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    THE BODY of a pregnant woman who disappeared a day before her first ultrasound was reportedly found on Tuesday—and her ex-boyfriend has been arrested.  Detectives found remains believed to be those of Kassanndra Cantrell, 33, wrapped and thrown over a hillside in Tacoma, Washington, according to Q13 Fox. 4Kassanndra Cantrell, 33, was pregnant and planned to go to her first ultrasound appointment before she was murderedCredit: Pierce Co Sheriff Cantrell, 33, of Parkland, Washington, had been missing for almost a month and last told her mother Marie Smith, “love you.” Detectives used GPS information recovered from Cantrell’s ex-boyfriend’s truck on Tuesday morning and searched Chambers Creek Road W in University Place. The Tacoma Police Department and search and rescue team...
    A sheriff in Polk County, Florida used visual aids to help explain the difference between a peaceful protest and a riot during a press conference Monday after Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled new legislation to address violent riots and attacks on police officers. Sheriff Grady Judd took the stage armed with three sets of pictures to help reporters, attendees and Floridians differentiate between riots and peaceful protests. “I can tell you folks, so that there is no misunderstanding today, this is a peaceful protest,” Judd said, holding an image of a large group of protesters congregated peacefully in front of a building. “This is a riot,” he continued, holding an image of what appears to be a vehicle on...
    (CBS DETROIT) – An Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputy will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a stabbing suspect. Prosecutors say the deputy was justified in using deadly force during a traffic stop after the suspect lunged at the officer with a knife and two screwdrivers. Back in July police say 43-year-old Sean Ruis stabbed a 77-year-old man at a store over a mask dispute. The man died after spending one month in the hospital. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    Facebook Kassanndra Cantrell Police say the body of Kassanndra Cantrell, a pregnant Washington woman who went missing at the end of August, has been found in Tacoma. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department announced the development on Twitter, writing that Cantrell’s ex-boyfriend has been taken into custody: Minutes ago our SWAT Team took a suspect into custody for the disappearance & murder of Kassanndra Cantrell, who has been missing from her Parkland residence since 8/25. The suspect was identified as an ex-boyfriend of Cantrell. Details on the arrest: https://t.co/52vAUWLDp5 pic.twitter.com/n2T9XNWOq8 — Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) September 23, 2020 A further statement adds: “The arrest follows this afternoon’s discovery of remains believed to be Kassanndra Cantrell, which were found...
    Attorneys representing the family of Dijon Kizzee on Tuesday presented the findings of an independent autopsy. Kizzee, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department on August 31. Kizzee was fatally shot after deputies tried to stop him for riding his bicycle on the wrong said of the road, police said last week. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Captain Kent Wegener said Thursday that Kizzee fled from the officers who tried to cite him for a traffic violation, according to CBS Los Angeles. At one point, Kizzee dropped a pistol and, according to Wegener, he "bends over, reaches, picks up the gun and is shot while he stands with the gun in hand." Wegener...
    FRANKFORT, Ill. (CBS) — A Frankfort middle school teacher was arrested shortly before class Tuesday morning, on accusations that he solicited a former student sexually. The Will County Sheriff’s office announced Jack Mecher, 51, was charged with two counts of indecent solicitation of a child and one count of grooming. Will County Sheriff’s Office arrested him on a warrant. On Wednesday, Sept. 9, Will County Sheriff’s detectives met with the mother of a child, who reported her daughter was having an inappropriate sexting relationship with her former seventh grade teacher. The mother identified the teacher as Mecher, who worked at Summit Hill Junior High School, police said. The mother also told detectives her daughter had reported being in an inappropriate...
    Citizens patrols such as this one near the rural Oregon town of Corbett were encouraged by a Multnomah County sheriff's sergeant, as long as they didn't create roadblocks. Just as it became engulfed in a controversy over its handling of vigilante “citizens patrols” that have appeared in rural areas to defend against the nonexistent threat of “antifa arsonists” concocted by right-wing conspiracy theorists, the sheriff’s department in Multnomah County, Oregon—where Portland is the county seat—issued citations to three armed vigilantes late last week for stopping and threatening motorists. The men—Joshua Smith, 36, Michael Meier, 36, and Travis Lucky, 18—were charged Thursday with disorderly conduct in the second degree, after having been interrupted by deputies while stopping vehicles at the gateway...
    LOS ANGELES -- Vanessa Bryant is suing Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his department over leaked photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site.Deputies allegedly took personal cellphone photos -- and were then told by Villanueva to delete them -- in the aftermath of the Jan. 26 accident.The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, including punitive damages.EMBED More News Videos Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said eight deputies were involved in taking graphic photos from the site of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others. In early March, Vanessa Bryant's attorney said in a statement that she was "absolutely devastated" that deputies reportedly shared the graphic photos of the crash scene where Bryant, their daughter and...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a man who’s accused of sexually assaulting a massage parlor employee. On Monday, September 21, 2020, sheriff’s office detectives arrested 28-year-old Guadalupe Hernandez after he allegedly sexually assaulted the employee in Sacramento County. Aside from Hernandez’s photo, no further details about the incident were provided by authorities. Guadalupe Hernandez Get the app: Download the CBS Sacramento News app for iOS and Android Detectives are asking for others who may have been targeted by Hernandez to contact them. Anyone who believes they may have been victimized by Hernandez are asked to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office’s Sexual and Elder Abuse Bureau at (916) 875-5070. Tip information may also be left anonymously...
    (CNN)Vanessa Bryant is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Alex Villanueva for a photo leak of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter Gianna, and seven others in January.The civil claim, filed Thursday in LA Superior Court, seeks undisclosed damages to remedy civil rights violations, negligence, emotional distress, and violation of privacy.The sheriff's department said it does not comment on pending litigation.The day of the crash, family members gathered at the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station where the sheriff assured them the crash site was secured. However, a leak from the department, according to the lawsuit obtained by CNN, led to TMZ breaking the news and fans flocked to the site.8 deputies...
    An Oregon sheriff's office made 21 arrests for theft and trespassing over the past two weeks in evacuation zones ravaged by wildfires.  Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday that between 6am on September 8 and 4pm September 21, deputies made the arrests in Level 2 and Level 3 evacuation zones as looters hoped to steal from homeowners who had abandoned their possessions amid the flames. Across the area, some residents have erected anti-looting and trespassing signs in an attempt to warn off the opportunist thieves. Some of the signs warned that looters and arsonists would be shot.  According to Fox News,  Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts last week warned against residents taking action for themselves after receiving reports that armed...
