Gaston NC Nov 19 2010 A 16-year-old student at South Point High School has been charged with getting into an altercation with the school’s security officer and assaulting him causing serious injury.
According to a warrant affidavit, Jacob Scott Russell of 319 Mayflower Ave., Cramerton, shoved Officer Garry Bain in the chest causing the officer to fall on his back on the floor cutting the back of his head. Bain had to have the laceration sutured, according to the warrant.
Russell is in the Gaston County jail under a $5,000 secured bond.
The director of Dickson County schools told Channel 4 News that the allegations against Robert Orange stem from something that happened at Orange’s home.
Orange is a sixth-grade teacher at Dickson Middle School. He has been suspended.
The Dickson Police Department said there is an active investigation.
The woman was sentenced to 100 days in jail for her part in the incident.
The video, caught on a security camera last January, shows a dispute getting overheated between a customer and a restaurant security officer, identified in the lawsuit as Joseph Schmidt, an Oak Lawn police officer who was working at Hooters as private security guard. The woman, 47-year old Livier Torres, had just finished eating lunch at the restaurant with her daughter and a family friend.
The video shows Torres talking to two waitresses for a couple minutes and then a manager until she throws her credit card and bill on the counter. Moments later a security guard, an off-duty Oak Lawn police officer, appears to approach and bump the woman with his arms crossed.
At that point, the woman’s daughter tries to separate the two, first facing her mother, then Schmidt. After obvious pushing and shoving with words exchanged, Schmidt appears to grab or slap Torres by her neck or side of the face. He then appears to subdue Torres after putting her in a headlock and bringing her to the floor, just out of the security camera’s range.
At the same time many of the restaurant’s patrons rush to the scene of the commotion, some shouting, others recording the moment on their cell phones. It’s about 8 minutes then until police arrived and arrested Torres.
The lawsuit alleges that Schmidt physically attacked Torres by grabbing and choking her, then throwing her to the ground where he “continued to kick and stomp her while on the floor, even when other patrons objected to his actions.”
The lawsuit seeks $280,000 for punitive and compensatory damages. It stated that Torres sufferered serious personal injuries that would continue to plague her in the future.
Torres’ son, Michael, told WGN-TV her mother was sentenced to 100 days in jail for the incident after being charged with assault, and is being housed at the maximum security wing of women’s division at Cook County jail.
“When I saw him approach her with his elbows out trying lean up against her. If I was there, I would have said, ‘Hey, why are you leaning against her?’ That shows right there he was trying to start something,” he said.
Torres conceded his mother was angry, and that the three shared a pitcher of beer while at the restaurant.
“She’s not one to hold back her feelings,” he said.
WGN-TV has not had an opportunity to speak with Hooters about the incident. and the Oak Lawn police department has not commented on the lawsuit.
LAKE COUNTY, Fla.Nov 18 2010 — A Lake County Christian school music teacher is facing child molestation charges.
Thomas Frisbie, 40, was arrested earlier this month over a relationship with a student at First Academy in Leesburg.
According to the school’s Facebook page, Frisbie’s wife died in August. His name has been removed from the faculty list on the school’s website.
Frisbie is due in court later this month.
FROSTPROOF Fla Nov 19 2010 – A teacher at Frostproof Middle Senior High School was arrested Wednesday, accused of fondling two female students.
According to the arrest affidavit, one student told deputies that James Sean Wilson touched her inappropriately on the buttocks or torso several times between May and October. The incidents happened in the classroom and in Wilson’s vehicle after church, she said.
The second teenager said Wilson, 35, did similar things to her at the school in September. Deputies monitored a phone call between the two on Tuesday during which Wilson allegedly told the teen not to say anything if she was questioned.
Wilson himself was questioned Wednesday and told deputies that he did touch one of the teens on the buttocks but that it would have been an accident.
Despite his statements, Wilson was arrested and charged with four counts of battery.
