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Wayne PD: Officers Nab Accused Ambulance Thief Burglarizing Route 23 Starbucks

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A repeat offender caught driving a stolen ambulance last year was arrested by Wayne police after he broke into a Starbucks on Route 23 overnight, authorities said Wednesday.Officers Kevin MacDonald, Michael Sweeney and Trevor Costabile found Jonathan Roman, 35, hiding in a storeroom after responding to a burglar alarm at the Willowbrook Mall-area café shortly after 3:30 a.m. Monday, Detective Capt. Dan Daly said. Roman, of Paterson, had stashed more than $500 that he’d stolen from shop registers in a refrigerator, Daly said.An alarm company representative told police a burglar was seen on camera near the drive-thru window, the captain said.Moments later, MacDonald spotted Roman, who ducked down inside the window, he said. Officer Ersan Bayram arrived soon after and covered the front entrance. His colleagues searched the shop and quickly took Roman into custody, Daly said. Roman was sent to the Passaic County Jail to await arraignment on charges of burglary and attempted theft.Charges are still pending against him in connection with the theft of an ambulatory transport van in early May 2020. Police in Fairfield nabbed Roman on Route 46 at Plymouth Street after the vehicle’s owner pinpointed its location with a GPS system. Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.
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Man Nabbed For Knifepoint CT Gas Station Robbery, Police Say

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A Connecticut man was arrested for allegedly holding a knife on a gas station clerk and demanding money.The incident took place around 10:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 22, in Waterbury.Police responded to the Irving Gas Station at 1405 East Main Street after a report of an armed robbery, said Waterbury PD Sgt. Robert Davis. The cashier called in stating the business was robbed by a Hispanic man with a knife. The suspect was identified as 41-year-old Jose “Macho” Rivera, of Waterbury, who pointed a knife at the cashier and threatened to stab the cashier while demanded the money from the register. The victim complied and also gave the suspect a cell phone, Davis said.Officers received a description of the suspect and continued to canvas the area, as well as notifying other local businesses. Around 5:30 a.m., a Waterbury Police sergeant patrolling the area of Hamilton Avenue spotted a man fitting the description of the robbery suspect in the area and after an investigation he was arrested. Davis said Rivera stole approximately $300 from the register and an iPhone during the incident. Rivera was charged with:RobberyThreateningTwo counts of larceny Breach of peace He was held on a $25,000 bond and is due in court on Wednesday, June 23.  Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.
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Puppies Stolen With $10K Of Bad Checks In Lancaster County

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Several people are wanted by police after stealing $10,000 worth of puppies in Lancaster County.Two men used bad checks totalling $9,980 to fraudulently purchase four yorkie poo puppies in Paradise Township, according to Pennsylvania State police.The incident occurred along Londonvale Road on June 14 at 1 p.m.A man and a woman in their 30s were the victims of the crime, say state police.The suspects were two Black men in separate Jeeps--there was reportedly a Black woman in the passenger seat of the white Jeep one of the men drove off in. The Pennsylvania State police continue to investigate. Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.
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AMSA Announces Symposium Speakers on Innovations in Food Safety

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Kearney, MO. – The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) AMSA is pleased to announce, Dr. Manpreet Singh and Mr. Nick Roth...
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SAPD search for suspects into burglaries of Fiesta vendor tents at Market Square

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SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say multiple vendor tents in Market Square were burglarized over the past couple of days.“It’s never happened before,” said a Market Square vendor, who asked KSAT not to release her name for safety reasons.RELATED: Do you recognize them? Police seek public’s help to identify suspects in Market Square burglaryShe said she has been selling in the park for several years.The vendor said she has never seen vendor tents burglarized like many have been in the past few days.SAPD released photos of the suspects, who they say burglarized and in some cases damaged vendor tents during Fiesta between June 19 and June 21.SAPD are searching for suspects wanted in Market Square robbery (San Antonio Police Department)One vendor reported to police that their booth was hit twice in two days. Items stolen included wallets, purses, hunting knives and utensils.There are multiple cameras in different locations across the market square, but one vendor says it’s not enough.”We’re not safe,” she said. “We are not safe so that means probably security is not available after everything is closed.”If you recognize these suspects or have information related to these crimes, you’re asked to call Central Property Crimes at 210-207-7990.Vendors hope the burglaries stop and hope that the suspects are turned in by the community or caught by police.”This is our business and that’s what we live from and it’s not fair that they come and do that,” one vendor said.Read also:
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Stop & Shop’s 31st Annual Food For Friends Campaign Raises Record-Breaking Total of Over $2M for Local Hunger Relief Organizations

