Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Officer Thomas Lam Charged with making Terrorist Threat

A Houston police officer is facing charges after an altercation in a parking lot on the southwest side of town.

The department said Officer Thomas Lam was off duty early Sunday morning when he and a friend got in a fight with a couple over a parking space.

Officer Lam allegedly threatened the couple. He’s been charged with making a terrorist threat.

The officer’s friend is charged with assault.

Officer Arrested on Charges of soliciting a Minor

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Scotts Hill police officer on charges of soliciting a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Officer Jonathan Henley, 26, was arrested in Henderson County on Friday. After being booked in Henderson County, he was transferred to Weakley County for protection because he is a local police officer, a Henderson County jail official said Tuesday.

Henley is accused of sending text messages to a 15-year-old girl in May asking for sex, according to a complaint filed against him in Henderson County General Sessions Court on Monday.

Henley was released Sunday after posting a $25,00 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Henderson County General Sessions Court on June 10.

He has also been placed on administrative leave from the police department.

Officer Andrew Orbegozo Abducts Woman

Ansonia, Conn.

Bridgeport Police Officer Andre Orbegozo, 32 of Naugatuck, abducted an Ansonia woman from the front of her home and forced her to a heavily wooded area behind Ansonia High School.

Officer Orbegozo was arrested and Wednesday, and charged with kidnapping a fellow officer. He appeared in Derby Superior Court Wednesday and his bond was doubled from $250,000 to $500,000.

Ansonia police said they received a call from Bridgeport police stating that a police officer had assaulted another officer. At about 3:30a.m. Wednesday Ansonia police went to Griffin Hospital.

Officer Orbegozo hit the woman in the head with a gun, causing a laceration, police said. The victim was able to convince Orbegozo she needed medical attention and he took her to Griffin Hospital for treatment.

Police are calling the incident domestic violence. Orbegozo was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree kidnapping with a firearm.

The victim has not been identified.

Officer Charles David Jr Charged with Assault & Harassment

Pittsburgh, PA

A Fayette County police officer who is accused of shoving and choking a woman has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Charles E. David Jr., 38, of Ohiopyle, is charged by state police at Uniontown with simple assault and harassment. In a criminal complaint, police said David pushed a woman to the ground and grabbed her by the throat during an argument May 26 in a driveway on Shaffer Road in Wharton.

The woman told police the altercation occurred after she saw David in the driveway with another woman, according to the complaint. She said she confronted David, then blocked his exit and took the keys from his motorcycle's ignition to prevent him from leaving.

David is a member of Uniontown's police force. Chief Jason Cox said David is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a June 11 preliminary hearing before North Union District Judge Wendy Dennis.