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Petrol bombs thrown at police recreation club

Police say petrol bombs were thrown at their sports and recreation club in Mong Kok in the early hours of Tuesday morning, damaging a van parked inside.

The force says nine petrol bombs were thrown in the car park at around 1am.

Media footage showed the front of a truck was burned out, but no further damage was visible.

Police say they believe that three people were responsible for the attack.

They added that they are looking into whether an 18-year-old man they arrested in Sham Shui Po for carrying pepper spray was involved in the petrol bomb incident.

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Police arrest 1 man accused of kidnapping 2 people at Myrtle Beach hotel

Police arrest 1 man accused of kidnapping 2 people at Myrtle Beach hotel

Rysheen Dala Williams faces several charges



TOMORROW, WITH SOME CHANGES ON SUNDAY. I WILL GET YOU CAUGHT UP ON THE LATEST ON THAT, COMING UP. GEOFF: WELL, BREAKING OVERNIGHT, WE ARE FOLLOWING TWO DEADLY CRASHES, WITH DRIVERS FACING DUI CHARGES. HANNAH: ONE OF THOSE HAPPENED IN ANDERSON COUNTY, WHERE A TEENAGE DRIVER IS ACTUALLY CHARGED. TROOPERS SAY 18-YEAR-OLD JUSTIN FOWLER WAS DRIVING ON LAKE ROAD, NEAR RILEY ROAD, WHEN HE WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD AND HIT A FENCE AND A TREE. GEOFF: THIS HAPPENED JUST AFTER 8:00 THURSDAY NIGHT. FOWLER WAS NOT HURT. THE FRONT-SEAT PASSENGER HAD TO BE MECHANICALLY REMOVED FROM THE TRUCK AND DIED AT THE HOSPITAL. TROOPERS SAY THAT THE PASSENGER WAS NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT. ONE OF THE TWO OTHER TEENAGE PASSENGERS WAS HURT. HANNAH: IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY, A DRIVER IS FACING DUI CHARGES, AFTER A DEADLY CRASH INVOLVING THREE VEHICLES. GEOFF: IT HAPPENED THURSDAY NIGHT, JUST AFTER 9:00, ON PARRIS BRIDGE ROAD, NEAR DAVIS ROAD. THAT IS JUST OFF I-85, ABOUT THREE MILES WEST OF BOILING SPRINGS. HANNAH: TROOPERS SAY 43-YEAR-OLD JAMELLS FLOYD HIT A 2007 HONDA HEAD-ON, REBOUNDED, AND THEN HIT A 2001 HONDA TRAVELING THE SAME DIRECTION. THE DRIVER OF THE 2007 HONDA DIED AT THE SCENE, AND A PASSENGER WENT TO THE HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES. THE 2001 HONDA DRIVER WAS NOT HURT. FLOYD IS CHARGED WITH FELONY DUI WITH DEATH. GEOFF: CHANGING GEARS NOW, AND RIGHT NOW, SEVERAL SHOPPERS ARE ALREADY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF BLACK FRIDAY DEALS. HANNAH: THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AT THE BEST BUY IN GREENVILLE. QUITE A FEW CARS IN THE PARKING LOT BUT NOT NEARLY AS MANY AS YEARS PASSED. SOME STORES CHOSE TO OPEN, WITH CORONAVIRUS PERCUSSIONS. OTHERS CHOSE NOT TO OPEN THEIR BUILDINGS AT ALL, OFFERING THEIR DEALS SOLELY ONLINE. THIS POST-THANKSGIVING SHOPPING TRADITION STARTED BACK IN THE 1980’S, WHEN RETAILERS STARTED SLASHING PRICES FOR ONE DAY TO GET MORE SALES. NOW, IN ACCOUNTING TERMS, BEING IN THE BLACK MEANS YOU ARE ACTUALLY MAKING A PROFIT. GEOFF: THE CITY OF GREENVILLE IS OFFERING FREE PARKING AT ALL OF ITS CITY PARKING FACILITIES TODAY. A REMINDER, THE RICHARDSON STREET GARAGE AND THE WEST WASHINGTON STREET DECK ARE ALWAYS FREE ON THE WEEKENDS. HANNAH: WELL, BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, AND THE INFLUX OF SHIPPING HOLIDAY GIFTS, THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE RECOMMENDS YO MAIL YOUR PRESENTS EARLY. THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 14 IS EXPECTED TO BE THE PEAK SHIPPING SEASON. IF YOU ARE SENDING FIRST CLASS MAIL, THEY RECOMMEND MAILING BY DECEMBER 18. AFTER THAT, IT IS RECOMMENDED YOU USE PRIORITY MAIL TO MAKE SURE YOUR PACKAGES ARRIVE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. GEOFF: THANKSGIVING HAD A DIFFERENT TONE THIS YEAR, WITH LIMITED GATHERINGS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC. MORE THAN 90,000 AMERICANS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL, A NEW RECORD FOR THE COUNTRY. THERE HAVE BEEN NEARLY 12.9 MILLION CASES IN THE

