SANTA ROSA (BCN/CBS SF) — A Santa Rosa resident was arrested following an explosion that injured him and sent debris over a wide parking area, police said.
Officers were dispatched at 1 p.m. to the area of Guerneville Road and Range Avenue after more than one person reported the explosion in a parking lot.READ MORE: East Bay Fire Departments Ready Their Resources for Dry, Dangerous Season
Police and firefighters responded and found Michael Crawford with burns to his face, hands and chest, according to police. Crawford was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Police said during their investigation they learned Crawford bought several packs of butane canisters and mishandled them, causing the explosion inside his vehicle.READ MORE: Evacuations Ordered as Wildfire Burns in Butte County North of Chico
According to police, the explosion caused extensive damage to other vehicles. Police also said they found methamphetamine in Crawford’s vehicle.
Officers arrested Crawford on suspicion of felony vandalism and possession of methamphetamine for sales.MORE NEWS: Sunnyvale Police Arrest Man Suspected of Homicide Following Fight With an Associate
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