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    The Los Angeles Police Department has busted an organized crime ring that robbed retail stores as recently as Thursday and Friday, the department said in a written statement Saturday. The police arrested 18 suspects in connection with robberies valued around $23,000. The suspects ranged in age from 15 to 20 and were likely involved in 14 earlier incidents, with stolen goods valued at $90,000. The investigation included the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A police official declined to comment on the arrests Saturday night but said the department plans to release video of the crimes Monday. The department did not identify the suspects or the retailers that were hit. The suspects live in the city and county of Los Angeles. Three of the recent thefts occurred within the city, and a fourth took place in Paramount. The suspects targeted shoe and clothing retail chain stores. The stolen merchandise was recovered and returned to the retailers. The police also impounded eight vehicles.
    Law enforcement officials in Maryland are cautioning the community to be aware of fentanyl-laced pills that have been making the rounds in the region, leading to at least a pair of fatal overdoses. The Prince George's County Police Department issued an alert over the weekend about “blue-toned pills with a distinct ‘M’ emblem, which have been described as painkillers, but actually contain fentanyl. According to the agency, detectives have launched an investigation and are recovering the suspect pills, several of which were tested and contained the dangerous controlled substance. “These pills are linked to multiple suspected overdoses, including two fatal overdoses,” investigators said. “Toxicology tests are still pending on those cases but at this time, it is suspected that the victims died of fentanyl poisoning. “The (Prince George’s County Police Department) urges all residents to avoid taking any medication not prescribed to them by a medical professional,” they continued. “We strongly encourage all parents and guardians to immediately talk to their children about this danger.” 
    A police department in the Hudson Valley has reestablished its K-9 unit and named its new four-legged rookie after an officer who was killed in a motorcycle crash.  In Putnam County, the Carmel Police Department's new K-9 officer, Pietro, is named after Officer Gary Pietropaolo, who was killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash on June 7, 2018, according to police.  Pietropaolo was known for his passion for his job and serving his community, and would often brighten the spirits of his fellow officers when he would come in at shift change, police said.  "We would hear the door slam, feel a whoosh of air as it passed us in the hall and say to each other, 'Gary’s here.' He would literally RUN into the building," Carmel Police officers said.  Since Pietropaolo's death, the department has hired many young officers that are similarly full of enthusiasm, and one of them, Officer Vincent DeSantola, aspired to restart the department's K-9 unit, according to police.  When Pietropaolo's father, retired Yonkers Sargeant Gary Pietropaolo Sr., heard about DeSantola's goal to restart the K-9 unit, he decided to help out and guide the young officer...
    Authorities have arrested a suspect accused of running over and killing another man in Central Jersey. Marvin Tyler, 32, of Sayreville, has been charged in connection with the death of Jason Freeman, 36, which occurred earlier this week in Old Bridge, authorities said on Friday, Dec. 2. Freeman was killed after an argument in a parking lot at 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Acting Chief Donald Fritz, Jr., of the Old Bridge Police Department. Police received a 911 call reporting an altercation at 100 Perrine Road in Old Bridge, that resulted in a suspect getting in his vehicle and running over Freeman before fleeing, they said.  Freeman was pronounced dead at the scene. This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Michael Cronin of the Old Bridge Police Department at (732) 721-5600 or Detective Christopher Pennisi of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745-4060.
    Police have issued a warning for a pair of “aggressive” dogs that were on the loose in Lawrence Township Friday morning. The canines were last spotted near Helen and Betts Avenues, local police said around 10:15 a.m. The health department is assisting police to locate the dogs’ owner(s). Meanwhile, residents are warned not to approach the animals if spotted. If the dogs are seen during business hours, call the Health Department at 609-844-7089. Otherwise, contact the Police Department at 609-896-1111.
    A 36-year-old man from Cumberland County was sentenced in connection with an attempted murder in Ocean County, authorities said. Carles Bryant, of Millville, was sentenced on Thursday, Dec. 1, to 15 years in New Jersey State Prison, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer. It was in connection with a stabbing that occurred at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Toms River on March 3, 2021. On March 3, 2021, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Officers from the Toms River Township Police Department responded to the Howard Johnson Hotel on Hooper Avenue in reference to a 911 call regarding a physical altercation taking place in the lobby of the hotel involving a male and a female.  When responding Officers arrived, they found a female victim - unresponsive with multiple stab wounds to the head, face, and body. The female was transported to a local hospital, where she was treated for her injuries and eventually released.  An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Toms River Township Police Department Detective Bureau resulted in Bryant being identified as the assailant responsible for the victim’s injuries, Billhimer said. On March 4,...
