Man Charged In West Burb Pick-Up Truck Arson

VILLA PARK (STMW)– A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with setting a pick-up truck on fire in west suburban Villa Park Saturday.   Villa Park police and fire departments responded Saturday to the area of 726 W. Roy Dr. for reports of a vehicle on fire, according to a Villa Park police release.  A Ford Pick-up truck was found fully engulfed in flames. A trash receptacle was also on fire in the same area and another vehicle sustained minor fire damage one block away.

Officers recovered evidence that led them to Felipe Hernandez-Ortiz, 21, of Villa Park, who was found at his home and arrested.

Hernandez was charged with one count of arson (a Class 2 felony), and one count of criminal damage to property (a Class A misdemeanor).  Hernandez is being held at the DuPage County Jail on a $20,000 bond, according to Villa Park police.

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  • slippery

    from looking at the picture it is hard to believe a fine up-standing citizen would ever commit such a crime, the only question that i have is whether he is here legally ?

    • Right On

      I agree with you slippery. Too bad he didn’t catch on fire himself. Legal or illegal matters not to me. He is a thug! Have any problem with these statement Alfredo?????

  • Alfredo

    Here we go again with the same simple minded comments of ignorant “wannabe” citizens.

    • Carlos Hernandez Gonzalez

      I agree, Alfredo, this illegal ass mexican piece of sh!t is a perfect example of why his sh!t kind are not welcome here in the US. It’s not only because he is as ugly as a rhino’s behind, or because he only has two brain cells. It’s because he is a low life creepo. Just looking at his sh!t mug makes me ill. Deport all illegals now.

      • Citizens of Cook

        Agreed by all!!!

      • George

        You’re the man, Carlos. Most sense I’ve heard all day.

  • Dee

    Yet another good American.

  • daniel el traviezo

    Bola de putos ijos de mi verga! Carlosn alfredo I bet ur mom was a
    Pinche frijolera too

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