Man charged with intimidation and pointing a firearm

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—​Thursday, Lawrenceburg Police were dispatched to Strong’s Pizzeria in regards to a male customer causing problems and yelling at employees. Dispatch advised the officers that the male, later identified as Joshua Richards, 37, of Houston, Texas had a gun out as well.​When officers responded to the area, witnesses told the police that Richards was bragging about being from Texas, became disorderly and asked to leave the property. One witness stated that when Richards left the property, he walked to the trunk of his vehicle and was seen pulling a long object out of a case. Other witnesses stated that they did not see a gun, however, the male handled the object like a gun. As a result of his actions, numerous people were leaving the restaurant in fear and panic. Officers were unable to find Richards at that time.​As officers were assisting patrons leaving the pizzeria, dispatch advised officers that a suspicious male was at an apartment building in Lawrenceburg and the male was swinging a gun around a silver passenger car. Upon officer’s arrival, the male matching the description given by witnesses as Strong’s Pizzeria was located and detained. This male was identified as Richards. His vehicle was located and officers observed a rifle and loose rifle ammunition near the center console area of his car.​When officers began speaking with Richards, he appeared intoxicated. Officers spoke with a witness, who stated that she went outside on break at her job and saw a male acting funny, and observed the male swinging a long gun and then pointed the gun at a building across the street and then pointed the gun toward herself and other employees.​Richards was taken into custody and has been charged with Intimidation, (Drawing a Deadly Weapon), Pointing a Firearm, Theft, and Public Intoxication.last_img read more

Caribbean to benefit from hosting Gold Cup tournament

first_imgMIAMI, CMC – Football administrators are expecting Central America and the Caribbean to reap major benefits from the hosting of the CONCACAF Gold Cup matches for the first time next year.There will be an increase from 12 teams to 16 in the 2019 edition of the confederation’s marquee competition, and countries in the Caribbean and Central American zones will host matches in keeping with a promise made by CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani.Costa Rica has already been announced as the Central American host, however no host has been named for the Caribbean.The upcoming tournament , the 15th edition of the competition,  scheduled for June 15 to July 7. “The increase in the Gold Cup was not only a promise, but we delivered on it… obviously Central America is very happy to host, and that is basically a continuation of our One CONCACAF Vision, which is more than just a vision, but the implementation of that vision and delivering on it,” Montagliani told the Jamaica Observer.The Canadian businessman campaigned for the presidency two years ago on his One CONCACAF Vision manifesto which today shapes the foundation of the administration.last_img read more

Motivational speaker Jared Estes, survivor of drunk driving accident, to speak Wednesday in Wellington

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Thank you for your input. -13 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 226 weeks ago They say 17% of all accidents are account of alcohol, that leaves 83% of the other accidents are caused by sober drivers. So you tell me, which is more dangerous on the roads, the 17 drivers that are legally over the limit or the 83 drivers that are stone cold sober? I’m not sticking up for the drunks but shouldn’t there be more speakers that survived sober driver accidents. Hard telling how many people out there, like old ladies that are on “granny tranny’z” which make them drowsy are out there driving. So if some want to go by the odds, I’ll take my chances with the drunks. Report Reply 1 reply · active 226 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down SCCDAT · 226 weeks ago In 2009 we had 2 young kids killed in alcohol related crashes. If we can prevent any more of these happening in Sumner Co. then we are going to keep preaching to the kids the dangers of underage drinking. We are not talking strictly about accidents we are talking about the binge drinking and the poor decisions one makes when under the influence of alcohol. You take your chances Turkeyleg we will keep informing the public to hopefully protect everyone from your philosophy. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Just saying · 226 weeks ago Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol impaired driver (drunk driver). This is one (1) death every 53 minutes. in 2014, 9,697 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic related deaths in the United States. This does not account for the lives that were totally changed that weren’t fatalities. Statistics say nearly 3/4 of the students (72%) have drank (more than a few sips) by the end of high school. More than 1/3 (37%) drank by the 8th grade. *****These Town Hall meetings are great. Several years ago we took our teens to one. They were impressed….it has and did leave a positive impression.***** The meeting told how communities and the Commissioners could help as a whole working together. Several left an impression: 1) Do NOT sponsor Beer Gardens at your local events (such as Wheat Festivals)…do not block off public areas to allow drinking. For the city itself not to involve itself promoting drinking. That was the year our City Commission..sponsored the Beer Garden at the Festival…as well as an interest in one local tavern. Just saying… ***A 13 year old pointed this out…if you think they do not notice….you are dead wrong. Report Reply 0 replies · active 226 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Michelle · 226 weeks ago It’s not the undersge drinking it’s all parents n adults who drink n get behind a wheel. Parents are suppose to be example not to drink but when parents drink then the kids will to or peer pressure if people drink stay home or if at. Bar call a friend these kids like the saying monkey see monkey do so let’s all take responsibility not drink n drive. Report Reply 0 replies · active 226 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow —  Underage drinking is something that is a cause for concern everywhere. In an effort to raise awareness, a town hall meeting will be held Wednesday, April 13 at Memorial Auditorium from 6-9 p.m.Free hotdogs, chips, and water will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a powerful message from speaker Jared Estes, survivor of a deadly drunk driving accident, which killed his young wife. After more than 50 surgeries to save his life, and defying medical odds, Estes is alive and well and has decided to “fire back” by becoming a public speaker and telling his story.“I think it’s important to raise awareness in the community that there is underage drinking, and there are organizations who are trying to help contain and prevent it,” said Darin Goodrum, Sumner County Community Drug Action Team (SCCDAT) Coordinator. “We’re not going to stop it, but we can raise awareness, which is what it’s all about.”The event is sponsored by the Sumner County Community Drug Action Team, or SCCDAT, in partnership with the Sumner County Law Enforcement Underage Drinking Task Force, and is funded by a state grant.SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a federal agency, encourages having Town Hall meetings every two years to help raise awareness of underage drinking.The Wellington City Council members will be participating in the event, as well as the local high school S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter, which School Resource Officer James Yunker is in charge of. There are about 60 students involved in S.A.D.D. at the high school, and they will be doing a lot of volunteer work for the event. Mayor Shelley Hansel is a representive of SCCDAT and will emcee the event.“I think it’s very important,” Hansel said. “Underage drinking is not just a high school or parent or student issue, it’s a community issue, and one that we all have to take ownership in. Our businesses, our community leaders, all of us need to send a clear message that Wellington and Sumner County will not tolerate underage drinking or those who condone it.”Local law enforcement, as well as those from Oxford and Belle Plaine, will have drunk driving simulator goggles, and other equipment, for attendees to try out.“Our focus group for the meeting is 4th grade to high school age,” Goodrum said. “Statistics prove that kids take their first drink of alcohol at age 11 or 12.”The SCCDAT and S.A.D.D. groups will pass out cards for students to fill out and sign for a chance to win some great prizes, including hover boards, lap tops, head phones and gift cards.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more