Staunton, VA Aug 30 2012 - Less than a year after an embezzlement case happened at R. E. Lee High School, another embezzlement investigation occurred at a different Staunton school. One arrest was made.
The Staunton Police Department took a report for embezzlement of funds from the A.R. Ware Parents and Teachers organization.
As a result of the investigation, police arrested Donna M. Tinsley, 40, of Staunton on one count of felony embezzlement. She was released on $10,000 unsecured bond.
On Monday, Staunton City Schools promptly notified the Staunton City Police Department of possible irregularities with funds collected by the Ware Elementary School Parent and Teacher (PAT) organization for a fundraiser held last school year. The Staunton Police Department immediately followed up on the report.
The district staff has been in contact with the Police Department and will continue to provide requested information and assistance as the investigation ensues. The district staff also plans to work closely with the PAT at Ware Elementary School and other schools to help ensure that they implement additional safeguards to protect funds donated or paid to the organization.
“While PATs are separate organizations and not under the supervision of the school division, our parents and our community trust that all monies associated with our schools are handled appropriately,” Linda Reviea, superintendent, said. “I am committed to doing all that we can to help the Ware Elementary School PAT through this difficult situation and assist its members as they move forward.”
The families contend in the lawsuits that employees of Bartlett Grain Co., including current president Bob Knief, disregarded the safety and health of the workers.
An explosion in October 2011 killed four Bartlett employees and two grain inspectors. The lawsuits were filed Monday by families of the Bartlett employees.
Investigators determined the explosion was an accident but federal safety officials accused Bartlett of willfully ignoring workplace rules. Officials proposed $406,000 in fines against Bartlett.
The Kansas City Star reports the company has vowed to fight the fines. It issued a statement Tuesday saying employees acted appropriately and reasonably before the explosion.
Phoenix AZ Aug 30 2012 The two north Phoenix women found dead of a suspected murder-suicide fought like cats and dogs, a neighbor said.
Phoenix police found Dallas Augustine, 32, and Jessie McCaskill, 50, Monday night dead of gunshot wounds in the family room of their rental home in the 16000 block of 11th Place. A relative of McCaskill’s called police for a welfare check after the woman was last seen on Thursday.
Augustine, who worked for the Arizona Department of Corrections in Florence, was suspected of shooting McCaskill before killing herself, Sgt. Trent Crump said in a Tuesday news conference. Crump would only say that the weapon used was a handgun, which was recovered from the scene.
The two women have been in a relationship for eight years, Crump said. Interviews with family and friends indicated there were “problems in their relationship,” police said.
Philip Allen, who lives next door to the two women, said the two had loud fights, three to four times a month.
“They fought pretty hard and screamed at each other,” said Allen, 65, who knew the two for about two years. “Sometimes you’ll be inside your house and you can hear them, hear something break once in a while.”
Allen said when the two were outside, they were “nice and easy-going.”
Allen said he didn’t know what the two would argue about and didn’t recall seeing physical injury on either of the women. He doesn’t recalled police ever coming to the house until Monday evening.
He said he heard the two “yelling and screaming at each other” last Wednesday or Thursday but didn’t pay attention to it.
He said the women’s two dogs barked incessantly over the weekend, which was unusual but Augustine’s black Dodge Ram truck was parked in the driveway so that alleviated his concerns.
“They were nice neighbors as far as I was concerned,” Allen said.
The Associated Press reported that Augustine was the daughter of a murdered former Nevada state lawmaker.
Police said it appeared that one of the two women was packing her belongings to leave.
Allen, however, said the lease on the home was up and that both women were moving out to be closer to their jobs.
Augustine’s mother, Nevada Controller Kathy Augustine, died in her Reno home in 2006. Her husband, Chaz Higgs, was later convicted of murdering her by injecting her with a paralytic drug, according to news accounts.
Authorities say Joshua Shelton has been charged with burglary, malicious destruction of property and trespassing.
The sheriff’s office says the owner of a farm on East Line Road in Delmar told a deputy early Saturday that the power had been turned off in three poultry houses, which deprived the chickens of food, water and cooling fans.
Shelton was found lying in the power control shed. Authorities say he was wearing a T-shirt and boxer shorts and smelled of alcohol.
The sheriff’s office says the deputy determined that Shelton had turned off the circuit breakers that controlled electricity to the poultry houses.
