LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A 24-year-old man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to setting a fire at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Topanga Station over the weekend.
Jonathon Rosin, of Canoga Park, pleaded not guilty to one felony count each of use of destructive device and explosive to injure/destroy and arson or an inhabited structure or property, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.READ MORE: Crews Battle Brush Fire In Santa Fe Dam Area Of Irwindale
According to prosecutors, Rosin threw a Molotov cocktail into the window of the station early Sunday morning. There were no injuries reported.READ MORE: Scorching Hot Temperatures Hit The Southland
“Everyone should feel safe in their workplace and that includes police officers,” District Attorney Gascón said. “We will not tolerate brazen acts of violence directed at anyone.”
Rosin is scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing on June 22.MORE NEWS: Milestone: California Reopens, Lifts Majority Of Its Mask Restrictions, Ends Social Distancing Requirements
LAPD said the investigation into the incident was ongoing.