Tue, 14/09/2010 - 05:05 by Prince damin
Winona, Minn. -- Police in Winona, Minn., said a man was cited for disorderly conduct after his neighbors snapped pictures of him throwing a chair onto their roof.
\Police Sgt. Gary Hoeppner said Phillip James Bronk, 57, who was convicted of disorderly conduct in January after a dispute with his neighbors about a pile of dirt, threw the chair onto the roof twice Wednesday and was caught on film the second time, the Winona Daily News reported Monday.
Hoeppner said Bronk told police he "set" the chair on the 10-foot-high roof, but it was clear from the photographs that the chair was thrown.
Bronk also faces charges for allegedly peeping into his neighbors' window during the spring, police said.
Mon, 13/09/2010 - 01:01 by Prince damin
Greely, Colo. -- Police in Colorado say a man arrested and handcuffed after being stopped for drunk driving tried to escape -- in the police car of the officer who stopped him.
Adam Segura, 32, was recaptured after a chase lasting about a mile, The Greely (Colo.) Tribune reported Sunday.
Segura had been pulled over near Greely for speeding, and the police officer allegedly noticed alcohol on his breath and slurred speech.
Segura was cuffed with his hands behind his back and placed in the back seat of the unmarked patrol car.
As the officer, along with a backup patrolman, questioned a woman passenger in Segura's car, Segura allegedly managed to get the handcuffs in front of him, climb into the patrol car's front seat and drive away, the newspaper said.
Sun, 12/09/2010 - 10:52 by Prince damin
Coral Springs, Fla. -- A South Florida bank robber, unsatisfied with the $430 take from her stickup, paid for her greed, police say.
Halina Zalewski, 55, of Coral Springs walked into a SunTrust bank branch in her hometown near Fort Lauderdale at lunchtime Wednesday and handed a teller a note reading: "Give me cash, I have a knife," police told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
A local police report and a federal complaint stated a teller gave Zalewski $430 while triggering a silent alarm. The bandit then asked, "That's all you have?" and sent the teller to get more cash, the reports said.
While in a backroom calling police, the teller heard "the click of handcuffs" being placed on Zalewski, police said.
Fri, 10/09/2010 - 01:52 by Prince damin
Vero Beach, Fla. -- Police in Florida said a $9,000 coin stolen from an antique store was brought back within a few hours by someone who purchased it from the alleged thief.
Police said Christopher William Saunders, 27, of Vero Beach, took the coin from the West Bay Trading Company in Vero Beach while selling some coins at the business Friday and sold it for $167 that same day to Gold Coast Antiques, TCPalm.com reported Thursday.
The antique store owner took the coin to West Bay Trading Company for a resale and the owner of that store recognized it as coming from the Luz, a Spanish treasure vessel that sank in 1752.
Thu, 09/09/2010 - 01:52 by Prince damin
Las Vegas -- Las Vegas authorities said they arrested a man who walked into a casino strapped with a defibrillator he claimed was a bomb.
Police said Richard Sellers, 61, had the defibrillator vest strapped to his chest when he entered Arizona Charlie's at about 9:49 a.m. Saturday and told a security supervisor the item was a bomb, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday.
"Someone put this on me and said if he didn't win $1,000 in five minutes he was going to blow up the casino," police quoted Sellers as telling the security supervisor.
Sellers eventually admitted the vest was not dangerous after a two-hour standoff with a SWAT unit, police said. He told officers he worked alone.
Wed, 08/09/2010 - 05:51 by Prince damin
Naperville, Ill. -- Police in Illinois said a man pulled over for speeding told an officer he was trying to dry off his car after getting it washed.
Naperville police said Lucas Wright, 24, was pulled over at about 7 p.m. Wednesday after an officer clocked him driving about 100 mph in a 50 mph zone, the Naperville Sun reported Tuesday.
Police Sgt. Lee Martin said Wright offered an excuse for his speeding that no one in the department heard before.
"He said he'd just gotten his car washed and he was trying to dry it off," Martin said.
