Caught in the act of lighting a fence on fire, an arson suspect told Turlock Police he lit the fire because he “wanted to get out some aggression.”
Turlock Police Sgt. Russ Holeman said a witness reported seeing the man start the fire in the 200 block of North Golden State Boulevard at about 5:45 a.m. Thursday.
A Stanislaus State University Police Officer was the first on scene and witnessed the suspect lighting on fire a wooden post of a fence that surrounds a dirt field, Holeman said.
Turlock Police Officer Jordan Panella showed up next and, using the fire extinguisher in his patrol car, put out the fire.
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Jesus Arteaga Villanueva, 36, was arrested on suspicion of arson.