Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pasadena Arson Suspects Arrested on a Crime Stoppers Tip

Crime Stoppers and the Pasadena Fire Marshal’s Office are announcing the
successful arrest of two arson suspects thanks to an anonymous Crime
Stoppers tip.  The two juvenile suspects were recently featured by Crime
Stoppers as the primary suspects responsible for a fire at a Pasadena
elementary school.

On Sunday, November 13, 2011, at approximately 3:35 AM, Pasadena Fire
Fighters responded to a dumpster fire in the parking lot of Bailey Elementary
School. Fire Fighters quickly contained the primary fire, and a secondary fire
discovered at the scene.  After a thorough investigation, it was discovered the
fires were caused by arson.

On December 6, 2011, Crime Stoppers released the photo of the two suspects
in the case, and urged citizens to make an anonymous call identifying the
suspects.  That same day, the Crime Stoppers phone rang, and investigators
learned the identities of both suspects.  Two juveniles, ages 15 and 14 years
old, were identified as the individuals captured by surveillance footage and
spotlighted during local media broadcasts. 

On December 7, 2011, the Crime Stoppers tips, shared with the
Pasadena Fire Marshal’s Office, enabled investigators to charge the two
juvenile suspects with Second Degree Felony Arson.  Information obtained
through anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers also led to the arrest of both
suspects, who are now awaiting their appearance in court on this case.  

Without information obtained through Crime Stoppers tips, the suspects accused in this case may have remained unidentified.  Through a partnership with the media, law enforcement and anonymous citizens, these suspects were brought to justice.

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