Law Enforcement

Wickford Barracks

State - RI Police - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 07:15
**MEDIA CONTACT: Captain Derek W. Borek, 1-401-444-1014** At 8:30 PM, Troopers arrested Richard Hazard age 63, LKA of 64 Bailey Drive, West Greenwich, RI for 1.) Domestic Vandalism/Malicious Injury to Property 2.) Domestic Driving Without Consent of Owner 3.) Domestic Disorderly Conduct 4.)...
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Hope Valley Barracks

State - RI Police - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 07:15
**MEDIA CONTACT: Captain Derek W. Borek, 1-401-444-1014** At 12:15 PM, Troopers arrested Joshua Forcier, age 33, of 73 John Street, Apartment #2R, Cumberland, RI for a Superior Court Full Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Cost Review on the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute –...
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Lincoln Woods Barracks

State - RI Police - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 07:15
At 1:30 AM, Troopers arrested Michael Rosa, age 25, of 26 Wellesley Avenue, Pawtucket, RI for a Fourth District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear Ability to Pay on the original charge of Resisting Arrest originating out of the South Kingstown Police Department. The arrest was the...
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SP Jamestown - Jamestown resident charged with Aggravated DWI - Leandra's Law, 2 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child

State - NY Police - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 02:57
On November 18th, 2017, the New York State Police arrested Jason Green, 37, of Jamestown, for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated – Leandra’s Law.
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SP Jamestown - Kennedy men arrested for Illegally Discharging Firearms

State - NY Police - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 19:04
On November 17th, 2017, the New York State Police arrested Thomas Echard, 39, and Austin Echard, 19, both of Kennedy, for Illegal Discharge of a Firearm.
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Ill. student improves park dedicated to fallen officer

Police One - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:00

By Kathy Routliffe Pioneer Press Newspapers, Suburban Chicago, Ill.

CHICAGO — To motorists on Green Bay or Church roads in Winnetka, the wedge of greenery at their confluence can pass unremarked, its sign and tiny plaque unseen. To Brendan Bahan, Robert E. Burke Memorial Park was first a mystery, then a window on an all but forgotten part of Winnetka's past.

When Bahan, a 15-year-old member of Winnetka Scout Troop 20, learned the story of Robert Burke, the only Winnetka police officer to die in the line of duty, he decided to bring that story into the present by rejuvenating the park as his Eagle Scout service project.

"I live only a block from the park itself. For a while, I'd just pass it and not know what it was. I finally walked over and saw the plaque. Then I did some research," Bahan said. "I realized if I live this close to the park and didn't know what happened, other people probably didn't, and I felt it was important to honor this officer."

On Nov. 11, after months of research, planning, and hard work, Bahan, a New Trier High School sophomore who is also the son of Winnetka Village Manager Rob Bahan, officiated at the park's rededication.

The snowy ceremony was attended by Robert Burke's younger brother Bill, of Sterling, Ill., who postponed travel plans to attend. Police from Winnetka, Glencoe, Kenilworth and Northfield were also on hand, as were members of Bahan's Scout troop, park district and other community representatives.

The park now has a new and redesigned sign, complete with an accurate representation of the Winnetka police medallion. It has been re-landscaped, with more colorful plantings to attract the eye, according to Bahan and Winnetka Park District maintenance head Andrew Cabrera.

Tane Beecham, director of the Winnetka Historical Society, said Bahan "dusted the cobwebs off the monument, and brought it to peoples' attention again."

"Most of us in the Society weren't aware of the story, because it happened so long ago," she said.

Marc Hornstein, Winnetka's interim police chief, said that Patrolman Robert E. Burke was only 31 years old on May 23, 1957, when he stopped his squad car to investigate a hitchhiker standing on Green Bay Road.

According to information published at the time of the park's 1997 dedication, the hitchhiker began firing at Burke as he got out of his car. Burke fired one shot in return, but was hit in the chest. His assailant reportedly waved witnesses away, walked across Green Bay to the land that eventually became Burke Memorial Park, and shot himself.

