Chattanooga TN Aug 25 2012 A Chattanooga fire captain died Monday morning shortly after reporting to his station for work.
Capt. Roulos Davis, 49, fell ill while inside Station 14 in the St. Elmo district of the city, according to a department news release.
His fellow firefighters quickly administered CPR, but were unsuccessful. Davis died shortly after arriving at a local hospital.
The exact cause of death has not been determined, but it appears the 25-year veteran died of natural causes.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Assistant Chief Timothy J. Lamere was transported by fellow firefighters and EMTs from Northern Ambulance to Alice Hyde Medical Center where he died, according to the USFA.
The cause of death of the six-year veteran of the department is still being determined.
Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Constable Fire Station.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. at the fire station.
One man beaten unconscious -another shot 4 times during 49ers-Raiders game file lawsuits www.privateofficer.com
In the previously unpublicized litigation filed in November, the two Bay Area men claim the defendants acted negligently and breached their contract to provide a safe event Aug. 20, 2011, at Candlestick Park. They cited the Bryan Stow beating at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles as fair warning and took statements from 49ers great Joe Montana, who once said the team advised players to keep their families home during Raiders games because it wasn’t safe.
Serious bouts of NFL fan violence have made national headlines in recent years, the latest involving a Raiders fan shot in the face by an Arizona Cardinals fan outside a preseason game between the two teams near Phoenix on Aug. 17. The incidents prompted teams to re-evaluate security last year and for the upcoming season.
According to the twin lawsuits filed by 49ers fans Daniel Long and Gabriel Navarrette in San Francisco Superior Court, the 49ers failed to “proactively create an environment that was free from fighting, taunting or threatening remarks and/or gestures and gang activity.”
The Aug. 20, 2011, preseason game between the cross-bay rivals was the scene of two shootings and two serious beatings, along with numerous alcohol-fueled fights. In the aftermath, 49ers owner Jed
York asked the NFL to suspend future games between the two teams indefinitely; the 49ers also ramped up security measures, including instituting a ban on postgame drinking and tailgating in parking lots. Still, visiting New Orleans Saints fans complained about harassment during a subsequent playoff game, and San Francisco police officers began attending games undercover in opponent’s jerseys to find rabble-rousers.
The 49ers declined to comment on the allegations but issued a brief statement.
“The San Francisco 49ers are committed to providing a safe game day environment for all fans. That commitment has led to the highest security level rating given by the NFL. We cannot comment on the specifics of this case as litigation is ongoing,” the team said.
The NFL’s attorney declined to comment, and an attorney representative for Landmark Security said the company’s lawyer would not be able to respond.
Witnesses and YouTube videos painted a chaotic scene in the parking lot and inside Candlestick Park at the Aug. 20, 2011, game, with multiple brawls between 49ers and Raiders fans.
During the fourth quarter, one Bay Area man was assaulted and knocked unconscious in an upper-level men’s restroom, police said. About 15 minutes after the 49ers beat the Raiders 17-3, another man, in his 20s, was shot in the face in Lot V near RV parking on the north side of the stadium by a man wearing a Raiders jersey, police said.
About 20 minutes later, Navarrette was beaten unconscious by a group of men who had been drinking in the internal parking lot, the lawsuit claims. As the men beat him up, Long attempted to rescue his friend and was shot four times.
Both 26-year-old men have been physically and economically affected by the incident, the lawsuits contend. The two seek unspecified damages.
San Francisco police said this week that investigations into all the major incidents in and around Candlestick that day remain open but inactive. No suspects have been charged.
In their case, Long and Navarrette claim 49ers senior management from 1979 through 1989 would warn players to keep their families home during Raiders games because of the likelihood of violence and that the team knew the atmosphere had not changed.
“Safety concerns expressed more than 25 years earlier had not abated and, in fact, had escalated with the October 2010 stabbing in the parking lot before the Raiders game,” the two men claimed.
In an ESPN interview shortly after last year’s 49ers-Raiders game, Montana said legendary coach Bill Walsh addressed players before Raiders games.
