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Adelanto Man Charged with Starting a Fire to Occupied Home

ADELANTO – A 37-year-old Adelanto man was arrested for setting fire to a home in the 11100 block of Blue Mesa Avenue on Wednesday evening. At around 6:30 p.m. deputies from the Victor Valley Station deputies and San Bernardino County Fire personnel responded the home after a fire reported. The owner returned home to find the house full of smoke.

When the deputy arrived she found that the residents had self evacuated and the suspect, Eduardo Munoz remained inside the home. According to authorities, Munoz  started the fires in the home while the occupants were still inside the home. Through further investigation, burn marks were found throughout the home including to appliances and furniture. It was also determined that there was a restraining order against Munoz in place making it unlawful for him to be at the home.

Munoz was arrested and transported to the High Desert Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail. The District Attorney’s office filed formal charges against Munoz on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Charges against Munoz include cruelty to a child, setting a fire, vandalism and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Lauren Abernathy at the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 552-6801. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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