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Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Suspect in Snohomish Car Fire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 2, 2019
CONTACTS: Courtney O’Keefe, Communications Specialist, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263
Mike McCrary, Snohomish County Fire Marshal, firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-388-3346
SNOHOMISH, Wash. – Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 35 year-old Lake Stevens man on Monday following a car fire in the 11700 block of 92nd Street SE. A witnesses called 911 around 11 a.m. reporting seeing a vehicle on fire. Witnesses reported the suspect, a 35 year-old man, had lit his own vehicle on fire. The flames spread to another unoccupied vehicle parked nearby.
The suspect fled the scene in a different vehicle and ditched it nearby before fleeing on foot. A K9 team responded to the scene and around 12:30 p.m. located the suspect in the 12400 block of 92nd Street SE.
The suspect was taken into custody and booked into Snohomish County jail for first-degree reckless burning, malicious mischief, and resisting arrest.
There were no injuries as a result of the fire. The Fire Marshal’s Office has not determined the cause of the fire and is continuing to investigate. Any questions about the fire investigation should be directed to the Fire Marshal’s Office.