Archive for April 28th, 2012
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a portable methamphetamine lab exploded in a man’s pants as he tried to run away from a state trooper during a traffic stop.
Tulsa television station KOTV reports (http://is.gd/VCLjs3 ) the incident happened shortly after midnight Friday in Okmulgee County. Authorities say the man tried to run away when the trooper asked him about a chemical smell.
Trooper Shiloh Hall says the man had an active meth lab in his pants that burst during a struggle with the trooper. The man was checked out by emergency personnel and booked in the Okmulgee County jail on a drug charge.
A portable meth lab is also known as a one-pot lab, where a smaller batch of the drug is manufactured.
Paramedic who boasted on Facebook that he ‘saved someone’s life and managed to cop a feel of some cracking jubblies’ is found guilty of misconduct | Mail Online
A paramedic who boasted on Facebook that he groped a patient’s breasts was found guilty of misconduct yesterday.
Following an emergency call-out to a young woman, Mark Small posted: ‘Saved someone’s life and managed to cop a feel of some cracking jubblies.’
He then described his shift as ‘excellent’.
The remarks were left after Small finished a night shift for the Great Western Ambulance Service.
They were removed from the site the following morning after his housemate told him they were inappropriate.
But someone saw them and complained to the service.
Small was immediately suspended from his job following the incident, but returned to his duties after an investigation found he had not touched the patient inappropriately.
Alien abductions make for a good sci-fi plot devices, but it’s easy to forget that we walk among people — in the real world — who claim to have been visited, beamed up and probed by little gray men.
New York photographer Steven Hirsch, 63, has met many of these people face to face. He visited this year’s International UFO Conference to meet, photograph and interview people who avow close contact with extraterrestrials.
“I don’t want my audience to have any preconceptions about these people before they see my images and read their words,” says Hirsch of his Little Sticky Legs project. “My interviews barely break the surface of what is going on in their lives … or in their minds.”
Hirsch, who has freelanced for the New York Post for 18 years, makes a habit of shooting fringe members of society and gleaning their thoughts. Past subjects have included those leaving the Manhattan Criminal Court Building and Crustypunks in the parks of NYC.
For his profile photos and interviews, the fast-talking New Yorker actually shuts up and listens.
“I’m not an analyst, my questions are not intended to find answers but to allow people to tell us their stories. Courthouse Confessions, Crustypunks and Little Sticky Legs are all about storytelling. Their stories, not mine,” says Hirsch. “We’ve become desensitized to the TV sound bite. With these projects we can stare at the picture. Stare into their eyes. Feel their angst. It’s a very simple approach. There’s no distractions.”
Reports of alien abduction are a relatively new phenomena, with regular accounts emerging only in the 1960s. Estimates on the number of abductions vary wildly, from millions (unlikely) to thousands (more likely). It’s safe to say there are hundreds of reported cases in any given year.
Two Bellmawr men broke into a township auto shop, set fire to it to cover-up their act and then dialed 9-1-1 to summon firefighters, police said.
Mark Trigg, 20, of Beechwood Place and Cameron Semple, 21, of East Maple Avenue sat across the street from Performance Motors Automotive Shop and watched the fire being extinguished, police said.
Trigg and Semple are each charged with arson, burglary, tampering with physical evidence and conspiracy. Both have been committed to the Camden County Jail, Camden, each in lieu of $75,000 cash bail. A third individual, Brendon Semple, 23, of East Maple Avenue, Bellmawr, was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary. He was released after being issued a criminal summons.
Trigg and Cameron Semple are accused of breaking into Performance Motors at 1106 North Black Horse Pike about 4 a.m. April 16.
Police said Brendon Semple drove the two down the Black Horse Pike to locate vending machines to break into. Trigg had a key to the locks of certain vending machines, police said.
They stopped at Performance Motorist after spotting the “glow” of a vending machine inside the business. Trigg and Cameron Semple removed a window air conditioner and climbed inside.
The vending key that Trigg had did not fit the vending machine, police said.
While searching the office area, they opened a door sounding an alarm. Both left and went to a nearby Wawa and “attempted to wash their hands of any evidence,” police said.
They returned to Performance. Trigg attempted to “wipe clean any fingerprints left behind” while Cameron Semple stood “watch” outside, police said.
Trigg, “fearing he did not clear their fingerprints,” lit a pack of matches and set fire to the building.
Trigg called 9-1-1 and reported the fire under a false name.
The suspects “sat across the street and watched the firefighting operations,” police said. “The suspects stated they had hoped that the fireman’s hoses would wash away their fingerprints and any other evidence.”
It took firefighters three hours to extinguish the fire.
The phone call to the 9-1-1 dispatch center to report the fire was recorded. An arson investigator for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office called the number from the phone used to call 9-1-1.
Trigg answered and provided his name, police said. Trigg denied reporting the fire.
Trigg, upon questioning by detectives from the Gloucester Township and Bellmawr departments, later said he was driving past the repair shop and “observed smoke coming from the building” and called 9-1-1.