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Man shot outside Roanoke Rapids hotel, suspect on the run, police say

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) – Roanoke Rapids police are looking for a convicted felon in connection with a shooting that occurred in a hotel parking lot Friday morning, according to a news release.

Officers responded to the Baymont Inn and Suites at approximately 5:04 a.m. in reference to a person being shot.

Once on the scene, officers found the victim lying between two vehicles with what was believed to be a gunshot wound to his upper thing, police said.

Officers at the scene were told of a potential suspect vehicle description and gave it to other units working in the area, according to the release. Master Officer J. Spragins located the suspect vehicle near a home in the 100-block of Hamilton Street. A man ran from Spragins when he got to the home, police said.

The man that ran from the home has not been located at this time. Police said a suspect has been identified in the shooting – Tayvon Moody, 29, of Roanoke Rapids.

Moody now has outstanding warrants for his arrest on charges of assault inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The shooting remains under investigation and authorities said more charges could be coming.

The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for his injury.

If you have any information in regards to this shooting or the whereabouts of Tayvon Moody, contact Detective D. Moore at 252-533-2810 or contact Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444.

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Police: Driver attacked in Decatur hotel parking lot; gun recovered, police say | Crime and Courts

DECATUR — Police say a revolver-wielding Decatur man broke through the passenger side window of a truck while trying to attack the driver in a hotel parking lot.  

Court documents say the 54-year-old attacker approached the victim, 30, in the 3000 block of North Water Street around 2:29 p.m. on Nov. 17 while he was inside his truck and began banging on the window with a revolver. The altercation came following ongoing personal issues between the men, according to the documents. 

The 54-year-old then broke out the window and started climbing into the passenger seat, prompting the 30-year-old to take off driving through the parking lot while the man clung to the side of the truck, according to a sworn affidavit.

Police say the gunman was knocked off of the truck moments later and his body struck the rear of another parked car, the impact causing the revolver he was holding to fall into the passenger seat.

An affidavit says police recovered the weapon, found to have a defaced serial number, among broken glass in the front passenger seat of the 30-year-old’s truck. The suspect denied possession of the revolver during a police interview “but advised his DNA would be on the gun” as he claimed to have wielded the firearm at the victim’s house, police say.  

Police say a nylon holster “suitable” for the revolver was located in the back seat of the attacker’s truck, found parked in an alleyway near the hotel.

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Police forced to isolate after virus exposure at hotel

An incident at a Queensland quarantine hotel has led to almost a dozen officers being forced into isolation after potentially being exposed to COVID-19.

Some 11 police officers have been asked to isolate in hotels or at home after a returned traveller tried to flee their hotel, a Queensland Police spokesperson confirmed to news.com.au.

A police source told 7 News the returned traveller, 41, was suffering from psychosis when they tried to leave the Rydges Hotel Southbank. The man was stopped by police given a medical assessment.

