Bellingham WA June 18 2013 A suspect is in custody after a security guard at a Bellingham bar was stabbed early yesterday.
Police say the guard was escorting 26-year-old Edilberto Guzman-Morales out of the Underground Bar and Nightclub for causing a disturbance shortly before closing time when Guzman-Morales pulled out a folding knife and stabbed him in the legs.
Two other employees grabbed Guzman-Morales and took the knife away before officers arrived.
He was jailed on an assault charge. The security guard was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
CLEVELAND OH June 18 2013 — A man was shot following an incident with security officers, during which he allegedly drove his car at one of them when he was asked to move his vehicle, the Cleveland Division of Police said.
Are’es Richards, 20, of Cleveland Heights, was found unconscious at the Marathon Gas Station at East 40th Street and St. Clair Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
He had a gunshot wound to his leg and was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where he later died.
According to Sgt. Sammy Morris, the preliminary investigation revealed security officers with Kingdom Warrior Protection were working a private party that was held at the Braxton Building on East 40th Street.
As they were working to clear the area of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, one reportedly asked Richards to move his vehicle.
He allegedly did not comply, prompting the security officer to knock on the vehicle’s window and ask again.
According to police, Richards opened the door and hit the security officer with it, who then slammed the door closed, but Richards forced it open again.
Richards got out of the vehicle, police said, and a physical struggle followed.
When Richards was pushed back into his vehicle, he allegedly drove onto the sidewalk and over a curb toward the security officer.
The security officer ran away, at which time three other security officers fired their weapons at Richards’ vehicle.
Police said a total of 27 rounds were fired by three of four armed security guards.
Five security officers were interviewed by Homicide Unit detectives and were cooperating with the investigation. None of them suffered injuries.
No arrests have been made. When the investigation is over, the case will be taken to the prosecutor’s office to determine if the shooting was in self-defense.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit at (216) 252-7463.
Source- FOX8 Cleveland
Austin TX June 17 2013 Security guards opened fire at a truck suspected of striking an off-duty police officer during an early-morning incident at a southeast Travis County event center Sunday.
Sheriff’s spokesman Roger Wade said officials were investigating the events that began about 2:15 a.m. at the Crown Center, 9111 FM 812.
A black 4-door Chevrolet truck was driving erratically in the parking lot and an off-duty Mustang Ridge police officer working security at the event center attempted to stop the truck before it injured people in the lot, Wade said.
The truck hit the off-duty police officer and other security guards fired gunshots at the truck, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s deputies continued to search for the black truck, which sped from the scene, Wade said. It was not known if there was more than one person in the truck or if anyone in the vehicle was struck by the gunfire, Wade said.
The off-duty police officer was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with minor injuries, he said.
The incident remained under investigation.
EDMONTON Canada July 15 2013 – A private memorial is planned for Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting deaths of three armoured car guards in Edmonton.
A red oak tree is to be planted in their honour during a service at the University of Alberta.
Relatives of the dead guards, city and university officials and representatives of the G4S security company have been invited to attend.
The three guards were working a night shift and were reloading ATM machines at the university’s HUB mall when they were gunned down.
Colleague Matthew Schuman miraculously survived after being shot in the head.
A fifth guard on the crew, Travis Baumgartner, was arrested the next day at a B.C. border crossing and is to stand trial in September on charges of first-degree and attempted murder.
The victims — newlywed Michelle Shegelski, 26; rookie guard Eddie Rejano, 39, and Brian Ilesic, 35 — died at the scene.
Source-the Canadian Press
Freemont CA June 15 2013 June 15 2013 A 15-year-old boy gave a career college a scare when it looked like he was carrying an AK-47 assault rifle while walking outside the Fremont school Tuesday evening, a Fremont police spokeswoman said.
Officers responded to the Medical Career College at 41300 Christy St. when there were reports of a male with an AK-47 assault rifle walking outside the school and pointing the weapon at windows around 7:30 p.m., police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said. The juvenile suspect with the gun was found at a nearby business that his family owned and it was discovered that he had three realistic-looking airsoft guns, Bosques said.
