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    Two Men Sentenced for Attacking Police Informant

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Two men have been sentenced for beating and robbing a police informant after being tipped off to his identity by a suburban Rochester police officer. A judge sentenced 26-year-old Matthew Montrois (mahn-TROYCE') Tuesday to five years in prison, while 27-year-old Frank Arena was sentenced to six years. Both were convicted of burglary, robbery and assault charges. Authorities arrested ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -1
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    Officers' Defense in Sodomy Case: Suspect Did It Himself

    Officers' Defense in Sodomy Case: Suspect Did It Himself
    NEW YORK - Lawyers for three cops on trial for a sodomy attack on a suspect branded the alleged victim a lying scammer who caused his own injuries - while his hands were cuffed behind him. "He was digging and digging at his backside," John Patten, lawyer for Officer Richard Kern, said in opening arguments Thursday. The accuser, Michael Mineo, was ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    Two Boston Officers Involved in Separate Crashes Just Moments Apart

    BOSTON - Two Boston Police officers – one of whom was off-duty -- were injured today in two crashes that took place within moments and six blocks of each other on the same major Roxbury road, police said. Department spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said the first crash took place around 10:25 a.m. when an off-duty officer riding on his personal motorcycle was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Art to Raise Funds for Cancer Patients Stolen from NH Hospital

    EXETER, N.H.—Police in New Hampshire are investigating the theft of two paintings from Exeter Hospital that were part of a program designed to raise money for cancer patients. The watercolor paintings belong to Exeter artist Sandy McDermott. The hospital says they disappeared on Monday. Hospital spokesman Ray Lawrence says officials aren't sure how someone could leave the hospital with the paintings. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Amber Alert Issued for Fresno Girl, 8

    FRESNO - Fresno police have issued an Amber Alert for an 8-year-old Fresno girl, Elisa Cardenas, who they believe has been kidnapped. They will be holding a news conference shortly. A call came in at 8:28 p.m. concerning an incident on the 2700 block of East Almond in central Fresno. The girl was with a group of six other girls at ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    IPhone GPS Aids Police In Tracking Car Thief

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police say an iPhone left in a stolen truck is how officers were able to capture a burglar suspected of multiple auto break-ins in Colorado Springs. Officials at the El Paso County Sheriff’s office said 29-year-old Joshua Mitzelfelt allegedly stole a truck left unattended and running in a driveway Tuesday morning. The owner’s iPhone was on the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +3
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    Police Release Sketch of Naked Intruder

    WESTMINSTER - – Authorities have released a composite sketch of a man who apparently broke into a Westminster home and hid completely nude under a bed. Police are searching for the man who was confronted early Sunday morning by a homeowner in the 600 block of Shawnee Road. [photo:572707] The homeowner grew suspicious when he heard rustling sounds from underneath a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    PA Sheriff Honored More Than 100 Years After Death

    PHILADELPHIA - More than 100 years after a popular, newly-elected Chester County sheriff lost his life on the job, he was remembered at a ceremony at the historic courthouse in West Chester this morning. The memorial for Benjamin F. Irey marked the seventh gathering of the county's Hero Plaque program. Modeled after a Philadelphia tribute created by attorney James Binns, the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +6
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    Detectives Shoot Man Who Rammed Their Cruiser; Kill Suspects Dog

    UPPER DARBY, PA -- A wild scene unfolded Thursday evening in South Philadelphia when police shot a man in one hand after he rammed his pickup truck into their unmarked car, authorities said. The driver's dog, which was in the passenger seat, was killed when the two detectives from Upper Darby opened fire, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    TN Police Find Pipe Bombs At Injury Scene

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Tennessee say they found two pipe bombs and bomb-making material after being called to an accidental injury scene in a Memphis suburb. Shelby County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chip Washington says officers went to a home in Lakeland at 7:30 a.m. CDT Saturday and found a man suffering from a serious foot injury. Washington told ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    Police Board Favors Sales Tax for Buildings, Vehicles and Equipment