Wright was charged with a misdemeanor count of speeding 40 mph or more over the posted limit. Martin said the car, which was still wet from its recent washing, was towed and temporarily impounded.
Tue, 07/09/2010 - 22:35 by Prince damin
Key Largo, Fla. -- A Florida couple arrested for allegedly breaking into a home told officers they were looking for a place to "make out," police said.
Becky Herrin, spokeswoman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, said a neighbor of the vacant Key Largo home called 911 just after 9 p.m. Sunday to report two people breaking into the house, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Tuesday.
Herrin said deputies arrived to find a broken window, the door unlocked and Adrian Alonso and Iliu Gonzalez lying on the floor of the home.
The couple told police they broke in to "make out." They were arrested and charged with criminal mischief.
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Tue, 07/09/2010 - 06:32 by Prince damin
Worland, Wyo. -- Wyoming police said suspicious items in a vehicle included marijuana, drug paraphernalia, prescription drugs, syringes with residue and a grandmother's ashes.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol said Thomas Garay, 30, and Zachary Beason, both from Worland, Wyo., were arrested during the 7 a.m. Wednesday traffic stop on Wyoming 28 for misdemeanor possession of a Schedule II prescription drug, painkiller OdyContin, The Denver Post reported Monday.
Troopers also discovered marijuana, the syringes and items described as drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
The State Patrol said troopers also found a zip-top bag filled with powder initially thought to be "poor quality cocaine or methamphetamine."
Mon, 06/09/2010 - 22:04 by Prince damin
Miass, Russia -- Police who allegedly failed to provide proper security at a Russian rock festival face a criminal investigation, an official says.
Russia's top investigator, Alexander Bastrykin, ordered the investigation as a result of violence at an event in the Ural Mountains, RIA Novosti reported Monday.
About 30 people were injured when about 150 men armed with clubs and guns with rubber bullets attacked police and spectators at the Tornado-2010 rock fest in Miass on Aug. 29, the report said.
"The Investigative Committee's chief (Bastrykin) ordered to launch a criminal case against the police officers who failed to ensure proper security at the Tornado festival," spokesman Vladimir Markin said.
Sat, 04/09/2010 - 06:33 by Prince damin
Romeoville, Ill. -- An Illinois woman police say is a suspect in a car vandalism case says she fears what officers will do with the nude pictures on her confiscated cellphone.
Bridget Polaski, 45, said she was stopped while walking to her Romeoville home from Walmart Aug. 6 and officers confiscated her phone, The (Joliet ,Ill.) Herald-News reported Friday.
Polaski said one of the officers "asked me if my boobs were fake or real -- asked me straight out."
Polaski, who was detained for about 2 hours, said she heard officers at the police station laughing about her "fully nude" pictures on the iPhone.
"I'm just really upset about my pictures being all over the Internet, if that's where they end up landing," Polaski said.
Wed, 01/09/2010 - 22:58 by Prince damin
Stanford, Conn. -- Police in Connecticut said a man who fell out of his moving car on a highway evaded serious injury, but he remains under supervision at a hospital.
State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance said Robert Craig, 52, of Killingworth tumbled from his car Tuesday morning near exit 10 on the southbound side of Interstate 95, the Stamford Advocate reported Wednesday.
Vance said Craig was not seriously injured but suffered abrasions to his head, face, arms, legs and abdomen. He was taken to Stamford Hospital to receive treatment and a psychiatric evaluation.
A hospital spokesman said Craig remained under supervision late Tuesday.
Wed, 01/09/2010 - 22:55 by Prince damin
Detroit -- A Michigan State University basketball player was arrested for drunken driving in East Lansing, Mich., authorities said.
East Lansing Police ticketed junior point guard Korie Lucious, 20, early Monday for misdemeanor "operating while intoxicated" after he was found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.09 during a traffic stop, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Lucious posted bond of $200 and has 10 days to be arraigned in East Lansing District Court.
MSU coach Tom Izzo released a one-sentence statement Wednesday: "We're aware a ticket was issued, and we're still gathering information."