Serial Arsonist

James Williams Wilson (Courtesy of Contra Costa Fire)

Suspected Serial Arsonist Arrested For Setting More Than 30 Fires In Contra Costa County

A suspected serial arsonist responsible for setting more than 30 fires in Contra Costa County is in custody. Authorities arrested James William Wilson in Bay Point Tuesday.


Serial arson suspect Patrick Brennan (center) appears in a San Jose courtroom, January 17, 2014. (CBS)

Accused San Jose Arsonist Admits To Lighting 13 Fires, DA Says

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has filed 13 felony charges against a suspected serial arsonist in connection with recent fires set in San Jose, a court clerk said Friday.


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San Jose Police Arrest Man Suspected In Series Of Arsons

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.


Sketch of serial arsonist suspected in a string of fires in San Jose.

San Jose Residents Keep Watch For Serial Arsonist

Residents in several San Jose neighborhoods pledge to keep watch through the night as the search continues for a serial arsonist suspected in more than a dozen fires since Wednesday.


Sketch of serial arsonist suspected in a string of fires in San Jose.

$10K Reward For Serial Arsonist After String Of Fires In San Jose

San Jose firefighters are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a serial arsonist who has set several fires in the downtown area since Wednesday, endangering the lives of residents and firefighters alike. An elderly couple escaped with their lives thanks to Good Samaritans.



San Jose Trash Can Arsonist Strikes Again

A serial arsonist plaguing a West San Jose neighborhood with trash bin fires since September apparently caused another dumpster fire on Thursday night, fire officials said.