Police later took him back to his hotel, and the man later tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

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The officers involved have been told to self isolate. Some are quarantining in their homes and others are in the Rydges Hotel Southbank.

A Queensland Police spokesperson said the officers were wearing personal protective equipment at the time of the incident.

“The 11 officers remain in isolation and as of today, all have returned negative tests,” the spokesperson said.

“The Queensland Police Service is conducting welfare checks on the members each day and has been able to make arrangements to ensure adequate staffing is in place while they are isolating.”

Meanwhile, traces of coronavirus have been detected in wastewater in far north Queensland, despite the state celebrating more than 70 days without transmission.

Viral fragments were found in samples of wastewater collected in Cairns last Tuesday, in sewers servicing quarantine hotels and Cairns Hospital, according to reports.

A spokesperson for Queensland Health told The Cairns Post the discovery could mean there are undetected cases in the area.

“People shouldn’t be alarmed but they shouldn’t be complacent either, if you are sick with symptoms which could be due to COVID-19 go and get tested and then stay home until you get your results,” the spokesman said.

He added the detection of the virus in the wastewater did not necessarily indicate there was a positive case in the community.

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Queensland police officers forced to isolate after contact with Covid-infected man at hotel | Queensland

Almost a dozen Queensland police officers have been forced into Covid-19 isolation after they came into close contact with an infected man in hotel quarantine.

The incident happened at the Rydges Hotel in South Brisbane on Sunday when police were called to check on a 41-year-old-man’s welfare, police say.

The man was later tested for the virus and returned a positive result, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

All 11 officers are in either home isolation or hotel quarantine and have tested negative for the virus.

The officers were wearing personal protective equipment when they interacted with the man.

Queensland recorded no new coronavirus cases on Thursday. There are currently 14 active cases in the state.

Meanwhile, Tasmania will keep its border closed to South Australia in the short term amid new coronavirus cases linked to an Adelaide cluster.

The outbreak grew to 31 on Thursday after a high school student and man in his 40s tested positive.

The Tasmanian premier, Peter Gutwein, said border restrictions would remain in place for SA arrivals, but an update would be provided in coming days.

“As it stands, the medium-risk arrangements will remain in place,” he said.

The state’s public health director, Mark Veitch, said it was important to take a cautious approach to avoid “flip-flopping” on quarantine requirements.

Gutwein confirmed a “mercy flight” to repatriate Australians stranded overseas would touch down on the island state on 6 December.

The charter plane from Delhi is part of Tasmania’s pledge to host 450 returning international travellers across three flights.

They will be tested before leaving India and must have a negative test before being allowed out of two weeks isolation in Hobart.

Gutwein said police would manage and supervise hotel quarantine, and private security would only be used to monitor doors and exits.

Tasmania will also welcome 150 workers from Timor Leste in early December to help out with fruit picking.

They will be required to quarantine for a fortnight before beginning work.

About 6,000 Tasmanians have signed up for the summer work, about two times the usual figure.

Tasmania will drop border restrictions with Victoria on Friday for the first time in eight months, meaning it will be open to all states and territories bar SA.

Victoria is one day away from a significant milestone in the fight against Covid-19 – the official elimination of the virus from the community. But another unexpected wastewater find in Geelong’s north has prompted a testing push.

The state reached 27 days without a new case on Thursday, having posted no positive results from 12,862 tests.

Health authorities say 28 days with no new cases means the virus has been eliminated from the community, given that period represents two 14-day incubation periods.

The last Covid-19 patient in a Victorian hospital was discharged on Monday, leaving the state without an active case.

Despite this, more virus fragments have been found as part of its wastewater surveillance testing program.

The fragments were found in a sample from a treatment plant

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Police: New Kensington woman charged after firing gun into occupied hotel room in Harmar

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Police arrested a New Kensington woman at a Harmar hotel last week after,she fired a gun inside her hotel room during an argument and a bullet went into another occupied hotel room, according to a criminal complaint.

