End of Watch: Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tour of Duty: 7 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: August 11, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Arrested
Police Officer Robert Lasso was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call at a home on New Street at about 5:15 pm. He was shot in the head when he encountered the subject.
Moments later the police chief arrested the homeowner. Officer Lasso was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound.
Officer Lasso had served with the Freemansburg Borough Police Department for seven years.
Agency Contact Information
Freemansburg Borough Police Department
600 Monroe Street
Freemansburg, PA 18017
Phone: (610) 866-2220
Louisiana Department of Public Safety Police, Louisiana
End of Watch: Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tour of Duty: 28 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: August 9, 2011
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Corporal John Kendall was killed in an automobile accident on I-12 in Holden, Louisiana, shortly after 6:00 pm.
He was traveling eastbound on I-12 when his vehicle crossed the median and struck a semi and pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction. Corporal Kendall succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.
Corporal Kendall had retired from the Louisiana State Police prior to his service with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety Police, which provides law enforcement services to the Louisiana Capitol Complex and the Louisiana State Police headquarters. He had served with the Louisiana DPS Police for eight years.
Agency Contact Information
Louisiana Department of Public Safety Police
7919 Independence Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 925-6006
Springfield MO. Aug 12 2011 A Springfield elementary teacher has been arrested and charged in connection with the alleged attempted enticement of a child younger than age 15.
Jeffrey L. Turnbough, 29, of Springfield, was booked into the Greene County Jail this week. Bond is set at $30,000. Bond conditions include no contact with the alleged victim, no contact with children under 17, and he cannot be anywhere where children congregate, including daycares and schools.
The crime happened July 28, according to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. The formal charge is one count of alleged enticement of a child, a felony.
Turnbough was hired by Springfield Public Schools in August 2009. He was a fifth-grade teacher at Pleasant View Elementary and was apparently planning to teach this year because a note about his 2011-12 classroom supply list was still up on the school website.
Teresa Bledsoe, spokeswoman for the school district, confirmed Wednesday that Turnbough was employed as a fifth-grade teacher. “He’s currently on administrative leave,” she said.
For the 2010-11 school year, Turnbough received a base pay of $33,085 plus a $1,226 stipend as a staff sponsor of the middle school Pep Club. The Pleasant View school includes elementary and middle school students.
Turnbough identified himself as a teacher on his Facebook, Google+ and Twitter pages. As @jeffturnbough81 — his name plus the year he was born — Turnbough wrote that he loves his teaching career, music, movies and sports. He was sending tweets until 2 a.m. Wednesday.
In one of his last posted tweets, he wrote to @PaulaAbdul that “I want you to know that you have pulled me thru some tough times. I’m at my lowest point point tonight & your music gets me thru.”
WINTER SPRINGS, Fla.Aug 12 2011 — A Winter Springs High School teacher and pastor of a Baptist church was arrested on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior with a child.
Jimmie Blake, 47, who’s the pastor of the Morning Glory Missionary Baptist Church in Midway, is accused of molesting a child 12 to 15 years old, according to Sanford police.
According to a Sanford police report, officers were contacted in February and were told that the sexual abuse happened from 1998 to 2002. The abuse occurred at a Sanford home and Lyman High School, where Blake worked as a teacher’s assistant, the alleged victim told police.
Blake threatened to kill the child if he told anyone about the incidents, the police report stated.
According to police, the alleged victim said he decided to come forward after learning that Blake was sexually abusing someone else.
Winter Springs High School’s website lists Blake under its exceptional education section. His status with the school is not known.
TUCSON, AZ Aug 12 2011 – It’s still unclear what, if anything, John White was attempting to do when he arrived at Tucson Unified School’s meeting of the governing board Tuesday night.
But security personnel using metal detectors outside the meeting reportedly identified a 10-inch knife in White’s pocket as he attempted to enter the board room at 1010 East 10th St.
