Demopolis AL July 12 2011 A couple and their five young children were killed when the small plane the father was piloting crashed in western Alabama during a trip back from a family reunion.
Fred Teutenberg, 42, was flying with his wife, Terresa, and their five school-age children from St. Louis to their home near Destin, Fla., on Saturday night when the right engine on his Cessna C421 suddenly blew out, officials said.
“He radioed in to Meridian, Mississippi’s airport. He was calling mayday, mayday and they answered him and he told them he was having engine failure,” Marengo County, Ala., coroner Stuart Harold Eatmon told the Northwest Florida Daily News.
“That was at 8:10 and 8:15…and then they lost him. I think that’s when his plane completely quit.”
Teutenberg tried to make an emergency landing at Demopolis Municipal Airport in Alabama, but the plane crashed into some woods and caught fire, officials said.
All seven people aboard were killed.
Eatmon identified the couple’s children as Will, 10; Brendon, 9; Ellie, 6; Peyton, 4; Emma, 2. Terresa Tuetenberg was in her mid-30s.
Eatmon said relatives told him the family was hurrying back on Saturday night so they could make it to church on Sunday.
Helicopter search crews discovered the wreckage just two miles from the airport at around 2:20 a.m. on Saturday.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the cause of the engine failure.
Friends in the Teutenberg’s hometown of Niceville said they were a close-knit family who gathered at their local Methodist church every Sunday to watch their father play bass guitar with the band.
“He not only played with our band, he played with other church bands elsewhere,” church member Bob Webb told the newspaper. “He told me one time he even toured a while. So he had a lot of interests.”
Fred Teutenberg owned an IT company and coached two middle-school soccer clubs in the area, while his wife ran a preschool day care center.
“It’s a big loss to the community,” another friend added.
The family was survived by Ashlei Bruewer, 16, Terresa Teutenberg’s daughter from a pervious marriage.
“Every single one of the kids was bright and always laughing,” the teen said in a statement to The Destin Log. “My mom was always smiling and extremely caring. My stepdad was a great dad and was always helping people in any way he could.”
A Terre Haute police officer shot while serving a warrant Monday afternoon has died, police said.
Officer Brent Long, 30, and his K-9 partner, Shadow, were among a group of officers serving a warrant for a felony probation violation at a home at 1812 N. 8th St. on Monday when someone inside opened fire, police said.
“They were serving the arrest warrant when suddenly shots rang out against the officers from who we believe was the suspect they were looking for,” said state police Sgt. Joe Watts.
Long and his dog were shot in the exchange. Long was taken to Union Hospital in Terre Haute, where he later died. The K-9 died at a local veterinarian.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the family,” Watts said, holding back tears. “It’s a tragic loss.”
Police said the suspect in the case, a man in his 30s, was shot and killed inside the home. His name was not released Monday evening.
Officials said Long is survived by his wife, their 11-year-old daughter and 10-month-old son.
MOBILE, Alabama July 12 2011— A man was stabbed to death inside a dormitory unit at the University of South Alabama early Sunday, according to campus police.
A suspect admitted to the crime and was in custody, USA Police Chief Herbert “Zeke” Aull Jr. said
The name of the victim was not released pending notification of his family. Aull did say, however, that he was not a student at the university.
Aull identified the man in custody as 19-year-old Branden Ashkan Ajizadeh, a student who lived in the dorm room in the Delta 6 complex where the crime took place.
Ajizadeh was charged with murder and taken to Mobile County Metro Jail on Sunday evening. He was held without bail, according to jail records. A bail hearing for Ajizadeh will take place Tuesday morning in Mobile County District Court.
While not immediately disclosing a motive for the killing, Aull said the crime was not random, and the victim and suspect knew each other.
The victim was visiting Ajizadeh in his dorm room Saturday night, according to Aull.
Crime on the west Mobile campus has been a concern for students and visitors for at least the last two years.
In May, two people were robbed at gunpoint in the Grove student housing community just off the edge of the USA campus, and a teenage girl was stabbed outside a high school graduation at the university’s Mitchell Center.
Sunday’s incident took place in a two-story brick dorm complex off Stadium Boulevard across the street and just north of Stanky Field, the university’s baseball stadium.
