Friday, October 20, 2017

Corrections officers' union president charged with 2nd sex assault

TRENTON NJ Oct 20 2017 -- Donald Ryland, the veteran Mercer County corrections officer arrested earlier this week, was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting a second woman.
Ryland, 44, is charged with kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and aggravated assault.
According to the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, on Oct. 12, Trenton police officers responded to call for "unknown trouble' on Riverside Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a woman with a visible cut and swelling in her left eye.
She told police she entered Ryland's vehicle and was driven to an unknown area.
They went onto the porch of an unknown residence and once there Ryland grabbed her by the throat, put her in a headlock, struck her head against the porch and punched her in the head before sexually assaulting her and fleeing the area, the office alleged.
Ryland briefly appeared in court Thursday afternoon, as he was scheduled to have a detention hearing. Family and friends filled the entire right side of the courtroom, as a show of support.
Assistant Mercer County Prosecutor Renee Robeson requested an adjournment, and a judge granted the request. Ryland is expected to have his detention hearing next week.

Ryland was previously accused of sexually assaulting and striking a woman on Oct. 6, in Cadwalader Park, in Trenton's West Ward on Oct. 6.

TX Security Officers Shoot-Kill 3 People In 48 Hrs.

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There have been three fatal shootings involving security officers in Texas over the past 48 hrs.
All of the shootings remain under investigation and are being submitted to a grand jury.

In the most recent shooting, a security officer shot and killed a man inside a northwest Houston nightclub Wednesday.
According to officers, the shooting was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. at the Casanova Men's Club in the 2000 block of Antoine. Police said a man came into the business swinging a cane and threatening a security and customers.
Witnesses told police that the man got into a fight with a couple of people inside the club. Investigators said the security guard said he tried to intervene as the man was biting a customer. The security officer said he feared for his life and the safety of others, so he shot the man, who was pronounced dead inside the nightclub. His name has not been released.
Police are reviewing surveillance video from inside the nightclub.
No charges have been filed against the security guard at this time but he case is expected to be presented to a grand jury, Houston police said.
A shooting in Dallas also left a man dead. Police said that there was an armed confrontation and a security fired one shot killing the man.
Police said they are still investigating this shooting but that it looks to be a case of self-defense.
And police in Arlington TX also report that a security officer there shot and killed a man during a bar confrontation.
The killing of the 25-year-old Arlington man outside a bar off I-30 on Sunday stemmed from an altercation and shooting earlier at another spot down the road, the bar manager said Tuesday.
Police have now determined that Danquwan Thompson was shot in the parking lot of Speed’s Billiards about 1 a.m. by an armed security guard after Thompson pointed a gun at him, according to manager Ryan Snyder. Another man was also inured.
Snyder said there had been a shooting earlier at a bar about three miles away and that some of those involved ended up at his bar.
He said he and the security guard are cooperating with police and that he feels sympathy for all involved.

Shoplifting Arrest At Woodbridge Center Mall Macy's

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ Oct 20 2017— A 22-year-old Sayreville man is accused of shoplifting more than $660 worth of clothing from the Macy's at the Woodbridge Center Mall on Tuesday.
Woodbridge police were called to the Macy's at 7:36 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17.
A Macy's store security officer said he watched as Charles Treihart took men's clothing into the fitting room and then walk out wearing all the clothing.
The clothing included multiple short-sleeved and long-sleeved shirts, three hoodies and a hat.

When he tried to walk out, he was stopped by the store security officer. Treihart was arrested by Woodbridge police and taken to police headquarters.

Security guard shoots, kills man with cane at northwest Houston strip club

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HOUSTON TX Oct 20 2017  A security guard shot and killed a man inside a northwest Houston nightclub Wednesday.
According to officers, the shooting was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. at the Casanova Men's Club in the 2000 block of Antoine. Police said a man came into the business swinging a cane and threatening a security and customers.
Witnesses told police that the man got into a fight with a couple of people inside the club. Investigators said the security guard said he tried to intervene as the man was biting a customer.
The security guard said he feared for his life and the safety of others, so he shot the man, who was pronounced dead inside the nightclub. His name has not been released.

Police are reviewing surveillance video from inside the nightclub.
No charges have been filed against the security guard at this time but he case is expected to  be presented to a grand jury, Houston police said.

HealthAlliance Hospital security officer, nurse assaulted-1 arrested

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LEOMINSTER MA Oct 20 2017  -- A Fitchburg man was arrested and placed in protective custody early Thursday morning on charges he assaulted a nurse and a security guard at HealthAlliance Hospital, police said.
It was the second incident in less than two weeks in which a patient was charged with attacking hospital staff.
Gerald V. Poirier, 65, of 23 Kelley Ave., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot), disturbing the peace, and resisting arrest for the incident, which took place at the hospital just before 2 a.m.
Police Sgt. John Fraher said Poirier, who had been a patient of the hospital, tried to strike a nurse and succeeded in kicking a security guard in the face when hospital staff tried to discharge him.
Poirier refused to leave the hospital, become aggressive with hospital staff and was uncooperative with officers who arrived at the scene, Fraher said.
Police arrested Poirier and placed him in protective custody, which Fraher explained is done when someone is deemed intoxicated to the point of incapacitation.
Poirier remained in custody Thursday pending his arraignment.
On Oct. 10 a female patient was charges with attacking a nurse, scratching her across the face. At the time, the nurse told police that she had been treating the patient when the patient lunged at her unprovoked and grabbed her face. The patient was issued a court summons by police for the Oct. 10 incident.

