Saturday, May 16, 2009

Retired Deputy Mark Petrina Arrested for Lewd Acts with Child

A retired Kern County Sheriff's deputy was arrested Thursday night in Seattle on five counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child.

Mark Thomas Petrina also faces a count of continuous sexual abuse of a child, according to Kern County Superior Court records.

The charges were filed last month against Petrina, who was born in 1933, according to court records. Each count is listed as a felony. Two counts were for victims who were either ages 14 or 15, and three counts were for victims under the age of 14, court records show.

Petrina's alleged victims were relatives, according to a law enforcement source who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Petrina is scheduled for arraignment on Monday.

Deputy Christopher Carder Charged with Domestic Violence

A Boone County Sheriff's deputy is free on bond after his arrest early Saturday.

Other deputies took Christopher Carder into custody around 6 a.m. and charged him with Assault (domestic violence) after a domestic altercation with his wife just hours earlier.

The 36 year old Burlington man has been with the Sheriff's Department for 4 1/2 years. He is suspended without pay until the charges are resolved.

A department spokesman says Carder has been an "exemplary deputy," even being named 2008 Deputy of the Year award for "outstanding contributions."

Carder posted a $2,000 bond and was released from the Boone County Detention Center.
He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday to face the assault charge.


Officer Danny Perez Arrested for Domestic Violence

A highly decorated Denver Police Officer is under arrest on serious domestic violence accusations. Officer Danny Perez, from the Gang Unit, was arrested for investigation of second and third degree assault and obstruction of a telephone.

He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail and out on bond. Perez has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation. The case is being handled by Arvada Police.

Sources tell Fox 31 this is not the first time Perez has been arrested for domestic violence. We've learned there was a previous arrest in 2001, but it was dropped to a lower charge that did not include domestic violence.

If convicted of any domestic violence charge, Perez would not be able to carry a firearm and would probably lose his job.

Former Officer Anthony Siwinski Arrested for Terrorist Threats

A former Philadelphia police officer who worked as a school aid has been arrested in connection with ammunition discovered at Bensalem High School.

Anthony Siwinski was charged with terrorist threats, recklessly endangering another person and related charges, and sent to Bucks County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail, Bensalem police said.

On May 8, Siwinski had asked a student to take a piece of trash out of a water fountain, police said. The "trash" was several bullets wrapped in a threatening note.

The note said an assistant at the schools "was to die," while another note found later at the school stated the author hated the assistant and a bomb was going off "within the hour," police said.

Following an investigation, police identified Siwinski as the alleged author of the notes.