Police: Trooper Shot Armed Man During Traffic Stop | Pennsylvania News


MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) — State police in western Pennsylvania say a trooper shot and killed an armed man during a traffic stop after a reported theft from a mall over the weekend.

Police said troopers were called to the Washington County mall at about 6 p.m. Saturday after the Rural King store reported a retail theft. Police said the suspects’ vehicle was spotted and stopped minutes later in Mount Pleasant Township.

Police said the driver was taken into custody, but a passenger refused to leave the vehicle. Police said as the trooper was issuing “verbal commands,” the passenger “brandished a firearm,” and didn’t comply with orders to drop the weapon.

Police said the trooper fired a shot, hitting the passenger, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The Washington County coroner’s office identified him as 26-year-old Dennis Fonoimoana of Burgettstown. An autopsy is planned and the cause and manner of death remain under investigation.

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Man arrested in teen’s death following police pursuit | News


SHREVEPORT, La. — A Bossier City man has been arrested in connection with a Friday night police pursuit that ended in the death of his teenage passenger. 

William Player Jr., 22, is charged with negligent homicide, in addition to a host of other offenses, in the death of Brenda Adler, 13. 







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The crash happened just after 11:30 p.m. on Montrose Avenue near Line Avenue. 

State police said troopers were asked to assist Bossier City police after the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe failed to stop for a traffic violation on Interstate 20. Troopers took over the pursuit when it entered Caddo Parish. 

Player led troopers through Shreveport until turning on Montrose and hitting a brick access wall. The force of the impact caused the Tahoe to overturn several times then hit a utility pole.

Adler, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected and died at the scene. A second juvenile, also unrestrained, was treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Player was not injured and ran from the scene, but was arrested after a brief foot chase. 

In addition to negligent homicide, Player is also charged with negligent injuring, aggravated flight, resisting an officer, hit and run driving, possession of of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, possession of a Schedule II CDS and illegally carrying of weapons. He’s held in Caddo Correction Center on bonds totaling $257,500.

Troopers found a handgun, a high capacity magazine and various narcotics in Player’s SUV. 

 



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12 Summer Safety Tips for home and travel from Roseville Police Department


Summer Safety Tips

Planning Your Safe Summer

Roseville, Calif.- Summertime fun is quickly approaching. The school year is wrapping up, and vacation plans are well underway. Make sure your plans also include how you will secure your home and belongings while you enjoy that much deserved time away.

Whether you are gone for one night, or a few weeks, here are some suggestions to secure your home and protect yourself while you’re on vacation.

7 Home Safety Tips

  1. Ask a trusted friend, or family member, to regularly check on your home.
  2. Make sure all windows and doors are closed and locked. If possible, try adding a dowel or security bar as an added safety measure.
  3. If you get regular deliveries try to put them on hold, or have someone retrieve them, while you are gone. Check out the www.USPS.com website for information about putting your mail on hold.
  4. Install motion-sensor video doorbell or security cameras that can send you alerts or text messages.
  5. Set a timer on a light inside your home to give the impression someone is inside.
  6. Avoid discussing future vacation plans on social media. This can give would-be thieves too much information. And, try not to post vacation photos or details until you return.
  7. Set up a Vacation House Check through the Roseville Police Department website. This program is a free service offered by your Police Department. The checks are performed by volunteers and is supplemental to your own safety and security efforts but can help deter possible thefts or damage to your property.

Away from home safety tips

  1. Share your travel plans with a trusted friend or family members, including hotel and flight information in case of an emergency.
  2. Double lock your hotel door by using the extra bolt or safety latch.
  3. Be friendly when you are out sightseeing; but remember not to give your personal information, your hotel room number, or travel plans to strangers.
  4. Keep your valuables close to you or securely locked in a hotel safe. Purses should be zipped up and worn close to the body. Try not to put loose dollars, credit cards, or your ID in your back pocket, those can easily be pick-pocketed. Use your front pockets if necessary.
  5. Do not hang the bags on the back of your chair. When dining out, bags, purses, or backpacks are most safe on your lap or on the floor between your legs.

Many of these safety tips are common sense simple steps that can be followed year-round. If you see suspicious behavior in your neighborhood, contact Roseville Police Department or file an online crime report. Safe travels, and we hope you enjoy a crime free vacation.

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Buffalo shooting: Mass shooting at supermarket was a racist hate crime, police say


The alleged gunman made disturbing statements describing his motive and state of mind following his arrest, the official said. The statements were clear and filled with hate toward the Black community. Investigators also uncovered other information from search warrants and other methods indicating the alleged shooter was “studying” previous hate attacks and shootings, the official said.

