Shannon Hirchert, 42, is charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of distributing obscene matter to minors, county sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said.
Hirchert is a special-needs teacher at Martha Layne Collins High School, Rice said. Last school year was her first in the school district, he said.
She is accused of having five sexual encounters with one student and one encounter with another student, Rice said. The boys were not students in Hirchert’s class, he said.
Both were under 18 when the encounters allegedly occurred last fall and winter at various locations, including a classroom and parking lots, the detective said.
Hirchert was arrested Wednesday and later released from jail on bond. She is on leave from her teaching duties, Shelby County school officials said.
Shelby County schools Superintendent James Neihof learned of the allegations Tuesday, and school officials began their own investigation in cooperation with state and local authorities.
“I am extremely disappointed and appalled by what has been reported about the conduct of one of our employees,” Neihof said in a statement.
Rice said the case remains under investigation.
A phone listing for Hirchert could not be located.
LONG POND, Pa.Aug 10 2011 — A suburban Philadelphia is behind bars accused of stabbing two Pocono Raceway security guards.
Pocono Mountain Regional Police say 20-year-old Daniel Kupper stabbed two security guards early Sunday morning at the track in Long Pond, Monroe County. The track was hosting NASCAR events during the weekend.
Investigators say Kupper was riding in vehicle that disobeyed traffic directions. The Melrose Park man allegedly stabbed a 50-year-old security guard in the neck, shoulder and back. A 55-year-old guard was also stabbed in the back and collarbone. Both men were hospitalized.
Kupper is being held on $100,000 bail on charges including aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. Another man, Louis Kupper, also faces charges related to the altercation. The relationship between the two men was not immediately clear
Gig Harbor WA Aug 10 2011 Police arrested an 18-year-old Tacoma man for second-degree robbery and intimidation of a public servant at a Gig Harbor QFC last Friday, Aug. 5.
Police were dispatched to the grocery store on Pt. Fosdick Drive NW in reference to a strong-arm robbery.
According to the police report, the QFC security guards told police that they witnessed the suspect take a Butterfinger candy bar and leave the store without paying.
When the guards asked the man to return to the store, he “lunged” at them, tried to strike one of the guards, and called him a “n—–.” During the altercation, the teen headbutted one of the guards in the head and struck him above the right eye. The report also stated that he threatened to kill the officers.
When Gig Harbor Police arrived, the suspect was held on the ground near the store entrance.
Police also noted that the teen was also uncooperative during the investigation. While he was being transported to the Pierce County Jail, the man said he wanted to kill the officers after he was released from jail.
The case has been forwarded to the Pierce County Prosecutors for review.
Prosecutors said Theresa Erickson, 43, of San Diego and two others created an inventory of at least a dozen unborn babies who they sold to prospective parents for more than $100,000 each.
Erickson also submitted documents in San Diego Superior Court falsely representing that the babies were products of legitimate surrogate arrangements in an attempt to establish rights for the intended parents, prosecutors said. She and others also misrepresented who the donors were.
State law allows a woman planning to carry a baby for someone else to enter an agreement with the prospective parents before she becomes pregnant. But in this case, the pregnancies had already been established before Erickson and others knew who the parents were.
“They wouldn’t even start shopping for the parents until the second trimester,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason A. Forge, one of the prosecutors who handled the case.
If a woman becomes pregnant before a legitimate surrogate agreement has been reached, California law forbids her from transferring her parental rights without going through formal adoption procedures, Forge said, which lengthens and complicates the process.
Erickson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000, among other penalties, at a hearing scheduled for Oct. 28.
Neither she nor her attorneys returned calls Tuesday night seeking comment.
Hilary Neiman, a 32-year-old reproductive law attorney from Maryland, pleaded guilty last month in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and faces the same potential sentence as Erickson at an Oct. 14 hearing.
Carla Chambers, 51, of Las Vegas, identified in court documents as a “gestational carrier,” pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy related to receiving payment for her pregnancies. She carried babies multiple times under the conspiracy and recruited others to do the same.
Like Erickson, she is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 28, and faces a possible sentence of up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.
Forge said authorities were tipped to the unlawful activity, which occurred from 2005 to 2011, by another reproductive law attorney and a woman who was a “gestational carrier.”
