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  • Affidavit: Arson suspect told police 'My name is Taylor Swift, I told him to burn it down'

    06/19/2018 1:59:21 PM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    keyetv ^ | June 19, 2018 | cbs
    When APD officers arrived on the scene, the say the suspect exited the building, carrying bottles of wine. Caldwell ran north in the alley before he was detained. According to an affidavit, numerous matchbooks from The Austin Club were found in his pockets. Caldwell told investigators he didn't know what was going on and denied being in the building when the fire started. Caldwell then told police "My name is Taylor Swift, I told him to burn it down and he did what I told him."
  • Hulen Mall Fire: One Jailed After Third Incident (Fort Worth, Texas)

    05/22/2018 2:40:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Patch ^ | May 19, 2017 | Payton Potter
    FORT WORTH, TX — A large police and firefighter presence was seen Friday after a fire broke out in the women's shoe department of Sears Department Store around 11:00 a.m. Friday, various news outlets report. The fire has been extinguished, and arson investigators are working the scene, KXAS reported. The mall was evacuated and sealed off after the fire and remains closed to the public, the station reported. No injuries have been reported. Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Steven English said on Twitter the fire was started by an incendiary device but was quickly extinguished by store employees. The jailed suspect...
  • Mosque in southern Sweden target of arson attack

    05/20/2018 7:23:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 20 May 2018 16:39 CEST+02:00 | TT/The Local
    The Islamic Cultural Center of Hässleholm was destroyed in a fire on Saturday night. Police are treating the fire as an arson attack, according to P4 Malmö. According to officials, a person entered the Islamic Cultural Center’s prayer room to purposely set the fire. The fire had the potential to spread to connected apartments, Magnus Carlsson of the Hässleholm Rescue Service said. …
  • Judge Denies Motion to Suppress Evidence from Search Warrants in Hassan Case (St Kates)

    05/08/2018 6:59:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 1 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/8/18 | Frank Rajkowski
    A motion filed by lawyers representing the woman accused of starting fires on the campus of St. Catherine University seeking to suppress evidence obtained as a result of search warrants has been denied by a federal court judge. In early February, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced a three-count indictment of Tnuza Jamal Hassan, charging her with attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, making a false statement to the FBI and arson. The charges came in connection to fires that were set at St. Kate's on Jan. 17, including inside a building that housed a day...
  • Fire intentionally set at Randolph County firing range

    04/13/2018 2:53:18 AM PDT · by jonascord · 21 replies
    Fox8 ^ | 10:05 am, April 3, 2018, | Staff
    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Several shelters and shooting benches at a Randolph County firing range were destroyed after a fire was intentionally set early Monday morning, according to Randolph County Fire Marshal Erik Beard.
  • Notorious SF convict and firebug is back in jail — accused of attempted murder, arson

    03/10/2018 6:16:28 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 9, 2018 | Evan Sernoffsky
    A San Francisco man with convictions in high-profile arson cases, including one in which he burned the body of a sexual partner, was arrested this week on suspicion of attempted murder as well as several counts of arson, authorities said.
  • Minnesota woman, 19, who allegedly told students to 'join the jihad,' is indicted

    02/07/2018 7:10:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    A Minnesota woman whom prosecutors said set fires at a Minnesota university out of anger because of U.S. military actions overseas was charged with terrorism Wednesday after she allegedly tried to assist a terrorist organization last year. Tnuza Jamal Hassan, 19, was charged in federal court for attempting to provide material support to Al Qaeda, lying to the FBI and arson, Fox 9 reported. She was initially arrested Jan. 17 after she set eight fires in seven buildings on the St. Catherine University campus in St. Paul. The Minneapolis woman admitted to investigators that she started the fires...
  • Vandals Damage, Set Fire to West Pasadena’s Historic Church of the Angels

    01/17/2018 5:55:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Pasadena Now ^ | 1/13/18
    A 129-year-old, strikingly beautiful West Pasadena church suffered major damage and the loss of at least one significant historical statue after a vandal or vandals broke in early Saturday morning, spray painted graffiti, destroyed property and set fire to the structure. Although the fire was quickly extinguished by the Los Angeles City Fire Department, the Church of the Angels, at 1100 Avenue 64, suffered major damage from the assault, Pasadena Fire Dept. spokesperson Lisa Derderian said. The fire was reported by a 911 caller in the neighborhood who saw smoke at about 2:20 a.m. A Los Angeles Fire Dept. spokesperson...
  • Arson Damages Historic 129-Year-Old Pasadena [CA] Church

    01/14/2018 8:07:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 01/13/2018
    A fire damaged a 129-year-old Episcopalian church Saturday morning in Pasadena and statues outside the building were defaced, prompting an arson investigation. ...House of Worship Task Force also was summoned to investigate, according to Bastman. “At this time investigators are not calling this a hate crime, but referring to it as arson, graffiti, vandalism and a burglary,” said Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department. The building, which was built in 1889, is the oldest church along the Arroyo Seco waterway, according to the church’s website.
  • Kosher store near Paris hit by arson attack on anniversary of Jewish supermarket shooting

    01/09/2018 9:12:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 9 January 2018 13:09 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local (Ben McPartland)
    A suspected arson attack that burnt down a French kosher grocery store near Paris on Tuesday has revived anti-Semitism fears in France, three years to the day since a deadly assault on a Jewish supermarket by a jihadist gunman.A suspected arson attack on a French kosher grocery store has revived anti-Semitism fears. The incident took place in Créteil to the south east of Paris in France’s Val-de-Marne department. The fire at the store Promo & Destock in Mont-Mesly in Créteil was signaled to the authorities at around 5 am on Tuesday morning. One or more of the individuals involved in...
  • During the War of 1812, on this date in 1813

    12/30/2017 12:10:07 PM PST · by Bull Snipe · 24 replies
    British Major General Rialls, 1000 British Regulars and 400 Indian allies cross the Niagara River. They attack 2100 New York State Militia under the command of Major General Hall. After a short fight, the militia withdraws (by some accounts run). The British troops put the torch to the villages of Buffalo and Black Rock, burning all but 4 out of 150 buildings. Also burned are 4 ships tied up there. The British and their Indian allies withdraw to Canada.
  • Neighbor charged with setting fire to Leominster house (Mass.)

