College Place police arrest suspected arsonist connected to 6 fires

A 23-year-old man is under arrest in connection with starting six different fires in the College Place area. His name hasn’t been released.

The College Place resident was taken into custody without incident on Friday. He is being held at the Walla Walla Corrections Facility on suspicion of arson.

Police have been investigating the fires since September 2016. The most recent of these fires took place on Birch Avenue on Aug. 3, 2017.

“It’s my hope the arrest will provide our community comfort knowing the arsonist is finally in custody,” Chief Tomaras said.

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