According to court documents, Erickson and the others solicited women to travel overseas to become implanted with embryos on the promise that they would be paid $38,000 to $45,000 for each successful pregnancy that resulted in birth.
If the women were able to sustain their pregnancies into the second trimester, the babies were offered to prospective parents, prosecutors said.
The new parents were told that the babies had resulted from legitimate surrogate arrangements, but that the original “intended parents” had backed out. The prospective parents were then told they could “assume” the nonexistent surrogate agreements for more than $100,000.
Erickson prepared and filed documents in state court misrepresenting that the babies were products of legitimate surrogate agreements, so that the prospective parents’ names could be placed on the babies’ birth certificates, prosecutors said.
The advantage of the illegal arrangement was that new parents were entitled to immediately take custody of the babies after their births and avoid the uncertainty of an adoption that could not begin until after the child was born, Forge said.
In an adoption, the woman carrying the child also cannot profit from her pregnancy but can be compensated for medical expenses. A surrogate can be compensated beyond her medical costs.
According to several websites, Erickson operated a boutique law firm in Poway specializing in reproductive law. She has appeared as an expert on the topic on “The Today Show,” CNN and other programs, and has written a book, “Assisted Reproduction: The Complete Guide to Having a Baby with the Help of a Third Party.”
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Hemet CA Aug 10 2011 After a final weigh-in today, more than 100 participants in the Soboba Casino Biggest Loser Contest will find out who has had the most success in the two-month competition.
Barry Cole has been at the top of each weekly list emailed to contestants that shows their percentage of weight loss.
“I’ve learned about simple fitness and how to adjust it to my lifestyle and better ways I can cook my food,” said Cole, 32. “I’ve lost about 30 pounds by reducing what I eat and exercising.”
As a U.S. Marine from 1997 to 2002, Cole had decided he needed to shed some pounds to feel better doing his job as a security officer for the casino. Shortly after that, Julie Galloway suggested a Biggest Loser contest to Human Resources specialist Megan Hallowell.
“We had more than 130 sign up on the first day,” said Hallowell, who started the contest June 15. During weekly weigh-ins, competitors often discuss what they are trying to do differently or give her updates from their doctor’s visits. She also provides them with handouts and biweekly healthy recipes.
Cole has already changed to a smaller work uniform, and the new one is starting to fit loosely already.
“I feel way better. I don’t have foot problems anymore,” said Cole, of Hemet. “My wife is really supportive of me, but the main thing is I’m doing this for myself.”
Lauren Hutt, head cook at the casino’s Grill, offers a healthy option each Wednesday. She gets suggestions from employees and family members and researches cost effectiveness before adding it to the menu.
Although the weight loss aspect began in June, the Health and Wellness Program has been in effect for more than a year. Hallowell introduced health-related activities with help from the casino’s health benefits provider.
“Health and Wellness programs are booming in companies like ours,” she said. “It’s not just about food portions. It’s also about getting mentally and spiritually fit.”
Hallowell said employees were introduced to the lessons through health screenings, such as having their blood pressure and blood glucose checked. A full health assessment was available online based on the numbers they got from the screenings.
“Many were surprised at the readings and shocked at the news,” she said.
With about 800 casino employees and another 200 to 250 working at the Tribal Administration offices, Hallowell said the program has impacted a lot of people. Each week she sends out a health tip such as a new exercise or simple ways to incorporate better foods into their diets. This will continue after the weight-loss competition has ended.
“Nutrition is pretty near and dear to my heart and I like doing research and learning new things, too,” Hallowell said.
The winner will receive a bicycle to keep the pounds off, and the top six males and females will get gym bags, water bottles and other fitness-freebies.
“Every year we try to get creative in our thinking in how we can trim but still offer the same kind of services,” Sifferman said. “Mike was available. … We had him for about five or six years.”
Sheriff Bob Bezotte said he’s disappointed with the move but understands that budgets are tight.
“We will do our very best to keep an eye on them and help them out when we can,” he said in an email to Hartland Patch.
The deputy position has been at the school for at least 25 years, according to Bezotte. In the past year, there have been some serious incidents at the high school level that resulted in expulsions of students, including a bomb threat, an assault with a sharp object and for drugs.
