BOWIE, Md. Jan 17 2012 – Prince George’s Police are looking for two suspects in an armored car robbery outside a Walmart in Bowie.
A police spokesperson says that the robbery happened in the 3300 block of Crain Highway around 8:02 a.m. Monday. Two suspects were able to get away with money from a Garda armored truck.
No one was hurt.
Police are looking for a large white van with two black males who were wearing ski masks. One of them was also wearing a skull cap and black clothing, according to the police report.
GREENSBORO, N.C. Jan 17 2012 Two people have been charged with first-degree murder in the deadly Christmas Eve shooting of a Greensboro College security officer.
Frederick Lamar Dee, 28, and Lemiah Wyatt Sanders, 18, were each charged with murdering 28-year-old Christopher Mason, who was found shot outside his home at 300 Charles St. on Dec. 24.
Mason, who was recently hired as a part-time security officer at Greensboro College, was scheduled to begin his shift at midnight — about ten minutes before his body was discovered.
Police said officers stopped by his home for a welfare check after a co-worker called to report that he didn’t show up for work.
Police said investigators developed probable cause to charge the two suspects with homicide, but specific details about the investigation were not released.
Both suspects have also been charged with first-degree breaking-and-entering.
Dee was already jailed in his hometown of Gastonia where he was arrested on an unrelated warrant for failure to appear in court, police said. He was transferred to the Guilford County jail and did not receive bond.
Sanders, of Greensboro, was also already in jail in Guilford County on unrelated drug charges. According to the jail website, he was arrested on Jan. 7 for making an illegal U-turn and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.
Police are still investigating the incident and ask that anyone with information would call Crimestoppers at (336) 373-1000.
Bayonne NJ Jan 17 2012 Two men were charged with shoplifting $301.68 worth of merchandise from a Bayonne supermarket on Friday evening after a store security officer witnessed the pair intentionally, improperly using the store’s handheld scanning devices used to scan and bag items while shopping, Bayonne police said.
Bayonne residents William C. Maddy, 20, and Christopher J. Marafioti, 21, were arrested and charged with shoplifting the items at 5:05 p.m. from Stop & Shop, 1 Lefante Way, in Bayonne after the store’s security guard noticed the men placing items in their two cats without first scanning then, and later not scanning the items at self check-out, reports stated.
The security officer detained the men and alerted police, according to reports, which did not detail what the items were that the men attempted to take.
Both men were later released on a summons, reports stated.
NASHVILLE, TN Jan 17 2012 – Metro police arrested a pair of thrill-seekers early Sunday morning.
Around 5 a.m. officers responded to a call for assistance from state troopers who were working security at the Capitol.
2 Men jumped from the downtown Sheraton Hotel, released their parachutes, and safely landed on Legislative Plaza.
A witness tells us it looked like the men were going drop their parachutes quickly and get into a waiting pickup truck, but the officer stopped them before they could leave.
Detectives say the men will face felony reckless endangerment charges.
One of the suspects told our photographer that he and his friend travel the world performing BASE jumps and that what they did Sunday morning in Nashville is no crime.
Louisville KY Jan 17 2012 Online retailer Zappos.com and its discount affiliate, 6pm.com, disclosed Sunday a data breach that compromised customer account information such as billing addresses and the last four digits of credit card numbers.
The security problem did not affect “critical credit card and other payment data,” Zappos Chief Executive Tony Hsieh wrote in an employee e-mail that was posted on the company blog on Sunday.
Hsieh explained that the company was “the victim of a cyber attack by a criminal who gained access to parts of our internal network and systems through one of our servers in Kentucky.”
A company spokeswoman said Zappos was unable to comment further on the data breach.
The retailer has more than 24 million customer accounts in its database, according to Hsieh’s memo, and the company is notifying customers of the data breach via e-mail. It has expired shoppers’ passwords so they must create new ones to access their accounts.
In the letters, Zappos and 6pm said “there may have been illegal and unauthorized access to some of your customer account information…including one or more of the following: your name, e-mail address, billing and shipping addresses, phone number, the last four digits of your credit card number (the standard information you find on receipts), and/or your cryptographically scrambled password (but not your actual password).”
