Federal officials say the man, whose name was not disclosed, was going through a security checkpoint on Friday when an automated image technology scanner detected something amiss. A screener then found the 10-inch canister.
The man — who was scheduled to fly to Munich, Germany — was denied access to the gate. But the incident did not cause any disruptions or delays for passengers.
Further details were not disclosed.
Around 4:30 p.m., Ernesto Inurriaga Jr., 18, and a 17-year-old male reportedly fled from a store near 94th and Glendale avenues with stolen items, police said. A witness followed them and directed responding police officers.
As teens were approaching the Westgate area, officers reportedly ordered the men to stop. They refused, and the officers chased after and caught the pair.
One officer suffered minor injuries while trying to detain the suspects as other officers arrived, according to police. Both teens were arrested, and the officer was transported to a local hospital for a precautionary evaluation.
Inurriaga was arrested on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, resisting arrest and shoplifting. The juvenile was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and resisting arrest.
CLINTON, S.C. -June 21 2012
A Clinton Public Safety officer has been arrested, accused of stealing pills from storage.
Clarence Donald Lewis III, 36, of Greenwood has been charged with misconduct in office and theft of a controlled substance.
State investigators say while on duty, he took more than 100 Hydrocodone tablets from the inmate medication storage area at the Clinton Public Safety Department.
Public safety noticed the drug logs weren’t correct at the jail around the end of May, when they started an investigation which was handed over to SLED.
Lewis was suspended on the 15th and then terminated on the 18th. He had been with the department for around two and a half years.
The City of Clinton Department of Public Safety issued the following statement Wednesday afternoon.
“The Clinton Department of Public Safety takes pride in keeping the citizens of Clinton safe and secure. It is disappointing to say the least that one of our fellow officers crossed the line and violated the law. Mr. Lewis is being held accountable for his actions and held to the same standards as others in the community.”
Lewis was released on a $5,000 bond.
HANOVER, Va. June 21 2012– A Mechanicsville woman who pleaded guilty to faking cancer as part of a scam to raise money earlier this year has been arrested again.
Investigators from the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office arrested 42-year-old Martha A. Nicholas on five felony indictments in connection to an ongoing fraud investigation.
The investigation comes after the sheriff’s department received an anonymous tip in April 2011 that Nicholas was falsely claiming to have cancer.
Nicholas was indicted Tuesday by a Hanover County grand jury on three counts of Medicaid fraud and two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses.
Nicholas was arrested and taken to the Pamunkey Regional, but was later released on bond pending arraignment on June 27.
Nicholas pleaded guilty in February to two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses. Nicholas’ attorney said she regretted her actions and was struggling with a mental illness.
The crime angered the community since Nicholas had solicited money from folks on her behalf.
Nicholas’ attorney had said that the 42-year-old was convinced she had a physical ailment and that even members of her family believed she had cancer.
As part of the plea deal, prosecutors said Nicholas cannot seek employment with, solicit funds for, or advocate for any charitable or civic organization for a five-year period.
Spokane WA June 21 2012 A routine traffic stop on the Newport Highway on Tuesday afternoon became a gunfight that left two sheriff’s deputies wounded and set off a chaotic crime spree that stretched across most of north Spokane County.
The alleged gunman, 41-year-old Charles R. Wallace, fled the scene and led law enforcement on a high-speed chase in a sedan he carjacked after the shooting, firing repeatedly at pursuing cars before he shot and killed himself in the Deer Park area.
The deputies, described as seasoned law enforcement veterans, were in stable condition Tuesday night at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where one had surgery for his wounds.
“My deputies are OK,” Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Tuesday evening.
Police were searching for at least two other people who may have been with Wallace at the time of the shooting. They searched several neighborhoods Tuesday evening, and a SWAT team had a standoff on the 900 block of East Princeton Avenue. However, it was unclear whether any arrests were made in connection to the shooting.
Wallace was indicted just a month ago on federal charges connected to a heroin distribution ring that authorities allege supplied at least 100 grams of the drug.
Following his drug arrest, Wallace was allowed to leave jail without posting bail May 31 for inpatient drug treatment in Spokane Valley, while awaiting trial in the heroin trafficking case. The pretrial release conditions were approved by U.S. Magistrate Judge Cynthia Imbrogno.
