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Author Topic: POLICE BLOTTER (and News of the Weird)
Adam Martin
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From KGO-TV:

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Police Make Arrest In Masturbation Cases

Authorities in Santa Cruz say a parolee has been arrested for allegedly exposing himself and masturbating in front of young girls in a series of incidents at local movie theaters and at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

Sean Grieve, 42, was arrested Thursday at a Salinas parole office and booked into Monterey County Jail on five counts of indecent exposure, police said. He had been living in a Salinas motel since his release from prison on previous indecent exposure charges.

Santa Cruz police allege that Grieve sat next to young girls in the Santa Cruz Cinema 9 and Scotts Valley Cinema and masturbated on five occasions in November. He is also believed to have masturbated while watching a 3-year-old child in the children's section of Bookshop Santa Cruz.

The arrest came when Salinas police contact Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley authorities after hearing of their investigation. Grieve's history consists of similar crimes in Salinas recently and in Missouri and Minnesota as far back as 1988, authorities said.


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Ron Keillor
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Two injured in movie theatre stabbing incident
Jan, 05 2005 - 9:00 AM

BURNABY (CKNW/AM980) - A senseless stabbing at a Burnaby movie theatre has left a Vancouver man with serious injuries-- and RCMP say he's lucky to be alive.
Burnaby RCMP Corporal Pierre Lemaitre says at the start of the show, the 23-year-old had complained to staff at the Silver City Metropolis theatre because three patrons behind him were putting their feet on his chair.

After the show, the man and his 19-year-old girlfriend were jumped by three people.

The man was stabbed numerous times.

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Jeff Arellano
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From the Lowell Sun in Mass:

http://www.lowellsun.com/Stories/0,1413,105~4761~2658335,00.html

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Man stabbed at Showcase Cinemas

By VANESSA HUGHES and REBECCA PIRO, Sun Staff

LOWELL A 19-year-old Lowell man was stabbed twice inside the Showcase Cinemas movie theater after an argument quickly escalated late Saturday night.

Alfredo Torres was listed in good condition last night at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, recovering from stab wounds to his abdomen and back. Police are investigating whether the attack was gang-related, said Lt. Randall Humphrey.

The melee began just before midnight as an argument involving five men in the cinema hallway, Police Capt. William Taylor said.

Savann Sok, 20, of 230 Gorham St., Apt. No. 7, allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Alfredo Torres of Lowell twice, once in the abdomen and back. Police said he then went after a second man who escaped uninjured.

Two officers assigned to a detail at the Lowell cinema discovered Torres bleeding and suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen, Taylor said. As police rushed to help, the three men charged were seen running out the back door of the complex. Local police and an off-duty state trooper chased and caught the men in the parking lot, where they were arrested, he said.

Sok was arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon and disorderly person. Chanthoeun Oeun, 19, of 85 Branch St., 2nd floor, and Thu Ngin, 24, of 14 Belmont St., were also arrested and charged with disorderly person.

Torres was transported to Lowell General Hospital and later transferred to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The incident is under investigation.


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Ron Keillor
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Grand Forks (ND) Herald May 19, 2006

Theater theft delays Da Vinci showing
By Lisa Davis Herald Staff Writer

The theft of 20 lenses from projection cameras at the Carmike Cinema in Grand Forks forced the theater to close today, just as customers were lined up to see the controversial new movie, "The Da Vinci Code."

Police were called about 4 p.m. to the movie theater. They found no evidence of forced entry and continue to investigate the theft.

Moviegoers were turned away at the ticket counter and a sign on the door announced that the theater was closed.

But the movie still is being shown, according to Carmike, at the nearby Columbia 4 Theater. One showing started at 7 p.m. and additional show times will be 8:45, 10 and 11:40 tonight.

Protestors with signs against the movie were gathered outside the Carmike Cinema as the scene unfolded. Catholic and other Christian groups say the movie is anti-Catholic and disrespectful to Christians.

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/14623567.htm

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David Au
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Stabbing during a horror film at a Fullerton theater

FULLERTON – Two men were stabbed and injured Sunday night while watching a horror film at the AMC Theater in Fullerton during what appears to be a random attack, police say.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m., officers were sent to the theater at 1000 S. Lemon St. after someone reported finding a bag with what appeared to be illegal substances, said Fullerton police Lt. Tom Basham.

While the officers were at the theater, people started running out of the theater showing "The Signal," including two men with blood on them, Basham said.

Just before people started running out in a panic, two men sitting in separate areas of the theater were randomly stabbed by an unknown man, Basham said.

"He started stabbing at the theater seat and then he stabbed the victim," Basham said. "As he fled, he stabbed another victim sitting near the exit."

Basham said the victims did not know each other or the attacker.

One man suffered a stab wound to the arm, which also punctured his chest, and was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange. The other man was also stabbed in the arm and was taken to St. Jude Medical Center. Both are expected to survive.

The attacker, who is believed to have been kicked out of the theater earlier, escaped.

No arrest has been made, but police are following some leads.

"The Signal," a horror-comedy, is told in three parts from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission invades every cell phone, radio and TV, turning people into killers. One character estimates that "one out of every two people" are impulsively murdering the other one, according to reviews of the film.

Basham said the film was paused while police conducted their investigation. When it was resumed, the first scene was a stabbing, he said.
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David Au
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Man Arrested In Theater Stabbing

Anaheim man is held in stabbings

March 08, 2008

An Anaheim man was arrested in North Las Vegas early Friday on suspicion of randomly stabbing two people as they watched a horror film in a Fullerton theater last month, police said.

Steven Walter Robinson Jr., 24, was arrested by North Las Vegas and Fullerton police officers as he stepped from a relative’s home about 1:25 a.m., authorities said. He was ordered held at the North Las Vegas Justice Facility, where he awaits extradition. A hearing has been set for next week.

Robinson had been on the run since Feb. 24, when he stabbed two patrons during a screening of “The Signal” at the AMC Fullerton 20 on South Lemon Street, authorities said.

He had twice been kicked out of the theater that day for possession of alcohol and for appearing drunk before he attacked the moviegoers, police and theater officials said.

Robinson has not told authorities what prompted the attacks, according to Fullerton Police Sgt. Linda King. However, detectives believe he may have been under the influence of psychedelic mushrooms.

He could face attempted murder charges. Both victims, one of whom suffered a punctured lung, have been released from St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton.

Authorities got a break in the case when someone recognized a publicized police sketch of the suspect and called Fullerton police, who in turn showed a Department of Motor Vehicles photo of Robinson to witnesses from the theater, King said.

As police checked several addresses associated with Robinson, investigators heard he had told friends he needed to leave town, King said.

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Adam Martin
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From KTLA

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LANCASTER -- A man is recovering after being stabbed in the neck with a meat thermometer after asking a woman to silence her cell phone in a movie theater, a sheriff's department official said.

The stabbing occurred Saturday at the Cinemark 22 theater at 2600 West Avenue I in Lancaster, according to Detective Richard Cartmill of the Lancaster sheriff's station.

The theater was packed for a 9 p.m. Saturday screening of the Martin Scorsese horror movie 'Shutter Island' when the victim complained about a woman near him who was using a cellphone during the show.

She and two men with her left the movie theater.

Two men returned a few minutes later and stabbed the victim, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.

The victim was hospitalized but is expected to survive.

Two other people who attempted to help the victim were also injured in the altercation.

Sheriff's officials describe the suspects as black males.

One man was wearing an orange hat with an orange jacket or jersey.

The other man was dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt.


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Scott D. Neff
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Who carries a meat thermometer? Hopefully it was an irate health inspector.

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