1 Newsletter published by the Monroe County Sheriff s Office Community Relations Division for Monroe County Sheriff s Office employees July/August 2006 Sheriff s Report Hurricane season - we re currently approaching the busiest time with the most storms expected during late August and September. We all got a short practice session with Tropical Storm Chris threatening. We need to maintain that awareness level and keep an eye on the Atlantic for the next couple of months. I know many of us are still recovering from last season s storms. We are all just hoping for a reprieve this year so we can have a little more time to put the pieces back together. We are also in the middle of the budget process. On page 2, you will Colonel s Notes It has been a long and difficult time for everyone at headquarters while the building was being repaired. The trailers were not the best working environment - they were small, cramped and noisy, but I am glad to tell you that staff has moved back into the building and everyone is more than happy to be back. We moved back just in time for the scare of Tropical Storm Chris, which was expected to become a Hurricane and impact us. We were very lucky with this last storm as we fi nd an article outlining expected raises for our employees. I know many of you are concerned about having to wait until your anniversary date to receive the second part of your raise. We are adopting this practice in order to remain in step with the county. I want to thank all of you for your patience as we repaired the headquarters building. It certainly disrupted many of our offi ces, and caused diffi culty for many who had to relocate, but all air quality tests are showing that the repairs were effective in making our offi ces healthier places to work. I m sure we are all keeping a close eye on Cuba right now. Being as close to that country as we are, anything that happens there has the potential have been so far this year. This season has so far been very slow and initial predictions from forecasters have now changed with a dramatic decrease in predicted storms. We are far from out of the woods as we still have approximately ten weeks of hurricane season left. Tropical Storm Chris was a good readiness test as we had started hurricane meetings with staff and started activating early fazes of our plan. I sent out the first information to you all, but no others followed as the storm broke apart. Sheriff Roth and Chief Bill Mauldin at Police Memorial Day in Key West. to effect us. I believe, however, that our agency is ready should anything happen that would require any type of response from us. With future events, I will make sure to up-date you all with current information as I receive it. I thank you all for your efforts this season - may it be a slow one. In May, the Sheriff s Office opened a satellite office at Stock Island Apartments. Left to right: Deputy Matt Dowling, Captain Chad Scibilia, Colonel Rick Ramsay, Property Manager Zenada Garcia and Lieutenant Mitch Snider.
2 Monroe County Sheriff s Office - Rap Sheet July-August 2006 Sector Four/Five Report By Lt. Lou Caputo Things are going well here in sector four and five. We would like to welcome aboard two new deputies, John Perez and Syd Whitehouse we are pleased to have you as part of our team. We wish for a speedy recovery to deputy Guerra (Willie) who was injured while apprehending a subject who had stolen a car out of Miami. Willie had to undergo surgery for torn ligaments in his right shoulder. A side note to this is that Willie seems to be very proud of his scar he has flagged down everybody in the office to show Upcoming Raises for Employees For the upcoming year, the Agency has decided to follow the County and the other Constitutional Officer s lead with pay raises. This means that if the BOCC approves the Sheriff s budget without changes, then non-bargaining members will receive the following: COLA of 3.4% effective 10/01/06 5% MERIT on the individual employee s hire date, assuming evaluation scores are at the required level. This percentage will not be retro-active back to 10/01/06. If a non-bargaining member left the agency and was re-hired at a later date, then the Re-hire date will be used when determining the effective date. It is the intention of the County Administrator that this practice of offering raises will continue into future years FOP/Bargaining Unit Members will receive their increases on 10/01/06 according to provision made in the Union Contract. Questions regarding hire dates should be directed to Human Resources staff. them. I think even if he doesn t know you he will stop you to show you His pretty scar. As most of you know our agency has issued Tasers to qualified officers. Every shift at roll call, the officers check the Tasers out. Part of the checkout process is to make sure that the weapon is functioning properly. It s not uncommon to hear the sound of the Taser going off at roll call. At one roll call we heard a lot more then the Taser. We heard