Jackson police firearms instructor shot by officer

JACKSON, TN Oct 20 2017
A Jackson police officer was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday afternoon after being shot and wounded during a firearms training session.
According to Jackson police, the firearms instructor injured in the shooting has been treated and released from the hospital. Law enforcement officers describe the incident as a horrible accident. They are still working to figure out how it happened.
“Tough time for the police department today,” Police Chief Julian Wiser said. “We got two officers, one injured the other extremely distraught.”
Officers met Wednesday afternoon for a quarterly gun training at the Fraternal Order of Police range on Cotton Grove Road. Just before 2 p.m., the firearms instructor was accidentally shot by another officer.
“Officers at the scene administered first aid until emergency medical services arrived on scene,” Chief Wiser said.
The unidentified gun instructor was taken by helicopter to Memphis. Jackson police later said the injured officer has been treated and released.
“We just ask that you pray for both these officers and their families,” Chief Wiser said.
Department policy requires an administrative shoot team take a closer look to see how it happened. “Once that’s complete we’ll be able to release more information at that time,” Chief Wiser said.
Wiser said during his time with the department he’s never witnessed anything like it before. “Been here over 20 years and this is the first incident where we had an officer accidentally shot during training to my knowledge.”

Chief Wiser says the names of the officers involved won’t be released at this time. The Fraternal Order of Police range is a common location Jackson police use for firearms training.

Couple seeking $25M in suit against Meijer and security guards

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Detroit MI Oct 20 2017 A law firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a couple against Meijer and several security guards for an alleged “vicious beating” at a store.
Attorneys Geoffrey Fieger and Gary Felty Jr. of Southfield-based Fieger Law filed the suit on Oct. 16 against Meijer, Lonnie Wade, John Doe, a Meijer security guard, John and Jane Roe, Meijer security guards, and T. Tabb, in the Third Judicial Circuit Court.
The attorneys filed a seven-count complaint on behalf of their clients, David Jarel Bivins and his fiancé, Hillary Ross, for an incident that occurred on Oct. 8 at the Woodward and Eight Mile store in Detroit.
The suit claims Bivins was assaulted by Wade, an off-duty Detroit police officer who worked at Meijer as a secondary employment. Wade was working as a security guard at the store.
Wade allegedly used his baton to beat Bivins seven to eight times. According to the suit, Bivins’ upper and lower teeth were smashed, his jaw was fractured and he suffered injuries to his arms, legs and back.
“We have reviewed the video of the incident,” said Frank Guglielmi, a Meijer spokesperson. “We’ve since provided the Detroit Police Department access to all security footage and have fully cooperated with them as they investigate this incident involving their officer.”
The altercation occurred in the vestibule of the supermarket just before Wade and John Doe approached Bivins, according to the suit. Wade allegedly asked Bivins to provide a receipt for the items that were placed in his shopping cart.
Bivins could not find the receipt, and Doe allegedly placed himself in close proximity to Wade in an act of intimidation.
The suit claims the situation escalated, as Wade blocked Bivins from exiting the store.
Ross allegedly took the receipt with her when she went to use the restroom, and suit says the couple was able to show the security guard the receipt after she returned.
According to the suit, Bivins was “unlawfully arrested” with the assistance, acquiesces and approval by Tabb.
The suit’s seven counts include false arrest, false imprisonment, assault and battery, libel/slander/false invasion of privacy, malicious prosecution, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence.
"This unjustified and intolerable attack was documented on video both inside and outside the store,” Fieger said. “I call upon the powers that be to bring charges against the assailant. At trial, I will ask the jury to punish the defendants for their conduct in the form of punitive damages in an amount in excess of $25 million.”

The suit says, “Defendant, Meijer, Inc. is a merchant that is liable for the actions of its security guards, security agents and security employees…who were acting within the scope of their agency or employment for a merchant as security personnel, doing the type of work the defendant Meijer, Inc. knew or reasonably expected would include the use of force against patrons, the potential detention of patrons, the potential arrest of patrons and the possible prosecution of patrons.”

Off duty armed security guard arrested at University of Florida campus


GAINESVILLE, Fla Oct 20 2017 The Alachua County Sheriff's Office confirmed via Twitter that an armed security guard was arrested on the University of Florida campus.
He reportedly had a firearm on campus, which is against Florida Statue.
The man was identified as Sean Brijmohan, a 28-year-old from Orlando, Florida.
He was charged with Carrying Firearm on School Property.

The arrest occurred in the hours leading up to White Nationalist's Richard Spencer's speech at a venue on campus.

