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    Man Taunts Police Via Facebook; Leads Officers to Him

    NEW YORK -- A fugitive from upstate New York who taunted police on his Facebook page to 'catch me if you can. I'm in Brooklyn' has been arrested. The Daily News says U.S. marshals and NYPD detectives tracked Victor Burgos down to an apartment in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood Monday night, sitting at his computer with his Facebook page open. The 29-year-old ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated +60
  • +40

    Police Cadets Rescue Man Pinned by Vehicle in Pond

    Police Cadets Rescue Man Pinned by Vehicle in Pond
    PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD - At the sound of the crash, the three police-officers-in-training turned their heads see a sport-utility vehicle rolling down an embankment and into a large collection pond in Lanham. While one of the cadets parked the car, the other two rushed to find a man pinned by the vehicle. Only his nose and mouth were visible above ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +40
  • -39

    Crime-Ridden Town Struggling After Half of Police Force Gets Laid Off

    Crime-Ridden Town Struggling After Half of Police Force Gets Laid Off
    CAMDEN — If you get into a car accident in Camden, the city’s chief of police has this advice: Don’t bother calling the cops unless there are injuries or blocked traffic. Likewise, don’t call about vandalism. Or minor thefts. With the city’s police force cut almost in half by layoffs, Chief Scott Thomson said his department no longer has the manpower ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -39
  • -27

    K-9 Bites Cop During Burglary Call

    K-9 Bites Cop During Burglary Call
    ALAMEDA -- An Alameda police dog trying to flush out a burglary suspect was shot and killed by an officer Thursday after the dog attacked her and bit her arm, a police spokesman said. Billy, a Belgian Malinois, and his handler were among those responding to a burglary at the Coast Guard recruiting center at 660 Central Ave. shortly before 6:15 ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -27
  • +19

    LAPD Chief to Return 130 Desk Officers to Streets

    LAPD Chief to Return 130 Desk Officers to Streets
    Streamlining the upper management of the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday he plans to take 130 officers off desk duty and return them to the streets. "This will be the first wave of officers as we move forward," Beck said, outlining the organizational changes he is making during his first months as chief. "This will be extremely ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +19
  • +43

    Family Dog Finds, Protects Missing Toddler Until Help Arrives

    Family Dog Finds, Protects Missing Toddler Until Help Arrives
    ELGIN, SC - When two year-old Tyler Jacobson went missing for 12 hours in bitterly cold temperatures - there was one best friend he could count on. In this case, however, his faithful companion had four legs and a very waggy tail. Police found the toddler being guarded by the family Labrador after he wandered out the back door of his ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +43
  • +29

    Criminal Hides In Dumpster; Gets Compacted 8 Times

    Criminal Hides In Dumpster; Gets Compacted 8 Times
    ALLIANCE, OH - A suspected shoplifter was injured Wednesday morning when he jumped into a trash bin and ended up getting compacted in a garbage truck. James Michael Brienzo, 37, of Barberton, was taken by medical helicopter to a Cleveland hospital after he was freed from the compacted garbage, said Lt. Bill Morris of the Alliance Police Department. ''It was mostly ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +29
  • -23

    High Court to Officers: Pay Your Speed Camera Fines

    High Court to Officers: Pay Your Speed Camera Fines
    ROCKVILLE, Md. - Some local police officers who contested tickets they received from speed cameras have now been told to pay up. The case involves four Montgomery County Police officers caught speeding while on duty in 2008. At the time, the cars were caught on camera without emergency lights and sirens running. A police department review found the officers were not ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -23
  • +25

    Police Seize Secret Sub Capable of Carrying 10 Tons of Cocaine

    Police Seize Secret Sub Capable of Carrying 10 Tons of Cocaine
    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - Police in Ecuador seized a 100-foot submarine being built by suspected drug traffickers capable of carrying a crew of six and 10 tons of cocaine on underwater voyages lasting up to 10 days — a "game changer" for U.S. anti-drug and border security efforts, officials said Monday. A raid Friday by 120 police officers and soldiers netted the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +25
  • -31

    Sheriff Critical After Crash With Grandson

    Sheriff Critical After Crash With Grandson
    SPALDING COUNTY, GA - Spalding County Sheriff Dee Stewart was in critical condition Thursday after his vehicle was struck by another one driven by his grandson. Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Tony Ranieri said the accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. when Stewart, driving his county-issued patrol pickup truck, pulled out of Moose Lodge Road onto Highway 1941 in Griffin. Stewart goes on patrol ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -31
  • -29

