• CalPhil_7.26-960x85-1
  • CalPhil_7.26-960x85-2
  • CalPhil_7.26-960x85-3
  • elPortal_960x85_WebAd

Stay Updated with Our Social Media

South Pasadena Police Dept. and arson investigators arrest serial arsonist

Since November 2012, there have been 21 incidents of arson/ attempted arsons in the City of South Pasadena and 4 in the City of Pasadena. The incidents started as small vegetation fires and escalated to fires involving parked vehicles and one involving the exterior door to a business.
South Pasadena Fire Investigators and Pasadena Fire Investigators joined forces to investigate these fires and identify any suspects. They were assisted by the West San Gabriel Valley Anti-Crime Task Force. Several potential suspects were identified and surveillances were conducted. Fingerprints were recovered from an incendiary device that did not burn completely, linking 35 year-old Javier Adolfo Viera, a South Pasadena resident, to the fires. Viera was subsequently contacted near the scene of one of the arson fires on April 20, 2013.
On April 21, 2013 a surveillance was conducted on Viera and he was subsequently arrested for a vehicle fire in the 6100 block of Oak Hill, in the City of Los Angeles. Viera was interviewed and admitted responsibility for a majority of the fires and a search of his home resulted in the recovery of corroborating evidence.
arsonist
-Courtesy Photo of SPPD

Share This Post

Google1GoogleBlogger
Posted by on April 24, 2013. Filed under Crime. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>