BROOKFIELD, WI –
The Brookfield Police are looking for a man in his 40s who assaulted a Loss Prevention Officer attempting to prevent a shoplifting incident. The incident happened at the Pick n Save store on Capitol Drive near 124th Street around 2:30 PM Thursday. According to the Police report, a man in his 40s wearing a grey sweatshirt with grey sweatpants, white shoes and a black weight lifting belt was caught stealing about $105 worth of razor blades. When confronted by the store s Loss Prevention Officer, the suspect discarded the blades and tried to leave the store. When the Loss Prevention Officer followed the man, he struck the officer in the face and fled. The man, described as a black male, about 6-feet tall, 200 pounds, balding with short grey hair and stubby grey beard, was last seen getting into a silver or gold Chevy of Buick driven by a heavy set woman in her 30s wearing a purple or pink head wrap. Anyone with information about the two individuals are asked to contact the Brookfield Police Department.
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) Motorcyclists from around the state road together Sunday during the 9th annual PS3 Ronald A. Gill Jr. Motorcycle Run. The group began their 100-mile Ronnie s Ride at Cranston High School West.
They had over 200 people sign up before today, and ended up inching up close to 300 people, said Cranston Mayor Alan Fung of Sunday s turnout. Led by police escort, the ride took the group to the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, to Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, and back to Cranston for a dinner at Cranston Country Club.
The day is in memory of Ronald Gill Jr., who was killed in the line of duty on March 25, 2007, while serving as a member of the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team in Anchorage, Alaska. Gill s father, widow and daughter were on hand Sunday, as they are every year, to keep his memory alive. Ambur Gill says of all of the events in her late husband s name, the motorcycle ride has a special meaning to her.
It s something about just being on the back of the bike. It s so peaceful, Ambur told Eyewitness News. So it s a really good time for me to reflect. And, it s just always been my favorite.
It s especially important for Gracie, that she knows a little bit more about her dad, Ronald Gill Sr., said of his granddaughter. She gets to learn about him. He s not just that stone at Rhode Island Veteran s Cemetery. Gill s family have also established a scholarship foundation in his name. The annual motorcycle ride is one way the foundation is able to raise money for the scholarship fund.
This year, the foundation surpassed a milestone by raising and donating more than $225,000 towards scholarships since its inception in March of 2008.
(CBS) At least one Chicago alderman wants to eliminate the city s airport security force after members dragged an airplane passenger from a full Louisville-bound flight at O Hare last weekend.
CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley has more.
This was a failure on multiple levels, on multiple fronts, says 15th Ward Ald. Ray Lopez, a member of the City Council s Aviation Committee. The panel held a hearing earlier this week about the highly publicized incident in which Louisville physician David Dao was forcibly thrown off a United flight because airline employees needed seats. O Hare security officers who responded and removed Dao have been placed on leave, pending an investigation.
Lopez says he would prefer Chicago police officers handle tasks currently assigned to the security officers.
I think the in the long run, whatever the cost is, it would be well worth it so we re not in a situation where we re trying to figure out who has the legal authority to act as police officers in an airport in Chicago, he says. Members of the current airport security force do not carry guns. They can detain but not arrest people. Chicago Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans says the officers even defied her order not to call themselves police.
We ordered them to not use the word police, to use the word security, she said.
Meantime, United s employee unions ganged up on the airport security force. United pilots blamed the grossly inappropriate response by the Chicago Department of Aviation. Flight attendants said overbooking should never result in a passenger being physically injured by airport security. Ald. Lopez says Dao must share the blame. The physician refused to de-board the plane when he was randomly selected to get bumped.
The world has changed since 9/11, and when you are in an airport, when you are in an airplane, when you are asked to do something you cannot choose to say, You know what, I don t want to listen. I want to do my own thing, Lopez says.
United announced Friday that employees who need to get on flights must be booked at least 60 minutes in advance. Meantime, Delta Airlines is breaking the bank to make certain it does not make the United mistake. It s authorized offering nearly $10,000 for passengers to give up their seats on overbooked flights.