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Month: May 2017

Missoula Police Officer assaulted with a large metal flashlight!

Yep, a not so good way to use a flashlight unless you are looking to go to jail!

MISSOULA. Mont. – Sgt. Collin Rose says a Missoula Police Officer was assaulted early this morning with a large metal flashlight.

Sgt. Rose says the officer was responding to a call that came shortly before 2:30 a.m. about a man in the road causing a traffic hazard.

Officials say the incident happened on the 2000 block of South Higgins Avenue.

He says when officers arrived on the scene the man assaulted the first officer. He says the officer attempted to take the man into custody, but the physical altercation continued.

Officials say additional officers arrived on the scene shortly to assist.

Sgt. Rose told NBC- Montana the assaulted officer was taken to the hospital after the assault. Rose says the officer was treated and released.

Reports say the officers on scene then realized the man who assaulted the officer was having medical issues and attempted CPR. Officers also called for medical back-up and he was transported to a hospital.

The incident is being investigated by the Montana Department of Justice Criminal Investigations.

The names of the officer and the man have not yet been released.


Source: http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/keci/officer-assulted-with-flashlight/508659517


Sister Charged With Attacking Brother With Flashlight

Well this is one way you can use a flashlight though we do not reccomend it!

A 59 year-old woman was jailed Tuesday under a $100,000 bond after she allegedly attacked her older brother with a metal flashlight.

Deputies said it happened at a home the siblings share in the Bell Hope Mobile Home Park on Swift Creek Road near Smithfield.

Around 1:30am, deputies responded to the scene after the 61 year-old disabled victim was struck in the head with the flashlight causing severe lacerations.

The victim was taken to Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield for treatment. The man’s sister, Linda Marie Rook Rutledge was arrested and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Authorities said alcohol may have played a factor in the altercation. The flashlight was seized by officers as evidence.



Man trapped in high-rise fire uses flashlight to get help!

PITTSBURGH – A man called his mother when he was stuck in a high-rise during a fire Monday morning.

Hilda Lindsay told Channel 11’s Katherine Amenta her phone rang at 3 a.m., waking her out of a deep sleep.

It was her son John, gasping for air and begging for help.

“He said, ‘What am I going to do? I can’t get out, I can’t get down, what am I supposed to do?’ I said, ‘Johnny, calm down,'” Lindsay said.

Then she told him to get a wet towel and cover his head. During Channel 11’s Morning News, our crews could see him waving the flashlight from the ground.

Because of that, a firefighter did make it to John, but was overcome by smoke on the way out. “Once he got to the hospital, and I told him to turn on Channel 11, the fireman that was taking him down the steps, the firefighter fell over him and lost consciousness,” said Lindsay.

John, and that firefighter, were put in neighboring rooms at UPMC Mercy. Lindsay told Channel 11 she hopes this will lead to new conversations about fire sprinklers in city buildings.

Flashlight Saves Stranded Kayaker!

Trapped by rough surf, Rudzinski used light to flash distress signals throughout the night

Makawao kayaker Mark Rudzinski signaled SOS distress flashes with his flashlight early Tuesday, hoping someone would see him trapped about 200 feet below a cliff after strong waves slammed him into rocks the day before off the Nahiku coastline.

“I didn’t sleep at all,” Rudzinski said of his overnight ordeal in a phone call Thursday. “My biggest worry was that I might miss something like a boat going by, a person or a plane. I just stayed awake.”

The 32-year-old Maui Memorial Medical Center nurse had been hiking alone in the area Monday morning before launching his kayak around 2 p.m. from Nahiku landing. The waves and currents were relatively calm in the morning, but “grew tremendously” into the late afternoon so he tried paddling back to the landing, he said.

“I noticed I wasn’t moving anywhere,” he said. “I started paddling even harder and faster, but it looked like I was going backwards. I got caught in a really, really strong current.

“Now I realized I was in trouble, and it was kind of scary. I didn’t have a choice but to turn my kayak around into the current and keep it as stable as I could, but the current took me straight into the cliff wall.”

Each wave pushed him closer and closer to the cliff, until his kayak flipped over from end to end, and he went headfirst into the water, Rudzinski said. His kayak was “ripped apart,” and his oar destroyed as he was slammed into the cliff.

