On Saturday, August 15, 2015 around 7:30 a.m., Arcadia Police responded to the call of a suspicious person on the property of the U.S. Forestry Headquarters. Officers contacted a subject who had matches in his pocket and had gathered kindling, twigs, and sticks and stacked them underneath a large tree to start a fire. Officers arrested the subject for attempted arson and identified him as 59-year old Ronald Watson of Sierra Madre, who was also on parole for arson. Watson was booked at the Arcadia Police Department jail and is currently being held in custody at L.A. County jail without bail.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5151. If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the tip web page at Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers.
Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police
By: Colleen Flores, Lieutenant (15-4006)