End of Watch: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: October 28, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: In custody
During the meeting, the suspect pulled out a weapon and fired at officer Jones. He then fled in the officer’s vehicle. Officer Jones was able to make a radio call and responding officers pursued the suspect until he crashed on west Glendale Avenue. The suspect attempted to flee, but exchanged gunfire with the officers and was critically wounded.
Officer Jones was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix where he died from his injuries.
Officer Jones had served with the Glendale Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Agency Contact Info
Glendale Police Department
6835 N 57th Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: (623) 930-3000
Glendale Police Department, Arizona
Terry L. Fleming
Albany Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch: Friday, October 28, 2011
Biographical InfoAge: 36
Tour of Duty: 5 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Date of Incident: October 28, 2011
Weapon Used: Automobile
Suspect Info: Charged with felony murder
Police Officer Terry Fleming was killed when her patrol car collided with another patrol car during a high speed pursuit.
Officers were pursuing a truck occupied by two men who had just committed an armed robbery, when Officer Fleming’s patrol car collided with the other patrol car at the intersection of East Residence Avenue and Blaylock Avenue. Officer Fleming’s car burst into flames upon impact.
The suspects continued to flee until their truck overturned a short distance away. Both men were arrested and charged with felony as a result of Officer Fleming’s death. They were also charged with multiple felony counts in connection with the armed robbery.
Officer Fleming had served with the Albany Police Department for five years. She is survived by her husband and three children.
Agency Contact InfoChief John A. Proctor
Albany Police Department
225 Pine Avenue
Albany, GA 31702
Phone: (229) 431-2100
KNOXVILLE TN Oct 29 2011 – Two men were arrested Friday in Knoxville for stealing storm drain covers in North Knoxville.
Police responded to a call about the thefts just after 9:00 a.m. in the area of Buffat Mill Road and Brice Street.
Two men in a white pickup truck were seen removing large storm water covers from streets. Police say similar activity has been reported over the last several days in East Knoxville.
An officer pulled over a 1983 Chevrolet pickup truck going west on Buffat Mill.
The driver was driving on a suspended license and several storm drain covers were in the bed of the truck, according to police.
Timmy Ollis, 47, and Gary Manuel, both of South Knoxville, were taken into custody for theft and reckless endangerment.
Police say more charges are pending the outcome of the investigation, and more people may be connected to metal thefts in the area.
Tampa Fla Oct 29 2011
Busch Gardens – During the Howl-O-Scream event overnight, Rossand Del Carmen Bria and her young sister waited in line at one of the haunted venues within the park.
During the event, security was called over due to the two girls cutting in line. Security asked the girls to leave, but they refused.
While attempting to bring them into custody, the juvenile sister pulled away and the older sister then grabbed the officer by the arm in an attempt to free her younger sister. Rossand Del Carmen Bria then struck the officer in the mouth causing a small scratch on his upper lip.
She was later taken into custody and charged with Battery against a law enforcement officer.
Busch Gardens response to the situtaion:
Busch Gardens is committed to ensuring that all guests and employees enjoy a safe and memorable Howl-O-Scream experience. Though this nighttime adult event is intended to be edgy, safety remains the park’s number one priority. Unruly, aggressive or illegal behavior is not tolerated.
Busch Gardens security personnel and their Tampa Police Department counterparts make the decision to eject and/or arrest anyone who threatens the safety or well-being of guests or employees. To preserve the integrity of our security measures and to respect the confidentiality of our guests, we do not comment on the details of our security practices or any alleged incidents.
Oregan man faces federal charges for taking 500 rounds of ammunition on flight www.privateofficer.com
PORTLAND OR Oct 29 2011 — A Gresham man faces federal charges after admitting that he flew from Portland to Guam with 500 rounds of ammunition in his carry-on luggage.
A federal magistrate’s complaint out of Guam states that Nario Eter, 66, deliberately “undertook efforts to ensure (he) would defeat TSA security measures at Portland International Airport.”
He boarded the flight on Monday after using an unspecified type of grey tape to conceal the ammunition in a carry-on bag. The complaint does not specify exactly what kind of ammunition it was.
Guam investigators found the ammunition while he was trying to board a connecting flight to Micronesia.
Eter was due back in Guam in November for a court appearance. He doesn’t appear to have a criminal history in Oregon.
FBI spokesman Tom Simon said Eter didn’t have any plans to hurt anyone with the bullets.
His daughter Judy Etter told KGW that the incident was all a mistake that started with a rush to pack up and leave for the airport. He intended to declare the ammunition and place it in checked luggage.
