Photo: one of the fires
Originally published as a Carlsbad Police Department Facebook post –
On Jan 20, police and fire personnel responded to reports of multiple active fires near Park Drive. When we arrived, we found several fires in brushy and residential areas. While we all worked to put out the fires, arson investigators with Carlsbad Police and Fire, and Oceanside Fire began their work to understand the cause of the fires.
Investigators found the fires to be arson and found evidence that led to Crawford. With this information, we arrested Crawford.
We would like to thank the citizens of Carlsbad for their cooperation during the fire, our partners at the Carlsbad Fire Department and our mutual aid partners at the @Oceanside Fire Department, Encinitas Fire Department, San Marcos Fire Department, San Diego Fire Department, Cal-Fire San Diego, San Diego County Sheriff’s Office and the San Diego Chapter of the American Red Cross for their emergency assistance to the community of Carlsbad.”