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.
Riverside CA May 17 2013 An off-duty correctional deputy with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has been charged with battery and elder abuse against a 71-year-old security guard.
The security guard’s wrist was fractured when he was pushed to the ground in the parking lot at Tom’s Farms just south of Corona on April 20, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
The district attorney’s office filed charges Tuesday, May 14, against Reggie Alcantar, 31, who was off duty at the time of the incident and a patron at Tom’s Farms, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Alcantar is free on bond, pending further court proceedings. He was placed on paid administrative leave until the criminal investigation is complete, the department said.
Alcantar has been employed by the Sheriff’s Department since 2006 and was most recently assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center in downtown Riverside, the department said.
Anyone with information about the case may call the sheriff’s Lake Elsinore station at 951- 245-3300 or after hours at 951-776-1099.
Benton County WA May 17 2013 A Kennewick man was sentenced Wednesday to one year and two months in prison for hitting a court security officer who was trying to restrain him after the man was found in contempt for cursing at a judge.
Simeon George Owens, 31, was convicted by a Benton County jury on March 19 of third-degree assault.
On Wednesday, Owens asked Superior Court Judge Vic VanderSchoor if he can remain in the county jail until May 23 while his attorney files a notice of his plan to appeal the conviction and asks for an appeal bond.
VanderSchoor granted the request.
According to Kennewick police and court documents, Owens was in front of Court Commissioner Jerri Potts on Oct. 23 for a child custody issue.
When Potts denied giving Owens custody of his 5-year-old daughter, Owens started cursing at the judge, documents said. Potts said he needed to complete more anger management treatment before he could care for his child, and told Owens not to speak in a profane manner.
Owens continued to be verbally aggressive and reportedly responded: “F— this s—. Either terminate my rights or give me my daughter back.”
Potts said Owens was being held in contempt of court for his behavior, and told court security officer Scott Wright to arrest him. But Owens bolted from the courtroom at the Benton County Justice Center before Wright could reach him, court documents said.
However, he was caught by another security office and Wright before he got outside and during the struggle, Owens started hitting Wright’s face, documents said.
In an interview with Kennewick police after his arrest, Owens admitted to swearing at Potts and trying to leave the courthouse to avoid arrest, court documents said.
Wednesday, he was ordered to have no contact with Wright, and must pay $3,558 for workers compensation to the Department of Labor and Industries in Olympia. The claim is still open, so more restitution may be requested, documents said.
Owens’ criminal history includes convictions for second-degree theft, forgery, third-degree rape and attempting to elude police.
Man pleads guilty to assaulting police officer
A 37-year-old man who became angry when police dropped one of his pennies during a drunken driving arrest, admitted that he tried to headbutt and kick a Kennewick police officer.
Chad Lee Bowen pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of fourth-degree assault for the Dec. 6 incident involving Officer Mario Martinez.
He said he didn’t admit guilt but agreed a jury could convict him so he wanted to accept a plea deal.
After being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, the Kennewick man was searched to make sure he didn’t have any drugs or weapons.
Kennewick Officer Joshua Riley emptied several coins from Bowen’s pocket and one fell to the ground. Bowen then tried to pull away from Riley’s control and told him, “Pick up my (expletive) penny, (expletive),” court documents said.
That’s when Officer Martinez stepped in and told Bowen to relax, trying to assure Bowen that his property would be documented. However, Bowen responded with obscenities and lunged at Martinez with his head, documents said.
Martinez jumped back to avoid being hit in the face. Riley said Bowen also began to kick at Martinez, court documents said.
The officers were able to subdue Bowen and get him into the back seat of Riley’s patrol car.
During the ride to the county jail, Bowen yelled and screamed at Riley that he was going to kick the officer’s butt once he got out of the handcuffs.
“I can’t wait to catch you on the street,” Bowen said, according to documents. “I will hunt you down for doing this.”
Bowen was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail with 334 days suspended, which can be reinstated if he violates any conditions.
He is allowed to do the time on work crew or work release, but must report to jail by May 22.
