16 Sep

Explorer program teaches valuable life skills

first_imgThe official goal of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Explorer program is to offer young people “an opportunity to observe the criminal justice system and assist them in making an informed career decision.”But don’t believe only the official line, because the program is much more than that.Ask any of the young people enrolled in the program what it means, and you’ll hear about police stuff, sure, but they also say it teaches you to rise up both mentally and physically.“Explorers sets a standard,” said Jacinda Rose, a high school junior from Ridgefield who is in the program. “It puts a higher standard on you to learn about everything.”Rose would know. She’s a recent champion of a statewide Explorer camp physical agility test. That challenge included a dummy drag, some sprints through a marked course and a bear crawl to the finish line.And that’s not even the tough part. The camp offers up exposure to some of the paramilitary structure still prevalent in law enforcement. There are drills and chores, and for first-timers there are times when you just get yelled at.last_img read more

31 Aug

Couple arrested for cheating

first_imgKolkata: A couple was arrested for cheating several people worth huge amount of money in the name of booking air and rail tickets.The incident came to light when Swati Ghosh, a reputed tour operator in the city, booked some air tickets from the accused persons identified as Sudipta Das and Abhisek Das and had paid more than Rs 5 lakh for the same. She handed over the tickets to her clients who went to Kedarnath a few days later. But, eventually Ghosh’s clients found the tickets were fake and demanded compensation. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHaving no other way Ghosh had to pay off the compensatory amount. Following the incident, she lodged a complaint at the New Alipore police station on June 6. After the case was initiated, police got in touch with the Pawanhans Helicopter Service which provides services at Kedarnath. According to police, the Pawanhans authority informed police that the tickets which police are asking about are fake. Following the verification made, police collected the mobile numbers of accused couple and tried to track it. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateBut it was found that the accused persons were changing SIM cards continuously. Investigators had also visited the address of their office in Lake Town but found it has been closed since February. Later, police got hold of their mobile handset’s IMEI numbers and tracked them. On Tuesday evening, the duo was traced and was nabbed from a hideout in the city. During search of their hideout, police seized seven computers and lots of suspicious documents.last_img read more