San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: August 18, 2016/ 9:00 a.m. 

INCIDENT: PC 451 – Arson

LOCATION: 34215 Avenue E, Yucaipa

SUSPECT: Two Male Juveniles / Residents of Yucaipa

VICTIM: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church


On Thursday, August 18, 2016, at approximately 9:00 a.m., deputies responded to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church after a 911 call was made regarding a small fire on the roof. The fire was inside a storm drain gutter on the roof and was extinguished with minimal damage. School Resource Officer Deputy Eric Lugo identified two juvenile suspects who, while truant from school, caused the fire. The juveniles went back to school without notifying anyone of the fire and were arrested a short time later.

 Refer: Deputy Eric Lugo

Station: Yucaipa Station

Phone No. (909) 918-2305

Case No. 141602992

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700