Police Chief Don Studt said investigators determined the student, 17, jumped from the roof of an apartment complex at 411 S. Old Woodward near Brown Street.
Studt said the student and his family lived in the complex and a suicide note was discovered. No other family members were home at the time.
Clayton Matthews, director of communications for the private school, released the following statement on Monday:
“The Cranbrook schools community is deeply saddened by this sudden and tragic loss. Our thoughts are with the student’s family during this painful time.”
Matthews said students at the school were called together in an assembly Monday so they could hear firsthand what had occurred. He added the school has a firm policy about not commenting on personal matters involving students.
“But obviously this came as a shock,” he said.
A security guard at the complex discovered the body around 3:30 a.m. Police are withholding the identity of the student at this time out of respect to the family.
Omaha NE Mar 1 2011 A 26-year-old Omaha man was shot dead Monday night outside a Hy-Vee grocery store.
A suspect was in custody and being interviewed, police said.
Police did not immediately identify the man who was shot, Omaha’s seventh homicide victim of the year.
No customers or employees at the store were injured, said Lt. Darci Tierney, an Omaha police spokeswoman.
The victim’s body remained crumpled outside the central Omaha grocery store late into Monday night, as investigators probed the circumstances leading to his death. He died on a concrete sidewalk after he was reportedly shot in the head outside the popular grocery store near the intersection of 78th and Cass Streets.
Authorities declined to comment on what led up to the shooting, though they denied early rumors suggesting the killing was linked to a robbery gone awry.
One law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation said the shooting was spurred by an altercation inside the store, though police were still investigating the suspect’s exact relationship to the victim.
People were busy working and shopping inside the store when police first received a call of an armed man inside the grocery store about 8:45 p.m.
Callers soon reported hearing shots fired outside the store’s east entrance that leads to a small food court.
Armed security guards took a man into custody before police arrived, witnesses said.
Officers and homicide investigators flooded the scene, blocking off the store’s vast parking lot as they interviewed a group of witnesses who saw and heard the commotion.
Customer Mary Ekstrom said she heard three gunshots fired as she was walking in the parking lot toward the store. “I looked over, but I didn’t see anything,” Ekstrom said. She said she saw a man walking out with a small child and told him about the gunshots. He looked and didn’t see anything either, she said. She went ahead with her shopping.
Inside the store, many customers and employees had no idea what had happened outside. But Omahans Rob Charleson and Oscar Marino said they were picking out onions when armed security officers shouted at someone to get on the floor. The scene played out just 10 feet from them, Charleson said.
Employee Tommy Howard said he was stocking chips on store shelves when he heard someone yelling “Get down! Get down!” He said he looked and saw a security guard pointing a gun at someone as they got down to the floor.
Elsewhere in the store, though, Scott Orso was stocking cooler shelves with dairy products and had no idea someone had been shot outside. Other employees told him about the incident, he said. He continued to work as police investigated.
Violence has touched this location before.
In 2004, 73-year-old Gordon Gagini was gunned down after withdrawing money from an ATM inside the grocery store.
Steven Luschen eventually pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony in the case.
The indictment naming Hughie Elbert Stover, 60, of Clear Fork, was unsealed Monday morning after Stover was arrested at his home in Raleigh County.
The charges allege Stover lied to the FBI and MSHA investigators about the practice at UBB of security guards notifying mine personnel when MSHA inspectors arrived at the mine.
A release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Monday said, “Allegedly, Stover falsely denied that such a practice existed and falsely told the agents that he would have fired any security guard who provided such advance notice. According to the indictment, Stover himself instructed UBB security guards to notify mine personnel whenever MSHA inspectors arrived at the mine.”
The indictment also alleges Stover told a person to get rid of “thousands of pages” of security-related documents stored by mine owner Massey Energy near the UBB mine.
The April 5, 2010 explosion at UBB claimed the lives of 29 miners.
Arraignment for Stover is set for March 15 in Beckley.
