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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga.Sept 16 2011 — The man accused of murdering his girlfriend and tying up her children is back in Clayton County.
William Nazario, 32, is now under guard at Southern Regional Hospital, being treated for an undisclosed illness, according to authorities.
Nazario is accused of killing his girlfriend, Korean Bowden, and then tying up two of their children and kidnapping a third.
Police warrants paint a gruesome four-day ordeal for the woman and children.
According to the warrants, Bowden’s 12-year-old daughter told officers the next day, Nazario let her out and said, “You can take this like a woman, or I’ll kill you.” They said she was then beaten after an unsuccessful rape attempt.
Two days later, the family’s pastor, Jean Ward, was checking on the couple at the home on Lexington Court when he found the bruised 12-year-old. After he called 911, officers found a 4-year-old tied up in a bathtub. Police said her clothes were soaked in urine.
Officers said Bowden died from multiple stab wounds. Nazario later admitted to stabbing her seven or eight times after an argument and physical altercation on Friday, police said. They also said she was missing both ears.
Police said they found the murder weapon in a trash bag on the back porch, but Bowden’s 9-year-old daughter was missing. Officers found the girl with Nazario in Bartow County on Monday. Nazario faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and aggravated sodomy.
The Division of Family and Children Services has taken the children. A bank account has been set up at Wells Fargo to help the family.
Firefighter Jacob Waldner, 20, and Firefighter William Waldner were on top of the structure dousing the flames when the blast blew off the roof and the south wall of the building.
Firefighter Jack Waldner was injured in the blast and was transported to Marshall County Health Care Center.
Crews responded to the fire at approximately 9:51 a.m. in the Hutterite colony about seven miles northwest of Britton.
Firefighters believed the blaze had been extinguished when the blast occurred.
The South Dakota Fire Marshall is investigating the cause fire and explosion.
Police said the guard was hired by the owners of the Hampshire and Cambridge houses to keep watch over the buildings in preparation of renovations. They said the guard, armed with a shotgun, shot and killed a 40-year-old man about 8:30 a.m.
The victim, who had a second man with him, is suspected of trying to steal copper from the buildings.
The second suspect, the guard and the owners of the buildings have all been taken in for questioning by police.
M.E.S.H is a facility for troubled juveniles and is located at 8642 Wellington Rd in Manassas (20110). Dzan was allegedly assigned to the facility and may have aided in the escape of four juveniles from the location.
The minors are said to be between the ages of 14 and 17 and have been located, according to police.
The accused allegedly provided the juveniles with information on how to escape from the facility and is being charged four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and four counts of aiding in the escape of a child.
The Alabama mother faces up to six years in prison for allegedly dropping off her son and daughter, 11 and 6-years-old, at the bookstore while she went out run errands, according to the Dothan Eagle.
Sutherland is accused of leaving her children at the bookstore for more than seven hours on three separate occasions. Police arrested the 41-year-old mom on Saturday and charged her with six misdemeanor counts of endangering a child’s welfare.
Dothan Police Sgt. Rachel David said that store employees, not surprisingly, found the situation alarming.
“It was a concern to them that the children were being left unattended,” David said. “While the children were well behaved, Barnes and Noble is not set up as a child care facility.”
Sutherland, however, claims that she left her kids at the store for only about an hour.
“My children were home for the summer, not going to school, and one of the things they love to do, they love to read,” Sutherland told ABC News. “They tell me all about the how the store has a children’s section and they can read the books and leave them there so I don’t have to buy them, which, frankly, I couldn’t afford to do.”
The Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office says William Kennedy was sentenced Wednesday after being convicted of aggravated robbery.
While fleeing a Walmart after stealing a television last year, the 38-year-old knocked down a worker who hit his head.
Bruce Florence died nine days later in a hospital. The 56-year-old Florence suffered from hepatitis and had been waiting for a liver transplant.
Tarrant County prosecutors told jurors that Kennedy had nine prior convictions, including ones for theft, drugs and burglary.
After the trial, prosecutor Nelda Cacciotti said she hopes all shoplifters get the message that thefts may have long-term consequences.
Decatur, AL Sept 16 2011- Decatur Police say they’ve arrested three experienced thieves after a routine shoplifting call at the Decatur Mall.
Officers were called to the Belk Department store on Wednesday evening to look in to three young women accused of trying to steal a large number of items. Upon arriving, store employees identified the women as they were in their vehicle in the parking lot.
Upon further investigation, police say they found two large bags containing between $500 – $2,500 worth of merchandise in the car.
Police say the women are 35 year old Shanta Lavette Abernathy, her daughter – 19 year old Chamari Destine Abernathy, and 24 year old Quinnenda Chardae Wess.
The trio were free on bond from Huntsville on theft charges when they were arrested.