Buffalo Bills fires Monterrey Security after NY state denies company license

Dozens of private security officers work on the field, in the stands, outside the stadium and at security checkpoints where fans are checked before entering New Era Field.
 (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Buffalo NY Oct 20 2017 A Chicago-based security company recently fired from its job at Minnesota Vikings games has been fired again – this time by the Buffalo Bills.
After questions from The Buffalo News about Monterrey Security, the Bills said that the security firm no longer will provide security services for the 71,000 people who attend Bills home games at New Era Field in Orchard Park.
The Bills sent a statement to The News about the termination after learning that Monterrey Security Consultants had been turned down in its request for a license to do security work in New York State.
“The Buffalo Bills have terminated our agreement with Monterrey Security Consultants after recently learning that their application for a security guard company license was denied by the New York State Division of Licensing Services. As a result, the Buffalo Bills have engaged Buffalo Protection & Investigation to provide private security services at events held at New Era Field. Our ultimate priority is always to provide a safe and secure environment for our fans," the team said in its statement.
A team spokesman declined to comment further.
Buffalo Protection & Investigation of North Tonawanda, which has a state license and had been working as a subcontractor with Monterrey Security, has been awarded the contract, the team said. Buffalo Protection & Investigation's chief executive officer is Mona Rinaldo, according to state records. She is married to Buffalo Police Lt. Jeffrey Rinaldo.
A "letter of proposed denial" was issued Monday to Monterrey Security after its request for a license to perform security work in this state, a spokeswoman for the New York Department of State told The News.
“We have issued a letter of proposed denial," said Mercedes Padilla, public affairs officer for the Department of State. "The company has 35 days to challenge the proposed denial and request an administrative hearing.”
The license request was denied on Monday, Padilla said, but she said she had no information on why the state denied it.
Monterrey Security said in a statement that it is proud of the work it has done for the Bills and other clients. The company said it has a policy of giving "second chances" and hiring some people who have had past brushes with the law – but none with records of violence.
The denial of a New York license and the loss of the Bills' contract continues a recent streak of bad fortune for Monterrey Security. The company's contract to provide security at Vikings' games at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis was terminated last month. That termination was confirmed for The News on Wednesday by an official of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, which operates the Minneapolis stadium.
The authority ended its relationship with Monterrey Security after conducting an investigation into Monterrey's operations at the stadium, said spokeswoman Jennifer Hathaway.

"Monterrey Security will no longer be providing support at U.S. Bank Stadium," Hathaway said. She said two other companies have been hired to do the work.
She said the sports facilities authority begin its own probe after learning that the Minnesota State Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent Services was investigating Monterrey Security.
The authority "abruptly terminated" its contract with Monterrey Security, about 15 months into a three-year agreement, after investigators found "sloppy record keeping, as well as inadequate training and background checks," the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Sept. 27. The newspaper also reported that the state of Minnesota decided not to renew Monterrey Security's state license after concluding that "hundreds and hundreds of individuals performing security functions were not properly trained or licensed."
State investigators also found that one of the people who worked for Monterrey Security at a game last season, standing on the football field and checking security credentials, was a convicted felon who had been sentenced to 13 months in prison for extortion. The extortion case resulted in the suicide of the extortion victim – a man who was threatened with being exposed for having an extramarital affair.
The Bills hired Monterrey Security this year to provide security at games at New Era Field, according to a source close to the situation. Because Monterrey was not yet licensed to do security work in New York, the source said, it arranged to work through a subcontractor – Buffalo Protection & Investigation.
Mona Rinaldo told a News reporter she could not comment on the situation, and she advised the reporter to speak with the Bills and Monterrey Security.
"After a national search, the Buffalo Bills selected Monterrey Security to provide security at New Era Field, knowing we were not yet licensed to perform this work in New York State. Since then, we have been in 100 percent compliance with New York State law, working with local, licensed subcontractors," Monterrey said in a statement issued to The News. "Our company has always been about second chances, about hiring people from disadvantaged communities, and about protecting the people we have been hired to serve. That means if you had a minor incident or indiscretion in your past, have a clean record since, and can pass our stringent hiring standards, we will hire you to operate an elevator or direct traffic. We never hire people with a history of violence or sexual crimes or dangerous individuals."
According to the company's website, it "provides customized protection to diverse organizations" and has "secured some of Chicago's largest public events, and protected international leaders and celebrities." Monterrey Security provides services to the Chicago Bears football team, the Chicago Fire professional soccer team and at Notre Dame University sporting events, according to its website.
The company says it employs "more than 1,600 experienced security professionals who specialize in crime prevention and public safety."
The company said its president and chief executive officer is Juan Gaytan Jr., a former Chicago Police officer. The company sent The News a copy of a letter that Gaytan sent to customers last month, saying the Minnesota situation was caused by "administrative mistakes that never compromised the safety of stadium guests." In the letter, Gaytan also said exhaustive efforts are being made to improve the company's procedures.

Despite its lack of a New York license, Monterrey officials said they have "have been in 100 percent compliance with New York State law, working with local, licensed subcontractors."

The Bills did not reveal how many private security officers work at their games. But in the past, News reporters writing about stadium security have observed dozens of private security officers working on the field, in the stands, outside the stadium and at security checkpoints where fans are checked before entering the stadium.
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City banning anyone who's not a licensed security guard

Hamilton city councillors voted for a new rule Wednesday that says any security guards at events on city property have to be licensed.

