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Arson suspect sought in burning of the American flag in Fremont

FREMONT — Police have released surveillance video that shows the vehicle of a suspect wanted in connection with the burning of a homeowner’s American flag this week.
Around 7 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a home near Mission Boulevard and Pickering Avenue to investigate an arson report. A homeowner told officers that someone came up to the home and burned an American flag hanging out front.
After crime scene technicians and Fremont firefighters responded to collect evidence, officers canvassed the neighborhood and found several homes with surveillance video cameras.
One video which police reviewed showed a person exiting a suspect vehicle and running up to the house before running back to the car before it drives away.
Another video, which police believe best depicts the vehicle, shows it near the residence around 4:50 a.m., although the time stamp on the footage is off by one hour.
Police describe the vehicle as a light-colored, possibly silver newer-model Honda Civic sedan with dark-tinted rear windows.
Anyone with information on the vehicle or suspects should call Fremont police Detective Travis MacDonald at or call 510-790-6900, or send anonymous tips by texting “TIP FremontPD” followed by a message to 888777 or online the department’s Nixle site at
Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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