Monthly Archives: January 2017

Lawmakers introduce bill to regulate crime scene clean-up companies

ATLANTA (CBS46) –
Georgia leaders identified an industry in need of regulation after a CBS46 investigation uncovered a crime scene clean-up company last year taking light hearted photographs on the job with people’s personal belongings.

Gordy Powell runs a bio clean-up company called Georgia Clean and said House Bill 149 is long overdue.

“It’s the cost of doing business if you want to do it the right way,” Powell said. “There are companies like ours that should not be in business that take advantage of the victims and are actually re-victimizing families.”

If the bill becomes law, it would mandate that all employees in the industry pass a criminal background check, require that companies obtain a $100,000 surety bond and $1 million in liability insurance.

“This would actually protect the families because you don’t know who’s going inside your home,” Powell said.

Terance Scott owns Atlanta Trauma Services and said House Bill 149 provides too

Read more at: http://www.cbs46.com/story/34393602/lawmakers-introduce-bill-to-regulate-crime-scene-clean-up-companies

Los Angeles Chinatown rattled by double killing at mahjong club

Tiles clacked at the mahjong tables in the main hall of the Hop Sing Tong, the slow cadence of a typical afternoon at one of Los Angeles’ oldest institutions.

The quiet broke when an intruder entered the Chinatown building and started to argue with a man in his 60s playing the game at a felt-covered table. He pulled a knife and attacked the man and another who tried to defend him, slashing both fatally in the neck, law enforcement sources said.

One of the victims was the president of the tong, a Chinese fraternal organisation. The attacker, thought by police to be a former member of the tong in his 30s, fled and is still at large.

Los Angeles police detectives are now trying to sort out a mystery that conjures memories of the violence wrought by tongs in the past.

A law enforcement source told the Los Angeles Times that police believe they

Read more at: http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2066215/los-angeles-chinatown-rattled-double-killing-mahjong

Fortney: Tampered deadbolt at Liknes home a locksmith-worthy job

It doesn’t take much to lock a door that employs keypad technology.

A wave of a hand over the code screen, a punching in of the # key, and, depending on the deadbolt type, even a verbal command using a smartphone can do the trick. It’s the kind of lock people increasingly rely upon for their vehicle, their garage, their home, a modern-day convenience that removes the need for family members to carry a key around.

It doesn’t take much work to unlock it, either, if you know the key code — and if you don’t, then it’s also pretty darned easy to break it open. In fact, if you know what you’re doing and have the right power tool, that can be accomplished in as fast as one to five minutes.

That’s according to Monte Salway, a master locksmith with a quarter century of experience. The American lock expert testifies on Day 4 of

Read more at: http://calgaryherald.com/news/crime/fortney-tampered-deadbolt-at-liknes-home-a-locksmith-worthy-job

Hoffman Avenue residents awake to bloody crime scene



TRENTON As residents on Hoffman Avenue left their home Thursday morning, they were greeted by a medical glove, scissors and a pool of blood on the sidewalk.

The eyesore was proof positive that someone was the victim of gun violence overnight, and residents feel the crime scene should’ve been cleaned much sooner than 12 hours after the incident.

“They wouldn’t leave bloody scissors and gloves on a sidewalk in Hamilton, Lawrence or some other white neighborhood,” a Hoffman Avenue resident who asked to remain anonymous said. “Kids could’ve picked up those

Read more at: http://www.trentonian.com/article/TT/20170119/NEWS/170119682

Let Professionals Handle Crime Scene Clean Up in Seattle

The experts at Bio Clean, Inc., is committed to providing the victim with quality clean up services from an additional emotional and overwhelming burden.

Lake Stevens, WA – January 18, 2017 – (Newswire.com)

​A fatal accident or a horrific murder is most likely to have a negative impact on the mind. The crime scene might also turn out to be a health hazard if not taken care of properly. Professional cleaning of the crime or accident sites is, therefore, necessary to erase all the memories of the fateful event that might otherwise turn out to be disturbing. Bio Clean, Inc., fully licensed and insured contractor is here to help the individuals with utmost care and professionalism, charging competitive price for crime scene clean up in Seattle.

