Media advisory, Thursday, March 8, 2012, 9 a.m., Ontario Federation of Labour, 15 Gervais Drive, Black Community Police Consultative Committee hosts "The Great Debate"
The BCPCC mandate is to work together with the Toronto Police Service, (TPS), in an advisory capacity, to promote and advocate for competent, equitable policing and safe communities.
The Great Debate is an initiative that brings police officers and youth together to accomplish the following goals:
- improve the debating skills of youth
- give students the opportunity to practise their public-speaking skills
- bridge the divide between police and students
The Great Debate will run from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Students will participate in mini-debates at 10:45 a.m. and the main debate will be held at 1:20 p.m.
Approximately 80 students are expected to participate this year. Senior TPS officers will be in attendance.
For more information, please contact Joan Young at 416-396-4400, ext 20090.
About the BCPCC:
The Black Community Police Consultative Committee has been working to bridge the divide since 1987, with the mandate of working together with the Toronto Police Service in an advisory capacity to promote and advocate for competent, equitable policing and safe communities.
Contact: Kwesi Johnson, Vice-Chair, 416-416-438-3697 ext. 293 or
Cathy Rocha, 75, was last seen on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 8 a.m., in the French Avenue/Jane Street area.
She is described as white, 52, 120 lbs., with grey/black short hair worn in four pony tails. She was last seen wearing a black winter jacket, black fur hat, black running shoes and glasses.
Police are concerned for her safety.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.
FEBRUARY 15 2012
NASHVILLE TN. Metro Nashville and Vanderbilt University police officers were on high alert over the week-end as they searched for a man who had raped a woman in a parking garage at the university and was accused of sexually attacking several other women near the campus.
On Sunday, Metro police say that a Centennial Memorial Hospital security officer spotted the wanted man, Tyrone Batts, 25, on foot on Leslie Avenue and took him into custody.
Police have charged Batts with two counts of rape, attempted rape and robbery involving a number of incidents.
At the time of his arrest, Batts was on $50,000 bond for aggravated robbery and felon in possession of a weapon charges. He was also convicted of indecent exposure in July 2011, and was sentenced to three years for cocaine possession in 2008.
Police said that the alert security officer probably prevented other violent crimes from happening.
MONTGOMERY, AL - Montgomery police have arrested two men for a shooting and are continuing their investigating of the shooting at Eastdale Mall.
The victim, an unidentified adult male, was shot multiple times, according to police on the scene. The victim was rushed to Baptist South Medical Center for surgery. He is listed in critical but stable condition.
The shooting occurred at 3:20pm in the Sears parking lot closest to the Belk department store. The suspects were seen fleeing in the direction of the Max Credit Union.
Mall security responded and followed two suspects, according to police. Alabama State Troopers also put a helicopter in the air to assist in the search.
Montgomery police were alerted by security that the suspects had abandoned their car and were running on foot and near-by officers pursued the two suspects.
Officers took the unidentified individuals into custody a short time later.
Authorities say this was not a random act of violence. The victim was targeted and there were no other individuals harmed in the incident. There’s no other information available at the moment.
Police say that it was because of the mall security officer’s efforts to tail the men that police were able to make a quick arrest.
SOMERVILLE NJ- Quick thinking by a security guard saved a 57-year-old woman from a carjacking early Saturday morning. According to Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano and Somerville Borough Chief of Police Dennis Manning, Raymond K. Kaeser III, 20, of Highland Road in the Colonia section of Woodbridge was arrested in connection with the incident.
Soriano said that at 4:05 a.m., the female victim was sitting in her parked vehicle in Somerset Medical Center’s parking deck when Kaeser entered her vehicle by smashing the rear passenger window with his fist. According to the prosecutor, once inside the victim’s vehicle, he ordered her to drive out of the deck. When she refused, Soriano said, the defendant threatened to kill her.
As the victim began to drive toward the parking deck exit, she flagged down a hospital security guard, Soriano said. Seeing that the victim alerted the guard, Kaiser pushed the victim’s right leg down on the gas pedal in an attempt to get her to continue driving. The security guard intervened and notified the Somerville Police Department, the prosecutor said.
Somerville police responded and arrested Kaeser without incident.
Kaeser was charged with carjacking, first degree, and was sent to the Somerset County Jail. Bail was set by Judge Margaret Goodzeit at $100,000, cash only.
