FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARRESTS MADE IN ARCATA PLAYGROUND ARSON
On September 3rd, 2011 Chevret-Vaissade Park playground was completely destroyed by fire. At the time of the incident there was very little information available as to the cause of the fire. Through a lengthy investigation by the Arcata Police Department, three juvenile suspects have been identified. Two of the juvenile suspects, a 12 year old from Arcata and a 13 year old from Pittsburgh Ca., have been arrested. The third juvenile suspect, a 14 year old from Fortuna, has been identified but is still outstanding.
The community support in re-establishing the playground as well as apprehending the responsible parties has been tremendous. Investigators received numerous leads from community members throughout this investigation. Ultimately it was a tip provided by a community member that led detectives to the responsible parties. The Arcata Police Department would like to thank the community for their willingness to assist in this investigation.
|For additional information, please contact:||Chief Chapman|
|Or the On-Duty Watch Commander|
|Arcata Police Department|