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NEW DETAILS: Suspect who set Calexico store on fire identified

Man set burgularized and set Calexico fashion store on fire - News 11's Wiley Jawhary reports

CALEXICO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The Calexico Police Department (CPD) has identified the man accused of burglarizing a fashion store and setting it on fire.

The man has been identified as 26-year-old Angel Daniel Carrillo. He appeared remotely at the Imperial County Superior Court House on Wednesday.

He is being charged with a felony for committing arson.

Angel Daniel Carrillo is being accused of breaking into Lindas Fashion and setting it on fire in downtown Calexico.

Carrillo is being held at the Imperial County Jail and a special needs hearing is set for February 2.

The Calexico Police Department says it tried to raise the bail-in court higher than $55,000, however, the court denied it.

The Calexico Police Chief says Carrillo's charges are a good start, but adds more needs to be done by the city to keep criminals behind bars.

“I mean for the city what I want is, hoping the budget recovers, I am hoping that we can hire more people, unfortunately, the quality of candidates out there is not a good pool," he said.

Although Carrillo is still in jail, Calexico Fire Captain Eduardo Rivera fears others are getting away with these types of crimes.

“Some of these individual’s whether it be arsonists or criminals, go in and come out in a fairly short time and it makes it difficult for all public safety officers and agencies to keep everyone as safe as possible, it’s tough, it's very tough,” he said.

As for Carrillo, he is being held at the Imperial County Jail where his bail is at $55,000. CPD tried to raise the bail higher, however the court denied the request.

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Wiley Jawhary

Wiley Jawhary is from Orange County California. He joined KYMA/KSWT in April of 2021.

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