Posts tagged as police

Lithuanian police to honour killed colleague with a minute of silence

Monday, June 1, 2020

Police officers will on Monday exit their vehicles at 12:00 across Lithuania to observe a minute of silence to mark the killing of a fellow officer on Friday. An armed man on Friday shot dead Saulius Žymantas, 40, an officer with the Mažeikiai District police station in northwestern Lithuania. A female officer was also wounded. They arrived in the village of Birbiliškės in Lithuania’s northwestern district of Mažeikiai in response…

Ministry: Defense League rather than Defense Forces best suited for assisting police

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Ministry of the Interior believes police could provide training for military conscripts in order to include them in law enforcement when necessary. The Ministry of Defense has not immediately rejected the plan, but sees members of the Defense League better suited for assisting police. Head of the Ministry of the Interior Rescue and Crisis Management Policy Department Jaanis Otsla told ERR that the ministry will soon introduce a proposed…

Lithuanian police deploy anti-terror squad after man kills officer and flees

Friday, May 29, 2020

An armed man has killed one and injured another police officer in the village of Birbiliškės in Lithuania’s northwestern Mažeikiai District, and fled. “Police Commissioner General Renatas Požela is expressing the deepest condolences to the family of the killed officer on behalf of the whole police community,” the police said. A male police officer, aged 40, was killed and a female officer was shot in the leg. Her condition is…

Estonian police call of search for bears in capital Tallinn

Friday, May 15, 2020

Estonian police have called off a search of two bears, a mother and her cub, after they were spotted wandering on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Tallinn. They had probably moved on elsewhere, the Estonian authorities said. “No further signs of the bears were found in the morning, which suggests that they have moved on,” according to Estonia’s Rescue Board  quoted   by the country’s public broadcaster ERR. The…

Estonian police call off search for bears in capital Tallinn

Friday, May 15, 2020

Estonian police have called off a search for two bears, a mother and her cub, after they were spotted wandering on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Tallinn. They had probably moved on elsewhere, the Estonian authorities said. “No further signs of the bears were found in the morning, which suggests that they have moved on,” according to Estonia’s Rescue Board  quoted   by the country’s public broadcaster ERR. The…

Lithuanian police fine over 150 people for flouting quarantine rules

Monday, April 6, 2020

Over 150 people have been fined in Lithuania over the past three days for flouting quarantine rules, the country’s police said on Monday. “It’s mostly the youths gathering somewhere in large crowds [or in groups of] more than two people [who aren’t] family members,” Ramūnas Matonis, spokesman for the police, told LRT TV. Almost all of them received fines of 250 euros, he added. Many of the calls were generic,…

Police officers infected with Covid-19 in Latvia

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Three police officers who have tested positive for the Covid-19 novel coronavirus, and one was infected while performing police duties, according to Acting State Police Chief Andrejs Grišins. In one of the cases the officer was infected while on a work trip abroad. Several other police officers who had been abroad have already completed their 14 days of self-isolation. Colleagues who have been in close proximity to the infected officers…

Police confiscate black panther and other wild animals

Monday, February 24, 2020

A black panther confiscated by the Latvian State Police in the Skanste neighborhood has ended up in the Rīga Zoo along with the crocodile, monkey, owls, wolves and lynxes confiscated over the past few years, according to Latvian Television’s “4. studija” (“4th Studio”) on February 23. The panther was “castrated, most likely, in Latvia, so veterinarians have known about its existence, and what I consider most unacceptable is the nail…

Police busts document forgery lab in Lithuania

Monday, February 24, 2020

Vilnius’ police detained a man suspected of forging IDs and documents from Lithuania and other countries. Officers searched the suspect’s house in Vilnius in January. In the house and in the suspect’s cars, they found more than 100 genuine and forged ID cards, car registration certificates, driving licenses, education diplomas, pensioner and student ID cards of Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Georgia, the UK, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Kosovo and Israel. The officers…

First victim of DEFENDER-Europe 20: American soldier was injured

Friday, February 14, 2020

An American soldier was injured in a brawl Saturday night on a Grafenwoehr street that’s home to several bars, German police and U.S. military officials said. “At this time, we are investigating a 21-year-old man” who is suspected of injuring the soldier in the brawl, said Werner Stopfer, chief of police in the town of Eschenbach, whose officers responded to calls about the melee about 2 a.m. on Alte Amberger…