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State Police arrest fugitive of justice from State of Ohio

State - NY Police - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:32
State Police arrested Dominick Gianconna for Fleeing a Police Officer, resisting arrest, Endangering the welfare of a child, Fugitive of Justice, and several Vehicle and Traffic Violations. 
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Chicago passes 600 homicides for only third time since 2003

Police One - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:31

By Madeline Buckley Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Chicago has surpassed 600 homicides for the second year in a row and for only the third time since 2003, according to data kept by the Tribune.

As of early Monday, the city has recorded at least 609 homicides. That trails the 711 homicides this time last year but far exceeds previous years. In 2015, the city had recorded 443 homicides by the weekend of Nov. 22. In 2014, it was 400.

Like homicides, shootings are also markedly down from last year but up by hundreds compared to previous years. At least 3,267 people have been shot in Chicago this year, compared to 3,937 this time last year. In 2015, the number so far was 2,288 and in 2014, 1,999.

This weekend saw 13 people shot in the city, including a 14-year-old boy who was seriously injured.

The boy was walking on Sunday morning in the 2500 block of North Lotus Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side when someone shot at him from a vehicle, hitting him in the chest.

He was one of four teens shot over the weekend.

From Friday afternoon to early Monday, one man was fatally shot in what police said was an accident. Anthony Collins, 30, accidentally shot himself Sunday in the 1600 block of North Mango Avenue in the the North Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

The weekend’s latest gun attack was a double shooting in the West Side’s South Austin neighborhood around 3:10 a.m. Monday. Two men were shot in a residence in the 5000 block of West Fulton Street when the assailants entered the home and fired at them, police said.

©2017 Chicago Tribune


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SP Albion- Man arrested for Official Misconduct

State - NY Police - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:03
On November 20, 2017 the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) arrested Daijon Talford, 33 of Buffalo, NY for Official Misconduct. 
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Crash sends Calif. police car off road, killing 2 boys

Police One - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:59

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County sheriff's patrol vehicle heading to an emergency call crashed with another car and then ran onto a sidewalk, killing two small boys and critically injuring their mother, authorities said Friday.

Two other people in a crosswalk were injured in the Thursday night crash as deputies responded to a report of a gunshot victim, Los Angeles police Capt. Alfonso Lopez said. Investigators were still trying to determine whether the patrol vehicle was using its emergency lights and siren at the time.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the families and all those affected by this tragic accident," a sheriff's department statement said. The agency said it is cooperating with a city police investigation.

A witness, Julie Valle, said the SUV was speeding and didn't activate its lights until it reached the intersection, just before it collided with another car, ran off the road and hit the woman and her two boys.

"They turned the lights on at that moment, a split-second, not enough time for anybody to get out of the way because they were going so fast," she said at a news conference Friday.

Valle said she rushed toward the crash and saw an injured woman.

"She was trying to get up," Valle said. "I told her, 'Don't move, you were just involved in a car accident.'"

Valle also said she saw the boys.

"All I see is little legs," she said. "Then I see a boy, and that's when I start to get the full picture."

Luis Hernandez told the Los Angeles Times that the victims were his brothers, 7-year-old Jose Luis and 9-year-old Marcos. The 7-year-old died at the scene, and the older boy died at a hospital, relatives told the paper.

"I got the call and I didn't believe it," Hernandez said tearfully Friday at a makeshift memorial of flowers, stuffed animals and candles at the intersection. "I just didn't believe it."

Their mother was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The Times said a brief video clip from a liquor store security camera showed the patrol vehicle, its emergency lights on, driving on the sidewalk. A trash can and a person are seen bouncing off the front of the SUV.

The car that collided with the sheriff's SUV hit a third car that struck two adults in a crosswalk, according to the sheriff's statement. Those adults, another pedestrian and two deputies were treated for minor injuries, authorities said.

It was the third crash involving law enforcement vehicles in a single day.

Leticia Ramirez, 15, died at a hospital Thursday night after she was struck by a sheriff's patrol car in nearby Riverside County. The girl ran into the street in the city of Perris and was struck by the vehicle, which wasn't using its lights or siren, authorities said.

A 25-year-old man was struck by a Riverside police car as he stepped off a center divider into its path early Thursday, police said. He was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.


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Selkirk woman arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd.

State - NY Police - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:37
New York State Police Investigators from SP Latham arrested 22 year-old woman, Sabrina L. Hardy, of Selkirk, NY, for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd, Criminal Impersonation 2nd, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, and Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument. 

 

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NBA Players Deliver Pizzas to Denver Police

Police Magazine - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:13

Last week players from the NBA's Denver Nuggets brought lunch to Denver's District 6 police station.

Nikola Jokic, the team's starting center, and Emmanuel Mudiay, the team's backup point guard, brought pizzas for the officers and staff.

The Denver PD thanked the players and said the "pizza was delicious" was on it Facebook page.

