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    Off-Duty Cop Foils Robbery While Getting Hair Done

    Off-Duty Cop Foils Robbery While Getting Hair Done
    NEW YORK - The baby-faced gunman sought in the Brooklyn hair salon shootout with an off-duty female cop has been busted, police said Monday. Winston Cox, 19, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Monday at a Bedford-Stuyvesant building on Pacific St. after police got a tip about his whereabouts. He was taken to Woodhull Hospital to be treated for wounds to both ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +79
  • -72

    Father Rapes, Infects Infant Son With HIV

    Father Rapes, Infects Infant Son With HIV
    SILVERTON, Ohio - A father has been arrested for raping his six-month-old son and infecting him with HIV. Police say that Lenny Love, 29, from Silverton, Ohio, knew he had the virus when he raped his son in March. He was arrested on Friday and charged with two counts of rape, one count of felonious assault and one count of possession ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -72
  • -40

    Woman Sprayed Breast Milk At Police Following Argument

    Woman Sprayed Breast Milk At Police Following Argument
    DELAWARE, OHIO - An Ohio woman attempted to fight off police trying to remove her from her car by spraying them with her breast milk, authorities said. Stephanie Robinette got into a fight with her husband while attending a wedding at the Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center in the city of Delaware on Saturday, WBNS 10 News reported. Her husband told ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -40
  • -50

    ACLU Wrong, Police Right In Holding of Videotaping Teen

    ACLU Wrong, Police Right In Holding of Videotaping Teen
    NEWARK - Khaliah Fitchette better hope she never trips and falls on a public sidewalk when somebody is walking nearby with a cell phone. I’m sure the “fotog” would love to record the embarrassing event – and maybe even put the video on YouTube. It would be the passerby’s way of exercising his “First Amendment” rights. Fitchette is the Newark teenager ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -50
  • +51

    Court Rules Police Can Pull Up Suspects' Saggy Pants

    Court Rules Police Can Pull Up Suspects' Saggy Pants
    ST. PAUL, MN - White Castle, weed and baggy pants. It has all the elements of a comedy, but throw in a concealed handgun, a suspected drug deal and a wardrobe malfunction, and it's a Minnesota Court of Appeals case that even compelled a judge to quote an "American Idol" audition. St. Paul police officer Kara Breci and her partner spotted ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +51
  • -70

    Officer Killed in Crash, Wife Expecting Triplets

    Officer Killed in Crash, Wife Expecting Triplets
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD - A Montgomery County police officer whose wife is pregnant with triplets was killed Sunday when his police car ran off the road and struck a tree in Wheaton, officers said Sunday night. Hector Ayala, 31, was responding to a call from another officer who needed assistance at the scene of a fight, a department spokesman said. Ayala ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -70
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    Man Intentionally Vomits on Off-Duty Cop at Baseball Game

    Man Intentionally Vomits on Off-Duty Cop at Baseball Game
    PHILADELPHIA -- A New Jersey man is facing charges after police say he intentionally vomited on an 11-year-old girl and her father in the stands during a Phillies game. Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Clemmens, of Cherry Hill, N.J., was arraigned Friday on charges stemming from his behavior at Wednesday night's Phillies-Nationals game. Police say Clemmens made himself vomit on an off-duty police captain ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -101
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    Interesting Origins of Police Words

    Interesting Origins of Police Words
    If Only Graffito Were as Nice as Gelato Who knew? Graffiti is the plural of the Italian word graffito, which means "an inscription or design." It comes from a Latin word meaning "to write, scratch, or scribble." In English, graffiti can be either singular or plural. You won't hear graffito much around the station; archaeologists do use it, however, to describe ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +40
  • -49

    False Police Report Leads to Arrest of FL Schools Officer

    False Police Report Leads to Arrest of FL Schools Officer
    PALM BEACH COUNTY - A 15-year veteran Palm Beach County school district police officer was arrested Monday and charged with filing a false report about the theft of his weapon, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. On Dec. 31, Leartis Vereen, 53, told deputies his Royal Palm Beach home had been broken into that same day and that his ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -49
  • -63

    Sergeant Gunned Down In Ex-Con Ambush

    Sergeant Gunned Down In Ex-Con Ambush
    MAPLEWOOD, MN - The St. Paul police officer stood alone on a shady street near Lake Phalen on Saturday morning, one of hundreds on high alert during a tense hunt for two ex-cons who three hours before had gunned down a Maplewood officer in cold blood. When a young man emerged from the woods behind him carrying a metal toolbox, the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -63
  • -99

