Articles Tagged With ‘Arson’

Serial arsonist gets 25 years to life over fire near SLO Elks Lodge

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge last week sentenced a San Luis Obispo man and serial arsonist to 25 years to life in prison for intentionally setting a fire that burned a homeless camp near the SLO Elks Lodge.  On... (Continue reading)

Officers charge teen with starting Lizzie Fire in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers arrested a 15-year-old San Luis Obispo resident for starting the Lizzie Fire that burned 100 acres near SLO High School on Monday. High school officials used surveillance footage of the campus perimeter to identify two... (Continue reading)

SLO arson suspect arrested for starting fires at Madonna Plaza

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police officers arrested a man for allegedly starting at least three fires at the Madonna Plaza shopping center on Tuesday. Shortly after 4 p.m., witnesses reported a pallet on fire next to a... (Continue reading)

Serial arsonist convicted of setting fire near SLO Elks Lodge

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo man and serial arsonist faces at least 25 years in prison after a jury on Friday convicted him of intentionally setting a fire that burned a homeless camp near the SLO Elks Lodge.... (Continue reading)

Arson, backyard and dumpster fires in Lompoc on July 4th

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In a 12-hour span on the night of July 4th and morning after, numerous fires broke out in Lompoc, including one arson. Between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday, Lompoc police received 40 or more calls... (Continue reading)

Officers arrest suspected arsonist near Lompoc

By KAREN VELIE Lompoc police officers arrested a 31-year-old man who is suspected of starting a brush fire near Allan Hancock College on Sunday. Shortly before 11 a.m., several 911 callers reported a brush fire burning near the college. The... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to eight years for TV Hill arson in Santa Barbara

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge sentenced an alleged serial arsonist to eight years in prison for starting a hillside fire in Santa Barbara in 2021 that damaged two homes, threatened the KEYT newsroom and led to hundreds of residents evacuating.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man accused of arson, burglary

By KAREN VELIE An Arroyo Grande man is in jail after he allegedly burglarized a gas station in Missouri and then set the building on fire on Feb. 28. Early Tuesday morning, Marion County sheriff deputies responded to a fire... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man arrested for Santa Maria courthouse arson

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Nipomo man allegedly broke into the Santa Maria courthouse Saturday night and started a fire that led to more than $500,000 worth of water damage. Eric Spies, 31, had been ordered to appear at a court... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande arsonist sentenced to 24 years in prison

A San Luis Obispo County judge sentenced an Arroyo Grande man on Monday to 24 years and 8 months in prison for setting fire to a vehicle and an occupied home. [Cal Coast Times] On Nov. 26, 2017, Jesse Lee... (Continue reading)