Sifferman said before the decision was made, she consulted with Bezotte about the move to make sure there’s still a strong relationship between the school and department, which serves as the primary police agency for the area.
Bezotte said there will be a change in service because now the district will have to call 911 for a police response that will be dictated by whomever is closest.
According to a Sheriff’s spokeswoman, the 40-year-old African-American woman was in a security checkpoint line as she tried to get into the building.
A Milwaukee County court reporter with special identification for faster access was behind the woman in line and tried to get around her.
The Sheriff’s spokeswoman says that the woman told the court reporter “Why, because you are white?”
The suspect then reportedly attacked the County employee.
The spokeswoman’s account said that the suspect pushed her against a nearby wall, then took her and sent her onto the ground.
At that point, the suspect then supposedly challenged the court reporter to get up. A security guard then stopped the conflict.
Sheriff’s deputies then reportedly heard the woman swearing and arrested her.
The suspect has an open case involving an alleged violation of a domestic abuse restraining order.
According to the spokeswoman, the court reporter has an injured thumb from the incident.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office is looking at the case.
Richard R. Gagne, 20, of Allen Street, New Britain, was spotted removing a 5-gallon Crystal Rock water bottle from a town-owned security vehicle and pouring the contents — alleged to be fuel he was accused of siphoning from the town’s supply — into his personal vehicle at about 3 p.m., Saturday, police said.
The resident who spotted Gagne in the act allegedly confronted Gagne, questioned him and then later reported the incident to police, officials said. Gagne allegedly confessed to stealing the fuel, according to police.
He was charged with sixth degree larceny and released on a $100 bond.
Gagne has been posted at the campus for a little more than a year, officials said. He works for Meriden-based U.S. Security Associates with which the town contracts. It was unclear whether he still works for the firm.
“We don’t have any comment,” said a woman who answered the phone at U.S. Security Associates.
Town officials said that regardless of Gagne’s employment status, they will ask that he not return to his post at Fairfield Hills.
“Without a doubt, if we haven’t already, we will ask them not to return him here,” Newtown police Chief Michael Kehoe said. “We don’t want him.”
Sgt. David Kullgren said police are continuing their investigation, including how long the alleged fuel siphoning has been going on or whether it was a one-time offense. Kullgren credited the arrest to the resident who reported the incident to police.
“Newtown police department would like to thank its citizens for being vigilant and for reporting suspicious actvity at the time it’s observed,” Kullgren said in a news release.
First Selectman Pat Llodra said the town has controls in place to identify when too much gasoline fuel has been taken. For instance, in order to use the gas from the town tanks, a worker must type in a code that authorizes usage and records who is filling up. The worker also must enter the vehicle’s mileage, which officials use to monitor usage.
“If there was any history of abuse, we would have spotted it,” Llodra said.
The vehicle used for campus security has only been in use for the past few months, Llodra also said. It’s an old police vehicle that went out of service a couple of years ago, and was rehabilitated into a campus security vehicle, which replaced an old truck security guards had been using before.
“The truck we had been using continued to fail,” Llodra said. “We had a lot of mechanical problems.”
Gagne is scheduled to appear August 19 in state Superior Court in Danbury.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – TWO of the Federation’s US-affiliated tertiary learning institutions have up the ante in their security mandate by collaborating with the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force in the training of 14 of their employees to become full-fledged Island Constables.
The opening ceremony for the Island Constable Training took place this morning (Aug. 8) at the Police Training Complex, where eight security officers of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and six of the Windsor University School of Medicine began the four-week training course.
The trainees are Chester Marshall, Eartha Williams, Kevin Williams, Lionel Paul, Randolph Belle, Angela Jarvis, Vernon Taylor and Cecil Richardson of Ross University and Oliver Reymond Archibald, Germaine Anita Douglas, Ndykaku Augustine Nwosu, Rodney Renwick Thomas, Osbourne Rutherford Bute and Leroy Pitt of Windsor University.
On successful completion of the training course, the security officers will be conferred full Island Constable powers which, according to the Island Constables Act 2009, give an island constable all the powers, privileges and immunities of a police constable.
The ceremony, attended by the top echelons of the RSCNPF and both schools, featured remarks by, among others, Commissioner of Police (COP) Austin Williams, DeVry Chief Security Officer John Kroen and Minister of National Security Sam T. Condor.
