Lake Elsinore man arrested on arson charges

LAKE ELSINORE – On Thursday afternoon, May 15, CAL FIRE investigators arrested 32-year-old Luis Angel Munoz Perez for allegedly setting a residential structure fire.

CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to the reported residential structure fire at the 225300 Block of Marie Street in Lake Elsinore at 4:48 p.m.

The first engine company arrived to the reported residential structure with light smoke showing from a bedroom window. The fire was quickly contained to a non-operational bathroom. Investigators identified an origin and cause and interviewed Luis Angel Munoz Perez, who admitted intentionally starting the fire.

Luis was transported to the Southwest Detention Center, where he was booked on Arson (Penal Code 451 (b)).

The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office is handling the case.

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