Fremont police arrest suspect in series of arsons

Corey Jaysingh Minhas
Corey Jaysingh Minhas

 

FREMONT (KRON) — Fremont police have arrested a 30-year-old man accused in a series of arsons in the city’s Warm Springs Neighborhood, according to police.

The arrest was made on Friday near the scene of the 16th arson in the neighborhood, police said. Authorities arrested Corey Jaysingh Minhas, of Fremont.

The most-recent arson, the 16th, happened on Oct. 13 at around 1 p.m, police said. The first fire started in mid-July in the green belt just south of Mayten Way and Warm Springs Boulevard, according to police.

“The arson series has been a high priority investigation for the Fremont Fire and Fremont Police Department,” police said in a press release. “When the call came in to our 9-1-1 center Thursday, several officers from multiple units within the police department along with Fremont Fire Arson Investigators responded to the scene. A K9 trailing dog was utilized immediately following the incident and video surveillance was obtained from nearby. Over the course of approximately 24 hours, detectives and arson investigators continued gathering evidence which ultimately led to the arrest of a resident living in close proximity to where the fires had been set.”

Minhas was booked into the Fremont Jail on two counts of arson.

Police said they believe Minhas acted alone.

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