Stories tagged: Arson
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Police looking for man suspected of lighting Beacon Cleaners on fire
Spokane police, the Spokane Fire Department and ATF are looking for a man suspected of lighting Beacon Cleaners on fire on Aug. 11.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Idaho bills juvenile’s parent $84,500 following wildfire
Idaho officials have sent an $84,500 bill to the parent of a juvenile after fire investigators determined the juvenile started a wildfire with mortar-style fireworks.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Owners of Beacon Cleaners on Spokane’s South Hill: Stop setting our building on fire
Beacon Cleaners on Spokane’s South Hill was intentionally set on fire Thursday morning.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Vancouver teen primary suspect in Eagle Creek wildfire
Oregon State Police say they are confident they’ve identified the primary suspect in starting the Eagle Creek Fire – a 15-year-old Vancouver boy – and are conducting a thorough investigation …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
100 years ago in Montana: Arson suspected in loss of 23 Great Northern Railway freight cars
The Great Northern Railway lost 23 freight cars to arson in one day, and authorities suspected that it might be the work of the Wobblies. The fires broke out simultaneously …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Authorities issue search warrant for Mead man suspected in several fires since 2015
Authorities have issued a search warrant for a 22-year-old Mead man suspected of setting a number of fires over the past three years, including a 2015 fire that cost $2 …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Man shot by police at burning Spokane Valley Motel 6 charged with arson
A knife-wielding man who was shot by police after he refused to leave a burning Motel 6 in Spokane Valley in June has made his first appearance in court.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 8 a.m.
Estranged husband set house on fire with family inside, authorities say
A Tacoma man who police say burned down his home with his family inside was charged has been charged with arson.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Boy gets probation for starting fire at Montana high school
A teenager has been sentenced to probation and must pay restitution for an arson fire that caused $3 million in damage at a Montana high school.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Bail set at $2 million in Mount Vernon arson that killed two kids
A judge has set bail at $2 million each for a man and woman being held in an arson that killed two children and injured their parents and one other …
Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Spokane woman pleads guilty to arson in connection with Tekoa house fire
A Spokane woman pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree arson Friday as part of a plea agreement with the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 7:22 p.m.
Deputies’ identities released in officer-involved shooting at Spokane Valley Motel 6
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the deputies who shot a knife-wielding man who refused to leave a burning Motel 6 last week.
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
Investigators identify man shot by deputies at Spokane Valley Motel 6
The man shot by Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies at a burning Motel 6 last week has been identified as 41-year-old Michael Kruse.
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Man shot by deputies in Spokane Valley motel blaze in critical but stable condition
A man who was shot by deputies after he allegedly set fire to a Spokane Valley motel last week and refused to leave is in critical condition, authorities say.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Homeless, pregnant woman allegedly set garbage fires for a place to stay
A pregnant homeless woman was looking to go to jail when she allegedly started several fires in garbage bins.
Mon., May 29, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
Spokane police arrest man accused of setting fires along Fish Lake Trail
Spokane police arrested a 51-year-old man accused of setting fires on Sunday along the Fish Lake Trail in southwest Spokane. Firefighters were called to an area near 16th Avenue between …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Arrest made in deadly fire that killed Ohio family of 7
Last week’s deadly fire that killed an Akron family of seven has been ruled to be arson, officials announced Tuesday afternoon during a press conference at the Akron Police Department.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Suspended sentence revoked for 13-year-old girl in Helena school arson case
A Youth Court judge has revoked a suspended sentence given to a 13-year-old girl for her role in a November fire that caused nearly $3 million in damage to a …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Teen sentenced for arson that damaged Helena High
A 13-year-old Helena girl has been given a suspended sentence and ordered to attend inpatient chemical dependency treatment as part of a Youth Court plea agreement for her role in …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:24 p.m.
Attorneys: Interstate collapse suspect used as ‘scapegoat’
A homeless man charged with starting the fire that destroyed a section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta is being made a “scapegoat” by the state, which shouldn’t have stored flammable …
UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Repeat offender charged with arson in Atlanta overpass fire
A man charged with arson Saturday in the raging fire that collapsed part of Interstate 85 north of downtown Atlanta has been arrested more than a dozen times, mostly on …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Three WSU students charged in connection to Snake River Fire
Three Washington State University students were charged Monday with gross misdemeanors for allegedly starting an illegal campfire that sparked the Snake River Fire that burned roughly 11,000 acres of land …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Arson charges in Tekoa house fire land three in jail
One woman and two men are in custody on allegations she paid them to burn down her residence in Tekoa, Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Bank employee accused of burning down her Tekoa home for insurance money
When a two-story home in Tekoa became engulfed in flames last fall, few suspected arson.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Florida mosque hit by arson, the second in the state in past 6 months
An intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a Tampa-area mosque early Friday, investigators said.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Bonners Ferry man arrested in connection with arson at St. Ann’s Catholic Church
A Bonners Ferry man has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bonners Ferry, which was completely destroyed in the blaze in April.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Fire that destroyed South Texas mosque ruled arson
A fire that destroyed a South Texas mosque has been ruled arson, but there’s no evidence of a hate crime at this time, federal investigators said Wednesday.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 4 a.m.
Pullman Planned Parenthood faces political uncertainty
It has been one year since the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman reopened after its building was heavily damaged in an unsolved arson in 2015.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Three face murder charges in 1993 Los Angeles apartment fire
Three gang members accused in a 1993 fire set to retaliate against an attempt to quell drug sales at a Los Angeles apartment building were charged Tuesday with murder after …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
Woman accused of hiring hit man to kill husband charged with welfare fraud, arson
Martie Soderberg is facing nearly a dozen new criminal charges because of information that turned up while detectives were investigating her for attempting to have her husband murdered.