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Day 2 of trial for man accused of firing assault rifle at Smith County deputies concludes

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) –

The trial for a Tyler man accused of firing an assault rifle at two Smith County deputies concluded its second day Wednesday.

Updates from first day of trial found here

Ricardo Martinez Pineda is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, after he allegedly fired at a deputy during a high-speed chase in March 2016.

On that night, deputies followed Juan Quiroga, Jeremy Robinson, and Ricardo Pineda for hours after an attempted traffic stop. As the vehicle fled, Pineda allegedly fired numerous shots out of the vehicle at the deputies.

The deputies had been watching the men for hours before the attempted stop due to suspected illegal drug activity.

On Wednesday, the crime scene investigator who was called for the March 2016 high-speed chase took the stand, answering questions about what was found at the

Read more at: http://www.kswo.com/story/37238281/day-2-of-trial-for-man-accused-of-firing-assault-rifle-at-smith-county-deputies-ricardo-martinez-pineda

Day 2 of trial for man accused of firing assault rifle at Smith – KSWO …

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) –

The trial for a Tyler man accused of firing an assault rifle at two Smith County deputies concluded its second day Wednesday.

Updates from first day of trial found here

Ricardo Martinez Pineda is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, after he allegedly fired at a deputy during a high-speed chase in March 2016.

On that night, deputies followed Juan Quiroga, Jeremy Robinson, and Ricardo Pineda for hours after an attempted traffic stop. As the vehicle fled, Pineda allegedly fired numerous shots out of the vehicle at the deputies.

The deputies had been watching the men for hours before the attempted stop due to suspected illegal drug activity.

On Wednesday, the crime scene investigator who was called for the March 2016 high-speed chase took the stand, answering questions about what was found at the

Read more at: http://www.kswo.com/story/37238281/day-2-of-trial-for-man-accused-of-firing-assault-rifle-at-smith-county-deputies-ricardo-martinez-pineda

Man left with ‘life-changing’ injuries after assault

A man has suffered potentially “life-changing” injuries following an assault in Whitehaven.

The 39-year-old was one of two victims who were injured in the attack, which happened in Lowther Street late last night.

Police have arrested one man in connection with the incident.

He is currently helping with enquiries.

The victims are both men from the Whitehaven area.

A police spokesman said: “One of them sustained a serious injury – life-changing – and was taken to hospital.”

He suffered serious but non life-threatening head injuries.

The other victim was a 26-year-old man.

Police said he tried to intervene but was also assaulted, sustaining minor injuries.

Police were called to the scene at 11.42pm.

A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and ABH, and is currently in police custody.

Officers have today been carrying out detailed investigations at the scene of the incident.

Several police vehicles, including a Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)

Read more at: http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Man-left-with-life-changing-injuries-after-assault-ca652679-1536-4c8b-82aa-9969f24d82ca-ds

Man left with ‘life-changing’ injuries after Whitehaven assault | News …

A man has suffered potentially “life-changing” injuries following an assault in Whitehaven.

The 39-year-old was one of two victims who were injured in the attack, which happened in Lowther Street late last night.

Police have arrested one man in connection with the incident.

He is currently helping with enquiries.

The victims are both men from the Whitehaven area.

A police spokesman said: “One of them sustained a serious injury – life-changing – and was taken to hospital.”

He suffered serious but non life-threatening head injuries.

The other victim was a 26-year-old man.

Police said he tried to intervene but was also assaulted, sustaining minor injuries.

Police were called to the scene at 11.42pm.

A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and ABH, and is currently in police custody.

Officers have today been carrying out detailed investigations at the scene of the incident.

Several police vehicles, including a Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)

Read more at: http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Man-left-with-life-changing-injuries-after-Whitehaven-assault-ca652679-1536-4c8b-82aa-9969f24d82ca-ds

Frederick police respond to Friday morning assault on Heather Ridge Drive

Frederick police were investigating an assault that was first reported as a shooting in the 600 block of Heather Ridge Drive early Friday.

Officers were dispatched to the area around 8:30 a.m. and, while they did find evidence of an assault, there was no evidence that a shooting took place, said Cpl. Joe Palkovic, an assistant supervisor with the department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

“We did find evidence that an assault had occurred but we’re still investigating to determine what exactly happened,” Palkovic said.

A man was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries that were quickly determined not to be life-threatening, Palkovic said.

The detective was unable to provide any additional details regarding any suspect or suspects, but Lt. Kirk Henneberry, the new commander of the Criminal Investigations Division, said that police only received one call regarding the assault and the caller reported seeing a vehicle leaving the scene. 

It was not immediately clear

Read more at: https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/crime_and_justice/frederick-police-respond-to-friday-morning-assault-on-heather-ridge/article_ecd7f43f-881e-5d08-9ddb-2a32e6952fbd.html

Lowell, Massachusetts has no data and no clear policies on sexual assault

When examining sexual assault laws and the backlog of untested rape kits, one doesn’t have to search far to see examples of inconsistent policies.

In Gardner, Massachusetts for example, law enforcement officers follow clear guidelines on how to conduct victim interviews and how to mark, handle, and submit evidence. The approach, while follow high standards of crime scene investigation, is victim-centric, balancing both sensitivity to trauma and the demands of a criminal investigation.

But about one hour away, in the state’s fifth largest city, the policies vary dramatically. In Lowell, MA, the police department maintains no specific procedures regarding sexual assault response and no data on how many rape kits have and haven’t been tested.

For a city of more than 110,000 residents and the home of multiple colleges and universities, it seems strange there isn’t more thorough record keeping on this topic.

The evidence handbook

Read more at: https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/jul/27/lowell-massachusetts-rape-kit/

Boulder police locate person of interest in assault that left victim with ‘grave’ injuries


James Craig Dobson

Boulder police are interviewing a person of interest after a 43-year-old homeless man suffered “grave injuries” in an overnight assault at the corner of 27th Way and Baseline Road.

Boulder police were called out at 2:30 a.m. today on a report of an aggravated assault. When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from what they characterized as “grave” injuries. 

The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to the Boulder Community Health’s Foothills Hospital for treatment.

Investigators are interviewing witnesses and identified James Craig Dobson, 56, as a “person of interest” in the case. Police initially did not know where Dobson was, but said

Read more at: http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_31165773/boulder-crime-scene-investigation-shuts-down-u-s

Update: Sheriff’s deputy arrested in sexual assault pleads not guilty; incident happened outside gentleman’s club



By Stephanie Warsmith
and Amanda Garrett

Beacon Journal staff writers

Read more at: http://www.ohio.com/news/local/update-sheriff-s-deputy-arrested-in-sexual-assault-pleads-not-guilty-incident-happened-outside-gentleman-s-club-1.782032

Update: Sheriff’s deputy arrested for sexual assault pleads not guilty; incident happened outside gentleman’s club



By Stephanie Warsmith
and Amanda Garrett

Beacon Journal staff writers

Read more at: http://www.ohio.com/news/local/update-sheriff-s-deputy-arrested-for-sexual-assault-pleads-not-guilty-incident-happened-outside-gentleman-s-club-1.782032