The three replicas were confiscated, she said.
The boy was reprimanded and told that it is illegal to display a replica firearm and to alter an imitation gun make it look more realistic, Bosques said.
He was released to his father, she said.
Source- Freemont Patch
ALBANY, N.Y. June 14 2013 AP— A midlevel New York court has rejected lawsuits by shooting victims who claimed an upstate shopping mall didn’t provide sufficient security to protect them from a man’s nine-minute shooting rampage with a semi-automatic rifle.
The Appellate Division panel upheld dismissal of negligence claims against The Pyramid Companies and others, concluding the 2005 attack by Robert Bonelli Jr. was unforeseeable. He opened fire and injured two people in the Hudson Valley Mall in Ulster, 55 miles south of Albany.
The justices say landowners have a duty to secure their premises from foreseeable harm, but the mall’s history involved lesser incidents of larceny, disorderly conduct, trespassing, robbery and fights.
Justice Karen Peters, writing separately, agrees but notes mall security that day, with one guard, was “frighteningly inadequate.”
Bonelli is serving a 32-year prison sentence.
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New Orleans LA June 13 2013 A woman claiming to be a private security guard was arrested Sunday and booked with attempted murder after she allegedly fired a shot at a man attempting to escape from an assault in the 7th Ward Saturday night. New Orleans police said Charlene Wilson, 42, fired a gun at a man who had already been shot at eight times by another person.
According to police reports, the victim was walking in the 2500 block of Pauger Street when he was jumped. While he was fighting with his attacker, another man, said by police to be 23-year-old Joshua Joseph, appeared at the corner of Pauger and North Derbigny Street and began shooting.
Police said Joseph fired eight shots in all. He was also arrested Sunday and booked with attempted second-degree murder. His bail was set at $215,000.
In the arrest report, the victim stated that as he tried to escape the scene, he saw both of his male attackers flee northbound and enter an apartment on the corner of Pauger and North Roman Street. It was then that Wilson allegedly came out of that building and fired a shot.
The victim identified Joseph in a lineup as the man who fired the weapon from the corner of Pauger and North Derbigny.
While police were questioning Joseph on Sunday morning, Wilson emerged from the same residence, allegedly still wearing the same red shirt as the day before.
According to police, Wilson said she admitted to firing the gun when she saw her daughter fighting with unknown people. She also told police that as a security guard she was trained not to fire her weapon and that she “knew better.”
A search of Joseph’s car uncovered a 7.62×39-caliber assault rifle containing 26 rounds of ammunition, police said. Joseph is a previously convicted felon and is on probation for cocaine possession.
Wilson, who had a forgery charge expunged from her record in 1999, was booked with attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a firearm. Her bail was set at $160,000.
Chicago IL June 12 2013 Adrian Jackson had been in and out of prison by the time he approached an armored truck outside ShoreBank in Chicago in October 2006 and stole two bags filled with cash as an accomplice held a gun to the guard.
Prosecutors said Jackson, his accomplice and a third person who acted as a lookout made off with $275,000.
On Monday, nearly seven years later, Jackson was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge who said it was fortunate that the holdup didn’t end in violence.
“This amounts to making a bet on you,” said U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur, who went below the minimum 121/2-year prison term called for by federal sentencing guidelines. “You have the opportunity to turn your life around, and that’s totally up to you.”
According to Jackson’s lawyer, Gregory Mitchell, the career offender’s rap sheet is the result of his decades-old heroin habit.
Jackson will be required to participate in drug treatment while in prison. Once he’s released he will be subjected to random drug tests.
Shadur also ordered Jackson to pay 10 percent of his monthly salary in restitution if he gets a job after his release from prison.
“It makes me feel wasted to not have accomplished anything but a criminal background,” Jackson, now 41, told the judge before his sentence was imposed. “I also realize that drugs have ruined my life, and I can never use them again.”