“At first he kept saying there was nothing there,” says Jeff Coleman, director of TUSD School Safety. “He didn’t want to reach into his pocket.”
White eventually removed the knife and was told he could not bring it into the board room. After a brief discussion with security, he returned the knife to his vehicle, then entered the meeting.
TUSD implemented a more stringent security standard after controversial board meetings in May concerning the district’s Ethnic Studies program.
Coincidentally enough, White had some concerns with Ethnic Studies as well.
When he addressed the board Tuesday night, his comments were particularly geared toward board member Adelita Grijalva, saying something to the effect of “Chicanos want to have war.”
White was told he wouldn’t be able to continue to speak with such an inflammatory tone.
At the time, the board was not aware that White had attempted to bring the knife into the meeting.
Wednesday afternoon, a number of people were still talking about what happened Tuesday night.
“I’m shocked and dismayed,” said TUSD parent Carrie Salas. “I don’t want to think that people in our community are that disgruntled about education.”
“I become afraid because that’s not the place for that person and the board to be,” said George Brown, a 14-year employee of TUSD. “They need to be nowhere near each other. You just don’t let people like that in.”
TUSD school safety director Jeff Coleman sees things a bit differently, especially since nobody was hurt and board was able to go about its business.
“I think what we implemented worked,” Coleman says. “Our screening worked and we kept out what certainly could potentially be a dangerous weapon in the hands of a person who had some contention with the board. So I would say I’m glad that what we’re doing is working.”
At this point, no charges have been brought.
It’s unclear whether or not White will be welcome at future TUSD meetings.
MEMPHIS, TN Aug 12 2011 – Police have officially charged a 17-year-old student with stabbing to death the principal of a private school in Memphis.
Eduardo Marmolejo was charged Thursday with first degree murder in the death of Suzette York, 49, the principal at Memphis Junior Academy.
York’s bloody body was found Wednesday morning inside a classroom at the school, located at 50 North Mendenhall in Memphis
According to police, investigators found that Marmolejo planned to kill York prior to the incident occurring. Marmolejo allegedly told investigators he did not like her, and that she had made him angry.
Marmolejo allegedly said he knew he was going to be alone with York, which would give him the opportunity to kill her.
Police took Marmolejo into custody at the scene. As he was taken downtown in the backseat of a police car to be questioned by homicide investigators, York’s friends struggle to understand.
“She’s so nice,” said Armondo DeLeon, a parent and friend. “That’s why I’m kind of shocked. Why? Why to her? Why?”
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton also visited the school to offer condolences and his assurances that the violence was confined to the school.
“It’s tragic all the way around,” he said.
After York’s body was found, school officials dismissed classes, and said the school would be closed for the remainder of the week.
“They just said that there was an emergency and to go pick the children up,” Linda Taylor said.
The new school year in the one-story, red brick building began Monday. A sign out front Wednesday said “Welcome back.” But school was surrounded by yellow crime scene tape after the body was found, and police officers milled about.
“It’s a frightening thing for children to see,” said Pastor David Steede of the New Covenant Seventh-day Adventist Church, who arrived at the school shortly after the body was found. He said he had parishioners attending the school.
A spokesperson for the Seventh-day Adventist Conference, which operates the school said York had been principal for more than three years.
The school’s website says it has students from pre-kindergarten through 11th grade. It’s part of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist school network.
“Our staff is committed to providing quality education is a Christian environment,” the website says.
A United Methodist Church and a church cemetery are across the street.
COLUMBIA, SC Aug 12 2011 – The four-year-old son of a Richland County deputy accidentally shot himself with his father’s off-duty weapon on Wednesday, according to the sheriff.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Lott did not identify the deputy or child, and did not give the child’s condition.
Lott said the deputy was in the bathroom preparing for his day when he heard a gunshot, and found his son lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the upper body. The child was rushed to Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital and is expected to survive.
