On Sept. 28, between the hours of 12:30 a.m. and 5:03 a.m., six separate fires occurred in the Ocean Beach and Point Loma areas. Investigators believe the same suspect is responsible for all six cases and they are being investigated as arson.
The suspect ignited various items in and nearby the backyards of several homes. A white compact SUV similar to a Toyota RAV4 was seen in the 4100 block of Catalina Place, just before a fire was discovered at that location.
List of cases:
12:30 a.m. 4500 Muir Ave.;
1:12 a.m. 2100 Froude St.;
2:22 a.m. 4300 Piedmont Drive;
2:50 p.m. 4117 Catalina Place;
4:04 a.m. 4300 Monaco St.;
5:03 a.m. 3900 La Cresta Drive.
Surveillance cameras captured video and still images of the person suspected of starting these fires.
Anyone with information on the identity and or location of the person responsible for starting these fires is asked to call the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team at 619-236-6815 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers at sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.