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At least five suspected of looting amid Sonoma County fires

NICK RAHAIM, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

At least five people in Sonoma County have been arrested for suspected looting since fires began Sunday night, Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano said.

Two arrests were made by Santa Rosa police, according to a spokeswoman. There have been 67 calls reporting looting since the fires began early Monday morning, said spokeswoman Adriane Mertens.

The three arrests by sheriff’s deputies Monday and Tuesday were for outstanding warrants and other violations. Giordano said the arrests were not for looting, but investigations connected the suspects, who were arrested on outstanding warrants and violations.