Villeneuve-Saint-Georges: the car of a deputy destroyed by an arson attack
27 December 2021
Nothing is going right in the municipal life of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges. A new elected official finds himself in turmoil. This time, the victim is the seventh deputy mayor, Naoual El Ouahta (SE), in charge of the Family, Social Cohesion, Women’s Rights and Family Life.
The evil spirits struck on Christmas Eve. On 24 December, at around 9.30pm, her car parked outside her home in a quiet street in Villeneuve was set on fire. Naoual El Ouahta was out. Her 18-year-old son was alone inside when he and some neighbours discovered the vehicle in flames. They immediately alerted the fire brigade, who managed to put out the fire before it spread. Continue reading Villeneuve-Saint-Georges (Val-de-Marne): Christmas in the spotlight for the municipal councillor
A fire ravages a Carabinieri barracks in Rome
15 December 2021
Flames have engulfed the historic Salvo d’Acquisto Carabinieri barracks in Rome. The fire broke out late in the morning of Wednesday 15 December, at around 12.25pm. It affected the upper floor of the building of the Ninth Carabinieri Regiment, the barracks that deals with public order.
Continue reading Rome,Italy: as beautiful as a Carabinieri barracks in flames
Vehicles set on fire in Poindimié : the prosecutor announces the opening of an investigation
In a statement sent on Thursday 16 December 2021, the prosecutor announced the opening of an investigation for “destruction and attempted destruction of property by fire or means dangerous to persons”. “Acts committed on two vehicles of the national gendarmerie in Poindimié on 16 December 2021 at 04:20”, said the prosecutor.
Continue reading Poindimié, New Caledonia: Torching military vehicles in their lair
Colomiers (Haute-Garonne) : and if the stocks of lithium batteries was to burn down?
Toulouse : in the face of a “dramatic” situation INDIGO weel has withdrawn its 350 bicycles and 500 electric scooters
France3 Occitanie, 17 December 2021
Due to the fire on the night of December 13 at its operational base in Colomiers (Haute-Garonne), INDIGO weel has been obliged to withdraw all of its electric bikes and scooters from Toulouse. Until further notice. These withdrawal operations will be completed by Christmas Eve.
The fire was in a hangar in the town of Colomiers (Haute-Garonne) on the night of Monday December 13. In the building the lithium batteries of the company’s fleet of bicycles and scooters specialising in “soft mobility” were stored. The cause of the incident is still unknown.
“Several weeks” will be “necessary to allow the service to be resumed”. On the evening of Friday 17 December, INDIGO weel described the situation as “dramatic”: “our 3000 square metre premises and the several hundred vehicles inside were completely burnt down.”
Continue reading Toulouse ,France: Colomiers (Haute-Garonne) : and if the stocks of lithium batteries was to burn down?
actu78, 24 November 2021 (extract)
Two cars of the municipal police of Mantes-la-Jolie, parked in front of the brigade, were set on fire during the night of 23 to 24 November 2021. This was clearly an intentional act.
At precisely 1.06am, the fire brigade was called to two vehicles on fire at 17, boulevard des Cygnes in Mantes-la-Jolie. The firefighters extinguished the fire without difficulty, thus avoiding any spreading. The Renault Clio and the Peugeot 207 were destroyed by the flames. The Mantes municipal police, which normally operates 24 hours a day, was understaffed last night. There were no patrols. Only two officers were working at the video surveillance centre inside the premises.
Continue reading Mantes-la-Jolie (Yvelines): fire at the offices of the municipal police
Argenteuil (Val-d’Oise): The police station targeted after cops injured a teenager
RTL / Monday, November 8, 2021
Mortar fire targeted the police station and police officers in Argenteuil (Val d’Oise) on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 November. These attacks, perpetrated by about fifty young people, would be a sign of protest against the LBD [launcher of defence balls] shooting that injured a teenager earlier in the evening of Saturday.On the images circulating on social networks, we see the young man with a broken nose and a swollen face. On Sunday evening, dozens of individuals attacked the Argenteuil police station.
A reinforced security device was then put in place in the district of the Dalle. Calm returned during the night. No injuries were reported and no arrests were made.
Already the week before, in another neighbourhood…
Le Parisien / Wednesday 2 November 2021
They targeted a place that is symbolic of authority. Between 20 and 30 young people dressed in black tried to set fire to the police station of the district of Argenteuil while it was unoccupied, Monday evening. Aged about 13 or 14, they placed a trash can in front of the building and set it on fire. They also threw projectiles at the building and damaged windows on the second floor. The latter are not police premises but those of the social branch of the departmental council, which includes a maternal and child protection centre.
Continue reading France: Hard times for the cops (mid-November 2021)
In an office building in the Belgicastraat in Zaventem [Flemish Brabant], the third floor was heavily damaged by a fire on Tuesday evening. A guard noticed the fire and alerted the emergency services. There were no casualties. According to the public prosecutor’s office, the fire was started at the technology company Devoteam.
On Wednesday morning the public prosecutor’s office in Halle-Vilvoorde sent a fire expert to the Keiberg industrial estate to find out the exact circumstances. After a visit to the site, the appointed fire expert came to the conclusion that there was evidence of malicious intent, i.e. that the fire had been deliberately set. As a result of the fire, the third floor of the office building was sealed off.
Continue reading Zaventem, Belgium: the offices of the technology company Devoteam in ashes