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that one of its law enforcement horses has passed away. Kobe’s end of watch was listed as Friday, Sept. 18. (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff) “A few days ago, Kobe succumbed to old age,” the sheriff’s office tweeted. “We will always remember you. Thank you for your many years of service.” Kobe served on the mounted patrol unit. (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff) The sheriff’s office said Kobe had recently visited with students from the Colorado Center for the Blind and shared photos on Twitter. (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff)
    A Cartersville woman has been arrested and charged for crimes against the elderly and disabled. Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap said Tuesday that 42-year-old Misty Dawn Baynard of Cartersville was arrested and charged with 42 counts of Theft by Taking (Fiduciary) and one county of exploitation of an elder or disabled person after an investigation by the office. Authorities say she took more than $45,000 from the organization between July 2019 and May 2020. The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office had been conducting a forensic audit of financial documentation for the Good Shepherd Foundation of Bartow county, Inc. Board of Directors. The entity is a sheltered work center for the developmentally...
    By STEFANIE DAZIO | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES  — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. After the Jan. 26 crash, reports surfaced that graphic photos of the victims were being shared. Vanessa Bryant was devastated by the reports, her lawyer said. The suit seeks damages for negligence, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Sheriff Alex Villanueva previously told news media that eight deputies took or shared graphic photos of the scene and he ordered the images deleted. The sheriff said the...
    An Oregon sheriff’s department arrested 21 people in Level 2 and 3 wildfire evacuation zones over the past two weeks on various charges involving alleged looters accused of trespassing and stealing property left behind by homeowners who fled from the blaze. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that from 6 a.m. Sept. 8 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 – a period spanning 14 days and 6 hours -- deputies made 21 arrests in Level 2 and Level 3 evacuation zones, with some suspects booked on multiple charges. OREGON DRIVERS STOPPED AT GUNPOINT BY GROUPS PROTECTING WILDFIRE RAVAGED PROPERTIES FROM LOOTERS: SHERIFF Charges included criminal trespassing, second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools/ theft device, possession of stolen property, recklessly endangering, first-degree theft,...
    MCALLEN, Texas – Federal authorities are investigating letters addressed to a Texas border county sheriff’s office filled with what is believed to be ricin. The incident follows days after a letter also containing a similar poison was sent to the White House. On Monday afternoon, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra confirmed that several envelopes sent to himself and to three of detention staffers contained ricin. Guerra said there is a federal investigation and was unable to provide further detail. The South Texas ricin incident comes days after a woman from Canada allegedly sent a ricin-laced package to President Donald Trump. According to the Associated Press, the woman behind the attack has since been arrested at the Canadian border. Ricin is...
    Just a week after calling out Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva over leaked photos of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Byrant, his daughter Gianna and seven others in January, his widow, Vanessa Bryant, has filed a lawsuit claiming severe emotional distress, reports say. The lawsuit obtained by TMZ alleges that “no fewer than 8 sheriff's deputies at the crash site, pulled out their personal cell phones and snapped photos of the dead children, parents, and coaches.” VANESSA BRYANT HITS BACK AT LA COUNTY SHERIFF OVER LEBRON JAMES CHALLENGE “The deputies took these photos for their own personal gratification," it claims. The lawsuit continued to say that several deputies shared the photos with others in the department with no...
    Vanessa Bryant has sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department over deputies sharing “unauthorized” photos of the scene of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, Kobe Bryant, their daughter and seven others. Shortly after the Jan. 26 crash, Vanessa Bryant alleges, Sheriff Alex Villanueva personally assured her that deputies were securing the crash site to ensure her privacy. Her suit comes after a Times investigation revealed that deputies had taken and shared photos of the crash scene. But the lawsuit alleges “no fewer than 8 sheriff’s deputies at the crash site, pulled out their personal cell phones and snapped photos of the dead children, parents and coaches. The deputies took these photos for their own personal gratification.” Villanueva has...
    A paraglider who disappeared during a flight last month over the Nevada desert was found dead on Friday, the Eureka County Sheriff’s Office reported. James Johnston in his paragliding gear. (Nye County Sheriff’s Office)  James Johnston had last been seen around 2 p.m. on August 22. He was gliding at about 14,000 feet near Nine-Mile Peak, 25 miles southwest of Eureka. He had been with two other paragliders, and they had planned to travel about 200 miles from Shoshone Mountain to Wendover, on the Nevada-Utah line. They lost sight of him about 60 miles into the trip and reported him missing when he failed to turn up at Wendover. His GPS had stopped sending a signal by that time. Paragliders...
    Vanessa Bryant has filed a lawsuit against the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department over photos taken after the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna, and seven others. Hide According to TMZ, the lawsuit alleges that at the Jan. 26 crash site, at least eight deputies “pulled out their personal cell phones and snapped photos of the dead children, parents, and coaches.” Those photos were then allegedly circulated within the sheriff’s department, and the lawsuit claims that a sheriff’s deputy showed the photos to a woman at a bar, which was reported in February. Hide Bryant filed the lawsuit in part because she is afraid the photos will leak, “and she lives in fear that she or her...
    A second Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy was released Monday, Sept. 21, from a hospital after the two were shot in Compton this month, authorities said. Great News… both of our Deputies from the #ComptonAmbush have been discharged from the hospital and are resting. They both have a long road to recovery and #LASD appreciates your continued prayers and all the support. #LASDStrong pic.twitter.com/FAXt1yalmp — LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 22, 2020 The wounded deputies were resting Monday after they were treated following an ambush at the Metro Blue Line Station Saturday, Sept. 12, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said on social media at about 6:15 p.m. Both have “a long road to recovery,” Sheriff’s officials said. One...
    SAN ANTONIO – An 89-year-old inmate at the Bexar County Jail is dead. His death has been preliminarily ruled as related to pre-existing medical conditions, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday. A detention deputy was conducting face-to-face observation checks in the evening when he noticed the unresponsive male inmate, the Sheriff’s Office said. The inmate was breathing when the detention deputy initiated a medical emergency at the jail and called for additional medical staff assistance, the Sheriff’s Office said. The inmate was transported to the jail’s medical wing to be evaluated and then taken to an area hospital in an “alert” state. “While at the hospital, around 8:20 p.m., the inmate was pronounced deceased by hospital staff,” the...