The company emphasized that the database storing credit card information was not accessed by the cybercriminal, and urged customers to reset passwords on other websites where they use a similar one.
MILFORD CT Jan 17 2012 – A 25-year-old New Haven man attacked a store security officer after trying to leave the Marshall’s department store with stolen merchandise Saturday night, police said.
Anthony Sanabria and two females entered the store, concealed merchandise and left the 1413 Boston Post Rd. store without paying, according to police spokesman Officer Jeffrey Nielsen. He said the store security officer approached the trio and Sanabria became combative, kicking the employee.
Other employees came to the aid of the security officer and Sanabria continued to struggle with them, causing minor injuries to three employees, according to Nielsen. Police said they arrived on scene to find Sanabria engaged in the fight with the employees and he was taken into custody.
Police said they recovered $41 in stolen merchandise.
Sanabria was charged with third-degree robbery, third-degree assault, sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy. He was released after posting $2,500 bond and is set to appear in Milford Superior Court on Jan. 31.
Pleasanton CA Jan 17 2012 A Fremont man was shot in the leg after a brawl inside a Pleasanton nigh club spilled into a parking lot early Sunday morning, police said.
Officers found the 23-year-old man, whose name was not released, in a parking lot near Club Neo on Hopyard Road around 1:30 a.m. He was rushed to the hospital with wounds, including a head injury, that were not life threatening, according to Pleasanton police. No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting.
Officers went to the club around 1:20 a.m. after getting reports a massive fight had erupted among patrons. Initially the brawlers ignored police and security guard commands to leave, but eventually began heading out of the building. In all, about 450 people were in the club at the time violence broke out.
Once outside the fighting continued, police said, and then escalated into shooting.
Officers found the wounded man laying on the ground near Kinder’s Meats, Deli and BBQ on Hopyard Road, police said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Pleasanton police at 925-931-5100.
ANDERSON, Ind. Jan 17 2012 — Anderson police arrested an alleged shoplifter Sunday night about five hours after he pulled a knife and threatened Marsh employees.
The suspect, identified as Josh Miller, age unavailable, was located in his residence in the 2300 block of Nichol Avenue about 11:30 p.m. and taken into custody shortly after midnight, according to Anderson police Sgt. Bill Casey.
Casey said that police used a Taser to subdue Miller when he refused to comply with their orders. They found a small pocket knife on the suspect, but no other weapon.
Casey said the incident began around 7 p.m.
Casey said the shoplifter was stopped outside the store, 2810 Nichol Ave., where he fought with employees and was then taken back to the store’s detainment room. Employees said about $40 in meat had been taken. With the mentioning of jail, the man pulled a knife on the employees and threatened them, Casey said.
He then ran outside to get on his bicycle where they approached him once more.
Casey said the man abandoned the bike and again pulled his knife to threaten the employees.
They gave up after the man also gave a verbal gun threat, then fleeing on foot in a northwest direction, Casey said.
Anderson police immediately set up a wide search perimeter around the store.
Casey said they found the suspect’s tennis shoe tracks near some shed clothing, and officers used dogs in the search.
The suspect also left behind his I.D. card at the store.
MOUNT VERNON WA Jan 17 2012 — A former human-resources manager of Trident Seafoods in Anacortes is charged with several counts of theft on reports that he funneled paychecks of former employees into his own bank account.
Oak Harbor resident Don Kelley, 44, faces three charges of first-degree theft and three charges of identity theft in Skagit County Superior Court.
He is alleged to have deposited nearly $200,000 for personal use from the accounts of temporary employees, the affidavit says.
According to records, he was fired in August 2011 after being confronted with the results of an internal audit.
Court records indicate prosecutors will seek an exceptionally high sentence for his alleged “major economic offense.”
Kelley began working for Trident after he was hired as a temporary employee by Manpower in 2005, police reports say. The next year, he secured a full-time position in Trident’s human-resources office and was promoted to human-resources manager in 2008. In that position, he had control over the personnel database and payroll, including employees’ banking details.
The first fraudulent deposits were entered that year, court records indicate.
The affidavit alleges that after three temporary employees hired by Manpower left Trident, Kelley changed their banking details to match his personal account and continued to report them as working so he could collect their paychecks.
