- Leena Angel Haidar, 18, of Picayune, Miss.
- Andrea Joselyn Alvarez, 19, of Norcross, Ga.
- Gage Skyler McElroy, 19, of West Beach, Fla.
- Charles Daniel Paryag, 20, of Duluth, Ga.
- Ronald Jay Metzger, 20, of Duluth, Ga.
- Griffin Joseph Goralnik, 19, of Berkley Lake, Ga.
- Cody Dewitt Bartley, 36, of Huntsville, Texas.
- Christopher Scott Boudreaux Jr., 20, of Duson, La.
The owner of the apartment, Devin Bonald Boutwell, 24, of Burris, La., was not home when the other arrests occurred but a warrant was issued for his arrest, according to Gulf Shores police. Woodruff said Boutwell was arrested Monday on charges of first-degree forgery and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. All of the individuals were booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Center in Bay Minette. Morgan, Strick, and Alexander were each released on $10,000 bail. And all of the other suspects except Bartley, Boudreaux Jr., McElroy and Boutwell were released as well, according to jail records. Woodruff said no more arrests are expected in the case that is also being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service. Under Alabama state law, first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and first-degree forgery are a Class B felony that can result in up to a 20-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $30,000. Unlawful possession of a controlled substance is a Class C felony that carries a prison sentence of 1-10 years and a fine of up to $15,000.
Chicago IL April 23 2013 An alleged attempt by an Aurora, Illinois man to travel to Syria in order to join a jihadist militant group operating inside Syria led to his arrest Friday evening. The arrest was announced today by Cory B. Nelson, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Gary S. Shapiro, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
Abdella Ahmad Tounisi, 18, a U.S. citizen, was taken into custody without incident late yesterday at O’Hare International Airport by members of the Chicago FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force as he attempted to board a flight destined for Istanbul, Turkey. He was charged in a criminal complaint filed today in U.S. District Court with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, a felony offense. Tounisi appeared earlier today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel G. Martin and was ordered held until his next court appearance, which is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on April 23, 2013.
In making today’s announcement, Mr. Nelson stated that the investigation that culminated in Tounisi’s arrest began in 2012 and that there is no connection between this case and the events that occurred over the last several days in Boston.
The complaint states that Tounisi is a close friend of Adel Daoud, an individual arrested in September 2012 for attempting to detonate a bomb outside a Chicago bar and that Tounisi and Daoud appeared to share an interest in violent jihad. While Tounisi allegedly discussed attack techniques and targets prior to Daoud’s arrest, Tounisi did not participate in Daoud’s attempted attack.
According to the complaint, from January to April 2013, Tounisi conducted online research related to overseas travel and violent jihad, focusing specifically on Syria and the Jabhat al Nusrah terrorist group. Jabhat al Nusrah is listed by the U.S. Department of State as an alias for al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), a designated foreign terrorist organization. The complaint alleges that Tounisi searched online for information about travel from Chicago to Syria, obtained a new passport, and, beginning in late March 2013, made online contact with an individual Tounisi believed to be a recruiter for Jabhat al Nusrah. That individual was in fact an FBI employee acting in an online undercover capacity. The complaint further alleges that Tounisi and the undercover employee exchanged a series of e-mails in which Tounisi shared his plan to get to Syria by way of Turkey, as well as his willingness to die for the cause. During the exchanges, Tounisi also sought advice from the undercover employee on travel from Istanbul to the Turkish city of Gaziantep, which lies near the border of Turkey and Syria.
The complaint states that on April 10, Tounisi purchased an airline ticket for a flight from Chicago to Istanbul and on April 18, the undercover employee provided Tounisi with a bus ticket for travel from Istanbul to Gaziantep. Tounisi arrived at O’Hare International Airport’s international terminal Friday evening, and after passing through airport security, he was arrested.
If convicted of the charge filed against him, Tounisi faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison.
The JTTF is composed of special agents of the FBI, officers of the Chicago Police Department, and representatives from an additional 20 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The Justice Department’s National Security Division assisted in the investigation.
Mr. Nelson expressed his gratitude to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the significant support provided by its officers during the arrest of Tounisi.
The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
DANBURY CT April 22 2013 — A city man and a Brookfield woman were charged with larceny Friday after Danbury Fair mall security personnel stopped them with items allegedly stolen from several stores.
Andres Cortes, 18, of Westville Avenue, Danbury and Adana Neuyen, 19, of Aspen Way, Brookfield, were arrested Friday at about 5:11 p.m., police said.
Mall security officers stopped the pair separately outside of mall entrances after an employee from Sunglass Hut reported that a man and woman matching their descriptions had taken sunglass from a display, police said.
According to police, the pair were found to have assorted items between them from several stores, including more than 25 pairs of sunglasses and watches. Fossil, Abercrombie & Fitch, Lens Crafters and Sunglass Hut produced documentation bringing the value of the items to $6,823, police said.
Cortes and Neuyen were each charged with third-degree larceny and third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. Cortes was released on $25,000 bond with a court date of April 29. Neuyen remained in custody Saturday on a $25,000 bond.
