Local

San Jose Police Arrest Man Suspected In Series Of Arsons

View Comments
A 3-alarm house fire in San Jose. (CBS)

A house fire in San Jose. (CBS)

Trending Now

mobile home park San Jose Police Arrest Man Suspected In Series Of Arsonshttp://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/09/27/growing-list-of-norcal-communities-counties-running-out-of-water-in-just-60-days/

mustache thief San Jose Police Arrest Man Suspected In Series Of ArsonsAlleged Shoplifter Nicknamed ‘El Mustachio The Magician’ Arrested At Santa Cruz Costco

jung San Jose Police Arrest Man Suspected In Series Of ArsonsNotorious Ex-Cocaine Kingpin George Jung Out of Prison, Living In San Francisco

hail fall napa San Jose Police Arrest Man Suspected In Series Of ArsonsWild Weather: Lightning, Hail Strike Napa, Heavy Rain In North Bay

uber San Jose Police Arrest Man Suspected In Series Of ArsonsSan Francisco Uber Driver Charged With Attacking Passenger With Hammer

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Police announced Wednesday night the arrest of a man suspected to be responsible for a series of up to a dozen fires in downtown San Jose since last week.

Officers with the Police Department’s Covert Response Unit found and arrested the suspect at about 8:10 p.m. He will be booked into Santa Clara County Jail, police Officer Albert Morales said.

The suspect’s name and how he was arrested has not been released.

The fire department has reported 13 fires near downtown since Jan. 8. Eleven of them were determined to be arson. The blazes usually occurred during the early morning hours. Three fires alone were set on Sunday.

The targets have included homes and businesses and a church. No injuries are reported.

Most of the fires were set between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between Santa Clara Street and William Street and between 17th Street and 33rd Street, according to fire officials.

Two more fires were reported Sunday morning in the same area.

Earlier in the week authorities released a sketch of a person of interest in the case.

 

© Copyright 2014 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 56,974 other followers