INDIANAPOLIS IN Aug 16 2011 – Indiana police released information today identifying one of the five victims of the stage rigging collapse Saturday at the State Fair as a security officer. forget.
Indiana State Police said that security guard was named Glenn Goodrich.
He was walking away from the grandstand when the accident occurred.
Police said that the security officer was positioned in front of the stage and that the stage crashed down where he was standing.
Indianapolis resident Goodrich had two sons, ages 5 and 9. He was 49.
Sacramento CA Aug 16 2011 Move into the slow lane, “Ice Road Truckers.” Head for shore, “Deadliest Catch.” The California Department of Motor Vehicles is getting its own reality TV show.
Entertainment Weekly has reported that TruTV has ordered up four episodes of “California DMV: Field Offices.” The show, co-produced by actor Ashton Kutcher and veteran reality TV exec Jason Goldberg, will look at what it’s like to work at one of the few state departments that touches nearly every Californian.
When The State Worker heard about the show, we thought we were being “Punk’d” (one of Goldberg’s shows on MTV), so we double checked with DMV spokesman Mike Marando.
“It’s true,” Marando said. “We’ve been working toward this for a while.”
Last year the National Geographic channel hit pay dirt with “Wild Justice,” a reality show that followed California game wardens. That show’s debut reached about 2 million viewers.
The DMV show will shoot from several offices, EW reports. There’s no premier broadcast date yet.
COLUMBUS GA Aug 16 2011–Police say a shooting death occurred in Columbus on Sunday, although police say it was not ruled as a homicide.
Police say 30-year-old Raheem Hunter shot and killed 32-year-old Terrence Crowell in self defense.
Officials responded to Club 360 on Fort Benning Road in reference to a shooting around 2:30 Sunday morning.
Upon arrival police say they found 32-year-old Terrence Crowell lying in the parking lot. Police say he had suffered gun shot wounds and was dead.
Police say Hunter works as a security guard but was off duty.
Hunter told police he tried to get Crowell to stop shooting, but when Crowell turned his gun on him he pulled out his gun and shot Crowell in self defense.
Hunter is charged with possession of a firearm at an unauthorized place.
He will appear in recorder’s court this morning at nine.
Police said the suspect broke into three cars and stole another car at Presybterian Hospital in uptown Charlotte. Security officials at the hospital tried to arrest the man there, but he escaped before they could corner him.
Security officers said the man sped away after they called police, but the suspect didn’t make it far before he crashed the stolen vehicle into a tree. The car he was driving was apparently a rental car, officials said.
Police said the driver’s injuries from the crash were non-life-threatening. He was treated at the hospital.
The driver’s identity has not been released by police.
Police said he would be charged with the vehicle break-ins and theft; more charges are pending.
Midland TX Aug 16 2011 A Midland man remained in custody Friday evening after he was arrested on charges he assaulted officers and a security guard at Midland Memorial Hospital emergency room.
Vincent Paul Tran, 23, is being held on a third-degree felony charge of assault on a public servant and a misdemeanor charge of terroristic threats against a public servant.
Officers were dispatched to the hospital about 8 p.m. Wednesday because a patient was causing a disturbance. While en route, officers were told the patient, later identified as Tran, was “becoming more out of control,” according to the affidavit of probable cause.
When Midland police officers arrived, they could hear Tran yelling and threatening to kill a security guard. Officers intervened and attempted to place Tran in handcuffs. He told the officers, “I’m not going in (expletive) cuffs.” After a struggle, officers eventually placed Tran in handcuffs, according to the arrest report.
When Tran was being escorted out of the hospital, he continued to be violent and resisted officers’ commands. He then kicked the security guard who he was yelling at, police said.
He continued to yell, calling the security guard “derogatory names,” police said. Officers wrote in the arrest report that Tran said he was trying to get a rise out of the security guard.
Tran is being held on a $30,500 bond for the third-degree felony and misdemeanor charges. If convicted of the felony, he could serve up to 10 years in prison.
