Men charged in Pasadena house fire

PASADENA - Two men who allegedly torched a Pasadena home on New Year's Eve have been arrested and face felony charges.Steven James Rymer, 28, and Hosea Daniel Dileoreto, 18, both face one felony count each of arson of an inhabited structure or property, use of destructive device and explosive to injure/destroy, and burglary. Prosecutors claim that on Dec. 31, both men destroyed a home in the 800 block of North Oakland Avenue in Pasadena, only a mile away from the route of the Rose Parade which took place the following day. Rymer and Dileoreto allegedly used a pipe bomb to burn the house. Prosecutors said the owner of the home had died eight months earlier but the property was being inhabited by squatters. If convicted, each defendant faces up to eight years in prison.

********** Published: Jan. 23, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 41