HAVELOCK NC April 16 2013 — An 18-year-old high school student retaliating after being kicked out of a local bar returned with a pistol early Sunday morning and killed the head bouncer and injured five patrons in a spray of gunfire and bullet fragments, investigators said.
Jonathan Richard Pugh, 18, of Havelock, faces an open count of murder in connection with the shooting death of Todd North, 39, of Havelock, both Acting Havelock Police Chief David Bratton and District Attorney Scott Thomas said at a Sunday afternoon press conference.
The shootings, which put three or four .40 caliber bullet wounds into North and a single .45 caliber bullet into Pugh’s gut, happened after a fight in Flyers bar at 400 Fontana Blvd. early Sunday.
Based on information gathered so far in the investigation, Thomas and Bratton said North was working as the head bouncer at Flyers when Pugh, an 11th-grade student from Havelock High School, came with two drinking-age men earlier in the night.
Thomas said the investigation shows that “Pugh got into a fight, and he and one man with him were escorted by North and another bouncer into the parking lot where some additional words were exchanged.”
“He apparently calmed down and left the parking lot in a car, but shortly afterward came back, walked to the door and started firing,” the district attorney said. “North fired back, attempting to keep Pugh from entering the bar, but was shot three or four times. His body will undergo an autopsy on Monday.”
Pugh got in his car and drove away.
Havelock Police responded about 1:13 a.m. Sunday to the call of shots fired at Flyers bar and secured the scene as Havelock EMS Paramedics arrived and began to treat the wounded.
North was transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern for further treatment, but died later.
Meanwhile, Pugh is recovering at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
First Responders from Cherry Point, Craven Rescue 20, Newport and Morehead City assisted with those injured, which Thomas said included two people hit directly and three others hit with bullet fragments.
Craven County Sheriff’s deputies are assisting Havelock Police in the investigation.
Havelock Police and the Craven County Sheriff’s Department have recovered two handguns, and Thomas said five shell casings and bullet fragments were recovered that appeared to match those from Pugh’s gun.
“He still had the gun on him when he was caught,” Thomas said. “Apparently after discovering he was really injured, he started banging on doors for someone to call 911.”
Bratton said, “Because the investigation is continuing — we have a lot of canvassing and interviews still to conduct — we are not releasing the names of the other victims.”
Thomas said, “Based on the ongoing investigation, we do anticipate additional charges in this case.”
CLAYTON, N.C. March 1 2013 – Investigators with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety charged 12 people Thursday in a rollover crash that killed a Cleveland High School student in Johnston County.
- Carl Jerome Watson, 21, of Clayton – 16 counts of aid and abet underage persons in purchasing and possessing more than 60 malt beverages.
- Joseph Cole Brewer, 16, of Clayton – 11 counts of aid and abet underage persons in possessing malt beverages, underage possession of a malt beverage, underage purchase of a malt beverage, and possession of one half ounce or less of marijuana. Brewer allegedly paid Watson for a portion of the malt beverages and hosted an underage party at his residence.
- Bryan Davis Gilmore, 17, of Smithfield – Underage possession of a malt beverage and possession of one half ounce or less of marijuana
- Jordan James Sansoucie, 16, of Clayton – Underage possession of a malt beverage and possession of one half ounce or less of marijuana
- Matthew Edward Blehm, 17, of Clayton – Underage possession of a malt beverage, underage purchase of a malt beverage, and possession of one half ounce or less of marijuana
- Cameron Jerome Grantham, 17, of Raleigh – Underage possession of a malt beverage, underage purchase of a malt beverage, and possession of one half ounce or less of marijuana
- Raykwon Shaheed Cooley, 16, of Clayton – Underage possession of a malt beverage
- Nathan Alexander Causby, 17, of Clayton – Underage possession of a malt beverage
- Jermaine Lamont Johnson, 17, of Clayton – Underage possession of a malt beverage
- William Dontre Joyner, 18, of Clayton – Underage possession of a malt beverage and possession of one half ounce or less of marijuana
- Emir Gutierrezfiallos, 18, of Smithfield - Underage possession of a malt beverage, underage purchase of a malt beverage, and driving a motor vehicle without a license
- Austin Drake Knight, 17, of Clayton – Underage possession of a malt beverage
HANOVER COUNTY, Va.Feb 26 2013– Three teenagers who killed Atlee High School student Brett Wells were each sentenced to 27 years in prison.
De’von Byars, 19, Kevin Drayton Jr., 18, and Xavia Highsmith, 18, received identical sentences:
25 years with 10 years suspended on the 1st degree murder charge
20 years with 16 years suspended on the malicious wounding charge
Five years on the use a firearm in commission of a felony charge
Three years on the malicious wounding with use a firearm charge
Five years with five years suspended on the conspiracy to rob charge
“I’m just happy that it’s over and that his family [the Wells family] can get some peace from this,” De’von Byars’ mother Karima said.
Andrew Parks, a friend of Brett Wells, was disappointed with the sentences.
“It’s not enough. A 16-year-old kid gets his life taken and they get 25 years out of theirs. It’s not right,” Parks said. “You can’t expect to take someone’s life and get a slap on the wrist, it’s not fair.”
The teenagers shot and killed Wells at his Mechanicsville home in January of 2012. The teenagers went to Wells’ home to steal marijuana from the teen.