Angelia Anderina Waszkiewicz, 30, remained in the Allegheny County Jail on Monday afternoon after failing to post $20,000 bond, according to online court records.

She has been charged with one felony count of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and one misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment, according to court records. She had no attorney listed.

Also charged in connection to the incident is Leo Vance Phillipps, 37, who faces firearms violations.

Harmar police said they were called to TownePlace Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Harmarville about 9:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 for a report of shots fired.

When they arrived, a hotel employee informed them that multiple people heard a gunshot come from a hotel room. The officers went to the hotel room and saw a bullet exit hole coming from the room, the complaint said.

Police spoke with a woman who had been staying in the room. The woman told police four people had been staying in the room, including Waszkiewicz and Phillipps.

The woman told police that she wasn’t in the room at the time of the shooting, but Waszkiewicz and Phillipps had been in the room. Phillipps is Waszkiewicz’s boyfriend.

Police made contact with both Phillipps and Waszkiewicz, who agreed to talk with them.

Police said Phillipps at first denied being in the room when the gun went off, but later admitted he and Waszkiewicz had been in the room, according to the complaint.

Phillipps told police he and Waszkiewicz had gotten into an argument, and Waszkiewicz picked up his gun that had been laying on a table and put it to her head.

Phillipps said he took the gun from Waszkiewicz and put it back on the table, but Waszkiewicz picked it up again and discharged a round through the hotel room’s front entry door.

Phillipps told police he recently bought the gun off the streets in New Kensington and brought it to the hotel room. Police said Phillipps is a convicted felon who is not allowed to possess a gun.

Phillipps told police he hid the gun behind a tree at a KFC. Police took Phillipps there to retrieve the gun: a silver Taurus Firearm 9mm. Police said the gun had one live round in the chamber and five live rounds in the magazine.

Waszkiewicz also spoke with police and admitted she fired the gun.

Police said the bullet went through the hotel room’s front entry door and into another hotel room, coming to rest in the door frame. A woman had been staying in the room where the bullet entered at the time of the incident, police said.

Both Waszkiewicz and Phillipps were placed into

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Install LHMS App while going out on vacation, Vijayawada police urge denizens- The New Indian Express

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VIJAYAWADA: With the number of crimes, particularly house burglaries, on the rise, the Vijayawada city police are advising the denizens to use the Locked House Monitoring System (LHMS) mobile application to secure their houses while going out on vacation.

The city police launched the LHMS App in 2017 to prevent burglaries when the owners are out of town, particularly during the vacation. The LHMS App has been used by only 184 people this year, compared to 1,772 people in 2019, and 28,505 in 2018.

“The year it was launched, we received just 451 applications from the public through the app, but later we started  getting a good response. However, due to lack of awareness, people are not utilising the service,” said Police Commissioner Bathini Sreenivasulu. The LHMS App can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, and one can use it to tell the police on which dates the house will be unoccupied. Users will have to register 24 hours before they leave the house, so the police can install surveillance cameras.

After receiving a request, personnel from the police station concerned visit the house and install a wireless motion camera, UPS and wi-fi modem. “Suspicious movements in the locked houses are communicated to the control room and the information is passed on to the ground-level personnel, who will rush to the house in less than 10 minutes. The same  will be sent to the owner’s phone,” Sreenivasulu explained. 

He also advised the public to keep their valuables in bank lockers before going on vacation. “We are going to start awareness campaigns and conduct seminars in all police station limits to raise awareness among the public on the LHMS App,” Sreenivasulu said.

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Pa. adds travel restrictions, but police won’t be pulling over out-of-state drivers

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine issued an order Tuesday that outlined new rules for travelers and strengthened the state’s existing mask mandate to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The latest mitigation efforts include a travel test, requiring travelers to be tested within 72 hours before entering Pennsylvania. Masking orders now call for wearing a face covering indoors at all times away from home, and outdoors if you can’t keep 6 feet from people outside your household.

