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'Anytime, Anywhere': Life, Living, and Crime in the Real World

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this is just a quick news blurb - and i thought it will help drive the point: "anywhere at anytime"

Police hold man seen leaving in victim's car
Kerry Fehr-Snyder
The Arizona Republic
Jun. 3, 2007 10:45 PM

An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed as she worked alone inside an office complex Saturday morning.

Phoenix police arrested a man reportedly seen leaving the area shortly after the shooting.

Norma Gabriella Contreras was shot in the upper body and killed about 11 a.m. Saturday while working at an insurance office at 7342 W. Indian School Road.

The suspect, Stephen D. Reeves, 53, was charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and theft of a vehicle.

"It appeared the victim was chosen randomly," Phoenix police Detective Bob Ragsdale said.

Witnesses called 911 after they heard a women screaming. Police arrived at the scene and saw blood on the floor of one of the complex's offices.

A witness reported to 911 operators seeing the suspect get into the victim's parked car and drive away as officers arrived on scene.

Operators notified the officers, who soon caught up with the car, found Reeves inside and arrested him.
Note: MMC I modified the title of your thread to be more general as your thread concept is an excellent idea toward long term cataloging of as much. Please excuse my intrusion.


- Janq
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SWAT team in standoff at Hampton McDonald's

MrMcCrackin said:
...stay away from work and drive thru's!
To add to this threads theme...

As reported today by the Daily Press:

SWAT team in standoff at Hampton McDonald's
Phoebus High was put on lockdown

Daily Press
June 4, 2007, 3:00 PM EDT

HAMPTON -- All of the hostages involved in a police standoff at a a McDonald's restaurant are free and uninjured, but Hampton police continue a a tense standoff with an unidentified gunman.

Police say they received a call about 1:54 p.m. from a person who said they were armed and inside the restaurant, which is at the intersection of Pembroke Avenue and Grimes Road.

The caller did not make any demands, but early reports were that a number of people inside the restaurant at the time the standoff began were held inside a freezer - including an employee who is eight months pregant.

Police set up a command post a short distance away from the restaurant, with ambulances and fire trucks parked nearby.

All of the hostages were released about 4:40 p.m., after members of the SWAT team went inside the restaurant. There were no reports of shots fired.

A spokeswoman for Hampton City Schools says nearby Phoebus High School went into lockdown at 2:05 after being told about the standoff by city police.

She says the district also put Jones and Spratley middle schools and Merrimack, Cary and Smith elementary schools in modified lockdown to protect students.

When Phoebus dismissed school at 2:35, all students who walked to school were taken to the gymnasium and were not allowed to leave until they could be safely escorted off campus or were picked up by parents.

Students who drove to school left through the faculty parking lot. Hampton Roads Transit buses, which provide school transportation, were rerouted so they did not drive by the restaurant. All afterschool activities were canceled for the day.

Christina Meyer of Hampton said she lives next door to the restaurant and went in about 1:30 p.m. to put in a job application, but was told none were available. Asked after the standoff started whether she still wanted to work at the restaurant, Meyer said no.

Staff writers Shawn Day and Jim Hodges, and staff photographer Sangjib Min are on the scene. Look to for updates on this breaking news story.

The story can be found at;,0,3500791.story?coll=dp-news-local-final

- Janq
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Robber Forces Utah Woman to Fill His SUV With Gas

As reported via FoxNews:

Robber Forces Utah Woman to Fill His SUV With Gas

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman was held up during a fill-up.

The woman was pumping gasoline at a station south of downtown Sunday morning when a man stuck something in her back, told her it was a gun and ordered her to start filling up his sport utility vehicle instead of her own car, said Salt Lake City police Detective Jared Wihongi.

"This is definitely not common," Wihongi said Monday.

The woman put $15 worth in the other vehicle's tank before her debit card reached its limit.

Wihongi said surveillance video at the station showed two men in a large, white sport utility vehicle with Wyoming license plates. They could face aggravated robbery charges.

The woman was so shaken up by the incident she didn't call police until about three hours later.

