ENCINITAS–Authorities are searching for leads in the identity of a suspect responsible for torching a preschool in Encinitas.
On November 12, at approximately 5 a.m., deputies responded to assist the Encinitas Fire Department for a structure fire. The deputies arrived on scene and observed flames inside Saint Andrews Preschool located in the rear of Saint Andrews Church at 890 Balour Drive in Encinitas. The fire was contained to the preschool and was quickly put out by the fire department. No other structures were damaged.
A witness reported seeing a male flee from the church at the time of the incident. A perimeter was established by the deputies and a Sheriff’s K9 Unit. A track was conducted; however, no suspects were located. The Sheriff’s Bomb Arson detectives are investigating the incident.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.
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