Judge Walter Stout called this case an “enigma” and “unusual” because the teens who killed Wells had no real history of trouble, a point character witnesses for the defense reiterated during Monday’s sentencing hearing. The judge said the teens got themselves in danger by getting into drugs and guns.
“I do agree, they are smart kids, they were getting good grades in school but something, somewhere along the line things went terribly wrong,” Deputy Commonwealth Attorney Shari Skipper said after the sentencing. “Brett Wells was a 16-year-old boy and everything that he had, everything that his parents had is taken away. His family, his friends, and his community will live with that for the rest of their lives. So while the defendants are very young and I can see why the judge gave the sentence that he did it’s certainly not what the Commonwealth was hoping for.”
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. Feb 8 2013 – Springfield police have arrested four suspects after a Springfield College security guard was robbed and shot late Wednesday night.
Detective Joe Brodeur told 22News that at around 11:25 Wednesday night, a man was walking in the area of Hickory Street and Eastern Ave., when a group of people allegedly robbed him and then shot him in the leg.
Springfield College Spokesperson Steve Roulier confirmed for 22News that the victim was one of their security guards, who was walking to work at the time of the robbery.
Roulier says that the guard is still in the hospital as of mid-morning Thursday, but he is expected to be okay.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that Julian Roberts, 18, Azekiel A. Rodney, 20, Samuel Eady, 23, and Quiyaim Traynham, 19, all of Springfield, face several charges including armed robbery and armed assault with intent to murder.
All four of them are also suspects in the robbery of a package store owner and employee on Pine Street earlier in the night.
CHESTER COUNTY, SC Feb 3 2013
Sheriff’s deputies in South Carolina have arrested a third teenager in a hire-for-murder plot to kill an elected county official and his wife.
According to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, 19-year-old Shaiderius Demark Cohen was arrested on Thursday night for the murder of Jimmie Diane Paul.
Investigators believe Cohen was the triggerman. “I told my son, listen I don’t know what’s going on but he told me to my face, ‘Daddy, I didn’t do it.’ He told me two times,” Michael Cohen said. “I aint never raised my son like that. I love my son. But I told him I got your back. I love you, I’m going to be there for you. I aint just gonna say you are a murderer or anything like that. When they prove you did it or not, you made the bed you gotta lay down in it.”
Two other teens had already been arrested in the case and denied bond, including Paul’s grandson.
Marquaes Issale Eric Buchanan, 18, and Clayton Eli Watts, 17, were both arrested in connection with the deadly shooting early this week. Watts is Paul’s grandson.
Paul is also the wife of Chester County planning director, Mack Paul. She was found dead Tuesday night at her home on Williamsville Church Road. Officials said it appears she died of gunshot wounds.
Cohen was arrested Thursday evening and charged with Murder and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Violent Crime.
Investigators are calling the deadly shooting a murder-for-hire plot.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Watts had planned to pay Cohen and Buchanan $5,000 to kill both of his grandparents.
“I’m not a very nosey person. It ain’t any of my business,” Daniel Melton, who lives down the road from Paul said. “I was real surprised.”
Flowers are at the driveway, and flags have been lowered to half staff at every county office building.
Chester County Manager Carlisle Roddey described the couple as well liked and respected.
“She was one of the most jovial and nicest people you’ll ever talk to. She had a great personality. You couldn’t find anyone nicer than those people are,” Roddey said.
Meanwhile, Daniel Melton feels the family connection in the case may lead to something that’s disturbing, “And with them being kin, they’re more to it than that’s out so far.”
Watts and Buchanan will remain in custody until they appear in High Court on March 14.
This is the first homicide investigation of the year in Chester County.
RIVERSIDE IL Jan 29 2013 — An 18-year-old Riverside Brookfield High School student was arrested on a charge of battery to a school security employee and an assault charge against another student last week, police said Monday.
Officers were called to the school about 1:30 p.m. Jan. 23 on a disturbance report, where they discovered that Jose Guerrero, 18, of Broadview, had allegedly accused another student of reporting him in connection to a recent theft.
Guerrero confronted the other student in the fieldhouse and was making several aggressive threats toward him, police said. A school security employee was nearby and made attempts to hold back Guerrero from the other student, but Guerrero pulled away and knocked the security officer to the ground, according to police reports.
The school security employee nor the juvenile victim were injured during the incident.
As police took Guerrero into custody, he allegedly continued to assault the other student and made threats to him while trying to pull away from the arresting officer, police said.
Sacramento CA Dec 28 2012 police have released the photos and names of teens they suspect caused a frightening disturbance at Arden Fair mall last night.
Pushing and shoving by a group at the mall Wednesday prompted shoppers to flee and the false rumor of gunfire to spread.
Police said early this morning they suspect that Dremon O’Deal, 19, and Louis Santiago, 18, caused the disturbance. They were booked into Sacramento County Jail.
A 15-year-old was also arrested. His name was not released because he is a juvenile.
The initial calls – which began flooding into the 911 call center shortly before 5 p.m. – drew a massive response from Sacramento police, county sheriff’s deputies and mall security. Officials quickly confirmed that reports of a shooting and of a person armed with a gun were unfounded, said police spokesman Officer Doug Morse.
