David William Powell, 40, is accused arson and tried homicide. He’s being held in lieu of $1 million bail on the Twin Towers Correctional Facility on Los Angeles forward of a scheduled look in Pasadena Municipal Courtroom October 19.
Powell is believed to have ignited two very harmful residential fires, two smaller fires and used a hammer to assault a person October 17, authorities stated.
The primary harmful fireplace was dispatched at 5:41 p.m. within the 300 block of North Chester Avenue. The fireplace was situated in a indifferent storage housing two autos. The fireplace prolonged into an adjoining condo, in response to Lisa Derderian, Metropolis Public Data Officer for Pasadena.
Round 6 p.m., firefighters then reported a fireplace burning one block east and found a residential construction well-involved with fireplace close to Holliston Avenue and Corson Road, Derderian stated in a written assertion.
The Chester fireplace was shortly knocked down. The Holliston fireplace was knocked down in practically 18 minutes. Nobody was dwelling on the time, however the fireplace displaced all residents, Derderian stated.
A 3rd, however smaller, fireplace was reported and extinguished at a building web site simply earlier than 7 p.m. within the 700 block of East Walnut Road. One other small fireplace was reported and extinguished within the 1800 block of Locust Road simply earlier than 8 p.m., authorities stated.
Whereas the primary two fires burned, Pasadena Police additionally responded to Allen Avenue and Corson Road to research an assault and located a person in his 50s affected by main accidents allegedly brought about in a hammer assault. The suspect fled in an SUV, authorities stated.
Police noticed a suspicious SUV close to the fourth fireplace and tried to cease the motive force presumably linked to the hammer assault. The driving force fled and ran briefly, however was caught. Police seized proof allegedly linking Powell to the hammer assault and fires.
Harm brought about within the Chester fireplace is estimated at $50,000. The fireplace harm on Holliston is estimated at $200,000 to the construction and $100,000 in contents, Derderian stated.