Arson Investigation Arrest

Published: 08/15/2017

On August 15, 2017 at 0334 hours, the City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a medical aid request from Riverside Police Department.  The first arriving squad company assessed the situation, recognized that the incident was an actual fire and upgraded the response. Riverside Police had a possible suspect in custody, while the fire department conducted their fire suppression activities at the location.

The City of Riverside Fire Department’s Fire/Arson Investigations Unit responded to the scene and conducted an origin and cause investigation.  Through the investigation the Arson Investigator was able to determine the fire was intentionally ignited and subsequently arrested Moreno, Daniel, a 32 year old male transient, for arson of an inhabited structure. The arson investigator was able to get his confession which ties him to 5 arson fires in the immediate area. 

The City of Riverside Fire Department is committed to preserving and enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of the City of Riverside by protecting life, property, and the environment.  The Fire Department maintains an investigations unit that is committed to providing high quality services, innovative leadership, and problem prevention, through highly trained, cross sworn professional investigators.  The City of Riverside Fire Department encourages all citizens to report any and all information related to the cause of fires. Please call 1(800) 47-ARSON or www.wetip.com

Captain Ray Mendoza