Pearl Police Department, Mississippi
End of Watch: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 5/1/2012
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Shot and killed
Senior Investigator Mike Walters was shot and killed as he and other detectives attempted to serve warrants on a man in an apartment complex on Colony Park Drive at approximately 11:15 am.
The man was wanted for sexual battery of a minor and possession of child pornography. After entering the apartment the detectives located the man hiding in a bathtub. As the man resisted arrest the officers attempted to use a taser on him. He opened fire on the officers, striking Investigator Walters in the face and wounding two other officers. One of the wounded officers was able to return fire and killed the subject.
All three officers were transported to University of Mississippi Medical Center, where Investigator Walters succumbed to his wound approximately 40 minutes later.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Police Chief Ben Schuler
Pearl Police Department
2422 Old Brandon Road
Pearl, MS 39208
Phone: (601) 932-3569
HENDERSON, Nev. May 1 2012 (AP) — A boy died Saturday, hours after being attacked by his family’s dog while celebrating his first birthday in Henderson.
Police say the boy, Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan, was on the floor with his grandmother in the living room of her house late Friday when he crawled over to the dog and started petting him.
The dog, a 6-year-old Mastiff/Rhodesian ridgeback mix weighing about 120 pounds, latched his jaws around the boy’s head and began shaking him back and forth.
The boy was rushed to a hospital, where he died early Saturday.
The boy turned 1 year old on Thursday.
Police say the dog is being declared vicious and will be euthanized.
The family told police they had owned the dog since he was a puppy and he had never been aggressive toward people.
HOUSTON Fla May 1 2012 - As many as three men are wanted after a shootout outside a southeast Houston game room. Houston police said an armed security guard, Steve Martinez, was attacked and robbed early Monday.
The crime happened at a game room in the 3300 block of Broadway Street and Detroit Street at around 2 a.m.
According to police, the three masked gunmen walked up to Martinez in the parking lot and pointed a gun at his face.
“I was just standing outside ready to smoke a cigarette when three males came by me and pointed a gun. So I pulled my gun out, they shot and missed. I shot, don’t know if I hit or not,” said Steven Martinez, security guard assaulted.
Moments after Martinez pulled out his gun, the suspects wrestled Martinez to the ground and stole his weapon, police said.
The men also fired several times, but officials said no one was hit.
“They took his gun. They beat him down a little bit, that’s it. They tried to shoot into his head two times. They missed him,” said Martinez’s brother.
Martinez had only been on the job for nine months.
Police said they are reviewing the security camera video in an effort to track down the shooters. Witnesses said the gunmen took off in a silver Nissan sedan.
Investigators said they believe the robbers were not going to rob the game room, but instead wanted the guard’s weapon.
LAS VEGAS TX May 1 2012 – Las Vegas police have arrested a teacher for indecent exposure and open and gross lewdness.
Police say since December of 2011, officers have received at least 10 reports of a man masturbating in public in the area surrounding Lake Mead and Rainbow Boulevards. In every case the suspect was gone when officers got to the scene.
Police started investigating and arrested 35-year-old Timothy Lawson on April 27, 2012. Lawson is a teacher and assistant wrestling coach at Cimarron Memorial High School.
Anyone with any information or who may have been a victim of Lawson is asked to call Metro’s Sexual Assault Detail at 828-3421 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC May 1 2012 - Bond was denied Monday for the man accused of carjacking, kidnapping, and murdering an Indonesian woman over the weekend.
The North Charleston Police Department has charged Tyler Brown-Kelly, 27, is charged with kidnapping, carjacking, possession of a firearm during a violent crime, attempted armed robbery. He is facing a murder charge from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.
Berkeley Coroner’s Office identified the woman found dead near Interstate 26 on Jedburg Road Saturday morning as 31-year-old Luh Endang Susiani, of Indonesia.
Coroner Bill Salisbury said Susiani died from a gunshot wound to the head.
The North Charleston Police Department officials say they responded to a carjacking just before midnight in the 5600 block of Dorchester Road.
Police say Brown-Kelly approached Susiani and another male victim in the parking lot demanding their black 2000 Toyota Camry. Brown-Kelly also demanded that the female victim get into the car with him, police say.
Brown-Kelly then fled in the vehicle with Susiani, who was found dead on the entrance ramp of I-26 near Jedburg Road a short time later.
