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Arson Arrest Made in Series of Antioch Fires

by ECT

The Contra Costa County Fire Investigators announced Thursday that they have made an arson arrest in Antioch for several recent fires.

37-year-old José Luis Gomes, a transient living in Antioch, was arrested on December 22, 2017, and was charged yesterday, December 27, 2017, with one count of attempted arson, and 4 counts of arson to a structure.

He is suspected of starting a fire at Paula’s Family Florist, and 3 churches, all in a small geographic area around the A Street corridor.

Other similar fires in the area are still under investigation.

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Ray Dec 29, 2017 - 7:51 am

He’s just here for a better life for his family.
Leave him alone
California is a sanctuary state!

... Dec 29, 2017 - 2:31 pm

Nobody said he was here illegally, did they? Why would you assume that? Because if his name? Native Americans ate the one ones with a valid point to be bitching about the white man screwing them over. The rest of us immigrated her via great grandparents etc, so stfu.

Ray Dec 29, 2017 - 7:54 am

Let him live with Jerry Brown!

Aaron Dec 29, 2017 - 8:38 am

Throw the book at him!!!!!

Aaron Dec 29, 2017 - 8:42 am

Throw the book at him!!

Stefie Dec 29, 2017 - 8:55 am

Jerry must be so proud…

Stefie Dec 29, 2017 - 8:56 am

Brown must be so proud…

Sacraficial Lamb Dec 29, 2017 - 9:41 am

Of course blame the homeless latino guy, its a 2 for1 for all the hillbilly rednecks on here.

scavenger69 Dec 29, 2017 - 1:47 pm

your tacos ready pancho.

.. Dec 29, 2017 - 8:28 pm

No way did you make it past the 8th grade.

Fred Flintstoned Dec 30, 2017 - 9:47 am

White trash hate hearing Spanish spoken around them but wished they lived in San Francìsco, Palo Alto, Santa Clara LOL how ironic

Yep Dec 31, 2017 - 6:54 am

Exactly, but you can reason with these rednecks, they have no concept of business or common sense….the US needs illegal immigrants, just like it needs poor people, whos going to pick and harvest fruit, vegetables and all the wine? Illegals do, because thats all they know how to do and they do it to earn money for their families….nobody legal of any race would last a day working the fields, its hard sweaty back breaking work for low wages…..can you imagine what fruits and vegetables would cost in legal people did it? I eat fruits and vegetables, so i appreciate the hard work they do…..Theres fast food on every corner for a reason, the US is full of fatties, and those fatties wouldnt last a day doing any job that illegals do.

Lola Saavedra Dec 31, 2017 - 11:21 am

Very soon, our crops will be harvested by machines. No more sweating it out in the fields.

LOLA Dec 31, 2017 - 1:56 pm

You seriously have no clue, machines cant pick all fruits and vegetables, manual labor will always be needed…..I hope youre joining a gym tomorrow, those chicken nuggets are getting to your brain.

Vincentgallo Jan 1, 2018 - 11:41 am

Rightly said..true first people with $ will complain but if asked to even to mow a lawn the laziness in them would say “no” try and ask them to pick strawberries, melons,lemons in the scorching sun…sure some will say yes I can do it..LOL..maybe for just a half a day till they give up…and no breaks just lunch…sometimes.

Highwayman Dec 29, 2017 - 10:18 am

Not homeless now. Three hots and a cot at MDF.

Also Dec 29, 2017 - 9:59 pm

Dont forget, All that free booty for Rex and his crew too!

Lola Saavedra Dec 29, 2017 - 11:00 am

I have the most fit punishment for arsonists!

Let me guess Dec 29, 2017 - 2:03 pm

Having to sit in the same room as you?

E. E. Parker Dec 31, 2017 - 11:35 am

Lola, I know EXACTLY what you mean! I’m with you!

Old Pittsburg/Antioch Hwy Border Dec 29, 2017 - 11:04 am

He’ll be setting fires in Antioch in less than a year. Just say “what a shame” and repeat – it is Californian politics

scavenger69 Dec 29, 2017 - 1:46 pm

did they charge him with a spare the air day violation?

y'all is dumb Dec 29, 2017 - 1:57 pm

insurance scam

Huh Dec 29, 2017 - 8:14 pm

Weez all dumb? Not all of are, but i agree with the Insurance Scam point.

ONIWY Dec 29, 2017 - 5:01 pm

May we please see a good, clear mugshot? There has been a transient moving through our neighborhood for some time, usually leaves behind something like his crack pipe or other debris. He’s very persistent and obviously does have the means to start a fire, and I’d like to know whether we still need to worry that he’s out there.

..... Dec 31, 2017 - 6:35 am

The real question is, how do you know what a crack pipe looks like? No crack head is “leaving behind his crack pipe” come on man!

?? Dec 31, 2017 - 6:32 am

How was he arrested on the 22nd , but this fire was on the 26th??

ONIWY Dec 31, 2017 - 5:37 pm

He is, indeed, disorganized and messed up enough to leave a pipe behind, retrieved by a resident and put into the garbage. He leaves something behind every time he moves through, sometimes exactly at the moment he is being confronted by homeowners. But, you know, we are surely displaying a lack of empathy and understanding. He certainly has every right, I’m sure, to move right through this place going through all the cars. It’s such an ingrained tradition now that it’s probably here to stay. If he’s starting fires, well, that’s something we’re just going to have to get used to, right? He’s lurching along looking like the undead, often on video, and here we are complaining. Shame on us!

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