Body cam video shows alleged shoplifter shooting at police in Walmart parking lot

first_imgKOAT via, N.M.) — Police body cam video captured footage of an alleged shoplifter opening fire on two officers in the parking lot of a Walmart in New Mexico, according to a report.The video appeared to show Charles Edward Purvis, 23, taking shots at the officers after allegedly shoplifting from the retail store in Albuquerque, according to ABC News’ New Mexico affiliate, KOAT.Purvis is seen walking out of the Walmart after allegedly stealing something, police said. When the video starts, he is seen running from the officers for a few feet before turning around and shooting.The officers, whom the Albuquerque Journal identified as Brock Knippwrath and rookie officer Kyle Frederickson, were not wounded, police said.The officers continued to pursue Purvis, who climbed a fence nearby, according to KOAT.“All our actions are based on his actions, so him firing at us, him fleeing from us, creates a response from us. A response at that time, because he had used that weapon in a crime against an officer, was to set up a huge perimeter and get him into custody,” said Albuquerque Police officer Simon Drobik.The two officers tracked Purvis to an empty home and forced him out several hours later using gas, according to KOAT.No one was injured in the shooting, the chase or the stakeout, police said.Purvis was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault with intent to commit a violent felony against a police officer, according to KOAT.Purvis had previously been charged in 2014 with felony burglary and in 2016 on several misdemeanor charges, according to his arrest warrants.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Suicide attempt at charter school in Jersey City

first_imgJERSEY CITY – A 13-year-old student allegedly tried to attempt suicide in the bathroom at Beloved Charter School on Jan. 21 according to Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione, spokesperson for the Jersey City Department of Public Safety.Wallace-Scalcione said Jersey City police officers responded to the school at 508 Grand St. at about 2 p.m. on the report of an attempted suicide.“A school official advised police of a 13-year-old student who had attempted to harm herself in the girl’s bathroom,” she said. “The student was conscious and talking when she was taken by ambulance to the Jersey City Medical Center.”The suicide attempt follows a series of reports concerning suicides that have taken place as the Hudson County Correctional Facility, and the murder of an 18-year-old Jersey City high school student this week.last_img read more

Born and Bread: Warburtons, Bolton

first_imgEach month we profile a family business and look at how the baking craft has passed down through the generations. This month, how Warburtons grew from a single shop to a £500m-a-year business.Thomas Warburton and his wife, Ellen, opened a grocery shop in Bolton in 1870, with the help of Thomas’ brother, George. In 1876 the market slumped, so to make ends meet Ellen started baking bread – her first batch of four loaves of bread and six cakes sold out in under an hour and within two weeks the tiny shop was renamed Warburtons the Bakers.In 1890 the business had grown so much that Thomas had to invest in a pony to transport the bread and asked his nephew, Henry, to join the business. Seven years later Henry bought two more premises, one of which his wife Rachel ran single-handedly while also bringing up four children. By 1913 there were 24 staff and six delivery vehicles.After serving in the First World War, Henry’s sons Billy and Harry joined the company in 1921, the same year that Warburtons invested in its first semi-automatic wrapping machine.During the Second World War, Warburtons estimates it delivered around 1,300 loaves of bread an hour. In the face of petrol rationing, electric vehicles were used to deliver it.Warburtons remains a private, family-owned business, today and is managed by the fifth generation of Warburtons – Jonathan (who appears in the business’s Muppet-themed TV ads), Ross and Brett. Between them they assumed control of the business in 1991, following the retirement of their fathers. It is now the largest family-owned bakery business in the country and employs around 4,500 people in 12 bakeries and 14 depots across the UK.In 2005 the company opened a state-of-the-art bakery in Tuscany Park, Yorkshire. This was the first bakery in the world to have a computerised production line installed, and the company says it remains one of the most technologically advanced bakeries in existence.Four years later, Warburtons opened a ‘super bakery’ in Bristol that can produce more than 1.5 million products a week. And in 2011 it opened a dedicated gluten-free plant at Newburn, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In the same year a wraps and thins plant was introduced to the Bristol bakery and a new crumpet plant opened at the Enfield bakery in London. In 2012 it opened a new bakery in Bolton, which it says is “the most modern bakery in Europe”.The original site on 126 Blackburn Road, Bolton, is still owned by the company and isn’t far from its head office.“Since Warburtons was founded in 1876, family values have been at the heart of our business and remain at the core of everything we do,” Jonathan Warburton tells British Baker. “They are what makes our business unique, and are why everyone working here feels a part of the Warburtons family. This is incredibly important to me, Brett and Ross, we are the fifth generation of Warburtons to run the business and are very proud to be fulfilling the legacy left by our ancestors.He add that he believes it is essential for the business to have a long-term focus: “Everyday teamwork coupled with a driving ambition, great people working for us and a focus on our individual strengths to enable us to work together as shareholders to steer the business in the right directions.“Key to our success over five generations of Warburtons is our continued commitment to baking the best quality products for families across Britain. We believe this focus has helped to drive our continued growth in a challenging marketplace.”Warburtons has doubled in size in the past decade alone to become a £500m-a-year business that more than a quarter of all the bakery products consumed in the UK…. Timeline1876 – Thomas and Ellen Warburton found the bakery1890 – Thomas Warburton buys his first delivery pony and his nephew, Henry, joins the business1921 – Henry’s sons Billy and Harry join the company after returning from the war1936 – Billy, Harry and their brother George take over the business1966 – Fourth-generation Warburtons George and Derrick assume command1991 – Brett, Jonathan and Ross take the helmlast_img read more