Armed with latest advances in technology and expertise, the technicians at Bio Clean, Inc., are dedicated

Read more at: http://satprnews.com/2017/01/18/let-professionals-handle-crime-scene-clean-up-in-seattle/

Bio Clean Service Experts Aid in Crime Scene Clean Up in Seattle and Washington

​When life ends in the worst possible way, and after the police and coroner have left, someone still has to clean up. After a thorough investigation, cleaning professionals are called in by the police who help restore the site to its original clean state. The process returning a trauma site to its original clean state is not an easy task as it involves a number of intricate steps.

Bio Clean, Inc., a recognized and reputed crime scene cleaner, focuses on removal of these dangerous aftereffects of a crime. The licensed experts are not only devoted to performing crime scene clean up in Seattle but also ameliorate health problems and to ease potential psychological effects. Since the beginning of the year 1996, they have been performing suicide, homicide, accident scene, blood scene, infectious disease, meth lab, and odor clean ups.

At Bio

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Details of bloody crime scene emerge at day one of Garland murder trial

Douglas Garland, 56, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Nathan O’Brien and Alvin and Kathy Liknes in June 2014. He pleaded not guilty to all three counts Monday.

Read more at: http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2017/01/16/nathan-obrien-mother-testify-douglas-garland-trial.html

Vicious hammer attack caught on security camera

SAN DIEGO – A 29-year-old man was jailed Tuesday on suspicion of attacking an employee at a North Park auto repair shop with a hammer, leaving the man in critical but stable condition.

Louis Richard Cedarholm was arrested in the 3800 block of Mississippi Street, near Jack’s Muffler Service where the attack took place Sunday night, according to San Diego police. He was subsequently booked into jail on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and other charges, according to jail records.

The victim, Henry Rader, was allegedly hit with a hammer 13 times in an apparently unprovoked attack, for which a motive has yet been determined. He suffered numerous non-life-threatening injuries, including bleeding on the brain, skull and facial fractures, multiple lacerations, missing teeth and may lose an eye, according to police.

The violent attack was captured on one of the auto shop's security cameras. Read more at: http://fox5sandiego.com/2017/01/16/hammer-wielding-assailant-sought-in-bloody-attack/

N.S. family prays for justice ahead of triple murder trial in Calgary

Family members in Nova Scotia are standing heart to heart with the parents and brothers of slain Alberta youngster Nathan O’Brien.

The man accused of killing five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his maternal grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes goes to trial on three counts of first-degree murder this week.

A jury of 11 men and three women is to begin hearing evidence Monday. Douglas Garland, 56, was arrested following the disappearance of the Calgary couple and their grandson.

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Their bodies have not been found.

Douglas Garland is shown being escorted into a Calgary police station in Calgary on July 14. (CP/Jeff McIntosh)

The bloody crime scene at the Liknes home told a gruesome tale, officials said.

The Crown is expected to call between 50 and 60 witnesses.

The accused had past business dealings with the Liknes family, and his sister was in

Read more at: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1432484-n.s.-family-prays-for-justice-ahead-of-triple-murder-trial-in-calgary

Hammer-wielding man sought in bloody attack | fox5sandiego.com

 

Police car

SAN DIEGO — San Diego police Monday sought a man who struck an employee at a North Park auto repair shop in the head with a hammer 13 times in an apparently unprovoked attack, leaving him critically injured, authorities said.

A surveillance camera at Jack’s Muffler Service on University Avenue near Mississippi Street recorded images of the suspect as he approached the employee, who was eating alone in the service bay around 8:10 p.m. Sunday, pulled out a hammer and struck the man in the head seven times, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.

After the victim fell to the floor, the suspect looked around the business office, but didn’t take anything. He then headed back to the bay and proceeded to hit the victim in the head with the hammer six more times while he was on the ground, Buttle said.

The

Read more at: http://fox5sandiego.com/2017/01/16/hammer-wielding-assailant-sought-in-bloody-attack/