"What impressed me so much is that a young person in the community recognized the significance of this history," Hornstein said. "We have (Burke's) picture and his star and service revolver on display at police headquarters, but many people don't know anything about him."

Winnetka Police Officer Glenn Florkow, now retired, worked to get what was then Bradstreet Park renamed for Burke, Hornstein said. Since then, the wood on the original sign deteriorated, Bahan said, and the original landscape plantings gave way to weeds.

Bahan approached the park district with his rededication proposal about nine months ago, Cabrera said.

"We knew that at some point in our future we'd be doing some improvement there, so it fit in with our plan," Cabrera said. "I'm an Eagle Scout myself, so I was excited to work with Brendan."

Bahan said he researched the story at the Historical Society, met with former Police Chief Patrick Kreis and with Hornstein and Florkow.

He tackled what he said seemed like a ton of paperwork, some of which he must still complete before sitting for his final Eagle Scout application interview. He also weathered last-minute challenges, including pouring rain on the initial work day that forced a date and work team change, he said.

The entire project cost between $4,000 and $5,000, Cabrera said. Bahan raised funds for landscaping materials, as well as for the creation of the police medallion placed at the top of the sign, Cabrera said.

Nat Roberts, Bahan's troop master, called Bahan a quiet leader whose methodical planning abilities are a strength: "Other people sort of rally the troops and charge the hill. He sits and thinks about how to organize things, then goes and does what he says he's going to ... He cares deeply about civic commitment issues, and I think it's illustrative of Brendan that he chose this project."

Bahan's mother, Anne Bahan, said she was proud of her son and of how his project improved the park's appearance.

"The fact that Brendan did this has really brought attention to (Officer Burke)," she said. "It was great to see how many people came out to support the project. They were all so touched and moved that even a high school kid would feel how important it is to honor the man."

©2017 Pioneer Press Newspapers (Suburban Chicago, Ill.)

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Fla. man caught with explosives, claims he wanted to hurt first responders

Police One - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:14

By Michael Williams Orlando Sentinel

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — What started as a domestic disturbance between a DeBary man and his parents led to the discovery of hundreds of chemicals, acids, bomb-making materials and a potential booby trap meant to kill first responders, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

The incident began shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday on Bradwick Circle, when deputies responded to an argument involving Christopher Langer, 31, and his parents, sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Gant said. Langer told his parents he had put an explosive substance into a grenade, Gant said.

In the backyard, deputies found a metal, pineapple-shaped grenade with a paper clip in place to keep it from exploding, Gant said. They also found a toy car concealing what appeared to be a small pipe bomb.

Authorities said a device was also rigged inside a SpongeBob SquarePants lunchbox.

X-ray images of the suspect's devices. One of these was rigged inside a Spongebob Squarepants lunchbox.

— Volusia Co. Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) November 13, 2017

“What’s extremely concerning is you’re talking about a kid’s school lunch box. What was in his mind where you would put together a SpongeBob lunchbox and booby-trap that?” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said at a news conference.

“The purpose of that is to blow somebody up,” he said.

Inside the house, deputies found Langer’s room in “deplorable” condition, covered in urine and feces. They found about 200 containers of acids and chemicals, including nitric acid, sulfuric acid and sulfur. They also discovered several containers of Langer’s urine, which can be used as fuel for an explosive device, Chitwood said.

While Langer was being arrested, he told authorities he had anti-government sentiments and was against “the system,” deputies said.

More photos of materials found in our suspect's home.

— Volusia Co. Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) November 13, 2017

“You’ve got somebody who’s mentally ill, clearly. He’s been Baker-Acted four times. He’s got a substance-abuse problem. He has a hate for the government. So, you have somebody who’s not really dealing in the realm of reality,” Chitwood said, adding he believes Langer was “looking to make a weapon of mass destruction.”

A few weeks ago, deputies responded to the home and found Langer overdosing on heroin. He was administered a dose of Narcan, which saved his life, Chitwood said.

