Monday, August 8, 2011

Los Coyotes Tribal Member Arrested in $15 Million Dollar EAGLE FIRE

Two arrests were announced Thursday afternoon in connection with the arson investigation of last month's Eagle fire that burned more than 14,000 acres on the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation.

Jeremy Ortiz, 23, a member of the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Indians, was arrested Thursday in a joint law enforcement operation on charges of aggravated arson and forest land arson, authorities said.

Jesse Durbin, 23, was already in the Vista jail on a vehicle theft charge. He also was charged with arson, according to Capt. Mike Mohler, a spokesman with the California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection.

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