The holdup was meticulously planned over a period of months, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Lee. Jackson and the two accomplices visited the bank several times before threatening and disarming the armored truck guard and then making off with the bags of cash.
The lookout was never captured, but the other accomplice, Willie Ray Jefferson, was sentenced in 2010 to 141/2 years in prison.
Jackson, who grew up in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, joined a gang at age 14, dropped out of high school at 16, soon became hooked on heroin and began to get in trouble with the law, according to Mitchell.
His record includes drug convictions dating to 1989, a murder conviction in 1994 and armed robbery, drug and weapons convictions over the past 12 years.
“Again, there’s no crystal ball,” Mitchell told the judge. “… (But) if he has the opportunity to get the treatment he needs … I think he’s a good candidate (for rehabilitation).”
Redding PA June 11 2013 A 26-year-old Redding man was arrested Sunday night after police said he stabbed a security guard in the Safeway parking lot on East Cypress Avenue in Redding.
Willetts CA June 9 2013 Two men detained for trespassing near an illegal marijuana grow on private timber land were arrested June 3 after officers discovered methamphetamine and weapons.
Deputies were called to private timber land near mile marker 13 on Branscomb Road by two private security personnel with LEAR Asset Management. The security officers were investigating an illegal marijuana operation on the private timber land “when they encountered two men walking along a trail from the grow site,” says MCSO Sgt. Matt Kendall. Deputies were called at about 3 p.m.Richard Geiger, 26, of Laytonville, was armed with a loaded semiautomatic handgun in a shoulder-style holster when the security officers detained him. Deputies found .38 caliber ammunition on Martin Scott, 50, of Laytonville but no weapon. Scott, a convicted felon, is prohibited to possess either ammo or a weapon. Deputies recovered 26 grams of methamphetamine after searching both suspects and a backpack. Deputies later found a loaded .38 pistol in the area where security first detained the two men.Geiger was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sales, possession of a dangerous weapon and being armed in the commission of a felony. Scott was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine for sales and being armed in the commission of a felony.
San Antonio TX June 8 2013 Investigators say 52 year old Clifton Wallace confronted a man at a west side sausage plant parking lot and was stabbed in the stomach.
It happened around 11:45 last night outside the Kiolbassa Plant parking lot in the 1300 block of South Brazos.
That’s when police say Wallace, a security guard, came face to face with the alleged intruder who police have identified as 27 year old Elton Branch. They say Branch was stabbed him once with an unknown object.
The suspect ran off but was caught a short time later.
The security guard was taken to S.A.M.M.C. and is in stable condition.
Police say the suspect was found with cocaine on him and is facing aggravated assault charges, burglary and drug possession charges.
CATHEDRAL CITY CA June 5 2013— Police have arrested a Palm Springs man on suspicion of shooting a security guard nearly a year ago.
Ezequiel Radino Lopez, 29, was arrested on the 2600 block of S. Linden Way in Palm Springs on Tuesday, according to Cathedral City police Detective Sgt. Paul Herrera.
On July 14, 2012, the part-time security guard, whose name was not released, approached a man drinking in public at a commercial complex at 32220 Rancho Vista in Cathedral City and asked him to leave, police said. The man refused, a verbal exchange ensued and the man shot the unarmed security guard in the chest.
The two struggled for the pistol and the guard was shot three more times. The shooter ran off as police and paramedics arrived.
The guard was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, where he underwent surgery and spent a significant amount of time recovering from gunshot wounds to the chest, upper abdomen and leg, police said.
“During this period of time we did not have enough significant information to make an arrest or to identify a subject,” Herrera said.
But a recent tip, along with a positive witness identification and physical evidence led to Lopez’s arrest.
Lopez was recently placed on AB 109 probation after being released from state prison on January 2012, according to Herrera.
The state Legislature approved AB 109 — also known as realignment — in March 2011.
It aimed to cut the state’s budget gap and and to satisfy a U.S. Supreme Court mandate to reduce the prison population.
