By Geo Duarte
Man who’s known to set fires near Ellers Donuts on State Street is not arrested.
This suspect has a history of regularly starting fires. They likely do not have the space for petty crimes and urban campfires.
On Wednesday June 28th just after 4 PM a report of a man starting a fire on the 4000 block of State. Right near the heavy equipment rental place.
Santa Barbara sheriff’s deputies and county fire iresponded. They doused the entire nearby area. He was apparently trying to ignite a mattress and other items near a tree.