The revelation comes a day after a gunman killed 10 people and wounded three others at the Tops Friendly Markets store in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo. Eleven of the people who were shot were Black, officials said.

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said Sunday the attack was a racist hate crime and will be prosecuted as such.

“The evidence that we have uncovered so far makes no mistake that this is an absolute racist hate crime. It will be prosecuted as a hate crime,” he said. “This is someone who has hate in their heart, soul and mind.”

People gather outside a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, where 10 people were killed on Saturday.

Investigators believe the suspect acted on his own in the shooting, Gramaglia said. The suspect was in Buffalo a day before the shooting and did some reconnaissance at the Tops Friendly Markets store, the commissioner said.

The victims included a former Buffalo police lieutenant working as a security guard and the 86-year-old mother of Buffalo’s retired fire commissioner, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said. Two people remain hospitalized in stable condition, a spokesman for Erie County Medical Center said Saturday night.

Authorities say the suspected Buffalo supermarket shooter traveled from hours away. Here's what we know
The suspect, Payton S. Gendron, surrendered to police and was taken into custody. He was charged with first-degree murder, prosecutors said, and pleaded not guilty in court Saturday night, Buffalo City Court Chief Judge Craig Hannah told CNN.

Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said Gendron is currently under suicide watch.

The attack bears similarities to a number of mass shootings in recent years that were motivated by hate and intended to be seen online, including the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2019.
The Buffalo attack was the deadliest US mass shooting of the year. There have been at least 198 mass shootings so far in 2022, per the Gun Violence Archive, which like CNN defines a mass shooting as four or more people shot, not including the shooter.

The owner of a firearms shop in New York told The New York Times that the suspect recently bought a Bushmaster assault weapon. A background check on the suspect at the time showed nothing, Donald told the Times.

“I knew nothing about it until I got the call from them. I couldn’t believe it,” said Robert Donald, whose shop is in Endicott, about 200 miles from Buffalo.

“I just can’t believe it. I don’t understand why an 18-year-old would even do this,” he added. “I know I didn’t do anything wrong, but I feel terrible about it.”

Suspect targeted predominantly Black area

Investigators are reviewing a 180-page purported manifesto posted online in connection with the shooting. The author of the document, who claims to be Payton Gendron, confesses to the attack and describes himself as a fascist, a White supremacist and an anti-Semite.

“We are obviously going through that with a fine-toothed comb and reviewing that for all evidence that may lead us to besides the manifesto itself,” Erie County District Attorney John Flynn told CNN’s Victor Blackwell.

The manifesto’s author says he bought ammo for some time but didn’t get serious about planning the attack until January.

The author writes about his perceptions of the dwindling size of the White population and claims White people are being replaced by non-Whites in a “White genocide.” This “replacement theory,” once a fringe idea, has recently become a talking point for Fox News’ host Tucker Carlson as well as other prominent conservatives.

“We continue to investigate this case as a hate crime, a federal hate crime and as a crime perpetrated by a racially motivated, violent extremist,” said Stephen Belongia, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Buffalo field office.

In the manifesto, the author says the supermarket in Buffalo is in a ZIP code that “has the highest black percentage that is close enough to where I live.”

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul told CNN investigators believe the suspect targeted the busiest place in that area at the busiest time.

What we know about Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect Payton Gendron

“This was targeted by ZIP code,” Hochul said. “This was the highest concentration of African Americans within hours.”

The ZIP code that includes the store, 14208, is 78% Black, according to the US Census Bureau’s 2020 American Community Survey. That is the highest percentage of Black population of any ZIP code in upstate New York.

Hochul said an AR-15 used in the shooting was purchased legally in a gun store in New York state but was modified with a high-capacity magazine, which is not legal in the state.

The suspected gunman had previously been on the radar of police, officials said.

As a student at Susquehanna Valley Central High School, he made a “generalized threat” in June 2021, Gramaglia said. The student was brought in for a mental health evaluation and was released after a day and a half, according to Gramaglia. The threat was not racially motivated, he added.

A spokesman for the New York State Police confirmed to CNN it investigated and responded to a report that a 17-year-old student had made “a threatening statement” in June 2021 at the same high school. The student was taken into custody and transported to a hospital in June 2021 for a mental health evaluation.