Lopez is being held at the Riverside County Jail in Indio on $1 million bail.
HOUSTON TX June 5 2013– Detectives need help identifying two suspects who robbed an armored car outside a bank in El Campo.
The armored car’s occupants made a transaction around 8:30am at a bank in the 1300 block of North Mechanic and were about to leave when the suspects approached, according an El Campo Police Department statement. The suspects, who were armed with an unknown-type weapon, made away with an undetermined amount of cash.
The White Ford van the suspects were driving was later found a few blocks from the bank. The van is believed to be stolen. The suspects then fled in a tan or gray 4-door car, possibly a Honda.
One armored car attendants received minor injuries during the robbery.
The FBI and DPS are also assisting in the investigation.
OCALA FLA June 4 2013
A bouncer at a Florida nightclub shot and killed three other bouncers early Sunday morning after being humiliated by a video prank, according to police.
Andrew Joseph Lobban, 31, was held without bond on three felony counts of first-degree murder after he admitted having shot the three men shortly after midnight at AJ’s Bar, part of the Ocala Entertainment Complex in Ocala, about 50 miles south of Gainesville, authorities said. He was arrested about noon at his girlfriend’s residence.
All of the victims worked with Lobban as bouncers at the complex. One died at the scene; the two others died at the hospital.
According to an Ocala police statement, Lobban said he shot the men — identified as Benjamin Larz Howard, 23; Jerry Lamar Bynes Jr., 20; and Josue Santiago, 25 — because they were laughing and teasing him over an embarrassing video of Lobban that one of the victims had recorded and shared with the others.
The police statement didn’t say what was on the video, but Ocala police Sgt. Angy Scroble said it showed Lobban misfiring his gun at a shooting range.
“He just kept harping on that” while being questioned, Scroble said. “It really bothered him.”
“They put it on Facebook, and that’s why he got mad,” Santiago’s mother, Maria, told NBC station WESH of Orlando.
ATLANTA GA June 1 2013 – Two Atlanta police officers are being debriefed at police headquarters while the man they shot is in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Pleasanton CA June 1 2013 A San Francisco woman was arrested May 25 for felony and two misdemeanors in an incident that began as a simple shoplifting at Stoneridge Shopping Center.
Security officers attempted to stop Vanessa Marie Delapaz, 29, at about 7:42 p.m. in the 1400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road in a theft of $148 jeans from Macy’s Men’s. Delapaz, however, pulled out a hypodermic needle, yelled she has AIDS and brandished the needle, holding the officers at bay while she attempted to get away, according to a police report.
Pleasanton police were called in for assistance. Delapaz was in the parking lot trying to get away when police arrived and she was taken into custody after dropping the needle. She was arrested for misdemeanor theft, brandishing a weapon and possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance. It could not be confirmed if Delapaz has AIDS.
Milwaukee County WI May 31 2013 A 26-year-old Milwaukee woman faces state charges after police say she sprayed mall security with pepper spray as she attempted to flee a Southridge mall store with a bag of stolen items.
Bythia Davis was charged May 15 in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count of retail theft and one felony count of use of Oleoresin Capsicum spray, also known as pepper spray, in commission of a crime. If convicted, Davis could face up to six years and nine months imprisonment, $20,000 in fines, or both.
According to the criminal complaint:
On May 11 at 1:54 p.m., Greendale police received a report of a retail theft at Sears in Southridge Mall, 5300 N. 76th St.
A security officer with the department store told police he observed Davis putting merchandise into a bag and leaving the store without paying, according to court documents.
Another security officer stopped Davis near the store entrance/exit, where she pushed him, and said he would have to call police. She then ran toward the mall’s food court. The officer followed, trying to grab the bag of merchandise, when Davis pulled out the canister of pepper spray from her purse, aimed at the officer’s face and sprayed for 7 to 8 seconds. The spray hit the officer in the side and back of the head. The officer grabbed Davis and she sprayed the canister a second time.
