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November 14, 2003
A man whose Glendale family reported him missing the night before he allegedly set fire to a brush-filled canyon in Angeles National Forest pleaded not guilty to arson and other charges Thursday in Pasadena Superior Court. Dikran Armouchian, 23, was found by hikers as he allegedly was building a fire in Eaton Canyon in Altadena on Oct. 28, the same week that fires scorched millions of acres around Southern California. Armouchian was standing next to a fire about 4 feet in diameter when Los Angeles County Parks officials and Sheriff's deputies arrived, sheriff's Det. Ed Nordskog said.
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NEWS
June 3, 2004
Robert Chacon A La Crescenta man accused of setting fire to his neighbor's house does not appear in a surveillance video of the crime, but investigators believe he did it because they found the equipment used in the alleged arson in his home, according to testimony Wednesday in a preliminary hearing. Gary Glazier's preliminary hearing will continue today. Pasadena Superior Court Judge Judson Morris considered testimony from Los Angeles County Sheriff's arson investigators and chemical analysts, and viewed photographs of the burned home, which was allegedly set on fire twice.
NEWS
April 25, 2000
Alecia Foster PASADENA -- A Glendale man who set fire to his own home was sentenced Monday to three years in state prison. Faraj Yeretsian was also ordered by a Pasadena Superior Court judge to pay $345,750 in restitution to Farmer's Insurance Co. Authorities said Yeretsian set fire to his home on the 700 block of Cordova, shortly after an argument with his wife on April 11, 1999. The man's wife and two sons were able to flee the house safely, but the family dog died from smoke inhalation.
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By Melanie Hicken | September 4, 2009
GLENDALE — Authorities have determined that the Station fire, which caused the death of two firefighters and sent hundreds of residents and animals seeking shelter, was caused by arson. An official at the Interagency Command Center confirmed that an arson investigation had been opened, but referred all other inquires to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore, who could not be reached for comment Thursday evening. The determination likely meant that the death Sunday of two county firefighters, whose vehicle overturned on a steep roadway in the Angeles National Forest within the fire zone, would be considered a homicide.
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By Melanie Hicken | September 3, 2009
GLENDALE — Authorities have determined that the Station fire, which caused the death of two firefighters and sent hundreds of residents and animals seeking shelter, was caused by arson. An official at the Interagency Command Center confirmed that an arson investigation had been opened, but referred all other inquires to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore, who could not be reached for comment Thursday evening. The determination likely meant that the death of two county firefighters Sunday, whose vehicle overturned on steep roadway in the Angeles National Forest within the fire zone, would be considered a homicide.
NEWS
October 30, 2003
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 23-year-old Pasadena man on suspicion of arson after hikers in Eaton Canyon reported to authorities that they saw him starting a fire in a steep, remote canyon. Dikran Armouchian was booked Tuesday at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station and is being held Wednesday at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility on $125,000 bail. The man had been reported missing by his family in Glendale. Armouchian's arraignment is scheduled for today in Pasadena Superior Court.
NEWS
By Jennifer Berry | June 4, 2004
A preliminary hearing in Pasadena Superior Court continued Thursday to determine whether investigators have gathered enough evidence to put a La Crescenta resident on trial for felony attempted murder and arson charges. Gary Gene Glazier, 62, has been charged with four counts of attempted murder, two counts of arson, two counts of burglary and two counts of possession of material devices for arson, according to court officials. He is being held without bail at the North County Correctional Facility in Saugus.
NEWS
By Jennifer Berry | April 29, 2005
A business owner who suffered burns to more than 80 percent of his body in an early-morning fire at a La Crescenta mini-mall last year was taken into custody last Friday night on suspicion of starting the fire that caused at least $2 million in damage to the building and its contents. United States Customs and Border Patrol agents detained Tony Yarijanian, 37, of Glendale, at Los Angeles International Airport April 22 at about 7 p.m. Customs agents stopped the Glendale man as he was going through customs after a business trip abroad.
NEWS
June 7, 2004
LA CRESCENTA - A La Crescenta man has filed a civil lawsuit against his neighbor, who was arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Arson detectives on suspicion of trying to burn down the man's home. Albert Artsvelyan filed the lawsuit in Glendale last week, seeking damages against Gary Glazier, 62, and an order stopping him from transferring his assets to others. Glazier, arrested May 13, owns a classic-car collection, according to Artsvelyan's attorney.
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