SAN JOSE (KCBS) – A suspect has been arrested in connection with one of the deliberately set car fires that have been set recently in San Jose and Campbell.
There have been eight car fires set over the past two weeks, most occurring on the 1500 block of South Bascom Avenue. The San Jose Fire Department said the suspect was arrested on Tuesday night after allegedly setting a fire.READ MORE: KPIX Reporters Remember Slain Security Guard Kevin Nishita; 'Just the Kindest Man'
“The San Jose Fire Department Arson Investigation Team has been actively investigating these car fires and monitoring that area,” said Capt. Christopher Salcido with the San Jose Fire Department. “While one of the fire engines was putting out the car fire, there was a person that was seen running away. That person was later detained, questioned and arrested for direct involvement to one of those car fires.”READ MORE: UPDATE: News Crew Security Guard Shot in Oakland Dies From Injuries; Photo of Suspect Vehicle Released
Salcido said it’s not yet known if the suspect is responsible for the other car fires as well.
“The person that was arrested for that last car fire is currently being questioned by San Jose police and arson investigators, looking for any link to the previous car fires,” Salcido said.MORE NEWS: Teenage Programmer in East Bay Creates Internet Study-Buddy Platform for Students
There have been no injuries in any of the car fires. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip for San Jose fire investigators at (408) 27-ARSON.