Security was eventually able to detain Davis, and recover the canister of pepper spray.
Police say several other employees working and eating in the food court sustained and were treated for minor injuries from the pepper spray, including a woman 4 months pregnant.
Davis was under probation and extended supervision at the time of the incident.
She is due in court June 12 for a scheduling conference. She is being held in the Milwaukee County Jail.
Myrtle Beach SC May 31 2013 Police are investigating a shooting of a local bouncer.
An officer was called to Grand Strand Regional Hospital Tuesday morning.
The victim had a gun shot wound to his arm, according to the police report.
The 26-year-old bouncer at a bar at Broadway at the Beach said he and a woman left the bar between 4:00 and 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
He was getting into the woman’s car when a man approached them.
The victim said the man had a revolver in his hand and pointed it at his head, and demanded their belongings.
When the man with the gun looked over his shoulder, the victim tried to grab the gun.
The man pulled away and fired one shot, that hit the victim in the arm.
The victim said the man got into a white Chevrolet Impala with a North Carolina license plate, according to the report.
The woman in the car drove the victim to the hospital.
SEATTLE WA May 30 2013
A security guard shot a man Tuesday night after the guard tried to break up a fight in a shopping center parking lot and the man allegedly pulled out a gun, police said.
The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he later died, officials said.
Witnesses say dozens of people scattered across the parking lot at 23rd and Jackson when shots rang out just after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Investigators say an armed, uniformed security guard was working the shopping center when he saw an altercation near the corner of Starbucks.
He asked the group to leave the parking lot, and the security guard told police that one of the men pulled a handgun and left him no choice but to open fire.
This parking lot and this Starbucks has long been a neighborhood gathering spot; it is always packed, a lot of people around.
Police say it is amazing no one other than the suspect was hurt.
The suspect is listed in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center with life threatening injuries.
Neighbors here say the violence has to stop.
“It’s a shame. It happens all over but when it happens this close to your home you fear it because you don’t know if it’s gang related or you never know if you’re going to walk out the house and never make it back home,” neighbor Greg Beavers said.
Police are asking anyone who saw the shooting or who has any information about what happened to call 911.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. May 30 2013 – A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a shooting at a Virginia Beach club Sunday morning.
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. May 30 2013- Walton County sheriff’s deputies say an intoxicated man stabbed a security guard with his car keys, was tased twice then busted out the window to a police cruiser.
They say it happened in the 60 block of Goldenrod Circle.
According to deputies, they found the security guard bleeding from the head and holding down 39-year-old Terry Hays. They said Hays was growling and combative.
The security guard told deputies Hays became confrontational at a wedding taking place on the property. He said Hays tried to leave in his vehicle but security tried to stop him because he was intoxicated.
The guard said he was pushed and charged at by Hays, then he said Hays took his keys and stabbed him several times in the back of the head.
While deputies checked the security guard’s injuries, they say Hays continued to resist and delivered a “glancing blow to the right temple and forehead” to a deputy. The deputy was able to tase Hays, but he continued to resist. He was tased again then handcuffed and put into the back of a cruiser.
That’s when deputies say Hays kicked out the rear windows of the cruiser. His legs were restrained then he was taken to the Walton County Department of Corrections.
The security guard was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment.
Hays was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, criminal mischief over $200 but less than $1000, resisting with violence, and disorderly conduct.
Athens GA. May 27 2013 A security officer on duty at the Athens Arena reported to the Athens-Clarke police that he had been stabbed and gave police a description of his attacker.
The 39-year-old man from Milledgeville had a wound on his thigh from being stabbed with a knife or another sharp object, police said.
Police located Carlos Antonio Harper, 30, of Burkland Drive, and arrested and charged him with aggravated assault.
The victim was treated by EMS for non-life threatening injuries.
Harper was booked into the jail but the weapon was not recovered, according police.
Baltimore County MD May 27 2013 Police in Baltimore County are investigating the shooting of a bouncer outside a bar in Halethorpe early Saturday morning.