    A woman who was one of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies wounded in an ambush attack that shocked the law enforcement community was released from the hospital Monday, officials said. Her partner, a 24-year-old man, was released Sept. 16. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tweeted that both have a "long road to recovery." "Great News... both of our Deputies from the #ComptonAmbush have been discharged from the hospital and are resting," the department wrote. "They both have a long road to recovery and #LASD appreciates your continued prayers and all the support. #LASDStrong." The 31-year-old mother had been in an intensive care unit prior to her release. Both deputies graduated from the training academy 14 months ago. They were wounded Sept. 12 while sitting...
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Investigators say Joseph Van Eck, 32, is suspected of committing multiple sex assaults in Jefferson County over the past month. Van Eck is is suspected of picking up at least three different victims along Colfax Avenue and driving them to a remote location, where he forced them to engage in unwanted sexual activity. Van Eck is being held on a $1 million cash only bond for sex assault and kidnapping charges. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Lakewood Police Department believe there may be more victims. “To protect the integrity of the investigation, no further information, including a mugshot of Van Eck, will be provided at this time,” the sheriff’s office stated. Anyone with information about...
    The sheriff of a southeastern Texas county said his office received letters in the mail that contained ricin, just a day after a Canadian woman who was deported from the same county last year was arrested at the U.S.-Canada border for sending ricin to President Trump. Democratic Sheriff Eddie Guerra of Hidalgo County, Texas, confirmed Monday afternoon that four envelopes "containing the deadly toxin ricin" were mailed to him and three of his employees at the county jail. "At this time, due to a active federal investigation, I cannot make any further comments, but a media release will be sent out tomorrow. No injuries were sustained," Guerra wrote in a statement. MEDIAI can confirm that envelopes, containing the deadly...
    One of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies who was shot in an ambush last week was photographed talking with President Trump from her hospital bed. “A week ago today, a callous and heartless criminal attempted to murder two of the heroes that work hard everyday to keep you safe when ride @metrolosangeles,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a Facebook post on Sunday. “This week #potus45 @realdonaldtrump called both of our deputies to check on their spirits, wish them a speedy recovery and remind them that the #american people are behind them and that the coward that harmed them will be brought to #justice!!” the post added, accompanied by photos of Deputy Claudia Apolinar. Apolinar was...
    A 43-year-old inmate at the Bexar County Jail was found dead on Monday morning, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies discovered the inmate unresponsive around 10 a.m. while conducting face-to-face observation checks. Officials believe the man suffered a medical episode related to a pre-existing condition. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at 10:39 a.m., according to a news release. The man, who has not yet been identified, was booked into the Bexar County Jail on Sunday on a criminal trespassing charge. His bond was set at $500. The man did not qualify for a person recognizance bond due to a violent criminal history, including convictions for assault and domestic violence, according to the sheriff’s office. On March 29, Texas Gov....
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A photojournalist is speaking out after capturing a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy threatening him on video. (credit: CBS) Nash Baker says he was recording a protest last Saturday outside the St. Francis Hospital emergency room, where two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies had been taken after being shot in an ambush attack. An unidentified deputy yelled and approached Baker threateningly to try to get him to leave. “Get out of here,” the deputy said, before yelling expletives at Baker. That was the same night KPCC reporter Josie Huang was taken away in a squad car in handcuffs. Video shows she was surrounded by several deputies, taken to the ground and held down as she yelled...
    For one week, it seemed like the Orange County Sheriff’s Department was aflame in bad news. Four different revelations about larcenous or fraudulent misconduct by sheriff’s personnel erupted the week of Sept. 7. Deputies and civilian jailers allegedly falsified their reserve military orders to get paid for more time than they actually served. A deputy also was arrested that week on suspicion of repeatedly burglarizing a Yorba Linda home where he had been sent earlier on a death call. A female deputy was charged with taking a suspect’s debit card and giving it to her son, who used it. And yet another deputy was indicted by the grand jury for falsifying a police report to make it appear he had...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A heavily decomposed body was found in a vacant home near North Highlands on Sunday, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said. The sheriff’s department said it received a call at around 5:30 p.m. regarding the body in a home in the 5800 block of Walerga Road, just northeast of Sacramento McClellan Airport. Investigators said the body was in the late stages of decomposition and the cause of death is unknown. No further information was available. Anyone who may have information relevant to the investigation is asked to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
    President Trump has reached out to the two LA County deputies who were wounded in a brazen ambush to wish them a speedy recovery – and spoke to the female officer, who was seen in her hospital bed. Claudia Apolinar, 31, who was shot multiple times at close range with her 24-year-old male partner, received the call from the president with her husband at her bedside, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department. Because of her injuries, the mother of one relayed her responses to Trump though LASD Transit Sgt. Frederickson, the department said in a Facebook post. The other injured deputy has been released and is receiving long-term care, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said, according to NBC Los Angeles....
    President Trump has reached out to the two LA County deputies who were wounded in a brazen ambush to wish them a speedy recovery – and spoke to the female officer, who was seen in her hospital bed. Claudia Apolinar, 31, who was shot multiple times at close range with her 24-year-old male partner, received the call from the president with her husband at her bedside, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department. Because of her injuries, the mother of one relayed her responses to Trump though LASD Transit Sgt. Frederickson, the department said in a Facebook post. The other injured deputy has been released and is receiving long-term care, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said, according to NBC Los Angeles. “A...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A heavily decomposed body was found in a vacant home near North Highlands on Sunday, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said. The sheriff’s department said it received a call at around 5:30 p.m. regarding the body in a home in the 5800 block of Walerga Road, just northeast of Sacramento McClellan Airport. Investigators said the body was in the late stages of decomposition and the cause of death is unknown. No further information was available. Anyone who may have information relevant to the investigation is asked to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
    New Braunfels – A Comal County sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the line of duty said he is not letting his injury stop him from putting on his badge. Deputy Eddy Luna, spoke to KSAT for the first time since he was shot by a suspect while serving a felony arrest warrant on Aug. 20. Luna, who has served a little over 29 years at the office, recounted the details leading up to the shooting. “We had already been to his house twice before trying to serve the warrant but had not been able to make contact,” Luna said. “This particular day, something told me to have a third partner there, just in case he decided to take off...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – New details have emerged regarding the World War II-era plane that malfunctioned and crash-landed in an irrigation ditch, southwest of Stockton on Saturday night. David Prescott, of the Prescott Foundation, is the owner of the plane, a B-25 Mitchell, and said the aircraft was returning from the Arsenal of Democracy’s 75th flyover of Pearl Harbor, which began on Sept. 2, when it crashed. Prescott said the plane is based in Albany, New York, and it started its journey on Feb 28 to Florida for annual maintenance, then crossed the southern U.S. to Hawaii in August before returning to San Diego last week. It then began heading north with plans to move east while making stops in Idaho,...