The area around the dorm was cordoned with a number of lines of police tape, and the body was not removed from the room until about 2 p.m.
Aull said that police were first alerted by what he described as a “frantic call” about 6 a.m. at the Delta dorm room.
Police responding to the call found the body and determined that the man who made the call might be involved, Aull said.
Ajizadeh was brought to university police headquarters and admitted to the killing, Aull said.
Besides handling an on-campus homicide, police and other USA officials did what they could to assure students not to panic over the incident.
Cassie Fambro, editor-in-chief of USA’s Vanguard newspaper, said notices about the killing were posted early Sunday on Facebook, Twitter and to students’ email accounts, and they got immediate reactions.
“A lot of people were expressing disbelief,” Fambro said. “We have been trying to convince people that this is an isolated incident.”
Fambro said that the upcoming edition of Vanguard was to include tips for students to keep from becoming crime victims.
She said that she and most students who had been at USA for some time do not believe crime is on the increase, but that it has been a matter of concern for students for a considerable amount of time.
Fambro, who said she once lived in the Delta residence complex, described the rooms as “efficiency-style apartments” with a stove, microwave and private bathroom. Each room has common furniture in the middle with beds at either end of the room, she said.
The doors lead directly outside, she said. The motel-style doors of a number of USA’s residence halls have concerned students for at least two years.
In November and December 2009, robbers forced their way into similarly built dorm rooms and held students at gunpoint while taking valuables from their rooms, including cash, cell phones and laptop computers.
University spokesman Scott Cox said that USA does not restrict visitation at student housing, although any non-student who stays overnight on campus is required to register.
It was not known whether the victim in Ajizadeh’s room had registered before coming to campus Saturday night.
NEW ORLEANS LA July 12 2011 – The New Orleans Police Department said an officer fatally shot a man who shot a Bourbon Street bar bouncer early Sunday morning.
Investigators said the incident began when a fight erupted in the 500 block of Bourbon Street at about 3:30 a.m.
NOPD said the man was at the Bourbon Blues Company nightclub before the shooting. The bouncers asked him to put a shirt on; and if he did not, he would be ordered to leave the nightclub.
The man pulled out his gun and left the nightclub, but bouncers told officers they chased the man to apprehend him for police.
Police said the man fired at the bouncers, grazing one in the rear of the head, before shooting at an officer who tried to intervene. The officer shot the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 33-year-old bouncer was taken to the hospital and was listed in good condition, NOPD said.
The identity of the 25-year-old man who was killed in the shooting was not yet released.
NOPD said the officer involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative reassignment pending a review by the Public Integrity Bureau. After the investigation is completed, the findings will be handed over to the district attorney’s office for review.
The NOPD’s Homicide Division said it was investigating the shooting.
CORPUS CHRISTI TX July 12 2011 – A 19-year-old man was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly attacking a woman with a knife at the Whataburger on the southside of town. Police say a uniformed security guard confronted the armed man after he reportedly dragged the victim from a car outside the restaurant at Player and Saratoga Boulevard.
The security guard told police he had his weapon draw when he confronted the suspect and even chased the man who is said to have repeatedly threatened the guard with a knife. Police say the suspect got into a waiting car at a nearby CVS Pharmacy and fled the area.
Sometime later the alleged victim called police from her home to report the attack. Based on her information, police say the arrested 19-year-old Julian Lugo in the 1900 block of Modesto.
The victim is said to have suffered cuts to her chest and her hand, but refused medical treatment.
WSPA-TV reports that CrimeStoppers says inmates hacked the organization’s toll-free number and used the line to make $7,000 in personal phone calls.
Greenville County CrimeStoppers president Joey Hudson says he thinks inmates billed the toll-free CrimeStoppers number 4,000 long distance calls in one month.
Now, the company that provides the toll-free number has blocked all calls coming from the state prison system and pay phones. CrimeStoppers officials say they get lots of tips from behind bars and are working with the company to unblock those calls.
Los Angeles CA July 12 2011 A hunky guy in Katy Perry’s music video for “Teenage Dream” has reportedly been busted for battery. According to TMZ, Josh Kloss was arrested by police after he allegedly got into a fight with a security guard while hanging out at the Hollywood and Highland shopping center on Tuesday night, July 5.