Hamilton Canada Oct 20 2017 Hamilton city councilors, eager to discourage militaristic white supremacists, are banning anyone who's not a licensed security guard from flexing muscle on city property.
But some worry that'll make it harder for volunteer groups who provide their own security at small rallies and festivals.
City council's general issues committee voted Wednesday to make a new rule that anyone acting as a security guard at functions on city property needs a provincial license.
This comes after the self-professed "patriot group" Canadian Three Percenters did security detail at city hall on July 29, when the Canadian Combat Coalition rallied against federal anti-Islamophobia Motion 103. Local anti-fascists counter protested.
Council is being "bravely naive" if it thinks these tense events won't happen again, said Matthew Green, the Ward 3 councillor who moved the motion. And one day, someone will get hurt.
City looks at banning white nationalist groups from flexing muscle on city property
"It's not a one-off event," he said.
With the new rule, Green said, when militaristic white supremacists show up for security detail, the city can charge them with trespassing.
Councillors voted in favour of this. But some worried it would unfairly penalize volunteer groups.
"I worry about the unintended consequences," said Terry Whitehead, Ward 8 councillor, while Judi Partridge of Ward 15 said she needed more information.
Green said later that he can't think of any group that fits that category.
Larger events hire their own licensed security guards or police, Green said.
Events on outdoor city property, or in the city hall forecourt, are booked through the city's special events advisory team (SEAT). Security typically isn't required when the event doesn't require opening a city building, says a staff report.

City council will cast a final vote on Oct. 25.

Person arrested for West Valley Mall stabbing

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Tracy CA Oct 20 2017
A fight at the West Valley Mall at around 8:18 p.m. Friday near Target, 2800 Naglee Road left a mall shopper stabbed.
Someone called police and said they were going towards the food court and a security guard said someone had been stabbed by a man in a red hoodie and was bleeding.
Medics were called for the victim, who was in the security office.
Security guards told police the suspect knew they were watching and was laughing.
Abdul Nyal, 25, was arrested on assault and battery charges inside the mall near Target, and he was booked into San Joaquin County Jail.
The victim was taken to a hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Tracy police said no one else was hurt.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

TSA agents train with multiple agencies at train station in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND, OH Oct 19 2017  — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) held security exercises at the RTA's Triskett Station Wednesday.
The TSA will be working with Cleveland Police and Cleveland EMS during the exercises.
The exercise was held at noon Wednesday. The station remained open during the event. Emergency vehicles began setting up in the area at 9 a.m.
The training revolved around scenarios that could develop in and around the station. The goal was to strengthen security plans, test emergency procedures and sharpen everyone's skills. (To stay up to date on these stories, subscribe to the Patch Cleveland newsletter. As news breaks and the story develops, you will be the first to receive updates from Patch.)
“We continually seek to be prepared and vigilant for any situation that may arise,” said RTA CEO and General Manager Joe Calabrese in a statement.
Besides the TSA, the Cleveland Bomb Squad and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office also took part in the training.

“This is a valuable opportunity to partner with like-minded public safety agencies to enhance our training, test our capabilities, and develop best practices for any incident that may arise,” Calabrese said.

Police search for man suspected of shooting six people - three fatally - in Maryland, Delaware

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Harford County MD Oct 19 2017 A multi-state manhunt was continuing Wednesday night for a man suspected in a workplace shooting in Harford County that killed three people and critically injured two others, and who is believed to have later shot another person in Delaware.
State and federal authorities are searching for Radee L. Prince, 37, who they believe shot five people about 9 a.m. Wednesday at a kitchen countertop company in an Edgewood business park where he had worked for the past four months. The five victims were all employees of the business, Advanced Granite Solutions.
There’s an individual out there on the loose who’s committed one of the most heinous acts in our county; we certainly consider him armed and dangerous,” said Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler.
Gahler called the shooting "a targeted attack, limited to that business."
Later in the day, however, police in Wilmington, Del., said Prince was also being sought in connection with a shooting that occurred around 10:45 a.m. at a used car dealership there.
A single victim was shot in the head, but is expected to survive, Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy said. He said the victim was shot twice, but was alert and identified Prince as his attacker.
Tracy said Prince had a prior history with the shooting victim, and that the two men had a "beef."
“Every one of the victims that this individual shot, the victim and the attacker knew each other,” Tracy said at a news conference. “This is targeted. This individual knew the people he wanted to go shoot. This was not a random act of violence.”
Prince is believed to be traveling in a black 2008 GMC Acadia with Delaware tags: PC64273. Authorities said he is considered armed and dangerous, and urged anyone who believes they see him to use “extreme caution.”
The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were both involved in the search and Prince’s information was put on highway billboards from Philadelphia to Washington DC and from Atlantic City, N.J. to Salisbury.
Tracy said he believed the gun used in the shooting in his city was the same weapon that was used in the Edgewood shooting. The ATF declined to discuss the firearm used, but said it had command staff, two violent crime units, and canines that can sniff out spent shell casings on the case.
Gahler said he would tell Prince to "consider what he's already done and put an end to it and turn himself in."
Police did not identify those wounded or deceased in either shooting. The two wounded victims from the Edgewood shooting were listed in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center as of Wednesday evening, a hospital spokeswoman said.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Barak Caba, the owner of Advanced Granite Solutions, said Prince worked as a machine operator.

