PITTSBURG (CBS SF) – Authorities in Pittsburg have arrested a man on suspicion of arson after several cars were set on fire at a dealership and a neighboring restaurant early Tuesday morning.
According to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, the suspect set fire to three vehicles at a dealership on the 2100 block of Railroad Avenue and another vehicle at the Jack in the Box restaurant next door during the early morning hours.READ MORE: San Jose Police: Smash-And-Grab Thieves Target Eastridge Mall Jewelry Store; 4 Suspects Sought
With the help of surveillance video from nearby businesses, investigators were able to identify a suspect. During a search of the area, a fire investigator and Pittsburg police located the suspect two blocks away on Atlantic Avenue.
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The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Jesse Bernard Jackson, was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.
According to jail records, Jackson is being held on $100,000 bail. It was not immediately known when Jackson would appear in court.MORE NEWS: Arrest Made In Stalking, Sexual Assault Of Legally Blind Woman In Cupertino
Contra Costa County Fire urges residents to help fight arsons by submitting information to their tip line at 1-866-50-ARSON (1-866-502-7766).