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17-year-old seized in connection with string of Livermore fires

Grass fire at Elm, H streets Monday leads to arrest

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on Monday afternoon on suspicion of starting a string of recent fires in Livermore, police said.

At about 2 p.m. Monday, a Livermore police officer was on patrol

and saw firefighters responding to a grass fire in the area of Elm and K

streets.

Upon arrival, the officer saw a teen boy at the scene as well as a

UPS truck driver going about his business.

The UPS truck driver spoke with the officer and said the boy was

the only other person he had seen in the area where the fire began.

The officer spoke with the teen boy and noticed a lighter sticking

out of his pocket, police said.

The juvenile initially told the officer that he didn't start the

fire, but admitted to being at some of the other fires. The teen ultimately

admitted to being responsible for all of the recent fires, police said.

The juvenile was arrested for eight counts of arson, police said.

Anyone with information about the arson acts is asked to call the

Livermore Police Department at (925) 294-7531.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Julia
a resident of another community
on Jun 10, 2014 at 9:12 am

I don't quite understand the last comment in this article.

"Anyone with information about the arson acts is asked to call the LPD".

How much more information does the LPD need. They have the arsonist...how much more information is needed. Oh, maybe they want to know WHY he did it...maybe he was mad at his patents or his girl friend or maybe he was having a bad day...

Who really care's WHY he did it. Lock him up for 6 months and charge his parents the bill for their sons actions...case closed..

Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo


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Posted by Right
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 10, 2014 at 9:27 am

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as irrelevant to this thread.)


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Posted by Pro-Law
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2014 at 11:02 am

Julia,

You can never have too much evidence. Plus it could lead to other crimes being uncovered.


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Posted by Julia
a resident of another community
on Jun 11, 2014 at 10:02 am

Hey Pro-Law...that is BS and you know it...And by the way they are just asking for more info about the fires...

Thanks for Listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo


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Posted by Pro-Law
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 11, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Julia,

I'm being serious. Any applicable information for investigators is important. You must not be too familiar with the criminal justice system. You don't just stop investigating because someone admits to a crime.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 12, 2014 at 1:43 pm

sometimes it's not so cool to try to esplain some issues to a mule...if you catch my drift...

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