By SDCN Editor
Vista, A 22-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of setting several fires in the North County last week, according to authorities.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to an 8:30 a.m. report of a brush fire near the intersection of Melrose Drive and Oceanside Boulevard in Vista.
The Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson Unit responded to the scene to investigate. Detectives arrested Rogelio Ramirez near the scene of the fire and charged him for setting a series of arson fires on April 28 in Vista and Oceanside. The fires believed to be set by Ramirez were vegetation fires.
Ramirez was booked into the Vista Detention Facility for six counts of arson.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to call the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200.