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QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop announced that its 31st annual Food for Friends campaign raised more than $2 million for its...
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Quick-thinking pizza shop employee uses smartwatch to seek help during robbery

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Miambo Maombi, 21, was arrested in Indiana a week after police said he committed four armed robberies in western Pennsylvania and two in Ohio. According to Allegheny County police, Maombi robbed employees at 7-11 convenience stores and two Domino's locations in the Pittsburgh area, between June 6 and June 9."I was shaking. He had the gun to my head," said Shashanareddy Gaddu, general manager of the Domino's Pizza in West View, north of Pittsburgh.Gaddu said the suspect was wearing a mask and carrying a gun, on June 6, when he ordered him to empty the cash registers."Then he asked me to put in the password for the safe," Gaddu said. "I did and then I said it takes nine minutes, if you want to stay, up to you."Gaddu said the suspect, who police identified as Maombi, ordered him and his trainee into a cooler and took their phones. Gaddu said the suspect told them he would be back, but he made sure he wouldn't."I locked it from inside," Gaddu said.Gaddu said that's when he realized he could use his smartwatch to ask for help. "That was on my hand. He didn't check it, so I texted my sister and an employee and the owner. My sister called the police, my employee called the police and they were here in a few minutes," Gaddu said.The suspect was gone. Police said he went to Ohio to commit two more robberies before running from a traffic stop in Indiana and being taken into custody.Allegheny County police said Maombi is in an Indiana jail, awaiting extradition to Ohio.Investigators said they are working with the FBI to determine the appropriate venue for additional charges. Miambo Maombi, 21, was arrested in Indiana a week after police said he committed four armed robberies in western Pennsylvania and two in Ohio. According to Allegheny County police, Maombi robbed employees at 7-11 convenience stores and two Domino's locations in the Pittsburgh area, between June 6 and June 9.
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WESH Orlando

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As state and federal governments lift mandatory safety measures following CDC guidance, businesses have begun cautiously reducing their protocols for the first time for both their employees and customers. National retailers like Trader Joe’s, Costco, Walmart, Target, and Starbucks have announced that vaccinated customers do not have to wear masks, and many have dropped the requirement for vaccinated employees. Trader Joe’s employees still are required to wear masks. As of now, none of these retailers are requiring proof of vaccination status prior to entry, but are operating on an honor system, requiring unvaccinated individuals to be responsible and wear a mask while in their stores. The CDC guidance states that “fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.” However, this guidance only applies to those who are vaccinated. As businesses consider what their own policies will entail, being armed with industry practice and current guidelines can equip them with the knowledge to move forward with what best suits the needs of their employees and customers. These considerations can help protect businesses navigate these unchartered waters. Understand Requirements From Specific State Legislation or Local Ordinances Each business’s policy may be subject to certain state or local ordinances. Currently, there are many pieces of proposed legislation that prohibit businesses from asking about vaccination status or require verification of it. Some states, like Connecticut and Colorado, have even proposed statutory permissions for citizens to take legal action against employers that take adverse action against employees who decline vaccinations. If statutes containing this provision are enacted, legal action could become a popular choice of slighted employees and customers. Provide Clear Communication As businesses adjust policies, it's important to provide clear notices at the entrances of their stores that outlines the requirements to enter. If an employee or customer refuses to wear a mask, businesses have a right to ask them to leave, unless an exception applies. Since many employees and customers still remain concerned with being exposed to COVID-19 while working or visiting a business, it's important that businesses continue to demonstrate that they're taking the safety of their employees and customers seriously and effectively communicate adjustments in policies. Determine if You Will Require Proof of Vaccination Vaccination status isn't protected by HIPAA as it's not considered protected medical information. As it stands, businesses are free to require whatever kind of proof of vaccination they choose. The processes of verification can be similar for both employees and customers. Providing the original vaccination card, a copy of the card, or a picture of the card will suffice to gain entry or employment. Another option is for employees and customers to sign an attestation form as to their vaccination status. Retailers should post warnings and notices at the entrances of their stores that clearly outline the requirements and guidelines for entry. Some businesses may require their employees to get a vaccine as a condition of continuing to work, with exceptions that comply with federal and state laws like ADA and Title VII. Walmart, the nation’s largest retail chain, announced a bonus for associates who get vaccinated, but it's not requiring it as a condition to work there. Businesses can and should create a policy outlining their protocols and confirm that employees have received any updates to those policies as they're made. Businesses should also be clear on the potential consequences of a violation of the policy and apply those universally. Celia Schnupp is an attorney at Perez and Morris, a women-owned business law firm.
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Long Island Man Holds Box Cutter To Throat Of Drug Store Employee, Demands Meds, Police Say

