FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Author: Sgt. Lisa Holton
Date: September 08, 2012 5:52 AM
Case Number: SR12-06803

Arson Suspect Arrested

On Friday September 7, 2012 at approximately 2:36 P.M. Officers from the San Rafael Police Department responded to assist the fire department with an arson fire on Windward Way at Bellam Boulevard.  There have been a series of fires in the area over the past month. Officers located a witness who saw the person who set the fire. The witness told officers he was aware of one additional fire set by the suspect.  Through further investigation, the suspect was identified as Julio Murcia Santamaria, 37, of San Rafael.

Officers began an area check for the suspect. He was located on a bicycle path a short distance from the fire.  Murcia Santamaria was booked into the Marin County Jail for three counts of Arson and violation of probation.

Anyone with information regarding these fires please contact the San Rafael Police Department.

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Last Modified: September 08, 2012 5:53 EDT (by Holm)










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