Piñyon resident accused of arson

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Cal Fire investigators made two arson arrests on Wednesday, June 29. Both individuals are Riverside County residents and the arson incidents were unrelated.

Traci Farley, 52, of Piñyon, was arrested for allegedly setting multiple fires in Pinyon, an unincorporated area of Riverside County. She was arrested and booked on 13 counts of arson; along with several pending additional arson charges.

Traci Farley  Photo courtesy of Cal Fire

Traci Farley Photo courtesy of Cal Fire

Her arraignment was June 29 and she pleaded non-guilty. A felony settlement conference is scheduled for Thursday, July 8.

Farley was transported to the Southwest Detention Center, as of Thursday, morning she was in custody, but bail was $1 million.

The second person arrested of a separate arson incident was Gilberto Martinez-Gonzalez, 26 of Moreno Valley. He allegedly set fire to an occupied structure on June 27. He also was arrested and booked on arson charges. The filed charges include burglary and his felony settlement conference is scheduled for Monday, July 11.

The fire occurred in a single family Moreno Valley residence on June 27, 2016. Martinez-Gonzalez was transported to the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.

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