(The Advocate)–Baton Rouge police officers were attacked by members of a crowd as the officers were trying to break up a large party Sunday night at Kings Court Apartments after complaints of loud music, resulting in the arrests of five people.
In a quick-moving sequence, officers arrested four people who tried attacking them or keeping them from arresting others and a fifth who tried to entice the other partygoers to attack the officers, according to several affidavits of probable cause.
Three officers arrived at the complex at 2888 Dougherty Drive at 8:20 p.m. after receiving complaints about the loud music in the parking lot and ordered the group to disperse, the affidavits say. The crowd refused to leave and some yelled profanities at the officers.
One man, Marvin Johnson, 29, grabbed two steel horseshoes and two 4-foot-long steel pipes and began swinging the pipes at the officers, the affidavits say. An officer knocked the horseshoes and pipes out of Johnson’s hands, but Johnson continued to fight.
Several officers jumped in to help, placing Johnson in handcuffs, the affidavits say. Johnson then yelled and screamed at the crowd, encouraging them to fight the officers.
As soon as officers subdued Johnson, Warren Bessie Jr., 33, walked over and began throwing punches at the officers, catching one officer in the torso, before he was thrown to the ground and subdued, the affidavits say.
At the same time, Keyoka Cleveland, 31, jumped on the officer who was handcuffing Bessie, the affidavits say. The officer quickly pulled her off and arrested her.
Then another woman, Jasmine Cleveland, also jumped on the back of one of the officers and was arrested, the affidavits say.
(WPXI) –WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. — Emergency crews have been sent to Franklin Regional High School Wednesday morning after reports of “multiple stabbings.”
Westmoreland County emergency management spokesman Dan Stevens said one person is in custody. Stevens said there are possibly five to six victims.
Franklin Regional High School is located in Murrysville, Westmoreland County.
According to the school district’s website, “A critical incident has occurred at the high school. All elementary schools are cancelled, the middle school and high school students are secure. Additional information will be released as soon as possible. Please keep our campus clear of traffic.”
MURRYSVILLE (KDKA) – Police and paramedics are on the scene of a stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.
A Franklin Regional High School resource officer says 20-students have been injured, four of those are serious.
Forbes Hospital says 7 victims have been taken to their hospital, 1 victim has been flown to Allegheny General Hospital, and 2 taken to UPMC-Presby.
Police say the suspect is in custody, and is reportedly a student at the school.
Three air medical helicopters were dispatched to the scene as well as dozens of ambulances.
According to a witness, the stabbings happened in the science wing of the building. [...]
UPDATE: Fox News: Victims ages range from 15 to 60 years old. Male student suspect in custody. Injuries do not appear to be life threatening at this time, but of course that could change.
Franklin Regional High School is located about 15 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh. UPDATE:Pittsburgh Post Gazette:
Twenty students were injured — four seriously — in a stabbing this morning inside Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.
Westmoreland County public safety spokesman Dan Stevens said a male suspect, also a student, is in custody and was being questioned by Murrysville police and Westmoreland County detectives.
Those seriously injured were flown to hospitals by medical helicopter. Some of the 20 injured students suffered stab wounds to the extremities, he said.
None of the injuries was life-threatening, he said.
The injured students’ ages range from 14 to 17. Students are being treated at Allegheny General Hospital, Forbes Regional, UPMC East and UPMC Presbyterian. [...]
Victims, as young as 15, were taken to four Pittsburgh-area hospitals. Two were in the operating room and a third was on the way, Dr. Chris Kaufmann, a hospital trauma director, told CNN. One hospital reported that it had patients as old as 60.
UPDATE: WPXI has Confirmed through one of the hospitals caring for the victims that 7 victims have life threatening injuries. UPDATE: WPXI
Early reports are that a person ran through the school slashing or puncturing students with a knife or other sharp object.
“School was in session and students were arriving for morning classes. It happened in numerous classrooms and the hallways,” Stevens said.
Stevens says not all of the 20 injured were cut by the knife, though most were. Some suffered scrapes and cuts in the mayhem that ensued at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville on Wednesday morning. [...]
UPDATE: Per WXPI live coverage: Suspect is a 16 year old male 10th grade sophomore.
Per WXPI live coverage: Number of victims suffering life threatening injuries is now at 8.
Unconfirmed reports are coming in that the suspect was a victim of bullying, which does not justify going on a crazed stabbing rampage! Learn to suck it up! Unless of course you have been physically assaulted then you should take it up with authorities.
