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19-Year-Old Accused Of Setting Los Gatos Home On Fire Twice

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LOS GATOS (CBS SF) — Police arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of setting fire to a Los Gatos home on two separate occasions.

Los Gatos resident Landon Cramer was arrested last week in connection with the two fires, according to Los Gatos police Sgt. Kerry Harris.

The first fire was reported on October 28th of last year.

Investigators believe the fire was intentionally set using an accelerant in the family room and bedroom of the family’s teen daughter, a Los Gatos High School Student, police said.

Cramer was a high school acquaintance of the family’s daughter, and is currently a student at Chico State University, Harris said.

That fire damaged the home extensively and seriously injured the family’s dog, who suffered from smoke inhalation and had to be resuscitated.

The second fire occurred on January 12 of this year, and investigators believe it also had been intentionally set using an accelerant, police said.

Cramer, who lives in the 16000 block of Chirco Avenue, was arrested around 10 a.m. on June 13th when investigators from the police and fire departments and an agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms executed a search warrant at his residence, police said.

Cramer was booked into county jail on suspicion of two counts of arson, two counts of possession of an incendiary device, two counts of burglary, and one count of cruelty to an animal, according to police.

Cramer has yet to be charged by the district attorney and was released from jail on $500,000 bail, police said.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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