APD Releases Name of Suspect in Today’s Arson Fire
This is a press release from the Arcata Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 05/23/15 at 1:13 AM, the Arcata Police Department, along with the Arcata Fire Protection District, responded to the report of a structure fire at 1499 Spear Av. Upon the officer’s arrival, they found the former Alliance Market fully engulfed in fire. Officers began conducting traffic control for the arriving fire apparatus and attempting to locate witnesses. An officer contacted a subject in the area, who was later identified as Jeremy Kish (30) of Eureka.
Kish claimed to be a witness to the fire and made some statements to the officers that were suspicious in nature. Further investigation lead to probable cause to arrest Kish for 451(d) PC-Arson. Kish was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, where he was booked and lodged.
The investigation is on-going and anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Arcata Police Department.