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Windsor Locks CT Nov 19 2010 A Windsor Locks police officer whose vehicle struck and killed a 15-year-old boy riding a bicycle late last month was arrested Thursday night and charged with first-degree manslaughter.
The charge, a class B felony, means Michael Koistinen, 24, could face a sentence of up to 20 years if he is convicted. He also was charged with second-degree manslaughter, misconduct with a motor vehicle, negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and attempt to commit tampering with physical evidence.
Koistinen turned himself in at state police Troop H in Hartford late Thursday afternoon and was released after posting a $50,000 cash bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 23 in Superior Court in Hartford.
Koistinen’s arrest ends the first part of a two-pronged state police investigation, which also is looking into whether Windsor Locks police officers tried to protect their fellow officer by not giving Koistinen a blood-alcohol test or a Breathalyzer the night of the crash.
Sources said that the investigation is ongoing and that one of the people under investigation is Sgt. Robert Koistinen, Michael’s father, who was the highest-ranking Windsor Locks police officer to respond initially to the accident.
Robert Koistinen accompanied his son to Troop H. Neither of them commented as they walked out.
State police had obtained a video of Koistinen drinking at a Suffield bar in the hours before the crash, which happened at midnight on Oct. 30. They also obtained witness accounts of the officer drinking alcohol outside a UConn football game in the preceding hours.
Koistinen, who was off duty the night of the crash, was traveling west on Spring Street in Windsor Locks when his vehicle hit a bicycle ridden by Henry Dang, who was riding home from a friend’s house on West Street.
Dang’s family thanked the state police Thursday night and said the arrest answers some of the questions about what happened that night.
“From the start we felt that my brother wouldn’t get justice and thought the officer would get off the hook,” Ha Tran, Henry’s brother, said. “We thought we would never have closure and never have the full story and why [Henry's] injuries were so severe.”
“You’re supposed to be protecting and serving us. You should be even more considerate in the community you live in,” Tran said. “It’s very careless. It shows the lack of care for people.”
Elliot Spector, Koistinen’s attorney, has acknowledged that his client was at the Suffield Tavern before the crash but said Koistinen was not drunk and was not on his cellphone when he hit Henry’s bicycle. Spector said Thursday night that he wanted to see the arrest warrant before commenting.
State’s Attorney Gail Hardy turned the case over to the state police a few days after the accident because of concerns that the initial investigation had been compromised.
Dang’s family had raised questions about why no blood-alcohol test was given to Koistinen, why he wasn’t asked to take a Breathalyzer test and why Robert Koistinen was allowed to oversee the initial accident scene.
Windsor Locks Police Chief John Suchocki could not be reached for comment Thursday night.
Windsor Locks First Selectman Steve Wawruck said that because the investigation is ongoing and “other results are forthcoming,” he didn’t want to say too much about the arrest or how the department handled the initial investigation.
“This is a tragedy in our town. A 15-year-old boy is dead and an off-duty police officer has been arrested for it,” Wawruck said.
Michael Koistinen was taken from the crash seen by ambulance that night. Dispatch records show that the ambulance wasn’t called to the scene until 12:31 a.m. and didn’t arrive until 12:47 a.m. He was removed from the scene at 1:04 a.m., more than an hour after the accident.
The ambulance carrying Michael Koistinen arrived at Johnson Memorial Medical Center at 1:31 a.m. Spector said Koistinen called an attorney and was advised not to let hospital personnel draw his blood. Under state law, if a person’s blood is taken during the normal course of treatment, police can get a search warrant for the medical records and conduct a blood-alcohol test on the sample.
The lack of a blood-alcohol test didn’t stop prosecutors from leveling several felony charges against Michael Koistinen that probably would cost him his job if he is convicted.
Under state statutes, a person can be charged with first-degree manslaughter if “under circumstances evincing an extreme indifference to human life, he recklessly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death to another person, and thereby causes the death of another person.”
A person can be charged with second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, if someone “recklessly causes the death of another person.”
