| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:55 AM
The Chinese Consulate in San Francisco called on the U.S. to provide "adequate protection" for its staff and property after someone reportedly dumped two buckets of gasoline on the front entrance and set it ablaze on New Year's Day.
The arson attack was...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:35 AM
The man suspected in the killing of a beloved Northern California priest was arraigned Monday, just hours after parishioners mourned the cleric's passing at a funeral Mass.
Gary Lee Bullock, 43, was charged with first-degree murder, auto theft and...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:18 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:50 AM
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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:51 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:04 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:49 PM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:26 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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.
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:55 PM
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...