“Tell your families to sit this one out and watch it on TV,” Montana recalled Walsh saying in the interview. “It just wasn’t that safe to be around.”
Geoffrey Becker, a Lafayette attorney representing Long and Navarrette, declined to comment on the lawsuit, but confirmed that Montana and long snapper Brian Jennings had been deposed.
Jennings, the team’s longest tenured player, had told the San Francisco Chronicle in the days after the game that it’s “against Jennings family policy” to attend Raiders games.
Recent history backs up those concerns, the men allege. The lawsuit cites a stabbing at Mile High Stadium during a 2009 Raiders-Broncos game as another example that the 49ers and their security should have been better prepared to handle Raider Nation, and the men assert no additional parking lot security was employed.
The highly publicized March 31, 2011, beating of San Francisco Giants fan Stow outside the Los Angeles Dodgers’ stadium should have alerted security to increased threats during high-profile sporting events and intense rivalries, the lawsuit claims. Stow is still recovering from his severe injuries and has sued the Dodgers.
More immediately, the defendants knew that a 49ers patron had already been shot in the internal parking lot where Navarrette had parked his car, that the assailant in that shooting was still on the loose, and that the weapon had not been found, the men claimed.
Liability cases like these, based on a presumed contract between the ticket holder and the event sponsors or managers of the premises, are difficult to prove, said Ivan Golde, an Oakland attorney who has represented former and current NFL players.
“You’re blaming the 49ers for something a third party did,” he said.
“Would the proper security have avoided the accident? That’s hard to prove and nebulous,” Golde said. “It’s kind of hard to hold the team or league responsible for the intentional criminal behavior of unruly fans.”
A jury could award a percentage of liability of fault, but Golde said he anticipates a settlement before the trial’s scheduled start Aug. 19, 2013 — the day before the game’s second anniversary.
Dallas TX Aug 25 2012 Update at 6:12 p.m.: Moments ago, Dallas PD posted this narrative to its Facebook page.
On August 19, 2012 Deanna Patrick (b/f/32) was found deceased in the bathtub of her residence located in the 9300 block of Crimnson Court. Delvecchio Patrick (b/m/11-17-76) has been arrested in connection with this incident and has been charged with murder. The circumstances surrounding the victim’s death are still under investigation. The office is documented on Service number 206134Z.
The Department is currently conducting a comprehensive review of an August 17, 2012 911 call from the victim. This review will include the process followed by Communications’ personnel and patrol officers in response to the call. The comments contained in this call contains evidence directly related to the homicide and could interfere with the investigation and prosecution if released.
The Department’s preliminary review has determined that the 911 call originated from a cell phone. As a result, the 911 call-taker did not know the exact address of the caller. The 911 call taker attempted to obtain the address from the caller, while simultaneously conducting a search of previous calls from the same cell phone number to determine an associated address. The call taker also notified the 911 on-duty supervisor of the ongoing issue. The call was forwarded to the dispatcher but could not be dispatched to field officers until an address was determined. Once the address was confirmed, the 911 call taker updated the call information so the call could be dispatched. The process of obtaining the address and updating the call information took approximately 9 minutes.
Once obtaining an address, the dispatcher gave the call to the first available police field element. The officers that received the call arrived at the location and knocked at the door. When no one answered, they requested a call-back of the caller which went to voicemail. They also checked the perimeter windows of the home and spoke with neighbors who reported that they had not heard any disturbance.
The Department is seeking to determine if the nature of the call was sufficiently communicated through each step of the process to the responding officers and the appropriateness of their response based on the information provided.
Original item posted at 2:22 p.m.: A woman was found dead in her southern Dallas home Sunday, two days after she called 911 to report that her husband was attacking her.
The cause of death for Deanna Cook, 32, was pending an autopsy, but police records state she died of “homicidal violence.”
Her ex-husband, Delvecchio Patrick, was booked into the Dallas County jail on a charge of murder early Monday. His bail was set at $500,000.
According to police records, Deanna Cook called 911 about 10:54 a.m. Friday. She could be heard screaming for her ex-husband to stop attacking her. “Delvecchio, why are you doing this?” Cook yelled, according to police records.
