Mexico-The beheaded body of a top law enforcement officer in Mexican was found Sunday.
Investigators found the decapitated body of Jose Antonio Archi Yama, commander of the Quintana Roo State Police, wrapped in a gray and red sheet about 6 feet from the side of the road. Yama was found four days after he was kidnapped, tortured and killed by cartel gunmen in Cancun.
The men from Cartel Jalisco Nuevo Generacion allegedly took Yama on Tuesday, triggering a massive land and air manhunt for the missing inspector.
Yama’s family reported him missing two days after he failed to come home from his job about an hour away in Playa del Carmen.
The brutal murder was just the latest disturbing incident in an area that has seen a sharp rise in violence as cartels have fought for control.
Two Mandeville police officers were shot Friday near U.S. 190 and La. 22, and one has died.
Two officers were shot after a vehicle chase, according to St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith. Two suspects have been amen into custody.
Smith said the injured officer suffered a graze wound.
There is no other information at this time.
Toledo, OH-A west Toledo grandfather is behind bars after her 5-year-old grandson died in her care.
Yisenya Flores hit the child late Wednesday night, but did not call 911 under after 6 p.m. on Thursday
Officers say when they responded to two 911 calls, they were told there was an unconscious child who fell off a bed.
Toledo Fire responded and treated the child, however he later died at the hospital. Doctors told police that the child’s injuries were not consistent with a fall off a bed.
Flores admitted to police that she hit the child and said he was lethargic, semi-unresponsive and unable to get up from the floor, but she still didn’t call 9-1-1 until the next evening.
At this time, Flores is charged with endangering children, but additional charged could be filed.
Bridgetown, NJ-New Jersey officials issued a statewide Amber Alert for a missing 5-year-old girl who authorities say may have been abducted from a playground on Monday.
The child, Dulce Maria Alavez, may have been taken by a light-skinned, possibly Hispanic male, the Bridgeton Police department said. The possible suspect is described as between 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, with a thin build, no facial hair, and acne on his face. He was wearing orange sneakers, red pants, and a black shirt, police said.
The man drove off with Dulce in a red van with tinted windows and a sliding passenger side door.
Dulce was last seen wearing a yellow Hirt with a koala bear on the front, black and white checkered long pants with a flower design, and white sandals. She is 3-foot-5 and weighs 40 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Officers responded to the Bridgetown city park’s ball fields and playground area for a report of a missing child at about 4:50 p.m. Monday. The girl’s mother told police that Dulce was playing on swings with her 3-year-old returning to her vehicle without his sister, and she was unable to locate her daughter.
Police said to call 1-800-CALL-FBI with tips or information about the Amber Alert.
Hackettstown, NJ-Police in Warren County, New Jersey are searching for a wanted man who assault a police officer.
Ronald Milford III, 24, is wanted by Hackettstown police.
He’s described as 6’2, with blue eyes, and blonde hair. His last known address is in the 100 block of Valentine Street in Hackettstown.
Anyone with information on Mulford’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 908-852-3300.
Chicago, IL-An off-duty Chicago police officer died Monday night in what is being investigated as a possible suicide at a forest preserve on the Northwest Side.
The officer’s identity was not immediately released, but the death was an apparent suicide and happened while the officer was off-duty.
The Cook County medical examiner has not yet confirmed the cause of death and the incident was being investigated by the Cook County Sheriff’s office.
The death was at least the eighth suicide of a Chicago police officer since July 2018.
A 3-year-old girl from Wisconsin has donated hundreds of dollars from her lemonade stand so her local police department could afford a new K-9 dog.
Lainie Stephens raised $754 by selling snacks and lemonade during her family’s three-day garage sale to help the Germantown Police Department.
“She’s super outgoing and excited to greet people,” mom Molly Stephens told “Good Morning America.” “She was very proud of the fact she had all those customers.”
Stephens said she helped her daughter set up the lemonade stand as a learning experience to interact with neighbors and practice counting money.
When Stephen thought to make it a charitable moment, she decided Lainie should give the funds to the Germantown police, since the department was hoping to get another K-9.
Last week, Lainie gave the money raised to Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell.
Staten Island, NY- A police officer has been shot on Staten Island, but she is expected to survive.
The officer, who was shot in the wrist, was on duty when the gunfire broke out on Prince Street just before 9 a.m. The officer joined the department in January 2016 and is 31-years-old.
One senior NYPD official reported a suspect was also shot and taken to a hospital in critical condition. The suspect’s gun was recovered at the scene.
No other details are available at this time.
Washington, DC-A D.C. police officer was shot Monday night in Southeast.
Officers responded to a report of shots fired at an apartment in the 2200 block of Savannah Terrace SE about 7 p.m.
When the officers approached the building, a man came out and started firing at them, shooting at the officer. The officer was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Officers fired back and fatally shot the suspect.
Police then declared a barricade situation for fear that there might be a second shooter. Officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds inside the apartment a short time later. He was in critical condition.
Police have not identified the suspect who fired at the officers or the man found shot inside that apartment.
Tuscaloosa, AL-A veteran police officer was shot and killed Monday after a shootout with a suspect who authorities said ran into a home and opened fire.
The officer was identified as Dornell Cousette, 40. He leaves behind a fiancée and two children. The suspect, who was not identified, is no longer a threat. Authorities say he was arrested and taken to a nearby hospital.
“Hero’s come in many different forms,” Walt Maddox, the city's mayor said. “Tonight one of our heroes has died in the line of duty.”
Police received a top about a sighting of a wanted suspect in the area. Cousette arrived at the home and the suspect ran back inside.