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Escalon Resident Charged In San Andreas Arson

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San Andreas, CA — 19 year old Carlos Claudio of Escalon has been jailed in Calaveras County on arson and resisting arrest charges.

At seven o´clock Thursday evening a witness noticed an Hispanic male adult leaving the San Andreas intersection of Hwy 49 and Hwy 12 on foot. She told authorities that she had seen an individual set a grass fire that burned approximately three acres.

Deputies contacted the suspect at Hwy 49 at Pool Station Rd. and took him into custody after he resisted arrest. Claudio is being held on $55,000 bail.

The fire was contained by the San Andreas Fire Department and C.D.F. personnel.

Written by Bill Johnson