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November 7, 1988
A Yucaipa man was arrested in connection with 36 firebombings in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in the last month, the California Department of Forestry said. The fires, set in brushy areas near Yucaipa and Calimesa, were small and damage was minor, the department said. Timothy Wayne Antinucci, 33, was arrested at his home. Officials did not disclose any motive.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2000
Two men have been charged with violating a Rialto man's civil rights by throwing lighted flares into cars parked outside his home, the U.S. attorney's office said Monday. A three-count federal grand jury indictment accuses Jason Williams, 21, and Lee Ryan Rose, 19, both of Rialto of conspiring to violate the constitutionally protected housing rights of Montague McKinley, 26, an African American.
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NEWS
July 3, 1989
Youths playing with smoke bombs apparently unleashed a fire that swept across 300 acres in San Bernardino County, and 250 acres were burned in Riverside County, which was hit last week by a 7,840-acre fire that was nearing full control, authorities said. Another blaze that blackened 203 acres on the edge of Sequoia National Park over the weekend was brought under control. Witnesses told officials they saw three youngsters playing with fireworks north of San Bernardino, said U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2000
A man police said was carrying a satanic book was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of setting fire to a church. Officers arrested Justin Michael Crawford, 21, of Ontario, as he stood in front of the burning church shortly after midnight. He was wearing black clothing and carrying what Ontario police spokesman Michael Macias called a satanic bible. The church, World Life Ministry of the Inland Empire, suffered an estimated $250,000 in damage, Ontario Fire Capt. Floyd Clark said.
NEWS
September 26, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police said racial hatred may have motivated the firebombing of a home where a black family lived. An explosive device was thrown into the family's duplex Thursday night and a racial epithet was scrawled on the garage door, Chino Police Cpl. Russ Briones said. Officers who arrived after receiving a report that gunshots had been fired at the home said the front of the house had been hit by an explosive and that the family had fled the dwelling, which was on fire.
NEWS
October 5, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
A 41-year-old Covina man has been charged with arson in connection with a 12,000-acre brush fire last week in the San Gabriel Mountains near Lytle Creek, authorities said Tuesday. James L. Lonczak, who was arrested at his apartment in Covina on Sunday, is believed to have intentionally set 24 wild-land fires in the same area since July 9, said Ron Huxman, a special agent with the U.S. Forest Service, at a press conference.
NEWS
June 30, 1990 | TERRY PRISTIN and SANTIAGO O'DONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An incendiary device used to ignite a fire in Santa Barbara that claimed one life and more than 500 homes has been shipped to a laboratory for fingerprint-testing, but investigators said Friday they are not "even close" to finding the arsonist responsible for the most destructive Southern California blaze in at least three decades. "We don't have a person or a car we can focus on right now," said Thomas E. Buckley, a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1988
A wildfire fueled by heavy brush and pushed by strong, erratic winds was burning out of control Thursday in the Sequoia National Forest, blackening 2,000 acres, destroying two cabins and threatening others, authorities said. More than 350 firefighters were sent to battle the blaze in the steep, mountainous region, 35 miles northeast of Bakersfield. At least 1,000 more firefighters were expected to be dispatched during the night, Kern County Fire Capt. Ray Soto said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1996 | Associated Press
A San Bernardino County firefighter and two teenagers were arrested on charges of touching off a series of High Desert wildfires during the last two months that blackened more than 2,000 acres, authorities said Monday. No structures were burned and no one was hurt in the blazes in Hesperia, Apple Valley and Summit Valley, said a California Department of Forestry spokesman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A disturbed transient arrested on suspicion of starting a brush fire that charred more than 6,600 acres in Orange and San Bernardino counties offered conflicting and often apologetic accounts Wednesday as to how the fire started. During a jailhouse interview, Peter Diaz Reyes initially said he started the fire accidentally while trying to boil some coffee in the dry hills of Carbon Canyon near Brea. He gave fire investigators a similar version of events after his arrest Wednesday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1996 | Associated Press
A San Bernardino County firefighter and two teenagers were arrested on charges of touching off a series of High Desert wildfires during the last two months that blackened more than 2,000 acres, authorities said Monday. No structures were burned and no one was hurt in the blazes in Hesperia, Apple Valley and Summit Valley, said a California Department of Forestry spokesman.
