Public’s help sought in arson case


Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Arson/Explosives Detail are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a series of arson fires.

The suspect is described as a boy between 15 to 17, Caucasian with short hair. He is 5’7” to 5’9” tall with a medium build. The boy is suspected of intentionally setting fires in the front yards of homes in the area north of Olive Avenue between La Cañada Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada.

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to contact Det. Mike Cofield at (562) 522-2428, cellphone, or office phone at (323) 881-7500 or contact Det. Mike Valento at (323) 574-7565 or office phone at (323) 890-5500.