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Arson arrest in Needles

June 8, 2017

NEEDLES, Calif – On Saturday, June 3, at 5:32 p.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station assisted the San Bernardino County Fire Department, after getting a call about an odor of lighter fluid coming from an apartment on the 1900 block of Clary Drive in Needles. Once on scene, deputies saw smoke coming from under the doorsill. Upon entering the residence, a deputy made contact with a man and escorted him out of the apartment.

The apartment was filled with smoke, and the kitchen had obvious signs of fire damage. Investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Bombs and Arson Division and San Bernardino County Fire Investigators arrived and took control of the scene.

The man escorted from the apartment was determined to be Andrew Cisneros (age 26 of Needles). He was arrested for Arson and  booked into the Colorado River Station jail.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Needles Sheriff’s Station at (760) 326-9200.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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