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Maryland couple charged after fight with Indian Beach security officer

Delaware State Police released on image of the area near Indian Beach where police say a couple fought with a security officer. DELAWARE STATE POLICE PHOTO

A Maryland couple faces charges after police say they fought with an Indian Beach security officer, and tried to take his gun. John P. Clancy, 21, of Towson, Md., and Julie C. Price, 21, of Baltimore, Md., were walking near Indian Beach at 2:56 a.m. May 29 when they approached a patrol car for Resort Investigations and Patrol for Indian Beach, and asked an officer, 52, if he would give them a ride to Ocean City, Md., said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police. The officer said he would call them a cab, but the couple started walking toward a residence in the private development, Fournier said. The officer told them he would arrest them if they continued on private property, and he asked them to wait for a cab next to his patrol vehicle.

At that point, Fournier said, Clancy attempted to push the officer backwards, causing the officer to grab his arm, and when doing so, Clancy kicked the officer’s feet out from under him. Both Clancy and the officer fell to the ground and continued to struggle with one another when Price jumped on top of the officer and tried to take his firearm from his holster, Fournier said. A resident called 911 to report the fight before Delaware State Police arrived. The officer was uninjured in the incident. Clancy and Price were taken to Troop 7 in Lewes where they both were charged with attempt to remove a firearm from a law enforcement officer, second-degree conspiracy and offensive touching. They were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of secured bond; Clancy on $57,500 and Price on $17,200.

No photos of Clancy or Price are available at this time.

Mayor disappointed by council opposition’s ‘political approach’ to transit safety

Mayor Brian Bowman accused opposition city councillors of trying politicize the issue of transit safety in the wake of the killing of driver Irvine Jubal Fraser. Winnipeg’s mayor said Wednesday he is disappointed council’s unofficial opposition chose to decry the pace of the city’s response to the death of Fraser, who was killed on the job in February. A report about transit-safety improvements is due at public works committee later this month.

On Tuesday, Couns. Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan), Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert), Ross Eadie (Mynarski), Jason Schreyer (Elmwood-East Kildonan), Shawn Dobson (St. Charles) and Russ Wyatt (Transcona) issued a statement decrying this response as inadequate and demanding the creation of a transit-security force as well as freeing up drivers from the responsibility to enforce fares. The six are not part of “EPC + 2,” Bowman’s unofficial party of supporters, which includes members of executive policy committee plus Couns. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry) and Matt Allard (St. Boniface). Following Wednesday’s executive policy committee meeting, Bowman said he values his colleagues’ input but wonders why they issued a press release instead of speaking directly to public works chair Marty Morantz (Charleswood-Tuxedo-Whyte Ridge).

“Having the thoughts of members of council, or anyone for that matter, is something that should be welcomed. It’s disappointing, of course, the councillors took a political approach as opposed to a collaborative approach,” Bowman said in a scrum at city hall.

“Coun. Marty Morantz has been doing good work. There’s a report that will be forthcoming for all of council to consider. I would encourage those members of council yesterday that were expressing their views to pick up the phone and walk down the hallway in this case to speak to their council colleague.”

Mayor Disappointed By Council Opposition's 'political Approach' To Transit Safety

Amalagamated Transit Union Local 1505 president John Callahan said he is more optimistic following a meeting Tuesday with transit officials. (CBC )

The opposition councillors issued their statement after Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 president John Callahan expressed dismay Winnipeg Transit had not consulted the union adequately about the forthcoming report. City spokesperson Kailey Barron said in a statement a meeting took place March 28, but Callahan said that was a sharing circle, not a formal consultation. Callahan said Tuesday he is now optimistic his union’s concerns are being heeded, after Morantz brokered a meeting with Winnipeg chief transportation and utilities officer Dave Wardrop, acting Winnipeg Transit director Greg Ewankiw, and Randy Tonnellier, transit’s acting operations manager.

Bowman, Chipman meet on ‘public safety’

Winnipeg’s mayor met last week with True North Sports & Entertainment chair Mark Chipman as part of what Brian Bowman described as an “alliance” on public safety.

The meeting took place Thursday and was not related to the skywalk incident where the police shot a man wielding a home-made spear, the mayor said.

Former deputy police chief Dave Thorne and other individuals were in attendance, said Bowman, who declined to provide more details.

Kellogg to lay off 200 in St. Paul

200 workers. Matt Sepic of MPR reports[1], The Kellogg food company is closing its St. Paul area distribution center. The move will put more than 200 employees out of work this summer. In a letter to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Kellogg’s said it plans to permanently cut 216 jobs at its facility in Vadnais Heights. The company says it’ll eliminate the positions in July and August. Some of the workers are members of the Teamsters union.

Were you hacked last week? BBC News says[2], A phishing email that targeted Gmail users is estimated to have cost the state of Minnesota $90,000 ( 69,400). About 2,500 state employees received the email, according to the state chief information security officer. Around the world, people have reported getting multiple copies of the email, while others have received the message from trusted organizations. One million Gmail users, which Google says is fewer than 0.1%, were affected. The cost to the Minnesota state government was mainly the result of employees dealing with the attack rather than carrying out their normal jobs, said state chief information security officer Christopher Buse. The upside was hearing from people I hadn t heard from in years telling me I had been hacked.

