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BDB & SONS MOVING, INC. v. TRANSGUARD INSURANCE COMPANY
Interesting case where insurance company raised the issue that it its access to evidence and key witnesses regarding a possible arson was impaired by the criminal investigations and public prosecution.
The psychology behind fire setting
Most children are fascinated with campfires, fireplaces, bonfires, etc. That's natural. But when fascination turns into an obsession, fire setting can become a serious problem.
Arson investigator reveals how ETX church arsonists were caught
The pressure was on to make the fires stop. However, investigators felt one more fire could give them what they needed--the clues--to pin down those responsible.
Public's Help Leads to Upswing in Arson Arrests
Five times as many people were arrested for arson last year compared to years past, a trend local investigators say goes hand-in-hand with a surge in public cooperation.
Arson cases hard to crack
When evidence is burned down with the home, a crime like arson can be nearly impossible to solve.
Arson investigators have high success rate
Arson investigators in Vancouver solved 16 of 31 incendiary fires in 2010, besting the 28 percent average arrest rate nationwide.
Fire, police officials testify in Red Steer arson hearing
Risk Factors of Arson
Summary of Key Factors: Residential buildings; Outdoor locations; Vacant and abandoned buildings; Buildings in tax arrears; History of previous fires; Education establishments; Places of worship; Proximity to drug dealing areas.
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