Recalling the incident, the actor who appeared on several episodes of “The O.C.” claimed to be smoking a cigarette when one of the security guards asked him to put out the smoke. He went on to share that the next thing he knew, he had five security officers on top of him and LAPD was called in.
Josh, who also starred opposite Kim Kardashian in the Super Bowl commercial for Skechers, further told the gossip site that he didn’t get physical with the guard. He insisted what really happened was the other way around. LAPD said they are investigating the arrest, while security at the Hollywood and Highland refused to comment.
New York City NY July 12 2011 Scarcely more than a week after a Nigerian man with no identification and a fake boarding pass was waved through security at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, a Jet Blue flight arriving across town at Newark Liberty carried an unpleasant surprise. A stun gun was found in the back pocket of a seat after passengers had deplaned.
The FBI is investigating what sources believe to be the latest Transportation and Security Administration lapse. A security glitch is the most likely explanation of how a Striker 1800 stun gun ended up aboard flight 1179, which originated at Boston’s Logan Airport.
Unfortunately the discovery wasn’t made until after the plane had been emptied of its human cargo. The most immediate questions now facing investigators are (1) who was sitting in the seat with access to the pocket where the weapon was found and (2) how did the stun gun get through security at Logan? Logan was the airport from which the four highjacked flights on 9/11 originated.
Another question with more far-reaching implications also needs an answer. That question is how long the TSA will continue to its security theater before corrective action is taken. Its list of failures is already embarrassingly long. In June alone, agents not only greenlighted the passenger with the phony boarding pass but allowed a man with four razor-sharp chef’s knives in his carry-on to board a plane at O’Hare in Chicago. In separate incidents in March, both at JFK, one passenger boarded a plane with box-cutters in his hand-held luggage and another sneaked through security—for the second time in as many months!
Forty-one-year-old Wendy Edmond Green is charged with the murder of 51-year-old David Green Jr. as are with his children: 18-year-old Alexis Green and 16-year-old David Green III.
Green’s body was found in the basement of a home on Ray Road on October 6, 2010. He was reported missing on September 1.
Investigators say Wendy is the teen’s mother and was Green’s live-in girlfriend. She assumed his last name at some point during their relationship, but they never legally married.
According to search warrants in the case released late last year, investigators believe Wendy and the teens all took part in the planning of the murder, participated, and then cleaned up the crime scene to conceal the killing.
Sources told ABC11 Monday that Wendy was the main ringleader and she convinced David Green III to hit his father with a hammer while he slept. The sources said the first blow didn’t kill him, but a second one did, although not immediately.
Warrants state detectives suspect the killing happened in January, 2009 six days before David Green III’s birthday – meaning he was 13 at the time.
The Wake County Sheriff’s Office began looking for the father when his brother reported him missing in September, 2010. Neighbors had reported to the Green family that the home at 8617 Ray Road was falling into disrepair and Green Jr. hadn’t been seen for months. The grass was overgrown and the power was shut off.
In October, deputies got a search warrant and found Green’s body wrapped up and stuffed in a freezer located in the basement of the home. The medical examiner later said the body had been decapitated before being placed in the freezer.
Wendy Green had apparently moved out of the house on Ray Road sometime after Green was last seen. She was arrested at her parent’s home in Lumberton shortly after the discovery of the body.
Alexis Green was already in the Wake County Jail when her father’s body was found. She was serving time for a burglary and failure to appear in court.
David Green III was in St. Paul, Minnesota living with a friend. Detectives brought him back to Raleigh. The son was the only member of the family without an adult arrest record. The teens are both now charged as adults in the murder.
Court documents show the Greens had domestic and custody issues in the past, including an assault on Wendy Green in 2007. David Green, Jr. was arrested and charged in that incident. Court documents show Wendy sued for custody of the children and David Green Jr. wanted his name added to his daughter’s birth certificate.
New Orleans LA July 12 2011 A New Orleans man remains in custody at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center after authorities say he left a 7-year-old child in a car during the heat of Saturday so he could gamble at Boomtown Casino.