The breakdown of injured and whether they were students or staff was not immediately known, but two hospitals reported nine patients ranging in age from 15 to 60. Among the victims was a security guard stabbed in the stomach, police said.
Jeff Dahlke with the security company who provides security for Franklin Regional High School tells KDKA-TV that the suspect was armed with two knives. “The alarm went off, and students started rushing outside, the security guard outside rushed in, and came upon his supervisor, and a principal who had the suspect in custody on the ground and was trying to control him, and try to get the weapons away from him,” Dahlke said.
Gracey Evans, a junior from Murrysville, said she arrived at the school around 6:50 a.m. Around 20 minutes later, as she stood in the sophomore hall while her best friend stopped at his locker, she heard another student say something about blood. “I saw this kid in all black running down the hallway, stabbing,” said Ms. Evans. “He was just stabbing everybody that was in his way.” Her best friend, a sophomore, blocked the suspect from reaching her, said Ms. Evans. He “has a little sister, and he was protecting me like he would protect her. … I let out a blood-curdling scream.” Her friend was stabbed in the back, she said, and a nearby student was stabbed in the stomach.
UPDATE: Selfie of Franklin High School student hero Sophomore Nate Scimio who pulled the fire alarm alerting fellow students.
54 year old Steven Utash was beaten within an inch of his life. That is the thanks he gets for doing the right thing.
DETROIT (WWJ) – As a 54-year-old Roseville man clings to life in the hospital following a brutal mob beating on Detroit’s east side, many are starting to wonder if the whole thing was racially motivated.
Steve Utash poses in an undated family photo with, from left, Mandi, Joe and Felicia Utash. / Utash family photo (Detroit Free Press)
As first reported by WWJ Newsradio 950, an 11-year-old boy suffered a broken leg on Wednesday [April 2, 2014] when he was hit by a pickup truck after walking into the street near Morang and Balfour. The driver, Steven Utash, immediately got out of his truck after hitting the boy and was viciously attacked by 10 to 12 men. The beating was so brutal, Utash was rendered unconscious.
Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said Steven Utash was not at fault for the accident.
“Our preliminary investigation shows the child stepped in front of his vehicle,” Woody said. “He did exactly the right thing. He stopped his vehicle, he got out and he tried to render aid to a small child. He did exactly what he was supposed to do… It was a small child and it was an accident; is what it was.”
Joseph Utash said he believes his father was intentionally targeted or even worse, that skin color might have played a role. Based on witness accounts, the attackers were African American.
Police are hoping the public can help investigators find those responsible for the beating.
Anyone who witnessed the attack, can identify the assailants, or who has any information about this case is urged to call Detroit police at 313-596-1616. Tips can be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
DETROIT (WXYZ) – Detroit Police confirm to 7 Action News they have arrested two people in the beating of Steve Utash, the driver beaten by a group of people after stopping to help a boy he hit.
Police say a 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old boy were taken into custody this morning at their homes. We are told they are not family members of the boy who was hit.
According to Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody, the community helped with the arrests and he credits the neighborhood police officers program. Woody says officers hit the street, stepped up and made key relationships.
The men live in the neighborhood where the attack happened, and information has been sent to the prosecutor’s office.
Police still believe 10-12 people were involved in the attack, so they are not done yet.
If anyone has any information, please call Detroit Police or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-speakup.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Police said that Saturday night’s rampant vandalism and violence was an isolated event. But those who have seen groups of teens terrorize the area just south of Waterfront Park before, say it’s nothing new.
Police responded to 17 separate incidents Saturday night [March 23, 2914] between 7 and 9 p.m. They say the criminal acts occurred after police broke up a gathering of around 200 teenagers at Waterfront Park.
City officials are calling the events “unusual” and “isolated”.
“Last night was not the rule,” said Louisville Metro Chief of Police Steve Conrad at a press conference on Sunday. “It was an exception to the normal experience we see in Waterfront Park. It is a safe place to take your kids, it is a safe place to enjoy time with your family. But it is a public park and with any public location, you have the potential for problematic behavior.”
During a press conference Monday afternoon, [DEMOCRAT] Mayor Greg Fischer reiterated what the Chief said.
“This was an extraordinarily unusual incident,” said Fischer. “Nothing like this has happened in decades, so hopefully that will stay that way.”
But Bader says raucous crowds of teens terrorize the area almost every weekend once the weather warms up.
“It’s not isolated. It’s been going on for years,” said Bader. [...]
