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Arson

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  • Men accused of arson in Bridgeport garage fire

    Men accused of arson in Bridgeport garage fire
    Two Chicago men have been accused of starting a garage fire Tuesday in Bridgeport. The fire was reported at 1:15 a.m. in the 2900 block of South Canal Street, a mostly residential area near the border of Bridgeport and Armor Square. Rafael Delgado,...
  • 2 charged with setting Bridgeport garage fire

    2 charged with setting Bridgeport garage fire
    Two men have been charged in a South Side garage fire earlier this week that authorities labeled as arson. Rafael Delgado, 39, and Anthony Ray Catala, 19, were arrested in connection with a garage fire reported about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 2900...
  • Man charged with setting fire in historic Elgin Tower

    Man charged with setting fire in historic Elgin Tower
    A man tracked down through surveillance video has been charged with starting a fire in a garbage can at the Elgin Tower Building, causing about $5,000 in damage to the art deco high-rise that has marked the city's skyline since 1929. Tommy McBurney, 58, ...
  • 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...
  • No arson charges for man arrested during San Diego County wildfires

    No arson charges for man arrested during San Diego County wildfires
    No charges will be filed against a 19-year-old man who was arrested last week by Escondido police on suspicion of trying to set two brush fires as a series of destructive blazes spread across northern San Diego County, prosecutors announced Tuesday....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...