San Diego house fire was on Dec. 3

Ofelia Garcia Hunter, Jim Wells County Correspondent

Crime Stoppers of South Texas Inc. and the San Diego Police Department are asking the public to help solve an arson and burglary that happened Dec. 3 at about 3:30 a.m.

According to San Diego police report, flames could be seen escaping through a window on the south side of the house located on the 600 block of South Dr. EE Dunlap on Dec. 3.

The San Diego and Alice fire departments were called to fight the fire, the report said. The fire caused a power line connected to the roof area of the house to fall and strike a fence, causing sparks, the report said.

AEP Texas was called out to assist with the broken power line. A second resident next door also had fire damage.

The fire is being investigated as a possible arson.

When San Diego police were able to search the inside of the house, several items seemed to be missing, including a television and computer.

The report said the owner advised police that he was also missing an air conditioner, computer keyboard and a VCR/DVD/TV combo. The estimated value of the stolen goods is $1,200.

Anyone with information about the San Diego house fire and burglary can contact the Crime Stoppers of South Texas, Inc. hotline at 664-STOP or log in at www.stxtipscom and fill out tip information by Internet.

Tipsters may be eligible for cash rewards up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and or indictment of the suspect or suspects.

All calls remain anonymous.