Crime

Suspect in multiple fires charged with arson for Arroyo Grande residential blaze

Jesse Hubble, 35, of Arroyo Grande , was sentenced Monday to 24 years and eight months in state prison for setting a fire that burned a truck and house and injured a cat in 2017.
Jesse Hubble, 35, of Arroyo Grande , was sentenced Monday to 24 years and eight months in state prison for setting a fire that burned a truck and house and injured a cat in 2017.

Arroyo Grande police have filed felony arson charges for a 35-year-old man suspected of being involved in the 2017 fires that damaged residential property in the 400 block of Pecan Street.

Police identified Jesse Hubble, who is being held at San Luis Obispo County Jail on unrelated charges stemming from Morro Bay, as a suspect after he was caught on residential surveillance footage at the scene of the fire, according to a police statement.

The requested charges include arson of an inhabited structure, arson of property and three felony enhancements.

Hubble is a suspect in prior arson cases and is on active parole, according to police.

Andrew Sheeler: 805-781-7934, @andrewsheeler

The San Luis Obispo Fire Department, with support from Cal Fire, created a series of structure fires to train its newly hired firefighters. The training came at the end of a seven-week Recruit Firefighter Academy for the new hires to teach them fi

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