Charlotte NC Dec 21 2010 A woman who police have identified as 51-year-old Wendy Naidas arrived at the WSOC studio, located on North Tryon Street, shortly before 5 p.m. WSOC’s security guard initially spoke to the woman, who pulled out a gun at some point during the exchange and put it to her head.
Police were immediately called.
Channel 9 had just began its 5 p.m. newscast when employees were told to evacuate the building. Eyewitness News was off the air for more than an hour during the incident.
Naidas was apparently distraught about something in her life and wanted someone to listen to her, police said. She said she wanted to talk to someone, but did not specify who.
The lobby area is secured from the rest of the building, and Naidas never got past that area.
SWAT was called in and Naidas was apprehended peacefully after about an hour. No hostages were taken and no shots were fired, police said. The gun she had was unloaded, police later learned.
Naidas has been taken to Carolinas Medical Center Main for mental evaluation, according to police.
ROME, NY Dec 21 2010 One man is in police custody today after officers that he shoplifted from a local store and then pulled a knife on a security officer.
Police were called to the Kohl’s in New Hartford after security tried to detain the man.
When a store security officer tried to detain him, police say 32-year old Jose Rodriguez opened and pointed a black, metal folding knife at the officer.
After some brief resistance, police say Rodriguez surrendered the knife and was detained until police arrived.
Rodriguez is charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.
He was arraigned in the town of New Hartford Court and sent to the Oneida County jail in lieu of $600 bail. Police said that no one was hurt in the incident.
Eric D. Wade, 47, is being held without bond for 72 hours at Bartholomew County Jail while prosecutors consider formal charges.
He was arrested late Saturday and booked into the jail on preliminary charges of theft, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness causing serious bodily injury, operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury and failure to stop for a personal-injury accident.
The incident started Saturday when an outlet store manager called for mall security after seeing a man conceal sweaters and leave the store without paying, according to a probable cause affidavit filed for the 72-hour jail hold.
The store manager said security officer Dennis Eric Mark Lamey approached the suspect near a vehicle and somehow became attached to the vehicle as the suspect drove off.
Police said Lamey was dragged about 40 feet.
When Edinburgh police responded to a 911 call at the mall, an officer found Lamey lying on the ground with facial injuries.
The affidavit says Lamey was going in and out of consciousness and appeared unaware of his surroundings.
Witnesses gave a description of the suspect vehicle, and an Indiana State Police trooper stopped it near the Greenwood exit on Interstate 65.
Wade allegedly acknowledged being involved in the incident at the outlet mall, according to the affidavit.
He failed a portable breath test for alcohol and refused to submit to a certified chemical test for intoxication, the affidavit states.
Prosecutors filed the affidavit Monday in Bartholomew Circuit Court to request the 72-hour hold.
Circuit Court Judge Stephen Heimann ordered the hold at 3:03 p.m. It will expire Thursday.
At that time, Wade can bond out of jail on $75,000 bail or 10 percent cash.
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil Dec 21 2010 – Brazilian authorities say a bridegroom fatally shot his new wife, his best man and then himself after announcing to horrified guests that he had a “surprise” for them.
Police investigator Joao Brito says witnesses told officers that 29-year-old sales manager Rogerio Damascena did not give any previous indication that anything was wrong at his wedding reception.
Brito said Monday that it is likely the slayings were premeditated because of the groom’s announcement and because he had hidden a gun in his father’s pickup truck.
Twenty-five-year-old bride Renata Alexandre Costa Coelho and best man Marcelo Guimaraes were both killed in Saturday’s murder-suicide.
A brother of the bride was treated at a hospital and released
MANASSAS, Va. Dec 21 2010 An Osbourn High School teacher and a school security officer were recently arrested on drug charges, Manassas police Sgt. Tim Neumann said.
Manassas police were investigating reports of a suspicious vehicle on Coriander Circle at about 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 16, police said.
In the vehicle, police saw two men, Aaron Bauknight and Jacob Lavely, and a small package of suspected marijuana, Neumann said.
Bauknight and Lavely were both charged with possession of marijuana and were both released on a summons to appear in court on Jan. 25.
Bauknight is a business teacher and assistant boys basketball coach at Osbourn, where he has worked since 2007, according to the school’s website.
Lavely worked as a security officer at the school, police said.
Almeta Radford, a spokeswoman for Manassas City Public Schools, confirmed that the two men are employees at Osbourn High School.
Both are currently on administrative leave, she said.
Investigators said 24-year-old Jamal Jones, a commissioned security guard, was visiting his girlfriend and their kids in the 12500 block of Dunlap around 6:55 p.m. Sunday when the shooting occurred.
Jones was reportedly in the bedroom with his girlfriend, her sister and multiple children when he began pointing his duty weapon around the room.
Jones said he believed he had unloaded the pistol, but the gun went off and hit the victim, 28-year-old Felicia Jefferson, in the head. She died at the scene.
Jefferson’s two children, ages 3 and 7, were in the room when their mother was killed.
“Three patients came forward,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Ebert said. “I’m sure there are more who did not.”
Prince William County police charged Mohamed Nizar Hussain, an internal medicine doctor, in two separate incidents at his office at 2000 Opitz Blvd. in Woodbridge.
In the first incident, a 36-year-old Fredericksburg woman said Hussain touched her inappropriately on Sept. 14, said Prince William County police spokesman Jonathan Perok.
In the second incident, a 54-year-old Manassas woman said the doctor kissed her on Oct. 11, Perok said.
Ebert said a third woman came forward but Hussain has not been charged in connection with any other crimes.
Police obtained warrants for Hussain’s arrest Tuesday and he turned himself in, Perok said.
Hussain, 44, of 8909 Brook Road in McLean, is charged with one count of sexual battery and one count of assault and battery.
He was released on his own recognizance and is due in court on Jan. 26.
Anyone with information on the cases is asked to call county police at 703-792-6500.
The idea behind the “See Something, Say Something” campaign is to get people to pay attention to what is going on around them and report anything that seems suspicious.
Metro’s Homeland Security detectives say not only to look for people acting suspiciously near vans parked in high traffic areas like the Las Vegas Strip but also be aware of people using cameras in unusual locations.
“People take pictures of things that maybe are out of the ordinary. Things like infrastructure things. Doorways, air vents, all these things that most people wouldn’t take photographs of,” said Detective Jason Leavitt, Metro.
“The See Something, Say Something” campaign is part of the federal Department of Homeland Security’s main message this holiday season. It comes in part from this May’s attempted bombing at Times Square. Two street vendors spotted a van that appeared to be smoking from the outside. Police credited their quick reaction to saving lives.
Some Las Vegas visitors have already taken that message to mind.
“I used to do that before everything happened. I’ve always been a cautious person. I mind my business, but when it’s time to say something, I’m not afraid to say anything,” said Ernie Buck who is visiting from Fontana, California.
The hotline number on Metro’s billboard gets two to three calls a day. Metro’s Homeland Security detective says 75 percent of their cases come from hotline tips and leads.
Metro says it will also takes calls from 3-1-1 or 9-1-1 if you spot suspicious activity.