In less than an hour, the mall was open for business again, though the crowds had subsided considerably.
Police questioned a handful of teens whose behavior appeared to have prompted the chaos. They were believed to have been part of a group of at least 20 juveniles seen running through the mall, knocking over signs, pushing over shoppers and creating what Morse described as an “absurd disturbance.”
The disturbance immediately led to confusion, fear and a rush of shoppers exiting the mall.
Morse said the initials calls of shots fired represented a “worst-case scenario” for police, sending dozens of officers racing to the scene.
“Reports like this are very serious,” he said. “In these times, it’s what we all dread in our community.”
Morse applauded the mall’s security system, which includes a contract with off-duty, uniformed Sacramento police officers. He said that relationship helped officers quickly assess the situation and dispute the erroneous reports.
By 5:30 p.m., lockdowns had been lifted and stores were opening back up for business.
Rachel Hooper, 31, said she was shopping in Nordstrom when “all of a sudden, out of nowhere” security officers flooded the store, locked the doors and kept people from using the escalators.
After about 15 minutes, shoppers were allowed out of the store and into the main mall area.
Hooper said she could see other stores locked down, with employees waiting for the green light from police to open up. Some seemed hesitant even when police assured them it was safe, she said.
Hooper said she didn’t know what was going on until she checked Twitter for updates. She was relieved to learn there hadn’t been a shooting.
“Thankfully, (it was) just a lot of confusion, I think,” she said.
Reached by phone, an employee at Abercrombie & Fitch said the store was locked down briefly after people were heard screaming. She said a mall security officer directed the store’s employees to lock the doors and move people to the rear of the store. The store remained locked for about 10 minutes, said the employee, who did not give her name.
Once employees were told the incident was under control, customers were ushered out of the store.
WOODHAVEN MI Sept 9 2012 — An alleged larceny spree that spanned three Walmarts in as many states came to an end here last week.
Pennsylvania residents Shawn Bilkovsky, 20, and Anthony Lostraglio, 18, were arrested Aug. 27 after Bilkovsky allegedly tried to steal two flat-screen TVs from Walmart, 23800 Allen Road, and then stabbed a store loss prevention worker with a car key. Police said Lostraglio was along for the ride.
Both men were arraigned Friday in 33rd District Court. Bilkovsky was charged with one count each of armed robbery and unarmed robbery, as well as one count of receiving and concealing stolen property greater than $1,000. Lostraglio was charged with one count of receiving and concealing stolen property greater than $1,000 and second-degree retail fraud greater than $200 but less than $1,000. Bond was set at $75,000 for Bilkovsky and $20,000 for Lostraglio. Both men are in custody at the Wayne County Jail, where they await a preliminary examination of the evidence against them. The exam is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday.
According to investigators, Bilkovsky and Lostraglio entered the Woodhaven Walmart together and then split up. Bilkovsky grabbed a shopping cart and headed for the electronics department, where he grabbed two flat-screen TVs. Loss prevention personnel monitoring in-store surveillance cameras told police they noticed how quickly and apparently indiscriminately Bilkovsky put the big-ticket items in his cart so they started watching him closely. Eventually, they said, he took the cart into an unoccupied aisle and attempted to remove the security tags from the TVs. Then he headed for the exit in the grocery department.
The loss prevention workers met him there and a tussle ensued. Bilkovsky allegedly used a car key to stab one of the loss prevention workers. The worker, a woman, showed police a gash on her side about 7 inches long. Store security workers eventually were able to subdue Bilkovsky long enough for police to arrive.
As officers were interviewing him in the store’s vestibule, Lostraglio approached and asked if he could have the key. He said it belonged to a white Ford Contour and that he was just trying to leave. He was then arrested while investigators sorted out the details.
Once the Contour was located in the parking lot, police said they found a cache of electronic devices still in packaging. As police would later discover, most of the items were taken from Walmarts in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The car itself was reported stolen earlier that day near Pittsburgh.
In interviews with detectives, Bilkovsky and Lostraglio said they were California-bound and made a detour through Michigan to see Bilkovsky’s mother. Along the way, they admitted hitting three Walmarts to steal electronics.
“People are creatures of habit, and since they had success at other Walmarts I think they just kept returning to that,” said Lt. Michael Graham, who called the multijurisdictional nature of the alleged crime spree “unique.”
The Woodhaven Walmart also was the site of a fatal police shooting of an alleged shoplifter in June.
It’s hard to say what exactly the draw is, but for whatever reason that’s becoming normal operating procedure there,” Graham said.
Natick Police took two of them into custody.
Officers arrested Loyda Martinez, 38, of 101 Taralli Terrace in Framingham and charged her with larceny over $250 and conspiracy.
Officers also arrested Marangeliz Martinez, 18, of 101 Taralli Terrace in Framingham and charged her with conspiracy and larceny over $250.
Natick Police posted on its Facebook page: “Along with being identified by store personnel for Wednesday’s event she (Loyda Martinez) has been identified for previous larcenies from the same store. Videos of those larcenies were featured on this site last week. Thank you to those involved especially Natick Mall Public Safety for the assist in closing out three cases.”
