Monthly Archives: July 2017

Local police to present National Night Out fairs Tuesday

Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley police officers will be out in force in their respective cities Tuesday evening, but it won’t be for crimefighting in the traditional sense.

Each department will join National Night Out festivities with events to educate the public about crime prevention and provide a behind-the-scenes look at how police departments operate.

National Night Out is observed annually around the country to help police build positive relationships with residents.

Newport Beach police will hold a safety fair with free food, displays from the crime scene investigation, SWAT, K-9, animal control, horseback and community emergency response units, among others. There also will be games, face painting and a bounce house. The fair will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bonita Canyon Sports Park, 1990 Ford Road.

SMHS Criminal Justice team competes in national competition …

Stone Memorial High School’s Criminal Justice team recently competed in the SkillsUSA National Competition in June. The competition was held in Louisville, KY. This is the first time competitors in crime scene investigation from Cumberland County have advanced to the national level of SkillsUSA. The students that competed were Brooke Ritzman, Autumn Begley and Kimberly Fisher. The team represented the state of Tennessee in the Crime Scene Investigation competition. SMHS placed 11th out of 35 teams from all over the United States.

Another notable accomplishment was Tyler Davis, a senior at SMHS, placing fourth in the SkillsUSA State Competition in the Criminal Justice division for the second year in a row.

These accomplishments couldn’t have been obtained without support and training provided by Cumberland County Sheriffs Office, Crossville Police Department, Crossville Cumberland County Crimestoppers, City of Crossville and several other valued supporters. The Stone Memorial High School Criminal Justice Department advisors Kylee

Read more at: http://www.crossville-chronicle.com/community/school_news/smhs-criminal-justice-team-competes-in-national-competition/article_79e7eae6-7622-11e7-ac44-93a6ebd5c500.html

SMHS Criminal Justice team competes in national competition

Stone Memorial High School’s Criminal Justice team recently competed in the SkillsUSA National Competition in June. The competition was held in Louisville, KY. This is the first time competitors in crime scene investigation from Cumberland County have advanced to the national level of SkillsUSA. The students that competed were Brooke Ritzman, Autumn Begley and Kimberly Fisher. The team represented the state of Tennessee in the Crime Scene Investigation competition. SMHS placed 11th out of 35 teams from all over the United States.

Another notable accomplishment was Tyler Davis, a senior at SMHS, placing fourth in the SkillsUSA State Competition in the Criminal Justice division for the second year in a row.

These accomplishments couldn’t have been obtained without support and training provided by Cumberland County Sheriffs Office, Crossville Police Department, Crossville Cumberland County Crimestoppers, City of Crossville and several other valued supporters. The Stone Memorial High School Criminal Justice Department advisors Kylee

Read more at: http://www.crossville-chronicle.com/community/school_news/smhs-criminal-justice-team-competes-in-national-competition/article_79e7eae6-7622-11e7-ac44-93a6ebd5c500.html

Valley Hope celebrates 50 years

Valley Hope Association will be celebrating 50 years during a two-day celebration Aug. 18 to 19.

Valley Hope is an addiction treatment center in Norton, with the celebration featuring a parade and balloon launch along with several guest speakers.

“Valley Hope started as a small treatment center on the plains of Kansas in 1967,” Valley Hope President and CEO Pat George said in a press release. “Today, we have 16 centers in seven states in the Midwest. We have helped more than 300,000 people overcome addiction.

“We mark our 50th anniversary to celebrate the lives that have been transformed for the better and to recognize that our work is far from over.”

George is a former Kansas secretary of commerce born and raised in Dodge City.

George went from state representative to a member of Gov. Sam Brownback’s cabinet until an even bigger calling

Read more at: http://www.gctelegram.com/news/20170731/valley-hope-celebrates-50-years

Colbert: ‘​These Are Al Gore-Approved Climate Change Pick-Up Lines’

Check out this video from Great Big Story to see how scientists are solving crimes against animals.

Wildlife, including endangered species, are killed illegally, smuggled and sold for billions of dollars each year.

Founded by a crime scene investigator, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon, uses state-of-the-art technology (as well as flesh-eating beetles). Meet some of the forensics experts at “the only full service crime lab for wildlife in the world.”

Read more at: https://www.ecowatch.com/al-gore-colbert-2467603771.html

A rapist left his dentures behind at the crime scene. His name was written inside but no one looked.

The 2001 attack was vicious. In August, an 31-year-old Memphis woman was walking along Thomas Street, an empty stretch of road drilling through an industrial area north of downtown. A man approached, forced her off the road, and stabbed a metal object up under her chin so hard it stuck to the roof of her mouth. Then according to Memphis’s Fox 40, the unknown assailant forced the unnamed victim to perform oral sex.

When police arrived at the scene, they found an odd piece of evidence the rapist had forgotten: his dentures.

Along with other physical evidence from the assault, the false teeth were reportedly bagged and placed in a Memphis Police Department property room. There, like an estimated hundreds of thousands of rape kits across the country, the material sat untouched for more than a decade.

Until last summer, when Memphis authorities

Read more at: http://staugustine.com/news/national/2017-07-31/rapist-left-his-dentures-behind-crime-scene-his-name-was-written-inside-no

Man identified in fatal Greensboro hit-and-run | Crime | greensboro …

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Man identified in fatal Greensboro hit-and-run

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Military Police School hosts Scout Explorer Academy at Fort Leonard Wood

The United States Army Military Police School hosted the bi-annual National Law Enforcement Explorers Academy at Fort Leonard Wood for a group of 30 young people, ages 14 to 20, during the week of July 16 through 22.

The United States Army Military Police School hosted the bi-annual National Law Enforcement Explorers Academy at Fort Leonard Wood for a group of 30 young people, ages 14 to 20, during the week of July 16 through 22.

According to 1st Lt. Charles Boykin, assistant operations officer, 701st Military Police Battalion, USAMPS has been hosting explorers since 2007.
Boykin said the goal was for these explorers to “walk away with a positive experience about the Army and the Military Police Corps, encouraging them to want to pursue a career in law enforcement.”

The explorers were given hands-on training that set Fort Leonard Wood apart from the other

Read more at: http://www.therolladailynews.com/news/20170730/military-police-school-hosts-scout-explorer-academy-at-fort-leonard-wood

Highway Patrol investigating Greensboro hit-and-run | Crime …

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