Police Seek Arson Suspect

Police Seek Arson Suspect

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is looking for a man they suspect of setting six fires between 10:29 p.m., Monday, April 19, and 7:31 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, on the West End.

Police say that the man, accompanied by a dog, began his spree by setting an outside fire on Grand Street between Eagle and Buena Vista avenues.

He set his second fire at 11:16 p.m. to a building at Littlejohn Park on Pacific Avenue. APD states that he set a third fire at 12:54 a.m., April 20, this one another outside fire on Central Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets.

At 1:10 a.m. police reported that he set a motor vehicle alight on Lincoln Avenue between Sixth and Webster streets.

This deliberate act destroyed the vehicle. At 1:48 a.m. police say that he set a third outside fire. He returned to Littlejohn Park at 7:31 a.m. where he set his sixth and final fire.

APD is looking for a White male between 25 and 40 years old. He had a dark-colored dog and a bicycle with him. Police are hoping to review security cameras at homes and businesses near where these fires were set.

APD is asking anyone with cameras in the neighborhood of the fires, or other information, to contact Sgt. Scott Dole at (510) 337-8379.