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Teen detained on arson charges in brush fire north of Reno

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018|3:24 p.m.

Cops have arrested a 13-year-old suspect on arson charges stemming from a little brush fire that broke out north of Reno.

The fire that started about 7:40 a.m. Thursday burned about one-quarter acre near Martin Luther King Park off of Lemmon Drive just west of U.S. Highway 395. No one was hurt and no structures were harmed.

Truckee Meadows Fire Defense District representative Adam Mayberry said Friday the Washoe County School Police detained the teenager on 2 arson counts.

In addition to that fire, the youth was booked on suspicion of beginning another blaze reported earlier about a block away.

Man, 63, hung on arson charge in Pahrump church fire

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017|1:35 p.m.

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A constable’s spokesman says a 63-year-old Nevada man is dealing with felony arson and other charges after he was accused of beginning a fire at an evangelical Christian church.

Nye County constable’s spokesperson Arnold Knightly said Monday that Frank Eugene Casey was arrested after he was discovered sitting in a parked cars and truck close by while firefighters fought flames about 1 a.m. Friday at the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Pahrump.

Knightly says Casey was imprisoned on $102,500 bail pending a court look on charges likewise including church residential or commercial property damage and drunken driving.

A court clerk didn’t instantly react to a message, and it wasn’t instantly clear if Casey had a legal representative.

Knightly says Casey told federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Guns agents and state authorities detectives that he started the fire in a church storeroom.

Guy bailed out on arson counts back in jail after another fire

Male charged with arson in pair of fires at Las Vegas synagogue

Thursday, May 11, 2017|11:05 a.m.

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Afshin Bahrampour A male with a previous misdemeanor conviction in a garbage can arson case has been charged with setting two fires at a Las Vegas synagogue.

Afshin Bahrampour sat shackled and staring at the floor Thursday during his very first court look on felony arson and robbery charges.

He was jailed after a vehicle fire late Monday outside the Chabad Jewish Center of Las Vegas and a small trash can fire earlier inside the building.

Bahrampour wasn’t asked to go into a plea. The judge scheduled a May 25 preliminary hearing.

Bahrampour is being held at the Clark County prison in Las Vegas.

His designated public defender, Rafael Nones, declined to comment.

The 47-year-old Bahrampour pleaded an equivalent of no contest last September to misdemeanor attempted arson in a trash can fire at a state office complex in Las Vegas.