    SAN JOSE – San Jose State University and its on-campus police department failed to sufficiently investigate sexual misconduct allegations made against former head athletic trainer Scott Shaw, according to an investigative report released earlier this week. Commissioned in April 2021, the four-page report focused on the adequacy of the university’s probe into the accusations in 2009-2010 as well as its response to later reports regarding improper behavior by Shaw. The report also examined the police department’s response to three police reports it supposedly received regarding Shaw. Other than Shaw, the report did not specifically name anyone involved in the probe. According to the report, the investigator who handled the 2009-2010 probe interviewed just 14 of the 17 student-athletes who said they suffered “questionable conduct at the hands of Shaw.” Many of the student-athletes also said interviews conducted by the investigator were “conclusory and accusative and focused not on their allegations, but on the validity of Shaw’s pressure point therapy,” the report said. “The final investigation report was insufficient given the gravity of the allegations at two pages in length, focused...
    Recognize him? An alert has been issued by police investigators in Washington, DC as they seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a man who is now wanted for an alleged sexual abuse incident involving underage victims on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The alleged incident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday near a house of worship in the 4500 block of Benning Road in Southeast, DC. Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Youth and Family Services Division, Physical and Sexual Abuse Branch say that the wanted suspect engaged in “sexually suggestive conduct in the presence of minor victims, before fleeing the scene. The alleged incident happened near the Christ Way Cathedral on Benning Road. Police described the suspect as being a Black man who was wearing a dark jacket, dark pants, and tan boots at the time of the incident. He was caught on a nearby surveillance video before fleeing the scene, investigators noted. Anyone with information regarding the suspect or his whereabouts, or the incident has been asked to contact detectives at the Metropolitan Police Department...
    Cave Spring Police Department Officer Marvin James Armstrong, age 35, of Chattooga County, GA, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess fentanyl, conspiracy to possess methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess Percocet and use of a communication facility during the commission of a felony. Terry Lee Wheeler, age 52, of Floyd County, GA, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute Percocet, and use of a communication facility during the commission of a felony. Both men were taken to the Floyd County Jail. The GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office (WMRDEO) investigation revealed that Armstrong and Wheeler were participating in multiple drug transactions in Rome, GA, and surrounding areas. The joint investigation included the Rome Floyd Metro Task Force, Atlanta-Carolinas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Initiative (HIDTA), Rome Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, and the Georgia State Patrol Criminal Interdiction Unit. GBI WMRDEO is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force comprised of GBI Special Agents and GBI Task Force Agents assigned from the...
    Police are investigating an early morning Thursday shooting in East Baltimore that left one man dead. At approximately 7:10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, officers from the Baltimore City Police Department's Eastern District responded to the 5000 block of East Monument Street, where there was a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 36-year-old man who had been shot multiple times, police said. Paramedics transported the man - whose name has not been released - where he was later pronounced dead. No motive for the shoot has been released, nor have any suspects been identified by investigators. The homicide remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is being asked to contact Eastern District Homicide detectives at the Baltimore Police Department by calling (410) 396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
    There will be an increased police presence at a Maryland high school on Thursday morning after police were called in to investigate a threat. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Baltimore County Police Schools administrators advised county police about an emailed threat targeting High School staff members that they have received. Baltimore County Police investigators were called in and ultimately determined the threats in the email were unsubstantiated, the agency announced on Thursday, Dec. 1.  The nature of the threat was not disclosed by authorities. According to officials, “out of an abundance of caution," the Baltimore County Police Department will expand its police presence at Towson High School, which is going to open on schedule. They said that “ss the safety of our students remains a top priority, the Baltimore County Police Department reminds County residents to stay vigilant in reporting any suspicious activity to authorities.
    NEW BOSTON – U.S. 52 East and West is closed between New Boston and Sciotoville due to a tractor trailer accident. Road will be closed for several hours according to the Portsmouth Police Department. NEW BOSTON – U.S. 52 East and West is closed between New Boston and Sciotoville due to a tractor trailer accident. Road will be closed for several hours according to the Portsmouth Police Department.
    A 36-year-old man from Middletown was struck multiple times and killed after an argument in a parking lot, authorities said. Jason Freeman was killed in the incident at 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Acting Chief Donald Fritz, Jr., of the Old Bridge Police Department. Police received a 911 call reporting an altercation in the parking lot of 100 Perrine Road in Old Bridge, that resulted in a suspect getting in his vehicle and running over Freeman before fleeing, they said. Freeman succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. This is an active and ongoing investigation anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Michael Cronin of the Old Bridge Police Department at (732) 721-5600 or Detective Christopher Pennisi of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745-4060.