chairs falling, men screaming in high pitch voices, a few words [in French, I think] as a cartridge fired and hit the wall. It seem that when the night shift checked the Taser in they didn t take out the cartridge. When the day officer came in they didn t check to see if the cartridge had been removed. you know the rest of the story. So a little word of advice please be very careful with the Tasers so the trustees won t have to mop the squad room that early in the morning. It seems that no matter what we do we just can t beat the Coast Guard in softball. We had some outstanding players on our team, [we imported them from other sectors]. But the talk of the games seems to be the play of Deputy Coleman from Islamorada. It seems he was all over the field making diving catches, chasing down balls. There was even talk it was like Mickey Mantle being on the field, why when he was up to bat he was knocking the ball out of the ballpark. Now you have to understand this is a remarkable turn of events for Deputy Coleman. In the last game he was more like Mickey Mouse, if the ball hit the glove it fell out or he fell down (broke 2 his wrist), if he hit the ball it didn t go too far. So Deputy Coleman, what ever they are feeding you in sector six keep it up. After the game everybody enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs and fun was had by all. Captain Peryam has a new nickname here in the city of Marathon Gator it seems he picked this up at the concerts held here in Marathon. As most of you know the details for officers at the concerts was to walk around and provide security. Captain Peryam fell in love with a small fourwheel vehicle, green in color and for three days that was his ride. It might have had something to do with the Tampa Bay cheerleaders. It seems that they like green they were all over that machine. Well that s all for now. Marathon Deputy Wilfredo Guerra measures a lobster to make sure it is legal during the recent two day sport lobster season.
3 July-August 2006 Sheriff names employees of the first quarter EXPLORER: Cadet Alicia Peteck has been an Explorer for four years. She has worked her way up the ranks starting as a Cadet, then to Sergeant of the Explorers, Lieutenant, and now as Captain. In addition to serving as the Captain, Alicia has voluntarily assumed the role of Post Historian, documenting and photographing all Post events. When the Keys suffered damage from recent hurricanes, Alicia lead her Post during two car wash fund raisers, giving all $600 profits to Habitat for Humanity and Hurricane Victim Relief. As a volunteer during a recent weekend at Kids Day America, Alicia helped the post raise over $1000, which was donated to the Sugarloaf School DARE program. RESERVE: Reserve Lieutenant David Bickford joined the Reserves in November Lt. Bickford has volunteered over 2,376 hours of his time working in Sector Seven and Aviation. Recently David Bickford accepted the position of Reserve Lieutenant and taking on the huge task of re-organizing the Reserve Squad. The duties of the Reserve Aviation Squad have greatly changed and the task of communicating these changes to the squad has been very frustrating. David has done a great job of answering all the difficult questions and providing assistance to the members in making their decisions. David has also taken on the responsibility of being the Countywide coordinator for the Child Seat installation program. David is a Monroe County instructor for this program besides being one of the few installers in the county. SUPPORT: Airport Security Technician Ronald Wheeler began his career with the MCSO in February of One day an elderly female passenger was departing from an aircraft when she tripped and fell over the stairway banister leading down from the aircraft. As she fell, her leg became entangled in the banister and left her hanging in the air, with her head three feet from the ground. Ron, first to respond, held the woman up as other passengers extricated her leg from the stairway. In addition to assisting airline employees the main responsibility of an AST is to respond to the many alarms that the computer surveillance system generates during the course of a shift. From December 2005 through February 2006, Ron responded to an average of one hundred such alarms per week. Most of the calls appear routine however, a rapid and efficient response is required for each and every alarm to insure that there has been no breech of security or other violation. If, for some reason, an immediate response to the alarm has not occurred and no breech of security has been determined, then the airport would be closed down. In addition the Sheriff s Office and individuals involved are subject to heavy fines of $25,000 or more. On two occasions, Ron responded rapidly and decisively saving the County taxpayers $39,000 each instance. Security work of often very tedious and routine. It is the rare individual that can mentally extinguish these periods of monotony and function in