April 23, 2024

One particular person has been arrested in a string of a number of fires that have been apparently deliberately set in Metropolis Heights early Monday morning, primarily in trash cans and dumpsters.

Two houses, three vehicles and a trailer additionally sustained minor injury from the fires, in response to legislation enforcement.

No main injury or accidents have been reported.

Police arrested a girl at round 5 within the morning on suspicion of setting at the very least one of many fires after a witness flagged down patrol officers.

Police discovered the suspect, 40-year-old Juana Marie Alford, close to a pile of burning garbage within the 4400 block of Redwood Avenue within the Swan Canyon neighborhood and took her into custody.

Alford was booked into Las Colinas ladies’s jail in Santee on suspicion of arson.

Anybody with info is urged to contact the Metro Arson Strike Crew at 619-236-6815. 

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this report.