Yolo County Sheriff Arrests Arson Suspect

Yolo County Sheriff Arrests Arson Suspect

YOLO – Detectives from the Yolo County Sheriff have reported recently arrested a woman in connection with arsons at the Yolo County Courthouse, according to an official press release.

Vanessa Arlene Rivers, 24, of West Sacramento reportedly turned herself in to investigators on April 23, 2014, accompanied by two Yolo County deputy public defenders. After an interview, Rivers was reportedly arrested for arson and vandalism, and taken to the Yolo County Monroe Detention Center. Bail was reportedly set for $150,000, and she was scheduled to be arraigned in Yolo Superior Court on April 24, 2014.

According to Yolo County Sheriff, Rivers is accused of setting fires at all four entrances of the Yolo County Courthouse between the hours of 10:30 pm on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, and 12:30 am Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The fires reportedly caused minor damage to the entry doors, and it wasn’t until court personnel arrived the morning of April 23rd that the damage was noticed. The courthouse was reportedly closed until 9:30 am while detectives and court administrators secured the building and investigated the damage.

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