Each deputy is issued a gun safety lockbox to store their service weapon, according to Lott. “In this particular incident, it was a transitional period,” said Major Stan Smith. “The officer was getting ready for work, so he had apparently taken the weapon from a secure location.”
There’s no word whether the deputy will be charged with negligence. “Obviously we’re upset about this,” said Smith. “He’s a member of our family, therefore his child is a member of our family. Most of us have children, we all have firearms and the potential for this happening across the board, we urge safety.”
Deputies offered several safety tips to ensure the safest environment for your family if you have weapons in your home:
Take the ammunition out of the gun
Lock the gun and keep it out of children’s reach
Lock the ammunition and store it apart from the gun
Store the keys for the gun and the ammunition in a different area from where you store household keys. Keep the keys out of reach of children
Lock up gun-cleaning supplies, which are often poisonous
Talk to your family about gun safety
Lott said children should know the four steps of how to react in event they are ever faced with seeing a gun within reach:
2. Don’t Touch
3. Leave the area
4. Tell an adult
“Things can happen in the blink of an eye with our children,” said Lott. “Let’s work together to keep them as safe as possible.”
SHELTON CT Aug 12 2011 — Three Bronx men are being held on third-degree larceny charges after police said they were spotted walking out of the Bridgeport Avenue Walmart with bags filled with $5,000 worth of items stolen from the store.
Police said they also found keys from Walmart that can be used to open cabinets and items used to disable store security devices.
Police spokesman Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said they received a call Wednesday night around 7:15 p.m. that three men were in the parking lot of Walmart attempting to break into vehicles. When police arrived they could not locate the men.
Kozlowsky said police set up surveillance and later saw three men matching the description the call provided as they exited Walmart. Two of the men had backpacks that appeared to be filled. They got into a Cadillac and exited the parking lot onto Bridgeport Avenue. Kozlowsky said police stopped the vehicle soon after it left the lot.
The driver, 37-year-old Marcel Simmons, said the Cadillac was not his vehicle and that he doesn’t have a license. He and the two passengers — 28-year-old Broderick Flowers and 39-year-old Renard Tabron — told police that they didn’t try to break in to any cars in the parking lot and denied buying anything inside the store, or even going inside.
Kozlowsky said police searched the vehicle and found numerous brand new items identified as being stolen from Walmart, including video games and clothes.
Police learned that Flowers has an open warrant in New York and Tabron a probation warrant in Connecticut.
Simmons was charged with third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, possession of burglary tools, misuse of registration plates, operating an unregistered vehicle, operating a vehicle without insurance, operating with a suspended license and failure to display a number plate. He was held on $200,000 bond.
Flowers and Tabron were both charged with third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny and possession of burglary tools.
Tabron was also taken into custody on the violation of probation and held on $250,000 bond. Flowers was held on $450,000 bond.
Hazelton PA Aug 12 2011 A Hazleton man stole a laptop computer from the Lehighton Walmart and fled from police for five miles Monday night until his sport utility vehicle ran out of gas, police said.
Robert Stalter Jr., 38, of Diamond Avenue then jumped out of the SUV and ran into the woods, where police officers caught him, Mahoning Township Patrolman Tyler Meek said.
Stalter took the laptop from the Walmart, on Blakeslee Boulevard Drive, Route 443, in the township about 8:30 p.m., police said. He drove west on Route 433, turned north onto Mill Road and then east on Leininger Drive, where his SUV sputtered to a stop, Meek said.
Mahoning police, with help from Lehighton and Summit Hill police, snared Stalter in the woods, he said.
Stalter, whom police suspect of having been under the influence of narcotics, was taken to Lehighton Hospital with chest pains, Meek said.
Once he is discharged, Stalter will be charged with retail theft, fleeing police, careless driving, reckless driving, stop sign violations and, pending blood tests, DUI, Meek said.
Apple Valley MN Aug 12 2011 The alleged getaway driver for a shoplifter at the Apple Valley Walmart has been charged with a felony.