“Red, please stop, I didn’t do anything to you,” she said, referring to him by his nickname.
According to police, a 911 dispatcher alerted responding officers to the severity of the situation. But when officers arrived to the home in the 9300 block of Crimnson Court near Interstate 20 and Dowdy Ferry Road and got no answer at the door, they left.
Two days later, as Cook’s family grew concerned about her well-being, they went to the home and found her dead.
Delvecchio Patrick also has a history of alleged domestic violence against his wife, Dallas County court records show.
Justus Aram Miller, 30, told Justice of the Peace John Odlin that he has no phone, no job and no home. When Odlin read him his rights and detailed the charges against him, Miller told the judge he understood, “but most of that is false.”
Miller allegedly threatened the security guard on Thursday after refusing to leave the doctors’ parking area, according to an affidavit filed by Deputy Missoula County Attorney Shawn Thomas.
The officer told police that “Miller pulled a box cutter from his pocket and said words to the effect, ‘I’m going to cut you security bitches,’ ” the charging documents said.
Police arrested Miller walking along Spruce Street. He had a box cutter in his back pocket, according to Thomas’ affidavit.
He’s charged with assault with a weapon, a felony with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a $50,000 fine.
Odlin ordered him held on $25,000 bail, and told him to keep away from St. Pat’s. As to Miller’s other issues, public defender Russell LaFontaine said that “we have attorneys and other specialists coming to deal with Mr. Miller.”
The Times-News of Burlington reported (http://bit.ly/O8B56M) the lawsuit was filed last week by Barry Thomas Owen. The original lawsuit had been dismissed last year.
Sheriff’s spokesman Randy Jones says Johnson has not been served with the lawsuit and cannot comment.
The lawsuit says Johnson assaulted Owen in 2008. It also says Johnson later became aware of allegations by Amanda Owen and encouraged deputies to pursue her charges against Barry Owen.
He was cleared of most of the allegations by his ex-wife.
Amanda Owen was later prosecuted for fraud and filing false claims.
PORTLAND OR Aug 25 2012 - A Milwaukie youth league coach has been charged with child sex abuse involving a player.
Police arrested 49-year-old Gary Clausen on nine counts of sex abuse. Detectives began their investigation after hearing in April that Clausen had inappropriate contact with a 16-year-old girl.
Police executed a search warrant at Clausen’s SE Portland house and car Thursday.
The charges were all related to one victim who Clausen had coached. Police expressed concerns there could be more victims.
Clausen is described as a well-known coach who also coached youth football, basketball and baseball outside of the school district. He is also the former President of Mount Hood Little League.
WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. Aug 25 2012 (AP) — A teenage Missouri girl reported missing more than two years ago told police she escaped a home in a decaying, crime-ridden Illinois village where she was held captive and subjected to sexual assaults that resulted in a child.
About two dozen members of a SWAT team wearing body armor and tactical gear raided the home Thursday afternoon in southwestern Illinois’ Washington Park, taking into custody a 24-year-old man and his mother.
“The conditions in there were definitely deplorable,” St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly, the county’s top prosecutor, told The Associated Press on Friday after consulting with investigators at the scene.
Police also recovered the teen’s young child, who the girl said was the result of rape by her captor. The child was taken away in an ambulance.
No charges had been filed as of Friday morning, though Kelly said he anticipated investigators would submit reports for his review later in the day.
Initial evidence suggests that “some of the details are consistent with what the young lady is saying, and I think there’s something to it. We’re still trying to figure out what the heck is going on,” Kelly said.
Police in St. Louis listed the girl as a missing or runaway juvenile in April 2010, when she was 15.
The teen told police she was held against her will and was beaten and sexually assaulted almost daily. She said she tried to escape several times but that her captor chased her down each time and forced her back to the home at gunpoint.
She told police she was able to escape this week with the help of a relative.
Police said the teen also told them she was forced by the man and his mother to give a false name in medical records during her pregnancy and when the child was born.