Kroen, in providing an overview of the initiative, explained that Ross University has increased its security base as a result of the increased criminal activities taking place in the Federation.
At the heart of that, he explained, is the employment of senior security officers who would undergo training to become Island Constables.
Commissioner Williams welcomed the initiative and noted that it is reflective of Ross’ and Windsor’s commitment to law-enforcement within the Federation.
Organiser of the initiative and Director of Safety and Security at Ross, Lynell Nolan, told SKNVibes that while the main aim of the project is to enhance the safety and security of the university’s staff, students and faculty, maintenance of law and order in the Federation is also a key element.
“Presently, our private security officers are basically out there on a preventative mode but they cannot do any stops, searches or detaining individuals. So now they will be having those powers. So, while they are out on patrol and they see infractions, they can actually play a great role in maintaining law and order in the country.
“Their main goal is to be out there assisting Ross and Windsor community members, but in the event that some things come across them where they need to act in that role as a police officer, they have the ability to do so.”
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Stafford Liburd, the course would be split into two sections; three weeks would be spent at the Police Training Complex and one week at the respective places of employ.
San Antonio TX Aug 9 2011 City police are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened on the city’s south side Monday morning.
Police said an off-duty Poteet officer was working security at Bellaire Apartments in the 8200 block of south Flores when he got into an argument with a man throwing rocks outside his door.
The officer said he identified himself and told the man he was a security officer. Investigators said the man advanced on the officer in a threatening manner and the officer fired one shot, striking the victim in the upper right arm. San Antonio police have processed the scene for evidence and located the shell casing from the officer’s gun.
The victim was taken to University Hospital in serious but stable condition with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Detectives interviewed the Poteet officer along with other witnesses.
The officer was placed on administrated leave while the shooting is being investigated.
San Antonio police said the incident is being investigating by the SAPD shooting team in the same manner as if it involved one of their own officers.
Glen Burnie MD Aug 9 2011
Not long after Memorial Day, Councilman Jerry Walker started getting new calls from constituents.
Why aren’t there police officers at certain bars anymore?
Don’t you know fights are breaking out?
Walker soon learned the police chief had nixed the extra security paid for by the bar owners. The Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission, long opposed to police taking certain secondary jobs, had warned the chief that officers were not expressly allowed to work at taverns.
“They’re not acting as bouncers, checking IDs,” said Walker, a Gambrills Republican who introduced legislation to put off-duty officers back at bars. “They’re just in the parking lot trying to stop fights from happening. Just seeing the car out there is a deterrent.”
The issue has reinvigorated a debate over when police officers, facing the second consecutive year of 5 percent pay cuts, can moonlight. The ethics commission and local lawmakers have long disagreed on what constitutes a conflict of interest and whether police officers should be treated differently from other county employees.
Zoning inspectors, after all, are not allowed to sell real estate because they regulate part of that industry. Why, the ethics commission asked, should police work for bars when they’re responsible for enforcing liquor laws?
“To put it more bluntly, police should not be paid directly by the businesses they are supposed to be policing,” the commission argued four years ago when it unsuccessfully tried to persuade County Council members not to change ethics laws to expand opportunities for officers to work second jobs.
The council did it anyway, passing a law that ultimately approved secondary employment opportunities that include security at restaurants, Arundel Mills mall, carnivals, bingo parlors and private businesses.
Some county officials have called it “insulting” to suggest sworn officers would look the other way because a business owner paid them for security. And why, they asked, is it fine for an officer to moonlight in the parking lot of a restaurant, but not a bar?
“It’s so, so bizarre,” said O’Brien Atkinson, head of the county’s police union. “It just doesn’t make sense. … I hold police officers themselves to a much higher regard than our ethics commission. It gets difficult for me to see any of this from their perspective.”
The program was working exactly as police hoped: the presence of uniformed officers and their patrol cars deterred criminals, and the officers made extra cash – between $35 and $50 an hour. Every job had to be approved ahead of time by the police chief.
“We know what all of our officers are doing,” Deputy Chief Dave Pressley said.
