Articles Tagged With ‘Arson’




Arsonist suspected of setting six fires in SLO

An arsonist or a group of arsonists is suspected of setting six small brush fires in San Luis Obispo Tuesday evening, including one behind the city’s police department. [Tribune] The fires occurred within a span of about four hours and... (Continue reading)

Has fire season hit the Central Coast?

Three fires broke out on the Central Coast Thursday amid a stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures. [KEYT] An apartment fire in Santa Maria displaced 40 residents and injured three people, while a riverbed blaze in Ventura County burned more than... (Continue reading)

Who would set fire to a homeless man?

Ventura police are searching for three men who attempted to burn alive a homeless man, but were thwarted by the efforts of a good Samaritan. [NBC LA] Police say that 58-year-old John Frazier was sleeping near the San Buenaventura State... (Continue reading)

Arsonist sets eight fires in San Luis Obispo

Firefighters are searching for the arsonist responsible for at least eight fires set near Sinsheimer Park in San Luis Obispo early Tuesday morning. At around 12:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of two fires burning near the Union Pacific... (Continue reading)

Southern California man accused of burglary and arson in Santa Maria

Santa Maria police arrested a Canoga Park man early Monday morning for burglarizing and trying to set fire to a Santa Maria business. [KSBY] Around 12:30 a.m., police received a call about a man standing in the road on Skyway... (Continue reading)

Steer doused with lighter fuel, set on fire

Paso Robles police are trying to figure out who doused a 5-month-old steer with lighter fluid before setting the cow on fire at the Paso Robles High School agriculture barn between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The owner of the... (Continue reading)

Suspected hotel arsonist arrested

Santa Maria police arrested a 57-year-old man suspected of setting a fire early Saturday morning that injured seven and left dozens homeless. Shortly before 3 a.m., residents of the residential hotel at 215 Broadway reported the blaze. Firefighters arrived to... (Continue reading)

Two sentenced to prison for torching Boy Scout hall

An Arroyo Grande teen and a Creston man were sentenced to Wasco State Prison Monday for torching a historic Boy Scout meeting hall and Japanese Cultural Center in Arroyo Grande in 2011 Both teens when they set the fire, Brian... (Continue reading)

Fourth Arroyo Grande cross burner sentenced to jail

The fourth defendant accused of committing a hate crime against a black teen in Arroyo Grande last year was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Wednesday. San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn Duffy sentenced Jeremiah Leo “Smurf” Hernandez,... (Continue reading)