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A Long Island man who allegedly held a box cutter to the throat of a pharmacy employee and demanded drugs has been arrested by police.The incident took place around 4:40 p.m., Tuesday, June 22 at the Keezac Pharmacy on Bedford Avenue in Bellmore. According to Nassau County Police Robbery Squad detectives, a man, identified, as Patrick Devine, age 33, of Bellmore, entered Keezac Pharmacy, displayed a box cutter, and placed it to the neck of a female employee, and demanded prescription pain medication. The woman was able to escape from the subject and ran from the store. The store manager complied and Devine fled the scene with an unknown amount of medication.Responding officers located Devine a short time later near the intersection of Newbridge Road and Oak Street and he was arrested without incident. The female victim suffered a laceration in her right hand and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.Devine was charged with:Five counts of robberyRobbery second-degreeTwo counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance  He was scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday, June 23 in Mineola. Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.
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Police deploy Taser at dog after man trespasses at Miami Beach restaurant

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A dog was stunned with a Taser Wednesday morning as authorities were trying to issue a...
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Risk and Rewards: How Property Data Helps Retailers Prevent Loss

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While one may have expected retail theft would decrease during the lockdown periods caused by COVID-19, burglary continued, with rates...
153 Houston Methodist employees resign or are fired after refusing to get Covid vaccine, official says

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The 153 employees either resigned in the two-week suspension period that began June 8 or were terminated Tuesday, according to Gale Smith.Employees who complied with the mandatory vaccination policy during the suspension period returned to work the day after they became compliant, Smith told CNN in an email Tuesday night.Houston Methodist on March 31 became the first major health care system in the country to mandate Covid-19 vaccinations, starting with managers, according to an initial announcement from Houston Methodist CEO Marc Boom. More than 100 of the hospital's employees involved in the lawsuit claimed the vaccines were "experimental and dangerous," and that it would be "wrongful" to be terminated for refusing to get vaccinated.The hospital countered that the claims were not true, and that workers are protected from termination under Texas law only if they refuse to commit a criminal act that carries criminal penalties. The three vaccines used in the United States currently have emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration, but not yet full FDA approval.Employees had to get the Covid-19 vaccine by June 7, CNN previously reported.Houston Methodist said it did not have information on how many employees resigned and how many were fired.Boom said earlier this month that 24,947 employees were fully vaccinated and that the hospital had reached almost full compliance with the mandate, with fewer than 200 suspended for not yet complying. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in December said companies can legally mandate that all employees re-entering the workplace and new hires be vaccinated for Covid-19. The only exceptions allowed are for disabilities and religious reasons.CNN's Theresa Waldrop contributed to this report.
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