SEATTLE WA June 21 2012 – Sheriffs say a link on a Facebook page led them to some disturbing material, and now a Snoqualmie Valley teacher has been arrested for possessing child pornography.
Parents and children had only nice things to say about substitute teacher Ted Bernstein, but beneath the surface, detectives say something sinister was going on.
If it weren’t for Facebook, police might never have found the library of child pornography they say Bernstein had been collecting. An acquaintance of the 64-year-old teacher was looking through his personal Facebook page when a link came up that made her stop everything.
“She checked his wall and she thought, ‘Oh, I wonder what Ted likes because there was a link that said he liked something,’ and when she clicked on it, it was shocking,” said parent Jennifer McDowell.
McDowell knows the woman who eventually alerted detectives to Bernstein’s Facebook page, and she says she’s seen the link.
“There were pictures of little girls, some of them in lingerie and in provocative poses,” she said.
Because he hasn’t officially been charged yet, King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West would not comment on Bernstein’s case.
But she said after reviewing the Facebook link, deputies went to a suspect’s house and found more child pornography on a personal computer. While detectives are still sifting through the evidence, nothing so far points to any local students being victimized.
“We’ve had no indication that he’s been doing anything at school, on school grounds or when he was teaching,” West said.
Bernstein has been a substitute teacher in the Snoqualmie Valley School District for at least the past decade, filling in at elementary, middle and high schools. The district took him off the substitute list last month when the allegations first surfaced, and last Friday deputies arrested him.
McDowell said she considered Bernstein to be a neighborhood friend who seemed quirky but harmless, but now she questions everything she thought she knew about him.
“There’s another element to this. He travels to Malaysia and all these countries constantly, so you have to know that something’s going on while he goes there,” she said.
BATON ROUGE, LA June 21 2012 – LSU Police have arrested three people in connection with an armed robbery that happened in May on the LSU campus.
Police said a student was robbed by a man in an alley between Pleasant Hall and the School of Music building around 11 p.m.
According to detectives, the suspect got away with the victim’s wallet and cell phone.
LSUPD released a surveillance image of a woman who is wanted for questioning related to the armed robbery. The image of the woman was distributed and led to the identity of Essence Daniels, a.k.a. Essence Hall, 17, of Baton Rouge.
Police say Daniels was present during the robbery and used the victim’s credit card at Baton Rouge retailers after the crime. Daniels was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on June 18 and charged with principal to armed robbery and theft.
Her arrest led to the arrest of two others involved in the armed robbery. Tyler Daniel Walker, 18, of Baker, LA, was also booked into Parish Prison and charged with principal to armed robbery. Police believe he was the driver of the car used in the robbery.
Police say the man they believe to be the gunman, Vyron Jarell Courtney, 18, of Baton Rouge, was already in jail on unrelated charges from an incident in Baker, LA. Courtney is charged with armed robbery.
The case is still being investigated.
Soledad CA June 21 2012 Eighteen inmates were injured Tuesday when fighting broke out among dozens of armed inmates at a maximum-security prison in Central California, corrections officials said.
One correctional officer hurt his back as he helped to break up the fight at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, but he was not assaulted by inmates, said Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The prison is located about 130 miles southeast of San Francisco and holds nearly 3,600 inmates.
The guard was taken to an outside hospital, as were 11 of the injured inmates, she said. One of the injured inmates was airlifted to a hospital by helicopter.
Seven more inmates were treated at the prison.
The 18 inmates had “a variety of slash wounds and stab wounds and some head trauma,” Thornton said. The inmate who was airlifted was stabbed in the head, she said.
She did not know the condition of the wounded inmates.
Of the 200 inmates in the exercise yard shortly before noon, 159 participated in the fighting, she said. Numerous inmate-made weapons were found later by guards who quelled the disturbance with pepper spray, tear gas and rubber bullets.
Most inmates were locked in their cells after the fight.
Thornton could not say what sparked the fighting or whether it was gang related. The cause was being investigated.
Hadley, Mass June 21 2012— Hadley police make major arrest after finding thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise in a vehicle.
Police say 40 year-old Anthony Hodge of Georgia was caught stealing from Walmart.
When they searched his car Monday morning, police found over $15,000 worth of stolen merchandise from a number of different retail stores.
They also found evidence that Hodge may be linked to other thefts from across the country because along with the stolen merchandise, officers found a variety of tools and materials that are used to manipulate packaging and security systems.
