• Thief Steals Cash from High School Team's Locker Room

    by BETH QUIMBY; Edward D Murphy, By BETH QUIMBY and Edward D. Murphy Staff Writers March 2015

    Money belonging to members of the Medomak Valley boys' basketball team was stolen from the locker room during a practice Thursday for the state high school basketball championship.

  • Clemson's Howard's Rock Temporarily Removed After Attack

    by February 2015

    The iconic artifact, irrevocably damaged two summers ago, was attacked at approximately 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Clemson University Police Department.

  • Man Who Shot Twins Workers Outside Gate Found Guilty

    by Staff Writer, Star Tribune February 2015

    A jury has found a Brooklyn Center man guilty of shooting and wounding two men last spring outside Target Field in Minneapolis.

  • Vandalism at San Francisco Park Totals $100K

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern February 2015

    Park renovations are expensive enough as it is. Add vandalism into these costs and the total price can skyrocket, which those working on renovations at Dolores Park in San Francisco know all too well. Construction at the park has already experienced delays and minor vandalism, but nothing like what occurred several days ago when two teenage vandals allegedly broke into the construction site and caused about $100,000 worth of damage.

  • Vandals Do $26K in Damage to Sports Park Lighting


    The cost to repair vandalism and other damage to lighting for six fields at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center has more than doubled since December.

  • Open Gym Suspended in Wake of Gunfire Incident

    by John Martin February 2015

    The shots fired incident Jan. 18 in the C.K. Newsome Center gymnasium grabbed headlines, but city officials already were concerned about behavior problems there during unstructured time, Parks and Recreation Director Denise Johnson said.

  • Police: Zamboni Driver Drunk at Prep Hockey Game

    by The Bismarck Tribune February 2015

    Police say a Fargo man was drunk while operating a Zamboni Friday night at a high school hockey game.

  • Police Protect Ohio Stadium After Historic CFP Victory

    by Dennis Van Milligen January 2015

    Ohio State students and fans flooded the streets of Columbus last night after the Buckeyes' historic 42-20 victory over the University of Oregon in the first College Football Playoff Championship. As of this morning, a total of 89 fires had been reportedly set in trash cans and dumpster, prompting police to reportedly use pepper spray and other tactics to manage the escalating situation.

  • Integrating Entrance-Screening Technology in High Schools

    by Dennis Van Milligen September 2014

    Last February, New Hanover (N.C.) High School escaped a second-round upset bid by Knightdale in the boys' basketball playoffs courtesy of a last-second shot that broke a 53-53 tie, but that wasn't the only drama associated with this hotly contested game. Spectators entering the game had to go through a metal detector, a move that was necessitated by a 15-year-old student bringing a .22 caliber handgun to New Hanover's first-round game against Ashley High School. The walkthrough metal detector was set up shortly before the game, replacing police offers using handheld detectors. As New Hanover athletic director Keith Moore told StarNews of Wilmington, "I'd rather be safe than sorry."

  • Incident Management Systems Protect Facility and Spectator

    by Scott Meyers August 2014

    Responding in a timely manner before an incident escalates or has a significant impact on the safety and security of spectators is a key concern for all athletic facility managers. Common incidents at sporting events that require swift action include fights, medical and maintenance issues, and spectator complaints. During a typical major college football game, there can be as many as 200 incidents reported — anything from toilets overflowing to fan ejections.