Weatherly Police have filed charges on Felix Lazaro Larrinaga-Sanchez and David Azlugaray Lugones in relation to a 2016 Fire in the Borough.
The fire, which started at 234 3rd Street, caused over $1,000,000 in damages after it quickly spread to two neighboring homes leaving two innocent families homeless.
Azlugaray Lugones is currently jailed in relation to drug trafficking and firearms offenses. Authorities are searching for Lazaro Larrinaga-Sanchez who is known to frequent the Freeland area, New Jersey, and Florida.
Hazleton News 1 reported live from the scene in 2016:
A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives member who wished to remain unnamed and off camera provided additional information on the case which is connected with a larger investigation involving the search for human remains, drugs, firearms, and explosives.
Alzugaray and Larrinaga-Sanchez are both former employees of Roberto Torner and Liza Robles of Freeland. Torner and Robles owned the home is Weatherly. Prior to the fire, Robles was charged in connection to an incident involving a tenant of the home being behind on rent. During the incident where a gun was drawn by Alba Veras, an acquaintance of Torner and Robles, Torner appeared at the home holding a gun in his hand, stating he would burn “this (expletive)” down before he would let them live there rent-free according to court papers.
Torner was initially arrested for Federal charges in 2017. He was released on bail for a short period of time where he was found to be in possession of stolen explosives. Torner remains behind bars while the trial proceeds.
Authorities search for human remains at a property owned by Torner and Robles.
Authorities raid another property owned by Robles and Torner, Robles and Veras are arrested for the threats.