Assistant Chief Cynthia Villarreal, who oversees the investigations bureau, said a magistrate judge declined to accept the aggravated assault charge against Andrew Clennell.
But Villarreal said the incident outside the XTC Cabaret remains under investigation by the department’s public integrity unit, which looks into allegations of criminal misconduct by police officers.
“We still feel there are some issues out there that we need to investigate,” she said. “We’re going to look at the whole situation.”
A security guard who says he was assaulted by Clennell disputed details of a police report that led to the officer’s arrest.
Michael Kloever works as a security guard with Delta Protection Group. He was incorrectly described as a good Samaritan in Monday’s Dallas Morning News.
Kloever was in uniform early Sunday, helping direct traffic in a parking lot near the strip club in the 8500 block of North Stemmons Freeway, when he noticed a foot chase.
Being chased was an unnamed man who had, minutes earlier, backed his car into another security guard, then fled before he could be arrested.
Clennell, the off-duty officer, had been trying to help arrest the man. Witnesses said he was not in uniform.
The officer could not be reached.
A Dallas police report stated that Kloever heard Clennell shout “Police!” as he ran. The report says Kloever nevertheless tried to grab the officer, which prompted Clennell to strike the security guard with his pistol.
The officer was later arrested on a charge of aggravated assault.
But “I never heard ‘cop,’” Kloever said. “I never heard nothing. I see two guys running. I figure it’s two guys fixing to fight.”
Kloever tripped the first man to the ground, then turned to see Clennell “right on me.”
“I see the gun,” Kloever said. “I try to grab his arms. He punched me with the gun. Punched me, not slapped me. I winked at the guy’s bullet.”
Kloever said he stepped back, bleeding from under the eye, while Clennell hit the fallen suspect “at least twice with the pistol.” Another witness said that Clennell struck the fallen suspect with either his hand or his gun, but said the suspect was struggling.
After “the gun smacking was done,” Kloever said, Clennell told him he was an undercover police officer.
But later, Kloever said, the officer pulled him aside and admitted he was “out trying to have a good time” at the club.
WACO TX Aug 16 2011 Police were able to thwart what could have developed into a riot early Sunday outside a Waco nightclub, but it took officers several hours to clear the crowd that gathered after a deputy Falls County constable who was working as a security officer arrested a customer who refused to comply with an order to enter the club or leave the parking lot.
Eight Waco police officers were dispatched to Club Crush at 1014 North 25th St. at around 2:35 a.m. Sunday after the security guard used a Taser and then pepper spray to subdue the man who fled on foot as he was being handcuffed.
Members of the crowd that gathered outside began cursing and as officers attempted to clear the area, a fight broke out, as a result of which a woman was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct, police said.
Rocks were thrown at patrol cars, but no damage was reported, police said.
HARRISON, N.Y. Aug 16 2011- Two Romanian men were arrested Sunday after police said they caught them manipulating an ATM at a local Chase Bank.
Timur Mustafa, 33, and Marian Caraivan, 41, were caught removing a skimming device and pinhole camera from the ATM inside the 275 Halstead Ave. Chase branch during a stakeout Sunday night police said. The equipment is used to get personal information from an ATM.
Police said the two are part of a larger crime syndicate.
Both were charged with third-degree burglary and two counts of criminal possession of a forgery device, all felonies.
Police were told of the illegal activity inside the ATM before the arrest by Chase Security and waited for the men to return for their equipment. Officers staked out the location Sunday and watched the men walk to the bank from the Harrison train station across the street.
Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were told of the arrests and will also be conducting an investigation.
Mustafa and Caraivan are being held without bail at the Westchester County Jail and are scheduled to appear in Harrison Town Court Tuesday.
Detroit MI Aug 16 2011 The Detroit Police Department has teamed up with more than 20 businesses in the Central Business District to keep the city safe.
General Motors Global Security, Detroit Police Department Police Chief Ralph Godbee, and Olympia Development Security held a press conference in the Renaissance Center to announce the launch of Project Lighthouse.
