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Eldred, PA resident charged with Marijuana Possession

State - NY Police - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 19:17
On February 16th, 2019, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Joshua Elliott, 33, Eldred, PA, for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

State - NY Police - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 19:06
On February 12th, 2019, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Solymar Brown, 45, of Salmanca, for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
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NFL Pays Colin Kaepernick Millions In Settlement

Law Officer - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 16:25

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the NFL have reached an agreement to settle his allegations that league teams colluded to deny him a contract after his controversial protests in which he took a knee during the national anthem.

A lawyer for Kaepernick, Mark Geragos, tweeted that after discussions, the “parties have decided to resolve their pending grievances.” The NFL issued an identical statement.

Details of the agreement are not public and Kaepernick is likely bound to never discuss it but NFL Columnist and Author Mike Freeman reports that the settlement is between 60-80 million dollars.

NBA Star Lebron James said “I think with Kap, I stand with Kap, I kneel with Kap.”

Except, James doesn’t.

Lebron James has never knelled for the National Anthem and considering it is against his work (NBA) rules, he likely never will.

Kaepernick has long said that NFL teams refused to hire him based on his activism but what he won’t tell you is that he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers. That essentially means he quit.

The Baltimore Ravens reportedly were ready to hire him but he refused to comply with their request to stop kneeling for the National Anthem. It also likely didn’t help when Kaepernick’s girlfriend tweeted a “racist” picture of Ray Lewis and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti. The tweet by Nessa Diab compared a picture of Lewis hugging Bisciotti to a scene from “Django Unchained,” in which Samuel L. Jackson as a loyal house slave held Leonardo DiCaprio’s cruel plantation owner character.

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Jussie Smollett Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer

Law Officer - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 13:51

Jussie Smollett has hired Michael Cohen’s criminal defense lawyer, the attorney confirmed this week, amid the deepening mystery of the “Empire” actor’s claim that he was the victim of a hate attack.

The actor claims he was ambushed in on January 29th as he was walking home through Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. He says his masked assailants tied a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him and yelled homophobic slurs and “MAGA country!”

Police arrested two “Empire” extras, brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo, in connection with the alleged assault Friday, but released them later in the day. Cops also raided their Chicago-area apartment and confiscated bleach and a black face mask.

Police confirmed Saturday the brothers were present at the scene of the attack and provided new evidence that “is now central to the investigation,” without providing details.

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Puerto Rico Officer Shot and Killed

Law Officer - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 13:46

Agent Alfred Zanyet-Pérez was shot and killed while conducting an undercover operation in the Duey Bajo community in San Germán, Puerto Rico.

He was at a store along PR-330 when a subject in a passing vehicle opened fire, fatally wounding him. A bystander was also wounded in the shooting. The vehicle fled the area and the suspect(s) remain at large.

Citizens are urged that have information on the incident to call 787-832-9696 or to the confidential police line at 787-343-2020.

Agent Alfred Zanyet-Pérez was assigned to the Drugs and Narcotics Division in Yauco.

Courtesy: ODMP

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Pedestrian in serious condition after being struck by vehicle in Oneonta

State - NY Police - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 13:15
On Friday, February 15, 2019 at approximately 6:54 p.m., New York State Police at Oneonta responded to a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle on State Route 23 near the entrance to Walmart in the town of Oneonta. 

 

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SP Collins – Man arrested for Petit Larceny

State - NY Police - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:06
On February 14 at 7:20 pm, Troopers arrested Daniel V. Grover, 41 of Gowanda, NY for 3 counts of Petit Larceny.

 

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Troopers Arrest Woman for DWI

State - NY Police - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 11:57
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Puerto Rico Police Department (PR)

Law Enforcement LODD - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 11:37
Agent Alfred Zanyet-Pérez was shot and killed while conducting an undercover operation in the Duey Bajo community in San Germán, Puerto Rico. He was at a store along PR-330 when a...

Fillmore man arrested for petit larceny at Shop ‘n Save

State - NY Police - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 09:59

On February 15, 2019, SP Amity Troopers arrested John A. Huntsinger, 64, of Fillmore, NY for Petit Larceny.

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Hunt man arrested for DWI in Burns

State - NY Police - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 09:50

On February 13, 2019, SP Amity Troopers arrested Jacob G. Walsworth, 27, of Hunt, NY for Driving While Intoxicated.

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Olean man arrested for drug possession

State - NY Police - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 09:34

On February 13, 2019, SP Olean Troopers arrested Clifford J. Thompson, 32, of Olean, NY for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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December theft complaint in Grove leads to arrest for possession of stolen property

State - NY Police - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 09:15

On February 13, 2019, SP Amity Troopers arrested Huang Wei, 51, of Swain, NY for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.

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Wellsville man arrested for DWI

State - NY Police - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 09:06

On February 13, 2019, SP Amity Troopers arrested Ridge C. Potter, 29, of Wellsville, NY for Driving While Intoxicated.

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Great Valley crash leads to DWI arrest for Olean man

State - NY Police - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 08:45

On February 12, 2019, SP Olean Troopers arrested Dante J. Carucci, 22, of Olean, NY for Driving While Intoxicated.

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Wife of imprisoned Chicago officer fears he's in danger

Police One - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 08:43

Associated Press

CHICAGO — The wife of a Chicago police officer who was convicted of fatally shooting teenager Laquan McDonald demanded on Thursday to know why her husband was transferred from an Illinois state prison where he was kept from harm to a federal prison in Connecticut where he was assaulted and where she fears he is still in danger.

