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Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office recruits volunteers for community work



LIVE OAK For four hours a week, Tim Loe teaches children about safety, looks for suspicious activity at people’s homes and reports safety violations at parks — all duties in the typical day of a sheriff’s deputy. Except he’s not a paid employee, he’s a volunteer with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

“It’s just out there having fun,” said Loe, a Mount Hermon resident and retired active duty and reserves police officer with the Armed Forces. “It keeps you in the law enforcement loop.”

The sheriff’s office has about 100 volunteers, and is recruiting for more. Its volunteer program, established in 1996 by

Read more at: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20180211/NEWS/180219960

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, NCIS incinerate seized drugs

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Members of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit and the NCIS destroyed some drugs seized during criminal investigations that were no longer needed as evidence Wednesday.

Between the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and the NCIS, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, spice, bath salts and drug paraphernalia were disposed by using the OCSO Little Vulcan incinerator.

This incinerator was donated to the Sheriff’s Office by the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and is used to destroy drugs that are no longer needed by the court for criminal prosecution of drug offenders.

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Boulder County Coroner Emma Hall to run for re-election

Boulder County Coroner Emma Hall will run for a third and final term this November, she announced on Monday.

Hall, who was elected to her first four-year term in 2010 — succeeding former Boulder County Coroner Tom Faure — says that she hopes her performance is enough to convince voters to give her another four years.

“For me,” she said on Monday, “it’s just about running on (my) record; when I came in I made changes and advanced the office into the current times.

If re-elected, she hopes to leave the office with at least two long-term goals accomplished.

“What I’d like to do in the future is have the office be accredited — not a lot of offices in the state of Colorado are accredited yet,” she said. “Another thing is a historical committee; to have someone come in and help us compile and preserve some of the historical things

Read more at: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_31595340/boulder-county-coroner-emma-hall-re-election

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

OSBI investigates second inmate death in Latimer County since Christmas Eve

LATIMER COUNTY, Okla. – The OSBI, for the second time since Christmas Eve, has been called in to investigate an inmate death in Latimer County. 

According to OSBI reports, a 45-year-old inmate slashed his own throat with a shaving razor and was rushed to a hospital where he died. Just after noon Saturday, an inmate requested a shaving razor and soap to shave.

A detention deputy then saw on video what he described as suspicious movements inside the 45-year-old man’s cell. When they went to check on him, deputies said they saw blood on the inmate and inside the cell.

The man was transported to Latimer County Memorial Hospital with lacerations to his neck and wrists. Doctors pronounced him dead just after 2 p.m., according to reports.

Latimer County Sheriff Jesse James requested OSBI investigate the death.

 An OSBI agent spent the day collecting evidence, documenting the scene, and interviewing witnesses. The inmate’s name has not been released.

He was booked

Read more at: https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/osbi-investigates-second-inmate-death-in-latimer-county-since-christmas-eve

1st homicide in Lawrence County?

I find that I tend to gravitate toward the crime/detective-type genre when I have free time to watch television shows. I grew up watching Columbo, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, Father Dowling, Perry Mason. I can’t keep track of how many different versions of Law and Order, CSI, and other type of criminal profiling, crime scene investigation, and detective-solving-mystery-type programs continue to be created, so at any time, there seems to be plenty of options from which to choose. 

In the same way, headlines about these kinds of topics catch my eye, no matter the year they were written, and such was the case for today’s topic, found in the Aug. 13, 1908, edition of the Deadwood Pioneer-Times, which had reprinted an article from the July 15, 1876, edition of the Black Hills Pioneer. The headline reads, “Murder of John Hinch of Pioche, Nevada First Homicide in the Diggings.”

The article begins, “It

Read more at: http://www.bhpioneer.com/opinion/st-homicide-in-lawrence-county/article_b508bec8-ecb7-11e7-bc13-47c94832df01.html

Most discussed stories in Dickson County in 2017

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Dickson County leaders watched a presentation by Dal-Tile leaders at the company’s second Dickson plant, which is still being set up. Leaders also toured the current facility in the Dickson County Industrial Park.
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The following are some of the most discussed stories in Dickson County in 2017: 

Burns Middle School approved

A new, $30 million Burns middle school was given final approval at the final Dickson County Commission meeting on Dec. 18. In doing so, project managers said the school should open by fall of 2019.

The commission voted 6-5 Monday to approve the 103,000-square-foot middle school after three years of

Read more at: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/dickson/2017/12/28/most-discussed-stories-dickson-county-2017/985638001/

Saratoga County deputies visit BOCES students



SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. On December 1, the Career and Technical Education Criminal Justice Studies students at the F. Donald Myers Education Center had the opportunity to hear from two Saratoga County deputy sheriffs who are also alumni of the program.

Deputy John Carey (class of 1996) and Deputy Nikki Voegler (class of 2007) made a presentation to morning and afternoon classes about law enforcement and their day to day duties as police officers.

They showed the students protective gear, the safety items they pack in their vests, talked about patrols, and even showed

Read more at: http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20171206/NEWS/171209881

Henry County CSI: ‘Hundreds’ of blood stains at crime scene | Local … – Quad

On the second day of Quenton Whiteside’s trial in Henry County Circuit Court for attempted murder and other charges, Illinois State Police crime scene investigator Garrett Tasker described to the jury the contents of 107 pictures taken in the Whiteside home in Galva on the day a bloodied victim was taken from the basement by ambulance last April 17.

Trooper Tasker concluded there were “easily hundreds” of blood stains in 15 areas of the house.

Blood stains were found in the living room, dining room, kitchen and basement. One stain was found on the living room ceiling. In the kitchen, a bottle of bleach with no cap had blood where the cap would be screwed on. Trooper Tasker photographed water dripping off a shower head in an upstairs bathroom with a bloodstain on the shower curtain. He said he doesn’t normally test each stain at a crime scene.

Trooper Tasker also found

Read more at: http://qconline.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/henry-county-csi-hundreds-of-blood-stains-at-crime-scene/article_12cfeed8-6864-5905-bed1-6ca0e90da718.html

Henry County CSI: ‘Hundreds’ of blood stains at crime scene – Quad

On the second day of Quenton Whiteside’s trial in Henry County Circuit Court for attempted murder and other charges, Illinois State Police crime scene investigator Garrett Tasker described to the jury the contents of 107 pictures taken in the Whiteside home in Galva on the day a bloodied victim was taken from the basement by ambulance last April 17.

Trooper Tasker concluded there were “easily hundreds” of blood stains in 15 areas of the house.

Blood stains were found in the living room, dining room, kitchen and basement. One stain was found on the living room ceiling. In the kitchen, a bottle of bleach with no cap had blood where the cap would be screwed on. Trooper Tasker photographed water dripping off a shower head in an upstairs bathroom with a bloodstain on the shower curtain. He said he doesn’t normally test each stain at a crime scene.

Trooper Tasker also found

Read more at: http://qconline.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/henry-county-csi-hundreds-of-blood-stains-at-crime-scene/article_12cfeed8-6864-5905-bed1-6ca0e90da718.html