Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Division detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify additional crimes committed by Miguel Abad Muñoz around the South Park District of Downtown Los Angeles, following his arrest for multiple acts of arson.
On November 27, 2023, around 10:00 a.m., private security personnel in the area of Figueroa Street and Olympic Boulevard saw Muñoz setting multiple fires. Central Area patrol officers responded, located and arrested Muñoz near Hope Street north of Washington Boulevard.
Muñoz, a 40-year-old resident of Los Angeles, was arrested for 451 (d) PC – Arson of Property, booking number 6717428. Muñoz’s bail was set at $50,000. A small black butane lighter was recovered and booked as evidence.
The officers’ investigation revealed eight separate sites where property, including loose trash and other debris, was intentionally ignited by Muñoz. Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to ensure all fires were extinguished. Los Angeles Fire Department Arson Investigators are assisting the ongoing investigation.
Anyone who witnessed these acts of arson, or who has additional information is asked to contact LAPD Central Area Detectives at (213) 833-37508. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P-3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.