    Early Release: 48 of 56 Freed Inmates Back in Jail

    Early Release: 48 of 56 Freed Inmates Back in Jail
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When Gov. Pat Quinn halted a secret early prison release program last week, he acknowledged that 56 of the freed inmates were already back behind bars -- 48 of them for violating rules of their parole. What he didn't say was that those broken rules included at least 17 allegations of violent crimes, including attempted murder, armed robbery ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -29
  • -16

    Mehserle Sentence Expected Today

    Mehserle Sentence Expected Today
    SAN FRANCISCO — Those seeking the maximum punishment of 14 years for former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle may be disappointed when a judge hands down his sentence today. Mehserle, who fatally shot Oscar Grant III during an arrest at BART’s Fruitvale station in Oakland on Jan. 1, 2009, could walk free from a Los Angeles courtroom today with mere probation ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -16
  • -32

    Agents Struck by Train Were Helping Nab Smugglers

    Agents Struck by Train Were Helping Nab Smugglers
    PHOENIX - Two U.S. Border Patrol agents who died when their SUV was struck by a fast-moving train in southern Arizona were trying to head off a group of marijuana smugglers, the agency said. Investigators have declined to speculate on what might have caused the crash but revealed Friday the SUV was moving as slow as 3 mph when it was ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -32
  • -32

    Police: Constable Shot After Sex with Prostitute

    Police: Constable Shot After Sex with Prostitute
    HOUSTON - Investigators say an off-duty Harris County deputy constable was shot after getting into an argument with a pimp over money following sex with a prostitute. Capital murder charges have been filed against 31-year-old Lee Eldridge Sonier, the alleged pimp, and 40-year-old Judy Lucille Hambrick, the alleged prostitute. According to a probable cause affidavit released Friday, Hambrick performed a sex ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -32
  • +20

    Veteran Pilot Keeps Watch Above for Sheriff's Deputies

    Veteran Pilot Keeps Watch Above for Sheriff's Deputies
    SANTA CLARA - Rob Heyde spent more than 10 years working as an engineer for computer giants Hewlett-Packard and Apple. But when manufacturing jobs began moving out of the valley, Heyde's career path went from high-tech to high in the sky above Silicon Valley. Heyde, 56, now spends three nights a week hovering above Santa Clara County and providing a bird's-eye ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +20
  • -6

    San Jose Police Lieutenant Sues Department, City

    SAN JOSE, CA - An African-American San Jose police officer who says he was repeatedly passed over for a promotion because of racial discrimination has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Police Department, the city and Chief Rob Davis. Glenn Harper, 48, contends that he was passed over for promotion to lieutenant for less-experienced, lower-ranked nonblack candidates by Davis, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -6
  • -19

    VIDEO: Police, Firefighters Watch Man Drown

    VIDEO: Police, Firefighters Watch Man Drown
    SAN FRANCISCO - Fire crews and police could only watch after a man waded into San Francisco Bay, stood up to his neck and waited. They wanted to do something, but a policy strictly forbade them from trying to save the 50-year-old, officials said. A witness finally pulled the apparently suicidal man's lifeless body from the 54-degree water. Interim Alameda Fire ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -19
  • -21

    Int'l Incident as Houston Police Arrest Diplomat in Consulate Parking Lot

    Int'l Incident as Houston Police Arrest Diplomat in Consulate Parking Lot
    DALLAS – Three Houston police officers have been restricted to desk duty after they followed a Chinese diplomat into the parking garage of the Chinese Consulate, arrested the man and injured him, the Houston mayor said. Mayor Annise Parker said in a statement that the officers' duties will remain limited pending an investigation into how Chinese diplomat Yu Boren was injured ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -21
  • +19

    Missing 12-Year-Old Girl, Believed to be Kidnapped, Found Safe and Sound

    Missing 12-Year-Old Girl, Believed to be Kidnapped, Found Safe and Sound
    SHREVEPORT, LA - The 12-year-old Shreveport girl who went missing for several days is home safe after her father picked her up from a convenience store early Wednesday. After pushing for the public's help in finding Amber White, police are being tight-lipped about the facts of the case. However, they confirmed the girl's father picked her up and never contacted authorities. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +19
  • +24

    While Fleeing Police, Mans Jumped to His Death

    While Fleeing Police, Mans Jumped to His Death
    MINNEAPOLIS - A man running from police after a fight outside a nightclub jumped to his death from a downtown Minneapolis freeway overpass, police said. Just after 2 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to the Epic nightclub at 110 N. 5th St., after a fight started outside the club. When officers arrived, the man believed to have started the fight ran ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +24
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