According to a recently filed Dakota County criminal complaint, Fredrick L. Kelker, 45, was the driver of the Chevrolet Blazer carrying Justin R. McCoy, 27, just after McCoy stole about $1,200 worth of DVDs from the Walmart at 7835 150th St. W. on June 9.
Police say the two men kept in contact via cell phone while McCoy was inside the store in order to arrange a pick-up site outside.
The complaint gives the following account:
Apple Valley police responded to the store at about 10 a.m. after Walmart’s loss prevention manager reported that a man he recognized from previous shoplifting incidents – McCoy – was in the store loading a shopping basket with DVDs and covering them with clothing items.
Shortly after officers arrived on the scene, McCoy fled the store out the fire doors near the garden center and got into the Blazer.
Police stopped the Blazer and arrested McCoy. Inside the vehicle officers found the shopping basket full of DVDs.
McCoy, who was scheduled to appear in court in Isanti County later that day on an unrelated shoplifting charge, told police he stole the DVDs with the intent of selling them so he could help his mother pay her bills, the complaint said.
McCoy, of Bloomington, was charged last month with felony theft for the incident in Apple Valley.
Two weeks after the charges against McCoy were filed, Kelker, of Minneapolis, was charged with one count of aiding and abetting theft. If convicted, he faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
According to an FBI affidavit that lays out the allegations, Dr. Mark Peter Koch bought anabolic steroids from a satellite technician from north Alabama from August 2005 until June of this year and then sold them to 2 Monroe County men.
Those are Frisco City resident Bennie Joe Wiggins, who pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and attempted possession with intent to distribute steroids, and Monroeville resident Terry Duwayne Faulk, who was charged in a separate action with concealing information about steroids.
Faulk has waived arraignment, and prosecutors have agreed to recommend a pretrial diversion program that would offer the chance for the charge to be dismissed.
FBI agents on June 28 seized about 38 grams of steroids from Koch, who is accused of both using and selling the performance-enhancing drugs. The affidavit alleges that an informant saw or participated in at least 8 steroids purchases involving Koch. Investigators estimated the total amount of steroids purchased by Koch at more than 300 grams.
Koch transported the drugs in a portable safe that he stored in the Monroe town of Excel, according to the criminal complaint.
Dennis Knizley, an attorney for Wiggins, said this morning that he will not get to review the evidence against his client until after this afternoon’s arraignment.
“So, I don’t know the details of it,” he said. “But I understand that the allegations are that the doctor was buying steroids outside the conventional pharmaceutical business.”
Knizley said his client is a 16-year employee of Monroeville Hospital with no criminal record. He said he has seen no evidence so far that his client was selling steroids.
“We plead not guilty and certainly, we deny those allegations,” he said. “I don’t know where they’re going to get the distribution from.”
Knizley said that Wiggins was a patient of Koch.
The FBI affidavit states that investigators recorded Koch discussing a pending purchase from the satellite technician, later identified as Ashley Dewayne Rivers, who lives in the Morgan County town of Lacey Spring. The doctor discussed the amount of money that Faulk and Wiggins owed him for the drugs, according to the affidavit.
The recording also shows the doctor injecting someone with steroids, according to the affidavit.
Faulk’s attorney, Neil Hanley, said his client had prescriptions from Koch to treat low testosterone. He said there is no evidence Faulk sold any of the steroids.
“Not only that, he was tested on 3 occasions,” Hanley said.
An attorney for Rivers could not be reached for comment.
Ken Nixon, an attorney for Koch, said it is soon soon to comment in detail.
“I think there’s a lot more to this case than meets the eye,” he said.
Court documents describe Koch as having no permanent address and frequently renting different motel rooms in Excel. But a woman in Andalusia agreed to let Koch stay with her and certified to the court that she would serve as a third-party custodian.
Nixon said his client is going through a divorce and was living temporarily in a motel. He said Koch expects to move back into his home after a hearing in divorce court later this year.
