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Stabbed CHP Officer Treated for Serious but Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

Police Magazine - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 13:33
According to the Sacramento Bee, the officer was transported to a hospital nearly 45 miles from where the attack took place. There, he was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
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Retired NBA Star Shaquille O'Neal to Help Honor Fallen Georgia Officer

Police Magazine - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 13:31
When officers from throughout the southeast gather in March for a memorial ride to honor Officer Michael Smith of the Henry County Police Department—who was killed in the line of duty in December 2018—they will be joined by one of the biggest names in sports.
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NYPD K-9 Honored Before Being Euthanized Due to Deadly Cancer

Police Magazine - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 13:27
The first NYPD K-9 to have previously served in military combat overseas has succumbed to a fight with cancer after a solemn ceremony in which the animal and his NYPD handler walked through a gauntlet of other K-9 units.
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3 Dead, Minnesota Deputy Wounded in Multi-Scene Shooting Incident

Police Magazine - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 13:24
The injured deputy was transported to a nearby hospital and then another medical facility in Fargo, North Dakota, where he was treated for a non-life threatening shooting injury and released.
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Trooper involved in shootout in January cleared to return to duty

State - NY Police - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:25
28-year New York State Police veteran Trooper Timothy Conklin has been cleared to return to duty after he was involved in a shootout with a suspect on January 28, 2019.  Troop “C” Commander, William McEvoy says Trooper Conklin will return to duty this week and his assignment will be determined. 
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Brewerton Man charged with Aggravated DWI

State - NY Police - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:04
State Police arrested Michael W. Bateson, age 47, from Brewerton, NY for Aggravated DWI, an unclassified misdemeanor.
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Dispute in town of Union sends one to hospital, other to jail

State - NY Police - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 10:48
A 27-year-old male was arrested and charged with the felonies of Assault in the second degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence and the misdemeanor of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree.
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Spencerport resident arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

State - NY Police - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 09:48
On February 16, 2019, the New York State police in Rochester arrested Alvin Soto, a 28 year old resident of the Village of Spencerport for Driving While Intoxicated. 
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Angola woman arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

State - NY Police - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 09:44
On February 16, 2019, the New York State police in Rochester arrested Casey E. Lopez, a 29 year old resident of the Village of Angola for Driving While Intoxicated. 
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Rochester man arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

State - NY Police - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 09:38
On February 16, 2019, the New York State Police in Rochester arrested Nicholas L. Moore, a 29 year old resident of the City of Rochester for Driving While Intoxicated. 
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Greece man arrested for DWI

State - NY Police - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 09:26
On February 15, 2019, the New York State Police in Rochester arrested Dylan J. Borrelli, a 22 year old resident of Greece for Driving While Intoxicated.

 

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Fraud & Identity Theft

Sheriff - Hillsboro County (Tampa, FL) - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 09:18
Deputies want to identify pregnant woman accused of spending tens of thousands of dollars using a fraudulent credit card.
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Pa. school threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

Police One - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 08:49

Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A threat reporting system now required for all Pennsylvania schools fielded more than 4,900 tips in its first month, about a third of them considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials.

The goal of the Safe 2 Say Something program, which funnels tips to an around-the-clock call center at the attorney general's headquarters in Harrisburg, is to respond to troubling behavior, unsafe school situations and anything else tipsters deems appropriate to report.

The program passed the Legislature with near unanimity last year, mandating it encompass all K-12 students in Pennsylvania, including charter, private and vocational-technical schools.

Sen. Scott Martin, a prime backer of the new law, has been encouraged by the volume of tips so far.

"I think, in itself, that justifies why we need to do this and why it's important," said Martin, R-Lancaster.

The reports come in through phone calls, by email and via an app. Callers are assured of anonymity.

In the first month, nearly 1,400 contacts were deemed "life safety" tips, considered important enough to notify schools and the local 911 center.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro told lawmakers at a hearing last week those tips have included suicide threats and situations where students may have hurt others without intervention. Other common subjects of calls include harassment, bullying and mental health issues, Shapiro's office said.

There have been more than 415 incidents of gunfire on U.S. school grounds since 2013, according to Every Town for Gun Safety, a nonprofit aimed at reducing domestic gun violence. Last year's carnage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead surpassed the 1999 Columbine High School massacre as the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history.

The program, which is in part a response to the frequency of mass shootings in America, is mandated in four other states and about a dozen others are at least considering starting their own version, according to Tim Makris, managing director of Sandy Hook Promise. The nonprofit has provided technical help, support for training and equipment to help get Pennsylvania's program up and running.

Pennsylvania is the first state to do a comprehensive launch of the program, training schools, students, 911 operators and the team that fields calls at the attorney general's office, Makris said.

The attorney general's office says 3,800 schools are already involved. About 85 percent of all K-12 schools are currently participating, including nearly all of the state's 500 public school districts.

