2 men charged with killing 2 during attempted robbery of drug proceeds in Syracuse


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse police today announced the arrest of two men in connection with a Sept. 25 shooting that left two men dead.

Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said at news conference Thursday Rene DeJesus, 33, and Brian Montanez, 26, were trying to rob the victims of “drug proceeds” when they killed two men.

Fowler would not say whether the victims were actually selling drugs, or whether they had been robbed of drugs, money or both.

DeJesus, of New York City, was arrested with the help of the New York City Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. He was brought back to Syracuse.

DeJesus was charged with first-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and attempted robbery, according to arrest records posted Thursday. He was arrested in New York City, records show.

Rene DeJesus, 33, of New York City 

Montanez  of Syracuse, was arrested in Syracuse. He was charged with second-degree murder and attempted robbery. His mugshot was not immediately provided.

The two victims were Jose “Jimmy” Osvaldo Castro, 39, of Syracuse and Arturo Resto Figueroa, 31.  Figueroa is not from New York and may have ties to Oklahoma, police said.

An “associate” of Castro’s called 911 around 9:47

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Hartford officer who used racial slurs during DUI arrest runs into paperwork problems in court



Robert Lanza

Robert Lanza

HARTFORD —  A Hartford officer who used racial slurs after being arrested for DUI, was arrested again after failing to appear in court Tuesday but those charges were later dropped after a court delay in paperwork appeared to cause a problem.

Robert Lanza was ordered by a judge to be re-arrested after his failure to appear. In August, Lanza was charged with driving under the influence where police said he used racial and ethnic slurs during his arrest.

His attorney said, “My office’s letter of representation and administrative request for continuance with an explanation of Officer Lanza’s absence were provided to the state in a timely fashion.  However, there was a delay in the State’s Attorney office in getting that information to the file.  The matter was resolved and the warrant was vacated administratively and Officer Lanza was given a continuance date. Matter is proceeding forward as normal.”

Town police said officers stopped the 11-year Hartford police veteran after reports of an erratic driver on state Route 72 in August. Authorities said Lanza slurred his words and smelled

... read more at: http://fox61.com/2017/09/05/hartford-officer-who-used-racial-slurs-during-dui-arrest-arrested-again/

Tiger Woods had 5 drugs in system during DUI arrest, toxicology report says


PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A new toxicology report shows golf great Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when he was found asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz along a Florida roadway over Memorial Day weekend, reports CBS affiliate WPEC-TV.

The report released this week by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says Woods had traces of the painkillers Vicodin and Dilaudid, mood drug Xanax, sleeping drug Ambien and THC – the active ingredient in marijuana — in his system.

The combination can reportedly cause unconsciousness, slowed breathing and confusion.

Woods, 41, was arrested at 2 a.m. May 29 about 15 miles from his home in Jupiter, Florida, when officers found him unconscious in his Mercedes-Benz, which was parked awkwardly on the side of the road and had damage to the driver’s side. It’s not clear how he damaged the car. Officers checked the area but didn’t find that he had hit anything.

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Tiger Woods pictured in a mugshot May 29, 2017, after an arrest for DUI

Woods didn’t know where he was when asked by officers, and he stumbled and swayed through a field sobriety test,

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Aaron Carter Says He Wasn’t Driving During DUI Arrest, Rebukes Brother Nick Carter’s Tweets


Former tween star Aaron Carter, 29, was arrested in Georgia over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession. Carter’s girlfriend Madison Parker, who was reportedly riding shotgun, was also cited for marijuana offenses. Both were released on bail. Last night, Carter released a statement in the emergency PR medium du jour: an iPhone note screenshot on Twitter.

“Aaron’s been traveling non-stop doing promotions on his latest hit single ‘Sooner or Later’ across the southeast when his automobile had a new tire put on it and it went out of alignment,” the note begins. “Aaron drove the vehicle to the nearest Auto Zone in Cornelia, GA. After being at the store and requesting help to get his alignment fixed, he was arrested inside by several police officers with aggression. The police also revoked his rights to have an attorney. Aaron holds a medical license for medical marijuana for his long standing anxiety. He feels his ‘celebrity’ was targeted and an attorney will be retained in this matter. The video from Auto Zone will prove that Aaron was not in a moving vehicle while arrested and charged with a DUI.”

Five people arrested during Jefferson Davis monument protests, NOPD says


After a tense night of protests at the Jefferson Davis monument in Mid-City, five people were arrested, according to New Orleans police. 

Of the five arrested, three were booked with disturbing the peace, one was booked with crossing a police cordon and the other with possession of marijuana and public intoxication. 

The arrests came as protests continued against the decision to remove monuments to Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and PGT Beauregard. A monument to the Battle of Liberty Place was dismantled and removed a week earlier. 

On Monday evening, a group of counterprotesters arrived for a standoff with the monument supporters. Exchanges occasionally became more than testy, with several people detained. 

Those arrested were identified as follows: 

  • Norman Hilred, 43, disturbing the peace
  • Theresa Wilden, 35, disturbing the peace
  • Columbia Bullion, 32, disturbing the peace
  • George Johnson, 42, crossing a police cordon
  • Dan Bingler, 33, possession of marijuana and public intoxication

 

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Gwinnett officer fired after kicking man in head during traffic stop, police say


Updated: Apr 13, 2017 – 3:50 PM


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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – A Gwinnett County police officer has been fired after video showed him kicking a handcuffed man during a traffic stop.

Channel 2’s Tony Thomas tweeted the breaking news Thursday afternoon.

Police: Felon killed Jacksonville music teacher during burglary


by: Brittney Donovan, Action News Jax
Updated: Apr 3, 2017 – 2:10 PM


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A 24-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly admitted to someone that he killed a Jacksonville music teacher during a burglary at her home.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Adam Christopher Lawson Jr. on Monday. 

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Operation March Sadness: 104 arrested during Spring Break prostitution sting


POLK COUNTY, FL (WCMH/WFLA) – It might be March Madness, but some unsuspecting criminals got wrapped up in “March Sadness” during a prostitution sting in Florida.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday announced the results of a major prostitution bust, resulting in the take down of more than a hundred suspects.

“Operation March Sadness,” a six-day-long undercover investigation at the PCSO Sheriff’s Operations Center in Winter Haven, focused on those who advertise prostitution services in online ads and identifying victims of human trafficking. PCSO undercover detectives, working with the Office of the State Attorney, arrested a total of 104 suspects.

“This is not a star basketball team. These are losers, and they all fouled out,” said Sheriff Grady Judd. “If you come to Polk County violate the law, you can guarantee you’re going to jail.”

Among those arrested was Dirk Watson, 32. Deputies say he’s an active-duty Captain in the US Air Force with high security clearance. He’s also a coach for his son’s little league baseball team. Officers say he left his wife and two children at Disney World so he could go meet up with what he thought was a 14-year-old

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