On 06/10/20, at approximately 3:15 pm, Fontana Police officers responded to the Jurupa Hills area near Martin Tudor Park (11660 Sierra Ave.) regarding a fire. Officers discovered a telecommunication tower and dry brush around it were on fire. San Bernardino County Fire Department quickly arrived and extinguished the fire. Approximately 15 minutes later another fire broke out at an additional tower in the area and the fire was extinguished by on-scene personnel.
San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Arson Investigators arrived and determined the two towers were set a blaze by arson. A third tower in the area was examined and a homemade incendiary device was located at the third tower. A preliminary investigation revealed the device at the third tower failed to ignite the tower.
Fontana Police and San Bernardino County Fire Arson Investigators continued their investigation into the evening and through law enforcement resources were able to identify the suspect. Officers were tasked with increased patrols in the area for the suspect.
On 06/11/20, at approximately 9:40 am, a Fontana police officer was patrolling Martin Tudor Park when he saw Bryan Guzman (27) of Riverside in the park. The officer recognized Guzman and detained him. Guzman who was found with an additional homemade incendiary device in his possession. Arson investigators responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. Investigators believe Guzman acted alone and no additional threats to public safety were discovered.
Guzman was later arrested for arson to property, arson of structures and attempted arson. Guzman will be booked into the West Valley Detention Center on the above charges.
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