Fairlawn OH July 1 2012 Nearly every known shoplifter at the Summit Mall was caught on Monday.
Macy’s, Dillard’s and Hollister Co. reported $1,934.35 total in stolen merchandise.
Four of the six alleged shoplifters were arrested by the Fairlawn Police Department.
An alarm alerted a Hollister Co. employee around 12:35 p.m., according to a police report. The employee observed two black males fleeing the store with large plastic bags stuffed with clothes.
The report states that when the employee attempted to follow them, another woman distracted her by holding up a bag and saying that she had accidentally tripped the alarm. The employee ignored the woman, who later left the scene, and followed one of the men into P.F. Chang’s. The man entered Dillard’s and disappeared into the parking lot.
The report states that the men escaped with 20 polo shirts valued at $1,135.
One man was described as 25 to 30 years old, about 6-foot tall with short, curly hair and wearing a gray T-shirt with a Fed Ex logo and khaki shorts.
About five minutes earlier on the other side of the mall, two police officers apprehended Cameron Johnson, 44, of Akron. The police report states that the officers found seven articles of clothing worth $392.85. A Macy’s employee told police that Johnson had carried the items out of the store, through the mall concourse and out the north entrance.
The merchandise was returned to Macy’s, and Johnson was charged with theft and released on a court summons.
Two hours later, a Dillard’s security camera caught Shaquille Anderson, 18, entering a fitting room with clothes and a black cloth bag, a police report states. Upon exiting the fitting room, Anderson had “less clothes than he came in with.”
Anderson was last seen at the Firestone store, Dillard’s personnel told police, who apprehended Anderson at a nearby bus stop. The report states that Anderson was wearing a $58 pair of jeans under the jeans he had on. They also found a $24.50 shirt in the black cloth bag.
Anderson, who lives in Akron, was charged with theft and released on a summons.
About three hours passed before police received the last call from the Summit Mall that day. At 6:30 p.m., a Macy’s loss prevention employee told police that she had two women in custody.
When the police arrived, the employee told them that Tonimisa Cooley, 27, and Shatela Johnson, 26, both from Akron, had entered the store’s fitting rooms with more clothing than they left with, according to a police report.
Johnson was charged with the theft of $206 in merchandise. Cooley was also charged with the theft of $118 worth of clothing. Both were arrested and released pending a court summons.
Orlando Fla June 30 2012 Six people — two teens and four young adults — have been arrested in the slaying of a 24-year-old Orlando man found dead in his apartment near Kirkman Road earlier this month.
Damien Glover, 22, and Chaquida Roosevelt, 18, are in Orange County Jail facing first-degree murder charges.
Jamal Jackson and Manuel Ray, both 18, were arrested in Pennsylvania.
Yasmine McIntyre and Cheyanne Woods, both 17, were booked into the Juvenile Assessment Center.
The police think all six broke into Berson Michel’s Studio Parc Apartment unit and killed him June 15.
Details about the alleged attack, including how Michel was killed and a motive, were not immediately available.
Michel was arrested a handful of times on various charges between 2005 and 2012. He was booked into the jail in January on a drug-possession charge.
Glover has a similar record.
He was booked into jail in December on marijuana possession and gun charges.
Roosevelt, however, had no prior arrests.
Witnesses called police after hearing gunfire near the apartment complex.
Police -security make dozens of arrests at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center www.privateofficer.com
Jon A. Naumowicz, 36, of Meadowbrook Parkway, Cheektowaga, is charged with two counts of harassment, 2nd, public lewdness and criminal impersonation. Naumowicz allegedly urinated on a female and then got into a physical altercation with the female and a male acquaintance. When security officers intervened in the physical disturbance, Naumowicz displayed a gold badge and identified himself as a Cheektowaga Police Officer. Investigation revealed that Naumowicz had displayed a gold badge that identified Naumowicz is a volunteer firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician.
Elizabeth M. Czerniak, 22, of Fairview Drive, Alden, is charged with harassment, 2nd, trespass and criminal trespass, 3rd, for allegedly being in an area that she was restricted from being. When Czerniak was approached by security officers she allegedly fought with security guards.
Jamie D. Doelman, 20, of Fox Trace, Lancaster, is charged with two counts of harassment, 2nd, for allegedly striking two individuals in the face.
Daniel J. Jankowiak, 23, of North Star Road, East Aurora, is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Jankowiak allegedly interfered and caused a disturbance in the parking lot while deputies were conducting an investigation. When the deputies attempted to place Jankowiak into custody, he attempted to flee from the officers. Jankowiak was caught after a brief foot chase.
Alicia M. Kessel, 22, of Tiverton Court, Derby, is charged with trespass. Kessel allegedly entered the concert venue after having been previously evicted from the concert.
David J. Vattes, 35, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant from Cattaraugus County. Vattes was turned over to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office.
Joseph E. Amadori, 19, of Tillen Road, Boston, is charged with DWI, Driving with BAC of .08 or greater and following too closely after an alleged accident in the parking lot.
The following citations were issued for alleged underage possession and/or consumption of alcohol.
Thomas J. Coleman, 17, of East Avenue, Gasport. Coleman was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, for allegedly possessing a quantity of marijuana.
