Russian tourist charged in Brooklyn Bridge climb

Aug 26, 2014

Russian tourist charged in Brooklyn Bridge climb

A Russian tourist climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures for fun in the landmark’s second security breach in a month, authorities said Monday. Yaroslav Kolchin was charged with reckless endangerment, trespassing and disorderly conduct. Police said they spotted the ...

Former Kanagawa assemblyman arrested for possession of stimulants

Jul 17, 2014

Former Kanagawa assemblyman arrested for possession of stimulants

Kanagawa Prefectural Police on Wednesday arrested a former prefectural assembly member for alleged possession of illegal stimulant drugs. Koichi Yokoyama, 41, who belonged to the Liberal Democratic Party until his resignation earlier this month, is suspected of possessing powder that contains outlawed substances. Police ...

Jul 4, 2014

Kawasaki trio arrested in sex-trafficking of woman

Three people from Kawasaki were under Metropolitan Police Department custody as of Thursday for allegedly trafficking a Filipino woman in May for sexual exploitation. It is the nation’s first sex-trafficking-related arrest, according to police. The police arrested Hisashi Nakamura, 66, who is apparently self-employed, ...

South Korean ferry owner formally arrested

May 10, 2014

South Korean ferry owner formally arrested

The head of the company that owns a South Korean ferry that sank and left more than 300 people dead or missing was formally arrested Friday as authorities worried that he may destroy evidence, officials said. Kim Han-sik, president of Chonghaejin Marine Co. Ltd., ...