Arrest Made in Connection with Arson of Randall Lamb Building
Originally published as a La Mesa Police Department Facebook post –
One man is in custody, charged with arson and felony vandalism, in connection with a fire intentionally set at the Randall Lamb Associates building in downtown La Mesa during a protest that turned violent on May 30-31, 2020. The fire caused significant damage resulting in a total loss of the building, which had been designated a historic structure by the La Mesa Historical Society.
Since the date of the arson, investigators from the La Mesa Police Department have been working to identify and apprehend the individual(s) responsible for the arson. Following an investigation, a felony arrest warrant was obtained for the arrest of Daniel Sandoval, age 43, of Campo on charges of arson and vandalism.
Today, with the assistance of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Sandoval was arrested without incident near his residence. Sandoval was booked into San Diego County Jail on the warrant with bail set at $500,000.00.
The case is being prosecuted by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. No arraignment date has been set at this time.