Louisville Metro Police have not yet responded to WDRB’s request, under the Kentucky Open Records Act, for several years’ worth of incident reports involving Waterfront Park and surrounding areas. Police Chief Steve Conrad told Metro Council members Wednesday that police are compiling recent data for crime at Waterfront Park.
Maj. Jeff Wardrip, commander of LMPD’s first division, which includes downtown, did not return a phone call seeking comment. Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley declined to make officers from the first division available for interviews.
This is one of the reasons I live in the country and rarely venture to the city.
Though there is no mention of the victim’s race, her boyfriend is white (as seen with his face obscured in the above video). The race of the assailants is also undisclosed. I am assuming the thugs are black. Of course you all are welcome to come to your own conclusions. Alas, if the media would have released detailed descriptions of the perps we would not be left second guessing.
(NBC Philadelphia) –A 19-year-old Temple University student suffered serious facial injuries after an attacker hit her with a brick only a block from campus Friday.
The student was walking with her 20-year-old boyfriend, who also attends Temple, near 16th and Norris streets around 6 p.m. when a group of about 10 teens and young children began taunting them, according to sources.
The group of attackers consisted of boys and girls ranging in age from about 8 to 14-years-old, according to the victim’s boyfriend.
“A couple of them started to grab at her earrings and her hair,” he said. “My instinct was to stop them from hurting us and leave and get away.”
He says he asked the group to back off, but his request went unheard as a female member of the group took a brick and smashed his 19-year-old girlfriend in the face.
“Her teeth were out of place,” he said. “It was terrible, it was terrifying.”
The victim’s teeth were dislocated and she suffered multiple other facial injuries.
Investigators are still searching for the attackers. [...]
Race notwithstanding ANYONE who engages in such savage inhumane behavior are subhuman mongrels.
If the couple was armed and had fired off a few rounds in self defense which resulted in the death of the 8 year old —Trayvon x 100. A media firestorm and death threats would soon follow.
BUT as they say; it is better to be judged by 12 than be carried by 6.
Aggravated Assault 1700 Norris St DC# 14 22 020109
(PhiladelphiaPolice – YouTube) –The Philadelphia Police Department’s Central Detectives Division is looking to identify the suspects who assaulted a 19 year-old female.
On March 21, 2014, at 6:00pm, the complainant her boyfriend were walking on the 1600 block of Norris Street. When they came to the intersection of 17th and Norris Streets, they were approached by a large group of unknown females. One of the female suspects then struck the complainant in the face with a brick causing extensive damage while the other females attempted to rob the complainant’s boyfriend. After the assault the suspects fled the area and were last seen boarding a SEPTA bus traveling south on 17th Street. The complainant was transported to Hahnemann Hospital where she was treated for dislocated teeth and other facial injuries.
Suspect #1: Black female, 16-17 years-of-age, braids, and wearing a red t-shirt.
Suspect #2: Black female, 16-17 years-of-age, straight hair, tattoos on her arms and chest, and wearing a denim jacket.
Suspect #3: Black female, 16-17 years-of-age, hair tied in a bun, 5’0″, and acted hyper.
Suspect #4: Black female, 16-17 years-of-age, straight hair, tall, and was dressed all in white.
If you see these suspects do not approach them, contact 911 immediately.
To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.
If you have any information about this crime or these suspects, please contact:
Central Detectives Division Det. Andracchio #886 215-686-3093 215-686-3047 DC# 14-22-020109
TIPS ARE ANONYMOUS
*Post title edited* (March 25, 2014)
UPDATE 2: One of the victims alleges Temple University attempted to sweep the attacks under the rug.
(NBC Philadelphia) –Philadelphia Police have made an arrest in the brutal brick attack of a Temple University student by a group of kids.
Investigators with Philadelphia Police’s Central Detective Division announced the arrest during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Detectives tell NBC10.com four other kids are in custody and that charges may be filed soon against them.
Police also believe the same group was involved in two other attacks in the same area.
The arrest came four days after the brick attack took place near 17th and Norris Streets, just off of Temple University’s main campus in North Philadelphia.
Police say there were two other attacks that took place within minutes of the brick attack.
NBC10.com talked to another Temple student, a 20-year-old junior, who said she was walking down her street when she was punched by a several girls. That alleged attack took place along the 1700 block of Willington Street, which runs behind Philadelphia Police’s 22nd District headquarters, around 5:45 p.m. on Friday — just 15 minutes before the brick attack.
