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Police officer arrested on suspicion of Arson

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Sunday, 28th September 2014 10:11:43AMThe Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) have arrested a 24 year old male police officer in connection with the arson at the Chalk Sound Police Station that destroyed a police SUV and two other vehicles on Friday morning.On Friday, 26 September 2014 at 1:30AM, the Provisdenciales Fire Department was called to assist police on the scene of an arson following reports of multiple fires at the Chalk Sound police station.Investigators have gathered evidence, conducted numerous interviews, and executed search warrants. A 24 year old male police officer emerged as a person of interest in the course of the investigation and was susbsequnetly arrested on Saturday, 27 September. The officer has been placed on administrative leave pedning the continuation of this investigation.Anyone who has any information about this case is asked to call Chalk Sound police station at 941-8083. To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS) Recommended for you Related Items:arson, royal turks and caicos police force Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine division Arson suspected in HJ Robinson High fire in Grand Turk; top floor ravaged by flames Arsonist strikes again, Grand Turk dump site machinery targetedlast_img read more


Synthetic Drugs Affect Community Law Enforcement in Different Ways

first_imgA community conversation with youth and adults on the topic of synthetic drugs took place Aug. 31 in the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center at the St. Elizabeth’s East campus in Washington, D.C.The program, entitled “Back to School with No K2,” focused on the powerful synthetic drug K2, also known as spice. The event washosted by former Peaceaholics co-founder Ron Moten, now part of the Eleuthera Institute Art of Peace.Underscoring the District’s ongoing issue with the substance, the day after the program Metropolitan Police Department detectives, along with Homeland Security Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration special agents, arrested two men in the largest synthetic drug bust in D.C. history.Siraj Issa, 33, of Northwest D.C., and Yenework Abera, 41, of Alexandria, Va., were charged with possession with intent to distribute synthetic cannabinoids. The two were found with packets of K2 totaling 265 pounds, and possessing an estimated value of $2.3 million dollars.“As I have said, we must intercept illegal drugs at the source. The seizure of such a large amount of synthetic drugs is a relief to both the MPD and the community,” Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said in a statement. “The hard investigative work that our members pride themselves on has potentially saved countless lives and helped to stem the violence that goes hand in hand with the selling and consumption of illegal drugs.”Saving lives was also the focus of the Back to School K2 meeting, in which two videos were presented showing youth actors demonstrating the negative effects of synthetic drugs on he body.“I’m a living testimony, I was trying to duck the dirty urine,” said one youth who used K2. “But this summer I was part of the D.C. Bosses Program and I’m here to tell you, K2 is not good for you. I know a few people who cared about me in the community that saw me going down the wrong path and it’s like man, you doing the wrong thing, you smoking K2.“You’re looking bad, you’re losing your blow, you looking like a bum,” he added.Questions arose regarding what synthetic drugs really are, marijuana terminology and how they relate to arrest procedures, police-community interaction, and snitching someone out in the community. One youth pointed out that no one was going to snitch on someone when they see the police coming.“They gonna say, the police is coming and I’m being honest; nobody ain’t gonna let nobody get locked up,” said the youth. “It’s up to people like you to fight this and send a message to our community that synthetic drugs will not, will not, break or discourage this community down any more than it has,” Anacostia Coordinating Council Executive Director Phil Pannell responded.last_img read more


KMC gives plot of land to Netaji Eye Hospital group for another

first_imgKolkata: Ramchandrapur, a village in Purulia has become a well known name in Bengal because of Netaji Eye Hospital, a non-profit super specialty hospital set up by one of the close associates of Subhas Chandra Bose has served thousands of poor and tribal people.The hospital is being run by Sri Sri Bijoykrishna Ashram Relief Society, a charitable organization. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has given a plot of land to them to set up an eye hospital for people coming from economically challenged background at Sarsuna Satellite township. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsA five-storeyed (G+4) building is coming up at the site to house a 100 bed super specialty eye hospital. The Society is already running a 25 bed mini eye hospital next to the proposed super specialty hospital.The high quality of treatment has attracted patients from the neighbouring states of Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand. At a time when the cost of eye treatment is going up and is beyond the reach of a common man, the Netaji Eye Hospital stands out like an oasis for those coming from economically challenged background. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedSwami Asimananda Saraswati , one of the close associates of Netaji founded the hospital in Purulia in 1953 and named it after his mentor Netaji. In one of the trips to Purulia in the early 1940s, Subhas Chandra had told Swami Asimananda to do something for the blind as blindness was a major disease in Purulia because of poverty.The 250 bed rural based hospital has attracted patients from all over Bengal and some neighbouring states because of the dedication and state of the art method of treatment. Daily 400/500 patients, on an average, are visiting the out patient department (OPD) which is absolutely free. However, during the peak season , the number of patients crosses 700 per day. In the in-patient department of the hospital, 75% of the beds are meant for free patients. The hospital has an Eye bank cum Cornea Keratoplasty unit. There are seven operation theatres and dedicated speciality clinics, Cornea and vitro retinal services along with low vision aids, contact lens and other support services.There are outreach camps and screening camps held throughout the year. In the past 5 years, a total of 4,56, 269 patients were treated in the OPD while total surgeries performed 40,961 during this period. The hospital has its branches in Durgapur, Bankura and a project is coming up at Asansol. All these centres are meant for poor people who cannot afford costly treatment.last_img read more


A500 Northbound reopens 12 hours after lorry driver killed in accident

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA lorry driver has died following an accident on the A500 this morning. Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to the Northbound carriageway of the D-road at around 5.10am. The road was closed for almost 12 hours but has now reopened. The accident occurred when a HGV collided with the back of another lorry which had broken down between the A53 roundabout in Etruria and Wolstanton Island. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “The driver of the lorry which collided with the broken down vehicle has sadly died at the scene. “Colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue and West Midlands Ambulance Service also attended and the A500 remains closed. “If you witnessed the collision or have any information that could help with our investigation, please call us on 101 quoting incident 59 of November 24.” ” (Image: Sentinel) The Northbound D-Road has reopened just after 5pm – almost 12 hours after the collision – with surrounding roads also busier than usual following the accident. A Highways England spokesman said: “The A500 Queensway is now open northbound between the A53 and the A527 near Etruria following the earlier collision. “Earlier delays have now cleared, many thanks for your patience.” The lorry driver from the second vehicle was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital with minor injuries. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a man who was still in his cab following the collision. “The man, who was in cardiac arrest, was freed from his vehicle by ambulance staff before they began administering CPR and advanced life support. “However, despite their best efforts it unfortunately became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene. “A man from the second lorry, believed to be in his 40s, was treated for minor injuries and taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.” For live updates on the incident, visit our dedicated live feed here.last_img read more