SAFE LA Task Force Arrest Arson/Looting Suspects NR20169cr

July 19, 2020

On May 30, 2020, the suspects depicted in the attached images
entered a restaurant in the Hollywood area during the SAFE LA
protests and civil unrest. One suspect utilized accelerant to
ignite a fire inside the location. After igniting the fire, the
suspects looted several bottles of alcohol and looted items from
neighboring businesses. The SAFE LA Task Force received a tip from
the SAFELATIPS webpage, which ultimately identified the

On July 16, 2020, SAFE LA Task Force members served search warrants
at the suspects residences. The suspects were subsequently arrested
for arson and looting.

Suspect-1: Mario Alvarado, 43 years

Supect-2: Julian Mejia, 34 years

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during the SAFE LA civil unrest which leads to an arrest may be
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