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Arson

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  • Hartford Apartment Fire An Arson

    Hartford Apartment Fire An Arson
    HARTFORD — A fire in the back hallway of a three story building on Webster Street was determined to be an arson, fire officials said Friday afternoon. Calls about the fire at the building at 53 Webster Street came in about 6:40 a.m. A male occupant...
  • Guilty Plea In Manchester Arson

    Guilty Plea In Manchester Arson
    HARTFORD — A man pleaded guilty Thursday in a 2013 arson case that began with a search for cigarette butts and ended with the torching of a Manchester bar. Aaron Blow, who originally was charged with first-degree arson, pleaded guilty under the...
  • Lake County courts: Letter carrier accused of dumping mail

    Lake County courts: Letter carrier accused of dumping mail
    Letter carrier accused of dumping mail A probationary mail carrier has been charged with official misconduct and theft after police found undelivered mail in a trash container in Merrillville. Sheilonda Smith, 49, of Merrillville, told a special agent...
  • Man sells van, falsely reports it stolen, police say

    Man sells van, falsely reports it stolen, police say
    In an apparent attempt to have his cake and eat it too, Miramar police say Orville Arson Massop sold a van to a 73-year-old man and then falsely reported it stolen. Massop, 45, told police on Feb. 19 that a 2012 Mercedes Benz Sprinter van he had recently...
  • Woman accused of setting fire to home after being asked to move out

    Woman accused of setting fire to home after being asked to move out
    A woman set fire to the home she was living in after her roommate — and owner of the house — said she needed to move out, deputies said. Kelly Murphy, 52, was arrested Monday. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Murphy was...
  • Las Vegas pet store owner gets 5 years in puppy arson case

    Las Vegas pet store owner gets 5 years in puppy arson case
    A former Las Vegas pet shop owner who was caught on surveillance video torching her business before 27 puppies and dogs were rescued last year failed to sway her sentencing judge with a courtroom announcement Wednesday that she was three months pregnant....
  • 4th person faces murder charges in deadly Indianapolis house explosion

    4th person faces murder charges in deadly Indianapolis house explosion
    Investigators had been suspicious of the man charged this week with murder and arson in the deadly 2012 Indianapolis house explosion before a co-defendant implicated him, a prosecutor said Friday. Monserrate Shirley, whose home exploded in November...
  • Volunteers help over 100 arrested Ferguson protesters get legal aid

    Volunteers help over 100 arrested Ferguson protesters get legal aid
    The young man and woman waiting in the dark outside the St. Louis county jail were bundled up in scarves and hats to ward off a light freezing rain, but still they were shivering. Every time someone emerged from the jail they would scurry with the...
  • Dentist arrested on suspicion of trying to burn rival dental practices

    Dentist arrested on suspicion of trying to burn rival dental practices
    A Ventura County dentist has been arrested on suspicion of torching the offices of rival dental practices, authorities said. Leopold Weinstein, 63, was arrested Friday on three counts of arson, three counts of attempted arson and possession of a...
  • Police detain suspect for arson at 'Mrs. Doubtfire' home

    Police detain suspect for arson at 'Mrs. Doubtfire' home
    San Francisco police arrested a woman Wednesday in connection with two small arson fires set at a house that served as the backdrop to the popular "Mrs. Doubtfire" movie starring Robin Williams. Tyqwon Eugenen Welch, 25, of Los Angeles, was booked...
  • Suspected arsonist accused of starting more than two dozen fires pleads not guilty

    Suspected arsonist accused of starting more than two dozen fires pleads not guilty
    A suspected arsonist accused of setting more than two dozen fires in Glendale since last January using abandoned furniture or trash — including one that caused an estimated $250,000 in damage — was arrested this week, police said. Stevan...