December 3, 2020

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By COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — A man was arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment and arson after firing a flare gun into his car, which contained items soaked with gasoline outside a Denver police station, authorities said Monday.

Nothing ignited but police were investigating whether Derick Smialek, 37, intended to trigger an explosion on Sunday, department spokesperson Christine Downs said.

It was not known if Smialek has as a lawyer representing him yet. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday but officials said during the virtual hearing that his appearance would be delayed because he was in surgery.

Sheriff’s department spokesperson Daria Serna said he was at Denver Health Medical Center but could not provide more information about why. The hospital did not respond to requests for comment about his condition.

Police said Smialek was not injured during his arrest.

According to a probable cause statement explaining why Smialek was arrested, police said surveillance cameras showed him at first pacing around his car parked outside the station before firing the flare gun. He also went into the station near downtown and made comments to officers, according to the document, but his statements were redacted.

Police said Smialek has several previous felony convictions which bar him from having weapons that can fire explosive cartridges, including a flair gun, so he was also being held on suspicion of being a previous offender in possession of a weapon.

According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, Smialik has been arrested and served time for crimes including third-degree assault, drug possession and motor vehicle theft.

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DENVER (AP) — A man was arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment and arson after firing a flare gun into his car, which contained items soaked with gasoline outside a Denver police station, authorities said Monday.

Nothing ignited but police were investigating whether Derick Smialek, 37, intended to trigger an explosion on Sunday, department spokesperson Christine Downs said.

It was not known if Smialek has as a lawyer representing him yet. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday but officials said during the virtual hearing that his appearance would be delayed because he was in surgery.


Sheriff’s department spokesperson Daria Serna said he was at Denver Health Medical Center but could not provide more information about why. The hospital did not respond to requests for comment about his condition.

Police said Smialek was not injured during his arrest.

According to a probable cause statement explaining why Smialek was arrested, police said surveillance cameras showed him at first pacing around his car parked outside the station before firing the flare gun. He also went into the station near downtown and made comments to officers, according to the document, but his statements were redacted.

Police said Smialek has several previous felony convictions which bar him from having weapons that can fire explosive cartridges, including a flair gun, so he was also being held on suspicion of being a previous offender in possession of a weapon.

According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, Smialik has been arrested and served time for crimes including third-degree assault, drug possession and motor vehicle theft.

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DENVER — A man was arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment and arson after firing a flare gun into his car, which contained items soaked with gasoline outside a Denver police station, authorities said Monday.

Nothing ignited but police were investigating whether Derick Smialek, 37, intended to trigger an explosion on Sunday, department spokesperson Christine Downs said.

It was not known if Smialek has as a lawyer representing him yet. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday but officials said during the virtual hearing that his appearance would be delayed because he was in surgery.

Sheriff’s department spokesperson Daria Serna said he was at Denver Health Medical Center but could not provide more information about why. The hospital did not respond to requests for comment about his condition.

Police said Smialek was not injured during his arrest.

According to a probable cause statement explaining why Smialek was arrested, police said surveillance cameras showed him at first pacing around his car parked outside the station before firing the flare gun. He also went into the station near downtown and made comments to officers, according to the document, but his statements were redacted.

Police said Smialek has several previous felony convictions which bar him from having weapons that can fire explosive cartridges, including a flair gun, so he was also being held on suspicion of being a previous offender in possession of a weapon.

According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, Smialik has been arrested and served time for crimes including third-degree assault, drug possession and motor vehicle theft.

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TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2020 /CNW/ – Hagerty today announced a strategic partnership with Oro Station, developers of a new 200-acre automotive innovation hub located adjacent to the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, 130 km north of Toronto.

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The site will feature 500,000 square feet of industrial space dedicated to automotive research, engineering and development, including a 4.1 km FIA Grade 3 motor circuit with dynamic driving areas. Set against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving Canadian auto industry, Oro Station will be an innovative home for nimble, forward-thinking businesses eager to stake a claim in the future of transportation.

“The vision of Oro Station is to create an environment dedicated to all things automotive, with a focus on innovation, preservation and education,” says Geoffrey Campbell, founder of Oro Station. “The project has been over a decade in the making and the result of relentless passion and we are thrilled to be working with Hagerty. Their goal of growing automotive culture and expanding the number of driving experiences available to car enthusiasts is one we enthusiastically share.” 

Hagerty is a global automotive lifestyle company and the world’s largest provider of specialty insurance for classic, collector and enthusiast vehicles.

“Geoffrey’s vision for this facility is incredibly comprehensive and fits our corporate mission to save driving and car culture for future generations,” said Amy Pearson-Blay, vice president of Hagerty Canada, based in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Pearson-Blay said one potential collaboration between the two companies could be support for post-secondary courses in automotive restoration to bring the next generation into the hobby.

About Oro Station
Oro Station is a new automotive venue located in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada. Having recently begun construction, Oro Station will be home to the future of automotive innovation and education, while providing specialized services in motorsports, automotive restoration, and advanced technical engineering. The site will feature 500,000 square feet of industrial space dedicated to automotive research, engineering and development, including a 4.1km motor circuit with dynamic driving areas. With a diverse member mix, Oro Station and Bexley Motor Club will create connections between enthusiasts and experts alike and establish a vibrant community with an eye towards the future of the automotive industry in Canada.
For more information, visit www.orostation.ca.