Ashley E. Avino, 19, of Woodsfield Drive, Lakeview
Dylan J. Scinta, 17, of Huntingwood Drive, East Amherst
Alexander T. Miller, 18, of Golden Pheasant Drive, Getzville
Evan A. Lang, 18, of Forestbrook Court, Getzville
Rickard K. Woodrow, 18, of Garlow Road, Lewiston
Bridget N. Gromley, 17, of Danbury Lane, Kenmore
Sydney D. Phillips, 20, of Lovers Lane, Batavia
Patricia L. Larkin, 19, of Countryside Lane, Williamsville
Timothy D. Myers, 18, of Oakfield Lane, Williamsville
Stephanie A. Plair, 17, of Westminster Road, West Seneca
Taylor C. Petroff, 17, of Lake Avenue, Orchard Park
Paul W. Kucinski, 17, of Millcreek Drive, East Amherst
Kayla M. Bennion, 17, of Liberty Street, Arcade
Karolyn M. Frangos, 16, of North French Road, Amherst
Benedict C. Ferro, 17, of Emerald Trail, Williamsville
William M. Coyne, 16, of East Avon Road, Avon
Ashley J. Lyskawa, 17, of Pinehurst Court, East Amherst
Rebecca S. Czarniak, 19, of Fairview Drive, Alden
John Zaccarella, 16, of Slusarie Road, North Tonawanda
Daniel J. Harrington, 18, of South Transit Road, Lockport
Dina M. Giancarlo, 18, of Crescent Court, Cheektowaga
Kathryn C. Horvatits, 18, of Katherine Street, Lancaster
Chad M. Mahoney, 19, Sunset Lane, Springville
Andrew J. Baranyi, 19, of Carriagehill Court, Williamsville
Jonathan P. Brannen, 18, of Delemere Road, Williamsville
Ryan J. Winkler, 17, of Deer Ridge, Getzville
Michael A. Nowicki, 18, of Tiburon Lane, East Amherst
Dylan J. Coldiero, 20, of Tucarora Road, Buffalo
JoAnna M. Dunn, 19, of Twilight Lane, Hamburg
Stamford CT June 27 2012 Authorities made four arrests with the assistance of a security guard at the Rumba Cafe early Sunday morning, authorities announced Monday morning.
At approximately 1:39 a.m., an officer was posted on closing time detail at 470 W. Main St., monitoring patrons as the evening ended, police said. This officer heard screams and observed four men push a fifth man to the ground where, according to police, he observed the four men begin punching the fifth man and stomping on the head.
According to authorities, the officer radioed for backup and went to the aid of the victim, detaining one of the attackers. A security guard from the Rumba Cafe assisted the officer, detaining two of the additional suspects, police said.
Arriving backup managed to detain the fourth suspect outside, who’d attempted to jump in the back seat of a vehicle outside the establishment, police said.
The victim was taken to Stamford Hospital for swelling to the face and right eye, where he was treated and released.
Cesar Augusto Catalan Veliz, 23, of Taylor Ave. in Norwalk, Christian Veliz-Lopez, 18, of Cove Rd., Gerson Veliz-Veliz, 20, of Lockwood Ave., were all charged with second-degree assault and conspiracy to commit second-degree assault. They were each held on $10,000 bond.
Jorge Lopez-Catalano, 32, of Taylor Ave. in Norwalk, was charged with second-degree assault and possession of narcotics after authorities allegedly found a small amount of suspected cocaine on his person. He wa sheld on a $15,000 bond.
The incidents were captured on video surveillance and observed by loss prevention officers as well as detectives from the Crimes Against
On multiple occasions, the women would enter the store together carrying large shopping bags. Surveillance images show the women stuffing the bags with designer clothes and then walking out of
the store without paying for the items hidden in the bags. During one of the incidents, loss prevention officers attempted to contact the women as they exited the store with the large shopping bags.
The women left the bags outside the store and fled the area. Loss prevention officers recovered over $1,200.00 of stolen clothing. They also discovered that the large shopping bags contained an
aluminum lining which defeated the stores anti-theft sensors.
At least five different incidents have been captured on the store’s video surveillance. On each occasion the stolen clothing is valued in excess of $300.00. Detectives believe this group is part of a larger group of individuals who are targeting retail stores in the area.
On June 18, 2012, Detectives located Kimly Jones, 18, Kenia Germain, 22, Stephanie Germain, 21, Lateria Williams, 25, and Kavira Green, 25. All were arrested and taken to the Leon County Jail.
This investigation is continuing and additional arrests and charges are likely. All are charged with grand theft.
WILMINGTON, NC June 22 2012 – Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous held a press conference on Thursday to make an announcement about a pending homicide investigation.
Four men and a juvenile were arrested in connection to the death of Zhen Bo Liu, a Wilmington restaurant delivery man who died on June 14.
•911 calls reveal delivery driver bleeding from the neck
“He was brutally murdered for no reason what so ever,” Evangelous said. “If you’re going to be involved in this type of activity, we’re going to hunt you down.”