A little later, Dorchester County deputies located the car at a club on Mckeen Street in St. George, where Brown-Kelly was seen running from the vehicle. He was taken into custody in St. George.
CHESTERFIELD, VA May 1 2012- - A Richmond man was taken to the hospital and arrested after hitting a police officer and jumping from a bridge.
It happened around 11:20 p.m. Saturday when police responded to a disabled motorist call on Woods Edge Road at the I-95 overpass.
Chesterfield police said the officer saw Jayvon Clemmons, 26, of the 5600 block of Erich Court, sitting beside his car with a bottle of vodka in his hand. They said Clemmons threw the bottle, striking the officer and then jumped from the bridge. He landed about 30 feet below on a median.
Clemmons was taken to VCU Medical Center with serious injuries. He will be charged with assaulting an officer. He was also wanted for failing to appear in court for a DUI charge.
The officer was also treated at the hospital and released.
University of South Alabama police arrest 1, search for second suspect in robbery www.privateofficer.com
MOBILE, Alabama May 1 2012 – University of South Alabama police have arrested 1 suspect in an armed robbery and are searching for a second suspect, according to a press release from the school.
The Mobile campus went into lockdown at about 3 p.m. today, and the lockdown was lifted about 8 p.m.
USA police said that a student in Delta 4 residence hall reported he was robbed at gunpoint by 2 people he invited to his room. Neither suspect is believed to be a University of South Alabama student, according to the USA police release.
“The two individuals robbed him of approximately $1,000 and his cell phone and fled. A shot was fired but no one was injured,” states the release.
South Alabama police arrested one suspect, but continue to search for a second suspect, who is believed to have left campus.
“The remaining suspect is described as a black male, thin build, dark complexion and a short Afro hairstyle,” states the release.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or who witnesses suspicious activity should contact USA police at 251-460-6312.
RICHMOND, VA May 1 2012 – Crooks are getting pretty savvy when it comes to online scams. There’s a scary one you need to watch out for if you do your banking online. Criminals are creating fake chat boxes in hopes of draining your account.
Rex Hockemeyer, with Union First Market Bank says crooks are using fake pop-up chat boxes to collect your personal information. He says, “It is difficult to track and these people are computer programmers so they are pretty savvy.”
It happens when your computer is infected with malware. The malicious program waits for you to enter a bank site and then attacks. A fake chat box, that appears to be from your bank pops up and the criminals go to work. “The scammer will ask for your personal information, your user ID, your password, maybe your account number. Banks already have that information,” Hockemeyer says.
A red flag you’re infected with this chat box virus, you may get a grammatically challenged message on your computer that says, “The system couldn’t identify your PC. You will be contacted by a representative of bank to confirm your personality. Please pass the process of additional verification otherwise your account will be locked.”
The key to protection, Hockemeyer says remember, the bank already knows who you are and will never ask for your personal information. If someone does, it is almost always a scam, log off the site and call your bank. Another safeguard, download an antivirus program on your computer. Hockemeyer says, “Load it on your computer, make sure it is current. That will protect a large percentage from these types of scams because the software can’t be loaded on your computer to begin with.”
Banks like Union First, work hard to keep you safe and offer tips on their website about scams and fraud schemes to watch out for. Charles Driest, is the Online Banking Manager for Union First, he says this pop box scam shouldn’t deter you from banking online. “No definitely don’t be afraid, online banking is very safe we utilize multiple levels of security,” he says.
Banking experts say when you use the chat box feature, pay close attention to the message from the person on the other end. Check for grammar mistakes , look for your bank’s logo and other branding, it should be consistent with your banking site. Union First says it is not aware of any victims and like all banks, it continues to work hard to stay one step ahead of the criminals. Driest says, “You look at bank vaults and bank vaults went from being very simple, to very sophisticated and online is very much the same thing.”
If you think you’re a victim don’t wait around, check your account to make sure all your money is there and of course contact your bank.
For more information on this scam visit the link below.
Florida elementary school teacher arrested in a marijuana grow house operation www.privateofficer.com
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. May 1 2012 (AP) — A Charlotte County elementary school teacher and her husband have been arrested in a marijuana grow house operation.