    Police in Fairfield County are warning residents against the latest scam, this one involving Bitcoin. Fairfield Police Chief Robert Kalamaras said they learned of the latest scam when a resident alerted the department on Tuesday, Nov. 22 that they had sent $7,000 in Bitcoin currency to an unknown account prior to realizing it was a scam. The resident told officers she had received a call from an unknown male claiming to work for the fraud department of an online retailer. He told her that fraud was detected on her account and informed her that she would have to transfer her money to a Bitcoin account, Kalamaras said. The resident was then purportedly "transferred" to the Federal Trade Commission where she spoke to an officer who sent her pictures of their alleged credentials. The resident received another call from a woman posing as a Fairfield Police officer who advised the resident to do what was asked of her, the chief said. The number used by the individual claiming to be an officer spoofed the Fairfield Police Department's number and had a...
    TWO bodies were found burned beyond recognition in an alley in a double homicide that caused two nearby schools to close early. The two victims suffered burns so severe that the Covington, Louisiana Police Department has not yet been able to identify them. 3Two bodies were found 'burned beyond recognition' in Covington, LouisianaCredit: WDSU 3The bodies were found in an alley near a glass shopCredit: WDSU 3Antonio Donde Tyson, 49, has been arrested though few details about what led up to the horror discovery have been revealedCredit: WDSU The bodies were found at around 7am on Monday in an alley near a glass shop. The owner of the store made the horrific discovery as he opened the back door to his business, according to WWL-TV. Photos showed cops surrounding the area and two nearby schools, St Scholastica Academy and St Peter School, closed early as a result of the deaths. While the victims' identities have yet to be confirmed, a 49-year-old man is in custody. Read More on CrimeGUN TRAGEDY Boy, 12, is shot dead playing deadly game of Russian...
    Members of the Anne Arundel Police Department made a special save on Sunday night when a beautiful barn owl found itself in a precarious position. The owl was struck by a car on Sunday, Nov. 27, the department tweeted out, and with the help of the woman who struck it, officers were able to help get the bird to safety. Officials say that the beautiful bird was taken to a rehab/sanctuary facility to be treated and evaluated by trained vets. Once the bird was taken to safety, the department was able to have some fun, tweeting that “with any luck, (the owl) will be back in service, delivering his Hogwarts letters in no time!” 
    A 72-year-old man is dead after being struck by a car and pinned against his Cadillac while unloading items from the back of his truck in Northeast Washington, DC, police announced. Northeast, DC resident 72-year-old Ralph Patrick Wilson was unloading and loading items into the back of his Cadillac Escalade at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 in the 900 block of K Street Park when he was struck by a 2013 Ford Explorer, according to a spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson. Investigators made note that the truck was parked in the roadway, and not along the curb. The Ford ran into the back of the parked Cadillac, officials said, pinning Wilson between the front of that truck and the back of the Escalade. Wilson was rushed to an area hospital by paramedics before the department announced on Monday, Nov. 28 that he had died from his injuries. The fatal crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed it has been asked to contact police by calling (202) 727-9999 or the department’s “text...
    Two police officers were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after freeing a trapped driver during a fiery and fatal crash in Sussex County over the weekend, authorities said. The crash occurred near the intersection of Stickles Pond Road and Yates Avenue in Andover Township around 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, local police said. A vehicle veered off the road and into the woods before bursting into flames, trapping the driver inside. Two police officers broke the windows of the flaming vehicle and unlocked the door with help from two bystanders to rescue the trapped occupant before medical crews began performing CPR, the department said. The victim was then taken to Newton Medical Center via Atlantic EMS as the Andover Township Fire Department responded to the scene to douse the fire. The victim, a 61-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to WRNJ. The officers were taken to Newton Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation and have since been released. The crash remains under investigation. Other assisting agencies include Newton EMS and Andover Boro Fire Department.
    Two police officers were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after rescuing a trapped driver during a fiery crash in Sussex County over the weekend, authorities said. The crash occurred near the intersection of Stickles Pond Road and Yates Avenue in Andover Township around 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, local police said. A vehicle veered off the road and into the woods before bursting into flames, trapping the occupant inside. Two police officers broke the windows of the flaming vehicle and unlocked the door with help from two bystanders to rescue the trapped occupant before medical crews began performing CPR, the department said. The victim was then taken to Newton Medical Center via Atlantic EMS as the Andover Township Fire Department responded to the scene to douse the fire. The officers were taken to Newton Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation and have since been released. The crash remains under investigation. Other assisting agencies include Newton EMS and Andover Boro Fire Department.
