Homeless Man Arrested for Alleged Felony Arson

Patch file photo
Patch file photo
A homeless man was arrested on New Year's Day for allegedly setting bushes on fire, Laguna Beach police reported.

Firefighters responded to the 200 block of North Coast Highway around 1:25 a.m. and found a small homeless encampment near where the bushes were burning. According to police logs, James Garcia Santos was arrested for felony arson.

Santos, 62, was being held on $100,000 bail.

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