Massey Energy released the following statement Monday afternoon:
“The Company takes this matter very seriously and is committed to cooperating with the U.S. Attorney’s office. In fact, the Company notified the U.S. Attorney’s office within hours of learning that documents had been disposed of and took immediate steps to recover documents and turn them over to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The matter remains under review and the Company has no further comment at this time.”
MEMPHIS, TN March 1 2011 – An employee in the First Tennessee building at Madison and South Third in downtown Memphis was attacked by a customer late Monday morning.
According to police, the chaos started around 10:30 Monday morning, when a former bank customer entered the bank to inquire about his account. Soon, a scuffle broke out between the customer and the employee.
“The individual walks in and he has business,” said Major D.L. Sheffield of the Memphis Police Department. “After he starts to engage in the business, the altercation occurred.”
According to First Tennessee, the customer stabbed the bank employee with a pair of scissors.
“While they were trying to detain the subject, one of the security guards was bitten. He is non-critical,” Sheffield said.
Authorities arrested the customer while the employee was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.
The situation that left other bank employees and customers on guard.
“I’m always concerned about people doing something to me no matter where I am, so it’s no different here,” bank employee Ron Bastek said.
“It’s not surprising at all with all these people walking around down here, but I feel pretty safe walking in and out of here,” added Terry Royston, a bank customer. “I’ve been banking here for quite a while.”
Late Monday afternoon, a First Tennessee spokesperson said the injured employee is on the road to recovery. The bank is not releasing his name out of respect for his privacy.
So far, charges are still pending against the suspect.
Elie Bensimon, 46, pulled a jail break at Larkin Commun8ity Hospital in Southwest Miami-Dade on Tuesday and was able to steal a car out of the parking lot and drive with his hands still handcuffed.
While impressive, the feat only got the attention of area police, who tracked Bensimon down by the weekend. Just hours after his great escape, Bensimon was spotted at Dadeland Mall using a kiosk with no handcuffs on.
The escapee was originally arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but was being taken to the hospital for a psychological evaluation.
Elie Bensimon That’s when a private security guard let his guard down, allowing a handcuffed Bensimon to escape in the same car he was being transported in from the jail.
A Miami-Dade judge added grand theft auto to the list of charges Bensimon faces for his Houdini stunt.
Kissimmee Fla Mar 1 2011 A 26-year-old Osceola County man who showed up at a Kissimmee apartment complex armed with a loaded handgun, handcuffs and “hit vest” — saying he was ready to arrest an attempted-murder suspect — was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of pretending to be a federal officer.
The recent indictment stems from a Jan. 24 incident at Arrow Ridge Apartments, according to federal court and Kissimmee Police Department records.
According to the police report, a security guard working at the apartment complex flagged down a passing Kissimmee police officer to tell him about the suspicious encounter with Andrew Cliff Borrero.
The security officer said Borrero, who was wearing a shirt that said “police” and a protective vest, walked up to the officer and said he was looking for an attempted-murder suspect who was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service.
Borrero told the security officer he was going to find the suspect, kick in the door and take him into custody. Borrero also told the security officer that if someone tried to enter the apartment complex, the security officer was to shoot him, the police report said.
When Borrero saw the Kissimmee Police Department officer drive by, the security officer said Borrero commented, “Time to go plainclothes,” and took off his vest and shirt.
The Kissimmee police officer questioned Borrero and searched his car. Borrero told the officer he worked for a company that provided security service at the federal courthouse in Orlando, but he had no law-enforcement or security credentials.
Borrero also said he was working with an unknown agency in relation to a narcotics case.
Borrero was arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail, where he remains.
However, police say 20-year-old student Jovanny Monreal’s guest did not follow the rules when he stopped by with a bag of fast food.
The on-duty security officer became a little suspicious.
After searching the bag, the guard noticed something green hanging out of the hamburger bun Monreal was holding in his hand and it wasn’t lettuce.
