October 31, 2020

Wallet stolen from resident’s vehicle: Gates Mills Police Blotter

GATES MILLS, Ohio

Theft: Woodstock Road

A resident reported Oct. 2 that her wallet was stolen from her unlocked vehicle in her driveway sometime during the overnight hours. The following day, an officer was walking in the area and located the wallet on a neighboring street without the cash and gift cards that the resident said were inside of it.

Welfare check: Mayfield Road

Officers responded to the parking lot of St. Francis Church Sept. 28 for a report of man on an electric scooter who appeared to need help. The man, 53, said he was at church and was waiting for the rain to stop before catching an RTA bus to his home. He was given a courtesy ride to a bus shelter, at his request.

Harassing communication: Brigham Road

A resident received a phone call Sept. 30 from an unknown male trying to solicit funds. Officers assured the

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Drunk man found asleep in car wanted on warrants for drug trafficking, domestic violence: Shaker Heights police blotter

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — OVI: Newell Road

At 10:55 p.m. Oct. 2, police were called to a home on a report of a suspicious car parked in a resident’s driveway. Officers found a Cleveland man, 44, asleep inside the car, with two open containers of alcoholic beverages at his side. Police woke the man, who showed signs of intoxication.

The man failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for OVI. A search of the man’s car uncovered marijuana, unidentified pills and suspected narcotics. It was also learned that the man was wanted by Cleveland police on a felony warrant for drug trafficking, and by Euclid police on a warrant for domestic violence.

Carrying a concealed weapon: Warrensville Center Road

At 8:45 p.m. Oct. 2, an officer stopped a car for a red light violation at Warrensville Center Road and Almar Drive. During the traffic stop, the officer smelled the odor

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Kansas City police in standoff with suspects on Tracy Ave.

Kansas City police were in a standoff with two men suspected of breaking into a residence Friday afternoon in the 4500 block of Tracy Avenue.

According to Sgt. Jake Becchina, a police spokesperson, officers were called just after 2 p.m. after a woman inside her residence said she saw two unknown men walk up the back stairs and attempt to break into the upstairs residence, which was unoccupied.

Officers responded to the duplex and got the woman and her fiance out of the building.

Just a few minutes before the break in was reported, a woman was shot inside a vehicle at Brush Creek Boulevard and Troost Avenue, a few blocks away, Becchina said. Her injuries didn’t appear to be life-threatening, he said.

Becchina said police do not know whether the two men inside the residence on Tracy were connected to the shooting as they have refused to come out.

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White House Blocked C.D.C. From Requiring Masks on Public Transportation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drafted a sweeping order last month requiring all passengers and employees to wear masks on all forms of public and commercial transportation in the United States, but it was blocked by the White House, according to two federal health officials.

The order would have been the toughest federal mandate to date aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, which continues to infect more than 40,000 Americans a day. The officials said that it was drafted under the agency’s “quarantine powers” and that it had the support of the secretary of health and human services, Alex M. Azar II, but the White House Coronavirus Task Force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, declined to even discuss it.

The two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment, said the order would have required face coverings on airplanes,

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Robbery attempt fails at Shell station; men in stolen car crash through parking lot gate: Brook Park police blotter

BROOK PARK, Ohio –

Attempted aggravated robbery: Brookpark Road

An unidentified male, positioning his hand in his pocket to suggest he held a handgun, tried to rob Shell, 13030 Brookpark, at about 11 p.m. Sept. 25.

The male asked a worker in the gas station to give him all the money in the cash register. The worker refused. The male left the gas station and drove away in a gold vehicle.

The male was described as Black, about 6 feet 3 inches tall and 215 pounds. He was wearing a red jacket, a green shirt, khaki shorts and white tennis shoes.

Call Brook Park police at 216-433-1239.

Receiving stolen vehicle, possession of narcotics, damaging property: Snow Road

A Cleveland Heights man, 32, and a Cleveland man, 26, were arrested at about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 8 after a stolen car they were driving sped past and damaged the front gate at

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MnDOT rethinks no-spray ditch program after yanking ‘Do Not Spray’ signs

For more than a decade David Weissing has mowed and tended the ditch along Highway 14 where his family lives in Winona County, lopping off the heads of invasive plants such as thistle and wild parsnip because he doesn’t want chemicals sprayed there.