such a manner as to insure the job gets done. Ron Wheeler is one of these individuals. CORRECTIONS: Detention Deputy Timothy Stevens began his career with the MCSO in September 3 Monroe County Sheriff s Office - Rap Sheet of Months before the Florida Model Jail Standards Annual Inspection, D/D Stevens began preparing the facility by supervising outside cleanup details. He kept his supervisor informed of his progress and as long as staff was able to procure supplies and trusties, his work continued. Not only did D/D Stevens supervise countless work details, he usually jumped in and helped. To save the Sheriff s uniforms, command staff had to have him start wearing paint clothes to work. During these weeks of preparation, the staff knew him as Maintenance Tim. Thanks in part to the hard work of D/D Stevens, Lieutenant Ross, lead Florida Model Jail Standards Inspector, commented that the plantation Key Jail Facility was exceptionally clean for a jail that handles nearly 10,000 inmates a year. In the words of Inspector Edwards, Monroe County has made a science out of cleanliness. In addition to activities to prepare the facility for its inspection, D/D Stevens has been recognized for his actions during Hurricane Wilma. D/D Stevens spent hours wading through the floodwaters at the Key West Jail saving animals and assisting injured staff members. Continued on Page 7
4 Monroe County Sheriff s Office - Rap Sheet July-August 2006 Special Investigations By Lt. Corey Bryan It s been a while since we ve had a Rap Sheet, and lots of stuff s been happening. I ll just give a quick run down: In February, we bought a new bomb truck and SWAT van, and the SWAT team participated in training Cadets in rappeling. Our unit also assisted the Department of Homeland Security with a warrant sweep. We also had a Narcotics/SWAT operation with two search warrants served and six arrests in the Lower Keys. Congrats to Mike Digiovanni and his new bride Rosa (Perez) Digiovanni who had a quiet little wedding ceremony at the Key Vaca substation in March. Thank you to Andrew Leird, Adam Rabinowitz, and Luis Blasco for all the assistance they gave escorting some wounded veterans for a vacation in the keys. The event was set up by a private firm called Hawk and Associates. In March, Det Sgt Trish Dally and Det Terry Smith gave an excellent presentation regarding the Perisho homicide from a cold case back in The meeting took place in Key West with numerous agencies from around the state attending in a effort to compare their murder cases with our case to see if they could tie them together. Also in March, Jason Madnick, Haydee Martinez and Peggy Bryan did a terrific job showing the Keys Kids Play Group all about police officers and the jobs they do. The kids were all really little but were soooooo excited to see the police station, cars and hear Jason Sponge Bob Madnick talk!!! Great job by the SWAT team working with the FBI, the Hostage Rescue team, the Navy SWAT team and Metro Dade SWAT. In a staged exercise, a real 767 jet liner was taken over by bad guys. The plane was filled with 100 role playing hostages. The exercise was very real with miscalculations on times, last minute reorganization of teams and lonnnnnnnnnnnnnng waiting periods. Ross and I were both very proud of the way our guys handled themselves with almost all 4 Two officers from Scotland recently visited the Florida Keys. members being up 24 hours straight. The team looked sharp and was called upon to perform a variety of tasks in the operation, great job guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hello to David Lariz who recently joined the Special Investigations Division. Good luck to Narcotics Detective Mark Eastty who moved on to pursue his career with Pinnelas County S.O. Welcome Lee Cowart to the Hostage Negotiation Team and good luck to Julio Alvarez on his transfer to traffic. Congrats and good luck to the Narcotics Detective Sgt. Donnie Elomina on his transfer to HIDTA we miss you but I will keep you in my thoughts while I m at Miami Subs on 73rd Street ( you my boy, blue!!!!!! ) Excellent job by all the detectives who participated in the Active Shooter training. Special thanks to Det. Catala, Det. Rivera and SRO Schlegelmilch for setting up the classes and doing the instruction. Our Homicide fellas, Terry and Mark have been busy with cold case follow up, and numerous death investigations along with assisting detectives from Ohio on a murder investigation. The suspects had fled to north Key Largo and were located and taken into custody on unrelated charges. Mark and Terry worked up search warrants and stayed assisting these detectives for about 30 hrs straight. That s dedication!!! Continued on Page 7 Some of the law enforcement officers escorting the wounded combat vets who were treated to a short vacation in the Keys. Rear, left to right: Deputy Steven Barney, Deputy Luis Blasco, Deputy Andrew Leird, Sgt. Dennis Coleman, FHP Trooper David Muehler, Border Patrol Agent Darryl Walraven.
