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.
In addition to the 900 block of Arroyo Avenue and the 6100 block of Oak Hill, here is the list of areas that prosecutors say Viera committed arson or attempted to commit arson over the last five months:
Nov. 14, 2012 -- Monterey Road and Pasadena Avenue
Nov. 15, 2012 -- 3oo block of Alta Vista Avenue
March 29, 2013 -- 200 block of San Pascual Avenue
March 29 -- attempted arson (no location given)
March 31 -- 800 block of Grand Avenue
Apr. 1 -- attempted arson (no location given)
Apr. 5 -- Mission Street and Forest Avenue
Apr. 9 - 500 block of Arroyo Drive
Apr. 9 -- 500 block of Columbia
Apr. 17 -- 300 block of Pasadena Avenue
Apr. 17 -- 1000 block of Indiana Avenue
Apr. 17 -- 200 block of Pasadena Avenue
Apr. 18 -- 1000 block of Indiana Avenue
Apr. 19 -- 1700 block of Virginia Place
Apr. 20 -- 400 block of Arroyo Road
Apr. 20 -- 300 block of Pasadena Avenue
If convicted of all counts, Viera could face up to 32 years in state prison.