A neighbor, Lakeitha Smith, told local television stations that she saw the girl from time to time outside the house and never witnessed anything that would raise concern.
“I used to see her come out of the house, back and forth,” Smith said. “I didn’t think she was being held hostage in the house.”
Long known for its strip clubs and poverty, Washington Park — tucked on the edge of East St. Louis — has grappled for years with corruption and violent crime punctuated by the 2010 shooting death of the village’s mayor, John Thornton. A suspect in that killing was convicted in April of first-degree murder and awaits sentencing.
Washington Park, where 86 percent of the 4,200 residents are black, is in one of the state’s poorest regions and twice since 2004 has filed for bankruptcy, the last time in 2009.
FRANKLIN TN Aug 25 2012 — Darren Henrie, an athletic director and wellness teacher at Centennial High School, was arrested this morning on three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure.
Henrie, 44, a Temple Hills area resident, was indicted on the felony charges Thursday and is accused of abusing a teenager between 2007 and 2009. District Attorney General Kim Helper would not comment on how Henrie knew his alleged victim, but said the nature of the charges speaks to the fact that investigators believe Henrie took advantage of an assumed trust between him and his alleged victim.
Investigators contend that Henrie abused his victim on at least three occasions. Helper would not comment on whether additional victims may be identified in future charges.
“In this indictment, yes, there is one victim, but the case is still under investigation,” Helper said.
Henrie is a 1986 graduate of Franklin High School and was a basketball standout at David Lipscomb University. He was a two-time NAIA All-American at Lipscomb and a two year starter while at Franklin High School. He played professionally for 13 seasons in the CBA and in Europe and South America before returning to Williamson County where he coached.
Henrie was hired in 2004 to be the first boys’ basketball coach and athletic director at Independence High School in Thompson’s Station.
In February 2009, Henrie was relieved of his duties as basketball coach at Independence, but remained at the school for a time as a physical education teacher. The team’s inability to advance in the playoffs was cited as the reason why he lost the coaching position.
Three months later, Henrie was hired as boys basketball coach at Centennial High School in Franklin.
Williamson County Director of Schools Mike Looney said Henrie has been suspended without pay effective immediately. A 1 p.m. press conference about the arrest has been scheduled, Looney said.
Henrie was taken into custody and held on a $50,000 bond, but is expected to be released this morning.
The officer, who has not been identified, drove his black SUV to the Linden Hill Cemetery in Ridgewood sometime late Monday night to early Tuesday morning, then killed himself in his vehicle.
His body was discovered inside the parked vehicle on Starr Street around 8:00 a.m. Tuesday.
It wasn’t immediately known if the officer left a suicide note.
SAN DIEGO CA. Aug 25 2012 – A man convicted of murder and suspected in several unsolved cases was able to work in California as a security guard for more than a decade, 10News has learned.
Clarence Blunt, 55, died Thursday of self-inflicted wounds. Police suspected him of killing his estranged wife, Lilly Blunt and his children, 3-year-old Lianna and 7-month-old Richard, before injuring himself at the couple’s Paradise Hills Home Sunday.
10News obtained Blunt’s resume where he claimed to have been a licensed security guard for 15 years.
Six of those years were spent at the University of California San Diego, where he was promoted to a senior supervisory position, according to the resume.
The resume stated also that he had “experience in security and investigations and is mature and responsible.”
He claimed to have extensive anti-terrorism training.
Blunt also worked at a grocery store that used to be called Vien Dong Supermarket.
Rosemary Ortega said she used to complain about Blunt when he worked there.
“And he preyed on the people that were intimidated by his size and by his stature,” said Ortega.
Lilly Blunt’s sister, Kim Nguyen, said her sister never had a chance with Blunt who was 6 feet 5 inches tall and 300 pounds.
“We hate him so much,” said Nguyen. “Actually, I am relieved he died, because we don’t have to deal with him anymore.”
Family members are asking how Blunt was able to live a normal life as a licensed security guard. He passed not only the state’s licensing scrutiny but also that of his employers.
