Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Crenshaw
Tippah County Sheriff’s Department
End of Watch: Friday, December 3, 2010
Tour of Duty: 7 years
Badge Number: T-5
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, December 3, 2010
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Charged with capital murder
Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Crenshaw was shot and killed after responding to a call of a domestic dispute at a home on County Road 500.
Deputy Crenshaw and another deputy responded to a domestic dispute at approximately 4:00 am in a rural area near Ripley. When they arrived at the scene they encountered a male subject outside. As they made contact with the man Deputy Crenshaw was fatally shot.
The suspect was arrested and charged with capital murder.
Deputy Crenshaw was a U.S. military veteran and had served as a patrol deputy for the Tippah County Sheriff’s Department for seven years. He had previously served as a detention officer with the agency.
He is survived by his wife, four children, and one stepchild. One of his sons also works for the department.
Agency Contact Information
Tippah County Sheriff’s Department
205 W Spring Street
Ripley, MS 38663
Phone: (662) 837-0336
Please contact the Tippah County Sheriff’s Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.
Investigators said Skyview High School staff member Nathan Botnen, 33, admitted to a sexual relationship with one of his students, who was 17 at the time.
Deputies said district officials were notified that inappropriate text messages had been sent between a Skyview staff member and a student during the 2007-08 school year. The texts led school authorities to believe the relationship might have been sexual, deputies said.
The messages sparked an investigation, during which Botnen admitted to “engaging in sexual contact with his student multiple times,” according to the sheriff’s office.
He was booked into the Clark County Jail on 30 counts of sexual misconduct with a minor in the first degree. Those charges were eventually reduced to five counts of sexual misconduct and Botnen pleaded guilty to two counts.
He is scheduled to be sentenced in January.
Celebration Florida Dec 4 2010 A town built by Disney has been rocked by a bloody suicide days after the first-ever murder in its 14-year history.
The owner of a failed security business barricaded himself in his soon-to-be foreclosed home in Celebration, Florida, for 14 hours before killing himself.
Craig Foushee, 52, was found dead of a gunshot wound by officers when they entered his house.
He had been in a stand-off with police for more than 14 hours, according to an Osceola County Sheriff’s Office report.
He shot at deputies several times. They did not return fire as they were unable to get a clear shot, police said. No deputies were injured.
Friday morning deputies deployed tear gas and sent a robot in to the home to ensure it was safe. When they entered the home they found Foushee dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
All of the second floor windows were either broken or had large bullet holes. At least one streetlight in the shape of a lantern appeared to have been shattered by gunfire.
Court records show Foushee was in the middle of a divorce. Neighbours claimed it was apparent his life was unravelling.
His wife, Kimberly Foushee, filed a domestic violence petition last June, but the injunction was dismissed in August after a hearing.
Mrs Foushee had filed for divorce in September 2009, and the couple reached a mediation settlement agreement last month.
Foreclosure proceedings were initiated against Mr Foushee in 2009, and efforts to reach a mediation agreement with the bank were canceled in September.
The records also show he filed for bankruptcy in April.
State records list Foushee as the owner of a security business, Reliant Protection Group. Online searches show it was a security training and threat assessment company.
Eudora Police arrested 45-year-old, Richard Rodgers on Wednesday, charging him with two counts of sexual indecency with a minor. A parent reported the incident on Tuesday morning, stating Mr. Rodgers had sexual indecency with her child.
State police assisted in the case, getting enough evidence to obtain a warrant for an arrest.
The investigation is still in progress. Meanwhile, Rodgers is being held in the Ashley County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
According to police reports, security officers at the mall’s Macy’s department store stopped James Henderson Hill, 33, of New Haven, after he attempted to leave the premises with a Timberland jacket that he hadn’t paid for. The jacket was valued at about $100.
When the guards tried to detain Hill, he reportedly attempted to flee. When the guards tried to subdue Hill, he allegedly punched one of them in the side of the head. Eventually, the officers brought Hill under control, and police were called. Police said Hill was seen earlier with two female accomplices, but the women weren’t located.
Hill was arrested and charged with third-degree robbery, third-degree assault and interfering with police officers. He posted a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 10.