Her father fishes with a gun in Micronesia because of a disability she did not specify. She said her father “is a good man, he’s a good person.”
Her father was well aware of firearms safety, she said, and a gun was never a part of the Monday episode. He has no gun at his Gresham home.
TSA representatives said they could not comment on the case Thursday, citing an ongoing investigation.
Passengers who spoke with KGW Friday morning were surprised and disappointed at the security breach.
“They put a lot of security out here,” said passenger Cy Smith, “We’re spending a lot of money as taxpayers, and it shouldn’t have happened. So, if we’re going to spend our money, they need to do the job correctly.”
MONTREAL Canada Oct 29 2011 — Police are looking for at least three suspects and an older-model minivan following an armed robbery.
An armed guard was shot in the leg during a robbery at a National Bank branch in Pointe-Aux-Trembles on Thursday night.
Witnesses called 9-1-1 when they heard gunshots coming from a shopping centre at 12,675 Sherbrooke St. East around 9:30 p.m.
Police arrived to find a G-4-S armoured vehicle parked outside the bank branch entrance.
Inside the bank were two guards, one of them shot in the leg, while the second man was unharmed but was treated for shock.
The guards had been transporting money
A witness told police two armed men ran from the scene holding a bag and entered the mini-van, but police would not confirm how much money was stolen.
Police have not yet been able to provide a description of the suspects or their vehicle, but said they were checking surveillance video.
“There are cameras outside of the mall, inside the mall and inside the bank that investigators will have a look at and try to help them through the investigation,” said Constable Yannick Ouimet.
By Friday afternoon the injured guard had yet to talk to police.
Police say the last time a robbery of this nature happened in the area was ten years ago. It’s also the first time this bank branch has ever been robbed.
The bank branch will likely re-open Saturday.
Allentown PA October 29 2011 A 40-year-old man who was subdued by a stun gun outside of Crocodile Rock on Sunday night had fought with security guards at the nightclub and an Allentown police officer who tried to arrest him, according to court records.
David Ohrin of Wyomissing, Berks County, was kicked out of the club at 520 Hamilton St. at 11:22 p.m. and began fighting with security guards, police said. He kicked at least one of the guards.
When an Allentown officer approached Ohrin, he began fighting with the officer, police said. According to court records, Ohrin kicked the officer and then tried to break the officer’s thumb.
The police officer used his stun gun to subdue Ohrin and he was placed in custody.
Ohrin was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He was released after posting $50,000 bail.
Justin Coleman, 36, made the videos showing him sexually abusing two underage girls as part of a secret life that included clandestinely filming students and electronically transferring the faces of former students onto child pornography, federal law enforcement officials said.
He was sentenced to 30 years on each of two counts of producing child pornography. The sentences will run concurrently.
“Mr. Coleman, you are a bad seed. You are a danger and a predator,” U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee said in sentencing him.
Coleman, a former fourth-grade dual language teacher at Alexandria’s John Adams Elementary school, was arrested in April. He pleaded guilty in August.
His voice trembling slightly, Coleman told Lee he was dedicated to repairing the damage he had caused and had been living in a “veritable sea of shame and guilt” for a year.
“I am here because I betrayed the trust of many,” said Coleman, dressed in dark green jail overalls. He listened to sentencing arguments with head bowed.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry Smagala said Coleman had engaged in child pornography while he taught at a U.S. military school in Japan. He also had filmed underage girls at a school during a trip to Italy, Smagala said.
Coleman’s argument that he had been under stress from a breakup with his girlfriend and the death of a sister did not excuse him, Smagala said.
Federal officials have said Coleman possessed more than 2,500 images of child pornography that he had altered to depict former, minor female students to appear to be engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
Coleman’s collection included at least 74 videos he had recorded at classrooms that showed him masturbating behind an unaware student and attempting to obtain erotic videos of female students.
Coleman was among 900 people in the United States identified by Italian authorities as part of an overseas child pornography investigation.
Under federal guidelines, he could be eligible for release after 85 percent of his sentence is completed.
Investigators say the girl told them the teacher assaulted her from October 2008 to March 2009.
He faces 11 counts of first-degree sexual assault and five counts of third-degree sexual assault.
Police say the girl is now 17-years-old.
Police arrested the suspect Wednesday without incident.
He remained in custody Thursday evening pending charges.
Louisville KY Oct 29 2011 The city of Louisville is losing its police chief.
Robert White, who has served as Louisville’s police chief since 2003, will be named chief of the Denver Police Department next week.
Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday that he will immediately begin a search for White’s replacement.
