Raymond Lee Oyler’s car Spotted Near Forest Fires By Secret Surveillance Cameras


The charges against Raymond Lee Oyler just got a bit more difficult for him to explain. A car linked to Oyler was spotted near at least 10 other arsons. Yesterday, Raymond Lee Oyler was charged with murder and arson by prosecutors as they stated “the evidence against him as overwhelming”, but they have not provided details.

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A car linked to a man charged with setting a wildfire that killed five firefighters was spotted near at least 10 other arsons, an official involved in the investigation said Friday.

Cameras secretly placed atop utility poles in remote areas captured details of a car registered to a man who said he had sold it to Raymond Lee Oyler months ago, said the official, who requested anonymity because the case was continuing.


The official said detectives then began investigating Oyler for a string of arsons and found evidence linking him to last week’s deadly fire. The cameras did not catch Oyler setting that fire, the official said.

Raymond Lee Oyler has pleased not guilty to all charges and proclaims his innocence. However, it is certainly not looking good for Oyler. If guilty Oyler could get either life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

Oyler has pleaded not guilty to five counts of murder, 11 counts of arson and 10 counts of use of an incendiary device. The charges include seven fires in June, one in July, one in September and two in October.

Oyler, who is being held without bail, “adamantly denies involvement in this fire and in any of these fires,” his attorney Mark McDonald said outside court Thursday. “He’s very distraught and scared. … The finger is pointing at him.”


Posted November 3, 2006 by
Arson, Crime, Murder | 11 comments

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “Raymond Lee Oyler’s car Spotted Near Forest Fires By Secret Surveillance Cameras”

    1. joe bear on November 3rd, 2006 11:21 pm

      No mercy or sympathy for this guy.

    2. Carpe Noctem on November 4th, 2006 10:18 am

      Live your life, like you are on TV all the time.

      …because in 2006, you pretty much are.

      Each time you walk out the door to your house, or work…

      Cameras are a rollin’

      Provided you are not lying, raping, murdering scuzzbags like
      the Van der Sloots and Kalpoes of ARUBA,

      You will be just fine.

    3. nurturer on November 4th, 2006 1:35 pm

      IF this guy is the guy, burning at the stake would be an appropriate slap on the wrist. Or perhaps a t-shirt that reads, “I start forest fires.”

      Just kidding.

    4. Rusty on November 5th, 2006 4:35 am

      Cameras are everywhere now. Why

    5. Brenda T. on November 6th, 2006 10:50 am


      Because cameras are the only way to catch liars, cheaters, thieves, killers (remember Michelle Gardner-Quinn?) , child molesters (remember Carlie Brucia?) in the act if no one is around to witness in person.

      The crime against Carlie may never have been solved had that carwash camera not been pointed in the right direction at the right time (sadly). Same will Michelle. We know who was with her. FUNNY how that same car owned by the same person was caught on camera 10 times. Wonder how often THAT occurs???

      Had cameras along the highways Melinda Duckett was travelling been working, it may have been determined where she truly drove that day.

      We also know who the terrorists were who overtook the planes on 9/11 thanks to airport security cameras…not that they helped that day…but we have evidence of who now for certain.

      Rusty…it’s the world we live in. I have nothing to hide and don’t “fear” the cameras at all.


    6. Nasir on September 22nd, 2008 2:58 pm

      Brenda is right. Security cameras has great importance in today’s life.

    7. Steve on March 7th, 2009 8:45 am

      The ultimate solution is evident: the goverment should place cameras inside our homes as well. Just consider for a moment how many crimes could be solved – and more importantly how many crimes could be prevented. We could achieve a near perfect society at long last!

    8. David on June 5th, 2009 1:21 pm

      I had a neighbor with surveillance cc cameras is every room of his home.

      Turns out he was kidnapping girls and keeping them hostage in his home.

      I viewed the home when it was put up for sale and you could see where the cameras were mounted.

      Is that the kind of thing you’re into Steve?

    9. James on June 5th, 2009 5:16 pm

      I’m pretty sure the Steve guy is making a 1984 reference. Maybe you should read it.

    10. Greg on June 8th, 2011 7:20 am

      Now, 2 years into the future they are using infra red camera surveillance.
      These camera may have caught this idiot in the act of lighting these fires and provented this tragety.

    11. Greg on June 8th, 2011 7:26 am

      I’m all for surveillance cameras, but we still have issues of privacy amongst our society.

      Funny how people don’t wish to be recorded outside of the homes. The fact is if they are doing nothing wrong then there is no problem be viewed on security cameras!

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