Teen with Lighter Sticking Out of Pocket Arrested on Suspicion of Arson

Police officials say the 17-year-old admitted to being responsible for all of the recent fires in Livermore and was arrested on eight counts of arson.

LIVERMORE, Ca: Smoke from fire on Elm Street and K Street. Photo posted by "a local citizen" on Livermore Patch
LIVERMORE, Ca: Smoke from fire on Elm Street and K Street. Photo posted by "a local citizen" on Livermore Patch
From Livermore Police Department:

On Monday, June 9, 2014, about 2:00 p.m., an officer from the Livermore Police Department was patrolling when he saw Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department responding to a grass fire in the area of Elm Street and K Street. The officer was aware of the recent string of arsons that had occurred in Livermore and responded to the scene.

Once on scene, the officer saw a UPS Driver, who was doing regular business, and a juvenile on scene. The UPS Driver was contacted and said the only other person on scene was the juvenile.  

Related board posting on Livermore Patch: Fire on K and Elm St.

The officer contacted the juvenile and while speaking with the juvenile, could see a lighter sticking out of his pocket. The juvenile initially denied starting the fire but admitted to being at some of the other fires. The juvenile ultimately made admissions to being responsible for all of the recent fires.  The juvenile was ultimately arrested for eight counts of arson.

The Livermore Police Department is requesting if anyone has any information to call the Livermore Police Department at (925) 294-7531.  LPD would also request residents be vigilant during this drought season and call 911 immediately if they see a fire.

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Desert Rat June 10, 2014 at 11:13 PM
Brandon, no cross over arguing. We can't have scope creep on the Patch forums. Nevertheless, since this is another thread in its entirety, we can both participate with gusto.
Brandon June 10, 2014 at 11:15 PM
ok rat , I agree. I was simply extending you a congratulations. although I don't understand what you mean by "scope creep" it is ok.
Desert Rat June 10, 2014 at 11:28 PM
Scope creep is a term commonly used during projects. Usually it means that you start out with intending to focus on a limited set of goals or tasks. Your scope starts creeping and suddenly you are all over the board or you have magnified the job ten times over. It was a joke and the net net was that we didn't drag our other discussion into this one. Back to the topic, I was looking at the FBI website and wanted to find that statistic that Terry posted. I've always understood the vast majority of arsons to have been committed by juveniles.
Brandon June 11, 2014 at 10:04 AM
I agree eric. Arson is just as bad as murder but these arsonists always end up getting the easy way out


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