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Arson

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UCSD student arrested on suspicion of campus arson; 2nd person sought

    UCSD student arrested on suspicion of campus arson; 2nd person sought
    SAN DIEGO - A 22-year-old UC San Diego student has been arrested on suspicion of an on-campus arson. A second suspect is being sought, police said Friday. Hoai Vi Holly Thuy Nguyen was arrested on campus Tuesday on suspicion of setting two fires Dec....
  • Banning man, convicted of arson 25 years ago, charged in nine fires

    Banning man, convicted of arson 25 years ago, charged in nine fires
    A convicted arsonist has been indicted on 13 felony arson counts for allegedly setting fires that burned hundreds of acres in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including one last year that damaged two homes, prosecutors said Tuesday. Steven...
  • Accused Tennessee package bomber had been convicted of arson in 1990

    Accused Tennessee package bomber had been convicted of arson in 1990
    The Tennessee man charged with blowing up his wife's parents with a package bomb worked with children at his church's Sunday school, ran a home restoration business out of his in-laws' backyard and was convicted of arson two decades ago, records show....
  • Man charged with attempted arson in Playa del Rey gas leak

    Man charged with attempted arson in Playa del Rey gas leak
    A 22-year-old man was charged Thursday with four felony counts, including attempted arson and grand theft auto, related to a natural gas leak earlier this week at a storage facility in Playa del Rey. James Viramonte Cogley of the west Los Angeles area...
  • 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...