Luckily, Rudzinski’s kayak flew in front of him and softened his crash against the rocks about a quarter of a mile west of the landing. He was able to retrieve his backpack from the kayak and spent the next several hours trying to get someone’s attention above the cliff and at a nearby lookout.

Rudzinski said his cellphone was smashed by the waves, and he tried to climb up the steep cliff to escape. The cliff, about 200 feet tall, was too dangerous, however.

“I have experience kayaking, but I’ve never been in anything like that,” he said. “That was terrifying. I really thought I wasn’t going to make it.”

With no food or water, he tried staying still to conserve energy. The waves “sounded like thunder, and there were a couple times I swore I could’ve heard a helicopter,” he said.

“My adrenaline was still running, and I was still worried about whether I was going to be found or not,” he said. “A million things were going through my head.”

Rudzinski signaled with his flashlight at the lookout periodically through the night until someone finally responded around 6 a.m.

“I was jumping up and down,” he said. “I felt so happy.”

A visiting couple waiting for the sunrise noticed the light and told someone at their car rental company to call 911 because of the lack of a cellphone service in the area, Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto said. The 6:36 a.m. report sounded like it might be a “bogus call,” and that the visitors simply saw light reflecting off an object.

Hana firefighters were on the scene at 7:10 a.m., and they located Rudzinski at about 7:30 a.m. A rescue helicopter lifted him to safety at 7:50 a.m., Taomoto said.

“I got so, so lucky to be alive,” Rudzinski said. “I just got some scrapes and bruises here and there.”

The Indiana native, who moved to Maui about a month and a half ago, went to work the next day, but he was “definitely sore” after getting the “wind knocked out of me and my body beat up on the rocks.” He said the experience would not stop him from kayaking, but it has given him greater respect of Maui’s waters.

“I won’t be going there,” he said. “I’ll go to calmer waters.

“When you’re in that situation you have no control and you’re at the mercy of Mother Nature, it changes your perception a little bit,” he said.

Rudzinski never got to see or meet the couple who spotted his signal and found help. He said it was “almost like they were looking for me because as soon as I flashed my light at them, they flashed back.”

“I would love to connect with them to say thank you,” he said.

The visiting couple was staying nearby at a vacation rental, Taomoto said.

Rudzinski can be reached at shredder122000@yahoo.com.

* Chris Sugidono can be reached at csugidono@mauinews.com.

The World Famous Brand of MAGLITE® Flashlights Wins the 2017 National Hardware American Manufacturing Award for Best New Product

ONTARIO, Calif., May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mag Instrument Inc., the world leader in flashlight technology, has been awarded the National Hardware American Manufacturing Award for Best New Product. The honor was given to the MAGLITE® brand for its new compact to mid-sized Traffic Wands that fit most popular MAGLITE® model flashlights (including the new MAGLITE® ML25 & ML50 series of mid-sized flashlights).

The Traffic Wands convert our most popular lights into illuminating high-visibility wands that can be used for signaling in emergencies situations or for traffic control / safety. They are also great for providing an area light source much like a camping lantern or candle.

“It is gratifying to win an award based on our being an American manufacturer and of course creating excellent products,” said Tony Maglica, president and founder of Mag Instrument.

At the National Hardware Show MAG also introduced its Brightest, Farthest-Reaching Light ever — the rechargeable MAGLITE® ML150LR™ which has generated intense interest in the trade and Law Enforcement. Despite its mid-size (C-cell format) dimensions, the ML150LR™ generates a stunning 1,000 lumens* and achieves a beam distance of over a quarter-mile. And thanks to multiple power settings and critical efficiency innovations, it can run for up to 75 hours on a single charge of its state-of-the-art Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery.

The American Manufacturing Awards are given only to companies that manufacture their products in the U.S.A. and focus on excellence in design, quality and innovation.

Mag Instrument is one of the only manufacturers left that still makes an entire line of machined-aluminum flashlights in the United States. Every flashlight is designed, engineered, developed and manufactured at MAG’s World Headquarters in Southern California. Mag’s iconic brand is legendary for its superior performance, quality, and durability.