REPORTING ARSON CRIMES
Because of the destructive nature of fire, not all arson fires are successfully prosecuted. Anyone with information of an arson crime is urged to contact the Fire Investigation Unit at 909.386.8400 and ask to speak with an investigator, as any information received may help achieve a conviction in an arson case.
After business hours, on holidays and/or weekends, an individual may call our 24 hour dispatch center @ 909.356.3805, and leave a contact name and phone number. Dispatch will then have the duty investigator respond to this individual’s request.
We request that if you report a crime that you also supply complete contact information so that we may get in touch with you again as we conduct our investigation. Please note that we are forbidden by law to release your information without a court order. We will accept anonymous information if anonymity is requested.
You may also anonymously contact We-Tip at 800.47.ARSON (800.472.7766), 800.78.CRIME (800.782.7463) or via the Internet by visiting the We Tip website.
OTHER RELATED PHONE NUMBERS
San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department Arson/Bomb Detail 909.890.4840
Fontana Police Department 909.350.7700
JUVENILE FIRESETTER INTERVENTION PROGRAM
Any juvenile (under the age of eighteen) who is found to be involved in the illegal setting of a fire, will be interviewed by a Department Investigator. The Investigator, working in conjunction with the Public Education Section supervisor, will determine, on a case by case basis, utilizing training, experience, common sense and compassion, how best to deal with a given situation within the mandates prescribed by both society and the law.
The Fire Department phone numbers listed on this web site are for the convenience of anyone with information to give, questions to ask, or advice being sought, relative to dealing with a juvenile fire setter.