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Arizona Men Tried to Steal Drugs while Dressed as Cops

October 13, 2009
Police said two armed men, pretending to be officers, invaded a south Phoenix home Monday and attempted to steal drugs being kept in the home.

L.A. Mayor, Council Leaders Strike Deal to Keep Budget Crisis from Shrinking LAPD

October 13, 2009
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in turn, said he had no problem with the council’s plan for canceling Police Academy classes next month -- as long as such a move does not result in an overall reduction in the size of the nearly 10,000-officer force.

Retired California Deputy Kills Purse Snatching Suspect

October 13, 2009
La Habra police received a call about 5 p.m. from a woman who said her purse had been snatched in the 1300 block of Beach Boulevard. Police then received a second call from the retired deputy, who said he was in his car chasing the suspects, who were fleeing in their vehicle, said Cindy Knapp, a spokeswoman for the La Habra Police Department.
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Pan American Flight 281 Hijacker Arrives in New York to Face Charges

October 12, 2009
Luis Armando Pena Soltren, who allegedly hijacked Pan American Flight 281 more than 40 years ago, voluntarily returned to New York from Havana, Cuba, to face charges, the FBI announced.

Man Arrested In RV After 8-Hour Standoff

October 12, 2009
The wife of the suspect told police their two children (ages 9 and 12) may be with the man. Police were not able to convince the man to surrender, despite phone calls, public-address messages and flash-bang grenades.

D.C. Police Freeze Hiring In Gay Liason Unit

October 12, 2009
The unit is staffed by openly gay and lesbian officers, and has dwindled to four officers from seven. Instead of hiring officers for those positions, Lanier wants to train patrol officers who ask to work with the gay community.

Dallas Police Find 2,000 Case Files in Detective's Garage

October 12, 2009
The Dallas Police Department is now sorting through sheaves of paperwork from the files of about 2,000 family violence cases that were found in a detective's garage, DallasNews.com reports.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers patrol using their four-wheel vehicles. Photo via National Geographic Channel.

National Geographic Debuts 'Alaska State Troopers'

October 9, 2009
The National Geographic Channel will debut on Wednesday "Alaska State Troopers," a reality series that "captures a mixture of raw nature and criminal activity throughout the Alaskan wilderness and its remote villages," according to the show website.

Las Vegas Officer Killed, Partner Seriously Injured in One-Car Accident

October 9, 2009
A Las Vegas Metro Police officer has died following a car accident Wednesday night. Officer Milburn "Millie" Beitel died at UMC following surgery. The other officer remains at UMC in serious but stable condition.

Streamlight Warns LE Customers Against Using Off-Brand Batteries

October 8, 2009
Streamlight today issued another warning about purchasing and using inferior quality lithium 123A batteries with its flashlight products or other products. Use of off-brand lithium batteries may present a risk of leakage, fire, explosion or serious personal injury, company officials said.
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