Paradise Police: Juvenile arrested for arson after multiple fires

Apr 27, 2016 6:08 PM by David McVicker

A juvenile female from Chico is in Paradise Police custody after investigators said she intentionally set fires in Paradise Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were called to the bike path near the 5000 block of the Skyway. Witnesses said the suspect was seen leaving the area, followed by seeing smoke in the vicinity.

Multiple fires burned approximately a tenth of an acre of woodland and was quickly controlled and extinguished by Cal Fire.

A short time later, officers saw person matching the earlier description near the intersection of Black Olive Drive and Foster Road in Paradise. The suspect attempted to flee from officers but was eventually located and arrested.

The female juvenile is believed to be responsible for both fires.

The juvenile was arrested arson and booked into Butte County Juvenile Hall.


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