Stories tagged with: Arson

November 8, 2009 - 10:45pm
6 years 3 weeks ago

Zanesville Fire Department Assistant Chief Kevin Thomas says the cause of a shed fire in the Sunrise Center is arson.

Thomas says the fire was intentionally set because the source of the fire originated from the outside of the shed.

It broke out around 8:30 p.m. behind the Knights of Columbus building.

Zanesville Police Department Lieutenant Tony Courey says a driver on Interstate 70 notified authorities about the blaze.

The fire was contained to the shed, which...

October 16, 2009 - 3:37pm
6 years 6 weeks ago

A 19-year-old Hebron man has been indicted for arson and grand theft of a motor vehicle in connection with a September fire.

The charges against Harley McDonald the third stem from arson on Railroad Street September 21st, where a stolen vehicle was recovered.

Shane Cartmill with the Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office says there's no indication McDonald is involved in any of the other arsons that have occurred across Newark.

Cartmill says the 10 arsons that have...

September 30, 2009 - 11:52am
6 years 8 weeks ago

A Newark man is facing two counts of aggravated arson in connection with two fires last week at the same location.

Newark Police say 28-year-old Matthew Craig was arrested Tuesday night in connection with fires at 105 South 5th Street on September 20 and September 23.

Craig is being held in the Licking County Justice Center on a $75,000 bond.

His case will be presented to the Licking County Grand Jury on Friday October 9 where additional charges may...

September 29, 2009 - 4:23pm
6 years 8 weeks ago

The State Fire Marshall's Office says there are now nine confirmed arsons in the city of Newark with one fire still under investigation.

All 10-fires have happened within a span of less than two weeks. The latest two fires occurred early this morning.

WHIZ's Emily Baird explains why these incidents have Newark residents on-edge.

"Who wants to have a fire next door to your house or wherever? So, it's definitely concerning, " says Newark resident Megan McLouth.

September 28, 2009 - 2:30pm
6 years 8 weeks ago

The State Fire Marshall's Office, the Newark Fire Department, and the Newark Police Department say they need the public's help in finding the person or people responsible for as many as eight fires throughout the city of Newark within the past two weeks.

Assistant Fire Chief, David Decker, says the fires are still under investigation and it's not certain yet if all the fires are connected.

The latest two fires occurred Sunday morning, within a span of three...

September 27, 2009 - 9:09pm
6 years 9 weeks ago

The Newark Fire Department is investigating two overnight fires that completely destroyed a commercial building and an abandoned home, and it is calling one of those fires arson.

Both fires happened within a span of three hours and were three miles from each other.

"Suspicious, at this time. They're both being investigated as suspicious fires, " says Newark Assistant Fire Chief, John Clouse.

The first fire occurred around 1 a.m. at 373 Iron Avenue. Clouse...

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