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Lincoln Woods Barracks

State - RI Police - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 07:00
At 11:45 AM, Troopers arrested John Drew, age 39 of 640 Chalkstone Avenue Providence, Rhode Island, as a Fugitive from Justice wanted by the Connecticut Bail Commission for a violation of Probation on the original charge of robbery. The arrest was the result of Capital Police advising they had...
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Hope Valley Barracks

State - RI Police - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 07:00
No arrests to report. MEDIA CONTACT: Acting Captain Erik Jones, District-B Commander, 401-764-5615
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Jamestown resident arrested for Drug Possession

State - NY Police - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 05:38
On May 24th, 2019, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Charles Haley, 47, of Jamestown, for two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.
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DWI arrest in Lakewood

State - NY Police - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 05:23
On May 24th, 2019, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested John Burg, 64, of Lantana, FL, for Driving While Intoxicated.
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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

State - NY Police - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 05:18
On May 22nd, 2019, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Shyanne John, 25, of Irving, for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
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Louisiana Trooper Injured in Crash, Suspect Charged with DWI

Police Magazine - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 18:03
The crash happened shortly before 11:45 p.m. Thursday while the trooper was parked in a construction zone.
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Arizona Officer Replaces Woman's Stolen Car Battery

Police Magazine - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:11
Phoenix Officer Veronica Lumpkin went a step further and bought Anaya a new car battery out of her own pocket.
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Man who kidnapped Jayme Closs and murdered her parents receives life sentence

Law Officer - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:01

BARRON, Wis. – Defendant Jake Patterson was sentenced to life in prison Friday, after having pleaded guilty to kidnapping Jayme Closs, 13, and killing her parents.

Patterson pleaded guilty in March to two counts of intentional homicide and one of kidnapping. He killed Jayme’s parents, James and Denise Closs, at the family’s home near Barron, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis. Jayme escaped in January, after being held for 88 days at Patterson’s cabin near the small and isolated town of Gordon, some 60 miles (97 kilometers) from her home, Fox News reported.

Barron County District Attorney Brian Wright told a judge during Patterson’s sentencing hearing Friday that Patterson would never stop trying to find and possibly kill Jayme if he gets out of prison.

Furthermore, the prosecutor said Patterson should never get another opportunity to kidnap another girl and kill her or anyone with her.

A skinny and filthy Closs, hair matted and disheveled, reportedly approached a woman who was out walking her dog after having fled her captor. The woman knocked on the door of a nearby house and told the couple inside: “This is Jayme Closs! Call 911!”

According to The Associated Press, Closs was not in the courtroom on Friday. But her words resonated there, as read by a guardian at the sentencing hearing.

Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs says she wants to see the man who kidnapped her and killed her parents “locked up forever.”

Jayme wrote that Patterson “thought that he could own me, but he’s wrong. I was smarter.”

She says Patterson “thought he could make me like him. But he was wrong.” She also said Patterson “will never have any power over me.”

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Earlier this month, state lawmakers honored Closs as a “hometown hero.” The girl appeared with family members and friends to receive her honor in the Assembly chamber on Wednesday, FOX 6 Milwaukee reported.

Her aunt, Jen Smith, accepted the award and said Jayme’s bravery and spirit are inspiring.

“Speaking for her entire family, I have to say, Jayme is totally deserving of the hero part of this award,” Smith said.  “Her courage, her bravery and her spirit are things that inspire us and make us stronger and better. Just like you, we want Jayme to know how much we love her.”

Jayme stood behind her aunt but did not speak.


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Florida Recordings of Mass Shootings No Longer Public Record

Police Magazine - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:53
The bill applies to government photo, audio, and video recordings that show the deaths of three or more people, not including the perpetrator, in an incident of mass violence.
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Man Charged in Crash That Killed Tennessee Officer

Police Magazine - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:38
Prosecutors said Marquell Griffin was intoxicated and speeding when he slammed into the car of Lt. Myron Fair, a 25-year veteran of the Memphis Police.
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Texas Motor Officer Struck, Critically Injured on Funeral Escort

Police Magazine - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:31
An El Paso police motorcycle officer was critically injured in a crash Thursday morning and is in the intensive care unit at a hospital after undergoing surgery.
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Georgia K-9 Dies After Chasing Suspect in 90-degree Weather

Police Magazine - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:15
K-9 Eli was working with his handler in Snellville on Thursday when he began to show symptoms believed to be heat-related.
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Man Found Guilty of Murdering Chicago Officer in 2010

Police Magazine - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:08
Chicago Police Officer Michael Bailey was shot and killed outside his own home in 2010 only a few weeks before he was to retire.
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Florida fugitive arrested after he was seen with no seat belt on while driving

State - NY Police - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 15:37
Albany, NY - On May 24, 2019 New York State Troopers and Bureau of Criminal Investigation (SP Capital) arrest Leandre Evans, 30 of Deltona, Florida as a Fugitive from Justice following a traffic stop for no seat belt.  The traffic stop was on Central Avenue in the City of Albany, NY. 
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Police K9 Dies Tracking Suspect

Law Officer - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 15:29

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – A police K9 in Gwinnett County, Georgia, died Thursday after tracking a suspect in 90-degree heat.

Police said Eli, a 9-year-old police service dog, and his handler Officer Bonanno, were called in to help track a suspect who fled from Snellville officers.

Within 30 minutes of the tracking, Eli, an eight-year veteran with the department, started to shows signs of distress, which were believed to be related to the heat, AJC reported.

The police service dog was then taken to a veterinarian for treatment; however, he passed after that evening.

“We mourn the loss of this courageous K-9 and will provide more details at a later time,” Gwinnett police said in a news release. “Please keep Officer Bonnano and his family in your thoughts.”

Police did not indicate why the suspect was wanted or if the person was captured.


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Man arrested for sending indecent pictures to minor

State - NY Police - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:28
Man arrested for sending indecent pictures to minor
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Thoughts on Patrolling Your Community During the Summer Months

Police Magazine - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:00
Memorial Day Weekend has effectively become the unofficial start to summer. So this is an excellent opportunity to offer some reminders on how to safely conduct your police business as the months get warmer and the vacationers hit the nation's highways and hotels.
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New York Agency Transitions to SIG Sauer P320

Police Magazine - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:34
SIG Sauer announced that the Lloyd Harbor (NY) Police Department has adopted the SIG Sauer P320 9mm pistol as its official duty pistol. Lloyd Harbor Police Department serves the Village of Lloyd Harbor in Huntington, New York.
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RI State Police to Increase Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend

State - RI Police - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:15
Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that additional troopers will be on patrol throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend to strictly enforce all motor vehicle laws – especially those involving driving...
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