The story can be found at;,2933,278117,00.html

- Janq
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Man Leaps on Jeep carrying Pope Benedict XVI

As reported by

Man Leaps on Jeep carrying Pope Benedict XVI
Pontiff Appears Unfazed After Man Jumps Barrier

Jun 6, 2007

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A man leaped over a barricade during Pope Benedict's weekly audience on Wednesday and tried to jump on to his moving, open-topped popemobile but was stopped by guards.

It was the first serious security breach in the Vatican regarding Benedict since he was elected in April 2005. The man took the Pope's bodyguards by surprise and managed to get to within about a meter of the Pope.

Vatican sources said the man was unarmed and did not appear to have posed a threat to the Pope, who was not aware of what was happening behind him.

Television pictures showed a man wearing a baseball cap and short pants jump out of the crowd and over a wooden barricade in St Peter's Square as the Pope passed by on the jeep to start his weekly general audience for some 40,000 people.

Hurtling from the Pope's right, he tried to jump on the back of the moving popemobile but only managed to touch it before being wrestled to the ground by Vatican security guards.

The Pope was standing on the open jeep facing forward and looking at the crowd to his left and did not see the man trying to get on the vehicle.

The driver did not appear to know what was happening behind him since the speed of the vehicle did not increase.

The episode lasted about 15 seconds.

The man, believed to be between 20 and 30 years old, was taken in for questioning and was due to be handed over to Italian police.

While Vatican guards make initial detentions in St Peter's Square, suspects are routinely handed over to Italian police in line with a special international agreement in force since 1929.

Benedict's predecessor, John Paul, was shot and nearly killed in the same square by Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca on May 13, 1981.

The report with video can be found at;

- Janq

Note: Not even The Pope is absolutely completely without fail 100% safe from crime, criminal acts, and/or highly motivated crazy people with intent.
We average Joe and Jane types who are not Pope's who expect same or in some folks minds better are just not being realistic. I suppose those same people would suggest The Pope simply dial 9-1-1 and wait for Robocop to swoop in just in the nick of time.
Oh, and the Popemobile is not a "Jeep". It's a customized Land Rover Defender 90.
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Gunmen attack police chief in Cancun beach resort

As reported via

Gunmen attack police chief in Cancun beach resort

2:57 p.m. May 4, 2007

CANCUN, Mexico – Gunmen attacked the police chief of Cancun, a major Mexican beach resort with rising cases of drug gang violence, killing one of his bodyguards but leaving him unharmed, the government said Friday. A group of men opened fire on Ricardo Samos' truck Thursday after other vehicles cut it off in downtown Cancun, the government said.

One bodyguard was killed at the scene and another remained in serious condition in hospital.
Mexico has seen a wave of drug-related brutality in the last couple of years and President Felipe Calderón has sent thousands of soldiers to states on the U.S. border and other regions to wage war against narcotics cartels.

“Until now we have seen feuding between crime groups unconnected to the state, but yesterday's event was an attack against institutions, against the police department,” Feliz Gonzalez, governor of Quintana Roo state, told reporters.
One man was arrested and dozens of guns – some of them AK-47 assault rifles – were confiscated in connection with Thursday's attack, Gonzalez said.

Drug-related deaths in Mexico number more than 700 so far this year. In April, five corpses with bound hands and feet were found in a sports utility vehicle in Cancun.
Cancun, a mass of towering hotels crammed along a narrow strip of white beaches, attracts millions of Americans and Europeans each year.
Fighting between drug gangs has normally been out of sight of tourist areas of Cancun, although other kinds of violence have increased.

In February, a British tourist tried to push his girlfriend off a 13th floor hotel balcony during a drunken fight but ended up falling to his death.
Last year, a married Canadian couple were found with their throats slashed in hotel room near Cancun. Their murders remain unsolved.

The story can be found at;

Note: This is Cancun where Americans and their college aged kids go to play on the beach, and figure/assume they will be safe & protected. Here though not even the chief of police of Cancun is safe from crime on his own home turf and beat (!).
This story reads like the script from 'Man On Fire' only this time it's real world...