“Two weeks ago, we saved your [expletive] life. And now we’re here two weeks later, and you’re talking about how you wanted to blow us all up,” he said.

Langer was charged with making and possessing a destructive device and was taken to the Volusia County Jail on $5,000 bail, but Chitwood asked a judge to revoke Langer’s bail. Additional charges may be filed, pending the results of the investigation.

Some residents who had been evacuated from their homes returned Sunday night.

©2017 The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.)

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MS-13 crackdown nets more than 200 arrests across the country

Police One - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 13:56

By Victor Manuel Ramos Newsday

NEW YORK — Thirty-eight Long Island residents were among more than 200 MS-13 members arrested on a variety of charges and immigration violations across the country in the latest crackdown on the street gang, federal officials said Thursday.

Of the 214 MS-13 members arrested nationally, the largest number were found on Long Island, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It was the lead federal agency in “Operation Raging Bull” that took place between Oct. 8 and Nov. 11.

An earlier phase yielded 53 arrests in El Salvador in cooperation with that country’s national police, after an 18-month investigation that concluded in September.

A senior official with Homeland Security Investigations, the investigative arm of ICE, said 93 of the alleged gang members would face federal or state criminal charges, while 121 were arrested on administrative immigration violations, meaning the agency would seek to remove them from the United States. No detailed list of related prosecutions was disclosed, but the official cited charges ranging from driving under the influence to murder conspiracy.

Thomas Homan, ICE’s deputy director, said this operation underscored the federal government’s focus on targeting and dismantling MS-13, a priority of President Donald Trump.

“In their relentless effort to expand gang membership and gain traction within our communities, they aggressively target our children in the schools. The violence they perpetrate is shocking and shows no remorse or even a basic respect to human life,” Homan said during a news conference in Washington, D.C. “Eliminating this threat is one of our highest priorities at ICE.”

Long Island topped Baltimore’s 35 arrests and Los Angeles’ five arrests. Two of the arrests took place in New York City and one was in the Hudson Valley, ICE said.

This region has become the focus of federal law enforcement efforts against the gang after a series of gruesome killings and violent assaults, particularly since 2016. The violent group with roots in Los Angeles and El Salvador has followed immigrants fleeing violence in their home countries.

Of those arrested in the nationwide operation, 198 are foreign nationals and 16 are U.S. citizens, federal officials said. Only 5 of those born abroad had legal status and 64 had crossed the border illegally as minors, they said.

©2017 Newsday

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Manhunt continues for killer of rookie Pa. officer

Police One - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 13:30

Associated Press

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — An intense search continued Saturday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer.

The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday in New Kensington, about 18 miles (29 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh. Officer Brian Shaw, 25, was shot in the chest after a traffic stop involving an SUV led to him chasing someone on foot, authorities said.

Police later recovered an older model of an unoccupied brown Jeep Grand Cherokee, wanted in connection with the shooting. State police said Saturday that investigators know why the suspected shooter was pulled over but would not provide further details, citing the ongoing investigation.

A description of the suspect has not been released.

Shaw had served as a part-time officer in three other towns before joining the New Kensington police force full time in June. He was taken to a hospital after the shooting but was pronounced dead there a short time later, according to authorities.

Police officers from neighboring towns continued to scour the area for the suspect early Saturday. SWAT teams and police dogs assisted.

Authorities were offering a $40,000 reward for information on the shooting. The FBI has contributed $25,000 to the reward, while the U.S. Marshals Service offered $5,000 and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will contribute up to $10,000.