NEWS
September 26, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police said racial hatred may have motivated the firebombing of a home where a black family lived. An explosive device was thrown into the family's duplex Thursday night and a racial epithet was scrawled on the garage door, Chino Police Cpl. Russ Briones said. Officers who arrived after receiving a report that gunshots had been fired at the home said the front of the house had been hit by an explosive and that the family had fled the dwelling, which was on fire.
NEWS
September 2, 1990 | NIESON HIMMEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four mountain homes were destroyed and four others damaged when an arson fire swept across a hillside at Lake Arrowhead early Saturday. The blaze caused an estimated $1 million in damage and blackened 17 acres of forest near the houses, firefighters said. Two young men received minor injuries battling one residential blaze, firefighters said.
NEWS
June 30, 1990 | TERRY PRISTIN and SANTIAGO O'DONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An incendiary device used to ignite a fire in Santa Barbara that claimed one life and more than 500 homes has been shipped to a laboratory for fingerprint-testing, but investigators said Friday they are not "even close" to finding the arsonist responsible for the most destructive Southern California blaze in at least three decades. "We don't have a person or a car we can focus on right now," said Thomas E. Buckley, a U.S.
NEWS
June 30, 1990 | TERRY PRISTIN and SANTIAGO O'DONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An incendiary device used to ignite a fire in Santa Barbara that claimed one life and more than 500 homes has been shipped to a laboratory for fingerprint testing, but investigators said Friday they are not "even close" to finding the arsonist responsible for the most destructive Southern California blaze in at least three decades. "We don't have a person or a car we can focus on right now," said Thomas E. Buckley, a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A disturbed transient arrested on suspicion of starting a brush fire that charred more than 6,600 acres in Orange and San Bernardino counties offered conflicting and often apologetic accounts Wednesday as to how the fire started. During a jailhouse interview, Peter Diaz Reyes initially said he started the fire accidentally while trying to boil some coffee in the dry hills of Carbon Canyon near Brea. He gave fire investigators a similar version of events after his arrest Wednesday night.
NEWS
September 2, 1990 | NIESON HIMMEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four mountain homes were destroyed and four others damaged when an arson fire swept across a hillside at Lake Arrowhead early Saturday. The blaze caused an estimated $1 million in damage and blackened 17 acres of forest near the houses, firefighters said. Two young men received minor injuries battling one residential blaze, firefighters said.
NEWS
June 30, 1990 | TERRY PRISTIN and SANTIAGO O'DONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An incendiary device used to ignite a fire in Santa Barbara that claimed one life and more than 500 homes has been shipped to a laboratory for fingerprint testing, but investigators said Friday they are not "even close" to finding the arsonist responsible for the most destructive Southern California blaze in at least three decades. "We don't have a person or a car we can focus on right now," said Thomas E. Buckley, a U.S.
NEWS
July 3, 1989
Youths playing with smoke bombs apparently unleashed a fire that swept across 300 acres in San Bernardino County, and 250 acres were burned in Riverside County, which was hit last week by a 7,840-acre fire that was nearing full control, authorities said. Another blaze that blackened 203 acres on the edge of Sequoia National Park over the weekend was brought under control. Witnesses told officials they saw three youngsters playing with fireworks north of San Bernardino, said U.S.
NEWS
November 7, 1988
A Yucaipa man was arrested in connection with 36 firebombings in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in the last month, the California Department of Forestry said. The fires, set in brushy areas near Yucaipa and Calimesa, were small and damage was minor, the department said. Timothy Wayne Antinucci, 33, was arrested at his home. Officials did not disclose any motive.
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