Deidra Michelle Hanna and Paul Shane Hanna were arrested Sunday at their home in Port Charlotte. They face several charges including cultivation of marijuana and tampering with evidence. They’re being held on $9,500 bond each.
A sheriff’s office statement says deputies found items outside the home that were “consistent with a marijuana growing operation.” Officials later noticed smoke billowing from the home and a strong smell of marijuana. Fire rescue officials were called to the scene and detectives went inside. They found a barrel in the garage that was used to burn marijuana.
With a signed search warrant, detectives also found the garage fully equipped to grow hydroponic marijuana.
The man gun allegedly misfired while the man was removing the gun to leave in his car before entering the store at 3302 Southeast Military Drive.
San Antonio police said the man was uncooperative, but that surveillance video showed the man shot himself on accident.
An off-duty nurse helped the man right away and called for help, police said. He was then rushed to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Baltimore MD May 1 2012 Police on patrol at about 1 a.m., spotted a crowd outside the Paradox nightclub south of M&T Bank Stadium and saw a 25-year-old woman lying on the sidewalk unresponsive as security personnel from the club performed CPR.
She was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center where she was pronounced dead at about 2:20 a.m.
Police identified the woman as Karen Huskey, of Tennessee. There were no signs of foul play, and the body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for further investigation.
Police say that the death is being investigated as an unclassified death at this time.
CrossIron Mills mall security officer recieves award for rescuing abducted woman www.privateofficer.com
CrossIron Mills mall security officer, Khalid Shahid received a Detachment Commander’s Certificate of Appreciation for his role in rescuing a woman who was abducted and assaulted by her ex-boyfriend on March 28.
The presentation took place April 30 at 11 a.m. in the mall’s food court near the Concord Security office with Lieutenant Tony Hamori, officer in charge of Airdrie RCMP Detachment, making the presentation.
“Mr. Shahid’s quick thinking and actions were instrumental in assuring the safety of the victim as well as assisting the officers with the arrest of the suspect,” stated an RCMP press release.
After receiving a note passed from the woman to a good Samaritan, Shahid called the police, found the victim and suspect and secured their location.
On duty, plain clothes RCMP members were nearby when the call was received and responded immediately to the mall’s security office. Upon their arrival, one of the officers spoke to the victim and identified herself as an officer. The suspect immediately became angry and assaulted the victim in front of the police officers. He also resisted arrest when officers tried to arrest him, actively fighting with police.
“The assistance of the public is always an asset when policing a community and Mr. Shahid’s assistance in this investigation was greatly appreciated,” stated the release.
The suspect, an Innisfail man that can’t be named, has been charged with 15 counts including break and enter with intent, forcible confinement, choking to overcome resistance, assault, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and other offences.
LEEDS, AL May 1 2012- The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that a man was killed after being involved in a motorcycle accident at Barber Motorsports Park.
The accident happened on Sunday. The coroner says the victim was 33-year-old Brandon Williford from Riverview, Florida. Williford died when his motorcycle collided with another bike and he struck a guardrail. This is the second time in three years a motorcyclist has been killed on the track.
Public relations for Barber Motorsports park referred Fox 6 to the company that was renting the park this weekend, Sportbike Track Time. The Michigan-based company sells opportunities for amateur racers to get some time on major tracks like Barber. Participants could buy 20 minutes of time on the track this weekend for $235.
The company’s website says it puts riders into three groups: novice, intermediate and advanced. Riders are supposed to tell the company which group they fit in, and Sportbike Track Time also has race coaches who can move riders from one skill level to another if they think they’ve been misplaced.
The only statement company officials made Monday about the death of a customer was this paragraph posted on their website:
“It is with regret and sadness that we confirm a fatality took place during Sportbike Track Time at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday resulting in the death of one of our participants and a member of our Sportbike family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the participant’s family and we ask that you respect their privacy during this time.”
Monterey CA May 1 2012 A Salinas man was arrested on multiple charges late Saturday night after apartment complex security guards called police to report a car with no license plates and suspicious activity.
Police said they were called to the Village North Lagoon Townehouse complex at 2398 N. Main St. shortly before 10:30 p.m. when security first contacted a man parking a car on the property without a permit and then seeing him run from a freshly burglarized car.