Cornell Dwayne Haugabook Jr., 20, and an unidentified 15-year-old were charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery. Marvin Lee White, 18, Manije Daneek Johnson, 16, and Rasheed Ramone Thompson, 16, were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery after over 600 hours of investigation.
Evangelous said the group ordered approximately $48 worth of food, shot Liu, took the food, went back to a house, and then they all sat down to eat together.
“If that’s not cold-blooded, I’ve never seen it,” the WPD chief said. “Seldom do we ever see the victim accosted in such a brutal way.”
District Attorney Ben David said that the case is a priority to his office and that in the state of North Carolina, a 16-year-old is considered an adult. He said a hearing will be held soon to determine if the 15-year-old will be considered an adult.
“It’s a reminder to everyone in this community that crime doesn’t sleep and neither do the men and women of law enforcement when something like this happens,” David said.
A committee of senior prosecutors will determine if the case is death-penalty eligible. David said a 15-year-old is not eligible for the death penalty in North Carolina.
During a hearing held for the juvenile on Friday, Assistant District Attorney Jason Smith said that they learned through interviewing the suspects that the 15-year-old shot Liu in the foot and Haugabook shot him in the face. They also learned that two different weapons were used.
When the two shooters left the scene, the three other men came back, went through Liu’s vehicle and took the food, Smith said. Judge J.H. Corpening said that the 15-year-old can’t face capital punishment, but that he can spend the rest of his life in prison. He will stay in secured custody until a probable cause hearing on July 3.
Haugabook had his first court appearance at 11 a.m. on Friday. When the judge asked him if he understood the seriousness of the death penalty, Haugabook said yes. He was not given a bond and will make his next appearance on July 12.
The other three men involved in the case will appear at 2 p.m. on Friday.
Detectives notified the Chinese embassy of the murder, which is where Liu’s family is located.
According to 911 calls, witnesses found Liu’s Honda Liu in the middle of the road with the door open. The caller said that he was bleeding from the neck and it looked like he may have been stabbed.
Most people who live and work in the area knew Liu as China King’s delivery driver. Several folks stopped by the restaurant the day after he died.
Patrick Piner used to work with Liu at another Chinese restaurant a few years ago. He said most people there called him Shi-Fu.
“He was just a hard worker you know. He did a lot of the stuff in the kitchen and everything else. He was very reliable,” Piner said.
Following the police department’s announcement and arrests, the manager of Liu’s former place of employment China King spoke out. Ting Cheng said he feels “happy” and “relieved” to hear that arrests were made.
Cheng said he still doesn’t understand why the suspects allegedly killed one of his closest friends and co-workers for no apparent reason. He said it has been a very emotional time for everyone at China King.
Cheng said he hopes that the police will continue to follow the case because, despite the arrests, he still feels like justice should be served.
Cheng also said that China King no longer delivers at all following Liu’s death.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600.
BATON ROUGE, LA June 21 2012 – LSU Police have arrested three people in connection with an armed robbery that happened in May on the LSU campus.
Police said a student was robbed by a man in an alley between Pleasant Hall and the School of Music building around 11 p.m.
According to detectives, the suspect got away with the victim’s wallet and cell phone.
LSUPD released a surveillance image of a woman who is wanted for questioning related to the armed robbery. The image of the woman was distributed and led to the identity of Essence Daniels, a.k.a. Essence Hall, 17, of Baton Rouge.
Police say Daniels was present during the robbery and used the victim’s credit card at Baton Rouge retailers after the crime. Daniels was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on June 18 and charged with principal to armed robbery and theft.
Her arrest led to the arrest of two others involved in the armed robbery. Tyler Daniel Walker, 18, of Baker, LA, was also booked into Parish Prison and charged with principal to armed robbery. Police believe he was the driver of the car used in the robbery.
Police say the man they believe to be the gunman, Vyron Jarell Courtney, 18, of Baton Rouge, was already in jail on unrelated charges from an incident in Baker, LA. Courtney is charged with armed robbery.
The case is still being investigated.
Two teens are expected to be arraigned this afternoon on charges they shot and killed an 84-year-old church security guard during a Bible study in Detroit, according to prosecutors.
Alandre Boone, 18, and Anthony Williams, 15, both of Detroit, have been charged with second degree murder and felony firearm, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy announced today.
But unless they face the death penalty, the son of church security guard Joseph Lewis Jr. said today he doesn’t feel there will be justice.
Investigators say Lewis Jr. died after he was shot in the chest outside Victory Way Assembly Church of God in Christ at 8:30 p.m. May 9. His son said during a subsequent church service that Lewis had been protecting parishioners at various churches across metro Detroit for more than 50 years.
“From all reports Mr. Lewis faithfully guarded his church, took care of his friends and was kind to all,” Worthy said. Worthy did not release a motive in the case. Williams will be tried as an adult, she said. Both are expected to be arraigned at 1 p.m. today in 36th District Court in Detroit.
The security company that employed Lewis did not have any type of insurance and the son has decided to file a lawsuit against them.
Monroe LA May 16 2012 Monroe police have arrested two men in connection with a Saturday night shooting at Pecanland Mall.