5 July-August 2006 Monroe County Sheriff s Office - Rap Sheet Employees of the year honored At a ceremony in March, the Sheriff s Office honored it s Employees of the Year at a ceremony held at the Marathon Government Center. The yearly award winners received a special plaque from the Sheriff in recognition of their exemplary work, and a badge to wear on their uniforms with the designation Officer (or Employee) of the Year. In addition, they each receive a check for $ donated by TIB Bank, and $1, from the Sheriff s Office. The Cadet of the year receives $ from TIB Bank, with a matching amount from the Sheriff s Office. The Cormier Memorial Award, given to the Sheriff s Office Sworn Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, is named for Deputy David Cormier, a Sheriff s reserve officer killed in the line of duty in a traffic accident in November of 1989.Employees honored this year include: SWORN: Deputy Luis Blasco s began his career with the MCSO in April of During the last quarter Deputy Blasco has gone above the call of duty. He has helped with escorting to the rangers food and water in the Everglades National Park and personally escorting Congresswoman Ileana Ros Lehtinen during her tour after Hurricane Wilma. Even though the hurricanes left the Traffic Unit assisting with storm related duties, Deputy Blasco led the county in self initiated arrests. On one occasion after completing a DUI arrest, Deputy Blasco was heading home off-duty when he saw another driver failing to maintain a single lane. Instead of calling for another Deputy to handle the vehicle he took care of the situation himself. After checking the driver for impairment, he was arrested for DUI. A thorough search of the vehicle also revealed 23 grams of marijuana. CORRECTIONS: Within every agency there exists people who are the go to, to get it done people. Sgt. Frank Mara is an outstanding example of a get it done person. As the date drew near for our Florida Model Jail Inspection, we had a 12 page itemized list of maintenance and public works issues that drastically needed attention. Some of the items had been in need of attention for quite some time. Without hesitation, Sgt. Mara stepped forward and volunteered to tackle the list and address the maintenance issues. He enlisted the assistance of dependable crew inmates who possessed the knowledge, skills, abilities and willingness to work. Sgt. Mara spent endless hours working throughout the evenings and weekends with the inmates in order to paint and repair countless items throughout the facility. Every time you turned around, you found Sgt. Mara and his crew fixing or painting something. He spent many hours of his own time gathering materials during the day for his crew to use at night. Sgt. Mara and his crew accomplished more work than anyone thought was humanly possible. Their efforts resulted in a successful Florida Model Jail Inspection with facility in 100% compliance of all the standards. This would not have been possible without the leadership of Sgt. Mara. SUPPORT: Kimm Johnson is the behind-the scenes person who faithfully processes every check each payroll period and makes certain the rest 5 of us get paid. Kimm s integrity to the Sheriff s Office really showed when she left the agency to explore employment in Buffalo, New York. Within 8 weeks, two different payroll clerks were hired and both left after processing just a couple of payrolls. Each time a payroll clerk left, Kimm was immediately contacted. She dropped everything she was doing in order to come to Headquarters and process payroll. With Kimm s unselfish assistance, no one missed a paycheck during each of the transitions. Thankfully our sun seeking Kimm returned to the Keys when the temperatures in Buffalo dropped to a bone chilling 30 degrees. Upon her return, Kimm once again displayed her dedication to the Sheriff s Office. The lengthy contract negotiations between the Fraternal Order of Police and the Sheriff s Office resulted in a pay increase for all union employees. The contact was ratified with the understanding that the union employees would receive a retroactive paycheck before Christmas. Kimm spend an entire weekend computing and processing the retroactive checks. As promised, all employees received their retroactive monies before the Christmas holiday. Continued on page 6