    A former Virginia State Police trooper was killed in a shootout with police who say he traveled across the country to Riverside, California, where he abducted a teenage girl he met online, before killing her mom, grandmother, and grandfather. Austin Lee Edwards, 28, of North Chesterfield, is also accused of parking in a neighbor’s driveway and setting the family’s home on fire before kidnapping the teen he allegedly “catfished” on Friday, Nov. 25, according to the Riverside Police Department. Edwards had previously worked as a trooper with Virginia State Police in Henrico County from early January until his resignation in late October, a police spokeswoman confirmed to Daily Voice. Details on why he left were not immediately clear. He had most recently been employed by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, police in California said. The office did not immediately respond to Daily Voice’s request for comment placed Monday, Nov. 28 regarding the details of Edwards’ employment. Riverside police officers were called just before 11:10 a.m. regarding a welfare check on a young girl who appeared to be distressed while...
    A police department in Northern Westchester is mourning the sudden loss of one of its own.  Gregory Jones, an officer with the Peekskill Police Department, died on Thursday, Nov. 24 at the age of 48, according to his obituary.  A native of Orange County, Jones was born and raised in Middletown and earned his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill before beginning his law enforcement career with the Orange County Sheriff's Office, his obituary said.  Jones later transferred to the Peekskill Police Department, where he stayed for 22 years, according to his obituary.  Known as "Jonzee," Jones was passionate about serving Peekskill and always had a bright, positive attitude, his obituary said.  "He was a great friend who had a gift for putting a smile on people's faces and lifting their spirits," his obituary read.  Within the department, Jones served a variety of roles, including a School Resource Officer for Peekskill's school district, as well as a D.A.R.E. Instructor, Police Youth Academy Instructor, Community Resource Officer, and member of the Community Policing Unit, according to...
    A standoff with police SWAT units led to the arrest of a 22-year-old suspect wanted for a shooting. On Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, Detectives Alberto Valles, Christian Ivanov, Christopher Dodson, and Eric Evans of the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigations Section were patrolling the area of South Carolina and Baltic Avenues when they observed Kenneth Marlow in the area. Detectives recognized Marlow as a man that was wanted for a shots-fired incident that occurred several weeks ago. As the detectives approached Marlow, he began to run westbound through an empty lot towards Tennessee Avenue. Detectives pursued Marlow and observed him discard a satchel before he ran into an apartment building in the 100 block of north Tennessee Avenue, where he refused to exit the residence. The Atlantic City Police Department’s Emergency Response Team, which includes SWAT, the Crisis Negotiation Team, and the Mobile Command Post, were activated and responded to the scene. Contact with Marlow was subsequently made by Crisis Negotiators via cell phone.  After approximately one and a half hours, negotiators convinced Marlow to surrender and exit the...
    A fast-moving fire destroyed a Long Island police precinct and injured several firefighters. The fire took place in Woodbury at the Nassau County Police Department's Second Precinct around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. According to police, a fire occurred at the Nassau County Police Department’s Second Precinct, located at 7700 Jericho Turnpike.  The fire began in the kitchen area and spread to two adjoining offices, police said. The Syosset Fire Department along with several other surrounding fire departments responded to the scene and extinguished the flames.  Arson/Bomb Squad Detectives and Fire Marshals responded to the scene and area investigation, although no foul play is suspected, officials said.  Six police employees in the building were treated at Nassau University Medical Center for smoke inhalation and released, said Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder at a press conference on Saturday.  No interruptions with Nassau County Police-related services occurred due to the fire, police said. Residents that need to contact the Second Precinct can still call 516-573-6200 or dial 911 in case of an emergency.
    by Hayley Feland   The Minneapolis Police Department only has 235 officers available to respond to 911 calls throughout the city, according to internal numbers obtained by Alpha News. “The Minneapolis Police Department continues to face critical staffing shortages and remains far below its authorized strength,” Sherral Schmidt, president of the Minneapolis police union, told Alpha News. The 235 officers, not including those in field training, are spread out between five precincts and three shifts. While the department has other officers working in different roles, such as those in leadership, the patrol officers are the ones responsible for responding to the city’s 911 calls. As of November 10, Minneapolis had a total of 539 active police officers, according to the numbers provided to Alpha News. Schmidt said recruitment and retention remains difficult because of the “negative narrative around policing.” “Increasing crime rates have continued to task the already limited resources of the Minneapolis Police Department,” she said. “It was refreshing and long overdue to hear the governor and other candidates promise to make public safety and cop recruitment and...
