terça-feira, 3 de agosto de 2010
DETROIT, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- An 18-month investigation in Detroit yielded 28 arrests in a drug ring operating out of senior living complexes, officials said.
Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon announced Monday the results of the investigation. Thirteen additional arrest warrants were issued for suspects not yet located on charges ranging from selling heroin and crack cocaine to being felons possessing firearms, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Napoleon's announcement came one day before county sheriff elections, the Free Press said.
Sixty undercover agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives purchased crack cocaine and heroin from targeted suspects, leading to state and federal search warrants, the Detroit News reported.
Cocaine, heroin, marijuana, 12 guns, around $100,000 in cash, three vehicles and one residence valued at $135,000, were seized as a result of the cooperative sting by local and federal agencies, the newspapers said.
MANCHESTER, Conn., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Three people, including the gunman, were shot and killed and three others wounded Tuesday at a beer distributor in Manchester, Conn., police said.
Police said the suspect, Omar Thomas, turned the gun on himself when approached by police, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant reported.
Officials said the suspect walked into a building and opened fire, WTNH-TV, Hartford, reported.
Reports were conflicting about whether the man was a current or former employee, Fox News Connecticut said.
Police said the suspected gunman, believed to have brought a rifle to the site, was down but it was unclear whether he killed himself, the television station said.
Police were alerted to the situation when someone called and said "somebody's been shot, there's a victim down," a Manchester police lieutenant said during a briefing.
The lieutenant, a day shift commander, said it took police between 1 1/2 and 2 hours to secure the scene.
About 35 or 40 people were in the office and warehouse when the shooting erupted, the distributor's director of marketing, Brett Hollander, whose family founded and owns the company, told The Hartford Courant.
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A luxury SUV and a pickup truck are the top two vehicles in the United States that thieves want to get their hands on, insurance statistics indicate.
The Highway Loss Data Institute said Tuesday the number of claims for theft is highest for versions of the 2007-2009 Cadillac Escalade followed by the Ford F-250 pickup, the Infiniti G37 sedan and the Dodge Charger with a HEMI engine.
Sedate family cars and fuel sippers aren't on the hot list," said Kim Hazelbaker, senior vice president of HLDL, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
"Even though Escalades have the latest immobilizer technology, thieves still can put them on flatbeds and haul them away," Hazelbaker said.
Statistics compiled by the institute indicate that large luxury SUVs are the vehicle group with the highest overall theft loss.