“The security officer made contact with him, stopped him, searched a McDonald’s sack and found a substance believed to be marijuana underneath his hamburger in his hand,” explains Guthrie Police Chief Damon Devereaux.
When Monreal’s visitor first showed up, Monreal gave the security officer $80 to pass along to the person in the car.
Sometime later that same car showed back up with a bag full of more than a combo meal.
An unusual attempted drug transaction that police commend security for catching and so does his boss, “Because he didn’t follow the process and the officer being alert went over and started to check what was going on and became even more suspicious that it was more than a just a burger that this young man was eating,” says Priscilla Mayberry with the Guthrie Job Corps Director.
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP IN Mar 1 2011 A bouncer at the Jim Beam Warehouse who called police following an altercation with customers was arrested after police said he pointed a loaded weapon at fleeing patrons.
Joel Pomales, 39, of Portage, faces criminal recklessness, intimidation and firearms charges following the early Saturday incident.
According to Porter County sheriff’s police, Pomales called officers about 12:30 a.m. Saturday to the bar, 391 W. U.S. 6, after he said a group of people caused a disturbance and pushed a female bartender.
When officers arrived, they found Pomales and another bouncer outside yelling at two men.
According to police, a man vomited inside the bar, then a fight broke out that carried into the parking lot. Pomales told officers the incident escalated when a bartender was pushed while attempting to give the people involved their personal belongings.
Some of the people involved then quickly got into a truck and attempted to leave the lot when they said Pomales got in front of the pickup and pointed a silver revolver at them. The driver continued to head out of the parking lot, leaving two men behind. Those men said they attempted to run away when Pomales allegedly pointed the gun at them and detained them until police arrived.
Pomales admitted to pointing the gun at the two men who fled on foot but denied pointing the gun at the people in the truck.
Police arrested Pomales without incident and confiscated the loaded gun, as well as extra ammunition and a permit Pomales had for the revolver.
In their reports, officers noted that had the man not pointed the firearm at people, there would have been no crime committed by anyone involved.
Lebanon TN Mar 1 2011 A tornado Thursday night injured two employees and tore a 100-yard hole in the roof of the main warehouse of Bridgestone Americas’ one million-square-foot distribution facility in Lebanon, Tenn.
Both employees were treated and released from area hospitals that night; one was a security guard who had been in a metal guard shack that was overturned by the storm, while the other suffered a back injury from flying debris inside the facility.
According to Bridgestone, some 35 employees were moving to the company’s emergency shelter inside the facility when the storm tore the hole in the roof.
Other tornado damage in the area included a Tennessee Valley Authority electrical tower near Bridgestone that had been twisted in a circular fashion, as well as lost trees, roofs and some smaller structures.
Phillip Hadsell, 49, turned himself in Monday afternoon at the Orange County Jail. He was wanted on a warrant charging him with two counts of grand theft, tampering with a witness and two counts of tampering with evidence, investigators said. He is unpaid leave, a schools spokeswoman said.
The computers, taken from Magnolia School in Pine Hills, were valued at a total of more than $3,000. A security guard told investigators the computers might have been stolen when someone inadvertently left the door open to the room where they are kept.
Park Ranger Julie Weir
United States Department of the Interior – National Park Service
End of Watch: Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tour of Duty: 11 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Thursday, February 24, 2011
Incident Location: Nebraska
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Park Ranger Julie Weir was killed in an automobile accident on I-80 near Kearney, Nebraska.
Ranger Weir was on official travel status while relocating from her permanent position at Independence National Historic Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a field training assignment at Yosemite National Park in California.
Her vehicle went out of control during a heavy snow storm, crossed into oncoming traffic, and collided with a tractor trailer.
Ranger Weir had served as a seasonal law enforcement park ranger with the National Park Service for 11 years and had just graduated from FLETC as a full-time law enforcement ranger.
Agency Contact Information
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Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-6843
Please contact the United States Department of the Interior – National Park Service for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.