Albany NY March 6 2011 A Rotterdam man is accused of trying to steal more than $500 worth of groceries and then getting into a fight at the Price Chopper in Malta.
State police say Joshua Welch, 39, loaded up a cart with $559 worth of food and tried to leave without paying. When he was confronted by security he tried to take off. That’s when a struggle broke out and two more security officers and a shopper finally got Welch under control.
Welch was arrested for assault and petit larceny.
He was brought to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail. Schenectady police will also serve a warrant against Welch for the incident.
MIDLAND MI March 6 2011 — A Midland Police Officer has been charged in two sex crimes
The Saginaw News reports 39 year old Jeffrey Doyle is accused of the crimes against an adult woman. While few details about the crimes are being released, Doyle faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
He has been suspended without pay, and is lodged in the Midland County Jail as the investigation continues.
NBC25 has left messages with Prosecutor Michael Carpenter for details in the case. Carpenter has not returned our calls.
We’re continuing to follow this investigation, and will have more information as it becomes available.
Fort Wayne IN March 6 2011 Need a place to stash $6,000 worth of drugs lifted off an ambulance? How about shoving them down some pants?
That’s what an Ohio man arrested outside Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne is accused of trying.
John W. Phipps, 30, of Hicksville was formally charged Friday with felony theft and possession of a controlled substance.
Last week, paramedics reported a box of narcotics worth between $5,000 and $6,000 went missing from the back of their ambulance while they were inside the hospital.
Parkview Hospital security pointed Phipps out to police as a suspect, prompting an officer to stop him near the lobby door.
During a patdown, the officer found a box in Phipps’ waistband and groin area.
When asked what it was, Phipps said, according to Allen Superior Court documents, “You know what it is.”
Written on the box was “NARCOTICS DRUG BOX.”
Phipps was being held without bail.
Jimmy Keys of Tunica was hospitalized in critical condition and later died from his injuries, after being shot in the leg by a security guard for After 5 Sports Bar on Highway 61 in Tunica, according to Tunica Police Chief Richard Veazey.
Police say that the matter is still under investigation and would not say if any charges were pending against the security guard.
SAN ANGELO, Texas March 6 2011— Tom Green County officials arrested a San Angelo woman after they said she tried to bring a handgun into the Tom Green County District Courthouse on Friday morning.
The woman arrived at the courthouse shortly after 9 a.m. and put her purse through a scanning machine deputies use to check for weapons, Sheriff Lt. Christina Lopez said. A security guard at the courthouse noticed a dense metal object showed on the machine’s display screen and asked to look in the woman’s purse.
“When they looked in her purse they found a Keltec model 380 handgun,” Lopez said. “They spoke with her and asked her what she was doing. She said she was scared and she had left it in there.”
Sheriff officials said the woman didn’t say what she was scared of.
The gun was unloaded and secured in a court safe, Lopez said. The woman was not licensed to carry a gun.
Laurie McKnight, 52, was charged with place where weapon prohibited, a third-degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. She bonded out about 11:40 a.m. on a $5,000 bond.
Brushaber is employed as a Telecommunicator with the Pascagoula Police Department. He was taken to the Jackson County jail on a 10-thousand dollar bond.
DALLAS TX Mar 6 2011 — Dallas police are investigating a shooting at a nightclub early Saturday morning in the 19000 block of Harry Hines Boulevard.
Police say a man was shot by a security guard at Pandora’s Men’s Club following a 2:40 a.m. disturbance.
The man was taken to the hospital in serious condition, but is expected to survive. His name was not released.
Corbin KY March 6 2011 Germantown resident, former Brooksville Police Chief and former Maysville Police Officer James Sticklen died Friday, during training exercises in Corbin.
Joining the Alexandria Police Department in 1992 and spending the last nine years as School Resource Officer, Sticklen, 58, was on duty and participating in training exercises when he experienced a medical emergency, APD officials said.
Sticklen was taken to Baptist Regional Medical Center.
Following Sticklen’s collapse, medical personnel at BRMC “worked feverishly to save his life,” APD Chief J. Michael Ward II said.
He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
A devoted family man and dedicated police officer, Sticklen is remembered by those who knew or worked with him as a respected police officer.
“He was one of those great guys, the kind of friend you could count on when you really needed someone and called for help at any time,” said MPD Sgt. Leo McKay.
McKay worked with Sticklen before Sticklen moved on to be Brooksville Police Chief, then an APD officer.
“He was the D.A.R.E. Officer at Maysville; everyone here called him a gentle giant,” McKay said, still processing the news his fellow officer had died. “This just hit me like a ton of bricks and just tore me up.”
Sticklen was a good man to work for and will be missed by all who knew him, McKay said.
Sticklen served as APD Resource Officer to Campbell County School District, Bishop Brossart High School and St. Mary Grade School, Ward said.
“He has had a profound affect on the lives of thousands of students during his tenure,” Ward said. “
On behalf of the Alexandria Police Department, our officers, staff, the employees and elected officials of the city of Alexandria, we extend our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Jim’s wife and children.”
