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.
Juneau AK May 16 2013 A State Office Building security officer interrupted a rape Saturday night and helped lead to the suspect’s arrest, according to new court documents.
An affidavit filed Monday says police located and detained the 38-year-old suspect, Ernest H. Fawcett Jr., just three and a half minutes after Security Officer James Shipley called 911.
Police said earlier they arrested Fawcett on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault, an unclassified felony, and took him to Lemon Creek Correctional Center. On Tuesday, Fawcett appeared in Juneau District Court where Judge Keith Levy continued his bail at $100,000.
According to the affidavit, Shipley heard yelling coming from the upper level of a side stairwell of the Fireweed Place building’s parking structure a little before 9 p.m. The structure is located in the 400 block of Willoughby Avenue near the State Office Building.
As Shipley approached closer to the stairwell from the east side, he could hear a female voice yelling, “No, no, no,” and when he got to the scene, he saw Fawcett on top of her, he told police in an interview, the affidavit states.
Shipley instructed Fawcett to leave and called 911 as Fawcett fled. Shipley reported it to police as a “possible sexual assault in progress” and reported that the suspect was running toward Bullwinkle’s Pizza, according to the affidavit.
Assistant District Attorney Amy Williams wrote that security footage from the stairwell captured Fawcett walking in the area wearing the same clothes as he was when he was arrested. Later, both Shipley and the victim positively identified Fawcett as the suspect, Williams wrote.
In an interview with police, the 51-year-old victim said she did now know Fawcett or his name. They had just met and were walking in the area of the State Office Building when they stopped for a moment to rest.
She told police that’s when Fawcett requested fellatio. She said she refused and began to walk away when Fawcett grabbed her and threw her down on the steps. She reported that he ripped off her clothes and raped her as she repeatedly told him to stop, to no avail, the affidavit states.
Juneau Police Department Sgt. Brian Dallas said in an earlier release that the woman was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for evaluation and that she was later released.
Prosecutors requested the high bail amount, citing Fawcett’s criminal history which consists of 18 prior convictions including two felonies, as well as his lack of ties to the community which could prove to be a flight risk. Assistant Distric Attorney Amy Williams wrote that the state believes Fawcett resides in Metlakatla, not Juneau.
Fawcett is next slated to appear in Juneau court for a pre-indictment preliminary hearing on May 22. He is represented by the Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland.
Source- JUNEAU EMPIRE
Woodbridge NJ May 16 2013 Police have arrested mall security guard Brian Ruzich, 21, of Fords in connection with Tuesday’s early morning bomb threat at Woodbridge Center Mall.
At around 6:35 a.m. Woodbridge Mall Security contacted Woodbridge Police that they received a threat that “tiny town” will blow up on May 14, 2013. “Tiny town” is the children’s play area located on the lower level of Woodbridge Center Mall in the JcPenney/Boscov’s wing.
After an immediate investigation following the incident, Woodbridge PD traced the threat back to Ruzich, a mall security guard.
Ruzich was charged with false public alarms, terroristic threats and criminal mischief. His bail is set at $25,000 with no 10 percent, according to Woodbridge PD.
Once Woodbridge PD received the threat on Tuesday morning, the mall was evacuated of the personnel inside at the time and police secured the perimeter.
According to Police Captain Roy Hoppock, due to a quick response from Woodbridge PD, Edison PD and Union, Monmouth and Middlesex County Sheriffs, six dogs were brought to the mall and an in-depth search was conducted and came up negative.
‘MOBILE, Ala. May 16 2013 – A club bouncer who intervened while two illegal immigrants allegedly raped, beat and sodomized a woman at a local nightclub spoke to FOX10 News. Police said had Herbert McCants and his team not detained the two suspects when they did, an already vicious attack could have been much worse.
McCants, Club Heat’s head of security, has seen it all making a living amongst the loud music, flashing lights and big crowds in a club. He said most incidents are routine for him.
What happened early Saturday, May 11, he said was anything but.
