Arson

Dreamstime
January 03, 2018 - 2:27 pm
Topeka police say the death of a Lawrence man whose body was found inside a burning vehicle is being investigated as a homicide. Police said in a statement Wednesday that the body of 30-year-old Arnulfo Garcia was found inside the vehicle Saturday morning after firefighters responded to a call of a...
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November 07, 2017 - 5:15 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for starting a fire that caused extensive damage to Petra Restaurant. On Nov. 1 a Wichita Police Officer saw a...
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September 28, 2017 - 5:15 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - A house fire in north Topeka has been ruled an arson. According to a release the fire was reported before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on NW Eugene St. in Topeka. Crews on arrival found heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of a single-story house. Firefighters were able to keep...
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September 09, 2017 - 4:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old is facing 11 felony charges related to a string of arsons in Topeka. KSNT-TV reports Alexander Jarvis, of Topeka, was arrested last December and originally charged as a juvenile because of his age at the time. He turned 18 in February. Shawnee County District...
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Ted Woodward
June 05, 2017 - 2:05 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Police have arrested a murder suspect in the south part of Wichita. The case began last Friday afternoon, when a house fire was reported in a neighborhood in the east part of Wichita near 2nd Street & the Canal Route, in the 300 block of N. Ash. During a search of the...
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May 31, 2017 - 5:10 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - Authorities suspect arson in an east Topeka house fire that sent one man to the hospital. Speaking with the Kansas Information Network Captain Paul Stafford with the Topeka Fire Department says a residence in the Colonial Park Townhomes Complex in the 2700 block of SE Golden...
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Dreamstime
May 15, 2017 - 10:46 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say an arson fire has killed a dog and caused an estimated $18,000 in damage to a Topeka house. Fire officials said a passerby notified an officer about the fire late Saturday while police were investigating a report of a shooting in which a vehicle was struck by...
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Buddy, the Wichita Fire Department's accelerant detection canine (KNSS)
Ted Woodward
May 08, 2017 - 1:47 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - This is national Arson Awareness Week, and this year's theme is preventing arson in places of worship. Every year in the U.S., there's an average of more than 100 arsons at houses of worship, and 51% of all fires reported at houses of worship are arsons. During the past five...
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Ted Woodward
May 08, 2017 - 1:19 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - An investigation continues, after an arson in the southeast part of Wichita near Harry & the Canal Route. It happened after 3:30 a.m. last Friday in the 2300 block of S. Aloma, where fire crews found smoke & flames coming from the back of the house. Wichita Fire Capt...
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