Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Regal Cinema weapons suspect Scott A. Smith has bond hearing this afternoon.
Scott A. Smith, arrested over the weekend in Westlake for bringing a loaded gun, ammunition and four knives into Regal Cinema for a late-night showing of The Dark Knight Rises, was carrying the weapons for self-defense, his lawyer said Wednesday. After the Aurora, Colo., shootings and other incidents, Smith "felt fear" going to the movie by himself, attorney Matthew Bruce said. "He brought (the weapons) in with him purely for self-defense," Bruce said. "He had no intent to harm, scare or threaten anyone." Smith was arrested after off-duty Westlake police officer Jeremiah Bullins, who was working security for Regal Cinema that night, approached Smith, who was sitting in the back row of the still-empty theater, and searched his bag. Bullins…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Scott A. Smith is in Westlake jail after being arrested at Regal Cinema at Crocker Park with a gun, ammunition, knives and "survival equipment."
A small arsenal of weapons were removed Monday night from the Westlake home of Scott A. Smith, who was arrested after showing up armed with a gun, ammunition and four knives at a showing of The Dark Knight Rises Saturday night at Regal Cinema in Crocker Park. Westlake Police Department Lt. Ray Arcuri said Tuesday afternoon that his department was still going through everything seized from Smith's home. Here are the highlights: Police also seized computers from Smith's home, and are awaiting a search warrant to look through them. Prescription medications were also taken. Police are still verifying what they are, Arcuri said, but he believed one was a blood pressure medication. If there is a problem with prescription drug abuse, Arcuri said…
Friday, July 20, 2012
See what people are saying about the tragedy at a showing of Dark Knight Rises in Aurora and find the latest updates. Share your thoughts.
In the wake of the shooting tragedy in Colorado, the local movie chain says it will take "precautions to help address our patron's safety."
Cleveland Cinemas says it will "take precautions" in the wake of the tragic and horrifying shooting at a Colorado movie theater that has claimed the lives of at least 12 people and injured some 50 others. A gunman opened fire during the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in a suburban Denver theater, and police have arrested the suspect, James Holmes, a 24-year-old graduate student at the University of Colorado, according to the Huffington Post. Cleveland Cinemas released this statement today: Cleveland Cinemas wants to extend its sympathies to the victims in the incident at the Century Theatre in Colorado and to their families. Our thoughts are with them as they begin the difficult healing process. The safety and security of our …