It is a neighborhood watch program. Businesses that have around-the-clock security that are part of the project will post “Project Lighthouse” signs on their buildings. The goal is to let residents know they can come inside for help, if they are lost, concerned about their safety, or a victim of crime.
The businesses are also connecting Detroit Police with access to their security camera system. This will allow the police to have 300 new eyes in the sky.
Businesses taking part include the Atheneum Hotel, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Comerica Park, Compuware, Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Opera House, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, DTE Energy, Ford Field, Fox Theatre, General Motors, Greektown Casino-Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Joe Louis Arena, Marriott Courtyard, MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino Hotel, and the Westin Book-Cadillac.
LAKE COUNTY CA Aug 16 2011 — Lake County Sheriff Frank Rivero confirmed Wednesday that he is analyzing options of replacing Lake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) transportation staff with a private security company.
LCSO Finance Manager Mary Beth Strong explained via email that “The Sheriff’s Office is always looking for ways to save taxpayer money. One aspect we are analyzing is out-of-county transports to locations such as RCCC and San Quentin. We are looking at whether contracting out this service would save money and allow these officers to remain in the facility to assist in operations.”
According to Strong, there are currently seven LCSO correctional officers assigned to transportation.
A vehicle reportedly belonging to a representative of Black Talon Security (est. 2008) of Napa was observed at the Hill Road Correctional Facility. A phone call placed by Record-Bee staff confirmed the company was there, but did not say in what capacity.
Rivero said Wednesday night that he has never heard of, nor had any contact with, Black Talon, and because the analysis is in the preliminary stages there is no bidding process taking place. He said that if the company was out there, “they were probably just checking it out. Anybody can do that.”
Strong said LCSO is “in the process of identifying these companies. It is unknown at this time if any are located within Lake County.”
She said that “If an analysis leads to the issuance of an RFP (request for
proposal) and there are vendors in Lake County, they would most certainly be encouraged to bid, as both the S.O. and county utilize local vendors whenever possible.”
Strong wrote that the move to explore this option is not based on a model from another county.
Wolanyk is getting ready to fly, as he often does, out of Lindbergh Field and does not like the rules he is told to follow while going thru security.
“For some reason, TSA here in San Diego thinks they can order people to dress a certain way and they can’t,” says Wolanyk.
Underneath his trench coat, he won’t show our cameras what he’s wearing – but we can tell you, it’s not a lot.
When he wore a similar outfit Saturday night at the airport, Wolanyk said the Harbor Police were called by the Transportation Security Administration to intervene, since he refused to go through the scanner and they refused to pat him down.
“They told me to take off my shoes and my coat and I did. And then they froze all the screening lines and called the Harbor Police,” Wolanyk said.
He ended up missing his flight. He says there was no reason why he was delayed.
The 41-year-old Clairemont man is no stranger to testing authority – Wolanyk has tried to do this before.
Last November, he was arrested and had his phone confiscated after he tried to go through the TSA check point wearing nothing but his Calvin Klein boxer underwear. Wolanyk is also known to openly carry a gun in public at well-publicized events in the County.
“I called the TSA in Washington, DC to ask them if they have some written guideline for a minimum standard of dress and they don’t,” he added.
10News found that according to the Transportation Security Administration’s Head-to-Toe screening policies, “Travelers can wear any type of clothing or head covering to the security checkpoint. If the officer cannot reasonably determine that the clothing or head covering is free of a threat item, individuals may be referred for additional screening.”
In Wolanyk’s case Saturday night, he says according to the TSA, when he took off his trench coat, I wasn’t dressed appropriately.
But Sunday night, he was sent to a line with no body scanner: he removed his trench coat as instructed, and walked thru the metal detector in barely more than his underwear.
No one said a thing.
He boarded his flight for Detroit by 10 p.m.
Prescott AZ Aug 16 2011 Police booked Crystal D. Brooks, 35, of Glendale and Gene Ziegler, 44, of Prescott Valley into the Yavapai County Jail Saturday on charges of burglary in the 3rd degree, internal possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools after they allegedly tried to steal four laptop computers valued at more than $2,800 from the Walmart on Gail Gardner Way.
