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Vegas woman accused of arson in Southern Calif.

Posted at 7:34 PM, Dec 28, 2015

A Las Vegas woman was arrested in Southern California Sunday for allegedly setting fire to her boyfriend's vehicle.

Around 8:20 a.m. Sunday, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call from the 32-year-old victim reporting that his ex-girlfriend, later identified as the suspect Jacqueline Zavala-Lopez, 21, was attempting to break his front window.

Before officers arrived, Zavala-Lopez had left the area. 

As officers were still on scene, the victim received a message from the suspect telling him to check his vehicle, which was parked in an apartment complex parking lot across the street from his residence.  

It was discovered the suspect had intentionally set his vehicle on fire. 

The Ventura City Fire Department was dispatched and extinguished the fire.
Officers searched the area for the suspect, but were not able to locate her. 

The victim felt she was possibly trying to leave Ventura and get a bus back to Las Vegas.  

Officers worked with the victim, who convinced Zavala-Lopez to meet him in downtown Ventura where she was later arrested for felony arson.
The fire department personnel determined the victim’s vehicle was a total loss.