The company said in a statement: “Words cannot express our feelings. We mourn the loss of our friends. … May God give our friends eternal rest and the families the strength to bear the great pain.”
Earlier this year, according to a peace order complaint filed in Harford County, Prince had been fired from a job at another granite company after allegedly attacking a co-worker. Another co-worker applied for the peace order, writing that though Prince had not attacked him personally, “I do not want to wait until he will. … He can also do it to me.”
Authorities gave a Delaware address for Prince, who attended Newark High School and had 42 arrests with 15 felony convictions and four misdemeanor convictions in the state, according to police. A residence in Cecil County was searched as part of the investigation, Gahler said.
Gahler said the first call came into law enforcement at 8:58 a.m. to the business park located in the 2100 block of Emmorton Park Drive, and deputies arrived four minutes later. The Advanced Granite website says the business' showroom opens at 8 a.m. on weekdays.
Kevin Doyle, 47, works as a maintenance technician for Thornhill Properties and was on a job nearby. He was outside getting more tools from his vehicle when he saw people running from the shooting scene.
“Three guys came running. They were terrified," Doyle said. "You could tell this was something big. They were in shock. One of them was crying, 'They're shot in the head, they're shot in the head.'
"I started to go down there to see if I could help, and one of them said, ‘Don't go down there, there's shooting.’"
Gahler said there were "quite a few more than" five people at Advanced Granite at the time of the shooting, and witnesses are being interviewed.
“We do not believe that anybody else was involved in this incident,” Gahler said.
According to Advanced Granite Solution’s website, the company designs, manufactures and installs granite, marble and stone countertops and other surfaces in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
A modified lockdown was put in place and later lifted for schools in the Edgewood area as a precaution, district officials said.
Emmorton Business Park is just south of the Interstate 95 interchange with Route 24, parts of it visible from the highway.
Doyle said he called 911 and saw the first police officer arrive at the entrance to the industrial park on Edgewood Road.
Jason Bradfield, 33, a sales representative at the nearby Classic Team Sports store, said he and four other employees were preparing for the day when they noticed what looked like SWAT officers “walking by with guns drawn” outside.
The sight made him nervous and reassured, he said. “We were not really sure what they were doing.”

Soon after, someone at the neighboring suite told him and his co-workers that there was a shooter in the small business park, Bradfield said.
“We locked the doors and we’re basically on lockdown now,” he said at the time.
Bradfield said Classic Team Sports is toward the back of the small business park, and most of the police activity appeared to be focused toward the front of the park. There was no traffic coming or going down the street, he said.
“Crazy world we live in. It’s hard to fathom. It’s pretty close to home,” Bradfield said of the shooting. “You would never think that it would happen. It’s not something you would think would happen so close.”
Prince had several prior arrests and run-ins with law enforcement, court records show.
Prince pleaded guilty to 15 counts of third-degree burglary in Delaware in 2003, among the more than 40 arrests that Tracy, the Wilmington chief, said were on his record. He was also charged with several handgun violations in Cecil County in March 2015, but those charges were later dropped.
Tracy declined to discuss the nature of the crimes Prince was accused of in the other arrests. He said law enforcement officials are “turning over every stone” to get Prince into custody.
“We're going to catch him and we're going to be sure we bring him to justice,” Tracy said. “This is a dangerous individual. This person shot six people in one day. This is a person with no conscience.”
On Wednesday, there was a heavy police presence in the Elkton neighborhood where Prince had a listed address. Police tape blocked off street as armed officers patrolled nearby areas.
Neighbors said Prince was quiet and largely kept to himself.
Gov. Larry Hogan addressed the Harford shooting during a Board of Public Works meeting, after briefly leaving to get an update on the unfolding search for the shooter.
“The state is providing every possible assistance to the local government. My thoughts and prayers are with the people, the families of those who have lost their lives and been injured,” Hogan said, adding that “I think everything is under control at this point.”

In a statement, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman said: “Our sympathy and prayers are with the families of the lost and the injured employees in today’s horrible shooting. Harford’s allied emergency services are assisting the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and the impacted families. In addition, my administration’s Department of Emergency Services is assisting our local, state and federal partners in apprehending the suspect.”
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Police say Arkansas woman left 1 month old baby in hot car to go shoplift


JONESBORO AR Oct 19 2017 -- A Jonesboro woman who police say left her 1-month-old baby in a hot car while she shoplifted clothes at a department store faces a felony child endangerment charge.
Sabrina Phommarath, 19, was charged Monday with first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and shoplifting less than $1,000 worth of merchandise.
According to a police report filed by Jonesboro police officer Blake Anderson, Anderson was called to Dillard's in the Turtle Creek Mall for a suspected shoplifter.
When Anderson arrived, a mall security officer said he found a 1-month-old boy inside Phommarath's locked vehicle in the mall parking lot.
Another officer opened the vehicle with a key taken from Phommarath, Anderson said in the report.
"The inside of the vehicle was hot and [the child] was warm to the touch and appeared to be sweating," Anderson wrote in his report.
After reviewing video taken from a parking lot security camera, police determined Phommarath had left her child inside the car for more than 40 minutes.
A witness told police she saw Phommarath enter a Dillard's changing room with three pairs of pants and a shirt and leave later with only two pairs of pants. A store security officer stopped Phommarath and recovered the stolen items.

Caseworkers with the Department of Human Services' Division of Children and Family Services took custody of the child.

Greensburg, PA woman wanted for robbery, assault on Macy's security agent

State police have issued an arrest warrant for Carley Lynn Johnson, 19, of Jeannette. She is charged with robbery, retail theft, simple assault and harassment for an incident at Macy's at Westmoreland Mall.