    (CNN)One person was killed in a shooting at the conclusion of a gun show in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. The victim, whose name, gender and age were not immediately available, was pronounced dead on the scene, Public Information Officer Marc Gofstein with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office told CNN.Police were called at around 4 p.m. in response to a shooting at the show at the Westland Mall.The scene is not active and authorities are still on scene investigating, Gofstein said. There are currently no suspects in custody, according to Gofstein.
    HALF MOON BAY — A 35-year-old man armed himself with a handgun and rifle and shot at mobile homes in his community, police said. San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies responded to Cameron’s RV Park at about 11:08 p.m. Saturday on the report of a shooting. When deputies arrived they saw Justin Chebahtah armed with a handgun and rifle shooting at other mobile homes, police said. He made verbal threats to the other neighbors in the area and told deputies that he wanted to die, police added. Chebahtah then barricaded himself inches trailer and set ire to it. Deputies surrounded Chabahtah and negotiate with him to get him to surrender peacefully. As Chebahtah tried to flee on his bicycle, he was...
    THE FATHER of a missing 1-month-old baby has been detained after authorities located the truck the baby was last seen in, however the infant is still missing. Armaidre Antwan Marquie Argumon was last seen on September 18 in Wells, Texas. 1The infant was last seen on September 18 in Wells, TexasCredit: Wells Police Department Authorites located the vehicle the child was last seen in and detained his father, Deandre Argumon, Crime Online reports. The father was potentially the driver of the truck, according to The East Texas Center for the Missing. The City of Wells Police Department is working with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department and the Texas Rangers to locate the infant. Anyone with any...
    Jerry Sheridan, the Republican candidate for Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff, says he will “line up jail buses” to take protesters-turned-rioters to prison. Sheridan told Breitbart News, “I will enforce people’s constitutional rights to peaceably protest. However, as soon as someone throws a rock or a bottle that is not longer a peaceful protest. I will declare it an unlawful assembly and immediately disperse the crowd before it becomes a riot.” He said, “I will have jail buses, that we transport inmates in, lined up in row to arrest the people that do not disperse [if the protest becomes riotous].” “I’m not fooling around with this. These rioters, they don’t just attack Republican businesses. They don’t just attack and destroy and...
    DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury won’t hear what a man charged with killing his ex-wife told a sheriff afterward, because the suspect was drinking whiskey and the sheriff supplied him with cups of ice. A Morgan County Circuit Court judge ruled that Roger Stevens’ statement to authorities in 2015 won’t be admitted as evidence when the case goes to trial later this fall, The Decatur Daily reported. Defense attorneys said in a court motion that prosecutors agreed the statements should be thrown out because the sheriff helped supply Stevens with alcohol. “When you’re intoxicated and then the officers are giving you liquor, you can’t really say it’s a voluntary statement, that you didn’t get anything in return for...
    The meet-up went down in the parking lot of a San Jose Starbucks, as customers streamed through the front door and the faint hiss of an espresso machine offered a soundtrack.  David Sanders, the CEO of a Santa Clara computer services firm and a campaign contributor to Sheriff Laurie Smith, opened the trunk of his car and pointed to his handgun. Smith’s close aide, Capt. James Jensen, took a glance. A short time later, the sheriff’s office gave Sanders a valuable privilege under California’s tough firearms laws: the right to carry it as a concealed weapon.  “Did you feel a little awkward pulling out a gun at Starbucks and showing it to Captain Jensen?” Deputy District Attorney John Chase asked...
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva blasted local leaders Friday as calls intensified for him to step down in the wake of an attack on two of his deputies. In a series of tweets, Villanueva accused the county Board of Supervisors of engaging in a "proxy war" against him. "This coordinated effort is direct retaliation for my efforts in exposing corruption at all levels of county government," he wrote. "I will not be deterred." Villanueva said he was disappointed in comments made by leaders but that he does not have time to "engage in an exchange of personal attacks." "We are facing unprecedented challenges on multiple fronts and I will continue to remain focused on public safety as my number one priority,"...
    By NIKIE MAYO, Anderson Independent Mail ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Carl Anderson, the soft-spoken investigator who became the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office’s first Black deputy in 1970, died on Sept. 8. He was 81. Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said Anderson died at AnMed Health Medical Center just before 5:30 p.m. “He was a pioneer, a trailblazer,” said Anderson County Administrator Rusty Burns. “He did so much for the people of Anderson County.” Anderson, who grew up on a farm near Pendleton, served in the Army, then got an electrical engineering job at the Sangamo Electric Company in Pickens. He worked there for about five years before then-Pendleton Mayor Jerry Sloan urged him to take a two-week leave to try...
    FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is investigating cases of pets being poisoned and shot. Last week two dogs named Liberty and Jake escaped from their yard near the Lincoln Park area. Liberty (credit: family) Investigators said Jake returned to the home alone with a head wound. After a days-long search, deputies found Liberty dead about 10 minutes from their home. “It was super sad, super just devastating,” said Sheriff Allen Cooper. Jake (credit: family) Two other dogs were recently poisoned and found in the Whitehorn area near the Chaffee/Fremont County border. Sheriff Cooper said it’s too soon to say if the cases are related. “Not at this point, don’t know whether this is an isolated...
    LINCOLN (CBS13) – A Lincoln man is under arrest, accused of being a felon n possession of a firearm. On Wednesday, Placer County Sheriff’s Office detectives served a search warrant at a home in rural Lincoln after they learned a man living at the home, a felon, had some guns, according to the sheriff’s office. (credit: Placer County Sheriff’s Office) Detectives went to the residence and found the weapons and the suspect, 28-year old Tisiah Prout. He is facing charges of being a felon in possession of ammunition, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, along with illegal possession of an assault-style weapon.
    (CNN)A Black man who was pinned to the ground and beaten by sheriff's deputies in the Atlanta area during a traffic stop says he "feared for his life.""I just want to let y'all know that I was scared and I feared for my life ... and I just pray and just hope that it don't happen to nobody else," Roderick Walker told reporters Friday during a news conference. Walker was detained last week by two Clayton County Sheriff's Office deputies during a traffic stop. The officers asked Walker, who was a passenger in the car, for his ID and told him to exit the car, which led to the confrontation, an attorney for Walker had said.A social media video of...
