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Delaware Teen Charged with Setting Fire at Elementary School

Authorities in Delaware have arrested a 14-year-old boy accused of intentionally setting fire to a structure at an elementary school, causing damage estimated at $80,000, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. State Fire Marshal deputies charged the teenager with …

Serial Arsonist Arrested in Georgia After Setting Three Fires

A Georgia man has been arrested and charged with three counts of arson in the first degree, three counts of burglary in the first degree, two counts of criminal trespass, and four counts of aggravated assault, all of which are …

Pennsylvania Woman Convicted of Six Counts in Insurance Fraud Case

A suburban Philadelphia woman has been convicted of most charges in a multi-million-dollar insurance fraud case following fires at her Bucks County property. Jurors in Bucks County deliberated for more than four hours before convicting 71-year-old Claire Risoldi on six …

Teens Charged in Fire That Destroyed Century-Old Maryland Home

Two teenage boys have been charged with arson that destroyed a century-old home on Maryland’s Kent Island. The Office of the State Fire Marshal in Maryland reported that the two teens, age 14 and 15, pulled old Christmas trees into …

New York Teen Gets Probation, Psychiatric Care in Friend’s Fire Death

A teenager who has been in and out of the hospital with mental health problems since the death of a friend in a massive fire the boys started was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation. A Family Court judge …

New York Issues First-in-Nation Regulation on Commercial Crime Insurance

New York State’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) in December issued a new regulation that prohibits insurance companies from denying commercial crime insurance coverage to New York businesses employing people with criminal convictions. The regulation, called Insurance Regulation 209, serves …

Burglars Hit Oklahoma Governor’s Campaign Bus

Oklahoma City police say a stereo and TV were stolen from Gov. Mary Fallin’s campaign bus while it was parked at an RV dealership for maintenance. The Oklahoman reported on Aug. 22 that robbers broke into the bus and attempted …

Study: Houston Police Failed to Investigate Over 20,000 Cases Last Year

More than 20,000 burglary, assault and other cases were not investigated last year by Houston, Texas, police because of a lack of personnel, according to a report released June 2. The findings recommend that at least 45 additional investigators be …

One-Third Fail to Activate Theft Prevention Measures on Their Homes

Almost of a third of American homeowners who have anti-theft devices on their homes don’t use them — even during the summer when burglars are at their busiest. A survey commissioned by Nationwide Insurance found that, while a majority of …

Property Crime Down, Violent Crime Up in 2012: FBI

The nation experienced a 1.2 percent increase in the number of violent crimes and a 0.8 percent decline in the number of property crimes in 2012 when compared with data from 2011, the FBI said. Violent crime increased in three …