PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — Santa Monica Police have arrested a man they suspect lit 10 arson fires around the city, it was announced on Sunday.
Police officials say that Balbinder Singh is responsible for a number of fires, some of which damaged three apartment complexes.
The fires spanned a 10-day period, starting on Dec. 30.
At one of the complexes, the fire had burned into a ground-level garage and was threatening to burn further up into the living area of the complex. Another arson fire caused major damage to a car parked at a car dealership.
The District Attorney’s office filed four counts of felony arson against the subject.
Anyone having any information regarding this investigation is asked to call Detective D’Andrea at (310) 458-6679.
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