    With the holiday season, fast approaching members of local law enforcement are cautioning Ohioans about increased holiday theft and how to keep themselves and their property safe while shopping in stores or online. Ohio law enforcement agencies state that they see an uptick in theft reports towards the end of the year. “There are more porch pirates, people who steal newly delivered packages left outside others’ homes, as well as thefts from vehicles and general thefts as the holidays approach,” Euclid Police Department’s community policing specialist and crime analyst Kate McLaughlin said. According to a joint report from the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants and the University of Cincinnati’s Economics Center, the holiday sales forecast predicts a 3.4% increase compared to 2021. Statistics show Ohioans spent $30.3 billion on holiday shopping in 2021, which was a 6.4% increase from 2020. Security Tags says that increased holiday foot traffic, busy employees, chaotic stores, and colder weather, meaning bulkier clothing, makes the holiday season the optimal time for theft. In addition to the increased opportunity, they say, one of the major drivers...
    by Just the News Staff   A rambling note left by the Chesapeake, Va., Walmart killer claims that he suffered from harassment and “betrayal” prior to his rampage and that he carried out the killing as if he was “led by Satan.” The note, released by Chesapeake police this week was discovered on Andre Bing’s phone after the Tuesday killing, where he shot and killed at least six people before turning the gun on himself. “Sorry God, I’ve failed you, this was not your fault but my own,” the note reads. “I failed to listen to the groans of the holy spirit which made me a poor representation of You.” The shooter in the note claimed to have been “harassed by idiots,” included his co-workers, who he claimed “orcastraighted [sic]” harassment at him; he also alluded to a “betrayal” by an individual whose name police redacted. Bing in the note claims that his “true intent was never to murder anyone” and that he “did not plan this,” but that the massacre “just fell in place like I was led by Satan.” The killer...
    The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) is proposing to use robots to kill suspects in 'rare' circumstances - with the force's 12 bots set to assist officers with deadly force and 'ground support'. The new policy proposal is to be debated next week by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Rules Committee and will define how the SFPD is allowed to use its military-style weapons. The draft policy has been scrutinized over the past several weeks by supervisor's Aaron Peskin, Rafael Mandelman and Connie Chan, who make up the committee. Peskin, the chair of the committee, initially attempted to limit the SFPD's authority over the robot's. 'Robots shall not be used as a Use of Force against any person,' Peskin wrote. This was struck out by the police department who replaced it with language that codifies the department's authority to use lethal force using robots. 'Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers are imminent and outweigh any other force option available to SFPD.' The...
    The Fremont Police Department is asking the public’s help in finding an at-risk person who went missing after boarding a BART train in Fremont. Eleandrei Palisoc, 19, was last seen boarding the train at about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Fremont Station, the police department reported. Palisoc, who is autistic and non-verbal, has no phone and does not drive. Palisoc had been wearing a blue jacket, black pants and Croc-style shoes. Anyone with information about Palisoc’s whereabouts can call the Fremont Police Department at 510-790-6800.
    AN alleged dating app "predator" who has been dubbed a "danger to women" is being sought by cops after a woman collapsed at a bar and died. The man previously accused of drugging and stealing from women he met on dating apps is now wanted for questioning in the woman's death. 2Olson was seen with the victim before she collapsedCredit: WISN 2Timothy Olson, 52, is wanted for questioning in a woman's death and a series of allegedCredit: Racine, WI Police Department Surveillance footage obtained by WISN from November 17 showed Timothy Olson, 52, at a bar with a 55-year-old Wisconsin woman. Sam Anderson, a bartender working at the time of the incident, said that the woman had a medical issue and suddenly became unconscious minutes after she arrived at the bar with Olson. She collapsed before having a sip of her drink, she claimed. "As soon as she was down, I called 911," Anderson said. Read More On CrimeHORROR CRASH Cop trial as actor, 10, killed when joyrider 'hit him & aunt in police chase'CRASH HORROR Witness recalls...
    A Bucks County man is accused of leading a woman into the woods and raping her, authorities say.  James M. Helms, 23, of Perkasie, is charged with rape by threat of forcible compulsion, felony sexual assault, and related offenses, according to Pennridge Regional Police Department.  Investigators say Helms led a female friend down the walking path at Moods Bridge Park in East Rockhill Township to "skip rocks" on the creek in January 2019. When they were in the woods, the victim told police that Helms raped her.  He's currently held in Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500,000 bail, state court records show.  Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact Officer Nathan Alcott of the Pennridge Regional Police Department at 215-257-5104. 
    In a draft addressing the use of military weaponry, The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) has struck out a line stating, “Robots shall not be used as a Use of Force against any person,” according to the independent investigative news outlet Mission Local. The line had initially been added to the draft by the city board of supervisor member Aaron Peskin. However, this newly revised draft may be voted on by the full board as early as November 29, the publication reported. It would be the first such policy to allow extrajudicial killings by a police-operated robot or drone. Critics worry that the tech would allow police officers to use lethal force even though they can only view what’s happening on a TV monitor. The SFPD currently has 12 functional, remote-controlled robots in its arsenal, though none have been used to attack anyone. They’re typically used to defuse bombs or provide surveillance in dangerous or inaccessible areas. However, tech experts worry that they could easily be weaponized and misused against marginalized communities. SFPD spokesperson Office Robert Rueca said that the...