The incident happened Tuesday at the Vizcaya station near Southwest 32nd Road and First Avenue. Crews said the officer was boarding a southbound train when his foot got trapped in a gap between the train and the platform.
All incoming trains were rerouted to the another track, while rescuers freed him.
The trains are now back up and running on their normal tracks.
The security officer escaped with non-life threatening injuries.
NASHVILLE, TN Aug 30 2012
Police are searching for a man who pepper-sprayed and robbed a Brinks armored car guard at about noon Tuesday at a Regions Bank branch in south Nashville.
The incident occurred at the Regions located at 4056 Nolensville Rd. near Harding Place.
Police said the suspect approached the guard as he was moving money on a dolly toward the bank and pepper-sprayed him in the face.
The suspect then fled the scene with a bag containing an undisclosed amount of money.
Police describe the suspect as a white man who is approximately 6′ tall and 200 pounds. They said he covered his face with some sort of plastic or latex to conceal his identity.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force at 232-7500 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.
FORT WRIGHT KY Aug 30 2012— Visitors may notice something new outside the Kenton County School District office on Eaton Drive: an armed security guard.
He’s not there to protect against threats of violence, but to protect the personal information of students and school staff, according to Kim Banta, assistant superintendent of community engagement for Kenton County schools.
She said the protective action was taken after the Aug. 6 board meeting, when a parent showed photos taken inside the building.
Banta said district administrators were “disturbed” by the photos.
“We were worried because we have extremely personal information here,” said Banta. “Believe me, I do not think for one moment that someone would come in here with the intention of harming anyone, but it’s our responsibility to keep people from accessing private information.”
Fort Wright Police Chief Dan Kreinest said no threats of violence against the Kenton County School District office have been reported recently.
Banta said the guard is a temporary measure until the district can go through a bid process and have security cameras installed, hopefully before the end of October.
Kenton County School District Treasurer Kelley Gamble said the organization contracted with PLS Protective Services of Cincinnati for a guard eight hours a day during weekdays at a rate of $20.75 per hour, paid from “costs for central office and building operations.”
Gamble said the district has not yet been billed, and there is no set date for the contract’s end, but acknowledged it’s a temporary situation.
Three people are charged with having fake documents after a raid at a south Charlotte business.
Tuesday, investigators from the Department of Motor Vehicle searched La Popular Market on South Boulevard.
They said they found license plates, title documents and receipts that were being sold illegally.
Investigators arrested the store’s owner, Felipe De Jesus Chavez.
The investigators raided another business and a home, arresting two more people.
Cedar Park TX Aug 30 2012 Police arrested five more people Tuesday in connection with the shooting that injured four people last week at the Cedar Park Wal-Mart parking lot, officials said.
Leland McGlocklin, 23, and Austin Morita, 17, have been arrested on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges, police said.
Morita also has been charged with carrying a prohibited weapon, they said.
Officials said last week that McGlocklin was injured in the fight and was hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
Police also arrested Anthony Vaughan, 19, and Joseph Howell, 22, on tampering with or fabricating physical evidence charges, the statement said.
Ashton Warth, 19, also has been charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon, it said.
All five were booked into the Williamson County Jail with bail set between $10,000 and $100,000, the statement said.
Last week, Soloman Onwukaife, 18, of Cedar Park, was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
His bail was set at $80,000.
According to his arrest records, Onwukaife told police that he shot a .38 caliber handgun six times about 4:30 a.m. Aug. 19 in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart at 201 Walton Way, police have said.
One of the bullets struck Cody McGrath, 18, of Cedar Park in the right shoulder, the warrant said. Shayne Davis, 19, of Leander also was injured in the fight.
Cedar Park Police Chief Henry Fluck said Tuesday that the group had moved to the Wal-Mart parking lot from another location to settle a dispute.
“By settling their disagreement, they armed themselves and came there with the intent to fight,” Fluck said.
He said McGlocklin used a metal pipe to hit Onwukaife and that Morita fought Onwukaife with brass knuckles — an illegal weapon.
A fourth person, Zach Gietl, 19, who was treated and released from the hospital, said the dispute happened after a man choked a woman at a party and a group of people agreed to fight at the parking lot at Wal-Mart.
The case is still under investigation, Fluck said
William Wyatt, 34, was arrested after a months-long investigation into allegations that he raped a former Reedley police officer when she was incapacitated.
Wyatt was booked into Fresno County Jail at 6:45 p.m. on a charge of rape when the victim is unconscious of the nature of the act. He bailed out within two hours, according to jail records.
