Man Sought in Connection With 3 Brush Fires in Glendora Foothills

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Police have asked the public for help in locating a “person of interest” after firefighters extinguished three small brush fires in Glendora Wednesday morning.

Firefighters battle a brush fire in the Glendora foothills on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. (Credit: Glendora Police Department)
Firefighters battle a brush fire in the Glendora foothills on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. (Credit: Glendora Police Department)

The fires began in the foothills west of North Grand Avenue (map) and burned less than one acre before being contained, according to information posted on the Glendora Police Department’s Facebook page.

Authorities are looking for a man described as a person of interest in connection with the fires.

The man was seen walking up the closed Garcia Trail at about 8 a.m. and responded with obscene gestures when confronted by Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel, according to the Police Department.

About an hour later, a similar looking man allegedly threw rocks at a delivery truck as it left the driveway of the Church of the Open Door, then threw what was believed to be a cigarette at a fire truck responding to the area, the Police Department stated.

The person was described as a white or Hispanic man in his 30s, with short dark hair and a slender build.

He was wearing a dark T-shirt, tan shorts and has a “transient appearance,” according to the Police Department.

Anyone with information was asked to contact detectives at 626-914-8250, extension 281.

 

 

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