Topanga Area Arsonist Wanted By LAPD

October 24, 2023 ·

TOPANGA CANYON—The Los Angeles Police Department Major Crimes Division indicated on Monday, October 23 that they are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for an arson that transpired in the Topanga Division.

The LAPD reported on October 21, around 7:58 p.m., Topanga Area patrol officers responded to an arson investigation in the 23000 block of Welby Way. A suspect walked onto the victim’s property and ignited an American flag on fire that was connected to a flagpole. The suspect fled from the location on foot and the Major Crimes Division is investigating if the incident has a hate crime connection.

Picture of the suspect that the Los Angeles Police Department are searching for.

The suspect is described as a male, standing between 5 feet and 9 inches and 5 feet and 11 inches tall, and weighs between 160 to 170 pounds. Major Crimes Division is collaborating with the Los Angeles Fire Department Arson about the case.

Anyone with details about the fire is asked to contact Major Crimes Division at (213) 486-7260. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wanting to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

By Trevor

Next Post

Murder Suspect Arrested Near Red Bluff

WESTWOOD—On Friday October 20 at approximately 5:56 p.m. the California Highway Patrol (CHP) located an individual that fit the description of a suspect wanted in connection with a fatal incident that Lassen County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) deputies had just responded…
Read
Previous Post

Jennifer Lopez Selling Bel Air Property

BEL AIR—Actress, singer and dancer Jennifer Lopez has sold her Bel Air property for more than $34 million, TMZ first reported on Monday, October 23. The actress first listed the property in February 2023 for over $42.5 million.  Lopez purchased…
Read
Random Post

Coastal Vulnerability Assessment Workshop April 18

MALIBU—On Wednesday, March 27, the city of Malibu announced that the community is invited to an upcoming workshop focused on the Coastal Vulnerability Assessment, offered in-person April 18 and virtually on April 30. The workshop provides a opportunity for the…
Read
Random Post

Flooding And Evacuations Due To High Surf

MALIBU—On December 30, the Ventura County Emergency (VC Emergency) information source announced a flood advisory issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) that was in effect until December 30, at 11:00 a.m. PST for southwest California, including portions of southern…
Read
Random Post

LAFD Has Two Cliffside Rescues In Two Days

MALIBU—On April 3, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a vehicle left the highway by the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Malibu Canyon Road. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) the vehicle plummeted approximately 150 feet down a…
Read
Random Post

Yolanda Caldwell Arrested For Bank Robbery

SANTA MONICA—On Friday, October 27, Lt. Erika Aklufi of the Santa Monica Police Department indicated in an email to Canyon News that a suspect has been arrested for a bank robbery that transpired in September 2023. The SMPD reported that…
Read