Articles Tagged With ‘Arson’




Woman with machete barricades herself inside motorhome, sets it on fire

A reportedly suicidal Santa Barbara County woman barricaded herself inside her motorhome on Wednesday, set the home on fire, brandished a machete and instructed deputies to shoot her. Shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday, a man called 911 to report that... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man allegedly killed his roommate, then torched apartment

A Grover Beach man murder his roommate and then set fire to their apartment on Monday, according to police. A short time later, officers tracked down and arrested the alleged killer in San Luis Obispo. At around 6:20 a.m., Grover... (Continue reading)

Transient crashes stolen bus, then presses on with crime spree

Undeterred by his botched attempt to steal a bus Sunday afternoon, a transient pressed on with an ambitious crime spree that included arson and a home break-in. After crashing the bus he stole, the man stole a car and crashed... (Continue reading)

Arson confirmed in Nipomo farm worker housing fire

An arsonist set the fire that destroyed a home being built to house farm workers in Nipomo, according to a press release from cal Fire. On April 6 shortly before midnight, Cal Fire received a report of a fire on... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for setting large Santa Maria apartment fire

Police have arrested a 19-year-old Southern California man for starting an apartment complex fire in Santa Maria last year that displaced 100 people and caused $1 million in damage. One person also had to be hospitalized after suffering burns due... (Continue reading)

Atascadero police arrest two juveniles for arson

Atascadero police arrested two juveniles Monday for starting a fire in an office building that was under renovation. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze and limited the damage. At 10:52 p.m., neighbors reported a fire at 5812 Entrada Avenue. As firefighters... (Continue reading)

Did the arsonist win?

The alleged late night torching of a home slated to house migrant workers has prompted a Nipomo strawberry grower to announced he no longer plans to house his farm workers in a residential neighborhood. The home was one of seven... (Continue reading)

First threats, then fire burns migrant housing in Nipomo

Following several reported threats, an arsonist likely set a fire Wednesday night that burned a home under construction in Nipomo. The home was one of seven houses being built to shelter 112 or more foreign nationals who would come from... (Continue reading)

Is a SLO arsonist targeting the homeless?

A fire that destroyed about $40,000 of sports equipment Friday evening may have been the latest case of arson in San Luis Obispo. The fire burned two maintenance sheds next to a baseball field, but an arsonist could have been... (Continue reading)

Police find SLO arson suspect in county jail

A homeless San Luis Obispo man allegedly called 911 to annoy or harass dispatchers just a couple hours after he set a fire at a Shell gas station in SLO. Officers took the man into custody early Tuesday morning and... (Continue reading)