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Monday, July 16, 2012

Firefighter Arrested For Angels Camp Arson Series

Who:  18-year-old Altaville man Cody Jon Emanuel Anderson was booked on suspicion of arson, arson caused by the use of an incendiary device, manufacturing an incendiary device and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to Tuolumne County Jail booking logs released Friday. 

Why: Mr. Anderson is suspected of being the fourth person involved in a series of fires in the Angels Camp area was arrested Thursday.
 Anderson was released from custody Sunday because charges had not been filed, according to Tuolumne County Jail officials. The Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office said it was still waiting for a report from Cal Fire. 
 Booking logs show Anderson was arrested at Columbia Fire Department, 11328 Jackson St., and his occupation is listed as a firefighter.

What: Cal Fire law enforcement officers from the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit arrested Anderson in connection with several suspected arson fires that also led to the arrests of three juvenile boys earlier this month, according to a Cal Fire news release.
 The boys were arrested July 2 and charged with 14 counts of arson and one count of recklessly causing a fire. Their names have been withheld.
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