Hicksville NY May 15 2013 Two Brooklyn men were arrested on Friday for an alleged robbery that occurred in Broadway Mall in Hicksville, police said.
According to authorities, Theodis Cole and Omar Sharpe, both 36, were seen by store security concealing an unknown amount of clothing in a bag at Macy’s in Broadway Mall.
As the two men exited the store, two security officers attempted to detain them in the parking lot. Sharpe then fled with the proceeds on foot through the parking lot, while Cole physically prevented the security officers from stopping Sharpe, police said.
As the security officers where escorting Cole back to Macy’s he began to kick and punch one of them causing a minor laceration to his hand. Police then arrived and placed Cole under arrest.
Sharpe was located by officers at the Hicksville Rail Road Station and arrested, police said.
Sharpe and Cole were charged with second-degree robbery
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.
ST. CLAIRSVILLE OH May 12 2013 – A major accident on Interstate 70 on Thursday near the Ohio Valley Mall, left one man with minor injuries and subsequently lead to a fight between a bystander and a mall security guard.
According to initial reports from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a commercial tractor trailer hauling a bulldozer was traveling east near Exit 218 at the Ohio Valley Mall when the vehicle rolled over the guardrail, losing the bulldozer in the process. The vehicle then rolled over the steep embankment.
The driver, Jerry L. Fox, 42, Dilliner, Pa., was transported to Wheeling Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Officials from the Patrol, Cumberland Trail Fire Department, Ohio Department of Transportation and a towing service arrived on-scene. Following the accident, traffic was reduced to a single lane on I-70′s eastbound side until 2 a.m. today when the site was cleared.
The accident is under investigation.
At the time of the crash, onlookers at the nearby Ohio Valley Mall gathered in the parking lot where a fight broke out between a mall security guard and woman onlooker.
According to Joe Bell with the Cafaro Co. which operates the mall, a woman was taking pictures of the accident on the mall property, which is against mall policy. She was asked by the security guard to desist when the two scuffled.
Police are continuing their investigation.
SOUTH BEND IN May 11 2013 – Police are searching for shoplifters armed with pepper spray after two separate incidents this week in which police say a female shoplifter escaped with stolen goods by dousing a security officer with a chemical spray.
BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. May 10 2013 - Security officers at a Central Kentucky hospital found themselves in some tense moments Wednesday afternoon, after police say an armed man assaulted them.
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.
Salem OR May 9 2013 Marion County deputies and their canine partners pursued two men who allegedly assaulted a bouncer at a North Salem strip club Monday night.
Deputies responded to the Firehouse Cabaret Strip Club, 5782 Portland Road NE just before midnight. 911 callers reported that three men were assaulting the bouncer and that the fight had moved to the parking lot, the sheriff’s office said.
Witnesses pointed to a silver 1993 Toyota Camry carrying three men speeding away northbound on Portland Road. A deputy attempted to stop the car but it continued north on Portland Road before turning east onto Webb Street NE. The car left the paved roadway at the intersection of Peachtree Street NE and drove through some farm fields. It vehicle came to a stop and two occupants ran from the car while one remained.
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Don Thomson said canine deputies Jason Bernards and Jerry Wollenschlaeger responded with their partners Rolo and Yo. The driver allegedly ran and refused to surrender. Rolo seized him as he hid in some tall grass. The man was identified as Mikhail Ermolenko, 21, of Salem. He was the owner of the Toyota.
The front seat passenger, Igor Bogatko, 25, of Salem, was arrested where the car stopped in the field, but he continued to fight with deputies, Thomson said.
The rear seat passenger also allegedly fled, but deputies were unable to locate him after a canine search.
Ermolenko was taken to Salem Hospital for treatment of dog bites. He was taken to the jail and charged with Assault III, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct II, Resisting Arrest and Elude Vehicle on Foot. Bogatko was charged with Assault III, Menacing and Disorderly Conduct II.
Both men are expected in court today at 3 p.m.