- Janq
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Tragic Shooting Unfolded in West Springfield (MA)

As reported by my local news CBS3 Springfield (MA):

Tragic Shooting Unfolded in West Springfield

Story Published: Jun 2, 2007 at 6:37 PM EDT

Story Updated: Jun 2, 2007 at 8:42 PM EDT
By Meghan Backus
Video Watch The Story
Members of one community are reacting to a tragic shooting that unfolded before their eyes in broad daylight.

"We do not have these types of incidents in West Springfield," said Police Capt. John Ferrarini, "It's a very peaceful community."

But gunshots broke the peace. Police say 23-year-old Evelyn Tavarez of Springfield was shot several times by her estranged boyfriend outside the Price Rite near Memorial Drive and Union street. The ex-boyfriend, Jose Paulino, then turned the gun on himself and later died from those wounds. It's an act many people call senseless and selfish.

"They don't consider the fact that i'm coming through here with my daughter and my wife, which we were here 20 minutes prior to (the shooting)," said Ramon Sanchez of West Springfield.

And dozens of shoppers were witness to this horrific scene. People watched as police cautioned off the scene, cleaned up puddles of blood and carried off Tavarez's body.

"People around here shouldn't be used to this," said Jonathan Cruz of Springfield. "I don't think this should be happening or going on - it's crazy."

But police say the crime was an isolated incident. The Republican reports Tavarez had a restraining order against Paulino in another state, and she moved to Springfield to get away from him.

"Now his family and her family are going to be the ones left holding this burden," Sanchez said.

It's a burden that some West Springfield residents are going to have to overcome every time they shop at their neighborhood supermarket.

"It makes me feel sad," said Marco Carrillo of West Springfield. "But it's not going to change the way we feel about West Springfield or the shopping mall."

The article can be found at;

- Janq
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My local police blotter reads similarly. ^^

Yesterday my wife and I decided to take the kids to a local childrens park to meet up with a friend there with her own kid. I was carrying and to be completely honest I sat in a swing swinging myself watching all the moms and kids playing and I sat there thinking to myself...maybe it was silly to carry to a playground. How likely would I be run up on while sitting here in this swing right now. What if my pistol got hung up on the edge of the swings chain and pulled out to the ground? How would I feel and play this off to our friend muchless the 20 some odd parents that were at the playground alone?
I'm being totally serious and honest here, I was having these thoughts to myself.
Off in the distance there were two sets or groups of kids practicing baseball on the diamonds with coaches and parents watching. being bored I walked over to watch and then I walked up on a coaching parent and asked about the program. It was a 'pee-wee' league event and the kids were having a practice day. The dude and i chatted for about 10 minutes, I gave him my name and thanked him for the time & info as well as advisory toward my own daughter who happens to love playing baseball and I began to amble back off to the playground.
As I did so the second group of kids who had been practicing on an adjacent diamond were coming off field and a few kids were literally right next to me talking amongst each other as they walked back to the parking lot which is near the playground swings area. One kid tells his friends that his dad had just gotten a call from his mom saying that she had left the house earlier to go shopping only to return and find their front door open and his dads laptop missing. he said she knows the laptop was there when she left because it was sitting on their kitchen counter and she had used it prior to leaving. The boys went on to say his mom was across the street at a neighbors house when she called and was scared to go int he house having called his dad to ask what to do. The boy told his friends that his dad told her to call the police and that he was coming home right now. They were shutting down practice early because of this. The boys friends asked how did they get in the house to which he replied they had a "hidden key" and that the burglar must have found the key. That was his own theory.

I got back to the playground and my wife asked me hey whats going you know that guy?
I just told her we talked about baseball.

A few minutes later we all packed up and left too.
On the drive home I thought to myself, 'Anytime, anywhere'.
What if right now we'd been coming home and entered only ti find ourselves in the midst of a home invasion/robbery? We've got tons of windows, multiple levels of decks, and very many exterior access/egress doors that normally are locked securely but are not impenetrable.

