October 19, 2020
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Irvine Man Accused Of Setting Fire To Police Car In Santa Monica

IRVINE, CA — An Irvine man is in federal custody on charges alleging he set fire to a Santa Monica Police Department car during the civil unrest that accompanied widespread protests in late May.

Nathan Wilson, 27, is linked to the May 31 fire that destroyed the unmarked Santa Monica Police car when a witness told law enforcement they had driven Wilson to Santa Monica on that day, and they believed he had set fire to a police car.

He has been charged in a federal criminal complaint with malicious damage to property owned by an institution or organization receiving federal financial assistance, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says.

Social media posts show a man setting fire to the parked police car wearing an American flag bandana over his face with a rifle tattoo on his left arm.

The witness directed authorities to Wilson’s Instagram account, where he posted a “selfie”

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Car fire damages Stratford garage

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STRATFORD — Stratford firefighters extinguished a car fire that spread to a garage on College Street around 12:15 a.m. Sunday.

Dispatched to a car

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Lower Coast Algiers under boil water advisory after vehicle strikes fire hydrant |

Lower Coast Algiers residents were advised not to drink tap water Friday after vehicle struck a fire hydrant, reducing water pressure in the area.

A boil water notice remained in effect at 6:11 p.m., almost six hours after the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board posted it. The agency said it might take 24 hours to obtain results of water quality tests.



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The S&WB issues boil water advisories in areas where pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch. Pressure reductions in pipes could allow bacteriological contaminants to enter.

Healthy adults are cautioned that:

  • When washing hands, they may use soap and tap water, dry hands, then apply hand sanitizer. It’s safer to wash with bottled or boiled water.
  • When showering or bathing, they should be careful not to swallow any water. Infants, young children and disabled persons should
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Police officers rescue man from Springfield, IL house fire

Illinois cops rushed into an 83-year-old man’s house after a car crashed into it, igniting a fire.

Dramatic video from a Springfield Police Department officer’s body camera shows him run into the home as the blaze raged Wednesday night. The officer smashed through a door that was lodged shut before carrying the coughing man outside to safety.

The fire started after a speeding car went airborne over nearby railroad tracks before crashing into the home, police say.

The police department identified the officers as Nicholas Renfro and Juan Resendez.

“Because of their selfless and heroic actions, Officers Renfro and Resendez were able to save a person’s life,” officials said in a news release.

The 29-year-old female driver of the vehicle and two teens were found near the scene. The woman was taken to a hospital for injuries not considered to be life-threatening before she was arrested and taken to jail,

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Springfield woman charged with hitting man on head with liquor bottle, setting his car on fire

SPRINGFIELD — Police arrested a 37-year-old woman on charges that she hit a man in the head with a liquor bottle and then set his car on fire, officials said.

Lashawanda Naylor of East Bay Terrace is charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and burning a motor vehicle.

The charges are in connection with an Aug. 20 car fire at Wellington Street and Wilbraham Road. The fire was determined to be arson and the city Arson and Bomb Squad and police detectives started an investigation, according to Capt. Drew Piemonte, Fire Department spokesman.

The driver of the car had been hit in the head by a woman, who then poured oil inside the car and tossed fireworks into the back seat before leaving. The fireworks apparently ignited a fire that consumed the vehicle, he said.

The investigators identified Naylor as the assailant and obtained

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Car fire kills female driver after vehicle hits tree in Roosevelt, Nassau cops say

A female driver was killed Sunday afternoon in Roosevelt after she crashed a Toyota into a tree, and the vehicle caught fire, according to the Nassau County Police Department.

The crash happened on Hudson Avenue, between Elysian Terrace and North Long Beach Avenue, at about 4:10 p.m. as the driver was headed westbound in a 2020 Toyota RAV4.

She “left the roadway and struck a tree,” according to a news release from Police Officer Eric Evensen, a department spokesman.

“As a result of the collision her car became fully engulfed in flames,” the release said.

The Roosevelt Fire Department extinguished the fire, and she was found inside and declared dead at the scene, according to the release, which said her name would be withheld until her family can be notified.

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