Man Arrested After Making Threats And Fighting With Security At Churchill Downs www.privateofficer.com
Louisville KY May 5 2013 A man was arrested at Churchill Downs in Louisville Friday morning after he got into a fight with a security guard and threatened that he had a gun.
The incident happened at about 8 a.m. Officials say the suspect, James A. Young, 44, entered Churchill Downs property and proceed to Millionarie’s Row without a ticket or going through the screening procedures.
Officials say Young sat down at a table and began threatening patrons with a gun. He was asked to leave by track security, became billigerent and refusing to leave. Young then allegedly took a swing and began to fight with security before he was detained.
No gun was found. Young is charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree criminal trespass and first-degree disorderly conduct. He is scheduled to be in court on Tuesday.
Woman arrested, faces battery charges in attacks at Tampa International Airport www.privateofficer.com
TAMPA FLA May 3 2013— A Tampa woman arriving on a flight from Puerto Rico became violent and attacked employees and a Homeland Security agent Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Latrese Janelle Brantley, 39, was on a JetBlue flight from San Juan to Tampa International Airport when she began “acting irrational,” an arrest affidavit shows.
As she left the plane, two JetBlue employees approached to help. But Brantley became “argumentative,” pushing one employee and punching the other, the affidavit shows.
A Department of Homeland Security agent noticed the incident and tried to intervene. But Brantley then struck the agent, who sustained deep scratches to his head and face, airport police said.
The agent and some bystanders eventually pulled Brantley to the floor until airport police officers arrived to arrest her.
Brantley faces one felony count of battery on a law enforcement officer and two misdemeanor counts of battery.
She was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail, where she was being held Wednesday on $3,000 bail.
Source- Tampa Bay Times
Baltimore MD May 1 2013 A warrant has been issued for a robber who assaulted a security guard while trying to steal food from Safeway.
According to Baltimore police, at 2:18 p.m., April 22, a robber was trying to take $40.81 worth of food from Safeway, 2401 N. Charles St.
As the robber was trying to get away with the stolen items a security guard confronted the robber. The robber then assaulted the security guard and ran from the scene.
However, while assaulting the security guard the robber’s identification was dropped. An arrest warrant has been issued for the robber.
Gadsden al May 1 2013 Several shots were fired into the Adult Social Club on Tuscaloosa Avenue on Saturday morning, according to a news release from Gadsden Police Capt. Bobby Jackson.
A bouncer said he told a man about 4:20 a.m. that he could not smoke inside the building, according to the release. The man apparently got mad and told the bouncer he would be back to get him. He returned about 10 minutes later, stood in front of the club and fired shots inside.
No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing.
Allentown PA April 30 2013 An angry patron early Sunday morning tried to shoot security officers who threw him out of an Allentown nightclub, city police report.
Trevor Leebing, 31, pointed a gun at the heads of security guards about 4 a.m. outside the Catch 22 club in the 300 block of Hamilton Street, police said.
But the gun did not go off, and Leebing was arrested after security officers chased him down and detained him until police arrived, police Capt. Glen Dorney said.
Leebing had moments earlier been thrown out of the nightclub after an altercation, and waited outside for the guards while they were throwing out somebody else, Dorney said.
“Mr. Leebing approached the security staff, pointed a gun at their heads and pulled the trigger,” he said. “Fortunately, the weapon malfunctioned, and the security officers were able to run inside.”
Leebing is charged with five counts of attempted homicide, one for each security guard and nightclub patron placed in danger, Dorney said.
Leebing has no known current address, but his last known address was in Brooklyn, Dorney said.
After the gun failed to discharge, Leebing ran across the street and threw the weapon over a bridge, police said. It was later recovered.
After the security officers ran inside, armed security guards came from inside the club and detained Leebing. He was arrested without incident, Dorney said.
He is also charged with five counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment.
Nassau County VA April 29 2013 A teenager was arrested this week after he allegedly struck and pushed down a 79-year-old male security guard at Uniondale High School, police said.
