Three 18-year-olds Suspected of Burning Down KFC Restaurant

Three 18-year-olds Suspected of Burning Down KFC Restaurant
Photo: Miuler Reyes, Raveena Raman and Octavio Montano, Jr.

PITTSBURG — Three 18-year-olds were arrested on suspicion of committing arson. They are suspected of setting a massive fire earlier this month at a fast food restaurant.

The fire on October 17 started sometime after midnight. It destroyed the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, located at 2410 Mahogany Way in Antioch.

The report of a fire came in at 12:45 a.m. after the restaurant was closed. Therefore no injuries resulted from the fire.

It took several hours for firefighters to extinguish the blaze that caused major structural damage.

Investigators considered the cause of the fire suspicious from the onset, due to the intensity of the blaze, and other factors.

Consequently, the Contra Costa County Fire Prevention District known as Con Fire launched an extensive arson investigation. The Antioch and Pittsburg police departments assisted in this investigation.

After the investigation, authorities concluded that the fire was set on purpose. One of the suspected arsonists turns out be an employee of KFC—presumably very disgruntled.

Con Fire investigators empowered as peace officers arrested the three teenagers from Pittsburg. The suspect identified as a KFC employee is Raveena Raman.

Raman and Miuler Reyes were each arrested on October 18, without further incident. They are both looking at arson charges.

Officers arrested the third suspect, Octavio Montano, Jr., on October 19. Likewise, Montano faces charges for committing arson.

Further law enforcement action is pending from the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. Meanwhile, the three suspects are presently no longer in custody.

Three 18-year-olds Suspected of Burning Down KFC Restaurant was last modified: October 31st, 2018 by admin
Categories: Contra Costa
Tags: arson