They say he's also the same child charged with both arson last summer and kidnapping in November.
In the kidnapping charge the teen suspect and an accomplice are accused of carjacking, taking off with a baby in the car and dumping him at a gas station.
“He just drops the baby off on the sidewalk and speeds off and we never see him again,” store clerk, Alex Robles, told Channel 2 Action News at the time.
Police are going after the teen’s mother for contributing to her child's lack of structure, charging her with educational neglect.
Investigators said her son missed more than 30 days of school between August and December -- the same time frame in which all the crimes were committed.
“She could not provide a valid reason as to why this kid was not going to school other than pointing the finger at other people,” Jackson told Carr.
Carr wasn’t able to find the child's mother either. Police have an open invitation to her and other parents this Saturday.
“To help you become a citizen that's going to act right, we're going to help you. But if you want to continue to allow yourself, or your kid, we're going to deal with you that way too,” Jackson said.