"I don't need people to go into his cell and attack him," said an emotional Tiffany Van Dyke at a news conference. "The next time this could happen, they could kill him. I cannot bury my husband."

The Illinois Department of Corrections confirmed Thursday that Jason Van Dyke was moved to federal custody but would not say why. Asked about the attack on Van Dyke, the federal Bureau of Prisons said in an email that it could confirm "an assault resulting in minor injuries" occurred on Feb. 7. The bureau declined to provide additional information, citing privacy concerns.

Van Dyke, who is white, was convicted in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery for shooting McDonald 16 times in 2014. He was sentenced last month to six years and nine months in prison.

Van Dyke was attacked by another inmate after his transfer to the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, appellate attorney Jennifer Blagg said in an interview Thursday. Blagg said Van Dyke was not severely injured and has since been placed in a segregated unit away from most inmates as a precaution.

Blagg said she learned of the attack when she and another attorney were on the phone with Van Dyke talking a request the state's attorney general filed asking the Illinois Supreme Court to review Van Dyke's sentence.

"We were explaining to him what it meant ... when he said another inmate had jumped him and landed a few punches," Blagg said.

Blagg didn't appear at a news conference Thursday with Tiffany Van Dyke and trial attorneys Dan Herbert and Tammy Wendt, who expressed concern that Jason Van Dyke had been placed in the prison's general population with other inmates. They said former police officers would be particularly vulnerable to attack from other inmates — something Tiffany Van Dyke and others told a judge about during her husband's sentencing hearing. While imprisoned in Illinois, Van Dyke had been kept in a segregated unit.

"It was as if he was led like a lamb to slaughter," said Wendt of the attack that she said occurred within four hours of Van Dyke's arrival to the general population unit.

Van Dyke is the first Chicago police officer in a half-century convicted of murder in an on-duty shooting. He was sentenced in January to six years and nine months in prison — a sentence that angered activists. This week, the state's attorney general and the special prosecutor who handled the case and asked the judge to impose a sentence of 18 to 20 years asked the Illinois Supreme Court to review the sentence.

Absent a new sentence, Van Dyke will likely serve only about three years, with credit for good behavior.

Tiffany Van Dyke said the assault was a realization of her worst fears and noted the widespread media attention his case has received in explaining why her husband might still be in danger even though he's imprisoned several states away.

"My husband's life, my family's life is national news," she said. "At the basic minimum, they were supposed to keep him safe."


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2nd arrest in robbery that led to NYPD blue-on-blue death

Police One - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 08:27

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Police arrested a man Friday suspected of being the lookout during a robbery that led to the blue-on-blue death of a New York City police detective, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press.

The man was taken into custody in Queens hours after NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill revealed on a radio show that police were looking for a second suspect in Tuesday night's stick-up, the official said.

The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity. The suspect's name wasn't immediately available Friday night.

Detective Brian Simonsen was hit once in the chest by crossfire as he and six other officers fired 42 shots at robbery suspect Christopher Ransom, who police say charged at them from inside a T-Mobile store pointing a fake handgun.

Simonsen, 42, will be laid to rest next week.

Ransom, who was wounded eight times, was arraigned Friday by video from his hospital bed on murder, manslaughter and other charges.

A judge ordered him held without bail. His next court date is scheduled for Tuesday. Ransom faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

The Legal Aid Society, which represents Ransom, cautioned people not to "demonize" him.

"The loss of life and the serious injuries suffered by all are tragic," the an indigent defense organization said in a statement. "But we ask the public to respect Mr. Ransom's right to due process and a presumption of innocence."

Ransom, 27, has a long rap sheet and a habit of bizarre stunts, styling himself on social media as a comedian and prankster in the vein of Sasha Baron Cohen of "Borat" fame.

Ransom has been arrested at least 11 times since 2012, records show, and he was wanted by police in connection with a Jan. 19 robbery at another cellphone store. After one arrest, court papers show, Ransom was taken to a psychiatric ward.

Ransom pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and was sentenced to 20 days in jail in 2016 after allegedly climbing over a gate and walking up to a desk at a Brooklyn police station while wearing a fake SWAT vest and police badge. Police records listed his alias as "Detective."

Four years earlier, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to jail time for pretending to be an intern to gain access to a judge's chambers.

A funeral for Simonsen, a 19-year veteran of the NYPD, is scheduled for Wednesday in Hampton Bays on Long Island, with viewings on Monday and Tuesday.

Simonsen's supervisor and partner, Sgt. Matthew Gorman, was wounded in the leg . He was discharged from the hospital on Thursday.

Simonsen, Gorman and six uniformed officers swarmed to the T-Mobile store at around 6:10 p.m. Tuesday after a 911 caller standing outside reported seeing a man take two employees to a back room at gunpoint, police said.

According to a criminal complaint, Ransom ordered the employees to remove iPhones and money from the cash registers and back room safes.

Simonsen and Gorman, who were both in plainclothes and not wearing bulletproof vests, were working on another case nearby when the call came and arrived around the same time as patrol officers, police said.

Gorman and two of the uniformed officers went into the store, but retreated when Ransom emerged from a back room and came at them, police said. The gunshots blew out the store's doors, showering the sidewalk with glass.

Simonsen stayed outside as Gorman and the uniformed officers went in, police said. Simonsen fired two shots. Gorman fired 11 times. It's not clear who fired the shots that struck them, police said.


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