Knizley said that Koch’s estranged wife figures to be a key prosecution witness in the case.
Court records suggest that the FBI began investigating after getting a tip from the informant, who claimed to have delivered steroids for Koch.
According to the affidavit, Faulk gave the courier — identified in court documents as a “confidential human source” — $1,060 on June 24 to purchase steroids. On that same date, Wiggins gave the courier $400, according to the criminal complaint.
On a recorded phone call 4 days later, according to the complaint, Koch discussed with the courier his preferred method of transporting and storing the drugs bought from Rivers.
The drugs included Primobolan Depot, an injectable from of steroids that Sports Illustrated reported baseball star Alex Rodriguez tested positive for in 2003. The other steroid was testosterone cypionate, another injectable drug. The complaint also lists Viagra.
The courier handed over $2,000 to Rivers, according to the affidavit.
The drugs sold by Rivers were labeled “Roper’s Labs, Memphis, Tennessee,” according to the affidavit, which describes the operation as an “underground lab.”
The defendants face a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted, although Knizley predicted that punishment under advisory sentencing guidelines would be “extremely low” for his client.
Louisiana State Police Trooper Russell Graham says Cpl. John Kendall was headed east about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when he crossed the median and sideswiped an 18-wheeler before colliding with a westbound pickup truck. The Livingston Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced him dead at the scene.
Graham says the pickup truck’s driver suffered non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured.
Graham says the 63-year-old officer was driving home after work Tuesday when the accident happened. He had worked as security for a state office building in downtown Baton Rouge.
Kendall was a retired state police sergeant from Troop L in Mandeville.
FBI Special Agent-in-charge Brian Lamkin sat down with investigative reporter Mark Winne to discuss how his agency is tackling the growing problem of wrongdoing on the part of government officials in Georgia.
Lamkin confirmed the FBI is currently investigating numerous cases of police and political corruption, and he indicated some of them will become high-profile cases when they go public.
The arrest of four former Fulton County Jail officers in June on corruption charges is just one recent example.
Lamkin said, “The FBI office here in Atlanta is one of the top offices in addressing corrupt activity.”
Lamkin indicated the recent surge in corruption cases has caused him to restructure the way the FBI investigates corruption with the addition of a second corruption squad.
“It’s a lot of ground to cover, and so we need a lot more boots on the ground,” said Lamkin.
Having both squads will allow the first squad to handle allegations of wrongdoing involving law enforcement officers as well as civil rights cases and related crimes like human trafficking. The new corruption squad was established to deal more effectively with crooked legislators, council members, commissioners, judges and others.
Civil rights activist the Rev. Markel Hutchins told Winne he supports the FBI’s recent addition.
“The people who are most likely adversely affected don’t have the resources to fight back when public corruption by law enforcement takes place, so we think this is definitely a necessary and important measure,” said Hutchins.
Lamkin said by and large the vast majority of government officials are good, honest, and hardworking people, but that those who continue to engage in corruption at the local, state or federal level will likely become the subject of an FBI investigation.
Lamkin said he wants the public to report any corruption, “Call GBI, call the FBI, call those trusted law enforcement officials, and bring it to our attention.”
Nicholasville Police say they arrested 24-year-old Nathan Parks, of Winchester, Thursday. He has been charged with felony theft.
On Wednesday night, 27 NEWSFIRST aired surveillance video, which shows a man stealing several security cameras from MBA USA, Inc.
Police say someone who saw the video on NEWSFIRST noticed a man walking around Walmart that matched the description of the man seen in the surveillance video.
Police say they later found that man, who was later identified as Parks, walking on Main Street.
During an interview in the Jessamine County Detention Center Thursday afternoon, Parks admitted to the theft.
“Sitting there, I just looked up, saw a couple cameras, thought it would be funny to rip them off the wall,” Parks said.
Parks says he drank a fifth of Vodka, and forgot about ripping the cameras off the wall until his friends mentioned they saw the surveillance video on NEWSFIRST.