Investigators found job applications to Trident and Jefferson County in which Kelley claimed he had bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, which no one could verify, court records say. In a September search of Kelley’s home, detectives found three diplomas to match his claims.
That same day, Kelley told police that his academic claims were bogus, according to police reports. He also said that he was never a Coast Guard officer, as his job application says, but an enlisted sailor, the police reports say.
Kelley was scheduled to appear in Superior Court on Friday for arraignment, but he does not yet have an attorney, prosecutor Paul Nielsen said. He is set to appear Jan. 27.
Bergen NJ Jan 17 2012 A security guard who caught a woman shoplifting a bottle of Scotch was suddenly grabbed from behind by the man she was with, who threatened to shoot and kill him if he didn’t let her go, Fairview police told.
The guard at Food Basics on Bergen Boulevard struggled with them both, then grabbed the woman’s handbag as he was knocked to the ground, Police Chief Frank Del Vecchio.
But the guard got the car’s license plate number as they fled, the chief said.
Two of his detectives then arrested the couple within hours, he said.
Jennifer Colaneri, 35, and 37-year-old Ricardo Gonzalez are charged with strong-armed robbery in the Saturday afternoon theft of a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black.
Detective Sgt. Vincent Bellucci and Detective Joselito Rivas tracked the couple down to a Budget Inn in Parsipanny, where police there assisted with the arrests.
Colaneri and Gonzalez are being held on $20,000 bail each pending a Municipal Court hearing tomorrow.
CHIPLEY FLA Jan 17 2012 - Chipley Police Department announces the arrest of a Bonifay couple, Justin Wade Ward, 30, and Candice Lashae Ward, 28, of Bonifay in relation to a Wal-Mart Fraud Case after extensive investigation on Friday, Jan. 13.
According to the report, the Chipley Police Department opened an investigation in November 2011, in reference to $1,000 dollars worth of stolen property.
The investigation began when a Holmes County resident made a complaint to the CPD in reference to the theft.
The victim had purchased approximately $1,000 dollars worth of items from Wal-Mart on Black Friday.
All the items purchased were to be Christmas presents for her grandchildren. Officers conducted the investigation, which lead them to Wal-Mart, where officers with the assistance of Wal-Mart security found that several items of stolen property had been returned to Wal-Mart for a refund. Items were returned for more than $900 dollars.
The Chipley Police Department identified Justin and Candice Ward of Bonifay as the suspects.
Both subjects were arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of fraud and dealing in stolen property.
“We are proud to get these individuals arrested and charged,” said Police Chief Kevin Crews. “Many hours of work were put into this case by both Officers of the Chipley Police Department and Wal-Mart personnel. It is not often that crimes of this nature end with such a positive result. In this instance Wal-Mart returned to the victim all the items that were stolen. I encourage all citizens to call with any information regarding any crimes to 638-6310.”
Source:Washington County News
TSA security officers to be monitored for exposure to dangerous levels of radiation www.privateofficer.com
Washington DC Jan 17 2012 Airport security officers are to be monitored for exposure to dangerous levels of radiation from the controversial scanners which are used to screen passengers before flights.
The Transport Security Administration’s decision to give radiation-measuring devices to security officers in 100 U.S. airports comes after years spent dismissing claims that the scanners pose any health threat.
Security workers have long-complained that they were not being properly informed about the health risks by the TSA, and the federal agency’s decision for further study only confirms their fears.
The machines have provoked health concerns about excessive radiation exposure since 2004 when a TSA study said that there were a handful of dangerous machines but then never removed the faulty ones.
Due to a lack of transparency during the tests, the fears continued to lurk among workers as the machines were used more and more as the years went on.
‘We don’t think the agency is sharing enough information,’ said
‘Radiation just invokes a lot of fear,’ security worker spokesman Milly Rodriguez.told USA Today in 2010.
In total, there are about 486 full-body scanners in 78 airports in the U.S., of which 247 are so-called backscatter machines. They expose a person to about 0.0025 millirem of radiation.
The chosen airports- or even how those airports will be decided upon- have not been announced.
Test results released by TSA in March showed some anomalies, such as missing data or calculation errors unrelated to safety. The agency ordered new tests for the scanners as well as other X-ray equipment used to screen baggage that had problematic reports.