He spent 15 years in prison for a hatchet murder during the 1970s and had a lengthy criminal record.
“I cannot believe that a security guard protects people and kills people,” said Nguyen.
She told 10News that Blunt was laid off from UC San Diego about two years ago.
When contacted by 10News, the California’s Department of Consumer Affairs blamed a loophole that likely kept Blunt’s fingerprints from the state’s system so his past murder record went unnoticed.
RALEIGH NC Aug 25 2012 – The Wake County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested an area girls softball coach in an investigation of sexual abuse involving at least one child.
Raymond Lamar Green, 41, of Second Star Ct. is charged with nine counts of indecent liberties with a child.
Investigators said Green worked with several softball leagues in Wake County but did not say if the child had been part of any of those teams or a family member.
Bond has been set at $500,000 and authorities are not releasing any further information at this time.
BETHEL, Oklahoma Aug 25 2012- A teacher at Bethel High School was arrested Thursday for allegedly having sex with one of her students.
Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 40-year-old Wendy Hickman after a 16-year-old male student came forward alleging the two had sex in late July 2012.
The student told police that Hickman had also sent him nude photographs of herself, which investigators and the Bethel Schools Superintendent Jerry M. Johnson confirmed to be her.
Hickman is in the Pottawatomie County Jail, accused of second-degree rape. She taught English at Bethel High School.
Superintendent Johnson released the following statement :
“Our school system was notified by Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department that Wendy Hickman, a former employee of Bethel High School was arrested yesterday afternoon and arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges of second degree rape.
“She was a former freshman English teacher and resigned from that position Tuesday, August 21, 2012.
“Bethel Schools has always cooperated with local law enforcement authorities. We are cooperating with them now and will continue to support their efforts whenever asked. We have a resource officer from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s office on campus that has been extremely helpful to our administration.
“Bethel Schools has always been well known as a quality educational institution and our patrons are very aware that we are extremely dedicated to the safety of our students.”
The Clarion-Ledger reports ( http://on.thec-l.com/RIIIpK) Clinton police arrested 31-year-old Ben Tuberville at his home around noon Thursday.
Detective Warren Sullivan says Tuberville allegedly had an explicit exchange with a 15-year-old in late July using a voice text smartphone application.
Sullivan said Tuberville and the teen, who attended school in another district, appear to have only known each other through social media.
If convicted of the misdemeanor charge, Tuberville faces up to $1,000 fine and a year in jail.
It was unclear whether Tuberville has an attorney.
The three were working in two trafficking rings that met in Austin on Aug. 17, Austin Police Lt. Jerry Gonzalez said. Police found four females — two from Houston and two from Florida — who were being forced into prostitution, Gonzalez said. He said the victims ranged in age from 18 to 25.
Gonzalez said the two arrested men had taken victims all over the country and the arrested woman, who told police she was an independent prostitute, was probably managing the victims.
Police arrested Solomon Pate, 26, Demetrick Cooks, 26, and Rebecca Chap, 26, on Thursday in Austin after two women escaped in Round Rock on Tuesday and went to the Round Rock Police Department, arrest records said.
The women — who Round Rock police took to the hospital because of injuries — told officials that they had been kidnapped in Houston and taken to Austin for the purpose of prostitution and robbing potential “Johns,” arrest records said. The women told police they had been housed at the La Quinta Inn on E. 11th Street for four days, according to arrest records. They described their pimps to police, as well as the vehicles — a white Bentley and a white Dodge Charge — they drove, arrest records said.
Austin police found Pate, Cooks and Chap at the hotel Thursday night with the vehicles described by the two women, according to arrest records.
Gonzalez said such trafficking is “prevalent” in Austin.
“It’s pretty well hidden,” he said.
In the ring busted Thursday, the pimps gave the victims drugs and alcohol and would force them to walk Sixth Street looking for clients, arrest records said. The victims were beaten by the pimps, the records said. Gonzalez said that is common in such rings.
“They’re brutal,” Gonzalez said about traffickers. “They have very little respect for human life.”