Detectives said there was also a third attack. We are working on getting details about that alleged assault.
The good news is that they and their 3 co-conspirators are off of the street.
Depraved animals masquerading as humans.
MADISON (WKOW) — Police arrested six people believed to be involved in what they’re calling one of the most brutal crimes in recent memory.
Madison police say three men planned a home invasion, but broke into the wrong home on Quincy Avenue on the north side around 6 a.m. on February 23 . Police say the suspects were aware it was not the intended home, but they proceeded to violently attack the two victims who had been sleeping. The suspects are accused ofrepeatedly sexually assaulting the woman who was six months pregnant.
Three suspects are accused of the break-in: Kristopher Hughes, 20, Michon Thomas, 22, and Eric Bass, 23. They face charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery, and six counts each of first degree sexual assault.
Hughes also faces a charge of substantial battery while armed and both he and Thomas are accused of unauthorized use of an individual’s personal identifying information.
In the past week, three others were also arrested. Efemia Neumaier, 21, and DeAndre Mayweathers, 23, are both accused of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Demarco Mallit, 22, faces charges of aiding a felon and theft. [....]
The attack lasted 40 to 50 minutes.
This WMTV video report includes courtroom footage in which the mastermind of the plot; Efemia Neumaier (who was not present during the home invasion) sobbing after having been charged. A 6 month pregnant woman was repeatedly sexually assaulted by her co-thugs and she only thinks of herself. Spit.
Detailed list of the perps and their charges:
Efemia A Neumaier, age 21, Madison
Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery
DeAndre L Mayweathers, age 23, Madison
Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery
Demarco D. Mallit, age 22, Madison
Aiding a Felon, Theft
Kristopher J. Hughes, age 20, Madison
Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Armed Robbery (PTAC),
1st Degree Sexual Assault – 6 counts (PTAC), Substantial Battery while Armed.
Michon A. Thomas, age 22, Madison
Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Armed Robbery (PTAC),
1st Degree Sexual Assault – 6 counts (PTAC)
Eric D. Bass, age 23, Madison
Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Armed Robbery (PTAC)
1st Degree Sexual Assault – 6 counts (PTAC)
See the Daily Mail for more.
Although none of the reports state the race of the victims, odds are they are [not] black.
VENICE (CBSLA.com) — It played like a scene in a movie: police were called to the Venice boardwalk Tuesday [March 11, 2014] when a man started walking around with a chainsaw, yelling at passersby.
A local shop owner saw what was happening and whipped out her camera to shoot video. Viviane Robertson, who’s been doing business on the boardwalk for 20 years, says police had their guns drawn and were yelling at the man to drop the chainsaw.
“It was very scary,” Robertson said. “Somebody walking around with a chainsaw. You don’t expect that.”
The chainsaw was not turned on but police told CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Brittney Hopper that the blades were so sharp they could have hurt someone.
“The police came up in their cars, and just started drawing their guns in my direction, so I was really panicking,” the shop owner said.
The suspect was arrested. Officials have not yet released his identity.
Spencer Davis was walking on the boardwalk when he saw police point a gun at the suspect.
“He didn’t drop it and he got closer and [officers] actually kicked the chainsaw out of his hands,” Davis said. “I keep telling myself: In Venice, you never know what you’re going to see. And every time I think I’ve seen it all, something else happens.”
Raaaaacist violent hate crime! Oh wait… Never mind.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Kyle Rogers woke up in an ambulance Sunday morning, completely unaware of the random attack that put him there.
The 23-year-old man and his parents then investigated, eventually tracking down surveillance video showing a man running up to Rogers and sucker-punching him before walking off.
Rogers, who broke his jaw and suffered facial lacerations, told CBS 2′s Jessica Schneider he’s positive he was a victim of a “knockout game” attack.
“I’m defenseless,” said Rogers, whose mouth is wired shut. “It’s one thing if he was looking me in the face, like squaring up, but, come on, from behind? It’s like a coward move.”
Police released the surveillance video Thursday and are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the suspect, described as a black man in his 20s.
Rogers had just left his friends at a bar on Spring Street and was walking north on the Bowery when the attack occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. He was knocked unconscious and taken to Bellevue Hospital.
“I guess when I fell and hit the ground, I split this open, my eyebrow, and my chin from the punch,” he said of his injuries.
Rogers said he didn’t know his attacker and his assailant didn’t say anything to him before punching him.
Watch the surveillance video:
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.