Man accused of setting fire to North County apartment complex

Juan Carlos Bojoroquez
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VISTA, Calif. — Deputies arrested a 20-year-old man Thursday in connection with a fire at a North County apartment building.

Fire crews were called to an apartment complex in the 800 block of East Bobier Drive at about 11 p.m. Wednesday. They quickly extinguished a fire on the roof and determined that it had been intentionally set using twigs and brush.

Fire crews notified sheriff’s deputies, who began searching the area. They quickly located 20-year-old Juan Carlos Bojorquez hiding nearby. They said it was obvious that Bojorquez was high on drugs.

Bojorquez was booked into Vista Detention Center just before 2 a.m. on felony charges including setting fire to an occupied structure and being under the influence of drugs. He was being held in lieu of $150,000 bail.

A damage estimate was not immediately available, but no one was hurt.

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