6 Monroe County Sheriff s Office - Rap Sheet July-August 2006 Employees of the second quarter to be honored At A Ceremony to be held August 11th at 2 p.m. at the Marathon Government Building, Employees of the Second Quarter will be honored, along with employees eligible to receive a Years of Service plaque. EXPLORER: Cadet Alyssa Vartoumian joined the program August Alyssa says she wants to work for the Sheriff s Office and is willing to make sacrifices necessary to achieve that goal. Alyssa has attended all Explorer functions during the past year, arriving early and staying late. Alyssa is an honor roll student and has been inspirational to other Post members. She has served the citizens of Monroe County well as an Explorer, and exemplifies what this program can accomplish. Alyssa is a true credit to her post, the Explorer program, the Sheriff s Office, and Monroe County. RESERVE: Reserve Deputy John Marlowe began his career with the MCSO in February of Deputy Marlowe volunteers at the Plantation Key Courthouse at least once a week and more if they are short-handed. Almost every Wednesday John is there Employees of the year, cont. RESERVE: Chaplain Judith Remley has been volunteering her services as Chaplain for the past eleven years and has approximately 23,0000 hours given to our agency. Chaplain Judy has provided comfort and guidance to the inmates and the Sheriff s Office family when they are experiencing a very stressful time in their lives. The benefits received by the citizens of Monroe County for Chaplain Judy s volunteer work is measured by the changes that inmates experience from their contact with Chaplain Remley. EXPLORER: Explorer Dayanara De La Cruz (Dana) is the explorer Supply Manager, responsible for upkeep, issuing and the organization of equipment and uniforms to our members. This includes preparing equipment such as radios, flashlights, traffic vests, first aid kit, coolers, etc. for details and making sure it is in good volunteering due to the busy court day on Wednesdays. In addition John has a full time job. Over the Memorial Day weekend Dep. Marlowe spent twenty-four hours on the road with fifty citations and warnings. Quoting Reserve Lieutenant Bickford, I have never had the privilege of supervising such a consistently selfless and dedicated individual. SUPPORT: Records Assistant Rita Hinerman began her career with the MCSO in December A Monroe County resident wrote a letter to Sheriff Roth commending Rita for her outstanding work. Quoting his letter, Ms. Rita Hinerman is much more than the person who answers the phone and receives your messages. She is much more than a most effective receptionist. She is your external ambassador who represents all members of the department as highly motivated, dedicated officials of their community. She knows the community well and is treated by the community with great respect and even affection. Her role as a facilitator who brings about action working order. She is also responsible for issuing new members uniforms as well as replacing any damaged uniform parts as the need arises. She must keep advisors informed of needed purchases or damages to equipment. In addition to her own duties, she frequently volunteers to take on other responsibilities such as taking meeting minutes if the Sergeant is out or catching up on filing. Dana is a member of our Drill Team. She works hard to learn routines and helps others learn as well. She is one of the first to arrive for practices and last to leave, always offering to help put away equipment. Dana is a peer counselor, sings in the school chorus, takes honors classes, has a part-time job, and is very involved in family activities. With all these activities, she manages to hold a 3.9 GPA. She is interested in a career in Forensics. is well recognized. In my opinion she is one of the most valuable and effective members of your department. CORRECTIONS: Detention Deputy John Rodriguez began his career with the MCSO in July In April 2006 the Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation gave Court Holding a surprise visit. When the Commission arrived they had a meeting with Professional Standards and said they wanted to inspect the Court Holding area. When asked why since they are under jail accreditation, they stated that Court Holding was under law enforcement. A new policy to comply with the this standard had to be implemented. Officer Rodriguez and Lt. Winegarden met to write a new policy. Quoting Director Campana, The true workers are sometimes forgotten and they who make all of us look good should be brought to the forefront and given the praise that they so well earned. SWORN: Deputy Wilfredo Guerra began his career with the MCSO in November Deputy Guerra routinely patrols high crime areas during shift changes even though he is a Marine Patrol Officer. While passing a vehicle that was unknown to him he ran the vehicle tag that subsequently returned as stolen. In an attempt to prevent the vehicle from fleeing the area he called for backup and attempted to take the subject down at gunpoint. The suspect then drove at Deputy Guerra nearly hitting him within inches. He restrained himself from using deadly force because of small children and bystanders in the area. He then quickly took chase-advising units of direction of travel. The suspect lost control of the stolen vehicle and fled on foot where Deputy Guerra quickly apprehended him on foot. The incident from start to finish only took under ten minutes from observation, pursuit to arrest. His overall performance in this case was outstanding and his dedication to duty embodies the true spirit of our law enforcement mission. 6