As silly as I might feel swinging on the swings at my local playground packing cocked & locked...I'd feel even more silly and sad if I got caught up in some shit in my own damn home and I choose to not carry when I otherwise could or would. What would or could I or we do, unarmed, under such a very real possibility circumstance? Yes we do happen to live in a historically and statistically extraordinarily safe region/town/zip code/neighborhood/street/house...but so does the guy with his laptop stolen from his home. As based on the location of this park it's very likely the guy is a neighbor of mine if not lives in my town. I wonder how his wife felt to enter her home and discover it's been breached by an unauthorized person(s).

Crime happens every where to anyone anywhere anytime.

- Janq
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Sex Attack Inside Church Captured On Videotape


I'd posted this originally on the day this occured but a search of the site reveals it's just poof...gone.
So yes this is a repost and considering this new area to come along I cannot think of a better place to put it.

As reported by KUTV:

May 17, 2007 11:38 am US/Mountain
Sex Attack Inside Church Captured On Videotape

(CBS) NEW YORK CITY - It's supposed to be a sanctuary, but instead a New York church became perhaps the most unexpected place for a sex attack.

Middletown, N.Y. police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman inside a local church -- in an act that was captured on surveillance video.

The attack happened just after midnight on Wednesday. The victim, a female volunteer at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Middletown, was volunteering during perpetual adoration when the church is kept open for paying respect over the Eucharist.

As seen on the video, the suspect walks in and sits down in a pew. Moments later, he suddenly leaped on top of the woman, holding her down and groping her.

They struggled briefly before the victim stabbed the attacker in the neck with a pen she was carrying. The man fled and the woman called police. The entire attack happened in less than a minute.

"A crime like this has a chilling effect on the entire community. This is an active and open investigation. We're following up on every lead. Credit the victim in this case for fighting off this vicious and heinous attacker," said Middletown Police Chief Matthew Byrne.

The suspect is a white male with brown hair, about 6-feet tall and is seen in the video wearing cut-off blue-jean shorts and a red "Aeropostale" shirt.

""She was participating in perpetual adoration, which is a 24-hour watch in a Catholic chapel," Chief Byrne reiterated. ”She fought off the attacker with her pen and that was enough to buy her time and scare him off, and I credit her."

The story can be found at;

- Janq

Lesson Learned: Not even ladies praying and alone with their thoughts in a house of God, church, are safe from predators.
It's a God damn shame.
They ended up locating the rat bastard thanks to calls in from citizen neighborhood watchdogs;,2933,273572,00.html
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In a case like that keep cool like you did and make a bee line for the closest one of these three;

1. Police station of any sort (state cop barracks, sherrifs office, local PD sub-station, dunkin Donuts, anywhere there is a real cop)
2. Fire station (One that is populated preferably with it's bay doors open...just drive right up to the bay doors and honk your horn...attention will be paid to your forthwith by multiples of backup)
3. Drive around your local town/city untill you locate a cop on the street...then drive straight to him directly. Do not speed or attempt to 'out run' the fool or to shake him by doing illegal turns or running lights, endangering yourself and/or others. As well stay away from highways as that just introduces speed and high risk.

Dial 9-1-1 or *57 if your stat has that activated.
In my own cell I have the non-emergency numbers for all of of my local PDs programmed into my phone, just in case.
What ever you do do not drive to your home, office, a friends house nor any other personally identifiable place of perceieved safety.

People these days are straight the fuck up crazy.
Honestly I don't even mouth crap or look at people who do wrong anymore, male or female. Call me a pussy or whatever but I'm too old to be fighting over stupid shit in the street and have far too to lose than to trade that for a little momentary pride gain.

Last thing I'd ever want to do is post up the news story of a Gunatic who got himself all jammed up over what the next day would be regarded by most all the rest of us as relatively nothing at all. :(

Just imagine shooting some guy over some loudly mouthed words, a few finger signs, and a confusion over who's on first in a mall parking lot.
It's already happened twice this week with a CCW and the road ragers of all people being an off duty cop and the other a recent police retiree. That other guy acting like a bag of nuts could literally be anybody...and himself packin'.

- 'Safety Sam'
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He ignoring your bumper sticker possibly indicates he was blind with crazy person rage or he just didn't care. Either way that is a person you don't want to be having a street debate with.

