August 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

PUYALLUP, [WA]--A teenager from Puyallup was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with the killing of a Spokane cab driver in North Idaho. Bonner County sheriff’s deputies have identified Jacob Coleman, 19, as the only suspect in a bizarre series of events that led to the young cab driver, identified by deputies as Gagandeep Singh, 22, being stabbed to death in the small town of Kootenai, Idaho. Coleman has been arrested and is facing charges of first-degree murder. According to information Coleman told deputies, the 19-year-old flew from Seattle to Spokane with the intention of starting a new semester at Gonzaga University but was denied entry. Pete Tormey, associate director of commun  

July 12, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

OAKLAND, [CA]--The grueling task of determining what sparked a massive construction fire in Oakland is now underway. More than 20 federal fire investigators are looking into the cause of the fire that broke out early Friday morning on Valdez Street. The blaze forced hundreds of people to leave their homes and businesses. One man is calling this fire a war on housing. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigators still haven’t been able to safely enter the structure since the fire started Friday. They have yet to determine what caused the fire. But nearby developers are convinced it’s arson and they aren’t wasting no time protecting their own construction sites  

July 12, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

BIXBY, [OK]--Prosecutors say a 28-year-old man facing federal charges in a pipe bomb explosion outside an Air Force recruiting center in Oklahoma left that branch of the military when he couldn't complete the training required to become a certified electrician. Authorities offered a first glimpse Wednesday of what they believe might have driven Benjamin Don Roden to plant the bomb late Monday at the recruiting center in suburban Tulsa. Roden made his first appearance in federal court Wednesday, acknowledging before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank H. McCarthy that he understood the charges against him, which include using an explosive to commit a felony. Roden will remain in custody at least unti  

June 27, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

WEST CHESTER, [OH]--White powder delivered to an Islamic center in West Chester is not hazardous, fire officials said Tuesday. Hazardous materials crews investigated an envelope that was sent to the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, in the 8000 block of Plantation Drive. They were dispatched at about 11:25 a.m., and a large crew remained on the scene for several hours. Investigators said the envelope also contained a written threat. Officials said that they did not evacuate the center. As a precaution, four employees were placed in isolation, and about 15 children attending a youth basketball camp were contained to one room. A criminal investigation is ongoing. View More>>  

June 22, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

SAN FRANCISCO, [CA]--San Francisco police detained a motorcyclist who they said drove his bike at a group of protesters demonstrating against the federal health care bill in an apparent attempt to hit them, according to witnesses as well as photographs and videos from the scene. A few dozen people were staging a “die-in” early Wednesday afternoon on Seventh Street near Mission Street when the man on a red motorcycle appeared, said one of the protesters, 43-year-old Tracey Brieger of Emeryville. She said the activists, some of whom held up posters that looked like tombstones to decry the Republican health care bill designed to replace the Affordable Care Act, had planned to block the inte  

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