According to Detective Jeremy Kent, Christopher Coleman, 18, of 652 Spruell Road, Monroe, and Nicholas Lawson, 18, of 2111 Burg Jones Lane, Monroe, were booked into Ouachita Correctional Center, each on a charge of attempted second-degree murder.
Kent said shortly after 7 p.m., the alleged victim, 17, and his girlfriend were walking out of Burlington Coat Factory at the same time as Coleman and Lawson. He said for unknown reasons, the pair started a fight with the victim.
According to Kent, Coleman and Lawson armed themselves with a baseball bat and a firearm. He said the pair then took turns striking the victim with the bat.
Kent said the suspects then passed the firearm between themselves before Lawson fired two shots at the victim, striking him with one. He said the round passed through the victim’s arm and into his chest.
A small pool of blood was on the ground a short distance from what was believed to have been the victim’s white Cadillac. Police cordoned off a crime scene and had tape on seven vehicles, including the Cadillac.
Also on the scene were Monroe Fire Department and AMR units.
Kent said the victim, whose name was not released, was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center, where he remained in stable condition Sunday evening.
Kent said police apprehended Coleman at his residence Saturday night and Lawson was found at a relative’s residence early Sunday morning.
Mall manager Randy Barnett said he was grateful for the response by Monroe police.
“I know they got out here quick,” Barnett said. “I feel like this was an isolated incident.”
Barnett said he felt the mall’s security procedures worked well in this emergency situation.
Kent said witnesses at the mall identified the pair as the suspects. He said the incident remains under investigation.
LOUISVILLE, KY May 11 2012 - Two students at Doss High School are facing serious charges after a teacher said they used a cell phone to videotape her without her knowing.
According to warrants obtained by WAVE 3, one student distracted the teacher while the other placed a cell phone underneath her dress.
The warrants name Carlos Eugene Cain Jr., 18, of Louisville and Devon Ewing,18, of Louisville.
The warrants said Ewing asked for the teacher’s help “in an apparent ruse to enable the production of the video.” While the teacher was bent over helping Ewing, the warrant said Cain was behind her and placed Ewing’s cell phone under her dress without her consent or knowledge. The video was uploaded to YouTube. The a warrant said Cain “contacted others about the video posting and described how to locate it.”
Sherry Powell has two children that attend Doss High School “As a parent, I have mixed emotions on it,” said Powell. “Only in that the students were absolutely wrong. This is a very serious nature. It was very hurtful. The flip side to that is, I wish they could’ve taken care of it between the principal, the student, the teacher, the parents and got some type of very harsh accountability for such a serious thing.”
“I think certainly, it’s disturbing that this teacher was violated this way,” said Lauren Roberts, spokeswoman for Jefferson County Public Schools. “Unfortunately, young people make rash and sometimes bad decisions and they will face the consequences for that.”
Roberts said a student reported the video to staff. When school officials learned about the video, the report says they confronted Cain, who admitted his involvement to the principal and a Jefferson County deputy sheriff who serves as the school resource officer. Cain also said Ewing was aware of the plan to make the video.
“It would be wrong anywhere that would take place,” said Powell. “The fact that it happened at doss does not make me think ‘Oh wow. there’s something wrong.’ No, the faculty there is on it. I am so impressed with how the faculty at Doss handles these situations.”
Powell said this could be a learning experience for students.
“They’ll realize that this kind of behavior isn’t acceptable,” said Powell. “There’s no fun and games when it comes to harming someone else’s reputation.”
The two students are charged with felony video voyeurism. They’re facing additional severe consequences form the school. Roberts said they have very strict policies and procedures when it comes to electronic devices including cell phones.
Ewing and Cain were booked into Louisville Metro Corrections. Each is facing one count of video voyeurism.
KITTERY, Maine May 5 2012— Three woman from Hartford, Conn., were arrested Friday and charged with shoplifting at one of the outlet malls.
On Friday, at about 4:30 p.m. the Kittery Police Department responded to Kittery Premium Outlet #4 on Route One for a reported shoplifting.
An alert employee of one of the outlet stores observed a theft of merchandise and contacted the Police Department. The employee was able to provide a description of the individuals involved and an associated vehicle.
Members of the police department arrived at the outlet within two minutes of the call and began checking the area on foot. The described individuals and the associated vehicle were located. After a short investigation Tatiana Byrd, 29, Ebony Wilson, 24, and Latoya Ellis, 18, all from Hartford, Conn. were arrested.
At the time of the arrest, all three women were found to be in possession of stolen merchandise and additional merchandise was located in their vehicle.
The total of all recovered merchandise was at least $8,500 with some merchandise unable to be valued due to missing price tags. Also located during the inventory search was a variety of empty shopping bags of various stores typically used as “boost bags.”
All three women were charged with Class C receiving stolen property; a felony, due to the value of the stolen merchandise. All were released on $10,000 unsecured bail to appear in the Alfred Superior Court on June 5.
A security guard at the event reported a student had assaulted him.
Officers found Faber restrained by event security, according to police.
Police alleged Faber was uncooperative, struggled and refused to comply with verbal commands during his transfer into custody.
Police measured Faber’s blood-alcohol level at 0.203 percent. Police said Faber had a previous civil conviction for underage drinking. Police therefore also cited him with a criminal count of drinking underage.