Suspect in Arson of an Occupied Tent Captured With Help of Multiple Agencies, Says DNSO

Nikwich Nez DNSOThis is a press release from the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Sheriff Garrett Scott would like to commend the Yurok Tribal Police Department for an outstanding investigation and the arrest of Nikwich Nez, who posed a serious threat to the public.

Nez has been setting multiple fires in the Klamath area over the past several weeks in wooded and grass areas, as well as setting fire to a tent where campers were sleeping inside. Luckily the victims only sustained minor injuries.

Yurok Tribal Officers had previously located Nez, however he was able to evade arrest.

On the evening of 08-11-2022 YTP officers located Nez in the Klamath Town Site area where he fled into a heavily wooded area.

Crescent City Police Department’s K9 Kai was deployed and Nez was taken into custody.Nikwich Nez DNSO

Nez was medically cleared and booked into the Del Norte County Jail.

He is being held on multiple arson charges, attempted murder, and resisting/obstructing a peace officer.

I am extremely proud of the Deputies and Officers involved in this arrest. Nez posed a very serious risk to the public.

A very big thank you to K9 Kai and Sergeant Lopez for assisting in this arrest!

This is an awesome example of all agencies working together toward a common goal!

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F Hue
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F Hue
1 month ago

I hope Nikwich and Winkle never go on a crime spree together!

Sunny Seas
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Sunny Seas
1 month ago

Starting a fire on your on reservation? That should go over well.

Hmmmmm? Who wda thot
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Hmmmmm? Who wda thot
1 month ago

Time to outlaw matches. And automatic hi capacity bic lighters. Background checks and raise the price on butane That will make all the sheeple safe !!! Give biden 2.5 trillion to address the crisis!!!!!

BigRick
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BigRick
1 month ago

I don’t know about you but I enjoy the past time of illegally modifying my bic lighters by removing the thumb safety on the top

This makes them fully automatic and dangerous.

Go america!

Nooo
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Nooo
1 month ago
Reply to  BigRick

That was a clever and funny response… Right to the inclusion of a whole country in the condemnation.

I like stars
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I like stars
1 month ago
Reply to  BigRick

Made me chuckle. Thanks. I miss the good old days of the adjustable flame Bic and McDonald’s french fries fried in beef tallow.

F Hue
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F Hue
1 month ago
Reply to  BigRick

Ya, too bad you can no longer adjust the flame height on a Bic or refill them…

F Hue
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F Hue
1 month ago

People learned to start fire without lighters or matches long long ago! Matches don’t start fires, people lighting matches start fires!

El Barto
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El Barto
1 month ago

Arson, should be tried as Domestic Terrorism. IF, found guilty, tall tree and a short rope. Period

meme
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meme
1 month ago
Reply to  El Barto

Absolutely. So many a losing everything and even dying because of arsonists. Increase the penalties!

Vet
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Vet
1 month ago

Attempted murder

I like stars
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I like stars
1 month ago
Reply to  Vet

I agree. If guilty he needs mental health care and incarceration for a significant length of time.

Pharmstheproblem
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Pharmstheproblem
1 month ago
Reply to  I like stars

Fire starters need to be set on fire themselves!

Sunny Seas
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Sunny Seas
1 month ago
Reply to  Vet

Isn’t arson one of the stepping stones to become a murderer? I think specialists have verified it?

F Hue
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F Hue
1 month ago
Reply to  Sunny Seas

His name is Nikwich…

Nooo
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Nooo
1 month ago

It is so good that the police were able to stop this man before he killed someone or started a fire that couldn’t be stopped. Thank you. It is sad that there was such a person that needed to be stopped.

meme
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meme
1 month ago
Reply to  Nooo

I’m not sad. I’m angry!

Brent peeck
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Brent peeck
1 month ago

The tent burner has been captured what about the woman burner near gb. Or the burned girl in the fridgerator where Covelo rd hits 101. Maybe the people in the tent are connected maybe they are women burners. There’s multiple serial killers in residence you got the woman burner, the mendo dahmer, bruce smith etc… justice is not being done.

Last edited 1 month ago by brent peeck
Cetan Bluesky
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Cetan Bluesky
1 month ago

Arson should be a capital offense. Mental illness erm personality disorder is no excuse.

TJay
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TJay
1 month ago

I am glad that the law enforcement agencies are finally starting too acknowledge and ask for the publics awareness and assistance with arsonists. Up till recently, they have been sweeping this stuff under the rug, and lying to the public in the name of public safety. Look at all the damage over a multi decade period to the communities off highway 20. After a decades fires, that where later revealed to be the work of a serial arsonist. You can’t stop some of these people, without public awareness. Which in the smart phone / video everything but not help era, really needs to be said. Otherwise people just think nothing of reporting this stuff.