    Prineville, Ore. (AP) — A toddler was killed Thursday when run over by a vehicle at a property in Prineville, according to the Crook County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s office deputies, Crook County Fire and Rescue crew and Oregon State Police troopers responded at 5:58 p.m. and attempted living saving measures to the child, who was transported to a local hospital. The child was later pronounced dead, The Bulletin reported. An investigation determined the incident was an accident, according to the sheriff’s office. The name of the child and others involved have not been released. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Oregon
    Three people were arrested in Oregon after allegedly setting up an illegal roadblock outside a wildfire evacuation zone. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office confirmed Joshua Smith, Travis Lucky, and Michael Meier are being cited for disorderly conduct for the incident, according to CNN. "The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will not tolerate this type of illegal activity," Sheriff Mike Reese said in a statement. Reese issued a warning to the public earlier in September, telling people that civilian roadblocks were prohibited. It is unclear why the three men set up the roadblock. There are 59 uncontained fires still burning in parts of the West Coast that have upended several communities and forced many individuals to evacuate their homes. Oregon is...
    ATLANTA (AP) — A Black man who was pinned down and repeatedly punched by a white Georgia sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop that was caught on video said Friday that he couldn’t breathe and lost consciousness during the arrest. “I was scared. I feared for my life, and I just pray, just hope that it don’t happen to nobody else,” Roderick Walker told reporters at his lawyer’s office, his left eye still bloodshot. The deputy seen repeatedly hitting Walker was fired for “excessive use of force,” according to a statement Sunday from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. He was later identified as Brandon Myers. Shean Williams, an attorney for Walker, told reporters Friday that Myers was hired by the...
    ATLANTA (AP) — A Black man who was pinned down and repeatedly punched by a white Georgia sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop that was caught on video said Friday that he couldn’t breathe and lost consciousness during the arrest. “I was scared. I feared for my life, and I just pray, just hope that it don’t happen to nobody else,” Roderick Walker told reporters at his lawyer’s office, his left eye still bloodshot. The deputy seen repeatedly hitting Walker was fired for “excessive use of force,” according to a statement Sunday from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. He was later identified as Brandon Myers. Shean Williams, an attorney for Walker, told reporters Friday that Myers was hired by the...
    By Allen Kim and Joe Sutton | CNN Three people in Multnomah County, Oregon, are accused of setting up an illegal roadblock north of the Riverside Fire evacuation zone this week. The Sheriff’s Office says Joshua Smith, Travis Lucky and Michael Meier are being cited for disorderly conduct after allegedly blocking an intersection east of Corbett. It is unclear why the three men set up the roadblock. More than 938,000 acres in Oregon have been destroyed by 12 fires burning in the state, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). There are 59 uncontained fires burning in the West, the NIFC said Friday. Multiple wildfires have burned nearly 6 million acres in Washington, Oregon and California, claiming the lives...
    COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators want to speak to a key witness, seen on surveillance video, in connection with the ambush shooting of two deputies in Compton.In the footage, the witness being sought can be seen walking nearby on the sidewalk as the gunman runs away.The male deputy who was shot last weekend has been released from the hospital.The female deputy remains in the ICU, but is expect to recover. Neither deputy has been publicly identified.The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction has now increased to a combined total $640,000RELATED: Video shows wounded deputy struggle to aid partner after Compton shootingEMBED More News Videos As a manhunt continues for the gunman who...
    KEYMAR, Md. (WJZ) — Two Good Samaritans are being praised for helping a Carroll County Sheriff’s deputy arrest a man who allegedly assaulted the deputy during an arrest. According to the sheriff’s office, Master Deputy Etzler was on routine patrol Sunday morning around 11 a.m. when he was driving north along Route 194 near Keysville Brucevill Road. That’s when he saw a vehicle driving southbound in the northbound lane to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone. Anthony Russo Etzler got to the side of the road to avoid a crash, then turned on his sirens and made a u-turn to pull the driver over. The driver stopped and got out of the Honda Civic and approached the deputy....
    Several members of a civilian watchdog commission, and later two Los Angeles County supervisors, called on Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign on Thursday, saying he has refused to cooperate with oversight efforts and mishandled the aftermath of the response to the shooting of two deputies, including failing to fire a deputy who tweeted racist stereotypes. The county’s inspector general also accused Villanueva of making “false” statements about the circumstances surrounding his deputies’ arrest of a KPCC reporter on Saturday night. Speaking at the Civilian Oversight Commission on Thursday, Commissioner Rob Bonner launched into a list of incidents that he said showed Villanueva “demonstrated a lack of judgment and an inability to assess and reconsider his actions.” Bonner criticized Villanueva for...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Some key city county officials are calling on Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign, including county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu is also calling for the sheriff's resignation.In addition, some members of the civilian commission that oversees the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are also calling for Villanueva's resignation.At a hearing Thursday, commission member Robert Bonner - a former federal judge and former head of the U.S. DEA - first put forward the idea, saying the members of the department deserved better."It's with great reluctance that I'm calling for Sheriff Villanueva to resign," Bonner said. "I don't take this step lightly. I only do so because it's become apparent that he...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two of the three victims in Sunday’s plane crash in Washington County have been identified by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office. Larry Schlichting, 60, was from Eagan, and 24-year-old Lucas Knight was from North Mankato. The Washington County Sheriff’s office says their bodies were recovered Tuesday, but the search continues for the third occupant. It is not clear if either identified man was piloting the Cessna at the time of the crash. RELATED: Recovery Effort Continues For Plane, Pilot, 2 Passengers In Washington County The plane’s wreckage was located more than 70-feet below a water-filled quarry on Grey Cloud Island, which is north of the Mississippi River and south of Mooers Lake near St. Paul Park....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 23-year-old inmate at the Hennepin County Jail has died several days after suffering injuries in an apparent suicide attempt, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies discovered the man unresponsive in his cell on the early evening of Sept. 11. He was taken to Hennepin Health, where he passed away Thursday. Authorities say he was booked into the jail on a felony probation violation about four hours before he was found in his cell, where he was the sole occupant. The victim’s identity and cause of death will be released following the county medical examiner’s investigation.
    SEATTLE (AP) — King County Executive Dow Constantine in Seattle this week proposed several initiatives that would reduce funding to the county Sheriff’s Office, shift resources from the traditional criminal system toward community-based alternatives and move away from longstanding fare enforcement on buses. His pitch Wednesday brought immediate pushback from Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht, whose office said she was not consulted, The Seattle Times reported. The proposals are part of the biennial budget that Constantine will present next week and were spurred by months of protests against police violence and systemic racism that have dominated the nation this summer. And they come as the coronavirus pandemic has forced cutbacks across most branches of county government. “We have a system that is...
