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Schoharie County man arrested for burglary

State - NY Police - 0 sec ago
On August 21, 2019, State Police in Cobleskill arrested 24-year-old- Daniel W. Wetsell of Central Bridge, for Burglary 3rd degree.
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State Police arrest Alfred man for sexually abusing children

State - NY Police - 4 min 56 sec ago
On June 19, 2019, New York State Police - SP Wayland arrested David E. Thomas, age 39, of Alfred, NY, for 2 counts of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the 2nd Degree a class ‘D’ felony. 
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State Police arrest Queens man on sex charges

State - NY Police - 13 min 13 sec ago
On August 21, 2019, the New York State Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit arrested Philip Pang, age 22, of Woodside (Queens), NY, on felony charges including Criminal Sexual Act 1st degree, a class B felony, and Sexual Abuse 1st degree, a class D felony for incidents that occurred in Geneseo, NY, in 2014.
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California Police Thwart Possible Mass Shooting Attack

Police Magazine - 32 min 12 sec ago
Police in Long Beach arrested a man who threatened to commit a mass shooting at his workplace later this week.
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California State Parks Commemorates 50th Anniversary of K-9 Program

Police Magazine - 35 min 46 sec ago
California State Parks is commemorating the 50th anniversary of its K-9 program.
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Judge: California Sheriff Cannot Reinstate Fired Deputy

Police Magazine - 37 min 3 sec ago
A judge on Monday ruled that Sheriff Alex Villanueva's decision to reinstate a deputy who had been fired for violating department policies regarding domestic violence must be reversed and that the deputy must be dismissed and return all county property, including his badge and gun.
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California Deputy Shot, Injured Near Sheriff's Office Station

Police Magazine - 38 min 10 sec ago
A deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was struck and wounded by gunfire when an assailant opened fire on the helipad area of one of the agency's facilities.
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Teen Gets Life Sentence for Murder of Baltimore Police Officer

Police Magazine - 40 min 7 sec ago
A teenager in Baltimore will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of a police officer in May of 2018.
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Officers Escort Son of Colleague Who Died of Cancer to First Day of School

Police Magazine - 43 min 3 sec ago
Officers with the West Palm Beach (FL) Police Department took time on Monday to escort the son of a colleague who succumbed to cancer last year to his first day of Kindergarten.
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Texas K-9 Suffers Non-Life-Threatening Gunshot Wounds

Police Magazine - 44 min 40 sec ago
A Lubbock Police Department K-9 and a 14-year-old gunman suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds during an early morning gunfight following a vehicle and foot police pursuit on Tuesday.
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North Carolina Town Upset Over Absence of Department's Pet Cat

Police Magazine - 47 min 59 sec ago
Many residents of small town of Mocksville, North Carolina have their claws out over the sudden disappearance of the police department's pet cat and mascot from social media.
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Massachusetts Officer Rescues Skunk—Gets Sprayed in the Process

Police Magazine - 51 min 10 sec ago
An officer with the Cambridge Police Department was reminded that no good deed goes unpunished as he rescued a small skunk with a small yogurt cup stuck to its head and was promptly sprayed in the process.
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Animal Cruelty case in the Town of Avoca

State - NY Police - 1 hour 7 min ago

On Wednesday August 22, New York State Police arrested two individuals for animal neglect and failure to provide sustenance.

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Watertown Man arrested for DWAI-Drugs after crashing into mailbox

State - NY Police - 1 hour 34 min ago
Troopers arrested Steven L. Tabor, age 29 from Watertown, NY for DWAI-Drugs and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st degree.
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Marcellus Woman hospitalized after roll-over crash in Lysander

State - NY Police - 2 hours 2 min ago
Troopers are investigating a roll-over crash that occurred on Route 48 in the town of Lysander.
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NYPD Commissioner Defends Firing of Officer in Death of Eric Garner

Officer.com - 2 hours 47 min ago
New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill has doubled down on his decision this week to fire Officer Daniel Pantaleo over Eric Garner’s chokehold death.
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APD Robbery Unit Requesting Assistance Identifying Suspects

Austin (TX) Police - 3 hours 3 min ago

Case:          19-2091628

Date:           Sunday, July 28, 2019

Time:          9:41 p.m.

Location:    1197 Hargrave Street
 
On July 28, 2019 at approximately 9:41 p.m., Austin Police Department officers responded to a robbery urgent call at the Quick Stop Grocery located at 1197 Hargrave Street. Upon arrival, the victim told police that two suspects entered the store and threatened her with a weapon while demanding money before fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Suspect #1 description

  • Black male
  • Approximately 5’11” tall and 200 pounds
  • Estimated to be about 30 years of age
  • Last seen wearing prescription glasses, black baseball cap with white writing, black t-shirt with white undershirt and maroon pants

Suspect #2 description

  • Black male
  • Approximately 5’9” tall with medium build
  • Estimated to be about 20 years of age
  • Last seen wearing a dark blue or black hoodie and grey sweat pants

Video of suspects

The APD Robbery Unit is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspects seen in this video. If you have information, please contact the APD Robbery Tip Line at (512) 974-5092 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.   

Priest accused of ripping off parish, using nearly $100G for sexual relationships at beach house

Law Officer - 3 hours 39 min ago

CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. – A Pennsylvania priest is accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from his parish and spending the money on a beach house and sexual relationships with men.

Monsignor Joseph McLoone, 56, was arrested Wednesday on felony theft and related charges after investigators discovered that in 2011 he opened a secret bank account to which he funneled donations from the parishioners of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Downingtown, the Chester County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release, according to FOX News.

