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Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday June 10th, 2014 :: 03:44 p.m. PDT


Arrest of Arson Suspect in East San Jose Foothills

On June 9th, deputies were dispatched to a grass fire in the area of Clayton Road and Casa Madeira Road in unincorporated San Jose. San Jose Fire and Cal Fire were also dispatched to the incident. When the fire departments arrived on scene they were confronted by a male subject who was acting strangely and was trying to prevent them from putting out the fire. When the deputies arrived on scene, they detained the male subject who was later identified as Tuan Tran, a 31-year old male from San Jose.

Deputies and a Cal Fire Arson Investigator began investigating where the fire started and found Tran’s campsite. It is believed that Tran started the fire for unknown reasons. Tran was also found to be in possession of several grams of illegal narcotics. Tran was placed under arrest and transported to a local hospital for treatment of possible smoke inhalation.

Tran was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on charges of arson and possession of controlled substance. Tran’s bail still needs set by magistrate. Investigators are currently following up to determine if there is illegal marijuana garden in the area.

If anyone has any information on this incident, please contact the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at 408-808-4431.

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office
55 West Younger Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 408-808-4410

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