According to police, Kevin Allen, 17, was observed inside Uniondale High School on Thursday after he was expelled and prohibited from the grounds. The security guard instructed Allen to leave the school property numerous times, but he refused.
Allen then struck the guard in the back of his head and pushed him to the ground, police said.
The victim required medical attention and was treated and released for neck pain and swelling to his legs, authorities said.
Allen was charged with second-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal trespass.
SEATTLE WA April 28 2013 — A man found sleeping in the stairwell on the 27th floor of the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle attacked a security guard as he attempted to escape, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, a security guard found the man shortly after 2:15 a.m. Monday and asked him to leave since he was not a guest at the hotel.
The man took off running through the hotel as the security guard gave chase. At one point, the man turned around and punched the security guard in the nose, according to the report.
The security guard chased the man out of the hotel where the man reportedly pulled a knife on him.
The man walked off, and the security guard continued to follow at a distance until officers arrived and arrested the man.
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
Sioux Falls SD April 25 2013 An Augustana College security officer was assaulted on campus recently during a busy week for the college’s security office that included a string of thefts.
The officer has since recovered, but a suspect remains on the loose.
The officer was on a routine check of the underground maintenance tunnels on campus late the night of April 16 when he was hit in the head with an object, possibly a pipe, said Rick Tupper, Augustana Campus Safety director. The tunnels are off limits and no one should have been down there, he said.
The suspect fled and campus security searched all buildings on campus over a four-hour span but didn’t find him, Tupper said. The campus was not put on lockdown, he said.
The injured officer didn’t have a description of the suspect, except that the suspect was a man, Tupper said. The officer was taken to a hospital emergency room and was diagnosed with a concussion, Tupper said. The officer was out from work a few days but returned this week, he said.
A person of interest is also being sought in separate incidents involving possible thefts from faculty offices. The suspect’s photo, taken by an Augie faculty member, matches one taken by Dakota State University surveillance the same day, April 15.
The Madison Police Department is investigating the theft of an undisclosed amount of cash from a DSU instructor’s office, said Detective Sgt. Justin Meyer.
Meyer said campus surveillance caught the suspect going in and out of a faculty office and checking faculty doors to see if they were unlocked. The suspect is described as black, about 5-foot-10 and in his late 20’s, possible early 30’s, Meyer said. In both photos, the suspect is wearing a red baseball style hat, a red pullover jacket with the words “Coyotes” across it, black pants and carrying a black backpack.
For the last two weeks, Augustana had been dealing with reports of missing textbooks from faculty offices, Tupper said. He emailed faculty to lock their offices and be aware of any suspicious activity, he said.
On April 15, a member of the Augustana faculty saw a man leave the office of a faculty member who he knew wasn’t in at the time and followed the man. Tupper said the faculty member confronted the man outside and the man had a backpack full of textbooks.
“He asked what he was doing and the guy became defensive and took off,” Tupper said.
Tupper said that the man was not a student at Augustana. Tupper said he didn’t suspect the man to be involved in the officer assault because he was spotted later that day in Madison.
Tupper said it’s not yet known what or if anything was taken from faculty offices.
“We don’t have an amount right now,” he said. “The challenge is that all the faculty are trying to figure out if they are missing something from their office.”
Meyer said it’s possible that the suspect was seen at the University of Sioux Falls and Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls.
Sioux Falls police were called for the assault and theft reports, spokesman Sam Clemens said. Clemens said the department is looking into both reports.
Two other theft reports on the Augustana campus from last week involved $3,000 in electronics taken from two unlocked dorm rooms.
On April 15, a laptop valued at $1,500 was taken from an unlocked dorm room between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Solberg Hall, Clemens said. Two days later, a $1,200 laptop, $400 in PlayStation video games and $100 in game controllers were reported stolen from an unlocked dorm room around 10:45 a.m., Clemens said.
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.
STOCKTON CA April 24 2013 – A security guard for an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Stratford Circle was injured after following a suspicious man and asking him where he was going about 3 a.m. Monday, police reported.