“Here I am, I’m just out walking,” Parks said. “One car shoots in this way, then like two more come in from across the street, and I’m like ‘Ok, what’s really going on?’ And then they started talking about the cameras and I’m like no. Yeah, I did it. People do dumb stuff when they drink.”
Parks says once he’s out of jail, he would like to repay MBA USA, Inc.
“I’m sorry for what I did, but honestly, if they want to spend $400 on a camera, then I think they should have protected them a little bit better than a couple screws,” Parks said.
When asked if he would stop drinking because of this incident, Parks replied, “Probably not. Probably gonna drink inside instead of out running around.”
Parks said he’s never been in jail for theft before, only for alcohol intoxication.
Pierce County WA Aug 12 2011 Authorities announced Wednesday that after the Tacoma Mall closes on the night of Fri., Aug. 12, the Tacoma Police Department and Pierce County Emergency Management will coordinate an Active Shooter/Bomb/Hostage full-scale exercise in and around the mall.
The exercise is expected to begin at 10 p.m. and end around 2 a.m. The purpose of this exercise is to demonstrate the ability of multiple agencies to work together in an active shooter and improvised explosive device incident, including the ability to communicate across all agencies and to incorporate mall security into the response plan.
Participating agencies and teams include the Tacoma Police Department’s Primary Call Responders, SWAT, Bomb Team, and the Mobile Command Unit; Tacoma Fire Department; Pierce County Department of Emergency Management; Pierce County Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT, Bomb Team, and Aviation Unit; Metro SWAT; Pierce Transit; LESA Communications; Washington State Patrol; and, Tacoma Mall Management and Security.
A Homeland Security grant partially funded this exercise.
Jersey City NJ Aug 12 2011 Police officials said they are looking for two shoplifters who were dressed in security guard uniforms when they stole $9,000 worth of clothing from a store in the Newport Centre Mall Tuesday, The Jersey Journal reports.
Officers responding to the Macy’s department store at 8:20 p.m. spoke to the loss prevention officer who said the thieves had just left the store with 90 pairs of jeans, reports said.
The Macy’s employee said he searched the area but the men were gone, reports said, the Journal reports.
HOUSTON TX Aug 12 2011 — Houston Police, and a grieving family, want to know who critically injured a bicyclist early Saturday morning and left him unconscious on the side of the road.
Derrick Catchings, 31, is in Memorial Hermann Hospital in a coma with severe injuries, including bleeding in his brain.
Catchings wife has been by his bedside for nearly a week.
“He has not woken up yet,” said his wife Sameerah Catchings. ”We are still waiting on him to wake up.”
Derrick Catchings works as an overnight security guard at an apartment complex near Greenspoint Mall. He was riding his bicycle home at 4:30 a.m. Saturday on the southbound feeder road of I-45.
A silver vehicle slammed into Catchings, leaving him with serious head injuries, a fractured pelvis and damage inflicted by falling unconscious onto a fire ant mound.
Police believe he lay by the side of the road for two hours before someone stopped to help.
“I didn’t know what was going on. I just woke up the next morning and realized he hadn’t made it home,” said his wife who kept calling his cell phone until someone at the hospital answered and told her what had happened.
“I can’t get over the fact that he lay there for two hours and something before somebody found him,” said his mother-in-law Shirley Quest. “That is not right.”
Houston Police say they have little to go on. They know they are looking for a silver-colored vehicle. Other than that, investigators and the victim’s family need someone with information to come forward.
“Even if the person was afraid,” said Sameerah Catchings, “Even if they didn’t want to come forward and give their name, they could have at least called so he could have got help right away.”
“They have to have a heart,” said Quest. ”You got to be almost inhuman just to keep going. You can hit an animal and you want to know what happened to it.”
Anyone with information on the Saturday morning accident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS or the Houston Police Vehicular Crimes Division at (713) 247-4072.
