January 25, 2020

Review Category : PNN Daily News

Monday, January 13, 2020

** Female New Zealand paramedic knocked unconscious during station burglary


** Warkworth police are on the hunt for a burglar who broke into an area ambulance station Sunday night, attacking a female medic and leaving her unconscious. Stuff.co.nz (Melanie Earley/January 13) said the 11 p.m. assault played out after the practitioner apparently startled the intruder when she returned from a call. According to the news site, the woman was able to hail police before crumpling. The assault has renewed calls for double crewing which would prevent lone medics from being vulnerable to such incidents. In the case of the Warkworth station, double crewing was expected to start in February. The female paramedic, meanwhile, was treated at North Shore hospital and was released earlier today. Ambulances at the station have been temporarily re-located while police investigate. A Crimestoppers alert has also been issued to glean information on the assailant’s whereabouts.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

** Former California paramedic sentenced to decade in prison for sexually assaulting minors


** A former California paramedic from San Diego has been sentenced to ten years in prison and ten years of probation for sexually assaulting two minors in his care in February 2017. That is the word from 7 San Diego (Christina Bravo/Dorian Hargrove/Mari Payton/Gaby Rodriguez/January 9) which said David Carpio was handed the sentence Thursday after failing to alter a plea agreement. Carpio, who worked for Balboa Ambulance Service at the time, has been charged with forcible penetration with a foreign object with one minor and sexual battery with another. Prior to the plea agreement, Carpio was tagged with felony raping and molesting two underage girls. Along with the on-the-job attacks, he  has also been accused of attacking two other victims. Both Balboa Ambulance and Care Medical Transportation are being sued over incidents involving Carpio.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

** Female FDNY medic attacked by female EMS partner during in-ambulance argument


** A female Fire Department of New York (FDNY) paramedic is recovering after being attacked by her female EMS partner in the ambulance Tuesday. The New York Daily News ( Brittany Kriegstein/Thomas Tracy/January 9) said practitioner Theresa Murphy, 29, sustained a head wound requiring staples in the assault allegedly committed by Ashley Pernice, 27. According to the newspaper, the melee occurred around 10 p.m. as the duo were sitting in the EMS unit outside Harlem Hospital. Beginning as a verbal argument, the situation deteriorated when Pernice apparently hit Murphy with an electronic tablet. The strike landed on Murphy’s cheek and on the back of her head. Murphy has launched a criminal complaint against her partner, but so far no charges have been laid in the incident. Both women are on restricted duties pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

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