Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Arson suspect / witness sought in Dunsmir fires

Siskiyou County Arson team investigates Friday’s Dunsmuir fires

DUNSMUIR - The Siskiyou County Arson Team is investigating two Dunsmuir fires that occured on Friday night. Two arrests have already been made, and authorities are seeking a ’person of interest,’ Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Susan Gravenkamp said yesterday.

According to the SCSO, a structure fire was reported at about 5:30 p.m. Friday at 6210 Hill Avenue. Gravenkamp said neighbors called 911 reporting the fire. They then attempted to put the fire out with garden hoses.The Dunsmuir City Fire Department, Mount Shasta City Fire Department, Mount Shasta Fire Protection District, Castella Fire Department and CAL FIRE responded to the scene.

Image courtesy of SCSO - The man depicted in the composite sketch at left, issued by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, may have information regarding Friday night’s fires in Dunsmuir. Anyone who may be able to identify this man should call 841-2900.
Two arrests related to that fire have been made,’ she reported.

Mark Brian Stone, age 56 of Dunsmuir, was arrested at 5 p.m. Saturday and booked into Siskiyou County Jail, charged with arson. Stone was later released without charges, pending the ongoing criminal investigation.


The second arrest was Jesse Wade Foster, age 30 of Dunsmuir. Foster was charged with obstructing/resisting a peace officer with violence, arson and violation of parole.

’Foster remains in custody being held without bail on parole violation charges,’ Gravenkamp said.

The second fire happened at about 11:30 p.m. Friday. Gravenkamp said it was a garage located on Sacramento Avenue near Willow Street.



The Dunsmuir City Fire Department, Mount Shasta City Fire Department, Mount Shasta Fire Protection District, Castella Fire Department and CAL FIRE responded to the scene.

Gravenkamp said SCSO detectives are looking for a witness to the Sacramento Avenue fire.

’This person of interest,’ she said, ’is described as a white male adult believed to be in his early 30s, about 5’8’ tall and weighing 150 to 160 pounds.’



He was wearing a black colored ball cap - possibly a Steelers cap - with a black jacket and blue jeans, she said.

Anyone who has any information about these two fires or who may be able identify the man in the sketch is asked to contact the SCSO 24-hour dispatch center at 530-841-2900.











Source: Siskiyoudaily.com

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