“Chief White has been a high-caliber leader who has made our city safer and who has earned tremendous respect across the city,” Fischer said. “It’s not a surprise that, over the years, many cities have tried to hire him. Denver is gaining a police chief of high integrity.”
Fischer said he has begun the process of identifying potential new chiefs from both within and outside the Louisville Metro Police Department. He said he would be seeking input from citizens, police and national experts.
“My goal is to hire the best chief to lead our department and make it even better than it already is,” Fischer said. “We are a safe city, but we can be even safer. I’m seeking a leader who can take us to that next level.”
Fischer said he will soon name an interim chief to assume the day-to-day duties until a permanent chief can be named.
White said the decision to leave Louisville was difficult but that he felt that he has achieved all he could in Louisville and he looks forward to new challenges in Denver.
“I’m leaving Louisville in great hands – and I want to thank the men and women of the Louisville Police Department who are dedicated and passionate public servants,” White said. “I also wish to thank the citizens of Louisville who have made my job enjoyable every day the last nine years.”
The mayor’s office in Denver is planning a formal announcement next week. The Denver City Council must approve the hiring, a process expected to take three weeks.
White was appointed chief of the newly merged Louisville Metro Police Department on January 6, 2003. The department was created with the merger of the Louisville Division of Police and the Jefferson County Police Department. The department — the 22nd largest in the country — has 1,200 sworn officers and nearly 400 civilian personnel.
FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich.Oct 29 2011 — Federal regulators are investigating an accidental shooting involving a security officer at Michigan’s Fermi 2 nuclear power plant.
A U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission report released Friday says the officer shot himself in the foot Thursday afternoon when his gun discharged.
DTE Energy Co. spokesman Scott Simons says the officer was unloading his gun at the end of his shift when it fired. His injury is not life-threatening. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
No other injuries were reported.
The power plant is in Monroe County’s Frenchtown Township, about 35 miles southwest of Detroit. It is owned and operated by DTE Energy.
Authorities said 57-year-old William Darrell West of Marietta was intoxicated when he entered Wellstar Cobb Hospital in Austell on Aug. 6. They said West hit his head on the floor during a confrontation with a security guard and died of blunt force trauma.
The medical examiner’s office investigated the manner and cause of death, and it’s taken this long to levy charges, Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce told the AJC.
Now Jerry Thomas Evans, 32, of Austell is charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.
Evans is aware of the warrant and is expected to turn himself in with his attorney, Pierce said.
El Paso TX Oct 29 2011 Border Patrol Agent Jesus “Chito” Diaz was just sentenced to two years in federal prison violating the civil rights of a Mexican drug smuggler by allegedly pulling on the suspect’s handcuffs. After an initial mistrial, Agent Diaz was convicted in June, despite the fact that two separate oversight agencies cleared him of any wrongdoing in the case.
So, why then was Agent Diaz prosecuted?
Apparently, for the same reason that so many other U.S. law enforcement officers have been…Because the Mexican government filed a complaint against him and the U.S. Justice Department eagerly complied.
To add insult to injury, Agent Diaz was denied bond by U.S. District Court judge Alia Ludlum while awaiting sentencing, a courtesy ordinarily extended to police officers in such cases.
Of course, it would not be the first time a U.S. law enforcement officer has been prosecuted, seemingly on orders from Mexico.
The following is a list of a few of those officers:
-Border Patrol Agent Gary Brugman was charged by U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton with violating the rights of an illegal alien in January 2001. The following year he was convicted and spent two years in federal prison.
Agent Brugman was working in the very tough border region of Eagle Pass, Texas. He responded to a scene where another agent was having trouble with a group of 10-12 apprehended people caught crossing our border illegally. Two of them would not comply, so Agent Brugman pushed one of the men onto the ground. This minor incident was enough for Sutton to charge Brugman with violating the illegal alien’s constitutional rights “under the color of law.”
During Brugman’s trial, Sutton actually brought a convicted drug smuggler whom Agent Brugman had arrested from his prison cell to testify against him.
Incredibly, Johnny Sutton did an interview on the Spanish language network Univision in which he stated he was making an example out of Agent Brugman.
In addition to his service as a Border Patrol agent, Brugman is a Coast Guard veteran. He spent 16 years of his life defending this nation. He is now free and actively telling his story in hopes that justice will soon come to Johnny Sutton.
-U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean were sentenced to11 and 12 year federal prison sentences respectively. Sutton charged these two men with assault with a deadly weapon, various firearms charges, and with violating a drug smuggler’s civil rights.