One of the victims, an 18-year-old who had been taken from Houston, told police she had two children back and Pate, who she had befriended while working at men’s clubs in Houston, regularly threatened her with the safety of the children, according to arrest records.
Another of the victims, a 19 year old, told police she was walking home in Houston on Aug. 17 when a Cadillac Escalade pulled up and two men inside offered her a ride, arrest records said. When she refused, they forced her into the truck, told her they were pimps and she was going to work for them now or they would kill her, arrest records said. Gonzalez said she was reported missing later that day.
The other two victims, a 22-year-old and a 25-year-old taken from Florida, told police that Cooks and Chap had taken them all over the United States, including New York, Louisiana and Texas, arrest records said.
Gonzalez said police will continue to investigate the case. The three face human trafficking charges, a second-degree felony.
Nathan Charles Lovejoy was arrested in March after taking the pie from Trader Joe’s, according to Santa Cruz police. A security guard confronted Lovejoy, who showed the guard a knife and fled. A First Alarm officer spotted Lovejoy near Pacific Avenue, and police apprehended him near Cathcart Street and Pacific Avenue.
Police did not specify the variety of the pie, valued at $6.99.
Lovejoy pleaded guilty in court Friday morning to felony robbery and admitted the special allegation that he’s previously served a prison commitment. He will remain in County Jail until he is sentenced on Sept. 24.
Richard Dates, 67, of Grants, N.M., a reporter and copy editor for the Cibola Beacon, was charged Thursday with possessing child pornography.
In documents filed in federal court Friday, authorities said searches of computers owned by a Massachusetts man and a Kansas man arrested earlier this year showed Dates had chatted online with the men and received photos of children engaged in sexual acts.
Authorities said Dates told federal agents that he traded child pornography online with people in several countries, including Turkey. He also allegedly stated that he had used a photo editing program on several photos of butchered body parts, sending them through his Skype account to various users.
“Dates stated that he has discussed fantasized stories with other Skype users regarding a world where young people would be raped, butchered, cooked and served to patrons at a restaurant,” Alfred Allen, a special agent of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, wrote in an affidavit filed in court.
Dates made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Friday. He said he was unable to afford an attorney and asked for one to be appointed for him. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday for a preliminary hearing.
Donald Jaramillo, publisher of the Cibola Beacon, said he was aware of the charges against Dates and said he no longer works at the newspaper. Jaramillo said Dates was a contract reporter and copy editor for about five months.
Dates is the 46th person arrested in the two-year investigation.
The case began in Massachusetts with the arrest of Robert Diduca, a Sheraton hotel manager from Milford, Mass., who sent a photo of a Dutch boy to an undercover federal agent in Boston. Diduca thought he was sending the photo to a man with a sexual interest in young children.
The photo led authorities to Amsterdam, where they arrested Robert Mikelsons, a day care worker who confessed to molesting 87 young children, including the 18-month-old boy in the photo. Photos and online chats found on computers owned by Diduca and Mikelsons led to more than three dozen suspects in seven countries. Authorities have identified more than 140 child victims.
Authorities said Dates was chatting online with two other men charged in the investigation: Michael Arnett, of Roeland Park, Kan., and Geoffrey Portway, of Worcester, Mass. Investigators have said they found online chats on Arnett’s computer about his alleged desire to abduct, kill and eat children.
“The extremely disturbing tentacles of this investigation extend overseas, across the United States, and now to New Mexico,” said Dennis Ulrich, special agent in charge of HSI El Paso who oversees HSI throughout New Mexico.
“This investigation, and all our Operation Predator investigations, are solely designed to protect our children, and bring to justice their victimizers.”
Kevin Abar, assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New Mexico, said Dates was arrested Thursday, and agents found “hundreds” of images of children. Abar said he did not know if any of the children in the photos were from New Mexico or Massachusetts, but the investigation is ongoing.
Authorities said Dates told agents that in addition to his apartment in Grants, he owned a mobile home in El Morro, N.M. Agents who searched the property found around 40 binders and hardcover books containing images of children, according to Allen’s affidavit.