“Twenty-three years of bouncing off and on in clubs and DJ-ing, I’ve never seen an incident like this ever. It’s a little raw, a little raw and unnerving,” McCants said.
Police said the female victim was attacked by 18-year-old Carlos Chiguil and 22-year-old Juan Martin. They allegedly followed her into the bathroom, beat her with a beer bottle, raped and sodomized her.
A friend heard the screams and called security. McCants and another member of the security team responded.
“We knocked them out,” McCants said. “[We] kicked the door in, and the two assailants were accosting her, and we did what we had to do to break it up.”
McCants said the image when he first got the door open was like nothing he had ever seen before.
“[It was] scary, extremely scary,” McCants said. “For myself, who has daughters, that’s not an image you want stuck in your head.”
FOX10 News wanted to find out more about the two suspects, both of whom police said are illegal immigrants.
The Department of Homeland Security wouldn’t go on camera, but we did get a statement that read in part:
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement filed detainer requests against Guatemalan nationals Juan Esteban Martin and Carlos Elisel Chiguil Monday after ICE Homeland Security Investigations agents assisted the Mobile Police Department with their arrest. ICE places detainers on aliens arrested on criminal charges to ensure that dangerous criminals are not released from prisons/jails and into communities.”
In addition to the statement, ICE officials did tell FOX10 News they haven’t had any prior contact with these two suspects. ICE has issued a detainer for the two men, so local law enforcement will have to let ICE know when and if these men are released from custody.
Then, if necessary, the agency can take action.
As for McCants, he’s not looking for any recognition – he said they were just doing their jobs.
“There is no commendations necessary,” McCants said. “Most of the police officers who showed up we’ve worked with, or we have worked with, it’s a part of the job. There were no commendations necessary. It’s what we do. My heart goes out to her and we thank God that she’s still here.”
McCants said there could be some additional security measures taken at the nightclub, including adding some female bouncers.
The suspects are being held on no bond.
Vancouver WA May 13 2013 A security guard was stabbed Saturday afternoon after confronting a theft suspect at the Grand Central Fred Meyer store.
ROCHESTER, Minn. May 12 2013 – Police have a man in custody after they were called to the Cub Foods after a security agent was assaulted by a shoplifter.
Little Rock AR May 9 2013 A mother who was holding her 6-month-old child is accused of pepper-spraying an employee at a Little Rock department store who moved to stop her from shoplifting, authorities said.
CORPUS CHRISTI TX May 9 2013
An alert security guard at the Central Library caught a man who was allegedly trying to shoot up heroin on Wednesday.
According to officials, the guard caught Christopher Furr inside a bathroom. He allegedly used a metal beer top, a tiny ball of heroin and a needle to shoot up.
Officers said Furr is no stranger to the law.
“Basically, the security guard, got to give them the credit, was going on his rounds. He went into the bathroom and saw the gentleman’s arm fall to the ground, and heard him moan. It’s just a common characteristic of someone shooting up,” said Officer Richard Olden of the Corpus Christi Police Department. “There’s nothing we can do to keep them out of here. It’s a public place. It’s just something we have to stay on top of. So it’s still happening. It’s a problem in the downtown area.”
Furr was checked out by medics and was cleared to be booked into the Nueces County Jail.
Source- Kiii News
Wichita KS April 30 2013 Mall security responded to an explosion at the Towne West mall and took three juveniles into custody after they caused quite a scare Sunday afternoon.
Police were called to the scene after reports of an explosion inside the mall.
Three kids had set off a small firework-type device in a crowded area just east of the food court.
Authorities say nobody was hurt by the device and there was no damage to property inside the mall.
The device was later determined to be a confetti cannon.
Police did not say of he parents would be charged or if the teens were released to the parents.
Burlington VT April 28 2013 A man who refused to leave a Champlain College classroom while students took an exam Wednesday was arrested a few blocks away in downtown Burlington, police said.
