Suspect Arrested in Massive Los Angeles Arson Spree
Police arrested a suspect this morning, via FOX News.
A Los Angeles Fire Department engine arrives at a fire in the Laurel Canyon section of Los Angeles on Friday Dec.30,2011. An arsonist torched car after car early Friday, sending firefighters scrambling to put out more than a dozen blazes in Hollywood and neighboring West Hollywood. The fires started shortly after midnight and occurred over a four-hour span before dawn. (AP/Mike Meadows)
Four more car fires broke out in the Los Angeles area New Year’s Eve, leaving authorities to probe for any links to a series of arson blazes that burned dozens of cars and spread to some structures in recent days.
In a sobering counterpoint to the typical revelry of the night, fire trucks were stationed in neighborhoods, police patrolled the city, switchboards took hotline calls and thousands in rewards were offered.
Firefighters quickly put out a car fire at about 6 p.m. Saturday in Hollywood that “fits the profile of concern” authorities have been following for the arsons, fire department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.
A crew of 10 put out the fire in minutes. The flames did not spread beyond the car and no one was injured. Humphrey could not immediately say how the fire started.
Later at the Hollywood and Highland complex, a popular destination for holiday revelers, firefighters responded to a small car fire in a parking structure that was out by the time they arrived, Humphrey said.
He said only that the fire was under investigation, and could not say whether it was thought to be arson or tied to the others.
Shortly before 9 p.m., firefighters made quick work of two car fires in a carport in West Hollywood.
Samuel Arrington was arrested two days ago for setting three fires.