Articles Tagged with arson

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A theft suspect from North Dakota allegedly lit a Bible on fire in an attempt to conceal his effort to steal merchandise from a local Walmart store.

On December 13, at a Bismarck Walmart store with shoppers and employees inside, a fire reportedly broke out.

When the authorities arrived, one of the workers present during the event provided footage from the surveillance camera that displayed a man wearing a ski mask while concealing what was believed to be a Bible under his dark clothing. While in the garden center of the establishment the suspect walked behind boxes on the floor where he was assumed to have lit the holy tome ablaze using lighter fluid as an accelerant.

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A Florida man with an alleged penchant for fire reportedly tried to light himself on fire after being apprehended for setting trash bins ablaze and stealing the fire truck of the district fire chief.

On the evening of November 23, a suspect reportedly went to an office building in Cocoa Village and set fire to their dumpster.

When the authorities learned of the blaze and went to the scene, they were issued a second notification alerting them of another trash bin that had been set on fire at a nearby pavilion in a local park.

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The manager of a Dollar General in Georgia has been accused of setting the location on fire while shoppers were inside in an alleged effort to hide her theft of money from the store.

On the morning of August 17, the Dollar General in Douglas, Georgia, suffered from a blaze that consumed an estimated $700,000 in internal and external damages. The fire reportedly broke out while customers were inside of the store.

While the authorities investigated the circumstances surrounding the fire they discovered that it was started in two different locations inside of the building.

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When a man invited a woman to his home for sex and failed to answer the door when she arrived, the woman allegedly set fire to his house in retaliation for her reported humiliation.

In the middle of the night on August 4, a Woodbury, NJ, man gave a call to a woman with whom he shares occasional sexual relations. He asked the woman, 29-year-old Taija Russell if she would like to come to his home for a tryst.

Russell accepted the proposal and headed to her lover’s residence at approximately 4:00 am.

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In the process of retrieving it, a man allegedly set fire to his automobile when he reportedly began to throw several Molotov cocktails at it while it was locked inside of a lot after being impounded.

Last weekend at the Almake Auto Shop in Orange County, Florida, the owner of a vehicle that was in impound had paid the owner of the lot nearly $300.00 in order to re-obtain possession of it.

After setting up a plan to meet at the impound yard in a half an hour, the owner showed up and reported that the client, 27-year-old Ayub Mule Abdulrahman, was nowhere to be seen so he left.

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A college attendee who also serves as a resident assistant has recently been linked to several fires that were lit on the campus.

Since the end of November, the McIntire dormitory building, which is home for 120 students on the Wheaton College campus, has experienced six small fires for which the origin was unknown.

Between 3:30 and 4:00 am on Thursday, another fire was reported inside the McIntire halls, but it was caught on the security cameras that the school had recently put in place for student safety.

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The authorities apprehended a suspect on Christmas Eve after the residents of a dwelling found a bag of feces that someone left burning on their doorstep.

Early Monday morning when it was discovered that something on the front porch of a residence was on fire the occupants notified the authorities after ensuring that everyone in the house was safe.

The fire department and local police arrived at the residence and reported that the source of the blaze was a bag of what was believed to be dog poop that had been ignited. All of the people and the home itself were said to have remained free of damage or injury from the mischief.

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When a man who was being apprehended by the police for suspicion of domestic abuse he allegedly tried to goad the officers into a fight while resisting arrest and caused damage to the inside of their police car.

On Friday evening, 35-year-old Lemar Miller was in Desert Hot Springs when he was reported to the police over accusations that he had physically assaulted a woman and forced her to run away when he chased after her while wielding a rock.

When the Desert Hot Springs police arrived they spoke with the alleged victim who confirmed in her statement that Miller had committed acts of violence toward her.

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A Garden Grove resident has been accused of trying to set fire to two homeless men that had a tent set up in Anaheim as their makeshift residency.

Eric Mongerson was reportedly on a bike ride on the afternoon of June 27 when he had an encounter with two men who lack permanent housing and had set up a temporary shelter using a tent.

When 29-year-old Mongerson was riding his bicycle in the direction of the site that the homeless men were located he allegedly threw a burning item at them and was reported as having said unkind words to the gentlemen as he left the scene.

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Two Florida men are facing charges on suspicion that they broke into the home of a man with whom they had both reportedly had a previous intimate relationship and tried to hide evidence of the event by attempting to cause a fire using Ragu sauce.

A DeLand, Florida, man with a home protected by security cameras received a telephone notification near 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday telling him that his surveillance equipment detected movement inside of his dwelling. A towel had been placed over the lens of one of the cameras which further alarmed him that foul play might be taking place. The man notified the authorities, and Volusia County police dispatched to the location to investigate his report.

As deputies pulled up to the home they allegedly spotted a red SUV driving away from the site. The men inside the vehicle were pulled over before they were able to leave the area, and police found John Silva, 28, driving with a passenger identified as Derrick Irving, 36. Irving was reportedly clothed in a bull costume.