My own latest interaction with a crazy person on the street was last Friday as my inlaws treated us out to a walk through town to have dinner at our favorite pizza place. As we all were walking along the sidewalk I noticed a youngish looking (early 20s maybe) Black male looking over my family and as we walked toward and they past him (I was last man taking up the rear) he smiled at my kids and inlaws. Once I was physically adjacent to him I looked him in the eye and stated to him "How's it going Black man?".
Before any folks get upset that is an old school way of greeting another fellow Black person when amongst a majority environment. It's an acknowledgment and saying of basically 'Hi, I recognize you exist.'. There is no racist statement in that akin to a woman saying 'Hi sister' to another.
So anyway the dude at first has a friendly facial composure and he responds saying he's doing alright. I nodded him off with a smile and without slowing continued my stroll.
But that's when the crazzy kicked in...

Next thing I know before my next foot had fallen his face went to anger and he began ranting about some people who had walked by earlier speaking of how they were "Mayan". I slowed my roll to 1/2 speed and turned my body to face spidey senses for danger immediately went to orange. I know of angry crazy people well and how they act/react. I do not trust one as far as I can throw one. Without even thinking I felt my hands go down by my sides forward of my pockects fingers outstretched...ready to fight a bitch.
The dude now began speaking very loudly going on about how those prior people could not have been Mayan because the Mayans were all "erradicated" by the "wicked conquerors"....and at that he proved himself to me to be crazy.
I smiled to him and without saying a word walked off in a backward step for tow or three and kept on truckin up the sidewalk. We could still hear him ranting from 30' away once we entered the door of the pizza place.
Once inside my inlaws asked me if I knew that guy. I've never seen him before in my life. My mother inlaw asked what was he talking about? I saidd; "The Mayans".

Anytime, anywhere...crazys, fools, nut jobs, folk off their meds, mean people, dick people, sadistic people, and kindly people too. They are everywhere and often they look just like you or first.
Where I live there happens to be a high concentration of mentally ill people and the community at large abides if not embraces them and their living on our streets like they are community pets or favorite trees. It's to me very odd and the local po-po largely ignore them.

- Janq
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The thing was...he didn't appear to be homeless.

He looked just like any other average college student around here...except that he was Black which is extremely rare here as even with the students we make up less than 1% of the total population with non-white minorities (including hispanics) totalling out to ~5% of the population.

For all I know this guy could have been a PhD candidate or an employee at the close by $tarbucks on break. He was just standing alone next to a newspaper box observing people as they walked by doing otherwise nothing and looking to be for the area very much average.


- Janq
Help Needed To Find Killer Of Disabled Man

As reported by KCAL CBS 2 (CA):

Jun 9, 2007 12:00 am US/Pacific
Help Needed To Find Killer Of Disabled Man

(CBS) LOS ANGELES The public's help was sought in finding a suspect in the fatal beating of a mentally disabled man caught on videotape.

On May 29, about 8:45 p.m., 41-year-old James McKinney was walking to a store from a board and care facility for the mentally challenged where he lived, police said.

As he neared the corner of Wilton Place and Olympic Boulevard in the Country Club Park district, an assailant approached him from behind and violently struck the back of his head with an aluminum baseball bat.

The assailant fled on foot as McKinney fell to the ground and hemorrhaged. A passerby called 911.

McKinney suffered massive head injuries and was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he died Sunday.

The suspect was described as a Latino, 16- to 20-years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds. He was bald, wore black shorts, a dark T-shirt and white tennis shoes.

"We hope that someone can identify the person who committed this horrific crime and will call police with information on his whereabouts," Officer April Harding said.

Anyone with additional information on the killing can call Wilshire Division homicide detectives John Shafia or Mark Holquin at (213) 473-0446.

The story with video of the attack can be found at;

- Janq

Lesson Reaffirmed: People may attempt to hurt or even kill you for absolutely no reason at all and not even to rob you, just for their own entertainment or to fend off boredom.
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Couple finishes restaurant meal while child tied in hot car

As reported via CNN:

Couple finishes restaurant meal while child tied in hot car

POSTED: 10:40 a.m. EDT, June 13, 2007

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (AP) -- Police in northwest Georgia have rescued a boy from a hot car where his mother's companion is accused of tying him up.