Burlington police, assisted by Champlain College security personnel, arrested Stuart Collinson, 40, of Winooski, Wednesday afternoon.
The arrest took place on Main Street as a news conference opposing the basing of the F-35A at Burlington International Airport took place just feet away. The incident was unrelated to the rally.
Burlington Deputy Police Chief Andi Higbee said Collinson had entered a classroom at Champlain College uninvited and sat down. The students were in the middle of an exam.
Higbee said the instructor asked Collinson to leave and when he didn’t, evacuated the classroom and called security.
Campus security officers followed Collinson to the corner of South Winooski Avenue and Main Street, where the F-35 rally was underway, and Burlington Police were called.
Higbee said that to that point Collinson faced disorderly conduct charges for his actions on campus, but as police tried to subdue him, he “took a swing” at an officer.
No one was hurt.
Officers struggled to get Collinson in handcuffs, but he was put in a police car a few minutes later without further incident and remained in custody Wednesday afternoon.
Higbee said Collinson has been cited for resisting arrest in addition to disorderly conduct.
Palm Beach County Fla April 28 2013 A scuffle with security at a Greenacres Walmart lead to the arrest of a Royal Palm Beach woman and girl, 16, on Thursday.
Greenacres police say Tiyler K. Scharmer, 20, and the girl stole phone chargers, sleeping pills, sandals, and Caesar salads.
The Sun Sentinel is not identifying the juvenile because of her age and the nature of the crime.
The fight broke out when security stopped the two outside, according to the report. Other employees helped security, but the duo also fought them, according to police.
Scharmer faces charges of robbery, battery, resisting arrest, drug possession and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was booked into Palm Beach County Jail on Thursday where she is held in lieu of $10,000 bail. The juvenile faces charges of robbery, battery and resisting arrest.
Source- Sun Sentinel
Commack NY April 25 2013 Police have arrested Brian Healy, 29, of Smithtown, in Commack April 19 on a charge of robbery in the second degree, a felony.
According to police, Healy was attempting to steal goods from Walmart on Commack when he was stopped by store security and a struggle ensued.
During the escape attempt, Healy cut and injured the hand of a security officer who attempted to stop him.
Healy was taken into custody on the felony charge and is awaiting trial.
University of Texas Brownsville campus police injured during chase of stolen bicycle www.privateofficer.com
Brownsville TX April 22 2013 A man was arrested at the University of Texas Brownsville campus after he stole a bicycle and injured a police officer.
Around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a security guard saw David Guajardo take a bike from the Gym Annex bicycle rack.
A police officer was able to track Guajardo down a short while late and ordered him to stop.
UTB police said Guajardo refused to stop and purposely struck the officer with the bike.
The officer suffered a knee injury as he was knocked to the ground.
Guajardo continued to flee, but the security guard was able to catch up to him and take him into custody.
Guajardo was given a $17,850 bond.
Pleasanton CA April 16 2013 After purportedly swiping $120 of goods Friday evening from JCPenney, two Richmond women allegedly pepper-sprayed a store security guard and then fled on foot — with the guard right behind them — all the way to a Dublin Safeway, where they barricaded themselves in an employee restroom.
Kinasha Brown, 18 and Corrin Ray, 21, were arrested for suspicion of felony robbery at 7:22 p.m. at Safeway, on the 7400 block of Dublin Boulevard, by the Pleasanton Police Department.
Brown also faces an additional count of illegal use of tear gas — for reportedly spraying the security guard in the face — twice — with pepper spray.
The JCPenney theft-prevention employee was doused once after attempting to detain the pair as they exited the store, and again during the foot chase to Dublin, according to police reports.
The security worker said he followed the suspects as they left the Stoneridge Shopping Center, heading toward the nearby BART station — and stayed on their tail as they kept running to Dublin. The duo reportedly ducked into Safeway through an employee entrance, and proceeded to the employee restroom, where they locked the door, police said.
The mall guard waited outside the restroom until police arrived and arrested Brown and Ray.