    Sgt. Found Slain After Dispatchers Fail to Reach Him

    Sgt. Found Slain After Dispatchers Fail to Reach Him
    PHOENIX - The body of a Phoenix police sergeant who was shot and killed was discovered near the State Capitol late Monday night. Phoenix police had become concerned about the sergeant when he didn't respond to radio calls. Officers searched for the sergeant starting around 10 p.m. Monday. Less than an hour after the search began, Capitol Police found what they ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -99
  • -22

    Sheriff DiPaola's Suicide Note Impounded

    Sheriff DiPaola's Suicide Note Impounded
    MIDDLESEX - Middlesex Sheriff James V. DiPaola told his wife Friday he was going to his office in Medford to clean his desk and then — bringing only a .40-caliber Glock semiautomatic and a laptop computer — drove 80 miles north, checked into a seacoast resort in Wells, Maine, dead-bolted the door and within the span of an hour shot himself ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -22
  • -112

    Media Makes Boy Who Is Aspiring LEO Seem Violent

    Media Makes Boy Who Is Aspiring LEO Seem Violent
    CHICAGO - Chicago CBS affiliate WBBM has issued an apology after taking the comments of a four-year-old child out of context in relation to a shooting in the area. The child tells a reporter that the shootings don’t scare him and that, when he grows up, “I’m going to have me a gun.” This makes the child seem to aspire to ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -112
  • -77

    Woman's False Alarm Led to State Trooper's Death

    Woman's False Alarm Led to State Trooper's Death
    HOWELL, NJ — As eight state troopers created a wall of blue in a Freehold courtroom gallery, Diana Hoffman was presented a list of offenses that authorities allege led to Sunday’s death of New Jersey State Trooper Marc K. Castellano. Explaining the charge of false public alarm brought by his office, Executive Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Richard Incremona told Superior Court ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -77
  • -72

    Two Deputies Dead in Salvage Yard Shooting Rampage

    Two Deputies Dead in Salvage Yard Shooting Rampage
    VANSANT, Va. — A small southwestern Virginia community is again dealing with a deadly shooting rampage that this time killed two deputies and wounded two more before the suspect who may have been trying to rob a salvage yard was fatally shot by police. Buchanan County deputies investigating at Roger's Service Center in Vansant on Sunday afternoon were met by gunfire ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -72
  • -20

    Suspect Wore Explosives During AK-47 Police Attack

    Suspect Wore Explosives During AK-47 Police Attack
    *Editor Note: PoliceLink apologizes for the earlier confusion regarding Officer Alexander Broder's condition. The article clearly states Officer Broder survived a shot to the chest thanks to his vest. Our thoughts go out to all those involved and are glad no officers were killed during this confrontation. COLUMBIA, SC - Police found homemade explosives on the body of a 22-year-old Columbia ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -20
  • +51

    America's Toughest Sheriff Hosting 'Mugshot of the Day'

    America's Toughest Sheriff Hosting 'Mugshot of the Day'
    MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ - He is known for dressing inmates in pink underwear and feeding them green baloney. And now America's toughest Sheriff has come up with a new initiative to give the public a voice in law enforcement - an online Mugshot of the Day competition. Arizona-based Joe Arpaio, known for his uncompromising stance on crime, is letting the public ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +51
  • -56

    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 4 years ago | Rated -56
  • -101

    Police Commander Arrested On Battery Charge

    CHARLESTOWN, Ind.— State police say a top commander in a southern Indiana sheriff's department has been arrested on domestic battery charges after his wife reported being beaten by him. Troopers arrested Lt. Col. John Shelton of the Clark County Sheriff's Department at his home in Charlestown early Sunday. Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden tells the Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., (http://bit.ly/qL4ULJ ) ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -101
  • +23

    Ga. Police Upgrade to .40-Caliber Sidearms to Counter Criminals

    Ga. Police Upgrade to .40-Caliber Sidearms to Counter Criminals
    DeKALB, Ga. — Gangs and drug traffickers have ditched their pistols for assault rifles and other military-style firearms, leaving police outgunned. To beef up its arsenal, the DeKalb County Police Department is trading in its 9 mm handguns for .40-caliber weapons, which are more effective. Last week, the County Commission approved the purchase of 1,200 Smith & Wesson .40-caliber handguns to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +23
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