In February 2005, Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean spotted a van headed across the border into the United States. The agents gave chase and one of them ended up in a scuffle with a Mexican drug smuggler known as Osbaldo Aldrete-Davilla. One of the agents saw a gun in the smuggler’s hand and fired at him, before Aldrete-Davilla fled back across the border into Mexico. The smuggler was shot in the buttocks and was observed jumping into an awaiting vehicle on the Mexican side of the border.
The van driven by the smuggler was left behind along with 743 pounds of marijuana. A few months later, he was caught once again smuggling drugs into this country. While in custody, he was given immunity from prosecution in both cases in exchange for his testimony against Agents Ramos and Compean. In addition to immunity, the taxpayers assisted him with travel expenses and provided him with medical treatment at a U.S. Army facility in Texas. Once Aldrete-Davilla testified and completed his medical treatments, he promptly filed a $5 million lawsuit against the U.S. Border Patrol for violating his rights.
Sutton’s office received a great deal of public criticism for his treatment and unfair prosecution of these two agents, while Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) led a Republican movement in Congress to pardon these two men. Of course, president Bush commuted the sentences of Ramos and Compean on his last day of office. However, the felony conviction remains on their records and the two men can no longer work in law enforcement.
-When Deputy Gilmer Hernandez made a routine traffic stop in April 2005, little did he know that this incident would lead to the loss of his freedom. It turned out that the driver was a human smuggler with several Mexican nationals hiding in the vehicle. After being approached, the driver hit the gas and tried to run over Dep. Hernandez. The deputy fired his weapon at the tires of the van, at which time a bullet fragment hit a woman who was hiding in the back of the vehicle, her injuries were limited to a scratch on the cheek. Another person in the van received a similar injury.
The shooting was investigated by the Edwards County Sheriff’s Department, The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, as well as the Texas Department of Public Safety. All of the agencies deemed the action taken by Deputy Hernandez as justifiable. However, more than a year later, Sutton reopened the case and prosecuted Deputy Hernandez for violating the civil rights of the two injured illegal aliens. Hernandez served a one year sentence in a federal prison.
-Border Patrol Agent Noe Aleman and his wife adopted his wife’s nieces from Mexico, after the girls’ father died. The couple paid $40,000 in legal fees to adopt the girls ages 12, 13, and 15. Despite the steep fees, the attorney they hired was apparently incompetent and made several errors on the adoption and immigration forms. Agent Aleman himself pointed out these errors to immigration authorities and attempted to correct them. For his honesty, Agent Aleman was arrested and prosecuted by Sutton’s office for alien smuggling. He received a one year sentence and was incarcerated in the same prison where Agent Ramos was initially held.
Noe Aleman served with the Border Patrol for 12 years and is highly respected for his aggressive pursuits of illegal aliens and drug smugglers alike. However, in an effort to defame Agent Aleman, Johnny Sutton even suggested that the real purpose for the adoption was so that Aleman could molest the little girls, who during the grand jury hearing were referred to by Sutton’s assistant as “little whores!”
In 2007, Aleman told Jerome Coursi of WorldNetDaily: “I’m just another victim in George Bush, Alberto Gonzalez, and Johnny Sutton’s was against Border Patrol agents.”
The three girls were sent to an orphanage in Mexico, after being deported.
There is evidence in two of the aforementioned cases that the Mexican government became directly involved and influenced Sutton’s office to prosecute the officers.
On March 4, 2005, the U.S. Consulate in Mexico contacted Sutton’s office with information given by the Mexican government that they had a drug smuggler who had been shot by a Border Patrol Agent. The Department of Homeland Security began their investigation of Agents Ramos and Compean the very same day!
On April 18, 2005, Mexican Consul Jorge Ernesto Espejel Montes sent a letter to Sutton’s office demanding that Deputy Gilmer Hernandez be prosecuted for injuring Maricela Rodriguez Garcia (the woman whose cheek was scratched while hiding in the smuggler’s van). It was not until Sutton received this letter that his investigation of Dep. Hernandez began.
It would seem that the Justice Department receives their orders directly from the corrupt government of Mexico. Not only have several law enforcement officers been unfairly prosecuted for their efforts to protect this country from illegal aliens and drug smugglers, but the American people are being betrayed by this apparent arrangement between the U.S. and Mexican governments.
Waterbury CT Oct 29 2011 Two local officers suffered minor injuries and a reputable Waterbury surgeon is facing charges after police said he attacked the officers and had to be subdued with a Taser at the home of an ex-girlfriend following a confrontation early Thursday.
Michael Ajemian, of 1592 Bucks Hill Road in Southbury, was arraigned in Bristol Superior Court Thursday on charges of third-degree assault, violation of a protective order, first-degree criminal trespassing, interfering with a 911 call, two counts of assault on an officer and interfering with police.
