LAFD Releases Surveillance Video of Chatsworth Arsonist

Sunday, December 30, 2012 |

CHATSWORTH - Investigators from the Los Angeles Fire Department Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section have released surveillance video of an arsonist believed responsible for a series of fires in the west San Fernando Valley.


The twelve intentionally set blazes in question, took place in Chatsworth, California between October 21 and October 28, 2012, as seen in the interactive map below:


View larger map and timeline. You can also click, grab & zoom the image above.

If you have information about the person seen in the video - please call the LAFD Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section directly at (213) 893-9850. If you witness someone actively committing the crime of arson, call 9-1-1.
LAFD Investigators welcome your help: Kindly share this message by e-mail, post a link via social media or embed the video (and our request) on your Facebook page, website or blog. We are using the Twitter hashtag #LAarson
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Brian & LAFD, Take whatever media this video is on to Target in Van Nuys on Sepulveda Blvd & Hatteras. Ask for Troy White, that it the code name for the undercover security agent. Target and their agent will be able to enhance your video in minutes and tell you the plate number and type of vehicle. Their security equipment is top of the line. Target helped solve cases for the FBI. Trust me on this you will solve this quickly. J Cardenas

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

J Cardenas,

Hello to you! Thanks for the suggestion. The amount of technical expertise that exists in our community is amazing, and we are hoping to leverage that same intellect in finding the person in the video above.

An LAFD Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section (ACTS) Investigator tells me that ACTS worked closely with law enforcement tech specialists to optimize the source video. That much said, there is no reason that LAFD shouldn't consider every avenue for identifying and apprehending this suspect. Therefore, I am making ACTS aware of your suggestion. Thank you!

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

Anonymous said...

Hello Brian, Any news on this? It's been a week since the posting. J Cardenas

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

J Cardenas,

Thank you for the follow-up. Though leanly staffed, the LAFD Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section (ACTS) has personnel on duty around-the-clock to handle the pervasive crime of arson, including these blazes - which remain "under active investigation".

We'll be speaking to LAFD ACTS Investigators in the coming week about another matter, and will see if there are any updates we can share. If there is something to offer, we'll be sure to post it here.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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