Merced Police Arrest Attempted Arson Suspect

Merced Police Arrest Attempted Arson Suspect

Orignally published as a Merced Police Department Facebook post – 

“Merced – Merced Police officers arrested Thomas Housley (69) for attempted arson.

At 10:38 PM, officers responded to a multi-unit housing complex at 314 W. 19th Street for attempted arson. The suspect, Housley, was detained at the scene. A witness reported that Housley tried to burn down the building after he lit paper on fire and poured gasoline on it.

The incident stemmed from a dispute that Housley had with tenants about missing or withheld mail. Thankfully, there was no damage caused to the structure and nobody was injured. The fire was extinguished by a resident before officers arrived.

Housley was arrested for attempted arson and booked into custody at the Merced County Jail.”



Merced Police Arrest Attempted Arson Suspect was last modified: September 3rd, 2021 by admin
Categories: Merced

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