Investigators say the shooting took place at around 2 a.m. outside Depaolas Pub at 1401 Sulphur Spring Road. They believe that the bouncer had originally escorted the shooter out of the bar. However, once the men got outside, police believe the suspect produced a gun and began firing at the bouncer, even attempting to follow him back into the bar.
Authorities say that several people inside the bar were able to subdue the shooter. The victim was taken to a hospital and neither his condition nor the extent of his injuries was immediately known. The suspected shooter was also taken to a local hospital for injuries sustained while he was being subdued. His condition was not immediately known.
Neither man’s identity has been released.
MYRTLE BEACH SC May 25 2013— A security guard on patrol at a Myrtle Beach hotel told police that two men tried to rob her, but she didn’t have any money to give them, so they ran away, according to a police report.
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Riverside CA May 19 2013 An altercation outside a marijuana dispensary targeted for closure by the city of Riverside left a driver with a bullet in his neck Friday, May 17, and a security guard injured after being struck by the SUV.
Both unidentified men were taken to Riverside Community Hospital, police Sgt. Dan Russell said. Their conditions were not immediately available.
About 3:30 p.m., the guard, who Russell said works for Inland Empire Cannabis Club, and the driver of a black GMC got into some type of altercation in the rear of the parking lot at 7580 Indiana Ave. The disturbance then moved toward the front. It was then that the SUV struck the guard, and the guard responded by firing a single gunshot through the windshield, striking the driver in the neck.
Police arrived to find the guard on the ground and the driver still inside the SUV, Russell said. The guard’s belt, gun and Taser lay on the asphalt, and a pair of shoes sat outside the SUV as detectives interviewed witnesses and photographed evidence.
The dispensary is one of 10 that City Attorney Greg Priamos vowed this week to shut down after the state Supreme Court ruled May 6 that local governments can ban the dispensaries. The city’s ordinance came in response to complaints about crime near clinics such as armed robberies, sales of marijuana to minors and people driving under the influence of marijuana.
“A serious incident such as this and the ongoing public safety risks associated with these illegal enterprises continues to validate the city’s ban,” Priamos wrote in an email Friday night.
Advocates of medicinal marijuana say the dispensaries provide a legitimate medical service, rent retail space that might otherwise remain vacant and often provide security guards who deter crime.
The Inland Empire Cannabis Club website lists 33 products, and many of the 60 reviews on the website praise the quality of the marijuana and the professionalism and friendliness of the employees. No one there answered the phone Friday afternoon. Police turned away several people attempting to walk to that area of the cluster of businesses.
The other shops in the small center across the street from Malcolm Smith Motorsports are Redline Choppers, Home Made Sandwiches Deli, Indiana Liquor and Market and Beauty and Barber Musica Latina. Employees of the shops were stuck inside the yellow crime scene tape until some were escorted out. Others had to wait until police interviewed them.
RIVERSIDE CA May 18 2013—A security officer shot a suspect Friday afternoon during an attempted robbery at a liquor store in Riverside.
Yuba County CA May 18 2013 A Marysville woman punched a Walmart security agent in the face before pelting him with numerous rocks on Thursday as she tried to get away with lotions and body spray stuffed in her purse, Yuba County deputies said.
An apparent getaway car abandoned Evalee Havanna Hawkins as she left the store in the 1100 block of North Beale Road just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Undersheriff Jerry Read.
“The loss-prevention officer was taking pictures of the vehicle, and the driver apparently decided he didn’t want any part of what was going on and left,” Read said.
Hawkins then tried to get into another vehicle, which also drove off, leaving her alone with the security guard, who asked the woman to return the lotions.
“Then she punches him in the chin and tries to walk away,” Read said.
Several more guards stepped in as Hawkins began striking the same guard with multiple rocks.
The guard was not seriously injured.
Sheriff’s deputies detained Hawkins, who was booked into the Yuba County Jail on $50,000 bail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and robbery. She was still in custody Thursday.