About Hagerty
Hagerty is an automotive lifestyle brand. Our mission is keep driving alive for car lovers and drive positive change in the world. Hagerty is home to Hagerty Drivers Club, Hagerty DriveShare, Hagerty Valuation Tools, Hagerty Drivers Club magazine, Hagerty Media, MotorsportReg, Hagerty Garage + Social and more. Hagerty is the world’s largest provider of specialty insurance for enthusiast vehicles and supports keeping car culture alive through youth programs, the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA), the RPM Foundation and more. For more information, call (800) 922-4050 or visit www.hagerty.com.

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A store clerk in Mobile is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after attempting to stop an individual from stealing from his store on Wednesday.



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The incident occurred at the Speed Stop gas station on Government Street, according to a release from the Mobile Police Department. An individual stole several items from the gas station, including cases of beer.

After the theft, the store clerk chased the individual and jumped on the hood of the vehicle the individual was using to drive away. The car later took off with the store clerk wedged in between the driver’s door and door jam.

According to police, the vehicle took off towards Government Street and struck another vehicle head on after swerving into oncoming traffic. A second vehicle rolled over, while a third vehicle had minor front end damage.

Mobile police responded to the scene near Government Street and Ellis Avenue around 9:19 a.m.

Police found two children inside of the vehicle at the time of the crash — both were taken to the hospital. The store clerk was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Two other individuals were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Mobile police are still looking for the suspect.

“Three cases of beer stole out of the Speed Stop. Man dropped one. The cashier clutched the car and all this erupted behind it,” a witness, James Smith, told Fox 10.

If you have any information in the case, contact Mobile police at 251-208-7211.

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LONDON (Reuters) – British police said they had detained a man who crashed a car into a north London police station on Wednesday.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The Metropolitan Police said the incident took place just before 7 p.m. at Edmonton Police station which was then evacuated. The police said an investigation was being led by a local team with the support of counter-terrorism officers.

The Guardian said the initial view was that the incident was not terrorism-related. There were no further details from police about the nature of the incident.

Ambulances and fire engines were sent to the scene and a police cordon was put in place.

Unverified footage on social media showed a car at the front of the station and a man appearing to start a fire on the street outside before being grappled onto the ground by officers.

“The cordon has been reduced and officers have returned to the station,” police said in a statement.

Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, said on Twitter: “I’m grateful to the police officers and other emergency services who brought the situation under control and continue to investigate the incident.”

Earlier this month, the terrorism threat level in Britain was raised to “severe”, meaning an attack was seen as highly likely, after incidents in France and Austria, although the government said there was no specific threat.

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Nov. 11, 2020Updated: Nov. 11, 2020 3:37 p.m.

LONDON (AP) — London police said a man was arrested after a car crashed into a police station in north London Wednesday. There were no injuries reported, and it was unclear how the crash occurred.

According to the Metropolitan Police, Edmonton Police Station was evacuated after the vehicle struck the building shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

The London Ambulance Service and fire brigade were at the scene.

Video footage posted online appeared to show a man leaving the car and pouring a substance onto the road from a container. Standing in front of a bus, the man then set the liquid on fire.


Witnesses can be heard shouting as a police car pulls up and officers run out to tackle the man at a bus stop nearby.

Another police officer appears to use a fire extinguisher to put out the flames on the road.

Police said the vehicle at the scene is being examined by specialist officers.

Local Peter Allimadi, 30, said he heard “shouting, a loud crash and sirens from everywhere.”

A large police cordon is in place.

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LONDON (Reuters) – British police said they had detained a man after a car was crashed into a north London police station on Wednesday.

The Metropolitan Police said the incident took place just before 7 p.m. at Edmonton Police station which was then evacuated. Officers were on the scene and there were no reports of any injuries.

Unverified footage on social media showed a car at the front of the station and a man appearing to start a fire on the street outside before being grappled onto the ground by officers.

“The vehicle remains at the scene. Specialist officers are in attendance while it is examined,” the police said in a statement. “The police station has been evacuated and a large police cordon is in place.”

Kate Osamor, the local member of parliament, said on Twitter: “A major incident has been declared at Edmonton Green police station. Please stay safe if you’re in the area.”

There were no further details from the police as to the nature of the incident.

Earlier this month, the terrorism threat level in Britain was raised to “severe”, meaning an attack is seen as highly likely, after recent incidents in France and Austria, although the government said there was no specific threat.

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill and Michael Holden; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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A car has crashed into a police station in London triggering a major incident.



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The vehicle ploughed into the station office of Edmonton police station in north London.

The Metropolitan police said a man had been arrested at the scene following the crash at just before 7pm on Wednesday evening.

The Guardian understands counter-terrorism officers are monitoring the situation.

The investigation is initially trying to determine if the crash was accidental or deliberate.

There was no immediate word of any casualties and police said ambulances had been sent to the scene, as had fire engines. Video footage showed a man pouring liquid into the road before setting it alight. The man was then tackled to the floor as police arrived at the scene. Officers are heard to shout “get back” before dousing the flames in the road.



A police car is seen after the incident at Edmonton police station in London in this still image obtained from a social media video.


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A police car is seen after the incident at Edmonton police station in London in this still image obtained from a social media video.

Police also said “specialist officers” were at the scene and that the station had been evacuated.

The terrorism threat level for the United Kingdom was last week raised to severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. It followed a string of recent attacks in France and one in Vienna last Monday.

Investigators at this early stage are keeping an open mind as to any motive.

In a statement the Met said: “At around 18:58hrs on Wednesday, 11 November a vehicle collided with the station office at Edmonton Police Station.

“A man – no further details – has been detained in connection with the incident.

“The vehicle remains at the scene. Specialist officers are in attendance while it is examined.

“At this stage we have not been informed of any injuries.

“London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade are present.

“The police station has been evacuated and a large police cordon is in place.”

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