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Police say that a security officer shot and killed an armed teenager Friday night in southwest Atlanta.
Officers identified the teen as Kenard Arnold, 17, of Atlanta, who died at the scene after being shot in the back, officials said.
The shooting happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. at the De Lane Court Condominiums at 1867 Myrtle Drive, Atlanta police spokeswoman Ms. Kim Jones said.
Investigators said Mr. Arnold was firing a gun in the direction of another man when a security officer from the area drove up at the location.
The security officer fired his weapon, hitting Mr. Arnold once in the back, Ms. Jones said.
The teen ran for a short distance before collapsing and dying at the parking lot, Ms. Jones said.
It was unclear Saturday if the security guard said anything to the teen before firing his gun. It was also unclear why the teen was shooting at the man who police have not yet been able to identify.
Police are still investigating this shooting and has not said if there will be any charges filed.
ATLANTA GA JAN 1 2012
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A Mobile man acquitted of murder 7 years ago now faces new charges in a shooting that occurred early Wednesday at a Prichard strip club, officials said.
Aaron Lytaun Dunning, 30, faces 2 counts of 2nd-degree assault and discharging a weapon into an occupied building. The shooting occurred about 3:10 a.m. Wednesday at the Toy Box Gentlemen’s Club on Wilson Avenue, Police Chief Jimmie Gardner said.
Prichard police arrested Dunning for allegedly shooting the club’s manager and security guard after he and another man were thrown out of the nightspot, Gardner said.
The gunman and another man – identified by police as Willie James Harris Jr. – fled in a red Cadillac, but were caught a short time later on Interstate 65, Gardner said.
Dunning was booked into Metro Jail shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday and released about 9:30 a.m. with the total bail for all 3 charges set at $9,000, records showed.
Gardner said that the club manager asked Dunning and Harris to leave “because of their rude behavior in the club.” He said he did not know what the men had done.
After the men were thrown out of the club, Gardner said, Dunning allegedly told the manager, “‘I got something for you’ and came back and shot both the security guard and the manager in the lower left leg.”
Both victims were taken to the University of South Alabama Medical Center with serious injuries.
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A nightclub security bouncer and a partygoer celebrating his 30th birthday were shot dead outside a bar in Chicago’s River West neighborhood early Christmas Day, police and relatives said.
Robert Warren, 34, a security guard and factory worker Jose Duckins, 30, were both killed in the gunfire outside the Victor Hotel nightclub in the 300 block of North Sangamon.
Detectives Sunday were questioning a suspect who had been thrown out of the club earlier that night, but returned and “just started shooting,” Warren’s niece April Bullock said.
Her uncle, of the 7300 block of North Damen, “was just doing his job and he was killed for no reason,” Bullock added. “He had kids – we’re all in shock.”
No charges had been filed as of Sunday evening, and the shooting was still under investigation, Chicago Police Officer Veejay Zala said.
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Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies are trying to identify a man who sexually assaulted and robbed a woman inside her apartment then left her tied up until she was freed by a security guard.
It happened at the Warren Oaks apartment complex on the 2400 block of Fair Oaks Boulevard.
Steven Aguilar, a security guard for the complex, said the woman was tied up for nearly 10 hours.
Aguilar said he was walking around the property around 10:30 p.m. Monday when a woman waved him down. He heard someone mumbling for help near a window, Aguilar said.
Aguilar went to the apartment and knocked on the door. When he got inside, he found a woman partially clothed in a bedroom with duct tape over her mouth. Her hands and feet were tied behind her with rope.
I was kind of panicking this was new to me,” said Aguilar.
He called 911 and used a kitchen knife to free the woman.
“She felt fine. Her arms were hurting and her hands were numb,” Aguilar said. “She could barely walk, but put clothes on. It took her a minute because she was hurting.”
The victim told Aguilar the man came to her apartment around noon for a massage appointment. The man carried tape and rope with him in a jacket then left with the woman’s phone and cash, Aguilar said.
Deputies responded to the complex, but only have a vague description of the attacker. He’s described as a black man in his mid-30′s to late-40′s.
The property manager at Warren Oaks would not say anything about what happened.
Several residents, who were contacted by phone, were not aware of the incident until they saw it on the news.
FAIR OAKS, CA
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