According to Ward, Sticklen is married, has a daughter attending University of Kentucky, a daughter in middle school and a son in elementary school.
He is the brother of former Brooksville Fire Chief David Sticklen.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time.
FORT WAYNE IN March 6 2011 – Months ago, Justin M. Edwards was a teacher and middle school wrestling coach.
But Friday morning he sat amid career criminals and petty thieves, waiting to plead guilty to a felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. By admitting to having sex with a 14-year-old former student, Edwards, 38, became a felon as well.
His guilty plea hearing before Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull was scheduled for 8:30, as were hearings for dozens of other cases. So Edwards waited, flanked by family members – sometimes tightly holding his hands, rubbing his back or embracing him.
When it was his turn, he and defense attorney Randall Hammond each took a seat, as did others scheduled to admit their crimes. In answer to each of Gull’s questions, Edwards answered simply, “yes, ma’am.” But as it got closer to the “guilty” part, he became noticeably more nervous and seemed to struggle to keep his composure.
As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, Edwards will be sentenced to 12 years in prison, but six years of that sentence will be suspended, to be followed by four years on probation, according to court documents.
He will also have to register as a sex offender and will be prohibited from having contact with any children after his release from prison.
Edwards was arrested in January. But Fort Wayne police began investigating the allegations in late November after the Department of Child Services received information about possible sexual misconduct involving a teacher, according to documents filed in Allen Superior Court.
When a detective met with the girl, she said she had a close relationship with Edwards, her former teacher, and she acknowledged having sex with him, according to court documents.
The girl told police she would often talk to Edwards as though he were her “other dad” and they often communicated through text messages.
She said she was talking to him at the school one day and he kissed her. The girl told police the intimacy escalated to his having sex with her on a mat in the wrestling room at the middle school, after he put on a condom, according to court documents.
When the allegations against Edwards surfaced, he was removed from Blackhawk Middle School and suspended with pay. He quit his job in late January, days after his arrest.
After his hearing Friday, Edwards was led away in handcuffs with his family members watching and quietly telling him they loved him.
ANDALUSIA, AL. March 6 2011 - A special needs teacher from Andalusia, Ala. has been arrested on multiple sex related charges.
Amy Kathleen Caudle, 31, was charged with two counts of rape and three counts of sodomy. She is being held in the Covington County Jail under a combined bond of $1,000,000.
Caudle is a teacher at Andalusia Middle School, a town about 70 miles west of Dothan. Three students have been identified as victims of the alleged incidents. Andalusia authorities say efforts are being made to verify any and all victims.
The Andalusia Police Department began their investigation of Caudle several days ago with help from the Department of Human Resources and the Covington County District Attorney’s Office.
The investigation was made possible through the cooperation of the Andalusia School Superintendant’s Office and the middle school administration.
Seattle WA Mar 6 2011 A University of Washington patrol car on its way to a call struck two pedestrians in the University District early Saturday morning.
Both pedestrians were taken to Harborview Medical Center by ambulance. Seattle Police called their injuries non-life-threatening.
The UW patrol car with two officers on board was on its way to back up Seattle Police officers responding to a disturbance near Seventh Avenue Northeast and Interstate 5 about 1:30 a.m.
The UW patrol car was heading west on Northeast 45th Street when it collided in the intersection of University Way Northeast and Northeast 45th Street with a white Subaru Legacy traveling south on University Way Northeast, according to Seattle Police.
After the collision, the UW patrol car veered southwest, striking the two men who were standing at the corner of the intersection. The patrol car then crashed into a building on the southwest corner of the intersection before coming to rest, Seattle Police said.
Neither the driver of the Subaru nor his passenger was injured. No signs of alcohol or drug impairment were evident.
The officer driving the UW patrol car sustained minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene. His passenger was not injured.
Seattle Police will handle the investigation.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Mar 6 2011– Police said they have arrested an off-duty Kansas City, Kan., police officer in connection with the shooting of a bouncer at a Kansas City nightclub late Friday.
Officers said they were called to the 6902 Club on Prospect Avenue just before midnight and found the victim inside the business. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, investigators said.
Witnesses said a man who was being escorted out of the club for being drunk and belligerent shot the bouncer twice in the abdomen. Kansas City, Kan., police confirmed that the man is an off-duty officer. They said he had been placed on administrative leave and that the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department would be handling the case.
Another bouncer working at the 6902 Club Friday night told KMBC 9’s Cliff Judy workers didn’t know who the man was or that he was armed. The first line of a sign at the club’s front door specifically bans weapons from being brought inside.
The bouncer declined an on-camera interview, but confirmed that he and the victim kicked the suspect out because he was drunk and acting belligerent. He said he was standing between the suspect and the victim, whom he called a friend.
When the suspect pulled a gun, the bouncer said his friend pushed him out of the way and knocked the suspect to the ground. That’s when the suspect fired.
The man said his friend should survive, despite being shot twice in the stomach.
Saturday evening, chalk in the pavement at 69th and Prospect streets marked where investigators found shell casings.
Anyone with additional information at the shooting was asked to call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.