HomeNewsCrimeSuspect arrested for stealing bike, holding baggie of methamphetamines Apr. 22, 2016 at 6:05 amCrimeSuspect arrested for stealing bike, holding baggie of methamphetamineseditor5 years agoNewsSanta Monicasanta monica news On April 16, 2016 at approximately 7:15 a.m.Officers conducted a bicycle stop for traffic violations. As the suspect, Steve Oscar Gongora, 52, homeless, was stopped, he discarded a small plastic baggie. The baggie contained methamphetamine. Further investigation, revealed possession of a stolen bicycle. Gongora was booked for felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of stolen property. Bail was set at $200,000.Note: Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Tags :NewsSanta Monicasanta monica newsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLetter: Why fear LUVE?Connect the dotsYou Might Also LikeBriefsNewsBeach House Begins Community Re-Opening June 15Guest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsInput Invited for Marine Park Improvement ProjectsGuest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsPublic Health Emphasizes the Importance of Vaccinations as Distancing and Masking Guidelines Relax Next WeekGuest Author2 days agoBriefsNews“Righting Our Wrongs” performance on June 11Guest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsSEATTLE Feds plan to curtail West Coast salmon fishing to help orcasGuest Author2 days agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionWhat’s the Point?whats the pointGAY PRIDE MONTH IS HERE FOR ALL OF USDavid Pisarra2 days ago
Share Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings Add to My List In My List A notorious 86-year-old jewel thief has pleaded guilty to a felony shoplifting charge.Like us on FacebookThe charge stems from Doris Payne’s December arrest at Perimeter Mall in Atlanta. Police said she put a $2,000 necklace in her back pocket and tried to leave a Von Maur department store.WXIA-TV reports that Payne entered the plea Wednesday. A DeKalb County Superior Court judge sentenced Payne to serve four months of house arrest and three years of probation. A 30-day jail sentence was reduced to time already served.The judge also banned Payne from entering all Von Maur stores and DeKalb County shopping malls.Payne is well known in the jewelry world. Authorities have said she’s stolen pricey jewels from stores around the world in an illicit career spanning six decades.
Nilvarda/iStock(INDIANAPOLIS) — A religious school in Indiana broke with the archdiocese after refusing to fire a teacher who was in a same-sex marriage.Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School announced in a statement Thursday that they had a “sincere and significant disagreement” with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis over the issue.“Brebeuf Jesuit has respectfully declined the Archdiocese’s insistence and directive that we dismiss a highly capable and qualified teacher due to the teacher being a spouse within a civilly-recognized same-sex marriage,” the letter from the school states. The teacher’s name and gender were not identified.The regional Jesuit community appears to be supporting the decision, with Brian Paulson, the leader of the Jesuits Midwest Province, writing a letter about the “disappointing development” posted to the group’s website.Paulson noted that the teacher’s same-sex union has been known within the community since the summer of 2017 when “this act became publicly known via social media.”The Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Paulson wrote, “requested verbally two years ago that Brebeuf Jesuit not renew this teacher’s contract because this teacher’s marital status does not conform to church doctrine.”The disagreement appears to have now come to a head as the archdiocese is expected to formally withdraw support from the school.Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1962 as an independent Catholic school and has “enjoyed a collaborative partnership with the Archdiocese for nearly 57 years,” the school’s letter states. It noted that the school always had control of the school’s governance, which included staff hiring and firings.Paulson wrote that on Thursday, the Jesuits received an advanced copy of a canonical decree set to be published Friday that states that the Archdiocese will no longer recognize Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School as a Catholic school.The Midwest Jesuits will be appealing the decision, Paulson wrote.“This is an issue that cuts to the very heart of what it means to be a Jesuit institution with responsibilities to both the local and universal church, as well as for the pastoral care we extend to all members of our Catholic community,” Paulson wrote.A statement from the archdiocese published by local station WISHTV said, “All those who minister in Catholic educational institutions carry out an important ministry in communicating the fullness of Catholic teaching to students both by word and action inside and outside the classroom. It is their duty and privilege to ensure that students receive instruction in Catholic doctrine and practice.”ABC News was not able to reach the archdiocese, whose office is closed on Fridays.“To effectively bear witness to Christ, whether they teach religion or not, all ministers in their professional and private lives must convey and be supportive of Catholic Church teaching,” the statement added.The statement goes on to say, per WISHTV, that “regrettably” the school does not subscribe to the belief that all teachers must be seen as ministers of the church and “be supportive of all teachings of the Catholic Church.”The issue has drawn national attention, and the school is getting support from one of the best-known Jesuits, James Martin, a Jesuit priest and outspoken supporter of greater inclusion within the Catholic Church.Martin, who regularly speaks publicly about the church, tweeted that he supports “my brother Jesuits who stand with our LGBT colleagues and stand against the relentless targeting of LGBT people.”“Other employees do not conform to, or agree with, church teaching: straight couples living together before marriage, practicing birth control, etc…..as well as employees who are not Catholic, not Christian, or not believers. Yet they are not targeted. The targeting of LGBT employees must cease, and Brebeuf and the Midwest Province are here standing with the marginalized. This is the most Catholic thing that they could do,” he wrote in two tweets.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Share RelatedCity continues budget, traffic talksBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] The City’s continuing financial concerns, as well as weekend traffic woes, were the main items of discussion during the Port Isabel City Commission’s regular meeting Tuesday. Following up on a presentation he gave during a special meeting last week, Interim City Manager Jared…August 4, 2015In “News”Port Isabel talks senior services, health insuranceBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] The Port Isabel City Commission met for its regular meeting Tuesday evening. Though the meeting was brief, the commission weighed in on expanding the City’s senior services. It also considered taking a new look at its health insurance provider. Currently, the City offers…July 24, 2015In “News”Chamber hosts ‘Breakfast with the Mayor’By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Several dozen people packed into the dining room at Pirate’s Landing last Friday morning to learn about the latest developments within the City of Port Isabel. It was the annual Breakfast with the Mayor, hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. As…March 2, 2018In “News” By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] Port Isabel City Commission will hold a workshop to discuss the possibility of regulating smoking.The idea was put forth by Commissioner Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora at the commission’s last meeting just days before Christmas. “I think it’s just something that we’ve got to do,” Zamora said during discussion of the agenda item.It’s not an idea he took lightly, though, recognizing that local businesses may cater to clientele who may smoke. “I know that there’s a lot of business owners that don’t like too much to have it (regulated). … I’d like to see if we can have a workshop, and see if we can get the community involved and see how it feels,” he said.For Zamora, however, the issue is a matter of public health. “I think this is more of a health issue that needs to be looked at more than anything else,” he continued.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.