On March 21 at approximately 7:50 a.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to the 1100 block of the beach regarding a camp fire.
The fire was close to a structure and caused moderate damage to a retaining wall.
Upon officers’ arrival, the suspect became agitated, walking away and knocking several city-owned trash cans. The suspect made statements about setting the fire deliberately.
Jonathan Curtis Stanley, 31, homeless, was booked on felony arson charges. Bail was set at $50,000.
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