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Medical workers say violence is too often part of the job privateofficer.com

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  Philadelphia PA Aug 1 2014 Last week’s shooting at an outpatient office on the campus of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital was a reminder that the healing professions can be surprisingly dangerous. Organized nurses and emergency doctors have complained for years about violence at work that is common and frightening but that won’t grab headlines like […]

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Watchung police stay busy with shoplifting arrests privateofficer.com

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  WATCHUNG NJ Aug 1 2014  — Police reported making eight arrests on shoplifting charges recently. • Maria Eques, 50, of Scotch Plains was arrested at Walmart at 7:07 p.m. on July 19, and charged with shoplifting $49.97 worth of whitening strips. She was taken to headquarters, processed and released on her own recognizance on […]

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Lucky Brand Jeans store employee charged with theft privateofficer.com

  Aurora IL Aug 1 2014 An Aurora outlet store employee has been charged with stealing more than $1,200 worth of clothing from the shop where she worked. Aurora police said Amira Turner, 20, of Naperville, was charged with felony theft after she admitted to stealing $1,227 worth of merchandise from the Lucky Brand Jeans […]

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Fake teacher worked at five Toronto schools privateofficer.com

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  Toronto Canada Aug 1 2014 A 27-year-old man impersonated a substitute teacher for more than two months in several Scarborough schools before he was discovered and arrested this week, police say. The man allegedly posed as a teacher in Toronto District School Board (TDSB) elementary and high schools, where he worked as a special-needs […]

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Shoplifter pulls gun on loss prevention at Greenville SC Target privateofficer.com

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  GREENVILLE, SC Aug 1 2014 Greenville County deputies are trying to identify a man they said pulled a gun on a loss prevention officer at Target. On July 22 around 8 p.m., the man went into the store on Woodruff Road and loss prevention employees noticed he began putting items in his pockets and shopping […]

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Tip leads to arrest of man who pulled gun on Walmart security agent privateofficer.com

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  WEST VALLEY CITY UT Aug 1 2014 — Police responding to a tip arrested a man they believe pulled a gun on a security guard earlier this week. Security personnel at Wal-Mart, located at 11328 S. Jordan Gateway, approached 37-year-old Dennis James Monard for possible retail theft July 28, according to the South Jordan Police […]

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Seattle police officer reassigned after writing too many “pot” tickets privateofficer.com

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  SEATTLE WA Aug 1 2014 (AP) – A Seattle police officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80 percent of marijuana tickets issued in the city during the first half of 2014. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said Wednesday on the department website that the unidentified officer issued 66 of […]

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Sedgwick County detention deputy arrested for shoplifting privateofficer.com

  WICHITA, Kan. Aug 1 2014— A Sedgwick County detention deputy is no longer with the department after being arrested for shoplifting. Wichita police officers were called to a shoplifting report at Walmart, located near 21st and Maize, around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said an off-duty detention deputy was arrested for […]

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Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot-1 dead privateofficer.com

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  SAN DIEGO CA Aug 1 2014 (AP) — A small plane has crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot, killing one woman on board and injuring another. The single-engine Mooney M-20L went down around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in a parking lot that serves a Costco and a Target store in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood. […]

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WA. bill would let police ping your phone in emergency privateofficer.com

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  SNOHOMISH COUNTY WA Aug 1 2014  – The power of pinging a cell phone during a crime or kidnapping is the focus of a bill in the state legislature that hits close to home for Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip. An intruder broke in to McCoy’s home earlier this month. The thief stole his iPhone, keys […]

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Virginia settles lawsuit over ABC agent bottled water stop for $212,500 priateofficer.com

                              RICHMOND VA Aug 1 2014  – Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has announced the settlement of a $40 million lawsuit against Virginia ABC agents who attempted to stop a University of Virginia student for suspected underage possession of alcohol last year in Charlottesville. In a release Wednesday night, Herring’s office said […]

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Woman caught shoplifting files lawsuits against Davenport police privateofficer.com

  Davenport IA Aug 1 2014 A woman has filed a lawsuit against the City of Davenport and two Davenport Police officers, claiming they assaulted her and caused emotional distress. On February 18, 2013 Brandie Redell was caught shoplifting at a Von Maur store at NorthPark Mall. The lawsuit, however, is over what happened once […]

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Fresno attorney arrested in scuffle with courthouse deputies privateofficer.com

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  Fresno CA Aug 1 2014 A Fresno attorney was arrested Wednesday after he refused to comply with security rules at the downtown courthouse, then refused to leave the building and scuffled with deputies, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said. Attorney Harry Drandell, 57, refused to let his wallet be scanned by deputies when he […]

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NYC correction officer dead, instructor critically injured in skydiving accident privateofficer.com

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  Long Island NY Aug 1 2014 A New York City correction officer died a day before his birthday and his instructor was critically injured Wednesday afternoon on Long Island after a skydiving accident over Calverton, police said. The injured instructor was taken by medical helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital. The accident happened at […]

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Shoplifter arrested while fighting mall security officers privateofficer.com

  Rochester MN Aug 1 2014 A shoplifter tried to fight off a security officer at the Apache Mall after attempting to take off with stolen T-shirts. The incident happened near the Macy’s store around 6:30 Wednesday night. A female employee at the Champs store reported to security that a man had taken three T-shirts […]

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Colorado nurse sues after being a ‘hostage’ in armed gunman drill privateofficer.com

  Carbondale CO Aug 1 2014 A Colorado woman is suing the nursing home where she worked and local police for allegedly not telling her that a gunman who held her hostage was a police officer conducting a safety drill, court documents show. Michelle Meeker claims in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in […]

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Batavia Downs security officer performs CPR on patron, saving a life privateofficer.com

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  Batavia NY Aug 1 2014 A Batavia Downs patron is alive today because of the training and calm professionalism of a security guard who started CPR and helped administer defibrillation. Cory Lapp is only 21, but he’s already been a volunteer EMT with the Attica Fire Department for three years (he joined the department […]

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Protective Services Officers issuing fines for minor offences privateofficer.com

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  Melbourne AU Aug 1 2014 The Napthine government has announced more armed guards will patrol Melbourne’s rail network, as it was revealed the Protective Service Officers are mostly fining passengers for minor offences like littering. There have been 29,000 fines issued since February 2012, when PSOs first began patrolling train stations, according to crime […]

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Phillipsburg Middle School music teacher arrested privateofficer.com

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  PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. – Aug 1 2014 Vincent J. Pettinelli, a music teacher at Phillipsburg Middle School, is accused of recording a student’s “intimate body parts” and was charged with invasion of privacy by Phillipsburg police Wednesday. Evidence obtained during a police investigation showed Pettinelli used an iPod to record up the skirt of a […]

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Former Buffalo Police Officer Sentenced for Mail Fraud privateofficer.com

  BUFFALO, NY Aug 1 2014 —U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that former Buffalo Police Officer Johnnie Fritz, 49, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of mail fraud, was sentenced to 10 months home confinement by Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny. The defendant was also ordered to pay restitution […]

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