By 2010, more than a third of Anne Arundel’s 623 sworn officers had secondary jobs at 200 different locations. Nearly 90 percent of those jobs involved security, and officers wore their uniforms while moonlighting 97.2 percent of the time.
Days after the new council was inaugurated in December, the ethics commission revived its concerns and sent a letter asking the new council to repeal the previous council’s changes. The new council didn’t respond.
Instead, the council backed a proposed state law (which ultimately failed) that would have more firmly cemented the police officers’ permission to work certain jobs. The council’s initial silence, followed by backing the state proposal, drew more ire from the ethics commission.
“Together, these actions seem surprisingly secretive and bespeak a lack of regard for the value of open government and public debate,” Carol S. Lewnes, chairperson of the ethics commission, wrote in a letter to the council this spring. She again urged the council to repeal permission for officers to work anywhere with a bingo or liquor license – including restaurants.
Again, the council did not respond. In May, ethics commission Executive Director Betsy Dawson warned Police Chief James Teare that off-duty officers should not take secondary jobs at two north county businesses, Bamboo Bernie’s and Cancun Cantina, because they held Class D liquor licenses, the type that defines an establishment as a tavern.
Teare halted approval for any secondary job at taverns, telling Dawson in a letter he would not approve any more “without specific authority.” He then called the formal compliant initiated by the ethics commission “unwarranted and unnecessary.”
Councilman Derek Fink, R-Pasadena, plans to help make sure county laws say it’s ethical for police to work in the parking lots of bars, despite the ethics commission’s objections.
“It makes sense to have police officers at these bars, especially if the bar owner wants them,” Fink said. “Instead of hiring Joe Schmo off the street to be their outside bouncer, it just makes sense (to hire police officers). That’s what these guys do for a living. I think they’re questioning the integrity of our police officers.”
County Attorney Jon Hodgson has dealt with the debate over whether county ethics laws substantially match state ethics laws.
In his opinion, the county’s law makes it ethical to allow officers to work at establishments with liquor licenses, but not at bars. If Walker’s proposal passes, it would also allow officers to work in the parking lots of bars, provided they were not working as bouncers.
County Executive John R. Leopold’s spokesman, David Abrams, said his boss supports second jobs for officers.
“The county executive supports moonlighting because it benefits taxpayers and police officers,” Abrams said. “If an incident occurs while an officer is on secondary employment, there is less of a need to deploy officers on duty to the scene.”
And in light of a tight budget season that required all county employees to give back promised raises plus another 5 percent of pay, politicians appear particularly sympathetic to officers working second jobs.
“We’ve done cut their pay, so why shouldn’t they go out and make money?” said Councilman John Grasso, R-Glen Burnie.
Boston MA Aug 9 2011 If you are flying out of Boston Logan International Airport, be prepared to have a brief conversation with a Transportation Security Administration officer who will be interested in more than what you have to say.
Under a 60-day pilot program that starts next week, TSA officials will approach passengers with a few questions to gauge their reaction and look for signs that the travelers may be hiding something. The program is another layer in the country’s airport security program that includes full-body scans and pat-down searches.
Depending on the outcome of the Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques program, TSA officials said, the practice could be expanded to airports across the country.
In other airports, specially trained TSA officers (known as behavior detection officers) already patrol the terminals looking for passengers who are acting suspiciously and order them to undergo extra screening. In 2008, such officers spotted a passenger at Orlando International Airport carrying a bag that officials said contained components for a bomb.
Under the Boston test program, agents trained in interviewing techniques will be posted near the line where TSA officers check passengers’ identification. The officers will ask travelers a few questions and order extra screening for those who show signs they could be a threat.
What kind of signs? “Involuntary physical and physiological reactions that people exhibit in response to a fear of being discovered,” said TSA spokesman Nico Melendez, without elaborating.
If passengers decline to answer, he said, TSA agents will order them to undergo thorough screening.
The 13-year-old girl told investigators her father, M. Sanchez, sexually assaulted her countless times between May 2008 and July 2011.
The victim said before she was 10 years old, her dad would touch her inappropriately, but after she turned 10, he began having intercourse with her, according to court documents.
The victim’s brother told investigators he witnessed suspicious activity between his sister and his dad, including hearing her scream from behind a locked door with her father.
