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SEXUAL OFFENDERS RESIDING IN VERO BEACH “BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW.”
PETER BROCKER AKA PETER BROCKER 3116 RIO VISTA BLVD SLIP #N17 SEX: MALE RACE: WHT HEIGHT: 6’00 WEIGHT: 185 LBS EYES: BLUE HAIR: BLOND LEWD,LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH CHILD UNDER 16
JAMES MCGUIGAN 1951 WILBUR AVE #3 SEX: MALE RACE: WHT HEIGHT: 5’07 WEIGHT: 125 LBS EYES: HAZEL HAIR: BRWN LEWD, LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH CHILD UNDER 16
JESSE BRANTLEY JONES TH St SEX: MALE RACE: BLK HEIGHT: 6’00 WEIGHT: 185 LBS EYES: BRWN HAIR: GRY LEWD-LASCIVIOUS BATTERY YRS OLD
TYLER OFNER 4803 SUNSET DR SEX: MALE RACE: WHT HEIGHT: 5’8 WEIGHT: 162 LBS EYES: BLUE HAIR: BRWN LEWD-LASCIVIOUS MOLESTATION VICTIM 12-15
BENJAMIN RODGERS 2431 GRANADA AV SEX: MALE RACE: BLK HEIGHT: 5’10 WEIGHT: 191 LBS EYES: BRWN HAIR: BALD RAPE/BURGLARY X4, ATTEMPTED RAPE/BURGLARY
RICHARD ROOT 525 GREYTWIG RD SEX: MALE RACE: WHT HEIGHT: 5’07 WEIGHT: 120 LBS EYES: BLUE HAIR: GREY LEWD, LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH CHILD UNDER 16
ANDREW SIZEMORE TH AV SEX: MALE RACE: WHT HEIGHT: 6’03 WEIGHT: 250 LBS EYES: BLUE HAIR: BRN SEX OFFENSE - VOYERISM
HAROLD SMITH TH PL Apt B SEX: MALE RACE: WHT HEIGHT: 5’10 WEIGHT: 216 LBS EYES: BRN HAIR: GREY SOLICITATION TO COMMIT LEWD, LASCIVIOUS ACTS AND INDECENT ACTS WITH CHILD X3
MICHAEL DAVID SWARD RD AVE SEX: MALE RACE: WHT HEIGHT: 6’01” WEIGHT: 185 LBS EYES: GRN HAIR: BRN UNLAWFUL SEXUAL ACTIVITY W/CERTAIN MINORS 16/17 YRS OLD
BRENDA WILLIAMS 3116 US 1 # 127 SEX: FEMALE RACE: WHT HEIGHT: 5’04” WEIGHT: 148 LBS EYES: BRN HAIR: RED KIDNAPPED 3 CHILD FROM SCHOOL, PERFORMED SEX ACTS WITH VICTIMS LESS THAN 12 YRS OLD
JAMES WESLEY SIMMONS ST SEX: MALE RACE: WHT HEIGHT: 6’01” WEIGHT: 220 LBS EYES: BRN HAIR: BRN LEWD / LASCIVIOUS CHILD UNDER 16
Steven Leamon White th AV Apt 305 SEX: MALE RACE: WHT HEIGHT: 5’10” WEIGHT: 200 LBS EYES: BRN HAIR: BRN SEXUAL BATTERY W/WEAPON or FORCE, LEWD LASCIVIOUS MOLESTATION VICTIM 12-15
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29 Preparing for a Hurricane
General Information Hurricanes are devastating powerhouses of wind, rain, and surf. Wind gust can reach 200 mph. Can bring 6 to 12 inches of rainfall. Storm surge can lift the ocean feet or more above main sea level, with additional wave action. Tornadoes are likely. Loss of power and communication abilities likely.
Formation of a Hurricane The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre-existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft. A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, which is a generic term for a low pressure system that generally forms in the tropics. The cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms and, in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth's surface.
