FDNY Arrests NY Man for Fire Danger

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK | 1/23/2021 1105 PT

On Friday, January 22, 2021, while FDNY Fire Protection Inspectors were conducting routinely inspections of a warehouse located in the 300 block of Nevins Street, the observed over 900 propane tanks being stored inside a refrigerated truck.

Firefighters from the FDNY responded to the scene to check to see if there were any leaks.


Credit | FDNY Instagram

The man was arrested for endangerment after admitting he had 904 20# propane cylinders, he claimed he purchased to sell to another man who in turn would sell to businesses and restaurants.

With times like these, just think what could have occurred.

Thankfully, to the attentiveness of the Fire inspectors, they saved Brooklyn from another potential explosion that could have injured many to thousands of lives. Several businesses, their employees and customers have also been saved from whatever danger was present.

According to the phone directory, there are several businesses located at this address that include Executive Automotive Truck, Verizon Communications, Kaye Hospitality Group LLC and Executive Charter Line. NOTE: We are not saying any of these businesses were involved but that they are listed at this address only.

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CA WILDFIRE: King Fire [Update]

FIRE LOCATION

  • El Dorado NF
  • In canyon of the South Fork of the American River Canyon, Silver Creek Canyon &nd Rubicon Canyon
  • North of the community of Pollock Pines. The fire has crossed into Placer County. The fire is approaching the Tahoe National Forest north of the Eldorado National Forest.

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Start 9/13
  • Arson caused
  • Suspect Arrested 9/18/14 & is in Custody
  • Bail set at $10 Million

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FIRE STATUS

  • 10% contained
  • 81,944 acres
  • The fire has crossed into Placer County.
  • Approaching the Tahoe National Forest north of the Eldorado National Forest
  • 2,819 homes evacuated
  • 21,000 structures threatened including 12,000 residences

Congressman Tom McClintock getting a morning briefing on the King Fire from Operations Section Chief Keith Garolla, CA Incident Management Team 5 [Photo Credit: King Fire IMT via Facebook]

Congressman Tom McClintock getting a morning briefing on the King Fire from Operations Section Chief Keith Garolla, CA Incident Management Team 5 [Photo Credit: King Fire IMT via Facebook]

INJURIES

  • 4

RESOURCES

  • 4,901 personnel
  • 379 engines
  • 137 fire crews
  • 21 helos
  • 77 dozers
  • 78 water tenders
  • 5 IMT
  • Ventura County FD [7 engines & overhead team]
  • ConFire Engine 22

Fire Info Board [Photo Credit: King Fire IMT via Facebook]

Fire Info Board [Photo Credit: King Fire IMT via Facebook]

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

  • EDSO
  • CHP
  • American Red Cross
  • Cal OES
  • El Dorado Irrigation District
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • PG&E
  • El Dorado County Animal Control
  • Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Ventura County FD
  • Pala Alto FD
  • Alameda County FD
  • Mountain View FD

View of 6 a.m. operational briefing for overhead and supervisors of firefighting personnel. 4,425 people are assigned to the King Fire [Photo Credit: King Fire IMT via Facebook]

View of 6 a.m. operational briefing for overhead and supervisors of firefighting personnel. 4,425 people are assigned to the King Fire [Photo Credit: King Fire IMT via Facebook]

STRUCTURES DAMAGED, DESTROYED

  • White Meadows area: pending damage assessment on number of residences.
  • Additional Info: County CAO’s office – call 530-642-7263 or email KingFireElDoradoCounty@gmail.com.

0530 9/20 in the eating area where the day shift is having breakfast before heading out to the fire. [[[ These are your Heroes! ]]] Photo Credit: King Fire IMT

0530 9/20 in the eating area where the day shift is having breakfast before heading out to the fire. [[[ These are your Heroes! ]]] Photo Credit: King Fire IMT

EVACUATIONS

  • El Dorado County Sheriff’s blog (pio.edso.org) OR http://www.edcgov.us/Government/El_Dorado_County_King_Fire_Information.aspx [Evacuation Info Line]
  • Shelter: Camino Seventh-day Adventist Church at 3520 Carson Road, Camino, CA 95709.

Lead PIOs coordination meeting on assignments of personnel to N & S Zones [Photo Credit: King Fire IMT via Facebook page]

Lead PIOs coordination meeting on assignments of personnel to N & S Zones [Photo Credit: King Fire IMT via Facebook page]

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • The hotline phone number is (530) 642-7263. The hotline will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Voicemail is available outside of the hotline hours. Information will also be updated via the County’s Twitter @CountyElDorado and Facebook.

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[ Editor’s Note:  Info is gleaned from several websites and sources. We do not claim rights to any of the content or photographs in this post and have viewed info for any possible copyright infringements. ]

Bellevue Police Arrest Washington Man for Stealing from Eastside Elderly Victims

The Bellevue Police Department has arrested a suspect after an investigation revealed that the man had scammed elderly victims out of over $400,000.

The suspect, U Hyon Yi, befriended three elderly victims after doing odd jobs for them. Upon gaining the victims’ trust, Yi asked to “borrow” several thousand dollars from the victims under the guise of starting a construction business. When the victims asked for their loans to be repaid, Yi gave the victims written IOUs, claimed that the IRS had put a freeze on his bank accounts because of a tax dispute, and promised to pay the victims back when the freeze was released.  Yi never repaid any of the money that his victims gave him.

The Bellevue Police Department was first made aware of this scam in late 2012 when the executor of one of the victim’s estates contacted police about suspicious transfers of funds into Yi’s bank account. Bellevue Police Detectives, with assistance from the Kirkland Police Department, identified two additional victims and developed probable cause to arrest Yi in February of this year. Yi was arrested and admitted to stealing apprixomately $250,000 from the three elderly victims, and also admitted to lying to the victims about the IRS freeze.  Yi has never had a business registered with the state of Washington.

“Elder abuse and exploitation is an ongoing problem in our community,” says David G. Quinlan, spokesperson of the Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. “We see everything from financial, physical and emotional abuse. Look for red flags and if you suspect something wrong, report it to both law enforcement and the BBB.”

If you believe you have been a victim of Yi’s scam, you are encouraged to contact the Bellevue Police Department’s tip line425-452-2564 or pdtipline@bellevuewa.gov.

What to Do if you Suspect Elder Abuse?

This would apply anywhere, but here in King County:

1.  Report the crime to 9-1-1.

2.  Report the crime to DSHS.

Call 1-800-562-6078, if the crime was committed in an adult family home, assisted living facility, nursing home or certified community residential facility.

Call 1-866-221-4909, if the crime happened anywhere else except the those places listed above.

Who Is Considered as an Vulnerable Adult?

  • a person over the age of 60 who lacks the functional, physical, or mental ability to care for him or herself;
  • a person 18 or older with a developmental disability;
  • a person 18 or older with a legal guardian;
  • a person 18 or older living in a long-term care facility (an adult family home, boarding home or nursing home);
  • a person 18 or older living in their own or family’s home receiving services from an agency or contracted individual provider.

What is Financial Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult?

Financial abuse is the improper taking or misuse of the money or property of a vulnerable adult for the benefit of someone other than the vulnerable adult.

Sources | Bellevue PD, King County

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