Irone Hilton, 26, of 8723 Pear St., was booked with child desertion and cruelty to a juvenile by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office on Saturday afternoon and he is being held in lieu of $21,000 bond.
According to the arrest register at the jail, security footage from Boomtown Casino shows Hilton arriving at the parking lot of the business shortly before 1 p.m. on Saturday. About 90 minutes later, a passerby walked past Hilton’s vehicle and noticed a child in the car. That individual notified casino security, the report said.
Security officers found the 7-year-old child inside the car with all of the windows rolled up, and a small crack in the driver’s side window. Paramedics were contacted, and they found the child was sweating profusely and was warm to the touch.
Hilton was paged by casino employees through the intercom system, and it took several pages for him to report to the parking lot, the report said. When he arrived, he told security officers that he left the child in the vehicle after dropping of his wife because he had nothing to do and figured he should go gamble.
The report did not give the gender of the child, nor did it provide any information on the child’s injuries. However, Hilton’s Facebook page showed that he has a son in that age range.
HOUSTON TX July 12 2011 – For the second time in as many months, an off-duty officer was involved in a shooting at a northwest Houston nightclub.
Police say a fight involving several men broke out after 2 a.m. Monday at a Shell fuel station near Northwest Mall and off-duty officers working as security guards at El Chaparral went to stop the fighting.
During the fight, police say one of the men involved entered his vehicle and took out a knife before stabbing another man. Despite the warnings by one of the officers, the man with the knife continued to stab the other man.
After one of the officers shot toward the stabbing suspect several times, the suspect was wounded and tried to drive away but died inside his vehicle.
The stabbing victim was taken to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital in unknown condition.
RICHMOND, Calif.July 12 2011 — Officers responding to a call about a shooting found the bodies of three men inside a Richmond apartment, police said Sunday.
The apartment is in a Richmond Housing Authority complex, in an area historically known for its high crime and drug dealing. The triple homicide Saturday came after a series of shootings last week in Richmond that left three dead and three others wounded.
Police have not made any arrests in the latest incident, but said they were questioning two “persons of interest.” Police were not seeking to question any other people.
“Everybody involved has either been interviewed or is deceased,” said Curran.
Curran said investigators have not determined a motive or the number of shots fired. Several guns were recovered from the scene, but Curran could not say how many.
“Who fired, when, how many, that’s still being investigated,” she said.
The dead were identified as the apartment’s resident, Michael Anderson, 36; Dante Deloney, 19, of Oakland, and Corey Walker Jr., 28, of San Leandro.
Curran said gunfire erupted after Deloney and Walker came to the apartment.
Despite the week of violence, Curran said increased police presence and community involvement have contributed to a recent reduction of crime in the area.
Memphis TN July 12 2011 A security guard and one of the suspects he was after are both in critical condition at The MED after a shootout in Berclair early Sunday morning.
At 1:30 a.m., police say 26-year-old security guard Vincent Bialk approached a burglar who was breaking into a car in the parking lot of La Granja Bar and Grill on Summer Ave.
As Bialk told the thief to drop a stick he was holding, police say a second burglar shot Bialk in the stomach.
Two other security guards then came to Bialk’s aid, and they exchanged gunfire with the suspects.
One bullet even ricocheted off a cell phone and grazed a security guard on the leg. They saw the two men get away in a red Oldsmobile.
But they didn’t get far. Two men were arrested after they called 911 at the corner of Poplar and White Station.
Police say 18-year-old Jose Fuentes was the man shot by the security guards. Police said they found a handgun in the suspects’ car, as well as a radio in the backseat.
Fuentes is still at The MED in critical condition as of Monday evening. He is charged with attempted second degree murder, burglary of a motor vehicle, and possession of a firearm while committing a felony.
25-year-old Milton Gomez is charged with aggravated assault.
Employees at businesses in the same strip mall as La Granja are concerned over the frequent car break-ins, but even more worried that this weekend’s incident escalated into gunfire.
Joselin Ramirez works at a nearby Mexican restaurant where the side patio glass was struck by bullets. Luckily, the restaurant and surrounding stores were already closed when the shootout happened.
Ramirez said, “We have a lot of restaurants, stores, you know the people are not going to feel comfortable to leave their cars here. They’re not going to come anymore.”
