• Officials in Calvert County, Md., suspended a 5-year-old kindergarten student for 10 days after they caught him with an orange-tipped cap gun on a school bus. The boy’s mother, who wasn’t named by local media, said the principal told her that if the gun had had any caps in it they would have treated it as an explosive and called in the police.
• Police in Commerce, Calif., have charged mailman Daniel Villasenor with cruelty to a child and assault on a park property. Villasenor, who was on the job at the time, reportedly stopped at a local park to use the restroom. He accidentally walked into the women’s room, prompting an 11-year-old girl to laugh at him. When he left the men’s room, she was still laughing. He allegedly chased her down and began to choke her until park employees intervened.
• Former Northbrook, Ill., police officer Enrique Guzman pleaded guilty to official misconduct and was sentenced to two years probation. Guzman had been caught on video taking jewelry from a house he was sent to check on. Guzman had been suspected of several thefts and burglaries in the area.
Charles Oliver is a staff writer for The Daily Citizen.