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Arson

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  • Chinese consulate in San Francisco condemns arson attack

    Chinese consulate in San Francisco condemns arson attack
    The Chinese Consulate in San Francisco called on the U.S. to provide "adequate protection" for its staff and property after someone reportedly dumped two buckets of gasoline on the front entrance and set it ablaze on New Year's Day. The arson attack was...
  • Man pleads not guilty to murder in death of popular Eureka priest

    The man suspected in the killing of a beloved Northern California priest was arraigned Monday, just hours after parishioners mourned the cleric's passing at a funeral Mass. Gary Lee Bullock, 43, was charged with first-degree murder, auto theft and...
  • Baca might stay with Sheriff's Department

    Baca might stay with Sheriff's Department
    Lee Baca might not be leaving the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after all. His spokesman said the sheriff, who announced earlier this week that he was stepping down, is planning on becoming a reserve deputy for the agency -- volunteering...
  • Teen charged with arson in Severn

    Teen charged with arson in Severn
    Anne Arundel County Police arrested an 18-year-old man for starting a fire Friday at a home under construction in Severn. Officials said Torian Andrew Mack was arrested for arson, destruction of property and related charges for the fire in the 8100...
  • Vacaville pastor, three others charged in Molotov cocktail attack

    Vacaville pastor, three others charged in Molotov cocktail attack
    A pastor in Vacaville has been arrested in connection with throwing a Molotov cocktail at a house where his ex-girlfriend was staying. Mark Lewis, the 39-year-old pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Vacaville, is accused of tapping three...
  • Draftsman pleads guilty to threatening police after cougar killed

    Draftsman pleads guilty to threatening police after cougar killed
    On the surface, Richard Hyerczyk doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who’d threaten to kill cops and burn the mayor’s house down. A draftsman for a suburban machinery company, Hyerczyk is also an avid naturalist with a master’s...
  • Suspect arrested in downtown San Jose arson fires

    Suspect arrested in downtown San Jose arson fires
    SAN FRANCISCO -- San Jose police announced Thursday that a man suspected of setting more than a dozen fires in the downtown core during a recent six-night period has been taken into custody. Patrick William Brennan, 48, lives in the downtown San Jose...
  • Suspected serial arsonist arrested by Santa Monica police

    Suspected serial arsonist arrested by Santa Monica police
    A 54-year-old man described by Santa Monica police as a serial arsonist has been charged in connection with several fires that were set in the city, authorities said Monday. Sihota Balbinder Singh is suspected of sparking at least 10 blazes during a 10-...
  • Letter writer in cougar shooting sentenced to 27 months in prison

    Letter writer in cougar shooting sentenced to 27 months in prison
    Richard Hyerczyk sat stone still with a slightly pained expression in a federal courtroom Wednesday as a judge read aloud the violent and racist rants he’d mailed to people who angered him over the years. There were threats to officials at a...
  • Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed San Pedro Elks Lodge

    Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed San Pedro Elks Lodge
    A 78-year-old man accused of setting a fire that destroyed the San Pedro Elks Lodge was charged Thursday with arson and other charges, prosecutors announced. Nick Pecarich was charged with one count each of arson of a structure, grand theft 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...