Like six other farmers in the region, he had a metal “Do Not Spray” sign posted to remind maintenance crews of that — until a Minnesota Department of Transportation crew yanked it without warning last month.

The no-spray agreements in that part of the state were being terminated, they told him. Now, MnDOT officials say that is not the case, and blame the mix-up on muddled communication while it re-examines the program.

“It was sort of the cart before the horse,” said agency spokesman Michael Dougherty.

The sign-pulling is the latest conflict over the vital network of ditches crisscrossing Minnesota. Two years ago MnDOT hosted a statewide

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Family, Neighbors of Man Accused of Not Letting Cops Break Window to Free Daughter from Hot Car Speak Out

GoFundMe; Las Vegas Police Sayah Deal; Sidney Deal

The mother of a Las Vegas man who was charged in the death of his 1-year-old daughter — who died in a locked Nissan Altima on Monday night — has spoken out to say her son was not negligent.

Sidney Deal, 27, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with child abuse, neglect, or endangerment resulting in substantial bodily harm after accidentally locking his 21-month-old daughter, Sayah Deal, inside his hot car. He then allegedly refused to break the windows to free her, apparently not wanting to damage the car and believing she was in air-conditioning.

“He asked the officers to help him,” Sidney Deal’s mother Artavia Wilson told KLAS. “My son was not negligent. The way he handled it was not that he cared more about the car. He thought his daughter was in air [conditioning].”

He has yet to enter

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LMP Automotive Holdings To Buy 70% Stake In Atlantic Automotive Group, Atlantic Central Storage

(RTTNews) – LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc. (LMPX), an online automobiles platform, Friday said agreed to buy 70% stake in New York’s Atlantic Automotive Group, and New York logistics and vehicle storage company, Atlantic Central Storage, in a deal valued at $608 million.

LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc. (LMPX), an online automobiles platform, Friday said agreed to buy 70% stake in New York’s Atlantic Automotive Group, and New York logistics and vehicle storage company, Atlantic Central Storage, in a deal valued at $608 million.

CFO Evan Bernstein said, “This acquisition is expected to add an estimated $1.6 billion in revenue, $38 million in net income, or $3.18 per share, on an annualized basis in 2021, combined with our currently contracted acquisitions which we expect to close beginning the end of next month and the following months.|

The company expects revenues post-closing to exceed $2.2 billion, generating about $55 million in net income

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This All-Electric Robotic Combat Vehicle May Accompany Army Units into Battle

Textron Systems announced Thursday that it will deliver an all-electric version of its M5 Ripsaw Robotic Combat Vehicle prototype to the U.S. Army for experimentation next year.

Earlier this year, the Army selected a Textron team to develop its subsidiary Howe & Howe’s unmanned vehicle for the service’s Robotic Combat Vehicle, or RCV, Medium platform.

The Army wants to develop a light, medium and heavy version of the RCV to give commanders the option of sending unmanned vehicles into combat against enemy forces. The service selected QinetiQ North America to build four light versions of the RCV.

Textron is scheduled to deliver four prototypes of its 10-ton M5, which resembles a lightweight tank powered by diesel and hybrid electric motors, by the end of the year.

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The Army also recently selected Textron to deliver an all-electric

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LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc. Announces Entry Into a Definitive Agreement for the Acquisition …

  • Upon closing and combined with our currently contracted acquisitions, LMP’s revenues are expected to exceed $2.2B on an annualized basis in 2021, with approximately $70M in pre-tax income and expected net income of $4.59 per share, which would likely make LMP a newcomer to the Fortune 1000 list of companies with over 1,600 employees;
  • Real estate leased with an option to purchase;
  • Expands its world class management team;
  • Unique New York dominant platform with accelerating organic year-over-year annualized income growth of over 20%;
  • Significant increase in online-originated orders with efficient touchless delivery and lower SG&A costs associated with the online and fulfillment elements due to Atlantic’s concentrated, clustered presence in New York along with its logistics network;
  • Atlantic Central Storage has storage capacity of approximately 7,000 vehicles in New York and operates a fleet of 15 multivehicle car transporters with capacity to efficiently transport approximately 5,800 vehicles a month on
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