Fresno County Sheriff’s spokesman Chris Curtice said the District Attorney’s Office obtained an arrest warrant for Wyatt before Wyatt arranged through his attorney to turn himself in.
Wyatt has been on paid administrative leave from the Fresno Police Department since Jan. 20
Chalfont PA Aug 30 2012 A Chalfont Police officer was in custody Tuesday night after police say he lied about a shooting at a swim club in Bucks County the morning before.
“He put an awful lot of people to an awful lot — ultimately the taxpayers — to an awful lot of offense,” said Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler.
Officer Jon Cousin told police he pulled over a vehicle that “looked suspicious” in the parking lot of the Lenape Valley Swim Club on Monday around 3:15 a.m.
Cousin told police there were two men and one woman inside the car. He then claimed the driver of the vehicle jumped out and rushed toward him while a passenger also got out and fired a shot at him.
Cousin, a three-year veteran of the force, told police radio that he was “hit in the chest, I think my vest stopped it, get a medic here,” according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by NBC10.
Police began to search for the alleged suspects as well as the alleged getaway vehicle — a maroon Cutlass. It turns out however that those suspects and that car were allegedly made up.
“We’re here tonight to inform you the shooting was a hoax,” said Heckler at a press conference Tuesday night.
Heckler said investigators were suspicious when they found no gravel disturbance where the so-called suspects’ vehicle would have driven away from the scene. They also say they only found casings from Cousin’s police gun at the scene and no other casings, despite Cousin’s claim that the suspect fired at him.
Investigators say the way the bullet struck the vest indicated that it was shot at close range and that Cousin should have therefore suffered bruises. Finally, investigators say the slug embedded into Officer Cousin’s vest came from a .380 pistol, the type of gun that Cousin legally purchased two years to the date of this shooting.
Investigators believe Cousin fired three shots in the air at the swim club on Monday. They also believe he fired his own personal gun at his own vest at some other time at a different location.
Police say they did not go to Cousin’s home to take him into custody. Instead they called him to a location to pick up his belongings. When Cousin arrived, they arrested him.
A judge arraigned Cousin late Tuesday night on making a false report, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, possessing an instrument of crime and related charges, according to court records.
Cousin was sent to county jail unable to post 10 percent of $150,000 bail.
Heckler said he wants a psychiatric evaluation performed on Cousin.
GunCrisis.org, a website which covers violent crime in Philadelphia, posted what they claim to be the shortened version of scanner audio the officer reporting the allegedly fake shooting to a dispatcher on Monday.
William Backus Hospital security spotted a distraught man in a vehicle in the parking lot at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and tried to get him to enter the hospital.
Police were called after hospital staff failed to get him to exit the car.
Police brought the man’s mother to help defuse the situation.
Police said the man then drove his vehicle at his mother and at the officer. The car mirror struck the officer, who shot the suspect.
The motorist and officer, who were not identified, were treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
DETROIT MI Aug 30 2012 - Henry Ford Hospital Security says they nabbed a suspect in a robbery near the hospital Wednesday morning in Detroit. It happened near the northwest corner of the hospital campus at Pallister and Poe.
Officials said a female employee was robbed at gunpoint but wasn’t hurt.
Detroiter Malik Ali said he was working on a house a block away when he had a dangerous encounter with the suspect.
“I looked up and I seen the guy had a gun, getting ready to jump into the yard. So, at that point I drew mine and he looked at me, through it over, saw I was serious I guess and he took off and went the other way,” Ali told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Vickie Thomas. ”I’m glad he didn’t do it. I’m glad he didn’t point that heater at me, too, because we’d be doing a different story today.”
The suspect was arrested a short time later, hiding in bushes.
Ali said the gunman appeared to be in his 20s. His name has not been released.
Des Moines IA Aug 30 2012 Two teenagers were arrested Monday after they reportedly used stolen credit cards to purchase more than $1,300 worth of merchandise at Jordan Creek Town Center.
Police responded to the shopping center at about 4:30 p.m. Monday where mall security officers were chasing a group of individuals believed to be using stolen credit cards to make purchases, according to a West Des Moines police report.
One of the suspects, 17-year-old Daevone Brown, was arrested outside of On the Border restaurant. Other suspects with Brown managed to leave the mall in a white Chevy Tahoe but were pulled over a short time later in the 6700 block of Stagecoach Drive, police said.