THOMASVILLE, N.C.Dec 4 2010 — A former Ledford High School teacher arrested in February for sex offenses has been accused of even more graphic offenses.
The Thomasville Times reported Scott Ring, 42, of 936 South Ridge Court in Winston-Salem, posed as a 17-year-old girl to try to engage in sexual acts with a 17-year-old student.
Affadavits said Ring asked the student to pay for the sexual acts in a location officers described as a “Glory Hole.” However, despite weeks of electronic contact between the student and Ring, officers said the two never met in person.
Ring was arrested in February, and additional charges were filed in October when another alleged victim came forward. A warrant said original offenses occurred between Aug. 1, 2008, and Sept. 30, 2008.
Ring is currently charged with five counts of felony sex offense with a student. He is scheduled to appear in Davidson County Criminal Superior Court on Dec. 6.
Steven Gray turned himself in to Kentucky State Police Thursday.
Hardin County Schools began investigating Gray last Monday, and he was fired from Central Hardin the next day.
An anonymous call led to the investigation and charges of sexual abuse between Gray and two teenage students.
Hardin County schools began investigating these allegations last Monday… Gray was fired from central Hardin high school the next day. Now he’s facing criminal charges.
“The alleged behavior that was out there was appalling, it was very serious, and it was enough for us to make the decision for termination,” said Hardin County Schools spokesman John Wright.
“The 17-year-old victim was involved with sexual relations with Mr. Gray at his residence,” said Trooper Bruce Reeves.
According to an arrest warrant, Gray and the 17-year-old had sex between seven and nine times at his home, beginning in October 2009 ending february 23, 2010.
On that night, the 17-year-old told police she consumed 10 or 11 shots of Jagermeister provided by Gray.
After leaving his home, she was stopped by Elizabethtown police and charged with drunken driving.
On Nov. 19, police said he had an inappropriate encounter with a 16-year-old student.
“It was inappropriate touching outside the clothes,” Reeves said.
Police documents state Gray met the 16-year-old at a park. She got into his car where they kissed.
The teen told police Gray tried to put his hand in her panties, but she stopped him. She said she then massaged him through his pants for 30 minutes.
Both teens told police Gray wrote them love notes and poems, which are now evidence.
Police said although both teens are of consensual age, in the state of Kentucky, Gray’s position of authority as a teacher makes these acts criminal.
“Even though they may have been consensual due to the fact of status of law, he is charged because of his authority,” Reeves said.
Police records state that Gray gave the 17-year-old money to help with her DUI charge.
Gray has been charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and unlawful transaction with a minor.
He had been a teacher at Central Hardin High School since 2006. He was also a coach for the boys’ cross country team and the girls’ track team.
Police said Gray had no arrest history.
BILLINGS MT Dec 4 2010 – Law enforcement officials and loved ones worldwide are still reeling after a traffic stop turned deadly in Three Forks.
The question most people are asking is why, but investigators said we might never know the answer. But, details are beginning to emerge regarding the shooting that killed 23-year-old Montana Highway Patrol Trooper David DeLaittre.
Investigators said a shootout ensued Wednesday after Trooper DeLaittre approached a truck, parked and idling, in the middle of Montana Highway 2 near Three Forks.
The Gallatin County Sheriff said DeLaittre and suspect Errol Bouldin, age 56, exchanged gunfire. He said they have not been able to establish a motive for the shooting or how many shots were fired.
Law enforcement discovered what had happened when a police officer arrived on-scene a short time later. “When he arrived at the scene he reported that he had an officer down and wanted some help,” said a visibly moved Sheriff James Cashell, “at that time things got pretty active around here. We were able to muster a lot of folks in a short period of time to get down there and sort out what was going on.”
Montana Highway Patrol information officers said DeLaittre called in the traffic stop Wednesday afternoon, and that was the last anyone heard from him.
Investigators said Bouldin fled the scene on foot before returning, and leaving in his truck. A few hours later he was found dead in his vehicle, about 35 miles North of the crime scene. They believe he may have been injured during the shootout. Law enforcement officers recovered two weapons on scene.
