June 21, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

ALBANY, [NY]--White powder spilled out of an envelope as it was being opened by an employee on the state office campus Wednesday morning, State Police and city fire officials said. The state Department of Correction and Community Supervision employee called 911 at 10:53 a.m. to report the possibly hazardous material inside Building No. 9. No illnesses have been reported and the powder will be sent for testing. State Police patrol officers and investigators responded to the W. Averell Harriman State Office Building Campus in Albany to investigate. No specialized State Police units — which include tactical, bomb disposal and negotiation specialists — were requested. Albany city fire crews   

June 20, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

SANTA MONICA, [CA]--Two men were charged with attempted murder Tuesday in the stabbing of a man who works as a bodyguard for a nationally known figure popular among the alt-right, prosecutors said. Edgar Khodzhasaryan, 30, of Glendale, and Arsen Bekverdyan, 31, of Burbank, were charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in the stabbing following a dispute in a Santa Monica parking structure on Saturday, according to a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Tim Gionet, a popular alt-right Internet personality better known by his Twitter handle, @BakedAlaska, identified the victim as Antonio Foreman. Gionet did not witness the attack but said h  

June 16, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

ROSWELL, [GA]--Authorities were called to the neighborhood where Congressional Representative Karen Handel lives in Roswell after suspicious envelopes were found in mailboxes Thursday afternoon. Police say Roxburg Drive off Old Alabama Road was shut down for several hours while crews investigated. At least five homes in the neighborhood received an envelope with a "white powdery substance" in it. The FBI was called in to take the lead on the investigation. No illnesses have been reported from the envelopes. The postal inspector has been notified because of concern for the mail carrier who delivered the mail. Police asked neighbors to call 911 if they find anything in their mail without a ret  

June 12, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

BRONX, [NY]--A Bronx mosque has been targeted three times by a pellet gun shooter, police sources said Monday. A NYPD patrol car was posted Monday afternoon outside Masjid Ebun Abass, on Alexander Ave. in Mott Haven. On Friday night, a window was shattered when someone fired the pellet gun, apparently from a building in the Mott Haven Houses across the street. The pellet cracked a window at the store affiliated with the mosque — and another pellet hit a worshiper standing outside in the neck, according to Habibedu Trawally, 64, the vice president of the cultural center that runs the mosque and the store. The worshiper was not hurt, said Trawally, who called police right after the incident.  

June 4, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

ANCHORAGE, [AK]--A man broke into GCI offices in Midtown Anchorage Sunday morning, threatening employees and causing "significant damage to infrastructure" before being taken into custody, according to the Anchorage Police Department. The damage led to statewide internet and phone outages, including to 911 services, APD said. In a statement, GCI said the person broke into the Denali Towers building at 9:50 a.m. Sunday. Police initially wrote that they responded "to a report of a man with a knife" at the building more than an hour later, at 11:04 a.m. Police later said that "(t)he weapon involved in the incident was not a knife as it was originally believed to be," without specifying what, i  

June 1, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

WASHINGTON, [DC]--A Pennsylvania man was arrested at President Donald Trump's Washington hotel early on Wednesday after police acting on a tip found a rifle, pistol and ammunition in his car, a discovery they said "averted a potential disaster" in the U.S. capital. Bryan Moles, 43, from the western Pennsylvania college town of Edinboro, was taken into custody shortly after checking into the Trump International Hotel a few blocks from the White House, Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham told a news conference. A tipster had told the Pennsylvania State Police that Moles was traveling to Washington with weapons, and the information was passed on to the Secret Service and Washington police,   

May 31, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

PORTAGE PARK, [IL]--A Portage Park family returned from Ramadan prayers late Monday night to find their detached garage engulfed in flames, they said. Around 11 p.m., police responded to the fire in the 5800 block of West Cornelia Avenue, according to a Chicago Police spokesman. No one was injured, police said. Police believed the fire started in a trash can near the garage, police said. Zahwa Alhasan was on her way home from her mosque with her parents, nephew, sister and two nieces when a neighbor called to tell her what happened, she said. The garage was almost totally destroyed on Tuesday, with melted toys and tools strewn around the surrounding alley. There was no car inside the garage  

May 30, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

HOQUIAM, [WA]--Authorities in Washington state are searching for the driver of a pickup truck involved in a hit-and run collision that left one man dead and another hospitalized over the Memorial Day weekend. Both victims are members of the Quinault Indian Nation, which issued a statement on Monday saying the men could be victims of a hate crime. The incident took place around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the Donkey Creek Campground near Hoquiam. Witnesses told police a man driving a white, lifted, late-90s Chevrolet pickup truck pulled up near the camping area and began spinning his tires. A confrontation between the driver and campers ensued, at which time the driver allegedly backed up toward t  

May 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

LEXINGTON, [KY]--Several windows were shattered at the main office of the Lexington Herald-Leader in downtown Lexington, amid suspected signs of small-caliber bullet damage to the building. The Herald-Leader filed a report on the damage with Lexington Police, who were at the building investigating early Monday morning. Exterior windows were damaged on the first-, second- and third-level banks of windows of the press room on the Midland Avenue side of the building. Three exterior windows were shattered, leaving broken glass on the sidewalk outside. Two windows on the upper level of the press room were damaged, but did not shatter. Those windows show small holes and cracks that appear consist  

May 18, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

FRESNO, [CA]--Police have not ruled out a hate crime in the early-morning slaying of a transgender woman who was shot multiple times in Fresno, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Wednesday, adding that he has directed detectives to solve the case “very quickly.” The 34-year-old victim, identified Wednesday afternoon as Imer Eliu Alvarado of Fresno, was found on North Fourth Street just south of East Belmont Avenue after the police ShotSpotter system reported multiple gunshots fired at 2:59 a.m. (The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said it identified Alvarado as a man based on available documentation, such as a driver’s license or birth certificate.) Officers arrived 4 minutes later and foun