Fishers police have identified the two suspects in an early-morning incident Wednesday that left a Fishers K-9 officer dead.
Richard Garrett and Rashanna Farrow are both 19-years-old and from Indianapolis.
Garrett faces nine charges including: striking a law enforcement animal, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, and resisting law enforcement with a vehicle.
Farrow, who was wanted on warrants from Indianapolis, is charged with False Informing. Both are held at the Hamilton County Jail.
The death of a Fishers Police Department K-9 officer early Wednesday morning was the first line-of-duty death in the department's history.
K-9 Harlej, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, was killed during a manhunt for two suspects. The incident began when officers attempted to stop a possible drunken driver just after midnight on I-69. After a brief chase, the suspects stopped in the Saxony neighborhood and fled from their vehicle.
The Indy Channel
The NYPD says officers arrested a woman for a bogus 911 call that was placed last Friday -- but they are now investigating whether she is behind making more than 24,000 of these types of calls since the summer.
The caller allegedly stated to the 911 operator there was a fire and smoke coming from the basement which subsequently caused multiple police and fire units to respond at the time of the call. In the end, officers arrested 38-year-old Yogita Persaud, of the Bronx, shortly after 2 p.m. Friday while investigating what turned out to be a false 911 call.
According to police, Persaud was charged with making a false report (fire), making a false report (emergency), obstructing governmental administration and aggravated harassment.
NBC New York
You can take the mayor out of her police uniform, but you better avoid suspicious activity when she’s around.
Mayor Jane Castor was in her city-issued black Chevy Suburban with her driver, Mike Victor, another ex-cop, when they noticed a man with backpacks “front and back” pedaling around North Tampa on Wednesday morning.
“It looked like he was casing the neighborhood,” Castor said. “Sure enough, that’s what he was doing.”
Castor called in her tip and police officers soon found Jesse Don Hickman riding his bicycle westbound on the 1100 block of West Hiawatha Street. Hickman rode through a stop sign, where officers conducted a traffic stop. Officers remembered a previous alert about a bicyclist riding a white bicycle with orange forks that had been burglarizing residential sheds in the area.
A security video of an Oct. 20 burglary matched Hickman and his bicycle, according to a Tampa Police department report.
Tampa Bay Times
While the number of reported hate crimes dipped slightly in 2018, violence against individuals rose to a 16-year high, according to numbers released Tuesday by the FBI. The FBI's annual tally counted 7,120 hate crimes reported last year, 55 fewer than the year before. The main concern for extremism trackers, however, is the rising level of violence — the report showed an increase in the number of "crimes against persons," such as intimidation, assault and homicide.
"We're seeing a leaner and meaner type of hate crime going on," said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino. "Homicides were up and crimes against persons were up and that's an important thing to look at."
Hate crimes targeting people accounted for 61% of all hate crimes in 2018, according to Levin, who is co-author of a report released Tuesday that analyzes law enforcement data. The FBI recorded 24 murders classified as hate crimes in 2018, up from 15 in 2017.