San Jose

Suspect in String of South Bay Car Arsons Identified: Report

A man suspected of starting a string of car fires in the South Bay has been identified, according to a report.

The San Jose Mercury News said 37-year-old Jason Gilliland was arrested late Tuesday in connection with three car fires set near the San Jose-Campbell border. Police said Gilliland may also face charges for five other fires in the same area over the period of a week, the newspaper reported.

No one was hurt in any of the fires, but they did cause a lot of damage.

Police said Gilliland was arrested back in July of 2012 on suspicion of having materials to start fires.

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