Police: Covington man charged with arson and burglary

David Juarez, 37, is accused of setting a Covington building on fire twice and then throwing...
David Juarez, 37, is accused of setting a Covington building on fire twice and then throwing two improvised incendiary devices at a restaurant.(Covington Police Department)
Published: Mar. 10, 2023 at 10:02 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2023 at 12:24 PM EST
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COVINGTON, Ky. (WXIX) - Police arrested a Covington man on Thursday who is accused of intentionally setting a building on fire and then trying to set a restaurant on fire.

On March 8, officers were dispatched to a building on West Eighth Street to investigate a burglary, Lt. Justin Bradbury said.

The following day, police were called back to the same address to assist the Covington Fire Department with a fire.

Bradbury said an investigation indicated the fire had been intentionally set.

On March 9, officers were dispatched to Zapata’s Cantina, at 801 Madison Ave., for a report of a broken window.

“Investigation there revealed someone had thrown two improvised incendiary devised at the business, but they failed to catch fire,” a news release from Covington police said.

The Criminal Investigation Bureau later determined that David Juarez, 37, was responsible for all three incidents, according to the release.

Juarez was found hiding in his car at his home on West 9th St. where he was later taken into custody, police said.

Bradbury said Juarez is charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of arson.

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