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Slew of Arson Fires Start the New Year



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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
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Sacramento Metropolitan Assistant Chief Scott Cockrum says 14 trash cans, rubbage piles, and dumpsters were intentionally set on fire between New Year's Eve and Wednesday morning.   Four of the fires were started near the Elkhorn/Walerga area. 

COCKRUM: "There's six of them that occurred in the Carmichael area that are not only confirmed as arson, but are confirmed as being linked, due to the kind of geographical area in which they were located and the quick time element in which they happened.  They all happened within a short time element."

Cockrum says the circumstances of the fires would have allowed one person on bicycle or in a car to have time to set them.  He also says there was a similar case a year-and-a-half ago where a number of fires were set in a short time frame..and then nothing. 

Investigators ask that anyone with information on the following fires please call 916-859-4300 with any information.

 North Highlands and Foothill Farms

TIME     DATE      LOCATION                TYPE

 0517       12-31-11  3854 Wrigley Circle                    Trash in street on fire

1107       01-02-12  Elkhorn/Walerga                          Dumpster fire

2105       01-02-12  Elkhorn/Walerga                          Dumpster fire

0001       01-03-12  5227 Elkhorn Blvd                      Shed fire

0201       01-03-12  3608 Madison Ave                      Misc. fire

  

Carmichael /Arden/ Arcade

TIME     DATE      LOCATION                TYPE

1730        12-31-11  California / Jan Dr                      Misc. fire

2010        12-31-11  Fair Oaks & North                     Dumpster fire

1949        01-02-12  4126 Manzanita Ave                  Dumpster fire

1958        01-02-12  Engle Rd / FOB                         Trashcan fire

2007        01-02-12  5750 Grant Ave                          3x Trashcan fires

2058        01-02-12  3017 Garfield Ave                      Rubbish fire

2343        01-02-12  5318 Marconi Ave                      Multiple trash fires

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