Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Beach Patrol Officer Robert Tomeris Arrested for Having Sex with 16-year-old

A member of Volusia County's beach patrol is under arrest for allegedly having repeated sexual encounters with a teenager who he met while she was sunbathing on the beach. Police say he also secretly videotaped the teen.

"I know him as a beach patrol officer," a neighbor said. "I would never believe it."

Investigators executed a search warrant on his home. The 44-year-old beach patrol officer was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl he met on the beach.

In a serene Port Orange community, neighbors were in disbelief. Investigators say Tameris had sex with the 16-year-old 20 to 25 times between fall and spring of 2007.

"I hear you, but I would never believe it personally, honestly," the neighbor said.

An arrest affidavit says Tameris also videotaped the sex and while he was investigated for the past couple of months, he sent the 16-year-old a picture of himself exposed.

Retired Officer Darryl Fowler Accused of Shooting Ex-Wife

A retired New York City police officer is being accused of shooting his estranged wife at her home on Long Island.

Suffolk County Police say 43-year-old Darryl Fowler broke into the Middle Island home of Michelle Fowler Tuesday night and shot her multiple times.

Police say Fowler fled the scene and a short time later his vehicle crashed into a tree.

Both Fowler and his estranged wife were listed in stable condition Wednesday.

Detectives plan to present charges against Fowler for attempted murder, burglary, assault and aggravated criminal contempt and criminal use of a weapon.

Police say Fowler retired from the New York City Police Department about 10 years ago.