Delaittre had been a trooper for two years. He transferred to Bozeman in April of 2009, after beginning his career in Chinook. The Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting Gallatin County in this on-going investigation.
Atlanta GA. Dec 4 2010
PRIVATE OFFICER NEWS
http://www.privateofficer.com — Akal Security, which provides guards numerouys federal courthouses and military bases will have to pay $1.62 million to 26 female security guards after being accused of forcing pregnant employees off the job.
According to a news release from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the company began a nationwide practice of forcing its pregnant employees working as contract security guards on U.S. Army bases to take leave and discharging them because of pregnancy.
Akal Security is the largest provider of contract security services to the federal government.
According to the Walker Police Department, Michael William Schuelke, 42, was working as a security guard at the Richmond Hills Apartments, located at 1422 Preston Ridge St. NW in Grand Rapids, on Wednesday evening when he used the flashing lights atop his vehicle to enact a traffic stop on a pizza delivery vehicle. Schuelke reportedly told the police delivery person that they were being stopped for speeding.
Police said the delivery person became suspicious after seeing Schuelke’s security badge and called police.
Police rushed to the scene and arrested Schuelke at 10 p.m. Wednesday. He was taken to the Kent County jail in Grand Rapids where he was charged with impersonating a police officer and carrying a concealed weapon, a charge that later was dismissed.
Schuelke was released on bond Thursday.
KNOXVILLE TN Dec 4 2010 – Authorities arrested a man after he jumped the counter and grabbed money at a West Knox county bank Friday afternoon.
At about 5 p.m. the suspect identified as George B. Hamlet, 78, of Walker County, Georgia entered the First Tennessee Bank at 9133 Middlebrook Pike displaying a weapon.
The suspect then jumped the counter and forcibly removed money from the teller drawers. As he was attempting to leave the bank, an armed security guard working at the bank confronted him and detained Hamlet until sheriff’s deputies arrived.
The investigation was a joint effort by members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.
Authorities are also investigating if Hamlet is possibly involved in other unsolved robberies.
Sioux Falls SD Dec 4 2010
PRIVATE OFFICER NEWS
A security officer making a patrol of a local car dealership found two teens stealing a vehicle overnight.
Police say that 18-year-old Ryan Krumrei from Sioux Falls and a juenile were arrested after they tried to steal a car from the Subaru dealership on South Minnesota Avenue.
According to police, he and a friend had gone to the dealership to ask about a car and ended up taking the keys.
They later came back and Krumrei tried to take the car, which is when the security officer spotted him and took him into custody and notified police.
Krumrei is charged as an adult and was transported to the county jail and the second suspect is also being held for auto burglary.
PEABODY MA Dec 4 2010 — A group of shoplifters who were so sophisticated they had both a list of area malls and a list of the times that area police departments changed shifts were arrested Thursday evening after swiping at least $15,000 worth of merchandise from stores in the Northshore Mall, police said.
And they hit the mall at exactly the time Peabody police were changing shifts, at 4 p.m., police say.
The group of five people, all hailing from the New York City and Philadelphia areas, are also suspected of being involved in another shoplifting spree at the Natick Mall this week.
Among the stores hit during Thursday’s incident were Express, Gap, Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, H&M and Aeropostale.
The arrests come as the busiest shopping season of the year is well under way. Peabody police have been working closely with mall store security officers in anticipation of groups of professional shoplifters.
Arrested and charged with larceny, receiving stolen property and possession of burglarious tools were David Zamora, 28, of Queens, N.Y.; Steeven Espitia, 22, of East Elmhurst, N.Y.; Diana Diaz, 27, of New York; and Marcelino Vasquez, 27, and David Marquez, 38, both of Philadelphia.
Peabody District Court prosecutor Matthew Hemond, who asked for $50,000 cash bail on four of the suspects and asked that the fifth, Espitia, be held in custody without bail until police could confirm whether he’s wanted on warrants in New York, described what happened.
Hemond told a judge that Peabody police got a call from a security officer from Gap corporate security about a ring of suspects they were following around the mall. The security officers had been tipped by their counterparts at the Natick Mall to be on the lookout for the crew, four men and a woman.
