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Arson

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  • Police still have no tips in series of fires

    Police still have no tips in series of fires
    Days after police pleaded for the public’s help in finding a serial arsonist who has set 17 trash and furniture fires in Glendale, investigators still haven’t received any tips. The lack of tips is likely due to the fact that many residents...
  • Man charged with arson after trying to burn garage down

    Man charged with arson after trying to burn garage down
    A Southeast Side man who allegedly set fires outside his ex-girlfriend's garage in January appeared in bond court Saturday on a felony arson charge. Prosecutors said Norman W. Cage, 58, became upset after his ex-girlfriend moved some of his...
  • 90 years for murder of mother, daughter in 2009 arson

    90 years for murder of mother, daughter in 2009 arson
    A man convicted of setting a fire that killed a 7-year-old girl and her pregnant mother in an Albany Park apartment in 2009 has been sentenced to 90 years in prison, authorities said. Jovan Djurdjlov, 23, was found guilty in January of the murder of...
  • Volunteer firefighter accused of setting 2007 Halethorpe blaze

    Volunteer firefighter accused of setting 2007 Halethorpe blaze
    When a fire broke out at a home on Myrtle Avenue in Halethorpe, members of the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department arrived to beat back the blaze. It proved too strong, destroying the structure and sending two firefighters to the hospital. Federal...
  • Ex-Compton fire battalion chief pleads no contest to arson, embezzlement

    Ex-Compton fire battalion chief pleads no contest to arson, embezzlement
    A former Compton Fire Department battalion chief pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony charges of arson of property and embezzlement by a public official. Marcel Melanson, 38, was accused of stealing valuable city-owned radio equipment, then setting a...
  • Man accused of setting fire after masturbation complaints

    Man accused of setting fire after masturbation complaints
    A Florida man is facing an arson charge after police say he set fire to a Tampa apartment complex to get back at the management for requesting that he no longer masturbate in front of the windows or the open door, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The...
  • Former owner of destroyed Oak Park bar charged with arson, fraud

    Former owner of destroyed Oak Park bar charged with arson, fraud
    The former owner of an Oak Park gay nightclub destroyed in a fire last year was arrested Friday night and charged with two counts of arson and one count of insurance fraud. Frank Elliott, 26, of Bartlett, operated the Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge at 728...
  • Joliet-area man charged with arson in explosion that leveled home

    Joliet-area man charged with arson in explosion that leveled home
    A man found in July in the wreckage of the home he had shared with his missing girlfriend before she disappeared was arrested today as he left the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and charged with arson in the explosion, authorities said. James J....
  • Surge of violence may be a sign of Mexico cartel's reprisals

    MEXICO CITY — Four human heads were reportedly discovered Thursday in Michoacan state, one of several recent incidents that suggest the Knights Templar drug cartel may be lashing out as the federal government and vigilante groups attempt to retake...
  • Rosedale man convicted in 2012 homicide

    Rosedale man convicted in 2012 homicide
    A Baltimore County jury on Thursday convicted a Rosedale man of stabbing another man, and leaving his body in a burning car. Prosecutors said Lennell Earl Ellis, 34, fatally stabbed Darryl Maurice Augustus, II in a Nottingham apartment and, with the...
  • Principal charged with arson at North Dakota Catholic high school

    A North Dakota Catholic high school principal has been charged with setting fire to the building, forcing classes to be canceled for the week and rendering the half-century-old schoolhouse unusable until at least summer. Thomas Joseph Sander, 30, is...