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30-year-old man arrested after setting woman’s car on fire in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Quentin James Heinz, 30, was arrested for arson after he allegedly set fire to a woman’s car.

It happened at about 12:14 am on August 15, 2019, in the 19000 block of Tonkawan Road in Apple Valley.

Deputies responded to the location and made contact with the victims and a neighbor who was attempting to put out the fire, officials said.

The fire spread to nearby shrubs but was quickly extinguished when firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District arrived. 

According to a sheriff’s news release, one of the victims told deputies she noticed a glow out of her front window and when she looked outside her vehicle was on fire.

“After further investigation and evidence located at the scene, it was determined Quinton Heinz, who assisted the victim’s with putting out the fire, was the suspect,” stated the release.

Apple Valley Fire Department Arson and Sheriff’s Bomb/ Arson detectives were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.  

Heinz was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center in violation of PC 451, Arson. Heinz is currently being held on a $50,000 bail and is scheduled for preliminary arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on August 19, 2019.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy T. James at the Apple Valley Police Department at (760) 240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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