7 July-August 2006 Payroll procedures As you all know, Finance has undergone several changes. The first being the promotion of Yeny Rodriguez to the position in charge of the payroll function. In an effort to assist with the timely processing of payroll, we would like to remind everyone of the following: Completed time sheets should be First quarter awards, cont. SWORN: Deputy John Gabay began his career with the MCSO in August of Deputy Gabay s nomination and selection resulted because a letter sent by Ms. Debra Boyd, a resident he helped during Hurricane Wilma. Below is an excerpt from that letter: I am a single mother who was living in Key West last year. As Hurricane Wilma was slowly approaching, I decided that I would not risk the life of my family and myself for the fourth storm of the year. So I, along with my two young children and a cat, rented a car to drive to my sister s house near Stuart, Florida. We left several days early so that we would not encounter a traffic jam. Somewhere between Big Pine and Marathon, my rental car Special Investigations, cont. Property was recovered at the residence from the murder scene and should help officers in Ohio solve their case. Great job guys!!! Welcome to our own super hero Sgt. Alberto Ramirez who has been promoted to Narcotics Sgt. Al has some big shoes to fill in Donnie s spot but we know he is up to the task as he was Donnie s acting supervisor and has been with the unit for a long time. Congrats Al!!!!! Thank you to Lee Cowart, Linda Mixon, and Andrew Leird who helped show two Scottish police officers how to police here in the states. I know they had a really good time and appreciated how nice you guys were. Thanks again for a great representation of the agency. SID has a new look on the inside of our building. Thanks to Capt received in the Finance office no later than 3 p.m. on Mondays for the divisions located in the Lower Keys and no later than 10 a.m. on Tuesdays for the divisions located in the Middle and Upper Keys In order for Finance to process a time sheet, the employee should make sure they have signed their time sheet; started making a horrible noise and died. To top it off, my cell phone was not getting reception in the area. Now I was starting to worry. It was dark, I was with my two young children, no phone, and a broken down car. What a relief when Deputy Gabay pulled up. He not only called us a tow truck and made sure that the driver would take us back to our house in Key West, but called the rental company and helped arrange for another vehicle to be waiting for us at the airport the next morning. The house Ms. Boyd was renting was flooded and damaged during the hurricane, in turn she lost everything she left behind in the storm and did not return to the Keys. Due to the generosity of Deputy Gabay, Ms. Boyd was able to evacuate the Keys. Thomson for acquiring some cubicles from HIDTA in Miami - we look almost civilized upstairs now. The furniture is really nice and gave us a whole new look. Stop by and see us if you get a chance - we ll even give you a secret decoder ring to get inside our top secret office. A big howdy and welcome to Bill Grove who joins the Narcotics Unit from Sector 6, Bill has already made his 1st undercover buy and did a great job!!!! Well that s about it, and I m sure that s probably more than enough as I have rambled on here!! Take care and be careful. 7 Monroe County Sheriff s Office - Rap Sheet that the time sheet has been signed by an authorized supervisor prior to reaching Finance; and that the correct Home Department Number is included in the Header of each time sheet. Time sheets received in finance late and/or without the appropriate signatures, have the potential to be rejected, which means the employee will not receive their paycheck until the next pay Cycle. Thanks for your cooperation. Fisher forum Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council There will be a Fisher Forum, sponsored by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The meeting will be at: The Harvey Government Center 1200 Truman Avenue Key West, FL August 29, 2006 Session I from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Session II from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Did you know that the Gulf of Mexico is approximately 600,000 square miles and the Gulf Council manages 69 species in six of its Fishery Management Plans, and another 330 species in its Coral Fishery Management Plan? Whether you re a commercial longliner, a Charter Boat Captain, a weekend angler, or a seafood lover, fishery management impacts your life. Join us for the first in a series of Fisher Forums.
