Atlanta Ga. Nov 30 2010
PRIVATE OFFICER NEWS
Three nightclub security officers and a police officer were shot in separate incidents during the past twenty four hours.
Police in Yazoo Mississippi say that several men were ejected from a nightclub by security and that they then retrieved handguns and opened fire striking a police officer working security and a second security officer.
The police officer is in critical condition while the security officer is listed as stable.
Police say that they are still searching for the suspects who fled after shooting the officers.
At around the same time in Cleveland Ohio, a club security officer was shot during a fracas in the parking lot of club as he tried breaking up the fight. Police say several other persons were injured and that no suspects are in custody.
In Memphis Tennessee, a security officer was among six persons shot at a club after several persons got into an argument.
Memphis police say that one or more suspects fired into a crowd as they were leaving the nightclub injuring numerous persons including a club security security guard.
None of the injuries were reported to be life threatening and police are continuing their search for the suspects.
SNELLVILLE GA Nov 30 2010 — The robbery of an armored car employee Monday morning in Snellville may be connected to a recent series of similar crimes in metro Atlanta, officials said.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Atlanta office, a courier for Loomis Armored Car was reloading an ATM at the Wells Fargo Bank at 3520 Centerville Highway on Monday, when a black man approached him and put a semi-automatic handgun to his head at about 9:20 a.m.
The suspect made out with an undisclosed amount of cash and was seen getting into the back seat of a blue or silver vehicle, described as possibly being a “Buick, Oldsmobile or Jaguar,” Special Agent in Charge Brain D. Lamkin said.
Gwinnett police responded to the scene before turning it over to the FBI.
The robber is described as a black man in his late 20s, medium build and wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and black cap.
FBI agents are “comparing the details” of several other armored vehicle robberies in recent months — including another in Gwinnett — to weigh whether they are connected, Lamkin said.
On Nov. 11, a Dunbar Armored courier was robbed by two armed black men while servicing an ATM at the Bank of America at 1500 Buford Highway in Buford. One of the robbers in that case was described as having a gold upper tooth.
The pair left that scene in a Chevrolet Tahoe later determined to have been stolen in Atlanta.
Similar armored car robberies were also reported Sept. 14 at Howell Mill Road in Atlanta and Oct. 7 on South Marietta Parkway in Marietta. Both included two suspects described as black men.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the FBI’s Atlanta office at 404-679-9000.
Baltimore MD Nov 30 2010 County police have arrested a Toys ‘R’ Us store manager and her boyfriend suspected of stealing money from a location at Security Square Mall in Woodlawn Saturday morning.
Tamara Mickey, 34, and Matthew Domonick Wells, 31, both of Baltimore, were arrested Saturday and both charged with grand theft. Mickey faces an additional charge of false statement to a police officer, according to police.
Mickey called Baltimore County Police to report a robbery at 8 a.m. Saturday. She told officers that a man had entered the store with a handgun demanding money from the safe, according to police.
However, when police reviewed the store’s surveillance videos, they saw Mickey walk out of the store with the suspect. Later, during interviews with police, Mickey stated she and her boyfriend planned to stage a robbery to take the money.
“Our security cameras showed that it was an inside job,” said Frank Meyer, general manager of Security Square Mall. “They were hugging and kissing before he came into the store.”
The Toys ‘R’ Us store is one of several small “express locations” of the toy store that was opened for the holiday shopping season, according to news reports. The store opened its doors in October, according to mall officials.
AUGUSTA, Ga.Nov 30 2010 — Georgia investigators say two South Carolina teenagers found dead on Thanksgiving morning were each shot in the back of the head execution-style.
Richmond County Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Peebles gave the new details Monday on the deaths of 19-year-old Angela Brooks of Warrenville and 17-year-old Ashley Cushman of Beech Island.
Police are looking for 26-year-old Travis Lorenzo Berrian and a second man who can be seen on a surveillance video.
The second man can be seen getting out of Cushman’s 1999 Cadillac Escalade at a convenience store early Thursday morning. Police say the car was found abandoned before the bodies were found in a wooded area near downtown Augusta.
Peebles says Cushman and Berrian had an off-and-on relationship.
Fort Myers Fla nov 30 2010 Two women were arrested outside a North Fort Myers Walmart Saturday — moments after store security spotted them allegedly stealing $40 in merchandise.
Riwchist Diamonds Mitchell, 21, of 9361 Stonewater Lane in North Fort Myers, was charged with burglary, theft and resisting arrest after punching and biting a store security guard.
The burglary charged stemmed from a felony warrant.
Rychezz Kadriane Andrews, 22, of 2510 Central Ave. in Fort Myers was charged with petty theft and resisting arrest.
