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Transient Arrested in Connection to Series of Arson Incidents in Antioch

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    Transient Arrested for Arson Incidents in Antioch: Officials

    A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a series of arson incidents in Antioch, officials said Thursday. Christie Smith reports.

    (Published Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017)

    A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a series of arson incidents in Antioch, officials said Thursday.

    Contra Costa County fire investigators said Jose Luis Gomes, a transient living in Antioch, was arrested last Friday. He faces one count of of attempted arson and four counts of arson to a structure, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

    Gomes is suspected of starting a fire at a florist shop and three churches. All buildings were within blocks of each other around the A Street corridor, official said.

    No other information was immediately available.

    Crews Investigate Series of Building Blazes in Antioch

    [BAY] Crews Investigate Series of Building Blazes in Antioch

    A series of fires ignited within blocks of each other in Antioch late Thursday, prompting officials to launch arson investigations, according to a fire official. Roz Plater reports.

    (Published Friday, Dec. 22, 2017)
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