Greensburg, PA Oct 19 2017
Using tips from the public, state police in Greensburg this week obtained an arrest warrant for a Jeannette woman on robbery and assault charges after she allegedly bit a Macy's security guard who tried to stop her from shoplifting as she left the Westmoreland Mall store.
Trooper Daniel Poponick charged Carley Lynn Johnson, 19, with robbery, retail theft, simple assault and harassment in connection with the Sept. 11 incident in Hempfield before Youngwood District Judge Anthony Bompiani.
Poponick reported that investigators identified Johnson after several people called police after her photograph was shown by news outlets.
Store security told police that Johnson concealed several Ralph Lauren sweaters and sweatpants in her purse and tried to leave the store without paying.
As she walked toward the exit, a security guard stopped her, grabbed her purse and attempted to restrain her.
Police allege Johnson bit the guard's left forearm and fled through the store's parking garage exit.
Police said she got into a silver Nissan driven by an unidentified white male.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call police at 724-832-3288.

Teacher, 35, accused of sex romp with teen boy student at private school

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Palm Bay Fl Oct 19 2017 A former teacher’s aide at a Florida school for students with emotional and behavioral disorders had an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old student, police said.
Alana Chasky, 35, who worked at the private Riverdale Country Day School in Palm Bay, was charged with lewd and lascivious battery and distributing obscene material to a minor.
"She was a student's aide and she met this particular victim on the bus," Palm Bay Police Lt. Mike Bandis told FOX35 Orlando. "She rode the bus back and forth...and that's where they met."
Detectives began investigating Chasky last month after the male student’s mother found sexual text messages and images on his cellphone sent back and forth with the teacher, police said. The boy’s mother, however, said she suspected an inappropriate relationship as early as May.
The victim’s mother said her son was spending time with Chasky outside of school since February because Chasky was supposed to be helping him with his behavior problems.
But in May, the boy's mother said she told Chasky to stay away from her son because she thought the relationship was inappropriate. Despite this warning, Chasky continued to pick up the boy and drop him off, police said.
At some point, the relationship between Chasky and the teenager turned sexual, officials said.
The teenager violated a home detention order in place by walking in front of Chasky’s residence in July, authorities said, and, at the time, he told police he had exposed himself to Chasky and the two had cuddled.
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Chasky denied being involved with the boy and there was not enough evidence to corroborate a relationship, police said. Chasky was again warned to cease contact with the boy.
Last month, the teenager was arrested in connection with a burglary at Chasky’s home. It was during the ensuing investigation the boy’s mother showed police the text messages.
The boy eventually admitted to police that he and Chasky began a relationship in February and has sex multiple times at her Palm Bay home, authorities said. The teen said the relationship ended at the beginning of September.
Chasky resigned from her position as a teacher in June, Riverdale Country School CEO Michele Maust told News 6.
"We are cooperating with the authorities in their investigation of this alleged event and will continue to do so until its completion,” Maust said. “She voluntarily resigned during the summer. Riverdale Country School remains committed to its mission of meeting the individual educational, therapeutic and behavioral needs of the children and adolescents it serves.”

Chasky remains detained in lieu of $65,000 bail.
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Off-Duty NYPD Officer Arrested for Exposing Himself to 2 Girls

 Off-duty NYPD officer Adam Fridson was arrested Tuesday and charged with exposing himself to two girls in The Bronx on Oct. 11.

Bronx NY Oct 19 2017— An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested for exposing himself to two young sisters — who were headed to Bible study class — in Throgs Neck while asking them for directions to a fast-food spot, according to police and prosecutors.
Adam Fridson — a 12-year veteran who patrolled public housing in The Bronx — asked the two girls, 12 and 7, for directions to McDonald’s while exposing himself on East Tremont Avenue on Oct. 11, an NYPD spokesman said.
"Did you see that man?" the 12-year-old sister asked before the girls walked to a nearby church and called their mother, according to the criminal complaint.
The 43-year-old was busted in Downtown Manhattan Tuesday morning after police released video showing him wearing a black T-shirt featuring the character Jack Skellington from the movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” police said.
Frisdon was charged with two counts each of acting in a manner injurious to a child, lewdness and exposing himself.
He was suspended without pay following his arrest, the spokesman said. Fridson's bail was set at $5,000 after his arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court Tuesday afternoon. 
Police did not have information on any prior disciplinary actions he may have faced.
Fridson's lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

He is due back in court on Oct. 20.

Security Firm Submitted Millions In False Invoices

WASHINGTON DC Oct 19 2017 — Security contractor Triple Canopy has agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle civil False Claims Act allegations that the company submitted false claims for payment to the Department of Defense for unqualified security guards stationed in Iraq.
Triple Canopy contracts with the government to provide private security protection forces for U.S. government and allied personnel abroad.
The settlement stems from a 2009 contract for security services at Al Asad Airbase in Iraq.
Triple Canopy, based in Reston, Virginia, was accused of billing the U.S. for security guards who could not pass required firearms proficiency tests designed by the Army to ensure that the guards were capable of firing their assigned weapons safely and accurately.
It also claimed that Triple Canopy concealed the guards’ inability to pass the firearms testing requirements by creating false test score cards it was required to maintain for government review.
The government’s claims were based on a whistleblower suit filed by a former employee of Triple Canopy in 2011.
Under terms of the False Claims Act, the unidentified whistleblower will share in the government’s recovery — in this case, $500,000.
“Contractors must be held accountable for their actions, especially when the safety of government personnel is at stake,” said Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where the suit was filed. “This settlement should remind contractors of the high value we place on safeguarding our personnel abroad.”
The civil claims settled by the agreement are allegations only, and there has been no determination of civil liability.

Triple Canopy, formed by veteran U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers in 2003, merged with security contracting firm Academi in 2014, forming its parent company Constellis Group.

