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San Marcos police looking for duo after hardware store theft – News – Austin American-Statesman

Police are looking for a man and a woman who stole a large amount of electrical wiring from a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in San Marcos on Sept. 13.

The pair left in a gray four-door car, San Marcos police said in a Monday Facebook post. Police also provided photos of the man they believe was responsible for the theft in their social media post.

Authorities said the man, who is wearing a blue shirt, light blue pants and white athletic shoes in police photos, had an ankle monitor on his left leg. The device is commonly used by law enforcement probation and parole departments.

San Marcos police said they are waiting for responses from multiple probation and parole departments for possible identification of the man in the photos.

“It is possible this suspect is not from San Marcos and may have traveled here to commit this crime. The likelihood of this is certainly increased, given our location on the (Interstate 35) corridor,” police said in the Facebook post.

The man in the photos has identifiable tattoos, including two lightning bolts on his left arm, and a skull on his left calf.

Police said the woman who joined the man in the theft appeared to have been dyeing her hair to a darker color.

Those who may have information regarding the incident or the identity of those believed to be responsible are asked to call San Marcos police at 512-754-2217 or email [email protected]

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Police could visit homes to check people are self-isolating

Police have been given new enforcement powers to use against people refusing to self-isolate. (AP Photo)
Police have been given new enforcement powers to use against people refusing to self-isolate. (AP Photo)

Police could visit people’s homes to check they are self-isolating under new coronavirus laws that come into force on Monday.

As well as tough fines for failure to self-isolate, new local lockdowns and further restrictions are being applied across the UK.

People across England will be legally required to self-isolate from Monday if they test positive for coronavirus or are contacted by the test and trace service.

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If they do not, they risk being hit with new fines starting at £1,000 and increasing up to £10,000 for repeat offenders or serious breaches, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said.

People who test positive for COVID-19 will also be fined if they knowingly provide false information about close contacts to the test and trace service.

The DHSC said police will check compliance in the highest incidence areas and in high-risk groups based on “local intelligence”.

High profile and “egregious” cases of non-compliance will be investigated and prosecuted, while action will be taken on tip-offs from “third parties” about people who have tested positive but are not self-isolating, the DHSC added.

A DHSC spokesman told Yahoo News UK: “Local authorities will focus on the principle of encouraging, educating and supporting self-compliance.

“Where there is clear evidence that someone is not following the rules, the police will determine what follow-up action to take.”

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Under new rules in England, wedding ceremonies will also be restricted to 15 people.

Meanwhile, three more council areas in south Wales will go into local lockdown from 6pm on Monday, the Welsh government has announced.

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Communications contractor dies after fall from tower in Manchester, police say

A contractor died Friday afternoon after he fell from a communications tower he was working on in Manchester.



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The 34-year-old man fell at about 2:30 p.m. Friday from the tower owned by Marcus Communications at 33 Mitchell Dr., police said.

The man was found unresponsive by medical personnel and was pronounced dead, police said. Police do not know how high he was on the tower when he fell.

The man was a contractor working on the tower but was not employed by Marcus Communications itself, the company confirmed Friday afternoon.

“We are sad to learn a tower climber fell from our communications tower this afternoon. He was not employed by Marcus Communications and was completing work on the tower. We are devastated and our deepest sympathies go out to the victim’s family.”

Manchester detectives and investigators from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration remained on scene into late Friday afternoon.

Zach Murdock can be reached at [email protected]

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Kettering costs for police headquarters renovation rise $550K, draw questions

The “additional funds related to furniture, fixtures and equipment, as well as the actual renovation or construction,” Schwieterman told council last week. “During the construction Phase I, we encountered additional existing conditions that needed to be remedied” for the two-phase project.

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Kettering City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night for the $550,000 in supplemental appropriations in an approval that came without questioning Schwieterman’s explanation. That money will come from the city’s reserve fund, officials said.

The city “made the decision to spend additional dollars to make those necessary repairs for the renovation,” Schwieterman told council. “We also had items related to furniture, fixtures and equipment – a couple of major items being the decision to go ahead and reconstruct and remodel the detective section as opposed to utilizing the pre-existing facility.”

However, resident Sterling Abernathy told council members he thought they should ask more questions as to why the additional money was needed or if there were any other options.

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Council members are “the ultimate decision makers on this project,” Abernathy said. “Citizens expect our elected officials to be good stewards of taxpayer money. Good stewards are active. They get informed and ask questions about spending decision they approve.”

Earlier this year, the city approved issuing bonds to finance the project in what Assistant City Manager Steve Bergstresser said would be a 20-year note.

The renovation to the existing police facility will add an additional floor for office space for the chief, captains and administrative staff, city officials have said. It will also modernize that facility with new HVAC and mechanical equipment.

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Police roundup: Bathrooms at Valley Park in Hurricane vandalized | News

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Valley Park in Hurricane, West Virginia, was the target of vandalism over the weekend, according to a post Sunday on its Facebook page.

Bathrooms at the large shelter of the park will be closed until further notice after sinks in the building were shattered.

“Our staff works very hard to keep Valley Park nice for our community,” the post read. “Vandalism will not be tolerated.”

The park’s bathrooms were also vandalized in late July when toilets in the baseball bathrooms were damaged.

Staff at the park found rocks from the playground in the toilets, causing permanent damage to the pipes.

Those who have any information regarding the recent vandalism can contact the park staff at 304-562-0518.

The Huntington Police Department listed six new incident reports ending at 3 p.m. Monday, according to a printout released by the department. Because the individual police reports were not made available, these are the only known details:

Warrant service/execution, 9:06 p.m. Sunday, 2700 block of Cedar Grove Court.

Grand larceny, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, 1700 block of 5th Street Road.

Fugitive from justice, 3:10 p.m. Sunday, 400 block of 7 ½ Alley.

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1800 block of McCoy Road.

Petit larceny, 3:09 a.m. Sunday, 2500 block of 9th Avenue.

DUI greater than .150, 3:03 a.m. Sunday, 8th Street and 4th Avenue.

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