The employee told police the security devices that had been on the computer had been unlocked, removed and hidden in the garden center, and she saw Brooks and Ziegler drive by the garden center, then turn onto Gail Gardner, and head toward Walgreen’s, according to the police report.
Ziegler reportedly admitted to an officer that he and Brooks had gone to Walmart to steal computers to sell, and said Brooks had pushed the computers under the fence. They then drove to the garden center to get the computers, but they were gone.
Ziegler told the officer that Brooks had brought a key made for removing security devices, and Brooks said she took the key from a retail store at which she used to work. She said she uses it to steal high-value items, according to the police report.
When officers searched Brooks, they found the security device key, wire cutters, two meth pipes and a water pipe in Brooks’ purse. In the trunk of Ziegler’s car, they found several bags of diet pills, MP3 players, router bits and water filters that Brooks said she had stolen from various stores in Phoenix, according to the police report.
Ziegler’s urine tested positive for amphetamine, opiates, MDMA, and benzodiazepines. Brooks refused to give a urine sample. She did tell an officer she had smoked meth that morning in Prescott Valley, according to the police report.
Source:the Daily Courier
SALT LAKE CITY Utah Aug 16 2011 — A South Jordan man who oversaw loss prevention for a major department store faces federal charges for allegedly stealing merchandise and selling it online.
From September 2009 to May 2010, David J. Ellis and his direct supervisor, identified in court documents as J.C., allegedly stole items from various Kohl’s stores in the Salt Lake area. Ellis worked as a loss prevention supervisor and J.C. as the district auditor and later as the district loss prevention manager, court records show.
A felony complaint in U.S. District Court contends the two men “abused their positions” by taking electric shavers, vacuums, cameras, irons, food processors, watches, GPS devices, kitchen mixers, televisions, camcorders, margarita makers, shoes, bedding, digital frames and coffee makers.
“They removed the merchandise under the pretext that they were authorized by Kohl’s to do so as part of their responsibilities as loss prevention officers and were thus able to conceal their thefts from Kohl’s and other Kohl’s employees,” according to court records. Ellis and J.C. then allegedly sold the products on eBay.
Ellis is charged with wire fraud and aiding and abetting. He is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 29. J.C. is not listed as defendant in the court document.
On Aug. 12 at about 2:59 p.m., Fontana School Police officers responded to Jurupa Hills High School because several suspects were fighting at the school.
The officers were advised that an adult suspect was on the campus and he may be armed with a knife. The suspect was seen leaving the campus on foot and he placed a knife behind a tree.
The suspect began to cross the street and then he returned to the school. A district campus officer made contact with the suspect and stopped him from entering the campus.
The suspect was ordered to leave and he did not comply with the security officer’s commands. The suspect began to fight with the security officer and after a brief struggle, Fontana School Police officers arrived at the scene and the suspect was taken into custody.
During the initial investigation, a knife with a 4-inch straight blade was recovered at the scene.
Peter Huerta was arrested for allegedly possessing a knife on campus and was transported to the West Valley Detention Center for booking.
The Fontana School Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident.
Chicago IL Aug 16 2011 A man was declared dead after being found unresponsive in Diversey Harbor in the Lakeview neighborhood this morning by harbor security guards, according to police.
Authorities were alerted to someone in the water at Diversey Parkway about 3 a.m., according to police and fire department officials. Officials initially said the man was found in Lake Michigan, but later police information corrected that to indicate the man was found unresponsive in Diversey Harbor.
The man drowned, the Cook County medical examiner’s office determined following an autopsy today. The medical examiner was unable to determine whether the man died in an accident, a suicide or a homicide.
Harbor security guards flagged down police officers about 2:50 a.m. to tell them someone was in the harbor, said Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan, citing a police report.
The officers called in Fire Department personnel and the police Marine Unit, who were able to pull the man out of the water, Sullivan said.