    Los Angeles Police Department Det. Luke Walden has been charged with a felony after authorities say he tried to buy a gun silencer from China. Authorities began an investigation into Walden after U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents intercepted a package from China that contained an illegal firearm silencer in April 2021, the department said in a release. The address on the package matched one belonging to the veteran lawman, police said. Walden, 48, was arrested Nov. 15 by the department’s Professional Standards Bureau and released on bail following. He is charged with one felony count of attempted possession of a silencer. In announcing the charge against Walden, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón said, “This case is especially troubling given that the accused is a senior law enforcement officer.” Walden, a 24-year department veteran, has spent at least a decade in the LAPD’s gang and narcotics unit. “Any device that is intended to silence or muffle a firearm is illegal,” Gascón said. “Anyone who tries to circumvent our laws by trying to purchase such items overseas will be...
    For those who go out on Thanksgiving Eve, one police department in Northern Westchester will be ready to catch you if you drive while drunk.  The Yorktown Police Department posted a "friendly reminder" on Wednesday, Nov. 23, warning residents that they will be doubling road patrols to catch intoxicated drivers on "Drinksgiving Eve," an effort that they title "Operation Wild Turkey," according to police.  The department also warned that they will be on the lookout for fake IDs as well.  "If you're driving under the influence, we'll be looking for you. Fake ID's for the college kiddos, we know what they look like. If you're out and about tonight, have a SOBER PLAN to get home safely," members of the department said in the post.  Police also warned that those who don't plan a sober ride home might risk a stay in one of their holding cells. "If you're drinking, please call a car service, Uber, Jenny, etc.........we have more than enough cardboard slippers and wool blankets here for ya, but we'd rather not host for the next few days!"...
    Fentanyl, marijuana, and two loaded guns were recovered by police carrying out a raid in Allentown on Tuesday, Nov. 22.  In a release, the department said it was "conducting an investigation" near 7th and Gordon streets just after 10:30 a.m.  Jonathan Carabollo-Gonzalez, 30, and Luiz Rodriguez, 37, were arrested at the scene and booked on drug and weapons charges, authorities said. Court records detailing their cases were not immediately available. The department said it would not comment further on the investigation.  Also in Allentown Tuesday, police executing a search warrant arrested 57-year-old Ernesto Orta after recovering fentanyl, cocaine, and a loaded gun from his North 6th Street home, Daily Voice reported.  In that case, officials also declined to comment on the broader investigation.  Police have not said if the arrests are connected. 
    A name has been released concerning the shooting suspect in the double homicide of Abraham Pucheta, age 40, and Javier Luna, age 35. The suspect is Anthony L Kearns, 25, of Portsmouth. Kearns is under a supervision period of three years and seven months, which began September 18, 2021 after a 2018 robbery in which he was released on November 03, 2022. Kearns also has an outstanding warrant from the Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Sunday morning, the Portsmouth Police 911 Dispatch Center received a call at approximately 2:23 a.m. about shots being fired outside Frank N Steins bar. When police arrived on the scene, they found two males with apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were pronounced deceased on the scene. Portsmouth Police Department and the Ohio Bureau of Investigation processed the crime scene. Suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Contact local law enforcement or call 911 if you see him. Police advise to not approach Kearns. Anthony L Kearns, suspect in double homicide
    Police released the identity of a 44-year-old woman who was found dead in a wooded area on Long Island. Joanna Derosse, of Brentwood, was identified as the woman whose body was found in a wooded area behind 20th Street in Wading River on Sunday, Nov. 20, the Riverhead Town Police Department reported. Police received a report at about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday that Derosse's body was found by a resident who was walking his dog in the area, authorities said.  Earlier report - Death Investigation: Woman's Body Found In Wading River Wooded Area By Resident Walking Dog Investigators said they do not suspect any criminality caused Derosse's death. The investigation into why she was in the area remains ongoing, police said. Police asked anyone with information about the case to call the Riverhead Town Police at 631-727-4500 x 312 or the Riverhead Police Department Crime Hotline at 631-727-3333. 
