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    New Effort Launched to Catch 'East Coast Rapist'

    FAIRFAX, Va.—The FBI and local police from several states are launching a new effort to catch the so-called East Coast Rapist, believed responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997. Authorities are hoping a tip from the public will break the case. Billboards featuring sketches of the suspect are running in the four states where attacks occurred -- ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Arrest Puts Cops' Jobs at Risk

    Three Santa Fe police officers assigned to desk duty for the past five months returned to the streets Thursday. Two of their fellow officers, meanwhile, have been informed that the chief's office plans to recommend they be fired for their part in a March 2010 arrest. "A disciplinary review has been conducted by their supervisors ... and recommendations were made," said ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -29
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    Portland to Try Out Car Plate Scanners

    Police in Maine's largest city this summer will test a high-tech camera system that scans license plates and checks them against various databases, including lists of suspended drivers, stolen vehicles and crime suspects. A patrol cruiser should be equipped with the cameras soon, said Capt. Ted Ross. The department will evaluate the results before deciding whether to purchase one or more ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Off-Duty NJ Cop Killed in Drive-By Shooting

    Off-Duty NJ Cop Killed in Drive-By Shooting
    NEWARK, N.J. - Authorities in Newark, N.J., have disclosed the identity of a police officer who was killed in a drive-by shooting while he was off-duty. Authorities say William Johnson was buying a slice of pizza Thursday night at a Newark shop when he was shot. The 45-year-old was on the force for 16 years and had two daughters. No one ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -42
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    US Teen Gets Mexican Jail Time for Brutal Cartel Assassinations

    US Teen Gets Mexican Jail Time for Brutal Cartel Assassinations
    CUERNAVACA, Mexico - After he was seen on video calmly explaining how he tortured and beheaded at least four people, an American-born teen nicknamed "El Ponchis" was sentenced Tuesday in a Mexican court on kidnapping and murder charges. The San Diego-born 14-year-old, whose real name is Edgar Jimenez Lugo, received three years in a juvenile prison - the maximum allowed under ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -12
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    Two Deputies ‘Ambushed’ in Wa., Perp Killed

    Two Deputies ‘Ambushed’ in Wa., Perp Killed
    EATONVILLE, Pierce County — Two Pierce County sheriff's deputies were seriously wounded late Monday after they were "ambushed" while responding to a domestic-violence call, according to the Sheriff's Department. The shooting suspect, identified as 35-year-old David E. Crable, was shot and killed in the Monday night shootout near Eatonville, sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said. A deputy, shot multiple times, was in ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -56
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    ODMP's Honor Roll and Remembering Shirts Unveiled

    FAIRFAX, VA - The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. (ODMP), has announced that its official “Honor Roll of Heroes of 2009” shirts are now available, as well as its popular annual “REMEMBERING” series. Each spring, the ODMP unveils a memorial shirt listing the names of fallen officers from the previous calendar year. This year’s shirt displays the names of 126 law ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated +8
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    Police Arrest 30 Sex Offenders in Residence Check

    Police Arrest 30 Sex Offenders in Residence Check
    HAMILTON, OH — Cathy Jones, acting U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, was visiting Middletown in February when she picked up a copy of the local newspaper. On the front page of the Journal was a headline declaring the sheriff’s office was attempting to keep track of the county’s 475 registered sex offenders with two deputies, one part-time. “I ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +32
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    Man Throws Mortar Firework at Cruiser as Prank, Faces 25 Years

    Man Throws Mortar Firework at Cruiser as Prank, Faces 25 Years
    CLOVER, SC - A Clover man faces a felony weapons charged after police say he ignited a mortar-style firework and threw it at a police car this weekend. The incident was one of three during the holiday celebrations, and police say they amped up enforcement for just that reason. Montavius Lamont McCoulley, 21, was charged with illegal use of destructive device, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +18
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    Texas Officer Opens Fire on Fleeing Suspect

    Texas Officer Opens Fire on Fleeing Suspect
    FORT WORTH, TX - A Fort Worth police officer fired at a suspect he said rammed his squad car and was trying to run over the officer early today in the 6700 block of Marvin Brown Street in northwest Fort Worth. According to police reports, Officer K.M. Bickley stopped an SUV that matched the suspect description in a shooting on Bob ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +13
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    Stabbed FL Deputy Gets to Leave Hospital, Go Home

