Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Man arrested for setting fire to an apartment complex.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Man arrested for setting fire to an apartment complex.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at about 7:45am PT on Sunday, May 21st, 2017, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station responded to an apartment complex at 1970 Clary Drive in Needles, California for a report of a fire.

At the apartment complex deputies and fire personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department located an upstairs apartment where a neighbor had extinguished a fire burning on the exterior patio.

Further investigation revealed the sole occupant of the apartment, identified as 27 year old Andrew Cisneros of Needles, California, attempted to set several fires throughout the interior of the apartment before closing the apartment doors, disabling the smoke alarms, and leaving the home.

A neighbor from a separate apartment saw the smoke and fire and extinguished the fire before it became out of control.

All occupants of the building were safely evacuated, and there were no injuries.

The fire only damaged personal property and debris belonging to Cisneros.

Deputy Bevan found Cisneros walking around the apartment complex, and he was subsequently arrested for arson.

A detective from the Sheriff’s Arson/Bomb Detail and an investigator from the San Bernardino County Fire Department were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Andrew Cisneros was arrested and booked into the Needles Jail for PC 452b – Unlawfully setting a fire. His bail was set at $25,000.

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5967805/

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2017/May/Needles-UnlawfullySettingaFire.aspx

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