Man arrested in separate Winter Garden shootings planned to kill again, cops say

Winter Garden police on Friday arrested a 24-year-old man they say was responsible for two shootings, including one that killed another man earlier this week.

Phillip Alonte Stalnaker is facing charges of first-degree murder from a shooting earlier this week and attempted murder stemming from a Sept. 20 shooting, said Winter Garden Capt. Scott Allen.

Allen said Stalnaker also is a suspect in a fatal shooting from Wednesday that left 60-year-old Jose Manuel Clas Gonzalez dead. Police were called around 8:42 a.m. to a home in the 1000 block of Lincoln Terrace. Officers started CPR and paramedics took him to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he died, Allen said.

Gonzalez was apparently being robbed and a fight ensued, leading to the shooting.

Stalnaker was arrested shortly after 2 p.m. Officers found a gun they believe he used in both shootings, Allen said.

“Investigators interviewed Stalnaker and he admitted to being the suspect in both cases, and that today’s arrest has kept him from committing an additional homicide that he had planned to commit,” Allen said in a emailed statement. “Because of the investigation conducted by the Winter Garden Police Department, and with the assistance of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Winter Garden is a much safer place tonight.”

An arrest affidavit was not immediately available.

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Three Madison County businesses warned by the Kitchen Cops

MADISON CO., Ala. (WAFF) – Three Madison County spots got warnings that their licenses were in danger of being suspended this week – despite two of them having overall good scores.

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Tailgaters on Winchester Road scores a 90, and the produce section at the Foodland grocery store in Hazel Green gets a 95. Both spots had food temperature issues though. The Sonic at Bob Wallace and Triana gets a 79. It had food temperature issues as well, and there was also a black substance in the ice machine and soda nozzles.

Some familiar faces at the bottom of the score sheet this week include the Waffle House on Shields Road. It scores a 79 because of two unlabeled chemical bottles, food temperature issues and problems with the dishwasher.

The Pine Grove Texaco makes the low performer’s list yet again. This time, it scores an 81 because of a broken hot water knob on a sink, an employee touching food barehanded and residue in the ice chute and soda nozzles. That was all fixed, but the low score stands.

Stanlieo’s on Jordan Lane was written up for roaches and a dirty ice machine and soda nozzles.

Wendy’s in Jones Valley also had a dirty ice machine along with liquid grill cleaner being stored over raw hamburger.

Galen’s in New Hope is the lowest score this week. It had multiple problems with food temperatures, flies and the dishwasher operating without sanitizer that all had to be fixed.

Top performers this week include Sushi with Gusto on Whitesburg Drive with a 99, the newest Lawler’s on Winchester Road with a 98 and the Salty Nut Tap Room can’t be salty about its score with a 97.

For a full list of the Madison County inspection notes, click here.

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WAFF 48 is reaching out to other county health departments to find out when restaurant inspections will resume.

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Cops: CT College student accused of voyeurism in dorm bathroom

NEW LONDON — A Connecticut College student has been arrested in a voyeurism incident on campus, police said.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, police said they responded to a dorm on the Mohegan Avenue campus for a reported incident of voyeurism in a bathroom.

Police said the suspect, identified as Nicholas Spellman, 19, is a Connecticut College student.

“During police contact with the student, electronic devices were seized,” police said.

Spellman, of Wilbraham, Mass. was arrested and charged with voyeurism and disorderly conduct.

He was released after posting bond will appear in court on Nov. 20.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Given the nature of the incident, New London Police encourage anyone who has information concerning these type of incidents or has reason to believe that they may be a victim of this type of crime to contact the New London Police Department’s detective bureau at 860-447-1481 or anonymous information may be submitted via the New London Tips 411 system by texting NLPDTip plus the information to Tip411 (847411).

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Covid cops swoop in and stop wedding party planned for garden

Covid cops acting on intelligence prevented a wedding party from going ahead at a home in Wythenshawe.

When officers arrived at the home they found a gazebo had been erected in the garden, police tweeted.

It meant they were able to prevent the ‘illegal gathering’ from going ahead.

The full GMP tweet, put up on Friday evening, said: “Earlier, GMP’s Covid-19 compliance operation received intelligence regarding a wedding party in Wythenshawe.

“Police attended and found that a gazebo had been erected in the garden of a property.

“Officers prevented the illegal gathering before restrictions were breached.”