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State Trooper Assaulted During Traffic Stop

State - NY Police - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:15
A Freeport man was arrested on multiple charges after assaulting a NY State Trooper while on a traffic stop on the Southern State Parkway.
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Scituate Barracks

State - RI Police - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:00
At 12:57 AM, Troopers arrested Alicia Pina, age 32, of 174 Salina Street Providence, RI for an Affidavit / Arrest Warrant originating out of the Warwick Police Department on the original charge of Shoplifting. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 6 in the City of Providence....
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Wickford Barracks

State - RI Police - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:15
**MEDIA CONTACT- Captain Derek W. Borek, 1-401-444-1014** At 12:42 AM, Troopers Maddox and R. Fox arrested Daniel Mollet, age 29, of 1611 East Main Street, Vermillion, S.D. for 1.) Disorderly Conduct, 2.) Resisting Arrest. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Memorial Avenue in...
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Detective Bureau

State - RI Police - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:00
MEDIA CONTACT: Major Dennis B. Fleming, Detective Commander (#401-444-1005) Captain Gerald M. McKinney, Assistant Detective Commander (#401-444-1011) No arrests to report.
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New Kensington Police Department (PA)

Law Enforcement LODD - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:24
Police Officer Brian Shaw was shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue at approximately 8:00 pm. The driver fled on...

New Kensington Police Department (PA)

Law Enforcement LODD - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:24
Police Officer Brian Shaw was shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue at approximately 8:00 pm. The driver fled on...

Listen: Man calls 911 mid-police pursuit, asks to speak to Trump

Police One - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:00

By PoliceOne Staff

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A man called 911 asking to speak to President Trump while deputies were pursuing him Tuesday morning. reported that Collier County Sheriff's deputies said the suspect was acting suspiciously and they could smell marijuana in his car. A deputy spotted a baggie in the car, but the suspect grabbed the bag, put it in his mouth and sped away.

"I need help please," Aric Frydberg told 911. "There's a police officer chasing me."

The dispatcher tried numerous times to get Frydberg to pull over. However, during the phone call he tried to get the dispatcher to call his parents as well as President Trump.

"Donald Trump is a close friend of mine," he said. "We made a deal."

Deputies eventually stopped him after a seven-mile pursuit. Frydberg is being charged with tampering with evidence, resisting an officer and two counts of battery of an officer.


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Woman who bargained with EMS for 'Big Red' soda gets sweet surprise from cop

Police One - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:00

By PoliceOne Staff

TYLER, Texas — A 76-year-old woman received a sweet surprise from a local beverage company after her story went viral. reported that a paramedic with East Texas Medical Center EMS and his partner were called to a welfare check involving the elderly woman who had fallen and been on the floor for an unknown amount of time.

After the paramedic helped get her up, he tried to convince her to get checked out at the hospital. However, she said "All I want is a Big Red to drink and I will be fine."

The woman finally agreed to go to the hospital after a sergeant with the police department told her that he would bring her a Big Red, a popular soda.

"I thought he was bluffing so that she would agree to go to the hospital," the paramedic wrote on Facebook. "I could hardly believe it when Sergeant Noble arrived minutes later at the hospital with an ice cold Big Red for her."

The officer made good on his promise while she was being treated at the hospital. In fact, he showed up with several cases of Big Red.

"Thanks to Sergeant Noble's kind gesture of a Big Red drink for the patient and more importantly he kept his word," the paramedic said.

The woman is back home recovering.

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Police officer killed in Pa., gunman at large

Police One - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:30

Associated Press

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — Authorities in Pennsylvania say a police officer was shot and killed while making a traffic stop and a search is underway for the gunman.

Lower Burrell Police Chief Tim Weitzel, acting as a spokesman for the New Kensington police, confirmed the officer's death on Friday night. He declined to identify the officer or say which police department he worked for.

#BREAKING: @IannottiRalph is reporting police officer shot in New Kensington has died. #KDKA

— Ian Smith (@ismithKDKA) November 18, 2017

The Tribune Review reports that the fatal shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. in New Kensington, about 18 miles (29 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh. It says police officers from neighboring towns, some carrying rifles, are scouring the area for the suspect. Police dogs also are being used in the search.

Authorities are looking for a brown, older model Jeep Grand Cherokee believed to be connected to the shooting.

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Rookie Pennsylvania Police Officer Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:35
New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw, who was hired in June, was shot and killed Friday.
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