String Of Arson Attacks On South Coast; Man Arrested
There’s been an arrest in connection with a string of arson fires in a Ventura County community.
During the last three months, investigators say there have been more than a half dozen intentionally set blazes in Fillmore. They’ve involved everything from trash cans to three buildings.
This past Sunday morning, a man tried to set the Fillmore Historical Society building on fire. Fortunately, there was no serious damage to the building. But, a surveillance camera caught the whole thing on tape.
A Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol recognized Eric Manzano of Fillmore from the video. The 32 year old Fillmore man was arrested on arson, and drug possession charges.