Several apartment buildings under construction in the East Bay have been torched in the last couple of years.
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Now authorities have made an arrest. Dustin Bellinger AKA Faheem Bey, was arrested this week in one of the nine blazes in the East Bay.
Faheem Bey was booked for conspiracy. He has ties to the infamous Bey family who owns “Your Black Muslim Bakery” in the Bay area.
At least one member of the Your Black Muslim Bakery was sentenced for murder of an Oakland journalist who was investigating criminal activity associated with the Bey family.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported:
Dustin Bellinger, 45, who also uses the name Faheem Bey, was arrested around 7 p.m. Tuesday in Oakland, according to Alameda County jail records.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged him with one felony count of maliciously damaging or destroying a building by means of fire or an explosive — a charge that carries a penalty of 5 to 20 years in prison.
Bellinger, a self-employed handyman and part-time construction worker from Oakland, has previous convictions for serious crimes, including kidnapping and second-degree robbery. He was sentenced to 11 years and nine years in state prison for each crime respectively, according to court records.
Agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives linked Bellinger to an intentionally set fire that burned itself out inside the under-construction Hollis Oak apartments along Peralta Street near the Oakland-Emeryville border in the early-morning hours of Oct. 23, according to a federal complaint filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.