Transient arrested for arson

Transient arrested for arson

Mario Furtado

The San Luis Obispo Police arrested a man for allegedly setting fires to a dumpster and some trash cans.

According to SLOPD, personnel from SLOPD and the SLO Fire Department responded to the 200 block of Madonna Road for the report of a dumpster and two trash cans that were lit on fire.

Officers detained a suspect about 30 minutes after responding to the scene.

The suspect was Mario Furtado, 32, a SLO transient who was still in the area.

According to SLOPD, the initial investigation led officers to believe Furtado was responsible for setting these fires. While checking nearby businesses officers found surveillance video which captured a subject resembling Furtado starting the fires in the dumpster and trash cans.

Furtado was transported and booked into San Luis Obispo County jail for arson. His bail was set at $50,000.

Transient arrested for arson was last modified: August 4th, 2016 by admin
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