Feb 23, 2021
Florida woman charged with setting fire to 10 trash trucks
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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida woman who set fire last fall to 10 garbage trucks outside a solid waste business where she worked has been arrested, authorities said.
Saprell Frazier, 43, was taken into custody during a traffic stop Friday in Pompano Beach, a day after being placed under surveillance, according to a Broward Sheriff’s Office report.She was charged with one count of burglary with structural damage and 11 counts of second-degree arson.
According to a news release, surveillance video from the early morning hours of Oct. 18 shows a person in a garbage bag suit and goggles break into the Waste Pro compound in Pompano Beach, just north of Fort Lauderdale. Investigators said the intruder torched the gate before walking around the compound and setting fire to multiple trucks. Before leaving, the person opened a door to the building and placed a bottle containing a clear substance on the floor and then set it on fire, officials said.
Investigators estimated the fires did about $4 million in damage.
As the building caught fire, the intruder left the scene in a black car, authorities said. Another car on the scene may have been a lookout, investigators said. Authorities are still searching for an accomplice, the sheriff’s office said.
Officials didn’t release details about how they said they identified Frazier as a suspect or what a motive might have been. At one point, officials had been offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest. It wasn’t clear if anyone had received the money.
Frazier was being held without bond. Court records didn’t list an attorney for her.
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Double trouble: Woman and her friend are BOTH charged with DUI after she drove her car into a ditch and called him for help - only for him to crash his truck into her vehicle
Two friends were charged with driving under the influence after one called the other to help her after she crashed into a ditch in Nashville on early Thursday morning.
At the scene, they discovered 24-year-old Natasha Nancel outside of her vehicle as it sat in the ditch.
Officers with the Metro Police Department responded to the Nashville scene just after midnight following reports of a vehicle that crashed into a ditch. There they discovered 24-year-old Natasha Nancel outside of her vehicle as it sat in the ditch
Responding officers noted 'immediately' that the woman smelled of alcohol, according to an affidavit obtained by Scoop Nashville.
Nancel told authorities that she had been looking at her phone when she swerved off the road. She shared that she had had a glass of wine and an espresso martini at the Fox Bar before leaving.
Police also found 30-year-old Melvil Arnt at the scene and soon learned that Nancel had called him to come help her after she crashed.RELATED ARTICLES
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Police also found 30-year-old Melvil Arnt at the scene and soon learned that Nancel had called him to come help her after she crashed. Both were charged with DUIs
Melvil had a blood alcohol content level of .191 while Nancel (pictured) had a level at .179, both of which are over the legal limit of .08.
But authorities also noted that Arnt's truck had crashed and soon he told them that hitting his friend's vehicle with his own.
Arnt admitted to having two beers, according to the affidavit.
Both Arnt and Nancel were charged with DUI and booked in the Metro Nashville jail but have since been released.
Melvil had a blood alcohol content level of .191 while Nancel had a level at .179, both of which are over the legal limit of .08.Read more:
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