Man suspected of burglarizing Temecula home, setting fires and stealing homeowner’s vehicle

Jack Lee Larrabee, of Corona, was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of burglarizing a woman’s home, setting fires to her kitchen and garage, and stealing her car, sheriff’s officials say. Courtesy photo.

Deputies on Saturday, Nov. 11, arrested a 28-year-old man suspected of burglarizing a Temecula woman’s home, setting two fires and stealing the woman’s vehicle, sheriff’s officials said.

Jack Lee Larrabee, 28, of Corona was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, carjacking, arson and first degree burglary. He was booked into the Cois M Byrd Detention Center and remained there Saturday night with bail set at $250,000, according to online jail records.

Sheriff’s deputies received a call about 3:37 a.m. from a woman in the 40100 block of Canton Court. The woman had been woken by the sound of her alarm and discovered a man had burglarized the home and set fire to her kitchen, according to a Riverside County sheriff’s news release.

The man then barricaded himself inside the garage, set a second fire, and ran off with the woman’s keys, according to the release.

The woman tried to stop the man but he got in her vehicle and fled the scene, according to sheriff’s officials. They say they stopped the vehicle only moments later and arrested Larrabee.

Sheriff’s officials are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Southwest Station at 951-696-3000.

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