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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Aggravated Arson, Burglary



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Aggravated Arson, Burglary
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:July 13, 2020Time:10:30 AM
Incident Date:June 30, 2020Time:11:08 PM
Incident Location:90400 Block of Avenue 66, Mecca
Reporting Officer:Lieutenant Mike Bianco
File Number(s):C201820037


On June 30, 2020, at 11:08 PM, Thermal Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported alarm at a business within the 90400 block of Avenue 66 in Mecca. On arrival, deputies determined entry had been made to the business and a fire had been started within. CalFire responded and extinguished the flames. Thermal Station Investigator’s assumed the investigation and immediately began working the case. With the assistance of video surveillance, the suspect was identified as Juan Julian Serrano, a 19-year-old transient of Mecca. On July 11, 2020, Serrano was located in Mecca and arrested for Burglary and Aggravated Arson. Serrano was booked at the John Benoit Detention Center with a $50,000 bail. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Glasper at 760-863-8950.

Juan Serrano
Juan Julian Serrano 

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