Arson

Dreamstime
May 27, 2018 - 10:06 pm
A Mulvane woman is accused of setting her house on fire to collect insurance money. Although police arrested Rebecca Mortimer after the March 30th fire, her husband, Charles, says she is not responsible for purposely lightening the fire. Charles says Rebecca had worked for the Mulvane police for a...
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Ben Brink/The Oregonian via AP
May 23, 2018 - 5:36 am
An anti-abortion activist who shot and wounded a Kansas abortion provider and firebombed clinics in Oregon and elsewhere has been released from prison to a halfway house to finish her sentence. The Federal Correctional Institution in Waseca, Minnesota, confirmed Tuesday that Rachelle "Shelley"...
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March 23, 2018 - 9:51 am
A suspended volunteer firefighter has been charged with arson in pasture and hay bale fires last year in western Kansas. The Salina Journal reports that Landon Ray Beesley, of Collyer, was charged Wednesday in Trego County with two counts of arson. He is free on $32,500 bond. He doesn't have an...
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March 21, 2018 - 4:39 am
Authorities are investigating a string of arson fires in southeast Kansas. The Joplin Globe reports that three grass fires and a shed fire in Galena last week has marked the 12th fire-related incident in the area since mid-February. Others include fires at vacant homes, the burning of railroad ties...
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Dreamstime
February 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
A 27-year-old man from Horton, Kansas has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison for committing several arson fires throughout the town of Horton. Dustin McCulley was sentenced Friday for the arson crimes he committed in May of 2017. McCulley pleaded no contest last month to nine felonies...
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Ted Woodward
February 05, 2018 - 2:32 pm
A teenager has been arrested for setting a house on fire in the northwest part of Wichita, near 21st & Amidon. Early Sunday evening, fire crews were called to a house in the 2200 block of N. Richmond, where smoke was showing. Investigators determined the fire had been intentionally set in the...
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Dreamstime
January 03, 2018 - 2:27 pm
Topeka police say the death of a Lawrence man whose body was found inside a burning vehicle is being investigated as a homicide. Police said in a statement Wednesday that the body of 30-year-old Arnulfo Garcia was found inside the vehicle Saturday morning after firefighters responded to a call of a...
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Dreamstime
November 07, 2017 - 5:15 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for starting a fire that caused extensive damage to Petra Restaurant. On Nov. 1 a Wichita Police Officer saw a...
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Dreamstime
September 28, 2017 - 5:15 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - A house fire in north Topeka has been ruled an arson. According to a release the fire was reported before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on NW Eugene St. in Topeka. Crews on arrival found heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of a single-story house. Firefighters were able to keep...
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Dreamstime
September 09, 2017 - 4:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old is facing 11 felony charges related to a string of arsons in Topeka. KSNT-TV reports Alexander Jarvis, of Topeka, was arrested last December and originally charged as a juvenile because of his age at the time. He turned 18 in February. Shawnee County District...
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