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Arson

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Reisterstown man charged with killing wife, burning down home

    Reisterstown man charged with killing wife, burning down home
    A 41-year-old Reisterstown man has been charged with killing his wife and then burning down their house last month, Baltimore County police said Wednesday. Anthony Paul Rutherford, of Fox Run Court, faces first-degree murder and arson charges in the...
  • Torrance police shoot, kill man suspected of arson, attempted murder

    Torrance police shoot, kill man suspected of arson, attempted murder
    A man suspected of setting the apartment of his ex-girlfriend and their 2-year-old son on fire and then setting his mother's home ablaze was shot and killed Thursday by Torrance police after officers found him with a knife on the campus of a middle...
  • Arson suspect killed by police suffered from depression, sister says

    Arson suspect killed by police suffered from depression, sister says
    The man shot and killed by Torrance police after he allegedly set two fires -- including at an apartment with his 2-year-old son inside -- was suffering from depression, his sister said. Asa James Dolak, 19, was fatally shot about 1:35 p.m. Thursday...
  • 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....