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 the driver’s seat. The items appeared to be set ready for immediate use.
Missirilian was parked approximately 10 feet from a large dry unburned area where the Blue Cut Fire had not burned. He was arrested for arson and for violating his arson/parole terms. He was booked at West Valley Detention Center without incident.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at WeTip.