Although police said the man was dead when found, Fire Department media indicated he was in critical condition when taken out of the water just after 3 a.m.
The male victim, who has not been identified but believed to be in his 50s, was pulled from the water and taken to St. Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.
It was unclear how the man ended up in the water.
Darius Ingram, 19, was arrested Saturday and charged with theft after a manager at the store, at 1800 Loucks Road, called police. The manager said store records and security tapes showed Ingram stealing the money from the store, where he worked as a sales associate for two months, West Manchester Township Police said.
The manager was alerted to the theft when asked to investigate a register shortage of $256.49 and security camera footage showed Ingram pocketing the cash, police said.
Further investigation by the store revealed other incidents of Ingram taking between $100 and $560 from various cash registers during his shifts, police said. The thefts occurred between July 26 and Aug. 6.
When questioned by police, Ingram admitted to taking the money to help support his family and friends and to move out on his own, according to court documents.
Ingram was arraigned Sunday at York County Central Booking. He was released after posting $5,000 bail.
Bremerton police were called Saturday morning by security to respond to the Bremerton hospital. The security officers told police that someone had been cutting the hospital’s chairs for several days and that there is video surveillance from Aug. 7 of a man cutting the chairs with a box knife, according to police reports.
Security kept an eye out for the man, who returned Saturday morning. When security confronted the Bremerton man, they found a box knife in his pants.
The man refused to talk with police without an attorney present. He also complained of having an anxiety attack. Police released him to be checked by medical personnel at the hospital for the anxiety attack. Security stayed with the man, who was told he could only return for medical attention.
The police report was forwarded to the city attorney for review and to charge the man in suspicion of third-degree malicious mischief.
A lawyer for the dying Long Island woman tells Newsday the new arrest has probably cost her any chance of getting a new heart.
Diane McCloud, of Hempstead, was freed by a judge in January after a doctor said she had only six months to live if she didn’t get a transplant.
After her release, she got into trouble with the court for continuing to smoke cigarettes. Then she was arrested in July for stealing beauty products from a store in Oceanside.
McCloud pleaded guilty Friday.
Now she has to finish serving her original sentence, plus additional time in the new theft case — if she lives.
A man working security for Macy’s at the WestFarms Mall was charged last week with stealing from the store.
Reinaldo Viera was employed as a loss prevention agent for Macy’s when he was caught taking items from the West Hartford store after hours, police said.
Viera is facing charges of larceny and possession of a shoplifting device. His status with the store was not immediately available.
A McDonough County man is under arrest for allegedly committing a felony sex act, but authorities are releasing virtually no details about what happened.
State Police in Macomb say Daniel Watson of Macomb was arrested on a McDonough County warrant charting him with a single count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.
Troopers don’t explain the situation any, except that an investigation into Watson had been ongoing, and that an arrest warrant had been issued.
Sources say Watson is a physical education teacher and a boys basketball coach at Macomb High School.
Troopers say Watson posted the required 10 percent of a 100-thousand dollars bond. It’s not clear when he’ll be back in court.
The case has been turned over to the McDonough County State’s Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
Watson has been coach of the Bombers basketball team, according to IHSA records, since 2003.
TITUSVILLE, Fla. Aug 16 2011– A Titusville preschool teacher was arrested Friday on charges that she slammed the face of a misbehaving 4-year-old into a desk.
Priscilla Dale Cole, 48, of Mims, faces a charge of aggravated child abuse, a second-degree felony punishable by 15 years in prison. Cole is a teacher in the voluntary pre-kindergarten program at A Gold Star Academy at 330 Knox McRae Drive.
According to arrest documents, Cole was mad at the boy for acting up on Wednesday. She grabbed the child’s shirt and slammed him facedown into a table, the report said.
“The victim in this incident … sustained cut and bruised lips, a bloody nose, bruises to his gums and a loose tooth,” said Detective Jessica Edens of the Titusville Police Department.
The child’s mother told investigators that her son was having difficulty eating after the incident.
