Alhambra Police Department, California
End of Watch: Sunday, July 10, 2011
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: July 10, 2011
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Police Officer Ryan Stringer was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car collided with another patrol car at about 2:30 am.
He and the officer in the other patrol car were responding to a robbery in progress when they collided at the intersection of North Garfield Avenue and East Main Street. Both officers were transported to a local hospital where Officer Stringer succumbed to his injuries. The other officer was admitted in serious condition.
Officer Stringer had served with the Alhambra Police Department for two years.
Agency Contact Information
Alhambra Police Department
211 South 1st Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: (626) 570-5168
Pittsburgh PA July 11 2011 Police and hospital officials said on Sunday that a Mt. Lebanon man who shot himself at St. Clair Hospital had brought the gun into the hospital.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that the death Friday night of Milton Levine, 88, a resident of the nearby Concordia of the South Hills assisted-living facility, was suicide.
Concordia declined to comment. The handgun is being held by the Medical Examiner’s Office, according to Mt Lebanon police.
“It’s not hard to buy a gun,” Mt Lebanon police Lt. Duane Fisher said. “He could have kept it in his room. He could have bought it. It’s not hard for an 88-year-old man with no criminal record to pass an Instant Check. It could’ve been a gun he had for many years.”
Levine had driven himself to the emergency room about 10 p.m. Friday. He told nurses that he was short of breath and sick with nausea and then asked to use a hospital restroom alone.
Bloomfield MI July 11 2011 Two Pontiac women are facing felony charges for theft and injuring a pedestrian as they tried to flee a local store with a stolen television on Sunday, police reports said.
Susan Bell, 44, was arraigned Tuesday with leaving the scene of an injury accident; driving with a suspended license; marijuana possession; and having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle, records show. Bond was set at $10,000.
Brenda Benton, 48, who was a passenger in the vehicle, is charged with one count of felony retail fraud. Her bond was set at $50,000.
Police said they tried to speed away from a parking spot outside the Kmart at 2101 S. Telegraph Rd. as store security tried to confront Bell for shoplifting a television just before 5 p.m. July 3. According to reports, Bell left the television in a shopping cart and jumped into the vehicle, which began to back out with the passenger side door still open. The door struck a woman in the parking lot and knocked her to the ground.
She suffered a broken wrist and multiple bruises and abrasions, reports said, and was treated and released from a local hospital.
Officers responding to the scene located the suspect’s vehicle and arrested both women without incident a short time later. Neither was represented by attorneys at arraignment and public defenders were appointed.
BUTLER, MO July 11 2011 – A shoplifter from Texas ran from police and committed suicide during the ensuing chase, authorities announced Thursday.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said the man’s death actually occurred 24 hours earlier, but did not disclose a reason for the delay in public notification.
State troopers at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday were asked to assist the Butler Police Department pursue a man who allegedly stole gasoline. The man allegedly left a convenience store on Missouri 52 in Bates County without paying for his gas.
During the chase, the suspect, Forrest Scott Smith, 42, of Houston, “displayed a handgun and was fatally injured from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” according to the Highway Patrol news release.
“The vehicle was traveling at a low rate of speed and traveled off the right side of the roadway and came to rest,” according to the news release.
An autopsy occurred Thursday. Additional information was not provided by authorities on Thursday.
Vanceville CA July 11 2011 A Vacaville man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of embezzling thousands of dollars from the local Home Depot store.
Kent Lewis, a 24-year-old electrical supervisor at the Orange Drive store, was taken into custody at the business around 9 p.m. He was later booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of embezzlement and multiple counts of burglary.
Police said Lewis had access to the room where the money was kept and, from mid March through earlier this month, filched more than $8,000.
Store security, police said, were integral to the case.
The Vacaville Police Department maintains a strong and proactive relationship with local businesses to thwart commercial burglaries and thefts.
Anyone with information regarding such activities is asked to call the Vacaville Police Department at 449-5200.
Source: the reporter
The complaint, filed Friday in Nobles County District Court, states authorities were dispatched to the store shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and informed that the suspects in a theft case were a heavy-set female in yellow walking with a male in the parking lot.
A Nobles County deputy who happened to be nearby was first on the scene, and he approached a couple that fit the description. While he was explaining to the couple why they were being stopped, an unknown male yelled a warning to the deputy, stating that the female was putting her bag beneath the squad car.
When the deputy walked around the car and found a purse behind his front passenger tire, he questioned the female, who allegedly laughed and made a quip about being caught. The male then yelled at the woman for stealing and said he had nothing to do with it.
While the deputy was speaking to the couple, another man, later identified as Pedersen, approached and asked if he could take the male and leave. When told he could not, Pedersen allegedly got upset and began yelling and swearing, taking an aggressive stance with the deputy. An officer from the Worthington Police Department arrived and arrested an uncooperative Pedersen, who had to be restrained by yet another officer so he could be handcuffed.
During a search of Pedersen, officers found two pocket knives and two multi-tools. They also found two anti-theft devices that ShopKo’s loss prevention (LP) officer said belonged to the store. The LP officer pointed out two females who had been in the store with Pedersen, one of which was the female in yellow who had already been stopped by the deputy.
The LP officer said he saw the woman conceal items and leave the store. In a recorded statement, the woman said she stole about six items from ShopKo that day. Pedersen, she said, would use a multi-tool to remove the anti-theft devices, then she would put the items in her purse. She said she had gone to the store for the purpose of stealing items.
Pedersen is charged with possession of burglary tools, aiding and abetting theft, theft and obstructing the legal process.
Breckenridge CO July 11 2011 TMZ news spoke to the owner of La Montana Linda Restaurant in Breckenridge, Colorado — and he states that, Dog and his crew raided the place looking for the owner’s father … who allegedly jumped bail on breaking and entering charges.
