An arson suspect has been taken into custody following at least three vehicle fires in the East Bay on Friday.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office says a 34-year-old Michaelis Deondre Brown is suspected of setting fire to a Tesla, a Ford SUV and a pickup truck near the 6000 block of Sierra Court in Dublin, as well as a commercial printing building nearby. No injuries were reported.
Amp Printing owner Jeff Maine told NBC Bay Area that his employee noticed that recycled materials were on fire when he came into work around 1:30 a.m. "[Fire] got into the roof and there's a hole in the roof about 10 by 10," Maine said.
Brown was arrested following a chase on Interstate 580, according to the sheriff's office. He rammed a California High Patrol crusier and crashed into gas pumps at the 7-Eleven gas station on Vasco at Las Positas. And then he took off on foot and officers were able to arrest him, police said.
Maine's business currently has no power, he said. An inspector will have to come in and assess the damage.
Maine also said he doesn't believe he was targeted.
Brown was charged with arson and reckless evading of officers, accordin to inmate records. He was book into Santa Rita jail.