Tag: Arson

Arson Registrant Arrested Near Blue Cut Fire

Photo courtesy of Sean Lamb Big Bear, CA, September 6, 2016 – On Saturday, September 3, 2016, at approximately 9:23 am, the Union Pacific Railroad Police contacted a man sitting inside a parked vehicle trespassing on railroad property. The officer contacted the subject, later identified as Larry Missirilian, and discovered he was on active parole and was an arson registrant. The officer notified the sheriff’s department and Deputy Sandoval from the Central Station responded to assist. They conducted a vehicle search and discovered Missirilian had a 5 gallon can of gasoline, large butane torches, lighter fluid, and new cigarette lighters underneath...

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Suspicious Fire Under Investigation

Big Bear City, Ca May 15, 2015 – The Big Bear Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 400 block of Barrett Way in Big Bear City at approximately 7:30 am on Friday, May 15, 2015.  Upon arrival of fire crews, a single family home was engulfed in flames with fire exposure to the neighboring house.  Big Bear Boulevard had to be shut down for a short time while fire crews extinguished the blaze.   The fire was called under control within 20 minutes.  No other structures sustained any fire damage. The Big Bear Arson Investigation Team is working with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Arson and Investigation Team to determine the exact cause of this fire.  The Sheriffs Department reported that there was no indication of anyone inside the house; however, several witnesses reported seeing a female leaving the location on foot after discovering the house was on fire.  As a result of the investigation and the public’s assistance, a suspect identified as 42-year-old Lorena Perez Cody was identified and taken into custody. Cody was booked at West Valley Detention Center on felony charges of arson, and remains in custody on $250,000 bail. An arraignment hearing in this matter is scheduled for May 19 at San Bernardino County Superior...

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Crestline Juvenile Arrested & Suspected of Arson

San Bernardino Mountains, Ca, October 15, 2010, 9:00am – A 17-year old juvenile from Crestline was arrested and released to his parent with criminal charges pending related to the cause of the August 17th, 2010, fire that started at the edge of Lake Silverwood near Miller Canyon.  The fire that started on State Land quickly spread into the adjacent San Bernardino National Forest in which 66 acres were burned.  A preliminary investigation determined that the fire was suspicious in nature.  Arson investigators from CAL FIRE responded to Miller Canyon and initiated an in-depth investigation regarding the cause of the fire.  During the course of their lengthy investigation, information was obtained which indicated that the cause of the fire might have had criminal implications.  Captain/Investigator Markle from CAL FIRE contacted the detective division with the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station requesting assistance in the investigation. Captain Markle, Tominaga and Deputy Brimmer conducted interviews related to the investigation.  As a result of their combined investigation, the Crestline juvenile suspect was identified and interviewed prior to the arrest of this...

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