State police were unable to confirm how long the individual was in the hospital or the findings of the evaluation. They also refused to name the 17-year-old.

Earlier Sunday, Hochul said on ABC’s “This Week” the suspect had previously been under surveillance with medical authorities related to “something he wrote in high school.”

In his hometown, the suspect worked at the local Conklin Reliable Market for about four months and left about three months ago, according to the store’s owner. The owner described him as very quiet, while a neighbor similarly said “you wouldn’t get more than a word or two” from him.

How the shooting unfolded

At around 2:30 p.m., the suspect drove to Tops Friendly Markets near the areas of Masten Park and Kingsley. Wearing tactical gear and armed with an assault weapon, the suspect allegedly shot and killed three people in the parking lot and wounded a fourth, according to a statement from Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.

The suspect then entered the store and exchanged gunfire with an armed security guard who was a retired member of the Buffalo Police Department, the district attorney said. The guard was identified as Aaron Salter, Brown said.

Because the suspect wore heavy tactical gear, however, the guard’s bullets did not have any effect, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said Saturday.

Radio transmission shows what first responders knew as gunman opened fire at Buffalo supermarket

“He was very heavily armed,” the police commissioner said. “He had tactical gear, he had a tactical helmet on, he had a camera that he was livestreaming what he was doing.”

Inside the store, nine people were shot before the suspect was apprehended by police, according to the district attorney’s statement.

In a statement sent to CNN, livestreaming service Twitch confirmed the shooting was streamed and said the user “has been indefinitely suspended from our service, and we are taking all appropriate action, including monitoring for any accounts rebroadcasting this content.”

CNN obtained a portion of the livestream which showed the suspect arriving at the supermarket in his vehicle. CNN is not airing the video.
People hug near the scene of the mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Markets store Saturday.
Grady Lewis said he was outside the supermarket when he heard seven or eight gunshots and saw a White man dressed in tactical gear spraying gunfire at the entry of the store. Law enforcement arrived within two minutes after the shooting began, Lewis told CNN affiliate WKBW. He “heard at least 20 or so shots” before the suspect exited the store.

“He came out, he put the gun to his head, to his chin. Then he dropped it and took off his bulletproof vest, then got on his hands and knees and put his hands behind his back,” Lewis said, describing the moments the suspect was arrested by police. “I thought they were going to shoot him but they didn’t shoot him.”

“I still don’t even believe it happened … that a person would go into a supermarket full of people,” he said. “It was horrible, it was really horrible.”

The Tops Friendly Markets store released a statement Sunday saying it was heartbroken over the violence. “Tops has been committed to this community and to the city of Buffalo for decades and this tragedy will not change that commitment,” the company said.

CNN’s Samantha Beech, Tina Burnside, Travis Caldwell, Gregory Clary, Phil Gast, Jennifer Hauser, Chuck Johnston, Jamiel Lynch, Christina Maxouris, Artemis Moshtaghian, Sharif Paget, Shimon Prokupecz, Liam Reilly, Sabrina Shulman, Brian Stelter, Brian Todd and Emma Tucker contributed to this report.



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Big Spring Police looking for man accused of making threats at local radio station


Big Spring, Texas (KOSA) -Big Spring Police are looking for identifying a man accused of making terroristic threats at a local radio station.

On April 28, 2022, at approximately 2:41 p.m., officers with the Big Spring Police Department responded to KBST Radio Station located in the 600 block of Johnson in about a terroristic threat. Upon arrival, officers learned that an unknown white male wearing a white shirt and black shorts entered the building and spoke with the front desk clerk. The unknown male began to make death threats toward the employee and anyone inside the building before exiting the building and leaving in an unknown direction of travel.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) involved in this case. Remember no caller ID is ever used and all tips are anonymous.

Do not leave your tip on Facebook messenger. Use the “submit a tip” icon on our page.

Do not lose your tip number, you will need it to claim your reward

You can also call the TIPS line at 432-263-8477 (TIPS) you will remain anonymous and no caller ID is ever used. Or, use the p3tips.com software; you can submit your tip online and it is also completely anonymous.

Please reference case # 2-22-01334 in your tip.

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Delaware State Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision – Delaware State Police


Date Posted: Monday, May 9th, 2022

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred Thursday afternoon in the Lewes area.

