LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Police Department reported on Tuesday, November 28 that they are seeking the public’s help to identify additional crimes committed by Miguel Abad Muñoz around the South Park District of Downtown Los Angeles, following his arrest for multiple acts of arson in the area.
The LAPD reported on November 27, around 10 a.m., private security personnel in the area of Figueroa Street and Olympic Boulevard spotted Muñoz setting multiple fires. Central Area patrol officers responded, located and arrested Muñoz near Hope Street north of Washington Boulevard.
Muñoz, 40, of Los Angeles, was arrested for 451 (d) PC – Arson of Property, booking number 6717428. Muñoz’s bail was set at $50,000. Authorities recovered a small black butane lighter that was booked as evidence.
A total of eight separate sites revealed property including loose trash and other debris, was intentionally ignited by Muñoz. Personnel with the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to ensure all fires were extinguished. LAFD Arson Investigators are assisting the ongoing investigation.
Anyone who witnessed any of the acts of arson, or who has additional information is asked to contact LAPD Central Area Detectives at (213) 833-37508. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing 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.