According to the arrest report, Mitchell and Andrews were spotted by store security stuffing multiple items in their purses.
When the two were confronted outside the store, Mitchell punched a store security guard in the head three times and bit him once on the right arm, causing an open wound. Andrew resisted by pulling away and screaming that she is pregnant
Sacramento CA Nov 30 2010 Fired former Sacramento sheriff’s deputy Chu Vue was sentenced today to a life term in prison with no chance of parole for the love triangle shooting death two years ago of state correctional officer Steve Lo.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White also added three years to Vue’s term for harboring the two brothers that his jury found carried out the Oct. 15, 2008, murder in the garage of Lo’s south Sacramento home.
White called the case, in which Vue was convicted of planning the murder because the 39-year-old Lo was having an affair with the former deputy’s wife, as “an enormous tragedy.”
“It’s a tragedy bracketed by betrayals,” White said, “the betrayal of Mr. Vue by his wife, and a betrayal by Mr. Vue of his children, of his family, his clan and the Hmong people.
“The Hmong people looked up to you, Mr. Vue, as a leader in the Hmong community, as a deputy sheriff in the Sacramento sheriff’s department.”
Vue’s brothers, Gary Vue and Chong Vue, are scheduled for trial next year.
The victim’s older son and daughter as well as his wife and his former wife, extolled the slain correctional officer as a beloved, if imperfect, father and husband, one whose passing left them all grief-stricken.
“My high school graduation is coming up in June 2001,” 17-year-old Andy Lo said. “I don’t even look forward to it, because I know it will be a sad day. Who is going to cheer for me the moment I receive my diploma?”
Vue, 45, proclaimed his innocence in a brief statement to the court. His case already is on appeal.
“Hopefully, when my brothers’ trial comes , that will clean it up,” Vue said, before he was sentenced and led out of the courtroom in chains.
SANBORN NY Nov 30 2010 — Faculty members at Niagara County Community College want a “comprehensive security plan” in place before they would consider formally supporting putting guns in the hands of campus security.
The college’s Faculty Senate voted last week to withhold support for a proposal to arm security, in what became the latest word in an ongoing debate over whether the college should have peace officers and whether they should be armed.
“It has to be in the context of a much larger security plan,” Faculty Senate President Timothy Veiders said of any move to give the guards guns.
An overall campus security plan does not currently exist, Veiders said, and arming peace officers should not be viewed as an isolated proposal. There also should be consideration of things like a campus emergency phone system and security escorts, he said.
The Faculty Senate on Tuesday voted to request the college develop that security plan— one which “stresses prevention,” said Veiders, a criminal justice professor.
The Faculty Senate also voted to support training campus security guards as peace officers — which would give them the power to make arrests—as well as increasing the number of security guards to a minimum of eight full-time and six part-time. The college had five full-time security guards, and was to add a sixth this school year.
The college employs part-time guards who work weekends. The specific number of part-timers was not immediately available.
In an e-mail last week, college President James P. Klyczek said he is “reluctant to increase any security staffing without being certain who I need to hire — a security guard or a peace officer.”
The college’s board of trustees will consider the overall issue at its meeting next month.
There is no consensus among the board’s personnel committee, committee Chairman Kevin C. Schuler said during a Nov. 17 board meeting. Schuler and Board Chairwoman Bonnie R. Gifford have previously said they support having the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office provide security on campus.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we end up actually tabling it a little further,” Schuler said at the last meeting.
Schuler said he doesn’t want a split board vote and wants to get to a place where everyone is comfortable with whatever direction is chosen.
Klyczek, the college president, said he needs to know which direction the board wants to go in order to prepare for developing next year’s budget.
“I don’t think you’ll be comfortable ever,” Klyczek said in reply to Schuler at the last meeting. “But you will have to make a decision. If you don’t make a decision, then we keep it the way it is, so, in a way, by not deciding you decide.”
Dennis P. Dragich, the college’s vice president for operations who oversees the security force, presented figures to the board in October which indicated initial, one-time costs to create a force of armed peace officers at about $87,000 to $102,000. That includes costs for equipment, training and salaries for replacements while guards attend the police academy.
Memphis TN Nov 30 2010 A lone man robbed an armored car in Midtown Monday morning, police said.
The incident happened about 8:51 a.m. at the Turner Forest Hill Dairy at 2040 Madison, police said.
The suspect pointed a handgun at the head of the driver for Dunbar Armor, then took the two bank bags the driver was holding.
The driver was not injured. It’s uncertain how much money the suspect took.
The suspect is described as a black man between 28-34 years old, standing 5’7” and 170 lbs. He had a medium complexion and a mustache, was wearing a black skull cap, plaid shirt and jeans. The suspect was last seen running toward the rear of the building.