29-Year-Old Mesa Verde Man Faces Felony Arson ChargesA 29-year-old Mesa Verde man, Daniel Vaca Alvarez, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to more than a half-dozen felony charges after being accused of starting several fires with a blowtorch in an area west of Blythe.
Neighbors Worried About String Of Fires Around Venice Homeless EncampmentsFor months, a string of fires in and around homeless encampments in Venice has been worrying neighbors, with the most recent one causing horror as a family pet was trapped inside.
LAFD Investigators Seeking Person Of Interest After Fire Damages Koreatown Restaurant's Outdoor Dining TentA fire was set outside a restaurant in the 900 block of South Vermont Avenue just after midnight on April 2. The fire damaged the restaurant’s outdoor canopy/tent that had been set up to accommodate outdoor dining.
$10,000 Reward For Information Offered To Help Find Attacker Who Set Fire To 73-Year-Old Leonard Taylor Of ParamountLeonard Taylor, 73, was in front of his home near Indiana Avenue and 70th Street, near the walkway to his front door, on the afternoon of March 5 when someone approached him from behind, hit him in the back of the head, then ignited his clothes.
1 Arrested In Break-In, Fire At North Hills Office BuildingThe fire was reported at film processing business in the 16600 block of West Schoenborn Street at about 2:40 a.m. Firefighters were able to have the flames out within a half hour.
Body Found In Trash Container On Fire In North HollywoodA body was found Wednesday in a large trash container that was on fire in North Hollywood.
Riverside Man Arrested In Molotov Cocktail Attack On Neighbor's HomeSteven Willard, 62, was arrested on several charges, including attempted murder, arson, and making criminal threats. He is being held without bail, and is expected to make his first court appearance Wednesday.
Man Arrested For Starting Cypress Fire In Fontana After Being Rescued From Its FlamesMultiple calls to 911 reported seeing a man they saw standing near the fire had possible started the Cypress Fire. Authorities found the man standing on a boulder in the hills and later identified him as Mondragon.
Irvine Man Faces Federal Charges Of Setting Fire To Unmarked Santa Monica Police Vehicle During ProtestsWilson was arrested on Oct. 9 after he was found hiding in a mattress box spring in the bedroom of his Irvine home, where authorities say they also recovered clothes that appeared to match those seen in photos taken near the destroyed police car.
Help Needed To Identify South Pasadena Carjacking, Arson SuspectA composite sketch was released of a carjacking and arson suspect who tried to take a car from a driver at about 1:20 a.m. on Aug. 16.
FBI Seeking Woman In Arson Of LAPD Squad Car During George Floyd ProtestsAccording to the FBI, the woman was among one of several who poured accelerant on a marked LAPD squad car and set it on fire in the vicinity of Beverly Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue.
2 Men Arrested In Arson Fire At Hollywood Restaurant, Looting During ProtestsImages released by the LAPD shows two men they say went into a restaurant in the Hollywood area and used an accelerant to start a fire.
West Hills Man Charged With Federal Arson For Allegedly Starting Fire In Santa Monica Sake HouseMicah Tillmon, 19, of West Hills was arrested Wednesday on federal charges for allegedly starting a fire that significantly damaged a sake restaurant in Santa Monica.
$10K Reward Offered For Capture Of 2 Men Who Threw Molotov Cocktails Into Long Beach Men's Suit OutletThe ATF and the Long Beach Fire Department released images of two men alongside the announcement of the reward for information leading to an arrest.
Exclusive: Video Shows Moment 2 Men Toss Beer Bottles Into Buildings, Igniting Fires In Long BeachA new video shows the moment two alleged arsonists turned Sunday's peaceful protest through the streets of Long Beach into a devastating inferno.