 

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FL K-9 Receives Medal for Taking Bullet Meant for Handler

Police Magazine - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:13

A Florida police dog has been awarded a "purple heart' medal for his heroic service to his agency.

K-9 officer Casper works for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. In May, he took a bullet meant for his partner.

The bullet was lodged in his hip muscle, but fortunately, it missed Casper’s bones, making his recovery faster and less complex. He is now back on duty.

The armed robbery suspect who shot the K-9 died in a shootout with deputies, WSPA reports.

 

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More Home Repair Funds Coming for Hurricane Matthew Survivors, Gov. Cooper Announces

State - NC Police - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:55
Monday, November 20, 2017

Hurricane Matthew survivors whose homes were damaged by the storm can apply for additional financial help starting later this month.

Texas deputy helps native Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Police One - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:37

By Brooke A. Lewis Houston Chronicle

HOUSTON — Armando Aviles Jr. fondly recalls the soothing sounds of "coquis" or frogs during the summers he spent as a boy in Puerto Rico. The memory of those sounds was a call to arms for the Harris County Sheriff's deputy after Hurricane Maria devastated his native island.

Just weeks earlier, the deputy with the Harris County Sheriff's Office had rescued flooded victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. "They needed help, (and) I could get to them," said Aviles, who felt fortunate to only suffer some minor damage at the home he shares with his wife and five stepchildren.

When Maria hit, he said: "My family needed help, and I couldn't get to them."

Aviles' cousins and grandparents live in Aguas Buenas, but he had no way of immediately getting to the mountain town thousands of miles away. Worry paralyzed the deputy as he sat at home trying to figure out a way to help his isolated relatives.

"I'm not rich," he said. "I don't have the hook up with big organizations. I can't call somebody and say, 'Hey give me a plane.' "

Aviles grew up in New Jersey but spent summers in Puerto Rico, where he was born. He couldn't stop thinking about his family running out of food and living without electricity and water.

The 35-year-old deputy decided to hold a two-day relief drive at Kroger on Highway 6 in northwest Houston, an area he now patrols. He's worked six years for the sheriff's office.

As Aviles started putting plans into place, he asked the area Kroger manager if he could use the store to keep donations and hold the drive.

The manager broke down in tears, confiding to Aviles that she, too, was Puerto Rican.

The plan started to come together.

Aviles spread the word on social media. He also partnered with another deputy who is an executive for United Sikhs, an organization that has been active in hurricane relief.

In a moment of panic, he remembers asking his wife, "What if nobody shows up?"

Instead, he watched Puerto Ricans from across Houston flood the store to donate whatever they could.

"All these Puerto Ricans came out from different backgrounds, different jobs, even Puerto Ricans who didn't have any money. Puerto Ricans who are unemployed, children," Aviles said. "They came out and wanted to help."

Aviles managed to fill four 18-wheelers with supplies to send to Puerto Rico. They were sent to a warehouse in Miami and are scheduled to arrive by plane in Puerto Rico by early December. However, the deputy still doesn't feel like efforts are enough. He's heard stories of Puerto Ricans burying loved ones in backyards and tales of hospitals with no electricity.

He hears about islanders with diabetes who have run out of insulin.

Plans swim around in the head of Aviles, who set up a GoFundMe to help raise more money for supplies.

He's also searching for families from Puerto Rico who relocated to Houston in the wake of Maria and are in need of food for Thanksgiving. He dreams of holding a local Christmas toy drive for Puerto Rican children.

He wrestles with the reality that there's always more he could do. "You know, you can't get to everybody, as bad as you want to," he said.

©2017 the Houston Chronicle


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MD Agency Uses Chevy Bolt for Police Duty

Police Magazine - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:21

The Hyattsville (MD) Police Department is using a Chevrolet Bolt for law enforcement patrol duty.

Sgt. Richard Hartnett, technical services manager for the Hyattsville PD, wrote a note to General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra extolling the virtues of the five-door electric Chevy as a police vehicle. "Yes, we know the Bolt was not built as a 'police package' car, but we are experimenting with it in everyday police work. Despite its small size, so far it has been a winner  We are proudly displaying it everywhere we go, and it has been getting lots of attention in magazine articles and the local press. Who knows, maybe our experimentation will one day show that there is a place in the future for all-electric emergency vehicles."

Hartnett told Government Fleet Magazine that to reduce the initial cost of the electric vehicle, the agency found a reimbursement grant offered by the Maryland Energy Administration that requires agencies to “trade in” one gasoline vehicle to receive funding for an equivalent battery-electric vehicle. The Police Department traded in two vehicles and received enough money to cover 80% of the price of a Chevrolet Bolt and two Level 2 charging stations. Through its Electric Vehicles Project, the city also plans to install six more charging stations at public parking lots around the city.

The Bolt has not been involved in a pursuit yet, but the electric vehicle can accelerate to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 93 mph. And Hartnett believes backup will be the deciding factor in a chase involving the Bolt.

