Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Couple Causes Fire; Man Still Sought

At least two vehicles were burned in an apartment complex in University City after a couple allegedly applied flammable liquids on one of the parked vehicles and started a fire.

The 21-year-old Diana Louise Dypvik from San Diego later turned herself in while her accomplice, 29-year-old Derek N. Jones’ whereabouts is still unknown. She is charged with two counts of arson.

Police are yet to find out the reason behind the arson.

Surveillance footage showed Dypvik driving Jones’ car at around 5 a.m. in the parking lot where they intentionally started a fire on one of the parked vehicles.

Authorities quickly responded to the incident and so burn injuries were prevented.

Aside from the vehicles, there are also damaged properties such as the overhanging equipments and other fixings in the apartment complex. If proven guilty, these two will face criminal charges and will compensate for the damages of all properties.