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Black tar heroin. Photo via Wikimedia (DEA).

$12 Million in Black Tar Heroin Seized Near Myrtle Beach

August 12, 2010
Horry County, S.C., police found an estimated $12 million worth of heroin and other drugs in the Myrtle Beach area in what the police department is calling its largest seizure of the drug to date.

Illinois Officer Killed, Ridealong Injured in Pursuit Crash

August 11, 2010
A Cowden, Ill., police officer was killed Tuesday night while chasing a vehicle in Effingham County, Ill., police said. A passenger in the vehicle, Jessica Stuckemeyer, 22, was treated for injuries and released from Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Cowden Mayor Lorne Barnes said Stuckemeyer was doing a ride-along to gain experience in preparation for entering the police academy.

U.S. Marshals Hunt Ariz. Escapee in Arkansas

August 11, 2010
An escaped Arizona inmate and his alleged accomplice are suspects in a hair-salon robbery Wednesday morning in Arkansas, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

California Officer Wounded At Firing Range

August 11, 2010
The incident occurred while an officer was clearing a round from a .40-caliber handgun. The gun went off, sending the round into a concrete table. The bullet broke apart, sending fragments into a second officer's leg, hand, and face.

Impounded Pit Bull Gives Birth In Patrol Car

August 11, 2010
A pit bull that had been impounded and waited in the rear of a Prescott Valley (Ariz.) PD cruiser surprised an officer who opened the door of the vehicle at the station to find more than one dog.

Slain Harlem Suspect Bragged on Twitter About Going '2 Da Grave'

August 11, 2010
Luis Soto, the 21-year-old man who instigated a melee in Harlem that led to the deaths of two people and injuries to a pair of NYPD officers, portrayed himself as the toughest of gangbangers on the Twitter micro-blogging site.

9mm NYPD Round Killed Instigator of Harlem Brawl

August 10, 2010
Luis Soto, the 21-year-old involved in the fistfight that triggered a weekend melee at a Harlem block-party barbecue, was killed by a 9mm round fired from a NYPD officer.

D.C. Chief Stands Pat With Patrol Deployment After Transit Brawl

August 10, 2010
Metropolitan (D.C.) Police Chief Cathy Lanier won't increase patrols in the Chinatown area unless requested by Metro, following a weekend brawl at a train station that involved several dozen people.

Man Attacks Boston Transit Officer With Silver Cane

August 10, 2010
Henry L. Alexander is accused of yelling at the officer at 7:15 a.m., as he walked from his personal vehicle. The man saw the officer later, after the officer changed into uniform, and swung the cane at the officer's head, knocking off his uniform cap.

Seattle Confirms John Diaz As Chief

August 10, 2010
Diaz took over the department, despite initial objections from African-American community leaders who had objected to his support for Officer Ian Walsh, who was captured on video punching a jaywalking teen.
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