Man with possible Pacific islander ties sets Home Depot ablaze in California

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A couple of weeks ago, FOX news reported that 27 year old Dyllin Jaycruz Gogue, a San Jose man with possible Marianas Islands ties, was shoplifting from a Home Depot when he started a fire and destroyed the home improvement store, sending customers and employees running for their lives, police said Tuesday.

He was arrested on April 15th and faces multiple felony charges, such as seven counts of grand theft and three counts of petty theft including aggravated arson.

FOX news has said that Santa Clara County prosecutors said he intentionally lit a fire in an aisle while stealing tools inside the 98,827 square foot store and resulted in a loss of $17 million in inventory

During their inquiry investigators linked Gogue to a number of shoplifting incidents going back to Jan. 4

According to Investigative Reporter from Fox2 Brooks Jarosz fire investigators are unsure of
how the fire was set and spread but investigation records shows that the store had safety code violations related to ceiling clearance, sprinkler system, and fire alarms.

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Althea Engman or as she is referred to as Thea joined the PNC team in August of 2021 as their youngest reporter and after a few months she was given the opportunity to be their weather girl. She currently attends the University of Guam while working at Sorenson. Her hobbies include dancing, creating content for social media, as well modeling on the side, she also is a big dog lover. Before working for PNC, she didn’t think about pursuing a career in journalism or a related field but it has helped her figure out a better career path. She covers a wide variety of news beats with a focus on legislation and lifestyle.