Michael Koistinen has been a Windsor Locks police officer since February 2009. He is now on paid administrative leave. Robert Koistinen also has not returned to work since the accident and is using accumulated sick time.
Dang was killed as he rode his bicycle home from a friend’s house on West Street.
Spector has said previously that the bike had no reflectors or lights and that Koistinen had the green light. He said Koistinen never saw the teen and blamed the “tragic accident” on poor lighting at the intersection and Henry for crossing into the road when he had a red light. Spector said that the accident was “unavoidable” and that whether Koistinen was intoxicated or not was irrelevant.
“A person abiding by all the rules of the road and having never had a drink in their lives would not have been able to avoid an accident with the bicycle if he rode through the red light, at night, at that intersection with little visibility, with no headlights or reflectors,” Spector said.
Robert Koistinen was one of three officers who responded to the initial scene. Spector said that when the father realized his son had been involved in the accident he had a dispatcher call the chief and the regional accident reconstruction team.
Members of that team didn’t arrive at the scene until Michael Koistinen was already gone to the hospital.
Atlanta GA Nov 19 2010
BY: RICK MCCANN
PRIVATE OFFICER INTERNATIONAL
In the past nineteen days across this nation, from coast to coast, nineteen security officers have been arrested for a variety of crimes committed while on duty.
Charges ranged from felony burglary and rape, to simple trespass and assault.
In Wyoming Michigan, the school security chief, Ken Franks the owner of ES Safety and Security was charged with having sex with a fourteen year old student at the school where he was under contract to protect.
Vincent Soboloski, another security chief at a Rhode Island casino was arrested yesterday for theft at the casino accused of sticking his hand in the cookie jar and taking just a “few dollars”.
Carl Green, a security officer at Churchill Downs in Louisville KY for more than a year is accused of burglarizing dormitory rooms on the property and stealing various items. Police believe that the security officer had been involved in thefts and burglaries against his employer for months.
Police arrested Steven Frukun and charged him with numerous auto burglaries while he was working security at a hotel in Orlando Florida and police in Trumbell Ohio arrested Joseph Dietz, a security officer on duty at the Trumbell Memorial hospital after he stole drugs off a dead person.
New York State Police say three security officers there were involved in a theft ring, stealing merchandise from retailers where they worked and selling it on the internet. And in Prince George County Maryland, police arrested two of their own who were moonlighting as security officers and have charged them with selling untaxed cigarettes and stolen alcohol at a liquor store where they worked security.
Albert Carlton Henderson, 29, an armed security officer was arrested in Rancho Cordova Ca. after a woman accused him of taking photos of her while she was in a bathroom stall at a local mall.
In Greensboro NC police there say that a nightclub security guard was arrested for having an illegal weapon and in Cincinnati Ohio, an off-duty police officer was arrested while working security for Kroger’s for theft. Daryl Chatman is accused of 54 counts of theft and fraud for clocking into work and then leaving the store for 3-6 hours and collecting his wages. He had been working security for the store for six years.
Brownsville Texas police say that they arrested a security officer at a country club after he molested a young girl while on duty. Police say that the security officer that he forcible sex with a 16 year old girl. Reynaldo Cardenas is still in jail and being held without bond.
Washington Dc police arrested a security officer after they say that he slapped and punched a man that had called the security officer names and police in West Hartford Ct. arrested Agron Ademi, 58 after he kidnapped a young girl and took her to a construction site where he worked and raped her.
Police in Los Angeles arrested two retired officers for burglarizing vehicles and stealing property after they were caught breaking into cars at the police impound lot where they were working private security.
Forrest Gene Ferrone, 65 and Charles Ronnie Evans 58, both face numerous felony charges and are being held on $30,000 bond.
As the use of private security for more diversified business settings continue to rise as well as the interactions with many, different type of people and settings, private officers will find themselves in situations where trust, honesty and ethics will be tested over and over again.
For this reason, it is extremely important to have the proper screening and training procedures in place as well as comprehensive training and site supervision programs.