Ringgold, Georgia, police say a Cracker Barrel restaurant employee called police after seeing Raymond Minchew take the 6-year-old out of the restaurant and return without him -- then finished eating his meal. Ringgold is 13 miles southeast of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Police found the bound boy sitting in the car, crying.

Sgt. John Gass says the child was soaked with sweat and had a rope tied to one of his ankles. Gass says the temperature was in the 80s Saturday in Ringgold.

The 61-year-old Minchew and the boy's mother -- 35-year-old Rachel Gilchrist -- were arrested and charged with cruelty to children and concealing a weapon. There was a handgun in the car.

Investigators believe the boy was in the hot car for about a half hour.

Gass says the couple contended the boy had misbehaved, although witnesses at the restaurant disagreed.

The boy has been placed in protective custody.

The story can be found at;

- Janq

Lesson Learned: Trouble may not occur to or for you directly but to those in your immediate environment, persons who otherwise are themselves defenseless such as a child. As well not all parents are parental such as is the case with this poor kids mother not looking out for his best interests and protecting him from the danger of her dining companion...and likely fuck friend.
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Unborn child lost in 3 attacks on pregnant women

As reported by WFAA (TX):

Unborn child lost in 3 attacks on pregnant women

01:12 AM CDT on Wednesday, June 13, 2007


DALLAS - A North Texas woman lost her unborn child Monday after she was one of three pregnant victims in separate attacks across Dallas.

Just one month before her due date, Andrea Boyd said a random group of girls attacked her while sitting on her porch outside her home.

"I just remember pushing her from over me and grabbing my stomach," she said.

Boyd said the girls are no strangers to the area, and have been frequently seen driving around.

"[They're] hanging out the car, playing music loud and nothing's being done about it," she said.

One of the girls, Boyd said, ran up to her as she was on the porch and punched her in the face.

"I slipped and fell," she said. "When that happened, all the girls came and they were kicking and swinging."

Boyd said she tried to fight back against the girls.

"So, I'm having to fight two or three girls at one time," she said.

Boyd's mother said the attackers hit her hard.

"I was very nervous and upset about it," she said. "She could have lost her baby. She could have lost her life."

While the attack didn't harm her baby, another woman attacked Monday along Chapel Creek Drive did lose her baby after she too was a victim of violence.

Elizabeth Sandejas was still at Parkland Memorial Hospital Tuesday after she delivered her baby boy only to lose him.

Boyd said the news of Sandejas' loss made her realize how fortunate she was to walk away.

"There's so much of this going on," she said. "I'm lucky, very lucky to have gotten out without my baby being injured."

The third attack occurred along the 1400 block of Marsh Lane in Dallas. Authorities said the expecting mother will also be okay.

As for Sandejas' baby, he is at the medical examiners office. If he died of natural causes, charges won't be filed. If he died of trauma, detectives said they will be looking for a homicide suspect.

E-mail [email protected]

The story with video can be found at;

- Janq

Lesson Reaffirmed: Anytime, anywhere, to anyone including even pregnant women sitting on their porch by anyone including girls from the street.
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Teen breaks into police station, fires shots

As reported via the Union Leader (NH):

Teen breaks into police station, fires shots

The Associated Press

Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2007

SPRINGFIELD, N.H — A former student whose disturbing online messages caused a modified lockdown at Kearsarge Regional High School on Monday broke into an unstaffed police station, stole a shotgun and fired several shots, hoping to commit "suicide by cop," police said.

The 19-year-old was taken into custody later Monday and is now in a secure psychiatric facility at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where a psychiatrist said he was suicidal, said police Chief Timothy Julian.
The young man said he stole the shotgun and pulled the trigger "because he wanted to die and he was going to shoot himself," Julian said. "Then he decided he'd rather point the gun at a police officer and have the police officer shoot him."

Police have not released the former student's name, as he has not been charged with crime. However, Julian said he expects criminal charges will be filed eventually.