Police said they found a silver .380 caliber handgun in the vehicle which was seized along with clothing items that had been purchased with the stolen credit cards. The suspects reportedly tried to make purchases at Finish Line, Journey’s and the Nike Store.
A clerk from Finish Line identified one of the people in the Tahoe, 18-year-old Andrew Buchanan, as the other individual who had made purchases with the stolen credit cards, according to a police report.
Buchanan was placed under arrest and another person in the vehicle was allowed to leave, police said.
Brown, who police was wanted for several outstanding warrants, admitted the firearm was his. He was charged with credit card fraud, a Class D felony; carrying weapons, aggravated misdemeanor; possession of a prescription medication, a serious misdemeanor; and interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor. He was transported to Myer Hall.
Buchanan was charged with credit card fraud and was transported to the Dallas County Jail.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.Aug 30 2012- An elderly woman was killed after she took a nasty spill down an escalator at a local grocery store.
Officers were called to the Harris Teeter on West End Boulevard just after 4 p.m. Wednesday after 83-year-old Martha Short fell. According to police as Short was leaving the store and going to the lower parking garage, her cart rolled forward causing her to fall to the bottom of the escalator.
“All of the sudden she started heading to the wrong escalator that is not for the carts and everyone in Starbucks saw it start to happen and everybody kind of gasped for air and all of a sudden the cart started going down,” said Katie Wells, who witnessed the accident.
Wells rushed to her side and dialed 911.
“I was just on the phone and with the dispatcher and they were walking me through ways to check and see if she was still breathing,” said Wells.
Short was transported to a local hospital in serious condition and later died.
Harris Teeter released this statement in regards to the incident:
“Harris Teeter deeply regrets the incident that took place at its Belle Meade store and would like to express its condolences to family and friends also affected. We work very hard to maintain a safe store environment for both our customers and our associates, and the news of what happened today is extremely upsetting. The company has launched an internal investigation,”
Marshall L. Bailey
West Virginia State Police, West Virginia
End of Watch: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: Not available
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 8/28/2012
Suspect: Shot and killed
Trooper Marshall Bailey was shot and killed after he and another trooper stopped a vehicle for reckless driving at the commuter parking lot adjacent to I-79, in Clay County, at approximately 8:30 pm.
The subject had been arrested and placed into the back of a patrol car when he was able to get out of his handcuffs. He then drew a concealed handgun and shot both troopers inside of the vehicle, killing Trooper Bailey. After climbing out of the vehicle he shot a tow truck driver who had been called to the scene to impound his car.
The man then fled on foot and setup an ambush in a ditch. Approximately one hour later he opened fire on a Roane County sheriff’s deputy who was searching for him, wounding the deputy in the arm, hand, and stomach. The injured deputy was able to return fire, killing the subject.
Trooper Bailey is survived by his wife and two children.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Colonel C. R. “Jay” Smithers
West Virginia State Police
725 Jefferson Road
South Charleston, WV 25309
Phone: (304) 746-2100
Indiana Department of Correction, Indiana
End of Watch: Sunday, August 26, 2012
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 15 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heart attack
Incident Date: 8/26/2012
Suspect: In custody
Correctional Officer Tim Betts suffered a fatal heart attack while escorting an unruly inmate to the segregation unit at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.
He suddenly collapsed as he and other officers moved the inmate. The other officers immediately began CPR and used an automated external defibrillator until an ambulance arrived. Officer Betts was transported to Sullivan County Community Hospital where he passed away a short time later.
Officer Betts had served with the Indiana Department of Correction for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Commissioner Bruce Lemmon
Indiana Department of Correction
302 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 232-5780
Staten Island NY Aug 29 2012 A luxury SUV crashed head-on into a private ambulance on Staten Island last night, killing two people including a retired EMS lieutenant, and injuring two others, authorities said.
The unidentified driver of the SUV, a BMW, was ejected and died instantly after it crossed the median on Hylan Boulevard and slammed into the ambulance at 7:05 p.m.
David Ford, who was driving behind the ambulance, said, “He wasn’t moving, I knew he was dead.”
Retired NYPD Officer Joe Bonamo said, “There was a big cloud of smoke.
“I pulled over to assist the ambulance, just trying to help.’’
He said he saw its driver pinned inside.
That driver, David Restuccio, a 58-year-old former EMS lieutenant who was a first responder on 9/11, died at Staten Island University Hospital, officials said.
