If you’ve been just as freaked out as folks at the Clog by the recent southside-wide exercise in arson, this should come as some relief.
One of People’s Park’s consistent denizens–Travis Eugene Churchill, whose mug strikes us as (not surprisingly) familiar–was arrested and charged Tuesday with setting fire to a recycling bin near Sam’s Market on Telegraph Avenue.
Surveillance footage shot a bit before 4 a.m. Tuesday morning caught Churchill leaving the scene of the crime; he was arrested in People’s Park at about 5 p.m. that day, wearing clothing identical to that of the perpetrator on film.
Although it’s currently unknown whether he’s connected to the previous fires, there is, according to Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, a “definitive link.” Not to point fingers or anything, but we totes thought it was drunk students all along.
Tags:Berkeley fires, People's Park, Sam's Market, southside arson, Telegraph Avenue
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