He was released after posting a $100,000 court-set bond Thursday, court officials said.
“(Ajemian) became the subject of an investigation after his ex-girlfriend came to the station with visible injuries to the head and body,” said Southington Police Sgt. Lowell DePalma. “She was worried he was still at her home and wanted police to check.”
The case is classified as a domestic violence investigation.
When officers arrived at the home, officer found Ajemian, 45, inside. As they approached Ajemian, officers said, he became combative and attacked an officer, kicking him and causing minor injuries. As two other officers attempted to get involved, a police report said he pushed a second officer down the stairs and had to be subdued using a Taser.
The officers suffered minor injuries, but are both expected to make full recoveries with no permanent damage, police said.
The arrest was the second in four months for Ajemian, who was charged in July with third-degree assault, second-degree unlawful restraint, disorderly conduct and interfering with police in a separate case with the same victim, according to court records. He was ordered at that time to cease all contact with the victim.
An 18-year board certified surgeon, Ajemian had earned a reputation as a talented doctor who had previously done work in both Waterbury and New Haven. He currently works out of a private surgical practice in Waterbury.
Court officials said Thursday afternoon that Ajemian is due back in Bristol Superior Court on Dec. 2.
PAHRUMP, Nev.Oct 29 2011 — An investigation into a child pornography case in Nevada is extending to other states as investigators search for possible victims.
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify if 43-year-old Christopher Kinder had any suspicious activity with children in California, Florida, New Jersey and Missouri.
Kinder was arrested Thursday and is being held on $25 million bail after detectives found more than 5,000 sexually explicit photos of children on his laptop.
The Nye County sheriff’s office said Kinder was arrested at his home in Pahrump on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, failure to register as an ex-felon and 5,000 counts of possession of child pornography.
Sheriff’s Detective David Boruchowitz says deputies serving a warrant found painkillers prescribed to someone besides Kinder and the computer.
Boruchowitz says officials charged the high number of counts because the photos depicted so many different children. Officials say Kinder was previously convicted of lewdness with a child in New Jersey.
Pahrump is about 60 miles west of Las Vegas.
San Francisco CA Oct 29 2011 Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi is facing charges on allegations that she shoplifted more than $2,000 in merchandise from a high-end retailer in San Francisco, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.
Prosecutors told the Chronicle that the Castro Valley Democrat was caught on camera Tuesday shoplifting at the Union Square Neiman Marcus store. She pleaded not guilty to a felony grand theft charge at a Thursday arraignment hearing.
The Chronicle’s Matier and Ross report:
Hayashi, 45, who has served in the Assembly since 2006 — and is married to Alameda Superior Court Judge Dennis Hayashi — was arraigned Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court. She had earlier posted $15,000 bail.
Hayashi was stopped by Neiman Marcus’ security detail shortly after leaving the store around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday with a shopping bag that included three items worth $2,450 that she hadn’t paid for when she checked out at the register, the district attorney’s office said.
Prosecutors did not specify what the items were, but a source familiar with the case tells us they included a leather skirt.
Hayashi was questioned by police and eventually charged with one count of felony theft. She pleaded not guilty Thursday before Judge Samuel Feng and is due back in court Nov. 15 to set a preliminary hearing.
Hayashi’s spokesman was not immediately available for comment.
NEWARK, N.J. October 29 2011– A Brazilian man on a flight from New Jersey to Hong Kong has been arrested after Transportation Security Administration officers at Newark Liberty International Airport detected a stun gun in his carry-on bag.
The passenger was going through the security checkpoint on Thursday when the weapon was discovered. He was identified as 48-year-old Mauro Louzada from Brazil; his hometown wasn’t released.
The TSA says the Port Authority Police Department confiscated the weapon and charged Louzada with criminal possession of a weapon.
The Port Authority says Louzada is free on $1,000 bail.
WTAE-TV reports the commander of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg police says the officer was wounded Thursday night.
State police say the officer was treated for a leg wound at a hospital and released.
The WTAE-TV report says the accident happened at the shooting range behind the state police barracks in Greensburg.
State police are investigating.
According to officials, the incident happened in Wahiawa at about 6 p.m. Thursday.
Police say Radford Percival works at the Wahiawa Shopping Center as a security guard. He reportedly got into an argument with two men, followed them home and opened fire.
The girlfriend of one of the alleged victims was reportedly standing outside holding her seven-month-old baby.
According to police, no one was hit by the bullets.
Percival was later arrested at the shopping center.
The 26 year old is being held on suspicion of attempted murder.