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NEWS
August 17, 2004
Robert Chacon A La Crescenta man accused of trying to burn down his neighbors' home is challenging the warrant used to search his home. By extension, Gary Glazier is also challenging his indictment. Judges who have overseen his case should not have allowed the search warrant and indictment because of a lack of evidence, said Arthur Greenspan, who is representing Glazier. Glazier was arrested in May after arson investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said they found evidence in his home allegedly linking him to two fires.
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NEWS
March 16, 2005
Arson may be behind local trash can fires A city painter extinguished a trash can set on fire in downtown Glendale, police said Tuesday. The worker noticed the small blaze about 2:20 p.m. Monday at the northeast corner of Brand Boulevard and Wilson Avenue, according to a Glendale Police report. Investigators determined that it was arson based on the flames' intense heat, police said. The fire is at least the fourth trash-can arson to occur in a three-block radius during the past two weeks, police said.
LOCAL
By Tania Chatila | March 2, 2006
GLENDALE ? A man acquitted in November of attempted murder and arson charges for a 2004 fire at his neighbor's La Crescenta home was indicted last week on attempted murder charges in connection with a 2001 fire on the same La Crescenta street. A Los Angeles County Grand Jury charged Gary Glazier, 64, on Feb. 22 with three counts of attempted murder in connection with a 2001 fire on El Caminito Street, and three counts of animal cruelty to neighborhood pets in 2003 according to the indictment ?
NEWS
By: | September 16, 2005
Man suspected of arson at mall restaurant An employee at a now-closed restaurant in South Coast Plaza was arrested on suspicion of arson, after he allegedly set a fire in the restaurant's dining room Sept. 5, police said. Costa Mesa Police arrested Duy Quoc Nguyen, 20, at his Santa Ana home Wednesday. Nguyen worked as a busboy at Yujean Kang's restaurant in the 3300 block of Bristol Street. Nguyen was described as a disgruntled employee, said Sgt. Bob Ciszek.
LOCAL
By By Tania Chatila | November 18, 2005
La Crescenta man's defense attorney points out discrepancies in testimony to jury. FOR THE RECORD In Tuesday's article "Evidence grim in arson trial" and Wednesday's "Witness' words are questioned," the counts against Gary Glazier were listed incorrectly. He is charged with four counts of attempted murder, two counts of arson, one count of burglary and one count of possession of a flammable device. PASADENA -- Defense attorney Robert Shapiro questioned the consistency of a key witness' testimony in the trial of a La Crescenta man accused of attempted murder and arson.
NEWS
By: | September 28, 2005
La Crescenta man charged with copyright infringement The United States Attorney's Office charged eight men with copyright infringement on Tuesday, in connection with post-production distribution of "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith." Albert Valente, 28, of Lakewood; Jessie Lumada, 28, of Long Beach; Ramon Valdez, 30, of Long Beach; Michael Fousse, 42, of Monrovia; Dwight Wayne Sityar, 27, of La Crescenta; Stephani Reiko Gima, 25, of Los Angeles; and Joel De Sagun Dimaano, 33, of Los Angeles, are each charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal copyright infringement, Assistant United States Attorney Brian M. Hoffstadt said.
NEWS
September 13, 2002
Charred brush covered the Verdugo Mountains on Thursday, one day after a 752-acre fire was fully contained. The fire, which was battled by more than 600 firefighters and water-carrying helicopters and airplanes, began about 11:45 a.m. Monday about 3/4 of a mile up a service road in Brand Park. Residents were ordered to temporarily evacuate 33 homes along Thurber Street in Glendale and Via Alta in Burbank, but no structures were lost. Five firefighters and a police officer suffered minor injuries in connection with the fire.
LOCAL
July 27, 2006
New counsel in Metrolink case A Superior Court judge appointed a new attorney for the man accused of causing the deadly Jan. 26, 2005, Metrolink crash on Wednesday, court officials said. Juan Manuel Alvarez is charged with 11 counts of murder with special circumstances and arson. Los Angeles attorney Norman Kallen will be Alvarez's new private counsel, a Los Angeles Superior Court clerk said. This is the third attorney Alvarez has had. His first lawyer, Eric A. Chase, had to step down from the case because as a pro-bono lawyer he did not have the resources to work a death penalty case, which the special circumstances designation in the charges allows for. County public defenders Rose Reglos and Luis J. Rodriguez took over the case at the end of September, but also had to drop the case because of what they called a conflict of interest.
LOCAL
By By Tania Chatila | January 31, 2006
Antranik Khajarian faces life in prison without the possibility of parole for arson, murder.PASADENA -- A 38-year-old Glendale man, accused of setting fire to his grandmother's room and killing her, fled his home after smoke alarms went off and was not himself the day before the fire, his mother testified Monday. Antranik Khajarian faces one count of murder with special circumstances of arson, one count of arson causing great bodily injury, one count of arson to an inhabited structure and one count of possession of flammable material, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
LOCAL
By By Tania Chatila | November 22, 2005
Jurors deadlock on three counts in connection with May blaze, which prosecutors say could mean retrial. PASADENA -- A Superior Court jury found Gary Glazier not guilty Monday of attempted murder and arson on his neighbor's La Crescenta home in February 2004. The eight-woman, three-man jury found Glazier, 62, not guilty on four counts of attempted murder, one count of arson, one count of burglary and one count of possession of a flammable material in connection with a fire at his neighbor Albert Artsvelyan's El Caminito Street home on Feb. 22, 2004.
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