In Manchester, wedding receptions and celebrations, including for up to 30 people in the form of a sit-down meal, cannot take place.

This is due to local lockdown restrictions brought in to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The government guidelines state that in parts of the country with extra lockdown restrictions such as Manchester “wedding celebrations should not currently take place in these areas – unless they are limited to people who live together (or are in the same support bubble), or a group of up to 6 people outdoors.”

Just last week, fines were issued by police after around 100 people were found at a wedding party in Bolton.

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Contractor used mirrors to spy on girls in school bathroom: cops

A contractor at a New Jersey middle school is charged with using mirrors to spy on girls inside a bathroom, police said.

Gregory Mahley, 51, of West Deptford, was arrested Wednesday after staffers at Glen Landing Middle School in Gloucester Township spotted mirrors that were installed on interior doors in a girls’ bathroom, police said Thursday.

“Staff became suspicious that someone was peering through an air conditioning vent located overtop of the bathroom stalls,” police said in a statement.

Police Chief David Harkins said employees at the school contacted police and Mahley was taken into custody less than an hour later in an area near the vent, the Cherry Hill Courier-Post reports.

“The most despicable thing that can happen is someone compromising our children where they are typically safe,” Harkins told reporters. “It’s reprehensible.”

There’s no evidence that Mahley had illicit contact with any students and investigators were still determining Thursday whether any young girls were photographed inside the bathroom, where mirrors were found affixed to three stalls, Harkins said.

The chief said the mirrors were positioned in a way that a young teen “may have thought” they were supposed to be there, KYW-TV reports.

Mahley had worked as an eight-year employee for Multi-Temp Mechanical in Westville, which had been contracted by the Gloucester Township Board of Education to handle the school’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, police said.

Gloucester Township Public Schools ordered a full inspection of all schools and facilities Mahley may have accessed and no problems were found, police said.

“We’re pretty confident that this is a new incident, that it has not been occurring prior in any Gloucester Township school,” Harkins told reporters. “We are backtracking now to see where [Mahley] may have gone.”

The mirrors were found just one day after classes resumed, the Courier-Post reports.

“The district has been instructed, due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, not to comment further at this time,” Gloucester Township Public Schools Superintendent John Bilodeau said in a statement.

Mahley, who was charged with invasion of privacy, as well as manufacturing and possession of child pornography, remained held without bail Friday at Camden County Jail. He’s due to appear in court on Sept. 15, records show. It’s unclear if he’s hired an attorney.

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College student positive for COVID-19 throws party: OH cops

Six Miami University students in Ohio were cited for throwing a house party a week after one of them tested positive for COVID-19, police say.

An Oxford police officer arrived at the home Saturday evening due to a noise complaint and found multiple people clustered on the front porch as loud music played, WCPO reported.

Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited in Oxford, WLWT reported. A student who lives at the residence told the officer there were roughly 20 people inside, according to the outlet.

The officer ran the student’s name through the law enforcement database and discovered the student had recently tested positive for COVID-19, both stations reported. Their conversation was captured on the officer’s body camera.

The student reportedly told the officer it had been about a week since his positive test. When the officer asked if the student was supposed to be quarantining, he replied: “That’s why I’m at my house.”

The student added that “everyone staying in the house” was also positive for COVID-19, along with some residents across the street, according to the news outlets.

When the officer told the student they’re trying to keep the town open, the student reportedly responded, “I know. That’s why I’m staying home.”

“The way I interpreted the video from the body cam footage was he felt like he was at home and quarantining like he was supposed to be and that the majority of the people that were at the house had passed by and stopped by,” Oxford police Lt. Lara Fening told WKRC.

Fening added that it was unclear if guests at the party knew that the residents at the home were positive for COVID-19, as several left when the officer arrived, according to the outlet.

“This particular case is egregious, but I think for the most part, by in large, the students have been very well behaved,” Fening told WKRC.

The students cited for violating the mass gathering ordinance each face a $500 fine, according to WLWT. Their names have not been released.

More than 1,000 Miami University students have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks, according to data from the school’s online dashboard.

University officials announced Wednesday that the school would move forward with plans for in-person classes starting Sept. 21, WXIX reported. Students returning to campus will begin a phased move-in process on Monday.

About 60% of on-campus students are expected to return, with the remainder opting for remote learning, according to WXIX.

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