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Man Arrested, Charged With Setting Most Recent Berkeley Fire

Posted By Diana Newby On Jul 23, 2010 @ 4:28 pm In News,Sandbox | Comments Disabled

3899423168_b9bbf0c208If you’ve been just as freaked out as folks at the Clog by the recent southside-wide exercise in arson [1], 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 [2] Tuesday with setting fire [3] to a recycling bin near Sam’s Market on Telegraph Avenue.

Surveillance footage [4] 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.

Image Source: rococohobo [5] under Creative Commons
Arrest in latest Berkeley arson fire [SF Gate [2]]


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URLs in this post:

[1] exercise in arson: http://clog.dailycal.org/2010/07/20/berkeley-up-in-flames/

[2] arrested and charged: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/23/BA5L1EJ599.DTL

[3] setting fire: http://www.dailycal.org/article/109879/man_arrested_for_setting_fire_at_sam_s_market

[4] Surveillance footage: http://www.dailycal.org/article/109862/arson_suspected_in_string_of_southside_fires

[5] rococohobo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rococohobo/3899423168/

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