years, has not been charged.
Wegner is to appear in court again Wednesday to be informed whether charges were filed.
According to the affidavit, an investigation of the teacher began in early October after Lakewood police were told by school officials that three eighth-grade students had made written statements that their shop teacher had inappropriately touched them over the course of the previous two years.
Steve Davis, spokesman for the Lakewood Police Department, said Weg ner was placed on administrative leave by the Jefferson County Public Schools in early October when detectives began investigating
Pennsylvania Game Commission
End of Watch: Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tour of Duty: 9 years
Incident DetailsCause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, November 11, 2010
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: In custody
Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove was shot and killed on Schriver Road, near Red Rocks Road, in Freedom Township, Adams County, at approximately 10:45 pm.
Officer Grove was in the area to investigate reports of ongoing night-time shooting and poaching. It is believed that he was making a traffic stop just south of Gettysburg National Military Park when he was fatally shot in the head. The suspect was captured the following morning.
The officer had served as a full time WCO with the Pennsylvania Game Commission for three years and had previously served as a part-time officer with the agency for six years.
Agency Contact Information
Pennsylvania Game Commission
2001 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 783-6526
Please contact the Pennsylvania Game Commission for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. NOV 14 2010 (AP) – DeKalb County police are investigating an officer-involved shooting outside a Redan high school that left a 16-year-old student injured.
DeKalb County schools spokesman Walter Woods said a fight broke out 3:30 p.m. Friday near Redan High School after students had been dismissed. Woods said a school security officer approached the group, and a teenage male drew a gun on the officer.
Woods said the officer shot the teen brandishing the gun, hitting him in the arm. Woods said the wounded suspect was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta in stable condition.
Woods said the suspect is a student at DeKalb Alternative School in nearby Stone Mountain.
He did not know the name of the officer or the wounded student.
ALBANY NY Nov 14 2010 — Forty security guards who work at the Empire State Plaza and Capitol building have been told they will be laid off by the end of the year, according to the union representing them.
Loren Rigelhaupt of New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association said 40 out of the 70 security employees currently working at the buldings will be let go. Thirty-three of them are staffers — including security guards and the scanners at the Capitol entrances — while seven are supervisors.
They are expected to be let go on December 24, another source told CBS 6 reporter Teresa Priolo. The official state notice will come December 14.
Rigelhaupt told CBS 6 reporter Teresa Priolo most of the workers have significant numbers of years on the job. They are not being offered any incentive packages or early retirement options.
The union is considering the options before they attempt to contest the layoffs, said Rigelhaupt.
Rigelhaupt told Teresa Priolo he had “no idea” how the security work will be handled after the current staffers are laid off. The union will be issuing a statement, he said.
BUFORD, Ga.Nov 14 2010 – Police in Gwinnett County are looking for two men they say robbed an armored car in Buford Thursday.
It happened Thursday afternoon at the Bank of America off Buford Highway — where the truck was re-stocking an ATM.
The driver says the suspects put a gun to the back of his head and he never got a good look at them.
Detectives say they are looking for witnesses and surveillance video from surrounding businesses.