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  • Police search for alleged intruder who resident hit with pipe

    11/24/2010 5:57:28 PM PST · by Bean Counter · 3 replies
    The Columbian ^ | November 24, 2010 | Bob Albrecht and John Branton
    Vancouver, WA---Vancouver police say they are looking for a would-be burglar who climbed inside another man’s kitchen window Wednesday afternoon, only to be struck on the head by the renter, who swung a metal pipe. Todd A. Mouton, 19, suffered an injury to the left side of his head. Bleeding heavily, he fled on foot from the Mission Hills Apartments, 11900 N.E. 18th St., west of Evergreen High School, according to a bulletin from the Vancouver Police Department.
  • Virginia school kids to learn about gun safety--opponents of gun safety object

    04/25/2010 6:31:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 570+ views
    Examiner ^ | April 25, 2010 | Kurt Hofmann
    Virginia has recently passed a law requiring the state Board of Education to draw up a curriculum for gun safety education for elementary schools. Governor Bob McDonnnell vetoed one portion of the bill (the Virginia state constitution allows for partial vetoes) that would have permitted the Board to use material not only from the NRA's Eddie Eagle program but also from the National Crime Prevention Council (McGruff the Crime Dog's organization). Some find this objectionable. Opponents of gun safety education would prefer to indulge their irrational fears than to allow children to be provided with the knowledge to keep them...
  • Residents Appalled After Bus Driver Punches McGruff the Crime Dog (oops, cop inside costume)

    03/03/2009 8:21:15 PM PST · by RDTF · 13 replies · 1,290+ views
    WJLA DC ^ | March 3, 2009
    WASHINGTON - D.C. police say McGruff the crime dog, who urges children to "take a bite out of crime," became a victim Saturday when a bus driver punched him in the face as he handed fliers to children. The popular crime-fighting dog has been around since 1980 as a cartoon character and as a furry mascot known by children and parents alike. Police say the Metro bus driver, 38-year-old Shawn Brim, climbed off the bus at the corner of 14th Street and Spring Street, adjusted both sideview mirrors and then swung at Officer Tyrone Hardy, who was dressed as McGruff....
  • Metro bus driver takes bite out of McGruff the Crime Dog

    03/02/2009 2:39:58 PM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 27 replies · 1,380+ views
    McGruff never saw this one coming. McGruff the Crime Dog, the stern but beloved police mascot who teaches kids how to stop crime before it happens, became a victim himself this weekend when a Metro bus driver punched him in the face as a stunned group of children watched, authorities said. McGruff, a.k.a. D.C. police officer Tyrone Hardy, was passing out flyers to children at the corner of 14th Street and Spring Road in Northwest Washington around 2:30 p.m. Saturday when a Metro bus pulled up to the curb. The bus driver, 38-year-old Shawn Brim, climbed out of the bus,...
  • Neighborhood watch program shows success in Muqdadiya district

    04/08/2007 7:52:44 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 298+ views
    MUQDADIYA — A neighborhood watch program has begun to show sings of success since its formation March 5. The program, which includes 15 villages throughout the Muqdadiya district, hires local villagers to protect their village and encourages the population to contact their security forces on criminal or terrorist activity. “The idea is - to protect the village and to clear it from the armed people and insurgents,” said Dr. Abdulla al Jubouri, the former governor of Diyala and founder of the program. Since the program began, Jubouri said there have been several signs of success to include roads free from...
  • McGruff Turns 25: Taking a Bite out of Time

    07/02/2005 6:02:57 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 3 replies · 262+ views
    USNewswire ^ | 07/02/05 | USNewswire
    WASHINGTON, June 30 /U.S. Newswire/ -- McGruff the Crime Dog, the trench coat-wearing icon who has taught millions of Americans how to "Take a Bite Out of Crime," celebrates his 25th birthday -- or 175 in dog years. Created by adman Jack Keil in 1980, McGruff was modeled after famous gumshoes such as television's Colombo for the National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign to teach straightforward messages about safety and crime prevention. According to a Department of Justice study, three out of four Americans think they can do something to prevent crime, in part due to McGruff's messages over the past...
  • On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Crime Dog

    06/27/2005 5:44:53 AM PDT · by infocats · 1 replies · 203+ views
    New York Times | June 27, 2005 | Jane L. Levere
    McGruff the Crime Dog is now walking a new beat. Over the last quarter of a century, McGruff, the trench-coat wearing, crime-fighting, advertising icon, has conveyed public service messages on behalf of the National Crime Prevention Council. His message has gradually broadened to included participation in neighborhood watch groups, taking steps to prevent child violence and bullying. His new campaign, introduced earlier this month, is taking him in a different direction: identity theft. "The nature of crime is ever-evolving," said Alfonso E. Lenhardt, president and chief executive of the National Crime Prevention Council. "It's still a significant factor in all...