Rapper Boosie files lawsuit against security, Biloxi police after being pepper spray

A screen shot from a video shows a loss-prevention officer for Dillard’s department store as he pepper sprays Lil Boosie on April 9, 2017, at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi.

Biloxi MS Oct 19 2017 Rapper Torrence “Boosie Badazz” Hatch filed a complaint Tuesday in Harrison County Circuit Court over being pepper-sprayed in Dillard’s at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi during spring break earlier this year.
The complaint is against Dillard’s, Weiser Security Services, Biloxi Police Department, Jim Wilson & Associates, and an unidentified Biloxi officer.
The complaint says an “unknown officer” pepper-sprayed Boosie as well as Larry Anderson and Hatch’s cousin, Tyeon Givens. Givens was pregnant with twins at the time, and gave birth prematurely after being pepper-sprayed.
An officer also called all three of them the N-word during the altercation, the complaint says.
Listed as “Little Boosie,” he says he was shopping with friends and relatives in the Polo section of Dillard’s on April 9, the day after he performed at the Coast Coliseum during Biloxi Black Beach Weekend.
He “wanted to engage his local fans and supporters, and purchase goods in support of the local community,” the complaint says.
A “plain clothes Biloxi Police Department officer working as an employee of the defendants” approached Boosie, Anderson and the entourage. The officer eventually demanded they leave the store and sprayed both men’s faces and upper bodies with Mace. The officer also referred to them in “derogatory” terms, including the N-word.
Givens was at a perfume counter when an officer approached her and tapped her on the shoulder, the complaint says. When she turned around, the officer sprayed her in the eyes and mouth, which caused her to fall to the ground. She was helped up by a family member and forced to leave the store, “all while being subjected to derogatory comments,” including the N-word.
Givens was pregnant with twins, and began having contractions after the incident, the complaint says. She gave birth prematurely, at 27 weeks, and both children suffer from “cardiac, respiratory and other issues proximately related to the assault.”
The lawsuit claims negligence, infliction of emotional distress, premises liability and failure to properly train and supervise.
The Sun Herald talked to a woman who filmed the incident in April, Crystal Whitmore. She said a large crowd of fans followed Boosie into the store, and a security guard asked them repeatedly to leave before spraying Mace. A uniformed Biloxi officer also was there, she said.
Biloxi police Lt. Chris De Back said in April that the Dillard’s security officer followed the crowd outside, where he was aggressively approached and responded with pepper spray. De Back said a Biloxi police officer stepped in. He said the police officer was assaulted, too. They suffered minor injuries.
The City of Biloxi responded to the lawsuit Wednesday morning.

"The city received its first notice of these claims on Monday and a lawsuit was filed the next day. The city is confident that Biloxi Police Department is not a proper party to this lawsuit,” said Vincent Creel, public affairs manager for the City of Biloxi.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Arlington TX security officer shoots-kills armed man

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ARLINGTON TX Oct 18 2017
The killing of a 25-year-old Arlington man outside a bar off I-30 on Sunday stemmed from an altercation and shooting earlier at another spot down the road, the bar manager said Tuesday.
Police have now determined that Danquwan Thompson was shot in the parking lot of Speed’s Billiards about 1 a.m. by an armed security guard after Thompson pointed a gun at him, according to manager Ryan Snyder. Another man was also injured.
Snyder said there had been a shooting earlier at a bar about three miles away and that some of those involved ended up at his bar.
“I guess they followed one of the people who had got shot over here. I don’t know if he (Thompson) was shot before,” Snyder said. “But there was another shootout in our parking lot.”
He said he and the security guard are cooperating with police and that he feels sympathy for all involved.
“I mean it happened right in front of me,” he said. “When I went outside there was two guns on the ground and a guy dying.”
Snyder said the bar and the security guard have been cooperating with police since the incident happened.
He said the shooting took place near the driveway alongside Speed’s that leads to the rear parking lot. He said several women at the bar ran inside screaming about shots being fired.
“Girls come running to the door saying, ‘They got guns! They’re shooting!’” said Snyder. “My security guard ran to the front door and that’s when he confronted Mr. Danquwan Thompson and his friend.”
Snyder said one of the men was already suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg and that Thompson raised a gun at the security guard before words were exchanged.
“Danquwan, he was the one that pointed the firearm at my officer,” said Snyder. “That’s when he (the security guard) fired one or two shots. I can’t be sure how many shots were fired but one of them, from what I perceive, shot Mr. Thompson.”
He said the security guard is still shaken.
“He’s was definitely shook up. I don’t think he’s ever going to be the same, honestly,” Snyder said. “When you have to take a man’s life and you’re just trying to do your job, it’s nothing nobody wants to do.”
The Arlington Police Department is continuing their investigation into the shooting and has not named a suspect.
Arlington police spokeswoman Vanessa Harrison said the security guard at the bar --is not a suspect in the shooting--but was questioned investigators at the scene.

Due to the ongoing investigation Speed’s liquor license has been suspended for one week and the bar be closed during that time. The suspension is standard protocol when a homicide investigation occurs at an establishment that holds a liquor license.
A candlelight vigil for Thompson was planned by family and friends for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Vandergriff Park at 2800 S. Center Street.
Snyder also set up a wreath and a small memorial for Thompson in front of the bar.
“They’re trying to grieve,” he said. “We’re trying to show a little respect for the young man. He had children and no one should have to bury their father that young, period.”

