VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A Victorville man was arrested for intentionally setting the home that he rents on fire last week.
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at around 4:50 p.m. Victorville deputies and San Bernardino County Fire Department firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in the 17000 block of Jurassic Place in Victorville. Through investigation, it was learned that the renter, Tom Caballero, 36, lit the kitchen on fire using an unknown accelerant.
“He intentionally remained in the house as the fire began to spread,” said Victorville Sheriff’s Department Spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez. “Deputies arrived on scene and pulled Caballero out of the house to safety.” He was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries and was then booked at the West Valley Detention Center for Arson of an inhabited structure.
No charges have been filed by the San Bernardino District Attorney’s office at this time, as a result, Caballero was released on March 15, 2019. No court dates are scheduled at this time.
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