The second paramedic, Yusuke Yonehara, 34, and the ambulance patient, a man in his 30s, were listed in stable condition at the same hospital.
Robert Genco was driving his Dodge Neon next to the ambulance when his vehicle was clipped.
“I’m really lucky — a second later, that could have been me,” he said.
Source:New York Post
AURORA CO Aug 29 2012 — A car crashed Monday morning and wrapped around a tree at East 32nd Parkway and Tower Road.
The driver was taken to University Hospital after being injured in the crash.
The driver is 20 years old and is a security guard who was just getting off work at the time of the wreck.
Police believe she may have fallen asleep at the wheel. She has two broken legs due to the crash.
MONTREAL Ca Aug 29 2012 - Police were laying numerous criminal charges in a second day of confrontation with student protesters following the reopening of Quebec’s universities.
Striking students at the Universite de Montreal have been attempting to force the cancellation of certain classes to protest back-to-school legislation passed this spring.
As they did on Monday, students clashed with the university’s security guards and Montreal police as they reportedly sought to disrupt a film class. Police said they had charged 10 people so far, though the operation was still ongoing Tuesday afternoon.
The student protesters ended up disrupting a psychology class, having mistaken it for the film class they were looking for.
Protesters said they were only disrupting classes in departments where student associations had voted to continue striking over the Liberal government’s tuition hike.
Numerous pundits have suggested Premier Jean Charest might take a hard line with the students during the election campaign, as his best hope of reviving the sagging fortunes of his Liberal party.
But he was sounding relatively conciliatory Tuesday. He simply expressed the hope that Quebec voters would reward his government for its toughness and in the next breath repeated a suggestion that he might be willing to negotiate with students after the election.
“The people need to express themselves clearly on this issue on Sept. 4… That’s a very strong democratic gesture,” Charest told reporters.
“If Quebecers say on Sept. 4, ‘You know, what we want is a government that stands up, that does things correctly and can also listen, but stands up to those who use intimidation and violence. And I’m expressing my support for democracy.’
“That’s the first step. After that, on Sept. 5, our door’s open. It will always stay open.”
About five per cent of the university’s students — less than 3,000 of its more than 60,000 students — are still on strike.
University officials sought police assistance on Monday, the first day of class following a winter session that was interrupted by the strike.
Police issued notices to 19 students, advising them they were under investigation for violating the back-to-school legislation, better known in the province as Bill 78.
The bill sets out stiff penalties, ranging from $1,000 to $35,000, for anyone who blocks access to class.
Police have said they would only intervene if requested by the university. They said it was students, not the university, who called for their presence Tuesday.
“They were students who told us there was a quarrel on the second floor,” said Ian Lafreniere, the chief spokesperson for the Montreal police.
“There were security guards who were being pushed, bullied by the suspects.”
Students countered that police acted to catch them off-guard as they sought classes to disrupt, cornering them in a hallway.
“Even the people who had to attend to their needs were being blocked,” said Charles Philippe Casgrain. “These are sordid methods, given that they dropped the charges (against many of the detained) and let us go.”
Meanwhile at Montreal’s other major French-language university — the Universite du Quebec a Montreal — students also continued to seek the cancellation of certain classes, but police were not called to intervene there.
In most instances, the student activists found classes already empty.
Students have been given the option of being able to withdraw without penalty from classes they were enrolled in when the strikes began last winter.
COLUMBIANA AL Aug 29 2012 – Former Vincent pastor Timothy Dane Tillman was sentenced to life in prison Aug. 28.
Tillman was convicted during a retrial June 22 for the murder of his wife, Janet Tillman.
Shelby County Assistant District Attorney Roger Hepburn called Tillman a “master manipulator.”
Additionally, Hepburn asked Circuit Judge Dan Reeves to suspend sentencing guidelines and sentence Tillman to life in prison. Hepburn said that since Tillman used a deadly weapon, the sentence could extend from 20 years to life in prison.
“He has no shred of remorse. He shows only the remorse of being caught, being arrested and being investigated in a case such as this,” Hepburn said. “The state feels certain that with the right circumstances, he would kill again without hesitation.”
Charles Harper, Janet Tillman’s father, addressed the court before the sentencing.
“Today, your honor, I can’t say enough to what I would like to say because you can tell I’m broke right now,” Harper said. “My life has been shortened, I feel, for the loss of our precious daughter.”