Ray was also charged with probation violations, records state.
Both women listed themselves as transients in booking files.
The stolen merchandise — $120 of socks, belts, jeans and a jacket — was recovered by police.
This incident was the second crime logged in two days at the Pleasanton retailer. Burglars broke into the store at 2 a.m. Thursday, making off with an undetermined amount of jewelry.
Alert Hard Rock Hotel & Casino security officers lead police to major drug bust www.privateofficer.com
TULSA OK April 15 2013-
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino security responded to a smoke alarm in a seventh-floor hotel room, where 31-year-old Raven Holmes was found smoking meth, according to arrest affidavits.
The officers found that Holmes had more than a pound of meth, scales and other drugs packaged for sale in the room.
Hard Rock officials then called for police backup, which, with the help of local, county and federal law enforcement, set up a sting that netted seven suspects.
The suspected buyers were all arrested for charges ranging from possession of a controlled substance to endeavoring to traffic drugs.
John Hunt, 68, Gene Miller, 53, Shelley Boothe, 30, Carol Fogelman, 30, Ayla Jones, 20, Charles Yahola, 24, and John Cooper, 34, were busted trying to buy large amounts of meth at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa last week.
All seven, with the exception of Cooper, are listed as Tulsa residents.
Holmes and 35-year-old Gonzalo Ponce-Arturez of Austin, Texas, were indicted on federal drug charges Monday.
According to court documents, Holmes admitted to selling large amounts of meth out of Tulsa hotels on several occasions. She claims to have sold the drugs for a man who is member of a Mexican drug cartel.
“This is a plague in our community,” said Rogers County District Attorney Janice Steidley. “With the efforts of all the law enforcement and the casino security staff, that were involved, we got that off the streets of Rogers County. That’s something we are quite proud of.”
Elmhurst IL April 13 2013 Karyn Flynn, 44, 411 Perrie Drive, Elk Grove Village, was arrested and charged with Class 3 Felony retail theft after a security officer at Kohl’s, 303 S. Route 83, reportedly saw her place numerous jewelry and clothing items into a purse, which she also did not purchase, between 1:38 and 2:28 p.m. April 9. She passed all points of purchase, police said, and was arrested with merchandise worth a total of $585.83. She was taken to DuPage County Jail and released with an April 22 court date.
Kimberly Zientara, 48, 383 Scott St., Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with retail theft after police said she took NicoDerm CQ patches worth $49.89, a bra worth $9.99 and another bra worth $13.99 from Kmart, 265 S. Route 83, at 9 p.m. April 6. She was released on bond.
Stephanie L. Fey, 29, 818 E. Division Apt. 4, Lombard, was arrested and charged with retail theft after security personnel at Kmart, 265 S. Route 83, said they saw her remove merchandise worth $109.99 and walk past the point of purchase at 5:37 p.m. April 9. She also had a warrant out of Glendale Heights. She was turned over the Glendale Heights officers.
SARASOTA, FL. April 12 2013- Sarasota Police have arrested a man for stealing bars of deodorant and attacking a store security guard. It happened Wednesday around 7:15 pm at the Publix located at 1044 N. Tamiami Trail.
Matthew Bohyer, 34, is facing theft and robbery charges after police said he grabbed a 62-year-old woman, threw her to the ground and stole her purse in the hospital’s parking lot.
Pursuing security guards caught up with Bohyer and held him until police arrived.
Source- Acworth Patch News
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Bryan TX March 18 2013 A North Zulch man is accused of taking nearly $1,000 of items from the Bryan Wal-Mart even though he was found to have $565 in cash on his person..
Mahoning Township PA March 4 2013 Shoplifters twice this week walked out of the Lehighton area Walmart with shopping carts loaded with around $1,000 worth of merchandise, Mahoning Township police said.
Mesa AZ March 2 2013 A Mesa man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of shoplifting and aggravated assault after police said he stole items from a store and attacked employees with a concrete block when they confronted him.