Hurricane Formation The process by which a tropical cyclone forms and subsequently strengthens into a hurricane depends on at least three conditions shown in the figure below A pre-existing disturbance with thunderstorms. Warm (at least 80ºF) ocean temperatures to a depth of about 150 feet. Light upper level winds that do not change much in direction and speed throughout the depth of the atmosphere (low wind shear).
Hurricane Anatomy The main parts of a hurricane (shown below) are the rain bands on its outer edges, the eye, and the eyewall. Air spirals in toward the center in a counter-clockwise pattern, and out the top in the opposite direction. In the very center of the storm, air sinks, forming the cloud-free eye.
Tropical Depression : An organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds* of 38 mph (33 knt**) or less Tropical Storm: An organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of mph (34-63 knt) Hurricane: An intense tropical weather system of strong thunderstorms with a well-defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 74 mph (64 knt) or higher Hurricane Terminology
Continued Hurricane Information Just as many factors contribute to the birth of a hurricane, there are many reasons why a hurricane begins to decay. Wind shear can tear the hurricane apart. Moving over cooler water or drier areas can lead to weakening as well. Landfall typically shuts off the hurricane's main moisture source, and the surface circulation can be reduced by friction when it passes over land.
Hurricane: Terminology Tropical Storm Watch: An alert given when a tropical storm ( wind speeds of mph) poses a threat to a specific area within 36 hours. Tropical Storm Warning: An alert given when a tropical storm poses a threat to a specific coastal area within 24 hours. Hurricane Watch: An announcement for specific coastal areas that hurricane conditions are possible within 36 hours. Hurricane Warning: A warning that sustained winds of 74 mph or higher associated with a hurricane are expected in a specified coastal area within 24 hours or less.
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale The scale below categorizes storms based on sustained wind speeds. Cat storm Winds Surge (FT) Example Category 1: MPH 4-5 Irene 1999 Category 2: MPH 6-8 Floyd 1999 Category 3: MPH 9-12 Alicia 1993 Category 4: MPH Hugo 1989 Category 5: Greater than155 MPH 19+ Andrew 1992 Surge Indicator Poles, located in each community indicate the maximum expected surge per category. Cat-1 red, Cat -2 orange, Cat-3 yellow, Cat-4 green, and Cat-5 purple.
Hurricane: Storms Surge Storm surge is simply water that is pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds swirling around the storm. This advancing surge combines with the normal tides to create the hurricane storm tide. In addition, wind driven waves are superimposed on the storm tide. This rise in water level can cause severe flooding in coastal areas, particularly when the storm tide coincides with the normal high tides. Because much of the Atlantic coastline is less than 10 feet above mean sea level, the danger from storm tides is tremendous. Waves may reach 20 feet. The level of surge in a particular area is also determined by the slope of the continental shelf. A shallow slope such as the our area, allows a greater surge to inundate coastal communities., although large breaking waves can still present major problems.
Hurricane: Storm Surge During Katrina, debris line was recorded at 12 ft. 5 miles inland.
Hurricane: Flooding Problems Typically 6-12 inches of rainfall produced. Drowning is the #1 cause of deaths related to hurricanes. 59% of children killed by hurricanes drowned in freshwater flooding. 23% of all victims drowned while trying to abandon their vehicles. Will be a significant inland problem.
Flooding from Hurricane Frances
42 Hurricane: Tornadoes Most hurricanes produce tornadoes. They occur in thunderstorms embedded in the rain-bands. Weak Moderate Strong less 110 MPH MPH 205 MPH+
Category 1 & 2 (Minimal to moderate damage) Possible outcomes Wind damage Substandard structures Signs, trees, power lines Significant damage Pier Marina & boats Waterfront property Flooding Structural damage to homes and businesses Barrier islands
Category 3, 4, & 5 (Extensive/catastrophic damage) Possible outcomes Many complete building failures and marinas/boats destroyed. Failure of communications (Telephone, cell phones, radios). Extensive damage to city infrastructure (power, water, sewer). Bridges destroyed. Severe flooding. Roadways covered with sand, washed out and not passable. Potential loss of life. Disruption of government services.
