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Monday, May 10, 2021

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Canoga Park: Los Angeles Police Department announces the arrest of a man who threw a molotov cocktail at the Topanga Community Police Station entrance.

On May 9, 2021, around 12:55 a.m., Jonathon Rosin, approached the front doors of the Topanga Community Police Station at the 21500 Block of Schoenborn Street. Rosin lit a glass bottle that contained a flammable liquid and threw it at the front window of the police station. Upon contact with the window the bottle shattered and ignited the flammable liquid. The incident was witnessed by multiple LAPD personnel on the station's CCTV system. The flames were extinguished promptly by a supervisor.

Officers went in foot pursuit of Rosin eastbound on Schoenborn Street from Topanga Station. Rosin was taken into custody without incident at Canoga Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard. After Rosin was taken into custody officers observed that he smelled like gasoline.

Jonathon Rosin, 24, resident of Los Angeles, was arrested and booked for 18740 P.C., "Igniting An Explosive," and a misdemeanor warrant. Rosin is being held at the MDC Jail on a $501,000 bail.

LAPD Major Crimes Division is handling the investigation with support from LAFD Arson Counter Terrorism Section (ACTS).

Anyone with any additional information can contact LAPD Major Crimes Divison at (213) 486-7220. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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