    ATLANTA (AP) — A Black man captured on video being repeatedly punched by a white Georgia sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop will be released from jail after being granted a signature bond by a judge. Roderick Walker, 26, is expected to be released Thursday from the Atlanta area's Fulton County Jail and will be required to wear an ankle monitor, county sheriff’s spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said. Walker was beaten and arrested after sheriff’s deputies in nearby Clayton County, suspecting a broken taillight, pulled over a vehicle Walker was riding in last Friday, his attorney Shean Williams said previously. Walker wasn’t driving and was with his girlfriend, their 5-month-old child and his stepson at the time. Williams said deputies requested...
    ATLANTA (AP) — A Black man captured on video being repeatedly punched by a white Georgia sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop will be released from jail after being granted a signature bond by a judge. Roderick Walker, 26, is expected to be released Thursday from the Atlanta area’s Fulton County Jail and will be required to wear an ankle monitor, county sheriff’s spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said. Walker was beaten and arrested after sheriff’s deputies in nearby Clayton County, suspecting a broken taillight, pulled over a vehicle Walker was riding in last Friday, his attorney Shean Williams said previously. Walker wasn’t driving and was with his girlfriend, their 5-month-old child and his stepson at the time. Williams said deputies...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Expressing concern over the sheriff’s version of events leading to the arrest of a local reporter over the weekend, some members of the civilian commission that oversees the agency Thursday called on Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign. “It’s with great reluctance that I’m calling for Sheriff [Alex] Villanueva to resign,” said Civilian Oversight Commission member Robert Bonner, a former federal prosecutor and head of the Drug Enforcement Administration. “The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department itself deserves better. The men and women of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deserve better.” Bonner criticized Villanueva for failing to build a working relationship with the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, saying the sheriff has “gone out of his way...
    PLUMAS COUNTY (CBS13) — A new mandatory evacuation order has been given due to the North Complex Fire in Plumas County. The sheriff’s office says the community of Meadow Valley needs to leave the area immediately. Emergency personnel are going to door to door to notify people to get out. Officials say the evacuation orders were issued as a precaution in case the fire moves towards the community’s direction. Springs of Hope Church at 59 Bell Lane in Quincy is being set up as an evacuation center. While the firefighters have been getting a better handle of California’s wildfires as more favorable weather conditions moved in this week, the danger from the incidents remain. Mandatory evacuation orders still remain in...
    SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County sheriff’s deputy is no longer employed with the agency after he was accused of interfering with an emergency call, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Detention Deputy Andrew Phillip Winston, 25, resigned in lieu of termination and was dishonorably discharged Thursday. Winston’s criminal charge, interference with an emergency telephone call, stemmed from an off-duty incident on Sept. 25, 2018. Specific details about the case were not included in the news release. Supervisors discovered the charge while conducting an audit. Winston was placed on administrative leave shortly after the incident before he was reassigned to work in fleet maintenance, where he had no contact with inmates or the public, according to the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Kandiyohi County say two people were injured Wednesday evening in a crash involving a FedEx vehicle. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded around 6:30 p.m. to the intersection of County Rod 40 and County Road 7. There, officials say a pickup truck was traveling west on County Road 40 when it failed to yield at the intersection, causing the collision with the FedEx vehicle. Officials say the driver of the pickup truck, a 16-year-old Benson man, and the passenger in the FedEx vehicle, a 39-year-old Litchfield man, were both transported to Carris Health-Rice Hospital for their injuries. Both vehicles sustained substantial damage. The incident remains under investigation.
    Area residents are being victimized by a scam in which a caller, claiming to be or to represent a relative, asks for money to be wired to them to avoid legal trouble, according to the Ulster County Sheriff's Department. Other times, the department warned, scammers will ask potential victims to obtain currency cards, like Green Dot cards.  In at least one case, an individual posing as a defense lawyer or prosecutor met with a victim to obtain the bogus payment.  "Always confirm the information and when possible, the identity of any person calling you on behalf of someone else or representing themselves as a law enforcement official," warned the department.  Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below.
    Florida deputies rescued a man threatening to jump off a bridge after he tried to run over a deputy during a traffic stop over the weekend, authorities said. The incident happened after Manatee County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Merrill noticed a driver swerving on a roadway just before 2 a.m. on Saturday. FLORIDA DEPUTY ABOARD HELICOPTER HELPS CAPTURE SUSPECTED CAR THIEVES CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN HIS DRIVEWAY Merrill told reporters Wednesday that when he tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver refused to stop. The driver eventually pulled over after a short pursuit, but twice tried to run over Merrill after the deputy exited his car to conduct a traffic stop. "At that moment, I’m not going to lie, there’s...
    Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts spoke out on Wednesday after the recent ambush shooting of two Los Angeles County deputies and called for justice. Betts, one of the best players in baseball and a one-time MVP, tweeted he was “angered” by the shooting. REWARD IN LA DEPUTY SHOOTING CASE UP TO $300G AFTER COMMUNITY PUSH “I'm angered and disappointed by the ambush of the two LA deputies in Compton. My prayers are with both deputies. #JusticeForAll,” he wrote. Officials have offered a $300,000 reward for information that leads authorities to the gunman who ambushed the deputies. The reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the brazen shooter has ballooned by more than $200,000 with the help...
    THE parents of a two-month-old baby girl were arrested after she was rushed to the hospital not breathing, and doctors discovered 12 broken ribs and a fractured wrist. The Alabama couple was arrested on September 3, and are both facing aggravated child abuse charges after they could not explain the child's injuries. 2McKayla Leigh AllenCredit: Etowah County Sheriff's Office 2Kylar Matthew Credit: Etowah County Sheriff's Office Kylar Matthew, 22, and McKayla Leigh Allen, 19, were both arrested and charged with abusing their baby on multiple occasions, according to local station WBMA. The Etowah County Sheriff's office said that the Department of Human Resources received a report in July that a baby had been brought to the hospital after she...
    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was shot in an ambush along with another officer last week has been released from the hospital as investigators say they have 'promising leads' in the manhunt for the gunman.  The 24-year-old deputy was shot when a gunman opened fire into a patrol car in Compton on Saturday night. Both deputies were struck in the head by gunshots, but miraculously they are expected to survive.  'Great news, one of those deputies was released from the hospital today. He has a long road ahead for recovery. But he's not alone. We, as a community, are in this together,' Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a statement on Facebook Wednesday evening.  Scroll down for video   ...
    COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- Despite some reports circulating online implying that an armed carjacking suspect arrested Tuesday in Lynwood could be the wanted gunman in an attack on two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in Compton over the past weekend, authorities insist no suspects have been identified.Sheriff Alex Villanueva was asked why that suspect -- Deonte Murray, 36 -- was being held on $2 million bail, and if he was connected to the deputies' shooting. The sheriff did not directly address the latter part of the question."(He) was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, and carjacking,'' Villanueva said. And he actually shot the victim with an AR-15, and stole the vehicle. So that, itself, is going to necessitate the...
    One of the two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot in an ambush attack in Compton on Saturday, Sept. 12, was released from the hospital on Wednesday, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. “He has a long road ahead for recovery. But he’s not alone,” Villanueva said in a tweet of the 24-year-old male deputy. “We, as a community, are in this together.” Both deputies had been treated since the Saturday shooting at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood. The male deputy had been transferred from the ICU to a normal hospital bed earlier Wednesday before his eventual release. The 31-year-old female deputy, remained in St. Francis’ ICU and both still face additional surgeries after they were both shot in the head by...
    There are reports of a mass shooting in Mayville, Wisconsin, although details are still preliminary. “At this time we have four people down,” an officer told a dispatcher on the scanner. According to archived scanner audio, the initial report came from two apartments in the 1100 block of Horicon Street, across the street from a McDonalds restaurant. There were reports “of multiple people being shot in this location,” a dispatcher said. You can listen to the scanner live here. Authorities were talking about four different helicopters rushing to local hospitals. The reports of the shootings broke out on the evening of September 16, 2020. Mayville is a small community located in Dodge County, Wisconsin. Listen to the archived scanner from...
    SAN ANTONIO – Weeks after Sheriff Javier Salazar pledged to be more transparent following a deputy’s fatal shooting of Damien Daniels, the sheriff’s office confirmed Wednesday it is seeking to withhold body camera footage of the combat veteran’s death. In the aftermath of Daniels' death at the hands of a Bexar County sheriff’s deputy, Salazar said he planned to release “at least some video” of the incident. Salazar explained his reasoning — saying he is a “big proponent of transparency” — in a press conference on Aug. 28, two days after he released still photos showing snippets of the struggle between Daniels and three deputies. I [released the photos] because I wanted to be more transparent. And the fact is,...
    Vanessa Bryant slammed Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva for challenging NBA star LeBron James this week to match and double the reward money offered for information on the gunman responsible for the ambush shooting of two deputies in Compton. In no-longer-visible Instagram story posts, Bryant spotlighted a series of tweets and articles calling out Villanueva and the department, FOX News reported. “He shouldn’t be challenging LeBron James to match a reward or ‘to step up to the plate,’” said a tweet Bryant shared, written by Elan Maree. “He couldn’t even ‘step up to the plate’ and hold his deputies accountable for photographing dead children.” The tweet refers to the eight L.A. County Sheriff’s Department deputies who took graphic photos...
    The widow of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is furious after Los Angeles law enforcement challenged LeBron James to match a reward for information relating to the shooting of two Los Angeles police officers over the weekend. Vanessa Bryant is upset after Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told KABC he hoped the Los Angeles Lakers star would offer $175,000 worth of prize money leading to the arrest of the person who shot two officers in the head at point-blank range while they sat in a parked police cruiser on Sunday. “This challenge is to LeBron James,” Villanueva said. “I want you to match that and double that reward. Because I know you care about law enforcement. You expressed a...
    SAN ANTONIO – The Defenders' Dillion Collier joins GMSA@9 to discuss what the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is doing to reduce the number of deputy DWI arrests. “At some point, you just gotta say ‘stop,’ draw the line in the sand, and say ‘we’re not tolerating it anymore,’” said Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar. Salazar, who has repeatedly said he would “cut them out like a cancer” after deputies run afoul of the law, contends that 2018 was the tipping point of having to address drunk-driving issues within the agency’s rank and file. To view the video, click above. ARTICLE: Drink. Drive. Lose your job with BCSO: Sheriff says it’s that simple. Other Defender debriefs: Defenders Debrief: Woman invests,...
    COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says investigators have "promising leads'' in the search for the gunman who shot two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as they sat in a patrol SUV at a Compton Metro station."We're on the right path,'' Villanueva said Tuesday. He also expressed hope to have something to announce soon.Investigators were "working day and night to identify and arrest these cowards,'' Villanueva said, referencing the gunman and a possible getaway driver.RELATED: Video shows wounded deputy struggle to aid partner after Compton shootingEMBED More News Videos As a manhunt continues for the gunman who ambushed two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in Compton, new surveillance footage shows how one deputy struggled to help...
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has a stern message for the anti-police activists who wished for the deaths of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who were ambushed while sitting in their patrol vehicle over the weekend. What's the background?As TheBlaze reported, shortly after the deputies were ambushed Saturday night, alleged Black Lives Matter activists stormed the hospital where the deputies were taken for emergency surgery. Witnesses said they saw the protesters attempt to block hospital entrances and exists. Meanwhile, numerous social media videos showed the anti-police activists telling law enforcement officers outside the hospital that they hoped the injured officers would die; others even threatened that they would kill every police officer "one by one."What did Villanueva say?During...
    DENTON, Texas – A North Texas sheriff’s deputy has been arrested and charged with murder and evidence tampering in the death of his girlfriend, police said. Denton officers on Monday arrested Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputy Jay Allen Rotter following an investigation into the death last month of the woman with whom he lived, according to a statement from the police department. On Aug. 26, Rotter, 36, called 911 in Denton and reported that his girlfriend had shot herself in their home in the city 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Dallas, police said. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office identified the woman as 46-year-old Leslie Lynn Hartman. Her manner and cause of death are listed as pending. Police said they...
    An Oregon man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly tried to rob a cab driver at gunpoint before getting shot by his own firearm, investigators said. Josiah Johnson, 18, was picked up by the cab driver in Gresham, Ore., where he was asked to provide his phone as collateral due to the long drive. When they arrived at an intersection in Aloha -- about 25 miles away -- the driver said Johnson tried to pay with a $100 bill, which he immediately recognized was fake, police said. Johnson allegedly pulled a gun out and pointed it at the back of the cab driver’s head while yelling at the driver who wasn't able to understand him. The unidentified cabbie then saw an opportunity to grab the...
