A very Happy Father’s Day to all of our SOFREP readers, including my own pops, big Dickie K! -BK
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was arrested Saturday in Clarksville after police say someone called 911 to report a possibly drunk man who left children inside a car.
Officers responded to the area of 670 N. Riverside Drive where they reportedly saw Andre Higgins stumbling out of a business.
According to a press release, Higgins was having difficult standing, very disoriented, and had bloodshot eyes.
Four children between the ages of 2 and 10 had also been left inside his Dodge Avenger in the parking lot.
Clarksville police say that during their investigation the learned the man entered a business and took items without paying. The store chose not to pursue charges.
Higgins was also found to have an outstanding warrant for criminal impersonation.
— BK (@BKactual) June 17, 2017
For the second time in a week, a man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on U.S. service members at a base in Afghanistan. The attack Saturday at Camp Shaheen left seven American soldiers wounded, according to officials with the NATO-led mission in the country.
Officials at the northern base tell Jennifer Glasse, who reported from Kabul for our Newscast unit, that the shooter was killed. At least one Afghan soldier was also wounded in the attack.
A tweet from the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support described it as an “insider attack.””At this time, we can confirm there are no U.S. or NATO Resolute Support fatalities,” the mission said in a statement.
UPDATE: Seven U.S. service members wounded, evacuated for treatment. Insider attack Camp Shaheen, Mazar-e Sharif under investigation https://t.co/WXujMMXA3U
— Resolute Support (@ResoluteSupport) June 17, 2017
“At this time, we can confirm there are no U.S. or NATO Resolute Support fatalities,” the mission said in a statement.The violence comes just seven days after an Afghan soldier turned his weapon on his U.S. counterparts in another region of Afghanistan, killing three soldiers and wounding another. The Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack, which unfolded on June 10 in eastern Afghanistan.
YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — The search for seven U.S. Navy sailors who went missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off the Japanese coast was called off after several bodies were found Sunday in the ship’s flooded compartments, including sleeping quarters.
Navy divers found “a number of” bodies in the USS Fitzgerald, a day after the destroyer collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship four times its size, said Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the Navy’s 7th Fleet. Aucoin, speaking at a news conference at the 7th Fleet’s home base in Yokosuka, Japan, wouldn’t say how many bodies were recovered, pending notification of next of kin.
He said that much of the crew of about 300 was asleep when the collision happened at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, and that one machinery room and two berthing areas for 116 crew members were severely damaged. Aucoin said the destroyer — which returned to Yokosuka on Saturday evening with the help of tug boats — was hit on the side and there was a significant impact.
The victims might have been killed by the impact of the collision or drowned in the flooding, said Navy spokesman Lt. Paul Newell, who led the media on a visit to get a firsthand look at the mangled destroyer.
(CNN) The Los Angeles Police Department arrested and charged three of its own juvenile cadets after they stole and crashed three police vehicles, authorities said.The three teens, two males ages 15 and 17, and a 16-year-old female, were all members of the LAPD cadet program, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.They were not identified because they are minors.In addition to the three vehicles, police also recovered two Tasers, two police radios and a bulletproof vest, he said.The theft went undetected until Wednesday, when a watch commander doing daily inventory noticed two black-and-white LAPD patrol vehicles missing from their fleet.The investigation into finding the vehicles promptly focused on the female cadet who had been assigned to the location where the vehicles went missing, Beck said.
The female teenager was last seen on surveillance video putting gas on one of the vehicles that was missing. A few hours later, the missing patrol cars were spotted side-by-side on the streets of South Los Angeles.LAPD officers attempted to stop the teens driving the patrol cars, but both fled and at one point during the pursuit, went different directions, initiating two police chases throughout the streets of South Los Angeles.“One of the pursuits terminated when the pursuit vehicle was involved in a traffic collision …The second pursuit ended when the pursuit vehicle collided with a non-involved motorist,” Beck said.The teenagers, one of whom was wearing a LAPD bulletproof vest, were arrested and taken in for questioning. During the investigation, one confessed to having stolen a third patrol car, Beck said, and possibly having had that vehicle for over two weeks.Beck said cadets are not allowed to drive patrol cars, and the teens had outsmarted the checkout system set in place to account for patrol vehicles.“They accessed our inventory system, logged in under a sergeant’s name that they knew and was on vacation, and impersonated him to cover their use of their vehicles,” Beck said.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 18, 2017
Two people were sentenced after creating fake female identities on dating websites and convincing young, enlisted Marines to take out loans and divulge financial information.
Jones Tyler Martin of Hampton, South Carolina, and Hailey Tykoski of Wayne, Michigan, were sentenced Monday for defrauding Marines, including Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and California, said WNCT 9.
After the Marines believed they were in a romantic online relationship, Martin would use the personal information the Marines shared to conduct wire transfers into another account, said WNCT…
…According to the Department of Justice, Martin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft on Jan. 30, and was sentenced to 57 months in prison, plus five years of supervised release with an order to pay $117,306.42 in restitution. Tykoski also plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and was given five years of probation with an order to pay $42,289.05 in restitution, said the DoJ.
An Army officer was ordered held on $150,000 bail for shooting and wounding a motorcyclist following a minor fender bender in the Grand Crossing neighborhood last month.
