Posts tagged: police

Hemet truck-torchings believed to be connected to earlier attacks on police

Tweet Four code-enforcement department trucks are burned in the parking lot of City Hall. Investigators suspect gangs are behind the recent campaign of violence against a gang task force. Four code-enforcement trucks were torched in the Hemet City Hall parking lot Tuesday, in a brazen attack that police believe is part of a shadowy but relentless campaign of violence against them. “We are assuming, because of the timing, that this is relate ... Jump to full article >>

Jury deliberating in police brutality case

Tweet A prosecutor said Thursday that New York jurors should focus on the abuse suffered by an alleged victim of police brutality. The New York Times said ahead of jury deliberations in a New York criminal case, prosecutor Charles Guria attempted to show how easily a police officer could have sodomized Michael Mineo in a 2008 incident at a New York subway station. “It doesn’t take very long,” Guria said while repeatedly gesturin ... Jump to full article >>

Smoking laws widely ignored, even by police

Tweet If anyone objected to the bartender smoking behind the bar of St Julian’s Labour Club in the early hours of yesterday morning, they would not have had to go far to inform a police officer. St Julian’s police station is just next door, and there was an officer in uniform drinking at the bar. The problem was, he was smoking as well. Smoking in enclosed public spaces in Malta was banned nearly six years ago, but you would not know ... Jump to full article >>

Rock Hill police catch smokers in bar

Tweet Police caught several people smoking inside a Rock Hill bar Wednesday, a violation of the current smoking ban laws. But police didn’t cite the smokers or the East Main Street bar because the officers didn’t have the ordinance number to write a citation, according to a Rock Hill police report. The violation is an administrative charge, said Rock Hill Police Lt. Brad Redfearn, so it’s not written on a state citation like other offen ... Jump to full article >>

Police smash Zim cigarette smuggling ring

Tweet TSHESEBE: The police have said they are still on the trail of smugglers suspected to have driven trucks loaded with high quality cigarettes into Botswana from Zimbabwe. This is contrary to reports that the culprits have been arrested and slapped with a P15,000 fine. The suspects escaped after the police confronted them, abandoning the contraband. The police recovered. 133 boxes containing 66,500 cartons of Pacific cigarettes, 108 boxes w ... Jump to full article >>

Illegal Cigarette Smuggling Ring Gets Extinguished In Wales Tobacco Crack Down

Tweet More than 60,000 illicit cigarettes and almost 160 kilos of tobacco, including a haul concealed in boxing punch bags – have been seized in south Wales. This week as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) continues its crack down on those who smuggle and sell non duty paid tobacco products. The punch bags, containing 53 kilos of loose tobacco, were seized at a Newport distribution centre before they could be delivered to a house in Cardiff. Offic ... Jump to full article >>

Burglars steal cigarettes in Boca

Tweet BOCA RATON – Four masked thieves stole $8,000 worth of cheap cigarettes from a Boca Raton Publix, police said. The burglars broke through the front entrance of the store, in the 7400 block of North Federal Highway, at about 1:10 a.m. They cut a padlock, pulled apart the metal grates and smashed the glass doors, police spokeswoman Sandra Boonenberg said. They smashed an exterior surveillance camera and fled in a dark SUV, possibly a Fo ... Jump to full article >>