Man Arrested on Arson Charges in Irwindale

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IRWINDALE (CNS) - A man was arrested after police identified him as a suspect of a stolen car that was set on fire in Irwindale and authorities today are continuing their investigation.

Matthew Thomas Dyer of Pasadena, 46, was arrested on suspicion of felony arson Thursday by the Irwindale Police Department, booked and later released on a citation per the county's “zero bail'' policy, said an Irwindale Police Department spokesperson.

Los Angeles County firefighters were called Thursday morning to a vehicle fire at Huntington Drive just south of the San Gabriel River, the spokesperson said.

The flames were quickly extinguished and after Irwindale police officers were called in they discovered that the vehicle, a Jeep SUV, was stolen.

Working with the county fire department's Arson/Fire Investigations Unit, police identified Dyer, who was detained later that day, as a suspect, authorities said.

No further details were available.

Anyone with information regarding this suspected arson is asked to call 626-430-2245.

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