April 23, 2024
The wrecked garages following the Bradley Avenue fires. Photograph credit score: @sdsheriff by way of X

Detectives recognized a 43-year-old homeless lady Friday because the suspect who began a hearth in a row of 14 garages in an unincorporated space close to El Cajon.

Firefighters from the Heartland, San Miguel and Lakeside hearth departments and deputies from the Lakeside Sheriff’s Substation have been dispatched round 9:30 p.m. Thursday concerning a number of stories of a fireplace at an residence advanced, in line with San Diego County Sheriff’s Division.

The blaze within the 400 block of East Bradley Avenue took greater than an hour to extinguish, mentioned Detective Dan Wilson of the division’s Bomb/Arson Unit.

Detectives from the unit investigated the trigger and origin of the fireplace and recognized the storage the place it began.

They mentioned Mavis Williams and several other different homeless individuals have been residing within the storage the place the fireplace broke out. Williams fled the scene earlier than investigators returned to the situation, Wilson mentioned.

Williams is described as 5-feet, 6-inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anybody with data concerning Williams’ whereabouts was urged to name San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. A reward of $1,000 is being supplied to the general public for data resulting in Williams’ arrest.

– Metropolis Information Service