Deputies Arrest Man Suspected of Starting 11 Fires in San Bernardino

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CALIFORNIA — On Jan 15, 2018, at approximately 7:44 am, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Central Station responded to a fire call at Glen Helen Regional Park. While in track to the call, deputies schooled that additional fires were being reported nearby the informal park at the Interstate 15/215 junction. In total, eleven fires were started by Whipple.

After any fire was started, Whipple ran by a series a charge empty tunnels underneath the freeways to evade capture from the deputies. With the assistance of Sheriff’s aviation, Whipple was located as he walked by the unenlightened brush nearby Cajon Blvd and Kenwood Ave in close vicinity of the last fire.

Deputies contacted Whipple, who was incarcerated at the stage but incident. Several equipment of justification were located which connected Whipple to the crime of arson. The areas Whipple set on fire burned dry foliage and caused a multi-jurisdictional response from fire crews with the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Cal Fire, and the United States Forest Service. All the fires were contained and extinguished. However, fire crews spent several hours cooling down prohibited spots to forestall additional fire damage.

Whipple was booked into the Central Detention Center for aggravated arson and is being held on $250,000.00 bail. Whipple is scheduled for justice on Jan 17th.

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