Cole was taken into custody Friday after an arrest warrant was issued, Local 6 partner Florida Today reported.
She told detectives that the boy was having a “temper tantrum” and was running around a table when he tripped over a chair, causing his face to hit a desk. Cole said she then cleaned up the boy’s wounds with paper towels and placed ice on his face, according to charging documents.
Court records show that Cole was arrested last month on two misdemeanor charges of battery. Previously, she did not have an arrest record in Brevard County.
It’s not known how long she has been teaching at the school.
Homewood IL Aug 16 2011 Three Home Depot employees have been charged with retail theft by “under-ringing” purchases to steal from their employer.
Police identified those charged as Latoya Wright, 30, of the 12500 block of S. Lowe in Chicago; Dwayne Jefferson, 39, of the 13800 block of Michigan Avenue in Riverdale; and Amanda Berry, 37, of the 2200 block of W. 156th Place in Markham.
The thefts occurred from Aug. 2 to Aug. 6 at the home improvement retailer at 17845 Halsted St., police said. The Home Depot store’s loss prevention officer and a store manager contacted the Homewood Police Department after viewing store video of employee under-ringing, according to the report. The store’s cash register copies and DVD recordings were inventoried into evidence, police said.
Wright told the store security officer that she would ring up items, then remove several items from the purchase amount, charging only for a few items, police said. The fraudulent action allowed $2,563.23 in merchandise to leave the store without payment in three separate transactions, police said.
Wright told the store’s security officer that she did the under-ringing at the request of Jefferson, a co-worker who told her he was homeless and needed a place to live, according to the report.
Wright was charged with felony retail theft.
Berry’s under-ringings totaled $802.52, police said. Berry and Jefferson were charged with retail theft.
WELLINGTON, Fla.Aug 16 2011 – A 14-year-old says he was just a few feet away when a deputy shot an inmate inside the lobby of Wellington Regional Medical Center. The teen was taking care of his grandma who was waiting to be admitted into the ER.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says the inmate, John Haulotte, was being treated in the hospital and tried to escape.
Now the deputy, Lotoya Rouse, is under investigation.
But as the investigation goes on, the nightmare of witnessing it and fearing for his life lives on for 14-year-old Adrian Soriano.
“We had to go take my Grandma to the hospital (Sunday) because of her foot she had an infection in it,” he said was their reason for going to the hospital.
Soriano said his grandma was in a wheelchair because of it. He was visiting his Grandma from Glades County, but then the visit changed.
“I saw this guy run out from the back of the emergency room and he tripped over my Grandma,” the teen said. “And I saw another cop chasing behind him and the security guard and then the prisoner ran behind the security desk. Then the cop shot the prisoner.”
That prisoner was 23-year-old Haulotte. He was in the custody of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy Latoya Rouse. The Sheriff’s Office says she shot the inmate as he tried to escape in the lobby.
“I was terrified,” Soriano said. “I had nightmares all night.”
So many he said he slept in bed with his mother, Paula. She said that he kept waking up throughout the night and he never sleeps in her bed.
“I think they should have more security around and they should put them in a different area than they put the public,” Paula said. “That’s my position.”
A probable cause affidavit says Haulotte was originally arrested for burglary on Sunday. The dogs were brought out to catch him, but it doesn’t say why he was sent to the hospital. The Sheriff’s Office also didn’t say why the altercation happened inside the hospital.
“(Adrian) said that he had a gun,” Paula said. “(Adrian) heard one of the nurses say that the prisoner had got a gun. How’d he get a gun?”
That is still under investigation, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. They expect the inmate to be okay and later be charged with attempting to elude an officer.
He hasn’t yet faced a judge for that charge, according to authorities.
Spring Hill TN Aug 16 2011 A Tennessee teacher marching to the beat of a different drummer now has to face the music after being caught in a bizarre sexual misadventure.
Private music teacher Daniel Torroll was arrested last week after being caught performing a sex act on a doll within view of an elementary school.
