Monday, 15 July 2024

Oakland man arrested for UC Berkeley arson attacks

Authorities said Monday that they have arrested an Oakland man for a series of arson attacks.

Cal Fire’s Office of the State Fire Marshal Arson and Bomb Unit, in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley Police Department the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest of Casey Robert
Goonan.

Goonan is believed to have been responsible for the firebombing attack of a UC Berkeley Police Department vehicle and three other arson attacks on UC Berkeley campus earlier this month.

Authorities arrested Goonan on Monday following a comprehensive investigation that led to his identification and apprehension.

He’s facing multiple felony charges including the possession and use of destructive devices and multiple counts of arson.

As of Monday night, Goonan was being held at the Alameda County Jail on $1 million bail.

The Cal Fire’s Office of the State Fire Marshal Arson and Bomb Unit commended the ongoing efforts of the UC Berkeley Police Department, UC San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco County Sheriff's Office, ATF and FBI.

“The collaborative efforts of all agencies involved demonstrate their ongoing commitment to protecting our communities,” Cal Fire said.

To report arson activity, please contact the Cal Fire’s Office of the State Fire Marshal Arson and Bomb Unit at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Cal Fire Arson Hotline at 1-800-468-4408.

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