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1 year 5 months ago

Arrest made in fire on CSU Pueblo campus

Christian Cunningham, 19, has been arrested and charged with arson under the suspicion of starting a fire in the Culebra Hall dorm rooms Sunday evening. The campus confirms to News 5 Cunningham is a current student. He's formally been charged with arson, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment. Cunningham...

2 years 3 months ago

Man to be sentenced in bookstore arson case

DENVER (AP) - A man accused of breaking into a suburban Denver bookstore and planting three homemade bombs is expected to be sentenced on federal charges. The Denver Post reports ( that David Lawless is scheduled for sentencing in federal court Thursday. He faces a minimum of 30 years in...

2 years 11 months ago

7-year-old boy tied to Alaska arson fires

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A fire marshal in Alaska's capital city says a 7-year-old boy has admitted setting five arson fires over a little more than four months. Juneau fire marshal Dan Jager tells the Juneau Empire that the boy caused about $1,000 in damages by setting fires in restrooms...

3 years 1 month ago

Two people charged in Green Mountain Falls fire

Two Colorado Springs men are facing charges for their involvement in the fire that destroyed the Green Mountain Falls Town Hall early Thursday morning. Zachariah Shaffer and Kyle Lawrence are facing charges for First Degree Arson, Second Degree Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Arson. Shaffer was arrested...

3 years 2 months ago

Police investigate new round of car fires

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several more cars burned in suspected arson attacks in the Los Angeles area early Saturday morning, and authorities are investigating whether they were connected to nearly two dozen deliberately set blazes a day earlier. Police say seven or eight cars burned in the North Hollywood area....

3 years 4 months ago

Man wanted for setting fire at courthouse

Officers statewide are on the lookout for a man accused of setting a fire at the Otero County Courthouse. Justin Stevens is wanted for burglary and arson. Investigators say he hid in the courthouse before closing time yesterday, then set a fire and smashed windows.

3 years 7 months ago

Arson suspected in Pueblo vehicle fire

Arson investigators and detectives with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office suspect a car fire that burned three vehicles Sunday morning was intentionally started. The blaze apparently began around 9:30 a.m. inside a Cadillac Escalade that was parked at the northwest corner of the intersection of N. Pueblo Boulevard and 11th...

3 years 8 months ago

City to destroy confiscated fireworks

The police and fire departments in Colorado Springs will be destroying fireworks Tuesday morning that were confiscated during the past year. Fireworks of any kind are illegal within city limits and a news release from the fire department stated that many people were ticketed this year for having fireworks. ...

3 years 8 months ago

Think before you light

Thinking about setting off fireworks this weekend in Colorado Springs? Think again. The Colorado Springs Fire Department will be running patrols through Monday; they'll be confiscating fireworks and issuing tickets. The department wants to remind people that fireworks are illegal in Colorado Springs and fire conditions have been...

3 years 11 months ago

Teen charged with arson in Douglas County

PARKER, Colo. (AP) - Officials have filed second-degree arson charges against a 15-year-old male suspected of starting several fires in a Douglas County subdivision. Authorities at South Metro Fire Rescue said Thursday they've responded to three fires in the Pinery Subdivision over the past few weeks. Charges were filed...

4 years 1 month ago

Teen arrested in WalMart fire

Colorado Springs Fire Department says more than 40 fire fighters responded to a call yesterday afternoon the WalMart at 5550 Woodmen Road. The fire was classified as arson. Surveillance cameras did catch video of one suspect. He was arrested. Police have identified him as a 15-year-old male. He's charged...

4 years 4 months ago

Arson suspect booked in jail

William Gooch was booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center Tuesday and is currently being held without bond on the charges of First Degree Arson, Felony Menacing, and Failure to leave premises upon request of a peace officer. The man accused of setting his house on fire during...

4 years 5 months ago

Arson suspects sought

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding two men who may have started a fire on October 19, 2010 at 6245 Omaha Blvd. in Colorado Springs. Surveillance video shows them, according to deputies, igniting boxes outside the front of Omaha Liquors. The suspects are...

4 years 5 months ago

Cars burned at CSU-Pueblo

Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding the person responsible for burning several cars at CSU-Pueblo on Sunday, October 3. One vehicle was destroyed and three others sustained damage. It happened between 4 and 5 a.m. on October 3 in one of the university parking...

4 years 6 months ago

Arson charge filed in Reservoir Road fire

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors have filed an arson charge against a man accused of accidentally igniting a wildfire that destroyed two homes and charred 740 acres in the foothills west of Loveland. Larimer County district attorney's spokeswoman Linda Jensen said Friday that Joel Ledermann has agreed to turn...

4 years 10 months ago

Nationally recognized CBI arson dog dies

Not all dog stories are happy ones. The Colorado Bureau of Investigations first accelerant-sniffing K-9,"Erin", lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday. "Erin" came to the CBI in 2000 and retired in May of 2007. Erin, a black Labrador and CBI Agent Jerry Means responded to more than 800 calls...

5 years 5 days ago

Fires in Michigan termed "premeditated"

The mayor of Flint, Mich., says five fires on the same day the city began laying off a quarter of its firefighters is a "premeditated attack" on the community's safety. Battalion Chief Andy Graves says suspicious fires broke out Thursday morning at four vacant homes and an empty four-story apartment...

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