Tillman declined to address the court prior to his sentencing, other than to say he was filing a notice of appeal.
According to Shelby County Assistant District Attorney Alan Miller, the case will go to the court of criminal appeal.
According to earlier reports, Tillman shot his wife in their Vincent Home Oct. 26, 2005. He was tried first in October 2009. He was charged originally with murder and possession of a forged instrument, due to his possession of a $5,000 check endorsed by his wife. Tillman was tried for both charges, which the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ruled was inappropriate. He was later convicted of murder June 22 during a retrial.
PHOENIX AZ Aug 29 2012 (AP) — A woman who worked as a security guard at Tempe High School has been found guilty of burglary and theft charges.
A Maricopa County jury reached the verdict Tuesday against Kimmie Dwayne Baker. She’s set to be sentenced in October.
Baker was arrested last October after $1,028 in cash had been stolen from a locked closet in an administration office.
Police accused Baker of entering the office and taking the money that came from football ticket sales. Police said at the time that Baker denied having a key.
A search of her residence later turned up a key to the closet where the money was stored.
Montgomery Al Aug 29 2012 The Montgomery Police Department confirms that it has arrested one of its own officers in connection with the theft of funds confiscated in a narcotics arrest.
Police Chief Kevin J. Murphy immediately initiated termination proceedings against the officer, who has resigned.
MPD charged Milton Strother, 25, with one count of second-degree theft, a Class C felony.
Following his arrest late Tuesday, Strother was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he was being held under a $2,500 bond.
Montgomery Police initiated the investigation after determining that cash seized in a narcotics case last year had not been returned as ordered by a judge hearing the case.
In the course of the investigation, MPD says it developed information that led to Strother’s arrest. Strother was hired in 2007.
Because the investigation is continuing, no additional information is available for public release.
INFORMATION SOURCE: Montgomery Police Department
Alexandria Patterson was arrested at Lovelace Pharmacy downtown where she worked. But detectives said Patterson may be just one in a larger investigation.
“We’re working with the Board of Pharmacy into the allegations of taking pills, and we’re looking at several different, not only pharmacists but pharmacy techs,” said one narcotics detective, who asked not to be identified.
Patterson is accused of doing the very thing she intended to help officers catch others doing, the same detective said.
“There was allegations against her for possibly taking pain pills, specifically Hydrocodone, Vicodin and Percocet at her place of employment,” the detective said.
Detectives first encountered Patterson when they allege that she bought cocaine from a Buffalo Wild Wings employee inside the restaurant.
Then, according to the criminal complaint, police did not arrest her because Patterson agreed to work with detectives to help them catch others in the act.
When she did not follow through on her word, police obtained an arrest warrant and then charged Patterson for the initial drug deal.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 went to Patterson’s home to talk with her, but met her grandfather instead.
He said he is not sure what to make of all the allegations.
“She should be smarter than that not to do stuff like that,” he said. “She’s got everything…I don’t know why she had to do that. I was surprised. I know she did not use it but to sell it… I don’t know, I don’t think so.”
Lovelace declined to comment on the issue, but added that they are working with authorities in their investigation. Patterson is no longer an employee.
“These pharmacy techs, when they are entrusted with a job to ensure that these pills are well-kept and safely kept and only distributed to certain people…when they start taking pills and selling them on their own, that is a huge concern for us and it is not going to be tolerated,” the detective said.
The incident happened Saturday afternoon during a day of horse races.
Albuquerque Downs General Manager Darren White told KOB a security guard denied a man access to the horse barn area because he did not have a racing license.
White said the guard later saw the man walking out of the horse area and approached him. The man then walked away, yelled at the security guard and then fired a shot from about 80 yards away.
No one was hit.
White said the shooter then got into what appeared to be an old police car, a Ford Crown Victoria, and took off with three other men.
They have not been found.
White said the security guard was simply doing his job and took action against a “thug.”
New York NY Aug 29 2012 An LIRR worker died after coming into contact with the third rail on tracks near the Queens Village train station this morning, an MTA rep said.
Ronald Sampson, 51, was found on the tracks near Jamaica Avenue and 225th Street around 10:15 a.m. in cardiac arrest, authorities said.
Sampson, from Lake Ronkonkama, was rushed to Long Island Jewish hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A coworker who tried to help him was taken there also as a precaution, they said.
Police and LIRR Safety personnel are investigating the accident, the rep said.
