CHP Arrest Man Suspecting Of Setting Car On Fire In Oakland

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — California Highway Patrol officers arrested a man Sunday morning on suspicion of arson after he allegedly set a vehicle on fire in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, CHP officials said.

At about 8 a.m., officers located a burning car near the corner of Fruitvale Avenue and East Seventh Street, according to the CHP.

With help from witnesses, officers were able to locate a suspect connected to the burning vehicle and arrested him.

The suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Jose DeJesus Hermosillo, a transient, CHP officials said.

The CHP did not provide a motive for why Hermosillo may have set the vehicle on fire.

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