The Kearsarge Regional School District cancelled kindergarten and all outside and after-school activities and police patrolled the schools Monday after the former student wrote an online suicide note to his friends Sunday night and also warned one not to go to school, authorities said.

The note told his friends he loved them and expressed his hopelessness and inability to see another way out of his struggles.

School officials said the young man, who lived in Springfield, was a senior who had left school earlier this year. Students who received the note told high school administrators, who contacted the district and Sutton Police.
Police in Springfield also got a call about a suicidal person Sunday night and started looking for him. Julian said he returned to the police station around 11 p.m. and discovered it had been broken into and a shotgun had been stolen from the evidence room. Someone also had shot through a wall.

Julian heard a shot from woods bordering a nearby recreation field and called for police backup from neighboring towns. A second shot was fired, but even with help from a state police helicopter, officers could not find the man that night. The next morning, police found the missing shotgun in the woods.

The young man was found walking down a street late Monday afternoon, and did not resist when police took him into custody. He hadn't eaten in two days, Julian said, and had been living in different places since dropping out.

The report can be found at;

- Janq
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Columbia Police Searching for Mall Shooting Suspect (SC)

As reported via WBCD 2 (SC):

Columbia Police Searching for Mall Shooting Suspect

Thursday, Jun 14, 2007 - 05:37 AM Updated: 05:53 AM

By Associated Press
The hunt continues for the suspect in a shooting outside a South Carolina shopping mall that left a man dead and his daughter injured.

Police say Michael James Young confronted the woman at the mall in Columbia, then followed her into the parking lot, where he shot her and her father. The father died at the scene.

Young was free on a $75-thousand bond after being arrested earlier this month and charged with stalking the woman.

Authorities say the woman has been talking to police. They have not released her condition.

The article with pic of the suspected murdering stalker can be found at;

- Janq

Lesson Learned:
When confronted by crazy people in the mall while being unarmed, do not go to the parking lot. Stay around people and yell & scream or even run away to elsewhere within the mall screeching for HELP!!!
Going to your car in relatively secluded places like a parking lot consistently seems to work out FTL.
As well restraining orders and such don't mean jack...get some CNS or a gun.
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Guard in gun drama posed as Hub cop (MA)

As reported by the Herald (MA):

Guard in gun drama posed as Hub cop
By Laurel J. Sweet
Thursday, June 14, 2007 - Updated: 04:07 AM EST

An off-duty security guard accused of pointing a loaded handgun at two women who didn’t buy he was a Boston police officer kept up his charade even as the real cops were arresting him.

Adam Nieves, 26, of South Boston, who is lawfully licensed to carry a firearm for his employer, Capital Protection and Security, allegedly approached the women, ages 23 and 33, on St. Casimir Street in Southie early Tuesday night and asked them, “What’s going on?”

When the ladies appeared unreceptive, Nieves allegedly began twirling a pair of handcuffs, told them he was a Boston police officer, drew a loaded semiautomatic Glock from a holster and aimed it at them.

The victims, who had been conversing with four male family members, fled and called the real police, but Nieves apparently stayed in character.
“(Nieves) stated to the officers that he was a Boston police officer,” said Jake Wark, spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley. “The officers didn’t believe him and handcuffed him for their own safety, as well as the safety of others in the area.”

Capital Protection and Security said Nieves does have a gun permit for working armed job sites, but did not work Tuesday.

Nieves pleaded not guilty yesterday in the South Boston Division of Boston Municipal Court to two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, impersonating a police officer and violating a restriction of his license to carry.

Prosecutors sought $5,000 cash bail, but Judge Ernest L. Sarason Jr. set bail at $1,500 cash and ordered Nieves to stay away from the victims.

The story can be found at;

- Janq
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Who was this...what member?

I may break radio silence and send him a PM wishing him & his buddy regards for surviving.
Nevermind if you could please pass on my regards and those of us all at Gunatics.


- Janq
Teen turns tables, shoots robber after taking away gun (at Arby's drive thru)

As reported by

Teen turns tables, shoots robber after taking away gun

09:32 PM CDT on Monday, June 18, 2007

A 44-year-old man who was trying to rob a teenager and his mother in a fast food drive thru was shot several times after the teen grabbed the gun from him and fired back, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee.

