| Feb 27, 2015
| 12:43 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 1:17 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 3:30 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 11:11 AM
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...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 11:58 AM
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...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 4:39 PM
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....
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:52 PM
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...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:02 AM
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...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 8:55 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:45 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 3:34 PM
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.