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Arson

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  • Hollywood man charged with attempted murder after house fire

    Hollywood man charged with attempted murder after house fire
    A Hollywood man is accused of attempted murder after police said he set fire to a couch and made threats to kill people inside their home, according to court testimony. When Thomas Cosmo Varricchio, 49, was arrested Monday, he was on probation for a...
  • Deltona man punched ex-girlfriend, set fire to her bedroom, deputies say

    Deltona man punched ex-girlfriend, set fire to her bedroom, deputies say
    Deputies say a Deltona man set fire to his ex-girlfriend's bedroom and then attempted to strangle her while she slept. Dean Beebe, 38, is facing felony charges of arson and attempted murder, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. Early this...
  • Ex-Connecticut State Trooper Gets Prison for Torching Brother's Haddam Home

    Ex-Connecticut State Trooper Gets Prison for Torching Brother's Haddam Home
    MIDDLETOWN – Before he was sentenced Tuesday to serve 12 ˝ years in prison for burning down his brother's Haddam home and barn in a rage-filled, self-admitted act of vengeance during an inheritance dispute, Ronald Carlson yelled to his brother...
  • Wrongly convicted of arson, Stockertown teen trying to move on

    Wrongly convicted of arson, Stockertown teen trying to move on
    At the police station, accused of arson, the 14-year-old Stockertown boy just wanted to be home for Christmas. A borough policeman was interrogating him, saying the evidence proved the teen did it. Zachary R. Handley's father and stepmother were...
  • Agent with attorney general's office: Claire Risoldi asked me not to investigate jewelry thefts

     Agent with attorney general's office: Claire Risoldi asked me not to investigate jewelry thefts
    Buckingham's Midway firefighters testified Thursday that Claire Risoldi and her family falsely accused the squad of stealing millions in jewelry during an October 2013 fire at the family's township mansion. The fire was the third in five years at...
  • Teen Pleads Guilty In Fatal Fire; Victim's Mother Calls Deal "Slap In Face"

    Teen Pleads Guilty In Fatal Fire; Victim's Mother Calls Deal "Slap In Face"
    NEW BRITAIN — A 19-year-old Southington man who authorities say caused the death of a young woman when he threw a lit firework into her family's apartment last summer pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter Monday, a deal that angered the...
  • Convicted murderer hopes latest fire science proves innocence

    Convicted murderer hopes latest fire science proves innocence
    At the time 14-year-old Adam Gray was arrested for setting a fire that killed two people, the evidence that the fire had been intentionally set seemed unassailable. After all, fire investigators testified that the March 1993 blaze at a Brighton Park...
  • Cops: Arson suspected after 12 vehicles burned in Aurora

    Cops: Arson suspected after 12 vehicles burned in Aurora
    Aurora police suspect someone intentionally set 12 vehicles on fire in a parking lot on the city's west side early Saturday morning. Aurora city spokesman Dan Ferrelli said police and firemen responded about 2 a.m. initially to a call of a possible...
  • Police blotter

    Baltimore County police in the Franklin precinct recently recorded the following reported incidents, among others, in the Owings Mills and greater Reisterstown communities. Anyone with information regarding these incidents may call the Franklin precinct...
  • Two arrested on suspicion of arson, vandalism

    Two men were arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly vandalizing two cars with a portable propane torch and a tire iron, officials said. Around 2:30 a.m., officers were called to the area of Harvard Street and Chevy Chase Drive, where two men...
  • Jury acquits Sanford man in arson that damaged sleeping man's home

    Jury acquits Sanford man in arson that damaged sleeping man's home
    A Sanford jury on Thursday acquitted a Sanford man whom prosecutors accused of setting fire to the mobile home of his neighbor while the man was asleep inside. Curtis Ray Smith, 35, was charged with burglary and arson and was facing up to 30 years in...