    The Los Angeles police officer who inadvertently killed a teenage girl when he shot at an assailant in a North Hollywood department story late last year was justified in firing his weapon once, but was wrong to keep shooting, the city’s Police Commission ruled on Tuesday. In reaching its conclusion, a divided commission broke with LAPD Chief Michel Moore, who recommended the commission find Officer William Dorsey Jones Jr.'s decision to shoot was unreasonable and violated the LAPD’s policy on deadly force. The rulings brought an element of closure to an exceptionally tragic episode, in which a bullet fired by Jones inside a Burlington Coat Factory store missed its target and killed 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta, who was hiding in a dressing room with her mother. Valentina’s death led to an outpouring of grief from Los Angeles to her native Chile, and prompted L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to pledge to her mother that the city would deliver “transparency and justice” in piecing together the events that led to her killing. In a report to the commission summarizing the...
    A 17-year-old has gone missing in the Hudson Valley and authorities are asking for the public's help locating him. Jose Molina-Guevara left his Orange County residence in Whispering Hills in the Village of Chester on foot between midnight and 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. He is around 5-foot-6, 140 pounds with a medium build, brown eyes and black/brown hair, the Village Of Chester Police Department said.  He was last seen wearing gray sweat pants, a light blue hoodie with a picture of money and red lettering on it, and may also be wearing a black, thigh-length, puffy jacket, according to police.  He has tattoos of the words, "Flor", "Chino," and "Love" on his hands and fingers.  He also may go by the nickname, "Chino." He has ties to the City of Newburgh and may frequent West Parmenter St, William St, or Benkard Avenue in that jurisdiction, said police.  Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Village Of Chester Police Department at 845-469-4681 or 845-469-4111.  Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below. Check back...
    Cohasset Police are asking for the public's help in finding a car involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a dog. Police responded to the incident at the intersection of Pond Street and Clay Spring Road around 7:55 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, the department said on Twitter. The dog suffered died at the scene. The department has since released surveillance footage of the suspected vehicle, believed to be a 2011 to 2022 White Jeep Grand Cherokee with chrome trim. Police said the car should have damage to its right front end. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cohasset/Norwell Natural Resources Officer Joshua Kimball at 781-383-1055 ext. 6125 or via email at jkimball@cohassetpolice.com.
    A Philadelphia man faces murder charges after he ran over another man during an argument, authorities say.  Police were called to the 2700 block of Comly Road on the city's far northeast side just after 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20 for a report of a pedestrian-involved accident, the department told Daily Voice.  There, officers found 24-year-old Jason Corona of Fredericksburg, Virginia badly wounded. He was rushed to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital where he died from his injuries at 3 a.m., police said.  Investigators determined Corona was intentionally run over by a man with whom he had an argument, officials said. The suspect fled the scene northbound on Roosevelt Boulevard in a silver car, they added.  On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 22-year-old Frederick Falcon surrendered to police in connection with Corona's death, the department said.  He's charged with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle, and related counts, according to police. State court records for Falcon's case were not immediately available.
    The City of Memphis and the Memphis Police Department recently invited residents and businesses of Memphis to participate in a new public safety initiative aimed at fighting crime. Connect Memphis is the new initiative in which citizens utilize an online portal to register their security cameras to help solve crimes in the community, according to a press release by the City of Memphis regarding the initiative. Through Connect Memphis, the Memphis Police Department (MPD) is hoping that citizens will register their security cameras and help create a community-wide public safety ecosystem. Residential and commercial property owners and businesses are invited to register their security cameras with MPD so that video files can be used in the event of a criminal investigation or emergency incident in order to “quicken the evidence-gathering process.” The program is “designed to provide critical and actionable information that speeds up investigations and emergency response and keeps residents and businesses safer,” according to the press release. “The Memphis Police Department is excited to introduce this technology that will allow us to further partner with our community members,”...
    Richard M. Fierro, a 45-year old twice-decorated Iraq and Afghanistan wars veteran who spent 15 years in the military was at Club Q with his wife, daughter, and friends enjoying a drag show when, he says, a 300-pound gunman entered with an AR-15 style rifle and began shooting. “I don’t know exactly what I did, I just went into combat mode,” Fierro told The New York Times. “I just know I have to kill this guy before he kills us.” “I was trying to protect my family,” Fierro told Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, the mayor said at a Monday afternoon press conference. “When the shooting started,” The Times reports, “Mr. Fierro said, he hit the floor, pulling a friend down with him. As bullets sprayed, he saw the gunman move through the bar toward a door leading to a patio where dozens of bar patrons had fled. Mr. Fierro, who served in the Army for 15 years, said he raced across the room, grabbed the gunman by a handle on the back of his body armor, pulled him to...