The machines cannot produce more than 0.005 millirem per scan, according to TSA. In comparison, a chest X-ray will expose someone to 10 millirem of radiation and the maximum recommended exposure to radiation from man-made sources is 100 millirem per year, according to TSA.
The May figures show a significant improvement in radiation levels as the TSA grew to adapt to their new scanners.
In 2003 and 2004, a national study found that six of 281 examined machines had radiation levels that violated national laws. After announcing such a disturbing finding, however, they did little to quell the workers fears as they did not identify which were the six dangerous machines.
‘We continuously test out technology to ensure it is safe for both passengers and our officers and post all results to our website,’ said TSA spokesman Nico Melendez.
Hardin County TX Jan 17 2012 A Hardin County resident has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after he was rear-ended by a government employee during a mandatory hurricane evacuation order.
Drew Richard filed suit against the United States of America on Jan. 10 in the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division.
The collision occurred on Sept. 21, 2008, while Richard was driving a vehicle owned by his mother. Richard states he was returning home from a mandatory hurricane evacuation order when his vehicle was struck from the rear by a vehicle operated by Kyle McKee.
At the time of the crash, McKee was within the scope of his employment for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to keep a proper lookout, for traveling at an excessive rate of speed, failing to timely apply brakes, failing to take evasive action and yield the right of way, and for failing to turn his vehicle in order to avoid the collision.
The plaintiff is asking the court for an award of damages for pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, physical pain, emotional distress, inconvenience, limitations, restrictions on his usual activities, loss of well-being, loss of pleasures and enjoyments of life, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity, interest and court costs.
Richard is represented by Curtis L. Soileau of the Law Offices of Gilbert T. Adams PC in Beaumont.
U.S. District Judge Ron Clark is assigned to the case.
Case No. 1:12-cv-00022
Greene County VA Jan 17 2012 Authorities say that have a 5-year-old in custody after allegedly stabbing several people.
Greene County Sheriff Steve Smith says the child used an “edged weapon” in an attack on several people but he did not identify if the persons injured were realitives of the child.
Sheriff Smith says the child stabbed two other children and an adult.
Deputies were called to a mobile home park on Shady Grove Road in Ruckersville around 3:25 p.m. for a reported stabbing.
Sheriff Smith says the victims were all taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Smith says the 5-year-old is being evaluated.
Neighbors say it stemmed from an altercation over a juice box.
ATLANTA GA Jan 17 2012 — Authorities say a 30-year-old man has died after being shot repeatedly at a nightclub in northwest Atlanta.
Police tell The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the man was shot at a club in the 700 block of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard late Saturday night.
Police found the man after officers responded to reports of shots fired around 11:30 p.m. The dead man was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as Ferderian Bennett.
The medical examiner said he was shot at a nightclub known as Club Louise.
Two Chicago woman involved in shoplifting were wanted for immigration violations www.privateofficer.com
Northbrook IL Jan 17 2012 Two Chicago woman were charged with immigration violations in addition to retail theft after police stopped their vehicle on Willow Road Jan. 11.
Zofia Kwiatkowski, 58, and Patricia Kwiatkowski, 25, were charged with retail theft and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement violations after they allegedly fled HomeGoods, 840 Willow Road, Northbrook, with stolen merchandise, said Officer Mike Shep, spokesman for the Northbrook Police Department.
“They were fugitives from ICE,” Shep said. “Apparently, immigration was looking for them.”
The women fled the store with more than $300 worth of merchandise and headed westbound of Willow Road in their vehicle, Shep said.
A police report states that Zofia Kwiatkowski also hit a security guard “he was trying to keep them from driving away,” Shep said.
The elder Kwiatkowski also was charged with battery.
A police officer tailed the women’s vehicle on Willow Road and stopped it near Patriot Boulevard in Glenview, according to police.
Police found items in the vehicle with price tags still attached, according to authorities.
Police initially said the vehicle struck a light pole shortly after the incident occurred, but Shep said Monday that might not have been the case.
“I think that’s how it originally came out, but there was nothing in the report of them hitting anything,” he said.
The women were scheduled to appear in bond court Jan. 12. However, Cook County officers were closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and no one could be reached to elaborate on the charges.