Police said they traced their suspect, Zachary Dobbs, 27, to his mother’s apartment in the complex and arrested him on suspicion of auto theft, burglary, possession of stolen property, parole violation and an outstanding felony warrant.
Brunswick Community College employee arressted-fired from overrelationship with a minor www.privateofficer.com
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC May 1 2012 - Officials at Brunswick Community College say they have fired an employee in their IT department after he was arrested on charges of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor.
The victim is a 16-year-old student, who is currently enrolled in the Brunswick County Early College High School program on the campus of BCC.
IT Technician Josue Juarez, 30 years old, was arrested and charged today on charges of indecent liberties with a minor and sexual battery. A release from the school says Juarez was suspended from his job last Thursday after college officials got a report of this activity. Juarez was fired today after the arrest.
Juarez was originally hired September 1st, 2007.
EDMOND OK May 1 2012 — University of Central Oklahoma officials will evaluate security measures after the weekend incident involving the alleged abduction and shooting of a student, an official said.
Two men have been arrested in the alleged weekend kidnapping, beating, robbery and shooting of the student, OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said. At about 9 p.m. Friday, a 23-year-old man picked up two unknown men in the parking lot of the Central Plaza Apartments on the UCO campus.
Jeff Harp, UCO’s executive director of Police Services, said Central Plaza was locked following normal security procedures Friday night, which would have prevented the suspects from entering the facility unless they were with a resident.
At this time the information campus police have is that the victim met them outside the facility and then willingly and without duress departed campus in a vehicle, Harp said.
“Incidents like this are very rare, especially for UCO,” Harp said. “As with all incidents that are reported to us, we have and will continue to evaluate security and safety measures in light of what occurred and make changes when necessary.”
Brown said during a drive along Interstate 35, the two men pulled a gun on the victim, robbed and beat him. The beating lasted about a half hour as the three drove to the area of Interstate 35 and Seward Road, Brown said.
“At some point the victim was shot one time in the leg,” she said. “The car then swerved off the road and hit an embankment. The two males ran from the scene leaving the victim inside the car.”
Shortly after, a passerby noticed the victim badly beaten inside the car in the middle of Douglas Boulevard just north of Seward, Brown said. That passerby called 911 at about 10 p.m. Friday, she said.
Since the victim did not know the two suspects, OSBI agents and Logan County sheriff’s deputies spent the night identifying and tracking down the two, ultimately discovering them inside an apartment at Langston University at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Brown said.
A search warrant was served by OSBI agents with the help of Langston University police at the Centennial Court Apartments dorm, Brown said.
After searching the apartment and finding evidence of the crime, two arrests were made, Brown said.
Randale Anderson, 19, and Sir Demarco Dartnayon Bledsoe, 23, were arrested on complaints of robbery and kidnapping, Brown said.
The suspects were booked in to the Logan County Jail, Brown said. More charges are expected. Anderson is a student at Langston and was living at the dorm where the two suspects were found, Brown said.
Each suspect faces one kidnapping complaint and one robbery complaint, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. Arraignment, when a suspect is advised of charges, was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday.
Brown said the victim was flown to the OU Medical Center and underwent surgery for the gunshot wound to his leg. He is expected to make a full recovery, she said.
The incident comes just five days after a shoplifter was sentenced to 35 years in prison for chopping off part of the left ear of a security guard at the same Fred Meyer on Dec. 11. The victim in that attack, David Morrison, who is the security department’s manager, has not returned to work full time and was not present during Monday’s confrontation, Longview officer Ryan Blonien said.
Blonien said the suspect in Monday’s confrontation turned and waved a two-foot-long sword when a store security employee confronted him at around 12:30 p.m. The employee wasn’t injured, and the suspect fled.
Blonien said police were still searching Monday afternoon for the suspect, who is white and wore a black hat, a black leather jacket and jeans. No other description was available shortly after the incident, Blonien said. Police did not identify the security guard involved or say what the suspect was attempting to steal.
A Longview police spokesman did not immediately return calls seeking more details.
Monday’s confrontation bore a chilling similarity to the December attack, in which Adrian Kramer was wheeling a shopping cart of stolen merchandise from the store when he suddenly turned and swung an hatchet at Morrison, who was closing in to confront him. Doctors were unable to attach Morrison’s ear.
