SLO Transient Attempts Arson at Gas Station

SLO Transient Attempts Arson at Gas Station

Daniel Francisco Delgado II

The San Luis Obispo Police arrested a man for allegedly attempting to start a fire at a local gas station.

According to SLOPD, officers were dispatched around 6:30 a.m. last Tuesday to the Shell Station at 204 Madonna to investigate a possible arson.

Upon arrival on the scene, officers located evidence consistent with the report of someone attempting to start a fire.

Officers viewed video surveillance that captured a suspect attempting to maliciously start a fire at a little after midnight.

Police state the video surveillance shows the fire did not cause any significant damage and was extinguished on its own.

Officers circulated the images of the suspect throughout the department for a possible identification and
an officer recalled contacting him in the area prior to the start of the fire.

The officer also remembered the clothing worn by the suspect in the video surveillance.

As it turns out, the police department had arrested the suspect on unrelated charges a couple hours after the fire had been set.

Daniel Francisco Delgado II, 28, a SLO transient, was still in custody at the San Luis Obispo County Jail when his identity as the attempted arsonist became known. He was charged for felony arson

The booking charges for his other arrest included the misuse of 911, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation.


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