On May 5, 2022, at approximately 1:46 p.m., a 2012 Chevrolet Captiva operated by a 74-year-old Millsboro man was traveling eastbound on Lewes-Georgetown Highway (US 9), approaching three vehicles that were slowing down for traffic ahead. Directly in front of the Captiva was a 2014 Subaru Forester operated by a 66-year-old Lewes man. The Subaru slowed down for traffic on Lewes-Georgetown Highway. For unknown reasons, the Captiva did not slow down for traffic, and its front bumper struck the rear of the Forester. The impact of that collision then pushed the front of the Forester into the rear bumper of a 2011 GMC Sierra, driven by a 54-year-old Georgetown man that was traveling directly in front of the Forester. This collision then caused the front bumper of the Sierra to strike the rear bumper of a 2012 Ford F-150, driven by a 40-year-old Magnolia man that was traveling directly in front of the Sierra. All vehicles came to rest in the middle of the eastbound lane of travel and along the eastbound shoulder of Lewes-Georgetown Highway.

All occupants of the vehicles were properly restrained. The driver and passenger of the GMC Sierra sustained minor injuries but were not transported to the hospital. The driver of the Captiva was transported to an area hospital for life-threatening injuries. On May 7, 2022, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next-of-kin.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Master Corporal K. Argo by calling 302-703-3264. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police, by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1-800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected]

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Palm Springs Police reopens roads following traffic accident


UPDATE: Roads are now back open at the intersection of South Farrell Drive and East Ramon after a two-car accident around 3 p.m. Saturday.

One driver with injuries was extricated by the fire department. No word on the status of the other driver involved.

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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Single Car Crash on I-495 – Delaware State Police


Date Posted: Saturday, May 7th, 2022

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single motor-vehicle collision that occurred on I-495 last night.

On May 6, 2022, at approximately 9:24 p.m., a 2007 Grand Marquis driven by a 65-year-old man of Newark, DE was traveling southbound on I-495 south of Philadelphia Pike.  The Marquis left its lane of travel at a bend in the roadway and entered the median where the driver’s side of the vehicle struck a guardrail.  As a result of the collision the vehicle overturned and came to rest on its roof.

The 65-year-old operator of the Marquis was transported to Christiana Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.  The 64-year-old female front seat passenger of Newark, DE was transported to Christiana Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

Southbound lanes of I-495 were closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway was cleared.

Both the operator and passenger were wearing their seatbelts.  Impairment on the part of the operator is pending a toxicology analysis.  The investigation into this collision is ongoing.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Sergeant John Jefferson by calling 302-365-8484. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com

*Traffic Advisory* Delaware State Police Investigating Serious Crash

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected]

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*UPDATE- Victim Identified* Troopers Investigate Fatal Single Car Crash on I-495 – Delaware State Police


Date Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal single motor vehicle crash on April 30, 2022, as Dennis E. Saulters Jr, 35, of Philadelphia, PA. 

On April 30, 2022, at approximately 3:57 a.m., a 2016 Mercedes Benz driven by Dennis E. Saulters Jr., was traveling southbound on I-495 south of Philadelphia Pike. For unknown reasons, the Mercedes crossed over the partial left shoulder, and the left side of the car struck the guardrail. As a result, the vehicle traveled southwest, crossing the three southbound travel lanes before exiting the road and traveling down the grass embankment and striking the concrete support and a DELDOT pole with the front right corner. The car then overturned and came to rest on its roof in the area of East Holly Oak Road.

Saulters was not properly restrained and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Senior Corporal Matthew Calio by calling 302-365-8483. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com

Troopers Investigate Fatal Single Car Crash on I-495

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected]

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Police searching for suspect after Whitehall police officer dragged by man fleeing traffic stop – WPXI


WHITEHALL BOROUGH, Pa. — Allegheny County police are searching for a suspect after a Whitehall borough police officer was dragged by a man fleeing a traffic stop early Saturday morning.

According to a press release, officers conducted a traffic stop for the suspicion of a DUI at 3:44 a.m. in the 4700 block of Clairton Boulevard (Route 51).

Police said the driver of the vehicle was taken into custody without incident.

The male passenger would not listen to police commands, and jumped into the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

As officers attempted to get the man out of the vehicle, he placed the car in drive and grabbed onto one of the officers.

The officer was dragged approximately 240 feet before being thrown from the vehicle.

The officer was transported to an area hospital before being treated and released.

The vehicle was a gray 2018 Chrysler 300, with PA license plate LNY9582.

The suspect is described as a middle-aged Black male and heavy set.

Police said he could be from the McKeesport area.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or sees the vehicle is asked to call 911 or the Allegheny County tip line at 1(833)-ALL-TIPS.





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