When the guard questioned the suspect, he turned around and struck the guard in the hand with an unknown object before fleeing on foot. The guard pursued the suspect until he realized he was bleeding, police reported.
The suspect was described by police as a black man, 35 to 40, 5 feet 11 inches and 175 pounds, last seen wearing a black T-shirt, camouflage shorts and white tennis shoes.
Buffalo NY April 23 2013 A West Side man was arrested Saturday night after police say he became unruly at a Buffalo Bandits game and later bit the finger of a security guard at First Niagara Center.
Central District officers say Kyle Isaacs, 19, of Pennsylvania Street, and a companion, Danny Vyse, 21, of Oshweken, Ont., were asked to leave the arena during the Bandits game because of their disruptive behavior.
The two men are accused of refusing to leave and struggling with security guards, and arena officials say Isaacs bit the right middle finger of one guard and caused a cut that may require stitches.
Isaacs is charged with third-degree assault and both men are charged with trespass and harassment.
Fishers IN April 23 2013 Police in the area are searching for a white 2003 Ford Ranger with Ohio plates that reportedly struck a security officer late Sunday at a Fishers gas station.
The incident happened just before midnight at a Shell station at 96th Street and Olio Road, after the security officer noticed a pickup that he considered suspicious, said Fishers Police Officer Tom Weger.
The officer approached the driver to speak with him, Weger said, and the driver began pulling away.
“According to his statement, (the security officer) somehow got his hand caught in the tailgate and was dragged about 15 feet,” Weger said. He did not believe the security officer was seriously injured.
Reached on his cell phone, Weger did not immediately know the security officer’s name but said he believed the man is a police officer at another Indiana police agency.
A security officer at a Hilldale Mall store was punched three times in the groin by a woman he was trying to detain for shoplifting Friday, according to Madison police.
The Macy’s security officer told police he contacted the suspect near a sandwich shop at the mall when she grabbed chairs, a table and a rack for chips while swearing and yelling at the Macy’s officer.
Carrie J. Evert, 28, of Madison was arrested on suspicion of theft and possession of cocaine. Police said she stole three purses.
Allentown PA April 23 2013 An Allentown man punched a woman repeatedly in the head and used a Taser on a security guard before taking off and driving into a telephone pole early Monday morning, Allentown police said.
Manuel Santiago, 30, whose address is not known, is now facing a long list of charges, including robbery, using an incapacitation device and drunken driving, according to court papers. He’s being held in Lehigh County Prison under $80,000 bail for the assault case and $3,000 for the drunken-driving case, court records show.
Investigators say Santiago got into an argument with his girlfriend, Marquisha Montgomery, shortly before 1 a.m. at an apartment in the 400 block of Hamilton Street, punching her in the head approximately 10 times, causing a welt on her temple and a cut on her inner cheek.
Security guard Jeremy Green heard a woman screaming and went to help her when Santiago pushed him into a wall, grabbed the guard’s Taser and shot Green with it, court papers say. Green fell to the ground and was incapacitated, police said. It wasn’t clear where Green works as a security guard.
Santiago ran away and got into his car and drove away, eventually driving into a telephone pole on the 1500 block of Lehigh Street shortly before 1:30 a.m., police said.
He also was charged with theft, two counts of simple assault and harassment, receiving stolen property, disorderly conduct, driving with a suspended license, operating a vehicle without a valid inspection sticker and careless driving.
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.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC April 20 2013
North Charleston police say they are investigating after a security officer claimed he was shot at near Joseph Pye Elementary School early Friday.
Police spokesman Spencer Pryor said officers responded to the construction site at 9701 Patriot Boulevard just after 3 a.m. after a security officer said he was shot at.
Pryor said officers met with the alleged victim, who said he was sitting in his security vehicle when he saw a man walk up. Pryor said the security guard told them he was exiting his vehicle to confront the suspect when the suspect fired one round, striking his vehicle.
The suspect then fled on foot, the security officer told police.
No one was injured.