Mother’s Adult Son Charged with Arson After House Fire in Libertyville

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Adrian S. Jonas, accused of arson in Libertyville (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office/FIRE PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Leonard).
Adrian S. Jonas, accused of arson in Libertyville following house fire on October 10, 2022 (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff’s Office/FIRE PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Leonard).

A Libertyville resident has been charged with arson following the investigation of a suspicious house fire in the block of 500 East Golf Road in Libertyville on October 10, 2022.

Adrian S. Jonas was charged with arson on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, and is accused of setting his mother’s house on fire at house near the intersection of Golf Road and Cambridge Drive in Libertyville. Lake County Court records show that Adrian Jonas also violated an active Order of Protection (September 2, 2022) after he was served notice.

On Wednesday, October 19, 2022, Adrian S. Jonas was charged with …

Residential Arson,

Arson/Real/Personal Property greater than $150,

Violation of Order of Protection After Served Notice, and

Resisting a Peace Officer.

The bond for Adrian S Jonas was set at $350,000.

Jonas was arrested and confined on Thursday, October 20, 2022.

Recent court history for Adrian Jonas also included trespass and domestic battery cases.

Flames from the front of a house "Side A" on Golf Road in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Leonard)
Flames from the front of a house “Side A” on Golf Road in Libertyville in a frame from video (PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Leonard).

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Libertyville responded about 6:40 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2022 to a report of house fire at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive in Libertyville.

The residence in the block of 500 East Golf Road was determined to be unoccupied, according to Libertyville Fire Department.

Libertyville Fire Department also received a report of an explosion at the scene.

A neighbor at the scene was overheard asking if the son was at the in the area.

Firefighters reported seeing a smoke header while responding to the scene. Fire command on arrival reported a single-story fully-involved house fire, but when the flames were knocked down, firefighters discovered the house was a 2-story home.




Neighbo heard explosion, investigators then worked to determine the cause of explosion and fire at a house in Libertyville. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Initially, there was no information available about the occupants of the home. The Illinois State Fire Marshal was requested to respond to the scene at around 7:00 p.m.. A video provided to news media showed a possible stream of accelerant burning in a trail in front of the home.

A MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm #46-20 was activated at 7:52 p.m. Fire continued to burn in the basement, and firefighters used foam to attempt to extinguish the fire. Smoke was still pushing out of the home at 10:15 p.m., although the Box Alarm was struck out at 8:50 p.m.




A witness did not see firefighters enter the home before 10:00 p.m., and there was no fire radio traffic that indicated whether anyone was in the house. Most or all photos showed firefighters attacking the fire defensively (from outside of the home).

Fire and police authorities did not initially confirm whether the fire was suspicious.

House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Craig/CapturedNews)
House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Craig/CapturedNews).




Firefighters attacking the house fire from the exterior, known as defensive (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt)
Firefighters attacking the house fire from the exterior, known as defensive (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt).
Firefighters attacking the house fire from the exterior, known as defensive (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt)
Firefighters attacking the house fire from the exterior, known as defensive (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt).
Firefighters attacking the house fire from the exterior, known as defensive (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt)
Firefighters attacking the house fire from the exterior, known as defensive (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt).




House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Craig/CapturedNews)
House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Craig/CapturedNews).
House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Craig/CapturedNews)
House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Craig/CapturedNews).
House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Craig/CapturedNews)
House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Craig/CapturedNews).
House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Craig/CapturedNews)
House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Craig/CapturedNews).




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House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt)
House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt).
House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt)
House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt).




House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt)
House fire scene at Golf Road and Cambridge Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt).
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