Los Angeles County Prosecutors have filed 18 felony counts of arson or attempted arson against South Pasadena resident Javier Adolfo Viera, a man police say torched cars and brush out of anger and jealousy.
Viera, 35, is scheduled to be arraigned May 6 in Alhambra Court. He is being held on a higher than normal bail, $2 million, because authorities consider him a danger to the public.
According to the felony charging document, Viera’s alleged arson spree started on November 12, 2012 at 936 Arroyo Ave. in South Pas, where he’s accused of burning a structure and vegetation, and continued through Sunday, where authorities say he torched a car at 6100 Oak Hill in Los Angeles.
Viera confessed to his involvement in some of the crimes, South Pasadena Police have said, noting he has anger issues and financial worries, according to what Viera allegedly told detectives.
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