Cops say they found the 56-year-old naked under a bridge on school property in Spring Hill, Tenn. with a child-like doll that had holes cut in it.
Torroll admitted to being in flagrante with the doll, but said he suffers from attention deficit disorder and cannot always control certain sexual impulses.
“I happened to be there, but I didn’t know it was school property,” he told WATE-TV in Nashville. “I wouldn’t be there if I knew it was school property.”
Torroll – who teaches private music lessons from home – insists his sexual predilections do not involve children.
“[Police] came here and looked [through my home]. There was nothing here. There was no child porn. I have two kids myself,” he said.
He was issued a citation and was ordered to stay off school property, cops said.
The lawsuit, filed with the agency’s Office of Administrative Law Judges, is against Tennessee-based Metropolitan Security Systems Inc., doing business as Walden Security, and company officer Curtis Hoosier. A company spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to an email.
Guards were not paid prevailing wages and overtime, the Labor Department alleges. It seeks to bar the companies from obtaining government contracts for a three-year period.
Walden was awarded the contract by U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters to provide armed security guard services at “access-control points” at Fort Sam Houston.
ASHEVILLE, N.C.Aug 16 2011 — Asheville police say they were called to Mission Hospital Monday morning after security reported a man in the parking deck with blood on his hands and an ax in his pants.
Police said the man also had multiple random items with him.
Police said after a lengthy investigation the man and two women were arrested and accused of breaking into cars.
Ronald Haycraft is charged with four counts of felony breaking and entering, felony possession of burglary tools, four counts of larceny, and carrying a concealed weapon.
Amanda Mullen is charged with four counts of felony breaking and entering and four counts of larceny.
Police said Mullen was also intoxicated, disruptive and tried to resist arrest.
Brittany Allison is charged with four counts of felony breaking and entering, felony possession of burglary tools, four counts of larceny and child abuse.
Police say all three had broken into four vehicles in the parking deck and had stolen items with them.
Once at the jail, police said they discovered that Allison had left her 4-year- old child, as well as another child approximately 4 months old, at home unattended during her crime spree.
Police said the 4-year-old child was found wandering the complex by a neighbor who took the child in until authorities could be notified.
Asheville officers say they continue to follow up with DSS and local relatives to ensure the children’s safe environment.
A security guard at Leonard J. Chabert Memorial Medical Center said the incident, caused by 30-year-old Deveron Franklin, resulted in one visitor being treated for severe coughing, and deployment of five fire sprinkler heads, police said.
Franklin was waiting in the emergency room when a maintenance man entered the room using a vacuum cleaner, deputies said.
Franklin reportedly began yelling, grabbed a fire extinguisher and sprayed the maintenance man with it. Before the incident ended, he had sprayed everyone in the room, sending at least one person into coughing fits requiring emergency room treatment, police said. That woman had not come to the hospital for treatment.
Hospital personnel said spraying the extinguisher set off the sprinkler system, requiring five sprinkler heads to be replaced at an estimated total cost of $1,500. Franklin reportedly told investigating deputies that he reacted because he thought the vacuum cleaner was going to hurt him, police said.
Franklin, homeless, is charged with simple criminal damage to property less than $500, negligent injury, criminal mischief, disturbing the peace by intoxication, simple assault, simple battery. He is being held at the Terrebonne Parish jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond.
Madison WI Aug 17 2011 A security guard who spotted a man holding a handgun in a restaurant bathroom early Sunday morning called police, and the alleged gun holder was arrested in the parking lot a short time later.
Ontario Robinson, 26, of Waunakee, was tentatively charged with disorderly conduct while armed, following his arrest at 3:19 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Denny’s, 1798 Thierer Road.
Madison police said the guard observed two men in a bathroom stall at the restaurant.
“When he peered over their shoulders, he saw one had a handgun,” said police spokesman Joel DeSpain. “Concerned, the guard contacted police as the two men left the restaurant. Officers contacted the men in the parking lot and arrested one on the tentative charge.”