On Wednesday, 32-year-old Brandon N. McGlover was arrested and
charged with 11 arson-related counts in connection with the
Cranston wildfire in Idyllwild, California, which spread to over
4,000 acres in less than 24 hours.
McGlover—from Temecula, California, located about 40 miles away
from Idyllwild— was arrested on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. ET for
allegedly starting not only the Cranston wildfire but multiple
others in southwest Riverside County on Wednesday, according to
the Riverside County Fire Department.
His arrest came after a crime bulletin with his description was
issued to local law enforcement agencies. The Hemet/San Jacinto
Valley Gang Task Force located McGlover and detained him. The 32-
year-old was brought to Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta,
California, and booking records show he was charged with a total
of 11 counts related to arson, including:
Five counts of arson to an inhabited structure or inhabited
property 451 (B)
Five counts of arson to a structure or forest land 451 (C)
One count of malicious intent to set fire to property 451.5 (A)
Each charge is a felony and one count, 451 (B), is punishable by
an imprisonment of up to eight years. Additional charges could
be brought pending an investigation, according to the Riverside
County Fire Department.
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