Hosie Coleman, 45, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery for the May 16 attack that left the 26-year-old victim hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his back.
The victim was stopped in a right-turn lane at a red light in the southbound lanes of Stony Island when Coleman — whose car was next to the victim’s motorcycle — turned his vehicle in front of the victim’s motorcycle, prosecutors said.
Coleman’s car struck the bike’s handlebars, causing the victim to nearly lose control and drive onto the sidewalk, Assistant State’s Attorney Andrew Yassan said.
After both men pulled over and assessed the damage, they began to quarrel. Both the victim and Coleman separately called police, Yassan said.
At one point, Coleman told the victim that he was going to “take” his motorcycle, Yassan said. The motorcyclist said he rode off fearing for his life, which prompted Coleman to pull a handgun from his waistband and fire a single shot, striking him once in the back…
..Coleman’s private attorney, D’Anthony Thedford, identified his client as an Army sergeant working out of Milwaukee. Public records confirm that Coleman did military work in north suburban Waukegan.
US Special Forces operator turned aid-worker runs through ISIS gunfire to save child. God bless David Eubank pic.twitter.com/N7gUMryxlN
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) June 18, 2017
U.S. Army personnel have successfully used advanced electronic warfare technology to completely disable enemy armor during a simulated tank assault at the Army National Training Center, Defense Systems reports.
Developed by the Army Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO), the combination of wireless communications-jamming and hacker exploits of vehicle systems forces enemy tanks to “stop, dismount, get out of their protection, [and] reduce their mobility,” as one Army observer described the ANTC training exercise at Fort Irwin, California…
…Barely the size of “a lightweight backpack,” the vehicle- and -infantry portable kits come with two primary capabilities: VROD (Versatile Radio Observation & Direction) to “detect and understand” enemy electromagnetic signals, and the so-called VMAX to “search and attack” with “electronic attack effects” that the Army RCO described as “more effective than the existing jammers used by anti-missile systems in aircraft.”
Protesters disrupted a Shakespeare production in Central Park on Friday night shouting, “The blood of Steve Scalise is on your hands!” and “Stop leftist violence,” according to reports.
A woman identifying herself on social media as Laura Loomer jumped on stage shouting, “Stop the normalization of political violence against the right,” and, “This is violence against Donald Trump.”
BREAKING: Julius Ceasar Gets SHUTDOWN pic.twitter.com/ITgfMR0tHE
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) June 17, 2017
Fellow protestor Jack Posobiec, who taped her from the audience, then shouted, “You are all Goebbles,” referring to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
Loomer was arrested following the incident when she refused to leave the scene, The New York Times reported. She posted video of her protest on Twitter.
WICHITA, Kan. — An Army veteran from Reno County has admitted he pretended to be blind in order to receive more than $70,000 in benefits.
U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced Thursday that 62-year-old Billy Alumbaugh, of Turon, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the government. His ex-wife, 58-year-old Debra Alumbaugh, also of Turon, pleaded guilty to concealing the crime.Alumbaugh admitted that he received special monthly pension benefits after falsely telling the Veterans Administration he was blind and homebound. In reality, Alumbaugh was able to drive and take part in other routine activities without assistance.Beall says Alumbaugh’s wife accompanied him to medical visits in which they pretended he was blind and needed her assistance.
— Royal Air Force (@RoyalAirForce) June 17, 2017
An Atlanta man is charged with murder after a playful wrestling match turned fatal, the Walton County sheriff said.
Daniel Tabor Reed, 38, allegedly shot his friend about 1 a.m. Saturday at a house in the Walton County Woodlake neighborhood, Sheriff Joe Chapman told Channel 2 Action News.
The name of the man killed has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.
Both men are former Marines, Chapman said.
Chapman said the two friends were wrestling playfully, but their fighting escalated and “one then went at the other.”
Reed was being held in the Walton County jail.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 18, 2017
A significant portion of court-martial proceedings for Marine Corps personnel since the start of 2017 have included charges involving the sexual abuse of children, according to Department of Defense data reviewed by Task & Purpose, further detailing the growing scourge of child sexual abuse that’s marred the armed forces in recent years.
According to general and special court-martial disposition overviews of judicial proceedings published by Headquarters Marine Corps each month since January, nearly 18% of cases involved sexual assault or abuse of a child, attempted sexual assault or abuse or a child, or the possession, solicitation, distribution or production of child pornography.
Of the 23 Marines brought up on charges, only two were acquitted. The rest faced punishments ranging from forfeiture of all pay and allowances and reduction in rank to dishonorable discharge and 15 years confinement. Many of the cases included multiple charges.
A naked man was found causing trouble at a jewelry store in Connecticut on Wednesday, smashing and damaging items, authorities said.
At 12:30 a.m., Sean Morissette, 50, of Putnam, Connecticut, was in the nude while knocking over display cases and smashing items in Antique Marketplace on Main Street in Putnam, police said.
Upon arrival, police said they found broken windows at the jewelry store.
Morissette was charged with burglary and criminal mischief, and is being held on $10,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear at Superior Court in Danielson on Wednesday.
Happy Father’s Day everyone. @BKactual
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