VICTORVILLE – A Victorville man was arrested for setting the fire that left seven residents displaced on Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, a fire was reported at the home in the 15500 block of 5th Street near B Street. When they arrived they found that the home was fully involved in smoke and flames. No one was inside the home at the time of the firefighters and deputies arrival.
“Deputies received information that the homeowner’s ex-boyfriend, Manuel Rodriguez, was upset with her and was at the residence trying to gain entry while emergency personnel were on scene,” Victorville Sheriff’s Station spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said. “Deputies detained the suspect at the scene.”
When deputies searched the records of Manuel Rodriguez, 27, they found that there was also an outstanding warrant for his arrest in another country. Interviews and investigation led to the arrest of Rodriguez, who was booked at the High Desert Detention Center for arson.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
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