Peninsula man arrested in connection with coastside arson

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

SAN MATEO COUNTY – A man was arrested in connection with an arson fire that caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage over the weekend in Princeton-by-the-Sea, according to authorities.

Deputies and firefighters were called to Airport Street and Yale Avenue in the early morning hours of Saturday for a report of a trailer on fire, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The flames quickly spread to a parked vehicle and an adjacent building that houses several business storage units.

Firefighters contained the blaze, according to the sheriff’s office. No injuries were reported.

“Initial damage estimates are believed to be in the tens of thousands of dollars,” the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies, along with investigators from Cal Fire and the Coastiside Fire Protection District, identified a 29-year-old Moss Beach man as a suspect in the case. He was arrested around 8:30 a.m. Saturday and booked into county jail on a charge of arson.

Anyone with information related to the case can contact the sheriff’s office at 800-547-2700.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.