Firebug Busted

Firebug Busted
Photo: Gregory Gilbreath

March 25, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
Things got a little warm in the City of Camarillo on the morning of March 24th when Ventura County Fire Department personnel were called out to the scene of a conflagration at a Ponderosa Drive shopping center.

According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Detective Gregg Delarosa, the responding Fire Department units efficiently and quickly knocked down the flames which appeared to have spread from an off-site brush area to the rear of several commercial structure where damage was “moderate.” As VCSD personnel attached to the Camarillo Patrol Station and VCFD arson specialists arrived on scene, they began to conduct an investigation “into the origin of the fire.”

It didn’t take long for them to determine that the fire was not caused by any natural phenomenon or accidental event, but that it was the result of purposeful arson.

Accessing local area video surveillance records, detectives soon identified 56-year-old Camarillo resident Gregory Gilbreath as the individual responsible for the conflagration. Within hours, detectives located Gilbreath and took him into custody. He was then transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on a charge of felony arson with his bail set at $50,000.

Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking

Firebug Busted was last modified: March 26th, 2021 by admin
Categories: Ventura
Tags: arson

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