A Canoga Park man was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of burglary and arson, after he allegedly broke into a business in the 2900 block of Skyway Drive.
Isael Vasquez, 34, was first spotted by Santa Maria police at 12:27 a.m. after they received a call of a man standing in the roadway on Skyway Drive near the airport and waving at passing vehicles.
Officers responded, but couldn’t find the man, according to a release.
At 12:53 a.m., officers were sent a report of a 911 call from a local business in the 2900 block of Skyway Drive. When they arrived they met with security and told them of the 911 call. Security agreed to check the building and call the police if they were needed.
At 1:07 a.m., the police department received a phone call from security assigned to the business, who told them they had located an open door and shattered window leading to one of the offices in the building.
Security also reported hearing noises come from inside the office.
Officers set up a perimeter and called for anyone in the business to come out. After numerous orders, a man, later identified as Vasquez, surrendered without incident, according to police.
During the following investigation, officers determined that Vasquez was the person previously reported in the roadway on Skyway Drive. After leaving the roadway, Vasquez reportedly forced entry into the business and once inside, attempted to light a fire in a copy room. As a precaution, Santa Maria Fire was called to the scene.
Vasquez was arrested for burglary and arson and was transported and booked into the county jail with bail set at $50,000.