Ventura County Dentist Arrested on Suspicion of Trying to Burn Rival Dental Practices

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Leopold Weinstein, 63, was arrested Friday on suspicion of setting Ventura County dental offices on fire. (Ventura County Sheriff's Office)

Leopold Weinstein, 63, was arrested Friday on suspicion of setting Ventura County dental offices on fire. (Ventura County Sheriff’s Office)

A Ventura County dentist has been arrested on suspicion of torching the offices of rival dental practices, authorities said.

Leopold Weinstein, 63, was arrested Friday on three counts of arson, three counts of attempted arson and possession of a silencer, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s office.

Weinstein, who resides in Moorpark, remains jailed with bail set at $250,000.

The investigation into the string of fires began in June 2014, when flammable liquids were discovered on the roof of a Camarillo dental office. Within two weeks, another Camarillo dental office was set on fire but sustained minimal damage, sheriff’s officials said.

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