Police believe it was an organized crime.
Hodge is currently being held on charges including larceny over $250.00, possession of burglarious instrument, being a common and notorious thief, and receiving stolen property over $250.00
The women were putting business cards for Foxy Lady’s Private Escort on car windshields in the Moultrie Home Depot parking lot.
An undercover officer took one of their cards and paid them a visit.
Rhonda Crickenberger and Mary Ann Pugh are now charged with prostitution.
“They were not thinking, I’m sorry, when you advertise something like that, even though you put on their private escort, people know what that is about,” said Moultrie Police Investigator Cpl. Dave Underwood.
The cards they placed on vehicles outside the Moultrie Home Depot promoted their escort service.
“Who is the main customer sat Home Depot, its guys, construction workers, electricians, carpenters, that is a good place to market something like that,” said Underwood.
Customers called police, who set up an undercover sting operation.
“He made contact, he called their number and said he was interested so they told him to come,” said Underwood.
The woman on the phone told the undercover officer to meet her at the Cocomo Inn.
“He goes in and he meets with the girls, he asked him how much and they told him how much for how long,” said Underwood.
Police say 25-year-old Rhonda Crickenberger and 31-year-old Mary Ann Pugh offered sex.
They told the officer it would cost $100 for 30 minutes with either one of them.
“It was very clear what they wanted and the services they were providing, it was very clear what he would get for the money so, there was no doubting it, what it was all about,” said Underwood.
The women were arrested and charged with prostitution.
Donald Adams goes to Home Depot about three times a week.
He says prostitution is morally wrong.
“If a man goes out and pays for it and everything, and if he doesn’t use proper protection, then he could wind up with stuff that he wouldn’t want to take back home to mama,” said Adams.
Still, Adams admits the women had a pretty good marketing plan.
“It was smart because of the marketing purposes, but legally, no they shouldn’t have been doing it,” said Adams.
Adams is just thankful no card was left on his truck, because if his wife found it, she wouldn’t have been too happy.
Prostitution is a misdemeanor and the women are already out of jail.
MENTOR, Ohio June 21 2012 - A man in northeastern Ohio was arrested for allegedly making meth inside a Walmart.
Store security officers say they spotted 37-year-old James Richardson placing crystal meth ingredients in his shopping cart, combining them in a salt shaker he pulled off a shelf and then shaking the container.
It’s a method known as “shake and bake.”
Police arrested Richardson as he tried to leave the store.
The Dallas Sheriff’s Department is reeling because Deputy James Yarbrough potentially put his fellow SWAT officers in grave danger when he told a man that they were coming to his business with a warrant.
“People have been shot on warrants without warning. Now these folks have warning that they are coming and they could be getting ready for them,” said Sheriff Lupe Valdez. “That’s extremely dangerous for our warrant folks.”
The deputy of four years resigned while being questioned by internal affairs investigators about the incident, which involved an auto garage that was suspected of selling bogus inspection stickers.
“He did cause problems for our warrant team. In this case it turned out alright but it could have turned out harmful for our officers,” Sheriff Valdez said.
Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell said commissioners will be briefed by the sheriff in a closed session during Tuesday’s meeting.
“It put the lives of each one of those SWAT team members in jeopardy and that’s something that cannot be tolerated,” he said.
The Dallas Sheriff Fraternal Order of Police President Scott Guiselman said he and his members are shocked because many considered Yarbrough a friend and a real nice, standup guy.
“This is just the worst betrayal you can do in any kind of law enforcement situation. This is a family. This is a brotherhood. This is not something you would do to any brother or family member,” Guiselman said.
Yarbrough admits what he did. He said he followed his heart with a friend and made a bad decision that he deeply regrets
San Francisco CA June 21 2012 A nightclub security guard was slashed in his foot early Tuesday morning by a rowdy customer in the Excelsior neighborhood, police Officer Albie Esparza said.
A 27-year-old San Francisco man was reportedly becoming belligerent at the club in the 4700 block of Mission Street just after midnight, Esparza said. The man’s friends tried to calm him down, to no avail.
The 62-year-old guard had stepped in to help subdue the man when they fell to the ground, and at some point during the melee, the guard was slashed in the foot, Esparza said.
The guard was ultimately able to subdue and detain the man until police arrived. Marco Tulio Samayoa-Corado was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Esparza said.