8 Monroe County Sheriff s Office - Rap Sheet July-August 2006 Gedmin is Florida s top criminal justice officer for 2006 On June 19, 2006, Chief Judge Richard Payne presented Detective Janine Gedmin with a special Commendation Certificate for her recent recognition as the state s top criminal justice officer. The volunteer spirit of Detective Gedmin on behalf of victims is an inspiration to persons everywhere, and she is highly commended, said Judge Payne. Detective Gedmin and her task force established an advocacy center for processing sexual violence cases off-site from police headquarters and the hospital, which diminishes the trauma often experienced by these victims. Detective Gedmin, who now works in the Sheriff s Internal Affairs Division, received the State of Florida s Top Criminal Justice Officer of the Year award for She traveled to Tallahassee to accept the award from Governor Jeb Bush and Attorney General Charlie Crist during a ceremony marking National Crime Victim s Rights Week. We are very proud of Detective What not to do with super glue By Sgt. Linda Simonet Okay, don t try this at home... there are things that are best left to the pros... Hubby and I were going to see the movie, Cars. I decided I wanted to get all girlied up for him so I went out and bought a nice pair of denim capris, a nice tank top with glittery stuff on it, a braided cotton belt and a pair of casual wedge heeled sandals. Looked pretty good, but after dropping a load of bricks on my feet several years ago, my husband tells me that I now have Barney Rubble toes. So, I decided I was going to get those fake nails for the toes done in a white tip/french manicure look. Here s where things started going wrong: I took the toe nails out of the box, sized them up and put in line in the order of application. The box had a tiny suction cup applicator thingy to Gedmin, said Sheriff Rick Roth. She and successfully locked up criminals certainly deserves this award. She is who prayed upon our weakest and hard working, dedicated and cares smallest citizens. She should be very very much about the work she does. proud of her accomplishments, he Prior to transferring to Internal Affairs, she served in the Crimes Against said. Women and Children s Unit for a number of years, investigating primarily sexual abuse related crimes against adults and children. In her time serving in CAWACU, she championed many victims of violent crime, said Sheriff Roth. In her quiet, methodical way she worked many difficult cases involving some Chief Judge Richard Payne recognizes Detective Janine of the worst of Gedmin for receiving the State s Top Criminal Justice Officer of the Year society s crimes, award. help pick up and apply the nails...a drop of super glue on the nail, a drop on the toe (how hard can this be?) and I put it on my big toe...well, I tried, I couldn t get my foot up that high. So a little bit of contortionism and I finally get it on...crooked. So I pry it back off, add more glue to nail and toe and...put it on. It goes on straight. but now there is so much glue, it is running between my toes... I super glued my toes together!...then I super glued my finger to the toenail, my fingers to my toes, my fingers to each other...then the little suction cup applicator stopped picking the nails up. I figured it just got dry...so what do you do when a suction cup is dry (like the one on colored glass window thingies)...i licked it...and promptly super glued my tongue to the roof of 8 my mouth...i got that undone and just knew that the Goddess was up there laughing her toga off... So I got my tongue undone, and everything else unstuck, managed to get dressed and prettied up without my hubby ever suspecting the drama in the bedroom. While at the movie I was able to work the waxy glue off the roof of my mouth,..but I guess I will have to wait for my tastes buds to unstick themselves...