The ring, which used shopping bags lined with foil to thwart security detectors at the door, swept whole tables and racks clean of merchandise, police said.
Two would wait outside each store as lookouts while two others went in and stole items, police said. A fifth person was at the wheel of a waiting minivan, where the group would unload the so-called “booster bags” before returning to the mall.
As police arrived, they learned that the minivan had picked up one suspect and was being driven onto Route 128 from the mall parking lot.
Detective Ralph Scopa stopped the minivan just as it was about to get onto the highway.
Inside, the van was filled with merchandise, much of it with sensor or ink tags still attached.
The items in the van totaled at least $15,000, Hemond said.
But it was the other thing they found in the van that was more surprising — a notebook with a list of malls and police departments in the area and the times those departments changed from the day to the evening shift, something police say indicates a fairly sophisticated operation.
Next to the Northshore Mall was listed “3:55-4:15 p.m.” Marquez and Vasquez were arrested in the van, which had New York plates.
A second vehicle believed to be involved was spotted behind Shaw’s supermarket, just south of the mall. That car, a Mercury Sable with New York plates, was eventually stopped on Route 128.
Police found more merchandise in the car and were still in the process of taking an inventory yesterday. Diaz, Zamora and Espitia were in that car.
Some of the merchandise found in the vehicles had come from stores in Natick, Hemond told the judge.
Hemond said police are still questioning the identities of some of the suspects, who may be using various aliases.
“We really don’t know who these people are,” Hemond said.
Lawyers for the men challenged the strength of the case and suggested that the two cars were not connected.
Lawyer Arthur Carakatsane, representing Espitia and Vasquez, questioned the identification of the suspects.
Another lawyer, Ken Shea, said confusion over the Spanish tradition of using both parents’ surnames may be behind the multiple identifications.
The lawyers asked for lower bail, noting that the items from the van had already been returned to the stores.
After hearing from both the prosecutor and defense lawyers, Judge Matthew Nestor set bail at $20,000 for Zamora; at $10,000 for Vasquez, Espitia and Marquez; and at $5,000 for Diaz.
Moments after the hearing, someone posted Vasquez’s bail, in cash, in the clerk’s office and was overheard asking about where to post bail for the others over the weekend.
All five are due back in court on Jan. 3.
Source: The Salem News
Los Angeles CA Dec 4 2010 It began with a man posing as a lost driver asking for directions from a security guard outside a cargo depot in Wilmington.
Within seconds, the guard on duty Sunday night discovered it was a ruse, detectives said. As he stepped outside the cargo depot to give directions, two other men overpowered him and hit him in the face. They warned him they were armed and prepared to use their weapons.
A small fleet of big rigs pulled into the yard and with military precision began hauling three loaded trailers away from the depot near the Port of L.A.
“It appeared they were looking for specific trailers,” said Los Angeles Police Lt. John Pasquariello.
Investigators say the crime known as a “terminal robbery” is typically done by organized gangs and is one of the ways cargo thieves make off with merchandise valued at more than $10 billion annually nationwide. The Los Angeles area has long been an epicenter of cargo crime with the LAPD, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol all operating special teams of investigators to combat it.
In Sunday night’s heist at 1000 Farragut Ave., the assailants hustled the security guard and another employee into an office, where they bound and gagged them. With the employees secured, several big rigs began hooking up trailers.
Detectives said the thieves stole a white Freightliner with a Tennessee license plate of T716959, a blue ’90s Peterbilt with a Maine license plate 2332123, and a green ’90s Peterbilt with a Tennessee license plate of T950491.
They did not disclose the contents of the trailers.
Eventually the security guard and employee, one of them a woman, were discovered and taken to a Long Beach hospital with minor to moderate injuries.
Detectives said they are also looking for a big rig and two other trailers stolen earlier that day about 6 p.m. Thieves got away with a white Mack tractor with a California license plate number of 9E35712 and two additional trailers with Tennessee plates T771784 and U054162. It is unclear if the thefts were related to the robbery. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Commercial Crimes Division, Cargo Hijack Unit at (213) 485-2507.