19 Oct

North Sumatran farmer found dead after being dragged away by crocodile

first_imgAfter a week-long search, the body of a North Sumatran farmer who was dragged by a crocodile into the Simangalam river was discovered partially eaten on Saturday.The body of Ponidi, 47, a resident of Kualuh Selatan district in Labuhanbatu Utara regency, was found by a crocodile handler and other residents about 1 kilometer from the scene of the attack.The Labuhanbatu Utara Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) said it had struggled to find Ponidi, who was attacked on July 26. The agency sought help from a crocodile handler in the search. “With the help of the handler, we have found the victim, whose body was incomplete, with the chest and head missing,” Sukardi, the agency’s emergency and logistics division head, told reporters on Saturday.Medan search and rescue (SAR) team spokesman Sariman Sitorus said that when the victim’s body was found at about noon, it was surrounded by several crocodiles.Sariman said the rescue team had managed to drive the crocodiles away to recover the victim’s body.Ponidi was attacked as he was getting off his boat after crossing the Parit Cina waterway, which connects to the Simangalam river. Ponidi was dragged away in front of his wife and son.The family had crossed the waterway on the way to their palm plantation. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

14 Aug

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Jan. 30 – Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Friday, Jan. 30 to Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015: Friday, January 30, 2015•6:08 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Jeremy L. Harris, 39, Oxford, and a fixed object/utility pole owned by the city of Wellington.•6:11 a.m. Officers investigated driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving while license by a known driver is suspended in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington.•Jeremy West, 24, Wellington was issued a summons to appear for a charged of theft.•10:15 a.m. Officers investigated dog at large from a known owner and no Wellington tag in the 1100 block S. F, Wellington. The dog had no tag.•11 a.m. Officers conducted a courtesy motor vehicle accident report in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Gloria N. Freeman, 86, Wellington and a fixed object/fence owned by Sonic Drive-In, Wellington.•11:30 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 500 block E. U.S. 160, Wellington, involving vehicles operated by juvenile, 17, Wellington, Jaden M. Hines, 18, Wellington and Ronald P. Norris, 50, Wellington.•11:30 a.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•12:11 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a license plate in the 2000 block N. H, Wellington.•3:21 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a window in the 900 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•3:35 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 300 block W. U.S. 160, Wellington involving vehicles operated by juvenile male, 16, Wellington and Phyllis J. Anderson, 86, Wellington.•3:35 p.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving. Sunday, February 1, 2015•12:21 a.m. Officers investigated aggravated endangering a child, distribution of methamphetamine, child in need of care, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug parapahernalia in the 1300 block. Michigan, Wellington by a known suspect(s).•1:40 a.m. Terry J. Anglin, 36, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated endangering of a child, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.•1:40 a.m. Kira D. Anglin, 39, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated endangering of a child, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.•3:30 a.m. Damon A. Dobkins, 36, Anthony, was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated endangering of a child and distribution of Methamphetamine.•3:52 a.m. Damon A. Dobkins, 36, Anthony, was arrested and confined on a city of Derby Warrant for failure to appear.•10:14 a.m. Savanah D. Pinkston, 28, Wellington was arrested on a Sedgwick County Warrant for failure to appear for charges of driving while license is suspended and a Harper County bench warrant for failure to appear for charges of speeding and driving while license is suspended. She was confined through Sedgwick and Harper Counties.•11:25 a.m. Officers investigated battery by known suspect(s) in the 100 block N. High Dr, Wellington.•4:52 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. Haslet, Wellington.•6:50 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block N. Plum, Wellington. Saturday, January 31, 2015•2:48 a.m. Keelie J. Wilson, 20, Argonia, was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration.•Christopher E. Wilson, 37, Wellington was served a summons to appear for battery and disorderly conduct.•2:35 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 500 block W. 18th,  Wellington involving vehicles operated by James A. Williams, 42, Oxford, and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Teddy R. Wisely Jr., Wellington.•6:55 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Jesef Dorozynski, 66, Mississauga, Ontario and a fixed objects/signs owned by the city of Wellington.last_img read more

14 Aug

Help wanted: SCCDAT looking for a Drug Free Communities Project Coordinator

first_imgHelp wanted: City of WellingtonDepartment: SCCDATJob Title: DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES PROJECT COORDINATORSalary: $0 Job Description:The Project Coordinator shall operate in accordance with the policies set forth by the City of Wellington & SCCDAT and shall abide by all applicable laws and regulations.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:•Assist the Grant Director to promote, coordinate, and ensure implementation of programs and prevention strategies.• Promote programs in all communities of Sumner County, which will require some travel within the county to facilitate action plan.• Provide assistance to SCCDAT, Grant Director, Sector Representatives and other community organizations.• Responsible for scheduling, organizing, developing and agenda for, maintaining meeting minutes and providing feedback for the Sector Representatives.• Responsible for communicating with board members, Sector Representatives, Coalition members, and communities regarding coalition activities, via email, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.• Organize, collect, and submit data and reports as per grant requirements and for evaluative purposes• Other duties as directed by the Grant Director, SCCDAT, and the City of WellingtonQUALIFICATIONS:•Graduate of four year accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in education, social work, sociology, psychology, or substance abuse counselor; OR equivalent experience in a closely related field preferred.• Experience in administrative, secretarial, and/or clerical tasks, computer skills, word processing, spread sheets & other data management programs.• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.• Must be free of chemical dependency. Testing will be a portion of the hiring process.• Possess group facilitation skills• Familiarity with local community; experience with prevention efforts in each community.HOURS AND BENEFITS• Part time – 20 hours/week. Monday through Friday. Weekly work hours may be adjusted with prior approval.• Beginning pay: $20.00 per hour, paid over 26 pay periods.• Vehicle reimbursement allowed: 56.5 / IRS rate per mile• $150 per month Health Insurance Reimbursement• 10 days paid vacation per year. Does not accumulate• Paid Holidays as per City of Wellington calendar.Applications accepted at:  https://www.hrepartners.com/jobdetails.aspx?id=27666last_img read more