Expenses filed in Logan Sq. arson spree


Luis Ramirez (inset) and the aftermath of the storage fireplace. | CPD; CWBChicago

Arson prices have been filed in reference to a series of intentionally-set fires in Logan Square earlier this month. Prosecutors stated police tracked the person down after detectives acknowledged the firebug in surveillance video.

Luis Ramirez, 54, is charged with 5 felony counts of arson inflicting injury.

Fireplace division and police personnel responded to a string of fires beginning round 11 p.m. October four close to the 2200 and 2300 blocks of North Rockwell and North Campbell. The streets share a standard alley. 

The 5 counts in opposition to Ramirez stem from a single fireplace un the 2200 block of Rockwell that gutted a storage, broken close by buildings, and destroyed two vehicles.

Detectives who reviewed native surveillance digital camera footage acknowledged the arsonist from one other incident in the identical space over the summer season, prosecutors stated. The surveillance footage was additionally shared on a group web site and CWBChicago.

In August, a person informed police that somebody he employed to do jobs tossed an “M-80 kind system” into his entrance yard after the sufferer fired him and informed him to not come again, prosecutors. No prices have been ever filed, however police acknowledged the arsonist from a video of the M-80 instances, prosecutors stated.

A broken automobile and the storage’s door sit throughout the alley from the first fireplace scene. | CWBChicago

In line with the state’s allegations, detectives spoke with the August sufferer who recognized Ramirez within the arson video. When police situated Ramirez on Thursday, he was carrying the identical sun shades, footwear, and backpack because the arsonist, prosecutors stated.

Ramirez has two earlier felony convictions and a pending home battery case, based on prosecutors. Choose Susana Ortiz ordered him held in lieu of $250,000 bail and stated he should go onto digital monitoring if he posts the necessary 10% deposit bond.

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