The child’s mother said when she learned of the abuse she confronted her husband, who informed her he was trying to teach his daughter about sex before she learned from someone else.
Sanchez is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child. His bail has been set at $100,000.
Anne Arundel County MD Aug 9 2011 A Brooklyn Park man killed his wife and her twin children on Sunday before he sent a text message to his mother and turned a gun on himself, police said.
Anne Arundel County Police identified the man as Kelly Brian Thompson, 33, who lived in a Wood Street rowhouse. They said he first shot and killed his wife, Nina Thompson, 34, and her 15-year-old twins, Taishawn Pugh, a girl, and Treshawn Pugh, a boy.
He then texted an agitated message to his mother, who called police and went to the house around 9 a.m., police said. As she and the police stood outside the Wood Street residence, they heard the self-inflicted gunshot that killed Thompson.
“Right now all indications are that this was a murder suicide — that the male shot and killed the other three persons and then shot himself as the officers were talking to his mother,” a county police spokesman, Lt. J.D. Batten, said.
On Sunday evening, groups of neighbors stood outdoors and watched police officers and detectives exit and re-enter the Thompson house. Its porch light remained lighted. Neighbors recalled Thompson as a “quiet guy” who went out of his way to help others.
“We had heard that he may have lost his job but we also heard he got another one. All this. It just doesn’t add up,” said Steve Nichols, who lives three doors away from the Thompson home. “He was the kind of guy that if you had a problem, he was there to help you.”
Nichols stood in his front yard Sunday evening with his wife, Sarah. They said they heard no shots because their television was on and air conditioners were running.
“Nina was a part-time nurse. She was also an awesome person,” Sarah Nichols said.
The Nichols said that Thompson had owned a motorcycle and that the two neighbors had discussed the sale of a Kawasaki Jinxer that Nichols owns. They said that the Thompsons had recently brought home a puppy, which had become a center of attention on their side of the street.
The Nichols said the slain twins, Taishawn and Treshawn, were polite and respectful to their neighbors along Wood Street.
“They were the type of kids who said ‘Yes, Sir’ and ‘Yes, Maam’ to you on the street,” said Sarah Nichols. She said she thought the twins were tenth-graders at North County High School.
The Nicholses described their neighbors as “quiet people” who “who looked out for others.”
They also said that many people in the neighborhood own guns.
“I knew he had a gun,” Steve Nichols said. “There aren’t too many people around here who don’t have guns. The city line is just a couple blocks away.”
Neighbors said that later in the day an animal control worker came and removed the Thompson’s puppy.
In a news release, Anne Arundel County police said that Thompson is not the biological father of the twins. Police said they arrived in the 600 block of Wood Street a few minutes before 9 a.m. They also said there is no indication any other persons were involved in this incident.
GILROY, Calif.Aug 9 2011 — Gilroy police said they arrested a man wanted in connection to two robberies on Monterey Road.
Officers said that Antonio Rodriguez, 20, was arrested Saturday night after being caught by security guards trying to rob customers at a business located in an area near the identified crime scenes.
Investigators said a 15-year-old boy was injured in one of the robberies. He was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries at Saint Louise Regional Hospital.
Gilroy Police Communications said it later received call about a 46-year-old man who was robbed just a few blocks away from the first incident. The victim told police the suspect used a knife to threaten him.
Rodriguez was identified by at least one victim, police said.
Officers said that Rodriguez was working with another man during the robberies.
Cpls. Carl Groller and Gary Zerfas were sent to Parkview at 11:42 a.m. to investigate a gunshot victim, identified as Robert Waine Hallmark, 36.
An affidavit said Hallmark had been shot in a hand and was being treated and X-rayed.
A hospital security guard told the officers she found a vial with suspected drugs on Hallmark’s key chain.
The substance tested positive for meth, an arrest affidavit said.
As officers were looking at the vial, they noticed Hallmark leaving the hospital.
“When he saw the vial, Hallmark looked at me and started running,” Groller said in the affidavit.
After a brief struggle, officers arrested Hallmark at 15th Street and Grand Avenue.
The affidavit did not explain how Hallmark was shot.
Hallmark, of the 800 block of South 25th Lane, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a scheduled substance and resisting arrest.
He was being held in Pueblo County jail without bail pending a court appearance.