“We are located in a very urban area, with what seems like a police car on every corner, so chases are becoming few and far between for us,” Hartnett said. “Even when they do happen, it's hard for the violator to 'outrun the radio,' so most times the actual length of a chase is very short.”

Hartnett is such a believer in the Bolt that he uses one as his personal vehicle.

 

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Many Bosnian War Victims Still Unidentified

Forensic Magazine - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:35
NewsIt’s been 22 years since Bosnia’s bloody 1992-95 war ended, yet the remains of numerous victims of genocide and war crimes still await identification. Forensic anthropologist Dragana Vucetic spends her working hours in a forensic facility in the northern town of Tuzla collecting DNA samples from the bones of people killed in eastern Bosnia during the war and reassembling their skeletal remains.Contributed Author: Associated PressTopics: Forensic Anthropology
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Niskayuna Man Arrested for Grand Larceny

State - NY Police - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:29

 


 

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Charles Manson Dead at 83

Forensic Magazine - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:23
NewsCharles Manson, the cult leader who directed an infamous 1969 crime spree and lived to an old age after California struck down its death penalty, died Sunday of natural causes. Manson, 83, died at a local hospital outside the prison walls, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced shortly after the notorious prisoner died Sunday night.Staff Author: Seth AugensteinTopics: Crime Scene
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State Crime Lab Strapped for Manpower as Mississippi Faces Rising Homicide, Crime

Forensic Magazine - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:15
NewsOne of Mississippi's three medical examiners will be leaving after accepting a new job last week. That will leave the state with two medical examiners at a time, says Mississippi Forensics Laboratory Director Sam Howell, when Mississippi's homicide rate is on track to be higher this year than it has been in recent memory and drug overdoses are at an all-time high. Contributed Author: Therese Apel, Clarion LedgerTopics: Crime Lab
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Ford Reveals First Plug-In Hybrid Police Vehicle

Police Magazine - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:15

Ford revealed today the first plug-in hybrid vehicle designed for American law enforcement service. The company says the new vehicle is capable of driving up to 21 miles on no fuel.

The Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan, the first plug-in hybrid police vehicle from Ford, is designed for police and fire chiefs, detectives, and other government personnel whose jobs don’t require a pursuit-rated vehicle.

“This is the first Ford police vehicle that can potentially get through an entire shift using no gasoline whatsoever,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police brand marketing manager. “Anyone can plug this into any wall outlet to run gas- and emissions-free on battery-only operation.”

The vehicle’s 3.3-kilowatt onboard charger allows agencies to fully charge the 7.6-kilowatt-hour battery in just 2.5 hours on a 240-volt level-two charger. But Ford says it is confident most agencies won’t need anything more than a regular 120-volt wall outlet to recharge. The lithium-ion battery can move the vehicle up to 21 miles on a single charge and up to 85 mph on battery power alone. Once the battery runs down, the vehicle is powered by its gasoline-electric hybrid powerplant–with a range surpassing 500 miles–eliminating any concerns of range anxiety typically associated with battery-only electrics.

The custom interior features heavy-duty cloth front seats with reduced bolsters, for officer comfort, and rear anti-stab plates, plus vinyl rear seating and flooring. Other highlights include a reinforced top tray for mounting equipment, metal console mounting plate, red and white task lighting in the overhead console, police engine-idle feature, alloy wheels and an auxiliary power distribution box in the trunk.

Several options are available for the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan, including a driver spot lamp, a trunk storage vault, trunk ventilation system, and a rear door control-disabling feature. A special dark-car feature turns off interior lighting and allows the dash cluster to be dimmed 100 percent for surveillance, and several emergency lighting packages like those found on other Ford police vehicles are also available.

The new Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan joins two other Ford police vehicles revealed this year – Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan and F-150 Police Responder. Recently, both successfully completed rigorous testing conducted by Michigan State Police at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Michigan, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

Customers will be able to order the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan in December with sales starting next summer.

 

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Clifton Springs man arrested for Grand Larceny 3rd Degree

State - NY Police - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:54
On November 19, 2017, State Police in Lyons report the arrest of John H. Frederick Jr., age 35, Clifton Springs, New York, for one count of Grand Larceny in the third degree. 
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Neurologist Faces Sex Allegations in 3 States

Forensic Magazine - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:51
NewsA prominent neurologist, already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic, is facing a growing number of accusations that he preyed on especially vulnerable pain patients at medical facilities in three states, using his impressive reputation as a healer to trap women in long-term doctor-patient relationships marked by abuse.Contributed Author: Michael Rubinkam, Associated PressTopics: Sexual Assault Investigations
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State Police Investigating Fatal Industrial Accident in Lewis County

State - NY Police - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:39
State Police are investigating an agricultural/industrial accident which occurred in a building on the Marks Dairy Farms, located at 6314 Cannon Road in Lowville, NY.
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