The Times likes Minnesota’s satanic temple story. Says Christopher Mele in the New York Times[3], The Veterans Memorial Park in Belle Plaine, Minn., includes a walkway with rows of American flags on either side, a UH-1 Huey helicopter and a granite monument with the engraved names of residents who died in the Indian War of 1862, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.Coming soon to this one-acre park will be an unlikely monument from an even more unlikely source: a black steel cube with a golden inverted pentagram on each side and an empty soldier s helmet on the top, sponsored by the Satanic Temple. It will be the first monument sponsored by the temple to be erected on public grounds, the group said.

Legislative work desks for sale lightly used. For KARE-TV Gordon Severson reports[4], Minnesotans are getting a chance to purchase a piece of the state Senate. More specifically, they can buy a piece of furniture. Vintage is hot right now, Greg Christian says. The 70’s and 80’s. Everybody likes those years. Those were fun times. The Minnesota Senate is auctioning off some extra furniture used by senators and staff over the past few decades. The items up for sale include desks, chairs, bookcases, tables and other pieces from the State Capitol and State Office Building.

Less is better. MPR s Dan Kraker reports[5], After a 2011 study by the Minnesota Department of Health showed that 10 percent of newborns tested along the North Shore had concerning levels of mercury in their blood, public health officials faced a conundrum. Too much mercury can cause lasting problems with understanding and learning. So how could they reduce the levels of mercury in women of child-bearing age, without sacrificing the health benefits of eating fish especially in communities in northeast Minnesota with a deep cultural connection to fishing?

Believe it when you see it. Another MPR story[6] from up north says, Residents and officials eager for a new siding plant to open in northeast Minnesota are going to have to wait a bit longer. Louisiana Pacific which last year announced the purchase of a former mill in Cook, Minn., to expand its thriving engineered wood siding business now says it will first convert a mill the company operates in British Columbia to make siding. In a conference call with analysts, LP’s Chief Operating Officer Brad Southern said it makes sense to develop the Canadian site first because of its proximity to the company’s West Coast customer base, and because the mill is already staffed and operating. But that doesn’t mean a northern Minnesota plant is off the table. The Cook location and another site in Quebec are likely options for future siding expansion, said Southern. He added the company is continuing our planning process for both locations with a focus on Cook. ” Translation: We ll get back to you.

Fake reefer madness. In the PiPress, Mara Gottfried[7] writes, Over and over again, St. Paul paramedics and EMTs have responded recently to people having bad reactions after apparently smoking synthetic marijuana. Some have been unconscious, some vomiting and others in a catatonic state. The medical calls keeping the fire department busy are happening in the downtown area where many homeless people get services.

Cutlery knives! Forum News Service s Youssef Rddad has this[8]: A former principal of East Ridge High School in Woodbury has pleaded guilty to felony theft for misusing school funds to make personal purchases. Aaron Harper, 41, abruptly resigned in 2014 when allegations surfaced that he had inappropriately spent thousands of school district dollars for unapproved goods and services. The criminal complaint details thousands of dollars worth of unauthorized purchases Harper made over the course of three years. They including weight loss drinks, Sam s Club memberships, Menards power tools, electronics, funeral flowers, softball equipment and $7,900 in cutlery knives.

Trouble in Forest Lake. In the PiPress, Mary Divine writes about the big controversy[9]: The Forest Lake City Council on Monday night voted to disband its police force and contract with Washington County for law enforcement services. The 3-2 vote followed weeks of heated community protests and petitions[10] opposing the proposal . Hundreds of people again packed the Forest Lake Community Center for the meeting, which was a continuation of a meeting last week that lasted five hours. Residents began yelling and booing as soon as the vote was taken

Finally, this in from The Florida of the Midwest. According to an AP story[11], Authorities say a 37-year-old Milwaukee woman arrested on suspicion of her third DUI had an 8-year-old boy on her lap steering the car. A Milwaukee County sheriff s deputy saw the car entering an on-ramp on Thursday afternoon with a child seated on the driver s lap and steering the car. The deputy stopped the car and saw that the boy was crying. He told the deputy that he did not want to go jail. The sheriff s office says the driver refused to cooperate with the deputy until the deputy s supervisor arrived. Authorities say the woman was visibly impaired and failed field sobriety tests.

References

  1. ^ Matt Sepic of MPR reports (www.mprnews.org)
  2. ^ BBC News says (www.bbc.com)
  3. ^ Christopher Mele in the New York Times (www.nytimes.com)
  4. ^ Gordon Severson reports (www.kare11.com)
  5. ^ MPR s Dan Kraker reports (www.mprnews.org)
  6. ^ Another MPR story (www.mprnews.org)
  7. ^ PiPress, Mara Gottfried (www.twincities.com)
  8. ^ Forum News Service s Youssef Rddad has this (www.twincities.com)
  9. ^ the big controversy (www.twincities.com)
  10. ^ weeks of heated community protests and petitions (www.twincities.com)
  11. ^ According to an AP story (www.twincities.com)
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