    12/21/2017 7:47:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    (Worcester, MA) Telegram and Gazette ^ | December 19, 2017 | Kim Ring
    LEOMINSTER - After their futon caught fire, Paul Legere and his fiancee, Rosemary Allen, wondered whether they’d left something near it that started the blaze. After another fire in their house nine days later, they had a different suspicion. And after a third fire this week, they were in court to see a neighbor facing an arson charge.
  • Accused Bear Fire Arsonist Tells Santa Cruz DA 'You're Next'

    11/01/2017 6:56:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    KSBW ^ | Nov 1, 2017 | Amy Larson
    A Boulder Creek man who is charged with intentionally causing the 400-acre Bear Fire in the Santa Cruz mountains pleaded not guilty to 11 felonies in court Tuesday. Marlon Coy mouthed the words "You're next," to Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeff Rosell and glared at the top prosecutor. Outside the courtroom, when asked about it by KSBW, Rosell said, "bring it on." Coy, 54, is charged with arson causing great bodily injury to firefighters, arson of an inhabited structure or property, arson of a forest, looting an evacuated house, and brandishing a firearm. The Bear Fire in Boulder Creek...
  • ICE Director: Suspected Wine Country Arsonist Is Illegal Alien Mexican National

    10/19/2017 8:28:13 AM PDT · by Lera · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Oct 2017 | Michelle Moons
    WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.” Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,”...
  • Suspected Arsonist Arrested in Sonoma

    10/17/2017 9:06:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    THE PRESS DEMOCRATTHE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | October 16, 2017 | THE PRESS DEMOCRATTHE PRESS DEMOCRAT
    A man suspected of arson was arrested at Maxwell Farms Regional Park in Sonoma on Sunday afternoon after he was seen leaving a creek bed where a fire was burning, authorities said. Three Sonoma County Probation officers patrolling the area because of ongoing fires in the region noticed Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, walking out of the creek area and a plume of smoke behind him, Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Crum said. Sheriff’s Deputy John Grohl was called to the scene and extinguished the fire, which was then completely doused by Sonoma Valley Fire Protection District personnel. Gonzalez was wearing a trench...
  • ICE Detainer Issued for Suspected Wine Country Arsonist in Sonoma Jail

    10/17/2017 6:42:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 10/17/17 | Chriss W. Street
    The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) issued a detainer request on the Sonoma County Jail for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of arson in Wine Country fires that have killed at least 40 residents.Breitbart News reported earlier this week that Sonoma County Sheriffs had arrested Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, at Maxwell Regional Park in Sonoma County after a series of reports of ongoing fires in the region. Mr. Gonzalez was observed around 3:00 p.m. PDT wearing a jacket and walking “out of the creek area and a plume of smoke behind him,” according to the Santa Rosa...
  • "PG&E shares spike after suspected wildfires arsonist is arrested in Northern California"

    10/17/2017 4:58:56 PM PDT · by HereInTheHeartland · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | CNBC
    "Shares of California utility PG&E rose 7.51 percent Tuesday on word about a suspected arsonist arrested in Sonoma County."
  • Iraqi Catholic Church Boken Into and Targeted in Apparent Arson

    10/09/2017 10:37:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    kntv ^ | Oct 9, 2017 | David Schuman
    Members of a local Catholic church are in shock because of a crime over the weekend that has also left them hurt and confused. St. Barbara Chaldean Catholic Church was broken into, burglarized, and apparently the target of an attempted arson. "We were shocked," Father Ray Sarkees, the church pastor said. "We're all shocked about it." Several heavy-duty fans cover the floor of the building. They're drying things out after the sprinklers went off. A black scorch mark covers a large area around the altar. Sarkees says a church safe and a sound system were stolen, along with donation boxes....
  • Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock's Younger Brother Is Wanted by Cops

    10/05/2017 2:22:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    TMZ ^ | October 5, 2017
    Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock has a younger brother who has a warrant out for his arrest, albeit for something far less menacing ... TMZ has learned. 57-year-old Bruce Paddock is wanted in L.A. County, according to docs, and it stems from one of his laundry list of violations. Paddock was busted for vandalism in 2014 -- he jacked up a moving company's property. Paddock pled no contest and got 150 hours of community service, but kept trying to get it reduced. When he no-show'd for a 2016 court date, the judge issued the bench warrant. We broke the story...
  • Flames consume Robert E. Lee Elementary in Tampa Heights

    09/14/2017 6:31:51 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 97 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/12/17 | Marlee Sokol, Ben Montgomery and Dan Sullivan
    Robert E. Lee Elementary School is no more. The oldest magnet school in Hillsborough County, which some school board members were trying to rename as part of a nationwide movement to remove Confederate symbols, burned down on Tuesday night as hundreds of residents watched and children cried.