Even she’s nervous about where she parks her car. “Sometimes I work the whole day, and I’m scared because my car is on the backside. You know it’s really scary to go down there,” she said.
Kenneth Arthur, who works at a store next to the restaurant, said he wants to be able to keep an eye on his car when it gets dark. “When the time changes and it gets darker outside, yeah I have to park my car in front. I don’t want to park over there, risk something happening to it,” he said.
Employees of nearby businesses said they hope police can step up their presence in the area and look into the evening activities happening outside the bar.
The Cameron County Pct. 7 Constable’s Office reports that 28-year-old Rafael Guerrero has been charged with two aggravated robbery charges.
Investigators told Guerrero busted down the door and used a gun to rob the “House of Luxury” off Business 83 back on June 29th.
Guerrero, a former security guard at the 8-liner video arcade, allegedly took about $2,000 dollars in cash.
The McAllen native allegedly told workers, “What are you going to do? Call the cops?”
Employees and customers did not want to comment on camera but the constable’s office released photo of Guerrero on Monday in hopes of catching him.
The Cameron County Pct. 7 Constable’s Office reported that Guerrero was found at a home off Cora Street in Harlingen late Monday afternoon.
Investigators are checking to see if Guerrero may be connected to a theft that took place Flaming’s 777 arcade off Bass Boulevard in Harlingen on Sunday morning.
Guerrero is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday morning.
Court records show that Guerrero has prior convictions for furnishing alcohol to a minor and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information charges.
HYGIENE CO July 12 2011 – The chief of the Hygiene Fire Protection District was arrested Saturday after he allegedly tried to pull a vehicle over after a traffic altercation.
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Mike Dimond says William Nelson, 57, allegedly used his personal vehicle with lights on it to pull over another vehicle around 10:15 p.m. near North Foothills Highway and Hygiene Road. The details of the traffic altercation have not been released.
Dimond said deputies discovered a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his car, along with a pistol and a rifle. Nelson was found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Nelson was arrested on eight charges including impersonating a peace officer, a 2nd offense DUI/DWAI and marijuana possession, according to Dimond.
Dimond said impersonating a peace officer isn’t a common charge, but it is one that makes it difficult for law enforcement officers to do their job.
“It’s not common but it’s obviously serious and we don’t like to see it,” Dimond said. “I think it makes the public wonder a little bit about anytime they are contacted by somebody with lights or sirens and comes up to their car, purporting themselves to be a law enforcement officer. It’s disturbing for them because they don’t know for the next contact – is it a real peace officer or is it somebody pretending to be?”
In the meantime, Nelson has been suspended from his position of fire chief by the board of directors for the Hygiene Fire Protection District. The assistant chief will take his position until further notice.
Nelson bonded out of jail. He is scheduled to be back in court for an advisement hearing on July 21 at 2 p.m. in Boulder County.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY MO July 12 2011 Two St. Louis men were charged today in a robbery early this morning outside the River City casino.
Maurice T. Wilson, 25, and Kenneth R. Wilson, 19, both of the 5000 block of Minerva Avenue, were charged with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action, police said. Wilson also was charged with resisting arrest by fleeing. Bail for both suspects was set at $100,000.
The relationship of the suspects was unclear; St. Louis County police spokesman Rick Eckhard said he didn’t know if they were related.
St. Louis County police said a man was robbed on the parking lot of the casino, in south St. Louis County, about 2 a.m. The amount of money stolen was not released.
Police spotted the suspects’ car and said the men tried to outrun officers. They fled into Illinois, but drove into a cornfield off of Route 3. The driver was arrested immediately.
A passenger ran off but was captured about three hours later in Dupo, police say. He was found, covered in mud, walking along Interstate 255.
Eckhard said the victim, who was not hurt, talked to a police officer working outside the casino. The officer quickly contacted dispatchers with a description of the suspects’ car.
“Anyone who chooses (to commit robbery on) a casino parking lot is actually foolish because casinos on the inside contain the Highway Patrol and on the outside we do the security and there are a lot of surveillance cameras,” Eckhard said. “It’s a terrible place (for robberies), but lucky for us these people aren’t always the brightest.”