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Reserve nabs suspect in Calif. arsons

A part-time reserve deputy spotted Harry Burkhart around 3 a.m. Monday

By Barbara Jones and Susan Abram
Long Beach Press-Telegram

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — A 24-year-old man was in custody Monday in connection with a four- day arson spree across Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley that caused nearly $3 million in damage to vehicles and buildings and sparked widespread fear among residents, officials said.

Harry Burkhart, who police say lives in an apartment in Hollywood, was spotted and pulled over by a part-time reserve deputy, outside a drugstore around 3 a.m. Monday near Sunset Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in West Hollywood.

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