Posts Tagged Police News


At least 4 dead, 12 wounded in holiday night violence

Happy 4th of July Chicago…. Sad state of affairs…. At least four people were left dead and 12 wounded in overnight shootings in Chicago, most on the South Side, officials said. The most recent homicide occurred at 5:06 a.m. this morning, when police said an unidentified man was found dead in the 7900 block of South Ingleside Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood after being shot in the chest. No other information was available. A 34-year-old man died after police found him with a gunshot wound to the head about 10:25 p.m. Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood, said Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. Jerry …Read more […..]

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Man charged with shooting Stone Park officer

A 28-year-old man was charged Saturday night with shooting a Stone Park police officer with a shotgun from a nearby strip mall as the officer conducted a traffic stop early Saturday morning, police in the west suburban city said. Rashaun Carlisle, of Melrose Park, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful use of a firearm, police said in a statement. The police officer, three-year-veteran Robert Vicari, was hit in the face and shoulder, but was not seriously hurt, authorities said. Vicari was back home this afternoon, said Stone Park Mayor Beniamino Mazzulla. “We were all …Read more […..]

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Is That A Cop? Or A Fraud With A Fake Badge?

Is that a cop or an impostor pulling you over? (Seth Periman, AP). That navy blue sedan behind you with the flashing blue light on the dash is probably a cop — but it could be a creep using police paraphernalia to get you to pull over. How to tell the difference? And what should you do if you’re not sure? In the United States, almost all traffic enforcement work is done by police driving one of the following vehicles: * Ford Crown Victoria sedan * Chevy Impala sedan (some departments also use the smaller Malibu and the Lumina sedans as well, though the majority in service today are Impalas) * Chevy Tahoe …Read more […..]

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Chicago Pols Want National Guard to Fight Crime Wave

Two Chicago lawmakers want the National Guard brought in to help fight a surge of violent crime in the city, saying there is a “war” in Chicago that warrants the same kind of deployment as the U.S. has in the streets of Iraq and Afghanistan. Democratic state Reps. John Fritchey and LaShawn K. Ford are urging Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis, Mayor Richard Daley and Gov. Pat Quinn to order the Illinois National Guard to Chicago, where 113 people have been killed in shootings, stabbings, beatings and other violent crimes in 2010. The death toll at this time last year was 105. At a news conference Sunday, Fritchey and …Read more […..]

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Calif. deputy's daughter dies in accidental shooting

This is very, very sad. What a tragedy. Hopefully, we can all learn from this–keep those guns out of child’s reach! And to think that this guy can possibly be charged with a crime….Sad.. The tragic shooting didn’t involve the officer’s service weapon ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Members of the Placer County Sheriff’s Department banded together Wednesday after one of its deputies lost a child when she accidentally shot herself with her father’s gun. According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s office, 3-year-old Kalli Skogen died Tuesday from a gunshot to her abdomen. The coroner said that bullet traveled through her chest. Roseville …Read more […..]

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Man charged in massacre of wife, 3 other relatives

MARQUETTE PARK | No moon, no sun: ‘That meant Allah told him to take his family’ April 16, 2010 BY MARK J. KONKOL AND FRANK MAIN Staff Reporters The murderous rampage started after James Larry, a converted Muslim, looked to the sky and didn’t see the moon or the sun before dawn Wednesday, a family member says. “That meant Allah told him to take his family,” said the woman, who asked that her name not be printed. “That meant Allah told him to take his family,” said the woman, who asked that her name not be printed. “He went inside and said, ‘It’s time,'” the woman told the Sun-Times. » Click to enlarge image James …Read more […..]

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Police: Motel Guest Smacks Man in Head With Snake

ROCK HILL, S.C. (April 15) — Police in South Carolina say an argument between two motel guests ended when one of the men was hit in the head with a snake. Rock Hill police say the victim told officers that he argued Tuesday night with 29-year-old Tony Smith over loud music coming from Smith’s room. The dispute appeared to be over, but the man told police Smith walked up to him several hours later with a 4-foot python and hit him in the face with the snake’s head. Smith surrendered the snake to family members before police handcuffed him and took him to jail. Smith was charged with assault and battery. He remains in …Read more […..]

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