“The entire LIRR is deeply shaken by this tragic loss,” said LIRR President Helena E. Williams.
Ron was a dedicated employee and family man. It’s a very sad day at the railroad today.”
Sampson began his career in June 2006 as an Electric Traction helper. He was promoted to Third Railman in 2008, according to the MTA.
Source:New York Post
The officer killed the fox but shot himself in a leg during the confrontation in Fort Washington, which occurred after a woman reported that the animal had bitten her, said officer Edward Martin, a police spokesman.
The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment of a wound that was regarded as serious but not life-threatening, Martin said. He said the woman received medical treatment, but details were not available.
As related by Martin, matters began about 5 p.m., when a woman living in the 13000 block of Clarion Road reported that she had been bitten in two places by the fox. It was not immediately clear where the animal had come from.
When three officers arrived at the woman’s house, near Livingston Road, the fox, which may have had rabies, “charged at them,” Martin said.
He said the officers began to retreat. One of the three fired his service weapon as he backed up to distance himself from the fox, Martin said. As the officer backed away, Martin said, he apparently bumped into a set of steps and tripped.
It was about that point, Martin said, that one of the officer’s shots struck him just below the knee.
Although the exact sequence of events was not immediately known, the fox was shot and killed by the officer, Martin said.
Neighbors said woodlands are near Clarion Road, and they have seen a variety of animals nearby. However, one said, foxes are relatively rare.
PHOENIX AZ Aug 29 2012 – One man is dead and a second is in police custody after allegedly going on an armed robbery spree that took them through two cities.
The situation came to an end in front of the Holiday Inn at 51st Avenue and McDowell Road.
According to police, the first in the series of robberies happened in Glendale. The suspects then made their way into Phoenix.
The pair allegedly approached people on the street, flashed a gun and then robbed them.
Witnesses were able to give police a description of the suspects’ truck. Phoenix police spotted that truck and tailed it to the hotel. Investigators do not believe the suspects were staying there.
Things came to a head once the truck stopped in front of the Holiday Inn.
The passenger got out of the truck and surrendered to officers. The driver got out of the truck, as well. Rather than surrender, however, he shot and killed himself.
Investigators said they will release that suspect’s name after they contact his next of kin.
None of the robbery victims was injured.
Christina Nunez is slated to make an initial appearance in federal court in Newark Tuesday. The 30-year-old from Lyndhurst is charged with conspiracy with intent to distribute cocaine and mail theft.
Her boyfriend also has been arrested and charged.
Federal prosecutors say Nunez has been receiving packages of cocaine that were sent to addresses along her route or to her home since December 2010. Prosecutors say she would pass the drug on to co-conspirators in Camden.
It’s not clear if Nunez has hired a lawyer.
South Bend IN Aug 29 2012 A basketball coach in Indiana has been arrested on charges of sexual misconduct with a child after an illicit affair with a student led to plenty of proof of the relationship after the girl with whom he had slept gave birth to a child.
According to South Bend NBC affiliate WNDU and WKVJ, former Knox (Ind.) High basketball coach and teacher Todd Boldry carried on a sexual relationship with a then-Knox High student beginning in 2007. The news sources claimed that the relationship took place on school grounds, with the 39-year-old allegedly sleeping with the girl, who was 17 at the time, between 2007 and 2009.
Boldry and the teen allegedly used the school’s training room for sexual encounters between 2007 and 2009, eventually ending the encounters when the unnamed teenager became pregnant. Court affidavits show that she gave birth to a son in 2010, with subsequent DNA tests confirming that Boldry is the father of the child.
That DNA evidence leaves Boldry virtually no room to defend or deny his involvement with the teenager, making his affair a particularly sordid example of coaching authority and access gone wrong.
Boldry was taken into custody on Friday at Knox Middle School, where he was still serving as a teacher, two years after his former paramour gave birth to his son. He has been officially charged with child seduction and criminal misconduct and has been held in Stark County jail on $100,000 bail. No date for his trial has been set, though the charges facing him could land him in jail for six years.
Disturbingly, Boldry’s arrest was the second tawdry incident involving a teacher and a student in the span of a week in Northwestern Indiana. Just days earlier, a teacher in Warsaw, Ind. admitted to a relationship with a 14-year-old in his 8th grade English class. That teacher, 26-year-old Tyler Baatz, has been arrested and has been charged with felony sexual misconduct.