Homeless Antioch man arrested for arson, Monday

Trent Albright

Trent Albright

By Sergeant Rick Martin #3343, Antioch Police Patrol Division

On Monday, August 15, 2016, at approximately 2:24 p.m., Trent Albright, a 36-year-old homeless Antioch man, got into a verbal altercation with employees at Sylvia’s Country Kitchen, located at 2799 Lone Tree Way. During the altercation, Albright vandalized the front glass window. Albright then walked across the street to an open field space and was seen lighting the dry grass on fire.

Once the fire started, Albright fled the scene and was followed by citizens who witnessed the arson. Albright was detained a short distance away and positively identified. Contra Costa County Fire Inspector arrived on scene and assisted with the investigation.

Approximately one quarter acre of dry land was burned. There were no reported injuries and no damage to any nearby structures. Albright was arrested and booked into MDF for arson.

Albright is homeless and is known to have mental problems, for which he’s taken medication, in the past.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Antioch Police at (925) 778-2441. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

Allen Payton contributed to this report.

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One Comment to “Homeless Antioch man arrested for arson, Monday”

  1. Eric A. says:

    He really isn’t a bad guy. His Mom was a Teacher for the Antioch School District. She passed away, and he has been on the streets ever since.

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