The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. at the Arby’s drive-thru located at 3845 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie.

According to Lee, the victims were in their car waiting to place an order when 44-year-old Carl Chestnut of Kenner walked up to the vehicle and pointed a gun at them.

Lee said Chestnut tried to get into the car and was attempting to pull out the 53-year-old mother when the teen fought with him over the weapon, grabbed it away and then fired several times, striking Chestnut.

Chestnut was hit in the head and torso, but the injuries aren’t believed to be fatal.

The story with video can be found at;

- Janq
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Good question mate!

It would depend on the circumstances and IMHO as applied to me, myself, and I...I personally would expect of myself to strive to keep in mind 'J.A.M.'.

Jeopardy, Ability, and Means

Stage 1 Yellow: Jeopardy
Am I (1) or those directly associated to me (2) or those within my immediate area (3) in my own opinion or assessment in danger by way of another or others? Jeopardy is totally subjective so it's very important to keep in mind context. I know this would seem to be a no brainer but lots of past victims have not realized they were walking toward muchless in jeopardy.
As defined by my long time favorite dictionary Merriam-Webster; "1 : exposure to or imminence of death, loss, or injury : DANGER".
If there is no 'jeopardy' then there is no problem even as there might otherwise be 'ability' and 'means'.

Stage 2 Orange: Ability
Does the person(s) and/or animal(s) that has me, mine, or possibly those sharing my immediate area oxygen supply have the capability to physically _or_ emotionally do me, mine, or possibly those sharing my immediate area oxygen supply irreversible and lasting serious harm.
The reason I include 'emotional' as well as 'physical' is because what if the BG were wishing to sexually assault my wife or daughter, say placing hands on their body in such a manner that is not only inappropriate (which is a given) but would be in such an egregious manner that thereafter a normal and prior otherwise mentally healthy person would have significant issue with recovering from the attack if ever.
To define 'ability' M-W says; "1 a : the quality or state of being able <ability of the soil to hold water>; especially : physical, mental, or legal power to perform."
If there is 'jeopardy' but no directly associated means then there is nothing more than empty threats and hater talk. Talk may make kids and women cry but words will never draw blood on their own.

Stage 3 Red: Means
Does the person(s) and/or animal(s) that has me, mine, or possibly those sharing my immediate area oxygen supply have the expressed intent to do me, mine, or possibly those sharing my immediate area oxygen supply irreversible and lasting serious harm.
As defined by M-W; "1 a : to have in the mind as a purpose : INTEND, b : to design for or destine to a specified purpose or future. 2 : to serve or intend to convey, show, or indicate : SIGNIFY".
If there is 'jeoprady' and/or 'ability' but no 'means' as defined to mean intent, which can be stated verbally or implied non-verbally, then well there is nothing to fear but fear itself.

In a case like this with a carjacker it would be difficult for me or anyone not there to call it because who knows what play the BG might make immediately after being disarmed and he's jacked up like me on adrenalin and fear...

- Janq
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Robbery/arrests // Three boys, 12, 13 and 14

As reported in the Baltimore Sun:

Originally published June 16, 2007

Police blotter
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County.

Robbery/arrests // Three boys, 12, 13 and 14, were arrested Thursday afternoon and were charged as juveniles with the armed robbery of a female motorist in the 1300 block of W. North Ave. The woman, 50, reported she was forced to stop for a boy riding a bike in front of her about 5 p.m. Seconds later, another teen placed an unknown object to her head and said, "Don't move or I'll shoot you." No weapon was displayed. While a third youth acted as a lookout, the boy on the bike stole the woman's purse containing an undisclosed sum of money. A witness told police the three boys fled to a nearby alley. Police arrested the boys, but did not recover the victim's purse.

The report can be found at;,0,3657631.story?coll=bal-local-headlines

- Janq

Lesson learned: Hyena come not only anywhere at anytime but at any age by any means of conveyance (bicycle) and with all manner pre-planned and practiced methodology.
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