Police say they believe the women are part of a gang known as “The Florence Girls”, who are responsible for a number of large shoplifting crimes at stores all around north Alabama.
The suspects are being held on $2,500 bond each.
Police said they delayed releasing information to the public about the assaults while they conducted surveillance operations in an attempt to catch the man.
Police told KTXS the public’s safety is their number one priority.
That’s why a plan was enacted immediately after the first assault which included an increased presence of officers at the mall but even an increased patrol can’t compare to the public looking out for one another.
“Park near the front door,” said Sargent Lynn Beard with Abilene Police. “Near where people are.”
Women walking alone were targeted in the attacks.
Security for the Mall of Abilene said officer escorts are always available to shoppers.
“The main thing they need to do is be vigilant be aware of their surroundings,” said Sargent Beard. “Get your keys out, be ready to enter your car when you get there.”
Police also suggest carrying peppery spray or mace.
“I can tell you from experience it hurts and it’s very incapacitating,” said Sargent Beard. “They’ve evolved over time got more user friendly where you won’t shoot yourself.”
As far as fighting back, Sargent Beard told KTXS it’s all up to the individual to decide what they need to do in that situation.
DECATUR, Alabama Sept 16 2011 – Police arrested a doctor’s employee on two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance after they say she called in narcotic prescriptions for herself while pretending to be her boss.
Heather Hogan Clark, 40, of Athens was arrested Friday and transferred to Morgan County Jail under bonds totaling $5,000, police said in a news release.
Police said Clark got 72 hydrocodone pills from the Walgreens pharmacy at 1127 Sixth Ave. S.E. after she phoned in five separate prescriptions for herself. Clark pretended to be Dr. Stephanie Teichmiller, who Clark worked for, each time she called in a prescription, police said.
Teichmiller reported Clark to the police in March, police said. Police in August determined through pharmacy records that Clark had picked up prescriptions for 72 hydrocodone pills between Jan. 24 and Feb. 23, the news release said.
CHARLOTTE, NC Sept 16 2011 – A Stanly County man is in jail on a $1.5 million bond for allegedly sexually abusing a girl multiple times.
According to the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office, Dwight Thomas Hill, of Oakboro, abused the girl between May 1, 2010, and September 30, 2010.
The sheriff’s office received a report on Wednesday, Sept. 7, detailing inappropriate sexual contact between Hill and the victim.
Deputies arrested the 60-year-old on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
He was charged with 20 counts each of statutory sex offense, indecent liberties with a child, and crimes against nature.
Hill is being held in the Stanly County Jail under a $1.5 million bond.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Oct. 3.
WEST JORDAN UTAH Sept 16 2011 — A small plane went down in the parking lot of a West Jordan elementary school Thursday morning, killing the pilot.
The plane crashed in the parking lot of Columbia Elementary School, located at 3505 W. 7800 South.
The cause of crash is now being investigated.
Meanwhile, Jordan School District officials say students and faculty at the school are safe and accounted for.
The school has been put on lockdown, but classes will resume normally until school gets out at 3:55 p.m. Parents wishing to pick their children up can do so at any time.
FAIRFIELD, Conn.Sept 16 2011 – A Waterbury man was arrested trying to switch price tags to save more than $500 at Home Depot on Sunday afternoon, Fairfield Police reported.
Store security told police that Daniel A. Megura, 52, switched the tag for a tool kit with one from an item costing $359 less and tried to pay the lower price at the cashier.
When security stopped him, he admitted doing the same to buy an item for $192 less earlier in the day. Fairfield Police charged Megura with two counts of sixth degree larceny and released him on a $500 bond.
He is due in court Sept. 19.
Denys Lopez Moreno sued the Northside Independent School District, of San Antonio, the district’s Chief of Police John Page and the alleged shooter, Daniel Alvarado, in Federal Court.
Lopez says her son, Derek, got into a fight with another boy at a school bus stop and punched the other boy once, in November 2010.
“Defendant, Alvarado, having responded to a call regarding a bus with a flat tire, witnessed Derek strike the other boy. He ordered Derek to ‘freeze.’ Derek hesitated and then ran from defendant Alvarado,” according to the complaint.
“In his patrol car, Alvarado began chasing Derek in the neighborhood across the street from the high school. Alvarado lost sight of the boy in the neighborhood and returned to the location of the school boy fight. At that time, he called dispatch. Dispatch recordings reflect that his supervisor directed Alvarado to stay with the other boy and to ‘not do any big search over there.’
“Ignoring his supervisor’s orders to ‘stay with the victim and get the information from him,’ Alvarado placed the second boy into the patrol car and sped into the neighborhood to search for Derek.”
Lopez says her son jumped over a fence and hid in a shed in the back yard of a house. The homeowner saw him, called 911, and alerted a neighbor, who pointed Alvarado in Derek’s direction. Lopez says her son never left the shed, never approached the house or threatened the homeowner or her daughters, and posed no threat to anyone.
