ELF has made Long Island's North Shore its latest battleground in what it has declared "an unbounded war on urban sprawl," leaving its calling card in the form of arson
against new luxury homes and condominiums last December at Mount Sinai and the adjacent towns of Miller Place and Middle Island.
Home Office Minister Mr George Howarth ordered the inquiry after concern that the spiralling rates of arson
were happening against a backdrop of dwindling prosecutions.
In addition, HUD will make $10 million in loan guarantees available to help communities rebuild where their insurance coverage has not been adequate to cover the losses resulting from these arsons
There may be no quick fix to credit trouble, but homeowners seem to realize that arson
is not a path to financial recovery.
THE recession has sparked a surge in arson
attacks, with struggling business owners setting fire to their own premises to claim insurance or to that of rivals in an attempt to eliminate competition.
Last month, Aiken completed the sentencings of 10 core members of the arson
ATF brings unique resources and expertise to arson
and explosives investigations," said Director Truscott.
Anyone with information about any arson
attack can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
The training of these dogs is a new and unique device in our ability to detect arson
fires," said Donald Kincaid, chief of the ATF's Arson
and Explosives Division.
But Aiken sternly rebuked Tubbs for minimizing his role in serial arsons
between 1996 and 2001.
Stockton's schools liaison officer with Cleveland Police PC Jeff Vowles said: "Cleveland has the highest number of arsons
in the country.
Residential property was involved in 59 percent of the structural arsons
during the year.