More than 200 security guards have found themselves on the wrong side of a pair of handcuffs so far this year facing criminal charges of murder, robbery, rape, kidnapping, felony assault, theft, property damage, burglary and indecent exposure.
While towns across the country use street marshals or ‘angels’ to patrol on busy Friday and Saturday nights, the scheme in Leeds is the first totally funded by private businesses.
West Yorkshire Police insists all the marshals are ‘licensed and professional’ door staff whose job involves controlling troublemakers anyway.
Since July, up to 29 street marshals, wearing high-visibility jackets, have been going on patrol at key weekends alongside police officers, community support officers and special constables.
The marshals work for a number of local pubs, clubs and takeaway outlets employing door staff to control revellers late at night. In the wake of the huge cuts to policing budgets across the country, many other forces are keeping a close watch on how effective the project is. Normally the bill for street marshals is split between the local council and police force.
Chief Inspector Vernon Francis, who is leading the West Yorkshire Police scheme, told Police Review magazine: ‘It saves us on cops. The imperative (for businesses like McDonald’s) is that while they are paying for the staff who become marshals, they benefit from the extra police presence in their area.’
He also said that since September the force has recruited 54 ‘unpaid volunteers’ who assist the force with administration, research and a ‘variety of investigations’.
The Leeds scheme has been criticised by police staff on internet forums. One said: ‘These street marshals are little more than members of the public with fluorescent jackets on and they’re being asked to do exactly the same job as the police are vetted, trained and equipped to do.
‘If we continue down this road we’ll end up with private security replacing the police in every aspect of traditional policing, and the police will end up being recorders of crime rather than out there on the streets acting as a deterrent.’
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police, which is facing huge cuts to its £438million budget, described the privately sponsored scheme as ‘a fantastic achievement’.
Newark DE Nov 19 2010 Two teens were apprehended in a DART bus, following a shoplifting incident that escalated into one shot fired at security guard and a store employee at a parking lot at Christiana Mall. They were identified and charged as follows:
- Myles J. Turner, 17, New Castle (Robbery 1st degree, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Juvenile, Reckless Endangering 1st degree, Conspiracy 2nd degree).
-Aaron C. Mills, 18, New Castle (Robbery 1st degree, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Reckless Endangering 1st degree, Conspiracy 2nd degree). The incident occurred at approximately 12:05 p.m., Wednesday, as the teens were inside of the Abercrombie and Fitch Store located in the Christiana Mall. An earlier report had identified the store as Macy’s.
The two suspects had placed several clothing items that they had removed from display and had placed them inside of a plastic bag. As the defendants exited the store without paying for the merchandise, security sensors activated the alarm.
A store employee who heard the alarm approached the defendants and asked to check their bag. However, they refused to stop and exited the store and entered the mall. As the defendants walked inside of the mall, the store employee attempted to get the two to return to the store. They refused and exited the mall into the south parking lot. It was at this point that a member of the Christiana Mall security went to the area and also attempted to stop the defendants as they walked through the parking lot.
At one point, the security guard grabbed a backpack that Turner was wearing in an attempt to get him to stop. Turner then turned toward the guard and fired one shot from a handgun in the direction of the guard as well as the Abercrombie and Fitch employee that had also followed the defendants into the parking lot.
Neither of the victims was struck by the bullet and took cover behind vehicles in the lot. The defendants then fled from the parking lot on foot toward Route 7. A short time later a trooper, who was responding to the incident, spotted two male subjects who matched the description of the defendants exit a wooded area approximately .5 mile from the mall
The two then flagged down a passing DART bus and boarded it. The trooper stopped the bus and was able to take both subjects later identified as Aaron Mills and Myles Turner into custody. He was also able to recover the stolen clothing from the Abercrombie and Fitch Store as well as a handgun.
Both defendants were arrested and charged with the above list of crimes. Mills was arraigned at JP Court #2 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute for lack of $54, 000 secured bail. Arraignment information was not available for Myles Turner at the time of this release. Neither victim was injured in this incident.