“Father McLoone held a position of leadership and his parishioners trusted him to properly handle their generous donations to the church,” District Attorney Chief of Staff Charles Gaza said. “Father McLoone violated the trust of the members of St. Joseph’s for his own personal gain.”

He used the money to fund his “personal lifestyle,” including to pay for a beach house in Ocean City, N.J. and to bankroll his travel, dining and relationships with men he met on dating apps, prosecutors said. He also allegedly gave himself a raise, doubling his stipend for celebrating Mass and officiating at weddings and funerals.

The Archdiocesan administration learned about the bank account in 2018 and questioned McLoone, who acknowledged the account was in violation of standard financial procedures and admitted he’d used some of the funds for “personal expenses of an inappropriate nature,” the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said in a statement.

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office said McLoone was arrested Wednesday for theft from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Downingtown, Pa. (Chester County District Attorney’s Office)

Consequently, the account was closed and McLoone was placed on administrative leave before he resigned from the parish, the Archdiocese said.

“These charges are serious and disturbing,” the statement read. “The Archdiocese and the parish will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as the criminal matter enters its next phase. Pending the outcome, Monsignor McLoone remains on administrative leave.”

Church officials pledged to pursue full financial restitution on behalf of the parish.

 

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Baltimore LEO shot in robbery attempt released from hospital

Police One - 4 hours 5 min ago

By Jessica Anderson and McKenna Oxenden The Baltimore Sun

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police Sgt. Isaac Carrington, who was shot multiple times during an apparent robbery while off duty, left the hospital Wednesday afternoon but still faces a long road of recovery, officials said.

“He’s got a ways to go," said Dr. Thomas Scalea, the physician-in-chief at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, who less than two weeks ago held a somber press conference announcing Carrington was on life support.

“He got badly injured. The end of the hospitalization is only the end of the hospitalization," said Scalea, who personally attended Carrington’s treatment. “This is not him making his full recovery. This is not him going back to work. This is one step."

On Wednesday, dozens of police officers and first responders turned out in a show of support for Carrington, who saluted them before entering an ambulance. Carrington was being taken from the hospital to a rehabilitation center, police spokesman Matt Jablow said.

No arrests have been made in the Aug. 8 attack and police are still asking for the public’s help finding suspects.

Carrington, 43, was off duty and standing outside his home in the 5600 block of Summerfield Ave. just before 3:30 p.m. when he was shot. Police said that while he was talking with a neighbor, a car pulled onto the street and at least one masked male pulled out a gun and attempted to rob them.

In the past two weeks, Carrington has undergone several surgeries at Shock Trauma.

“I think we are all somewhat relieved. Certainly, Sgt. Harrington has a long way to go for a full recovery," Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said.

The commissioner provided few details about the ongoing investigation into the shooting.

“Our investigators continue to work this investigation for any information leading to the arrest of the person who did this to our sergeant,” Harrison said.

Harrison asked for anyone with information that would help identify and lead to the arrest of the suspects to come forward.

Moments before Harrison spoke Carrington was seen sitting upright in a hospital gurney being wheeled out of the ambulance bay entrance. A crowd of mostly silent officers, some in uniforms, others in suits or plainclothes and police vests, awaited him.

Scalea and Harrison could be seen talking to Carrington in the back of the ambulance. Another officer held a bunch of balloons that said “Get Well.”

Then five department motorcycles roared to life, turned onto West Lombard Street and lead the officer’s entourage, which included several marked police vehicles.

Two woman, who did not appear to be with the department, stood across the street and cheered as the ambulance pulled away.

©2019 The Baltimore Sun


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Sniper still on the loose after LA deputy shot at sheriff's station

Police One - 4 hours 14 min ago

By Christopher Weber Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A shooter remained at large after wounding a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in a sheriff's station parking lot in the Mojave Desert city of Lancaster, authorities said.

A search of the area concluded early Thursday without finding a suspect, said Deputy Morgan Arteaga, a department spokeswoman. A person detained during the search was not related to the case, she said.

The search had focused on a nearby building complex that provides housing to people with mental health issues.

The victim, Deputy Angel Reinosa was treated and released following the Wednesday afternoon shooting, Arteaga said.

Reinosa, 21, was hit while heading to his car in the employee parking lot of the Lancaster station shortly before 3 p.m., Capt. Todd Weber said.

Mayor R. Rex Parris said the deputy was wearing a ballistic vest that deflected the bullet into his shoulder.

Deputies searched for the sniper inside the block-long, four-story structure with many windows that overlook the sheriff's facility in downtown Lancaster, a desert city of about 160,000 people north of Los Angeles.

Tactical teams were working their way through the building Wednesday night, evacuating some people and having others shelter in place, Weber said.

They had no description of the shooter but believed they could narrow down the area of the building where the attacker might be, Weber said.

Reinosa has been with the Sheriff's Department for about a year and joined the Lancaster station in May for patrol training, Weber said.

The mayor said it appeared that the shooting was a random act.

"It was not targeted on this specific deputy," he said. "It was, 'any deputy would do.'"

The apartment building is adjacent to and partners with a nonprofit that provides housing, counseling and other services to people with mental health issues, according to the website for Mental Health America, Antelope Valley Enrichment Services.

The nonprofit said several housing units are "designated specifically for individuals with disabilities ... who are ready for independent living."

But the mayor said the building "caters to, is designed for and allows mentally ill people to live there. That's all that lives there, is mentally ill people."

A perimeter was set up as deputies used binoculars to determine where the gunfire came from after the shooting.

Deputies cleared other nearby buildings, including a library. Authorities urged residents to avoid the neighborhood.

Metrolink train service was halted in the area.

The sheriff's station is surrounded by shops and restaurants in a downtown area of the city in the Mojave Desert about 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of downtown Los Angeles.


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