    ORANGE COUNTY, FL - Doctors gave permission Sunday for an Orange County deputy sheriff stabbed during a robbery investigation to leave the hospital, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputy Stephen Cook was allowed to go home a day after he spoke about the violent attack that nearly took his life. In a video interview distributed by the Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Cook ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +15
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    What You Can Do to Help Keep a Cop Killer Behind Bars

    What You Can Do to Help Keep a Cop Killer Behind Bars
    Michael Alston may have been known on the streets as Sugar Bear, but he’s a heartless, cold-blooded cop killer who should remain behind bars when the New York State Parole Board meets this week. And YOU can make that happen. Alston, now 54, worked as an enforcer for drug dealers. A two-time convicted killer, he was out of jail less than ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +32
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    Authorities Release Photo of 'Person of Interest' in Tucson Shooting

    Authorities Release Photo of 'Person of Interest' in Tucson Shooting
    TUSCON - The man who allegedly shot Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others today in Arizona has been identified as 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner. Giffords, who was shot in the head but survived, was the target of the daytime attack with a semi-automatic handgun that killed six people, including federal judge John Roll and a 9-year-old girl, and injured ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -10
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    Arpaio Offers Security for Elected Officials

    PHOENIX (AP) - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is offering to provide security for elected officials and judges during public events. The offer was made in response to the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Arpaio on Wednesday sent letters with the offer to members of Congress, leaders of the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +7
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    NH Cops Say Officer Wasn’t Careful Prior to Crash

    ROCHESTER, N.H. — A New Hampshire police department says a Rochester police officer "failed to use due care" when his cruiser rear-ended another vehicle at a stop light. Farmington Police Lt. Kevin Willey tells Foster’s Daily Democrat the report for the Feb. 21 crash on Route 11 hasn’t been finalized. Once it’s finished the report will be forwarded to Rochester police ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -6
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    Officer Deaths on the Rise

    Officer Deaths on the Rise
    With law enforcement deaths on the rise, officers take this week, National Police Week, to remember those officers who have lost their life while protecting the communities they served. The number of officers killed in the line of duty has increased dramatically over the past two and a half years, according to statistics provided by the Officer Down Memorial Page. In ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -11
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    Police: Naked Man Rammed Condo with Dump Truck

    SOUTH BERWICK -- A Lovell man faces numerous charges after allegedly driving a dump truck into a South Berwick home Wednesday night while naked then picking a fight with the resident. Eli T. Hutchins, 24, was arrested by South Berwick police and charged with driving under the influence of drugs, two counts of assault and aggravated criminal mischief. Police say he ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Crows and Police Face Off In Unusual Turf War

    Crows and Police Face Off In Unusual Turf War
    EVERETT, Wash. -- Officers at a Seattle-area police department have found themselves in a flap with some unusual suspects: an angry flock of birds. Crows have been attacking police in the parking lot of an Everett Police Department precinct station. They've been swooping down and dive-bombing the officers as they walk to and from their cars. Lt. Bob Johns said he ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -5
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    Deputy Slain on 2nd Day Back from Afghan Deployment

    Deputy Slain on 2nd Day Back from Afghan Deployment
    UPDATE: The Nye County sheriff's office says a deputy killed in a shootout with a man wielding an assault rifle in a rural Nevada casino parking lot was 27-year-old Ian Deutch (DOY'tch). Sheriff Tony DeMeo says the gunman was killed by another deputy in Monday's shooting about 60 miles west of Las Vegas. The gunman hasn't been identified. Deutch was in ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -117
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    Houston Officer Dragged By Drunk Driver During Pursuit

    Houston Officer Dragged By Drunk Driver During Pursuit
    HOUSTON - A suspected drunken driver dragged a Houston police officer more than 500 feet along the Katy Freeway this afternoon following a pursuit that ended near the Eastex Freeway. About 5 p.m., Houston police officers received a report that a civilian was following an intoxicated motorist along the East Freeway inbound. “The officers attempted to stop the vehicle (but) the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -43
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