Joint Arson Task Force Needs the Public’s Help to Identify a Person of Interest NR12002SF

January 1, 2012

Los Angeles:  The Joint Arson Task Force comprised of the Los Angeles Fire and Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Fire Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, is investigating a series of arson fire incidents since Friday, December 30, 2011.

Detectives have a person of interest who was captured on surveillance video from multiple locations where arson fires have occurred.  He is described as a male with light complexion wearing dark clothing and a pony tail hair style.  Detectives are asking anyone with information on this individual to contact the task force at Robbery Homicide Division at 213-486-6890.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.