Articles Tagged With ‘Arson’




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Arson suspected in Santa Maria department store fire

A fire broke out inside a Santa Maria department store Tuesday night, and fire officials suspect the blaze may have been set intentionally. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10 p.m., the fire started in Fallas, located in the Town Center... (Continue reading)

Jury hangs 11-1 on whether SLO High grad started computer lab fire

One of the three former San Luis Obispo High School student’s accused of burning down the campus computer lab dodged an arson conviction on Monday when a single juror refused to find him guilty. [Tribune] Last December, a fire destroyed... (Continue reading)

Arsonists reportedly seen running from Lompoc brush fire

A fire broke out in a Lompoc riverbed on Monday, and Lompoc police are now searching for two boys who are accused of starting the blaze. The blaze burned 2.2 acres in the riverbed near A Street and Central Avenue,... (Continue reading)

Bradley woman pleads no contest in North County arson case

A Bradley woman who reportedly admitted to starting several fires in North County last year pleaded no contest to two charges on Monday. [Tribune] Debra Kay Collins is facing up to six years in prison after pleading no contest to... (Continue reading)

Unknown man sought by businessmen over The Sub fire

The owners of a popular San Luis Obispo retail store and head shop that went up in flames more than a year ago say they believe an off-duty firefighter, or a man identifying himself as one, started the fire that... (Continue reading)

SLO High arson damage climbs to about $2 million

The computer lab fire that three former San Luis Obispo High School students allegedly set caused more than $1.8 million worth of damage, according to several estimates. Police have now arrested each of the defendants twice, and one of the... (Continue reading)

SLO high arson suspect arrested again

One of the three former San Luis Obispo High School students accused of setting the school’s computer lab on fire is back in jail. For the second time in a period of eight days, San Luis Obispo police arrested Jacob... (Continue reading)

Cause of The Sub fire in SLO remains ‘undetermined’

Nearly one year after a fire destroyed a popular San Luis Obispo retail store and head shop, city fire officials still have not assigned a cause to the blaze. The business, though, has posted on its Facebook page that arsonists... (Continue reading)

SLO High arson suspects were angry with teacher

The three San Luis Obispo High School arson suspects confessed to setting the school’s computer lab on fire because they were angry with a former teacher, police say. [KSBY] Jacob Ruth, 19, is a recent graduate of SLO High, while... (Continue reading)

SLO High grads arrested for burning computer lab

Correction: All three suspects attended San Luis Obispo High, but only Jacob Ruth graduated from the school. Following an overnight fire that destroyed the San Luis Obispo High School computer lab, police officers arrested three recent graduates of the school... (Continue reading)



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