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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.