FRANCES : Landfall Sept 5th, Cat MPH, north of Stuart in Martin County Claimed 15 lives $2.5 Billion US damages
46 Hurricane Frances Category 2
47 Hurricane Frances
48 Hurricane Frances Flooding
Preparing Your Home Ensure you have ample insurance/flood/mold. Utilize shutters (metal or plywood) to protect against flying debris. Secure all outside objects. Unplug all electrical equipment. Store equipment elevated and covered with plastic. Inventory property and photograph. Use cautions with generators (CO and electrical issues.)
Boats Owners Preparation For trailer able boats: - Take them with you if possible. - Secure all equipment and tarps. - Secure the boat if possible. Boats at a marina: (Do not stay aboard…) - If possible move to a sheltered area (gunk hole) and secure with multiple anchors. - If left at the dock, strip all equipment and anything that might blow, secure with multiple lines and pad (fenders). - Leave room for the tidal variations 5-10 ft if not a floating dock.
Pets and Hurricanes Most public emergency shelters do not allow pets because of health and safety regulations. Animals who assist people with disabilities are usually the only animals allowed in shelters. - Take pets with you if possible. - Find a safe pet refuge ahead of time. - Take supply of food/water/ collar with ID. - Make a list of Vets and meds, first and kit, and recent photos. - If you have to leave them, have food, water, and an escape route for them. - Have a suitable travel container.
Prepare for a 3-4 day stay. Make plans to go somewhere…. Radio, flashlight, batteries. First aid supplies and sanitation supplies. Medications and baby supplies. Bottled water. Clothing. Bedding. Food, non perishable. Extra money. Pets and supplies. Copy of important papers and documents Sample Evacuation Kit
After a Hurricane: What Then? Listen to media (radio and TV) for information on re- entry. Realize it will be a slow process. Be patient. Emergency operations will be coordinated with each city through the Indian River County Emergency Management Office EOC. Power will usually be out. And may take days to restore. City Government will be trying to get water, sewer, and power restored. The first priority will be damage assessment and search and rescue operations. Debris will be everywhere. Each city has plans for debris removal. Curfew’s may be necessary.
May be days before residents are allowed back due to safety. Re-entry Checkpoint: Residents and business owners must show valid photo identification proving residency. Law enforcement will coordinate re-entry operations. Re-Entry Process
Bullying: What’s New and What To Do
To identify and understand Various bullying behaviors The scope of the bullying problem Who bullies The warning signs that a child is being bullied Strategies children can use to deal with bullying Steps adults can take to address bullying National Crime Prevention Council Objectives
National Crime Prevention Council What is bullying?
An imbalance of power Repeated and systematic harassment and attacks on others Perpetrated by individuals or groups National Crime Prevention Council Bullying is… Source: Health Resources and Services Administration National Bullying Campaign, 2004
Physical violence Verbal taunts, name-calling, and put-downs Threats and intimidation Extortion or stealing money and/or possessions Spreading rumors Harassment via technology ( , text messaging, etc.) National Crime Prevention Council Bullying Can Take Many Forms Source: London Family Court Clinic, London, Ontario, Canada
harassment and bullying that takes place online or through other mobile devices Example include Spreading rumors about someone through instant messaging Threatening someone on a web log (blog) Creating hurtful websites against someone National Crime Prevention Council Cyberbullying is…
Cyberbullying was experienced at least one time by 43% of teens, aged 13 to 17. Teens report that in 77% of the cases the cyberbully is someone they know. Girls claim to have been cyberbullied more than boys – 51% to 37%. NCPC Cyberbullying Research Report, 2006 National Crime Prevention Council Cyberbullying A Recent Survey of Teens Revealed
Demographic characteristics Personal attitudes/behaviors Attitudes toward others National Crime Prevention Council Who bullies? Who is bullied?
