LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A German man accused of setting dozens of fires across Los Angeles over the New Year’s holiday weekend that left residents shaken was charged with 37 counts of arson on Wednesday, prosecutors said.
Harry Burkhart, 24, was charged with 28 counts of arson of property and nine counts of arson of an inhabited structure, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley said in a statement.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The mother of a man accused in a wave of arson fires across Los Angeles was facing possible extradition to Germany on fraud charges, a case federal prosecutors said on Tuesday appeared to have angered her son.
But police who arrested Harry Burkhart on suspicion of arson following a string of 53 fires over the New Year’s holiday weekend have not offered a motive for the crimes, and Burkhart has yet to be formally charged.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police arrested a Hollywood man believed to be a German citizen on Monday in connection with a wave of 53 arson fires across Los Angeles that terrorized neighborhoods over the holiday weekend.
Harry Burkhart, 24, was taken into custody early on Monday morning after a reserve sheriff’s deputy spotted him driving a van similar to one being sought after a string of fires set in Los Angeles, Hollywood and surrounding communities.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police arrested a man on Monday in connection with a wave of 53 arson fires across Los Angeles that caused more than $2 million in damage and left residents shaken.
Police declined to identify the man but said he was taken into custody in Hollywood early on Monday morning after a sheriff’s deputy spotted him driving a van similar to one being sought in connection with the fires.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A music-industry executive died on Monday of wounds he suffered last week when a gunman opened fire on motorists in a famed Hollywood intersection, a hospital spokeswoman said.
John Atterberry, 40, was critically injured during the shooting spree at Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street on Friday, a bizarre incident that some witnesses said they initially mistook for a movie.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Lindsay Lohan, in her first interview since being sent to jail last month for a probation violation, tells Playboy that she has learned to be accountable for her mistakes.
The “Mean Girls” star told the magazine in an interview accompanying her 10-page nude pictorial that during the past five years she’s come to understand “that ultimately we are responsible for ourselves and our own actions.”
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire on motorists in the heart of Hollywood on Friday, wounding a man before police shot and killed him in a bizarre incident that some witnesses initially mistook for the filming of a movie.
The man drew a gun and began firing at motorists passing through the famed Hollywood intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street at midmorning, Los Angeles Police spokesman Cleon Joseph said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire on cars in the heart of Hollywood on Friday, wounding at least one man before he was shot and killed by police, a Los Angeles police spokesman said.
The suspect began shooting at vehicles passing through the famed Hollywood intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street shortly after 10 a.m., Los Angeles Police officer Cleon Joseph said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Personal information about Los Angeles police commanders has been posted on the Internet, prompting an investigation into where it was obtained, an LAPD spokesman said on Wednesday.
The disclosure comes during a recent rise in attempts to hack into the department’s website, Lieutenant Andrew Neiman said, but the recently posted details did not appear to have been gleaned from LAPD computers.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Authorities on Tuesday identified the body of a young woman who plunged to her death over a 317-foot waterfall in Yosemite National Park with two friends in July.
The identification of 21-year-old Ramina Badal means all three victims of the fatal accident at Vernal Fall have been recovered, Yosemite park ranger Scott Gediman said.