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Arson

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  • Convicted prostitute, arsonist accused of running housing scam in Boca

    Convicted prostitute, arsonist accused of running housing scam in Boca
    A convicted con man and male prostitute who Boca Raton police say swindled four people out of their money after he put a false rental advertisement on Craigslist was arrested on Wednesday. Police said Daniel Fournier, 29, advertised a three-bedroom home...
  • Defense lawyer accused of telling Tundidor to hide evidence

    Defense lawyer accused of telling Tundidor to hide evidence
    Randy W. Tundidor was following a lawyer's advice when he dismantled a gun that was used in the kidnapping of his landlord, Nova Southeastern University professor Joseph Morrissey, and Morrissey's wife in April 2010, a Broward judge was told Tuesday. At...
  • Hollywood man charged with arson, insurance fraud

    Investigators read between the lines to discover newspapers played a role in a Hollywood man's alleged ploy to commit insurance fraud. An investigation by the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal determined a house fire in the 2400 block of Johnson...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Wildfires scorch parched California; 2,600 firefighters respond

    Wildfires scorch parched California; 2,600 firefighters respond
    More than 2,600 firefighters are now fighting the brush fires in San Diego County and other parts of California, officials said Friday. Forecasts of onshore winds, cooler temperatures and higher humidity fanned hopes for better firefighting conditions....
  • Heavy smoke from brush fires sparks health warnings across region

    Heavy smoke from brush fires sparks health warnings across region
    As weary firefighters battled stubborn brush fires for a fourth day Friday, billowing black smoke drifted northward, causing health warnings throughout much of Southern California. By mid-afternoon, the air hanging stagnantly over Los Angeles was...