Nonetheless, she says: “In violation of NISD police department procedures, Alvarado drew his weapon immediately after exiting the patrol car. With his gun drawn, he rushed through the gate and into the back yard. Within seconds from arriving at the residence, Alvarado shot and killed the unarmed boy hiding in the shed.”
A neighbor, who is an EMT, called an ambulance, which arrived in 20 minutes, during which time the EMT was trying to save Derek’s life, his mom says. But she says her son died in the ambulance about 50 minutes after Alvarado shot him.
Lopez says the district acted with “deliberate indifference” in keeping Alvarado on the force despite his poor disciplinary record.
“In approximately a four (4) year period leading up to the shooting, defendant Alvarado had been reprimanded sixteen (16) times,” the complaint states. “Specifically, he had been reprimanded for insubordination and failure to follow supervisors’ directives seven (7) times. Due to his poor service record, Alvarado was suspended without pay on five (5) occasions. On May 21, 2008, Alvarado was recommended for termination by Page. Despite being recommended for termination for insubordination and for refusal to follow supervisor directives, Alvarado remained on the force without remedial training.”
Rather than fire Alvarado, the district transferred him to patrol, “an area of duty with less supervision,” according to the complaint.
Lopez claims the district, which has about 70 police officers, failed to train its officers on procedures regarding off-campus criminal activity, use of weapons, use of force, and communication with other law enforcement agencies.
“Even after the tragedy of Nov. 12, 2010,” Lopez says, “NISD has not trained its officers on its procedures relating to actions officers should take when witnessing an offense occurring off campus.”
She seeks punitive damages for civil rights violations, supervisory liability and negligence. She is represented by Wallace Brylak.
Rochester NY Sept 16 2011 Two arrests have been made in the Livingston County Patrol car break-in at Marketplace Mall. It happened September 9.
Sheriff’s Deputies have charged 42-year-old Eric Magin of Rochester with three counts of grand larceny, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal mischief for breaking into the sheriff’s vehicle and stealing two handguns, a taser, camera and GPS unit.
Kelly Hansen, 43 of Rochester, was also arrested in connection with the theft. She was charged with grand larceny and criminal mischief.
Additional, deputies have charged Magin and Hansen with three counts of grand larceny, criminal mischief for a car break-in at Pittsford Plaza on September 12.
Magin was arraigned and remanded to the Monroe County Jail without bail.
Hansen was remanded to the Monroe County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash or $3,000 bond.
Starting Wednesday, millions of crime statistics dating to 2001 will be posted online in a searchable database. It will be updated daily, providing fodder for residents to evaluate their own neighborhoods, academics to study crime and techie types to create websites or apps.
The release is the latest attempt by the administration of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who took office in May, to make city dealings more open and counter Chicago’s reputation for entrenched systemic corruption and backroom deals. Chicago officials recently posted online the salaries of city employees, city contracts and lobbying data, with more information expected in coming months.
“It’s a whole new era of openness and transparency,” said Brett Goldstein, the city’s chief data officer and former police officer. “You determine your own analysis.”
While some city critics are skeptical, Chicago’s crime data release goes beyond what other major police departments do, crime experts say. Besides listing every crime over the past decade — some 4.6 million incidents — the database also lists each address, if there was an arrest, the police beat, city ward and case number. That includes everything from sidewalk arrests for marijuana possession to homicides.
An average person can already get details on a crime that happened the day before, but now they’ll be able to look back over the past decade on their neighborhood, ward or entire city. It also increases the potential for more long-term studies by experts and, some hope, take steps toward crime prevention.
“It’s big,” said David Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. “If not unprecedented, it’s very unusual.”
While no one tracks the some 15,000 police departments nationwide, a check of other major police departments that post crime statistics online shows nothing as comprehensive as Chicago.
Many, including Los Angeles, use a third-party company that maps data over a limited time period, generally a month or two. Los Angeles also has some historical data available, but it’s through static reports or compilations of incidents. That information isn’t searchable and a recent check showed links to several years were broken. Houston has a 30-day log. New York publishes weekly data, and has some historical data online, though the department has faced criticism for allegations of manipulating data and the police commissioner recently formed a unit to look into the claims.
The Seattle Police Department appears to come closest to what Chicago is attempting. It offers logs of 911 calls and has a searchable database, but the time and incidents aren’t complete.
Prior to Wednesday, Chicago offered a 90-day glimpse of crime in a mapping tool. The city added a yearlong database earlier in the summer.
Chicago’s data won’t include some cases that are under federal investigation. Also, the database won’t specify if the shooting was police officer-involved, for instance, though all homicides will be in the database, city officials said.
Some advocacy groups worry the information doesn’t go far enough because it doesn’t include race or detailed police reports.