Each district is supposed to set up a group of three to five people who can respond to the tips, the majority coming in through the app and online, Makris said.

The goal is "to teach kids and the adults around them how to identify and intervene around individuals who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others through words, through actions, through weapons," Makris said.

In Philadelphia, the state's largest public school district, the roll-out is just getting underway and training is expected to be complete by mid-March, spokeswoman Megan Lello said.

Lawmakers appropriated about $600,000 to operate the program through June, when the fiscal year ends, and Shapiro wants to double that figure for the full 2019-20 budget year. So far, the call center has hired eight analysts and two supervisors.

The program is exempt from the state's open records laws and guarantees confidentiality. But prosecutors and criminal defendants can request records of tips — with the tipster's name redacted — leaving the decision about providing those records to a judge who first must review the record in private.

Making a false report under the Safe 2 Say Something program is a misdemeanor criminal offense. The false report rate is currently less than 1 percent, roughly the same frequency as the national average for such school threat reporting systems, the attorney general's office said.

Shapiro's office must produce a report every year, by Aug. 1, that includes the total calls for the year and for the lifetime of the program, how the calls were received, calls broken down by school entity and the cost. The attorney general's office also must disclose the number of false reports.


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Hunt under way for suspect in shooting of Va. officer

Police One - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 08:46

Associated Press

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Authorities say a Virginia police officer has been shot and seriously wounded after making a traffic stop.

State police say a Bluefield officer was shot after stopping a 2008 Toyota Yaris for an equipment violation on Route 460 shortly before midnight Saturday.

Authorities say a passenger in the vehicle began shooting at the officer.

The officer and another Bluefield officer, who had responded to assist with the traffic stop, returned fire. The Toyota's driver surrendered but the passenger got into the driver's seat and drove off.

The Toyota was found abandoned a few hours later in Bluefield, West Virginia. The search for the passenger continued Sunday.

The wounded officer was being treated for serious injuries that were not considered life threatening at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.


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More than 1,500 people attend vigil for Ill. shooting victims

Police One - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 08:37

Associated Press

AURORA, Ill. — More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five slain co-workers Sunday, two days after they were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant by a longtime employee who was fired moments earlier.

The Rev. Dan Haas told those who gathered near five white crosses erected for the shooting victims outside Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora that Friday's "senseless killings" left their families brokenhearted in the city about 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Chicago.

"All of these were relatively young people — many of them were very young people. We will never know their gifts and talents. Their lives were snuffed out way too short," he said of the victims, who included a 21-year-old university student on his first day as an intern.

Haas called on God to bring comfort to the families and Aurora. He then read the names and ages of the five shooting victims, prompting waves of sobs and cries from relatives attending the vigil.

The city of Aurora tweeted that about 1,700 people attended the vigil in a snowy lot outside the industrial valve manufacturer where several ministers and a rabbi called for healing.

Authorities said Gary Martin pulled out a gun and began shooting right after hearing that he was being fired from his job of 15 years at the plant for various workplace violations. Martin, 45, was killed in a shootout with officers, ending his deadly rampage. Five police officers and a sixth plant worker were injured in the shooting and are expected to survive.

Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin told the vigil crowd that the city's residents feel for the victims' families "with all our hearts."

"When I thought about the words that I might share with our community and the families of the victims today, I thought to myself that just to simply offer condolences is not enough," he said. "It doesn't measure the amount of pain that we feel, for the loss that we've experienced in this community."


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Hope Valley Barracks

State - RI Police - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 07:30
At 11:10 AM, troopers arrested Dennis Castillo, age 59, of 206 West Shore Drive, Exeter, Rhode Island for a Kent County Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Restitution Review on the charge of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, originating from the Coventry Police Department....
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Scituate Barracks

State - RI Police - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 07:30
At 3:04 PM, Troopers arrested Charles Dodson, age 47, of 10 Allen Avenue, Apartment #2, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, for 1) License or Permit Required for Carrying Pistol, and 2) Weapons other than Firearms Prohibited. Arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 6 in the Town of...
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Colorado Trooper Nearly Killed During Pursuit Riding Bike to Honor Fallen Officers

Officer.com - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 07:09
Colorado State Patrol Trooper Bellamann Hee, who was struck by a fleeing vehicle during a pursuit in 2014, will ride from Newark, New Jersey to Washington DC to the Fallen Officers memorial in May.
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NYPD K-9 Sniffs Out Illegal Guns

Officer.com - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 07:04
An NYPD K-9 named Timmy helped find three illegal guns in Brooklyn.
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Wickford Barracks

State - RI Police - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 07:00
MEDIA CONTACT- Acting Captain Christopher J. Schram 1-401-444-1202 At 11:53 AM, Troopers arrested Pedro Calel-Ramos, age 40, of 120 Wendell Street, Providence, Rhode Island for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 95 in Warwick. Calel-...
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