In an interview following Kramer’s trial, Morrison said the Longview store is plagued by shoplifters and that, in this area, the problem is rivaled only by Fred Meyer stores in urban Portland.
Fred Meyer’s loss-prevention specialists, who are tasked with spotting and stopping shoplifters, are governed by the store’s hands-off policy, which means they can’t grab or otherwise physically restrain suspected shoplifters, Morrison said. He said stopping shoplifters has become increasingly dangerous and that the policy needs to be revised to allow security staff to more aggressively confront particularly brazen shoplifters.
On Monday, Blonien, who responded to the December hatchet attack and testified in Kramer’s trial, found himself once again in the store’s parking lot. Part of the problem, he said, is that the store is near a few high-crime neighborhoods that cause “big problems.”
“The people who are committing the crimes are willing to take more risks,” he said.
Fred Meyer spokeswoman Melinda Merrill said Monday that she knew few details about the samurai confrontation.
“I don’t know what happened inside the store that precipitated this,” she said.
Merrill said the samurai and hatchet incidents do not point to a dangerous pattern at the Longview store. Monday’s dust-up, she said, was simply a matter of bad timing because it came so soon after Kramer’s trial.
“The ear incident was extraordinary,” Merrill said, adding that Monday’s samurai standoff “is a little bit more on par with a day in the life of a loss prevention employee.”
HENDERSONVILLE, TN May 1 2012 - Hendersonville police said an officer riding a horse was assaulted by shoplifters on Saturday.
Police were called to investigate a shoplifting call at the Streets of Indian Lake.
The officer attempted to stop those involved as they made it to their vehicle, police said. The suspects attempted to strike the officer and his horse as they left the scene in a white 2005 Buick LaCross.
As the accused shoplifters fled the area, they also struck another vehicle in the area.
Police took into custody Taneisha N. Peoples, 25, of Nashville on charges of criminal conspiracy.
Warrants have been taken out for Troy D. Tyson, 21, and Aireal L. Dixon, 20, both of Nashville, who authorities believe were both involved.
Police said Tyson has history of violence towards police officers and has outstanding warrants in Williamson County and Clarksville.
Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.
Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va May 1 2012 – Law enforcement agencies in Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover and Richmond are investigating whether or not the man charged with robbing a Colonial Heights Dress Barn Saturday could be responsible for a string of armed robberies.
Police arrested 46-year-old Darrell Lamont Harris, of Richmond, Sunday night in connection with the robbery of the store on Southpark Boulevard. He’s charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, wearing a mask in public, robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, larceny and 9 counts of abduction.
Now investigators believe Harris may be tied to 14 other commercial robberies across the region, all of which are frequented primarily by women.
According to a release issued by Chesterfield Police this afternoon, In each incident the suspect entered the store armed and masked between 7 and 9 p.m. He placed the stolen cash into a black, drawstring bag and fled.
In some of the robberies, the suspect was seen pacing in front of stores without a mask prior to entering the stores. No one was injured in any of the incidents.
Detectives believe at least one other person was also involved in these robberies as a driver.
Here’s the list of robberies officials believe may be related, provided by Chesterfield County Police:
- Royal Nails, 10052 Robious Road, Chesterfield, on Jan. 17.
- Catherine’s Plus, 10410 Midlothian Turnpike, Chesterfield, on Jan. 18.
- American Apparel, 3140 W. Cary St., Richmond, on Jan. 23.
- Beauty Empire, 11844 Hull Street Road, Chesterfield, on Jan. 27.
- Shoe Show, 7419 Midlothian Turnpike, Chesterfield, on Jan. 30.
- Dress Barn, 9920 Brook Road, Henrico, on Jan. 31.
- Dress Barn, 7225 Bell Creek Road, Hanover, on Feb. 2.
- DEB, 4501 S. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, on Feb. 3.
- CATO, 2530 Sheila Lane, Richmond, on Feb. 6.
- Spa Nails, 125 Turner Road, Chesterfield, on Feb. 6.
- DOTS, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Henrico, on Feb. 7.
- DOTS, 11408 W. Broad St., Henrico, on Feb 9.
- Plato’s Closet, 9766 Midlothian Turnpike, Chesterfield, on April 18.
- CATO, 3063 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Henrico, on April 23.
If you have any information about any of these robberies you’re asked to contact one of the police departments directly, or call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.