    KANSAS CITY - Kansas City’s police board on Tuesday supported the police chief’s recommendations to seek a 15-year renewal of the public safety sales tax for new facilities, vehicles and equipment. The resolution ignored Mayor Mark Funkhouser’s recommendation to use sales tax proceeds to hire 100 police officers. Funkhouser, who sits on the five-member board, voted against the resolution. The resolution ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    Increased Patrols Credited For Drop In Violence At Border

    Increased Patrols Credited For Drop In Violence At Border
    Even as rampant drug-related killings continue in Mexico, intensified U.S. efforts to prevent the violence from spilling across the border are succeeding, according to federal data and law enforcement officials. Murders in key U.S. border cities dropped in the first half of 2009, new FBI crime data show, and some law enforcement officials say that trend is continuing. Although 1,000 people ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Police Fatalities Fall in 2009

    Police Fatalities Fall in 2009
    Five ambush-style incidents that ended in the shooting deaths of 15 police officers are putting a damper on a positive trend this year: The number of officers who died in the line of duty was the lowest in 50 years. "It really is a classic good news-bad news story," says Craig Floyd, chairman and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +10
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    Armed Suspect Barricades Self, Toddler in Apartment During Standoff

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.—An armed robbery suspect who authorities say fired at an officer last week before fleeing from police barricaded himself and a 1-year-old boy Wednesday inside a Sacramento apartment complex, according to a sheriff's spokesman. By late afternoon, Sacramento police outside the building had made intermittent contact with the 25-year-old, whom police have not named, said Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Tim ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Border Patrol Plans to Pave Nature Trail Causing Backlash

    The U.S. BOrder Patrol's plan to pave over the Paseo Del Indio Trail at Laredo Community College has sparked a fighting from local environmentalists. Other Top News: Chief Speaks Out Against Paid Gym Time for Officers FBI Broke Law For Years in Phone Record Searches Man Dies After Tussling With County Police, Taser Used Video: Ohio cop who survived quake in ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Messages Sent to Rival Lead to Charges Against Officer

    A St. Paul police officer has been charged with harassment and unauthorized computer access after she allegedly sent taunting, sexually explicit messages to a romantic rival. Jessica Elizabeth Phillips, 28, left voice mail and sent text messages and e-mails to a victim identified as K.T. between May 2008 and September 2009, according to a criminal complaint filed late Tuesday in Ramsey ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -4
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    Police: FL Man Killed After Confronting Car Burglers

    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- Authorities say a Florida Gulf Coast man is dead after confronting several suspects who were breaking into cars outside his apartment building. Pinellas Park police say the 58-year-old man called 911 early Thursday to report that he had been attacked by the suspects and was bleeding profusely. The man, who has not been identified, suffered multiple stab ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -9
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    FBI: DC Schools Evacuated After Receiving Suspicious Letters

    FBI: DC Schools Evacuated After Receiving Suspicious Letters
    WASHINGTON -- Nearly 30 letters that contained a white, powdery substance delivered to District of Columbia schools on Thursday are similar to those mailed to schools elsewhere in the U.S. over the last several weeks, the FBI said. Preliminary testing by hazardous materials crews found the powder in the letters received in the district was not harmful, two law enforcement officials ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Trial Begins in Death of DC Intern Chandra Levy

    WASHINGTON — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a man charged in the death of Washington intern Chandra Levy, more than nine years after her disappearance generated headlines around the world. [photo:575998] Ingmar Guandique (wahn-DEE'-kay) is charged with murder, kidnapping and other counts. Authorities say he attacked Levy while she was jogging alone in Rock Creek Park in May ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -3
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    Police Evacuate Apartment Complex After Tip Leads to Meth Lab Discovery

    OCOEE, FL - A man, who tipped-off police about a methamphetamine lab inside an apartment complex Monday morning, was found with equipment and chemicals to make the drug, according to the Ocoee Police Department. The Ocoee Police Department said it received a call at 4:40am about a man having a reaction to meth at the apartment complex. Investigators said they found ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +3
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