Children who bully Can come from any economic, cultural, or religious background Are often in late elementary or middle school National Crime Prevention Council Demographic Characteristics
Children who bully Want power Have a positive attitude toward violence Have quick tempers Have difficulty conforming to rules Gain satisfaction from inflicting injury and perceive “rewards” (prestige, material goods) from their behavior Have positive self images National Crime Prevention Council Personal Attitudes/Behaviors
Lack empathy Are concerned with their own desires rather than those of others Find it difficult to see things from someone else’s perspective Are willing to use others to get what they want National Crime Prevention Council Children Who Bully
These children often stand out as different in some way because of - Appearance - Sexual orientation - Intellect - Socio-economic background - Cultural or religious background National Crime Prevention Council Common Characteristics Among Youth Who Are Bullied
Boys and girls are bullied in different ways - Boys are more likely to be bullied physically. - Girls are more likely to be bullied socially. National Crime Prevention Council Common Characteristics Among Youth Who Are Bullied (cont.)
A national study of 15,600 students in grades 6-10 found 19% reported bullying others “sometimes” or more often 16% reported being bullied “sometimes” or more often 6.3% reported bullying and being bullied National Crime Prevention Council How widespread is bullying? Source: Nansel et al., 2001
More than 50% of teens (ages 12 to 17) witness at least one bullying or taunting incident in school each week (NCPC, 2005). Students in grades 7 to 12 say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings; 86% said, “other kids picking on them, making fun of them, or bullying them” can cause teenagers to turn to lethal violence in schools (Cerio, 2001). National Crime Prevention Council The Negative Impacts of Witnessing Bullying
Physical Emotional Behavioral/social Academic National Crime Prevention Council Signs That a Child is Being Bullied
Cuts, bruises, scratches Headaches, stomachaches Damaged possessions “Missing” possessions that need to be replaced National Crime Prevention Council Physical Signs
Withdrawal and/or shyness Anxiety Depression Aggression National Crime Prevention Council Emotional Signs
Changes in eating or sleeping habits (e.g., nightmares) No longer wanting to participate in activities once enjoyed Beginning to bully siblings or mistreat family pets Hurting self, attempting or threatening suicide Suddenly changing friends National Crime Prevention Council Behavioral/Social Signs
Not wanting to go to school Changing method of going to school (e.g., changing walking route, wanting to be driven instead of riding the bus) Drop in grades National Crime Prevention Council Academic Signs
Strategies for Children who are bullied Children who witness bullying Parents Teachers, counselors, and service providers Schools and community centers National Crime Prevention Council What To Do About Bullying: Prevention Strategies
Prevention strategies Tell an adult. Talk it out. Walk away. Distract the bully with a joke. Avoid the bully. Hang out with friends. National Crime Prevention Council Children Who Are Bullied
Strategies for children witnessing Bullying Tell the bully to stop. Help the victim walk away. Recruit friends to help the victim. Befriend the victim. Get an adult. National Crime Prevention Council Children Who Witness Bullying
When peers intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds, 57% of the time. National Crime Prevention Council Children Who Witness Bullying Source: Hawkins, Pepler, and Craig, 2001
Keep an eye out for signs of bullying. Ask children direct questions about how peers treat them and if they witness bullying. Work with teachers, school staff, etc. to address bullying. National Crime Prevention Council Parents Can Prevent Bullying
Inquire about the bullying policy at your child’s school. Suggest the implementation of a comprehensive anti-bullying program. Be a positive role model by not bullying children or adults. National Crime Prevention Council Parents Can Prevent Bullying, continued
If your child is doing the bullying Spend time with your child daily. Know where your child is and with whom. Make it clear that you do not tolerate this behavior, but that you still accept your child. Arrange for an effective nonviolent consequence if your child continues to bully. Reward good behavior. Teach your child positive ways of solving problems and managing anger. National Crime Prevention Council Parents: Keeping Your Child From Bullying Others
Adults should Help young people build skills for dealing with bullying Help young people develop positive social skills Supervise children on the playground, in the hallways, etc. Take immediate action when bullying is witnessed or reported National Crime Prevention Council Furthering Bullying Prevention
Stop Bullying Now! U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Take a Stand! Lend a Hand! Stop Bullying Now! Online webisodes and games Resource kit Website, National Crime Prevention Council Resources
1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW Thirteenth Floor Washington, DC National Crime Prevention Council