Police nab arsonist who torched RV in San Luis Obispo

July 15, 2021


San Luis Obispo police officers arrested a man who allegedly set a recreational vehicle trailer on fire Sunday morning, in which individuals may have been living.

Shortly before 8 a.m., callers reported the RV burning in the 2900 block of McMillan Avenue. Firefighters arrived and found the trailer fully engulfed in flames with the blaze extending into nearby vegetation.

Sean Glenn Bibby

All of the occupants of the RV were out of the trailer when firefighters arrived, according to the San Luis Obispo Fire Department.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze. No one suffered any injuries as a result of the fire.

SLO’s fire marshal launched an investigation, which revealed an accelerant had been used to set the RV trailer on fire. Police detectives joined the investigation and identified the suspect as Sean Glenn Bibby, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

At about 12:25 p.m. on Tuesday, detectives located Bibby, 27, at Santa Rosa Park and arrested him.

Officers booked Bibby in the SLO County Jail on a charge of arson. Bibby remains in custody with his bail set at $50,000, according to the SLO County Sheriff’s Office website.

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The headline should read “Police nab suspected arsonist of torched RV in San Luis Obispo”. Or would you prefer that his lawyer have grounds that his case is already tainted by the press making assumptions of guilt? Come on, you must know better than this.

We don’t agree on much but on this we do. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

Only $50K bail? For arson, attempted murder, and multiple felonies to commit? No doubt, being SLO, there a hate crime in there too!

Now that is the smirk of an insane person… someone should have let Bibby know that “Burning Man” doesn’t start until August.