Arlington police said there were several potential witnesses in the parking lot at the time of the shooting and they are still asking anyone with information to call Detective Gildon at 817-459-5691. Tipsters may remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477.
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New Orleans security officer in critical condition after being shot

New Orleans LA Oct 18 2017 A security guard was shot in the lower back while working at a library branch in the Bywater Tuesday night (Oct. 17), New Orleans police reported.
The guard, said to be in critical condition, was undergoing emergency surgery Tuesday night, NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney said at the scene. The victim, estimated to be in his 50s or 60s, is a guard who works for a private contractor hired to provide security for the Alvar Library.
The library, in the 900 block of Alvar Street, was open when the gunfire occurred about 7:25 p.m. According to the library's website, the Alvar branch stays open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.
The security guard was armed but did not fire his weapon, Looney said.
Tuesday night, police blocked off Alvar Street between Burgundy and N. Rampart streets. About 10 investigators were congregated in front of the Alvar Library, where an apparent bullet hole could be seen in the glass front doors. On Alvar Street, two evidence cones had been placed in the roadway in front of the library.
A man and woman who live nearby, and who declined to be identified, said they heard about three gunshots and then saw people flowing out of the library.
"It's a popular library," the woman noted.
A man who lives nearby and identified himself only as Daniel said he walked over to the library after the shooting and saw what appeared to be a large bullet hole in the front door but did not see the victim.
"I could still smell the gunpowder," Daniel said.
The guard was outside of the library when the shooting occurred, according to Mark Heimann, who said his wife works at the library and was inside the building at the time of the shooting.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the NOPD's Fifth District detectives at 504-658-6050 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

Disney World law enforcement spending increases

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Lake Buena Vista FL Oct 18 2017
The Reedy Creek Improvement District, which is comprised of the Disney-controlled cities of Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, has budgeted $15.8 million dollars for outside law enforcement in the fiscal year that began October 1.
Reedy Creek's 2018 public safety budget more than doubles the $7 million that was allocated for deputies annually from 2011 through 2015.
Following the terrorist attack at Orlando's Pulse nightclub in June 2016, Reedy Creek hiked its law enforcement budget to $13.7 million.
Months later, the agency's board approved an additional $1.4 in funding for deputies, records show.
Under the new budget, Reedy Creek will now pay the Orange County Sheriff's Office more than the City of Winter Park spends on its entire police department.
For security reasons, Walt Disney World representatives and Orange County Sheriff's officials do not disclose the specific number of deputies who patrol the resort at any given time.
But the increased spending suggests Walt Disney World is continuing to expand the presence of law enforcement officers at the same time concerns about domestic and international terrorism grow.
"We have a comprehensive approach to security that includes measures that are visible and some that are not," said Jacquee Wahler, Walt Disney World's vice president of communications.  "We continuously review and adapt security procedures in coordination with law enforcement officials, but do not discuss specifics in order to avoid compromising their effectiveness."
Reedy Creek's public safety budget was finalized less than two weeks before a gunman opened fire from a Las Vegas resort hotel, killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 500 who were attending a concert across the street.
Earlier this year, federal prosecutors revealed that the Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen had allegedly discussed with his wife the possibility of attacking Walt Disney World.
"What would make people more upset, an attack at Downtown Disney or at a nightclub?” Mateen is said to have asked Salman, according to prosecutors.
Salman is awaiting trial on charges of aiding a terrorist organization.
With the additional law enforcement spending, Disney World visitors are now more likely than ever to encounter armed sheriff's deputies standing outside ticket booths, walking around inside the theme parks and hotels, or driving around the resort's property in marked and undercover patrol cars.

Reedy Creek hires nearly 70 deputies, detectives, supervisors and administrative staff as part of an $8.3 million annual contract with the Orange County Sheriff's Office.  The agreement also covers the cost of vehicles, uniforms, weapons and other county-owned equipment.
The law enforcement agency's contract with Reedy Creek will likely be amended during the current fiscal year to reflect a new salary structure for deputies, according a Sheriff's Office spokesman.
Details of that proposed contract addendum have not been finalized.
Besides those on-duty law enforcement officers provided under the sheriff's office contract, Reedy Creek will hire an undisclosed number of additional off-duty deputies at a cost of more than $7 million, records show.
The Walt Disney Company independently hires even more off-duty deputies to supplement those brought in by Reedy Creek.  But unlike Reedy Creek's government budget, which is a public record, Disney is not required to disclose its spending on law enforcement.  
Both Disney and Reedy Creek pay $40 per hour for each off-duty deputy, according to the Sheriff’s Office. That’s $10 more than the $30 minimum hourly rate required by the deputies’ union contract.
All organizations that hire off-duty deputies must also pay an additional $5 per hour fee to the Sheriff’s Office to cover the costs of equipment.
Some Disney World visitors feel the presence of law enforcement injects a bit too much reality into the resort's crafted fantasy world.
"It's a little bit concerning that they think they need that much security.  You're walking around and you see the cops and wonder, 'Why are there so many cops?'"  said Geavin Channels, a frequent park-goer from Ocala.  "It gives you that brief moment of anxiety."
But others, like Aimee Olmedo, try not to let security concerns distract them from their vacations.

"I don't think about those type of incidents," said Olmedo, who was visiting the resort from Phoenix with her family. "I think (the law enforcement presence) is great if it makes people feel safe."