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2011
The federal government recently briefed the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on the potential threat of breast implant bombs . While the information does not constitute an immediate threat, Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Perry says the ability to turn breast implants into bombs is a real possibility. “Conceivably, a sterile device could be manufactured that would detonate inside a breast implant. All it would need is a propellant, an igniter, and a detonating receiver.”
However, Dr. Perry says he finds it extremely difficult to believe any doctor would so blatantly ignore their Hippocratic oath to do no harm. He adds that even if a doctor were to cast aside his extensive training and commitment to helping people, the breast implants turned explosive devices would have a different appearance and feel.
Despite the ability to conceal a device from the naked eye, Dr. Perry believes the advanced body imaging devices used by the TSA would be able to detect a breast implant bomb. However, he adds that while a device someone had swallowed or implanted elsewhere on the body would look suspicious, a device within a breast implant may not warrant a red flag.
Regardless of the potential that exists for using cosmetic enhancement procedures such as breast augmentation to carry out a terrorist plot, Dr. Perry says he remains doubtful. While this may be a viable option conceptually, now that the TSA and federal government are aware of the threat, he says the ability to successfully implant and detonate a breast implant bomb seems unlikely.
About Charles Perry, MD, FACS
Dr. Charles Perry earned his medical degree from the University of Washington. He then completed his general surgery residency at the University of Arizona, and his plastic surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Perry is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Perry specializes in an expansive spectrum of cosmetic enhancement procedures, ranging from laser skin resurfacing to liposuction, to the mommy makeover in Sacramento.
Chrysalis Cosmetic is located at 3800 J St. Ste. 210 in Sacramento, CA 95816, and can be reached at (916) 248-4447, or found online at sacramentoplastics.com or the Chrysalis Cosmetics Facebook page.
Two men and a woman entered the store and one of the men started hiding items in his backpack, police said. The manager saw what was going on and waited for the man at the front entrance to confront him.
One of the men and the woman left the store without taking any role in the shoplifting, police said. The man with the backpack headed toward the self-checkout area, scanned a few items then abandoned them and started to leave the store.
The manager stopped the man at the front entrance and asked him to open his backpack, and when the man did open it, the manager noticed a handgun, police said. The man grabbed the gun, kept it concealed in the backpack and told the manager to back off.
The man ran from the store toward Highway 99, police said.
A police K-9 unit searched the area and found a backpack with food items from Top Foods and a “very real-looking air pistol” inside, police said.
The man is still at large. Police described him as white, 20-22 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 160-175 pounds. He had short brown hair, a circle “bull”-style nose piercing, a “chin strap” beard and a tattoo of some kind on his lower right hip or abdomen. He was seen wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie with a large white logo on the back and a smaller white logo on the front. His first name is possibly Chris.
Police said the man may have recently stayed at a homeless camping area near the Walmart on 112th Street Southwest and Highway 99 in South Everett.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Edmonds police tip line at 425-771-0212.
El Paso TX Aug 12 2011
Miss El Paso, aka Lorena Tavera, was arrested last week for shoplifting merchandise valued at less than $100.00. Talk about a high-class lady with expensive tastes, right?
Sources say Miss El Paso shoplifted a $69.00 blouse from Dillards last week, and if that wasn’t enough, she also has a number of outstanding traffic violations. However, Lorena Tavera denies these allegations and even refused to talk about it with the source reporting on the criminal activity. In fact, she seemed downright nervous about it:
I’m going to contact my lawyer. This story can’t be run. The story is wrong first of all. It’s been misconstrued and it’s twisted, so I need to contact my lawyer… I can’t talk to you until I talk to my lawyer.
It’s obvious that the Texas beauty queen doesn’t like controversy, but if these allegations are true, she brought it all on herself. Shoplifting is one petty, pointless crime, and if you make the money to take care of yourself, there is absolutely no reason to steal from a clothing store.
There’s no word as to whether or not she will loose her title.