Border Patrol Apprehends Suspected Arsonist

Fires were started in the Jacumba Wilderness Region.

Border Patrol agents recently apprehended an arson suspect in the act of starting another fire in the Jacumba Wilderness Region Saturday afternoon after an earlier fire had been reported. The alleged arsonist, an undocumented 18-year-old male Mexican national, was arrested for illegal entry into the United States and transported to the El Centro Sector Processing Center (CPC). The Bureau of Land Management interviewed the individual at the CPC and will be investigating the fires as arson. 

“Our environment and natural places are national interests that all Americans hold dear,” said Chief Patrol Agent Gregory Bovino. “I would like to thank our partners at Bureau of Land Management as they work tirelessly to conserve and protect the fragile Jacumba Mountains Wilderness area; the location where this undocumented migrant purposefully set fire to endangered Big Horn Sheep habitat.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the U.S. Border Patrol agents as they seek to maintain law and order.
  • For the Bureau of Land Management as they assist in fighting wildfires.

Sources: U.S. Customs and Border Protection


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