Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help to catch an arsonist suspected of starting a fire that scorched a vehicle, trailer and two jet skis outside a home in Vista.
The blaze was reported about 1:15 a.m. Aug. 4 in the 1900 block of Cherrywood Street, said Detective Arnold Van Lingen of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Firefighters quickly knocked down the flames, but not before the fire destroyed a Toyota Sequoia SUV, two jet skis, a trailer and the surrounding vegetation, Van Lingen said. A person driving a dark sedan was seen leaving the area just before the arson was reported.
Anyone with information about the case was asked to call the sheriff’s department’s bomb/arson unit at (619) 550-8158 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
Tipsters can also contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org and may remain anonymous. Anyone with information that leads to an arrest in the case could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
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