The San Francisco Police Department has determined that several fires lit across the Mission District in November may have been the work of Michael Boyle, 41.
The sires of fires that resulted in Boyle’s arrest took place on Nov. 18, but investigators have linked him to as many as 11 individual arsons. The fires, mostly set in trash cans, were lit in the Mission and SoMa districts between Oct. 16 and Nov. 18. One of the fires was lit in the lobby of a bank, and another was set in a tent that then caught a parked care on fire.
Investigators are still determining if Boyle is connected to other fires across The City.
Although an arrest has been made, anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.