According to the owner — named Luke — Dog barged in out of nowhere and confronted Luke’s mom about the target … and was extremely disrespectful.
Luke stepped in to calm things down — but several customers had already taken offense at Dog’s behavior and got in Dog’s face … at which point the bounty hunter’s hired muscle jumped into action.
We’re told one of the customers sprayed the security guard in the face with cleaning fluid — and the big man lashed back with haymaker to the customer’s face … leaving a gash that required 15 stitches.
We’re told the fight got so nuts — it resembled a “saloon brawl” from a Wild West movie … someone even threw a potted plant.
Cops showed up soon after — but no arrests were made. According to law enforcement, the situation is still under investigation.
So far, no official word from Dog’s people.
SPRINGFIELD MA July 11 2011 – Three city men were arrested after one was allegedly spotted with a gun while inside Baystate Medical Center on Chestnut Street.
Sgt. John M. Delaney said Lyle J. Treadwell, 28, of 193 Nottingham St.; Shameen M. Howard, 20, of 107 Orleans St.; and Darian A. Brown, 22, of 110 Vincent St., all were charged with being a disorderly person and carrying a firearm without a license in connection with the Saturday evening incident.
“At no time were any hospital staff, medical workers or patients in any danger at all. Due to the quick response of the Baystate Medical Center’s security staff and the quick response by the Springfield Police Department, the three suspects were arrested within minutes of the reported sighting of the handgun,” Delaney added.
Delaney said it remains under investigation as to why they were at Baystate, but said it appears they were there to visit someone. Delaney said witnesses noticed that one of them had a handgun, and quickly notified security.
Within seconds of receiving the 5:30 p.m. call from hospital security, Officers Michael Goggin and John Wadlegger were on scene.
“When they arrived they spotted a large group of civilians who approached the offices right away and gave them very good descriptions of the armed suspects . . . within minutes, officers Goggin and Wadlegger spotted the three suspects matching the descriptions exactly leaving one of the buildings at Baystate Medical Center,” Delaney said.
The weapon was not found, but officers were still on scene Saturday night searching for it, Delaney said. State police also assisted in the investigation.
All three suspects are being held at the Springfield police lock-up, and will be arraigned in Springfield District Court on Monday.
Jane S. Albert, director of public affairs for Baystate, said the hospital is grateful for the quick response of the Springfield Police Department.
The shooting occurred at the Casa Bella Apartments in North Miami, late Friday night.
According to police, an armed man came to the apartment complex and confronted a security guard and 54-year-old Julio Vasquez, a resident of the complex.
Police said the armed suspect demanded the guard’s wallet and cell phone. Afterward, there was a struggle between the suspect and Vasquez, during which the armed man shot Vasquez several times. One of the bullets pierced Vasquez’s lung and liver.
The suspect then fled the scene.
Vasquez was rushed to the Ryder Trauma Center, where he remains in critical condition.
Ryan Miller, the victim’s friend, said Vasquez was working on his vehicle at the time of the shooting. “So my heart just went, ‘What? I can’t believe that happened to him after leaving him two-and-a-half hours or three hours [ago], and joking and talking with him and high-fiving him,’” said Miller. “My heart goes out to him and his family.”
On Saturday night, police released a sketch of the suspect, who is described as a 30-year-old man with gold teeth.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of the suspect, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
Philadelphia Police say the incident started when police officers received a Lojack signal from the rear of a warehouse in the 74 hundred block of Glenmore Avenue.
Officers arrived and discovered a stolen Bobcat front end loader hidden behind large dumpsters.
According to authorities, a crane was brought in to move the dumpsters away from the front end loader so that it could be loaded onto a trailer.
During the move, one of the dumpsters fell from the crane and crushed a security guard, killing him instantly.
The name of the security officer has not been released.
The incident remains under investigation by Detectives from Southwest and accident investigators from the Accident Investigation Division.
Aventura Fla July 11 2011 Authorities have arrested a cashier at Target, 21265 Biscayne Blvd., on June 27 after allegedly defrauding customers.
From May 7 to June 27, police say the cashier, whose name has not been released, conned customers who bought gift cards.
When a customer would pay for a gift card, the cashier pocketed the credited gift card and instead, gave the customer a blank gift card with no monetary value.
The store’s security officers became suspicious after several customers returned to the store complaining that the purchased cards had no value and began an investigation.
The employee has been charged with felony theft and released pending a court date.
Roanoke VA July 11 2011 A Williamson Road thrift store reopened Saturday morning after a man smashed a car through its front doors late Friday night. No injuries were reported.
Kevin J. Baumgardner, 40, of Roanoke was charged with driving under the influence, hit-and-run, and two counts of assault and battery on security officers. He was later released on bond from the Roanoke County-Salem Jail.
The car plowed into the entrance of the Goodwill Industries of the Valleys store at the intersection of Williamson and Peters Creek roads about 10 p.m. Friday.
The driver left the car there and ran away, said Teresa Hamilton Hall, a county spokeswoman.
There was no one at the store because it was closed. Arriving officers chased after the driver and cuffed him in an adjacent parking lot, Hamilton Hall said.
Store managers swept up glass and debris, covered one of the store’s two sliding doors with plywood, and supported a broken corner of the foyer with wooden beams.
It was not immediately clear how long it would take to replace the door and part of the foyer, said Mark Brittain, the company’s vice president of donated goods.
He said the damage would cost “thousands of dollars,” though he was not certain how much.
In mid-May, an Ohio man driving a minivan crashed into the side of a Hardee’s restaurant on U.S. 220 in Troutville. Two patrons were hit but not severely injured.
Police said damage was estimated at $10,000.