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By Geghard Arakelian | December 2, 2005
The mixed outcome of the arson and attempted murder trial of a La Crescenta man leaves one victim, a former resident of La Crescenta, in shock while the charges alone surprised another resident, one who knew the accused as a community volunteer.After her house burned down twice in what L.A. County Sheriff's detectives classified as arson cases, Anahit Artsvelyan said the experiences and tribulations caused her family to move out of the community. The Artsvelyan house in the 3000 block of El Caminito Street burned twice in the spring of 2004.
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NEWS
By Geghard Arakelian | November 24, 2005
A Pasadena jury found a La Crescenta resident not guilty of setting a February 2004 fire to his neighbor's house on El Caminito Street. He remains in jail after the jury deadlocked on charges of arson, burglary and possession of flammable materials that stem from an early morning May 2004 fire to the home.A La Crescenta man remains in jail after a 12-person Pasadena jury declared him not guilty Monday morning of attempted murder and of arson of his neighbor's house in the 3000 block of El Caminito Street in February 2004.
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.
FEATURES
By By Tania Chatila | November 18, 2005
Gary Glazier, of La Crescenta, is on trial for attempted murder, accused of twice setting fire to neighbor's home. 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 -- Prosecutors presented evidence Monday that they say links a 62-year-old La Crescenta man charged with attempted murder to two fires set at his neighbor's home.
NEWS
By Jennifer Berry | November 18, 2005
A 12-member jury began deliberations Wednesday afternoon in the Pasadena trial of a La Crescenta man charged with setting fire to his neighbor's house while the family was asleep. Gary Gene Glazier, 62, faces four counts of attempted murder, two counts of arson, two counts of burglary and two counts of possession of material devices for arson, all felonies. Los Angeles sheriff's detectives arrested Glazier in his home in the 3000 block of El Caminito Street after an early morning fire at Albert Artsvelyan's house May 13, 2004.
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
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.
NEWS
May 25, 2005
Jackson Bell A Glendale man will stand trial on charges of murdering his 94-year-old grandmother, a Pasadena Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday. The man allegedly doused his grandmother's bedroom with gasoline and set it on fire. Antranik Khajarian, 37, will face one count of murder with special circumstances of arson, Judge Judson W. Morris Jr. ruled. A March 1 blaze killed Khajarian's grandmother, Arpine Demerjian. The special circumstances make Kharjarian eligible for the death penalty.
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