Man Arrested After Lighting Tent on Fire

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At about 2:19 pm Monday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department was dispatched to a fire behind Dubyak Family Chiropractic Center, 3008 Geer Road, Turlock.

As firefighters were responding, information was received that this was an arson fire set by Raymond Cornejo, 49, of Turlock, who had been in a verbal disturbance with someone. The Turlock Police Department was dispatched.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a tent, miscellaneous debris, a fence, and a power pole on fire. Firefighters were able to get the fire knocked down before it made it to a structure.

A witness followed Cornejo to the intersection of Tampa Street and Niagra Street, where officers were able to take him into custody.

Cornejo was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of arson and vandalism over $400.

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