    The sheriff is denying that a standoff in Lynwood involves the Compton shooting suspect, according to FOXLA. There was conflicting information, however. The standoff in Lynwood, California may be related to the ambush-style shooting of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, NBC Los Angeles reported. However, the sheriff denied a link, according to that and other news outlets. Bill Melugin, of FOXLA, wrote on Twitter just before 10 p.m. on September 15, “A LASD public information officer is on the way here to Compton right now to give an update on the hours long containment of an armed car jacker. Rumors running rampant the suspect is the shooter who ambushed two deputies , Sheriff tells me it is...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Itasca County Sheriff’s office needs the public’s help to find 39-year-old Timothy Alan Dasovich. He was last seen at about 11 p.m. on Monday, though authorities did not say where. (credit: Itasca Co. Sheriff’s Office) He is 6-foot-3-inches tall, weighs approximately 270 pounds, has blue eyes, is balding with brown hair and has some facial hair. Dasovich may be with a black and yellow fat tire electric pedal bike. Call the sheriff’s office at 218-326-3477 if you have information on his whereabouts.
    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, who is the county’s fire warden, says Coloradans need to reevaluate the way we manage forests and prepare them for the threat of fires. Smith said, recently, the state has focused primarily on fire suppression, rather than also prioritizing mitigation efforts. (credit: CBS) Fires thrive, in general, on oxygen, heat and fuel. While it may be difficult to manage the weather and oxygen levels in the Rocky Mountains, Smith said humans can manage the abundance of fuels. For years now Smith, and other Colorado fire experts, have feared the potential for a devastating fire in the Larimer County mountains. Smith said the Cameron Peak Fire quickly became the blaze they...
    SAN ANTONIO – When Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Magana resigned in lieu of being terminated in July 2019, it had been nearly two years to the day since his arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Magana, who was captured on a dashboard and body-worn camera flashing his BCSO credentials and begging the San Antonio police officer conducting his field sobriety test to let him go, had to repeatedly be reminded he was being recorded while standing outside his truck in the 5700 block of Industry Park Drive.Deputy Michael Magana shows his BCSO credentials during his July 2017 arrest for DWI. (KSAT)“I’m not going to jeopardize my job for you. Turn around. OK. Turn around! This is your...
    Aria DiMezzo, a self-described “transsexual Satanist anarchist,” won the Republican primary for sheriff in Cheshire County, N.H. last week.  DiMezzo, who ran on the slogan “F*** the Police,” noted in a Friday blog post that they “couldn’t possibly have been more upfront about who I am, or my position on things.” They expressed surprise at the fact that they won the primary, claiming the electorate was “completely and totally oblivious about who they are voting for.” Some 4,000 people cast votes for DiMezzo in the Sept. 8 primary. "I’m running for sheriff because I oppose that very system, and the sheriff has the most hands-on ability in Cheshire County to oppose that system,” DiMezzo said. “The system that let you...
    Vanessa Bryant, the widow of late NBA star Kobe Bryant, used social media to hit back against LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Tuesday, after the sheriff called on Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James to "match" and "double" the reward being offered for information on the suspect who ambushed two deputies in Compton over the weekend. What are the details? Villanueva announced this week that a $175,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect who was seen on surveillance footage shooting the deputies as they sat in their patrol car. Both were hospitalized in critical condition, and are expected to survive. During an interview with KABC-AM following the attack,...
    U.S. watchdog to investigate whistleblowers detention allegations Americas best hole-in-the-wall fried chicken joints Vanessa Bryant responds to LA Sheriff’s challenge for LeBron James Vanessa Bryant responded via Instagram to a challenge issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff. © Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Vanessa Bryant responded via Instagram to a challenge issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff. On Monday, LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva challenged LeBron James to match a reward for the gunman who shot two Los Angeles police officers on Saturday. Bryant decided to issue some criticism at Villanueva, sharing screenshots of tweets that were critical of the sheriff. Haven’t seen a response from LeBron to the LA County Sheriff, but on IG, Vanessa Bryant has...
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has said protesters who chanted 'we hope they f***ing die' after two deputies were shot during an ambush in Compton are 'almost worthy of ISIS'.  Villanueva slammed the actions of demonstrators as a 'new low' that America has not encountered before, as he said police had some 'promising leads' on tracking down the gunman.  Two officers - 31-year-old Claudia Apolinar and her 24-year-old male colleague – were shot multiple times as they sat inside their patrol car outside the Metro Blue Line station at Willowbrook Avenue and Oak Street Saturday night.  Shocking surveillance footage captured the moment the black male suspect strolled up to the police cruiser and gunned the officers down at close...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Jury trials will be resuming on Oct. 19, and some of them will be taking place in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. They say that justice delayed is justice denied, and for the past six months, families of victims and defendants who would like jury to decide their fate have had to wait for their day in court. But Tuesday, Kim Berkeley Clark, the president Judge of Allegheny County courts, issued an order moving ahead with jury trials and a plan to hold in-person court proceedings while keeping all participants safe from coronavirus. Jury selection and civil jury trials will be held in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center’s lofty show rooms. The convention center has...
    In a series of posts on her Instagram story, Vanessa Bryant expressed her negative feelings towards L.A. County’s Sheriff, Alex Villanueva, challenging LeBron James to double the reward for information leading to an arrest of a suspect who shot two deputies, according to CBS Los Angeles. In an interview with KABC Radio, Villanueva urged the Lakers superstar to double the $175,000 reward being offered in exchange for information regarding the attack, which occurred in Compton, California. “The challenge is to LeBron James. I know you care about law enforcement. You expressed a very interesting statement about your prespective on race relations and on officer-involved shootings and the impact that it has on the African-American community,” the sheriff said in the...
    THE horrifying moment a hero cop was shot dead and a second officer was hurt in a traffic stop has been released. The footage shows David Anthony Ware, 33, being pulled over on June 29 for failing to yield, making an illegal left turn and operating a vehicle with expired tags. 3Footage shows an officer on the floorCredit: Tulsa County Sheriff's Office 3Sgt Craig Johnson was shot deadCredit: Tulsa County Sheriff's Office As the encounter progressed, Officer Aurash Zarkeshan ordered Ware to get out of the car. Zarkeshan then asked him "are you going to get out of the car or am I going to tase you?" The nearly 16-minute long footage then shows Zarkeshan and Sgt Craig...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the bodies of two of three victims involved in a plane crash Sunday have been recovered. On Tuesday afternoon, the sheriff’s office said two of the three registered occupants were located onboard the aircraft. Authorities say the wreckage is located over 70 feet down in a water-filled quarry on Grey Cloud Island, south of Mooers Lake and north of the Mississippi River. In general, quarries can have steep drop-offs, debris, industrial waste, and other complicating factors. “Search conditions continue to be difficult due to the depth and debris from the wreckage,” the sheriff’s office said. Three people were aboard when it took off from a South St. Paul...