“It would be one small step in the right direction,” said Tracy Siska, executive director of the Chicago Justice Project, which helps increase public access to information. He called the police department’s reputation “horrible” when it comes to doling out information, citing an incident last year when the group waited 78 days to release details on the sexual assaults, he said.
Also he said such massive information dumps aren’t always user friendly to the average person. City officials recognized that fact, but Goldstein said there are more benefits to making raw data available to everyone.
He said those who stand to benefit the most are academics and journalists because the data will be in one place, cutting down on Freedom of Information Act requests and other time-consuming and costly requests for records.
Yale University professor Tracey Meares, who has long studied Chicago crime, said it sends a message to academics that the Chicago Police Department is “an agency that’s willing to share.”
“That kind of transparency is a good idea,” she said.
The 15-year-old went into the library’s third floor bathroom and placed a pistol against a victim, demanding that the victim give up his belongings. The victim then began to struggle with the offender over the pistol, causing the gun to fall to the floor. The offender then fled from the men’s room followed by the victim who was pleading for help.
As this happened, Jamison — who was acting as a lookout — entered the men’s room and picked up the pistol.
A security officer who had entered the men’s room witnessed Jamison pick up the pistol and placed him under the arrest.
A library employee at the third floor book check desk was then able to spot the 15-year-old offender passing by and notified officers.
The offender was placed into custody and positively identified by the victim.
Amy Jean Martinson, 26, faces two felony charges: theft and theft by swindle, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
According to the criminal complaint, Mendota Heights police were called to the store in late June after the loss prevention manager reported an employee theft.
The manager told police that he had discovered “fraudulent activity” in the store’s accounts from April through June, and that Martinson had stolen a cash deposit from June 24 for $473. The manager said the total loss to the store totaled $3,572.
Police arrested Martinson and took her to the Mendota Heights police station, where she told them that she had been responsible for opening and closing the store since November 2010, the complaint says.
She said that her husband lost about $20,000 at a local casino in April, and that she was having trouble paying rent and feeding her children. “She blamed this for her ultimately committing the offense against her employer,” the complaint says.
Police showed Martinson all the transactions with her signature, and she admitted that she had completed all of them and that she had pocketed the money after she had completed the refunds. She told police that she had “made up names and addresses as they popped into her head” on the refunds.
Martinson also admitted taking the cash deposit in June, according to the complaint.
“[Martinson] said she knew what she was doing was wrong; however, she felt she wouldn’t get caught as quickly as she did,” the complaint says.
Martinson is scheduled to make a first appearance on the charges Oct. 10 in Dakota County District Court in Hastings.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. Sept 16 2011– Two shoplifting suspects went to the well once too often, prosecutors charge, and could pay for it with a prison stint.
Leah Valenti, 19, of the 100 block of Lorraine Loop, Rossville, and David Chan, 36, of East 101 Street, Brooklyn, were arrested yesterday after swiping clothing, footwear and accessories from the Target outlet on Veterans Road West, Charleston, court papers said.
According to a law enforcement source, the duo just three days earlier had walked out of the store with a shopping cart filled with clothing, accessories and beer without paying for those items. They got away; however, those actions were caught on video tape, said the source.
Ms. Valenti and Chan weren’t as lucky yesterday. Store security personnel nabbed Ms. Valenti with unpaid merchandise inside the store, while Chan was grabbed outside with stolen items inside a shopping cart, the source said.
The suspects’ troubles don’t end there.
After they exited a police cruiser for processing at the stationhouse, officers found two plastic bags containing 186 pills of alprazolam, an antidepressant, on the back seat, said court records. They also found 15 small plastic bags containing 77 pills of the painkiller, oxycodone, inside Ms. Valenti’s brassiere, said the source.
“The oxys are mine. I have a prescription at home,” court papers quote Ms. Valenti as telling police.
The suspects were each charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, said a spokesman for District Attorney Daniel Donovan. They’re also accused of misdemeanor counts of petit larceny and stolen property possession.
Ms. Valenti and Chan were previously arrested in March after an altercation at a Rossville service station, Advance records show.
Ms. Valenti, who allegedly kicked a police officer, later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault, said the source. Sentencing information was not available today.
Chan was charged with resisting arrest and trespass. His case is pending in Stapleton Criminal Court.
Detectives were conducting an investigation in a desert area in the North Valley at about 9 p.m. Wednesday when they received several “indicators” of human smuggling, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. During the investigation, 18 people fled from Sheriff’s Office detectives.
A helicopter and canine units found five suspected illegal immigrants. The Sheriff’s Office didn’t release the location of the arrest.
The five people told officials they paid between $1,300 and $1,500 to get into the United States. They told investigators they were heading to Virginia and New York.
The five people arrested were booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on suspicion of human smuggling.