Antioch Police Arrest Arson Suspect After Trying to Set House on Fire

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At 3:37 pm Wednesday, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a report of a male inside a home attempting to light a home on fire in the 4000 block of Country Hills Drive in the City of Antioch.

While responding, it was reported the male was in the garage and refusing to leave the home while attempting to set a fire. While units were responding, the male suspect fled the scene. Police arrived on scene and stated the fire was extinguished. CONFIRE firefighters arrived on scene and confirmed no active fire and upon further investigation, determined there was no extension into the home.

A short time later, the suspect was taken into custody after being located several homes away. Police confirmed he was being held on arson charges and possibly under the influence of a controlled substance.

No other information was provided.

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  1. Terrifying. I feel so sad for the officers who are having to do this without PPE. Awful for the residents in that area, awful for everyone.

  2. Too stupid and lazy to set a fire? I am sure that there is some BLM injustice bull crap involved here. He is a great man and was targeted for his skin color

      • SW ———– I wish I could spell out POS … but the ECT editor would definitely censor it.

    • I knew that some racist POS would spread his wings here when I saw the picture. Funny the things that get edited on this site. You are ignorant and uninformed and stupid. You also know that if you said this nonsense in public you’d be eating your meals through a straw. Now, crawl back into your hole and await the next story. See you down the line

      • I am sure nothing will happen, you see I am awake during normal business hours. BLM only come out when shit is closed and they can steal, or set fires as we see in the last article. I also exercise all my amendments so good luck

        • Daniel, you’re the one that began by bringing racism to this issue with your silly comment about Black Lives Matter. The only thing you make yourself sound like on here is the average pasty cornfed mouthbreather that you are.

  3. I am surprised BLM and all the cool groups aren’t looting. I mean times are tough and it is very convenient. I understand being upset and angry, it why do they have to loot? I am sure the white man owes them everything they have stolen! I forgot it is almost Christ’s little Jamel needs new shoes and a BBQ grill.

    • Joggers all over the country are seeing an opportunity to get some free shit.I wouldn’t be surprised if the stores around here get looted.

    • Daniel, again, your comment is unwarranted, unrelated, uneducated and only adds more credence to the fact that your mom should’ve beat you more as a child so your demon of racism couldn’t been dealt with at a more opportune time. But now you’re just an outdated curmudgeon spreading hate on the internet like all your other pigskinned cronies. You should be ashamed

    • There were people of ALL RACES that were looting… yes even white people , the hate that you have is only behind a keyboard.. did you get bullied by Black people in high school? Did a black guy bang your wife? Your mom? Climb back under your rock because you won’t be outside saying these things

      • Big Brother got bullied by his white teachers probably but lives as close to white people as his 1/3 of his Section 8 will take him so go figure…his revenge is lowering white peoples property values lol

  4. I am glad a person allegedly responsible for setting a fire was identified and arrested. He should face his day in court for whatever crime the facts and evidence dictate. As a professional fire investigator, that is all I see. Race, age, type of clothes, hairstyle, weight, height, financial status or where and how they live has nothing to do with it. The responsible person is simply that, the person that allegedly set a fire. Anyone that adds the other details into the mix for anything other than identification, is simply not necessary and tends to show racism. Someone is not arrested for no good reason, probable cause needs to exist before an arrest can be made. Let the system work and stop bashing the people doing their job just because the person arrested is a certain race.

  5. Now we have to involve the Military in these fucking reindeer games. If a MP shoots anyone of these thugs what is going to be said about the Army? I know if I was deployed to that area I wouldn’t take any shit

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