There was no mention of enforcement of these new requirements, and Levine acknowledged that officials will continue to rely on voluntary compliance and an honor system among residents.

Here’s what we know regarding any potential enforcement:

Flying

The secretary said no one will stop travelers to ask about testing as they get off an airplane.

THE FACTS: Lehigh Valley International Airport posted the secretary’s order on its website Wednesday. Section 2 states the order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 20, and will remain in effect until further notice. It states, “Individuals traveling into and returning to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from any other State or Commonwealth or an international location, must produce evidence of a negative SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) test from a specimen collected within 72 hours prior to entering the Commonwealth, or quarantine for 14 days upon entering.”

Colin Riccobon, spokesman for the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority, referenced Levine’s statement that travelers would not be stopped in the airport. He said an official statement on the travel advisory is expected later Wednesday.

Driving

The secretary said the travel-test order also applies to Pennsylvanians who drive out of the state and return, excluding commutes for work. But don’t expect state or local police to target out-of-state drivers.

THE FACTS: Allentown police Chief Glenn Granitz Jr. said,” Secretary Levine acknowledged that officials are relying on voluntary compliance. Allentown police will not be stopping out-of-state vehicles to inquire about testing.”

Bethlehem police will be taking the same approach.

“Bethlehem police will not be doing anything different than we have been since the start of the pandemic,” said Capt. Keane Knappenberger. “There will not be checkpoints for out-of-state travelers, or door-to-door canvassing to check for gatherings. If we are called to a location, we will be educating the public about social distancing and mask wearing as we have been doing since the beginning.”

State Police enforcement

State police have played a role in enforcement of COVID-19 mitigation requirements, but it’s been limited.

THE FACTS: State Police Liquor Control Enforcement officers continue to visit licensed liquor establishments to ensure businesses are abiding by mitigation requirements that include social distancing, masking and other health and safety requirements of the liquor code. They continue to write warnings and notices of violation, and more information is available on the enforcement page of the state police COVID-19 portal.

While travel is not recommended in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, state police patrols are not stopping vehicles coming from out of state.

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Drunk Steelers fan with credit card woes sleeps in the hotel lobby: Strongsville Police Blotter

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio

Suspicious situation, Royalton Road: On Nov. 9, a Royalton Road hotel employee observed a drunk woman wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers jersey and jean shorts, as well as holding an open beer, sleeping in the lobby.

An arriving officer talked to the woman, who it turned out earlier in the evening had been dropped off by the Middleburg Heights Police Department to the hotel.

When her credit card was declined, the woman passed out in the lobby. She was advised to leave the premises.

Assault assistance, Royalton Road: On Nov. 9, a Cleveland resident came to the police station seeking some advice and assistance regarding an assault that took place outside of Strongsville.

Lost wallet, Pearl Road: On Nov. 9, a Strongsville resident came to the police station to report she lost her wallet while shopping at Walmart on Pearl Road.

The woman thinks the wallet came out in the shopping cart when she went to the parking lot.

Property theft, Ordner Drive: On Nov. 9. an Ordner Drive resident called police after discovering at some point in the last week someone entered her detached garage and stole various items.

The woman said she was missing a leaf blower and small air compressor. The resident also questioned whether her son took the items.

The officer provided the woman with advice on how to better secure the garage door.

Suspicious situation, Fetzer Drive: On Nov. 9, a Fetzer Drive resident called police regarding a go-kart and dirt bike driving up and down the street.

An arriving officer was unable to find the suspects.

Suspicious situation, Ordner Drive: On Nov. 9, an Ordner Drive resident called police about a suspicious package — that she didn’t order — left next to her mailbox.

The woman said the package, which didn’t have a name or address, was making her “nervous.”

She asked if an officer could move the package. The resident also noted she was hearing “banging” coming from a nearby neighborhood.

An arriving officer located the package and a nearby sticker containing the woman’s name and address.

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