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Search Result: Holiday Crimes

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Illinois Mob Attacks Officers With Illegal Fireworks

July 6, 2010
Officers responded on three separate occasions to the housing complex. Police used pepper-ball guns and at one point pursued attackers in an attempt to restore order.

Iowa Man Bites Officer During Bar Fight

January 6, 2010
A 22-year-old Iowa man started off his 2010 by biting a police officer 11 minutes into the new year during a physical altercation with another patron of the Boogaloo Cafe in Burlington.

Drunk Drivers Using Twitter To Avoid DUI Checkpoints

December 30, 2009
Drivers are sending each other "tweets" that include the intersections of checkpoints, as well as text messages and an iPhone application that allows drivers to input checkpoint locations.

Off-Duty Officer Helps Wal-Mart Greeter Detain Shoplifter

December 30, 2009
After observing Joseph Anthony Hill attempting to force his way past the greeter with a shopping cart with unpaid TVs and a computer, officer Josh Wright identified himself and showed his badge.

Phoenix K-9 Officer Honored For Rescuing Abducted Girl on Christmas

December 29, 2009
The decisive action of Phoenix K-9 officer Mike Burns resulted in the return of a 5-year-old girl, who was abducted by a parolee on Christmas Day, AZCentral.com reports.

Watching Over Baby Jesus

December 9, 2009
To help catch nativity vandals, BrickHouse Security is offering GPS tracking devices that can be installed on Baby Jesus, wise men, or other figurines.

Search Broadens For Fla. Thanksgiving Day Shooter

December 3, 2009
A national manhunt is now underway for Paul Merhige, a Thanksgiving Day dinner guest who allegedly killed four relatives with a handgun.

Drunk Driving Prevention

November 30, 2009

November brings us to the onset of the holiday season. And the holiday season essentially begins and ends with two big nights of drinking: the night before Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve.

NYPD Prepares for Times Square's Festivities

December 31, 2008
A phalanx of rookie cops - one day out of the Police Academy - will be out in force on New Year's Eve as police keep watch on the festivities in Times Square. And keeping watch over them - and just about everyone else - will be Sky Watch, the retractable NYPD tower that allows police to spot problems from blocks away.

Fugitive Tricks Detroit Cabbies Into D.C. Trip, Then Skips Out

December 31, 2008
Nguyen, wanted in Pennsylvania for theft, fraud and forgery, ran off on the trio during a stop early Christmas morning in Maryland and left them without money to get back to the Motor City, they said.

N.Y. Police Nab Cop-Impersonating, Home-Invading Grinches

December 30, 2008
Nicholas Papaleo and Constantino Christo, both of Brooklyn, were tooling around in Whitestone, dressed as cops and bent on robbing a drug deal on the night before Christmas, police said. When they saw Robert Kapovic outside his well-kept home, they figured he might offer just as much bounty and a lot less resistance.

Tis the Season for Mayhem and Madness—So Be Safe

December 22, 2008
As the year draws to a close, the holiday season is upon us. However, for some professions-notably, police, fire, military, emergency medical, etc.-the holidays are often busier than the rest of the year. Those in these professions, along with their families, understand and accept this as a fact of life.

Shoplifting

December 1, 2008

In light of the recent economic downturn, retailers operating on a tight profit margin are going to be much less forgiving of shoplifters and have much higher expectations that you will deal with the shoplifting problem.

Speed Cameras Installed in Arizona to Monitor Holiday Traffic

November 27, 2008
DPS is using its entire fleet of 42 speed-enforcement vans and about 20 fixed units to cover all of I-10 and I-40 in Arizona.

Des Moines Police to Use Holiday Gifts to Ensnare Thieves

November 27, 2008
Last year more than 1,300 thefts from Iowa vehicles were reported in November and December. Officials say they hope Operation Gift Wrap will deter thieves who plan to steal holiday cheer this year.

FBI Warns of Possible Holiday Terror Plot Against New York City Subways

November 26, 2008
Federal authorities are warning law enforcement personnel of a possible terror plot against the New York City subway system during the holiday season.

Violence Around Bars

November 1, 2008

November brings what is arguably the biggest drinking night of the year. The night before Thanksgiving has achieved that dubious status in drinking establishments throughout the country. And it usually leads to violence around bars.

Stores in Illinois Town Voluntarily Ban Halloween Selling of Eggs to Minors

October 30, 2008
Starting last year, two Evanston community groups, Brummel Park Neighbors and Network 2424, backed by Rainey and Chicago Ald. Joe Moore (49th), decided to try to crack the problem at the source by asking stores to stop selling eggs to youths around Halloween. Moore's office sent letters to grocers, and Rainey tracked down a renegade store that supplied eggs used in a smaller number of eggings last year.

Tricks and Treats

October 28, 2008
It’s time for my Annual Real Men (and Women) of Halloween Genius Roundup wherein I review the previous year’s sordid activities. Here are the weirdos and wackos who helped keep us employed, entertained, or emotionally spent in 2007.

Crimes Against Tourists

May 1, 2008

There is a long recognized relationship between tourism and crime. Much of this can be attributed to "vacation behavior," a general carefree attitude that translates into carelessness and leaves the tourist vulnerable.

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