    The Chatham County Police Department has arrested 22-year-old Leilani Simon and charged her with murder in connection with the disappearance and death of her son, 20-month-old Quinton Simon. According to the department, Leilani Simon was taken into custody a short time ago, and is being transported to the Chatham County Detention Center where she will be held while she awaits a bond hearing. They also said that they do not anticipate any other arrests in connection with this case. From Chatham County PD – Leilani Simon reported her son missing from their home on October 5, 2022. Since that time, millions of people have followed Quinton’s case and have been awaiting answers. We will be releasing more details soon, and Chief Hadley will meet with news media. However, we wanted to report this development to you without delay. We are deeply saddened by this case, but we are thankful that we are one step closer to justice for little Quinton.
    A Monmouth County man has been arrested and charged with promoting the prostitution of a teenager at a Tinton Falls motel, along with numerous other crimes, authorities said. Jerome L. Harbour, 41, is charged with first-degree promoting prostitution of a child, criminal sexual contact, child endangerment, hindering apprehension, obstruction of justice, and drug offenders, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, members of the Tinton Falls Police Department received information that a 17-year-old girl may be in crisis somewhere in the area of Eatontown or Tinton Falls. A subsequent search of the area led officers to a motel near the interchange of Route 18, Route 36, and the Garden State Parkway, Santiago said.  When officers knocked on the door of the room where Harbour was staying, he denied any knowledge of the whereabouts of the teen in question, but moments later she was found hidden in his room, Santiago said. The victim was then taken to safety, and a subsequent investigation involving members of the MCPO Special Victims Bureau and the Tinton Falls Police Department found that Harbour had discarded the victim's cell phone...
    A death investigation is underway after a woman's body was found in a wooded area on Long Island.  Police received a report that a body was found in Wading River in the wooded area behind 20th Street at about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, the Riverhead Town Police Department said. The body was found by a resident who was walking his dog in the area, police said. "At this time, we believe that the woman was not a victim of a crime and that no apparent criminality caused the woman’s death," police said. Authorities said the woman has not been identified. She is described as a white woman who was between 35 and 40 years old, with dyed red hair, wearing a black jacket and camouflage pants, according to the report. Authorities asked anyone with information that could help identify the woman to call Riverhead Town Police at 631-727-4500 x 312 or the Riverhead Police Department Crime Hotline at 631-727-3333. 
    New information has been released as police in Baltimore continue investigating a threat made targeting an area high school. An alert was issued by the Baltimore County Police Department on Monday, Nov. 21, advising that there is a continued police presence at Towson High School as the investigation continues into a threat made targeting the building on Thursday, Nov. 17. Investigators say that the threat appears to have originated from out of the country as “academic institutions across the country have faced a surge of threats similar to the one sent last week.” “The Baltimore County Police Department continues to work closely with Baltimore County Public Schools to monitor this situation and to ensure that all students and staff remain safe.” 
    An 18-year-old woman was found shot to death inside a Northeast DC hotel room over the weekend, authorities said. Officers responded to the 1200 block of First Street on a report of a shooting around 9:50 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.  The grisly discovery was made inside the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol, police confirmed to Fox5DC.  Once inside a hotel room, officers found an unconscious woman suffering from a gunshot wound, they said. The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene by EMS workers. She was identified as 18-year-old Akira Wilson of Southeast, DC. The teen was a senior at Jackson-Reed High School, WUSA9 reports.  In a letter to parents, Principal Sah Brown expressed his condolences to Wilson's family and said that a mental health team would be at the school on Monday, Nov. 21. The Metropolitan Police Department is offering an award of up to $25,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in a homicide case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police by calling 202-727-9099 or by texting an anonymous...
    Authorities are investigating after an individual set fire to an American flag that was hanging on a Connecticut resident's porch. Officers in Litchfield County responded to a Torrington residence in the area of Church Street at about 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, after receiving a report that the flag was set on fire overnight, the Torrington Police Department reported. Investigators determined that at about 2:10 a.m., an unknown male dressed in black walked up to the home and set the flag on fire, police said. He left the scene while that flag was burning, according to the report.  The blaze left scorch marks on the front porch, but did not cause structural damage, police said. "Officers believe the suspect targeted the American Flag itself and was not targeting the homeowners that were inside their residence at the time of the incident," police said. Authorities asked anyone in the area who has video surveillance to call the Torrington Police Department at 860-489-2090.
    An individual was brought into custody after police said he threatened to set fire to his Long Island home. Police responded to a Westhampton residence at about 5:50 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, after receiving the report about a male, whose age was not identified, threatening to set his house on fire, the Southampton Town Police Department said. Southampton Police responded along with Westhampton Beach Police Department and Suffolk County K9, authorities said.  Authorities also asked Southampton Town Emergency Services Unit, negotiators, and detectives to respond, along with the Westhampton Beach Fire Department and Westhampton Beach Volunteer Ambulance. The individual was taken into custody about an hour and a half later and taken to a local hospital, police said.